Andreas S Zafeiridis

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The purpose of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of a 24-week aquatic training (AT) program, which included both aerobic and resistance components, on muscle strength (isometric and dynamic), flexibility, and functional mobility in healthy women over 60 years of age. Twenty-two subjects were assigned randomly to either an AT (n = 12) or a(More)
PURPOSE This study examined the effects of age on recovery of peak torque of knee extensors (PTEX) and flexors (PTFL), and total work (TW) during high-intensity intermittent 30-s (HI30) and 60-s (HI60) exercise in boys (N=19; age, 11.4+/-0.5 yr), teens (N=17; age, 14.7+/-0.4 yr), and men (N=18; age, 24.1+/-2.0 yr). METHODS Each age group's subjects were(More)
UNLABELLED Administration of sevoflurane in a circle absorption system generates Compound A, a nephrotoxin in rats. Reports examining the potential of Compound A to produce renal injury in humans have provided conflicting results. We tested the possibility that there is a threshold to Compound A-induced renal injury in humans and that, above this threshold,(More)
  • A Zafeiridis, V Jeevanandam, S R Houser, K B Margulies
  • Circulation
  • 1998
BACKGROUND Although multiple studies have shown that the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) improves distorted cardiac geometry, the pathological mechanisms of the "reverse remodeling" of the heart are unknown. Our goal was to determine the effects of LVAD support on cardiac myocyte size and shape. METHODS AND RESULTS Isolated myocytes were obtained at(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine isokinetic and isometric strength of the knee and ankle muscles and to compare center of pressure (CoP) sway between blind and sighted women. A total of 20 women volunteered to participate in this study. Ten severe blind women (age 33.5 ± 7.9 years; height 163 ± 5 cm; mass 64.5 ± 12.2 kg) and 10 women with normal(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to provide an extensive isokinetic profile, including peak torque and "functional" and "conventional" muscle group ratios, of basketball players throughout the developmental years 12-17. Furthermore, we investigated the effects of age and angular velocity on peak torque and reciprocal muscle group ratios, and observed the(More)
Postprandial lipaemia (PL) is associated with the metabolic syndrome, CVD and endothelial dysfunction. Aerobic exercise has been shown to reduce PL. Although resistance exercise is recommended for the improvement of the quality of life, management of body weight and prevention of several disorders, its effect on PL has received little attention. The present(More)
OBJECTIVES We explored whether there are gender differences in cardiac remodeling and whether etiology influences organ and cellular remodeling in advanced heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND Several studies have shown a survival benefit for women compared to men with symptomatic HF. This observation may be related to gender differences in cardiac remodeling.(More)
Exercise has been consistently used as an oxidant stimulus in redox biology studies. However, previous studies have focused on group differences and did not examine individual differences. As a result, it remains untested whether all individuals experience oxidative stress after acute exercise. Therefore, the main aim of the present study was to investigate(More)
This study examined the maturation pattern of fatigue resistance (FR) from childhood to adulthood in females and males during high-intensity intermittent exercise and compared FR between females and males in childhood and adolescence. Thirty males (boys 11.3 ± 0.5 years, teen-males 14.7 ± 0.3 years, men 24.0 ± 2.1 years) and 30 females (girls 10.9 ± 0.6(More)