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neuromuscular electrostimulation

Nicky van Melick, Robert E H van Cingel, Frans Brooijmans, Camille Neeter, Tony van Tienen, Wim Hullegie, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden
AIM: The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) instructed a multidisciplinary group of Dutch anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) experts to develop an evidence statement for rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. DESIGN: Clinical practice guideline underpinned by systematic review and expert consensus. DATA SOURCES: A multidisciplinary working group and steering group systematically reviewed the literature and wrote the guideline...
August 18, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Saliha Y Amasyali, Ayşe Yaliman
To determine the effectiveness of mirror therapy and electromyography (EMG)-triggered neuromuscular stimulation on improvement of functions of the upper extremity in patients with subacute stroke in comparison with conventional therapy as well as to evaluate the advantage of each treatment over another, we conducted a prospective, randomized, and controlled trial involving 24 patients with ischemic stroke. The mean age and mean time since stroke of the patients were 58.79±11.49 years and 5.25±2.25 months...
July 19, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
Huda Jawad, Duncan S Bain, Helen Dawson, Kate Crawford, Atholl Johnston, Arthur Tucker
OBJECTIVE: This study compares the effectiveness of a neuromuscular electrostimulation device (geko T-1; Firstkind Ltd, High Wycombe, UK) in enhancing lower limb blood perfusion with two leading intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices, the Huntleigh Flowtron Universal (Huntleigh Healthcare Ltd, Cardiff, UK) and the Kendall SCD Express (Covidien plc, Dublin, Ireland). The subjects' tolerance of the devices was also compared. METHODS: Ten healthy subjects were recruited...
April 2014: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Maura Griffin, Dawn Bond, Andrew Nicolaides
BACKGROUND: A previous study using electrical stimulation of the common peroneal nerve (geko™) to activate the venous muscle pump measured blood flow in both the femoral and popliteal veins. Increased blood flow by as much as 60% was demonstrated in the femoral vein. Such an increase is assumed to be as a result of an increase in venous flow from the deep calf veins; however this has yet to be confirmed. The aim of this study was to conduct direct measurements in these deep calf veins to confirm this assumption in healthy individuals...
August 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
R A Guzmán-Venegas, M P Bralic, J J Cordero, G Cavada, O F Araneda
BACKGROUND: The innervation zone (IZ) corresponds to the location of the neuromuscular junctions. Its location can be determined by using arranged surface linear electrode arrays. Typically, voluntary muscle contractions (VC) are used in this method. However, it also may be necessary to locate the IZ under clinical conditions such as spasticity, in which this type of contraction is difficult to perform. Therefore, contractions imposed by electrostimulation (ES) can be an alternative. There is little background comparing the locations of IZ obtained by two different types of contractions...
April 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Kagan Ozer, Alvaro Rojas-Pena, Christopher L Mendias, Benjamin S Bryner, Cory Toomasian, Robert H Bartlett
PURPOSE: To test the potential for the ex situ limb perfusion system to prolong limb allograft survival up to 24 hours. METHODS: We used 20 swine for the study. In group 1 (control), 4 limbs were perfused with heparin solution and preserved at 4°C for 6 hours. In group 2, 4 limbs were perfused with autologous blood at 27°C to 32°C for 24 hours. In both groups, limbs were transplanted orthotopically to recipients and monitored for 12 hours. In addition to perfusion parameters, we recorded perfusate gases and electrolytes (pH, pCO2, pO2, O2 saturation, Na, K, Cl, Ca, HCO3, glucose, and lactate) and obtained functional electrostimulation hourly throughout the experiment...
January 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
Vicent Esteve Simó, Anna Junque Jiménez, José Carneiro Oliveira, Fátima Moreno Guzmán, Miquel Fulquet Nicolás, Mónica Pou Potau, Anna Saurina Solé, Verónica Duarte Gallego, Irati Tapia González, Manel Ramírez de Arellano Serna
BACKGROUND: Haemodialysis (HD) patients are characterised by muscle wasting, decreased physical function and poor quality of life. The objective was to analyse the effect of an intradialysis NMES training programme in muscular strength, functional capacity and quality of life in our HD patients. MATERIAL: HD patients were assigned to NMES (ESG) or control group (CG) in a 12-week single-centre prospective study. Transversal quadriceps muscular area, maximum length quadriceps strength (MLQS), handgrip, sit-to-stand-to-sit 10 test (STS10), "6-min walking test" (6MWT); EuroQol-5D health-related quality of life (EQ-5D) questionnaire, subjective global assessment (SGA) and NMES symptoms questionnaires (SQ) were completed...
October 2015: International Urology and Nephrology
Toshiharu Natsume, Hayao Ozaki, Anneyuko I Saito, Takashi Abe, Hisashi Naito
PURPOSE: Low-load voluntary exercise can induce muscle hypertrophy and strength gain in working muscles when combined with blood flow restriction (BFR). However, it is unknown whether such hypertrophy and strength gain can be induced by involuntary muscle contractions triggered via low-intensity neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) combined with BFR. The purpose of this article was to investigate whether low-intensity NMES combined with BFR (NMES-BFR) could elicit muscle hypertrophy and strength gain in the quadriceps...
December 2015: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Shouyao Liu, Rongguo Wang, Dan Luo, Qianwei Xu, Cheng Xiao, Peng Lin, Zhange Yu, Xuanji Zhao, Rongrong Cai, Jinhui Ma, Qingxi Zhang, Yunting Wang
BACKGROUND: Our preliminary studies indicated that electroacupuncture (EA) at the ST36 and Ashi acupoints could promote regeneration of the rabbit gastrocnemius (GM) by improving microcirculation perfusion, promoting the recovery of myofiber structures, and inhibiting excessive fibrosis. However, the effects of EA on recovery of the electrophysiological properties of the GM after contusion are not yet clear. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of EA at the Zusanli (ST36) and Ashi acupoints with regard to recovery of the electrophysiological properties of the rabbit GM after contusion...
2015: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Guiting Lin, Huixi Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Jianwen Wang, Uwais Zaid, Melissa T Sanford, Victor Tu, Alex Wu, Lin Wang, Fei Tian, Helen Kotanides, Venkatesh Krishnan, Guifang Wang, Hongxiu Ning, Lia Banie, Ching-Shwun Lin, Gary G Deng, Tom F Lue
BACKGROUND: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a major health issue in aged populations, and neurogenic ED is particularly difficult to treat. Novel therapeutic approaches are needed for treatment of neurogenic ED of peripheral origin. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effects of a neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 1 monoclonal antibody (TrkA-mAb) on erectile function and sexual behavior in a rat model of cavernous nerve injury (CNI). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In one experiment, 84 male rats were randomly assigned to seven groups...
April 2015: European Urology
M Bayon-Mottu, G Gambart, X Deries, C Tessiot, I Richard, M Dinomais
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we consider two localization techniques used in injections of botulinium toxin in children: electrical stimulation and ultrasound. The hypothesis of this work was that injections performed without stimulation would be less painful. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Monocentric prospective study, with 107 sessions of lower limb injections. Two groups of children were compared: localization by ultrasound only (60 children), detection by stimulation only or by stimulation combined with ultrasound (47 children)...
December 2014: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Jennifer A Summers, James Clinch, Muralikrishnan Radhakrishnan, Andy Healy, Viktoria McMillan, Elizabeth Morris, Tiago Rua, Mercy Ofuya, Yanzhong Wang, Paul W Dimmock, Cornelius Lewis, Janet L Peacock, Stephen F Keevil
The geko™ device is a single-use, battery-powered, neuromuscular electrostimulation device that aims to reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) selected the geko™ device for evaluation, and invited the manufacturer, Firstkind Ltd, to submit clinical and economic evidence. King's Technology Evaluation Centre, an External Assessment Centre (EAC) commissioned by the NICE, independently assessed the evidence submitted. The sponsor submitted evidence related to the geko™ device and, in addition, included studies of other related devices as further clinical evidence to support a link between increased blood flow and VTE prophylaxis...
April 2015: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Alexandre Fouré, Jennifer Wegrzyk, Yann Le Fur, Jean-Pierre Mattei, Hélène Boudinet, Christophe Vilmen, David Bendahan, Julien Gondin
PURPOSE: Although it has been largely acknowledged that isometric neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) exercise induces larger muscle damage than voluntary contractions, the corresponding effects on muscle energetics remain to be determined. Voluntary exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) has been reported to have minor slight effects on muscle metabolic response to subsequent dynamic exercise, but the magnitude of muscle energetics alterations for NMES EIMD has never been documented...
June 2015: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Alexandre Fouré, Kazunori Nosaka, Jennifer Wegrzyk, Guillaume Duhamel, Arnaud Le Troter, Hélène Boudinet, Jean-Pierre Mattei, Christophe Vilmen, Marc Jubeau, David Bendahan, Julien Gondin
Isometric contractions induced by neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) have been shown to result in a prolonged force decrease but the time course of the potential central and peripheral factors have never been investigated. This study examined the specific time course of central and peripheral factors after isometric NMES-induced muscle damage. Twenty-five young healthy men were subjected to an NMES exercise consisting of 40 contractions for both legs. Changes in maximal voluntary contraction force of the knee extensors (MVC), peak evoked force during double stimulations at 10 Hz (Db(10)) and 100 Hz (Db(100)), its ratio (10:100), voluntary activation, muscle soreness and plasma creatine kinase activity were assessed before, immediately after and throughout four days after NMES session...
2014: PloS One
Michael Joubert, Laure Metayer, Gaetan Prevost, Julia Morera, Anne Rod, Anne Cailleux, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Yves Reznik
AIM: Physical activity (PA) improves insulin sensitivity and is particularly important for type 2 diabetes (T2D) management; however, patient adherence is poor. Neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) is widely used for rehabilitation issues, but the metabolic impact of provoked involuntary muscular contractions has never been investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ELECTRODIAB is a prospective, bi-centric, and 4-week-long pilot study that enrolled 18 patients with T2D who did not require insulin treatment...
April 2015: Acta Diabetologica
A C Lúcio, C A L D'Ancona, M H B M Lopes, M C Perissinotto, B P Damasceno
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction (SD) affects up to 80% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) play an important role in the sexual function of these patients. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this paper is to evaluate the impact of a rehabilitation program to treat lower urinary tract symptoms on SD of women with MS. METHODS: Thirty MS women were randomly allocated to one of three groups: pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) with electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback and sham neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) (Group I), PFMT with EMG biofeedback and intravaginal NMES (Group II), and PFMT with EMG biofeedback and transcutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (TTNS) (Group III)...
November 2014: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
Alexandre Fouré, Guillaume Duhamel, Jennifer Wegrzyk, Hélène Boudinet, Jean-Pierre Mattei, Arnaud Le Troter, David Bendahan, Julien Gondin
PURPOSE: Neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) leads to a spatially fixed, synchronous, and superficial motor unit recruitment, which could induce muscle damage. Therefore, the extent of muscle damage and its spatial occurrence were expected to be heterogeneous across and along the quadriceps femoris (QF) muscles. The aim of the present study was to characterize muscle spatial heterogeneity in QF damage after a single bout of isometric NMES using multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 2015: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
S Miller, D Kühn, M Jungheim, C Schwemmle, M Ptok
BACKGROUND: Animal experiments have shown that after specific nerve traumatization, neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) can promote nerve regeneration and reduce synkinesia without negatively interfering with normal regeneration processes. NMES is used routinely in physical rehabilitation medicine. METHODS: This systematic literature search in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the DAHTA database, the Health Technology Assessment Database and MEDLINE or PubMed considered studies on the use of NMES in otorhinolaryngology that have been published in German or English...
February 2014: HNO
Marc Labrunée, Fabien Despas, Philippe Marque, Thibaut Guiraud, Michel Galinier, Jean Michel Senard, Atul Pathak
BACKGROUND: Muscle passive contraction of lower limb by neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) is frequently used in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients but no data are available concerning its action on sympathetic activity. However, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is able to improve baroreflex in CHF. The primary aim of the present study was to investigate the acute effect of TENS and NMES compared to Sham stimulation on sympathetic overactivity as assessed by Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity (MSNA)...
2013: PloS One
Emilio J Martínez-López, Elisa Benito-Martínez, Fidel Hita-Contreras, Amador Lara-Sánchez, Antonio Martínez-Amat
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of eight-week (2 days/week) training periods of plyometric exercises (PT) and neuromuscular electrostimulation (EMS) on jump height in young athletes. Squat jump (SJ), counter movement jump (CMJ) and drop jump (DJ) were performed to assess the effects of the training protocols 98 athletes (100 & 200m and 100m & 110m hurdles) voluntarily took part in this study, 51 males (52%) and 47 females (48%), 17.91 ± 1.42 years old, and 5.16 ± 2.56 years of training experience...
2012: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
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