Ryan Eckert

Ryan Eckert
UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson · Mays Cancer Center

MS; CSCS

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Introduction
Ryan Eckert currently works full-time at the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson. Ryan works as a Research Coordinator for the MPN QoL Study Group and helps oversee the management of the group as well as assists on research involving complementary health approaches in myeloproliferative neoplasms and other cancers. Ryan also works part-time as a Coach for endurance athletes through his company, Peak Endurance Solutions, LLC.
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - April 2020
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Position
  • Project Manager
August 2017 - November 2017
Arizona State University
Position
  • Research Program Coordinator
May 2015 - December 2015
Arizona State University
Position
  • Research Assistant/Graduate Student
Education
August 2015 - August 2017
Arizona State University
Field of study
  • Exercise and Wellness
August 2012 - May 2015
Arizona State University
Field of study
  • Exercise and Wellness

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Publications (39)
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Purpose: Essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera, and myelofibrosis are rare chronic hematological malignancies known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and are characterized by deregulated myeloid lineage cell production, splenomegaly, and heterogeneous symptom profiles. MPN patients suffer from a significant symptom burden (eg, fatigue,...
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DIFFERING LITERATURE OVER THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD OF HOW TO PERFORM A LAT PULL-DOWN (LP) IS PREVALENT THROUGHOUT PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS. THIS COLUMN WILL ANALYZE RESEARCH OF THE LP AND EXAMINE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COMMON VARIATIONS. THIS ARTICLE WILL ALSO PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPER TECHNIQUE FOR THE TRADITIONAL LP.
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Background: To address the need for long-term, accessible, nonpharmacologic interventions targeting sleep in patients with chronic hematological cancer, we propose the first randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of a consumer-based mobile meditation app, Calm, on sleep disturbance in this population. Objective: This study aims to...
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BACKGROUND Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of myeloid malignancies associated with significant symptom burden. Despite pharmacological advances in therapies, inadequate management of MPN symptoms results in reduced quality of life. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine the feasibility of a 12-week global wellness mobile a...
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Background: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of myeloid malignancies associated with significant symptom burden. Despite pharmacological advances in therapies, inadequate management of MPN symptoms results in reduced quality of life. Objective: This study aims to determine the feasibility of a 12-week global wellness mobile app in...
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Introduction : The delivery of online interventions in cancer patients/survivors has increased. The measurement of participation in online interventions is important to consider, namely, the challenges of the remote assessment of activity. The purpose of this study was to report the measures used to assess intervention compliance and other physical...
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Background: The COVID pandemic has resulted in significant changes many aspects of daily living. To understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on the myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patient population, we conducted an internet based survey. Methods: Survey: This survey was hosted Mayo Clinic's secured REDCap system for online surveys with a link...
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Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are characterized by significant symptom burden. Integrative medicine (IM) offers unique symptom management strategies. This study describes IM interventions utilized by MPN patients and the association with symptom burden, quality of life, depression, and fatigue adjusted for lifestyle confounders. MPN patients...
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Background: Depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance are common problems that greatly affect quality of life for many myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients. App-based mindfulness meditation is a feasible nonpharmacologic approach for managing symptoms. However, previous research has not considered how patients’ overall mental health may infl...
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BACKGROUND Smartphone ownership is ubiquitous among US adults, making the delivery of health interventions via a mobile application (i.e., mHealth) attractive to many researchers and clinicians. Meditation interventions have become popular and have been delivered to study participants via mobile applications to improve a range of health outcomes in...
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Background: Smartphone ownership is becoming ubiquitous among US adults, making the delivery of health interventions via a mobile app (ie, mobile health [mHealth]) attractive to many researchers and clinicians. Meditation interventions have become popular and have been delivered to study participants via mobile apps to improve a range of health ou...
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Background: There is a need for tools to decrease cancer patients' and survivors' long-term symptom burden. Complementary strategies, such as meditation, can accompany pharmacologic therapy to improve symptoms. Although support programs with targeted content have wider reach, higher adherence, and greater impact, there are no consumer-based medita...
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Background: Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients suffer from significant symptoms, inflammation and reduced quality of life. Yoga improves these outcomes in other cancers, but this hasn't been demonstrated in MPNs. The purpose of this study was to: (1) explore the limited efficacy (does the program show promise of success) of a 12-week onlin...
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Background: Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients often report high symptom burden that persists despite the best available pharmacologic therapy. Meditation has gained popularity in recent decades as a way to manage cancer patient symptoms. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of 2 different consumer-based medita...
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BACKGROUND Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients often suffer from long-term symptoms and reduced quality of life. Mindfulness meditation is a complementary therapy shown to be beneficial for alleviating a range of cancer-related symptoms; however, in-person meditation interventions are difficult for cancer patients to attend. Meditation deliv...
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Background: Polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocytosis (ET), and myelofibrosis (MF) are chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) characterized by clonal cell proliferation, splenomegaly, and significant symptom burden. Integrative medicine interventions may offer unique symptom management strategies. (Gowin, et al., EHA 2017). Here we desc...
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Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are rare hematological malignancies with a significant symptom burden often left unresolved despite recent advances in pharmacological therapy. Yoga is a nonpharmacological strategy that has been shown to improve symptoms in other cancers and may be effective for improving symptoms in MPN patients. Online yoga he...
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Triathlons are a “multi-sport” event in which participants compete in a racing format that consists of a swim, a bike, and a run session. In addition to triathlons, other popular multi-sport events include duathlons (i.e., run-bike-run format), aquathlons (i.e., run-swim-run or swim-run format), off-road triathlons (i.e., swim-mountain bike-trail r...
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Burnout is a multidimensional, psychological syndrome, characterized by chronic physical and emotional exhaustion, feelings of reduced accomplishment, and feelings of disengagement from a previously enjoyed profession or activity. While much of the literature on burnout involves health care providers, little information is available regarding burno...
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Core muscle endurance training is an important component of overall health and fitness as well as sports performance. Increasing core endurance aids in a reduction of spinal injuries, increases in power transfer from the extremities, and spinal stability. Performing exercises designed to increase core muscular activity using commercial instability...
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e21684 Background: Pharmacologic therapy stabilizes hematologic counts and splenomegaly in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), however only partial symptom improvement typically occurs. Evidenced-based supportive care interventions are needed, however data is limited in patients with MPNs. Methods: Patients were recruited internationally via social...
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Introduction: Polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and myelofibrosis (MF) are Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) leading to risk of vascular events, splenomegaly and cytopenias in advanced disease as well as disease-originating symptoms, including (but not limited to) fatigue, depressive symptoms, insomnia,...
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Introduction: Polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and myelofibrosis (MF) are chronic, Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) that are characterized by deregulated myeloid lineage cell production, leading to a high symptom burden, including abdominal pain/discomfort from splenomegaly, fatigue, depressive sympto...
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Kettlebell training is a relatively new trend that aims to serve many functions in training programs, including increasing muscular strength and power to improving aerobic capacity. Kettlebell training may provide a sufficient stimulus for enhancing both muscular and aerobic performance, possibly with the greatest effect on muscular power. The prin...
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This column provides a detailed description and photographs of the proper exercise technique for the barbell hip thrust with beginner progressions and advanced variations for the athlete. This movement is a lower-body, multi-joint exercise designed to increase muscular conditioning of the hip extensors, spinal erectors, and knee extensors. This exe...
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This column provides a detailed description, photographs, and videos of the proper exercise technique for the single-leg squat with beginning, intermediate, and advanced progressions for athletes.
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THE FOLLOWING COLUMN PROVIDES A DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF PROPER EXERCISE TECHNIQUE AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE KETTLEBELL THRUSTER.

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