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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933017/present-uses-future-applications-and-technical-underpinnings-of-electrical-impedance-myography
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REVIEW
Benjamin Sanchez, Seward B Rutkove
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this article, we provide an overview of electrical impedance myography (EIM), including its technical and theoretical basis, a summary of its varied applications, and ongoing developments. RECENT FINDINGS: EIM has been used as a disease severity biomarker in a variety of disorders affecting the muscle, ranging from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to muscular dystrophies to disuse atrophy due to the weightlessness of space. In ALS, studies have demonstrated that major reductions in sample size in clinical trials can be achieved...
September 20, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919112/disuse-atrophy-accompanied-by-intramuscular-ectopic-adipogenesis-in-vastus-medialis-muscle-of-advanced-osteoarthritis-patients
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Madoka Ikemoto-Uezumi, Yasumoto Matsui, Masaki Hasegawa, Remi Fujita, Yasuhide Kanayama, Akiyoshi Uezumi, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Atsushi Harada, A Robin Poole, Naohiro Hashimoto
Muscle dysfunction is the most important modifiable mediating factor in primary osteoarthritis because properly contracting muscles are a key absorber of forces acting on a joint. However, the pathological features of disuse muscle atrophy in osteoarthritis patients have been little studied. Vastus medialis muscles of fourteen female patients with osteoarthritis in the age range 69 to 86 years, largely immobile for one or more years, were obtained during arthroplastic surgery and analyzed histologically. These were compared to female patients without arthritis, two with patellar fracture, and two with patellar subluxation...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905498/effect-of-bimagrumab-on-thigh-muscle-volume-and-composition-in-men-with-casting-induced-atrophy
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Daniel S Rooks, Didier Laurent, Jens Praestgaard, Scott Rasmussen, Michael Bartlett, László B Tankó
BACKGROUND: Patients experiencing disuse atrophy report acute loss of skeletal muscle mass which subsequently leads to loss of strength and physical capacity. In such patients, especially the elderly, complete recovery remains a challenge even with improved nutrition and resistance exercise. This study aimed to explore the clinical potential of bimagrumab, a human monoclonal antibody targeting the activin type II receptor, for the recovery of skeletal muscle volume from disuse atrophy using an experimental model of lower extremity immobilization...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900214/structure-function-correlations-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-patients-with-partially-preserved-vision-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Ana Rita Machado, Andreia Carvalho Pereira, Fábio Ferreira, Sónia Ferreira, Bruno Quendera, Eduardo Silva, Miguel Castelo-Branco
Retinitis Pigmentosa is a group of hereditary retinal dystrophy disorders associated with progressive peripheral visual field loss. The impact of this retinal loss in cortical gray matter volume has not been addressed before in Retinitis Pigmentosa patients with low vision. Voxel-based morphometry was applied to study whole brain gray matter volume changes in 27 Retinitis Pigmentosa patients with partially preserved vision and 38 age- and gender-matched normally sighted controls to determine whether peripheral visual loss can lead to changes in gray matter volume...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895461/skeletal-muscle-atrophy-and-degeneration-in-a-mouse-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Bahar Shahidi, Sameer B Shah, Mary Esparza, Brian Patrick Head, Sam Ward
Atrophy is thought to be a primary mode of muscle loss in neuromuscular injuries. The differential effects of central and peripheral injuries on atrophy and degeneration/regeneration in skeletal muscle tissue have not been well described. This study investigated skeletal muscle atrophy and degeneration/regeneration in an animal model of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Eight 8-month old wild type C57BL6 mice underwent either a sham craniotomy or TBI targeting the motor cortex. Atrophy (Fiber Area; FA) and degeneration/regeneration (Centralized Nuclei proportions; CN) of the Soleus and Tibialis Anterior (TA) muscles were measured 2 months post injury...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887062/diaphragm-dysfunction-in-critical-illness
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REVIEW
Gerald S Supinski, Peter E Morris, Sanjay Dhar, Leigh Ann Callahan
The diaphragm is the major muscle of inspiration and its function is critical for optimal respiration. Diaphragmatic failure has long been recognized as a major contributor to death in a variety of systemic neuromuscular disorders. More recently, it is increasingly apparent that diaphragm dysfunction is present in a high percentage of critically ill patients, and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In these patients, diaphragm weakness is thought to develop from disuse secondary to ventilator-induced diaphragm inactivity, and as a consequence of the effects of systemic inflammation, including sepsis...
September 5, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885484/comparative-evaluation-of-the-white-matter-fiber-integrity-in-patients-with-prelingual-and-postlingual-deafness
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Jinna Kim, Jae Young Choi, Jinseok Eo, Hae-Jeong Park
The aim of this study was to perform a comparative investigation of white matter integrity in patients with prelingual and postlingual deafness; we carried out a tract-based statistical analysis of diffusion tensor anisotropy in eight and ten adults with prelingual and postlingual deafness, respectively. Patients with deafness showed significant decreases in diffusion anisotropy at the right internal capsule, the right thalamus, and the splenium of the corpus callosum as well as within the bilateral superior temporal gyrus (including Heschl gyrus) and right temporal white matter...
September 6, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883516/effects-of-low-intensity-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-on-bone-microarchitecture-mechanical-strength-and-bone-turnover-in-type-2-diabetic-db-db-mice
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Jianjun Li, Zhaobin Zeng, Yantao Zhao, Da Jing, Chuhua Tang, Yin Ding, Xue Feng
Type 2 diabetic patients have impaired bone quality, leading to increased fracture risk. Substantial evidence demonstrates that pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) could resist osteopenia/osteoporosis induced by estrogen deficiency and disuse. However, the effects of PEMF on osteopenia/osteoporosis associated with diabetes, especially for more prevalent type 2 diabetes, remain poorly understood. We herein investigated the skeletal effects and mechanisms of PEMF (15 Hz, 20 Gs) on leptin receptor-deficient db/db mice with typical type 2 diabetic symptoms...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878590/enzymatically-modified-isoquercitrin-supplementation-intensifies-plantaris-muscle-fiber-hypertrophy-in-functionally-overloaded-mice
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Akiko Kohara, Masanao Machida, Yuko Setoguchi, Ryouichi Ito, Masanori Sugitani, Hiroko Maruki-Uchida, Hiroyuki Inagaki, Tatsuhiko Ito, Naomi Omi, Tohru Takemasa
BACKGROUND: Enzymatically modified isoquercitrin (EMIQ) is produced from rutin using enzymatic hydrolysis followed by treatment with glycosyltransferase in the presence of dextrin to add glucose residues. EMIQ is absorbed in the same way as quercetin, a powerful antioxidant reported to prevent disused muscle atrophy by targeting mitochondria and to have ergogenic effects. The present study investigated the effect of EMIQ on skeletal muscle hypertrophy induced by functional overload. METHODS: In Study 1, 6-week-old ICR male mice were divided into 4 groups: sham-operated control, sham-operated EMIQ, overload-operated control, and overload-operated EMIQ groups...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874726/remarkable-plasticity-of-na-k-atpase-ca-2-atpase-and-serca-contributes-to-muscle-disuse-atrophy-resistance-in-hibernating-daurian-ground-squirrels
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Quanling Guo, Xin Mi, Xiaoyong Sun, Xiaoyu Li, Weiwei Fu, Shenhui Xu, Qi Wang, Yasir Arfat, Huiping Wang, Hui Chang, Yunfang Gao
We investigated cytosolic calcium (Ca(2+)) and sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) regulation in skeletal muscle fibers of hibernating Daurian ground squirrels (Spermophilus dauricus), non-hibernating hindlimb-unloaded (HLU) squirrels, and HLU rats to clarify the molecular mechanisms involved in preventing muscle atrophy in hibernators. The Na(+), K(+)-ATPase and Ca(2+)-ATPase activities in the soleus muscle (SOL) of squirrels were maintained in hibernation, decreased during interbout arousal (IB-A), and increased to autumn/pre-hibernation (AUT/Pre-H) levels in torpor after interbout arousal (Post-IBA), whereas activities in the extensor digitorum longus muscle (EDL) were stable during hibernation, but increased during post-hibernation (Post-H)...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869034/plasticity-and-function-of-human-skeletal-muscle-in-relation-to-disuse-and-rehabilitation-influence-of-ageing-and-surgery
#11
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/28860424/prolonging-disuse-in-aged-mice-amplifies-cortical-but-not-trabecular-bones-response-to-mechanical-loading
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R DeSouza, B Javaheri, R S Collinson, C Chenu, S J Shefelbine, P D Lee, A A Pitsillides
OBJECTIVE: Short-term neurectomy-induced disuse (SN) has been shown to restore load responses in aged mice. We examined whether this restoration was further enhanced in both cortical and trabecular bone by simply extending the SN. METHODS: Following load:strain calibration, tibiae in female C57BL/J6 mice at 8, 14 and 20 weeks and 18 months (n=8/group) were loaded and bone changes measured. Effects of long-term SN examined in twenty-six 18 months-old mice, neurectomised for 5 or 100 days with/without subsequent loading...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860418/pantoprazole-a-proton-pump-inhibitor-does-not-prevent-botulinum-toxin-induced-disuse-osteopenia-in-mice
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J B Vegger, A Brüel, J S Thomsen
OBJECTIVES: Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that has been shown to inhibit bone resorption. The aim of the study was to investigate whether pantoprazole can prevent development of botulinum toxin (BTX)-induced disuse osteopenia in mice. METHODS: Forty-eight 16-week-old female C57BL/6J mice were randomized into 4 groups (n=12): Base, Ctrl, BTX, and BTX+Pan. The Base group was euthanized at study start. The BTX and BTX+Pan groups were immobilized by injections with BTX in one hind limb...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860417/exercise-for-osteoporosis-how-to-navigate-between-overeagerness-and-defeatism
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A Ireland, J J Rittweger
Osteoporosis and associated fractures remain a common and costly health problem. Public fears about rare side effects of efficacious drug treatments for osteoporosis have contributed to decreased prescription and compliance. Exercise and physical activity-based interventions have long been proposed as an alternative treatment for osteoporosis. However despite compelling evidence from experimental studies in animals and from observational studies in humans, the use of exercise to improve bone mass in clinical practice does not seem to be justifiable by current human interventional studies...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860057/characterization-and-immunomodulatory-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-the-stems-and-leaves-of-abelmoschus-manihot-and-a-sulfated-derivative
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Xin-Xin Pan, Jin-Hua Tao, Shu Jiang, Yue Zhu, Da-Wei Qian, Jin-Ao Duan
BACKGROUND: Abelmoschus manihot (Linn.) Medicus is a traditional herbal medicine whose flowers, stems and leaves exhibit widely pharmacological activities. However, only the flowers have long been used as medicine while the stems and leaves were mainly discarded and burned, which undoubtedly caused enormous waste of these resources and serious environment pollution. Many researches have indicated that bioactivities of polysaccharides were significantly improved after sulfation. The aim of this study was to investigate the characterization and immunomodulatory activity of polysaccharides from stems and leaves of A...
August 28, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855162/muscle-paralysis-induces-bone-marrow-inflammation-and-predisposition-to-formation-of-giant-osteoclasts
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Brandon J Ausk, Leah E Worton, Kate S Smigiel, Ronald Y Kwon, Steven D Bain, Sundar Srinivasan, Edith M Gardiner, Ted S Gross
Transient muscle paralysis engendered by a single injection of botulinum toxin A (BTxA) rapidly induces profound focal bone resorption within the medullary cavity of adjacent bones. While initially conceived as a model of mechanical disuse, osteoclastic resorption in this model is disproportionately severe compared to the modest gait defect that is created. Preliminary studies of bone marrow following muscle paralysis suggested acute upregulation of inflammatory cytokines, including TNF and IL-1. We therefore hypothesized that BTxA-induced muscle paralysis would rapidly alter the inflammatory microenvironment and the osteoclastic potential of bone marrow...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845464/molecular-signatures-of-differential-responses-to-exercise-trainings-during-rehabilitation
#17
Yi-Wen Chen, Chris Gregory, Fan Ye, Naoe Harafuji, Donovan Lott, San-Huei Lai, Sunita Mathur, Mark Scarborough, Parker Gibbs, Celine Baligand, Krista Vandenborne
The loss and recovery of muscle mass and function following injury and during rehabilitation varies among individuals. While recent expression profiling studies have illustrated transcriptomic responses to muscle disuse and remodeling, how these changes contribute to the physiological responses are not clear. In this study, we quantified the effects of immobilization and subsequent rehabilitation training on muscle size and identified molecular pathways associated with muscle responsiveness in an orthopaedic patient cohort study...
2017: Biomedical genetics and genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822015/experimental-periodontitis-in-the-potentialization-of-the-effects-of-immobilism-in-the-skeletal-striated-muscle
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Marcela Aparecida Leite, Tatiane Morgenstern de Mattia, Camila Mayumi Martin Kakihata, Bruna Martinazzo Bortolini, Pedro Henrique de Carli Rodrigues, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini, Rose Meire Costa Brancalhão, Lucinéia de Fátima Chasko Ribeiro, Carlos Augusto Nassar, Patrícia Oehlmeyer Nassar
This study aims to evaluate if ligature-induced periodontitis can potentiates the deleterious effects of immobilization in the skeletal striated muscle, contributing to the development of muscle atrophy due to disuse. Forty Wistar rats were divided into four groups: (1) Control Group (CG), (2) Periodontal Disease (PDG), (3) Immobilized (IG), and (4) Immobilized with Periodontal Disease (IPDG). Periodontal disease was induced for 30 days, with ligature method, and the immobilization was performed with cast bandage for 15 days...
August 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821632/transcriptomic-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-disuse-atrophy-and-the-return-to-activity-in-skeletal-muscle
#19
Andrew G Fisher, Robert A Seaborne, Thomas M Hughes, Alex Gutteridge, Claire Stewart, Judy M Coulson, Adam P Sharples, Jonathan C Jarvis
Physical inactivity and disuse are major contributors to age-related muscle loss. Denervation of skeletal muscle has been previously used as a model with which to investigate muscle atrophy following disuse. Although gene regulatory networks that control skeletal muscle atrophy after denervation have been established, the transcriptome in response to the recovery of muscle after disuse and the associated epigenetic mechanisms that may function to modulate gene expression during skeletal muscle atrophy or recovery have yet to be investigated...
August 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819592/insufficiency-fractures-of-the-distal-tibia-and-fibula-following-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-case-report
#20
Ryu Kojima, Toshiki Miura, Eisei Fukatani
INTRODUCTION: Although periprosthetic fractures of the femur have been well documented, insufficiency fractures following total hip arthroplasty (THA) have been rarely described. We report a case of an insufficiency fracture in the distal tibia and fibula that occurred after THA. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old woman presented with severe pain in the bilateral hip joints and was diagnosed with end-stage osteoarthritis. She underwent THA on the right side. Although the postoperative course was uneventful, she suddenly experienced severe pain and swelling in the right leg without any history of trauma 22 weeks after the surgery...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
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