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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898314/effect-of-micro-aeration-and-inoculum-type-on-the-biodegradation-of-lignocellulosic-substrate
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P Tsapekos, P G Kougias, S A Vasileiou, G Lyberatos, I Angelidaki
The effect of various micro-aeration strategies on the anaerobic digestion (AD) of wheat straw was thoroughly examined using a mixture of inocula, containing compost and well digested sludge from biogas plant. The aim was to determine the most efficient oxygen load, pulse repetition and treatment duration, resulting in the highest methane production. The oxygen load had the largest impact on the biodegradability of straw, among the examined variables. More specifically, a micro-aeration intensity of 10mLO2/gVS was identified as the critical threshold above which the AD performance was more susceptible to instability...
November 22, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871205/the-effects-of-two-different-swimming-training-periodization-on-physiological-parameters-at-various-exercise-intensities
#2
Vicente Javier Clemente-Suárez, Athanasios Dalamitros, João Ribeiro, Ana Sousa, Ricardo J Fernandes, J Paulo Vilas-Boas
This study analysed the effects of two different periodization strategies on physiological parameters at various exercise intensities in competitive swimmers. Seventeen athletes of both sexes were divided to two groups, the traditional periodization (TPG, n = 7) and the reverse periodization group (RPG, n = 10). Each group followed a 10-week training period based on the two different periodization strategies. Before and after training, swimming velocity (SV), energy expenditure (EE), energy cost (EC) and percentage of aerobic (%Aer) and anaerobic (%An) energy contribution to the swimming intensities corresponding to the aerobic threshold (AerT), the anaerobic threshold (AnT) and the velocity at maximal oxygen uptake (vVO2max) were measured...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865913/tio2-uv-based-photocatalytic-pretreatment-of-wheat-straw-for-biogas-production
#3
Merlin Alvarado-Morales, Panagiotis Tsapekos, Muhammad Awais, Muhammad Gulfraz, Irini Angelidaki
The present study deals with the application of an advanced oxidation process combining UV irradiation in the presence of the photocatalyst titanium dioxide (TiO2), as an effective pretreatment method of wheat straw as means for increasing its biodegradability for increased biogas production by anaerobic digestion (AD). Especially attention was paid in oxidation of the lignin in straw, besides release the sugars from the lignocellulosic structure of straw. Specifically, four different TiO2 concentrations (0...
November 16, 2016: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865723/mechanisms-of-effort-intolerance-in-patients-with-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-combined-echocardiography-and-cardiopulmonary-stress%C3%A2-protocol
#4
Michal Laufer-Perl, Yaniv Gura, Jason Shimiaie, Jack Sherez, Gregg S Pressman, Galit Aviram, Simon Maltais, Ricki Megidish, Amir Halkin, Meirav Ingbir, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Yan Topilsky
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate mechanisms of effort intolerance in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). BACKGROUND: Combined stress echocardiography and cardiopulmonary testing allows assessment of cardiac function, hemodynamics, and oxygen extraction (A-Vo2 difference). METHODS: Using semirecumbent bicycle exercise, 20 patients with rheumatic MS (valve area 1.36 ± 0.4 cm(2)) were compared to 20 control subjects at 4 pre-defined activity stages (rest, unloaded, anaerobic threshold, and peak)...
November 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856303/effects-of-tibetan-turnip-brassica-rapa-l-on-promoting-hypoxia-tolerance-in-healthy-humans
#5
Bingquan Chu, Chun Chen, Jiaojie Li, Xiaojian Chen, Yunhong Li, Weimin Tang, Lu Jin, Ying Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tibetan turnip (Brassica rapa L.), widely distributed in Tibet region, is an edible and medical plant with effects of "tonic and anti-hypoxia" "heat-clearing and detoxification" and "alleviating fatigue" according to traditional Tibetan medical books. AIM OF THE STUDY: This research systematically studied the effects of Tibetan turnip on promoting hypoxia-tolerance in humans and the mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 7-day, self-control and single-blind human feeding trial was conducted among 27 healthy subjects with 8 males and 10 females in feeding group fed with 7...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848017/effects-of-a-12-week-short-interval-intermittent-low-intensity-slow-jogging-program-on-skeletal-muscle-fat-infiltration-and-fitness-in-older-adults-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Masahiro Ikenaga, Yosuke Yamada, Yujiro Kose, Kazuhiro Morimura, Yasuki Higaki, Akira Kiyonaga, Hiroaki Tanaka
PURPOSE: We developed a short-interval, low-intensity, slow-jogging (SJ) program consisting of sets of 1 min of SJ at walking speed and 1 min of walking. We aimed to examine the effects of an easily performed SJ program on skeletal muscle, fat infiltration, and fitness in older adults. METHODS: A total of 81 community-dwelling, independent, older adults (70.8 ± 4.0 years) were randomly assigned to the SJ or control group. The SJ group participants were encouraged to perform 90 min of SJ at their anaerobic threshold (AT) intensity and 90 min of walking intermittently per week...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832671/exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-coronary-disease-training-impulse-or-modalities
#7
P-M Leprêtre, M Ghannem, M Bulvestre, S Ahmaidi, S Delanaud, T Weissland, P Lopes
To compare the effects of 2 short programs with similar training load (TL), based on combined aerobic - resistance training (CT) or aerobic training (AT) on cardiorespiratory responses, 32 patients with coronary heart disease (CHD: 63.8±8.0y, 1.73±0.06 m, 84.8±15.9 kg, Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: 0.53±0.8) performed 4 weeks of exercise rehabilitation based on CT (n=16) or AT (n=16). Maximal tolerated power (MTP), peak values of oxygen uptake (VO2peak) and heart rate (HRpeak), anaerobic threshold (VT1) were determined during an incremental cycling exercise test before and after training periods...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818071/evaluating-an-anaerobic-digestion-ad-feedstock-derived-from-a-novel-non-source-segregated-municipal-solid-waste-msw-product
#8
L I Blake, F A Halim, C Gray, R Mair, D A C Manning, P Sallis, H Hutchinson, N D Gray
In many nations industrial scale AD of non-agricultural waste materials (such as MSW) has not yet reached its full potential, often constrained by the lack of secure, inexpensive, high quality AD feedstocks, and markets for the resulting digestate material. We tested the output material of a high throughput novel industrial process to define its potential as an AD feedstock (based on quality and consistency). This process, designed to circumvent the constraints of source segregation while still generating segregated waste streams, resulted in the production of a temporally homogenous fibrous material with: an average moisture content of 44...
November 3, 2016: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810297/small-unrepaired-ventricular-septal-defects-reveal-poor-exercise-capacity-compared-with-healthy-peers-a-prospective-cohort-study
#9
Marie Maagaard, Johan Heiberg, Vibeke E Hjortdal
BACKGROUND: Small ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are considered to be without hemodynamic influence and most remain unrepaired. However, studies recently described late cardiac adverse consequences that could potentially affect functional capacity. Yet, this has never been assessed in adulthood. Therefore, the aim was to determine peak exercise capacity in adults with small VSDs compared with healthy, matched controls. METHODS: In a prospective, cohort study we included patients with unrepaired VSDs and healthy controls, (age 18 to 40years)...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804933/-the-value-of-volatile-fatty-acids-citrulline-and-malondialdehyde-for-diagnosis-of-suppurative-cholangitis-in-obstructive-jaundice-and-choosing-of-optimal-surgical-approach-with-commentary
#10
A K Gagua, A I Strel'nikov, K S Val'kov
AIM: To define the role of volatile fatty acids, citrulline and malondialdehyde for diagnosis of suppurative cholangitis in obstructive jaundice and to define optimal surgical approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the results of examination and treatment of 87 patients with different hepatopancreatobiliary pathology complicated by obstructive jaundice. It was determined blood concentration and range of volatile fatty acids which are metabolites of facultative anaerobic and obligate anaerobic bacterial pathogens...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765184/effect-of-aldosterone-antagonism-on%C3%A2-exercise-tolerance-in-heart-failure-with%C3%A2-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Wojciech Kosmala, Aleksandra Rojek, Monika Przewlocka-Kosmala, Leah Wright, Andrzej Mysiak, Thomas H Marwick
BACKGROUND: Impaired functional capacity is a hallmark of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Despite the association of HFpEF with reduced myocardial compliance attributed to fibrosis, spironolactone has not been shown to alter outcomes-perhaps reflecting the heterogeneity of underlying pathological mechanisms. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to identify improvement in exercise capacity with spironolactone in the subset of patients with HFpEF with exercise-induced increase in ratio between early mitral inflow velocity and mitral annular early diastolic velocity (E/e') reflecting elevation of left ventricular (LV) filling pressure...
October 25, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753997/ed-07-2-to-lift-walk-or-run-what-is-the-optimal-mode-of-exercise-to-reduce-hypertension-and-prevent-cardiovascular-disease
#12
Peter Kokkinos
A plethora of evidence exists supporting that structured aerobic exercise or activities that increase cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) lower resting blood pressure (BP) in patients with hypertension (HTN). Relatively few studies have assessed the effects of anaerobic or resistance exercise on BP. Thus, its role in managing HTN is not defined. Also, possible risks related with exercise in hypertensive patients have not been adequately addressed.In addition to lowering BP, CRF attenuates the incidence of HTN. A substantial part of the age-related progression to HTN is not an inevitable outcome of aging as once thought, but a consequence of lifestyle characterized by high-fat/salt diets and physical inactivity...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747790/fat-utilization-during-high-intensity-exercise-when-does-it-end
#13
Ratko Peric, Marco Meucci, Zoran Nikolovski
BACKGROUND: This study examined substrate oxidation at high-intensity exercise and aimed to determine when fat oxidation ends (FATmin). We hypothesized the existence of a connection between the anaerobic threshold (AnT) and FATmin point. METHODS: Breath-by-breath data obtained from indirect calorimetry during a graded treadmill test were used to measure substrate oxidation and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) on 47 males (30 athletes (ATL) and 17 non-athletes (NATL))...
December 2016: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746769/the-evolving-role-of-coliforms-as-indicators-of-unhygienic-processing-conditions-in-dairy-foods
#14
Nicole H Martin, Aljoša Trmčić, Tsung-Han Hsieh, Kathryn J Boor, Martin Wiedmann
Testing for coliforms has a long history in the dairy industry and has helped to identify raw milk and dairy products that may have been exposed to unsanitary conditions. Coliform standards are included in a number of regulatory documents (e.g., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance). As a consequence, detection above a threshold of members of this method-defined, but diverse, group of bacteria can result in a wide range of regulatory outcomes. Coliforms are defined as aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, Gram negative, non-sporeforming rods capable of fermenting lactose to produce gas and acid within 48 h at 32-35°C; 19 genera currently include at least some strains that represent coliforms...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742182/discriminating-circulatory-problems-from-deconditioning-echocardiogram-and-cardio-pulmonary-exercise-test-analysis
#15
Zach Rozenbaum, Shafik Khoury, Galit Aviram, Yaniv Gura, Jack Sherez, Avi Man, Jason Shimiaie, Thierry Le Tourneau, Amir Halkin, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Yan Topilsky
BACKGROUND: Discriminating circulatory problems with reduced stroke volume from de-conditioning in which the muscles cannot consume O2 normally by gas exchange parameters is difficult. METHODS: We performed combined stress echo and cardio-pulmonary (CPET) tests in 110 patients (20 normal effort capacity, 54 attenuated stroke volume response, 36 de-conditioning) to evaluate multiple hemodynamic parameters and oxygen content difference (A-VO2 Difference) in four predefined activity levels to assess which of the gas measures may help in the discrimination...
October 11, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721367/a-pair-of-identical-twins-discordant-for-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-differ-in-physiological-parameters-and-gut-microbiome-composition
#16
Ludovic Giloteaux, Maureen R Hanson, Betsy A Keller
BACKGROUND Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) present with profound fatigue, flu-like symptoms, pain, cognitive impairment, orthostatic intolerance, and post-exertional malaise (PEM), and exacerbation of some or all of the baseline symptoms. CASE REPORT We report on a pair of 34-year-old monozygotic twins discordant for ME/CFS, with WELL, the non-affected twin, and ILL, the affected twin. Both twins performed a two-day cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET), pre- and post-exercise blood samples were drawn, and both provided stool samples for biochemical and molecular analysis...
October 10, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676142/post-exercise-neurovascular-control-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
#17
T S Nobre, R V Groehs, L F Azevedo, L M Antunes-Correa, D G Martinez, M J N N Alves, C E Negrao
It remains unknown whether or not a reduction in muscle sympathetic nerve activity in heart failure patients is associated over time with the effects of long- or short-term repeated exercise. 10 chronic heart failure patients, age 49±3 years old, functional class I-III NYHA, ejection fraction <40% were randomly submitted to either an acute bout of moderate continuous exercise OR high-intensity interval exercise. Muscle sympathetic nerve activity (microneurography) and forearm blood flow (venous occlusion plethysmography) were evaluated pre- and post-exercise sessions...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664807/endothelial-function-and-arterial-stiffness-relate-to-functional-outcomes-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-fontan-survivors
#18
Bryan H Goldstein, Elaine M Urbina, Philip R Khoury, Zhiqian Gao, Michelle A Amos, Wayne A Mays, Andrew N Redington, Bradley S Marino
BACKGROUND: Fontan survivors demonstrate diminished vascular function and functional outcomes, but the relationships between these measures have not been established. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 60 Fontan survivors (52% male) with a mean age of 13.9±4.1 years and mean Fontan duration of 9.9±4.2 years. Multimodality assessment of endothelial function (reactive hyperemia index and flow-mediated dilation) and arterial stiffness (augmentation index and baseline pulse amplitude) was performed with peripheral arterial tonometry and brachial flow-mediated dilation...
September 24, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642908/ed-07-2-to-lift-walk-or-run-what-is-the-optimal-mode-of-exercise-to-reduce-hypertension-and-prevent-cardiovascular-disease
#19
Peter Kokkinos
A plethora of evidence exists supporting that structured aerobic exercise or activities that increase cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) lower resting blood pressure (BP) in patients with hypertension (HTN). Relatively few studies have assessed the effects of anaerobic or resistance exercise on BP. Thus, its role in managing HTN is not defined. Also, possible risks related with exercise in hypertensive patients have not been adequately addressed.In addition to lowering BP, CRF attenuates the incidence of HTN. A substantial part of the age-related progression to HTN is not an inevitable outcome of aging as once thought, but a consequence of lifestyle characterized by high-fat/salt diets and physical inactivity...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600918/test-retest-reliability-and-four-week-changes-in-cardiopulmonary-fitness-in-stroke-patients-evaluation-using-a-robotics-assisted-tilt-table
#20
Jittima Saengsuwan, Lucia Berger, Corina Schuster-Amft, Tobias Nef, Kenneth J Hunt
BACKGROUND: Exercise testing devices for evaluating cardiopulmonary fitness in patients with severe disability after stroke are lacking, but we have adapted a robotics-assisted tilt table (RATT) for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). Using the RATT in a sample of patients after stroke, this study aimed to investigate test-retest reliability and repeatability of CPET and to prospectively investigate changes in cardiopulmonary outcomes over a period of four weeks. METHODS: Stroke patients with all degrees of disability underwent 3 separate CPET sessions: 2 tests at baseline (TB1 and TB2) and 1 test at follow up (TF)...
September 6, 2016: BMC Neurology
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