Stephanie Kieser

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Little is known about the long-term persistence of positive effects induced by a physical conditioning programme in cystic fibrosis. Therefore, this study determined the effects of a 6-month conditioning programme on peak oxygen uptake (primary outcome) and other markers of fitness, physical activity, anthropometry, lung function and quality of life(More)
It is unclear whether a relationship between physical activity (PA) and maximal oxygen uptake (V'(O2,max)) exists in cystic fibrosis (CF) and, if so, whether the relationship reflects a direct effect or is mediated by the effects of confounding variables, such as pulmonary or muscle function. The objective of the present study was to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related and disease-specific quality of life (HRQoL) has been increasingly valued as relevant clinical parameter in cystic fibrosis (CF) clinical care and clinical trials. HRQoL measures should assess - among other domains - daily functioning from a patient's perspective. However, validation studies for the most frequently used HRQoL(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term exercise interventions have been shown to improve vital capacity in cystic fibrosis (CF). Yet, no data are available indicating positive effects of long-term exercise training on FEV1. METHODS 39 Swiss patients with CF were randomly divided into strength training (ST, n=12), endurance training (AT, n=17) and controls (CON(CH), n=10),(More)
Little is known about the long-term persistence of positive effects induced by a physical conditioning program. Therefore, this study determined the effects of a 6-months conditioning program on peak oxygen uptake (primary outcome), and other markers of fitness, physical activity, anthropometry, lung function, and quality of life (secondary outcomes) 18 and(More)
PURPOSE To assess the rate and duration of response to palliative radiotherapy (RT) in patients with metastatic melanoma or renal cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1992 to 1995, 90 patients were entered into a nonrandomized study. Goals of palliative RT were prospectively defined and subjective response was documented at the end of RT, after 2-6(More)
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