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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549046/associations-of-physical-fitness-and-body-composition-characteristics-with-simulated-military-task-performance
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K Pihlainen, M Santtila, K Häkkinen, H Kyröläinen
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the associations of physical fitness and body composition characteristics with anaerobic endurance performance, tested in the combat load using the occupationally relevant military simulation test (MST). Eighty-one male soldiers, deployed to a crisis management operation in the Middle East, volunteered for the study and participated in a test battery consisting measurements of muscle strength, body composition characteristics, endurance capacity, and MST.A Spearman correlational analysis revealed that the strongest variable, correlated with MST time, was the countermovement jump performed with the combat load (CMJ2) (rs = -0...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548189/-physical-activity-obesity-and-self-esteem-in-chilean-schoolchildren
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Félix Zurita-Ortega, Manuel Castro-Sánchez, Sonia Rodríguez-Fernández, Cristian Cofré-Boladós, Ramón Chacón-Cuberos, Asunción Martínez-Martínez, José Joaquín Muros-Molina
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a worldwide epidemic disease and a problem for the Chilean society. AIM: To analyze the relationship between physical condition, body mass index (BMI), level of physical activity and self-esteem. Material ad Methods: Questionnaires to assess self-esteem (Rosemberg scale) and levels of physical activity (Physical Activity Questionnaire for older Children, PAQ-C) were answered by 515 children aged 10.5 ± 0.5 years from 27 schools of Santiago de Chile...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546506/age-dependent-effects-of-water-striders-moving-on-perturbed-water-surfaces
#3
Victor Manuel Ortega-Jimenez, Lisa von Rabenau, Robert Dudley
Surface roughness is a ubiquitous phenomenon in both oceanic and terrestrial waters. For insects that live at the air-water interface, such as water striders, non-linear and multi-scale perturbations produce dynamic surface deformations which may impair locomotion. We studied escape jumps of adults, juveniles, and first-instar larvae of the water strider Aquarius remigis on smooth, wave-dominated, and bubble-dominated water surfaces. Effects of substrate on takeoff jumps were substantial, with significant reductions in take-off angles, peak translational speeds, attained heights, and power expenditure on more perturbed water surfaces...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545115/network-architecture-associated-with-the-highly-specialized-hindlimb-of-frogs
#4
Daniel Andrés Dos Santos, Jéssica Fratani, María Laura Ponssa, Virginia Abdala
Network analyses have been increasingly used in the context of comparative vertebrate morphology. The structural units of the vertebrate body are treated as discrete elements (nodes) of a network, whose interactions at their physical contacts (links) determine the phenotypic modules. Here, we use the network approach to study the organization of the locomotor system underlying the hindlimb of frogs. Nodes correspond to fibrous knots, skeletal and muscular units. Edges encode the ligamentous and monoaxial tendinous connections in addition to joints...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544854/algorithms-for-imputing-partially-observed-recurrent-events-with-applications-to-multiple-imputation-in-pattern-mixture-models
#5
Yongqiang Tang
Five algorithms are described for imputing partially observed recurrent events modeled by a negative binomial process, or more generally by a mixed Poisson process when the mean function for the recurrent events is continuous over time. We also discuss how to perform the imputation when the mean function of the event process has jump discontinuities. The validity of these algorithms is assessed by simulations. These imputation algorithms are potentially very useful in the implementation of pattern mixture models, which have been popularly used as sensitivity analysis under the non-ignorability assumption in clinical trials...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544613/qtl-and-systems-genetics-analysis-of-mouse-grooming-and-behavioral-responses-to-novelty-in-an-open-field
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Anna Delprato, Marie-Paule Algéo, Brice Bonheur, Jason A Bubier, Lu Lu, Robert W Williams, Elissa J Chesler, Wim E Crusio
The open field is a classic test used to assess exploratory behavior, anxiety, and locomotor activity in rodents. Here we mapped quantitative trait loci (QTLs) underlying behaviors displayed in an open field, using a panel of 53 BXD recombinant inbred mouse strains with deep replication (10 per strain and sex). The use of these strains permits the integration and comparison of data obtained in different laboratories, and also offers the possibility to study trait covariance by exploiting powerful bioinformatics tools and resources...
May 24, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543529/kir2-1-and-k2p1-channels-reconstitute-two-levels-of-resting-membrane-potential-in-cardiomyocytes
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Dongchuan Zuo, Kuihao Chen, Min Zhou, Zheng Liu, Haijun Chen
Strong inward rectifier K(+) (Kir2) channels primarily maintain normal resting membrane potential of cardiomyocytes. In sub-physiological extracellular K(+) concentrations or pathological hypokalaemia, human cardiomyocytes show both hyperpolarized and depolarized resting membrane potentials; these depolarized potentials cause cardiac arrhythmia; however, the underlying mechanism is unknown. Here we show that Kir2.1 currents non-linearly counterbalance hypokalaemia-induced K2P1 leak cation currents, reconstituting two levels of resting membrane potential in cardiomyocytes...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542612/interface-condition-for-the-darcy-velocity-at-the-water-oil-flood-front-in-the-porous-medium
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Xiaolong Peng, Yong Liu, Baosheng Liang, Zhimin Du
Flood front is the jump interface where fluids distribute discontinuously, whose interface condition is the theoretical basis of a mathematical model of the multiphase flow in porous medium. The conventional interface condition at the jump interface is expressed as the continuous Darcy velocity and fluid pressure (named CVCM). Our study has inspected this conclusion. First, it is revealed that the principle of mass conservation has no direct relation to the velocity conservation, and the former is not the true foundation of the later, because the former only reflects the kinetic characteristic of the fluid particles at one position(the interface), but not the different two parts of fluid on the different side of the interface which required by the interface conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542583/correction-career-performance-trajectories-in-track-and-field-jumping-events-from-youth-to-senior-success-the-importance-of-learning-and-development
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Gennaro Boccia, Paolo Moisè, Alberto Franceseschi, Francesco Trova, Davide Panero, Antonio La Torre, Alberto Rainoldi, Federico Schena, Marco Cardinale
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170744.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542160/the-phylogeography-of-myotis-bat-associated-rabies-viruses-across-canada
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Susan Nadin-Davis, Noor Alnabelseya, M Kimberly Knowles
As rabies in carnivores is increasingly controlled throughout much of the Americas, bats are emerging as a significant source of rabies virus infection of humans and domestic animals. Knowledge of the bat species that maintain rabies is a crucial first step in reducing this public health problem. In North America, several bat species are known to be rabies virus reservoirs but the role of bats of the Myotis genus has been unclear due to the scarcity of laboratory confirmed cases and the challenges encountered in species identification of poorly preserved diagnostic submissions by morphological traits alone...
May 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541933/liquid-gas-mass-transfer-at-drop-structures
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Natércia Matias, Asbjørn Haaning Nielsen, Jes Vollertsen, Filipa Ferreira, José Saldanha Matos
Over the last decades, considerable progress has been made in the understanding of the sulfur cycle in sewer systems. In spite of a wealth of experimental and field studies that have addressed the release of hydrogen sulfide from free surface flows in gravity sewers and the corresponding air-water mass transfer, little is known about hydrogen sulfide emission under highly turbulent conditions (e.g., drop structures, hydraulic jumps). In this study, experimental work was carried out to analyze the influence of characteristics of drops on reaeration...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541916/variance-constrained-state-estimation-for-complex-networks-with-randomly-varying-topologies
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Hongli Dong, Nan Hou, Zidong Wang, Weijian Ren
This paper investigates the variance-constrained H∞ state estimation problem for a class of nonlinear time-varying complex networks with randomly varying topologies, stochastic inner coupling, and measurement quantization. A Kronecker delta function and Markovian jumping parameters are utilized to describe the random changes of network topologies. A Gaussian random variable is introduced to model the stochastic disturbances in the inner coupling of complex networks. As a kind of incomplete measurements, measurement quantization is taken into consideration so as to account for the signal distortion phenomenon in the transmission process...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541507/current-management-and-clinical-outcomes-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-re-entrant-tachycardia
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Jonathan Chrispin, Satish Misra, Joseph E Marine, John Rickard, Andreas Barth, Aravindan Kolandaivelu, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Harikrishna Tandri, David D Spragg, Jane Crosson, Ronald D Berger, Gordon Tomaselli, Hugh Calkins, Sunil K Sinha
Aims: Historical studies of ablation of atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT) have shown high long-term success rates and low complication rates. The potential impact of several recent practice trends has not been described. This study aims to characterize recent clinical practice trends in AVNRT ablation and their associated success rates and complications. Methods and results: Patients undergoing initial ablation of AVNRT between 1 July 2005 and 30 June 2015 were included in this study...
May 24, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538326/technology-in-strength-and-conditioning-tracking-lower-limb-exercises-with-wearable-sensors
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Martin A OʼReilly, Darragh F Whelan, Tomas E Ward, Eamonn Delahunt, Brian Caulfield
O'Reilly, MA, Whelan, DF, Ward, TE, Delahunt, E, and Caulfield, B. Technology in strength and conditioning tracking lower-limb exercises with wearable sensors. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1726-1736, 2017-Strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches offer expert guidance to help those they work with achieve their personal fitness goals. However, because of cost and availability issues, individuals are often left training without expert supervision. Recent developments in inertial measurement units (IMUs) and mobile computing platforms have allowed for the possibility of unobtrusive motion tracking systems and the provision of real-time individualized feedback regarding exercise performance...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538322/manifestations-of-proprioception-during-vertical-jumps-to-specific-heights
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Artur Struzik, Bogdan Pietraszewski, Adam Kawczyński, Sławomir Winiarski, Grzegorz Juras, Andrzej Rokita
Artur, S, Bogdan, P, Kawczyński, A, Winiarski, S, Grzegorz, J, and Andrzej, R. Manifestations of proprioception during vertical jumps to specific heights. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1694-1701, 2017-Jumping and proprioception are important abilities in many sports. The efficiency of the proprioceptive system is indirectly related to jumps performed at specified heights. Therefore, this study recorded the ability of young athletes who play team sports to jump to a specific height compared with their maximum ability...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538318/do-fencers-require-a-weapon-specific-approach-to-strength-and-conditioning-training
#16
Anthony N Turner, Chris J Bishop, Jon A Cree, Michael L Edwards, Shyam Chavda, Paul J Read, David M J Kirby
Turner, AN, Bishop, CJ, Cree, JA, Edwards, ML, Chavda, S, Read, PJ, and Kirby, DMJ. Do fencers require a weapon-specific approach to strength and conditioning training? J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1662-1668, 2017-There are 3 types of weapons used in Olympic fencing: the épée, foil, and sabre. The aim of this study was to determine if fencers exhibited different physical characteristics across weapons. Seventy-nine male (n = 46) and female (n = 33) national standard fencers took part in this study. Fencers from each weapon (male and female), i...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538316/load-absorption-force-time-characteristics-following-the-second-pull-of-weightlifting-derivatives
#17
Timothy J Suchomel, Jason P Lake, Paul Comfort
Suchomel, TJ, Lake, JP, and Comfort, P. Load absorption force-time characteristics following the second pull of weightlifting derivatives. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1644-1652, 2017-The purpose of this study was to compare the load absorption force-time characteristics of weightlifting catching and pulling derivatives. Twelve resistance-trained men performed repetitions of the hang power clean (HPC), jump shrug (JS), and hang high pull (HHP) on a force platform with 30, 45, 65, and 80% of their 1-repetition maximum HPC...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538313/the-effects-of-accentuated-eccentric-loading-on-the-drop-jump-exercise-and-the-subsequent-postactivation-potentiation-response
#18
Lee A Bridgeman, Michael R McGuigan, Nicholas D Gill, Deborah K Dulson
Bridgeman, LA, McGuigan, MR, Gill, ND, and Dulson, DK. The effects of accentuated eccentric loading on the drop jump exercise and the subsequent postactivation potentiation response. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1620-1626, 2017-The aims of this study were (a) to investigate the acute effects of different drop jump (DJ) accentuated eccentric loading (AEL) protocols and (b) to investigate the effect of these AEL DJ protocols on subsequent countermovement jump (CMJ) performance. The subjects were 12 strength-trained athletes; initially, baseline CMJ performance was assessed and individual optimal DJ drop height identified...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538312/skeletal-muscle-contraction-time-and-tone-decrease-after-8-weeks-of-plyometric-training
#19
Damir Zubac, Boštjan Šimunič
Zubac, D and Šimunič, B. Skeletal muscle contraction time and tone decrease after 8 weeks of plyometric training. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1610-1619, 2017-The aim of the study was to examine whether an improvement in jumping performance after 8 weeks of plyometric training (PT) runs in parallel with changes in lower-limb skeletal muscle contractile properties. Using noninvasive tensiomyography (TMG), we assessed contraction time (Tc) and the maximal amplitude of radial displacement (Dm) in 20 subjects (50% men; age 22...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538311/intrasession-and-intersession-reliability-of-quadriceps-and-hamstrings-electromyography-during-a-standardized-hurdle-jump-test-with-single-leg-landing
#20
Mark T Cavanaugh, Saied Jalal Aboodarda, David G Behm
Cavanaugh, MT, Aboodarda, SJ, and Behm, DG. Intrasession and intersession reliability of quadriceps' and hamstrings' electromyography during a standardized hurdle jump test with single leg landing. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1601-1609, 2017-The objective of this study was to develop a standardized test to determine quadriceps and hamstrings muscle activation in a position emulating a noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury. We assessed the intrasession and intersession reliability of surface electromyography (EMG) of the dominant leg after single-leg landing from a standardized hurdle jump...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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