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body plethysmography

Francesca Guidotti, Gioia Piatti, Alessia Marcon, Elena Cassinerio, Marianna Giuditta, Alberto Roghi, Valter Fasano, Dario Consonni, Maria Domenica Cappellini
Although pulmonary function abnormalities in thalassaemia major (TM) were described in 1980, the pathogenetic mechanism is not clear and data are contradictory, probably because of study heterogeneity and the multifactorial nature of the pathogenesis. We retrospectively analysed 73 adult TM patients to evaluate the prevalence of pulmonary dysfunction in adult TM and investigate relationships with iron load. All patients underwent body plethysmography and carbon monoxide diffusion (DLCO) was assessed in 63, in addition to blood tests, echocardiogram and T2* myocardial and liver magnetic resonance imaging...
October 21, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Katherine Zukor, Hong Wang, Brett L Hurst, Venkatraman Siddharthan, Arnaud Van Wettere, Paul M Pilowsky, John D Morrey
Neurological respiratory deficits are serious outcomes of West Nile virus (WNV) disease. WNV patients requiring intubation have a poor prognosis. We previously reported that WNV-infected rodents also appear to have respiratory deficits when assessed by whole-body plethysmography and diaphragmatic electromyography. The purpose of this study was to determine if the nature of the respiratory deficits in WNV-infected rodents is neurological and if deficits are due to a disorder of brainstem respiratory centers, cervical spinal cord (CSC) phrenic motor neuron (PMN) circuitry, or both...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Neurovirology
Fabián Vásquez, Gabriela Salazar, Erik Díaz, Lydia Lera, Alyerina Anziani, Raquel Burrows
INTRODUCTION: Determine body composition changes in adiposity can assess an individual. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate total body fat percentage based on two and four compartment models in obese Chilean school children, adjusting for differences in sex and puberty status. METHODS: Sixty-one obese school children (33 boys and 28 girls) between 8 and 13 years of age were evaluated. Two compartment measurements of body fat percentage considered isotope dilution, plethysmography, radiographic absorptiometry and bioelectrical impedance; using the four compartment model as a benchmark...
September 20, 2016: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Diego Gomez-Arbelaez, Diego Bellido, Ana I Castro, Lucia Ordoñez-Mayan, Jose Carreira, Cristobal Galban, Miguel A Martinez-Olmos, Ana B Crujeiras, Ignacio Sajoux, Felipe F Casanueva
CONTEXT: A common concern when using low-calorie diets as a treatment for obesity is the reduction in fat-free mass, mostly muscular mass that occurs together with the fat mass loss, and the best methodologies to evaluate body composition changes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the very low-calorie-ketogenic (VLCK) diet-induced changes in body composition of obese patients and to compare three different methodologies employed to evaluate that changes. DESIGN: Twenty obese patients followed a VLCK diet for 4 months...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Oleg Mamontov, Mikhail Bogachev, Andrey Kozlenoc
OBJECTIVE: To assess the autonomic regulation in patients with various circadian blood pressure profile (CBPP) anomalies that persisted despite of combined antihypertensive therapy. DESIGN AND METHOD: We studied 114 hypertensives aged 56,8 ± 17,9 years receiving combined antihypertensive therapy divided into two groups, with adequate (n = 61) and inadequate (n = 53) CBPP. Groups were comparable in terms of age and number of drugs intake per day (2.8 ± 1...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Jacob T Gibby, Dennis K Njeru, Steve T Cvetko, Eric L Heiny, Andrew R Creer, Wendell A Gibby
OBJECTIVE: We correlate and evaluate the accuracy of accepted anthropometric methods of percent body fat (%BF) quantification, namely, hydrostatic weighing (HW) and air displacement plethysmography (ADP), to 2 automatic adipose tissue quantification methods using computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Twenty volunteer subjects (14 men, 6 women) received head-to-toe CT scans. Hydrostatic weighing and ADP were obtained from 17 and 12 subjects, respectively. The CT data underwent conversion using 2 separate algorithms, namely, the Schneider method and the Beam method, to convert Hounsfield units to their respective tissue densities...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Alexandra Jochmans-Lemoine, Manju Shahare, Jorge Soliz, Vincent Joseph
We previously reported that rats and mice that have been raised for more than 30 generations in La Paz, Bolivia (3600m), display divergent physiological responses to high altitude (HA), including improved respiratory and metabolic control in mice. In the present study we asked whether these traits would also be present in response to hypoxia at sea level (SL). To answer this question, we exposed rats (SD) and mice (FVB) to normoxia (21% O2) or hypoxia (15 and 12% O2) for 6 hours and measured ventilation and metabolic rate (whole body plethysmography), and expression of the transcription factor HIF-1α (ELISA and Mass Spectrometry) and other proteins whose expression are regulated by hypoxia (Glucose Transporter 1, Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Kinase 1, and Angiopoietin 2 - Mass Spectrometry) in the brainstem...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
Lisa M Shank, Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, Nichole R Kelly, Natasha A Schvey, Shannon E Marwitz, Rim D Mehari, Sheila M Brady, Andrew P Demidowich, Miranda M Broadney, Ovidiu A Galescu, Courtney K Pickworth, Susan Z Yanovski, Jack A Yanovski
BACKGROUND: Loss of control (LOC) eating in youth is associated with excess body weight and adiposity. After adjusting for fat mass, youth with LOC eating have higher blood pressure and higher low-density lipoprotein cholesterol compared to youth without LOC eating. Increased inflammation may account for this relationship, although few data have examined this hypothesis. Therefore, this study explored the association between LOC eating and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), a marker of inflammation...
October 12, 2016: Childhood Obesity
Mateus Rossato, Rodolfo André Dellagrana, Rafael Martins da Costa, Ewertton de Souza Bezerra, João Otacílio Libardoni Dos Santos, Cassiano Ricardo Rech
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to verify the accuracy of anthropometric equations to estimate the body density (BD) of adults with Down syndrome (DS), and propose new regression equations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one males (30.5 ± 9.4 years) and 17 females (27.3 ± 7.7 years) with DS participated in this study. The reference method for BD was air displacement plethysmography (ADP). Also, the BD was estimated by anthropometric equations. The body fat percentage (BF %) was estimated by the Siri equation...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
Kazuko Kato, Seiko Miyata, Motoo Ando, Hiroki Matsuoka, Fumihiko Yasuma, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Naoko Kawano, Masahiro Banno, Norio Ozaki, Akiko Noda
AIMS: Short sleep duration is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Cerebral blood flow and its regulation are affected by pathological conditions commonly observed in the elderly population, such as dementia, atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, stroke and hypertension. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of sleep duration on cortical oxygenated hemoglobin (OxyHb) using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). METHODS: Seventy-three individuals (age, 70...
October 3, 2016: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Paula Duarte de Oliveira, Fernando C Wehrmeister, Rogelio Pérez-Padilla, Helen Gonçalves, Maria Cecília F Assunção, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Denise P Gigante, Fernando C Barros, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes
BACKGROUND: Overweight/obesity has been reported to worsen pulmonary function (PF). This study aimed to examine the association between PF and several body composition (BC) measures in two population-based cohorts. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of individuals aged 18 and 30 years from two Pelotas Birth Cohorts in southern Brazil. PF was assessed by spirometry. Body measures that were collected included body mass index, waist circumference, skinfold thickness, percentages of total and segmented (trunk, arms and legs) fat mass (FM) and total fat-free mass (FFM)...
2016: PloS One
Swen Hülsmann, Guillaume Mesuret, Julia Dannenberg, Mauricio Arnoldt, Marcus Niebert
Mutations in methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene have been shown to manifest in a neurodevelopmental disorder that is called Rett syndrome. A typical problem that occurs during development is a disturbance of breathing. To address the role of inhibitory neurons, we generated a mouse line that restores MECP2 in inhibitory neurons in the brainstem by crossbreeding a mouse line that expresses the Cre-recombinase (Cre) in inhibitory neurons under the control of the glycine transporter 2 (GlyT2, slc6a5) promotor (GlyT2-Cre) with a mouse line that has a floxed-stop mutation of the Mecp2 gene (Mecp2 (stop/y))...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Caitlin A Dow, Grace M Lincenberg, Jared J Greiner, Brian L Stauffer, Christopher A DeSouza
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) typically presents with obesity; however, obesity is not a requisite characteristic for MetS classification and related vascular risk. We tested the hypothesis that MetS, independent of excess adiposity, is associated with impaired endothelial vasodilator dysfunction. Thirty-two sedentary, middle-aged adults were studied: 11 normal weight (9 male and 2 female; body mass index (BMI), 24.0 ± 0.3 kg/m(2)); 11 normal weight with MetS (9 male and 2 female; BMI, 24.7 ± 0.3 kg/m(2)); and 10 obese without MetS (8 male and 2 female; BMI, 31...
October 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
Oleg Mamontov, Mikhail Bogachev, Andrey Kozlenoc
OBJECTIVE: To assess the autonomic regulation in patients with various circadian blood pressure profile (CBPP) anomalies that persisted despite of combined antihypertensive therapy. DESIGN AND METHOD: We studied 114 hypertensives aged 56,8 ± 17,9 years receiving combined antihypertensive therapy divided into two groups, with adequate (n = 61) and inadequate (n = 53) CBPP. Groups were comparable in terms of age and number of drugs intake per day (2.8 ± 1...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
S E Ramel, L Zhang, S Misra, C G Anderson, E W Demerath
BACKGROUND: Recent literature suggests that neonatal adiposity is predictive of later metabolic health, while neonatal lean mass is predictive of later cognitive function amongst preterm infants. Anthropometric indices that accurately reflect neonatal body composition could improve clinical care and aid future research, but their validity has not been systematically tested in preterm infants. OBJECTIVE: To determine the weight/length indices that best reflect neonatal body composition in preterm infants...
September 16, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
Kun-Ze Lee, Hsiang-Chun Kuo
The present study was designed to establish a midcervical contusion model that can simulate long-term respiratory deficits, and investigate the breathing pattern during vagal-mediated respiratory reflexes following midcervical contusion. Moderate and severe (impactor height: 6.25 or 12.5 mm) contusion was induced at midline C3-4 spinal cord in adult Sprague-Dawley rats. The ventilatory behaviors of unanesthetized were evaluated by whole body plethysmography at 1 day and 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks post-injury. The tidal volume was decreased and frequency was increased in contused animals compared with uninjured animals at the acute injury state...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
Denitza P Blagev, Dean Sorenson, Olinto Linares-Perdomo, Stacy Bamberg, Matthew Hegewald, Alan H Morris
BACKGROUND: Although the ratio of FEV1 to the vital capacity (VC) is universally accepted as the cornerstone of pulmonary function test (PFT) interpretation, FVC remains in common use. We sought to determine what the differences in PFT interpretation were when the largest measured vital capacity (VCmax) was used instead of the FVC. METHODS: We included 12,238 consecutive PFTs obtained for routine clinical care. We interpreted all PFTs first using FVC in the interpretation algorithm and then again using the VCmax, obtained either before or after administration of inhaled bronchodilator...
September 13, 2016: Respiratory Care
Simon Pingel, Sebastian Gorgonius Passon, Kristin Solveig Pausewang, Anna Katharina Blatzheim, Carmen Pizarro, Izabela Tuleta, Martin Gliem, Peter Charbel Issa, Nadjib Schahab, Georg Nickenig, Dirk Skowasch, Christian Alexander Schaefer
BACKGROUND: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is an autosomal-recessive mineralisation disorder caused by loss of function mutations in the ABCC6 Gen. Histological findings and data of an autopsy of a PXE-patient suggest a possible pulmonal calcification. So far, there exists no clinical data whether PXE patients actually are at high risk of developing pulmonary disorder. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 35 PXE patients and 15 healthy controls underwent a pulmonary function testing, including spirometry, body plethysmography and carbon monoxide diffusing test...
2016: PloS One
Carly L Steed, Benjamin R Krull, Amy L Morgan, Robin M Tucker, Mary-Jon Ludy
The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), including timed push-ups, sit-ups, and run, assesses physical performance for the Army. Percent body fat is estimated using height and circumference measurements. The objectives of the study were to (a) compare the accuracy of height and circumference measurements to other, more accepted, body fat assessment methods and (b) determine the relationships between body composition and APFT results. Participants included Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets (n = 11 males, 2 females, 21...
September 2016: Military Medicine
Pierachille Santus, Dejan Radovanovic, Giovanni Balzano, Matteo Pecchiari, Rita Raccanelli, Nicola Sarno, Fabiano Di Marco, Paul W Jones, Mauro Carone
BACKGROUND: Lung diffusing capacity (DLCO) and lung volume distribution predict exercise performance and are altered in COPD patients. If pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) can modify DLCO parameters is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To investigate changes in DLCO and ventilation inhomogeneity following a PR program and their relation with functional outcomes in patients with COPD. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, multicentric study. Patients were evaluated before and after a standardized 3-week PR program...
September 7, 2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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