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Age Comparisons of Exercising Muscle O2 Supply in Healthy Adults: Effects of Esmolol Infusion

This research is being conducted to determine how oxygen extraction within exercising muscles is altered in younger and older women when beta-1 receptors (receptors that contribute to the rise in heart rate with exercise) are temporarily blocked through a medication infused into an arm vein. The findings will help us understand how aging affects the regulation of oxygen supply to working muscles is regulated with normal aging.

David Proctor
Matthew Studinski - at mxs1455@psu.edu or 715-498-8093
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04181606
STUDY00010736
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Premenopausal women (18-35 years)
Postmenopausal women (55-70 years)

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Users of any tobacco and/or nicotine products
Individuals taking hormone therapy
Pregnant or lactating
Individuals with any over cardiovascular, metabolic, hematologic, pulmonary, renal, musculoskeletal, and/or neurological disorders
Heart & Vascular
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The Muscle Reflex: Limb blood flow

We will examine whether blood flow responses to exercise (in exercising and non-exercising legs) are different between patients with PAD and healthy subjects.

Lawrence Sinoway
Cheryl Blaha - at cblaha@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1605
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00005330
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At least 21 years old
healthy - no major medical concerns
women and men of all races

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Females who are pregnant or lactating
have a chronic medical concern
Heart & Vascular
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Examining views associated with physical exercise and its connection to diet, social connectivity, and stress reduction: Online Focus Groups

The primary objective of this study is to examine, via online focus groups, the perceptions that are held by potentially-eligible subjects in the PSH DPP program in regard to the importance of physical exercise, particularly within the context of diet, social connectivity, and stress reduction. These perspectives will then be used to help develop, test, and refine additional motivational text messages that can be used in a text messaging intervention. Participants will receive a $25.00 gift card.

Selena Ortiz
Selena Ortiz - at suo13@psu.edu or 814-863-8041
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00014288
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Be at least 18 years old and under age 65
Body Mass Index ≥25 kg/m2 (≥23 kg/m2 if Asian)
Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Fluent in English

Exclusion Criteria:
Under 18 years old and over age 65
Body Mass Index <25 kg/m2 (<23 kg/m2if Asian)
Previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Not fluent in English
Prevention, Education, Diabetes & Hormones
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fMRI based mapping of the supraspinal projections of the exercise pressor reflex

This study will examine how the brain controls blood pressure responses during exercise, and will include 2 separate visits. In one visit, you will perform a series of handgrip exercises followed by inflation of a blood pressure cuff while we collect muscle nerve activity and blood pressure. In the other two sessions you will perform a similar task while laying in an MRI machine.

Jian Cui
Aimee Cauffman - at acauffman@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1617
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00011978
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age between 21 and 40 years
healthy
able to perform handgrip execise
normal blood pressure

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claustrophobic
have metal implants
taking heart medication
pregnant/nursing
smoker
Heart & Vascular
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AWS-PSU: Active Women's Study at Penn State University

AWS-PSU: Active Women's Study at Penn State University This research study is being conducted to evaluate the impact of exercise and reproductive function on bone strength. Eligible young women (age 18-30) are those that are generally healthy and either a) exercising and experiencing regular or irregular menstrual cycles, or b) not exercising and experiencing regular menstrual cycles.

Mary Jane De Souza
Nicole Aurigemma - at nca11@psu.edu or 814-863-4488
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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PRAMS00043507
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Regular or irregular menstrual cycles
Age 18-30
BMI between 16-29.9
No hormonal contraception for 6 months

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Smoking
Currently using medication impacting bone
Food & Nutrition, Muscle & Bone, Women's Health
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AYA-UNITE (Utilizing Novel Information Technology to Promote Exercise and Well-Being) in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer have many needs for supportive care that differ from younger and older patients. This includes age-appropriate psychological support for management of distress, as well as supports for the social isolation many AYAs experience. One exciting intervention that may provide AYAs with cancer improved psychosocial support, as well as increased physical strength, is physical activity. This feasibility project aims to evaluate the safety, feasibility and acceptability of a physical activity training in AYAs with cancer delivered via a socially interactive videoconferencing platform.

Pooja Rao
Pooja Rao - at prao2@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-6012
 

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NCT03778658
STUDY00010118
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Participant age 15-29 years old at time of cancer diagnosis

Participant diagnosis of cancer who is currently undergoing active treatment for cancer, or who is within 3 years of end of cancer treatment at the time of enrollment
Participant must have access to a computer or smartphone

Exclusion Criteria:
Cardiovascular or respiratory disease

Absolute contraindication to exercise
Pregnant women
Patients with relapsed cancer
atients who have undergone allogeneic stem cell transplant
Sports Medicine, Mental & Behavioral Health, Cancer
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Using Exercise to Relieve Arthralgia (Joint Pain) and Improve AI Adherence in Older Survivors (REJOIN): A Pilot Study

Briefly, the purpose of this study is to use a self-management approach (combining education and exercise) to help older breast cancer survivors manage joint pain, a common side effect of aromatase inhibitors (AIs), a medication used to reduce hormones that might increase risk of recurrence and mortality following primary cancer treatment. We believe that reducing joint pain might help survivors take their medication longer and thus improve survival outcomes, compared to standard care.

Attend 4 in person visits, blood will be drawn at each visit. Complete physical function tests and surveys. Wear accelerometer for 7 days following each visit. Randomly selected participants will attend group exercise sessions twice a week for eight weeks via video call and record exercise activities between visits.

$160

Nancy Olsen
Nancy Olsen - at nolsen@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03955627
STUDY00010776
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Age 60 and older
Female
Breast Cancer Survivor
Preparing to Start AI medication
ER+ diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:
Already taking AI medication (greater than 24 weeks)
Gross Cognitive Impairment
Recent Joint Surgery
Cardiac event/Stroke within last 6 months
Not willing to come to HMC for Exercise Sessions
Cancer
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Penn State Exercising Women's Study

This study aims to assess energy status in young sedentary and exercising women as it is related to menstrual status, bone health, psychological health, sleep variables, and cardiovascular function.

There will be three to four visits to the laboratory. Procedures include questionnaires, a blood draw, providing a hair sample, cardiovascular measurements, and bone scans, as well as resting metabolic rate, cognitive, aerobic fitness, and countermovement jump testing. Participants will be asked to collect urine samples throughout one menstrual cycle, or 28 days for amenorrheic females. Exercise and physical activity will be recorded and monitored for seven days via logs and wearables. Food intake will be recorded for three days. Collegiate athletes will be tested twice; in-season and off-season.

Mary Jane De Souza
Ana Carla Chierighini Salamunes - at akc6247@psu.edu or 814-863-4488
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00019437
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Women
Age 18-30 years
Body Mass Index between 16-29.9 kg/m2
For sedentary participants: less than 2 hours of purposeful exercise per week and regular menstrual cycles for the last 6 months (i.e. cycles between 26 and 35 days in length)
For exercising participants: exercise at least 2 hours per week AND/OR participate in collegiate athletics. Exercising participants can have regular or irregular menstrual cycles for the last 6 months.

Exclusion Criteria:
Pregnant or lactating
Currently a smoker or history of regular smoking
Taking any hormonal therapy in the past six months
Serious or chronic health condition (including heart condition, thyroid illness, metabolic disease)
Hysterectomy or oophorectomy
Food & Nutrition, Muscle & Bone, Women's Health
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A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study on the analgesic properties of amiloride in exercise-induced skeletal muscle pain

To determine if the drug Amiloride will reduce exercise related muscle pain and improve exercise tolerance in healthy volunteers.

In each visit, you will be asked to perform foot exercise with, and without a blood pressure cuff inflated on your leg. You will also be asked to take pills prior to visit 2 and 3. One of these pills will be a drug called amiloride (10mg), which was traditionally used to lower blood pressure. The other pill will be a placebo (no active medication). During each visit, we will collect the following measurements: • We will collect a nerve recording from the leg not performing exercise, which will require a small needle-like electrode to be inserted behind your knee, just under the skin (a procedure called microneurography). • We will collect blood pressure from cuffs placed on your finger and upper arm. • We will collect blood lactate by sticking your finger with a small pin-prick (similar to taking a blood sugar measurement). • We will place to light-sensing device over the skin of your leg(s) to measure the oxygen level in your muscle. • We will hold a doppler ultrasound probe over your hip/leg region to measure blood flow. • We will use sticky-gel electrodes to measure heart rate and muscle activity.

You will receive $25 per hour for your participation in this research study

Jian Cui
Aimee Cauffman - at acauffman@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1617
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00015300
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healthy males and females
between 21-40 years old
any race or ethnicity

Exclusion Criteria:
Females who are pregnant or lactating
Smoker
high blood pressure
opiod use
taking amiloride or similar medication
Heart & Vascular
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Effects of heating on exercise pressor reflex in peripheral artery disease: Exercise Ability

To determine if the sympathetic and blood pressure (BP) responses to exercise will be attenuated during and after heat exposure in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

There will be up to 6 visits at the Hershey Medical Center. The visits involve walking on a treadmill, sitting in a warm or neutral temperature bath, wearing a heat suit, and having one or both of your legs in a warm bath.

You will receive $25 per hour for your participation in this research study

Jian Cui
Cheryl Blaha - at cblaha@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1605
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00005798
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healthy females and males
all minorities and ethnicies included
free of acute or chronic medical conditions
over 21 years old

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Females who are pregnant or lactating
under 21 years old
Decisional impairment
Heart & Vascular
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Active Men's Study

Description: This research study is to assess energetic status, reproductive health, and bone health in a population of young exercising men. Secondarily, this study will also explore how diet, fitness, cardiovascular function, eating behaviors, stress, cognitive function, and sleep related to energy and reproductive outcomes in exercising men. Eligible young men (age 18-35) are those who are generally healthy and either a) exercising or b) not exercising.

There will be essentially 4 study visits - The first visit will include informed consent to take part in the study &amp; completion of questionnaires and measurement of anthropometrics. Visit 2 will include tests of your metabolism, a blood draw, and assessment of diet and physical activity. Visit 3 will include tests of body composition, bone health, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, cognitive testing and reproductive function. Visit 4 will consist of a results meeting and return of wearable devices and logs.

Mary Jane De Souza
Emily Lundstrom - at eal259@psu.edu
 

Male
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00017681
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Age 18-35 years
BMI between 16-29.9 kg/m2
Non-smoker
For sedentary participants: less than 150 minutes of purposeful exercise per week
For exercising participants: at least 150 minutes of purposeful exercise per week (moderate to high intensity aerobic and/or resistance training).

Exclusion Criteria:
BMI >29.9 kg/m2 or <16 kg/m2
Procedures using contrast material within the past 7 days, including X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, barium studies, nuclear medicine exams.
Currently a smoker or history of regular smoking
Prostheses
Vasectomy
Men's Health, Sports Medicine, Muscle & Bone
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Effects of acid sensing ion channels blockade with amiloride on exercise pressor reflex in patients with peripheral artery disease

The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of amiloride on the blood pressure response during exercise, and exercise tolerance in patients with PAD and healthy controls.

Jian Cui
Cheryl Blaha - at cblaha@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1605
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00018295
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Men and women age 21- 85 years
Any race or ethnicity
Healthy: Free of acute medical conditions
PAD: Diagnosis of PAD, no pain at rest

Exclusion Criteria:
Pregnant or nursing women
Resting blood pressure of 150/100 or higher
Already taking amiloride
Recent heart attack or epilepsy
Peripheral neuropathy
Men's Health, Heart & Vascular, Women's Health
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The changes in insulin resistance and metabolic health among young, middle aged, and older adults meeting the current aerobic exercise training recommendations.

The overall purpose of this research is to evaluate the difference the national cardiorespiratory exercise recommendations have on metabolic and cardiovascular health over 6 weeks in previously sedentary young, middle aged, and older adults matched for obesity. The participants will complete moderate intensity exercise for 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week for 6 weeks. Pre- and post-intervention testing will be completed to evaluate changes in metabolic and cardiovascular health.

For this study, you will be asked to complete pre-intervention and post-intervention testing. At pre- and post-intervention testing, researchers will measure your height, weight, body circumferences, lean mass, fat mass, resting heart rate, resting blood pressure, and fitness level. Researchers will also do a fasted blood draw and will measure your resting metabolic rate. You will also be asked to complete questionnaires on your quality of life, physical activity habits, physical activity enjoyment, and diet. During the intervention you will exercise for 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week, for 6 weeks at moderate intensity on a treadmill.

$30

Nicole Gilbertson
Nicole Gilbertson - at nmg46@psu.edu or 814-949-5016
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00015329
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Ages 19-24 and 45-79 years
Physically inactive
Able to walk for at least 30 minutes
Obese

Exclusion Criteria:
Currently participating in planned, structured physical activity
Lost or gained more than 10 lbs in 6 months
Females currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Currently smoking/using tobacco products or have within the past 6 months
Having signs/symptoms or diagnosed with cardiovascular, lung, kidney, metabolic, or mental health disease
Heart & Vascular, Sports Medicine, Diabetes & Hormones
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Altoona, PA ,

Understanding Prenatal Hydration Behaviors

To examine women’s self-reported pregnancy hydration behaviors, especially during a global pandemic. This study will also examine other lifestyle behaviors (e.g., weight gain, exercise, eating behaviors, sleep, pain management). It is hypothesized that hydration behaviors will decrease due to lifestyle changes related to the pandemic. Secondary outcomes will also be influenced by hydration behaviors and pandemic lifestyle changes.

Danielle Downs
Abigail Pauley - at amp34@psu.edu
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00016174
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Pregnant
Women
18-45
English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:
Non-pregnant
Men
Younger than 18
Non-English speaking
Food & Nutrition, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Identification of Critical Thermal Environments for Aged Adults

The earth’s climate is warming, and the number of heat waves has increased in recent years. At the same time, the number of adults over the age of 65 is growing. Humans sweat and increase blood flow to the skin to cool their body when they get hot. Older adults do not do this as well as young adults. This makes it harder to safely exercise in warm and/or humid conditions. It is important to learn about safe limits of heat and humidity for older adults to exercise. Also, nearly 40% of adults over age 50 take aspirin to lower their risk for heart disease. Our lab has shown that aspirin lowers the control of body heat. In this study, we will determine critical temperature and humidity environments above which normal body temperature cannot be maintained in young and older adults. We will also look at how aspirin may change critical temperature and humidity thresholds in older adults.

There will be 4 in person visits and sit, walk, or cycle at a low intensity in an environmental chamber.

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William Kenney, Jr.
Susan Slimak - at sks31@psu.edu
 

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NCT04284397
STUDY00014062
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Healthy subjects 18 and older
Asymptomatic and no signs/symptoms of disease

Exclusion Criteria:
Have any conditions to advise against low-intensity physical activity
History of Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, or other similar gastrointestinal disease
Medications that could alter cardiovascular responses or body temperature regulation during exercise (blood pressure reducers, fever reducers, anti-depressants, etc.)
Tobacco or recreational drug use
Post-menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy
Heart & Vascular, Sports Medicine
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The Muscle Reflex: MRI Studies

This research is being done to examine how the response to leg exercise measured with MRI is different between patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and healthy volunteers.

Lawrence Sinoway
Cheryl Blaha - at cblaha@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1605
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00005331
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At least 21 years old
healthy - no major medical concerns
women and men of all races

Exclusion Criteria:
have a chronic medical concern
females who are pregnant or lactating
have ferromagnetic metal implants
are claustrophobic
Heart & Vascular
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Effects of heating on exercise pressor reflex in peripheral artery disease: Sympathetic Response

The purpose of this study is to examine if nervous system and blood pressure responses to exercise will be less with heat exposure in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and healthy controls.

Jian Cui
Cheryl Blaha - at cblaha@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1605
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00005856
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At least 21 years old
free of acute medical conditions
any race or ethnicity
women or men

Exclusion Criteria:
have a chronic medical concern
females who are pregnant or lactating
age < 21 years old
Heart & Vascular
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Women In Steady Exercise Research - Window of Opportunity for Exercise and Tumor Biology

The aim of the study is to test how an increase in the heart rate can interact with cancer. The study population is newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. The study intervention is an acute exercise test. The primary outcome of the study is imaging of the tumor before, and in a time course after, the acute exercise test.

The study is one single visit that lasts for about 3 hours. We will ask participants to fill out a few short questionnaires. Participants will be asked to walk or jog on a treadmill for as long as they can. We will collect blood samples via an IV line 1) before the acute exercise, 2) immediately after the exercise, 3) 30 min after the exercise, and 4) 2 hours after the exercise. Also, we will use an ultrasound machine to image breast and tumor 1) before the acute exercise, 2) immediately after the exercise, 3) 30 min after the exercise, and 4) 2 hours after the exercise.

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Kathleen Sturgeon
Kathleen Sturgeon - at kms99@psu.edu
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05428709
STUDY00019979
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Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients
Breast tumor is more than 2 cm (T2)
No initiation of chemotherapy treatment
Pre-surgical breast resection
With or without lymph node involvement (N0-3)

Exclusion Criteria:
Current use of blood-thinners
Body weight <100 lbs
Started chemotherapy for breast cancer
Absolute contraindications for exercise stress testing by self-report, such as acute myocarditis or pericarditis, uncontrolled heart failure
Pregnant women
Cancer
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The Effect of Exercise on Craving and Cannabis Use in Individuals with Cannabis Use Disorder

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug and rates of hazardous use, and cannabis use disorders (CUDs), have continued to rise in recent years. Increased exposure produces higher risk for detrimental psychological and behavioral effects of cannabis use. Given this increased prevalence of problematic cannabis use, identifying effective behavioral strategies for individuals experiencing problems with addiction would offer significant benefits. Exercise, particularly resistance exercise, is a behavioral intervention with considerable potential as an adjunctive treatment for CUD. No prior study has investigated the effects of an acute bout of resistance exercise on cannabis craving and consumption, nor has prior research identified what psychobiological mechanisms may underlie these exercise potentiated effects. The aims of this proposal seek to address these issues by implementing an acute resistance exercise protocol in men and women who have severe cannabis use disorder. This proposal will examine the acute effects of resistance exercise on craving, mood, anxiety, and markers of reward and stress regulation. In addition, this proposal will examine the trajectory of these effects in the subsequent days.

There will be 12 in person visits, one pre and one post visit and 10 exercise visits. 4 weeks of saliva collection and questionnaires done by mobile phone.

Up to $125.00

Gwendolyn Thomas
Gwendolyn Thomas - at gat112@psu.edu or 814-863-3172
 

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18 year(s) or older
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NCT03867786
STUDY00013671
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Cannabis Use
Between 18-30 years old
Recreationally trained
Able to read write English and complete study evaluations
Provide negative toxicology screenings for nicotine or alcohol at intake

Exclusion Criteria:
Women who are pregnant or lactating
Known endocrine disorder
Blood clotting disorders
Any psychiatric disorder or current psychiatric symptoms
Inability to give informed consent
Addiction & Substance Abuse
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NASH AMPK Exercise Dosing (AMPED) Trial

The purpose of this trial is to test different levels of exercise needed to reduce liver fat in patients with NASH.

If you take part in this research, your major responsibilities will include: • Completing exercise sessions (if randomized to exercise group). A typical exercise session will include a 5 minutes warm-up with stretching, 15-45 minutes of brisk walking, jogging or recumbent bike and a 5-minute cool-down.

250.00

Jonathan Stine
Gloriany Rivas - at stinelab@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=320223
 

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18 year(s) or older
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NCT04987879
STUDY00018280
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Adults age >18 years
NASH diagnosis
BMI 30-45 kg/m2
sedentary lifestyle

Exclusion Criteria:
pregnancy
Active cardiac symptoms
Cancer that is active
Inability to provide informed consent
Other liver disease
Digestive Systems & Liver Disease
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Women In Steady Exercise Research - Neoadjuvant Exercise Trial

The primary purpose of this pilot study is to determine whether breast cancer patients whom elect to undergo cardiotoxic neoadjuvant chemotherapy can be enrolled and retained in a 6 month at home aerobic exercise training study. Using a randomized controlled trial approach, we will examine the safety and efficacy of a well monitored moderate-to-high intensity aerobic training program completed at home in breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy. In addition to assessing safety and efficacy of the program, we will assess intervention effects on cardiopulmonary fitness, cardiac function, and tumor response.

Kathleen Sturgeon
Kathleen Sturgeon - at kms99@psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=284676
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00005517
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Stage 1-3 breast cancer
Scheduled to start neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Sedentary
No heart disease

Exclusion Criteria:
Stage 4 breast cancer
Heart disease
Non-English speaking
Cancer
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Greater Philadelphia Area, PA ,
Harrisburg, PA ,
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In Vivo Assessment of the Effect of Bench Press Exercise on Glenohumeral Cartilage Deformation

The goal of this project is to investigate the impact of high-load exercise, like the bench press with a large amount of weight as opposed to an exercise like the push-up, on the shoulder joint cartilage , tissue on the ends of our bones that cushion and protect them from damage, as well as assess how well qualitative assessments of personal pre- and post-exercise pain coordinate with cartilage structure. We predict that there will be a significant difference in pre- and post-exercise cartilage thickness.

The study involves one research visit where you will: lie on your back for 45 minutes while a study team member asks survey questions; have an MRI of your dominant shoulder that takes approximately 15-30 minutes; travel to the University Fitness Center on the Penn State Health Hershey's campus for the bench press exercise protocol; return for an MRI post-exercise on the same shoulder; complete a post-exercise questionnaire (approx. 30 minutes). Travel will be in your own vehicle. Total time about 6 hours.

Robert Gallo
Margaret Mitchell - at mmitchell8@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=280943
 

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STUDY00012956
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Healthy adults between the ages of 18-35
English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:
Previous injury or surgery to either shoulder
Inability to undergo MRI
Inability to perform exercise protocol
Pregnant
Under the age of 18 or over the age of 35
Muscle & Bone
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