Physical Activity and Serum Cytokines Levels in Depressed Individuals - Gender Differences
Carolina David Wiener, Fernanda Fedrotti, Jean Pierre Oses, Karen Jansen, Diogo Rizzato Lara, Ricardo Azevedo da Silva and Jeronimo Costa Branco
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 26, 2018
The efficacy of physical activity on the reduction of depressive symptoms may be attributed to its impact over neuroinflammatory mechanisms. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between habitual practice of physical activities and serum cytokines levels in individuals diagnosed with depression....
The "2-2-2" Early Mobilization Protocol in Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Pilot Case Series
Frederic Lavoie, Lydia Mychaltchouk and Jean-Olivier Tetreault-Paquin
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 19, 2018
Accelerated functional rehabilitation for acute Achilles tendon rupture has been supported by various studies, both as a stand-alone conservative treatment, as well as post-operative protocol. The following pilot case series questioned whether a simple home-based incremental intensity rehabilitation program involving early mobilization would allow for results similar to surgical treatment and other conservative treatment protocols upon comparison of re-rupture rates, residual pain, treatment sat...
Functional Training Protocol in Men with Prostate Cancer: A Non-Randomized Clinical Trial
Taysi Seemann, Anke Bergmann, Leonessa Boing, Magnus Benetti, Melissa de Carvalho Souza Vieira and Adriana Coutinho de Azevedo Guimaraes
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 15, 2018
Prostate cancer treatment is associated with side effects including urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depressive symptoms, and a decrease in physical function. Physical exercise has been considered beneficial in countering these side effects. We believe that supervised exercise programs may be an efficient alternative to treatment and rehabilitation in these patients....
The Effects of Pre-Exercise Blood Glucose on Responses to Short Duration High Intensity Exercise
Emma Swanwick and Martyn Matthews
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 08, 2018
Carbohydrate ingestion prior to exercise has been the subject of much debate over the last few decades with a range of individual responses observed with different carbohydrate loads, across a time period of 15-75 minutes pre-exercise. It has been argued that pre-exercise carbohydrate feeding, and subsequent insulin response, added to the onset of moderate intensity exercise can lead to hypoglycaemia (defined as a blood glucose level below 3.9 mm/L)....