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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346854/breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-differentiating-fat-from-fluid-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-segmentation
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Yuka Sen, Yi Qian, Louise Koelmeyer, Robert Borotkanics, Robyn Ricketts, Helen Mackie, Thomas C Lam, Kevin Ho Shon, Hiroo Suami, John Boyages
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is an iatrogenic complication after breast cancer treatment in which lymph fluid in the affected limb progresses to fat deposition and fibrosis that are amenable to liposuction treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for lymphedema can differentiate fat tissue from fluid, but estimating relative volumes remains problematic. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients underwent routine bilateral arm MRI both before and after liposuction for advanced lymphedema...
March 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346701/effect-of-resistance-training-with-vibration-and-compression-on-the-formation-of-muscle-and-bone
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Christoph Zinner, Bettina Baessler, Kilian Weiss, Jasmine Ruf, Guido Michels, Hans-Christer Holmberg, Billy Sperlich
INTRODUCTION: In this study we investigated the effects of resistance training with vibration in combination with leg compression to restrict blood flow on strength, muscle oxygenation, muscle mass, and bone formation. METHODS: Twelve participants were tested before and after 12 weeks of resistance training with application of vibration (VIBRA; 1-2 mm, 30 Hz) to both legs and compression (∼35 mm Hg, VIBRA+COMP) to only 1 leg. RESULTS: VIBRA+COMP and VIBRA improved 1 repetition maximum (1-RM), increased the number of repetitions preceding muscle exhaustion, enhanced cortical bone mass, and lowered the mass and fat fraction in the thigh, with no changes in total muscle mass...
March 27, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346689/peripheral-and-central-fatigue-after-high-intensity-resistance-circuit-training
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Gonzalo Márquez, Salvador Romero-Arenas, Cristian Marín-Pagán, Antonio Vera-Ibañez, Miguel FernáNdez Del Olmo, Wolfgang Taube
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of high intensity resistance circuit (HIRC) and traditional strength training (TST) on neuromuscular fatigue and metabolic responses. METHODS: Twelve trained young subjects performed HIRC and TST in a counterbalanced order with 1 week rest in-between. The amount of workload and the inter-set time for each local muscle group were matched (180 s), however, the time between successive exercises differed...
March 27, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346489/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-receptor-gnrhr-gene-knock-out-normal-growth-and-development-of-sensory-motor-and-spatial-orientation-behavior-but-altered-metabolism-in-neonatal-and-prepubertal-mice
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Ellen R Busby, Nancy M Sherwood
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is important in the control of reproduction, but its actions in non-reproductive processes are less well known. In this study we examined the effect of disrupting the GnRH receptor in mice to determine if growth, metabolism or behaviors that are not associated with reproduction were affected. To minimize the effects of other hormones such as FSH, LH and sex steroids, the neonatal-prepubertal period of 2 to 28 days of age was selected. The study shows that regardless of sex or phenotype in the Gnrhr gene knockout line, there was no significant difference in the daily development of motor control, sensory detection or spatial orientation among the wildtype, heterozygous or null mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346479/rare-variants-in-fox-1-homolog-a-rbfox1-are-associated-with-lower-blood-pressure
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Karen Y He, Heming Wang, Brian E Cade, Priyanka Nandakumar, Ayush Giri, Erin B Ware, Jeffrey Haessler, Jingjing Liang, Jennifer A Smith, Nora Franceschini, Thu H Le, Charles Kooperberg, Todd L Edwards, Sharon L R Kardia, Xihong Lin, Aravinda Chakravarti, Susan Redline, Xiaofeng Zhu
Many large genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified common blood pressure (BP) variants. However, most of the identified BP variants do not overlap with the linkage evidence observed from family studies. We thus hypothesize that multiple rare variants contribute to the observed linkage evidence. We performed linkage analysis using 517 individuals in 130 European families from the Cleveland Family Study (CFS) who have been genotyped on the Illumina OmniExpress Exome array. The largest linkage peak was observed on chromosome 16p13 (MLOD = 2...
March 27, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346344/increased-force-variability-is-associated-with-altered-modulation-of-the-motorneuron-pool-activity-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd
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Zheng Wang, Minhyuk Kwon, Suman Mohanty, Lauren M Schmitt, Stormi P White, Evangelos A Christou, Matthew W Mosconi
Force control deficits have been repeatedly documented in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They are associated with worse social and daily living skill impairments in patients suggesting that developing a more mechanistic understanding of the central and peripheral processes that cause them may help guide the development of treatments that improve multiple outcomes in ASD. The neuromuscular mechanisms underlying force control deficits are not yet understood. Seventeen individuals with ASD and 14 matched healthy controls completed an isometric index finger abduction test at 60% of their maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) during recording of the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) muscle to determine the neuromuscular processes associated with sustained force variability...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345778/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-perineal-and-intravaginal-biofeedback-assisted-pelvic-floor-muscle-exercises-in-women-with-urodynamic-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Aysun Özlü, Necmettin Yıldız, Özer Öztekin
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of intravaginal pressure biofeedback (P-BF) and perineal electromyographic biofeedback (EMG-BF) assisted pelvic floor muscle (PFM) exercises in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-three women with SUI were randomized into three groups as follows: the Group 1 received PFM home exercise program alone (n:18); the Group 2 received PFM home exercise program plus intravaginal P-BF assisted PFM exercise program (n:17); and the Group 3 received PFM home exercise program plus perineal EMG-BF assisted PFM exercise program (n:18)...
March 27, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345775/quantification-of-the-position-and-depth-of-the-flexor-hallucis-longus-groove-in-euarchontans-with-implications-for-the-evolution-of-primate-positional-behavior
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Gabriel S Yapuncich, Erik R Seiffert, Doug M Boyer
OBJECTIVE: On the talus, the position and depth of the groove for the flexor hallucis longus tendon have been used to infer phylogenetic affinities and positional behaviors of fossil primates. This study quantifies aspects of the flexor hallucis longus groove (FHLG) to test if: (1) a lateral FHLG is a derived strepsirrhine feature, (2) a lateral FHLG reflects inverted and abducted foot postures, and (3) a deeper FHLG indicates a larger muscle. METHODS: We used linear measurements of microCT-generated models from a sample of euarchontans (n = 378 specimens, 125 species) to quantify FHLG position and depth...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345754/second-to-fourth-digit-ratio-2d-4d-is-unrelated-to-measures-of-somatic-reproductive-effort-among-young-men-from-cebu-the-philippines
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Alexander V Georgiev, Calen P Ryan, Lee T Gettler, Thomas W McDade, Christopher W Kuzawa
OBJECTIVES: A low second-to-fourth (2D:4D) digit ratio, a retrospective marker of high prenatal androgens, predicts increased investment in costly sexually dimorphic traits in men in some studies, although results are mixed. Here we test the hypothesis that the association of low 2D:4D ratios with increased muscularity and decreased adiposity depends on current testosterone (T) levels, such that digit ratio will be a particularly strong predictor of outcomes among men exhibiting a mating-effort-oriented endocrinological profile (high T)...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345674/skeletal-muscle-pump-drives-control-of-cardiovascular-and-postural-systems
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Ajay K Verma, Amanmeet Garg, Da Xu, Michelle Bruner, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Andrew P Blaber, Kouhyar Tavakolian
The causal interaction between cardio-postural-musculoskeletal systems is critical in maintaining postural stability under orthostatic challenge. The absence or reduction of such interactions could lead to fainting and falls often experienced by elderly individuals. The causal relationship between systolic blood pressure (SBP), calf electromyography (EMG), and resultant center of pressure (COPr) can quantify the behavior of cardio-postural control loop. Convergent cross mapping (CCM) is a non-linear approach to establish causality, thus, expected to decipher nonlinear causal cardio-postural-musculoskeletal interactions...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345417/the-effect-of-mechanical-loading-upon-extracellular-matrix-bioscaffold-mediated-skeletal-muscle-remodeling
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Jenna Lynn Dziki, Ross M Giglio, Brian M Sicari, Derek S Wang, Riddhi M Gandhi, Ricardo Londono, Christopher L Dearth, Stephen F Badylak
Mounting evidence suggests that site-appropriate loading of implanted extracellular matrix (ECM) bioscaffolds and the surrounding microenvironment is an important tissue remodeling determinant, though the role at the cellular level in ECM-mediated skeletal muscle remodeling remains unknown. The present study evaluates cross-talk between progenitor cells and macrophages during mechanical loading in ECM-mediated skeletal muscle repair. Myoblasts were exposed to solubilized ECM bioscaffolds and were mechanically loaded at 10% strain, 1 Hz for 5 hours...
March 27, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344816/vibration-upshot-of-operating-mechanical-sewing-machine-an-insight-into-common-peroneal-nerve-conduction-study
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Prakash Kumar Yadav, Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Dev Kumar Shah, Niraj Khatri Sapkota, Dilip Thakur, Nirmala Limbu, Md Nazrul Islam
BACKGROUND: Most of the people associated with tailoring occupation in Nepal are still using mechanical sewing machine as an alternative of new technology for tailoring. Common peroneal nerves of both right and left legs are exposed to strenuous and chronic stress exerted by vibration and paddling of mechanical sewing machine. METHODS: The study included 30 healthy male tailors and 30 healthy male individuals. Anthropometric variables as well as cardio respiratory variables were determined for each subject...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344736/recovery-of-hip-and-back-muscle-fatigue-following-a-back-extension-endurance-test
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Sharon Wang-Price, Mohammad Almadan, Carissa Stoddard, Dustin Moore
Literature has not shown the minimum time required to recover from muscle fatigue after a prolonged trunk isometric contraction. The purpose of this study was to determine if the lumbar multifidus (LM) and gluteus maximus (GM) muscles would recover from fatigue after three different rest periods following performance of a back extension endurance test. Endurance time and electromyographic (EMG) activity of bilateral LM and GM muscles were collected from 12 healthy adults during a modified Biering-Sørensen test...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344549/functional-brain-activation-in-response-to-a-clinical-vestibular-test-correlates-with-balance
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Fatemeh Noohi, Catherine Kinnaird, Yiri DeDios, Igor S Kofman, Scott Wood, Jacob Bloomberg, Ajitkumar Mulavara, Rachael Seidler
The current study characterizes brain fMRI activation in response to two modes of vestibular stimulation: Skull tap and auditory tone burst. The auditory tone burst has been used in previous studies to elicit either a vestibulo-spinal reflex [saccular-mediated colic Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (cVEMP)], or an ocular muscle response [utricle-mediated ocular VEMP (oVEMP)]. Research suggests that the skull tap elicits both saccular and utricle-mediated VEMPs, while being faster and less irritating for subjects than the high decibel tones required to elicit VEMPs...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344461/within-session-sequence-of-balance-and-plyometric-exercises-does-not-affect-training-adaptations-with-youth-soccer-athletes
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Mehdi Chaouachi, Urs Granacher, Issam Makhlouf, Raouf Hammami, David G Behm, Anis Chaouachi
The integration of balance and plyometric training has been shown to provide significant improvements in sprint, jump, agility, and other performance measures in young athletes. It is not known if a specific within session balance and plyometric exercise sequence provides more effective training adaptations. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of using a sequence of alternating pairs of exercises versus a block (series) of all balance exercises followed by a block of plyometric exercises on components of physical fitness such as muscle strength, power, speed, agility, and balance...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344437/eplerenone-repolarizes-muscle-membrane-through-na-k-atpase-activation-by-tyr10-dephosphorylation
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Simon Breitenbach, Frank Lehmann-Horn, Karin Jurkat-Rott
Eplerenone, an aldosterone antagonist, repolarizes muscle membrane in-vitro and increases strength in-vivo in channelopathies. In Duchenne dystrophy, it is administered for cardiomyopathy. We studied its mechanism of action on skeletal muscle to test its suitability for increasing strength in Duchenne dystrophy. Using membrane potential measurements, quantitative PCR, ELISA, and Western blots, we examined the effects of eplerenone on skeletal muscle Na,K-ATPase. The repolarizing effect of eplerenone in muscle fibres was counteracted by oubain, an ATPase blocker...
October 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344015/transdermal-delivery-of-atorvastatin-calcium-from-novel-nanovesicular-systems-using-polyethylene-glycol-fatty-acid-esters-ameliorated-effect-without-liver-toxicity-in-poloxamer-407-induced-hyperlipidemic-rats
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Mohamed O Mahmoud, Heba M Aboud, Amira H Hassan, Adel A Ali, Thomas P Johnston
CONTEXT: Atorvastatin calcium (ATV), a cholesterol-lowering agent, suffers from poor systemic availability (14%) after oral administration in addition to other side effects on the gastrointestinal tract, liver and muscle. OBJECTIVE: The goal of the present investigation was to improve ATV bioavailability and overcome complications attendant with peroral administration by developing a new nanovesicular system encapsulating ATV for its delivery via the transdermal route...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343776/a-effective-dna-vaccine-against-diverse-genotype-j-infectious-hematopoietic-necrosis-virus-strains-prevalent-in-china
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Liming Xu, Jingzhuang Zhao, Miao Liu, Gael Kurath, Guangming Ren, Scott E Lapatra, Jiasheng Yin, Hongbai Liu, Jian Feng, Tongyan Lu
Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) is the most important pathogen threatening the aquaculture of salmonid fish in China. In this study, a DNA vaccine, designated pIHNch-G, was constructed with the glycoprotein (G) gene of a Chinese IHNV isolate SD-12 (also called Sn1203) of genotype J. The minimal dose of vaccine required, the expression of the Mx-1 gene in the muscle (vaccine delivery site) and anterior kidney, and the titers of the neutralizing antibodies produced were used to evaluate the vaccine efficacy...
March 23, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343439/toward-improved-myocardial-maturity-in-an-organ-on-chip-platform-with-immature-cardiac-myocytes
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Sean P Sheehy, Anna Grosberg, Pu Qin, David J Behm, John P Ferrier, Mackenzie A Eagleson, Alexander P Nesmith, David Krull, James G Falls, Patrick H Campbell, Megan L McCain, Robert N Willette, Erding Hu, Kevin K Parker
In vitro studies of cardiac physiology and drug response have traditionally been performed on individual isolated cardiomyocytes or isotropic monolayers of cells that may not mimic desired physiological traits of the laminar adult myocardium. Recent studies have reported a number of advances to Heart-on-a-Chip platforms for the fabrication of more sophisticated engineered myocardium, but cardiomyocyte immaturity remains a challenge. In the anisotropic musculature of the heart, interactions between cardiac myocytes, the extracellular matrix (ECM), and neighboring cells give rise to changes in cell shape and tissue architecture that have been implicated in both development and disease...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343086/modeling-the-influence-of-acute-changes-in-bladder-elasticity-on-pressure-and-wall-tension-during-filling
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Firdaweke G Habteyes, S Omid Komari, Anna S Nagle, Adam P Klausner, Rebecca L Heise, Paul H Ratz, John E Speich
Tension-sensitive nerves in the bladder wall are responsible for providing bladder sensation. Bladder wall tension, and therefore nerve output, is a function of bladder pressure, volume, geometry and material properties. The elastic modulus of the bladder is acutely adjustable, and this material property is responsible for adjustable preload tension exhibited in human and rabbit detrusor muscle strips and dynamic elasticity revealed during comparative-fill urodynamics in humans. A finite deformation model of the bladder was previously used to predict filling pressure and wall tension using uniaxial tension test data and the results showed that wall tension can increase significantly during filling with relatively little pressure change...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
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