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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636821/insight-into-electronic-and-structural-reorganizations-for-defect-induced-vo2-metal-insulator-transition
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Xijun Wang, Zhaowu Wang, Guozhen Zhang, Jun Jiang
Oxygen vacancy defect in monoclinic VO2 has been shown to modulate the metal-insulator transition (MIT) at room temperature. However, as the electronic and structural reorganizations occur simultaneously, the origin of MIT is still unclear. Here we performed first-principles calculations to examine electronic variations separately from structural reorganizations during MIT. It is found that oxygen defect induces electronic reorganization by creating polarized 3d-orbitial electrons, while structure reorganization makes the conduction band edge states available for occupation...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636515/a-brief-period-of-intensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-improves-global-longitudinal-strain-and-diastolic-function-after-a-first-uncomplicated-myocardial-infarction
#2
Gabriella Malfatto, Miriam Revera, Giovanna Branzi, Francesca Ciambellotti, Alessia Giglio, Simonetta Blengino, Matteo Oldani, Camilla Facchini, Gianfranco Parati, Mario Facchini
Objectives In patients with abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), cardiac rehabilitation with physical training prevents cardiac remodelling. To define the role of rehabilitation in the recovery of ventricular function in less severe cases, we studied its effects on more refined indexes of left ventricular function in uncomplicated, low-risk patients. Methods and results Fifty-five patients underwent percutaneous coronary revascularization after uncomplicated first AMI...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636505/the-effect-of-aerobic-interval-training-and-continuous-training-on-exercise-capacity-and-its-determinants
#3
Nele Pattyn, Paul J Beckers, Véronique A Cornelissen, Ellen Coeckelberghs, Catherine De Maeyer, Geert Frederix, Kaatje Goetschalckx, Nadine Possemiers, Dirk Schepers, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck, Kurt Wuyts, Viviane M Conraads, Luc Vanhees
Objective We aimed to investigate (1) the effects of aerobic interval training (AIT) and aerobic continuous training (ACT) on (sub)maximal exercise measures and its determinants including endothelial function, muscle strength and cardiac autonomic function, and (2) the relationship between exercise capacity and these determinants. Methods Two-hundred coronary artery disease (CAD) patients (58.4 ± 9.1 years) were randomized to AIT or ACT for 12 weeks. All patients performed a cardiopulmonary exercise test and endothelial function measurements before and after the intervention; a subpopulation underwent muscle strength and heart rate variability (HRV) assessments...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634587/exercise-metabolism-in-nonobese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-following-the-acute-restoration-of-normoglycaemia
#4
Christopher J Gaffney, Peter Mansell, Francis B Stephens, Ian A Macdonald, Kostas Tsintzas
This study investigated how acute restoration of normoglycaemia affected energy metabolism during exercise in nonobese patients with type 2 diabetes. Six subjects (mean ± SEM) aged 56.2 ± 2.7 years, with a BMI of 24.5 ± 1.5 kg/m(2) and a VO2 peak of 28.7 ml/kg/min, attended the lab on two randomised occasions for a four-hour resting infusion of insulin or saline, followed by 30 minutes cycling at 50% VO2 peak. During the 4 h resting infusion, there was a greater (P < 0.0001) reduction in blood glucose in insulin treatment (INS) (from 11...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632593/functional-and-radiographic-outcomes-following-growth-sparing-management-of-early-onset-scoliosis
#5
Charles E Johnston, Dong-Phuong Tran, Anna McClung
BACKGROUND: In this study, we sought to evaluate radiographic, functional, and quality-of-life outcomes of patients who have completed growth-sparing management of early-onset scoliosis. METHODS: This prospective study involved patients with early-onset scoliosis who underwent growth-sparing treatment and either "final" fusion or observation for ≥2 years since the last lengthening procedure. Demographics, radiographic parameters, pulmonary function test (PFT) values, and scores of patient-reported assessments (Early-Onset Scoliosis Questionnaire [EOSQ] and Scoliosis Research Society [SRS]-30) were obtained...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629628/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-and-its-impact-on-systolic-ventricular-function-and-exercise-capacity-in-adults-with-a-subaortic-right-ventricle
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Annina Stauber, Céline Wey, Matthias Greutmann, Daniel Tobler, Kerstin Wustmann, Andreas Wahl, Emanuela R Valsangiacomo Buechel, Matthias Wilhelm, Markus Schwerzmann
BACKGROUND: In biventricular hearts the filling and contractility of one ventricle affects the performance of the other. In this study, we compared right ventricular systolic function and exercise capacity in patients with a subaortic right ventricle (RV) in relation to the presence of a left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of adults with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) or with a previous atrial switch procedure for complete TGA (D-TGA)...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626143/effect-of-conjugated-linoleic-acid-intake-on-endurance-exercise-performance-and-anti-fatigue-in-student-athletes
#7
Naoko Terasawa, Ken Okamoto, Kenta Nakada, Kazumi Masuda
Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) intake has been reported to reduce body fat mass or increase lean body mass and to improve exercise outcome by modulating testosterone in humans. These reports have studied mostly overweight subjects; few were athletes. Therefore, in this study, the effect of CLA intake on endurance performance and anti-fatigue in student athletes was investigated. A double-blind, crossover study was conducted with 10 male student athletes. Each subject was administered with either CLA (net 0...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625356/prognostic-markers-of-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-infra-inguinal-revascularisation-a-prospective-observational-pilot-study
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M Kanakaraj, D R Yates, R J T Wilson, M L Baroni, S J Davies
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate whether cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) variables derived from cycle and arm ergonometry correlate, and whether CPET variables and pre-operative N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) have prognostic significance and if the combination of the two has incremental value. METHODS: A prospective observational pilot study was conducted; 70 patients who underwent infra-inguinal bypass surgery were recruited...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624095/fontan-circulation-over-time
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Djoeke Wolff, Joost P van Melle, Beatrijs Bartelds, Floris-Jan S Ridderbos, Graziella Eshuis, Elisabeth B H J van Stratum, Salvador J Recinos, Brigitte W M Willemse, Hans Hillege, Tineke P Willems, Tjark Ebels, Rolf M F Berger
The unique, unphysiological Fontan circulation is associated with an impaired functional status of the patients that is suggested to deteriorate over time. Unfortunately, previous studies did not integrate both pulmonary and cardiac determinants of functional status. In addition, a comparison with the natural decrease in exercise capacity in healthy subjects (in both children and adults) is lacking. This single-center study aims to investigate the functional status in a cohort of Fontan patients in relation to time since Fontan completion and to identify its determinants, including cardiac characteristics and pulmonary characteristics...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623384/the-role-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-for-decision-making-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Frederic Dallaire, Rachel M Wald, Ariane Marelli
Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease. As a result of the surgical strategies employed at the time of initial repair, chronic pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is prevalent in this population. Despite sustained research efforts, patient selection and timing of pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) to address PR in young asymptomatic patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rToF) remain a fundamental but as yet unanswered question in the field of congenital heart disease...
June 16, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622721/control-of-structural-and-electrical-transitions-of-vo2-thin-films
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Adele Moatti, Ritesh Sachan, John Prater, Jay Narayan
Unstrained and defect-free VO2 single crystals undergo structural (from high temperature tetragonal to low temperature monoclinic phase) and electronic phase transitions simultaneously. In thin films, however, in the presence of unrelaxed strains and defects, structural (Peierls) and electronic (Mott) transitions are affected differently, and are separated. In this paper, we have studied the temperature-dependence of structural and electrical transitions in epitaxially grown vanadium dioxide films on (0001) sapphire substrates...
June 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622568/per-protocol-investigation-of-a-best-practice-exercise-referral-scheme
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L Stewart, E Dolan, P Carver, P A Swinton
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of an exercise referral scheme (ERS) aligned to the UK best practice guidelines on a range of outcomes including those associated with key health concerns of the Scottish population. STUDY DESIGN: A longitudinal design with data collection at three time points (baseline, midway and post) during a 12-week ERS intervention was employed. METHODS: Health-related physical fitness was assessed through measurement of resting heart rate, blood pressure, FEV1:FEV6 (ratio of forced expiratory volume over one [FEV1] and six [FEV6] seconds), body mass and peak oxygen uptake (VO2 peak), whilst functional capacity was assessed through the five times sit to stand test...
June 12, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619770/return-to-work-of-cancer-patients-after-a-multidisciplinary-intervention-including-occupational-counselling-and-physical-exercise-in-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study-in-the-netherlands
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Monique C J Leensen, Iris F Groeneveld, Iris van der Heide, Tomas Rejda, Peter L J van Veldhoven, Sietske van Berkel, Aernout Snoek, Wim van Harten, Monique H W Frings-Dresen, Angela G E M de Boer
OBJECTIVES: To support return to work (RTW) among cancer patients, a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme was developed which combined occupational counselling with a supervised physical exercise programme during chemotherapy. The aim was to investigate RTW rates of cancer patients and to evaluate changes in work-related quality of life and physical outcomes. DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective intervention study using a one-group design. SETTING: Two hospitals in the Netherlands...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617869/statins-are-related-to-impaired-exercise-capacity-in-males-but-not-females
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Martin Bahls, Stefan Groß, Till Ittermann, Raila Busch, Sven Gläser, Ralf Ewert, Henry Völzke, Stephan B Felix, Marcus Dörr
BACKGROUND: Exercise and statins reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD). Exercise capacity may be assessed using cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). Whether statin medication is associated with CPET parameters is unclear. We investigated if statins are related with exercise capacity during CPET in the general population. METHODS: Cross-sectional data of two independent cohorts of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) were merged (n = 3,500; 50% males). Oxygen consumption (VO2) at peak exercise (VO2peak) and anaerobic threshold (VO2@AT) was assessed during symptom-limited CPET...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608135/can-proportional-ventilation-modes-facilitate-exercise-in-critically-ill-patients-a-physiological-cross-over-study-pressure-support-versus-proportional-ventilation-during-lower-limb-exercise-in-ventilated-critically-ill-patients
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Evangelia Akoumianaki, Nicolas Dousse, Aissam Lyazidi, Jean-Claude Lefebvre, Severine Graf, Ricardo Luiz Cordioli, Nathalie Rey, Jean-Christophe Marie Richard, Laurent Brochard
BACKGROUND: Early exercise of critically ill patients may have beneficial effects on muscle strength, mass and systemic inflammation. During pressure support ventilation (PSV), a mismatch between demand and assist could increase work of breathing and limit exercise. A better exercise tolerance is possible with a proportional mode of ventilation (Proportional Assist Ventilation, PAV+ and Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist, NAVA). We examined whether, in critically ill patients, PSV and proportional ventilation have different effects on respiratory muscles unloading and work efficiency during exercise...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608134/venoarterial-pco2-to-arteriovenous-oxygen-content-difference-ratio-is-a-poor-surrogate-for-anaerobic-metabolism-in-hemodilution-an-experimental-study
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Arnaldo Dubin, Gonzalo Ferrara, Vanina Siham Kanoore Edul, Enrique Martins, Héctor Saúl Canales, Carlos Canullán, Gastón Murias, Mario Omar Pozo, Elisa Estenssoro
BACKGROUND: The identification of anaerobic metabolism in critically ill patients is a challenging task. Observational studies have suggested that the ratio of venoarterial PCO2 (Pv-aCO2) to arteriovenous oxygen content difference (Ca-vO2) might be a good surrogate for respiratory quotient (RQ). Yet Pv-aCO2/Ca-vO2 might be increased by other factors, regardless of anaerobic metabolism. At present, comparisons between Pv-aCO2/Ca-vO2 and RQ have not been performed. We sought to compare these variables during stepwise hemorrhage and hemodilution...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606099/pulmonary-hemodynamics-and-effects-of-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibition-in-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#17
In-Chang Hwang, Yong-Jin Kim, Jun-Bean Park, Yeonyee E Yoon, Seung-Pyo Lee, Hyung-Kwan Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, Dae-Won Sohn
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggested that phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have a beneficial effect in patients with heart failure (HF), although the results were inconsistent. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of PDE5i in HF patients, and investigated the relationship between PDE5i effects and pulmonary hemodynamics. METHOD: We searched PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared PDE5i with placebo in HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or HF with preserved EF (HFpEF)...
June 12, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605306/behaviour-tracking-and-three-year-longitudinal-associations-between-physical-activity-screen-time-and-fitness-among-young-children
#18
Morgan Potter, John C Spence, Normand Boulé, Jodie A Stearns, Valerie Carson
PURPOSE: Understanding the correlates of children's fitness as they develop is needed. The objectives of this study were to: (1) examine the longitudinal associations between physical activity (PA), screen time (ST), and fitness, (2) determine if sex moderates associations, and (3) track PA and ST over three years. METHODS: Findings are based on 649 children (baseline: 4.5±0.5 years; follow-up: 7.8±0.6 years) from Edmonton, Canada. Parental-reported hour/week of PA and ST were measured at baseline and three years later...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599381/exercise-intervention-on-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-a-university-population-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#19
Sarah Dalibalta, Fatemeh Mirshafiei, Gareth Davison
Objective 1) To assess the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in a university population, and 2) to investigate the effects of an 8-week exercise intervention on CVD risk factors. Methods Forty-six students participated in this study. Baseline cardiorespiratory fitness was assessed using maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max). Total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol and triglycerides were measured. Body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR), blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness were also assessed...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598967/mitochondrial-respiration-and-ros-emission-during-%C3%AE-oxidation-in-the-heart-an-experimental-computational-study
#20
Sonia Cortassa, Steven J Sollott, Miguel A Aon
Lipids are main fuels for cellular energy and mitochondria their major oxidation site. Yet unknown is to what extent the fuel role of lipids is influenced by their uncoupling effects, and how this affects mitochondrial energetics, redox balance and the emission of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Employing a combined experimental-computational approach, we comparatively analyze β-oxidation of palmitoyl CoA (PCoA) in isolated heart mitochondria from Sham and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 1 diabetic (T1DM) guinea pigs (GPs)...
June 9, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
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