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Whole-body Cryotherapy

Anna Skrzek, Agnieszka Ciszek, Danuta Nowicka, Agnieszka Dębiec-Bąk
The aim of the work was to evaluate changes in selected skin parameters under the influence of low temperature. The tests were conducted on a group of 20 women using whole-body cryotherapy. The average age of participants was 58.7 ± 7.54 years; the average body weight 77.84 ± 16.01 kg, the mean BMI 30.14 ± 5.81, and the average body height 160.7 ± 6.48 cm. The tested parameters included hydration, lubrication, temperature, and pH of the skin. The skin measurements were made on the first and tenth treatment days, before and after leaving the whole-body cryo-chamber...
January 7, 2019: Cryobiology
Mackenzie O'Connor, Jordan V Wang, Anthony A Gaspari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2019: JAAD Case Reports
Wafa Douzi, Olivier Dupuy, Maxence Tanneau, Geoffroy Boucard, Romain Bouzigon, Benoit Dugué
Exercise training during evening may disturb sleep patterns and hinder recovery process. The present study aimed to examine the effect of whole body cryotherapy (WBC) exposure after training in the evening on sleep quality and night heart rate variability (HRV). A total of 22 physically active men were randomized to undergo either WBC (3-min at -40°C, wind speed of 2.3 m s-1 ) or passive recovery (control) following an evening training consisting of 25 min of continuous running at 65% of the maximal aerobic speed (MAS) followed by intermittent running at 85% of the MAS...
December 14, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
K Roszkowska, O Witkowska-Pilaszewicz, M Przewozny, A Cywinska
Whole body and partial body cryotherapies (WBC and PBC) have been successfully used in human medicine, and currently also are being proposed in veterinary practice.In horses, only the partial body cryotherapy provided in cryosauna is considered, due to the technical conditions. These therapies have been dedicated to human patients with rheumatic and inflammatory diseases as well as an assistance during training in athletes. The anti-inflammatory effects have been demonstrated clinically and indicated by the changes in several hematological and immunological parameters, however, various patterns have been described, depending on the protocols and the treating subjects...
December 12, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Marieke van Son, Max Peters, Marinus Moerland, Linda Kerkmeijer, Jan Lagendijk, Jochem van der Voort van Zyp
Over the last decades, primary prostate cancer radiotherapy saw improving developments, such as more conformal dose administration and hypofractionated treatment regimens. Still, prostate cancer recurrences after whole-gland radiotherapy remain common, especially in patients with intermediate- to high-risk disease. The vast majority of these patients are treated palliatively with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), which exposes them to harmful side-effects and is only effective for a limited amount of time...
December 3, 2018: Cancers
Mackenzie O'Connor, Jordan V Wang, Nazanin Saedi
This manuscript addresses the use of whole- and partial-body cryotherapy in aesthetic dermatology. Over the past several years, these have become trendy treatments that have been marketed for many purported benefits in overall skin appearance and skin health. With increased access through cryotherapy facilities and medical spas, whole- and partial-body cryotherapy have grown in popularity. Unfortunately, many of the advertised claims have little, if any, scientific evidence behind them. Here, we summarize the data available in the literature...
November 19, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Anna Straburzyńska-Lupa, Magdalena Paulina Kasprzak, Mateusz Wojciech Romanowski, Anna Kwaśniewska, Wojciech Romanowski, Maria Iskra, Radosław Rutkowski
Purpose: Patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have increased production of proinflammatory cytokines, increased oxidants, and decreased antioxidant capacity. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) at -110°C and -60°C, on disease activity, selected proinflammatory cytokines, and oxidative stress in patients with AS. Methods: Sixty-five patients with AS were recruited to one of three study procedures: WBC at -110°C, -60°C, or exercise therapy (non-WBC)...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Javier Rivera, María José Tercero, Javier Salas Salas, Julio Hernández Gimeno, Javier Sánchez Alejo
Evidence of symptomatic treatment for fibromyalgia (FM) is very low. Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) modulates different neurotransmitters, which might have a role in pain alleviation and could exert an effect on FM. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of WBC for the control of pain and impact of disease in FM. For this we run an open, randomized, crossover trial of Cryosense TCT™ cabin vs rest. Patients with FM according to ACR criteria were recruited consecutively from general practices. Trial endpoints were change (∆) in pain after 2 and 4 weeks, measured by a visual analogue scale (VAS), ∆ burden of disease, evaluated by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), and severity of FM, measured by the Combined Index of Severity of Fibromyalgia (ICAF)...
December 2018: Rheumatology International
Laura J Wilson, Lygeri Dimitriou, Frank A Hills, Marcela B Gondek, Emma Cockburn
PURPOSE: The use of cryotherapy as a recovery intervention is prevalent amongst athletes. Performance of high volume, heavy load resistance exercise is known to result in disturbances of muscle function, perceptual responses and blood borne parameters. Therefore, this study investigated the influence of cold water immersion (CWI), whole body cryotherapy (WBC) or a placebo (PL) intervention on markers of recovery following an acute resistance training session. METHODS: 24 resistance trained males were matched into a CWI (10 min at 10 °C), WBC (3- and 4 min at - 85 °C) or PL group before completing a lower body resistance training session...
January 2019: European Journal of Applied Physiology
G Polidori, S Cuttell, L Hammond, D Langdon, F Legrand, R Taiar, F C Boyer, J T Costello
The aim of this study was to investigate how body thermal resistance between sexes evolves over time in the recovery period after a WBC session and to show how this parameter should be considered as a key parameter in WBC protocols. Eighteen healthy participants volunteered for the study (10 males and 8 females). Temperature (core and skin) were recorded pre- and post (immediately and every 5 min until 35 min post) exposure to a single bout of WBC (30 s at -60 °C, 150 s at -110 °C). From both core and skin temperatures a bio-heat transfer model was applied which led to the analytical formulation of the body thermal resistance...
November 2018: Medical Hypotheses
J Rymaszewska, K M Urbanska, D Szczesniak, B Stanczykiewicz, E Trypka, A Zablocka
BACKGROUND: Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI) and dementia are still incurable. The Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC) - short, cyclic exposure to extremely low temperatures - has proven anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. It can also induce hormonal, lipid and neural changes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the WBC effect on cognitive functioning and blood parameters of MCI patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants with MCI undertook 10 WBC sessions...
May 2018: Cryo Letters
Malte Krueger, Joseph T Costello, Silvia Achtzehn, Karl-Heinrich Dittmar, Joachim Mester
PURPOSE: This study examined the acute effects of a single session of Whole-body Cryotherapy (WBC) following severe intermittent running exercise on biomarkers of inflammation, muscle damage and stress. METHODS: Endurance-trained males (n = 11) were tested twice using a within-participant, balanced cross-over design that consisted of 5 × 5 min of high-intensity running (HIR) followed by either 3 min of WBC at -110 °C or a passive control condition (CON)...
January 2019: Cytokine
Chihiro Kojima, Nobukazu Kasai, Chika Kondo, Kumiko Ebi, Kazushige Goto
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) treatment after exercise on appetite regulation and energy intake. METHODS: Twelve male athletes participated in two trials on different days. In both trials, participants performed high-intensity intermittent exercise. After 10 min following the completion of the exercise, they were exposed to a 3-min WBC treatment (-140 °C, WBC trial) or underwent a rest period (CON trial)...
July 12, 2018: Nutrients
M Vitenet, F Tubez, A Marreiro, G Polidori, R Taiar, F Legrand, F C Boyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Elizabeth Greenwald, Mitalee Christman, Lauren Penn, Nooshin Brinster, Tracey N Liebman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: JAAD Case Reports
Agata Stanek, Armand Cholewka, Tomasz Wielkoszyński, Ewa Romuk, Aleksander Sieroń
Objective: The aim of the study was to estimate the impact of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Material and Methods: We investigated the effect of WBC with subsequent kinesiotherapy on markers of inflammation, oxidative stress, lipid profile, and atherosclerosis plaque in male AS patients (WBC group). To assess the disease activity, the BASDAI and BASFI were also calculated. The results from the WBC group were compared with results from the kinesiotherapy (KT) group...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
M Vitenet, F Tubez, A Marreiro, G Polidori, R Taiar, F Legrand, F C Boyer
INTRODUCTION: Although fibromyalgia syndrome (SFM) affects 2-4 percent of adults, research has not identified a preferred therapeutic option for patients worldwide yet. Based on recent findings, it can be expected that whole body cryotherapy can improve health-reported quality of life by alleviating the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine whether whole body cryotherapy only can result in improved perceived health and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Ernst Eber, Juan L Antón-Pacheco, Jacques de Blic, Iolo Doull, Al Faro, Raffaella Nenna, Thomas Nicolai, Petr Pohunek, Kostas N Priftis, Paola Serio, Courtney Coleman, Sarah Masefield, Thomy Tonia, Fabio Midulla
Paediatric airway endoscopy is accepted as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure, with an expanding number of indications and applications in children. The aim of this European Respiratory Society task force was to produce a statement on interventional bronchoscopy in children, describing the evidence available at present and current clinical practice, and identifying areas deserving further investigation. The multidisciplinary task force panel performed a systematic review of the literature, focusing on whole lung lavage, transbronchial and endobronchial biopsy, transbronchial needle aspiration with endobronchial ultrasound, foreign body extraction, balloon dilation and occlusion, laser-assisted procedures, usage of airway stents, microdebriders, cryotherapy, endoscopic intubation, application of drugs and other liquids, and caregiver perspectives...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Catriona Rose, Kate M Edwards, Jason Siegler, Kenneth Graham, Corinne Caillaud
This review aims to evaluate the current body of literature investigating the effect of whole body cryotherapy on recovery after exercise. A systematic search was conducted to investigate the effect of whole body cryotherapy (WBC, exposure to temperatures between -110 to -190°C) on markers of recovery after damaging exercise in healthy, physically active subjects. Of the 16 eligible articles extracted, ten induced muscle damage using controlled exercise in a laboratory setting, while six induced damage during sport-specific training...
December 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Laura J Wilson, Emma Cockburn, Katherine Paice, Scott Sinclair, Tanwir Faki, Frank A Hills, Marcela B Gondek, Alyssa Wood, Lygeri Dimitriou
PURPOSE: Cryotherapy is an increasingly popular recovery strategy used in an attempt to attenuate the negative impact of strenuous physical activity on subsequent exercise. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the effects of whole body cryotherapy (WBC) and cold water immersion (CWI) on markers of recovery following a marathon. METHODS: Thirty-one endurance trained males completed a marathon. Participants were randomly assigned to a CWI, WBC or placebo group. Perceptions of muscle soreness, training stress and markers of muscle function were recorded before the marathon and at 24 and 48 h post exercise...
January 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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