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A Notarnicola, I Covelli, G Maccagnano, R Marvulli, L Mastromauro, G Ianieri, S Boodhoo, A Turitto, L Petruzzella, G Farì, F P Bianchi, S Tafuri, B Moretti
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on muscle rheological and functional properties in a population of young athletes. Thirty-two football and basketball players were recruited and randomized into two groups. The athletes underwent three sessions of therapy administered every five days to the thigh muscles. The treatment consisted of ESWT (electromagnetic generator, Energy Flux Density=0.03 mJ/mm2) or a placebo treatment bilaterally on the quadricep and femoral bicep muscles...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Khadijeh Kazemi, Amir Massoud Arab, Iraj Abdollahi, Daniel López-López, César Calvo-Lobo
Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries among athletes and the general population. Most ankle injuries commonly affect the lateral ligament complex. Changes in postural sway and hip abductor muscle strength may be generated after inversion ankle sprain. Therefore, the consequences of ankle injury may affect proximal structures of the lower limb. The aim is to describe and compare the activity patterns of distal and proximal lower limb muscles following external perturbation in individuals with and without functional ankle instability...
August 23, 2017: Human Movement Science
Urszula Stolarska-Weryńska, Agnieszka Biedroń, Marek Kaciński
AIM: The aim of the study was to establish current scope of knowledge regarding associations between neurophysiological functioning, neuropsychology and psychoterapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review was performed including 93 publications from Science Server, which contains the collections of Elsevier, Springer Journals, SCI-Ex/ICM, MEDLINE/PubMed, and SCOPUS. The works have been selected basing on following key words: 'neuropsychology, neurocognitive correlates, electrodermal response, event related potential, EEG, pupillography, electromiography' out of papers published between 2004-2015...
2016: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Inigo de Loyola Ortiz-Vigon Uriarte, Begonya Garcia-Zapirain, Yolanda Garcia-Chimeno
This paper presents a multi-sensor system for implementing biofeedback as a human-computer interaction technique in a game involving driving cars in risky situations. The sensors used are: Eye Tracker, Kinect, pulsometer, respirometer, electromiography (EMG) and galvanic skin resistance (GSR). An algorithm has been designed which gives rise to an interaction logic with the game according to the set of physiological constants obtained from the sensors. The results reflect a 72.333 response to the System Usability Scale (SUS), a significant difference of p = 0...
March 17, 2015: Sensors
Michela Balconi, Ylenia Canavesio
Engaging in prosocial behavior was explored in the present research, by investigating the role of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) in modulation of intention to support other people and of emotional attuning as it was expressed by facial feedback (electromiography, EMG). High-frequency rTMS was applied on DLPFC to 25 subjects when they were required to choose to directly intervene or not to support other people in emotionally valenced social situations (cooperative, noncooperative, conflictual, neutral contexts)...
February 2014: Social Neuroscience
Lilian Chrystiane Giannasi, Miriam Yumi Matsui, Sandra Regina de Freitas Batista, Camila Teixeira Hardt, Carla Paes Gomes, José Benedito Oliveira Amorim, Isabella de Carvalho Aguiar, Luanda Collange, Israel Dos Reis Dos Santos, Ismael Souza Dias, Cláudia Santos de Oliveira, Luis Vicente Franco de Oliveira, Mônica Fernandes Gomes
BACKGROUND: Few studies demonstrate effectiveness of therapies for oral rehabilitation of patients with cerebral palsy (CP), given the difficulties in chewing, swallowing and speech, besides the intellectual, sensory and social limitations. Due to upper airway obstruction, they are also vulnerable to sleep disorders. This study aims to assess the sleep variables, through polysomnography, and masticatory dynamics, using electromiography, before and after neuromuscular electrical stimulation, associated or not with low power laser (Gallium Arsenide- Aluminun, =780 nm) and LED (= 660 nm) irradiation in CP patients...
2012: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Senija Rašić, Jasminka Džemidžić, Zinaida Karasalihović, Vedad Herenda, Damir Rebić
We present the case of a 67-year-old female patient with microscopic polyangiitis presented with polyneuropathy of lower extremities and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Disease had started as a pain and weakening of muscular strength first in the left and than in the right leg. Electromiography has shown that a mainly dominant neurological affection was paresis of peroneal nerve in both lower extremities. In laboratory examination the titer of anti-myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies (p-ANCA) was elevated...
February 2012: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Cláudia Vaz, Maura Couto, Cátia Duarte, Maria João Salvador, Luís Inês, Armando Malcata
The authors report a case of a 52-year old female previously followed at the Outpatient Rheumatology Clinic with the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia (FM). Approximately 2 years after this diagnosis, she presents with a 2nd degree burn in a hand, as a result of thermal hypoesthesia. The patient described hipostesia of the distal upper and lower limbs, incontinence of the anal sphincter and chronic diarrhoea with progressive worsening. The electromiography showed sensory-motor axonal polyneuropathy, chronic, moderate to severe...
April 2009: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Katarzyna Amernik
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was estimation of glottis morphology and perceptive-acoustic characteristics of voice and speech in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 77 patients (51 women and 15 men), 19-77 years of age (average 56,7) with recognized RA. The disease duration was from 1 month to 29 (average 9,4) years. Laryngeal, phoniatric examination and phonetic-acoustic analysis of voice and speech (program IRIS). One patient with bilateral vocal folds immobilization had computer tomography of the larynx and electromiography of internal laryngeal muscles...
2007: Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis
F J Arpa-Gutiérrez, A Cruz-Martínez, Y Campos-González, M Gutiérrez-Molina, S Santiago-Pérez, M C Pérez-Conde, M R López-Pajares, M A Martín-Casarrubias, J C Rubio-Muñoz, P del Hoyo, A Arpa-Fernández, J Arenas-Barbero
INTRODUCTION: Clinical, electrophysiological, genetic and biochemical deficiencies variability were evaluated in 52 patients diagnosed of mitochondrial respiratory chain diseases (MRCD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 26 men and 26 women, aged 19 to 79 years, were tested by clinical examination, electrophysiological techniques, muscle biopsy and genetic and biochemical studies. RESULTS: The patients were classified into seven phenotypes: myopathy, chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, progressive ophthalmoplegia plus ataxia, Kearns-Sayre syndrome, mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke episodes (MELAS), myoclonic encephalopathy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF), and encephalopathies...
October 16, 2005: Revista de Neurologia
Julio Benítez Navío, Pilar Caballero Gómez, Carlos Pastor Sánchez, Rafael Ruiz Martínez, Antonio Pinardo Zabala, Miguel Angel Rienda Moreno, Benedicta Catalán Bernardos, Concepción Ladrón Gil
UNLABELLED: To perform a historical introduction and a review of the mathematical model, emphasizing that our mathematical model may be the solution to the viscoelastic model. It is evident that the same experiment has been repeated over half a century, with similar results in all cases. We also show one of the projects we are working on: the electro-vesicogram for the evaluation of the filling phase, and Doppler uroflowmetry for the study of the voiding phase. METHODS: We have chosen and studied in depth the results Dr...
January 2005: Archivos Españoles de Urología
V Bojović, I Berisavac, L Rasulic
The aim of this work is to show the highlights of electrophysiological diagnostics, i.e. its potentials in level diagnostics of traumatic disfunction of brachial plexus (BP). In that manner we have analyzed the results of electrophysiological research, made on 53 patients with different levels and grades of traumatic lesion of brachial plexus. We have also analyzed the authors' opinions and points of view who have contributed in solving these problems. Brachial plexus is a complex, vulnerable nerve structure that is often, in life, exposed to direct or indirect influence of mechanical force...
2003: Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica
Snjezana Skrablin, Drzislav Kalafatić, Trpimir Goluza, Leo Zagar
The problem of labor and delivery, either at term or occurring prematurely, are among the greatest problems facing physicians nowadays. The understanding of the process of preparation and initiation of active labor is of utmost importance. Currently, the clinical methods to assess the changes of the uterus and cervix are still subjective, inaccurate and crude. Fortunately, a noninvasive method of transabdominal uterine muscle electrical activity analysis (electromiography, EMG) is digitalized and standardized in recognizing uterine contractility, and biochemical changes, as well as ultrasound and fluorescent methods, are emerging to estimate cervical preparation prior to active labor...
January 2002: Lijec̆nic̆ki Vjesnik
P Abad, J Lloret, V Martínez Ibañez, B Patiño, J Boix-Ochoa
The phrenic nerve is the only motor nerve in the diaphragm. The injury will lead to a diaphragmatic paralysis or eventration with paradoxical movements during breathing. The aim of this review is to analyze the diagnostic criteria, surgical indications, and the patients that are not treated by surgery. We review 53 cases with diaphragmatic pathology in the last 5 years; 19 females and 20 males. One was a diaphragmatic rupture, 13 were diaphragmatic hernias, and 39 had diaphragmatic paralysis. Diaphragmatic paralysis was diagnosed by fluoroscopy in 97%, electromiography 5...
January 2001: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
Fagúndez Vargas MA, Andrés Domingo ML, Calvo Arrabal MA
CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 37-year-old male that came to emergency with diplopia of sudden onset. Ocular examination revealed severe exotropia, deficiency of convergence and the typical sings of bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO): absence of adduction and nistagmic abduction of both eyes. All the symptoms of this patient constitute the WEBINO (wall eyed bilateral ophthalmoplegia) syndrome. DISCUSSION: The most common causes of bilateral INO (multiple sclerosis, vascular accidents, etc...
July 2000: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
O Papazian, I Alfonso, J A Grossman
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of the neurophysiological evaluation of infants with brachial plexus palsy are to determine the time of occurrence of the lesion, to locate the lesion and to determine its course. METHODS AND CONCLUSIONS: These objectives are achieved by studying affected upper extremity muscles by needle electromiography (EMG) and affected nerves by motor and sensory conduction studies. EMG is performed in the first week of life in those patients with brachial plexus palsy of unknown etiology to determine the age of the lesion for medico-legal reasons...
August 1998: Revista de Neurologia
M Rapariz, J Salinas
Uncoordinated voiding, since it was described by F. Hinman in 1973, have remained an ambiguous concept. Its clinical aspects are well known, but an urodynamic definition and therapeutic guidelines are lack. Through this work, we are going to discuss clinical and urodynamic aspects of Uncoordinated Voiding Syndrome, and to evaluate sphincterian re-education techniques in this cases. We present a series of 50 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of Uncoordinated Voiding Syndrome. Mean age was 11.9 years old...
April 1995: Actas Urologicas Españolas
M A Parada, M Puig de Parada, L Hernandez, B G Hoebel
A low-torque, bubble-free and multiple-channel fluid swivel of easy construction was recently described. This paper describes the design, construction and testing of 3 electrical channels added to the original fluid swivel. The new channels were tested monitoring intrahypothalamic temperature (T(hy)) by means of a copper-constantan thermocouple in freely moving rats, before and after a single intraperitoneal (i.p.) amphetamine injection (3 mg/kg). This test showed an increase in T(hy) after the injection and the maintenance of the electrical continuity along the whole testing period, even when the animals were hyperactive...
August 1995: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
E Sierra Pérez, E García Frías, J Quero Jiménez, M Carmen Roche, A Arregui Sierra
A case of a complete lumbosacral agenesis is presented, whose etiological factors are unknown. Clinically, motor deficit corresponded to the agenesis level, but the sensibility and the autonomous nervous system functions, which were conserved, partially, in lower levels than the normal ones in the agenesis. The case report is completed with electromiography, mielography, rectal biopsy, urography, cistography, opaque enema and inborn infection study. There are three facts: a partially conserved sensibility in the lower extremities, normal bladder function and above all, the presence of nervous parasympatics normal fibers in rectum wall, in contrast with the serious motor alteration just in the same medullar levels...
January 1981: Anales Españoles de Pediatría
M P Smorto, M R Vigneri, B Fierro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1972: Rivista di Neurobiologia
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