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Evaluation of acute effect of phototherapy with Light Emitting Diode (LED) on muscle deoxygenation and pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics in patients with diabetes Mellitus

Grant number: 15/20512-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 31, 2015
Effective date (End): December 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Aparecida Maria Catai
Grantee:Cristina de Oliveira Francisco
Supervisor: Richard L. Hughson
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Waterloo, Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:13/08183-7 - Acute effect of phototherapy with light emitting diode (LED) on muscle and pulmonary oxygen consumption in men with diabetes mellitus and healthy, BP.DR


Cardiopulmonary fitness impairment in DM patients has been associated with limited tissue oxygenation. Phototherapy is a resource largely utilized to threat several disorders due to expected light-tissue interaction. This type of therapy may be interesting to improve muscular oxygenation, therefore increasing aerobic fitness and functional capacity. Prof. Richard Hughson has wide experience in kinetics analysis and interpretation of the near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) data. During the internship period, the student will learn about the methods to analyze the pulmonary oxygen uptake and NIRS data collected in order to define the best method for data analysis. This internship could improve the interpretation of the experimental data.

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FRANCISCO, CRISTINA DE OLIVEIRA; BELTRAME, THOMAS; HUGHSON, RICHARD L.; MILAN-MATTOS, JULIANA CRISTINA; FERROLI-FABRICIO, AMANDA MAGDALENA; BENZE, BENEDITO GALVAO; FERRARESI, CLEBER; PARIZOTTO, NIVALDO ANTONIO; BAGNATO, VANDERLEI SALVADOR; BORGHI-SILVA, AUDREY; et al. Effects of light-emitting diode therapy (LEDT) on cardiopulmonary and hemodynamic adjustments during aerobic exercise and glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus: A randomized, crossover, double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trial. COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN MEDICINE, v. 42, p. 178-183, . (15/20512-1, 13/07953-3, 13/08183-7)

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