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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729390/walking-economy-is-predictably-determined-by-speed-grade-and-gravitational-load
#1
Lindsay W Ludlow, Peter G Weyand
The metabolic energy human walking requires can vary by more than 10-fold depending on the speed, surface gradient and load carried. Although the mechanical factors determining economy are generally considered to be numerous and complex, we tested a minimum-mechanics hypothesis that only three variables are needed for broad, accurate prediction: speed, surface grade, and total gravitational load. We first measured steady-state rates of oxygen uptake in 20 healthy adult subjects during unloaded treadmill trials from 0...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727673/exercise-training-improves-ventilatory-efficiency-in-patients-with-a-small-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-randomized-controlled-study
#2
Ricardo M Lima, Baruch Vainshelboim, Rucha Ganatra, Ronald Dalman, Khin Chan, Jonathan Myers
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of exercise training on ventilatory efficiency and physiological responses to submaximal exercise in subjects with small abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: Sixty-five male patients (72.3 ± 7.0 years) were randomized to exercise training (n = 33) or usual care group (n = 32). Exercise subjects participated in a training groups for 3 mo. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing was performed before and after the study period and peak VO2, the ventilatory threshold (VT), the oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES), and the VE2/VCO2 slope were identified...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727672/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Toufik Mahfood Haddad, Alok Saurav, Aiman Smer, Muhammad S Azzouz, Abhilash Akinapelli, Mark A Williams, Venkata M Alla
PURPOSE: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (EBCR) has been demonstrated to improve functional capacity in heart failure (HF). However, there are limited data on the effect of EBCR in patients with advanced HF and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). This meta-analysis sought to evaluate the effects of EBCR on functional capacity in patients with LVAD. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for randomized studies assessing the impact of EBCR in patients following LVAD implantation compared with standard therapy (ST)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723095/facile-and-low-temperature-fabrication-of-thermochromic-cr2o3-vo2-smart-coatings-enhanced-solar-modulation-ability-high-luminous-transmittance-and-uv-shielding-function
#4
Tianci Chang, Xun Cao, Ning Li, Shiwei Long, Xiang Gao, Liv R Dedon, Guangyao Sun, Hongjie Luo, Ping Jin
In the pursuit of energy efficient materials, vanadium dioxide (VO2) based smart coatings have gained much attention in recent years. For smart window applications, VO2 thin films should be fabricated at low temperature to reduce the cost in commercial fabrication and solve compatibility problems. Meanwhile, thermochromic performance with high luminous transmittance and solar modulation ability as well as effective UV shielding function has become the most important developing strategy for ideal smart windows...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722273/hydrothermal-synthesis-of-vo2-polymorphs-advantages-challenges-and-prospects-for-the-application-of-energy-efficient-smart-windows
#5
REVIEW
Ming Li, Shlomo Magdassi, Yanfeng Gao, Yi Long
Vanadium dioxide (VO2 ) is a widely studied inorganic phase change material, which has a reversible phase transition from semiconducting monoclinic to metallic rutile phase at a critical temperature of τc ≈ 68 °C. The abrupt decrease of infrared transmittance in the metallic phase makes VO2 a potential candidate for thermochromic energy efficient windows to cut down building energy consumption. However, there are three long-standing issues that hindered its application in energy efficient windows: high τc , low luminous transmittance (Tlum ), and undesirable solar modulation ability (ΔTsol )...
July 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720879/microwave-tunable-metamaterial-based-on-semiconductor-to-metal-phase-transition
#6
Guanqiao Zhang, He Ma, Chuwen Lan, Rui Gao, Ji Zhou
A microwave tunable metamaterial utilizing the semiconductor-to-metal transition of vanadium dioxide (VO2) is proposed, experimentally demonstrated and theoretically scrutinized. Basic concept of the design involves the combination of temperature-dependent hysteresis in VO2 with resonance induced heating, resulting in a nonlinear response to power input. A lithographically prepared gold split-rings resonator (SRR) array deposited with VO2 thin film is fabricated. Transmission spectra analysis shows a clear manifestation of nonlinearity, involving power-dependence of resonant frequency as well as transmitted intensity at both elevated and room temperature...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714094/selective-high-frequency-mechanical-actuation-driven-by-the-vo2-electronic-instability
#7
Nicola Manca, Luca Pellegrino, Teruo Kanki, Warner J Venstra, Giordano Mattoni, Yoshiyuki Higuchi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Andrea D Caviglia, Daniele Marré
Relaxation oscillators consist of periodic variations of a physical quantity triggered by a static excitation. They are a typical consequence of nonlinear dynamics and can be observed in a variety of systems. VO2 is a correlated oxide with a solid-state phase transition above room temperature, where both electrical resistance and lattice parameters undergo a drastic change in a narrow temperature range. This strong nonlinear response allows to realize spontaneous electrical oscillations in the megahertz range under a DC voltage bias...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713463/cardiopulmonary-performance-during-maximal-exercise-in-soccer-players-with-alterations-in-renal-function
#8
Anderson Pontes Morales, Felipe Sampaio-Jorge, Luiz Felipe da Cruz Rangel, Jackson de Souza Menezes, Tiago Costa Leite, Beatriz Gonçalves Ribeiro
The aim of this study was to evaluate the curves of cardiorespiratory variables during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in soccer players who had acute alterations in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) after performing the pre-season training protocol. Sixteen male professional soccer players (25 ± 3 years; 179 ± 2 cm; and 77 ± 6 kg) were evaluated for oxygen uptake (VO2), heart rate (HR) and pulse relative oxygen (relative O2 Pulse) curves with intervals corresponding to 10% of the total duration of CPET...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707733/a-new-equation%C3%A2-to-predict-peak-vo2-in-obese-patients-during-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Alan Carlos Brisola Barbosa, Evandro Fornias Sperandio, Bárbara de Barros Gonze, Giovanna Domingues Spina, Rodolfo Leite Arantes, Antônio Ricardo de Toledo Gagliardi, Marcello Romiti, Victor Zuniga Dourado
We aimed to develop an equation to predict peak VO2 in obese subjects undergoing CPET. In addition, we evaluated and compared three published equations. We randomized 346 obese subjects undergoing CPET into a group for developing the equation (n = 272) and a group for cross-validation (n = 74), compared through the Bland and Altman method. Height, sex and age were responsible for 85·5% of total variability of the peak VO2. Additional 1% and 0·7% of the variability were, respectively, explained by physical inactivity and diabetes...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706467/ketogenic-diet-benefits-body-composition-and-well-being-but-not-performance-in-a-pilot-case-study-of-new-zealand-endurance-athletes
#10
Caryn Zinn, Matthew Wood, Mikki Williden, Simon Chatterton, Ed Maunder
BACKGROUND: Low-carbohydrate, high-fat and ketogenic diets are increasingly adopted by athletes for body composition and sports performance enhancements. However, as yet, there is no consensus on their efficacy in improving performance. There is also no comprehensive literature on athletes' experiences while undertaking this diet. The purpose of this pilot work was two-fold: i. to examine the effects of a non-calorie controlled ketogenic diet on body composition and performance outcomes of endurance athletes, and ii...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704881/cardiovascular-and-autonomic-responses-to-a-maximal-exercise-test-in-elite-youngsters
#11
Cristina Blasco-Lafarga, Borja Camarena, Manuel Mateo-March
To analyze cardiovascular and autonomic responses in elite youngsters, 13 male cyclists (15.43±0.51 years) performed a graded-test until voluntary exhaustion. Oxygen consumption (VO2), blood lactate (BLa), arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2), respiratory exchange ratio (RER) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were collected, while heart rate (HR) was registered for heart rate variability (HRV) analyses, looking for linear and nonlinear comparisons. Cyclists reached maximal exertion [RPE: 19.14±0.94; BLa: 8...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704507/regular-moist-snuff-dipping-does-not-affect-endurance-exercise-performance
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Frida Björkman, Fredrik Edin, C Mikael Mattsson, Filip Larsen, Björn Ekblom
Physiological and medical effects of snuff have previously been obtained either in cross-sectional studies or after snuff administration to non-tobacco users. The effects of snuff cessation after several years of daily use are unknown. 24 participants with >2 years of daily snuff-use were tested before and after >6 weeks snuff cessation (SCG). A control group (CO) of 11 snuff users kept their normal habits. Resting heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) were significantly lower in SCG after snuff cessation, and body mass was increased by 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704307/acute-cardiopulmonary-metabolic-and-neuromuscular-responses-to-severe-intensity-intermittent-exercises
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Felipe D Lisbôa, João A G Raimundo, Amadeo F Salvador, Kayo L Pereira, Tiago Turnes, Fernando Diefenthaeler, Mariana F M de Oliveira, Fabrizio Caputo
The purpose of this study was to compare cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, and metabolic responses to severe-intensity intermittent exercises with variable or constant work rate. Eleven cyclists (28 ± 5 years; 74 ± 7 kg; 175 ± 5 cm; 63 ± 4 mL·kg·min) performed the following tests until exhaustion on separate days: 1) an incremental test; 2) in random order, two constant work rate tests at 95% and 110% of the peak power for the determination of Critical Power (CP); 3) 2-4 tests for the determination of the highest power that still permits the achievement of maximal oxygen uptake (PHIGH); and 4) two random severe-intensity intermittent exercises...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701470/effect-of-ferric-carboxymaltose-on-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-and-iron-deficiency
#14
Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Piotr Ponikowski, Peter van der Meer, Marco Metra, Michael Böhm, Artem Doletsky, Adriaan A Voors, Iain C Macdougall, Stefan D Anker, Bernard Roubert, Lorraine Zakin, Alain Cohen-Solal
Background -Iron deficiency is common in patients with heart failure (HF), and is associated with reduced exercise capacity and poor outcomes. Whether correction of iron deficiency with (intravenous) ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) affects peak oxygen consumption [peak VO2], an objective measure of exercise intolerance in HF, has not been examined. Methods -We studied patients with systolic HF (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] ≤45%) and mild to moderate symptoms despite optimal HF medication, Patients were randomized 1:1 to treatment with FCM for 24 weeks or standard of care...
July 12, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697553/impact-of-training-volume-and-intensity-on-rbc-nos-no-pathway-and-endurance-capacity
#15
Christina Koliamitra, Bastian Holtkamp, Philipp Zimmer, Wilhelm Bloch, Marijke Grau
BACKGROUND: Acute exercise increases red blood cell-nitric oxide synthase (RBC-NOS) activation and RBC deformability but the effect of regular training remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To detect the chronic effect of enduring moderate and high intensity training on the RBC-NOS/NO pathway and to detect a relation between RBC deformability and endurance capacity. METHODS: 38 healthy male subjects were randomly assigned to one of three training groups: High Volume Training (HVT; 120-140 beats per minute (bpm)), High Intensity Training (HIT; 160-180 bpm) and Moderate Intensity Training (MIT; 140-160 bpm)...
July 3, 2017: Biorheology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695558/rehabilitation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#16
Stephan Keusch, Alexander Turk, Stéphanie Saxer, Nicola Ehlken, Ekkehard Grunig, Silvia Ulrich, On Behalf Of The Swiss Society Of Pulmonary Hypertension
Exertional dyspnoea is a leading symptom in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Patients suffering from PAH report poor quality of life, have skeletal muscle dysfunction and in the absence of advanced medical therapy deteriorate progressively due to right heart failure which can lead to death. For decades, patients with PAH were advised to avoid exercise in fear of exacerbated right heart failure. Recently, it has been shown that a highly supervised rehabilitation programme in expert centres leads to significant improvements in symptoms, quality of life, exercise capacity and may even enhance haemodynamics in selected stable patients treated with advanced regimens of PAH-targeted drugs...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690872/physiological-and-lipid-profile-response-to-acute-exercise-at-different-intensities-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Eduardo S Alves, Ronaldo Vt Santos, Francieli S Ruiz, Fabio S Lira, Alexandre A Almeida, Giscard Lima, Thatiana Cs Goni, Lila Oyama, Kate M Edwards, Sergio Tufik, Marco Túlio De Mello
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental and cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the immediate effect of exercise on heart rate (HR), oxygen uptake (VO2), pulmonary ventilation (PV), oxygen pulse (OP), glucose and lipids of wheelchair basketball players with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Center of Studies in Psychobiology and Exercise-São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: In all, nine wheelchair basketball players with SCI and nine able-bodied controls (C) performed three exercise sessions at different intensities: ventilatory threshold 1 (VT1), 15% below VT1 and 15% above VT1 with a duration of ~24-34 min...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689985/oxygen-consumption-and-carbon-dioxide-recovery-kinetics-in-the-prediction-of-coronary-artery-disease-severity-and-outcome
#18
Dejana Popovic, Dejana Martic, Tea Djordjevic, Vesna Pesic, Marco Guazzi, Jonathan Myers, Reza Mohebi, Ross Arena
BACKGROUND: Revascularization appears to be beneficial only in patients with high levels of ischemia. This study examined the utility of gas analysis during the recovery phase of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in predicting coronary artery disease (CAD) severity and prognosis. METHODS: 40 Caucasian patients (21.2% females), mean age 63.5±7.6 with significant coronary artery lesions (≥50%) were studied. Within two months of coronary angiography, CPET on a treadmill (TM) and recumbent ergometer (RE) were performed on two visits 2-4days apart; subjects were subsequently followed 32±10months...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685860/exercise-mediated-modulation-of-autophagy-in-skeletal-muscle
#19
REVIEW
Marcos Martin-Rincon, David Morales-Alamo, Jose A L Calbet
Although exercise exerts multiple beneficial health effects, it may also damage cellular structures. Damaged elements are continuously degraded and its constituents recycled to produce renovated structures through a process called autophagy, which is essential for the adaptation to training. Autophagy is particularly active in skeletal muscle, where it can be evaluated by using specific molecular markers of activation (unc-51-like kinase 1 (ULK1) phosphorylation) and specific proteins indicating increased autophagosome content (increased total LC3, LC3-II, LC3-II/LC3-I ratio)...
July 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685426/effects-of-8-weeks-training-on-systemic-and-muscle-oxygen-dynamics-in-university-rugby-players
#20
Shun Takagi, Ryotaro Kime, Masatsugu Niwayama, Kuniaki Hirayama, Shizuo Sakamoto
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 8 weeks of training on O2 dynamics in university rugby players. University rugby players (n = 15) participated in 5 strength training sessions and 4 field-based training sessions per week for 8 weeks. Before and after 8-weeks' training, the subjects performed ramp cycling exercise until exhaustion. Muscle O2 saturation (SmO2), relative changes from rest in deoxygenated hemoglobin concentration (∆Deoxy-Hb) and total hemoglobin concentration, cardiac output (CO), and pulmonary O2 uptake (VO2) were monitored continuously during exercise...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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