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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530489/optimizing-calf-muscle-pump-function
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Christopher R Lattimer, Claude Franceschi, Evi Kalodiki
Background The tip toe manoeuvre has been promoted as the gold standard plethysmography test for measuring calf muscle pump function. The aim was to compare the tip toe manoeuvre, dorsiflexion manoeuvre and a body weight transfer manoeuvre using the ejection fraction of air-plethysmography and evaluate which has the best pumping effect. Methods Sixty-six archived tracings on 22 legs were retrieved from an air-plethysmography workshop and analysed. Pumping performance was measured using the calf volume reduction after each manoeuvre...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526784/trpv4-mediates-the-calcium-influx-required-for-flightless-non-muscle-myosin-interaction-and-collagen-remodeling
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P D Arora, M Di Gregorio, P He, C A McCulloch
Collagen remodeling by phagocytosis requires cell extension formation, which in turn involves interaction of the actin binding protein Flightless I (FliI) with non-muscle myosin IIA (NMMIIA) at cell-matrix adhesion sites. As Ca(2+) plays a central role in controlling actomyosin-dependent functions, we examined how Ca(2+) controls the generation of cell extensions and collagen remodeling. Ratio fluorimetry demonstrated localized Ca(2+) influx at extensions of fibroblasts. Western Blotting and qPCR showed high expression levels of the Ca(2+)-permeable, Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid-4 (TRPV4) channel, which co-immunoprecipitated with β1 integrin and localized to adhesions...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501137/supinator-to-ulnar-nerve-transfer-via-in-situ-anterior-interosseous-nerve-bridge-to-restore-intrinsic-muscle-function-in-combined-proximal-median-and-ulnar-nerve-injury-a-novel-cadaveric-study
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Hamid Namazi, Shahin HajiVandi
BACKGROUND: In cases of high ulnar nerve palsy, result of nerve repair in term of intrinsic muscle recovery is unsatisfactory. Distal nerve transfer can diminish the regeneration time and improve the results. But, there was no perfect distal nerve transfer for restoring intrinsic hand function in combined proximal median and ulnar nerve injuries. This cadaveric study aims to evaluate the possibility and feasibility of supinator nerve transfer to motor branch of ulnar nerve (MUN). METHODS: Ten cadaveric upper limbs dissected to identify the location of the supinator branch, anterior interosseous nerve (AIN), and MUN...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498227/mechanisms-and-treatments-for-shoulder-injuries-in-overhead-throwing-athletes
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Jason L Zaremski, Joseph G Wasser, Heather K Vincent
Shoulder injuries in overhead throwing athletes are very common. Throwing volume and mechanical forces that are placed on the glenohumeral joint and associated soft tissue structures are contributors. Poor biomechanics and weak links in the kinetic chain place this athletic population at increased risk for shoulder injuries. Common biomechanical deficiencies in overhead throwing athletes typically involve poor sequential timing of muscle activity and insufficient coordination also presented in shoulder elevation and other functional tasks...
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490676/excretion-of-zinc-and-copper-increases-in-men-during-3-weeks-of-bed-rest-with-or-without-artificial-gravity
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Hayley N Heacox, Patricia L Gillman, Sara R Zwart, Scott M Smith
Background: Zinc and copper have many physiologic functions and little or no functional storage capability, so persistent losses of either element present health concerns, especially during extended-duration space missions.Objectives: We evaluated the effects of short-term bed rest (BR), a spaceflight analog, on copper and zinc metabolism to better understand the role of these nutrients in human adaptation to (simulated) spaceflight. We also investigated the effect of artificial gravity on copper and zinc homeostasis...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479224/long-term-outcomes-of-huber-opposition-transfer-for-augmenting-hypoplastic-thumb-function
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Lindley B Wall, Aalok Patel, Summer Roberts, Charles A Goldfarb
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to report the functional outcomes of the Huber opposition transfer (abductor digiti minimi muscle) in types II and IIIA hypoplastic thumbs. METHODS: Patients who had undergone a Huber opposition transfer with at least 5 years of follow-up were included in this study. There were 21 thumbs included; 12 returned for a detailed evaluation and 9 were included with a medical record review. Outcome measures included range of motion and pinch strength; Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI) and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores were collected on those who could return...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468849/musculotendon-adaptations-and-preservation-of-spinal-reflex-pathways-following-agonist-to-antagonist-tendon-transfer
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Mark A Lyle, T Richard Nichols, Elma Kajtaz, Huub Maas
Tendon transfer surgeries are performed to restore lost motor function, but outcomes are variable, particularly those involving agonist-to-antagonist muscles. Here, we evaluated the possibility that lack of proprioceptive feedback reorganization and musculotendon adaptations could influence outcomes. Plantaris-to-tibialis anterior tendon transfer along with resection of the distal third of the tibialis anterior muscle belly was performed in eight cats. Four cats had concurrent transection of the deep peroneal nerve...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461960/radial-nerve-palsy
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Marko Bumbasirevic, Tomislav Palibrk, Aleksandar Lesic, Henry DE Atkinson
As a result of its proximity to the humeral shaft, as well as its long and tortuous course, the radial nerve is the most frequently injured major nerve in the upper limb, with its close proximity to the bone making it vulnerable when fractures occur.Injury is most frequently sustained during humeral fracture and gunshot injuries, but iatrogenic injuries are not unusual following surgical treatment of various other pathologies.Treatment is usually non-operative, but surgery is sometimes necessary, using a variety of often imaginative procedures...
August 2016: EFORT Open Rev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457965/calcium-dynamics-in-cardiac-excitatory-and-non-excitatory-cells-and-the-role-of-gap-junction
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Phonindra Nath Das, Parul Mehrotra, Aseem Mishra, Nandadulal Bairagi, Samrat Chatterjee
Calcium ions aid in the generation of action potential in myocytes and are responsible for the excitation-contraction coupling of heart. The heart muscle has specialized patches of cells, called excitatory cells (EC) such as the Sino-atrial node cells capable of auto-generation of action potential and cells which receive signals from the excitatory cells, called non-excitatory cells (NEC) such as cells of the ventricular and auricular walls. In order to understand cardiac calcium homeostasis, it is, therefore, important to study the calcium dynamics taking into account both types of cardiac cells...
April 27, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451697/assessment-and-treatment-of-spastic-equinovarus-foot-after-stroke-guidance-from-the-mont-godinne-interdisciplinary-group
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Thierry Deltombe, Delphine Wautier, Philippe De Cloedt, Michèle Fostier, Thierry Gustin
OBJECTIVE: To present interdisciplinary practical guidance for the assessment and treatment of spastic equinovarus foot after stroke. RESULTS: Clinical examination and diagnostic nerve block with anaesthetics determine the relative role of the factors leading to spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: calf spasticity, triceps surae - Achilles tendon complex shortening and dorsiflexor muscles weakness and/or imbalance. Diagnostic nerve block is a mandatory step in determining the cause(s) of, and the most appropriate treatment(s) for, spastic equinovarus foot...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448306/open-glenohumeral-joint-reduction-and-latissimus-dorsi-and-teres-major-tendon-transfers-for-infants-and-children-following-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy
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Joshua M Abzug, Scott H Kozin, Peter M Waters
Glenohumeral dysplasia can occur in brachial plexus birth palsy due to an imbalance of muscle forces. Most commonly this occurs in C5-C6 injuries where the shoulder external rotators are weak compared with the shoulder internal rotators. Treatment of the dysplasia with open reduction of the glenohumeral joint in combination with rebalancing the muscles can improve the development of the joint. Furthermore, the tendon transfer can improve shoulder function by decreasing the internal rotation forces about the shoulder while increasing the external rotation forces...
June 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441799/-treatment-of-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-by-hemi-phrenic-nerve-transfer
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W Song, M Li, H L Zheng, L Sun, S C Chen, D H Chen, F Liu, M H Zhu, C Y Zhang, W Wang
Objective: To investigate the surgical effect of reinnervation of bilateral posterior cricoarytenoid muscles(PCA) with left hemi-phrenic nerve and endoscopic laser arytenoid resection in bilateral vocal cord fold paralysis(BVFP) and to analyze the pros and cons of the two methods. Methods: One hundred and seventeen BVFP patients who underwent reinnervation of bilateral PCA using the left hemi-phrenic nerve approach (nerve group, n=52) or laser arytenoidectomy(laser group, n=65) were enrolled in this study from Jan...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440648/fate-and-trophic-transfer-of-rare-earth-elements-in-temperate-lake-food-webs
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Marc Amyot, Meredith G Clayden, Gwyneth A MacMillan, Tania Perron, Alexandre Arscott-Gauvin
Many mining projects targeting rare earth elements (REE) are in development in North America, but the background concentrations and trophic transfer of these elements in natural environments have not been well characterized. We sampled abiotic and food web components in 14 Canadian temperate lakes unaffected by mines to assess the natural ecosystem fate of REE. Individual REE and total REE concentrations (sum of individual element concentrations, ΣREE) were strongly related with each other throughout different components of lake food webs...
May 5, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429615/regulation-of-vascular-large-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-channels-by-nrf2-signalling
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Yong Li, Xiao-Li Wang, Xiaojing Sun, Qiang Chai, Jingchao Li, Benjamin Thompson, Win-Kuang Shen, Tong Lu, Hon-Chi Lee
BK channels are major ionic determinants of vasodilation. BK channel function is impaired in diabetic vessels due to accelerated proteolysis of its beta-1 (BK-β1) subunits in response to increased oxidative stress. The nuclear factor E2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) signalling pathway has emerged as a master regulator of cellular redox status, and we hypothesized that it plays a central role in regulating BK channel function in diabetic vessels. We found that Nrf2 expression was markedly reduced in db/db diabetic mouse aortas, and this was associated with significant downregulation of BK-β1...
April 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428630/hinge-deleted-igg4-blocker-therapy-for-acetylcholine-receptor-myasthenia-gravis-in-rhesus-monkeys
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Mario Losen, Aran F Labrijn, Vivianne H van Kranen-Mastenbroek, Maarten L Janmaat, Krista G Haanstra, Frank J Beurskens, Tom Vink, Margreet Jonker, Bert A 't Hart, Marina Mané-Damas, Peter C Molenaar, Pilar Martinez-Martinez, Eline van der Esch, Janine Schuurman, Marc H de Baets, Paul W H I Parren
Autoantibodies against ion channels are the cause of numerous neurologic autoimmune disorders. Frequently, such pathogenic autoantibodies have a restricted epitope-specificity. In such cases, competing antibody formats devoid of pathogenic effector functions (blocker antibodies) have the potential to treat disease by displacing autoantibodies from their target. Here, we have used a model of the neuromuscular autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) to test the therapeutic potential of a new blocker antibody: MG was induced by passive transfer of pathogenic acetylcholine receptor-specific monoclonal antibody IgG1-637...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418396/essential-gains-and-health-after-upper-limb-tetraplegia-surgery-identified-by-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-icf
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L Bunketorp-Käll, C Reinholdt, J Fridén, J Wangdell
STUDY DESIGN: A questionnaire-based survey. OBJECTIVES: To describe functional gains and health following upper-limb tetraplegia surgery using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a reference and to explore interconnections across different dimensions of functioning and health. SETTING: A specialized center for advanced reconstruction of extremities at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden...
April 18, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408961/the-usefulness-of-diagnostic-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-pain-symptoms-in-temporomandibular-disorders
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Shigeaki Suenaga, Kunihiro Nagayama, Taisuke Nagasawa, Hiroko Indo, Hideyuki J Majima
The causes of pain symptoms in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and masticatory muscle (MM) regions may not be determined by clinical examination alone. In this review, we document that pain symptoms of the TMJ and MM regions in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are associated with computed tomography and magnetic resonance (MR) findings of internal derangement, joint effusion, osteoarthritis, and bone marrow edema. However, it is emphasized that these imaging findings must not be regarded as the unique and dominant factors in defining TMJ pain...
November 2016: Japanese Dental Science Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408180/exosome-mediated-mir-155-transfer-from-smooth-muscle-cells-to-endothelial-cells-induces-endothelial-injury-and-promotes-atherosclerosis
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Bin Zheng, Wei-Na Yin, Toru Suzuki, Xin-Hua Zhang, Yu Zhang, Li-Li Song, Li-Shuang Jin, Hong Zhan, Hong Zhang, Jin-Shui Li, Jin-Kun Wen
The vascular response to pro-atherosclerotic factors is a multifactorial process involving endothelial cells (ECs), macrophages (MACs), and smooth muscle cells (SMCs), although the mechanism by which these cell types communicate with each other in response to environmental cues is yet to be understood. Here, we show that miR-155, which is significantly expressed and secreted in Krüppel-like factor 5 (KLF5)-overexpressing vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), is a potent regulator of endothelium barrier function through regulating endothelial targeting tight junction protein expression...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407317/reconstruction-of-quadriceps-function-with-composite-free-tissue-transfers-following-sarcoma-resection
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Kempland C Walley, Erin M Taylor, Megan Anderson, Santiago Lozano-Calderon, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Wide margin resection of a soft tissue sarcoma (STS) may require extensive removal of quadriceps muscle with or without the knee extensor mechanism. The objective of this study is to present present the use of a combined functional muscle transfer and soft tissue coverage through the use of chimeric anterolateral thigh flaps. METHODS: Patients were retrospectively reviewed who underwent deep STS resection of the anterior compartment of the thigh with functional reconstruction of knee extension using a contralateral free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399877/overground-vs-treadmill-based-robotic-gait-training-to-improve-seated-balance-in-people-with-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Amanda E Chisholm, Raed A Alamro, Alison M M Williams, Tania Lam
BACKGROUND: Robotic overground gait training devices, such as the Ekso, require users to actively participate in triggering steps through weight-shifting movements. It remains unknown how much the trunk muscles are activated during these movements, and if it is possible to transfer training effects to seated balance control. This study was conducted to compare the activity of postural control muscles of the trunk during overground (Ekso) vs. treadmill-based (Lokomat) robotic gait training, and evaluate changes in seated balance control in people with high-thoracic motor-complete spinal cord injury (SCI)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
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