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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078670/levator-ani-muscle-avulsion-is-a-risk-factor-for-vaginal-pessary-expulsion-within-1-year-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Rachel Yau Kar Cheung, Jacqueline Ho Sze Lee, Lai Loi Lee, Tony Kwok Hung Chung, Symphorosa Shing Chee Chan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether presence of levator ani muscle (LAM) avulsion was associated with expulsion of vaginal pessary for women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: This prospective observational study recruited consecutive women with symptomatic POP. Vaginal pessary was offered and offline analysis of the 3D/4D transperineal ultrasound volume data of women was performed. Volume acquisition had been performed before pessary insertion...
January 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070269/musculoskeletal-diagnostic-ultrasound-imaging-for-thickness-measurement-of-four-principal-muscles-of-the-cervical-spine-a-reliability-and-agreement-study
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Cecilie Krage Øverås, Birgitte Lawaetz Myhrvold, Gro Røsok, Eli Magnesen
BACKGROUND: The reliability of musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) for the evaluation of neck musculature has been sparsely documented in the research literature. Until now, research has featured a limited number of subjects and only few studies have tested for both inter- and intra-reliability using appropriate methodology. METHODS: Four examiners conducted an inter- and intra-rater reliability and agreement study. Fifty females with and without neck pain (NP) between the ages of 20-70 were recruited from October 2014 to April 2015...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067975/assessment-of-acute-thermal-damage-volumes-in-muscle-using-magnetization-prepared-3d-t2-weighted-imaging-following-mri-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy
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Robert M Staruch, Joris Nofiele, Jamie Walker, Chenchen Bing, Ananth J Madhuranthakam, April Bailey, Young-Sun Kim, Avneesh Chhabra, Dennis Burns, Rajiv Chopra
PURPOSE: To evaluate magnetization-prepared 3D T2 -weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of acute tissue changes produced during ablative MR high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) exposures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A clinical MR-HIFU system (3T) was used to generate thermal lesions (n = 24) in the skeletal muscles of three pigs. T1 -weighted, 2D T2 -weighted, and magnetization-prepared 3D T2 -weighted sequences were acquired before and after therapy to evaluate tissue changes following ablation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065540/cardiac-shear-wave-velocity-detection-in-the-porcine-heart
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Hendrik J Vos, Bas M van Dalen, Ilkka Heinonen, Johan G Bosch, Oana Sorop, Dirk J Duncker, Antonius F W van der Steen, Nico de Jong
Cardiac muscle stiffness can potentially be estimated non-invasively with shear wave elastography. Shear waves are present on the septal wall after mitral and aortic valve closure, thus providing an opportunity to assess stiffness in early systole and early diastole. We report on the shear wave recordings of 22 minipigs with high-frame-rate echocardiography. The waves were captured with 4000 frames/s using a programmable commercial ultrasound machine. The wave pattern was extracted from the data through a local tissue velocity estimator based on one-lag autocorrelation...
January 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063610/ultrasound-measurements-of-skeletal-muscle-architecture-are-associated-with-strength-and-functional-capacity-in-older-adults
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Isaac Selva Raj, Stephen R Bird, Anthony J Shield
The goal of this study was to determine whether ultrasound measures of muscle architecture can be used to infer strength and functional capacity in older adults. Thirty-six healthy older adults (aged 68.2 ± 5.3 y) undertook isokinetic dynamometry for isometric and isokinetic concentric knee extensor strength, the 6-m fast walk, timed up and go, stair climb and descent and vertical jump tests. Longitudinal brightness-mode ultrasound scans (probe frequency, 10 MHz) of the vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, rectus femoris and gastrocnemius medialis were obtained, and muscle architecture measures (thickness, fascicle pennation angle and fascicle length) were correlated with the aforementioned strength and functional measures...
January 4, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058731/improved-intercostal-hifu-ablation-using-a-phased-array-transducer-based-on-fermat-s-spiral-and-voronoi-tessellation-a-numerical-evaluation
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Pascal Ramaekers, Mario Ries, Chrit T W Moonen, Martijn de Greef
PURPOSE: A major complication for abdominal High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) applications is the obstruction of the acoustic beam path by the thoracic cage, which absorbs and reflects the ultrasonic energy leading to undesired overheating of healthy tissues in the pre-focal area. Prior work has investigated the determination of optimized transducer apodization laws, which allow for a reduced rib exposure whilst (partially) restoring focal point intensity through power compensation...
January 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057820/blood-flow-regulation-and-oxygen-uptake-during-high-intensity-forearm-exercise
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Stian Kwak Nyberg, Ole Kristian Berg, Jan Helgerud, Eivind Wang
The vascular strain is very high during heavy handgrip exercise, but the intensity and kinetics to reach peak blood flow, and peak oxygen uptake, are uncertain. We included 9 young (25±2yr) healthy males to evaluate blood flow and oxygen uptake responses during continuous dynamic handgrip exercise with increasing intensity. Blood flow was measured using Doppler-ultrasound and venous blood was drawn from a deep forearm vein to determine arteriovenous oxygen difference (a-vO2diff) during 6-minutes bouts of 60, 80 and 100% of maximal work rate (WRmax), respectively...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052593/panoramic-ultrasound-a-novel-and-valid-tool-for-monitoring-change-in-muscle-mass
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Jessica M Scott, David S Martin, Robert Ploutz-Snyder, Timothy Matz, Timothy Caine, Meghan Downs, Kyle Hackney, Roxanne Buxton, Jeffrey W Ryder, Lori Ploutz-Snyder
BACKGROUND: The strong link between reduced muscle mass and morbidity and mortality highlights the urgent need for simple techniques that can monitor change in skeletal muscle cross-sectional area (CSA). Our objective was to examine the validity of panoramic ultrasound to detect change in quadriceps and gastrocnemius size in comparison with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in subjects randomized to 70 days of bed rest (BR) with or without exercise. METHODS: Panoramic ultrasound and MRI images of the quadriceps and gastrocnemius muscles were acquired on the right leg of 27 subjects (26 male, 1 female; age: 34...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051341/effects-of-compression-garment-pressure-on-recovery-from-strenuous-exercise
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Jessica Hill, Glyn Howatson, Ken van Someren, David Gaze, Hayley Legg, Jack Lineham, Charles Pedlar
Compression garments are frequently used to facilitate recovery from strenuous exercise. Purpose To identify the effects of two different grades of compression garment on recovery indices following strenuous exercise. Methods Forty five recreationally active participants (n=26 males and n=19 females) completed an eccentric exercise protocol consisting of 100 drop jumps. Following the exercise protocol participants were matched for body mass and randomly but equally assigned to either a high (HI) compression pressure group, a low (LOW) compression pressure group, or a sham ultrasound group (SHAM)...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050543/morphologic-study-of-different-treatments-for-gastrocnemius-muscle-contusion-in-rats
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Ana Carolina Brandt de Macedo, Julye Leiko Ywazaki, Rafael Michel de Macedo, Lucia Noronha, Anna Raquel Silveira Gomes
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effects of ultrasound and stretching in morphology after rat muscle contusion. METHODS: Male Wistar rats (n = 35, 8-9 weeks, 271 ± 14 g) were divided into five groups: control group (CG = 3); lesion group (LG = 8); lesion + ultrasound group (LUG = 8); lesion + stretching group (LSG = 8); lesion + ultrasound + stretching group (LUSG = 8). The ultrasound was applied in LUG and LUSG from the third to the seventh day, the dose used was 50% pulsed, 0...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050474/technique-efficiency-and-safety-of-different-nerve-blocks-for-analgesia-in-laser-ablation-and-sclerotherapy-for-lower-limb-superficial-venous-insufficiency-a-multicentre-experience
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Krishna Prasad Premnath Bellam, Binu Joy, Abhilash Sandhyala, Kiran Naiknaware, Brijesh Ray, Vijayakumar
INTRODUCTION: Laser ablation and sclerotherapy, as minimally invasive alternatives to surgery for varicose veins, have good efficacy, safety and cosmetic result. Some form of anaesthesia is generally used for pain control. AIM: To describe the technique and evaluate the efficacy and safety of femoral, saphenous and sciatic nerve blocks in isolation or in combination for analgesia during laser ablation and sclerotherapy for lower limb varicose veins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, over a period of 33 months, in 856 limbs of 681 patients with varicose veins, ultrasound guided femoral, saphenous and sciatic nerve blocks for analgesia were performed in 769, 808 and 52 instances respectively; following which, endovenous laser ablation, sclerotherapy or combination of both were carried out using standard practice...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049497/two-differentially-structured-collagen-scaffolds-for-potential-urinary-bladder-augmentation-proof-of-concept-study-in-a-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig-model
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Dorothea Leonhäuser, Katja Stollenwerk, Volker Seifarth, Isabella M Zraik, Michael Vogt, Pramod K Srinivasan, Rene H Tolba, Joachim O Grosse
BACKGROUND: The repair of urinary bladder tissue is a necessity for tissue loss due to cancer, trauma, or congenital abnormalities. Use of intestinal tissue is still the gold standard in the urological clinic, which leads to new problems and dysfunctions like mucus production, stone formation, and finally malignancies. Therefore, the use of artificial, biologically derived materials is a promising step towards the augmentation of this specialised tissue. The aim of this study was to investigate potential bladder wall repair by two collagen scaffold prototypes, OptiMaix 2D and 3D, naïve and seeded with autologous vesical cells, as potential bladder wall substitute material in a large animal model...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044199/muscle-fascicle-shortening-behaviour-of-vastus-lateralis-during-a-maximal-force-velocity-test
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Hugo Hauraix, Sylvain Dorel, Giuseppe Rabita, Gaël Guilhem, Antoine Nordez
PURPOSE: Muscle fascicles-tendon interactions are the main determinant in production of high joint velocity. Currently, no study has investigated the muscle fascicles behaviour of knee extensor muscles until the highest reachable velocity (e.g., unloaded knee extension). We aimed to track the changes in vastus lateralis fascicles length during knee extensions to quantify muscle fascicles and tendinous tissues contributions to muscle-tendon unit shortening and to determine maximal muscle fascicles shortening velocity...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039045/impact-of-age-gender-and-body-composition-on-bone-quality-in-an-adult-population-from-the-middle-areas-of-china
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Zenghui Ding, Yanyan Chen, Yang Xu, Xu Zhou, Yubing Xu, Zuchang Ma, Yining Sun
Identifying modifiable factors that influence bone status during adulthood to maximize bone quality is a potential primary strategy in the prevention of osteoporosis in later life. We investigated the impact of body height, body weight, body mass index, and body composition on calcaneal bone characteristics as measured with quantitative ultrasound in 441 Chinese adults (238 women) aged 20-55 yr from the middle areas of China. Body composition, including fat-free mass (FFM), muscle mass, and fat mass were obtained by bioelectrical impedance analysis...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039006/pilot-study-to-show-the-feasibility-of-high-resolution-sagittal-ultrasound-imaging-of-the-temporomandibular-joint
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Richard W Katzberg, William F Conway, Susan J Ackerman, Theresa S Gonzales, Valeriy Kheyfits, Michael S Cronan
PURPOSE: To show the feasibility of acquiring high-resolution sagittal ultrasound (US) images of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used commercially available US probes to assess the TMJ via a transoral soft tissue window to acquire sagittal images. Magnetic resonance imaging and clinical correlation were compared with the US findings by the consensus assessment of 2 of the senior investigators. RESULTS: The sample was composed of 10 TMJs (6 participants) with an age range of 34 to 71 years and a male-female ratio of 3:1...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035460/usefulness-of-anorectal-and-endovaginal-3d-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-of-sphincter-and-pubovisceral-muscle-defects-using-a-new-scoring-system-in-women-with-fecal-incontinence-after-vaginal-delivery
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Sthela M Murad-Regadas, Graziela Olivia da S Fernandes, Francisco Sergio Pinheiro Regadas, Lusmar Veras Rodrigues, Francisco Sergio Pinheiro Regadas Filho, Iris Daiana Dealcanfreitas, Adjra da Silva Vilarinho, Mariana Murad da Cruz
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate pubovisceral muscle and anal sphincter defects in women with previous vaginal delivery and fecal incontinence and to correlate the findings with the severity of symptoms using the combined anorectal and endovaginal 3D ultrasonography with a new ultrasound scoring system. METHODS: Consecutive female patients with previous vaginal delivery and fecal incontinence symptoms were screened. Fecal incontinence was assessed with the Cleveland Clinic Florida fecal incontinence scale, and the extent of defects was assessed by an ultrasound score based on results of anorectal and endovaginal 3D ultrasound...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033112/three-dimensional-ultrasound-strain-imaging-of-skeletal-muscles
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K Gijsbertse, A M J Sprengers, M M Nillesen, H H G Hansen, R G P Lopata, N Verdonschot, C L de Korte
In this study, a multi-dimensional strain estimation method is presented to assess local relative deformation in three orthogonal directions in 3D space of skeletal muscles during voluntary contractions. A rigid translation and compressive deformation of a block phantom, that mimics muscle contraction, is used as experimental validation of the 3D technique and to compare its performance with respect to a 2D based technique. Axial, lateral and (in case of 3D) elevational displacements are estimated using a cross-correlation based displacement estimation algorithm...
December 29, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028870/neuromuscular-performance-of-maximal-voluntary-explosive-concentric-contractions-is-influenced-by-angular-acceleration
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D Hahn, P Bakenecker, F Zinke
Torque production during maximal voluntary explosive contractions is considered to be a functionally more relevant neuromuscular measure than steady-state torque, but little is known about accelerated concentric contractions. This study investigated torque, muscle activity, and fascicle behavior during isometric and fast concentric contractions of quadriceps femoris. Ten participants performed maximal voluntary explosive isometric, isovelocity, and additional concentric knee extensions at angular accelerations ranging from 700 to 4000° s(-2) that resulted in an angular velocity of 300° s(-1) at 40° knee flexion...
December 28, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028840/pain-duration-is-associated-with-increased-muscle-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-patients-with-achilles-tendinopathy
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J L Jewson, E A Lambert, S Docking, M Storr, G W Lambert, J E Gaida
Tendinopathy is a common condition, which has been linked to surrogate measures of sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity and insulin resistance. This study aimed to compare in vivo measures of the SNS and insulin resistance between individuals with and without Achilles tendinopathy. This case-control study compared Achilles tendinopathy sufferers to healthy controls. SNS activity was quantified using muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA), while metabolic status was assessed via a modified glucose tolerance test and fasting lipid panel...
December 28, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028573/diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-of-the-sciatic-nerve-assessment-of-fractional-anisotropy-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-values-relative-to-the-piriformis-muscle-a-preliminary-study
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Keizo Wada, Takuya Hashimoto, Ryo Miyagi, Toshinori Sakai, Koichi Sairyo
OBJECTIVE: Piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) is underdiagnosed. To evaluate the potential of diffusion tensor imaging and diffusion tensor tractography as innovative tools for the diagnosis of PMS by functional assessment of the sciatic nerve, the aims of this study are to assess the reproducibility and to evaluate the changes in the parameters at levels proximal and distal to the piriformis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fractional anisotropy (FA) and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of the sciatic nerve at three levels were quantified twice each by two examiners using the fiber-tracking method...
December 27, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
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