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aerobic training asthma

Cristina de Oliveira Francisco, Swati Anil Bhatawadekar, Jessica Babineau, W Darlene Reid, Azadeh Yadollahi
INTRODUCTION: Nocturnal worsening of asthma symptoms is a common feature of asthma. Physical exercise training improves general asthma control; however, there is no evidence showing the effects of physical exercise on nocturnal asthma symptoms. Indeed, asthma patients with daytime and nighttime symptoms are physiologically different, and thus the effects of physical exercise on asthma may also be different in these two groups. The objective of this systematic review is to explore the effects of physical exercise on nocturnal asthma symptoms...
2018: PloS One
Felipe A R Mendes, Andrezza França-Pinto, Milton A Martins, Alberto Cukier, Rafael Stelmach, Pedro Giavina-Bianchi, Celso R F Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether patients with moderate-to-severe asthma who commence an exercise training program in winter or summer show differences in exercise capacity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and asthma symptoms. METHODS: Forty-two consecutive subjects visiting the outpatient clinic were enrolled in the 17-week rehabilitation program. One group of patients received the intervention from summer to winter (SWG, n = 21), and the other group participated from winter to summer (WSG, n = 21)...
October 5, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Herbert Löllgen, Dieter Leyk
BACKGROUND: Bicycle and treadmill exercise tests are used in sports medicine and occupational medicine to detect latent disease, to monitor treatment, and to measure patients' physical performance ability and reserve. In this review, we describe the indications, contraindications, and manner of performance of these tests, along with the variables tested, criteria for evaluation, (sub)maximal stress, and the factors that affect these tests, including age, sex, and medications. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective literature search and on the ergometry guidelines of four medical specialty societies...
June 15, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Walid K Abdelbasset, Saud F Alsubaie, Sayed A Tantawy, Tamer I Abo Elyazed, Dalia M Kamel
Background: It has been documented that aerobic exercise may increase pulmonary functions and aerobic capacity, but limited data has evaluated a child's satisfaction and pediatric quality of life (PQoL) with exercise training. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effects of moderate-intensity exercise training on asthmatic school-aged children. Subjects and methods: This study included 38 school-aged children with asthma (23 males and 15 females) aged between 8-12 years...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
Patrícia Duarte Freitas, Aline Grandi Silva, Palmira Gabriele Ferreira, Analuci DA Silva, João Marcos Salge, Regina Maria Carvalho-Pinto, Alberto Cukier, Claudia M Brito, Marcio C Mancini, Celso R F Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Obese adults with asthma have an increased number of comorbidities and reduced daily life physical activity (DLPA), which may worsen asthma symptoms. Exercise is recommended to improve asthma outcomes; however, the benefits of exercise for psychosocial comorbidities and physical activity levels in obese adults with asthma have been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the effects of exercise on DLPA, asthma symptoms, and psychosocial comorbidities in obese adults with asthma...
July 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Kim D Lu, Dan Cooper, Fadia Haddad, Frank Zaldivar, Monica Kraft, Shlomit Radom-Aizik
BackgroundPoor aerobic fitness is associated with worsening of asthma symptoms, and fitness training may improve asthma control. The mechanism linking fitness with asthma is not known. We hypothesized that repeated bouts of exercise would lead to a downregulation of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) expression on circulating leukocytes, reflecting a reduced responsiveness to stress.MethodsIn a prospective exercise training intervention of healthy and asthmatic adolescents, GR expression in leukocytes was measured using flow cytometry in response to an acute exercise challenge before and after the exercise training intervention...
August 2017: Pediatric Research
Zuzana Kováčiková, Katerina Neumannova, Jana Rydlova, Lucia Bizovská, Miroslav Janura
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary rehabilitation is mainly focused on exercise training and breathing retraining in children with asthma. Conversely, balance training is not usually recommended for the treatment, although postural deficits were found in these patients. Therefore, this study assessed the effect of balance training intervention on postural stability in children with asthma. METHODS: Nineteen children with mild intermittent asthma (age 11.1 ± 2.1 years, height 147...
May 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Shehab M Abd El-Kader, Osama H Al-Jiffri, Eman M Ashmawy, Riziq Allah M Gaowgzeh
BACKGROUND: Obesity and asthma are an important public health problem in Saudi Arabia. An increasing body of data supports the hypothesis that obesity is a risk factor for asthma. Asthma appears to be associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) due to long-term use of corticosteroids. Studies recently showed that weight bearing exercise training can increase mineral bone density, reduce weight and improve metabolic control. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to measure the effects of treadmill walking exercises on bone mineral status and inflammatory cytokines in obese asthmatic patients treated with long term intake of corticosteroids...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
Patricia D Freitas, Palmira G Ferreira, Aline G Silva, Rafael Stelmach, Regina M Carvalho-Pinto, Frederico L A Fernandes, Marcio C Mancini, Maria N Sato, Milton A Martins, Celso R F Carvalho
RATIONALE: Clinical control is difficult to achieve in obese patients with asthma. Bariatric surgery has been recommended for weight loss and to improve asthma control; however, the benefits of nonsurgical interventions have been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of exercise training in a weight-loss program on asthma control, quality of life, inflammatory biomarkers, and lung function. METHODS: Fifty-five obese patients with asthma were randomly assigned to either a weight-loss program plus exercise (WL + E group, n = 28) or a weight-loss program plus sham (WL + S group, n = 27), where the weight-loss program included nutrition (caloric restriction) and psychological therapies...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Ricardo Wesley Alberca-Custódio, Flávia Regina Greiffo, BreAnne MacKenzie, Manoel Carneiro Oliveira-Junior, Adilson Santos Andrade-Sousa, Gustavo Silveira Graudenz, Angela Batista Gomes Santos, Nilsa Regina Damaceno-Rodrigues, Hugo Caire Castro-Faria-Neto, Fernanda Magalhaes Arantes-Costa, Milton De Arruda Martins, Asghar Abbasi, Chin Jia Lin, Marco Idzko, Ana Paula Ligeiro Oliveira, Hinnak Northoff, Rodolfo Paula Vieira
INTRODUCTION: Leukotrienes (LTs) play a central role in asthma. Low- to moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (AE) reduces asthmatic inflammation in clinical studies and in experimental models. This study investigated whether AE attenuates LT pathway activation in an ovalbumin (OVA) model of asthma. METHODS: Sixty-four male, BALB/c mice were distributed into Control, Exercise (Exe), OVA, and OVA + Exe groups. Treadmill training was performed at moderate intensity, 5×/week, 1 h/session for 4 weeks...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
C C de Araújo, P S Marques, J D Silva, C S Samary, A L da Silva, I Henriques, M A Antunes, M V de Oliveira, R C Goldenberg, M M Morales, I Abreu, B L Diaz, N N Rocha, V L Capelozzi, P R M Rocco
Experimental studies have reported that aerobic exercise after asthma induction reduces lung inflammation and remodeling. Nevertheless, no experimental study has analyzed whether regular/moderate aerobic training before the induction of allergic asthma may prevent these inflammatory and remodeling processes. For this purpose, BALB/c mice (n = 96) were assigned into non-trained and trained groups. Trained animals ran on a motorized treadmill at moderate intensity, 30 min/day, 3 times/week, for 8 weeks, and were further randomized into subgroups to undergo ovalbumin sensitization and challenge or receive saline using the same protocol...
November 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Shaw Bronner, Emma Codman, Dana Hash-Campbell, Sheyi Ojofeitimi
The aerobic demands of today's dance repertoire warrant understanding of the current cardiorespiratory fitness of dancers. The purpose of this study was to compare aerobic fitness levels of professional and pre-professional modern dancers and determine change over time. A retrospective analysis of four groups, two professional, and two pre-professional, was conducted in preseason annual screens, occurring before the professional dancers' rehearsal period and the students' academic training. Resting (HRrest), peak (HRpeak), and recovery (HRrecov) heart rate, and blood pressure (BP) were compared in 577 dancers, using an accelerated 3-minute step test...
March 2016: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Breanne Mackenzie, Adilson Santos Andrade-Sousa, Manoel Carneiro Oliveira-Junior, Erasmo Assumpção-Neto, Maysa Alves Rodrigues Brandão-Rangel, Adriano Silva-Renno, Alana Santos-Dias, Sanja Cicko, Melanie Grimm, Tobias Müller, Ana Paula Ligeiro Oliveira, Milton Arruda Martins, Marco Idzko, Rodolfo Paula Vieira
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated the effects of aerobic exercise (AE) on both the maturation of dendritic cells (DC) and the activation of lymphocytes in a mouse model of chronic allergic airway inflammation. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice distributed into control, exercise, ovalbumin (OVA), and OVA + exercise groups were submitted to OVA sensitization and challenge. Treadmill training was performed for 4 wk, and mice were assessed for classical features of chronic allergic airway inflammation as well as dendritic cell activation and T-lymphocyte response...
August 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Stefano R Del Giacco, Vanessa Garcia-Larsen
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April 2016: Evidence-based Medicine
Fabien Pillard, Michel Lavit, Valérie Lauwers Cances, Jacques Rami, Georges Houin, Alain Didier, Daniel Rivière
BACKGROUND: Salbutamol abuse detection by athletes is based on a urinary upper threshold defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). However, this threshold was determined in healthy, untrained individuals and after a dose of salbutamol inhaled that might not really mirror the condition of asthmatic athletes and the experts's guidelines for asthma management. We aimed to revise this threshold in accordance with recommended clinical practice (that appear to be different from the actual WADA recommendation) and in exercise conditions...
December 24, 2015: Respiratory Research
Patricia D Freitas, Palmira G Ferreira, Analuci da Silva, Sonia Trecco, Rafael Stelmach, Alberto Cukier, Regina Carvalho-Pinto, João Marcos Salge, Frederico L A Fernandes, Marcio C Mancini, Milton A Martins, Celso R F Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Asthma and obesity are public health problems with increasing prevalence worldwide. Clinical and epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that obese asthmatics have worse clinical control and health related quality of life (HRQL) despite an optimized medical treatment. Bariatric surgery is successful to weight-loss and improves asthma control; however, the benefits of nonsurgical interventions remain unknown. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized controlled trial with 2-arms parallel...
October 21, 2015: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Evelim L F D Gomes, Celso R F Carvalho, Fabiana Sobral Peixoto-Souza, Etiene Farah Teixeira-Carvalho, Juliana Fernandes Barreto Mendonça, Roberto Stirbulov, Luciana Maria Malosá Sampaio, Dirceu Costa
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to determine whether aerobic exercise involving an active video game system improved asthma control, airway inflammation and exercise capacity in children with moderate to severe asthma. DESIGN: A randomized, controlled, single-blinded clinical trial was carried out. Thirty-six children with moderate to severe asthma were randomly allocated to either a video game group (VGG; N = 20) or a treadmill group (TG; n = 16). Both groups completed an eight-week supervised program with two weekly 40-minute sessions...
2015: PloS One
Mariana Mazzuca Reimberg, Rejane Agnelo Silva Castro, Jessyca Pachi Rodrigues Selman, Aline Santos Meneses, Fabiano Politti, Márcia Carvalho Mallozi, Gustavo Falbo Wandalsen, Dirceu Solé, Kátia De Angelis, Simone Dal Corso, Fernanda Cordoba Lanza
BACKGROUND: Individuals with chronic lung disease are more susceptible to present reduction in exercise tolerance and muscles strength not only due to pulmonary limitations but also due systemic repercussions of the pulmonary disease. The aim of this study is to assess the physical capacity, peripheral muscle function, physical activity in daily life, and the inflammatory markers in children and adolescents with asthma after pulmonary rehabilitation program. METHOD: This is a study protocol of randomized controlled trial in asthmatic patients between 6 to 18 years old...
August 13, 2015: Trials
Mariana Couto, Paulo Santos, Diana Silva, Luís Delgado, André Moreira
BACKGROUND: Cooling of the airways and inflammation have been pointed as possible mechanisms for exercise-induced asthma (EIA). We aimed to investigate the effect of training and asthma on exhaled breath temperature (EBT) of elite swimmers. METHODS: Elite swimmers annually screened (skin prick tests, spirometry before and after salbutamol inhalation, induced sputum cell counts, and methacholine bronchial challenge) at our department (n = 27) were invited to this prospective study...
September 2015: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Andrezza França-Pinto, Felipe A R Mendes, Regina Maria de Carvalho-Pinto, Rosana Câmara Agondi, Alberto Cukier, Rafael Stelmach, Beatriz M Saraiva-Romanholo, Jorge Kalil, Milton A Martins, Pedro Giavina-Bianchi, Celso R F Carvalho
BACKGROUND: The benefits of aerobic training for the main features of asthma, such as bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) and inflammation, are poorly understood. We investigated the effects of aerobic training on BHR (primary outcome), serum inflammatory cytokines (secondary outcome), clinical control and asthma quality of life (Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ)) (tertiary outcomes). METHODS: Fifty-eight patients were randomly assigned to either the control group (CG) or the aerobic training group (TG)...
August 2015: Thorax
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