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Worldwide, people engage insufficiently in physical activity, particularly subjects aged 80 years and over. For optimal life-style campaigns, knowledge of motivators and barriers for physical activity is mandatory. Given their specific needs, it is conceivable that these would be different for the oldest old compared to younger subjects. Pubmed, Web of(More)
Heat-shock proteins (Hsps) are highly conserved throughout evolution and evoke great interest both in basic biology and in medicine. They are expressed in small quantities under normal conditions, and their expression can be strongly induced by several stressors. Although their action is basically intracellular, it is now obvious that these proteins can be(More)
We have investigated the effect of age and of the presence of proinflammatory cytokines on Hsp 70 production in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells, using flow cytometry. Twenty-seven women and 23 men, all apparently healthy, participated in the study. At 37°C, the percentage of Hsp 70-producing monocytes and lymphocytes, as well as the level of Hsp 70(More)
The purpose of the study was to examine the acute effect of a strength training session on brain-derived neurotrophic factor and insulin-like growth factor 1. Furthermore, the influence of a 10-week strength training program on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) resting levels and memory performance was(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are ubiquitously expressed proteins, which are highly inducible by a variety of stressful stimuli. As organisms age, various denatured proteins such as proteins modified by oxidation have been detected. Such abnormal proteins might serve as stress signals for the induction of Hsp, which plays indispensable roles in protecting(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility and effects of rehabilitation using manual mobilization of the thoracic spine in elderly female patients with osteoporosis. METHODS Forty-eight postmenopausal patients with osteoporosis (age 76 -/+ 7 years) were randomly assigned to 3 months rehabilitation (18 sessions including manual mobilization, taping and(More)
BACKGROUND Age-related losses of muscle mass, strength, and function (sarcopenia) pose significant threats to physical performance, independence, and quality of life. Nutritional supplementation could positively influence aspects of sarcopenia and thereby prevent mobility disability. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that a specific oral nutritional(More)
BACKGROUND Medication discrepancies have the potential to cause harm. Medication reconciliation by clinical pharmacists aims to prevent discrepancies and other drug-related problems. OBJECTIVE To determine how often discrepancies in the physician-acquired medication history result in discrepancies during hospitalization and at discharge. Secondary(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the reliability of a 3D-accelerometry based gait analysis, and its correlates with clinical status and fall-risk. METHODS Forty elderly subjects presenting with increased fall-risk (OFR), 41 elderly controls (OC) and 40 young controls (aged 80.6±5.4, 79.1±4.9 and 21.6±1.4 years respectively) underwent three gait evaluations (two(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsp) form a large family of proteins that are ubiquitously present in all organisms. In the absence of destabilising stimuli, Hsp are expressed at low levels, but their expression can be highly induced by various noxious conditions such as heat, oxygen stress and infection. Hsp have been reported to interfere with inflammatory processes(More)