Task-based, high intensity bilateral training programs on upper limb function in adults with early subacute stroke in West Africa. Hasselt University
The Breathe-(H)IT trial: Multimodal high intensity training to improve diaphragm functioning in persons with chronic low back pain. Hasselt University
Impact of high intensity training on pain processing in persons with chronic low back pain. Hasselt University
Improving our understanding of respiratory muscle training to facilitate weaning from mechanical ventilation in the ICU. KU Leuven
Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving treatment frequently applied in intensive care unit (ICU). Nonetheless, by putting at rest the respiratory muscles, it can lead to respiratory muscle weakness and atrophy, which are accompanied by prolonged duration of mechanical ventilation, difficult weaning and increased ICU mortality. Despite a strong theoretical rationale and some evidence supporting the use of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) to ...
High-intensity interval training in diabetic cardiomyopathy: from molecular changes towards clinical benefits Hasselt University
Mechanical ventilation (MV) is a life-saving treatment for critically ill patients on the intensive care unit but may have serious complications that are directly linked to the duration of MV. Weaning failure of MV can be the result of an imbalance between ventilator demands imposed upon the respiratory muscles and the capacity of the respiratory system to generate sufficient driving pressure to maintain tidal breathing. This capacity can be ...
Cognitive and neural plasticity in adults with acquired language and reading problems: A tablet-based training KU Leuven
Acquired language problems, called aphasia, are observed in 25% of the stroke patients. Language therapy can decrease the negative impact it has on the communication and psychosocial wellbeing, but only if the training is done intensively. In this research, we will apply tablet-based training since the interactive, adaptive and independent character allows to increase the intensity of training. To this end, we will recruit 60 patients with a ...