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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813570/experimental-and-numerical-characterization-of-the-mechanical-masseter-muscle-response-during-mastication
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Johannes Weickenmeier, Mahmood Jabareen, Benjamin J D Le Révérend, Marco Ramaioli, Edoardo Mazza
Predictive simulations of the mastication system would significantly improve our understanding of temporomandibular joint disorders and the planning of cranio-maxillofacial surgery procedures. Respective computational models must be validated by experimental data from in-vivo characterization of the mastication system's mechanical response. The present work introduces a combined experimental and numerical procedure for the validation of a computer model of the masseter muscle during biting. The proposed experimental setup enables simultaneous bite force measurements and ultrasound-based visualization of masseter deformation for the direct comparison with the numerically predicted masseter response...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809681/a-prototype-therapy-system-for-transcutaneous-application-of-boiling-histotripsy
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Adam D Maxwell, Petr V Yuldashev, Wayne Kreider, Tatiana D Khokhlova, George R Schade, Timothy L Hall, Oleg A Sapozhnikov, Michael R Bailey, Vera A Khokhlova
Boiling histotripsy is a method of focused ultrasound surgery that noninvasively applies millisecond-length pulses with high-amplitude shock fronts to generate liquefied lesions in tissue. Such a technique requires unique outputs compared to a focused ultrasound thermal therapy apparatus, particularly to achieve high in situ pressure levels through intervening tissue. This article describes the design and characterization of a system capable of producing the necessary pressure to transcutaneously administer boiling histotripsy therapy through clinically relevant overlying tissue paths using pulses with duration up to 10 ms...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808365/intra-and-inter-observer-reliability-of-quadriceps-muscle-thickness-measured-with-bedside-ultrasonography-by-critical-care-physicians
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Vijay Hadda, Gopi C Khilnani, Rohit Kumar, Ashesh Dhunguna, Saurabh Mittal, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Karan Madan, Anant Mohan, Randeep Guleria
BACKGROUND: Muscle wasting is common among critically ill patients with sepsis and has a significant effect on clinical outcome. However, appropriate tool for measurement of muscle loss is debatable. Ultrasonography (USG) has been used for objective assessment of quadriceps muscle thickness among these patients; however, there is limited data on its reliability. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to assess the reliability of quadriceps muscle thickness as measured by critical care physicians...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807025/changes-in-tibialis-anterior-architecture-affect-the-amplitude-of-surface-electromyograms
#4
Taian M Vieira, Maria Cristina Bisi, Rita Stagni, Alberto Botter
BACKGROUND: Variations in the amplitude of surface electromyograms (EMGs) are typically considered to advance inferences on the timing and degree of muscle activation in different circumstances. Surface EMGs are however affected by factors other than the muscle neural drive. In this study, we use electrical stimulation to investigate whether architectural changes in tibialis anterior (TA), a key muscle for balance and gait, affect the amplitude of surface EMGs. METHODS: Current pulses (500 μs; 2 pps) were applied to the fibular nerve of ten participants, with the ankle at neutral, full dorsi and full plantar flexion positions...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805932/muscle-thickness-correlates-to-muscle-cross-sectional-area-in-the-assessment-of-strength-training-induced-hypertrophy
#5
Martino V Franchi, Stefano Longo, Joanne Mallinson, Jonathan I Quinlan, Tariq Taylor, Paul L Greenhaff, Marco V Narici
AIM: Muscle thickness (MT) measured by ultrasound has been used to estimate cross-sectional area (measured by CT and MRI) at a single time-point. We tested whether MT could be used as a valid marker of MRI determined muscle anatomical cross-sectional area (ACSA) and volume changes following resistance training (RT). METHODS: Nine healthy, young, male volunteers (24±2 y.o., BMI 24.1±2.8 kg/m(2) ) had vastus lateralis (VL) muscle volume (VOL) and ACSA mid (at 50% of femur length, FL) assessed by MRI, and VL MT measured by ultrasound at 50% FL...
August 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804549/treatment-effect-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-on-leukopenia-induced-by-cyclophosphamide-in-rabbits
#6
Baoru Liu, Yueping Luo, Dong Luo, Weichen Zhou, Yu Zhang, Ruixin He, Junshu Li, Yong Wang, Yan Wang, Wenzhi Chen
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine the effects of low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on leukopenia induced by cyclophosphamide in a rabbit model. METHODS: The leukopenia model in New Zealand rabbit was established by injecting cyclophosphamide into the ear vein. Forty leukopenia model rabbits were randomly allocated to control group (n = 20) and LIPUS group (n = 20). LIPUS group underwent 20 minutes of daily ultrasound treatment at femoral metaphysis for 7 days while control group received sham treatment...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802760/involvement-of-obliquus-capitis-inferior-muscle-in-dystonic-head-tremor
#7
A Schramm, D Huber, C Möbius, A Münchau, Z Kohl, T Bäumer
INTRODUCTION: Head tremor is a common feature in cervical dystonia (CD) and often less responsive to botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) treatment than dystonic posturing. Ultrasound allows accurate targeting of deeper neck muscles. METHODS: In 35 CD patients with dystonic head tremor the depth and thickness of the splenius capitis (SPL), semispinalis capitis and obliquus capitis inferior muscles (OCI) were assessed using ultrasound. Ultrasound guided EMG recordings were performed from the SPL and OCI...
August 1, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801988/prompt-scanning-and-quantification-of-lumbar-muscles-seeing-the-butterly
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Eda Gürçay, Murat Kara, Bayram Kaymak, Abdullah Ruhi Soylu, Levent Özçakar
We have taken interest in the article by Hides and Stanton which has been published in your journal (Hides et al., 2017). First, we congratulate the authors for their effort in calling attention to the use of ultrasound (US) for scanning the multifidus and quadratus lumborum (QL) muscles. Errors in quantification might stem mainly from two reasons; failure to capture an appropriate image and failure to technically quantify it (Özçakar et al., 2011 and 2013). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
August 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799447/a-higher-volume-of-fibrotic-tissue-on-virtual-histology-prior-to-coronary-stent-implantation-predisposes-to-more-pronounced-neointima-proliferation
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Steven Haine, Kristien Wouters, Hielko Miljoen, Tom Vandendriessche, Marc Claeys, Johan Bosmans, Christiaan Vrints
BACKGROUND: Since neointima smooth muscle cells (SMC) mainly originate from the vessel wall, we investigated whether atherosclerotic plaque composition influences subsequent in-stent neointima proliferation and restenosis. METHODS: We performed intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) with virtual histology in 98 patients prior to elective bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation in de novo coronary artery lesions. Virtual histology variables pre-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were related to in-stent neointima proliferation six months after implantation assessed as late luminal loss of 0...
August 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799160/intramuscular-perfusion-response-in-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-doms-a-quantitative-analysis-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
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Marion Kellermann, Rafael Heiss, Bernd Swoboda, Kolja Gelse, Jürgen Freiwald, Casper Grim, Armin Nagel, Michael Uder, Dane Wildner, Thilo Hotfiel
The purpose of this study was to analyse intramuscular perfusion response in ultrastructural muscle lesions, by applying contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to a delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) model. Results of this analysis were compared to high-resolution 3 Tesla MRI T2-weighted sequences. 14 healthy participants were recruited. Average perfusion parameters, represented as Peak enhancement (contrast agent inflow) and wash-in area under curve (WiAUC) of the gastrocnemius (GM) and soleus muscle (SM) were assessed before (baseline) and 60 h after inducing DOMS by eccentric exercise...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799152/-gastric-schwannoma-rare-differenzial-diagnosis-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-gi-bleeding
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Orestis Lyros, Stephan Schickel, Katrin Schierle, Albrecht Hoffmeister, Ines Gockel
Schwannomas are benign tumors derived from Schwann cells and their typical site of origin is the subcutaneous tissue of the extremities. Gastrointestinal localization of Schwannomas is extremely rare and the stomach is the prevalent site. Gastric schwannomas primarily occur in the gastric submucosa and are usually asymptomatic.We present a rare case of a solitary gastric schwannoma in a 51-year old male, which initially manifested with hematemesis by acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The upper GI-Endoscopy revealed a gastric submucosal tumor, 7 cm in size, located in the proximal corpus and fundus...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799047/-muscular-injuries-of-athletes-importance-of-ultrasound
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REVIEW
A Loizides, H Gruber, S Peer, M Plaikner
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Muscular injuries represent the most common musculoskeletal lesions. Especially in professional athletes an imaging clarification is essential in order to define the exact location of the lesion, the affected muscles, the extent and degree of the injury as well as to define possible concomitant complications. The best possible therapy can be initiated and a necessary rest period for a low risk resumption of sporting activity can be individually specified. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS/METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Due to technical improvements, for example mobile devices and thus increased rapid availability as well as relative cost-effectiveness compared to other modalities, the imaging evaluation of muscle injury would nowadays be unthinkable without ultrasound...
August 10, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797220/a-review-of-ultrasound-tissue-characterization-with-mean-scatterer-spacing
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Zhuhuang Zhou, Weiwei Wu, Shuicai Wu, Kebin Jia, Po-Hsiang Tsui
Tissues exhibiting quasi-periodic structures can be modeled as a collection of diffuse scatterers and coherent scatterers. The mean scatterer spacing (MSS) of coherent and quasi-periodic components is directly related to tissue microstructure and has become an important quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameter in the characterization of quasi-periodic tissues. In this paper, a review of the literature on the development of MSS as a QUS parameter was conducted. First, a unified theoretical background of MSS estimates was provided...
September 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796713/ultrasound-measurement-of-muscle-thickness-a-novel-biomarker-for-the-picu
#14
David B Kantor, Nilesh M Mehta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795485/relationship-between-ultrasound-muscle-thickness-and-mri-measured-muscle-cross-sectional-area-in-the-forearm-a-pilot-study
#15
Takashi Abe, Miyuki Nakatani, Jeremy P Loenneke
Previous studies have investigated the relationship between ultrasound-measured muscle thickness (MT) and individual muscle cross-sectional area (CSA); however, the forearm muscle had not yet been studied. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between forearm MT by ultrasound and the muscle CSA of the forearm obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Ten young and middle-aged adults had both ultrasound and MRI measurements at 30% the distance from the styloid process of the ulna to the head of the radius...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794355/characteristic-posterior-dominant-lower-limb-muscle-involvement-in-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-due-to-a-dnajb6-phe93leu-mutation
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Yuta Kojima, Yu-Ichi Noto, Daiki Takewaki, Naoki Tokuda, Kensuke Shiga, Ai Hamano, Ikuko Mizuta, Manabu Muranishi, Takashi Kasai, Masanori Nakagawa, Toshiki Mizuno
A 41-year-old man presented with gradually progressing proximal-dominant lower limb atrophy and weakness. His brother, mother and maternal aunt had the same symptoms. A physical examination and muscle imaging (CT and ultrasound) showed selective muscle involvement of the bilateral paraspinal, gluteus and posterior groups of lower limb muscles. Based on the characteristic muscle involvement pattern, the clinical findings and the muscle biopsy results, we made a straightforward diagnosis of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) due to a DNAJB6 Phe93Leu mutation based on a targeted gene analysis...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777477/prediction-and-validation-of-dxa-derived-appendicular-fat-free-adipose-tissue-by-a-single-ultrasound-image-of-the-forearm-in-japanese-older-adults
#17
Takashi Abe, Jeremy P Loenneke, Robert S Thiebaud, Eiji Fujita, Takuya Akamine, Mark Loftin
OBJECTIVES: To develop regression-based equations for estimating dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) derived appendicular fat-free adipose tissue (FFAT) using a single ultrasound image in the forearm, and to investigate the validity of those equations to calculate FFAT-free appendicular lean mass (aLM-minus-FFATappendicular ) in 311 Japanese adults aged 60 to 79 years. METHODS: Subjects were randomly separated into two groups: 215 in the model-development group (91 men and 124 women) and 96 in the cross-validation group (42 men and 54 women)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770309/mri-detection-of-soleus-muscle-injuries-in-professional-football-players
#18
G Pezzotta, G Querques, A Pecorelli, R Nani, S Sironi
OBJECTIVES: To describe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of soleus muscle injuries in symptomatic professional football players stratified according to both the Munich consensus statement and the British Athletics Muscle Injury Classification (BAMIC), and to investigate the association between specific MRI features and the "return to play" (RTP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Professional football players with an episode of acute posterior calf pain and impaired function, subsequent to sports activity, underwent ultrasound followed by MRI examination reviewed by two different radiologists with more than 10 years of experience in the musculoskeletal system...
August 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764967/ultrasound-imaging-of-muscle-contraction-of-the-tibialis-anterior-in-patients-with-facioscapulohumeral-dystrophy
#19
Kaj Gijsbertse, Rianne Goselink, Saskia Lassche, Maartje Nillesen, André Sprengers, Nico Verdonschot, Nens van Alfen, Chris de Korte
A need exists for biomarkers to diagnose, quantify and longitudinally follow facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) and many other neuromuscular disorders. Furthermore, the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to muscle weakness in most neuromuscular disorders are not completely understood. Dynamic ultrasound imaging (B-mode image sequences) in combination with speckle tracking is an easy, applicable and patient-friendly imaging tool to visualize and quantify muscle deformation. This dynamic information provides insight in the pathophysiological mechanisms and may help to distinguish the various stages of diseased muscle in FSHD...
July 29, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763413/ultrasound-guided-motor-sparing-knee-blocks-for-postoperative-analgesia-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-blinded-study
#20
Olawale A Sogbein, Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Dianne Bryant, David F Johnston, Edward M Vasarhelyi, Steven MacDonald, Brent Lanting, Sugantha Ganapathy, James L Howard
BACKGROUND: Pain following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is often severe and can inhibit rehabilitation. Motor-sparing analgesic techniques such as periarticular infiltrations and adductor canal blocks have been popularized for knee analgesia since they preserve motor strength and permit early mobilization. Our primary objective was to compare the duration of analgesia from motor-sparing blocks with that of a standard periarticular infiltration. We used the time to first rescue analgesia as the end point...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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