Romain Meeusen

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Exercise, nutrition and the brain
    Romain Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Sports Med 44:S47-56. 2014
  2. 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
  3. ncbi Effect of recovery interventions on cycling performance and pacing strategy in the heat
    Kevin De Pauw
    Dept of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 9:240-8. 2014
  4. ncbi Trunk kinematics during walking in persons with multiple sclerosis: the influence of body weight support
    Eva Swinnen
    Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Advanced Rehabilitation Technology and Science ARTS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Centre for Neurosciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Brussels, Belgium
    NeuroRehabilitation 34:731-40. 2014
  5. ncbi Neurotrophins and cognitive functions in T1D compared with healthy controls: effects of a high-intensity exercise
    Cajsa Tonoli
    a Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2 B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 40:20-7. 2015
  6. ncbi Utilitarian cycling in Belgium: a cross-sectional study in a sample of regular cyclists
    Bas de Geus
    Dept of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Phys Act Health 11:884-94. 2014
  7. ncbi Trunk muscle activity during walking in persons with multiple sclerosis: the influence of body weight support
    Eva Swinnen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Advanced Rehabilitation Technology and Science ARTS, Brussels, Belgium Center for Neurosciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    NeuroRehabilitation 34:323-35. 2014
  8. ncbi 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
  9. pmc A 3-month jump-landing training program: a feasibility study using the RE-AIM framework
    Inne Aerts
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    J Athl Train 48:296-305. 2013
  10. pmc Brain mapping after prolonged cycling and during recovery in the heat
    Kevin De Pauw
    Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 115:1324-31. 2013

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  1. pmc Exercise, nutrition and the brain
    Romain Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Sports Med 44:S47-56. 2014
    ..There is a need for additional well controlled studies to explore the possible impact of diet and nutrition on brain functioning. ..
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi Effect of recovery interventions on cycling performance and pacing strategy in the heat
    Kevin De Pauw
    Dept of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 9:240-8. 2014
    ..To determine the effect of active recovery (AR), passive rest (PR), and cold-water immersion (CWI) after 90 min of intensive cycling on a subsequent 12-min time trial (TT2) and the applied pacing strategy in TT2...
  4. ncbi Trunk kinematics during walking in persons with multiple sclerosis: the influence of body weight support
    Eva Swinnen
    Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Advanced Rehabilitation Technology and Science ARTS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Centre for Neurosciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Brussels, Belgium
    NeuroRehabilitation 34:731-40. 2014
    ..One possible explanation could be that BWSTT focuses on the cyclic movement of the lower extremities while the trunk is passively suspended in the harness...
  5. ncbi Neurotrophins and cognitive functions in T1D compared with healthy controls: effects of a high-intensity exercise
    Cajsa Tonoli
    a Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2 B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 40:20-7. 2015
    ..Therefore, regularly repeating acute HIE could be a promising strategy for brain health in T1D. ..
  6. ncbi Utilitarian cycling in Belgium: a cross-sectional study in a sample of regular cyclists
    Bas de Geus
    Dept of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Phys Act Health 11:884-94. 2014
    ..Secondly, the association is explored between the individual variation in bicycle usage and individual and environmental correlates...
  7. ncbi Trunk muscle activity during walking in persons with multiple sclerosis: the influence of body weight support
    Eva Swinnen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Advanced Rehabilitation Technology and Science ARTS, Brussels, Belgium Center for Neurosciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    NeuroRehabilitation 34:323-35. 2014
    ..Although the trunk is important for maintaining balance during walking only very limited information about the trunk muscle activity during walking with body weight support (BWS) is reported in literature...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. pmc A 3-month jump-landing training program: a feasibility study using the RE-AIM framework
    Inne Aerts
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    J Athl Train 48:296-305. 2013
    ..Evaluating the translatability and feasibility of an intervention program has become as important as determining the effectiveness of the intervention...
  10. pmc Brain mapping after prolonged cycling and during recovery in the heat
    Kevin De Pauw
    Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 115:1324-31. 2013
    ..Self-paced prolonged exercise in the heat seems to decrease β activity, hence representing decreased arousal. Postexercise CWI increased β3 activity at BA 13 and 40, brain areas involved in somatosensory information processing. ..
  11. ncbi Influence of electrically assisted cycling on physiological parameters in untrained subjects
    Bas de Geus
    Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Sport Sci 13:290-4. 2013
    ..Cycling on an EAB seems to be a promising tool as a health enhancing physical activity, for those who will benefit the most in terms of health related fitness, namely the physically inactive, unfit and older people...
  12. ncbi Caffeine, exercise and the brain
    Romain Meeusen
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser 76:1-12. 2013
    ..Overall, it appears that the performance-enhancing effects of caffeine reside in the brain, although more research is necessary to reveal the exact mechanisms through which the CNS effect is established...
  13. ncbi Does robot-assisted gait rehabilitation improve balance in stroke patients? A systematic review
    Eva Swinnen
    Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Advanced Rehabilitation Technology and Science ARTS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Center for Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Top Stroke Rehabil 21:87-100. 2014
    ..Because a limited number of studies are available, more specific research (eg, randomized controlled trials with larger, specific populations) is necessary to draw stronger conclusions. ..
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi 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...
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi Walking more slowly than with normal velocity: The influence on trunk and pelvis kinematics in young and older healthy persons
    Eva Swinnen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Advanced Rehabilitation Technology and Science ARTS, Brussels, Belgium Center for Neurosciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 28:800-6. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to compare trunk and pelvis kinematics between slower walking (1, 2, 3, 4kmph) and normal walking (5kmph), and between healthy adults who were young (n=15, 20-30years) and older (n=17, 50-60years)...
  27. ncbi Guidelines to classify subject groups in sport-science research
    Kevin De Pauw
    Dept of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 8:111-22. 2013
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  28. 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...
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. ncbi Type 1 diabetes-associated cognitive decline: a meta-analysis and update of the current literature
    Cajsa Tonoli
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Department EA4488, Physical Activity, Muscle, Health, University Lille Nord de France, Lille, France
    J Diabetes 6:499-513. 2014
    ..To obtain a better insight into the occurrence and effects of T1DACD in T1D, the aim of the present meta-analysis was to investigate differences between children and adults and to analyse factors contributing T1DACD...
  31. ncbi Neurophysiological determinants of theoretical concepts and mechanisms involved in pacing
    Bart Roelands
    Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Sports Med 43:301-11. 2013
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  32. 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
    ....
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi 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)...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi Physical activity, air pollution and the brain
    Inge Bos
    Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1st Floor, U residence, Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Sports Med 44:1505-18. 2014
    ..Based on the latter results, we hypothesize that traffic-related air pollution exposure during exercise may inhibit the positive effect of exercise on cognition. ..
  39. ncbi Effects of noradrenaline and dopamine on supraspinal fatigue in well-trained men
    Malgorzata Klass
    Laboratory of Applied Biology, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:2299-308. 2012
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  40. ncbi A prospective cohort study on minor accidents involving commuter cyclists in Belgium
    Bas de Geus
    Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Faculteit LK, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Accid Anal Prev 45:683-93. 2012
    ..Reliable accident statistics, taking into account exposure, are needed to decide which road safety measures are the most effective. The 'safety in numbers' principle is also applicable for minor bicycle accidents...
  41. pmc Efficacy of a 3 month training program on the jump-landing technique in jump-landing sports. Design of a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Inne Aerts
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:281. 2010
    ..Therefore the current prevention program is designed so that it could be implemented by coaches alone...
  42. 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
    ....
  43. ncbi 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...
  44. 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...
  45. ncbi 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...