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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542276/effect-of-combined-actions-of-hip-adduction-abduction-on-the-force-generation-and-maintenance-of-pelvic-floor-muscles-in-healthy-women
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Amanda C Amorim, Licia P Cacciari, Anice C Passaro, Simone R B Silveira, Cesar F Amorim, Jefferson F Loss, Isabel C N Sacco
Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) force and coordination are related to urinary incontinence severity and to sexual satisfaction. Health professionals frequently combine classic PFM exercises with hip adduction/abduction contraction to treat these disorders, but the real benefits of this practice are still unknown. Based on a theoretical anatomy approach whereby the levator ani muscle is inserted into the obturator internus myofascia and in which force generated by hip movements should increase the contraction quality of PFMs, our aim was to investigate the effects of isometric hip adduction and abduction on PFM force generation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539143/incidence-of-g-induced-loss-of-consciousness-and-almost-loss-of-consciousness-in-the-royal-air-force
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Ellen Slungaard, Judith McLeod, Nicholas D C Green, Amit Kiran, Di J Newham, Stephen D R Harridge
INTRODUCTION: Exposure to sustained +Gz acceleration with inadequate G protection can result in G-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) or almost loss of consciousness (A-LOC). The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) last conducted a survey of G-LOC within their military aircrew in 2005 with interventions subsequently introduced. The aim of this study was to repeat the 2005 survey in order to evaluate the impact of those interventions. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire requesting details of G-LOC and A-LOC events was mailed to all RAF pilots (N = 1878) and weapons systems operators (WSOs) (N = 473), irrespective of aircraft currently flown...
June 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538762/papillary-muscle-free-strain-in-patients-with-severe-degenerative-and-functional-mitral-regurgitation
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Alev Kılıcgedik, Gokhan Kahveci, Ahmet Seyfeddin Gurbuz, Can Yucel Karabay, Ahmet Guler, Suleyman Cagan Efe, Soe Moe Aung, Ugur Arslantas, Serdar Demir, Ibrahim Akin Izgi, Cevat Kirma
Fundamento: The role of papillary muscle function in severe mitral regurgitation with preserved and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction and the method of choice to evaluate PM have still been the subjects of controversy. Objectives: To evaluate and compare papillary muscle function in and between patients with severe degenerative and functional mitral regurgitation by using the free strain method. Methods: 64 patients with severe mitral regurgitation - 39 patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR group) and 25 patients with severe functional mitral regurgitation (FMR group) - and 30 control subjects (control group) were included in the study...
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538709/minimal-invasive-cystometry-and-intra-abdominal-pressure-assessments-in-rodents-a-novel-animal-study
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Yafei Yang, Jin Yang, Lin Chen, Jianyun Hu, Shasha Xing, Bastian Amend, Arnulf Stenzl, Xin Wei, Haifeng Hu
BACKGROUND The abdominal straining pattern can act as a novel parameter for improving the prediction of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). To preserve detrusor function in the early stage of urinary system impairment, such as BOO, we establish a novel method for cystometry and Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) assessments in rodents without cystostomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty mice and rats were divided into three groups (control, sham-operated and BOO group) respectively. The cystometry and IAP assessments were measured by the pediatric venous indwelling sheath and coronary dilatation catheter connected to Laborie urodynamic system on postoperative day 7...
May 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536424/a-microfluidic-chamber-based-approach-to-map-the-shear-moduli-of-vascular-cells-and-other-soft-materials
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Béla Suki, Yingying Hu, Naohiko Murata, Jasmin Imsirovic, Jarred R Mondoñedo, Claudio L N de Oliveira, Niccole Schaible, Philip G Allen, Ramaswamy Krishnan, Erzsébet Bartolák-Suki
There is growing interest in quantifying vascular cell and tissue stiffness. Most measurement approaches, however, are incapable of assessing stiffness in the presence of physiological flows. We developed a microfluidic approach which allows measurement of shear modulus (G) during flow. The design included a chamber with glass windows allowing imaging with upright or inverted microscopes. Flow was controlled gravitationally to push culture media through the chamber. Fluorescent beads were conjugated to the sample surface and imaged before and during flow...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536360/coconut-cocos-nucifera-ethanolic-leaf-extract-reduces-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-42-aggregation-and-paralysis-prevalence-in-transgenic-caenorhabditis-elegans-independently-of-free-radical-scavenging-and-acetylcholinesterase-inhibition
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Rafael Vincent Manalo, Maries Ann Silvestre, Aza Lea Anne Barbosa, Paul Mark Medina
Virgin coconut oil (VCO) has been the subject of several studies which have aimed to alleviate Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology, focusing on in vitro antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitory activities. Here, we studied an underutilized and lesser-valued part of the coconut tree, specifically the leaves, using in vitro and in vivo approaches. Coconut leaf extract (CLE) was screened for antioxidant and AChE inhibitory properties in vitro and therapeutic effects in two strains of transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans expressing amyloid-β1-42 (Aβ1-42) in muscle cells...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528237/skin-deformation-during-shoulder-movements-and-upper-extremity-activities
#7
Weiqing Ge, Alison Sfara, Brittany Hians
BACKGROUND: The necessity of sternal precautions for patients following cardiac surgery with median sternotomy has been questioned by clinicians, researchers, and even patients. The primary purpose was to determine if sternal skin deformation during shoulder movements and upper extremity activities is compressive or distractive and if there are any significant differences between the skin deformation at different positions during shoulder movements and upper extremity activities. The secondary purpose was to determine if sternal skin deformation is correlated with scapular stabilizer muscle strength...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515978/variation-in-medial-and-lateral-gastrocnemius-muscle-activity-with-foot-position
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Michael Cibulka, April Wenthe, Zach Boyle, Dylan Callier, Adam Schwerdt, Deidra Jarman, Michael J Strube
BACKGROUND: The gastrocnemius has two heads, medial gastrocnemius (MG) and lateral gastrocnemius (LG); little is known how they contract with different foot positions. The MG is more frequently strained than the LG; and gastrocnemius activation pattern altered by foot position may play a role in injury. Leg exercises often use a toe-in versus toe-out foot position to isolate one gastrocnemius head over another. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the electromyographic gastrocnemius muscle activity in the toe-out and toe-in foot positions during weight bearing and non-weight bearing activities...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514267/systolic-and-diastolic-lv-mechanics-during-and-following-resistance-exercise
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Eric J Stöhr, Mike Stembridge, Rob Shave, T Jake Samuel, Keeron Stone, Joseph I Esformes
PURPOSE: To improve the current understanding of the impact of resistance exercise on the heart, by examining the acute responses of left ventricular (LV) strain, twist and untwisting rate ('LV mechanics'). METHODS: LV echocardiographic images were recorded in systole and diastole before, during and immediately after (7-12 s) double leg press exercise at two intensities (30% and 60% of maximum strength, 1-repetition-maximum, 1RM). Speckle tracking analysis generated LV strain, twist and untwisting rate data...
May 16, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513880/unstable-rocker-shoes-promote-recovery-from-marathon-induced-muscle-damage-in-novice-runners
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Kento Nakagawa, Takayuki Inami, Takahisa Yonezu, Yuta Kenmotsu, Takaya Narita, Yasuo Kawakami, Kazuyuki Kanosue
We recently reported that wearing unstable rocker shoes (Masai Barefoot Technology: MBT) may enhance recovery from marathon race induced fatigue. However, this earlier study only utilized a questionnaire. In the present study, we evaluated MBT utilizing objective physiological measures of recovery from marathon induced muscle damages. Twenty-five university student novice runners were divided into two groups. After running a full marathon, one group wore MBT shoes (MBT group), and the control group (CON) wore ordinary shoes daily for one week following the race...
May 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513525/rehabilitation-effect-of-exercise-with-soft-tissue-manipulation-in-patients-with-lumbar-muscle-strain
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H Li, H Zhang, S Liu, Y Wang, D Gai, Q Lu, H Gan, Y Shi, W Qi
OBJECTIVE: To study the rehabilitation effect of exercise with soft tissue manipulation therapy for patients with lumbar muscle strain. METHODS: Patients with lumbar muscle strain who met the inclusion criteria for study were randomly divided into control and experimental groups. Conventional therapy (i.e., triple therapy of needle, moxibustion, and cupping jar) was implemented for control group patients with lumbar muscle strain, whereas the combination therapy of exercise with manipulation was implemented for experimental group patients with lumbar muscle strain...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508060/in-vivo-mapping-of-tissue-and-subcellular-specific-proteomes-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Aaron W Reinke, Raymond Mak, Emily R Troemel, Eric J Bennett
Multicellular organisms are composed of tissues that have distinct functions requiring specialized proteomes. To define the proteome of a live animal with tissue and subcellular resolution, we adapted a localized proteomics technology for use in the multicellular model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. This approach couples tissue- and location-specific expression of the enzyme ascorbate peroxidase (APX), which enables proximity-based protein labeling in vivo, and quantitative proteomics to identify tissue- and subcellular-restricted proteomes...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507342/effects-of-dietary-methionine-on-breast-muscle-growth-myogenic-gene-expression-and-igf-i-signaling-in-fast-and-slow-growing-broilers
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Chao Wen, Xueying Jiang, Liren Ding, Tian Wang, Yanmin Zhou
This study investigated the responses of fast- (FG) and slow- (SG) growing broilers to dietary methionine (Met) status. The broilers were subjected to low (LM, 0.38 and 0.28 g/100 g), adequate (AM, 0.51 and 0.42 g/100 g) and high (HM, 0.65 and 0.52 g/100 g) Met during 1-21 and 22-42 d, respectively. Compared with the LM diets, the AM and HM diets increased body weight gain only in the FG broilers. The HM diets increased breast muscle yield only in the FG broilers, although insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) concentration was increased in both strains of broilers...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502899/the-expression-of-p450-genes-mediating-fenpropathrin-resistance-is-regulated-by-cncc-and-maf-in-tetranychus-cinnabarinus-boisduval
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Li Shi, Mengyao Wang, Yichao Zhang, Guangmao Shen, Haishan Di, Yue Wang, Lin He
Although overexpression of genes encoding detoxification enzymes is a well-known mechanism of pesticide resistance of mites, the regulators involved in this process are still illiterate. Previous studies in our laboratory demonstrated that the overexpression of six P450 genes contributes to fenpropathrin resistance in T. cinnabarinus. In this study, six transcription factor genes that likely regulate the expression of P450 genes were identified and characterized. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) analysis showed that three transcription factor genes were highly expressed in a fenpropathrin-resistant (FeR) strain of T...
May 11, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497473/topical-analgesics-for-acute-and-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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Sheena Derry, Philip J Wiffen, Eija A Kalso, Rae F Bell, Dominic Aldington, Tudor Phillips, Helen Gaskell, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Topical analgesic drugs are used for a variety of painful conditions. Some are acute, typically strains or sprains, tendinopathy, or muscle aches. Others are chronic, typically osteoarthritis of hand or knee, or neuropathic pain. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the analgesic efficacy and associated adverse events of topical analgesics (primarily nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), salicylate rubefacients, capsaicin, and lidocaine) applied to intact skin for the treatment of acute and chronic pain in adults...
May 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486189/antimalarial-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-green-synthesis-characterization-and-in-vitro-study
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Partha P Dutta, Manobjyoti Bordoloi, Kabita Gogoi, Sonali Roy, Bardwi Narzary, Dibya R Bhattacharyya, Pradyumna K Mohapatra, Bhaskar Mazumder
In the present study, we are reporting antimalarial potential of silver (AgNPs) and gold (AuNPs) nanoparticles synthesized by leaf and bark extract of Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston (Myrtaceae). AuNPs and AgNPs obtained by both the extracts were characterized using UV-vis spectroscopy, zeta potential, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). NMR and FTIR spectra indicate that the saccharides and phenolics present in the S. jambos extracts were the major contributors responsible for the synthesis and stabilization of NPs...
May 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483058/experimental-evaluation-of-a-novel-robotic-hospital-bed-mover-with-omni-directional-mobility
#17
Zhao Guo, Rachael Bei Yee, Kyung-Ryoul Mun, Haoyong Yu
Bed pushing during patient transfer is one of the most physically demanding and yet common tasks in the hospital setting. Powered bed movers have been increasingly introduced to hospitals to reduce physiological strains on the users. This study introduces and quantifies the manpower efficiency and health benefits of a novel robotic-assisted omni-directional hospital bed transporter (SESTO Bed Mover) in comparison with a conventional manual transport stretcher (Stryker Trauma Stretcher 1037) and a powered transport stretcher (HOSPIMEK HMPT 740), which has a fifth powered wheel providing power assistance only in the forward direction...
May 5, 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482571/optimization-and-development-of-maghemite-%C3%AE-fe2o3-filled-poly-l-lactic-acid-plla-thermoplastic-polyurethane-tpu-electrospun-nanofibers-using-taguchi-orthogonal-array-for-tissue-engineering-heart-valve
#18
Ehsan Fallahiarezoudar, Mohaddeseh Ahmadipourroudposht, Ani Idris, Noordin Mohd Yusof
Tissue engineering (TE) is an advanced principle to develop a neotissue that can resemble the original tissue characteristics with the capacity to grow, to repair and to remodel in vivo. This research proposed the optimization and development of nanofiber based scaffold using the new mixture of maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) filled poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA)/thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for tissue engineering heart valve (TEHV). The chemical, structural, biological and mechanical properties of nanofiber based scaffold were characterized in terms of morphology, porosity, biocompatibility and mechanical behaviour...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471272/determining-the-optimal-maintenance-schedules-for-adjuvant-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-guerin-immunotherapy-in-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Zixiong Huang, Huixin Liu, Yizeng Wang, Chunfang Zhang, Tao Xu
OBJECTIVES: To figure out optimal Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) maintenance schedules for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) patients by comparing different schedules in a systematic review using conventional and network meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature was searched in the databases of Medline, Embase, Cochrane library, Clinicaltrials.gov, Wanfang, CNKI and SinoMed in April2016 and 9 randomized clinical trials comparing intravesical BCG maintenance therapy with BCG induction-only therapy or comparing different BCG maintenance schedules (induction-only, 1-year, 1...
May 4, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470302/challenges-in-realizing-a-self-contained-hydraulically-driven-contractile-fiber-actuator
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Elisabeth Smela
The field of soft robots would benefit from electrically controlled contractile actuators in the form of fibers that achieve a strain of 20% in less than a second while exerting high force. This work explores possible designs for achieving this goal using self-contained electroosmotic fluid pumping within a tube-shaped structure. The most promising configuration is a combination of a bellows and a McKibben-type muscle, since pumping fluid from the former to the latter results in contraction of both portions...
May 4, 2017: Faraday Discussions
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