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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749641/antioxidant-rich-foods-and-response-to-altitude-training-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-elite-endurance-athletes
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Anu Elisa Koivisto, Gøran Paulsen, Ingvild Paur, Ina Garthe, Espen Tønnessen, Truls Raastad, Nasser Ezzatkhah Bastani, Jostein Hallén, Rune Blomhoff, Siv Kjølsrud Bøhn
High doses of isolated antioxidant supplements such as vitamin C and E, have demonstrated the potential to blunt cellular adaptations to training It is, however, unknown whether intake of high doses of antioxidants from foods has similar effects. Hence, the aim of the study was to investigate whether intake of antioxidant-rich foods affects adaptations to altitude training in elite athletes. In a randomized controlled trial, 31 national team endurance athletes (23 ± 5 years), ingested antioxidant-rich foods (n=16) or eucaloric control foods (n=15) daily during a 3-week altitude training camp (2320 m)...
May 11, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705603/hypobaric-hypoxia-impairs-cued-and-contextual-fear-memory-in-rats
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Punita Kumari, Hina Kauser, Meetu Wadhwa, Koustav Roy, Shahnawaz Alam, Surajit Sahu, Krishna Kishore, Koushik Ray, Usha Panjwani
Fear memory is essential for survival, and its dysregulation leads to disorders. High altitude hypobaric hypoxia (HH) is known to induce cognitive decline. However, its effect on fear memory is still an enigma. We aimed to investigate the temporal effect of HH on fear conditioning and the underlying mechanism. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were trained for fear conditioning and exposed to simulated HH equivalent to 25,000 ft for different durations (1, 3, 7, 14 and 21 days). Subsequently, rats were tested for cued and contextual fear conditioning...
April 26, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623089/real-time-human-detection-for-aerial-captured-video-sequences-via-deep-models
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Nouar AlDahoul, Aznul Qalid Md Sabri, Ali Mohammed Mansoor
Human detection in videos plays an important role in various real life applications. Most of traditional approaches depend on utilizing handcrafted features which are problem-dependent and optimal for specific tasks. Moreover, they are highly susceptible to dynamical events such as illumination changes, camera jitter, and variations in object sizes. On the other hand, the proposed feature learning approaches are cheaper and easier because highly abstract and discriminative features can be produced automatically without the need of expert knowledge...
2018: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608739/submaximal-exercise-testing-at-low-altitude-for-prediction-of-exercise-tolerance-at-high-altitude
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Martin Burtscher, Michael Philadelphy, Hannes Gatterer, Johannes Burtscher, Rudolf Likar
Annually, thousands of air travellers visit high altitude destinations to enjoy hiking tours to attractions in surrounding areas. However, many of them are not adequately trained, not sufficiently acclimatized and/or may suffer from pre-existing diseases. To prevent adverse health effects and unpleasant experiences at high altitude, simple submaximal exercise testing at low altitude for the prediction of exercise tolerance at high altitude would be helpful. Therefore, 40 healthy males and females performed submaximal exercise tests at low (600 m) and high altitude (3500 m)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575975/oxidative-stress-in-elite-athletes-training-at-moderate-altitude-and-at-sea-level
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Josefa León-López, Carmen Calderón-Soto, Matías Pérez-Sánchez, Belén Feriche, Xavier Iglesias, Diego Chaverri, Ferran A Rodréguez
Using a controlled parallel group longitudinal trial design, we investigated the effects of different training interventions on the prooxidant/antioxidant status of elite athletes: living and training at moderate altitude for 3 (Hi-Hi3) and 4 weeks (Hi-Hi), and for 4 weeks too, living high and training high and low (Hi-HiLo) and living and training at sea level (Lo-Lo). From 61 swimmers, 54 completed the study. Nitrites, carbonyls, and lipid peroxidation (LPO) levels were assessed in plasma. Enzymatic antioxidants glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and glutathione reductase (GRd), and non-enzymatic antioxidants total glutathione (GST), reduced glutathione (GSH) and oxidized glutathione (GSSG) were analysed in the erythrocyte fraction...
March 24, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541032/the-influence-of-co-2-and-exercise-on-hypobaric-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-edema-in-rats
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Ryan L Sheppard, Joshua M Swift, Aaron Hall, Richard T Mahon
Introduction: Individuals with a known susceptibility to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) demonstrate a reduced ventilation response and increased pulmonary vasoconstriction when exposed to hypoxia. It is unknown whether reduced sensitivity to hypercapnia is correlated with increased incidence and/or severity of HAPE, and while acute exercise at altitude is known to exacerbate symptoms the effect of exercise training on HAPE susceptibility is unclear. Purpose: To determine if chronic intermittent hypercapnia and exercise increases the incidence of HAPE in rats...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502890/issues-to-resolve-with-the-use-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-during-interfacility-transportation
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P Burgueño, C González, A Sarralde, F Gordo
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support is indicated in patients who are refractory to treatment, those with cardiogenic shock or respiratory failure and those with exacerbations eligible for heart and lung transplantation. Physician experience and quantity of necessary resources are reasons why regionalization could benefit patients of this kind, establishing ECMO reference centers and integrating a transportation network specialized in ECMO. This type of transportation is a challenge for healthcare systems and physicians, given its greater complexity, requiring a multidisciplinary and inter-territorial approach...
March 1, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495152/-relationship-between-occupational-stress-and-working-ability-of-workers-in-a-petroleum-processing-enterprise-in-high-altitude-area
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X M Ma, H L Kang, C B Shi, Y Li, Y F Wu, Z H Liu, G Wang, H Y Lei
Objective: To investigate the relationship between occupational stress and working ability of workers in a petroleum processing enterprise in a high altitude area. Methods: A total of 728 workers in a petroleum processing enterprise at an altitude of 2850 m were subjected to a survey using Occupational Stress Inventory (OSI) , Work Ability Index (WAI) Scale, Occupational Role Questionnaire (ORQ) , Personal Strain Questionnaire (PSQ) , and Personal Resource Questionnaire (PRQ) from May 2014 to August 2016. Results: Of the 728 workers, 55 (7...
December 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469995/hypobaric-live-high-train-low-does-not-improve-aerobic-performance-more-than-live-low-train-low-in-cross-country-skiers
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P Robach, J Hansen, A Pichon, A-K Meinild Lundby, S Dandanell, G Slettaløkken Falch, D Hammarström, D H Pesta, C Siebenmann, S Keiser, P Kérivel, J E Whist, B R Rønnestad, C Lundby
Live high-train low (LHTL) using hypobaric hypoxia was previously found to improve sea-level endurance performance in well-trained individuals; however, confirmatory controlled data in athletes are lacking. Here, we test the hypothesis that natural-altitude LHTL improves aerobic performance in cross-country skiers, in conjunction with expansion of total hemoglobin mass (Hbmass , carbon monoxide rebreathing technique) promoted by accelerated erythropoiesis. Following duplicate baseline measurements at sea level over the course of 2 weeks, nineteen Norwegian cross-country skiers (three women, sixteen men, age 20 ± 2 year, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) 69 ± 5 mL/min/kg) were assigned to 26 consecutive nights spent at either low (1035 m, control, n = 8) or moderate altitude (2207 m, daily exposure 16...
February 22, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457371/validation-of-a-blood-marker-for-plasma-volume-in-endurance-athletes-during-a-live-high-train-low-altitude-training-camp
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Louisa M Lobigs, Laura A Garvican-Lewis, Victor L Vuong, Nicolin Tee, Christopher J Gore, Peter Peeling, Brian Dawson, Yorck O Schumacher
Altitude is a confounding factor within the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) due, in part, to the plasma volume (PV) response to hypoxia. Here, a newly developed PV blood test is applied to assess the possible efficacy of reducing the influence of PV on the volumetric ABP markers; haemoglobin concentration ([Hb]) and the OFF-score. Endurance athletes (n=34) completed a 21-night simulated live-high train-low (LHTL) protocol (14 h.d-1 at 3000 m). Bloods were collected twice pre-altitude; at days 3, 8, and 15 at altitude; and 1, 7, 21, and 42 days post-altitude...
February 19, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431548/impact-of-energy-availability-health-and-sex-on-hemoglobin-mass-responses-following-lhth-altitude-training-in-elite-female-and-male-distance-athletes
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Ida A Heikura, Louise M Burke, Dan Bergland, Arja L T Uusitalo, Antti A Mero, Trent Stellingwerff
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effects of sex, energy availability (EA), and health status on the change in hemoglobin mass (ΔHbmass) in elite endurance athletes over ~3 to 4 weeks of Live-High/Train-High altitude training (Flagstaff, AZ, 2135m; n=27 females; n=21 males; 27% 2016 Olympians). METHODS: Pre- and post-camp Hbmass (optimized CO re-breathing method) and iron status were measured, EA was estimated via food and training logs and Low Energy Availability in Females Questionnaire (LEAF-Q) and a general injury/illness questionnaire was completed...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423544/high-intensity-interval-training-in-hypoxia-does-not-affect-muscle-hif-responses-to-acute-hypoxia-in-humans
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Stefan De Smet, Gommaar D'Hulst, Chiel Poffé, Ruud Van Thienen, Emanuele Berardi, Peter Hespel
PURPOSE: The myocellular response to hypoxia is primarily regulated by hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs). HIFs thus conceivably are implicated in muscular adaptation to altitude training. Therefore, we investigated the effect of hypoxic versus normoxic training during a period of prolonged hypoxia ('living high') on muscle HIF activation during acute ischaemia. METHODS: Ten young male volunteers lived in normobaric hypoxia for 5 weeks (5 days per week, ~ 15.5 h per day, Fi O2 : 16...
April 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364531/maturation-periods-for-coffea-arabica-cultivars-and-their-implications-for-yield-and-quality-in-brazil
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Lucas Eduardo de Oliveira Aparecido, Glauco de Souza Rolim, José Reinaldo da Silva Cabral de Moraes, Taynara Tuany Borges Valeriano, Guilherme Henrique Expedido Lense
BACKGROUND: Climatic conditions directly affect the maturation period of coffee plantations, affecting yield and beverage quality. The quality of coffee beverages is highly correlated with the length of fruit maturation, which is strongly influenced by meteorological elements. The objective was to estimate the probable times of graining and maturation of the main coffee varieties in Brazil and to quantify the influences of climate on coffee maturation. We used degree days to estimate flowering/graining periods (green fruit) and flowering/maturation periods (cherry fruit) for all cultivars...
January 24, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346162/specificity-of-live-high-train-low-altitude-training-on-exercise-performance
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Jacob Bejder, Nikolai Baastrup Nordsborg
The novel hypothesis that "Live High-Train Low" (LHTL) does not improve sport-specific exercise performance (e.g., time trial) is discussed. Indeed, many studies demonstrate improved performance after LHTL but, unfortunately, control groups are often lacking, leaving open the possibility of training camp effects. Importantly, when control groups, blinding procedures, and strict scientific evaluation criteria are applied, LHTL has no detectable effect on performance.
April 2018: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342191/changes-in-balance-and-joint-position-sense-during-a-12-day-high-altitude-trek-the-british-services-dhaulagiri-medical-research-expedition
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Sarah B Clarke, Kevin Deighton, Caroline Newman, Gareth Nicholson, Liam Gallagher, Christopher J Boos, Adrian Mellor, David R Woods, John P O'Hara
Postural control and joint position sense are essential for safely undertaking leisure and professional activities, particularly at high altitude. We tested whether exposure to a 12-day trek with a gradual ascent to high altitude impairs postural control and joint position sense. This was a repeated measures observational study of 12 military service personnel (28±4 years). Postural control (sway velocity measured by a portable force platform) during standing balance, a Sharpened Romberg Test and knee joint position sense were measured, in England (113m elevation) and at 3 research camps (3619m, 4600m and 5140m) on a 12-day high altitude trek in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247024/is-live-high-train-low-altitude-training-relevant-for-elite-athletes-flawed-analysis-from-inaccurate-data
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Gregoire P Millet, Robert F Chapman, Olivier Girard, Franck Brocherie
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December 15, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202898/isolated-psychosis-during-exposure-to-very-high-and-extreme-altitude-characterisation-of-a-new-medical-entity
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Katharina Hüfner, Hermann Brugger, Eva Kuster, Franziska Dünsser, Agnieszka E Stawinoga, Rachel Turner, Iztok Tomazin, Barbara Sperner-Unterweger
BACKGROUND: Psychotic episodes during exposure to very high or extreme altitude have been frequently reported in mountain literature, but not systematically analysed and acknowledged as a distinct clinical entity. METHODS: Episodes reported above 3500 m altitude with possible psychosis were collected from the lay literature and provide the basis for this observational study. Dimensional criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders were used for psychosis, and the Lake Louise Scoring criteria for acute mountain sickness and high-altitude cerebral oedema (HACE)...
December 5, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189929/correction-to-the-effect-of-natural-or-simulated-altitude-training-on-high-intensity-intermittent-running-performance-in-team-sport-athletes-a-meta-analysis
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Michael J Hamlin, Catherine A Lizamore, Will G Hopkins
Page 10, Fig. 2: The filled circle labelled "3" was plotted inaccurately and should have been in the "harmful" section of the graph, as shown in the corrected version below.
November 30, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183280/using-a-monitoring-and-evaluation-framework-to-improve-study-efficiency-and-quality-during-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-infants-receiving-rotavirus-vaccination-in-el-alto-bolivia-the-infant-nutrition-inflammation-and-diarrheal-illness-nidi-study
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Anna M Aceituno, Kaitlyn K Stanhope, Paulina A Rebolledo, Rachel M Burke, Rita Revollo, Volga Iñiguez, Parminder S Suchdev, Juan S Leon
BACKGROUND: Implementing rigorous epidemiologic studies in low-resource settings involves challenges in participant recruitment and follow-up (e.g., mobile populations, distrust), biological sample collection (e.g., cold-chain, laboratory equipment scarcity) and data collection (e.g., literacy, staff training, and infrastructure). This article describes the use of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework to improve study efficiency and quality during participant engagement, and biological sample and data collection in a longitudinal cohort study of Bolivian infants...
November 28, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161094/the-effect-of-resistance-training-in-a-hypoxic-chamber-on-physical-performance-in-elite-rugby-athletes
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Brad Mayo, Cory Miles, Stacy Sims, Matthew Driller
Mayo, Brad, Cory Miles, Stacy Sims, and Matthew Driller. The effect of resistance training in a hypoxic chamber on physical performance in elite rugby athletes. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.-Limited research suggests that muscle adaptations may be enhanced through resistance training in a hypoxic environment. Seventeen professional rugby union athletes (age [mean ± SD], 24 ± 3 years; body mass, 98.7 ± 12.8 kg; and height, 188.9 ± 7.9 cm), performed 12 resistance training sessions over a 3-week period...
November 21, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
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