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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324641/genetic-algorithm-based-motion-estimation-method-using-orientations-and-emgs-for-robot-controls
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Jeongsook Chae, Yong Jin, Yunsick Sung, Kyungeun Cho
Demand for interactive wearable devices is rapidly increasing with the development of smart devices. To accurately utilize wearable devices for remote robot controls, limited data should be analyzed and utilized efficiently. For example, the motions by a wearable device, called Myo device, can be estimated by measuring its orientation, and calculating a Bayesian probability based on these orientation data. Given that Myo device can measure various types of data, the accuracy of its motion estimation can be increased by utilizing these additional types of data...
January 11, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310369/mitochondrial-mutations-in-12s-rrna-and-16s-rrna-presenting-as-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia-cpeo-plus-a-case-report
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Zhan-Yun Lv, Xue-Mei Xu, Xiao-Fu Cao, Qian Wang, Da-Fang Sun, Wen-Jing Tian, Yan Yang, Yu-Zhong Wang, Yan-Lei Hao
RATIONALE: Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) is a classical mitochondrial ocular disorder characterized by bilateral progressive ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. Kearns -Sayre syndrome (KSS) is a multisystem disorder with PEO, cardiac conduction block, and pigmentary retinopathy. A few individuals with CPEO have other manifestations of KSS, but do not meet all the clinical diagnosis criteria, and this is called "CPEO plus." PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 48-year-old woman exhibiting limb weakness, ptosis, ophthalmoparesis, and cerebellar dysfunctions...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298212/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-cranial-nerves-ix-and-x
#3
Alberto R M Martinez, Melina P Martins, Ana Lucila Moreira, Carlos R Martins, Paulo A T Kimaid, Marcondes C França
The cranial nerves IX and X emerge from medulla oblongata and have motor, sensory, and parasympathetic functions. Some of these are amenable to neurophysiological assessment. It is often hard to separate the individual contribution of each nerve; in fact, some of the techniques are indeed a composite functional measure of both nerves. The main methods are the evaluation of the swallowing function (combined IX and X), laryngeal electromyogram (predominant motor vagal function), and heart rate variability (predominant parasympathetic vagal function)...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289349/motor-units-in-vastus-lateralis-and-in-different-vastus-medialis-regions-show-different-firing-properties-during-low-level-isometric-knee-extension-contraction
#4
Leonardo Mendes Leal de Souza, Hélio Veiga Cabral, Liliam Fernandes de Oliveira, Taian Martins Vieira
Architectural differences along vastus medialis (VM) and between VM and vastus lateralis (VL) are considered functionally important for the patellar tracking, knee joint stability and knee joint extension. Whether these functional differences are associated with a differential activity of motor units between VM and VL is however unknown. In the present study, we, therefore, investigate neuroanatomical differences in the activity of motor units detected proximo-distally from VM and from the VL muscle. Nine healthy volunteers performed low-level isometric knee extension contractions (20% of their maximum voluntary contraction) following a trapezoidal trajectory...
December 28, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287185/insufficient-efficacy-of-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-epileptic-spasms-and-tonic-spasms-in-children-with-refractory-epilepsy
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Tohru Okanishi, Ayataka Fujimoto, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Sotaro Kanai, Hirotaka Motoi, Yoichiro Homma, Hideo Enoki
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) leads to palliation of refractory seizures. Epileptic spasms (ES) and tonic spasms (TS) appear in children with West syndrome and symptomatic generalized epilepsy. Both types of spasms are often characterized by truncal muscular contractions and ictal electroencephalography (EEG) findings comprising the contiguous phases: phase 1) 15-20 Hz, spindle-like fast activity (occur in 70%), 2) diffuse polyphasic δ/θ waves (100%), and 3) electrodecremental activity (70%)...
December 15, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262477/-clinical-analysis-of-four-cases-of-anti-gq1b-syndrome
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X Y Yang, T L Han, W H Zhang, S Zhang, F Fang
Objective: To investigate the clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, treatment and outcome of anti-GQ1b antibody syndrome. Method: The clinical manifestations, laboratory examination, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of (4 patients 4 male patients, from 4 to 12 years) with anti-GQ1b syndrome in Beijing Children's Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University from 2015 to 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Result: All 4 children presented with ataxia. Case 1 showed impaired speech, ptosis and weakness of arms; case 2 and 3 had external ophthalmoplegia, weakness of limbs; case 4 presented hypersomnia, irritability and hallucinations...
December 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244838/muscle-function-in-glenohumeral-joint-stability-during-lifting-task
#7
Yoann Blache, Mickaël Begon, Benjamin Michaud, Landry Desmoulins, Paul Allard, Fabien Dal Maso
Ensuring glenohumeral stability during repetitive lifting tasks is a key factor to reduce the risk of shoulder injuries. Nevertheless, the literature reveals some lack concerning the assessment of the muscles that ensure glenohumeral stability during specific lifting tasks. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the stabilization function of shoulder muscles during a lifting task. Kinematics and muscle electromyograms (n = 9) were recorded from 13 healthy adults during a bi-manual lifting task performed from the hip to the shoulder level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236600/benefit-of-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-spinal-dysmorphism-split-cord-malformation-and-scoliosis
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Faisal R Jahangiri, Samir Al Sayegh, Moutasem Azzubi, Abdulrahman M Alrajhi, Monerah M Annaim, Shmoukh A Al Sharif, Tanweer Aziz, Sami Al Eissa
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) consists of a group of neurodiagnostic techniques that assess the nervous system's functional integrity during surgical operations. A retrospective analysis of a pediatric female patient was conducted who underwent 12 operations for the correction of scoliosis, tethered cord, and split spinal cord wherein IONM played an important role. From age 3 to 6, she underwent six procedures including a release of the tethered cord, resection of the filum terminale, removal of a T11-T12 bony spur, release of L3 adhesions, repair of subcutaneous meningocele, and correction of scoliosis with a vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rod (VEPTR) technique without the use of IONM...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216231/a-computational-model-to-investigate-the-effect-of-pennation-angle-on-surface-electromyogram-of-tibialis-anterior
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Diptasree Maitra Ghosh, Dinesh Kumar, Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan, Ariba Siddiqi, Ramakrishnan Swaminathan
This study has described and experimentally validated the differential electrodes surface electromyography (sEMG) model for tibialis anterior muscles during isometric contraction. This model has investigated the effect of pennation angle on the simulated sEMG signal. The results show that there is no significant effect of pennation angle in the range 0° to 20° to the single fibre action potential shape recorded on the skin surface. However, the changes with respect to pennation angle are observed in sEMG amplitude, frequency and fractal dimension...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212845/crawling-without-wiggling-muscular-mechanisms-and-kinematics-of-rectilinear-locomotion-in-boa-constrictors
#10
Steven J Newman, Bruce C Jayne
A central issue for understanding locomotion of vertebrates is how muscle activity and movements of their segmented axial structures are coordinated, and snakes have a longitudinal uniformity of body segments and diverse locomotor behaviors that are well suited for studying the neural control of rhythmic axial movements. Unlike all other major modes of snake locomotion, rectilinear locomotion does not involve axial bending, and the mechanisms of propulsion and modulating speed are not well understood. We integrated electromyograms and kinematics of boa constrictors to test Lissmann's decades-old hypotheses of activity of the costocutaneous superior (CCS) and inferior (CCI) muscles and the intrinsic cutaneous interscutalis (IS) muscle during rectilinear locomotion...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206768/inhibition-of-group-ia-afferents-between-brachioradialis-and-flexor-carpi-radialis-in-humans-a-study-using-an-electromyogram-averaging-method
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Mitsuhiro Nito, Wataru Hashizume, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Toshiaki Sato, Hiromi Fujii, Takuji Miyasaka, Masaomi Shindo, Akira Naito
PURPOSE: Our previous studies using a poststimulus time histogram method demonstrated inhibitory spinal reflex arcs (inhibition) between the brachioradialis (BR) and flexor carpi radialis (FCR) in humans. Group I afferents mediated the inhibition through an oligosynaptic path. In this study, effects of the inhibition on excitability of the motoneuron pools were examined, and we tried to clarify which afferents of group Ia or Ib are responsible for the inhibition. METHODS: We evaluated the effects of low-threshold afferents between BR and FCR on FCR and BR motoneuron pools, respectively, using an electromyogram-averaging method in 14 healthy human subjects...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205218/a-longitudinal-assessment-of-myoelectric-activity-postural-sway-and-low-back-pain-during-pregnancy
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Luciana S Moreira, Leonardo A Elias, Adriane B Gomide, Marcus F Vieira, Waldemar N DO Amaral
PURPOSE: The present study aimed at investigating the control of upright quiet standing in pregnant women throughout pregnancy, and whether low-back pain exerts influence on this motor task. METHODS: Myoelectric signals from postural muscles and stabilometric data were collected from 15 non-pregnant and 15 pregnant women during upright quiet standing. Electromyogram envelopes and center of pressure metrics were evaluated in the control group, as well as in pregnant women in their first and third trimester of pregnancy...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200627/effect-of-motor-imagery-training-and-electromyogram-triggered-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-lower-extremity-function-in-stroke-patients-a-pilot-trial
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Ji-Hoon Kim, Young-Seok Cho, Ji-Su Park, Won-Jin Kim
[Purpose] To investigate the effect of motor imagery training and electromyogram-triggered neuromuscular electrical stimulation (MIT-EMG NMES) on the lower extremity function of stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] This study recruited eight patients with hemiplegia due to stroke. All patients received MIT-EMG NMES for 20 min daily, 5 days per week for 4 weeks. Lower extremity function were assessed using the timed up-and-go (TUG) and 10-meter walk (10MW) tests. [Results] The results of TUG test decreased significantly from 20...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184740/can-friedberg-s-triad-solve-persistent-anesthesia-problems-over-medication-pain-management-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting
#14
Barry L Friedberg
Friedberg's Triad is (1) measure the brain; (2) preempt the pain; (3) emetic drugs abstain. Persistent anesthesia problems include over- and under-medication, postoperative pain management, and postoperative nausea and vomiting. Inspired by Vinnik's diazepam-ketamine paradigm, Friedberg's propofol ketamine paradigm was first published in 1993. The 1997 addition of the bispectral (BIS) index brain monitor made the propofol ketamine paradigm numerically reproducible. The 1998 addition of the frontalis electromyogram (EMG) as a secondary trend to the BIS transformed the time-delayed BIS monitor into a real-time, extremely useful device...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184396/excessive-anterior-cervical-muscle-tone-affects-hyoid-bone-kinetics-during-swallowing-in-healthy-individuals
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Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Haruka Tohara, Koji Hara, Ayako Nakane, Yoko Wakasugi, Kohei Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Minakuchi
Purpose: This study aimed to determine whether excessive neck muscle tone affects hyoid bone kinetics during swallowing using videofluorography (VF) in an unnatural posture in healthy individuals. Subjects and methods: Subjects were 28 healthy adults (12 men, 16 women; mean age, 39.75±9.50 years) without any history or present complaints of swallowing disorders. We first established the participant's posture a reclining wheelchair that was adjusted to a 30-degree angle with the headrest (without excessive neck muscle tone) or without headrest (with excessive neck muscle tone), used an electromyogram above the mylohyoid muscle to represent the suprahyoid muscles and above the sternohyoid muscle to represent the infrahyoid muscles to confirm neck muscle tone, and then conducted VF of swallowing measurements...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184305/the-effect-of-knee-flexion-angles-and-ground-conditions-on-the-muscle-activation-of-the-lower-extremity-in-the-squat-position
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Dongwook Han, Subin Nam, Jihun Song, Wongeun Lee, Taewook Kang
[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to research the most effective knee flexion angle and ground condition in the squat position. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of this study were 15 female college students who were able to perform squat movements and who had never previously experienced surgery, orthopedic disease, or musculoskeletal impairment. This study was conducted to examine changes of muscle activation of low-extremity muscles at different knee flexion angles of 70°, 90°, and 100°. Balance Pad (Aero Step, TOGU, Germany) was used as unstable ground...
October 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184296/effects-of-mental-practice-combined-with-electromyogram-triggered-electrical-stimulation-for-upper-extremity-function-in-stroke-patients
#17
Ji-Su Park, Jong-Bae Choi, Duk-Hyun An, Moon-Young Chang
[Purpose] To investigate the effect of mental practice combined with electromyogram-triggered electrical stimulation (MP-EMG ES) on the upper extremity of stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Participants were randomly assigned to experimental group or control group. The experimental group received MP-EMG ES plus conventional rehabilitation therapy for 5 days per week for 4 weeks. The control group received only conventional rehabilitation therapy. Outcome measure included the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) and Motor Activity Log (MAL)...
October 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181382/reinnervation-of-the-diaphragm-by-the-inferior-laryngeal-nerve-to-the-phrenic-nerve-in-ventilator-dependent-tetraplegic-patients-with-c3-5-damage
#18
Eric Verin, Capucine Morelot-Panzini, Jesus Gonzalez-Bermejo, Benoit Veber, Brigitte Perrouin Verbe, Brigitte Soudrie, Anne Marie Leroi, Jean Paul Marie, Thomas Similowski
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of unilateral diaphragmatic reinnervation in humans by the inferior laryngeal nerve. This pilot study included chronically ventilated tetraplegic patients with destruction of phrenic nerve motoneurons. Five patients were included. They all had a high level of tetraplegia, with phrenic nerve motor neuron destruction. They were highly dependent on ventilation, without any possibility of weaning. They did not have other chronic pathologies, especially laryngeal disease...
October 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170819/tongue-pressure-production-and-submental-surface-electromyogram-activities-during-tongue-hold-swallow-with-different-holding-positions-and-tongue-length
#19
Shigehiro Fujiwara, Masako Fujiu-Kurachi, Kazuhiro Hori, Yoshinobu Maeda, Takahiro Ono
Our previous study regarding the tongue-hold swallow (THS) demonstrated that the tongue-to-palate contact during THS could be influenced by the maximum tongue protrusion length (MTPL) of individual subjects, resulting in two different patterns of pressure generation. The present study further analyzed the influence of MTPL on the tongue pressure production along with submental surface electromyography (sEMG) during THS, in order to establish an index to better control THS effects. Tongue pressure using a sensor sheet system and concurrent submental sEMG activities were measured during swallowing tasks in 18 healthy young adults...
November 24, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158671/correlation-and-compatibility-between-surface-respiratory-electromyography-and-transesophageal-diaphragmatic-electromyography-measurements-during-treadmill-exercise-in-stable-patients-with-copd
#20
Weiliang Wu, Lili Guan, Xiaoying Li, Lin Lin, Bingpeng Guo, Yuqiong Yang, Zhenyu Liang, Fengyan Wang, Luqian Zhou, Rongchang Chen
Purpose: To evaluate the compatibility and correlation between noninvasive surface respiratory electromyography and invasive transesophageal diaphragmatic electromyography measurements as facilitating indicators of neural respiratory drive (NRD) evaluation during treadmill exercise. Patients and methods: Transesophageal diaphragmatic electromyogram activity (EMGdi,es) and surface inspiratory electromyogram (EMG) activity, including surface diaphragmatic EMG activity (EMGdi,sur), surface parasternal intercostal muscle EMG activity (EMGpara), and surface sternocleidomastoid EMG activity (EMGsc), were detected simultaneously during increasing exercise capacity in 20 stable patients with COPD...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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