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Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623713/indirect-sinusoidal-vibrations-induces-an-acute-increase-in-explosive-strength
#1
Leandro V de Paula, Pedro V S Moreira, Rudolf Huebner, Leszek A Szmuchrowski
The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effect of indirect vibration on neuromuscular responses and fatigue resistance (electromyographic activity - EMG and force) during isometric exercise. Nineteen healthy men (age=22.4±2.7years; body mass=76.4±12.9kg, height=175±6.7cm) performed isometric elbow flexion exercises in three experimental treatments: only isometric exercise (control - CON); isometric exercise with the addition of sinusoidal vibrations (SVE1; frequency=20Hz, displacement=3.55±0...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624687/estimation-of-distal-arm-joint-angles-from-emg-and-shoulder-orientation-for-transhumeral-prostheses
#2
Aadeel Akhtar, Navid Aghasadeghi, Levi Hargrove, Timothy Bretl
In this paper, we quantify the extent to which shoulder orientation, upper-arm electromyography (EMG), and forearm EMG are predictors of distal arm joint angles during reaching in eight subjects without disability as well as three subjects with a unilateral transhumeral amputation and targeted reinnervation. Prior studies have shown that shoulder orientation and upper-arm EMG, taken separately, are predictors of both elbow flexion/extension and forearm pronation/supination. We show that, for eight subjects without disability, shoulder orientation and upper-arm EMG together are a significantly better predictor of both elbow flexion/extension during unilateral (R(2)=0...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641171/electromyographic-analysis-of-rotator-cuff-muscles-in-patients-with-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy-a-systematic-review
#3
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Fábio Carlos Lucas de Oliveira, Laurent Julien Bouyer, Amanda L Ager, Jean-Sébastien Roy
The shoulder is inherently an unstable joint which heavily relies on the neuromuscular activation of the rotator cuff (RC) complex for stability during movement. Currently, there is no consensus regarding how the activity of RC muscles is affected among individuals with a RC tendinopathy (RCTe). This study reviewed the evidence of studies comparing the electromyographic (EMG) activity of any RC muscle of shoulders with a symptomatic RCTe to asymptomatic shoulders. Eight databases were searched. Data from 343 participants (201 symptomatic and 209 asymptomatic shoulders) were analyzed from 10 out of 402 included studies...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633066/an-emg-assisted-modeling-approach-to-assess-passive-lumbar-tissue-loading-in-vivo-during-trunk-bending
#4
Xiaopeng Ning
Lower back pain (LBP) is a condition with high prevalence and high cost both in the United States and around the world. The magnitude of mechanical loading on spine is strongly associated with the occurrence of LBP. Previously, to assess spinal loading, biologically assisted biomechanical models were developed to estimate trunk muscle contraction forces. Loadings on lumbar passive tissues are estimated using anatomical models. However, despite the substantial individual variability in lumbar ligament geometry and viscoelastic properties, the existing anatomical models do not account for these differences...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624688/relation-between-peak-power-output-in-sprint-cycling-and-maximum-voluntary-isometric-torque-production
#5
Mehdi Kordi, Stuart Goodall, Paul Barratt, Nicola Rowley, Jonathan Leeder, Glyn Howatson
From a cycling paradigm, little has been done to understand the relationships between maximal isometric strength of different single joint lower body muscle groups and their relation with, and ability to predict PPO and how they compare to an isometric cycling specific task. The aim of this study was to establish relationships between maximal voluntary torque production from isometric single-joint and cycling specific tasks and assess their ability to predict PPO. Twenty male trained cyclists participated in this study...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601565/gait-analysis-of-young-male-patients-diagnosed-with-primary-bladder-neck-obstruction
#6
Matteo Zago, Tommaso Ciro Camerota, Stefano Pisu, Daniela Ciprandi, Chiarella Sforza
Primary bladder neck obstruction (PBNO) represents an inappropriate or inadequate relaxation of the bladder neck during micturition. Based on the observation of an increased rate of postural imbalances in male patients with PBNO, we hypothesized a possible role of an unbalanced biomechanics of the pelvis on urethral sphincters activity. Our aim was to identify kinematic imbalances, usually disregarded in PBNO patients, and which could eventually be involved in the etiopathogenesis of the disease. Seven male adult patients (39...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601564/angle-of-gaze-and-optic-flow-direction-modulate-body-sway
#7
Milena Raffi, Alessandro Piras, Michela Persiani, Monica Perazzolo, Salvatore Squatrito
Optic flow is a crucial signal in maintaining postural stability. We sought to investigate whether the activity of postural muscles and body sway was modulated by eye position during the view of radial optic flow stimuli. We manipulated the spatial distribution of dot speed and the fixation point position to simulate specific heading directions combined with different gaze positions. The experiments were performed using stabilometry and surface electromyography (EMG) on 24 right-handed young, healthy volunteers...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591642/effects-of-amplitude-and-predictability-of-perturbations-to-the-arm-on-anticipatory-and-reactionary-muscle-responses-to-maintain-balance
#8
Ali Forghani, Richard Preuss, Theodore Edgar Milner
Disturbances to balance arising from forces applied to the upper limb have received relatively little attention compared to disturbances arising from support surface perturbations. In this study we applied fast ramp perturbations to the hand in anterior, posterior, medial and lateral directions. The effects of perturbation predictability and amplitude on the postural response of upper limb, trunk and lower limb muscles were investigated. Perturbations were applied either in blocks of constant amplitude and direction (predictable) or with direction and amplitude varying randomly (random) from trial to trial...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595162/rotator-cuff-tendinopathy-alters-the-muscle-activity-onset-and-kinematics-of-scapula
#9
Hio Teng Leong, Gabriel Yin-Fat Ng, Shing Chung Chan, Siu Ngor Fu
Athletes with rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy demonstrate an aberrant pattern of scapular motion which might relate to deficits in the scapular muscles. This study aimed to determine whether alteration in scapular kinematics is associated with deficits in the activity onset of scapular muscles. Forty-three male volleyball players (17 asymptomatic and 26 with RC tendinopathy) joined the study. Three-dimensional scapular kinematics was quantified using an acromial marker cluster method. The activity onset of the upper (UT), middle (MT), and lower trapezius (LT), and serratus anterior (SA) during arm abduction was assessed with electromyography...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587934/ankle-and-knee-biomechanics-during-normal-walking-following-ankle-plantarflexor-fatigue
#10
Michael A Hunt, Gillian L Hatfield
The purpose of this study was to investigate the immediate effects of unilateral ankle plantarflexor fatigue on bilateral knee and ankle biomechanics during gait. Lower leg kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activation were assessed before and after an ankle plantarflexor fatiguing protocol in 31 healthy individuals. Fatigue (defined as >10% reduction in maximal isometric ankle plantarflexor torque production and a downward shift in the median power frequency of both heads of the gastrocnemius muscle of the fatigued limb) was achieved in 18 individuals, and only their data were used for analysis purposes...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595163/a-new-method-for-the-localization-of-the-innervation-zone-based-on-monopolar-surface-detected-potentials
#11
Javier Rodriguez-Falces
In monopolar electrode configuration, the shape of the motor unit potential (MUP) undergoes essential morphologic changes with increasing distance from the innervation zone. In particular, the rising phase of the MUP slows down and becomes longer as the electrode is moved further from the innervation zone. Based on this, it is hypothesized that the maximum slope of the rising phase of a monopolar MUP (SlopeMAX) would reach its highest value at the innervation zone. Herein, we sought to determine whether the location of the innervation zone coincides with the position in the muscle of the monopolar MUP with highest SlopeMAX and whether new criteria for the localization of the innervation region can be proposed based on the SlopeMAX of monopolar potentials...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554150/effect-of-valgus-knee-alignment-on-gait-biomechanics-in-healthy-women
#12
Matthew C Hoch, Joshua T Weinhandl
The purpose of this study was to compare lower extremity kinematics and kinetics between women with greater or lesser degrees of valgus knee alignment during gait. Nine women with greater valgus knee alignment (11.9±1.6°) were compared to nine women with lesser valgus knee alignment (6.6±2.4°). Participants completed a biomechanical assessment of overground walking for the right limb. Dependent variables included sagittal and frontal plane joint angles and moments for the hip, knee, and ankle at peak vertical ground reaction force, along with knee abduction angular impulse...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544940/directional-preference-of-activation-of-abdominal-and-paraspinal-muscles-during-position-control-tasks-in-sitting
#13
Martin Eriksson Crommert, Kylie Tucker, Christopher Holford, Alexander Wight, Donna McCook, Paul Hodges
Controversy exists in the literature regarding antagonist activity of trunk muscles during different types of trunk loading, and the direction-specificity of activation of trunk muscles, particularly the deeper trunk muscles. This study aimed to systematically compare activation of a range of trunk muscles between directions of statically applied loads, and to consider the impact of breathing in this activation. In a semi-seated position, 13 healthy male participants resisted moderate inertial loads applied to the trunk in eight different directions...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494371/improving-surface-emg-burst-detection-in-infrahyoid-muscles-during-swallowing-using-digital-filters-and-discrete-wavelet-analysis
#14
Sebastian Restrepo-Agudelo, Sebastian Roldan-Vasco, Lina Ramirez-Arbelaez, Santiago Cadavid-Arboleda, Estefania Perez-Giraldo, Andres Orozco-Duque
The visual inspection is a widely used method for evaluating the surface electromyographic signal (sEMG) during deglutition, a process highly dependent of the examiners expertise. It is desirable to have a less subjective and automated technique to improve the onset detection in swallowing related muscles, which have a low signal-to-noise ratio. In this work, we acquired sEMG measured in infrahyoid muscles with high baseline noise of ten healthy adults during water swallowing tasks. Two methods were applied to find the combination of cutoff frequencies that achieve the most accurate onset detection: discrete wavelet decomposition based method and fixed steps variations of low and high cutoff frequencies of a digital bandpass filter...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448852/reproducibility-of-scapular-muscle-activity-in-isokinetic-shoulder-flexion-and-extension
#15
Monique Wochatz, Sophie Rabe, Martin Wolter, Tilman Engel, Steffen Mueller, Frank Mayer
Repetitive overhead movements have been identified as a main risk factor to develop shoulder complaints with scapular muscle activity being altered. Reliable assessment of muscle activity is essential to differentiate between symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the intra- and inter-session reliability of scapular muscle activity during maximal isokinetic shoulder flexion and extension. Eleven asymptomatic adults performed maximum effort isokinetic shoulder flexion and extension (concentric and eccentric at 60°/s) in a test-retest design...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411488/inter-joint-coordination-of-posture-on-a-seesaw-device
#16
Frédéric Noé, Xavier García-Massó, Thierry Paillard
Even though specific adjustments of the multi-joint control of posture have been observed when posture is challenged, multi-joint coordination on a seesaw device has never been accurately assessed. The current study was conducted in order to investigate the multi-joint coordination when subjects were standing on either a seesaw device or on a stable surface, with the eyes open or closed. Eighteen healthy active subjects were recruited. A principal component analysis and a Self-Organizing Maps analysis were performed on the joint angles in order to detect and characterize dominant coordination patterns...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411486/the-effect-of-age-and-knee-osteoarthritis-on-muscle-activation-patterns-and-knee-joint-biomechanics-during-dual-belt-treadmill-gait
#17
Derek Rutherford, Matthew Baker, Ivan Wong, William Stanish
PURPOSE: To compare a group of individuals with moderate medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA) to both an age-matched asymptomatic group of older adults and younger adults to determine whether differences in knee joint muscle activation patterns and joint biomechanics exist during gait between these three groups. SCOPE: 20 young adults, 20 older adults, and 40 individuals with moderate knee OA were recruited. Using standardized procedures, surface electromyograms were recorded from the vastus lateralis and medialis, rectus femoris and the medial and lateral hamstrings...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399443/the-effect-of-inspiratory-and-expiratory-loads-on-abdominal-muscle-activity-during-breathing-in-subjects-at-risk-for-the-development-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-healthy
#18
António Mesquita Montes, Carlos Crasto, Cristina Argel de Melo, Rita Santos, Susana Pereira, João Paulo Vilas-Boas
The abdominal muscle activity has been shown to be variable in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) when respiratory demand increases and their recruitment pattern may change the mechanics, as well as the work and cost of breathing. The scientific evidence in subjects "at risk" for the development of COPD may be important to understand the natural history of this disease. This study aims to evaluate the effect of inspiratory and expiratory loads on the abdominal muscle activity during breathing in subjects "at risk" for the development of COPD and healthy...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460239/external-loading-alters-trunk-kinematics-and-lower-extremity-muscle-activity-in-a-distribution-specific-manner-during-sitting-and-rising-from-a-chair
#19
Michelle C Walaszek, Amanda L Ransom, Steven Capehart, Michael B Pohl, Robert Shapiro, Lance M Bollinger
BACKGROUND: Excess body mass alters gait biomechanics in a distribution-specific manner. The effects of adding mass centrally or peripherally on biomechanics during sitting and rising from a chair are unknown. METHODS: Motion analysis and lower extremity EMG were measured for fifteen healthy, normal weight subjects during sit-to-stand (SitTS) and stand-to-sit (StandTS) from a chair under unloaded (UN), centrally loaded (CL), and peripherally loaded (PL) conditions...
June 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457998/whole-body-vibration-induces-distinct-reflex-patterns-in-human-soleus-muscle
#20
Ilhan Karacan, Muharrem Cidem, Mehmet Cidem, Kemal S Türker
The neuronal mechanisms underlying whole body vibration (WBV)-induced muscular reflex (WBV-IMR) are not well understood. To define a possible pathway for WBV-IMR, this study investigated the effects of WBV amplitude on WBV-IMR latency by surface electromyography analysis of the soleus muscle in human adult volunteers. The tendon (T) reflex was also induced to evaluate the level of presynaptic Ia inhibition during WBV. WBV-IMR latency was shorter when induced by low- as compared to medium- or high-amplitude WBV (33...
June 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
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