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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444538/-effects-of-judo-specific-resistance-training-on-kinetic-and-electromyographic-parameters-of-pulling-exercises-in-judo-athletes
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Norman Helm, Olaf Prieske, Thomas Muehlbauer, Tom Krüger, Urs Granacher
BACKGROUND: In judo, rapid force production during pulling movements is an important component of athletic performance, which is why this capacity needs to be specifically exercised in judo. This study aimed at examining the effects of a judo-specific resistance training program using a judo ergometer system (PTJ) versus a traditional resistance training regime using a partner (PTP) on kinetics and muscle activity of judo-specific pulling exercises. METHOD: Twenty-four male judo athletes (age: 22 ± 4 years, training experience: 15 ± 3 years) were randomly assigned to two groups...
February 14, 2018: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433413/the-work-of-titin-protein-folding-as-a-major-driver-in-muscle-contraction
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Edward C Eckels, Rafael Tapia-Rojo, Jamie Andrés Rivas-Pardo, Julio M Fernández
Single-molecule atomic force microscopy and magnetic tweezers experiments have demonstrated that titin immunoglobulin (Ig) domains are capable of folding against a pulling force, generating mechanical work that exceeds that produced by a myosin motor. We hypothesize that upon muscle activation, formation of actomyosin cross bridges reduces the force on titin, causing entropic recoil of the titin polymer and triggering the folding of the titin Ig domains. In the physiological force range of 4-15 pN under which titin operates in muscle, the folding contraction of a single Ig domain can generate 200% of the work of entropic recoil and occurs at forces that exceed the maximum stalling force of single myosin motors...
February 10, 2018: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422847/intraoperative-rupture-of-unruptured-cerebral-aneurysm-during-craniotomy-a-case-report
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Kenji Yoshiki, Kouichi Misaki, Iku Nambu, Issei Fukui, Masanao Mohri, Naoyuki Uchiyama, Mitsutoshi Nakada
An unruptured aneurysm was incidentally found in the right middle cerebral artery in a 67-year-old woman. During an attempt to turn the temporalis muscle for surgical clipping, systolic blood pressure suddenly increased. After opening the dura mater, we found a subarachnoid hemorrhage and severe brain swelling. We promptly expanded the craniotomy area to reach the aneurysm while pulling part of the frontal lobe to apply a clip. We retrospectively analyzed the aneurysm using computational fluid dynamics. Our analysis suggests that the rupture of the aneurysm occurred at a location with very low wall shear stress...
September 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410074/the-relative-composition-of-actin-isoforms-regulates-cell-surface-biophysical-features-and-cellular-behaviors
#4
Xin Xie, Muhammedin Deliorman, Mohammad A Qasaimeh, Piergiorgio Percipalle
BACKGROUND: Cell surface mechanics is able to physically and biomechanically affect cell shape and motility, vesicle trafficking and actin dynamics. The biophysical properties of cell surface are strongly influenced by cytoskeletal elements. In mammals, tissue-specific expression of six actin isoforms is thought to confer differential biomechanical properties. However, the relative contribution of actin isoforms to cell surface properties is not well understood. Here, we sought to investigate whether and how the composition of endogenous actin isoforms directly affects the biomechanical features of cell surface and cellular behavior...
February 1, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398864/laser-assisted-lip-repositioning-surgery-novel-approach-to-treat-gummy-smile
#5
Sana Farista, Ramreddy Yeltiwar, Butchibabu Kalakonda, Kaustubh Suresh Thakare
Excessive gingival display (EGD) resulting in a "gummy smile" is a major esthetic concern with ramifications in an individual's personal and social life. Numerous treatment modalities have been used for the correction of EGD. The present case report describes the successful treatment of a young woman with an excess gingival display caused by a hyperactive upper lip and a mild vertical maxillary excess that was treated with a laser-assisted lip repositioning surgical technique accompanied by gingival recontouring...
March 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396689/-arthroscopic-suprapectoral-tenodesis-of-the-long-head-of-the-biceps-tendon
#6
B Finke, W Petersen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of a tenotomy of the long biceps tendon is to remedy a painful pathology in the proximal region of the tendon. Tenodesis of the tendon can restore the motor and cosmetic function of the biceps brachii muscle. INDICATIONS: Partial rupture or tendopathy of the long biceps tendon, injuries of the anchor of the long biceps tendon (SLAP lesions; SLAP: superior labrum anterior posterior), lesions of the pulley system. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Infections or tumors, loss of the long head biceps tendon from the intertubercular groove...
February 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370260/muscle-strength-and-regional-lean-body-mass-influence-on-mineral-bone-health-in-young-male-adults
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Bianca Rosa Guimarães, Luciana Duarte Pimenta, Danilo Alexandre Massini, Daniel Dos Santos, Leandro Oliveira da Cruz Siqueira, Astor Reis Simionato, Luiz Gustavo Almeida Dos Santos, Cassiano Merussi Neiva, Dalton Muller Pessôa Filho
The relationship between muscle strength and bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) is supposed from the assumption of the mechanical stress influence on bone tissue metabolism. However, the direct relationship is not well established in younger men, since the enhancement of force able to produce effective changes in bone health, still needs to be further studied. This study aimed to analyze the influence of muscle strength on BMC and BMD in undergraduate students. Thirty six men (24.9 ± 8...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340002/performance-changes-of-elite-paralympic-judo-athletes-during-a-paralympic-games-cycle-a-case-study-with-the-brazilian-national-team
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Irineu Loturco, Lucas A Pereira, Ciro Winckler, Jaime R Bragança, Roger A da Fonseca, Ronaldo Kobal, Cesar C Cal Abad, Katia Kitamura, Fabio Y Nakamura, Emerson Franchini
The aim of this study was to describe the variations in power performance of elite Paralympic judo athletes across three consecutive training cycles of preparation for the ParaPan American Games, the World Championship and the Paralympic Games. Eleven Paralympic judokas from the Brazilian National team participated in this study. They were repeatedly assessed using squat and countermovement jumps, mean propulsive power (MPP) in the jump-squat (JS), the bench press and prone bench pull at several moments of the preparation...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337028/bipolar-pedicled-teres-major-transfer-for-irreparable-subscapularis-tendon-tears-an-anatomic-feasibility-study
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Thibault Lafosse, Malo Le Hanneur, Julia Lee, Bassem Elhassan
BACKGROUND: Subscapularis (SSC) tendon tears are a challenging problem because they can significantly alter shoulder mechanics and function. Tendon retraction and advanced fatty degeneration associated with a chronic tear may make it irreparable. Tendon transfers options for such tears are viable, but results in the setting of associated glenohumeral instability are inconsistent. With the potential to recreate the SSC line of pull, the teres major (TM) may be a viable option for transfer...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311017/reanimation-of-the-paralyzed-lids-by-cross-face-nerve-graft-and-platysma-transfer
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Federico Biglioli, Matteo Zago, Fabiana Allevi, Daniela Ciprandi, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Valentina Pucciarelli, Dimitri Rabbiosi, Ilaria Pacifici, Filippo Tarabbia, Chiarella Sforza
Alterations of facial muscles may critically humper patients' quality of life. One of the worst conditions is the reduction or abolition of eye blinking. To prevent these adverse effects, surgical rehabilitation of eyelid function is the current treatment choice. In the present paper, we present a modification of the technique devised by Nassif to recover lids from long-standing paralysis. In our modification, the upper lid is rehabilitated by a platisma graft innervated by the contralateral facial nerve branches using a cross-face sural nerve graft...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306146/reactive-balance-control-in-older-adults-with-diabetes
#11
Pei-Yun Lee, Yi-Ju Tsai, Yu-Ting Liao, Yi-Ching Yang, Fen-Hwa Lu, Sang-I Lin
Diabetes mellitus is a major health problem for older adults worldwide and could be associated with impaired ability to recover balance after postural disturbances. This study compared reactive balance control in three groups of adults, young (YA), healthy non-diabetes older (nonDM-OA) and diabetes older (DM-OA). Twenty participants in each group completed a series of vision, plantar cutaneous sensitivity, grip power and lower limb strength tests. In the reactive balance test, participants stood on a force platform and used the dominant hand to pull the handle of a cord that could be suddenly released to create an imbalancing force...
December 30, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305433/pinx1-and-tert-are-required-for-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-airway-smooth-muscle-chemokine-gene-expression
#12
Karl Deacon, Alan J Knox
Airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells contribute to asthmatic lung pathology with chemokine hypersecretion and increased ASM cell mass. With little recent progress in the development of asthma therapies, a greater understanding of lung inflammation mechanisms has become a priority. Chemokine gene expression in ASM cells is dependent upon NF-κB transcription factor activity. The telomerase/shelterin complex maintains chromosomal telomere ends during cell division. Telomerase is a possible cofactor for NF-κB activity, but its role in NF-κB activity in airway tissue inflammation is not known...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302733/the-inclusion-of-orbicularis-oculi-muscle-in-the-smas-flap-in-asian-facelift-anatomical-consideration-of-orbicularis-muscle-and-zygomaticus-major-muscle
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Min-Hee Ryu, Victor A Moon, Weimin Yin
BACKGROUND: In the malar region, the SMAS flap can be thin and tear easily, making it difficult to securely fix it. And the surgical anatomy of the region may be unclear and confusing. The authors performed an anatomical study on the location of the lateral margin of the orbicularis oculi muscle (OOM) and the origin of the zygomaticus major muscle (ZMM) when using a high-SMAS facelift with finger-assisted spaces dissection technique, which included elevation of the SMAS flap with OOM...
January 4, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298445/lps-promotes-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-proliferation-through-the-tlr4-rac1-akt-signalling-pathway
#14
Qianran Yin, Dehua Jiang, Lei Li, Yu Yang, Pei Wu, Yuanyuan Luo, Rongli Yang, Dongye Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a potent activator of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) proliferation, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. In this study, we knocked down Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1 (Rac1) expression using small interfering RNA (siRNA) in order to investigate the effects and possible mechanisms of LPS-induced VSMCs proliferation. METHODS: VSMCs proliferation was monitored by 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine staining, and Rac1 activity was measured via Glutathione S-transferase pull-down assay...
December 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280119/-efficacy-of-altemeier-procedure-in-the-treatment-of-rectal-prolapse
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Yonglei Cao, Yan Zhou, Congqing Jiang, Guiyi Yang, Hui Song, Lvfeng Liu, Xu Ai, Jing Zhong, Zhilin Gong, Jianhua Ding, Wei Fu, Qun Qian
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the perineal rectosigmoidectomy (Altemeier procedure) in the treatment of full thickness rectal prolapse. METHODS: Clinical and follow-up data of 52 patients with full thickness rectal prolapse undergoing Altemeier procedure in 9 hospitals from September 2010 to July 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Of which 38 cases were from Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, 1 case from Suizhou Central Hospital of Hubei province, 1 case from Jingzhou Second People's Hospital of Hubei province, 3 cases from Wuxue First People's Hospital of Hubei province, 1 case from Jingmen First People's Hospital of Hubei province, 1 case from Tuanfeng County Hospital of Hubei province, 4 cases from Jingzhou Central Hospital of Hubei province, 2 from PLA Rocket Army General Hospital, 1 case from the Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University in Jiangsu province...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275490/a-retrospective-comparison-of-three-modalities-for-vestibuloplasty-in-the-posterior-mandible-apically-positioned-flap-only-vs-free-gingival-graft-vs-collagen-matrix
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Hyun-Chang Lim, Sang-Chun An, Dong-Woon Lee
OBJECTIVES: This work aimed to comparatively evaluate the three modalities of vestibuloplasty around implants in the posterior mandible. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients who presented with a shallow vestibule and insufficient keratinized gingiva were divided into three groups: apically positioned flap only (APF group), APF with free gingival graft (FGG group), and APF with collagen matrix (CM group). The width of KT was measured at baseline, immediately after surgery (T0), and 6 months (T6) and 12 months after surgery (T12)...
December 23, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258366/dynamic-characteristics-of-a-new-three-dimensional-linear-homeomorphic-saccade-model
#17
Wei Zhou, Xiu Zhai, Alireza Ghahari, G Alex Korentis, David Kaputa, John D Enderle
A linear homeomorphic eye movement model that produces 3D saccadic eye movements consistent with anatomical and physiological evidence is introduced in this second part of a two-paper sequence. Central to the model is the implementation of a time-optimal neural control strategy involving six linear muscle models that faithfully represent the dynamic characteristics of 3D saccades. The muscle is modeled as a parallel combination of viscosity [Formula: see text] and series elasticity [Formula: see text], connected to the parallel combination of active-state tension generator [Formula: see text], viscosity element [Formula: see text], and length tension elastic element [Formula: see text]...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248395/accessory-extensor-pollicis-longus-a-rare-tendon-anomaly
#18
D Tordjman, J Pierrart, J Bellity, D Delgrande, E Masmejean
This report provides a complete review of a rare anatomical variation, the accessory extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon and its clinical significance. We will describe a case of an asymptomatic accessory EPL that was found incidentally during surgery with a tendon located in the fourth extensor compartment. Pulling on it induced extension of the thumb interphalangeal joint. Very few cases of accessory EPL have been previously reported with various muscle origins and tendon insertions. In the literature, three symptomatic cases of accessory EPL were reported with a tendon running in a compartment other than the fourth...
December 13, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241397/static-characteristics-of-a-new-three-dimensional-linear-homeomorphic-saccade-model
#19
Wei Zhou, Xiu Zhai, Alireza Ghahari, G Alex Korentis, David Kaputa, John D Enderle
A linear homeomorphic saccade model that produces 3D saccadic eye movements consistent with physiological and anatomical evidence is introduced. Central to the model is the implementation of a time-optimal controller with six linear muscles and pulleys that represent the saccade oculomotor plant. Each muscle is modeled as a parallel combination of viscosity [Formula: see text] and series elasticity [Formula: see text] connected to the parallel combination of active-state tension generator [Formula: see text], viscosity element [Formula: see text], and length tension elastic element [Formula: see text]...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239993/hypoxia-during-resistance-exercise-does-not-affect-physical-performance-perceptual-responses-or-neuromuscular-recovery
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Brendan R Scott, Katie M Slattery, Dean V Sculley, Ben J Dascombe
This study aimed to determine whether performing resistance exercise in hypoxia affects markers of physical performance, perceptual responses, and neuromuscular function. Fourteen male subjects (age: 24.6 ± 2.7 yr; height: 179.7 ± 5.9 cm; body mass: 84.6 ± 11.6 kg) with >2 years resistance training experience performed moderate-load resistance exercise in two conditions; normoxia (FIO2 = 0.21) and hypoxia (FIO2 = 0.16). Resistance exercise comprised 3 sets of 10 repetitions of back squats and deadlifts at 60% of 1RM, with 60s inter-set rest...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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