André Luiz da Silva Teixeira

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Cold pressure test (CPT) and mental stress test (MST) are distinct tests usually leading to blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) increase. Their patterns in multiple sclerosis (MS) are still unknown. This study assessed cardiovascular reactivity to MST and CPT in patients with MS and controls. MST was performed with Stroop test card. CPT was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Despite positive outcomes of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) via the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (ABVN), the mechanisms underlying these outcomes remain unclear. Additionally, previous studies have not been controlled the possible placebo effects of tVNS. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that tVNS acutely improves(More)
PURPOSE To determine the relationship between the level of physical activity and the incidence of premenstrual syndrome. METHODS A cross-sectional design was conducted on 71 apparently healthy university students (24.4±4.8 yrs; 61.5±8.7 kg; 1.63±0.06 m). The level of physical activity was determined with a questionnaire and the presence of premenstrual(More)
The association between phases of the menstrual cycle and body image was investigated. 44 university women (M age = 23.3 yr., SD = 4.7) judged their perceived and ideal body size, and body dissatisfaction was calculated at each phase of the menstrual cycle, including premenstrual, menstrual, and intermenstrual. Participants selected one of nine figural(More)
Previous studies have shown that resting heart rate variability (HRV) is modified by different phases of the menstrual cycle in nonusers of oral contraceptive pills (OCP); however, the effect of OCP on autonomic control of the heart remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate HRV during the low hormone (LH-not taking OCP) and during the(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the ovarian hormones and the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) on cardiac vagal withdrawal at the onset of dynamic exercise. Thirty physically active women aged 19-32 years were divided into two groups: OCP users (n = 17) and non-OCP users (n = 13). Participants were studied randomly at three(More)
Cognitive deficits have been recognized as a core feature of schizophrenia (SZ) and are present in most patients. Verbal memory (VM), working memory (WM), and executive function (EF) are domains commonly impaired in patients with SZ. These latter domains have been related to the genetic risk of the disorder characterizing as possible endophenotypes. In(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the hypothesis that water intake will accelerate cardiac vagal reactivation after a single session of upper-body resistance exercise. 13 healthy men (26.5±5.9 years) with previous experience in resistance training were enrolled. In visits 1 and 2, participants performed the one-repetition maximum (1RM) test and retest(More)
Mailing address: Rua Miguel Jacob, 365, Grajaú – Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil. E-mail: andre_teixeira@ymail.com ABSTRACT Introduction: The menstrual cycle is the main responsible for changes in female physiology, which may affect some morphofunctional responses. Objective: to investigate the influence of the different phases of the menstrual cycle on the(More)