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

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...

IAEA Human Health Series: Body Composition Assessment from Birth to Two Years of Age

12 June 2014
The IAEA (International Atommic Energy Agency) published a study reviewing body composition assessment techniques from birth to 2 years of age. This publication was developed by an international group of experts as an integral part of the IAEA’s contribution to the transfer of technology and capacity building in this field to assist its Member ...

Body composition at birth in preterm infants between 30 and 36 weeks gestation

16 April 2014
A new scientific study appeared on the Pediatric Research Journal confirming the validity and reliability of ADP measurements with the PEA POD on healthy newly born preterm infants. The aim of this study is to provide the first descriptive fat mass (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM) data from healthy newborn preterm infants at birth as a proxy for he...

Test-Retest reliability of the BOD POD: The effect of multiple assessments

15 April 2014
A new validation study of the BOD POD has been published on the Perceptual & Motor Skills Journal confirming the test-retest reliability of the device. This study was designed to assess the test-retest reliability of the Bod Pod. The study included 283 women ( M age = 41.0 yr., SD = 3.0). Each participant was tested at least twice in the Bo...

A Test of Validity of a New Open-Circuit Indirect Calorimeter (Quark RMR validation)

24 March 2014
A new validation study on Quark RMR was published by Pennsylvania State University researchers on the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN). A prospective, observational, N-of-1 trial was conducted to validate COSMED Quark RMR, a new-generation indirect calorimeter against Deltatrac, the gold standard device that is no longer manuf...

Indirect calorimetry in the assessment of the energy requirement in overweight and obese women

14 March 2014
A new study from the Polish Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS – SGGW) assesses the validity of Fitmate PRO in measuring energy expenditure at rest of obese women. The aim of the analysis was to present the possibilities of using the Fitmate PRO monitor in the assessment of resting metabolic rate and basal energy expenditure with a method...

Third party validation of Quark PFT with X9 PNT for spirometry and DLco measurements

22 January 2014
Quark PFT with the new X9 multi-use pneumotach performed with acceptable accuracy versus Spirometry and DLco simulators at the Hans Rudolph facilities of Shawnee, Kansas (USA) in 2011. Quark PFT with X9 pneumotach was validated at Hand Rudolph Inc. laboratories against a Flow Volume Simulator (HRI FVS 1120 series generating the standard ATS/ERS...

Resting Energy Expenditure in Critically Ill Burns Patients

19 December 2013
A study by the Australian Alfred Hospital focused on the importance of the measurement of Resting Energy Expenditure of burn patients using indirect calorimetry. The aim of this retrospective observational study was to compare the accuracy of three predictive equations used for measuring energy expenditure (EE) to Indirect Calorimetry. Trained ...

Exploratory study of the relationship of fat-free mass to speed of brain processing in preterm infants

13 November 2013
A new study by the University of Minnesota shows a link in preterm infants between fat free mass (FFM) and neural development, with higher FFM resulting in better neural development. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between postnatal body composition and brain development as indexed by latency to the P100 peak of the V...

Is body fat percentage a better measure of undernutrition in newborns than birth weight percentiles?

06 November 2013
A new study published on the prestigious Pediatric Research Journal shows that infant morbidity can be predicted more accurately from %fat vs. birth weight. The objective of this study (carried out by Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Australia) was to describe neonatal morbidity associated with low body fat percentage (BF%) and measure the numbe...

Longitudinal morphological and performance profiles for American NCAA Division I football players

30 October 2013
A new study published on the Journal of Strength and Conditioning provides reference data for collegiate football players %fat over a 4 year college career emphasizing what improvements could be expected given proper training. The aim of this study by Oklahoma State University was to determine the changes in anthropomorphism and performance ove...

Body composition from birth to 6 mo of age in Ethiopian infants: reference data obtained by air-displacement plethysmography

02 October 2013
A new peer-reviewed article published on the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reporting a research study on body composition in a cohort of Ethiopian infants. The aim of the study was to develop reference data for fat mass and fat free mass from birth to 6 months of age in an African population. Almost 200 babies were tested with the PEA ...

The six-minute walking test accompanied by pulse oximetry and ventilation assessment in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

23 September 2013
A new study was presented during 2013 ERS Congress with the aim was to evaluate exercise capacity, oxygen desaturation and minute ventilation (VE) during six-minute walking test (6MWT) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The 6MWT was performed according to the requirements of American Thoracic Society (2002) using a spiromet...

Interrupter Resistance in Preschool Children: Clinical utility in asthma management

29 August 2013
The clinical importance of interrupter resistance (Rint) technique in asthma management on patients, who are not able to collaborate in the execution of spirometry tests, has been investigated a study by the Paediatry dept. of Siena Hospital (Italy). The aim of the study is to assess Rint utility in asthma management when integrated with clinic...

Test-Retest Reliability of Portable Metabolic Monitoring After Disabling Stroke

01 August 2013
A new study has been published on "Neurorehabilitation Neural Repair Journal"  with a validation of COSMED K4b2 portable metabolic monitoring device during overground GAIT analysis. The purpose of this study was to establish the test-retest reliability of a portable metabolic monitoring device during overground walking in hemiparetic stroke sur...

Experts at Harvard University's Wyss Institute have developed a lightweight exoskeleton called the Exosuit

04 July 2013
A new article on the UK Daily Mail Online presented a powered exoskeleton which shows great promise both for augmenting the abilities of able-bodied users, and for rehabilitating the disabled. A robotic exoskeleton that is so light and comfortable it can be slipped on like a pair of trousers is being developed by Harvard University's Wyss Insti...

Multi-ethnic reference values for spirometry for the 3-95-year age range: the Global Lung Function 2012 equations

04 July 2013
A new study was published presenting the work of the Global Lung Initiative (GLI) Task Force on multi-ethnic reference values for spirometry for the 3-95-year age range. The aim of the Task Force was to derive continuous prediction equations and their lower limits of normal for spirometric indices, which are applicable globally. As the Task For...

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