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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29914692/incidence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-osona-barcelona-spain-2003-2016
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J M Aragonès, J Altimiras, F Alonso, G Celedón, S Alfonso, P Roura, A Moreira
INTRODUCTION: According to most studies, the incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome increases with age, with a peak incidence occurring between 70 and 80 years of age. The objective of this study is to describe the incidence (overall and by sex and age group) and clinical characteristics of Guillain-Barré syndrome in Osona (Barcelona, Spain). METHODS: We performed a retrospective, descriptive, population-based study covering the period 2003 to 2016. RESULTS: The global incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome is 2...
June 15, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29883924/can-the-calf-raise-senior-test-predict-functional-fitness-in-elderly-people-a-validation-study-using-electromyography-kinematics-and-strength-tests
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Helô-Isa André, Filomena Carnide, Andreia Moço, Maria-João Valamatos, Fátima Ramalho, Rita Santos-Rocha, António Veloso
The assessment of the plantar-flexors muscle strength in older adults (OA) is of the utmost importance since they are strongly associated with the performance of fundamental tasks of daily life. The objective was to strengthen the validity of the Calf-Raise-Senior (CRS) test by assessing the biomechanical movement pattern of calf muscles in OA with different levels of functional fitness (FF) and physical activity (PA). Twenty-six OA were assessed with CRS, a FF battery, accelerometry, strength tests, kinematics and electromyography (EMG)...
June 5, 2018: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29870932/relationship-between-regional-neuromuscular-regulation-within-human-rectus-femoris-muscle-and-lower-extremity-kinematics-during-gait-in-elderly-men
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Kohei Watanabe, Motoki Kouzaki, Toshio Moritani
Biomechanical and neurophysiological mechanisms of age-related gait dysfunction have not been fully understood. We aimed to investigate the relationship between region-specific electromyography (EMG) response of the rectus femoris (RF) muscle and lower extremity kinematics during swing phase of gait for the elderly. For thirteen elderly men (age: mean 71.3 years, standard deviation 5.7 years), multi-channel surface EMG from the proximal to distal regions of the RF muscle and lower extremity kinematics were measured during normal gait on a treadmill...
May 31, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682086/relationships-between-muscle-strength-and-multi-channel-surface-emg-parameters-in-eighty-eight-elderly
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Kohei Watanabe, Motoki Kouzaki, Madoka Ogawa, Hiroshi Akima, Toshio Moritani
Background: Since age-related muscle strength loss cannot be explained solely by muscle atrophy, other determinants would also contribute to muscle strength in elderly. The present study aimed to clarify contribution of neuromuscular activation pattern to muscle strength in elderly group. From 88 elderlies (age: 61~ 83 years), multi-channel surface electromyography (EMG) of the vastus lateralis muscle was recorded with two-dimensional 64 electrodes during isometric submaximal ramp-up knee extension to assess neuromuscular activation pattern...
2018: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677664/age-induced-changes-in-the-lower-limb-muscle-activities-during-uphill-walking-at-steep-grades
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Sonja Th Kwee-Meier, Alexander Mertens, Sabina Jeschke
BACKGROUND: Uphill walking is particularly challenging for elderly persons. However, there is a lack of age-differentiated studies investigating the underlying differences in muscle activation when walking on sloped surfaces. These studies are needed, e.g., for planning of evacuations of large modern cruise ships with long walking distances on often inclined surfaces. METHODS: An age-differentiated, gender-balanced study with 26 young (20-30 years) and 26 elderly people (60-77 years) was therefore conducted, investigating uphill walking at 7° and at 14° contrasted to level walking on a treadmill...
May 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572650/increased-enslaving-in-elderly-is-associated-with-changes-in-neural-control-of-the-extrinsic-finger-muscles
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M Mirakhorlo, H Maas, H E J Veeger
Aging has consequences for hand motor control, among others affecting finger force enslaving during static pressing tasks. The aim of this study was to assess whether the extent of finger force enslaving changes with aging during a task that involves both static and dynamic phases. Ten right-handed young (22-30 years) and ten elderly subjects (67-79 years) were instructed to first exert a constant force (static phase) and then flex their index finger while counteracting constant resistance forces orthogonal to their fingertips (dynamic phase)...
March 23, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487515/modulation-of-emg-emg-coherence-in-a-choice-stepping-task
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Ippei Nojima, Tatsunori Watanabe, Kotaro Saito, Shigeo Tanabe, Hoshinori Kanazawa
The voluntary step execution task is a popular measure for identifying fall risks among elderly individuals in the community setting because most falls have been reported to occur during movement. However, the neurophysiological functions during this movement are not entirely understood. Here, we used electromyography (EMG) to explore the relationship between EMG-EMG coherence, which reflects common oscillatory drive to motoneurons, and motor performance associated with stepping tasks: simple reaction time (SRT) and choice reaction time (CRT) tasks...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303097/-abdominal-wall-paresis-as-a-complication-of-herpes-zoster
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B Geboers, C J Verveld, I Bronner, A H W van de Ven
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster is an illness which is especially common amongst the elderly in the Netherlands and which can express itself in various ways. Besides affecting sensory nerves, which leads to postherpetic pain, the varicella zoster virus may also invade motor nerves. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 73-year-old female went to the surgeon with symptoms of a painful swelling in the left lower abdomen. She had experienced herpes zoster at the site of the swelling a few months earlier...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168769/early-detection-of-the-initiation-of-sit-to-stand-posture-transitions-using-orthosis-mounted-sensors
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Abul Doulah, Xiangrong Shen, Edward Sazonov
Assistance during sit-to-stand (SiSt) transitions for frail elderly may be provided by powered orthotic devices. The control of the powered orthosis may be performed by the means of electromyography (EMG), which requires direct contact of measurement electrodes to the skin. The purpose of this study was to determine if a non-EMG-based method that uses inertial sensors placed at different positions on the orthosis, and a lightweight pattern recognition algorithm may accurately identify SiSt transitions without false positives...
November 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167637/variations-in-static-force-control-and-motor-unit-behavior-with-error-amplification-feedback-in-the-elderly
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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/29038360/carotid-sinus-hypersensitivity-block-of-the-sternocleidomastoid-muscle-does-not-affect-responses-to-carotid-sinus-massage-in-healthy-young-adults
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Matthew G Lloyd, James M Wakeling, Michael S Koehle, Robert J Drapala, Victoria E Claydon
The arterial baroreflex is crucial for short-term blood pressure control - abnormal baroreflex function predisposes to syncope and falling. Hypersensitive responses to carotid baroreflex stimulation using carotid sinus massage (CSM) are common in older adults and may be associated with syncope. The pathophysiology of this hypersensitivity is unknown, but chronic denervation of the sternocleidomastoid muscles is common in elderly patients with carotid sinus hypersensitivity (CSH), and is proposed to interfere with normal integration of afferent firing from the carotid baroreceptors with proprioceptive feedback from the sternocleidomastoids, producing large responses to CSM...
October 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977366/muscle-and-tendon-contributions-to-reduced-rate-of-torque-development-in-healthy-older-males
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Jonathan I Quinlan, Constantinos N Maganaris, Martino V Franchi, Kenneth Smith, Philip J Atherton, Nathaniel J Szewczyk, Paul L Greenhaff, Bethan E Phillips, James I Blackwell, Catherine Boereboom, John P Williams, John Lund, Marco V Narici
Background: The ability to rapidly generate and transfer muscle force is essential for effective corrective movements in order to prevent a fall. The aim of this study was to establish the muscle and tendon contributions to differences in rate of torque development (RTD) between younger (YM) and older males (OM). Method: Twenty-eight young males (23.9 years ± 1.1) and 22 old males (68.5 years ± 0.5) were recruited for assessment of Quadriceps Anatomical CSA (ACSA), maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), rate of torque development (RTD), and tendon biomechanical properties...
March 14, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967406/effects-of-mouth-rehabilitation-with-removable-complete-dentures-on-stimulus-perception-and-the-electromyographic-activity-of-the-orbicularis-oris-muscle
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Fernanda P de Caxias, Daniela M Dos Santos, Marcelo C Goiato, Sandro B Bitencourt, Emily V F da Silva, Murilo C B Laurindo-Junior, Karina H L Turcio
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Many elderly individuals are rehabilitated with removable complete dentures, which require an initial adaptation period for both oral perception and the perioral muscles. Studies assessing the changes in stimulus perception and the electromyographic (EMG) activity of the orbicularis oris muscle shortly after conventional complete denture insertion are lacking. PURPOSE: The purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate the effect of mouth rehabilitation with removable complete dentures on stimulus perception and the EMG activity of the orbicularis oris muscle...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949820/pilates-and-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-methods-induce-similar-strength-gains-but-different-neuromuscular-adaptations-in-elderly-women
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Fabiana Teixeira de Carvalho, Laiana Sepúlveda de Andrade Mesquita, Rafael Pereira, Osmar Pinto Neto, Renato Amaro Zangaro
Background/Study Context: The aging process is associated with a decline in muscle mass, strength, and conditioning. Two training methods that may be useful to improve muscle function are Pilates and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Thus, the present study aimed to compare the influence of training programs using Pilates and PNF methods with elderly women. METHODS: Sixty healthy elderly women were randomly divided into three groups: Pilates group, PNF group, and control group...
October 2017: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639056/relevance-of-the-clinical-and-psychophysiological-variables-in-the-dyssynergic-defecation-a-comparative-study-in-elderly-subjects
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Miguel A Simón, Ana M Bueno
The relevance of several clinical and psychophysiological variables in the dyssynergic defecation in elderly subjects was investigated in this study. To accomplish this, 30 elderly subjects (10 without anorectal disorders, 10 with chronic constipation and 10 with dyssynergic defecation) were repeatedly assessed once per week for 4 weeks, with the following measures being collected at each session: EMG-activity (µV) of the external anal sphincter (at rest, during squeezing, and during straining to defecate), stool frequency, difficulty defecation level, pain grade during defecation, and satisfaction level after evacuation...
September 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579089/muscle-strength-and-force-development-in-high-and-low-functioning-elderly-men-influence-of-muscular-and-neural-factors
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Charlotte H Pion, Sébastien Barbat-Artigas, Félix St-Jean-Pelletier, Stéphanie Chevalier, Pierrette Gaudreau, Gilles Gouspillou, José A Morais, Marc Bélanger, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre
BACKGROUND: Aging leads to a loss of muscle strength and functional capacity likely resulting from a combination of neural and muscle alterations. The aim of this study was to identify possible disparities in muscle strength and force development profiles in high- and low-functioning elderly men and to investigate muscular and neurophysiological factors that could explain the differences. METHODS: Sixty community-dwelling men in good general health were divided in two groups based on a functional capacity (FC) z-score derived from 6 tests of the Short Physical Performance Battery and Senior Fitness Test (Normal and fast 4m-walk tests, normal and fast Timed-up and go, chair and stair tests)...
October 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469567/the-spatial-distribution-of-ankle-muscles-activity-discriminates-aged-from-young-subjects-during-standing
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Fabio V Dos Anjos, Talita P Pinto, Marco Gazzoni, Taian M Vieira
During standing, age-related differences in the activation of ankle muscles have been reported from surface electromyograms (EMGs) sampled locally. Given though activity seems to distribute unevenly within ankle muscles, the local sampling of surface EMGs may provide a biased view on how often and how much elderly and young individuals activate these muscles during standing. This study aimed therefore at sampling EMGs from multiple regions of individual ankle muscles to evaluate whether the distribution of muscle activity differs between aged and young subjects during standing...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411442/ankle-muscle-co-contractions-during-quiet-standing-are-associated-with-decreased-postural-steadiness-in-the-elderly
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Albert H Vette, Dimitry G Sayenko, Michael Jones, Masaki O Abe, Kimitaka Nakazawa, Kei Masani
It has been reported that the elderly use co-contraction of the tibialis anterior (TA) and plantarflexor muscles for longer duration during quiet standing than the young. However, the particular role of ankle muscle co-contractions in the elderly during quiet standing remains unclear. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the association between ankle muscle co-contractions and postural steadiness during standing in the elderly. Twenty-seven young (27.2±4.5yrs) and twenty-three elderly (66...
June 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345674/skeletal-muscle-pump-drives-control-of-cardiovascular-and-postural-systems
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Ajay K Verma, Amanmeet Garg, Da Xu, Michelle Bruner, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Andrew P Blaber, Kouhyar Tavakolian
The causal interaction between cardio-postural-musculoskeletal systems is critical in maintaining postural stability under orthostatic challenge. The absence or reduction of such interactions could lead to fainting and falls often experienced by elderly individuals. The causal relationship between systolic blood pressure (SBP), calf electromyography (EMG), and resultant center of pressure (COPr) can quantify the behavior of cardio-postural control loop. Convergent cross mapping (CCM) is a non-linear approach to establish causality, thus, expected to decipher nonlinear causal cardio-postural-musculoskeletal interactions...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194659/activity-of-erector-spinae-during-trunk-forward-bending-and-backward-return-the-effects-of-age
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Iman Shojaei, Babak Bazrgari
Electromyography (EMG)-based measures of the trunk muscles behavior have been used for objective assessment of biomechanical impairments in patients with low back pain (LBP); yet the literature on normal age-related differences in such measures is scant. A cross-sectional study was designed to assess age-related differences in activity of trunk extensors during forward bending and backward return. Sixty asymptomatic individuals were recruited to form five gender-balanced age groups between 20 and 70 years old...
June 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
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