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OBJECTIVES To examine obesity effects on outcomes following inpatient rehabilitation in patients following primary total knee arthroplasty or revision total knee arthroplasty. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative study. SETTING Fifty-bed, university-affiliated rehabilitation hospital. PATIENTS Obese (N = 139; body mass index >30 kg/m(2)) and non-obese (N(More)
OBJECTIVES This investigation examined the effect of 6 months of high- or low-intensity resistance exercise on muscular strength and endurance and stair climbing ability in adults aged 60 to 83. DESIGN A randomized controlled trial. SETTING University of Florida Center for Exercise Science. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-two men and women completed the study(More)
PURPOSE Obesity may be a state of chronic oxidative stress. Oxidative stress may be the mechanism underlying the development of co-morbidities in obesity. This review provides a summary of the available evidence regarding systemic oxidative stress in young, older and clinical obese populations. METHODS Medline was searched for all available articles(More)
Mobility disability is becoming prevalent in the obese older population (> or = 60 years of age). We included a total of 13 cross-sectional and 15 longitudinal studies based on actual physical assessments of mobility in the obese older population in this review. We systematically examined existing evidence of which adiposity estimate best predicted mobility(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of 9 d of immobilization and partial suspension on muscle function at the wrist. Twelve female subjects (19-27 yr) wore a cast suspended from the neck by a sling that immobilized muscles acting on the wrist. Atrophy, muscle damage indicators, isometric and isokinetic strength, reaction time, speed of(More)
This investigation examined the effect of 6 months of high- or low-intensity resistance exercise on serum homocysteine and lipoprotein (a) levels in adults aged 60-80 years. Forty-three men and women completed the study protocol. Subjects were randomly assigned to a control (n=10), low-intensity (LEX, n=18), or high-intensity (HEX, n=15) group. Subjects(More)
PURPOSE This investigation examined the effect of 6 months of high- or low-intensity resistance exercise (REX) on bone mineral density (BMD) and biochemical markers of bone turnover in adults aged 60-83 yr. METHODS Sixty-two men and women (68.4 +/- 6 yr) were stratified for strength and randomly assigned to a control (CON, N = 16), low-intensity (LEX, N =(More)
This study examined the effects of 6 months of resistance exercise (RX) on basal and post-aerobic exercise lipid peroxidation (LIPOX). Men and women [n = 62, mean (SD) age 68.4 (6) years] were divided randomly into either a control (n = 16, CON), low-intensity training [LEX n = 24; 50% one-repetition maximum (1RM), 13 repetitions/exercise], or(More)
Kinematic and electromyographic (EMG) analysis of a target-directed, maximal velocity movement was used to investigate the effects of high-force eccentric exercise on the neuromuscular control of elbow flexion. Ten non-weight-trained females [19.6 (1.6) years old] performed 50 maximal velocity elbow flexion movements from 0 to 1.58 rad (90 degrees), as(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes of patients who have gone to inpatient rehabilitation after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and revision THA. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative study. SETTING Fifty-bed freestanding, university-affiliated rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred fifty-five male and female primary THA patients and 147(More)