R Meeusen

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi Central fatigue: the serotonin hypothesis and beyond
    Romain Meeusen
    Department Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Sports Med 36:881-909. 2006
  2. ncbi Exercise and the brain: insight in new therapeutic modalities
    Romain Meeusen
    Dept Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium
    Ann Transplant 10:49-51. 2005
  3. pmc Subclinical responses in healthy cyclists briefly exposed to traffic-related air pollution: an intervention study
    Lotte Jacobs
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Unit of Lung Toxicology, KULeuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Environ Health 9:64. 2010
  4. ncbi Endurance performance in humans: the effect of a dopamine precursor or a specific serotonin (5-HT2A/2C) antagonist
    R Meeusen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel Dept of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Belgium
    Int J Sports Med 18:571-7. 1997
  5. ncbi The brain and fatigue: new opportunities for nutritional interventions?
    Romain Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    J Sports Sci 24:773-82. 2006
  6. ncbi Brain neurotransmitters in fatigue and overtraining
    Romain Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 32:857-64. 2007
  7. doi Diagnosing overtraining in athletes using the two-bout exercise protocol
    R Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Br J Sports Med 44:642-8. 2010
  8. doi Long-term effect of rehabilitation in coronary artery disease patients: randomized clinical trial of the impact of exercise volume
    Dominique Hansen
    Jessa Hospital, Rehabilitation and Health Centre, Heart Centre Hasselt, Hasselt and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Brussels, Belgium
    Clin Rehabil 24:319-27. 2010
  9. ncbi Exercise, fatigue, neurotransmission and the influence of the neuroendocrine axis
    Romain Meeusen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Dept Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine Pleinlaan 2 B1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Adv Exp Med Biol 527:521-5. 2003
  10. ncbi Exercise performance is not influenced by a 5-HT reuptake inhibitor
    R Meeusen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Belgium
    Int J Sports Med 22:329-36. 2001

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  1. ncbi Central fatigue: the serotonin hypothesis and beyond
    Romain Meeusen
    Department Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Sports Med 36:881-909. 2006
    ..Fatigue during prolonged exercise clearly is influenced by a complex interaction between peripheral and central factors...
  2. ncbi Exercise and the brain: insight in new therapeutic modalities
    Romain Meeusen
    Dept Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium
    Ann Transplant 10:49-51. 2005
    ..Exercise is a powerful tool to stimulate several brain processes, and it is becoming clear that therapeutic effects of exercise are not only good for cardiovascular and other diseases, but that exercise is also good for the brain...
  3. pmc Subclinical responses in healthy cyclists briefly exposed to traffic-related air pollution: an intervention study
    Lotte Jacobs
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Unit of Lung Toxicology, KULeuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Environ Health 9:64. 2010
    ..To address this conundrum we investigated if a bicycle journey along a busy commuting road would induce changes in biomarkers of pulmonary and systematic inflammation in a group of healthy subjects...
  4. ncbi Endurance performance in humans: the effect of a dopamine precursor or a specific serotonin (5-HT2A/2C) antagonist
    R Meeusen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel Dept of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Belgium
    Int J Sports Med 18:571-7. 1997
    ....
  5. ncbi The brain and fatigue: new opportunities for nutritional interventions?
    Romain Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    J Sports Sci 24:773-82. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi Brain neurotransmitters in fatigue and overtraining
    Romain Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 32:857-64. 2007
    ..It is very important to emphasize the need to distinguish the OTS from overreaching and other potential causes of temporary underperformance such as anemia, acute infection, muscle damage, and insufficient carbohydrate intake...
  7. doi Diagnosing overtraining in athletes using the two-bout exercise protocol
    R Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Br J Sports Med 44:642-8. 2010
    ..In this work, whether a two-bout exercise protocol can be used to make an objective, immediately available distinction between non-functional over reaching (NFO) and overtraining syndrome (OTS) was studied...
  8. doi Long-term effect of rehabilitation in coronary artery disease patients: randomized clinical trial of the impact of exercise volume
    Dominique Hansen
    Jessa Hospital, Rehabilitation and Health Centre, Heart Centre Hasselt, Hasselt and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Brussels, Belgium
    Clin Rehabil 24:319-27. 2010
    ..To assess whether exercise volume during phase II rehabilitation affects long-term clinical benefits in patients with coronary artery disease...
  9. ncbi Exercise, fatigue, neurotransmission and the influence of the neuroendocrine axis
    Romain Meeusen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Dept Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine Pleinlaan 2 B1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Adv Exp Med Biol 527:521-5. 2003
    ..These results clearly showed that time trial performance could not be influenced, but that during prolonged exercise the brain activity can be influenced, as measured by the peripheral hormones...
  10. ncbi Exercise performance is not influenced by a 5-HT reuptake inhibitor
    R Meeusen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Belgium
    Int J Sports Med 22:329-36. 2001
    ..Surprisingly, the increases in PRL and endorphins were lower during the SSRI trial, meaning that the hormonal modulation during exercise might be regulated by the interaction between neurotransmitters rather than by serotonin alone...
  11. ncbi Hormonal responses in athletes: the use of a two bout exercise protocol to detect subtle differences in (over)training status
    R Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Free University of Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Appl Physiol 91:140-6. 2004
    ..These findings can be used to develop markers for diagnosis of OTS and to begin to address the pathologic mechanism operative in the syndrome, as well as providing an outcome measure to evaluate possible therapeutic regimes...
  12. ncbi Brain microdialysis in exercise research
    R Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Sports Med 31:965-83. 2001
    ..Recently two excellent reviews on the application of microdialysis in human experiments especially in subcutaneous tissue have been published, and we refer the interested reader to these articles...
  13. doi Central fatigue and neurotransmitters, can thermoregulation be manipulated?
    R Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:19-28. 2010
    ..It is, however, unlikely that one neurotransmitter system is responsible for the delay or onset of fatigue. Further research is required to determine the exact mechanisms of fatigue in different environmental conditions...
  14. pmc Hormonal responses during prolonged exercise are influenced by a selective DA/NA reuptake inhibitor
    M F Piacentini
    Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium
    Br J Sports Med 38:129-33. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of a dopamine (DA) noradrenaline (NA) reuptake inhibitor, bupropion (Zyban), on exercise performance and on the hormonal response to exercise...
  15. ncbi Effects of venlafaxine on extracellular 5-HT, dopamine and noradrenaline in the hippocampus and on peripheral hormone concentrations in the rat in vivo
    M F Piacentini
    Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Life Sci 73:2433-42. 2003
    ..Due to the dual reuptake properties of the drug and the functional interconnection of the NA and the 5-HT systems, the observed effects on peripheral hormones are possibly mediated by a combined action of these 2 systems...
  16. doi A dopamine/noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor improves performance in the heat, but only at the maximum therapeutic dose
    B Roelands
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 22:e93-8. 2012
    ..Interestingly, despite an increase in core temperature and improved performance in the maximal dose, there was no change in RPE and thermal sensation, suggesting an altered motivation or drive to continue exercise...
  17. ncbi Effect of bupropion on hippocampal neurotransmitters and on peripheral hormonal concentrations in the rat
    M F Piacentini
    Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Vrije University Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Appl Physiol 95:652-6. 2003
    ..It can, therefore, be concluded that, although bupropion has dual reuptake proprieties, the observed effects both at the central and at the peripheral level seem to be ruled by the dopaminergic system...
  18. doi Commuter cycling: effect on physical performance in untrained men and women in Flanders: minimum dose to improve indexes of fitness
    B de Geus
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Policy Research Centre Sport, Physical Activity and Health, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit LK, Pleinlaan Brussels, Belgium
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 19:179-87. 2009
    ..40) and kcal/week and min/week. Preliminary results indicate that the minimum expended energy needed for the improvement of indexes of fitness is higher for men compared with women...
  19. pmc Determining the intensity and energy expenditure during commuter cycling
    B de Geus
    Policy Research Centre for Sport, Physical Activity and Health, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Br J Sports Med 41:8-12. 2007
    ....
  20. doi Alterations in central fatigue by pharmacological manipulations of neurotransmitters in normal and high ambient temperature
    Bart Roelands
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Sports Med 40:229-46. 2010
    ..Central fatigue will be determined by the collaboration of the different neurotransmitter systems, with the most important role possibly being for the catecholamines dopamine and noradrenaline...
  21. ncbi A systematic review of different jump-landing variables in relation to injuries
    I Aerts
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy Vrije Brussels University, Brussels, Belgium
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 53:509-19. 2013
    ..This review provides an overview of the kinematic variables and malalignments during jump-landing, which could be attributed to overuse or acute injury occurrence...
  22. ncbi Alteration in sympathoadrenergic activity at rest and during intense exercise despite normal aerobic fitness in late pubertal adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes
    E Heyman
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty LK, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Diabetes Metab 33:422-9. 2007
    ..An impaired sympathoadrenergic response to hypoglycaemic episodes has been described in young Type 1 diabetic subjects. It is unknown if this altered response occurs with exercise, and if it could influence aerobic power...
  23. ncbi Norandrosterone and noretiocholanolone concentration before and after submaximal standardized exercise
    B de Geus
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Fac LK, Menselijke Fysiologie en Sportgeneeskunde, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
    Int J Sports Med 25:528-32. 2004
    ..Our findings confirm that the current International Olympic Committee threshold level for nandrolone metabolites is sufficiently high to avoid false positive cases...
  24. ncbi Cycling to work: influence on indexes of health in untrained men and women in Flanders. Coronary heart disease and quality of life
    B de Geus
    Policy Research Centre Sport, Physical Activity and Health, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Fac LK, Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 18:498-510. 2008
    ..These results show that cycling to work has a positive influence on CHD risk factors and is likely to improve the health-related quality of life in previously untrained healthy adults...
  25. doi Validity of cross-friction algometry procedure in referred muscle pain syndromes: preliminary results of a new referred pain provocation technique with the aid of a Fischer pressure algometer in patients with nonspecific low back pain
    Andre D Farasyn
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Clin J Pain 24:456-62. 2008
    ..The new clinical examination method measures the provoked RP threshold resulting in an outcome, expressed in kg/cm2...
  26. ncbi Effectiveness of robot-assisted gait training in persons with spinal cord injury: a systematic review
    Eva Swinnen
    Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, Brussels, Belgium
    J Rehabil Med 42:520-6. 2010
    ..To assess the quality of current evidence as to the effectiveness of robot-assisted gait training in spinal cord injured patients, focusing on walking ability and performance...
  27. ncbi Comparison of two exercise testing protocols in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
    Jo Nijs
    Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Rehabil Res Dev 44:553-9. 2007
    ..Further study is warranted...
  28. ncbi Acute dopamine/norepinephrine reuptake inhibition increases brain and core temperature in rats
    Hiroshi Hasegawa
    Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    J Appl Physiol 99:1397-401. 2005
    ..The present results demonstrate that inhibition of NE and DA reuptake suppresses heat loss mechanisms and elevates T(brain) and T(core) in freely moving rats...
  29. ncbi Inhibition of the preoptic area and anterior hypothalamus by tetrodotoxin alters thermoregulatory functions in exercising rats
    Hiroshi Hasegawa
    Dept of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 98:1458-62. 2005
    ..We therefore propose the PO/AH as an important thermoregulatory site in the brain during exercise...
  30. ncbi Validity of the new Backache Index (BAI) in patients with low back pain
    Andre Farasyn
    Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, B 1090, Belgium
    Spine J 6:565-71. 2006
    ..It is carried out within a short space of time (<2 min) without using inclinometric instruments...
  31. doi Negative effects of ultrafine particle exposure during forced exercise on the expression of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in the hippocampus of rats
    I Bos
    Environmental Risk and Health, Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Mol, Belgium
    Neuroscience 223:131-9. 2012
    ..This study shows a negative effect of UFP exposure on the exercise-induced up-regulation of BDNF gene expression in the hippocampus of rats...
  32. doi No exercise-induced increase in serum BDNF after cycling near a major traffic road
    I Bos
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Neurosci Lett 500:129-32. 2011
    ..Whether this effect is also present with chronic exercise and chronic exposure must be further elucidated...
  33. doi Importance of exercise training session duration in the rehabilitation of coronary artery disease patients
    Dominique Hansen
    Virga Jesse Hospital, Rehabilitation and Health Centre, Hasselt, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:453-9. 2008
    ....
  34. doi Acute norepinephrine reuptake inhibition decreases performance in normal and high ambient temperature
    Bart Roelands
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 105:206-12. 2008
    ..These findings confirm results from previous studies that predominantly increased DA activity is important in improving performance...
  35. ncbi No effect of a noradrenergic reuptake inhibitor on performance in trained cyclists
    Maria Francesca Piacentini
    Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1189-93. 2002
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of a selective noradrenergic reuptake inhibitor (reboxetine 2 x 4 mg REB-NARI) on exercise performance...
  36. doi Intense exercise increases circulating endocannabinoid and BDNF levels in humans--possible implications for reward and depression
    E Heyman
    Univ Lille Nord de France, EA4488 Activité physique, Muscle, santé, F 59000 Lille, France
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:844-51. 2012
    ....
  37. doi Low-back problems in recreational self-contained underwater breathing apparatus divers: prevalence and specific risk factors
    K Knaepen
    Department of Movement Education and Sports Training, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Ergonomics 52:461-73. 2009
    ..In scuba diving, reliable sport-specific risk factors for LBP were found to be scarce. Further biomechanical research is required to point out whether or not scuba diving characteristics actually contribute to LBP...
  38. pmc Continuous low- to moderate-intensity exercise training is as effective as moderate- to high-intensity exercise training at lowering blood HbA(1c) in obese type 2 diabetes patients
    D Hansen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Diabetologia 52:1789-97. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi The influence of non-specific low back pain on pressure pain thresholds and disability
    Andre Farasyn
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit, Laarbeeklaan 103, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 9:375-81. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi Unravelling intracellular immune dysfunctions in chronic fatigue syndrome: interactions between protein kinase R activity, RNase L cleavage and elastase activity, and their clinical relevance
    Mira Meeus
    Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    In Vivo 22:115-21. 2008
    ..RNase L and elastase activity are related to daily functioning, thus evidence supporting the clinical importance of these immune dysfunctions in CFS patients was provided...
  41. ncbi Rehabilitation in cardiac patients:what do we know about training modalities?
    Dominique Hansen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty LK, Brussels, Belgium
    Sports Med 35:1063-84. 2005
    ..However, insufficient information is available on the influence of training session duration on the evolution of exercise capacity...
  42. doi Performance and thermoregulatory effects of chronic bupropion administration in the heat
    Bart Roelands
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Appl Physiol 105:493-8. 2009
    ..030). BUP significantly increased circulating growth hormone levels (PLAC: 9.8 +/- 5.8 ng L(-1); BUP: 13 +/- 6.8 ng L(-1); P < 0.008)...
  43. pmc Plasma adipokine and inflammatory marker concentrations are altered in obese, as opposed to non-obese, type 2 diabetes patients
    Dominique Hansen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Appl Physiol 109:397-404. 2010
    ..Elevated plasma leptin, hsCRP, IL-6, and FFA concentrations are associated with obesity and not necessarily with the type 2 diabetic state...
  44. ncbi Chronic fatigue syndrome: exercise performance related to immune dysfunction
    Jo Nijs
    Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:1647-54. 2005
    ..Therefore, the aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine the interactions between several intracellular immune variables and exercise performance in CFS patients...
  45. ncbi Injury rate and socioeconomic costs resulting from sports injuries in Flanders: data derived from sports insurance statistics 2003
    E Cumps
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2 B 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Br J Sports Med 42:767-72. 2008
    ..This study determines the injury rate (%) and the associated direct medical and indirect costs of sports injuries in Flanders...
  46. doi Scapular positioning in overhead athletes with and without shoulder pain: a case-control study
    F Struyf
    Division of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Department of Health Sciences, Artesis University College Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:809-18. 2011
    ..Athletes with shoulder pain show a lack of scapular motor control on their painful side in contrast to their pain-free side. No scapular positioning or motor control differences were found in athletes with or without shoulder pain...
  47. ncbi Reduction of cardiovascular event rate: different effects of cardiac rehabilitation in CABG and PCI patients
    Dominique Hansen
    Rehabilitation and Health Centre, Hartcentrum Hasselt, Virga Jesse Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 64:639-44. 2009
    ..In this study, we have assessed whether CR is equally effective for suppressing the two-year cardiovascular event incidence after CABG or PCI...
  48. ncbi Influence of climbing style on physiological responses during indoor rock climbing on routes with the same difficulty
    Bas de Geus
    Faculteit LK, Dept Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Appl Physiol 98:489-96. 2006
    ....
  49. ncbi The importance of an exercise testing protocol for detecting changes of peak oxygen uptake in cardiac rehabilitation
    Dominique Hansen
    Rehabilitation and Health Centre, Virga Jesse Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1716-9. 2007
    ..To assess which exercise testing protocol is most sensitive for assessing peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) changes as a result of cardiac rehabilitation...
  50. ncbi Low agreement of ventilatory threshold between training modes in cardiac patients
    Dominique Hansen
    Rehabilitation and Health Centre, Virga Jesse Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium
    Eur J Appl Physiol 101:547-54. 2007
    ..This study shows that VT should be assessed by the appropriate exercise model for determining exercise intensity in cardiac rehabilitation...
  51. doi Training adherence in early cardiac rehabilitation: EFFECT OF EXERCISE SESSION DURATION
    Dominique Hansen
    Rehabilitation and Health Centre, Virga Jesse Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:179-82. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of the prolongation of exercise sessions (from 40 to 60 minutes) on training adherence in the rehabilitation of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  52. doi Neuroplasticity - exercise-induced response of peripheral brain-derived neurotrophic factor: a systematic review of experimental studies in human subjects
    Kristel Knaepen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
    Sports Med 40:765-801. 2010
    ..Subsequently, more BDNF could be released into the blood circulation which may, in turn, be absorbed more efficiently by central and/or peripheral tissues where it could induce a cascade of neurotrophic and neuroprotective effects...
  53. ncbi The effects of exercise training on fat-mass loss in obese patients during energy intake restriction
    Dominique Hansen
    Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Faculty LK, Brussels, BelgiumRehabilitation and Health Centre, Virga Jesse Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium
    Sports Med 37:31-46. 2007
    ..Further studies are needed to define the optimal interventional programme for obese patients...
  54. doi Time trial performance in normal and high ambient temperature: is there a role for 5-HT?
    Bart Roelands
    Department Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium
    Eur J Appl Physiol 107:119-26. 2009
    ..The present work failed to prove whether or not 5-HT has an exclusive role in the onset of centrally mediated fatigue during prolonged exercise in both normal and high ambient temperature...
  55. pmc Acute dopamine/noradrenaline reuptake inhibition enhances human exercise performance in warm, but not temperate conditions
    Phillip Watson
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK
    J Physiol 565:873-83. 2005
    ..It appears that bupropion enabled subjects to maintain a greater TT power output in the heat with the same perception of effort and thermal stress reported during the placebo trial, despite the attainment of a higher core temperature...
  56. pmc Influence of brain catecholamines on the development of fatigue in exercising rats in the heat
    Hiroshi Hasegawa
    Laboratoruy of Exercise Physiology, Graduate School of Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima, Japan
    J Physiol 586:141-9. 2008
    ..Moreover, these results support previous findings in humans that acute bupropion ingestion increases T(core) during exercise in the heat, indicating the possibility of an important role for DA and NA in thermoregulation...
  57. ncbi Psychomotor speed: possibly a new marker for overtraining syndrome
    Esther Nederhof
    Center for Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 36:817-28. 2006
    ..Parallels between commonly used models for NFO and OTS and a threshold theory support the idea that psychomotor speed is impaired in athletes with NFO or OTS and could also be used as an early marker to prevent NFO and/or OTS...
  58. ncbi Time course of performance changes and fatigue markers during intensified training in trained cyclists
    Shona L Halson
    Human Performance Laboratory, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    J Appl Physiol 93:947-56. 2002
    ..These findings indicate that a state of overreaching can already be induced after 7 days of intensified training with limited recovery...
  59. ncbi Perceptions of work and family assistance and the prevalence of lower back problems in a South African manganese factory
    Bernard van Vuuren
    Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa
    Ind Health 44:645-51. 2006
    ..These findings together with the under-reporting, leads one to conclude that work hardening and a cultural ethos of non-complaining among manual labourers, moderates the association between LBP and the aetiological factors studied...
  60. ncbi Clinical assessment of scapular positioning in patients with shoulder pain: state of the art
    Jo Nijs
    Division of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Department of Health Sciences, University College Antwerp, Belgium
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 30:69-75. 2007
  61. ncbi Psychosocial and environmental factors associated with cycling for transport among a working population
    Bas de Geus
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 23:697-708. 2008
    ....
  62. ncbi Work and family support systems and the prevalence of lower back problems in a South African steel industry
    Bernard van Vuuren
    Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences, LC de Villiers Sport Centre, University of Pretoria, South Street, Hatfield, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    J Occup Rehabil 17:409-21. 2007
    ..Back complaints are a common in society...
  63. ncbi Newspaper coverage of women's sports during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games: Belgium, Denmark, France, and Italy
    Laura Capranica
    Department of Human Movement and Sport Science at the University Institute of Sport Science of Rome, Italy
    Res Q Exerc Sport 76:212-23. 2005
    ..Moreover, during the Olympic Games, a nationalistic fervor might affect the equality of gender coverage...
  64. ncbi Aerobic and anaerobic profiles, heart rate and match analysis in older soccer players
    Antonio Tessitore
    Department of Human Movement and Sport Science, IUSM of Rome, Pza L De Bosis, 15 00194 Rome, Italy
    Ergonomics 48:1365-77. 2005
    ..Older soccer players succeeded in maintaining good aerobic and anaerobic physical capability...
  65. ncbi Effects of different recovery interventions on anaerobic performances following preseason soccer training
    Antonio Tessitore
    Department of Human Movement and Sport Science, IUSM, Rome, Italy
    J Strength Cond Res 21:745-50. 2007
    ..6 +/- 0.9) and electrostimulation (0.6 +/- 1.2) were more beneficial (p < 0.01) than water-aerobic exercises (2.1 +/- 1.1) and passive rest (2.1 +/- 1.7) for reducing muscle pain, which could affect the player's working ability...
  66. ncbi Power performance of soccer referees before, during, and after official matches
    Antonio Tessitore
    Department of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, IUSM of Rome, Rome, Italy
    J Strength Cond Res 21:1183-7. 2007
    ..7 +/- 2.9 mM). No significant difference emerged for CMJ and BJ after the 2 halves, demonstrating that young referees with acceptable fitness levels are able to maintain their all-out capabilities during the whole match...
  67. ncbi Fear-avoidance beliefs and pain coping strategies in relation to lower back problems in a South African steel industry
    Bernard J van Vuuren
    Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences, LC de Villiers Sport Centre, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Eur J Pain 10:233-9. 2006
    ..57; 95% CI 0.42-0.78). These findings have utility in preventative screening procedures to identify workers with such beliefs and coping strategies who are at risk for prolonged work restrictions...
  68. ncbi Psychosocial factors related to lower back problems in a South African manganese industry
    Bernard van Vuuren
    Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences, LC de Villiers Sport Centre, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    J Occup Rehabil 15:215-25. 2005
    ..In conclusion, work hardening and a contented ethos of the manual laborers under study moderates the association between the prevalence and etiology of LBP...
  69. ncbi Lower back problems and occupational risk factors in a South African steel industry
    Bernard J van Vuuren
    Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Am J Ind Med 47:451-7. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to identify and establish the association of occupational risk factors with the prevalence of low back (LB) problems in a semi-automated South African Steel industry...