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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332740/an-electromyographic-analysis-of-selected-asana-in-experienced-yogic-practitioners
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Kathleen Kelley, Katherine Slattery, Kaitlyn Apollo
The purpose of this study was to assess electromyographic (EMG) output of the anterior tibialis (TA), medial head of the gastrocnemius (GA), rectus femoris (RF), bicep femoris (BF), and gluteus medius (GM) in experienced yogic practitioners during selected yoga asana. A secondary purpose was to examine the differences in EMG output in unilateral V. bilateral standing yoga asana. The study was a single occasion descriptive design. Thirteen healthy yoga practitioners (1 male, 12 females, average age of 37.5) with more than five years of experience were recruited...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330612/analysis-of-the-stomatognathic-system-of-children-according-orthodontic-treatment-needs
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Simone Cecílio Hallak Regalo, Bárbara de Lima Lucas, Kranya Victoria Díaz-Serrano, Nicolly Parente Ribeiro Frota, Isabela Hallak Regalo, Mariângela Salles Pereira Nassar, Mariah Acioli Righetti, Lígia Franco Oliveira, Lígia Maria Napolitano Gonçalves, Selma Siéssere, Marcelo Palinkas
PURPOSE: The present study evaluated electromyographic activity (EMG), masticatory performance, and tongue strength in children without and with orthodontic treatment needs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 90 children were screened and divided into the following groups: Group I (no treatment needed; mean age: 8.00 ± 0.43 years; n = 26), Group II (few malocclusions, treatment needed; mean age: 8.89 ± 0.43 years; n = 28), and Group III (slight-to-borderline treatment needed; mean age: 8...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299218/electrical-stimulation-frequency-and-skeletal-muscle-characteristics-effects-on-force-and-fatigue
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Maria Vromans, Pouran Faghri
This investigation aimed to determine the force and muscle surface electromyography (EMG) responses to different frequencies of electrical stimulation (ES) in two groups of muscles with different size and fiber composition (fast- and slow-twitch fiber proportions) during a fatigue-inducing protocol. Progression towards fatigue was evaluated in the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) and vastus lateralis (VL) when activated by ES at three frequencies (10, 35, and 50Hz). Ten healthy adults (mean age: 23.2 ± 3.0 years) were recruited; participants signed an IRB approved consent form prior to participation...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288990/diaphragm-motor-responses-to-phrenic-nerve-stimulation-in-als-surface-and-needle-recordings
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Mamede de Carvalho, Susana Pinto, Michael Swash
OBJECTIVE: In studies of phrenic nerve (PN) conduction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) both motor response amplitude and latency have been reported as abnormal. However, correlation with diaphragm motor unit loss, and with diaphragmatic function has not been fully evaluated. METHODS: We studied 83 patients with ALS, and 21 patients referred with clinically suspected phrenic nerve lesions whose studies were normal. PN responses elicited by percutaneous electrical stimulation in the neck were recorded using superficial electrodes placed at the surface markings of the diaphragm on the chest wall, and a concentric needle electrode inserted into the diaphragmatic costal fibres...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232497/evaluation-of-olfaction-and-taste-function-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-and-without-peripheral-neuropathy
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Semih Yazla, Süay Özmen, Sinem Kıyıcı, Demet Yıldız, Mehmet Haksever, Sündüz Gencay
AIMS: Olfaction and gustation in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) have great significance on quality of life and their impairment may result in possible hazards. A limited number of studies have been performed to determine the alteration of both gustatory and olfactory function in type 2 diabetic patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). The aim of this study was to determine whether type 2 diabetic patients, with and without DPN, exhibit major olfactory and gustatory dysfunction using validated and dependable techniques...
December 12, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209163/voluntary-ambulation-by-upper-limb-triggered-hal%C3%A2-in-patients-with-complete-quadri-paraplegia-due-to-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Yukiyo Shimizu, Hideki Kadone, Shigeki Kubota, Kenji Suzuki, Tetsuya Abe, Tomoyuki Ueno, Yuichiro Soma, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Yasushi Hada, Masashi Yamazaki
Patients with complete paraplegia after spinal cord injury (SCI) are unable to stand or walk on their own. Standing exercise decreases the risk of decubitus ulcers, osteoporosis, and joint deformities in patients with SCI. Conventional gait training for complete paraplegia requires excessive upper limb usage for weight bearing and is difficult in cases of complete quadriplegia. The purpose of this study was to describe voluntary ambulation triggered by upper limb activity using the Hybrid Assistive Limb® (HAL) in patients with complete quadri/paraplegia after chronic SCI...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202270/effects-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-contralateral-quadriceps-function
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Thomas Cattagni, Romuald Lepers, Nicola A Maffiuletti
Because maximal voluntary strength of the knee extensor muscles can be facilitated by the concomitant application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to the contralateral homologous muscle, we aimed to determine whether this was associated with an enhanced neural drive to the agonist muscles. A secondary goal of this study was to examine the potential dose-response relationship between NMES intensity and contralateral facilitation. Twelve healthy men (age: 30 ± 7 yr) completed several maximal voluntary contractions (MVC) of the left knee extensors while the right quadriceps received low-intensity NMES (10% MVC), high-intensity NMES (30% MVC) or no NMES...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191982/case-studies-in-physiology-exercise-induced-diaphragm-fatigue-in-a-paralympic-champion-rower-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Nicholas B Tiller, Thomas R Aggar, Christopher R West, Lee M Romer
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this case report was to determine whether maximal upper-body exercise was sufficient to induce diaphragm fatigue in a Paralympic champion adaptive rower with low-lesion spinal cord injury (SCI). CASE PRESENTATION: An elite arms-only oarsman (age 28 y, stature 1.89 m, mass 90.4 kg) with motor-complete SCI (T12) performed a 1000 m time-trial on an adapted rowing ergometer. Exercise measurements comprised pulmonary ventilation and gas exchange, diaphragm EMG-derived indices of neural respiratory drive and intrathoracic pressure-derived indices of respiratory mechanics...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181249/comparison-of-hamstring-muscle-activation-during-high-speed-running-and-various-hamstring-strengthening-exercises
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Roland van den Tillaar, Jens Asmund Brevik Solheim, Jesper Bencke
Purpose/Background: Several studies have examined the effect of hamstring strength exercises upon hamstring strains in team sports that involve many sprints. However, there has been no cross comparison among muscle activation of these hamstring training exercises with actual sprinting. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine different hamstring exercises and compare the muscle activity in the hamstring muscle group during various exercises with the muscular activity produced during maximal sprints...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176945/sound-evoked-biceps-myogenic-potentials-reflect-asymmetric-vestibular-drive-to-spastic-muscles-in-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke-survivors
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Derek M Miller, William Z Rymer
Aberrant vestibular nuclear function is proposed to be a principle driver of limb muscle spasticity after stroke. We sought to determine whether altered cortical modulation of descending vestibulospinal pathways post-stroke could impact the excitability of biceps brachii motoneurons. Twelve chronic hemispheric stroke survivors aged 46-68 years were enrolled. Sound evoked biceps myogenic potentials (SEBMPs) were recorded from the spastic and contralateral biceps muscles using surface EMG electrodes. We assessed the impact of descending vestibulospinal pathways on biceps muscle activity and evaluated the relationship between vestibular function and the severity of spasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170000/sleep-disorder-and-altered-locomotor-activity-as-biomarkers-of-the-parkinson-s-disease-cholinopathy-in-rat
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Jelena Ciric, Katarina Lazic, Slobodan Kapor, Milka Perovic, Jelena Petrovic, Vesna Pesic, Selma Kanazir, Jasna Saponjic
In order to find out the possible earliest biomarkers of Parkinson's disease (PD) cholinopathy, we followed the impact of bilateral pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus (PPT) lesion in rat on: the cortical and hippocampal sleep/wake states architectures, all sleep states related EEG microstructures, sleep spindles, the basal and stimulated locomotor activity. Sleep and basal locomotor activity in adult Wistar rats were followed during their inactive circadian phase, and throughout the same aging period. The bilateral PPT lesions were done by 0...
November 20, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169787/comprehensive-blinded-assessment-of-balance-in-orthostatic-tremor
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Danish Bhatti, Rebecca Thompson, Yiwen Xia, Amy Hellman, Lorene Schmaderer, Katie Suing, Jennifer McKune, Cynthia Penke, Regan Iske, Bobbi Jo Roeder, Ka-Chun Siu, John M Bertoni, Diego Torres-Russotto
INTRODUCTION: Orthostatic Tremor (OT) is a movement disorder characterized by a sensation of unsteadiness and tremors in the 13-18 Hz range present upon standing. The pathophysiology of OT is not well understood but there is a relationship between the sensation of instability and leg tremors. Despite the sensation of unsteadiness, OT patients do not fall often and balance in OT has not been formally assessed. We present a prospective blinded study comparing balance assessment in patients with OT versus healthy controls...
November 16, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167637/variations-in-static-force-control-and-motor-unit-behavior-with-error-amplification-feedback-in-the-elderly
#13
Yi-Ching Chen, Linda L Lin, Yen-Ting Lin, Chia-Ling Hu, Ing-Shiou Hwang
Error amplification (EA) feedback is a promising approach to advance visuomotor skill. As error detection and visuomotor processing at short time scales decline with age, this study examined whether older adults could benefit from EA feedback that included higher-frequency information to guide a force-tracking task. Fourteen young and 14 older adults performed low-level static isometric force-tracking with visual guidance of typical visual feedback and EA feedback containing augmented high-frequency errors...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158954/the-relationship-between-segmental-rolling-ability-and-lumbar-multifidus-activation-time
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Nicole Clark, Michael L Voight, Ashley M Campbell, Sherry Pierce, Pat Sells, Ryan Cook, Clint Henley, Lindsey Schiller
Background: Segmental rolling has been utilized as an assessment and intervention tool to identify and affect dysfunction of the upper quarter, core, and lower quarter. One theory to explain dysfunctional segmental rolling is a lack of segmental spinal control / stabilization. Faulty muscle firing sequencing has been related to poor spinal stability, however to date, no assessment tool exists to evaluate a patient's motor coordination of local and global musculature. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the temporal sequence of lumbar multifidus activation associated with anterior deltoid activation, and to determine if faulty sequencing was associated with the inability to segmentally roll in subjects without mobility restrictions...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129160/visual-but-not-motor-processes-predict-simple-visuomotor-reaction-time-of-badminton-players
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Thorben Hülsdünker, Heiko K Strüder, Andreas Mierau
The athlete's brain exhibits significant functional adaptations that facilitate visuomotor reaction performance. However, it is currently unclear if the same neurophysiological processes that differentiate athletes from non-athletes also determine performance within a homogeneous group of athletes. This information can provide valuable help for athletes and coaches aiming to optimize existing training regimes. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the neurophysiological correlates of visuomotor reaction performance in a group of skilled athletes...
November 12, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126811/properties-of-tonic-episodes-of-masseter-muscle-activity-during-waking-hours-and-sleep-in-subjects-with-and-without-history-of-orofacial-pain
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Acing Habibie Mude, Shigehisa Kawakami, Seiya Kato, Shogo Minagi
PURPOSE: To provide a scientific data related to the tonic activity of masseter muscle in subjects with and without history of orofacial pain during their normal daily life. METHODS: Thirty-three subjects were divided into two groups, a pain history group (PHG) and a non-pain history group (non-PHG), based on their responses to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders questionnaire. After excluding four subjects with incomplete recordings, full-day masseter muscle surface EMGs of 29 subjects (10 men, 19 women; mean age 24...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121510/emg-normalization-method-based-on-grade-3-of-manual-muscle-testing-within-and-between-day-reliability-of-normalization-tasks-and-application-to-gait-analysis
#17
Anne Tabard-Fougère, Kevin Rose-Dulcina, Vincent Pittet, Romain Dayer, Nicolas Vuillerme, Stéphane Armand
Electromyography (EMG) is an important parameter in Clinical Gait Analysis (CGA), and is generally interpreted with timing of activation. EMG amplitude comparisons between individuals, muscles or days need normalization. There is no consensus on existing methods. The gold standard, maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC), is not adapted to pathological populations because patients are often unable to perform an MVIC. The normalization method inspired by the isometric grade 3 of manual muscle testing (isoMMT3), which is the ability of a muscle to maintain a position against gravity, could be an interesting alternative...
November 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112784/clinical-and-genetic-features-of-patients-with-facial-sparing-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy
#18
J-J He, X-D Lin, F Lin, G-R Xu, L-Q Xu, W Hu, D-N Wang, H-X Lin, M-T Lin, N Wang, Z-Q Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Facial-sparing scapular myopathy (SHD) is the most common atypical form of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), clinically defined as those without apparent facial muscle weakness on neurologic examination. The clinical profiles and genetic features of SHD are limited. METHODS: A cohort of 21 Chinese patients with SHD were confirmed by PFGE-based molecular genetic analysis. The clinical assessments and methylation analysis were noted...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111113/understanding-the-relationship-between-brain-and-upper-limb-function-in-children-with-unilateral-motor-impairments-a-multimodal-approach
#19
Maya Weinstein, Dido Green, Julian Rudisch, Ingar M Zielinski, Marta Benthem-Muñiz, Marijtje L A Jongsma, Verity McClelland, Bert Steenbergen, Shelly Shiran, Dafna Ben Bashat, Gareth J Barker
Atypical brain development and early brain injury have profound and long lasting impact on the development, skill acquisition, and subsequent independence of a child. Heterogeneity is present at the brain level and at the motor level; particularly with respect to phenomena of bilateral activation and mirrored movements (MMs). In this multiple case study we consider the feasibility of using several modalities to explore the relationship between brain structure and/or activity and hand function: Electroencephalography (EEG), both structural and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (sMRI, fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Electromyography (EMG) and hand function assessments...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101910/spatial-electromyography-distribution-pattern-of-the-vastus-lateralis-muscle-during-ramp-up-contractions-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients
#20
Yuichi Nishikawa, Kohei Watanabe, Tetsuya Takahashi, Naoya Orita, Hiroaki Kimura, Masayasu Matsumoto, Hirofumi Maruyama
Parkinson's disease (PD) related decreases in muscle strength may result from both central and peripheral factors. However, the effect of PD on the neuromuscular system, such as motor unit activation properties, remains unclear. The purpose of the present study was to compare the spatial distribution pattern of electromyographic activity during sustained contractions in healthy subjects and PD patients. Twenty-five female PD patients and 25 healthy age-matched female control subjects performed ramp submaximal contractions during an isometric knee extension from 20% to 80% of the maximal voluntary contraction (MVC)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
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