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European Journal of Translational Myology

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#1
Sergio Adamo
This first 2018 Issue of the European Journal of Translational Myology presents many novelties, that are demonstrating that the journal is vital and expanding its authorship, readership and relevance from focused fields of biology, physiology, diagnostic, management and rehabilitation of skeletal muscle tissue to the more interesting and clinical relevant fields of human mobility up to those of general medicine. The Editorial Board is consequently expanded to allow fair and expert evaluation of more broadly interests and expertise of the Authors submitting typescripts...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686823/two-years-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-by-large-surface-electrodes-for-denervated-muscles-improve-skin-epidermis-in-sci
#2
Giovanna Albertin, Helmut Kern, Christian Hofer, Diego Guidolin, Andrea Porzionato, Anna Rambaldo, Raffaele De Caro, Francesco Piccione, Andrea Marcante, Sandra Zampieri
Our previous studies have shown that severely atrophic Quadriceps muscles of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients suffering with complete conus and cauda equina lesions, and thus with permanent denervation-induced atrophy and degeneration of muscle fibers, were almost completely rescued to normal size after two years of home-based Functional Electrical Stimulation (h-bFES). Since we used large surface electrodes to stimulate the thigh muscles, we wanted to know if the skin was affected by long-term treatment. Here we report preliminary data of morphometry of skin biopsies harvested from legs of 3 SCI patients before and after two years of h-bFES to determine the total area of epidermis in transverse skin sections...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686822/exciting-perspectives-for-translational-myology-in-the-abstracts-of-the-2018spring-paduamuscledays-giovanni-salviati-memorial-chapter-i-foreword
#3
Ugo Carraro
Myologists working in Padua (Italy) were able to continue a half-century tradition of studies of skeletal muscles, that started with a research on fever, specifically if and how skeletal muscle contribute to it by burning bacterial toxin. Beside main publications in high-impact-factor journals by Padua myologists, I hope to convince readers (and myself) of the relevance of the editing Basic and Applied Myology (BAM), retitled from 2010 European Journal of Translational Myology (EJTM), of the institution of the Interdepartmental Research Center of Myology of the University of Padova (CIR-Myo), and of a long series of International Conferences organized in Euganei Hills and Padova, that is, the PaduaMuscleDays...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686821/acute-effect-of-different-concentrations-of-cayenne-pepper-cataplasm-on-sensory-motor-functions-and-serum-levels-of-inflammation-related-biomarkers-in-healthy-subjects
#4
Nejc Sarabon, Stefan Löfler, Jan Cvecka, Wolfgang Hübl, Sandra Zampieri
Physical medicine therapies are often used in treating widespread musculoskeletal disorders, such as neck and low back pain. Herbal cataplasms containing rubefacient substances, such as Cayenne pepper, or galenic preparations like Munari cataplasm are commonly used as natural medications to treat painful areas. In this paper we show the effects of a 20-min application of Cayenne pepper and kaolin powder cataplasm (CPC) on healthy subjects. Treatment effects were evaluated by cold/hot feeling on visual analogue scale, blood pressure, body temperature, skin light touch sensations, two-point discrimination, and pain threshold to a mechanical stimulus, before and immediately after, 15 min after and 30 min after different concentration of Cayenne pepper in CPC preparation on healthy subjects...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686820/biofeedback-efficacy-to-improve-clinical-symptoms-and-endoscopic-signs-of-solitary-rectal-ulcer-syndrome
#5
Mojgan Forootan, Masood Shekarchizadeh, Hamedreza Farmanara, Ahmad Reza Shekarchizadeh Esfahani, Mansooreh Shekarchizadeh Esfahani
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is often resistant to medical and surgical treatment. This study assessed the effect of biofeedback in decreasing the symptoms and the healing of endoscopic signs in SRUS patients. Before starting the treatment, endoscopy and colorectal manometry was performed to evaluate dyssynergic defecation. Patients were followed every four weeks, and during each visit their response to treatment was evaluated regarding to manometry pattern. After at least 50% improvement in manometry parameters, recipients underwent rectosigmoidoscopy...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686819/revisiting-the-peculiar-regional-distribution-of-muscle-fiber-types-in-rat-sternomastoid-muscle
#6
Barbara Ravara, Valerio Gobbo, Damiana Incendi, Andrea Porzionato, Veronica Macchi, Raffaele De Caro, Dario Coletti, Tiziana Martinello, Marco Patruno
The sternomastoid (SM) muscle in rodents is known to have a peculiar distribution of fiber types with a steep gradient from surface to deep region. We here further characterize this peculiar regional distribution by quantitative histochemical morphometrys. In Hematoxylin-Eosin (H-E) stained transverse cryosections harvested in the medial portion of the muscle we counted around 10.000 myofibers with a mean diameter of 51.3±12.6 (μm). Cryisections of the SM stained by SDH reaction clearly show two distinct regions, toward the deep surface of the muscle a 40% area that contains packed SDH-positive myofibers, while the remaining area of the SM toward the external surface presents a more checker-board appearance...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686818/effects-of-combined-endurance-and-resistance-training-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study
#7
Antonio Merico, Marianna Cavinato, Caterina Gregorio, Alessandra Lacatena, Elisabetta Gioia, Francesco Piccione, Corrado Angelini
Based on available evidence, muscle strengthening and cardiovascular exercises can help maintain function and not adversely affect the progression of disease in patients with ALS. However, this evidence is not sufficiently detailed to recommend a specific exercise prescription. The purpose of this project was to assess clinical outcomes of a combined exercise programme to increase knowledge of rehabilitation in ALS patients. 38 ALS patients were assigned randomly to two groups: one group underwent a specific exercise programme (ALS-EP) based on a moderate aerobic workout and isometric contractions, and the second group followed a standard neuromotor rehabilitation treatment...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686817/the-role-of-individual-and-social-variables-in-predicting-body-dissatisfaction-and-eating-disorder-symptoms-among-iranian-adolescent-girls-an-expanding-of-the-tripartite-influence-mode
#8
Shima Shahyad, Shahla Pakdaman, Omid Shokri, Seyed Hassan Saadat
The aim of the present study was to examine the causal relationships between psychological and social factors, being independent variables and body image dissatisfaction plus symptoms of eating disorders as dependent variables through the mediation of social comparison and thin-ideal internalization. To conduct the study, 477 high-school students from Tehran were recruited by method of cluster sampling. Next, they filled out Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (RSES), Physical Appearance Comparison Scale (PACS), Self-Concept Clarity Scale (SCCS), Appearance Perfectionism Scale (APS), Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI), Multidimensional Body Self Relations Questionnaire (MBSRQ) and Sociocultural Attitudes towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-4)...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686816/evaluation-of-the-prognostic-value-of-multimodal-intraoperative-monitoring-in-posterior-fossa-surgery-patients-with-cerebellopontine-angle-tumors
#9
Mohsen Dalvandi, Ali Nazemi Rafie, Alireza Kamali, Alireza Jamshidifard
The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of four intraoperative monitoring approaches in order to compare their prognostic value in surgical complications of the facial nerve. This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 25 patients with Cerebellopontine Angle (CPA) tumors, who were hospitalized in the Valiasr Hospital, affiliated to the Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran. The degree of the facial nerve paralysis was assessed based on the House-Brackmann (HB) facial nerve grading system...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686815/the-effect-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-during-anesthesia-on-arterial-oxygen-saturation-after-surgery-in-patient-undergoing-cesarean-section
#10
Mahmood Ganjifard, Masoumeh Samii, Samaneh Kouzegaran, Amir Sabertanha
One of the major complications of general anesthesia in the recovery room is arterial oxygen desaturation and hypoxemia. Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) can improve arterial oxygen saturation by increasing FRC. This study aims to evaluate the effects of applying PEEP on arterial oxygen saturation and hemodynamic parameters in the patient undergoing cesarean section in VALIASR hospital. In this double blind clinical trial we randomly allocated 120 patients of class1 and 2 ASA scheduled to undergoing cesarean section into 3 group (in 40)...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686814/an-innovative-way-to-highlight-the-power-of-each-polymorphism-on-elite-athletes-phenotype-expression
#11
Valentina Contrò, Gabriella Schiera, Antonino Abbruzzo, Antonino Bianco, Alessandra Amato, Alessia Sacco, Alessandra Macchiarella, Antonio Palma, Patrizia Proia
The purpose of this study was to determine the probability of soccer players having the best genetic background that could increase performance, evaluating the polymorphism that are considered Performance Enhancing Polymorphism (PEPs) distributed on five genes: PPARα, PPARGC1A, NRF2, ACE e CKMM. Particularly, we investigated how each polymorphism works directly or through another polymorphism to distinguish elite athletes from non-athletic population. Sixty professional soccer players (age 22.5 ± 2.2) and sixty healthy volunteers (age 21...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686813/resting-sympatho-vagal-balance-is-related-to-10-km-running-performance-in-master-endurance-athletes
#12
Angelo Cataldo, Antonino Bianco, Antonio Paoli, Dario Cerasola, Saverio Alagna, Giuseppe Messina, Daniele Zangla, Marcello Traina
Relationships between heart rate recovery after exercise (HRR, baseline heart rate variability measures (HRV), and time to perform a 10Km running trial (t10Km) were evaluated in "master" athletes of endurance to assess whether the measured indexes may be useful for monitoring the training status of the athletes. Ten "master" athletes of endurance, aged 40-60 years, were recruited. After baseline measures of HRV, the athletes performed a graded maximal test on treadmill and HRR was measured at 1 and 2 minutes from recovery...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333223/development-of-practical-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-systems-based-on-an-electromyography-study-of-the-cybathlon-2016
#13
Jetsada Arnin, Traisak Yamsa-Ard, Preechapawan Triponyuwasin, Yodchanan Wongsawat
The purpose of this study was to develop a functional electrical stimulation (FES) system based on the motor driving concept for use by spinal cord injury patients participating in the FES Cycling competition at the Cybathlon 2016. The proposed FES system consists of a low-power control system, a precise processor unit, and a 4-channel stimulation unit. Self-adhesive carbon conductive electrodes were utilized for stimulation. A 26-year-old SCI patient was qualified to participate in the competition. The pilot patient underwent training for 16 months, which included experience with FES stimulation, performing FES cycling, and reducing spasticity, to practice using the FES system...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299228/comparison-of-strategies-and-performance-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-in-spinal-cord-injury-pilots-for-competition-in-the-first-ever-cybathlon
#14
Christine Azevedo Coste, Vance Bergeron, Rik Berkelmans, Emerson Fachin Martins, Ché Fornusek, Arnin Jetsada, Kenneth J Hunt, Raymond Tong, Ronald Triolo, Peter Wolf
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) can elicit muscular contraction and restore motor function in paralyzed limbs. FES is a rehabilitation technique applied to various sensorimotor deficiencies and in different functional situations, e.g. grasping, walking, standing, transfer, cycling and rowing. FES can be combined with mechanical devices. FES-assisted cycling is mainly used in clinical environments for training sessions on cycle ergometers, but it has also been adapted for mobile devices, usually tricycles...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299227/strategies-and-performances-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-using-the-berkelbike-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-competition-context-cybathlon
#15
Rik Berkelmans, Billy Woods
The functional electrical stimulation (FES) bicycle race was an event at the Cybathlon, held in Zurich October 2016. BerkelBike BV (The Netherlands) in collaboration with Imperial College London entered a spinal cord injury pilot who had tetraplegia to compete in this event. The BerkelBike Pro is a commercially available FES capable recumbent which is normally driven by the arm- and leg power. The arm cranking part was disabled. Now the tricycle must be driven using the pilots own lower limb muscles through stimulation in accordance with race rules...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299226/mobility-disorders-and-pain-interrelations-that-need-new-research-concepts-and-advanced-clinical-commitments
#16
Sascha Sajer
This Perspective will discuss topics recently suggested by Prof. Helmut Kern, Vienna, Austria, to advance the research activities of his team, that is: Topic A, 10 years post RISE; Topic B, New research for new solutions on old research questions; Topic C, Working groups on nerve regeneration, training-parameters of seniors in different ages, muscle adaptation; and studies of connective tissue and cartilage. This Perspective summarizes some of the basic concepts and of the evidence-based tools for developing further translational research activities...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299225/fes-bike-race-preparation-to-cybathlon-2016-by-ema-team-a-short-case-report
#17
Juliana Araujo Guimarães, Lucas Oliveira da Fonseca, Ana Carolina de Sousa, Miguel Eduardo Gutierrez Paredes, George Andrew Brindeiro, Antônio Padilha Lanari Bó, Emerson Fachin-Martins
FES-assisted cycling has been recommended to people struggling to emerge from a disability to more functioning life after spinal cord injury. Recommendations issued by a gowing number of scientific papershas promised toimprove body composition and physical activity levels, as well as to controlinvoluntary muscle response; favoring activity and participation which break new grounds in expanding locomotion, leisure and occupational options for people with paraplegia and tetraplegia. In this report we described our experience to select and prepare a pilot to compete in the FES Bike Race modality at Cybathlon 2016 in Kloten (Zurick)...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299224/the-effectiveness-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-fes-in-on-off-mode-for-enhancing-the-cycling-performance-of-team-phoenix-at-2016-cybathlon
#18
Kenry Wc Leung, Raymond Ky Tong, Xiaojun Wang, Ginny Ty Lee, Peter Mk Pang, H W Wai, H C Leung
In this study we designed a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) trike for a female subject with spinal cord injury to exercise her lower limbs and improve her lower limb muscle condition for attending the 2016 Cybathlon FES bike competition. Our FES pilot was the only female participant, in the FES cycling competition and she rode for Team Phoenix from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Due to the weakness of muscles in the lower limb of the subject, and due to scoliosis over her thoracolumbar aéra, the mechanical structure of the trike had to be tailor-made to ensure she sat on the bike in a safe and secure position...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299223/participation-to-the-first-cybathlon-an-overview-of-the-freewheels-team-fes-cycling-solution
#19
Benoît Sijobert, Charles Fattal, Anne Daubigney, Christine Azevedo-Coste
This article is a contribution to a special issue aiming at collecting data and documenting the different specificities of the teams which participated into Cybathlon 2016 FES-bike discipline. Our team prepared one paraplegic pilot over one year and developed a FES-cycling device based on existing commercial products. Our pilot (47 y.o, spinal cord lesion T3 AIS A since year 1995) was qualified for the final race and finished in 6th position over 12 participants in the discipline, covering a total distance of 750m at an average speed of 5...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299222/functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-strategies-tested-during-preparation-for-the-first-cybathlon-competition-a-practical-report-from-team-ens-de-lyon
#20
Amine Metani, Lana Popović-Maneski, Sebastien Mateo, Laura Lemahieu, Vance Bergeron
Whether it is from the patient's or the physical therapist's point of view, FES cycling can be considered either as a recreational activity, or an engaging rehabilitation tool. In both cases, it keeps patients with lower-limb paralysis motivated to sustain a regular physical activity. Thus, it is not surprising that it was selected as one of the six disciplines of the first Cybathlon competition held on October 8, 2016. However, many unresolved issues prevent FES cycling from being an activity practiced outdoors on a daily basis; such as, low power production, rapid muscle fatigue, precise electrode positioning, lack of systematic procedures to determine stimulation patterns, and the difficulty of transferring disabled riders from their wheelchair to the tricycle...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
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