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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432901/neuromuscular-rate-of-force-development-deficit-in-parkinson-disease
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Kelley G Hammond, Ronald F Pfeiffer, Mark S LeDoux, Brian K Schilling
BACKGROUND: Bradykinesia and reduced neuromuscular force exist in Parkinson disease. The interpolated twitch technique has been used to evaluate central versus peripheral manifestations of neuromuscular strength in healthy, aging, and athletic populations, as well as moderate to advanced Parkinson disease, but this method has not been used in mild Parkinson disease. This study aimed to evaluate quadriceps femoris rate of force development and quantify potential central and peripheral activation deficits in individuals with Parkinson disease...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426509/log-transformed-emg-amplitude-power-output-relationship-single-leg-knee-extensor-versus-single-leg-cycle-ergometry
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Eric B Noble, Joshua M Pilarski, Harshal K Vora, Jorge M Zuniga, Moh H Malek
Comparing and contrasting motor unit recruitment and activation for the same muscles for multiple versus single-joint exercise may provide a better understanding of neuromuscular fatigue. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to compare the slope and y-intercept terms for the three superficial quadriceps femoris (vastus lateralis, rectus femoris, and vastus medialis) muscles derived from the log-transformed EMG amplitude-power output relationship between the single-leg knee-extensor ergometry and the single-leg cycle ergometry...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422520/low-level-laser-therapy-improves-performance-and-reduces-fatigue-in-competitive-cyclists
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Fábio J Lanferdini, Rodrigo R Bini, Bruno M Baroni, Kelli D Klein, Felipe P Carpes, Marco A Vaz
Evidence supports that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) minimizes fatigue effects on muscle performance. However, the ideal LLLT dosage to improve athletes' performance during sports activities, such as cycling, is still unclear. Therefore, the goal of this study was to investigate the effects of different LLLT dosages on cyclists' performance in time-to-exhaustion tests. In addition, we looked at the effects of LLLT on the frequency content of the EMG signals to assess fatigue mechanisms. Twenty male competitive cyclists participated in a crossover, randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413139/evaluation-of-extensor-mechanism-in-revision-knee-arthroplasty
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Vadym Zhamilov, Vasfi Karatosun, Serpil Kalkan, Bayram Unver, Izge Gunal
BACKGROUND: The success of revision total knee arthroplasty depends on adequate exposure that does not produce complications. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of revision total knee arthroplasty between V-Y quadricepsplasty (QP) and quadriceps snip (QS) approaches. METHODS: In the study, 92 knees with follow-up of 12-108 months which were operated by using QP (55) and QS (37) were evaluated retrospectively. Measurements were taken by using universal transparent goniometer, also varus valgus deformities, knee flexion angles, instability, Hospital for Special Surgery and Lower Extremity Functional Scale scores, functional condition of the knee and activity levels of the patients were evaluated cross-sectionally...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409515/effects-of-stretching-and-fatigue-on-peak-torque-muscle-imbalance-and-stability
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Pablo B Costa, Cassio V Ruas, Cory M Smith
BACKGROUND: The present study examined the acute effects of hamstrings stretching and fatigue on knee extension and flexion peak torque (PT), hamstrings to quadriceps (H:Q) ratio, and postural stability. METHODS: Seventeen women (mean ± SD age = 21.8 ± 2.1 yrs; body mass = 63.0 ± 10.5 kg; height = 164.7 ± 6.2 cm) and eighteen men (25.8 ± 4.6 yrs; 83.6 ± 13.2 kg; 175.3 ± 6.0 cm) took part in three laboratory visits. The first visit was a familiarization session, and the subsequent two visits were randomly assigned as a control or stretching condition...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
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/28403681/atrophy-ultra-structural-disorders-severe-atrophy-and-degeneration-of-denervated-human-muscle-in-sci-and-aging-implications-for-their-recovery-by-functional-electrical-stimulation-updated-2017
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Helmut Kern, Cristian Hofer, Stefan Loefler, Sandra Zampieri, Paolo Gargiulo, Alfonc Baba, Andrea Marcante, Francesco Piccione, Amber Pond, Ugo Carraro
OBJECTIVES: Long-term lower motor neuron denervation of skeletal muscle is known to result in degeneration of muscle with replacement by adipose and fibrotic tissues. However, long-term survival of a subset of skeletal myofibers also occurs. METHODS: We performed transverse and longitudinal studies of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), patients specifically complete Conus and Cauda Equina Syndrome and also of active and sedentary seniors which included analyses of muscle biopsies from the quadriceps m...
April 13, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395183/interplay-between-body-stabilisation-and-quadriceps-muscle-activation-capacity
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Theodoros M Bampouras, Neil D Reeves, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, Constantinos N Maganaris
The study aimed to distinguish the effect of stabilisation and muscle activation on quadriceps maximal isometric voluntary contraction (MVC) torque generation. Nine subjects performed (a) an MVC with restrained leg and pelvis (Typical MVC), (b) a Typical MVC with handgrip (Handgrip MVC), (c) an MVC focusing on contracting the knee extensors only (Isolated knee extension MVC), and (d) an MVC with unrestrained leg and pelvis (Unrestrained MVC). Torque and activation capacity between conditions were compared with repeated measures ANOVA and dependent t-tests...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388333/blunted-myoglobin-and-quadriceps-soreness-after-electrical-stimulation-during-the-luteal-phase-or-oral-contraception
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Lindsey J Anderson, Lucinda L Baker, E Todd Schroeder
PURPOSE: Acute muscle damage after exercise triggers subsequent regeneration, leading to hypertrophy and increased strength after repeated exercise. It has been debated whether acute exercise-induced muscle damage is altered under various premenopausal estrogen conditions. Acute contraction-induced muscle damage was compared during exogenous (oral contraceptive, OC), endogenous (luteal phase, HI), or low (menses, LO) estrogen in healthy young women aged 21 to 30 years old. METHODS: Women (OC, n = 9; HI, n = 9; LO, n = 8; total N = 26) performed 1 neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) bout...
April 7, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388231/sex-differences-in-high-school-athletes-knowledge-of-sport-related-concussion-symptoms-and-reporting-behaviors
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Jessica Wallace, Tracey Covassin, Erica Beidler
CONTEXT:   Recent researchers have reported that athletes' knowledge of sport-related concussion (SRC) has increased but that athletes still lack knowledge of all the signs and symptoms of SRC. Understanding the signs and symptoms of SRC and the dangers of playing while symptomatic are critical to reporting behaviors in high school athletes. OBJECTIVE:   To examine sex differences in knowledge of SRC symptoms and reasons for not reporting a suspected SRC to an authoritative figure in high school athletes...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378501/acl-reconstruction-does-not-induce-further-gamma-loop-abnormalities-on-the-intact-side-of-the-qf-a-longitudinal-study
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Yu Konishi
This study aimed to investigate the effect of surgery on the gamma-loop of the quadriceps on the side with an intact knee in patients with ACL injuries. We compared longitudinally the response of alpha motor neurons to vibration stimulation of the quadriceps on the side with an intact knee before and after ACL reconstruction. To evaluate alpha motor neuron response, we measured the maximal knee extension strength and integrated electromyography of the vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, and rectus femoris. After obtaining pre-vibration data from each subject, vibration stimulation was applied to the infrapatellar tendon, and the same measurements were performed immediately after stimulation...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376036/evaluation-of-skeletal-muscle-function-in-lung-transplant-candidates
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Dmitry Rozenberg, Lianne G Singer, Margaret Herridge, Roger Goldstein, Lisa Wickerson, Noori A Chowdhury, Sunita Mathur
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation (LTx) is offered to older and more complex patients who may be at higher risk of skeletal muscle dysfunction, but the clinical implications of this remain uncertain. The study aims were to characterize deficits in skeletal muscle mass, strength and physical performance and examine the associations of these deficits with clinical outcomes. METHODS: Fifty LTx candidates (58% male, 59 ± 9 years) were prospectively evaluated for skeletal muscle deficits: muscle mass using bio-electrical impedance, quadriceps, respiratory muscle and handgrip strength, and physical performance with the Short Physical Performance Battery...
April 3, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373610/active-stretching-for-lower-extremity-muscle-tightness-in-pediatric-patients-with-lumbar-spondylolysis
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Masahiro Sato, Yasuyoshi Mase, Koichi Sairyo
BACKGROUND: It was reported that hamstring muscle tightness may increase mechanical loading on the lumbar spine. Therefore, we attempt to decrease tightness in the leg muscles in pediatric patients. METHODS: Forty-six pediatric patients with spondylolysis underwent rehabilitation. We applied active stretching to the hamstrings, quadriceps, and triceps surae. Tightness in each muscle was graded as good, fair, or poor. We educated each patient on how to perform active stretching at home...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373140/acute-quadriceps-tendon-rupture-repaired-by-suture-anchors-outcomes-at-7-years-follow-up-in-25-cases
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P Brossard, G Le Roux, B Vasse
INTRODUCTION: Acute quadriceps tendon rupture is rare. The gold-standard repair technique is transosseous patellar suture. Biomechanical studies have validated the use of anchors as an alternative. The present study sought to report long-term clinical and radiological results in a series of acute quadriceps tendon rupture repaired with anchors. The study hypothesis was that results are comparable to those of the gold-standard technique. METHODS: A retrospective continuous study included 25 knees with acute quadriceps tendon rupture, operated on by a single surgeon between 2007 and 2013: 22 patients; 17 male, 5 female; mean age, 64 years (range, 52-87 years)...
March 31, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364027/skeletal-muscle-myopenia-in-mice-model-of-bile-duct-ligation-and-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-cirrhosis
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Michela Giusto, Laura Barberi, Francesca Di Sario, Emanuele Rizzuto, Carmine Nicoletti, Francesca Ascenzi, Anastasia Renzi, Nicola Caporaso, Giuseppe D'Argenio, Eugenio Gaudio, Antonio Musarò, Manuela Merli
Skeletal muscle myopathy is universal in cirrhotic patients, however, little is known about the main mechanisms involved. The study aims to investigate skeletal muscle morphological, histological, and functional modifications in experimental models of cirrhosis and the principal molecular pathways responsible for skeletal muscle myopathy. Cirrhosis was induced by bile duct ligation (BDL) and carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) administration in mice. Control animals (CTR) underwent bile duct exposure or vehicle administration only...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356623/-slow-walking-with-turns-increases-quadriceps-and-erector-spinae-muscle-activity
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Mayumi Araki, Yoichi Hatamoto, Yasuki Higaki, Hiroaki Tanaka
[Purpose] To maintain an independent lifestyle, older adults should improve muscle strength and mass, or aerobic capacity. A new exercise pattern, called slow walking with turns, which incorporates turning as an extra load additional to walking. The purpose of this study was to measure oxygen consumption during exercise and muscle activity while turning. [Subjects and Methods] Recreationally active volunteers participated. The participants performed 20 turns per minute while walking back and forth over distances of 1...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350712/effect-of-knee-joint-angle-and-contraction-intensity-on-hamstrings-coactivation
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Rui Wu, Eamonn Delahunt, Massimiliano Ditroilo, Madeleine Lowery, Giuseppe De Vito
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of knee joint angle and contraction intensity on the co-activation of the hamstring muscles (when acting as antagonists to the quadriceps) in young and older individuals of both sexes. METHODS: 25 young (24 ± 2.6 years) and 26 older (70 ± 2.5 years) healthy men and women participated. Maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) of the knee extensors (KE) and flexors was assessed at two knee joint angles (90° and 60°, 0° = full extension)...
March 27, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344445/effects-of-static-and-dynamic-stretching-on-the-isokinetic-peak-torques-and-electromyographic-activities-of-the-antagonist-muscles
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Abdullah Serefoglu, Ufuk Sekir, Hakan Gür, Bedrettin Akova
The aim of this study was to investigate if static and dynamic stretching exercises of the knee muscles (quadriceps and hamstring muscles) have any effects on concentric and eccentric isokinetic peak torques and electromyographic amplitudes (EMG) of the antagonist muscles. Twenty healthy male athletes (age between 18-30 years) voluntarily participated in this study. All of the subjects visited the laboratory to complete the following intervention in a randomized order on 5 separate days; (a) non-stretching (control), (b) static stretching of the quadriceps muscles, (c) static stretching of the hamstring muscles, (d) dynamic stretching of the quadriceps muscles, and (e) dynamic stretching of the hamstring muscles...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333717/effect-of-resistance-exercise-on-muscle-metabolism-and-autophagy-in-sibm
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Jae-Hoon Jeong, Dae-Seung Yang, Dong-Ju Hwang, Joon-Yong Cho, Eun-Bum Kang
PURPOSE: Sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM), a muscular degenerative disease in the elderly, is an inflammatory myopathy characterized by muscle weakness in the wrist flexor, quadriceps, and tibialis anterior muscles. We aimed to identify the therapeutic effect of resistance exercise (RE) in improving sIBM symptoms in an sIBM animal model. METHODS: Six-week-old male Wistar rats were divided into a sham group (sham, n = 12), chloroquine-control group (CQ-con, n = 12), and chloroquine-RE group (CQ-RE, n = 12)...
March 23, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329240/effect-of-breathing-oxygen-enriched-air-on-exercise-performance-in-patients-with-precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension-randomized-sham-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Silvia Ulrich, Elisabeth D Hasler, Stéphanie Saxer, Michael Furian, Séverine Müller-Mottet, Stephan Keusch, Konrad E Bloch
Aims: The purpose of the current trial was to test the hypothesis that breathing oxygen-enriched air increases exercise performance of patients with pulmonary arterial or chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension (PAH/CTEPH) and to investigate involved mechanisms. Methods and results: Twenty-two patients with PAH/CTEPH, eight women, means ± SD 61 ± 14 years, resting mPAP 35 ± 9mmHg, PaO2 ambient air >7.3 kPa, underwent four bicycle ergospirometries to exhaustion on different days, while breathing oxygen-enriched (FiO2 0...
April 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
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