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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539457/mechanical-evidence-that-flamingos-can-support-their-body-on-one-leg-with-little-active-muscular-force
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Young-Hui Chang, Lena H Ting
Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae) often stand and sleep on one leg for long periods, but it is unknown how much active muscle contractile force they use for the mechanical demands of standing on one leg: body weight support and maintaining balance. First, we demonstrated that flamingo cadavers could passively support body weight on one leg without any muscle activity while adopting a stable, unchanging, joint posture resembling that seen in live flamingos. By contrast, the cadaveric flamingo could not be stably held in a two-legged pose, suggesting a greater necessity for active muscle force to stabilize two-legged versus one-legged postures...
May 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539142/inspiratory-muscle-training-effects-on-cycling-during-acute-hypoxic-exposure
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Mitch Lomax, Heather C Massey, James R House
INTRODUCTION: Hypoxic environments increase the physiological demands of exercise. Inspiratory muscle training can reduce the demands of exhaustive exercise in this environment. This study examined the impact of inspiratory muscle training on moderate intensity hypoxic cycling exercise. METHODS: There were 17 healthy adult men who undertook 4 wk of inspiratory muscle training (N = 8) or 4 wk of sham inspiratory muscle training (N = 9). Subjects completed four fixed intensity (100 W) and duration (10 min) cycle ergometry tests...
June 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536184/pre-sleep-dietary-protein-derived-amino-acids-are-incorporated-in-myofibrillar-protein-during-post-exercise-overnight-recovery
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Jorn Trommelen, Imre W K Kouw, Andrew M Holwerda, Tim Snijders, Shona L Halson, Ian Rollo, Lex B Verdijk, Luc J C van Loon
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of ingesting 30 g casein protein with and without 2 g free leucine prior to sleep on myofibrillar protein synthesis rates during post-exercise overnight recovery. 36 healthy young males performed a single bout of resistance-type exercise in the evening (19:45 h) after a full day of dietary standardization. Thirty min prior to sleep (23:30 h), subjects ingested 30 g intrinsically L-[1-(13)C]-phenylalanine-labeled protein with (PRO+leu, n=12) or without (PRO, n=12) 2 g free leucine, or a noncaloric placebo (PLA, n=12)...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536139/effects-of-leucine-supplementation-and-resistance-training-on-myopathy-of-diabetic-rats
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Carlos Eduardo C Martins, Vanessa B de S Lima, Brad J Schoenfeld, Julio Tirapegui
Leucine supplementation and resistance training positively influence the protein translation process and the cell signaling mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) pathway that regulates muscle protein balance and muscle remodeling, and thus may be therapeutic to diabetic myopathy. However, the effect of a combined intervention has not been well studied. Forty male Wistar rats were divided into five groups, control (C), diabetic control (D), diabetic + trained (DT), diabetic + L-leucine (DL), diabetic + L-leucine + trained (DLT)...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533629/the-effects-of-a-multisensory-dynamic-balance-training-on-the-thickness-of-lower-limb-muscles-in-ultrasonography-in-children-with-spastic-diplegic-cerebral-palsy
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Seung-Min Nam, Won-Hyo Kim, Chang-Kyo Yun
[Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the effects of multisensory dynamic balance training on muscles thickness such as rectus femoris, anterior tibialis, medial gastrocnemius, lateral gastrocnemius in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy by using ultrasonography. [Subjects and Methods] Fifteen children diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy were divided randomly into the balance training group and control group. The experimental group only received a multisensory dynamic balance training, while the control group performed general physiotherapy focused balance and muscle strengthening exercise based Neurodevelopmental treatment...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533623/short-physical-performance-battery-for-middle-aged-and-older-adult-cardiovascular-disease-patients-implication-for-strength-tests-and-lower-extremity-morphological-evaluation
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Tomohiro Yasuda, Kazuya Fukumura, Toshiaki Nakajima
[Purpose] To examine if the SPPB is higher with healthy subjects than outpatients, which was higher than inpatients and if the SPPB can be validated assessment tool for strength tests and lower extremity morphological evaluation in cardiovascular disease patients. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-four middle aged and older adults with cardiovascular disease were recruited from inpatient and outpatient facilities and assigned to separate experimental groups. Twelve age-matched healthy volunteers were assigned to a control group...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532866/the-effects-of-12-weeks-pilates-inspired-exercise-training-on-functional-performance-in-older-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Natália Donzeli Vieira, Daniela Testa, Paula Cristine Ruas, Tânia de Fátima Salvini, Aparecida Maria Catai, Ruth Caldeira Melo
BACKGROUND: Recent scientific evidence supports the benefits of Pilates exercises on postural balance and muscle strength of older persons. However, their effects on other aspects of physical fitness, which are also important for independent living in older age, are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of a 12-week Pilates-inspired exercise program on the functional performance of community-dwelling older women. METHODS: Forty community-dwelling older women were randomly enrolled in a Pilates-inspired exercise training (2 times/week, 60 min/session) (PG, n = 21, 66...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531243/increased-postural-sway-during-quiet-stance-as-a-risk-factor-for-prospective-falls-in-community-dwelling-elderly-individuals
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Jonas Johansson, Anna Nordström, Yngve Gustafson, Göran Westling, Peter Nordström
Objective: fall-related injuries constitute major health risks in older individuals, and these risks are projected to increase in parallel with increasing human longevity. Impaired postural stability is a potential risk factor related to falls, although the evidence is inconclusive, partly due to the lack of prospective studies. This study aimed to investigate how objective measures of postural sway predict incident falls. Design, setting and participants: this prospectively observational study included 1,877 community-dwelling individuals aged 70 years who participated in the Healthy Ageing Initiative between June 2012 and December 2015...
May 22, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528482/evertor-muscle-activity-as-a-predictor-for-recurrence-in-idiopathic-clubfoot
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Perajit Eamsobhana, Pipat Kongwachirapaitoon, Kamolporn Kaewpornsawan
BACKGROUND: Clubfoot is a complex three-dimensional deformity. Although brace compliance after initial correction was previously found to be significantly associated with recurrence in clubfoot, few previous studies have specifically examined evertor muscle function as a factor that contributes to recurrence in children with idiopathic and non-idiopathic clubfoot. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship among brace compliance, evertor muscle grading, and recurrence rate in pediatric clubfoot patients...
May 20, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517972/glycated-collagen-stimulates-the-differentiation-of-gingival-myofibroblasts
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Ignacio N Retamal, Romina Hernández, Francisco Melo, Paulina Zapata, Constanza Martínez, Jorge Martínez, Patricio C Smith
BACKGROUND: Glucose-derived metabolites may alter the structure and biological properties of important proteins in the periodontium such as collagens. As a consequence, it is possible that collagen-binding cells may change their phenotypic traits. Though the glucose derived product methylglyoxal has been detected in periodontal lesions, the precise effect of collagen glycation on gingival connective tissue biology is far from being understood. In the present study we have evaluated whether collagen glycation by methylglyoxal may affect the phenotypic properties and remodeling capacity of human gingival fibroblasts...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515079/impact-of-acetaminophen-consumption-and-resistance-exercise-on-extracellular-matrix-gene-expression-in-human-skeletal-muscle
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Shivam H Patel, Andrew C D'Lugos, Erica R Eldon, Donald Curtis, Jared M Dickinson, Chad C Carroll
Acetaminophen (APAP) given during chronic exercise reduces skeletal muscle collagen and cross-linking in rats. We propose that the effect of APAP on muscle ECM may, in part, be mediated by dysregulation of the balance between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of APAP consumption during acute resistance exercise (RE) on several regulators of the ECM in human skeletal muscle. In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized cross-over design, recreationally active men (n=8, 25±2yr) performed two trials of knee extension...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512154/glucose-autoregulation-is-the-dominant-component-of-the-hormone-independent-counterregulatory-response-to-hypoglycemia-in-the-conscious-dog
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Justin M Gregory, Noelia Rivera, Guillaume Kraft, Jason J Winnick, Ben Farmer, Eric J Allen, E Patrick Donahue, Marta S Smith, Dale S Edgerton, Phillip E Williams, Alan D Cherrington
The contribution of hormone-independent counterregulatory signals in defense of insulin-induced hypoglycemia were determined in adrenalectomized, overnight-fasted conscious dogs receiving hepatic portal vein insulin infusions at a rate 20-fold basal. Either euglycemia was maintained (group 1) or hypoglycemia (≈45 mg/dL) was allowed to occur. There were 3 hypoglycemic groups: one in which hepatic autoregulation against hypoglycemia occurred in the absence of sympathetic nervous system input (group 2), autoregulation in the presence of norepinephrine (NE) signaling to fat and muscle (group 3), and autoregulation in the presence of NE signaling to fat, muscle, and liver (group 4)...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511496/effect-of-passive-active-and-combined-warm-up-on-lower-limb-muscle-performance-and-dynamic-stability-in-recreational-sports-players
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Kedar Gogte, Prateek Srivastav, Ganesh Balthillaya Miyaru
INTRODUCTION: Warm up is an activity that is done before a sports activity. The warm up can be done actively and passively. The preferred mode is active warm up in athletes. There are inconclusive effects of passive warm up compared with an active warm up on short term muscle performance. The cumulative effect of passive and active warm up on muscle performance and dynamic stability is not known. AIM: To find out the effects of passive, active and combined warm up on lower limb muscle performance and dynamic stability in recreational sports players...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509631/improving-balance-mobility-and-dual-task-performance-in-an-adolescent-with-cerebral-palsy-a-case-report
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Sarah Fisher-Pipher, Lisa K Kenyon, Marci Westman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Improving functional mobility is often a desired outcome for adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP). Traditional neurorehabilitation approaches are frequently directed at impairments; however, improvements may not be carried over into functional mobility. The purpose of this case report was to describe the examination, intervention, and outcomes of a task-oriented physical therapy intervention program to improve dynamic balance, functional mobility, and dual-task performance in an adolescent with CP...
May 16, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505999/efficacy-of-a-combined-therapeutic-approach-in-the-management-of-pisa-syndrome
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Siria Di Martino, Elisa Unti, Caterina Tramonti, Sonia Mazzucchi, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Bruno Rossi, Roberto Ceravolo, Carmelo Chisari
BACKGROUND: Pisa syndrome (PS) represents an important source of disability in Parkinson's disease (PD). Currently no consensus has been reached on its definition or diagnostic criteria, and therapeutic approaches are unspecific and often futile. Recently the role of abdominal muscles, and in particular of the external oblique (EO), in the pathogenesis of PS was hypothesized. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of EO and propose a combined therapeutic approach in the management of PS...
May 11, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505994/effect-of-three-dimensional-spine-stabilization-exercise-on-trunk-muscle-strength-and-gait-ability-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sung-Jun Moon, Tae-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional spine stabilization exercise can strengthen the trunk muscles with minimal spine movement. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of the newly developed Spine Balance three-dimensional (3D) system on trunk strength and gait abilities of chronic stroke patients. METHODS: Twenty-four chronic stroke patients were randomly assigned to an experimental (n = 12) or control group (n = 12). The experimental and control groups performed spine stabilization exercise by using the newly developed Spine Balance 3D system and the well-known Bridge exercise thrice a week for 30 min per day for 7 weeks...
May 11, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505179/food-restriction-increase-the-expression-of-mtorc1-complex-genes-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-juvenile-pacu-piaractus-mesopotamicus
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Tassiana Gutierrez de Paula, Bruna Tereza Thomazini Zanella, Bruno Evaristo de Almeida Fantinatti, Leonardo Nazário de Moraes, Bruno Oliveira da Silva Duran, Caroline Bredariol de Oliveira, Rondinelle Artur Simões Salomão, Rafaela Nunes da Silva, Carlos Roberto Padovani, Vander Bruno Dos Santos, Edson Assunção Mareco, Robson Francisco Carvalho, Maeli Dal-Pai-Silva
Skeletal muscle is capable of phenotypic adaptation to environmental factors, such as nutrient availability, by altering the balance between muscle catabolism and anabolism that in turn coordinates muscle growth. Small noncoding RNAs, known as microRNAs (miRNAs), repress the expression of target mRNAs, and many studies have demonstrated that miRNAs regulate the mRNAs of catabolic and anabolic genes. We evaluated muscle morphology, gene expression of components involved in catabolism, anabolism and energetic metabolism and miRNAs expression in both the fast and slow muscle of juvenile pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) during food restriction and refeeding...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503144/rigid-ankle-foot-orthosis-deteriorates-mediolateral-balance-control-and-vertical-braking-during-gait-initiation
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Arnaud Delafontaine, Olivier Gagey, Silvia Colnaghi, Manh-Cuong Do, Jean-Louis Honeine
Rigid ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) are commonly used for impeding foot drop during the swing phase of gait. They also reduce pain and improve gait kinematics in patients with weakness or loss of integrity of ankle-foot complex structures due to various pathological conditions. However, this comes at the price of constraining ankle joint mobility, which might affect propulsive force generation and balance control. The present study examined the effects of wearing an AFO on biomechanical variables and electromyographic activity of tibialis anterior (TA) and soleus muscles during gait initiation (GI)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501682/the-role-of-arachidonic-acid-cyclooxygenase-cascade-phosphodiesterase-iv-and-rho-kinase-in-h2s-induced-relaxation-in-the-mouse-corpus-cavernosum
#19
Fatma Aydinoglu, Nuran Ogulener
BACKGROUND: Penile corpus cavernosum is an extremely vascularized tissue and cavernosal smooth muscle tone is regulated by the balance between contractile and relaxant factor. We investigated the possible role of arachidonic acid/cyclooxygenase cascade, phosphodiesterase IV (PDEIV) and Rho-kinase in exogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-induced relaxation in mouse corpus cavernosum. METHODS: The relaxant response to H2S (NaHS as exogenous H2S; 1-1000μM) were obtained in isolated mouse corpus cavernosum tissues which pre-contracted by phenylephrine (5μM)...
February 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500910/ankle-strength-impairments-associated-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Glaucia Helena Gonçalves, Francisco Alburquerque Sendín, Paula Regina Mendes da Silva Serrão, Luiz Fernando Approbato Selistre, Marina Petrella, Cristiano Carvalho, Stela Márcia Mattiello
BACKGROUND: Knee Osteoarthritis seems to negatively impact ankle biomechanics. However, the effect of knee osteoarthritis on ankle muscle strength has not been clearly established. This study aimed to evaluate the ankle strength of the plantar flexors and dorsiflexors of patients with knee osteoarthritis in different degrees of severity. METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with knee osteoarthritis and 15 controls, subjected to clinical and radiographic analysis, were divided into three groups: control, mild, and moderate knee osteoarthritis...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
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