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UNLABELLED Soccer induces neuromuscular fatigue requiring several hours of recovery. PURPOSE The study aimed to determine the extent to which neuromuscular fatigue occurs in high-level professional players and its recovery after a match and to examine its relationship with central and peripheral fatigue indicators. METHODS Maximal voluntary contraction(More)
Exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) is known to decrease muscle strength and power but its effect on endurance performance is unclear. Thirty moderately trained adult runners (24 men and six women) were randomly assigned to EIMD or control. The EIMD group jumped 100 times from a 35 cm bench, while controls did not perform any muscle-damaging exercise.(More)
Compliance in peritoneal dialysis is reported as being a significant problem. In CAPD, the percentage of non-compliant patients varies between 10 and 40%. In APD the phenomenon seems to be more limited, at 15% - 20%. We considered 23 patients who had been on APD for more than 3 months.The dialytic treatment was performed using the Home Choice Pro device to(More)
T-cell receptor excision circles (TRECs) and kappa-deleting recombination excision circles (KRECs) are circular DNA segments generated in T and B cells during their maturation in the thymus and bone marrow. These circularized DNA elements persist in the cells, are unable to replicate, and are diluted as a result of cell division, thus are considered markers(More)
Netilmicin (4.5 mg/kg of lean body weight) was administered intravenously once every 24 h at 10 a.m. to 23 patients (group I) and at 10 p.m. to 20 patients (group II) with severe infection. No significant differences (P > 0.05) in peak and trough concentrations in serum were found between groups I and II (peak, 12.9 +/- 3.7 versus 12.8 +/- 4.4 mg/liter,(More)
This study analyzes the anthropometric and physiological characteristics of junior cyclists within different cycling specialties and different performance levels. One hundred and thirty-two junior riders (16.8 ± 0.6 years, 177 ± 6 cm, 66.3 ± 6.7 kg) were tested for anthropometric, aerobic and anaerobic parameters. Cyclists were classified within specialties(More)
The authors report the case of two siblings with a MU.LI.BR.EY syndrome. This acronym standing for a singular type of recessive autosomal intra-uterine dwarfism, insufficiently points to the role of pericardial constriction. The main symptoms and the prognosis of the disease are related to pericardial damages. The relevance of the diagnosis lies in the(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral fatigue in knee extensor (KE) and plantar flexor (PF) muscles were investigated following repeated-sprint ability (RSA) cycling and running tests. METHODS Both RSA tests involved 5x6 s sprints and peripheral fatigue was quantified using diverse electrical stimulations (1Hz, 10Hz, 20Hz, 50Hz and 100Hz). RESULTS RSA cycling induced(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the metabolic cost of running (Cr) on natural grass (NG) and artificial turf (AT), compared with a hard surface (HS), that is, asphalted track. Eight amateur soccer players (mean ± SD: age 22.9 ± 2.3 years, body mass 69.0 ± 4.7 kg, and height 178 ± 5 cm) completed 9 runs (3 surfaces × 3 speeds, i.e., 2.22, 2.78,(More)
"Small sided games," used effectively in many team sports as a form of training, can be mimicked in combat sports by fighting at different subjective intensities, based on adjectives proposed by coaches. This approach could aim at improving aerobic performance by using specific techniques. Nevertheless, an adequate perception of intensity is crucial. The(More)