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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428826/the-reliability-of-shear-elastic-modulus-measurement-of-the-ankle-plantar-flexion-muscles-is-higher-at-dorsiflexed-position-of-the-ankle
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Junya Saeki, Tome Ikezoe, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Nishishita, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: Excessive stiffness of lower limb muscles is associated with sports injuries. Therefore, the identification of a reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of various ankle plantar flexion muscles is required to evaluate lower leg sports injuries. This study investigated the reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of the ankle plantar flexion muscles at different ankle positions. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy young men (25.3 ± 3...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407305/female-striated-urogenital-sphincter-contraction-measured-by-shear-wave-elastography-during-pelvic-floor-muscle-activation-proof-of-concept-and-validation
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Rafeef Aljuraifani, Ryan E Stafford, François Hug, Paul W Hodges
AIMS: Investigation of the function of the striated urogenital sphincter (SUS) is challenging because it is difficult to access and requires invasive measures. Ultrasound shear wave elastography (SWE) is a non-invasive real-time technique used to estimate tissue stiffness. As muscle stiffness can be used as an estimate of muscle force, SWE provides an opportunity to study contraction of the peri-urethral musculature. Validation of SWE to study SUS during functional tasks, such as pelvic floor muscle contractions, is required prior to application in clinical populations...
April 13, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292005/current-status-of-musculoskeletal-application-of-shear-wave-elastography
#3
JeongAh Ryu, Woo Kyoung Jeong
Ultrasonography (US) is a very powerful diagnostic modality for the musculoskeletal system due to the ability to perform real-time dynamic high-resolution examinations with the Doppler technique. In addition to acquiring morphologic data, we can now obtain biomechanical information by quantifying the elasticity of the musculoskeletal structures with US elastography. The earlier diagnosis of degeneration and the ability to perform follow-up evaluations of healing and the effects of treatment are possible. US elastography enables a transition from US-based inspection to US-based palpation in order to diagnose the characteristics of tissue...
February 4, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290056/relationship-between-isometric-contraction-intensity-and-muscle-hardness-assessed-by-ultrasound-strain-elastography
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Takayuki Inami, Toru Tsujimura, Takuya Shimizu, Takemasa Watanabe, Wing Yin Lau, Kazunori Nosaka
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound elastography is used to assess muscle hardness or stiffness; however, no previous studies have validated muscle hardness measures using ultrasound strain elastography (SE). This study investigated the relationship between plantar flexor isometric contraction intensity and gastrocnemius hardness assessed by SE. We hypothesised that the muscle would become harder linearly with an increase in the contraction intensity of the plantar flexors. METHODS: Fifteen young women (20...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285729/evaluation-of-post-stroke-spastic-muscle-stiffness-using-shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography
#5
Chueh-Hung Wu, Yu-Chun Ho, Ming-Yen Hsiao, Wen-Shiang Chen, Tyng-Guey Wang
Current clinical evaluations of post-stroke upper limb spasticity are subjective and qualitative. We proposed a quantitative measurement of post-stroke spastic muscle stiffness by using shear-wave ultrasound elastography and tested its reliability. Acoustic radiation force impulse with shear wave velocity (SWV) detection was used to evaluate stiffness of the biceps brachii muscles at 90° and 0° elbow flexion. In 21 control subjects, SWV did not significantly differ between dominant and non-dominant sides at either flexion angle (0°: p = 0...
March 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280975/the-effect-of-nordic-hamstring-strength-training-on-muscle-architecture-stiffness-and-strength
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Kayla D Seymore, Zachary J Domire, Paul DeVita, Patrick M Rider, Anthony S Kulas
PURPOSE: Hamstring strain injury is a frequent and serious injury in competitive and recreational sports. While Nordic hamstring (NH) eccentric strength training is an effective hamstring injury-prevention method, the protective mechanism of this exercise is not understood. Strength training increases muscle strength, but also alters muscle architecture and stiffness; all three factors may be associated with reducing muscle injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of NH eccentric strength training on hamstring muscle architecture, stiffness, and strength...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271231/quantitative-assessment-of-muscle-stiffness-with-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography-after-botulinum-toxin-a-injection-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Meltem Ceyhan Bilgici, Tumay Bekci, Yasemin Ulus, Ayhan Bilgici, Leman Tomak, Mustafa Bekir Selcuk
PURPOSE: Our objective in this study was to assess the changes in medial gastrocnemius muscle (GCM) stiffness after botulinum toxin A (BTA) injection in children with cerebral palsy (CP) by using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography and to research the usability of this technique in clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four spastic lower extremities of 12 children with CP were assessed. BTA injection treatment was applied to the medial GCM...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265768/changes-in-elbow-joint-s-musculo-articular-mechanical-properties-do-not-alter-reaching-related-action-perception-coupling
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Yannick Daviaux, Thibault Deschamps, Christophe Cornu
PURPOSE: Perception of action capabilities can be altered by changes in sensorimotor processes, as showed in previous works in populations dealing with regular and pathological sensorimotor deficits. Misestimating changes in performance ability could lead to risky behavior, injury, and/or reduced performance. However, the relationship between sensorimotor processes, the action-perception coupling, and the related anatomical structures is still a matter of debate. We investigated whether changes in the muscle-tendon system's mechanical properties experimentally induced by eccentric contractions could alter the action-perception coupling (APC) in a reaching-to-grasp task, in which the participants estimated the maximal distance they predicted that they would able to reach a glass...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263409/cryotherapy-induces-an-increase-in-muscle-stiffness
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M Point, G Guilhem, F Hug, A Nordez, A Frey, L Lacourpaille
Although cold application (ie, cryotherapy) may be useful to treat sports injuries and to prevent muscle damage, it is unclear whether it has adverse effects on muscle mechanical properties. This study aimed to determine the effect of air-pulsed cryotherapy on muscle stiffness estimated using ultrasound shear wave elastography. Myoelectrical activity, ankle passive torque, shear modulus (an index of stiffness), and muscle temperature of the gastrocnemius medialis were measured before, during an air-pulsed cryotherapy (-30°C) treatment of four sets of 4 minutes with 1-minute recovery in between and during a 40 minutes postcryotherapy period...
March 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258646/assessment-of-tumor-stiffness-with-shear-wave-elastography-in-a-human-prostate-cancer-xenograft-implantation-model
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Yiru Wang, Binwei Yao, Hongfei Li, Yan Zhang, Hanjing Gao, Yabin Gao, Ruiyun Peng, Jie Tang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the stiffness of human prostate cancer in a xenograft implantation model using shear wave elastography and compare the pathologic features of tumors with varying elasticity. METHODS: Human prostate cancer DU-145 cells were injected into 24 nude male mice. The mice were divided into 3 groups according to the time of transplantation (6, 8, and 10 weeks). The volume, elasticity, and Young modulus of tumors were recorded by 2-dimensional sonography and shear wave elastography...
May 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251615/stiffness-mapping-of-lower-leg-muscles-during-passive-dorsiflexion
#11
Guillaume Le Sant, Antoine Nordez, Ricardo Andrade, François Hug, Sandro Freitas, Raphaël Gross
It is challenging to differentiate the mechanical properties of synergist muscles in vivo. Shear wave elastography can be used to quantify the shear modulus (i.e. an index of stiffness) of a specific muscle. This study assessed the passive behavior of lower leg muscles during passive dorsiflexion performed with the knee fully extended (experiment 1, n = 22) or with the knee flexed at 90° (experiment 2, n = 20). The shear modulus measurements were repeated twice during experiment 1 to assess the inter-day reliability...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218814/mr-elastography-measurement-of-the-effect-of-passive-warmup-prior-to-eccentric-exercise-on-thigh-muscle-mechanical-properties
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Paul Kennedy, Lewis J Macgregor, Eric Barnhill, Curtis L Johnson, Michael Perrins, Angus Hunter, Colin Brown, Edwin J R van Beek, Neil Roberts
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of warmup by application of the thermal agent Deep Heat (DH) on muscle mechanical properties using magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) at 3T before and after exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty male participants performed an individualized protocol designed to induce EIMD in the quadriceps. DH was applied to the thigh in 50% of the participants before exercise. MRE, T2 -weighted MRI, maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), creatine kinase (CK) concentration, and muscle soreness were measured before and after the protocol to assess EIMD effects...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207961/muscle-stiffness-of-posterior-lower-leg-in-runners-with-a-history-of-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome
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J Saeki, M Nakamura, S Nakao, K Fujita, K Yanase, N Ichihashi
Previous history of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a risk factor for MTSS relapse, which suggests that there might be some physical factors that are related to MTSS development in runners with a history of MTSS. The relationship between MTSS and muscle stiffness can be assessed in a cross-sectional study that measures muscle stiffness in subjects with a history of MTSS, who do not have pain at the time of measurement, and in those without a history of MTSS. The purpose of this study was to compare the shear elastic modulus, which is an index of muscle stiffness, of all posterior lower leg muscles of subjects with a history of MTSS and those with no history and investigate which muscles could be related to MTSS...
February 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192875/functions-of-the-subregions-of-the-supraspinatus-muscle
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Takuma Yuri, Yoshiki Kuwahara, Hiromi Fujii, Yoshiro Kiyoshige
The aim of this study was to investigate the functions of the six subregions of the supraspinatus muscle (SSP) determined by Kim et al. in Clin Anat 2007;20:648-655, using real-time tissue elastography (RTE). Twelve young male volunteers participated. The muscular hardness of the SSP was measured at rest and with contraction of the MMT3 in internal, neutral and external rotations. The SSP was functionally divided into five groups on the basis of the RTE results. These functional areas were roughly classified into three property groups: the anterior-superficial, anterior-middle, and anterior-deep subregions, which produce contractile force for abduction; the posterior-deep subregion, which produces contractile force for external rotation; and the posterior-superficial and posterior-middle subregions, which maintain tension...
April 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188109/quantitative-evaluation-of-masseter-muscle-stiffness-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-using-shear-wave-elastography
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Makiko Takashima, Yoshiaki Arai, Atsushi Kawamura, Takafumi Hayashi, Ritsuo Takagi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to quantify masseter muscle stiffness in patients with masticatory myofascial pain. METHODS: Stiffness was measured using shear wave elastography, which expresses stiffness as shear wave velocity (Vs). A phantom study was conducted to confirm the reliability of the measuring device. The study participants were 26 females with bilateral masseter muscle pain who were classified into either Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) group Ia (myofascial pain; n=13) or RDC/TMD group Ib (myofascial pain with limited opening; n=13)...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169137/shoulder-horizontal-abduction-stretching-effectively-increases-shear-elastic-modulus-of-pectoralis-minor-muscle
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Jun Umehara, Masatoshi Nakamura, Kosuke Fujita, Ken Kusano, Satoru Nishishita, Kojiro Araki, Hiroki Tanaka, Ko Yanase, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: Stretching maneuvers for the pectoralis minor muscle, which involve shoulder horizontal abduction or scapular retraction, are performed in clinical and sports settings because the tightness of this muscle may contribute to scapular dyskinesis. The effectiveness of stretching maneuvers for the pectoralis minor muscle is unclear in vivo. The purpose of this study was to verify the effectiveness of stretching maneuvers for the pectoralis minor muscle in vivo using ultrasonic shear wave elastography...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167187/reliability-of-assessment-of-upper-trapezius-morphology-its-mechanical-properties-and-blood-flow-in-female-patients-with-myofascial-pain-syndrome-using-ultrasonography
#17
Hakimeh Adigozali, Azadeh Shadmehr, Esmail Ebrahimi, Asghar Rezasoltani, Farrokh Naderi
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, the intra-rater reliability of upper trapezius morphology, its mechanical properties and intramuscular blood circulation in females with myofascial pain syndrome were assessed using ultrasonography. DESIGN: A total of 37 patients (31.05 ± 10 years old) participated in this study. Ultrasonography producer was set up in three stages: a) Gray-scale: to measure muscle thickness, size and area of trigger points; b) Ultrasound elastography: to measure muscle stiffness; and c) Doppler imaging: to assess blood flow indices...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161870/acute-effect-of-static-stretching-on-passive-stiffness-of-the-human-gastrocnemius-fascicle-measured-by-ultrasound-shear-wave-elastography
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Kosuke Hirata, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Naokazu Miyamoto
PURPOSE: Passive muscle stiffness and muscle architecture at a given joint angle, as well as slack angle of the muscle have been shown to change after an acute bout of stretching. However, it remains unclear whether passive muscle stiffness at a given fascicle length is reduced after stretching. We aimed to elucidate the acute effect of static stretching on the passive fascicle stiffness using ultrasound shear wave elastography. METHODS: Shear modulus, fascicle length, and slack angle of the medial gastrocnemius (MG) as well as passive plantar flexion torque during passive dorsiflexion were measured before and after a 5-min static stretching in 14 healthy males...
March 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161094/effects-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-on-muscle-stiffness-and-response-to-electrically-induced-muscle-contraction-a-12-month-follow-up
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Lilian Lacourpaille, Raphaël Gross, François Hug, Arnaud Guével, Yann Péréon, Armelle Magot, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Antoine Nordez
The present study aimed to assess the ability of muscle stiffness (shear modulus) and response to electrically-induced muscle contraction to detect changes in muscle properties over a 12-month period in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Ten children with DMD and nine age-matched healthy male controls participated in two experimental sessions (T0 and T+12months) separated by 12.4 ± 0.9 months. Two contractions of the biceps brachii were electrically-induced during which an ultrasound probe was placed over the muscle...
March 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129289/ultrasound-shear-wave-elastography-and-contrast-enhancement-effective-biomarkers-in-crohn-s-disease-strictures
#20
Cathy Lu, Xianyong Gui, Wenqian Chen, Tak Fung, Kerri Novak, Stephanie R Wilson
BACKGROUND: Inflammation, fibrosis, and muscular hypertrophy lead to thickened bowel in Crohn's disease forming strictures. Ultrasound shear wave elastography (SWE) measures bowel wall stiffness. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) uniquely detects bowel wall inflammation. We aim to correlate SWE of ileal Crohn's disease in vivo to CEUS peak enhancement and pathology grades of inflammation, fibrosis, and muscular hypertrophy. METHODS: In a prospective institutional review board-approved study, 105 consecutive ileal patients with Crohn's disease received ultrasound...
January 26, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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