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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346370/structure-function-and-control-of-the-human-musculoskeletal-network
#1
Andrew C Murphy, Sarah F Muldoon, David Baker, Adam Lastowka, Brittany Bennett, Muzhi Yang, Danielle S Bassett
The human body is a complex organism, the gross mechanical properties of which are enabled by an interconnected musculoskeletal network controlled by the nervous system. The nature of musculoskeletal interconnection facilitates stability, voluntary movement, and robustness to injury. However, a fundamental understanding of this network and its control by neural systems has remained elusive. Here we address this gap in knowledge by utilizing medical databases and mathematical modeling to reveal the organizational structure, predicted function, and neural control of the musculoskeletal system...
January 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345193/serotonin-2a-receptor-inhibition-protects-against-the-development-of-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-vascular-remodeling-in-neonatal-mice
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Cassidy Delaney, Laurie Sherlock, Susan Fisher, Joanne K Maltzahn, Clyde J Wright, Eva Nozik-Grayck
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) complicating bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) worsens clinical outcomes in former preterm infants. Increased serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) signaling plays a prominent role in PH pathogenesis and progression in adults. We hypothesized that increased 5-HT signaling contributes to the pathogenesis of neonatal PH complicating BPD and neonatal lung injury. Thus, we interrogated 5-HT signaling in neonatal mice exposed to bleomycin, previously demonstrated to induce PH and alveolar simplification...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343633/hydrogel-biomaterials-and-their-therapeutic-potential-for-muscle-injuries-and-muscular-dystrophies
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REVIEW
Rachel Lev, Dror Seliktar
Muscular diseases such as muscular dystrophies and muscle injuries constitute a large group of ailments that manifest as muscle weakness, atrophy or fibrosis. Although cell therapy is a promising treatment option, the delivery and retention of cells in the muscle is difficult and prevents sustained regeneration needed for adequate functional improvements. Various types of biomaterials with different physical and chemical properties have been developed to improve the delivery of cells and/or growth factors for treating muscle injuries...
January 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334971/the-titanium-elastic-nail-serves-as-an-alternative-treatment-for-adult-proximal-radial-shaft-fractures-a-cohort-study
#4
Ying-Cheng Huang, Jenn-Huei Renn, Yih-Wen Tarng
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether closed reduction and internal fixation (CRIF) with titanium elastic nails (TENs) is a viable alternative treatment in proximal radial fractures. METHODS: In Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, from November 2013 to April 2015, five adult male patients with forearm injuries (average age 43 years; range 35-64 years) were treated for proximal radial shaft fractures. CRIF with TENs for radial shaft fractures was performed in these five patients...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326906/a-comparison-of-ground-reaction-force-components-according-to-the-foothold-heights-in-16-t-truck-during-downward-step
#5
Seung-Hyun Hyun, Che-Cheong Ryew
The aim of this study is to compare and analyze the components of ground reaction force (GRF) relative to the foothold heights during downward step of 16-t truck. Adult males (n= 10) jumped downward from each 1st, 2nd, 3rd foothold step and driver's seat orderly using hand rail. Sampling rate of force components of 3 axis (medial-lateral [ML] GRF, anterior-posterior [AP] GRF, peak vertical force [PVF]), variables (COPx, COPy, COP area) of center of pressure (COP), loading rate, and stability index (ML, AP, vertical, and dynamic postural stability index [DPSI]) processed from GRF system was cut off at 1,000 Hz...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326902/low-intensity-training-provokes-adaptive-extracellular-matrix-turnover-of-a-muscular-dystrophy-model
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Thaís P Gaiad, Murilo X Oliveira, Adalfredo R Lobo, Lívia R Libório, Priscilla A F Pinto, Danielle C Fernandes, Ana Paula Santos, Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio, Alex Sander D Machado
Recommendations of therapeutic exercise in Duchenne muscular dystrophy are still controversial. The hypothesis that a low-intensity training (LIT) protocol leads to muscle adaptations on mdx mice model was tested. Dystrophic male mice with 8 weeks old were separated in exercised (mdxE, n= 8) and sedentary (mdxC, n= 8) groups. Wild-type mice were used as control (WT, n= 8) group. Exercised group underwent a LIT protocol (9 m/min, 30 min, 3 days/wk, 60 days) on a horizontal treadmill. At day 60 all animals were analyzed regarding parameters of markers of muscle lesion and extracellular matrix turnover of muscle tissue by collagens fibers on tibial anterior muscle...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325455/influence-of-middle-distance-running-on-muscular-micro-rnas
#7
Elisa Danese, Marco Benati, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Cantor Tarperi, Gian Luca Salvagno, Elisa Paviati, Martina Montagnana, Federico Schena, Giuseppe Lippi
A specific subset of micro RNAs (miRs), including miR-133 and miR-206, is specifically expressed in muscle tissue, so that they are currently defined as muscular miRs (myomiRs). To further elucidate the role of myomiRs in muscle biology, we measured miR-133a and miR-206 in plasma of 28 middle-age recreational athletes. The study population consisted of 28 middle aged, recreation athletes (11 women and 17 men; mean age, 46 years) who completed a 21.1 km, half-marathon. The plasma concentration of miR-133a and miR-206, the serum concentration of creatine kinase (CK) and high-sensitivity (HS) cardiac troponin T (cTnT), as well as capillary lactate, were measured before and immediately after the run...
January 11, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317079/biotensegrity-and-myofascial-chains-a-global-approach-to-an-integrated-kinetic-chain
#8
S L Dischiavi, A A Wright, E J Hegedus, C M Bleakley
Human movement is a complex orchestration of events involving many different body systems. Understanding how these systems interact during musculoskeletal movements can directly inform a variety of research fields including: injury etiology, injury prevention and therapeutic exercise prescription. Traditionally scientists have examined human movement through a reductionist lens whereby movements are broken down and observed in isolation. The process of reductionism fails to capture the interconnected complexities and the dynamic interactions found within complex systems such as human movement...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315348/knee-strength-ratios-in-competitive-female-athletes
#9
Jaroslaw Kabacinski, Michal Murawa, Krzysztof Mackala, Lechoslaw Bogdan Dworak
Knee strength ratios are related to the movement patterns, sport-specific training and knee injuries in athletes. The purpose of this study was to determine the ratios in the concentric isokinetic strength of the hamstrings and quadriceps and the isometric strength of the knee extensors. In female basketball players (n = 14) and female volleyball players (n = 12) were evaluated: the hamstrings to quadriceps peak torque ratio (H/Q) and side-to-side peak torque ratio (TR) for hamstrings and quadriceps; the ratio of the maximal bilateral strength to the summed maximal unilateral strength (B/U) and side-to-side maximal strength ratio (SR) for knee extensors...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314871/normative-functional-performance-values-in-high-school-athletes-the-functional-pre-participation-evaluation-project
#10
James A Onate, Cambrie Starkel, Daniel R Clifton
CONTEXT:   The fourth edition of the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation recommends functional testing for the musculoskeletal portion of the examination; however, normative data across sex and grade level are limited.3 Establishing normative data can provide clinicians reference points with which to compare their patients, potentially aiding in the development of future injury-risk assessments and injury-mitigation programs. OBJECTIVE:   To establish normative functional performance and limb-symmetry data for high school-aged male and female athletes in the United States...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302942/pathophysiological-factors-associated-with-left-ventricular-perforation-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-by-transfemoral-approach
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Tamer Owais, Mohammad El Garhy, Jürgen Fuchs, Kushtrim Disha, Sameh Elkaffas, Martin Breuer, Bernward Lauer, Thomas Kuntze
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) perforation is one of the rare and most serious complications of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The study aim was to determine the pathophysiological factors associated with this serious complication. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of pathophysiological factors shown in echocardiograms and computed tomography angiograms performed preoperatively in patients who developed LV perforation during transfemoral TAVI (study group) with regards to anatomic and functional variables...
July 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299228/comparison-of-strategies-and-performance-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-in-spinal-cord-injury-pilots-for-competition-in-the-first-ever-cybathlon
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Christine Azevedo Coste, Vance Bergeron, Rik Berkelmans, Emerson Fachin Martins, Ché Fornusek, Arnin Jetsada, Kenneth J Hunt, Raymond Tong, Ronald Triolo, Peter Wolf
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) can elicit muscular contraction and restore motor function in paralyzed limbs. FES is a rehabilitation technique applied to various sensorimotor deficiencies and in different functional situations, e.g. grasping, walking, standing, transfer, cycling and rowing. FES can be combined with mechanical devices. FES-assisted cycling is mainly used in clinical environments for training sessions on cycle ergometers, but it has also been adapted for mobile devices, usually tricycles...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299225/fes-bike-race-preparation-to-cybathlon-2016-by-ema-team-a-short-case-report
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Juliana Araujo Guimarães, Lucas Oliveira da Fonseca, Ana Carolina de Sousa, Miguel Eduardo Gutierrez Paredes, George Andrew Brindeiro, Antônio Padilha Lanari Bó, Emerson Fachin-Martins
FES-assisted cycling has been recommended to people struggling to emerge from a disability to more functioning life after spinal cord injury. Recommendations issued by a gowing number of scientific papershas promised toimprove body composition and physical activity levels, as well as to controlinvoluntary muscle response; favoring activity and participation which break new grounds in expanding locomotion, leisure and occupational options for people with paraplegia and tetraplegia. In this report we described our experience to select and prepare a pilot to compete in the FES Bike Race modality at Cybathlon 2016 in Kloten (Zurick)...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284661/effect-of-ibuprofen-on-skeletal-muscle-of-dysferlin-null-mice
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Alyssa F Collier, Jessica Gumerson, Jace W Jones, Maureen A Kane, Kimmo Lehtimaki, Jukka Puolivali, Sankeerth Manne, Andrea O'Neill, Hillarie P Windish, Toni Ahtoniemi, Bradley A Williams, Douglas E Albrecht, Robert J Bloch
Ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and nitric oxide (NO) donors have been reported to reduce the severity of muscular dystrophies in mice associated with the absence of dystrophin or α-sarcoglycan, but their effects on mice that are dystrophic due to the absence of dysferlin have not been examined. We have tested ibuprofen, as well as isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN), an NO donor, to learn if used alone or together they protect dysferlin-null muscle in A/J mice from large strain injury (LSI) induced by a series of high strain lengthening contractions...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282812/frequency-and-circumstances-of-falls-for-people-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-a-cross-sectional-survey
#15
Gita M Ramdharry, Louise Reilly-O'Donnell, Robert Grant, Mary M Reilly
OBJECTIVE: People with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease may be at risk of falls due to distal muscle weakness and sensory impairment. We aimed to understand the frequency of falls in a cohort, where they occurred, injury and to what people attributed the possible cause. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was used. It was sent by post to ascertain the frequency of falls and near falls, plus the circumstances of the last three falls events they could recall...
December 28, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280463/cavernous-nerve-injury-by-radiation-therapy-may-potentiate-erectile-dysfunction-in-rats
#16
Javed Mahmood, Caroline Q Connors, Allen A Alexander, Radmila Pavlovic, Santanu Samanta, Sandrine Soman, Hotaka Matsui, Nikolai A Sopko, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Daniel Weinreich, Cheng-Ying Ho, John Eley, Amit Sawant, Isabel L Jackson, Zeljko Vujaskovic
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Radiation-induced erectile-dysfunction (RiED) is one of the most common side effects of radiation therapy (RT) and significantly reduces the quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients. Approximately 50% of prostate cancer patients experience RiED within 3 to 5 years after completion of RT. A series of vascular, muscular, and neurogenic injuries after prostate RT lead to RiED; however, the precise role of RT-induced neurogenic injury in RiED has not been fully established...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274455/biomechanical-analysis-of-the-shoulder-of-swimmers-after-a-maximal-effort-test
#17
Felipe S Serenza, Anamaria S Oliveira, Bruno L S Bedo, Fàbio P Mariano, Rodrigo Aquino, Martin Warner, Paulo R P Santiago
OBJECTIVES: To compare the kinematics and electromyography of the periscapular muscles in swimmers before and after a 3-min maximal effort test. PARTICIPANTS: 16 competitive swimmers. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Infrared cameras were used to record kinematics in the scapular plane in synchronization with the electromyography system. RESULTS: There was an increase in internal rotation in all angles (p < 0.05), an increase of the anterior tilt, with 120° of elevation (p = 0...
November 6, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250715/long-term-regular-eccentric-exercise-decreases-neuropathic-pain-like-behavior-and-improves-motor-functional-recovery-in-an-axonotmesis-mouse-model-the-role-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1
#18
Daniel F Martins, Thiago C Martins, Ana Paula Batisti, Larissa Dos Santos Leonel, Franciane Bobinski, Luiz A O Belmonte, Leidiane Mazzardo-Martins, Eduardo Cargnin-Ferreira, Adair R S Santos
Although training programs with regular eccentric (ECC) exercise are more commonly used for improving muscular strength and mobility, ECC exercise effects upon functional recovery of the sciatic nerve has not yet been determined. After sciatic nerve crush, different mice groups were subjected to run on the treadmill for 30 min at a speed of 6, 10, or 14 m/min with - 16° slope, 5 days per week, over 8 weeks. During the training time, neuropathic pain-like behavior (mechanical and cold hyperalgesia) was assessed and functional recovery was determined with the grip strength test and the Sciatic Functional and Static indexes (SFI and SSI)...
December 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249454/biomechanical-consequences-of-running-with-deep-core-muscle-weakness
#19
Margaret E Raabe, Ajit M W Chaudhari
The deep core muscles are often neglected or improperly trained in athletes. Improper function of this musculature may lead to abnormal spinal loading, muscle strain, or injury to spinal structures, all of which have been associated with increased low back pain (LBP) risk. The purpose of this study was to identify potential strategies used to compensate for weakness of the deep core musculature during running and to identify accompanying changes in compressive and shear spinal loads. Kinematically-driven simulations of overground running were created for eight healthy young adults in OpenSim at increasing levels of deep core muscle weakness...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249084/return-to-sport-in-athletes-with-midportion-achilles-tendinopathy-a-qualitative-systematic-review-regarding-definitions-and-criteria
#20
REVIEW
Bas Habets, Anke G van den Broek, Bionka M A Huisstede, Frank J G Backx, Robert E H van Cingel
BACKGROUND: Midportion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) can cause long-term absence from sports participation, and shows high recurrence rates. It is important that the decision to return to sport (RTS) is made carefully, based on sharply delimited criteria. Lack of a well-defined definition and criteria hampers the decision to RTS among athletes with AT, and impedes comparison of RTS rates between different studies. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature for definitions of, and criteria for, RTS in AT research...
December 16, 2017: Sports Medicine
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