Mihaela Jurdana

Mihaela Jurdana
University of Primorska | UP · Faculty of Health Sciences (FVZ)

PhD

About

32
Publications
5,908
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
580
Citations

Publications

Publications (32)
Article
Full-text available
Background Sarcopenic obesity is a condition characterised by the coexistence of low muscle mass and function (sarcopenia) and excessive fat mass (obesity). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of this condition in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery by gender and type of orthopaedic surgery. In addition, this study investigate...
Article
Full-text available
This study was focused on the creation of high-protein bars formulated using whey protein isolate (24%) and soy protein isolate (6%) as the sources of proteins; oat flakes and inulin, both abundant in dietary fibres, and creatine monohydrate and other minor ingredients (vitamin and mineral mixture, potassium sorbate) to achieve the requirements for...
Article
Full-text available
Background Scientific evidence has shown that an increase in regular physical activity is associated with a decrease in the development of many types of cancer. Potential mechanisms that link physical activity to reduced cancer risk include a decrease in systemic inflammation, hyperinsulinemia, insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I), sex hormones, pro-...
Article
Full-text available
High-intensity exercise can elicit acute changes in the biochemical and physiological processes in the body of an athlete, including increased oxidative stress and inflammation. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of acute moderate-intensity exercise on total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and serum levels of anti-inflammatory adiponect...
Technical Report
Full-text available
The new doctoral study Prevention for Health is a modern and innovative study programme in which we aim to develop holistic preventive approaches to the most important public health problems in today's society in Slovenia and around the world. The study combines the fields of kinesiology, nursing, dietetics and physiotherapy in accordance with scie...
Article
Full-text available
Overweight and obesity are considered as chronic low-grade inflammation accompanied by imbalanced production of adipokines. The aim of this study was to elucidate the relationship between serum bilirubin, which is an endogenous antioxidant with anti-inflammatory activity, and pro- and anti-inflammatory serum adipokines in asymptomatic normal weight...
Article
Gut microbiota is the name given today to the bacterial population living in our intestine. It provides nutrients, metabolites and affects the immune system. Recent animals and human studies suggest that regular physical activity increases the presence of beneficial microbial species of gut microbiota and improves the health status of the host. Whe...
Article
Full-text available
Uvod: Spanje je aktivni proces, ki pomembno vpliva na kakovost delovnega življenja. V ta namen je bila izvedena raziskava o odnosu med neprespanostjo in delazmožnostjo zaposlenih v zdravstveni negi.Metode: V kvantitativni opisni raziskavi so bili v letih 2014 in 2015 obravnavani zaposleni iz ene splošne bolnišnice in dveh domov upokojencev v Sloven...
Article
Satellite cells are skeletal muscle stem cells that facilitate muscle repair and regeneration after “damage” which occurs after physiological stimuli: exercise, post-training micro-injuries and electrical stimulation. Exercise stimuli lead to activation and proliferation of these cells from their quiescent state, therefore, increasing cell numbers...
Article
Background Obesity and overweight are major contributors to the burden of chronic disease. Both are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation and by increased production of free radicals leading to oxidative stress. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether overweight and fat accumulation is associated with serum total antioxidan...
Article
Full-text available
Ageing and inactivity both contribute to systemic inflammation, but the effects of inactivity on inflammation in healthy elderly individuals have not been elucidated. We hypothesised that 14-day bed rest could affect the pro- and anti-inflammatory markers in young subjects differently than in older adults. A short-term 14-day horizontal bed rest st...
Article
Full-text available
As there is effective intervention for delaying or preventing metabolic diseases, which are often present for years before becoming clinically apparent, novel biomarkers that would mark metabolic complications before the onset of metabolic disease should be identified. We investigated the role of fasting serum amino acids and their associations wit...
Article
Purpose: Low-grade systemic inflammation due to obesity is considered to be the key link between obesity and obesity-related disorders. The hypothesis was tested that significant alterations in inflammatory markers and adipokines would occur over a multidisciplinary intervention and that these changes might also be important for improvement of car...
Article
Sarcopenic obesity may be defined by a high fat to fat-free mass (FM/FFM) ratio. Skeletal muscle may be negatively influenced by the pro-inflammatory milieu associated with visceral fat, while the loading effect induced by a heavier body mass index (BMI) may enhance muscle anabolism. Recently, a new anthropometric measure based on waist circumferen...
Article
Full-text available
Long term effects of different doses of ionizing radiation on human skeletal muscle myoblast proliferation, cytokine signalling and stress response capacity were studied in primary cell cultures. Human skeletal muscle myoblasts obtained from muscle biopsies were cultured and irradiated with a Darpac 2000 X-ray unit at doses of 4, 6 and 8 Gy. Acute...
Article
Background & aims The study investigated the role of visfatin in middle-aged adults with respect to anthropometric/biochemical parameters, nutritional status and exercise. Methods 48 normal weight and 48 overweight adults participated in the study. All participants underwent standard anthropometrical measurements of body composition, aerobic and a...
Article
Oxidative stress is often associated to inactivity-mediated skeletal muscle atrophy. Glutathione is one of the major antioxidant systems stimulated, both at muscular and systemic level, by activation of oxidative processes. We measured changes in glutathione availability, oxidative stress induction and the extent of atrophy mediated by 35 days of e...
Article
Full-text available
Background Patients suffering from malignancies have increased complications due to corresponding cardiovascular diseases and risk factor for the development of venous thromboembolism. Epidemiological studies have shown that increased homocysteine plasma concentration (hyperhomocysteinemia) is related to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, str...
Article
Full-text available
Background. Cachexia-anorexia syndrome is a common and important indicator of cancer. It occurs in 30% to 80% of cancer patients. Cachexia means "bad condition" and may be present in the early stages of tumor growth, before any signs of malignancy. Cancer cachexia is a syndrome of progressive body wasting, charac-terized by loss of adipose tissue a...
Article
Full-text available
Physical inactivity is the second most significant risk factor for chronic non-infectious contagious diseases in developed countries. However, condition s have slightly improved in the past few years; still, only 20 % of the population is being active in a fashion to reduce the probability of cardiovascular complications. Epidemiological research h...
Article
Physical inactivity is the second most significant risk factor for chronic non- infectious contagious diseases in developed countries. However, conditions have slightly improved in the past few years, still, only 20 % of the population is being active in a fashion to reduce the probability of cardio-vascular complications. Epidemiological research...
Article
Full-text available
Recent investigations suggest that the effects of neural agrin might not be limited to neuromuscular junction formation and maintenance and that other aspects of muscle development might be promoted by agrin. Here we tested the hypothesis that agrin induces a change in the excitability properties in primary cultures of non-innervated human myotubes...
Article
Full-text available
Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published [following peer-review] in European Journal of Applied Physiology, published by and copyright Springer. Extended exposure to microgravity leads to significant musculoskeletal adaptations. Contractile parameters of four skeletal muscles (biceps...
Article
Full-text available
Background. Adult skeletal muscle is considered resistant to ionizing radiation unless higher doses of radiation are applied; a fact that is attributed to the low number of radiosensitive proliferating cells in adulthood. However, developing skeletal muscles are highly sensitive to ionizing radiation, thus radiotherapy in childhood may induce muscu...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of this study was to elucidate the mechanisms responsible for the effects of innervation on the maturation of excitation-contraction coupling apparatus in human skeletal muscle. For this purpose, we compared the establishment of the excitation-contraction coupling mechanism in myotubes differentiated in four different experimental paradigms...
Article
Sedentary lifestyle causes morphological in physiological changes in both elderly and young people. Horizontal bed rest (BR) is one of the most widely used models for studying the effects of spaceflight, physical inactivity and sedentarism on human body. Our aim was to determine morphological and musculoskeletal changes, and changes in functional b...
Article
Mouse skeletal myotubes differentiated in vitro exhibited spontaneous contractions associated with electrical activity. The ionic conductances responsible for the origin and modulation of the spontaneous activity were examined using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique and measuring [Ca(2+)](i) transients with the Ca(2+) indicator, fura 2-AM. Regul...
Article
Introduction: Sedentary lifestyle causes morphological in physiological changes in both elderly and young people. Horizontal bed rest (BR) is one of the most widely used models for studying the effects of spaceflight, physical inactivity and sedentarism on human body. Our aim was to determine morphological and musculoskeletal changes, and changes i...

Network

Cited By

Projects