Angelo Rodio

Angelo Rodio
Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale | UNICAS · Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

MD, PhD

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Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common joint disease, shows an increasing prevalence in the aging population in industrialized countries. OA is characterized by low-grade chronic inflammation, which causes degeneration of all joint tissues, such as articular cartilage, subchondral bone, and synovial membrane, leading to pain and loss of functionality...
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The measurement of coordinate and conditional capacities during physical exercise, such as the reaction time to an external stimulus, can provide essential information to enhance cognitive and physical skills on performance. This work aims to extend the use of a hand movement detecting device from medical diagnosis purposes to sport environments wi...
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Background: Differences in pain perception in athletes have recently been highlighted in the literature. Objectives: To compare gender ratings of perceived pain in athletes with low and high agonistic experiences (N = 200) using the Cold Pressor Test (CPT). Methods: A three-way repeated measures ANOVA to assess both the effects of the athletes...
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Background: The oxygen required to meet metabolic needs of all tissues is delivered by the red blood cell, a small, flexible cell which, in mammals, is devoid of a nucleus and mitochondria. Despite its simple appearance, this cell has an important role in its own distribution, enabling the delivery of oxygen to precisely meet localized metabolic n...
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Background: Recently, a growing interest has emerged in the role of attention and hypervigilance in the experience of pain. Shifting attention away from pain seems likely to reduce the perception of pain itself. Objectives: The present study has been designed to test the following overall hypotheses: (1) disposition to catastrophize, self-effica...
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Reliable diagnosis of early-stage Parkinson’s disease is an important task, since it permits the administration of a timely treatment, slowing the progression of the disease. Together with non-motor symptoms, other important signs of disease can be retrieved from the measurement of the movement trajectory and from tremor appearances. To measure the...
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Mechanical vibration, applied to single or few muscles, can be a selective stimulus for muscle spindles, able to modify neuromuscular management, inducing short and long-term effects, are now mainly employed in clinic studies. Several studies reported as treatments with focal vibratory (FVT) can influence neuromuscular parameters also in healthy pe...
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Background The 30-s-long Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT_30s) has some limitations in high-level athletes. A shorter version might be helpful for both clinical applications and performance assessment. The comparison between the traditional WAnT_30s and a shorter version has never been carried out yet in Paralympic athletes. Aim To assess if a 10-s-lo...
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Introduction The measurement of heart rate is commonly used to estimate exercise intensity. However, during endurance performance, the relationship between heart rate and oxygen consumption may be compromised by cardiovascular drift. This physiological phenomenon mainly consists of a time-dependent increase in heart rate and decrease in systolic vo...
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Purpose With the coronavirus outbreak, the preventive measures include staying at home and isolation, increasing sedentary behaviours and risk for worsening of chronic diseases. To explore alternative forms of home-based physical activity, the study aim was to evaluate physiological (heart rate [HR], respiratory exchange ratio [RER], oxygen consump...
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The determinants of cardiac output (CO) during exercise, i.e., stroke volume (SV) and heart rate (HR), could differ in Paralympic athletes (PAthl) with spinal cord injury (SCI) with respect to PAthl with locomotor impairments caused by different health conditions (HCs). The purposes of the present study were the comparisons of two groups of PAthl,...
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ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to assess the effects of a specific protocol, based on a focal muscle vibration, on mechanical parameters in an exercise composed of five repeated bouts of sprint interval tests (Wingate Anaerobic Tests, 10 seconds duration). Twenty-eight young male healthy subjects were randomized to two groups (VIB and CTRL). Pe...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of acoustic and visual pacesetters on the energy expenditure in a steady state 30-minute long cycling. Methods: Eighteen healthy male subjects (age 27.6 ± 4.59 years; height 1.78 ± 0.07 m; body mass 80.1 ± 7.85 kg) performed a 30-minute submaximal exercise at a constant workload on a cycle e...
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Active video games (AVG) increase energy expenditure (EE) with respect to sedentary video games. Although several AVG consoles allow playing in single-player (SP) or multiplayer (MP) mode, few studies investigated differences in relation to game modality in men and women. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate gender-related psycho-physio...
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In industrialized countries most common physical activities usually occurs in urban microenvironments with high levels of airborne particles (PM10) concentrations. Exercising in polluted urban areas increases particles inhaled amount as a result of the increased minute ventilation (Carlisle and Sharp, 2001). Since there is a lack of studies investi...
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The effect of the exposure to airborne particles on the physical performances achieved by athletes was investigated. Respiratory and cardiovascular parameters of nine subjects (volunteers, regularly performing physical activity) were measured during their high-intensity exercise performed indoor on a cycle ergometer. A steady-state concentration of...
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Giancotti, G.F.1, Foster, C.2, Pezzotta, C.1, Lecce, D.1, Rodio, A.1, Capranica, L.3, Cortis, C.1 1 University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale; 2 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; 3 University of Rome “Foro Italico” 1 Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health; 2 Department of Exercise and Sport Science; 3 Department of Movement, Human and...
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This research on "America's Cup" grinders investigated the effects of a specific eight-week long-arm cranking ergometer (ACE) training on upper body (UB) aerobic fitness (ventilatory threshold - Tvent, respiratory compensation point- RCP, -oxygen uptake peak - [Formula: see text]O2peak) and high intensity working capacity. The training consisted of...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to clarify how an innovative pregnancy bodysuit (ComfortBody®), may affect metabolic and ventilatory parameters. This bodysuit reduces thoracolumbar and lumbosacral angle1. These changes ensure a greater hip extension in late stance phase and improve knee extension during terminal swing increasing stride length2. Meth...
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Abstract-ID: 521 Institution: University of Cassino e Lazio Meridionale Department: Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health Country: Italy Abstract text Introduction During pregnancy, various postural and biomechanical changes occur including weight gain, shifted center of gravity, anterior pelvic tilt, increase of lumbar lordosis and decr...
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Abstract Walking is the most natural physical activity to maintain and improve fitness and health. Walking downhill is usefully adopted to plan training programmes to improve the strength, particularly in older adults. The present research was aimed to evaluate the influence of downhill walking on leg strength in young adult. A total of 32 females...
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Fattorini, L, Pittiglio, G, Federico, B, Pallicca, A, Bernardi, M, and Rodio, A. Workload comparison between hiking and indoor physical activity. J Strength Cond Res 26(10):2883-2889, 2012-Walking is a physical activity able to maintain and improve aerobic fitness. This activity can easily be performed in all seasons both outdoors and indoors, but...
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A navegação consulta e descarregamento dos títulos inseridos nas Bibliotecas Digitais UC Digitalis, UC Pombalina e UC Impactum, pressupõem a aceitação plena e sem reservas dos Termos e Condições de Uso destas Bibliotecas Digitais, disponíveis em https://digitalis.uc.pt/pt-pt/termos. Conforme exposto nos referidos Termos e Condições de Uso, o descar...
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Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and session-RPE methods are widely used as estimate of exercise intensity and to quantify training load in sport activities. However, no information is available in fitness activities although people are often engaged in high intensity physical activities and monitoring individual responses to the training stimul...
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Introduction: The numerous physical and hormonal changes occurring during pregnancy may lead to an altered static and dynamic balance causing an increased frequency of musculoskeletal pain at low back level and the risk of falling. Falls are the most common cause of minor injury during pregnancy and the risk of falls is equivalent to that of an eld...
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LO SCOPO DELLO STUDIO È STATO QUELLO DI VERIFICARE L’INFLUENZA DELLA CAMMINATA SU NASTRO TRASPORTATORE SU PARAMETRI QUALI LA MASSIMA FORZA DI CONTRAZIONE VOLONTARIA (MVC) DEGLI ARTI INFERIORI E IL TEMPO DI RESISTENZA AL 60% DELLA MVC DELLA CAMMINATA SU NASTRO TRASPORTATORE IN DIFFERENTI CONDIZIONI SPERIMENTALI: PENDENZA NEGATIVA (-20%), IN PIANO (0...
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Fattorini, L, Pittiglio, G, Federico, B, Pallicca, A, Bernardi, M, and Rodio, A. Workload comparison between hiking and indoor physical activity. J Strength Cond Res 26(10): 2883-2889, 2012-Walking is a physical activity able to maintain and improve aerobic fitness. This activity can easily be performed in all seasons both outdoors and indoors, but...
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Body Mass Index (BMI), which is defined as the ratio between weight (in kg) and height (in m2), is often used in clinical practice as well as in large scale epidemiological studies to classify subjects as underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. Although BMI does not directly measure the percentage of Body Fat (BF%), it is widely applied be...
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The present investigation aimed to establish whether noncompetitive rock climbing fulfills sports medicine recommendations for maintaining a good level of aerobic fitness. The physiological profile of 13 rock climbers, 8 men (age, 43 +/- 8 years) and 5 women (age, 31 +/- 8 years) was assessed by means of laboratory tests. Maximal aerobic power (VO2...
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Aim. The aim of the study was to evaluate the mechanical and metabolic responses to multiple repeated exercise performed with arms. Methods. In order to evaluate the mechanical peak power (PP) and mean power (MP) output, five male subjects under-went 4 different Wingate tests (WnT) in different days. Each WnT was carried out with an arm cranking er...
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The aim of this study was to assess the physiological profile of America's Cup grinders and mastmen, by measuring energy expenditure during sailing and assessing their aerobic and anaerobic fitness. The study focused on estimating the energy used during grinding activity, by measuring oxygen uptake (VO(2)) during sail setting in real sailing condit...
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This research, which was conducted with crew members of an America's Cup team, had the following objectives: (a) to assess energy expenditure and intake during training; (b) to evaluate the sailors' diet, and (c) to identify any dietary flaws to determine the appropriate intake of nutrients, correct possible dietary mistakes, and improve their food...
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p> Objective : This research aims to: a) assess the energy expenditure during typical forestry activities; b) assess the actual workload of forestry work; c) define the eventual relationship between oxygen uptake ( ) and heart rate during the studied working phases. Methods : Eleven healthy skilled forestry workers were studied. Using a portable d...
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Aim. The rock climbing (RC) is a recent sport practiced on artificial or natural rock faces. This study compared the efficiency, i.e., the ratio between energy cost and mechanical work, in two groups of rock climbers (experts=E and novices=N), with the purpose of relate this parameter with the athlete's skill. Methods. Six experts and 4 novices mal...
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The possibility that mechanical stimulation of selected muscles can act directly on the nervous system inducing persistent changes of motor performances was explored. On the basis of literature, stimulating parameters were chosen to stimulate the central nervous system and to avoid muscle fibre injuries. A sinusoidal mechanical vibration was applie...
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Aim. Evaluate the lactacid and alactacid energy contribution for the rock-climbing muscular work. Fast and slow components of the Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption (fEPOC e sEPOC) were assessed and the corresponding energy (EfEPOC and EsEPOC) were compared with the aerobic and lactacid energy output (Elactate). Methods. Novices (N; 4 males and 2 fem...
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Early studies 10,8 of the physical demands of windsurfing tended to classify this sport as a moderately intense physical activity. This was probably due to the fact that those studies were conducted when the rules prevented sail "pumping". Pumping is a manoeuvre in which the windsurfer pulls the sail rhythmically so that it acts as a wing, thus pro...
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Among the healthy elderly, sit-to-stand (STS) movement largely depends on: (a) trunk bending momentum, (b) centre of gravity (CG) position before the body rises and (c) lower limb extensor muscle strength. Because determining whether (c) improvement would affect STS capability in the motor impaired elderly (MIE) has been recommended, we studied the...
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Aim. The research was aimed to investigate if the characteristics of football fields in synthetic grass are comparable with those of natural one, weighting the running energy cost. Method. In 6 male young subjects (25.8±2.1) the maximum oxygen consumption (V̇O2max) and the V̇O2 at respiratory threshold were assessed with step test on treadmill usin...
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This study investigated the physiological effects of sail pumping (PB)--a manoeuvre often adopted to provide additional propulsion to the board--in Olympic Class Windsurfing, following relaxation of the "no-pumping" rules by the International Federation. Fifteen Olympic-level windsurfers (10 men) from nine different countries volunteered for the st...
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Hiking is the special manoeuvre, which the dinghy sailor uses to counterbalance the capsizing effect of the wind on the boat. In the present research the work required of the heart by this exercise was studied in the laboratory using a boat simulator. Seven Laser male sailors selected from those in the first places in the junior national rank parti...
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The aim of research was to evaluate the energy expenditure and cardiac load in young sailors of the Optimist class. Metabolic parameters as oxygen uptake VO2, carbon dioxide output VCO2 and hearth rate HR were measured on the sea by means of the K4 metabolimeter. In the laboratory on the treadmill the maximal aerobic power was measured by means of...
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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the importance and the necessity of metabolic measurements to quantify locomotor impairment in a clinical context. Oxygen consumption, heart rate, pulmonary ventilation and walking speed were measured during locomotion in 14 normal subjects, used as a control group, and 82 patients with different patholo...
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The present study was carried out in order to describe the physiological profile of top Olympic boa rdsailors of both genders and to measure the energy cost during actual boardsailing with particular attention to the most demanding conditions. Fourteen elite Olympic boardsailors (7 males and 7 females) volunteered to participate in the study. Each...
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The present study was aimed at investigating the use of a treadmill for ambulation training of paraplegic subjects. To investigate the likely effectiveness of this modality of rehabilitation, six paraplegic patients (three male and three female) were studied, using new generation reciprocating gait orthoses (RGO and ARGO), in a treadmill training p...
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The present study was carried out in order to define the energy cost when practising sport and the physiological profile of athletes from two different Olympic sailing classes, Mistral and Laser. Twelve male subjects (8 for Laser and 4 for Mistral) participated in the study, which was divided into two evaluations, one in the laboratory and one at s...
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The present study was aimed at investigating the morphological and functional cardiovascular adjustments due to sailing activity on a group of Olympic level athletes. All the subjects (12 males, 4 females, aged 21-35 years), belonging to 8 different sailing classes, underwent a maximal graded cycle test, in order to measure the maximal oxygen uptak...

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