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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229367/the-energy-cost-of-steady-state-physical-activity-in-acute-stroke
#1
Sharon Flora Kramer, Toby Cumming, Julie Bernhardt, Liam Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Cardiorespiratory fitness levels are very low after stroke, indicating that the majority of stroke survivors are unable to independently perform daily activities. Physical fitness training improves exercise capacity poststroke; however, the optimal timing and intensity of training is unclear. Understanding the energy cost of steady-state activity is necessary to guide training prescription early poststroke. We aimed to determine if acute stroke survivors can reach steady state (oxygen-uptake variability ≤2...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187418/a-rapid-review-to-identify-physical-activity-accrued-while-playing-golf
#2
Jack Luscombe, Andrew D Murray, Evan Jenkins, Daryll Archibald
OBJECTIVE: To identify physical activity (PA) accrued while playing golf and modifiers of PA accrued. DESIGN: A rapid review of primary research studies. Quality was assessed using the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute quality assessment tool for cohort and cross-sectional studies. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: The following databases were searched from 1900 to March 2017: SPORTDiscus, Web of Science, PsycINFO, MEDLINE, Google Scholar, Google Advanced Search, ProQuest, WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform...
November 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184508/non-motorized-treadmill-running-is-associated-with-higher-cardiometabolic-demands-compared-with-overground-and-motorized-treadmill-running
#3
Robert B Edwards, Paul J Tofari, Stuart J Cormack, Douglas G Whyte
The aim of this study was to compare the cardiometabolic demands of running on a curved non-motorized treadmill (cNMT) with overground (OVR) and motorized treadmill (MOT) running. Fourteen trained male (n = 7) and female (n = 7) runners ([Formula: see text] 56.6 ± 4.0 mL.kg-1.min-1) participated in the study. Each experimental session consisted of 5 × 6-min bouts of running at progressively higher speeds, separated by 6-min rest (females 9-15 km.h-1; males 10.5-16.5 km.h-1). Oxygen consumption ([Formula: see text]) and heart rate (HR) during the last 2 min of each bout were measured using a portable metabolic cart...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160817/impact-of-high-dose-multi-strain-probiotic-supplementation-on-neurocognitive-performance-and-central-nervous-system-immune-activation-of-hiv-1-infected-individuals
#4
Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Jason M Brenchley, Eugenio Nelson Cavallari, Giuseppe Corano Scheri, Mariangela Fratino, Claudia Pinacchio, Ivan Schietroma, Saeid Najafi Fard, Carolina Scagnolari, Ivano Mezzaroma, Vincenzo Vullo, Gabriella d'Ettorre
BACKGROUND: Gut microbiota has metabolic activity which influences mucosal homeostasis, local and systemic immune responses, and other anatomical systems (i.e., brain). The effects of dysbiosis are still poorly studied in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) positive subjects and insufficient data are available on the impairment of the gut-brain axis, despite neurocognitive disorders being commonly diagnosed in these patients. This study evaluated the impact of a probiotic supplementation strategy on intrathecal immune activation and cognitive performance in combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) treated HIV-1 infected subjects...
November 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068039/respiratory-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-responses-during-different-modes-of-overground-bionic-ambulation-in-persons-with-motor-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-series
#5
Jochen Kressler, Tracie Wymer, Antoinette Domingo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of overground bionic ambulation with variable assistance on cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses in persons with motor-incomplete spinal cord injury. DESIGN: Case series. SUBJECTS: Four participants with chronic, motor-incomplete spinal cord injury. METHODS: Subjects completed a maximal graded exercise test on an arm-ergometer and 3 6-min bouts of overground bionic ambulation using different modes of assistance, i...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046316/evidence-for-the-presence-in-rainbow-trout-brain-of-amino-acid-sensing-systems-involved-in-the-control-of-food-intake
#6
Sara Comesana, Cristina Velasco, Rosa M Ceinos, Marcos A Lopez-Patiño, Jesus M Miguez, Sofia Morais, Jose L Soengas
To assess the existence of central amino acid sensing systems in fish we carried out two experiments in rainbow trout. In the first one, we injected ICV two different branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), leucine and valine, and assessed food intake up to 48 h later. Leucine decreased and valine increased food intake. In a second experiment, 6h after similar ICV treatment we determined changes in parameters related to putative amino acid sensing systems. Amino acid sensing systems respond to leucine in hypothalamus and telencephalon, and to valine in telencephalon...
October 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024954/physical-activity-a-primary-health-quality-determinant-among-community-dwelling-geriatric-women-in-taiwan
#7
Ching Hwa Hsu, Heng-Hsin Tung, Daniel L Clinciu, Liang-Kung Chen, Wei-Hsian Yin, Usman Iqbal, Tsae-Jyy Wang
Objective: To investigate the associations between frailty, physical activity and depression in community-dwelling geriatric women. Design: A cross-sectional research design. Setting: Community geriatric women in Illan County, Taiwan. Study participants: Of note 216 participants, 65 years and older with full mobility, independent and able to communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese Hokkien. Main Outcome Measures: An average weekly physical activity score International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form (IPAQ-SF) and Taiwan Geriatric Depression Scale...
August 19, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024496/higher-levels-of-cystatin-c-in-hiv-aids-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
#8
Gordana Dragović, Danica Srdić, Khawla Al Musalhi, Ivan Soldatović, Jovana Kušić, Djordje Jevtović, Devaki Nair
Data about Cystatin-C levels in HIV-infected patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) are still limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the possible correlations of serum levels of Cystatin-C in HIV/AIDS patients treated with combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) with or without MetS. This cross-sectional study included 89 HIV/AIDS Caucasian patients receiving cART at the HIV/AIDS Centre Belgrade, Serbia, divided into two groups according to the presence of MetS. Cystatin-C and other biochemical parameters were measured using Cytokine-Array-I, Metabolic-Array-I and Metabolic-Array-II, at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Royal Free Hospital and University College London, UK...
October 11, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978797/antiinflammatory-effects-of-aprepitant-coadministration-with-cart-regimen-containing-ritonavir-in-hiv-infected-adults
#9
Sergei Spitsin, Pablo Tebas, Jeffrey S Barrett, Vasiliki Pappa, Deborah Kim, Deanne Taylor, Dwight L Evans, Steven D Douglas
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected individuals, even well controlled with combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), have systemic inflammation and comorbidities. Substance P (SP) is an undecapeptide, which mediates neurotransmission and inflammation through its cognate neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R). Plasma SP levels are elevated in HIV-infected individuals. The FDA-approved antiemetic aprepitant, an NK1R antagonist, has anti-HIV effects and antiinflammatory actions. We evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics, and antiinflammatory properties of aprepitant in HIV-positive individuals receiving cART...
October 5, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938405/short-term-high-fat-diet-increases-leptin-activation-of-cart-neurons-and-advances-puberty-in-female-mice
#10
Jade Cabestre Venancio, Lisandra Oliveira Margatho, Rodrigo Rorato, Roberta Ribeiro Costa Rosales, Lucas Kniess Debarba, Ricardo Coletti, Jose Antunes-Rodrigues, Carol F Elias, Lucila Leico K Elias
Leptin is a permissive factor for puberty initiation, participating as a metabolic cue in the activation of the kisspeptin (Kiss1)-gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuronal circuitry; however, it has no direct effect on Kiss1 neurons. Leptin acts on hypothalamic cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) neurons, participating in the regulation of energy homeostasis. We investigated the influence of a short-term high-fat diet (HFD) on the effect of leptin on puberty timing. Kiss1-hrGFP female mice received a HFD or regular diet (RD) after weaning at postnatal day (PN)21 and were studied at PN28 and PN32...
November 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924987/influence-of-a-gas-exchange-correction-procedure-on-resting-metabolic-rate-and-respiratory-quotient-in-humans
#11
Jose E Galgani, Mauricio A Castro-Sepulveda
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of a gas exchange correction protocol on resting metabolic rate (RMR) and respiratory quotient (RQ), assessed by a Vmax Encore 29n metabolic cart (SensorMedics Co., Yorba Linda, California) in overnight fasted and fed humans, and to assess the predictive power of body size for corrected and uncorrected RMR. METHODS: Healthy participants (23 M/29 F; 34 ± 9 years old; 26.3 ± 3.7 kg/m(2) ) ingested two 3-hour-apart glucose loads (75 g)...
September 19, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912658/a-systematic-method-to-detect-the-metabolic-threshold-from-gas-exchange-during-incremental-exercise
#12
Brett A Dolezal, Thomas W Storer, Eric V Neufeld, Stephanie Smooke, Chi-Hong Tseng, Christopher B Cooper
Incremental exercise consists of three domains of exercise intensity demarcated by two thresholds. The first of these thresholds, derived from gas exchange measurements, is defined as the metabolic threshold (V̇O2θ) above which lactate accumulates. Correctly and reliably identified, V̇O2θ is a non-invasive, sub-maximal marker of aerobic function with practical value. This investigation compared variability in selection of V̇O2θ among interpreters with different levels of experience as well as from auto-detection algorithms employed by a commercially available metabolic cart (MC)...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889722/effects-of-central-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-fgf21-in-energy-balance
#13
L Recinella, S Leone, C Ferrante, A Chiavaroli, C Di Nisio, S Martinotti, M Vacca, L Brunetti, G Orlando
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is known as a major metabolic regulator of glucose and lipid homeostasis. Continuous intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of FGF21 was found to modulate feeding and energy expenditure in rats with diet-induced obesity, suggesting a central effect by the peptide. In this context, in the present work, we studied the effects of a single central FGF21 administration (0.5-5 µg) on feeding and energy expenditure by evaluating locomotor activity, interscapular brown adipose tissue (BAT) weight, gene expression of uncoupling protein-1 (UCP-1) in BAT and plasma norepinephrine (NE) levels in Sprague-Dawley fed rats...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871162/cervical-nodal-volume-for-prognostication-and-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-and-implications-on-the-tnm-staging-system
#14
Hui Yuan, Qi-Yong Ai, Dora Lai-Wan Kwong, Daniel Yee-Tak Fong, Ann D King, Varut Vardhanabhuti, Victor Ho-Fun Lee, Pek-Lan Khong
We aim to evaluate the quantitative parameters of (18)F-FDG PET/CT (metabolic parameters) and MRI (morphologic parameters) for prognostication and risk stratification in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). 200 (147 males, aged 50 ± 13 years-old, mean ± S.D.) newly diagnosed patients with NPC (TxNxM0) were prospectively recruited. Primary tumor and nodal lesions were identified and segmented for both morphologic (volume, VOL) and metabolic (SUV and MTV) quantification. Independent predictive factors for recurrence free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) were morphologic nodal volume (VOL_N, p < 0...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865281/design-strategies-in-the-prodrugs-of-hiv-1-protease-inhibitors-to-improve-the-pharmaceutical-properties
#15
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Murugaiah A M Subbaiah, Nicholas A Meanwell, John F Kadow
Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) is currently the most effective treatment for HIV-1 infection. HIV-1 protease inhibitors (PIs) are an important component of some regimens of cART. However, PIs are known for sub-optimal ADME properties, resulting in poor oral bioavailability. This often necessitates high drug doses, combination with pharmacokinetic enhancers and/or special formulations in order to effectively deliver PIs, which may lead to a high pill burden and reduced patient compliance. As a remedy, improving the ADME properties of existing drugs via prodrug and other approaches has been pursued in addition to the development of next generation PIs with improved pharmacokinetic, resistance and side effect profiles...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854263/assessment-of-metabolic-and-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-cd4-and-cd8-t-cells-in-virologically-suppressed-hiv-positive-individuals-on-combination-antiretroviral-therapy
#16
Jesse J R Masson, Andrew J Murphy, Man K S Lee, Matias Ostrowski, Suzanne M Crowe, Clovis S Palmer
Metabolism plays a fundamental role in supporting the growth, proliferation and effector functions of T cells. We investigated the impact of HIV infection on key processes that regulate glucose uptake and mitochondrial biogenesis in subpopulations of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells from 18 virologically-suppressed HIV-positive individuals on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART; median CD4+ cell count: 728 cells/μl) and 13 HIV seronegative controls. Mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production were also analysed in total CD4+ and CD8+ T cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826698/reliability-of-resting-metabolic-rate-measurements-in-young-adults-impact-of-methods-for-data-analysis
#17
Guillermo Sanchez-Delgado, Juan M A Alcantara, Lourdes Ortiz-Alvarez, Huiwen Xu, Borja Martinez-Tellez, Idoia Labayen, Jonatan R Ruiz
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A high inter-day reliability is a key factor to analyze the magnitude of change in resting metabolic rate (RMR) after an intervention, and the impact of using different methods for data analysis is not known. The aims of this study were: i) to analyze the impact of methods for data analysis on RMR and respiratory exchange ratio (RER) estimation; ii) to analyze the impact of methods for data analysis on inter-day RMR and RER reliability; iii) to compare inter-day RMR and RER reliability across methods for data analysis in participants who achieved steady state (SS) vs...
August 5, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794470/endocrine-disruptors-induce-perturbations-in-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-mitochondria-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derivatives
#18
Uthra Rajamani, Andrew R Gross, Camille Ocampo, Allen M Andres, Roberta A Gottlieb, Dhruv Sareen
Persistent exposure to man-made endocrine disrupting chemicals during fetal endocrine development may lead to disruption of metabolic homeostasis contributing to childhood obesity. Limited cellular platforms exist to test endocrine disrupting chemical-induced developmental abnormalities in human endocrine tissues. Here we use an human-induced pluripotent stem cell-based platform to demonstrate adverse impacts of obesogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals in the developing endocrine system. We delineate the effects upon physiological low-dose exposure to ubiquitous endocrine disrupting chemicals including, perfluoro-octanoic acid, tributyltin, and butylhydroxytoluene, in endocrine-active human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived foregut epithelial cells and hypothalamic neurons...
August 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767523/respiratory-mechanical-and-cardiorespiratory-consequences-of-cycling-with-aerobars
#19
Jesse M Charlton, Andrew H Ramsook, Reid A Mitchell, Michael A Hunt, Joseph H Puyat, Jordan A Guenette
PURPOSE: Aerobars place a cyclist in a position where the trunk is flexed forward and the elbows are close to the midline of the body. This position is known to improve cycling aerodynamics and time trial race performance compared with upright cycling positions. However, the aggressive nature of this position may have important cardiorespiratory and metabolic consequences. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the respiratory mechanical, ventilatory, metabolic, and sensory consequences of cycling while using aerobars during laboratory-based cycling...
December 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743230/cart-modulates-beta-amyloid-metabolism-associated-enzymes-and-attenuates-memory-deficits-in-app-ps1-mice
#20
Kailin Yin, Jiali Jin, Xiaolei Zhu, Linjie Yu, Sulei Wang, Lai Qian, Lijuan Han, Yun Xu
INTRODUCTION: Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) peptide has been demonstrated to exert neuroprotective effects in stroke and some neurodegeneration diseases. In current study, we investigated the protective effects and underlying mechanisms of CART in APP/PS1 mice. METHODS: The protein levels of CART, soluble Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42 were measured in the hippocampus of APP/PS1 mice by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We determined the mRNA and protein levels of Aβ metabolism-associated enzymes including neprilysin (NEP), insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE), receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP-1) in the hippocampus of APP/PS1 mice using real-time PCR and western blotting...
October 2017: Neurological Research
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