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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448001/repeated-measurement-of-respiratory-muscle-activity-and-ventilation-in-mouse-models-of-neuromuscular-disease
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Victoria N Jensen, Shannon H Romer, Sarah M Turner, Steven A Crone
Accessory respiratory muscles help to maintain ventilation when diaphragm function is impaired. The following protocol describes a method for repeated measurements over weeks or months of accessory respiratory muscle activity while simultaneously measuring ventilation in a non-anesthetized, freely behaving mouse. The technique includes the surgical implantation of a radio transmitter and the insertion of electrode leads into the scalene and trapezius muscles to measure the electromyogram activity of these inspiratory muscles...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447895/compensatory-function-of-the-diaphragm-following-high-cervical-hemisection-in-the-rat
#2
Kun-Ze Lee, Shih-Hui Hsu
Unilateral high cervical spinal hemisection (i.e., C2Hx) interrupts the respiratory bulbospinal pathway and results in paralysis of the hemidiaphragm. The ipsilateral diaphragmatic activity can partially recover over weeks to months; however, its contribution to the tidal volume generation is less than 20 %. Accordingly, we hypothesized that the contralateral diaphragm exert a compensatory function to maintain the essential ventilation following cervical spinal cord hemisection. The cardiorespiratory pattern and bilateral diaphragm electromyogram (EMG) were measured in urethane-anesthetized and spontaneously breathing adult rats at 1 day, 2 or 8 weeks post-C2Hx or C2 laminectomy...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444788/night-sleep-in-patients-with-vegetative-state
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Yuri G Pavlov, Steffen Gais, Friedemann Müller, Monika Schönauer, Barbara Schäpers, Jan Born, Boris Kotchoubey
Polysomnographic recording of night sleep was carried out in 15 patients with the diagnosis vegetative state (syn. unresponsive wakefulness syndrome). Sleep scoring was performed by three raters, and confirmed by means of a spectral power analysis of the electroencephalogram, electrooculogram and electromyogram. All patients but one exhibited at least some signs of sleep. In particular, sleep stage N1 was found in 13 patients, N2 in 14 patients, N3 in nine patients, and rapid eye movement sleep in 10 patients...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436878/biofeedback-for-gait-retraining-based-on-real-time-estimation-of-tibiofemoral-joint-contact-forces
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Claudio Pizzolato, Monica Reggiani, David J Saxby, Elena Ceseracciu, Luca Modenese, David G Lloyd
Biofeedback assisted rehabilitation and intervention technologies have the potential to modify clinically relevant biomechanics. Gait retraining has been used to reduce the knee adduction moment, a surrogate of medial tibiofemoral joint loading often used in knee osteoarthritis research. In this study we present an electromyogram-driven neuromusculoskeletal model of the lower-limb to estimate, in real-time, the tibiofemoral joint loads. The model included 34 musculotendon units spanning the hip, knee, and ankle joints...
April 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433870/automated-detection-of-premature-delivery-using-empirical-mode-and-wavelet-packet-decomposition-techniques-with-uterine-electromyogram-signals
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U Rajendra Acharya, Vidya K Sudarshan, Soon Qing Rong, Zechariah Tan, Choo Min Lim, Joel Ew Koh, Sujatha Nayak, Sulatha V Bhandary
An accurate detection of preterm labor and the risk of preterm delivery before 37 weeks of gestational age is crucial to increase the chance of survival rate for both mother and the infant. Thus, the uterine contractions measured using uterine electromyogram (EMG) or electro hysterogram (EHG) need to have high sensitivity in the detection of true preterm labor signs. However, visual observation and manual interpretation of EHG signals at the time of emergency situation may lead to errors. Therefore, the employment of computer-based approaches can assist in fast and accurate detection during the emergency situation...
April 18, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431164/low-activity-microstates-during-sleep
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Hiroyuki Miyawaki, Yazan N Billeh, Kamran Diba
Study Objectives: To better understand the distinct activity patterns of the brain during sleep, we observed and investigated periods of diminished oscillatory and population spiking activity lasting for seconds during non-REM sleep, which we call "LOW" activity sleep. Methods: We analyzed spiking and local field potential (LFP) activity of hippocampal CA1 region alongside neocortical electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG) in 19 sessions from four male Long-Evans rats (262-363g) during natural wake/sleep across the 24-hr cycle, as well as data from other brain regions obtained from http://crcns...
April 18, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429757/soft-electronics-enabled-ergonomic-human-computer-interaction-for-swallowing-training
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Yongkuk Lee, Benjamin Nicholls, Dong Sup Lee, Yanfei Chen, Youngjae Chun, Chee Siang Ang, Woon-Hong Yeo
We introduce a skin-friendly electronic system that enables human-computer interaction (HCI) for swallowing training in dysphagia rehabilitation. For an ergonomic HCI, we utilize a soft, highly compliant ("skin-like") electrode, which addresses critical issues of an existing rigid and planar electrode combined with a problematic conductive electrolyte and adhesive pad. The skin-like electrode offers a highly conformal, user-comfortable interaction with the skin for long-term wearable, high-fidelity recording of swallowing electromyograms on the chin...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422877/suxamethonium-induces-a-prompt-increase-in-the-bispectral-index
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Jong Bum Choi, Se Hee Na, Sook Young Lee, Jong Yeop Kim, Sung Yong Park, Ji Eun Kim, Seungbae Hong, Jiwon An, Chung Hoon Park, Yong Chan Kim, Woo Young Park
Upon inducting general anesthesia in the operating room, we have observed a prompt increase in the bispectral index (BIS) after the intravenous injection of suxamethonium. We hypothesized that the cause of this BIS increase is muscle hyperactivity owing to fasciculation. However, no reports have been published regarding this abrupt increase in the BIS upon the induction of general anesthesia by suxamethonium. To investigate the degree of change in the BIS in patients receiving anesthesia with suxamethonium, we performed a prospective observational study of 63 participants who underwent closed reduction for nasal bone fracture...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421821/modeling-and-dynamic-simulation-of-astronaut-s-upper-limb-motions-considering-counter-torques-generated-by-the-space-suit
#9
Jingwen Li, Qing Ye, Li Ding, Qianfang Liao
Extravehicular activity (EVA) is an inevitable task for astronauts to maintain proper functions of both the spacecraft and the space station. Both experimental research in a microgravity simulator (e.g. neutral buoyancy tank, zero-g aircraft or a drop tower/tube) and mathematical modeling were used to study EVA to provide guidance for the training on Earth and task design in space. Modeling has become more and more promising because of its efficiency. Based on the task analysis, almost 90% of EVA activity is accomplished through upper limb motions...
April 19, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
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
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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/28411442/ankle-muscle-co-contractions-during-quiet-standing-are-associated-with-decreased-postural-steadiness-in-the-elderly
#11
Albert H Vette, Dimitry G Sayenko, Michael Jones, Masaki O Abe, Kimitaka Nakazawa, Kei Masani
It has been reported that the elderly use co-contraction of the tibialis anterior (TA) and plantarflexor muscles for longer duration during quiet standing than the young. However, the particular role of ankle muscle co-contractions in the elderly during quiet standing remains unclear. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the association between ankle muscle co-contractions and postural steadiness during standing in the elderly. Twenty-seven young (27.2±4.5yrs) and twenty-three elderly (66...
April 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398686/oligosynaptic-inhibition-of-group-ia-afferents-from-brachioradialis-to-triceps-brachii-motor-neurons-in-humans
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Toshiaki Sato, Mitsuhiro Nito, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Hiromi Fujii, Wataru Hashizume, Takuji Miyasaka, Masaomi Shindo, Akira Naito
INTRODUCTION: Effects of low-threshold afferents from the brachioradialis (BR) on excitabilities of triceps brachii (TB) motor neurons in humans were examined. METHODS: We evaluated the effects using a post-stimulus time-histogram (PSTH) and electromyogram-averaging (EMG-A) methods in thirteen healthy human subjects. Electrical conditioning stimulation to the radial nerve branch innervating BR with the intensity below the motor threshold was delivered. RESULTS: In the PSTH study, the stimulation produced a trough (inhibition) in 36/69 TB motor units for all the subjects...
April 11, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393668/evaluation-of-functional-mobility-outcomes-following-electrical-stimulation-in-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Rupsha Mukhopadhyay, Prasanna K Lenka, Abhishek Biswas, Manjunatha Mahadevappa
This study investigated the clinical feasibility of electrical stimulation in enhancing ankle dorsiflexion of the tibialis anterior muscle to improve mobility in children with spastic cerebral palsy. The intervention group received electrical stimulation therapy for 30 minutes and physiotherapy for another 30 minutes for 5 days a week, up to 12 weeks. Gait parameters, Gross Motor Function Measure, Physiological Cost Index, surface electromyogram, and electroencephalogram (EEG) data were recorded pre- and posttreatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393479/inhibitory-effects-and-mechanisms-of-electroacupuncture-via-chronically-implanted-electrodes-on-stress-induced-gastric-hypersensitivity-in-rats-with-neonatal-treatment-of-iodoacetamide
#14
Jingzhu Zhou, Shiying Li, Yinping Wang, Robert D Foreman, Jieyun Yin, Shengsheng Zhang, Jiande D Z Chen
BACKGROUND: Stress is considered an independent factor causing and aggravating gastrointestinal symptoms, including visceral pain. The aim of this study was to investigate effects and mechanisms of electroacupuncture (EA) on stress-induced gastric hypersensitivity in rats treated with neonatal iodoacetamide mimicking human functional dyspepsia (FD). METHODS: Neonatal rats were treated with gavage of 0.2 mL of 0.1% iodoacetamide in 2% sucrose daily for six days starting on tenth day after birth...
April 10, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390003/modifying-motor-unit-territory-placement-in-the-fuglevand-model
#15
Jason W Robertson, Jamie A Johnston
The Fuglevand model is often used to address challenging questions in neurophysiology; however, there are elements of the neuromuscular system unaccounted for in the model. For instance, in some muscles, slow and fast motor units (MUs) tend to reside deep and superficially in the muscle, respectively, necessarily altering the development of surface electromyogram (EMG) power during activation. Thus, the objective of this study was to replace the randomized MU territory (MUT) placement algorithm in the Fuglevand model with an optimized method capable of reflecting these observations...
April 8, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388686/vestibular-stimulation-induced-facilitation-of-cervical-premotoneuronal-systems-in-humans
#16
Shinya Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Nakajima, Shun Irie, Ryohei Ariyasu, Tomoyoshi Komiyama, Yukari Ohki
It is unclear how descending inputs from the vestibular system affect the excitability of cervical interneurons in humans. To elucidate this, we investigated the effects of galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) on the spatial facilitation of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) induced by combined pyramidal tract and peripheral nerve stimulation. To assess the spatial facilitation, electromyograms were recorded from the biceps brachii muscles (BB) of healthy subjects. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) over the contralateral primary motor cortex and electrical stimulation of the ipsilateral ulnar nerve at the wrist were delivered either separately or together, with interstimulus intervals of 10 ms (TMS behind)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384495/two-degrees-of-freedom-quasi-static-emg-force-at-the-wrist-using-a-minimum-number-of-electrodes
#17
Edward A Clancy, Carlos Martinez-Luna, Marek Wartenberg, Chenyun Dai, Todd R Farrell
Surface electromyogram-controlled powered hand/wrist prostheses return partial upper-limb function to limb-absent persons. Typically, one degree of freedom (DoF) is controlled at a time, with mode switching between DoFs. Recent research has explored using large-channel EMG systems to provide simultaneous, independent and proportional (SIP) control of two joints-but such systems are not practical in current commercial prostheses. Thus, we investigated site selection of a minimum number of conventional EMG electrodes in an EMG-force task, targeting four sites for a two DoF controller...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370661/enhancing-the-performance-of-stretchable-conductors-for-e-textiles-by-controlled-ink-permeation
#18
Hanbit Jin, Naoji Matsuhisa, Sungwon Lee, Mohammad Abbas, Tomoyuki Yokota, Takao Someya
Delivery of electronic functionality to the human body using e-textiles is important for realizing the future of wearable electronics. Printing is a promising process for large scale manufacturing of e-textile since it enables arbitrary patterns using a simple and inexpensive process. However, conductive inks printed atop of textile are vulnerable to cracking because of the deformable and porous structure of textiles. The authors develop a mechanically and electrically robust wiring by controlling ink permeation in the structure of textile...
March 29, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364501/comparison-between-automatic-and-visual-scorings-of-rem-sleep-without-atonia-for-the-diagnosis-of-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-in-parkinson-disease
#19
Michela Figorilli, Raffaele Ferri, Maurizio Zibetti, Patricia Beudin, Monica Puligheddu, Leonardo Lopiano, Alessandro Cicolin, Frank Durif, Ana Marques, Maria Livia Fantini
Study Objectives: To compare three different methods, two visual and one automatic, for the quantification of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep without atonia (RSWA) in the diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Methods: Sixty-two consecutive patients with idiopathic PD underwent video-polysomnographic recording and showed more than 5 minutes of REM sleep. The electromyogram during REM sleep was analyzed by means of two visual methods (Montréal and SINBAR) and one automatic analysis (REM Atonia Index or RAI)...
February 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364455/cntnap2-knockout-rats-and-mice-exhibit-epileptiform-activity-and-abnormal-sleep-wake-physiology
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Alexia M Thomas, Michael D Schwartz, Michael D Saxe, Thomas S Kilduff
Study Objectives: Although recent innovations have enabled modification of the rat genome, it is unclear whether enhanced utility of rodents as human disease models will result. We compared electroencephalogram (EEG) and behavioral phenotypes of rats and mice with homozygous deletion of Cntnap2, a gene associated with cortical dysplasia-focal epilepsy (CDFE) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Methods: Male contactin-associated protein-like 2 (Cntnap2) knockout (KO) and wild-type (WT) rats and male Cntnap2 KO and WT mice were implanted with telemeters to record EEG, electromyogram, body temperature, and locomotor activity...
January 1, 2017: Sleep
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