R J Petrella

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Ontario
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Home based exercise therapy for older patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial
    R J Petrella
    Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Lawson Research Institute, St Joseph s Health Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    J Rheumatol 27:2215-21. 2000
  2. pmc Does counseling help patients get active? Systematic review of the literature
    Robert J Petrella
    Departments of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, School of Kinesiology, Health Sciences Department, University of Western Ontario, London
    Can Fam Physician 48:72-80. 2002
  3. ncbi Efficacy of celecoxib, a COX-2-specific inhibitor, and naproxen in the management of acute ankle sprain: results of a double-blind, randomized controlled trial
    Robert Petrella
    Canadian Center for Activity and Aging, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 14:225-31. 2004
  4. ncbi An office-based instrument for exercise counseling and prescription in primary care. The Step Test Exercise Prescription (STEP)
    R J Petrella
    Centre for Activity and Ageing, Lawson Research Institute, St Joseph s Health Centre, University of Western Ontario, London
    Arch Fam Med 9:339-44. 2000
  5. ncbi Physician contact with older community patients: is there an association with physical fitness?
    R J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Prev Med 29:571-6. 1999
  6. ncbi Cardiovascular responses to facial cooling are age and fitness dependent
    R J Petrella
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Physiology University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:1163-8. 1999
  7. ncbi Exercise gas transport determinants in elderly normotensive and hypertensive humans
    R J Petrella
    Faculty of Kinesiology, Centre for Activity and Ageing, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Exp Physiol 84:79-91. 1999
  8. ncbi A self-paced step test to predict aerobic fitness in older adults in the primary care clinic
    R J Petrella
    Departments of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:632-8. 2001
  9. ncbi Comparison of cardiovascular response to passive tilt in young and elderly men
    D A Cunningham
    Department of Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 66:1425-32. 1988
  10. ncbi Can primary care doctors prescribe exercise to improve fitness? The Step Test Exercise Prescription (STEP) project
    Robert J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculties of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 24:316-22. 2003

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  1. ncbi Home based exercise therapy for older patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial
    R J Petrella
    Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Lawson Research Institute, St Joseph s Health Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    J Rheumatol 27:2215-21. 2000
    ....
  2. pmc Does counseling help patients get active? Systematic review of the literature
    Robert J Petrella
    Departments of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, School of Kinesiology, Health Sciences Department, University of Western Ontario, London
    Can Fam Physician 48:72-80. 2002
    ..To determine the effect of counseling patients to become more physically active...
  3. ncbi Efficacy of celecoxib, a COX-2-specific inhibitor, and naproxen in the management of acute ankle sprain: results of a double-blind, randomized controlled trial
    Robert Petrella
    Canadian Center for Activity and Aging, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 14:225-31. 2004
    ..To assess the efficacy and safety of celecoxib and naproxen in the treatment of acute ankle sprain...
  4. ncbi An office-based instrument for exercise counseling and prescription in primary care. The Step Test Exercise Prescription (STEP)
    R J Petrella
    Centre for Activity and Ageing, Lawson Research Institute, St Joseph s Health Centre, University of Western Ontario, London
    Arch Fam Med 9:339-44. 2000
    ..One barrier may be lack of a standard office instrument...
  5. ncbi Physician contact with older community patients: is there an association with physical fitness?
    R J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Prev Med 29:571-6. 1999
    ..We hypothesized that physician contact would be associated with lower indices of physical fitness and that association would be similar to other known determinants of physician utilization...
  6. ncbi Cardiovascular responses to facial cooling are age and fitness dependent
    R J Petrella
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Physiology University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:1163-8. 1999
    ..We investigated the cardiovascular responses to brief periods of facial cooling (5 degrees C) in 20 healthy men differing in age and aerobic fitness (VO2max)...
  7. ncbi Exercise gas transport determinants in elderly normotensive and hypertensive humans
    R J Petrella
    Faculty of Kinesiology, Centre for Activity and Ageing, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Exp Physiol 84:79-91. 1999
    ..2 s in the OH group and from 59.5 to 48.2 s in the OS group (P < 0.05). These results suggest that VO2 responses at maximal and submaximal work rates may be dependent upon the initial cardiac pump function of the study population...
  8. ncbi A self-paced step test to predict aerobic fitness in older adults in the primary care clinic
    R J Petrella
    Departments of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:632-8. 2001
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  9. ncbi Comparison of cardiovascular response to passive tilt in young and elderly men
    D A Cunningham
    Department of Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 66:1425-32. 1988
    ..Afterload increased markedly, therefore attenuating any increase in cardiac output.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  10. ncbi Can primary care doctors prescribe exercise to improve fitness? The Step Test Exercise Prescription (STEP) project
    Robert J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculties of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 24:316-22. 2003
    ..Barriers include lack of skills and standard office instruments. Because primary care physicians have regular contact with a large proportion of the population, the impact of preventive health interventions may be great...
  11. doi Scoping review report: obesity in older adults
    J E Decaria
    Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:1141-50. 2012
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  12. doi Non-alpha-adrenergic effects on systemic vascular conductance during lower-body negative pressure, static exercise and muscle metaboreflex activation
    A M Kiviniemi
    School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Acta Physiol (Oxf) 206:51-61. 2012
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that non-α-adrenergic mechanisms contribute to systemic vascular conductance (SVC) in a reflex-specific manner during the sympathoexcitatory manoeuvres...
  13. pmc Lifestyle interventions for type 2 diabetes. Relevance for clinical practice
    Stewart B Harris
    Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London
    Can Fam Physician 49:1618-25. 2003
    ..To review evidence from literature on type 2 diabetes pertinent to physical activity and diet and lifestyle modification, and to determine the relevance of this evidence to clinical practice...
  14. ncbi FIM after hip fracture: is telephone administration valid and sensitive to change?
    R J Petrella
    School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 81:639-44. 2002
    ..We studied the validity and sensitivity of change of a "phone FIM" score in a sample of hip fracture patients after rehabilitation...
  15. ncbi Determination of prefracture physical function in community-dwelling people who fracture their hip
    T J Overend
    School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M698-702. 2000
    ..This study determines reliability and internal consistency of a prefracture physical function questionnaire (PFPFQ) completed by both patients and knowledgeable informants (KIs)...
  16. doi Improvement in aerobic fitness during rehabilitation after hip fracture
    Marissa E Mendelsohn
    School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:609-17. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effect of an upper-body exercise program on cardiorespiratory fitness in older adults with hip fracture during inpatient rehabilitation...
  17. doi Maximal and submaximal aerobic fitness in postmenopausal women: influence of hormone-replacement therapy
    Liza Stathokostas
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A3K7, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:922-8. 2008
    ..4 in the non-HRT group and 15.6 +/- 3.2 in the HRT group. In a sample of healthy moderately active postmenopausal women, there was no difference in maximal or submaximal aerobic fitness parameters between the HRT and non-HRT groups...
  18. doi Longitudinal changes in central artery stiffness with lifestyle modification, washout, and drug treatment in individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease
    Kunihiko Aizawa
    Healthy Aging Group, Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute at Parkwood Hospital, London, Canada
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:323-9. 2010
    ..In contrast, no additional benefit of telmisartan beyond our lifestyle intervention was observed in this study...
  19. ncbi Lack of association between activity or fitness and loss of control of hypertension
    R Ian Casson
    Department of Family Medicine, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 19:1485-9. 2003
    ..Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness are important in the development and treatment of hypertension. Less is known about their relationships with hypertension control in the context of long-term management...
  20. doi Metabolic syndrome, endothelial function and lifestyle modification
    Kunihiko Aizawa
    Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Canada
    Diab Vasc Dis Res 6:181-9. 2009
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  21. doi Moderate and heavy oxygen uptake kinetics in postmenopausal women
    Liza Stathokostas
    School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 34:1065-72. 2009
    ..Similarly, there was no difference in heavy-intensity tauVO(2p) between non-HRT (44 +/- 8 s) and HRT (45 +/- 8 s) women. Thus, HRT did not affect the slowing of VO(2) kinetics of older women...
  22. ncbi Effect of upper body aerobic exercise on arterial stiffness in older adults
    Kunihiko Aizawa
    School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    J Aging Phys Act 17:468-78. 2009
    ..05). These results show that acute arm-cycling exercise failed to modify arterial stiffness of the BA and PTA, suggesting that it has no systemic effect on arterial stiffness in healthy older adults...
  23. doi Effects of lifestyle modification on central artery stiffness in metabolic syndrome subjects with pre-hypertension and/or pre-diabetes
    Kunihiko Aizawa
    Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute at Parkwood Hospital, London, ON, Canada
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 83:249-56. 2009
    ..To examine the effects of a 24-week lifestyle intervention prescribed by family doctors on carotid artery stiffness in metabolic syndrome (MS) subjects with pre-hypertension and/or pre-diabetes...
  24. doi Exercise prescription in the older athlete as it applies to muscle, tendon, and arthroplasty
    Robert J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 18:522-30. 2008
    ..Recommendations for exercise prescription are addressed in these populations...
  25. pmc The 2010 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for the management of hypertension: part 2 - therapy
    Daniel G Hackam
    Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
    Can J Cardiol 26:249-58. 2010
    ..To update the evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of hypertension in adults for 2010...
  26. doi High-normal blood pressure, impaired glucose regulation and metabolic syndrome have variable impact on central artery stiffness
    Kunihiko Aizawa
    Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute, Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario N6C 5J1, Canada
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 81:72-8. 2008
    ..This cross-sectional study compared carotid artery stiffness in metabolic syndrome (MS) subjects with high-normal blood pressure (HNBP) and/or impaired glucose regulation...
  27. doi Validity of values for metabolic equivalents of task during submaximal all-extremity exercise and reliability of exercise responses in frail older adults
    Marissa E Mendelsohn
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Phys Ther 88:747-56. 2008
    ..A second purpose of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability of oxygen consumption and heart rate responses in older adults between standardized sessions of submaximal all-extremity aerobic exercise...
  28. ncbi Short-term training effects on left ventricular diastolic function and oxygen uptake in older and younger men
    Stewart K Harris
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 13:245-51. 2003
    ..To determine the effect of plasma volume change with short-term training and diuresis on left ventricular diastolic filling and exercise oxygen uptake (VO(2)) in older versus younger men...
  29. ncbi Longitudinal changes in aerobic power in older men and women
    Liza Stathokostas
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6G 2M3
    J Appl Physiol 97:781-9. 2004
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  30. pmc Lifestyle management for type 2 diabetes. Are family physicians ready and willing?
    Stewart B Harris
    Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Research Park, London
    Can Fam Physician 50:1235-43. 2004
    ..To determine practices and perceptions of family physicians regarding lifestyle interventions to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
  31. ncbi Impact of a social marketing media campaign on public awareness of hypertension
    Robert J Petrella
    Canadian Coalition for High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control CCHBPPC, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, St Joseph s Health Centre, Department of Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Am J Hypertens 18:270-5. 2005
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  32. ncbi Awareness and misconception of hypertension in Canada: results of a national survey
    Robert J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Schulich School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 21:589-93. 2005
    ..The reasons for poor control are likely multifactorial; however, a lack of public awareness and understanding of hypertension may contribute to the epidemic of uncontrolled hypertension in Canada...
  33. ncbi Prevalence, treatment, and control of hypertension in primary care: gaps, trends, and opportunities
    Robert J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:28-35. 2007
    ..The prevalence of hypertension in primary care is high and most patients remain untreated; however, increased risk appears to lead to better treatment and control...
  34. pmc Do patients receive recommended treatment of osteoporosis following hip fracture in primary care?
    Robert J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, 1490 Richmond St London, Ontario, N6G 2M3, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 7:31. 2006
    ..Osteoporosis results in fractures and treatment of osteoporosis has been shown to reduce risk of fracture particularly in those who have had a history of fracture...
  35. ncbi Improving management of musculoskeletal disorders in primary care: the Joint Adventures Program
    Robert J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1061-6. 2007
    ..This was achieved using consensus that was sensitive to local needs. Further use should be evaluated in other areas of medical practice as well...
  36. ncbi Prevalence and treatment of dyslipidemia in Canadian primary care: a retrospective cohort analysis
    Robert J Petrella
    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Ther 29:742-50. 2007
    ..Dyslipidemia is an important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studies suggest that dyslipidemia is underdiagnosed and undertreated in Canada...
  37. ncbi Periarticular hyaluronic acid in acute ankle sprain
    Robert J Petrella
    Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Western Ontario London, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 17:251-7. 2007
    ..To determine the efficacy and safety of periarticular hyaluronic acid injections in acute lateral ankle sprain during 9 months at a sports injuries center...
  38. ncbi Cerebral and muscle tissue oxygenation in acute hypoxic ventilatory response test
    Juha E Peltonen
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 155:71-81. 2007
    ..However, the changes in NIRS parameters were not related to cerebrovascular responsiveness or ventilatory chemosensitivity during graded hypoxia...
  39. ncbi Efficacy and safety of coadministered amlodipine and atorvastatin in patients with hypertension and dyslipidemia: results of the AVALON trial
    Franz H Messerli
    St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY 10019, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 8:571-81; quiz 582-3. 2006
    ..Concomitant administration of amlodipine and atorvastatin is an effective and well tolerated treatment for coexisting hypertension and dyslipidemia...
  40. ncbi Hyaluronic acid for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: long-term outcomes from a naturalistic primary care experience
    Robert J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 84:278-83; quiz 284, 293. 2005
    ..Intraarticular hyaluronic acid is indicated for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. However, clinical experience, especially efficacy and adverse events, with repeated injection series in the long term are limited...
  41. ncbi A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of intraarticular hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis of the knee
    Robert J Petrella
    Department of Family Medicin, Schulich School of Medicine and School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 33:951-6. 2006
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