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Gabriela B David, Luana S Andrade, Gustavo Z Schaun, Cristine L Alberton
David, GB, Andrade, LS, Schaun, GZ, and Alberton, CL. HR, V[Combining Dot Above]O2, and RPE relationships in an aquatic incremental maximum test performed by young women. J Strength Cond Res 31(10): 2852-2858, 2017-The purpose of the study was to verify the relationship between oxygen uptake (V[Combining Dot Above]O2), heart rate (HR), rate of perceived exertion (RPE), and cadence (CAD) in an aquatic incremental maximum test performed during a water-based stationary running exercise. The study also verified the best adjustments for these relationships (linear or polynomial)...
October 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Atefeh Aboutorabi, Mokhtar Arazpour, Mahmood Bahramizadeh, Farzam Farahmand, Reza Fadayevatan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Gait and balance disorders are common in the elderly populations, and their prevalence increases with age. This systematic review was performed to summarize the current evidence for subthreshold vibration interventions on postural control and gait in elderly. METHOD: A review of intervention studies including the following words in the title/abstract: insole, foot and ankle appliances, vibration, noise and elderly related to balance and gait...
September 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Puteri N F Hamdan, Nur Azah Hamzaid, Juliana Usman, Md Anamul Islam, Victor S P Kean, Ahmad K Abdul Wahab, Nazirah Hasnan, Glen M Davis
Previous research investigated recumbent cycle power output (PO) from the perspective of knee and hip joint biomechanics. However, ankle-foot biomechanics and, in particular, the effect of ankle-foot orthosis (AFO)-constrained movements on cycle PO has not been widely explored. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine whether AFOs of a fixed position (FP) and in dorsi-plantarflexion (DPF)-, dorsiflexion (DF)- and plantarflexion (PF)-constrained movements might influence PO during voluntary recumbent cycling exercises...
September 15, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
David Robert Howell, Anna Brilliant, Brant Berkstresser, Francis Wang, Joana Fraser, William Meehan
Quantitative gait measurements can identify persistent post-concussion impairments. However, their prognostic utility after injury to identify the likelihood of prolonged concussion symptoms remains unknown. Our objective was to examine if dual-task gait performance measures are independently associated with persistent (> 28 days) concussion symptoms among a sample of athletes. Sixty individuals diagnosed with a sport-related concussion were assessed within 10 days of their injury. Each participant completed a post-concussion symptom scale, injury history questionnaire, and a single/dual-task gait examination...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
Michael R Kramer, Nishi Bhagat, Susan J Back, Laura Poznick, Flemming Forsberg, Kassa Darge, John R Eisenbrey
BACKGROUND: In pediatrics, contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers high-quality imaging with an excellent safety profile. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of varying intravenous administration setups on in vitro enhancement and concentration of two commercially available ultrasound contrast agents, taking into consideration potential pediatric applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We quantified in vitro enhancement using a flow phantom (ATS Laboratories, Bridgeport, CT) and Acuson S3000 ultrasound system (Siemens Healthineers, Mountain View, CA) with a 9L4 probe in Cadence pulse sequencing mode...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
Hylton B Menz, Maria Auhl, Shannon E Munteanu
BACKGROUND: Footwear has the potential to influence balance in either a detrimental or beneficial manner, and is therefore an important consideration in relation to falls prevention. The objective of this study was to evaluate balance ability and gait patterns in older women while wearing prototype footwear and insoles designed to improve balance. METHODS: Older women (n = 30) aged 65 - 83 years (mean 74.4, SD 5.6) performed a series of laboratory tests of balance ability (postural sway on a foam rubber mat, limits of stability and tandem walking, measured with the Neurocom® Balance Master) and gait patterns (walking speed, cadence, step length and step width at preferred speed, measured with the GAITRite® walkway) while wearing (i) flexible footwear (Dunlop Volley™), (ii) their own footwear, and (iii) prototype footwear and insoles designed to improve dynamic balance...
September 11, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
Sarah L Coakley, Louis Passfield
Time-to-exhaustion (TTE) trials are used in a laboratory setting to measure endurance performance. However, there is some concern with their ecological validity compared with time-trials (TT). Consequently, we aimed to compare cycling performance in TTE and TT where the duration of the trials was matched. Seventeen trained male cyclists completed three TTE trials at 80, 100 and 105% of maximal aerobic power (MAP). On a subsequent visit they performed three TT over the same duration as the TTE. Participants were blinded to elapsed time, power output, cadence and heart rate (HR)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
Stephan Schulze, René Schwesig, Melanie Edel, Georg Fieseler, Karl-Stefan Delank, Souhail Hermassi, Kevin G Laudner
OBJECTIVE: To obtain spatiotemporal and dynamic running parameters of healthy participants and to identify relationships between running parameters, speed, and physical characteristics. METHOD: A dynamometric treadmill was used to collect running data among 417 asymptomatic subjects during speeds ranging from 10 to 24km/h. Spatiotemporal and dynamic running parameters were calculated and measured. RESULTS: Results of the analyses showed that assessing running parameters is dependent on running speed...
September 4, 2017: Human Movement Science
Emmanuel S Da Rocha, Marcos R Kunzler, Maarten F Bobbert, Jacques Duysens, Felipe P Carpes
Walking is one of the preferred exercises among elderly, but could a prolonged walking increase gait variability, a risk factor for a fall in the elderly? Here we determine whether 30 min of treadmill walking increases coefficient of variation of gait in elderly. Because gait responses to exercise depend on fitness level, we included 15 sedentary and 15 active elderly. Sedentary participants preferred a lower gait speed and made smaller steps than the actives. Step length coefficient of variation decreased ~16...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
Alyt Oppewal, Thessa I M Hilgenkamp
PURPOSE: Falling is an important health issue in adults with intellectual disabilities. Their cognitive and motor limitations may result in difficulties with dual tasking (walking and talking), which increases fall risk. Therefore, we assessed the dual task effect on gait in adults with intellectual disabilities, if this dual task effect is predictive for falls, and if this is more predictive than regular walking. METHOD: Gait characteristics of 31 adults with intellectual disabilities without Down syndrome were assessed with the GAITRite at comfortable speed and during dual tasking (conversation)...
September 3, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
Anirudh Nambiar, Ying Li, Andrew L Zydney
A number of groups have studied the application of continuous bioreactors and continuous chromatographic systems as part of efforts to develop an integrated continuous biomanufacturing process. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of using a countercurrent staged diafiltration process for continuous protein formulation with reduced buffer requirements. Experiments were performed using a polyclonal immunoglobulin (IgG) with Cadence(TM) Inline Concentrators. Model equations were developed for the product yield, impurity removal, and buffer requirements as a function of the number of stages and the stage conversion (ratio of permeate to feed flow rate)...
September 2, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Katrina M Turner, Rachel Winder, John L Campbell, David A Richards, Manish Gandhi, Chris M Dickens, Suzanne Richards
OBJECTIVE: To explore patients' and nurses' views on the feasibility and acceptability of providing psychological care within cardiac rehabilitation services. DESIGN: In-depth interviews analysed thematically. PARTICIPANTS: 18 patients and 7 cardiac nurses taking part in a pilot trial (CADENCE) of an enhanced psychological care intervention delivered within cardiac rehabilitation programmes by nurses to patients with symptoms of depression...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
Jun Sun, Yancheng Liu, Songhua Yan, Guanglei Cao, Shasha Wang, D Kevin Lester, Kuan Zhang
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is the most common osteoarthritis in lower limbs, and gait measurement is important to evaluate walking function of KOA patients before and after treatment. The third generation Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity (IDEEA3) is a portable gait analysis system to evaluate gaits. This study is to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of IDEEA3 for gait measurement of KOA patients. Meanwhile, gait differences between KOA patients and healthy subjects are examined. Twelve healthy volunteers were recruited for measurement comparison of gait cycle (GC), cadence, step length, velocity and step counts between a motion analysis system and a high-speed camera (GoPro Hero3)...
August 16, 2017: Gait & Posture
Taylor Jessica Marie Dick, James Michael Wakeling
When muscles contract, they bulge in thickness or in width to maintain a (nearly) constant volume. These dynamic shape changes are tightly linked to the internal constraints placed on individual muscle fibres and play a key functional role in modulating the mechanical performance of skeletal muscle by increasing its range of operating velocities. Yet to date, we have a limited understanding of the nature and functional implications of in vivo dynamic muscle shape change under submaximal conditions. This study determined how the in vivo changes in medial gastrocnemius (MG) fascicle velocity, pennation angle, muscle thickness and subsequent muscle gearing varied as a function of force and velocity...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
Sarah L Mullane, Meynard J L Toledo, Sarah A Rydell, Linda H Feltes, Brenna Vuong, Noe C Crespo, Mark A Pereira, Matthew P Buman
BACKGROUND: To identify social ecological correlates of objectively measured workplace sedentary behavior. METHODS: Participants from 24 worksites - across academic, industrial, and government sectors - wore an activPAL-micro accelerometer for 7-days (Jan-Nov 2016). Work time was segmented using daily logs. Sedentary behavior outcomes included time spent sitting, standing, in light intensity physical activity (LPA, stepping cadence <100 steps/min), and in prolonged sitting bouts (>30 min)...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Massimiliano Pau, Serena Mandaresu, Giuseppina Pilloni, Micaela Porta, Giancarlo Coghe, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Eleonora Cocco
In people with Multiple Sclerosis (pwMS) with little or no signs of disability, early detection of walking impairments represents a challenging issue, as simple gait metrics (e.g. speed, cadence, stride length, etc.) may not significantly differ from those of healthy individuals. In this study, we aimed to assess the existence of possible differences in spatial-temporal parameters and smoothness of gait measures (assessed through Harmonic Ratio, HR) obtained from trunk accelerations between 50pwMS without disability (Expanded Disability Status Scale score =1) and 50 age-matched healthy controls...
August 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
Bettina Wollesen, Katharine Scrivener, Kirsty Soles, Yaw Billy, Angela Leung, Felicity Martin, Nicholas Iconomou, Catherine McMahon, Catherine Dean
OBJECTIVES: Adults with "hearing loss" have an increased falls risks. There may be an association between hearing impairment and walking performance under dual-task (DT) and triple-task (TT) conditions. The aim of this study was to identify DT and TT effects on walking speed, step length, and cadence in adults with hearing impairment, previous falls, and physical limitations. DESIGN: The observational study included 73 community-dwelling older people seeking audiology services...
August 26, 2017: Ear and Hearing
N Mannering, T Young, T Spelman, P F Choong
OBJECTIVES: Whilst gait speed is variable between healthy and injured adults, the extent to which speed alone alters the 3D in vivo knee kinematics has not been fully described. The purpose of this prospective study was to understand better the spatiotemporal and 3D knee kinematic changes induced by slow compared with normal self-selected walking speeds within young healthy adults. METHODS: A total of 26 men and 25 women (18 to 35 years old) participated in this study...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Research
Roné Grobbelaar, Ranel Venter, Karen Estelle Welman
Over ground gait retraining in the reverse direction has shown to be beneficial for neurological rehabilitation, but has not yet been investigated in Parkinson's disease (PD). Backwards walking (BW) might be a useful training alternative to improve PD gait and possibly reduce fall risk during complex multi-directional daily activities. The primary aim was to compare the effect of an eight-week forward (FWG) and backwards (BWG) gait retraining program on gait parameters in PD individuals. Twenty-nine participants (aged 71...
August 18, 2017: Gait & Posture
Cassandra Kraaijenbrink, Riemer J K Vegter, Alexander H R Hensen, Heiko Wagner, Lucas H V van der Woude
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of an add-on handcycle, a crank system that can be placed in front of a wheelchair, handcycling was made widely available for daily life. With it, people go into town more easily, e.g. to do groceries; meet up with friends, etc. They have more independency and can be socially active. Our aim is to explore some settings of the handcycle, so that it can be optimally used as a transportation device. Therefore, the effects of cadence and added resistance on gross mechanical efficiency and force application during sub-maximal synchronous handcycling were investigated...
2017: PloS One
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