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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792554/effect-of-acetazolamide-and-methazolamide-on-diaphragm-and-dorsiflexor-fatigue-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#1
Paolo B Dominelli, Chris J McNeil, Tyler Dennis Vermeulen, Troy J R Stuckless, Courtney V Brown, Giulio S Dominelli, Erik Richard Swenson, Lucas J Teppema, Glen Edward Foster
Acetazolamide, a carbonic anhydrase (CA) inhibitor used clinically and to prevent acute mountain sickness, worsens skeletal muscle fatigue in animals and humans. In animals, methazolamide, a methylated analogue of acetazolamide and an equally potent CA inhibitor, reportedly exacerbates fatigue less than acetazolamide. Accordingly, we sought to determine, in humans, if methazolamide would attenuate diaphragm and dorsiflexor fatigue compared to acetazolamide. Healthy men (dorsiflexor: n=12; diaphragm: n=7) performed fatiguing exercise on three occasions, after ingesting acetazolamide (250 mg three times a day) and then in random order, methazolamide (100 mg twice a day) or placebo for 48 h...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792553/mitochondrial-complex-i-defect-resulting-from-exercise-induced-lower-limb-ischemia-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
#2
Isabelle Signolet, Pierre Abraham, Stéphanie Chupin, Myriam Ammi, Naïg Gueguen, Franck Letournel, Jean Picquet, Christophe Baufreton, Mickael Daligault, Vincent Procaccio, Pascal Reynier, Samir Henni
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to compare the structural and mitochondrial alterations between muscle segments affected by exercise-induced ischemia and segments of the same muscle without ischemia, in the same subject. METHODS: In a prospective analysis, 34 patients presenting either peripheral arterial disease or chronic coronary syndrome without any evidence of peripheral arterial disease were eligible for inclusion based on findings indicating a need for either a femoro-popliteal bypass or a saphenous harvesting for coronary bypass...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792552/immobilization-rapidly-induces-thioredoxin-interacting-protein-txnip-gene-expression-together-with-insulin-resistance-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
#3
Emi Kawamoto, Keigo Tamakoshi, Song-Gyu Ra, Hiroyuki Masuda, Kentaro Kawanaka
Acute short-duration of disuse induces the development of insulin resistance for glucose uptake in rodent skeletal muscle. Since thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) has been implicated in the downregulation of insulin signaling and glucose uptake, we examined the possibility that muscle disuse rapidly induces insulin resistance via increased TXNIP mRNA and protein expression. Male Wistar rats were subjected to unilateral 6-hr hindlimb immobilization by plaster cast. At the end of this period, the soleus muscles from both immobilized and contralateral non-immobilized hindlimbs were excised and examined...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792551/aponeurosis-influences-the-relationship-between-muscle-gearing-and-force
#4
Carolyn M Eng, Thomas J Roberts
Aponeuroses are connective tissues found on the surface of pennate muscles and are in close association with muscle fascicles. In addition to transmitting muscle forces to the external tendon, aponeurosis has been hypothesized to influence the direction of muscle shape change during a contraction. Muscle shape changes affect muscle contractile force and velocity because they influence the gear ratio with which muscle fascicles transmit force and velocity to the tendon. If aponeurosis modulates muscle shape changes, altering the aponeurosis' radial integrity with incisions should alter gearing...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771610/tracheal-acid-or-surfactant-instillation-raises-alveolar-surface-tension
#5
Tam L Nguyen, Carrie E Perlman
Whether alveolar liquid surface tension, T, is elevated in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has not been demonstrated in situ in the lungs. Neither is it known how exogenous surfactant, which has failed to treat ARDS, affects in situ T. We aim to determine T in an acid-aspiration ARDS model before and after exogenous surfactant administration. In isolated rat lungs, we combine servo-nulling pressure measurement and confocal microscopy to determine alveolar liquid T according to the Laplace relation...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771609/achilles-tendon-structure-differs-between-competitive-distance-runners-and-non-runners-despite-no-clinical-signs-or-symptoms-of-mid-substance-tendinopathy
#6
Todd J Hullfish, Kenton L Hagan, Ellen Casey, Josh R Baxter
Achilles tendinopathy affects many running athletes and often leads to chronic pain and functional deficits. While changes in tendon structure have been linked with tendinopathy, the effects of distance running on tendon structure is not well understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to characterize structural differences in the Achilles tendons in healthy young adults and competitive distance runners using quantitative ultrasound analyses. We hypothesized that competitive distance runners with no clinical signs or symptoms of tendinopathy would have quantitative signs of tendon damage, characterized by decreased collagen alignment and echogenicity, in addition to previous reports of thicker tendons...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771608/paced-breathing-and-phrenic-nerve-responses-evoked-by-epidural-stimulation-following-complete-high-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#7
Tatiana Bezdudnaya, Michael A Lane, Vitaliy Marchenko
Spinal cord injury (SCI) at the level of cervical segments often results in life-threatening respiratory complications and requires long-term mechanical ventilator assistance. Thus, restoring diaphragm activity and regaining voluntary control of breathing are the primary clinical goals for patients with respiratory dysfunction following cervical SCI. Epidural stimulation (EDS) is a promising strategy that has been explored extensively for non-respiratory functions, and to a limited extent within the respiratory system...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771607/mechanistic-insights-into-the-modulatory-role-of-the-mechanoreflex-on-central-hemodynamics-using-passive-leg-movement-in-humans
#8
Nicholas T Kruse, William E Hughes, Darren P Casey
The aim of this study was to examine the independent contributions of joint range of motion (ROM), muscle fascicle length (MFL) and joint angular velocity on mechanoreceptor mediated central cardiovascular dynamics using passive leg movement (PLM) in humans. Twelve healthy males (age: 23{plus minus}2 yrs, body mass index: 23.7 kg/m2 ) performed continuous PLM at various randomized joint angles ROM (0-50{degree sign} vs. 50-100{degree sign} vs. 0-100{degree sign}) and joint angular velocities ('fast': 200{degree sign}/s vs...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771606/improved-motor-unit-number-estimate-when-motor-unit-alternation-is-addressed
#9
Bradley A DeForest, Jeffrey Winslow, Christine K Thomas
Motor unit number estimation (MUNE) is important for determining motoneuron survival with age or in conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or spinal cord injury. The original incremental method, or approaches introduced to minimize alternation (e.g. multiple point stimulation), are most commonly used but accept the limitation that alternation of motor units may still inflate the estimate. Alternation occurs because axon thresholds are probabilistic and overlap for different axons, therefore different combination of motor units may respond at a given stimulus intensity...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745804/protection-against-severe-hypokalemia-but-impaired-cardiac-repolarization-after-intense-rowing-exercise-in-healthy-humans-receiving-salbutamol
#10
Tania Atanasovska, Robert Smith, Claus Graff, Cao Thach Tran, Jacob Melgaard, Jørgen K Kanters, Aaron C Petersen, Antony Tobin, Keld P Kjeldsen, Michael John McKenna
Intense exercise induces pronounced hyperkalemia, followed by transient hypokalemia in recovery. We investigated whether the β2 -agonist salbutamol attenuated the exercise-hyperkalemia, and exacerbated the post-exercise hypokalemia, and whether hypokalemia was associated with impaired cardiac repolarization (QT hysteresis). Eleven healthy adults participated in a randomized, counterbalanced, double-blind trial receiving either 1000 µg salbutamol (SAL) or placebo (PLAC) by inhalation. Arterial plasma potassium concentration ([K+ ]a ) was measured at rest, during 3 min intense rowing exercise and 60 min recovery...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745803/the-bohr-haldane-effect-a-model-based-uncovering-of-the-full-extent-of-its-impact-on-o-2-delivery-to-and-co-2-removal-from-tissues
#11
Hans Malte, Gunnar Lykkeboe
For a century the influence of the Bohr effect on the utilization of blood borne oxygen has been deemed secondary to its influence on the uptake of carbon dioxide by the blood. Here we show that the opposite is the case. Using a simple two-ligand, two-state formulation we modelled the simultaneous oxygen and proton binding to hemoglobin as well as the resulting acid-base changes of the surrounding solution. Blocking of the Bohr effect in this model system results in a dramatic increase in the oxygen affinity, as expressed by the oxygen partial pressure at half saturation, the P50 ...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745802/cardiovascular-responses-to-exercise-when-increasing-skin-temperature-with-narrowing-of-the-core-to-skin-temperature-gradient
#12
Ting-Heng Chou, Jakob R Allen, Dongwoo Hahn, Brian K Leary, Edward F Coyle
The decline in stroke volume (SV) during exercise in the heat has been attributed to either an increase in cutaneous blood flow (CBF) that reduces venous return or an increase in heart rate (HR) that reduces cardiac filling time. However, the evidence supporting each mechanism arises under experimental conditions with different skin temperatures (Tsk ) (e.g.; {greater than or equal to}38{degree sign}C vs. {less than or equal to}36{degree sign}C respectively). We systematically studied cardiovascular responses to progressively increased Tsk (32{degree sign}C to 39{degree sign}C) with narrowing of the core-to-skin gradient during moderate intensity exercise...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745801/cold-water-immersion-after-training-sessions-effects-on-fiber-type-specific-adaptations-in-muscle-k-transport-proteins-to-sprint-interval-training-in-men
#13
Danny Christiansen, David John Bishop, James R Broatch, Jens Bangsbo, Michael John McKenna, Robyn M Murphy
Effects of regular use of cold-water immersion (CWI) on fiber type-specific adaptations in muscle K+ transport proteins to intense training, along with their relationship to changes in mRNA levels after the first training session, were investigated in humans. Nineteen recreationally-active men (24{plus minus}6 y, 79.5{plus minus}10.8 kg, 44.6{plus minus}5.8 mL∙kg-1 ∙min-1 ) completed six weeks of sprint-interval cycling either without (passive rest; CON) or with training sessions followed by CWI (15 min at 10{degree sign}C; COLD)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745800/interaction-between-graviception-and-carotid-baroreflex-function-in-humans-during-parabolic-flight-induced-microgravity
#14
Shigehiko Ogoh, Michaël Marais, Romain Lericollais, Pierre Denise, Peter B Raven, Hervé Normand
The aim of the present study was to assess carotid baroreflex (CBR) during acute changes in otolithic activity in humans. To address this question, we designed a set of experiments to identify the modulatory effects of microgravity on CBR function at a tilt angle of -2{degree sign}, which was identified to minimize changes in central blood volume during parabolic flight. During parabolic flight at 0g and 1g, CBR function curves were modelled from the heart rate (HR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) responses to rapid pulse trains of neck pressure (NP) and neck suction (NS) ranging from +40 to -80 Torr; CBR control of HR (carotid-HR) and MAP (carotid-MAP) baroreflex function curves, respectively...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745799/sweat-from-gland-to-skin-surface-production-transport-and-skin-absorption
#15
Nicola Margaret Gerrett, Katy E Griggs, Bernard Redortier, Thomas Voelcker, Narihiko Kondo, George Havenith
By combining galvanic skin conductance (GSC), stratum corneum hydration (HYD) and regional surface sweat rate (RSR) measurements at the arm, thigh, back and chest, we closely monitored the passage of sweat from gland to skin surface. Through a varied exercise-rest protocol, sweating was increased slowly and decreased in 16 male and female human participants (25.3 {plus minus} 4.7 yrs, 174.6 {plus minus} 10.1 cm, 71.3 {plus minus} 12.0 kg, 53.0 {plus minus} 6.8 ml∙kg∙min-1 ). ∆GSC and HYD increased prior to RSR, indicating pre-secretory sweat gland activity and skin hydration...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745798/intraocular-pressure-and-cardiovascular-alterations-investigated-in-artificial-gravity-as-a-countermeasure-to-spaceflight-associated-neuro-ocular-syndrome
#16
Allison P Anderson, Joseph S Butterfield, Prem S Subramanian, Torin K Clark
INTRODUCTION: Artificial gravity (AG) has been proposed as a countermeasure to spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS). The etiology of SANS is unknown, but mimicking gravitational loading through AG may mitigate these negative adaptations. METHODS: Seventeen subjects (9M, 8F, 18-32 years) were analyzed in four experimental conditions: 1) Standing, 2) Supine, 3) AG with the center of rotation at the eye (AGEC), 4) AG with 2G's at the feet (AG2G). In both AG conditions, subjects were spun to produce 1G at their center of mass...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745797/reversing-age-associated-arterial-dysfunction-insight-from-preclinical-models
#17
Venkateswara Reddy Gogulamudi, Jinjin Cai, Lisa A Lesniewski
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remain the leading causes of death in the US, and advancing age is a primary risk factor. Impaired endothelium dependent dilation and increased stiffening of the arteries with aging are independent predictors of CVD. Increased tissue and systemic oxidative stress and inflammation underlie this age-associated arterial dysfunction. Calorie restriction (CR) is the most powerful intervention known to increase lifespan and improve age-related phenotypes, including arterial dysfunction...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745796/mechanical-properties-of-the-airway-tree-heterogeneous-and-anisotropic-pseudoelastic-and-viscoelastic-tissue-responses
#18
Mona Eskandari, Alberto Leyva Arvayo, Marc Elliot Levenston
Airway obstruction and pulmonary mechanics remain understudied despite lung disease being the third cause of death in the United States. Lack of relevant data has lead computational pulmonary models to infer mechanical properties from available material data for the trachea. Additionally, the time-dependent, viscoelastic behaviors of airways have been largely overlooked, despite the potential physiologic relevance and utility as metrics of tissue remodeling and disease progression. Here we address the clear need for airway-specific material characterization to inform biophysical studies of the bronchial tree...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745795/diastolic-stress-testing-similarities-and-differences-between-isometric-handgrip-and-cycle-echocardiography
#19
Thomas Jake Samuel, Rhys Beaudry, Mark J Haykowsky, Satyam Sarma, Michael D Nelson
BACKGROUND: Cycle echocardiography (CE) is recommended for non-invasive diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction, but can be limited by respiratory and movement artifact. Isometric handgrip echocardiography (IHE) is also a robust diastolic discriminator, while avoiding the limitations associated with dynamic exercise. This study sought to compare these two diastolic stress testing approaches. METHODS: Twelve elderly individuals were recruited from the community (age: 71 + 6 years)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745794/visceral-adipose-tissue-tracks-more-closely-with-metabolic-dysfunction-than-intrahepatic-triglyceride-in-non-diabetic-lean-asians
#20
Cherlyn Ding, Zhiling Chan, Yu Chung Chooi, John Choo, Suresh Anand Sadananthan, Navin Michael, S Sendhil Velan, Melvin Khee-Shing Leow, Faidon Magkos
BACKGROUND: Increased visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and intrahepatic triglyceride (IHTG) are important risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes in obese subjects. The relative contribution of these ectopic fat depots to cardiometabolic risk differs between populations, depends on the degree of obesity and the level of cardiorespiratory fitness, and is difficult to dissect because VAT and IHTG typically co-vary. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an isolated increase in VAT or IHTG on insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion in apparently healthy normal-weight Asian subjects...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
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