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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549277/reliability-of-lower-limb-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-outcomes-in-the-ipsi-and-contralesional-hemispheres-of-adults-with-chronic-stroke
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Louis-David Beaulieu, Hugo Massé-Alarie, Edith Ribot-Ciscar, Cyril Schneider
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ability of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) outcomes in the chronic stroke population to (i) track individual plastic changes and (ii) detect differences between individuals. To this end, intrarater "test-retest" reliability (relative and absolute) was tested for the ipsilesional and contralesional hemispheres. METHODS: Thirteen participants with a unilateral stroke (≥6months ago) and sensorimotor impairments were enrolled...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545015/motor-unit-number-index-munix-in-patients-with-anti-mag-neuropathy
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Farzad Fatehi, Emilien Delmont, Aude-Marie Grapperon, Emmanuelle Salort-Campana, Amandine Sévy, Annie Verschueren, José Boucraut, Shahram Attarian
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between Motor Unit Number Index (MUNIX) and functional scales in patients with anti-Myelin Associated Glycoprotein (MAG) neuropathy and to know if MUNIX is modify after rituximab (RTX) therapy. METHODS: 17 patients were enrolled, of whom 6 were prospectively evaluated during one year after RTX treatment. MUNIX technique was assessed in abductor digiti mini (ADM), abductor pollicis brevi (APB) and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544947/measuring-cortical-motor-hemodynamics-during-assisted-stepping-an-fnirs-feasibility-study-of-using-a-walker
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Andrea Cristina de Lima-Pardini, Guilherme A Zimeo Morais, Joana Bisol Balardin, Daniel Boari Coelho, Nametala Maia Azzi, Luis Augusto Teixeira, João Ricardo Sato
Walkers are commonly prescribed worldwide to individuals unable to walk independently. Walker usage leads to improved postural control and voluntary movement during step. In the present study, we aimed to provide a concept-proof on the feasibility of an event-related protocol integrating the analyses of biomechanical variables of step initiation and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure activation of the supplementary motor area (SMA) while using a walker. Healthy young participants were tested while stepping with versus without the use of the walker...
May 17, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543166/chronic-emgs-in-treadmill-running-sod1-mice-reveal-early-changes-in-muscle-activation
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K A Quinlan, E Kajtaz, J D Ciolino, R D Imhoff-Manuel, M C Tresch, C J Heckman, V M Tysseling
To improve our understanding of early disease mechanisms and find reliable biomarkers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, we measured electromyogram (EMG) activity in hind limb muscles of SOD1G93A mice. In contrast to clinical diagnostic measures using EMGs, which are performed on quiescent patients, we monitored activity during treadmill running in order to detect presymptomatic changes in motor patterning. Chronic EMG electrodes were implanted into vastus lateralis (VL), biceps femoris posterior (BFP), lateral gastrocnemius (LG), and tibialis anterior (TA) in mice from postnatal day (P) 55-100, and results were assessed using linear mixed models...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538438/differential-regulation-of-the-autophagy-and-proteasome-pathways-in-skeletal-muscles-in-sepsis
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Flavia Stana, Marija Vujovic, Dominique Mayaki, Jean-Philippe Leduc-Gaudet, Philippe Leblanc, Laurent Huck, Sabah N A Hussain
OBJECTIVES: Skeletal muscle fiber atrophy develops in response to severe sepsis, but it is unclear as to how the proteolytic pathways that are involved in its development are differentially regulated. We investigated the link between sepsis-induced fiber atrophy and activation of the proteasome and autophagy pathways and whether the degree of activation is more severe and sustained in limb muscles than it is in the diaphragm. DESIGN: Randomized controlled experiment...
May 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538312/skeletal-muscle-contraction-time-and-tone-decrease-after-8-weeks-of-plyometric-training
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Damir Zubac, Boštjan Šimunič
Zubac, D and Šimunič, B. Skeletal muscle contraction time and tone decrease after 8 weeks of plyometric training. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1610-1619, 2017-The aim of the study was to examine whether an improvement in jumping performance after 8 weeks of plyometric training (PT) runs in parallel with changes in lower-limb skeletal muscle contractile properties. Using noninvasive tensiomyography (TMG), we assessed contraction time (Tc) and the maximal amplitude of radial displacement (Dm) in 20 subjects (50% men; age 22...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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/28532881/preliminary-evidence-of-regional-interdependent-inhibition-using-a-diaphragm-release-to-specifically-induce-an-immediate-hypoalgesic-effect-in-the-cervical-spine
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Calum A McCoss, Ross Johnston, Darren J Edwards, Charles Millward
In clinical practice, Osteopaths and Manual Therapists commonly direct treatment towards the diaphragm by the use of a 'Diaphragm Release'. Currently, there is paucity within the literature to support the use of this technique, specifically in pain outcomes. This research aims to support a neurophysiological mechanism based upon the osteopathic principle "The body is a unit". Demonstrating that directing treatment to distal tissue which is neurologically related can reduce pain in the originating spinal segments...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532873/the-impact-of-incline-and-speed-of-treadmill-on-ankle-muscle-activity-in-middle-aged-adults
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Roghayeh Mohammadi, Chetan P Phadke
OBJECTIVE: Additional demands associated with changing walking incline and speed combined with normal aging related changes in muscle recruitment can make walking difficult. This study examined the effects of walking on a treadmill at different inclines and speeds on ankle muscles in healthy middle-aged adults. METHODS: Fifteen healthy subjects (10M/5F) walked on a standard treadmill at three different inclines (0°, 3°, and 6°) and speeds (self-selected, self-selected+20%, self-selected+40%)...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529804/unilateral-discomfort-increases-the-use-of-contralateral-side-during-sit-to-stand-transfer
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Simisola O Oludare, Charlie C Ma, Alexander S Aruin
Individuals with unilateral impairment perform symmetrical movements asymmetrically. Restoring symmetry of movements is an important goal of rehabilitation. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of using discomfort-inducing devices on movement symmetry. Fifteen healthy individuals performed the sit-to-stand (STS) maneuver using devices inducing unilateral discomfort under the left sole and left thigh or right sole and right thigh and without them. 3D body kinematics, ground reaction forces, electrical activity of muscles, and the level of perceived discomfort were recorded...
2017: Rehabilitation Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523201/sarcoidosis-is-it-a-possible-trigger-of-inclusion-body-myositis
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Ali Zakaria, Issam Turk, Kenneth Leung, Ana Capatina-Rata, Waseem Farra
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder of unknown etiology, characterized pathologically by the presence of nonnecrotizing granulomatous inflammation in affected organs. Although skeletal muscle is involved in 50-80 percent of individuals with sarcoidosis, symptomatic myopathy has been shown to be a rare manifestation of the disease. Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is a rare acquired idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with the insidious onset of asymmetric and distal muscle weakness that characteristically involves the quadriceps, tibialis anterior, and forearm flexors...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513880/unstable-rocker-shoes-promote-recovery-from-marathon-induced-muscle-damage-in-novice-runners
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Kento Nakagawa, Takayuki Inami, Takahisa Yonezu, Yuta Kenmotsu, Takaya Narita, Yasuo Kawakami, Kazuyuki Kanosue
We recently reported that wearing unstable rocker shoes (Masai Barefoot Technology: MBT) may enhance recovery from marathon race induced fatigue. However, this earlier study only utilized a questionnaire. In the present study, we evaluated MBT utilizing objective physiological measures of recovery from marathon induced muscle damages. Twenty-five university student novice runners were divided into two groups. After running a full marathon, one group wore MBT shoes (MBT group), and the control group (CON) wore ordinary shoes daily for one week following the race...
May 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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/28500456/sex-differences-in-spatial-accuracy-relate-to-the-neural-activation-of-antagonistic-muscles-in-young-adults
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Agostina Casamento-Moran, Sandra K Hunter, Yen-Ting Chen, Min Hyuk Kwon, Emily J Fox, Basma Yacoubi, Evangelos A Christou
Sex is an important physiological variable of behavior, but its effect on motor control remains poorly understood. Some evidence suggests that women exhibit greater variability during constant contractions and poorer accuracy during goal-directed tasks. However, it remains unclear whether motor output variability or altered muscle activation impairs accuracy in women. Here, we examine sex differences in endpoint accuracy during ankle goal-directed movements and the activity of the antagonistic muscles. Ten women (23...
May 12, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497057/electrical-stimulation-of-denervated-rat-skeletal-muscle-retards-capillary-and-muscle-loss-in-early-stages-of-disuse-atrophy
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Kouki Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Tamaki, Keishi Hayao, Kengo Yotani, Futoshi Ogita, Noriaki Yamamoto, Hideaki Onishi
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effects of low-frequency electrical muscle stimulation (ES) on the decrease in muscle mass, fiber size, capillary supply, and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) immunoreactivity in the early stages of denervation-induced limb disuse. Direct ES was performed on the tibialis anterior muscle following denervation in seven-week-old male rats. The rats were divided into the following groups: control (CON), denervation (DN), and denervation with direct ES (DN + ES)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494262/repositioning-error-pressure-pain-threshold-catastrophizing-and-anxiety-in-adolescents-with-chronic-idiopathic-neck-pain
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Sofia Sá, Anabela G Silva
BACKGROUND: Impaired proprioception, increased pain sensitivity, higher levels of anxiety and catastrophizing are present in adults with chronic idiopathic neck pain. Despite the high prevalence of neck pain, studies in adolescents are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The main aim was to compare pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) and joint repositioning error (JRE) between adolescents with chronic idiopathic neck pain and adolescents without neck pain. Secondary aims were to compare these groups for catastrophizing and anxiety and to investigate the association between PPTs, JRE and psychosocial variables and pain characteristics...
May 1, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493972/positive-radionuclide-imaging-of-mirna-expression-using-riles-and-the-human-sodium-iodide-symporter-as-reporter-gene-is-feasible-and-supports-a-protective-role-of-mirna-23a-in-response-to-muscular-atrophy
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Viorel Simion, Julien Sobilo, Rudy Clemoncon, Sharuja Natkunarajah, Safia Ezzine, Florence Abdallah, Stephanie Lerondel, Chantal Pichon, Patrick Baril
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are key players in many biological processes and are considered as an emerging class of pharmacology drugs for diagnosis and therapy. However to fully exploit the therapeutic potential of miRNAs, it is becoming crucial to monitor their expression pattern using medical imaging modalities. Recently, we developed a method called RILES, for RNAi-Inducible Luciferase Expression System that relies on an engineered regulatable expression system to switch-ON the expression of the luciferase gene when a miRNA of interest is expressed in cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489803/reproducibility-analysis-on-shear-wave-elastography-swe-based-quantitative-assessment-for-skin-elasticity
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Yang Sun, Chuan Ma, XiaoLong Liang, Run Wang, Ying Fu, ShuMin Wang, LiGang Cui, ChunLei Zhang
Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) is an objective and non-invasive method widely used to quantify the tissue solidity. However, there are concerns about the accuracy of the skin SWE results due to the low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) caused by subcutaneous fat, muscle and bone. This article analyzed the reproducibility of the result for skin SWE and therefore evaluated the availability of SME for skin elasticity involved diseases. Thirty volunteers (mean age: 37 ± 12 years) were selected. SWE were taken on the skin of abdomen and the middle tibia in order to assess the impact of fat, muscle and bone on SWE results...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486729/effects-of-synchronous-whole-body-vibration-training-on-a-soft-unstable-surface-in-athletes-with-chronic-ankle-instability
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Rafael Sierra-Guzmán, Jose Fernando Jiménez, Carlos Ramírez, Paula Esteban, Javier Abián-Vicén
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 6-week WBV training program, performed on a soft, unstable surface, on peak torque, reaction time and the electrical activity of ankle muscles in recreational athletes with chronic ankle instability (CAI). 50 recreational athletes with self-reported unilateral CAI were randomly assigned to a vibration group (VIB), non-vibration group (N-VIB) or control group. The VIB and N-VIB groups performed unilateral balance training on the unstable ankle on a BOSU(®) Balance Trainer 3 times weekly for 6 weeks...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483707/higher-success-rate-with-transcranial-electrical-stimulation-of-motor-evoked-potentials-using-constant-voltage-stimulation-compared-with-constant-current-stimulation-in-patients-undergoing-spinal-surgery
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Hideki Shigematsu, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Hironobu Hayashi, Tsunenori Takatani, Eiichiro Iwata, Masato Tanaka, Akinori Okuda, Yasuhiko Morimoto, Keisuke Masuda, Yuu Tanaka, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: During spine surgery, the spinal cord is electrophysiologically monitored via transcranial electrical stimulation motor evoked potentials (TES-MEP) to prevent injury. TES-MEP involves the use of either constant-current or constant-voltage stimulation; however, there are few comparative data available regarding their ability to adequately elicit compound motor action potentials (CMAPs). We hypothesized that the success rates of TES-MEP recordings would be similar between constant-current and constant-voltage stimulation in patients undergoing spine surgery...
May 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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