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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916544/muscle-deficits-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-contribute-to-inferior-cortical-bone-structure-and-trabecular-bone-mineral-density
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Joshua F Baker, Jin Long, Sogol Mostoufi-Moab, Michele Denburg, Erik Jorgenson, Prerna Sharma, Babette S Zemel, Elena Taratuta, Said Ibrahim, Mary B Leonard
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with muscle loss, osteoporosis, and fracture. We examined associations between skeletal muscle mass, strength, and quality and trabecular and cortical bone deficits in patients with RA and healthy controls. METHODS: Participants, ages 18-75 years, completed whole-body dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) of the tibia to quantify appendicular lean mass and fat mass indices (ALMI, FMI), muscle density at the lower leg, trabecular bone density, and cortical bone thickness...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914762/the-1-week-and-8-month-effects-of-a-ketogenic-diet-or-ketone-salt-supplementation-on-multi-organ-markers-of-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-function-in-rats
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Wesley C Kephart, Petey W Mumford, Xuansong Mao, Matthew A Romero, Hayden W Hyatt, Yufeng Zhang, Christopher B Mobley, John C Quindry, Kaelin C Young, Darren T Beck, Jeffrey S Martin, Danielle J McCullough, Dominic P D'Agostino, Ryan P Lowery, Jacob M Wilson, Andreas N Kavazis, Michael D Roberts
We determined the short- and long-term effects of a ketogenic diet (KD) or ketone salt (KS) supplementation on multi-organ oxidative stress and mitochondrial markers. For short-term feedings, 4 month-old male rats were provided isocaloric amounts of KD (n = 10), standard chow (SC) (n = 10) or SC + KS (~1.2 g/day, n = 10). For long-term feedings, 4 month-old male rats were provided KD (n = 8), SC (n = 7) or SC + KS (n = 7) for 8 months and rotarod tested every 2 months. Blood, brain (whole cortex), liver and gastrocnemius muscle were harvested from all rats for biochemical analyses...
September 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911978/effect-of-12-month-resistance-and-endurance-training-on-quality-quantity-and-function-of-skeletal-muscle-in-older-adults-requiring-long-term-care
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Akito Yoshiko, Takashi Kaji, Hiroki Sugiyama, Teruhiko Koike, Yoshiharu Oshida, Hiroshi Akima
Older adults requiring long-term care will experience age-associated deterioration of the quality and quantity of skeletal muscle if no interventions are performed. Long-term training is considered a typical intervention method and is effective for improvement of both muscle quantity and physical function. However, how such training affects muscle quality [i.e., fat-to-muscle ratio as determined by echo intensity (EI)] in older adults requiring long-term care remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 12-month physical training intervention on the quality and quantity of skeletal muscle, physical function, and blood chemistry in older adults requiring long-term care...
September 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892031/simple-elimination-of-background-fluorescence-in-formalin-fixed-human-brain-tissue-for-immunofluorescence-microscopy
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Yulong Sun, Philbert Ip, Avijit Chakrabartty
Immunofluorescence is a common method used to visualize subcellular compartments and to determine the localization of specific proteins within a tissue sample. A great hindrance to the acquisition of high quality immunofluorescence images is endogenous autofluorescence of the tissue caused by aging pigments such as lipofuscin or by common sample preparation processes such as aldehyde fixation. This protocol describes how background fluorescence can be greatly reduced through photobleaching using white phosphor light emitting diode (LED) arrays prior to treatment with fluorescent probes...
September 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885689/systematic-analysis-of-mrna-expression-profiles-in-skeletal-muscle-of-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes-the-glucocorticoid-was-central-in-pathogenesis
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Kan Shao, Li-Sha Shen, Hui-Hua Li, Shan Huang, Yong Zhang
Since the past thirty years, the prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled, making it an urgent challenge globally. We carried out systematic analysis with the public data of mRNA expression profiles in skeletal muscle to study the pathogenesis, since insulin resistance in the skeletal muscle is an early feature. We utilized three GEO datasets, containing total 60 cases and 63 normal samples. After the background removal, R package QC was utilized to finish the preprocessing of datasets. We obtained a dataset containing 2481 genes and 123 samples after the pre-processing...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878952/pathophysiology-of-exercise-intolerance-in-chronic-diseases-the-role-of-diminished-cardiac-performance-in-mitochondrial-and-heart-failure-patients
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Jodi McCoy, Matthew Bates, Christopher Eggett, Mario Siervo, Sophie Cassidy, Jane Newman, Sarah A Moore, Grainne Gorman, Michael I Trenell, Lazar Velicki, Petar M Seferovic, John G F Cleland, Guy A MacGowan, Doug M Turnbull, Djordje G Jakovljevic
OBJECTIVE: Exercise intolerance is a clinical hallmark of chronic conditions. The present study determined pathophysiological mechanisms of exercise intolerance in cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and metabolic disorders. METHODS: In a prospective cross-sectional observational study 152 patients (heart failure reduced ejection fraction, n=32; stroke, n=34; mitochondrial disease, n=28; type two diabetes, n=28; and healthy controls, n=30) performed cardiopulmonary exercise testing with metabolic and haemodynamic measurements...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871520/visceral-adiposity-and-sarcopenic-visceral-obesity-are-associated-with-poor-prognosis-after-resection-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Shinya Okumura, Toshimi Kaido, Yuhei Hamaguchi, Atsushi Kobayashi, Hisaya Shirai, Siyuan Yao, Shintaro Yagi, Naoko Kamo, Etsuro Hatano, Hideaki Okajima, Kyoichi Takaori, Shinji Uemoto
BACKGROUND: Visceral fat accumulation and muscle depletion have been identified as poor prognostic factors for various cancers. However, the significance of visceral adiposity and sarcopenic visceral obesity on outcomes after resection of pancreatic cancer remains unclear. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 301 patients who underwent resection for localized pancreatic cancer between 2004 and 2015 was performed. The extent of visceral adiposity [visceral to subcutaneous adipose tissue area ratio (VSR)] and visceral obesity [visceral fat area (VFA)] were measured on preoperative computed tomography images, together with skeletal muscle index (SMI) and muscle attenuation (MA)...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870770/mechanisms-of-the-improvement-in-peak-vo2-with-exercise-training-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-or-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Wesley J Tucker, Cecilia C Lijauco, Christopher M Hearon, Siddhartha S Angadi, Michael D Nelson, Satyam Sarma, Shane Nanayakkara, André La Gerche, Mark J Haykowsky
Heart failure (HF) is a major health care burden associated with high morbidity and mortality. Approximately 50% of HF patients have reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) while the remainder of patients have preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). A hallmark of both HF phenotypes is dyspnoea upon exertion and severe exercise intolerance secondary to impaired oxygen delivery and/or use by exercising skeletal muscle. Exercise training is a safe and effective intervention to improve peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) and quality of life in clinically stable HF patients, however, evidence to date suggests that the mechanism of this improvement appears to be related to underlying HF phenotype...
August 4, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869034/plasticity-and-function-of-human-skeletal-muscle-in-relation-to-disuse-and-rehabilitation-influence-of-ageing-and-surgery
#9
Charlotte Suetta
In order to study the influence of disuse and aging on skeletal muscle homeostasis, different human models were employed. Effects of chronic disuse were investigated in elderly patients suffering from uni-lateral hip-osteoarthritis, whereas the effect of short-term disuse (4 and 14 days of unilateral lower limb immobilisation) was assessed in healthy young and old individuals. In summary, chronic muscle disuse in the elderly was associated with marked quantitative as well as qualitative neuromuscular impairments...
August 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864705/a-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-bone-response-to-impact-loading-or-resistance-training-in-young-women-with-lower-than-average-bone-mass-the-optima-ex-trial
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Conor Lambert, Belinda R Beck, Amy T Harding, Steven L Watson, Benjamin K Weeks
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the Osteoporosis Prevention Through Impact and Muscle-loading Approaches to Exercise trial is to compare the bone response to two known osteogenic stimuli - impact loading exercise and resistance training. Specifically, we will examine the effect of a 10-month, twice-weekly, high-intensity impact loading exercise intervention and a 10-month, twice-weekly, high-intensity resistance training intervention on bone mass and strength at clinically important skeletal sites...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860012/continuous-versus-intermittent-neuromuscular-blockade-in-patients-during-targeted-temperature-management-after-resuscitation-from-cardiac-arrest-a-randomized-double-blinded-double-dummy-clinical-trial
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Mathias Stöckl, Christoph Testori, Fritz Sterz, Michael Holzer, Christoph Weiser, Andreas Schober, Graham Nichol, Martin Frossard, Harald Herkner, Jasmin Kechvar, Heidrun Losert
AIM OF THE STUDY: Current guidelines recommend targeted temperature management to improve neurological outcome after cardiac arrest. Evidence regarding an ideal sedative/analgesic regimen including skeletal muscle paralysis is limited. METHODS: Patients were randomized to either a continuous administration of rocuronium (continuous-NMB-group) or to a continuous administration of saline supplemented by rocuronium bolus administration if demanded (bolus-NMB-group)...
August 30, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855851/an-assessment-of-fixed-and-native-chromatin-preparation-methods-to-study-histone-post-translational-modifications-at-a-whole-genome-scale-in-skeletal-muscle-tissue
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Sarah-Anne David, Benoît Piégu, Christelle Hennequet-Antier, Maëlle Pannetier, Tiphaine Aguirre-Lavin, Sabine Crochet, Thierry Bordeau, Nathalie Couroussé, Aurélien Brionne, Yves Bigot, Anne Collin, Vincent Coustham
BACKGROUND: Genomic loci associated with histone marks are typically analyzed by immunoprecipitation of the chromatin followed by quantitative-PCR (ChIP-qPCR) or high throughput sequencing (ChIP-seq). Chromatin can be either cross-linked (X-ChIP) or used in the native state (N-ChIP). Cross-linking of DNA and proteins helps stabilizing their interactions before analysis. Despite X-ChIP is the most commonly used method, muscle tissue fixation is known to be relatively inefficient. Moreover, no protocol described a simple and reliable preparation of skeletal muscle chromatin of sufficient quality for subsequent high-throughput sequencing...
2017: Biological Procedures Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855697/whey-protein-components-lactalbumin-and-lactoferrin-improve-energy-balance-and-metabolism
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Rizaldy C Zapata, Arashdeep Singh, Adel Pezeshki, Traj Nibber, Prasanth K Chelikani
Whey protein promotes weight loss and improves diabetic control, however, less is known of its bioactive components that produce such benefits. We compared the effects of normal protein (control) diet with high protein diets containing whey, or its fractions lactalbumin and lactoferrin, on energy balance and metabolism. Diet-induced obese rats were randomized to isocaloric diets: Control, Whey, Lactalbumin, Lactoferrin, or pair-fed to lactoferrin. Whey and lactalbumin produced transient hypophagia, whereas lactoferrin caused prolonged hypophagia; the hypophagia was likely due to decreased preference...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843558/targeted-quantification-of-lipid-mediators-in-skeletal-muscles-using-restricted-access-media-based-trap-and-elute-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Zhiying Wang, Liangqiao Bian, Chenglin Mo, Maciej Kukula, Kevin A Schug, Marco Brotto
Lipid mediators (LMs) are a class of bioactive metabolites of the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), which are involved in many physiological processes. Their quantification in biological samples is critical for understanding their functions in lifestyle and chronic diseases, such as diabetes, as well allergies, cancers, and in aging processes. We developed a rapid, and sensitive LC-MS/MS method to quantify the concentrations of 14 lipid mediators of interest in mouse skeletal muscle tissue without time-consuming liquid-liquid or solid-phase extractions...
September 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835387/supplementing-breakfast-with-a-vitamin-d-and-leucine-enriched-whey-protein-medical-nutrition-drink-enhances-postprandial-muscle-protein-synthesis-and-muscle-mass-in-healthy-older-men
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Audrey Chanet, Sjors Verlaan, Jérôme Salles, Christophe Giraudet, Véronique Patrac, Véronique Pidou, Corinne Pouyet, Nordine Hafnaoui, Adeline Blot, Noël Cano, Nicolas Farigon, Anke Bongers, Marion Jourdan, Yvette Luiking, Stéphane Walrand, Yves Boirie
Background: A promising strategy to help older adults preserve or build muscle mass is to optimize muscle anabolism through providing an adequate amount of high-quality protein at each meal.Objective: This "proof of principle" study investigated the acute effect of supplementing breakfast with a vitamin D and leucine-enriched whey protein medical nutrition drink on postprandial muscle protein synthesis and longer-term effect on muscle mass in healthy older adults.Methods: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study was conducted in 24 healthy older men [mean ± SD: age 71 ± 4 y; body mass index (in kg/m(2)) 24...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832427/resistance-training-reduces-inflammation-and-fatigue-and-improves-physical-function-in-older-breast-cancer-survivors
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Monica C Serra, Alice S Ryan, Heidi K Ortmeyer, Odessa Addison, Andrew P Goldberg
OBJECTIVE: Resistance training (RT) reduces fatigue and improves physical function and quality of life (QOL) in breast cancer survivors (BCS). This may be related to reductions in systemic and tissue-specific inflammation. This pilot study examines the hypothesis that RT induces changes in systemic and tissue-specific inflammation that contribute to improvements in physical and behavioral function in postmenopausal BCS. METHODS: Eleven BCS (60 ± 2 years old, body mass index 30 ± 1 kg/m, mean ± SEM) underwent assessments of fatigue (Piper Fatigue Scale), physical function, QOL (SF-36), glucose and lipid metabolism, and systemic, skeletal muscle, and adipose tissue inflammation (n = 9) before and after 16 weeks of moderate-intensity whole-body RT...
August 21, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825869/cancer-cachexia-cause-diagnosis-and-treatment
#17
Todd W Mattox
Patients with cancer frequently experience unintended weight loss due to gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction caused by the malignancy or treatment of the malignancy. However, others may present with weight loss related to other symptoms not clearly associated with identifiable GI dysfunction such as anorexia and early satiety. Cancer cachexia (CC) is a multifactorial syndrome that is generally characterized by ongoing loss of skeletal muscle mass with or without fat loss, often accompanied by anorexia, weakness, and fatigue...
August 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822657/a-systematic-review-of-muscle-morphology-and-function-in-intermittent-claudication
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REVIEW
Amy E Harwood, Stephanie King, Joshua Totty, George E Smith, Natalie Vanicek, Ian C Chetter
OBJECTIVE: Intermittent claudication (IC) is frequently associated with deterioration in walking capacity and physical function, and it can often result in an impairment in balance. Whereas supervised exercise is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as the first-line treatment, the mechanism behind walking improvement is poorly understood. The existing literature suggests that there may be some physiologic change to the skeletal muscle contributing to the functional impairment, but these data are conflicting...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820608/skeletal-muscle-ultrasound-in-critical-care-a-tool-in-need-of-translation
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Marina Mourtzakis, Selina Parry, Bronwen Connolly, Zudin Puthucheary
With the emerging interest in documenting and understanding muscle atrophy and function in critically ill patients and survivors, ultrasonography has transformational potential in measuring muscle quantity and quality. Here, we discuss the importance of quantifying skeletal muscle in the ICU setting. We also identify the merits and limitations of various modalities that are capable of accurately and precisely measuring muscularity. Ultrasound is emerging as a potentially powerful tool for skeletal muscle quantification; however, there are key challenges that need to be addressed in future work to ensure useful interpretation and comparability of results across diverse observational and interventional studies...
August 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819051/the-effects-of-8-weeks-voluntary-wheel-running-on-the-contractile-performance-of-isolated-locomotory-soleus-and-respiratory-diaphragm-skeletal-muscle-during-early-ageing
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Jason Tallis, Matthew F Higgins, Frank Seebacher, Val M Cox, Michael J Duncan, Rob S James
Decreased skeletal muscle performance with increasing age is strongly associated with reduced mobility and quality of life. Increased physical activity is a widely prescribed method of reducing the detrimental effects of ageing on skeletal muscle contractility. The present study uses isometric and work loop testing protocols to uniquely investigate the effects of 8 weeks of voluntary wheel running on the contractile performance of isolated dynapenic soleus and diaphragm muscles of 38 week old CD1 mice. When compared to untrained controls, voluntary wheel running induced significant improvements in maximal isometric stress and work loop power, a reduced resistance to fatigue, but greater cumulative work during fatiguing work loop contractions in isolated muscle...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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