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A selection of scientific articles on Cardio Pulmonary, Lung Function, Metabolism and Body Composition

Prognostic value of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction. The Henry Ford HospITal CardioPulmonary EXercise Testing (FIT-CPX) Project

25 January 2016
The American Heart Journal published a new article on the prognostic value of Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Test (CPX) in heart failure (HF) patients. Although cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is well established, there is limited data on the value of CPX variables in patients wit...

The scarce accuracy of REE predictive equations and the importance of REE measurement through indirect calorimetry

25 January 2016
A new study published on American Journal of Critical Care confirms the scarce accuracy of REE predictive equations and the importance of REE measurement through indirect calorimetry. The aim of the study was to compare resting energy expenditure measured by indirect calorimetry (REEIC) with REE calculated by using the Harris-Benedict equation ...

Physiology of Alpine Skiing: A review

25 January 2016
A review study published on the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports analyzes the recent findings on exercise physiology in Alpine skiing. This review comprises more than 30 years of research and includes 4 review articles, 9 off-snow investigations of the physiological capacities of ski racers of varying ability, 29 on-snow...

Consistency of a mobile body composition trailer: a novel portable laboratory assessment?

21 January 2016
The accuracy of BOD POD measurements inside mobile trailers has been scientifically tested in an article published on the Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging Journal. The purpose of this investigation was to (i) assess the test–retest reliability and minimum difference (MD) values of air-displacement plethysmography (ADP) and the Siri 3-...

Body composition in late preterm infants according to percentile at birth

15 January 2016
A new study investigating body composition of preterm infants measured with Air Displacement Plethysmography (ADP) has been published on the prestigious nature.com Pediatric Research journal. The study aimed to investigate body composition of late preterm infants, according to percentile at birth, and to compare their body composition with that...

AquaTrainer® Snorkel does not Increase Hydrodynamic Drag but Influences Turning Time

30 December 2015
A new study on the aquatrainer was published on the International Journal of Sport Medicine on the new Aquatrainer snorkel option. This study purpose was to verify if the use of the new AquaTrainer® respiratory snorkel lead to an increase of front crawl hydrodynamic drag and whether the constraint of using an adapted turning technique influence...

Reliability of BOD POD Measurements Remain High Following a Short Duration Low-Carbohydrate Diet

30 December 2015
The reliability of the BOD POD has been again confirmed in a new study from the Sacred Heart University of Connecticut (USA) published in the IJSNEM. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether expected changes in body weight via a three day low-carbohydrate (CHO) diet will disrupt the reliability of air displacement plethysmograp...

Accuracy and reliability of COSMED K5 portable metabolic device versus simulating system

29 November 2015
A first validation of the K5, the new COSMED wearable metabolic system, was presented during the 2015 edition of the Italian Sport Medicine Society (SIMSE) and published in the Sport Science for Health Journal. The study aim was to evaluate the accuracy of the new COSMED K5 portable metabolic cart with breath-by-breath technology. Simulated ver...

Neonatal Body Composition: Measuring Lean Mass as a Tool to Guide Nutrition Management in the Neonate

11 September 2015
A new literary review on neonatal body composition appeared on ASPEN Nutrition in Clinical Practice Journal. The aim of this review is to summarize what is currently known about neonatal body composition and the use of body composition as a measure for adequate neonatal nutrition. The study concludes that neonatal body composition is an import...

Indirect Calorimetry - reliability and comparison of different methods of gas collection with Quark RMR (German language)

17 August 2015
A new study on Quark RMR was published in Germany validating the its accuracy for REE measurements and its test-retest reliability. The aim of this study was to verify the quality criteria for the determination of REE with Quark RMR. The following questions are answered: - Can the quality criteria identified by Compher et al (2006) be applied ...

Ebook (in Italiano): CPET - Il test da sforzo Cardiorespiratorio, Interpretazione dei 9 grafici di Wasserman

19 May 2015
COSMED è lieta di offrire il download del nuovo ebook pubblicato dal Centro Cardiologico Monzino (IRCCS) sull'interpretazione della prova da sforzo cardiopolmonare. Il test da sforzo cardiopolmonare (CPET) è una metodica ormai conosciuta ma ancora relativamente poco usata dai cardiologi e questo sia da un punto di vista quantitativo che qualita...

Air Displacement Plethysmography: Cradle to Grave

31 March 2015
A new scientific review paper, published in ASPEN Nutrition in Clinical Practice Journal, tries to find a singular body composition tool that is valid, reliable, precise, and easy to administer across the life span. The primary goal of this review is to determine if there are body composition methods that can accurately track body composition f...

Test-retest reliability of a portable gas analysis system under free living conditions

27 February 2015
A new validation paper has been published on the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology where was shown the test-retest reliability of the K4b2. This study was undertaken to assess test-retest reliability of K4b2 in measuring VO2 and VCO2 during walking, stair climbing and descending stairs in a free living environment. Twelve participa...

K5 featuring in WT article on the latest breath and respiration analyzing technologies and devices

26 February 2015
Wearable Technologies magazine features an article on the latest breath and respiration analyzing technologies and devices. Among other products, COSMED K5 wearable metabolic technology is introduced as a device that can tell how many calories a professional athlete has burned during the workout. Nice article @WearableTech: Latest breath/res...

Body composition assessment in overweight women: validation of air displacement plethysmography

21 January 2015
A new study from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill validates the BOD POD for measuring body composition in overweight and obese women. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of air displacement plethysmography (ADP) for body composition measurement in overweight and obese women (BMI ≥ 25·0 kg m2). The...

6MWT performance by means of Spiropalm in patients affected by fibrotic idiopathic interstitial pneumonias

15 January 2015
An interesting poster presented during the 2014 ERS Congress features the importance of the six minute walk test with Spiropalm 6MWT in patients affected by fibrotic idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. Aim of the present study was to assess 6MWT performance with the Spiropalm device (that allows a combined evaluation of lung function parameters...

Comparison between two metabolic monitors in the measurement of resting energy expenditure and oxygen consumption in diabetic and non-diabetic ambulatory and hospitalized patients

22 December 2014
A new clinical validation for Fitmate RMR measurement versus the Deltatrac in nonventilate patients was published on "Nutrition - The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences". The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Fitmate metabolic system in measuring the oxygen consumption and resting m...

Inter- and intra-day test-retest reliability of the COSMED Fitmate PRO indirect calorimeter for resting metabolic rate

16 December 2014
A new study demonstrates that Fitmate used to measure resting metabolic rate is a valid and reliable device. The purpose of this study, presented during the 11th International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference (Clearwater Beach, FL, USA. 20-21 June 2014), was to establish the inter- and intra-day test-retest reliability of the Cosme...

Comparison of COSMED’s FitMate and K4b2 metabolic systems reliability during graded cycling exercise

11 November 2014
A new validation on Fitmate reliability during exercise tests was recently published on the Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation. The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of the FitMate ™ metabolic system and to compare its reliability with the previously studied portable breath-by-breath analyzers Cosm...

Test–Retest Reliability and Minimum Detectable Change Using the K4b2: Oxygen Consumption, Gait Efficiency, and Heart Rate for Healthy Adults During Submaximal Walking

07 October 2014
A recent paper, published on "Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport" furthermore validate COSMED K4b2 portable metabolic monitoring device during submaximal Gait walking. The purpose of this study was to determine the test–retest reliability and minimum detectable change (MDC) for VO2, Gait Efficiency, and HR with the K4b2 at submaximal w...

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