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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933948/the-value-and-application-of-the-six-minute-walk-test-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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A Whitney Brown, Steven D Nathan
The 6 minute walk test (6MWT) is a commonly employed assessment of performance ability in a variety of cardiopulmonary diseases. It provides important functional information that is not captured in standardized pulmonary function testing. The test may be influenced by factors other than the severity of lung disease, including frailty, deconditioning, and musculoskeletal issues. The primary output measure from the six minute walk test is the distance walked, which appears to confer prognostic information in many diverse disease states...
September 21, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933613/a-randomized-controlled-feasibility-trial-exploring-partnered-ballroom-dancing-for-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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D Kunkel, C Fitton, L Roberts, R M Pickering, H C Roberts, R Wiles, S Hulbert, J Robison, A Ashburn
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of a Dance Centre delivering a programme of mixed dances to people with Parkinson's and identify suitable outcomes for a future definitive trial. DESIGN: A two-group randomized controlled feasibility trial. METHODS: People with Parkinson's were randomized to a control or experimental group (ratio 15:35), alongside usual care. In addition, participants in the experimental group danced with a partner for one hour, twice-a-week for 10 weeks; professional dance teachers led the classes and field-notes were kept...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931052/improvement-of-dyspnea-after-bariatric-surgery-is-associated-with-increased-expiratory-reserve-volume-a-prospective-follow-up-study-of-45-patients
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Louis Boissière, Jeanne-Marie Perotin-Collard, Eric Bertin, Isabelle Gaubil, Ana Diaz Cives, Coralie Barbe, Sandra Dury, Julie Nardi, François Lebargy, Gaëtan Deslée, Claire Launois
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of bariatric surgery in patients with obesity on dyspnea and to analyze the relationships between improvement of dyspnea after bariatric surgery and changes in pulmonary function, especially Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV) which is the lung volume abnormality most frequently associated with obesity. METHODS: Forty-five patients (5 males/40 females, mean Body Mass Index = 46.2 ± 6.8 kg/m2) were evaluated before and 6 to 12 months after bariatric surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919734/usefulness-of-the-desaturation-distance-ratio-from-the-six-minute-walk-test-for-patients-with-copd
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Yukari Fujimoto, Yutaro Oki, Masahiro Kaneko, Hideki Sakai, Shogo Misu, Takumi Yamaguchi, Yuji Mitani, Hisafumi Yasuda, Akira Ishikawa
PURPOSE: A straightforward, noninvasive method is needed to assess emphysema and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in COPD patients. The desaturation-distance ratio (DDR) is an index derived from the distance traveled and level of desaturation during a six-minute walk test (6MWT); it has previously been shown to be associated with percentage of forced expiratory volume in the first second of expiration (%FEV1.0) and percentage of diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (%DLCO). The aim of this study was to examine the associations between DDR and emphysema and PH...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918362/there-are-no-no-responders-to-low-or-high-resistance-training-volumes-among-older-women
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Matheus de Siqueira Mendes Barbalho, Paulo Gentil, Mikel Izquierdo, James Fisher, James Steele, Rodolfo de Azevedo Raiol
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of non-responders to different tests and to compare the effects of different resistance training (RT) volumes on muscle strength, anthropometric and functional performance of older women. METHODS: Three hundred seventy six women performed 12weeks of RT with either low or high volume (LV, 71.29±5.77years and HV 69.73±5.88years, respectively). Both groups performed the same exercises, and all parameters were held constant except for the number of sets performed per week...
September 13, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910353/reference-equations-for-the-six-minute-walk-distance-in-the-healthy-chinese-population-aged-18-59-years
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He Zou, Xiuruo Zhu, Jia Zhang, Yi Wang, Xiaozhen Wu, Fang Liu, Xiaofeng Xie, Xiaoshu Chen
BACKGROUND: The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a safe, simple, inexpensive tool for evaluating the functional exercise capacity of patients with chronic respiratory disease. However, there is a lack of standard reference equations for the six-minute walk distance (6MWD) in the healthy Chinese population aged 18-59 years. AIMS: The purposes of the present study were as follows: 1) to measure the anthropometric data and walking distance of a sample of healthy Chinese Han people aged 18-59 years; 2) to construct reference equations for the 6MWD; 3) to compare the measured 6MWD with previously published equations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900247/effects-of-protease-treated-royal-jelly-on-muscle-strength-in-elderly-nursing-home-residents-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-dose-response-study
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Ge Meng, Honglei Wang, Yinghua Pei, Yanmei Li, Hongmei Wu, Yanqi Song, Qi Guo, Hui Guo, Shinobu Fukushima, Tomoki Tatefuji, Jiazhong Wang, Huanmin Du, Qian Su, Wen Zhang, Suxing Shen, Xiuyang Wang, Renwei Dong, Peipei Han, Tatsuma Okazaki, Ryoichi Nagatomi, Jianhua Wang, Guowei Huang, Zhong Sun, Kun Song, Kaijun Niu
Although we have found that protease-treated royal jelly (pRJ) benefit for the skeletal muscle mass and strength in the aged animals, the potential beneficial effects have not been evaluated in humans. The aim of this study was to determine whether pRJ intake had beneficial effects on muscle strength in elderly nursing home residents. One hundred and ninety-four subjects enrolled into this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Subjects received either placebo(Group 1), pRJ 1.2 g/d(Group 2), or 4...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893206/efficacy-of-blood-flow-restriction-exercise-during-dialysis-for-end-stage-kidney-disease-patients-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Matthew J Clarkson, Steve F Fraser, Paul N Bennett, Lawrence P McMahon, Catherine Brumby, Stuart A Warmington
BACKGROUND: Exercise during haemodialysis improves strength and physical function. However, both patients and clinicians are time poor, and current exercise recommendations add an excessive time burden making exercise a rare addition to standard care. Hypothetically, blood flow restriction exercise performed during haemodialysis can provide greater value for time spent exercising, reducing this time burden while producing similar or greater outcomes. This study will explore the efficacy of blood flow restriction exercise for enhancing strength and physical function among haemodialysis patients...
September 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891981/feasibility-of-serial-6-min-walk-tests-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Sean P Collins, Michael Thorn, Richard M Nowak, Phillip D Levy, Gregory J Fermann, Brian C Hiestand, Tillman Douglas Cowart, Robert P Venuti, William R Hiatt, ShiYin Foo, Peter S Pang
BACKGROUND: Functional status assessment is common in many cardiovascular diseases but it has undergone limited study in the setting of acute heart failure (AHF). Accordingly, we performed a pilot study of the feasibility of the six-minute walk test (6MWT) at the emergency department (ED) presentation and through the hospitalization in patients with AHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: From November 2014 to February 2015, we conducted a multicenter, observational study of ED patients, aged 18-85 years, whose primary ED admission diagnosis was AHF...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891419/effects-of-listening-to-holy-qur-an-recitation-and-physical-training-on-dialysis-efficacy-functional-capacity-and-psychosocial-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-haemodialysis
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Bechir Frih, Wajdi Mkacher, Abir Bouzguenda, Hamdi Jaafar, Salem Ali ALkandari, Zohra Ben Salah, Bart Sas, Mohamed Hammami, Ameur Frih
The purpose of this study was to determine whether listening to Holy Qur'an recitation would augment the beneficial effects of physical exercise on physiological and psychological measures in elderly patients undergoing haemodialysis. Fifty-three male haemodialysis patients were randomly assigned to an intervention group (listening to Holy Qur'an recitation in combination with endurance-resistance training, n = 28) or a control group (endurance-resistance training only, n = 25). Functional capacity was assessed using the Timed Up and Go test (TUG) and the Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT)...
December 2017: Libyan Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885111/effects-of-different-montages-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-the-risk-of-falls-and-lower-limb-function-after-stroke
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Suellen Marinho Andrade, José Jamacy de Almeida Ferreira, Thatiana Silva Rufino, Germana Medeiros, Jader Duarte Brito, Michele Alexandre da Silva, Raquel de Negreiros Moreira
BACKGROUND: Stroke is associated with high rates of falling and severe impairment of lower limb in patients who survive. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of different montages of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on reducing falls and on lower limb function after acute stroke. METHODS: Sixty participants with acute stroke were randomly allocated into four groups with different electrode's setups: anodal, cathodal, bilateral and sham tDCS...
September 8, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883555/associations-between-trunk-muscle-morphology-strength-and-function-in-older-adults
#12
Behnaz Shahtahmassebi, Jeffrey J Hebert, Mark D Hecimovich, Timothy J Fairchild
Skeletal muscle plays an important role in performing activities of daily living. While the importance of limb musculature in performing these tasks is well established, less research has focused on the muscles of the trunk. The purpose of the current study therefore, was to examine the associations between functional ability and trunk musculature in sixty-four community living males and females aged 60 years and older. Univariate and multivariate analyses of the a priori hypotheses were performed and reported with correlation coefficients and unstandardized beta coefficients (β) respectively...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876372/functional-capacity-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Camila Wohlgemuth Schaan, Aline Chagastelles Pinto de Macedo, Graciele Sbruzzi, Daniel Umpierre, Beatriz D Schaan, Lucia Campos Pellanda
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with congenital heart disease often have alterations in their exercise capacity that can be evaluated by various functional testing. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the functional capacity of children and adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD) with systematic review and meta-analyses. METHODS: The review included observational studies, data from the first evaluation of randomized clinical trials or observational follow-up periods after clinical trials which evaluated functional capacity by cardiopulmonary exercise test, stress testing, six-minute walk test or step test, in children and adolescents with CHD, aged between six and 18 years, and comparisons with healthy controls in the same age group...
September 4, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870419/healthy-body-healthy-mind-a-mixed-methods-study-of-outcomes-barriers-and-supports-for-exercise-by-people-who-have-chronic-moderate-to-severe-acquired-brain-injury
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Laura S Lorenz, Ann L Charrette, Therese M O'Neil-Pirozzi, Julia M Doucett, Jeffrey Fong
BACKGROUND: Few people with chronic moderate-to-severe brain injury are following recommended physical activity guidelines. OBJECTIVE: Investigate effects of planned, systematic physical activity while cultivating social and emotional well-being of people with chronic moderate-to-severe brain injury. HYPOTHESIS: Moderate-to-intensive physical activity would be associated with improvements in impairment and activity limitation measures (endurance, mobility, gait speed) immediately post-intervention and six weeks later (study week 12)...
August 24, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869901/transtibial-prosthetic-socket-shape-in-a-developing-country-a-study-to-compare-initial-outcomes-in-pressure-cast-hydrostatic-and-patella-tendon-bearing-designs
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Sheridan Laing, Noel Lythgo, Jim Lavranos, Peter Vee Sin Lee
This study compared the physical function and comfort level of patients with unilateral transtibial amputation after being fitted with a hand-cast Patella Tendon Bearing (PTB) socket and a pressure-cast (PCAST) hydrocast socket. The latter technique aims to reduce the skill dependency currently required for socket manufacture and fit. The study was conducted at the Vietnamese Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologies and involved seventeen Vietnamese participants with unilateral transtibial amputation, all of whom were long term users of prosthetics...
August 18, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865396/how-does-wearable-robotic-exoskeleton-affect-overground-walking-performance-measured-with-the-10-m-and-six-minute-walk-tests-after-a-basic-locomotor-training-in-healthy-individuals
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Dany H Gagnon, Jérémie Da Cunha, Mael Boyer-Delestre, Laurent Bosquet, Cyril Duclos
It is still unknown to what extent overground walking with a WRE is equivalent to natural overground walking without a WRE. Hence, the interpretability of the 10-m (10MWT) and six-minute (6MWT) walk tests during overground walking with a WRE against reference values collected during natural overground walking without a WRE is challenging. This study aimed to 1) compare walking performance across three different overground walking conditions: natural walking without a WRE, walking with a WRE providing minimal assistance (active walking), and walking with a WRE proving complete assistance (passive walking) and 2) assess the association and the agreement between the 10MWT and the 6MWT during passive and active walking with a WRE...
August 26, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860743/systematic-review-of-the-association-between-exercise-tests-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#17
REVIEW
Yogesh Suresh Punekar, John H Riley, Emily Lloyd, Maurice Driessen, Sally J Singh
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an increasingly common cause of death worldwide. Its cardinal symptoms include breathlessness and severely reduced exercise capacity. Several patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures are used to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL), functional performance, and breathlessness in patients with COPD. Exercise testing is employed to measure functional performance objectively, which is generally believed to impact on overall HRQoL...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857618/the-home-heart-walk-study-a-self-administered-walk-test-on-perceived-physical-functioning-and-self-care-behaviour-in-people-with-stable-chronic-heart-failure-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Huiyun Du, Phillip J Newton, Chakra Budhathoki, Bronwyn Everett, Yenna Salamonson, Peter S Macdonald, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: Adherence to self-care recommendations is associated with improved patient outcomes and improved quality of life for people living with heart failure. The Home-Heart-Walk (HHW) is an intervention to promote physical activity adapting the elements of a six minute walk test, a reliable and valid measure. This adaptation was designed to support self-monitoring of physical functioning and promote the self-care of people with heart failure. The primary outcome of the Home-Heart-Walk was perceived physical functioning and the secondary outcomes were six-minute walk test distance, health related quality of life, self-care behaviour, self-efficacy and physical activity level...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851335/reference-equations-for-the-six-minute-walk-distance-in-the-healthy-chinese-han-population-aged-18-30-years
#19
He Zou, Jia Zhang, Xiaoshu Chen, Yi Wang, Wei Lin, Jianfeng Lin, Hao Chen, Jingye Pan
BACKGROUND: The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a safe, simple, inexpensive tool for evaluating the functional exercise capacity. However, there is a lack of standard reference equations for the six-minute walk distance (6MWD) in the healthy Chinese Han population with an age of 18-30 years. The aims of the present study were as follows: 1) to measure the anthropometric data and the walking distance in a sample of healthy Chinese Han population, aged 18-30 years; 2) to construct reference equations for the 6MWD; 3) to compare the measured 6MWD of our cohort with previously published equations...
August 29, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805026/correlation-of-6-minute-walk-test-with-left-ventricular-function-and-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-due-to-chagas-disease
#20
Mayara da Costa Chambela, Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Roberto Rodrigues Ferreira, André Miguel Japiassú, Mariana Caldas Waghabi, Gilberto Marcelo Sperandio da Silva, Roberto Magalhães Saraiva
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the correlation of the total distance walked during the six-minute walk test (6-MWT) with left ventricular function and quality of life in patients with Chagas Disease (ChD) complicated by heart failure. METHODS: This cross-sectional study of adult patients with ChD and heart failure diagnosed based on Framingham criteria. 6MWT was performed following international guidelines. New York Heart Association functional class, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) serum levels, echocardiographic parameters, and quality of life (SF-36 and MLHFQ questionnaires) were determined and their correlation with the distance covered at the 6MWT was tested...
August 14, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
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