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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503163/different-effects-of-cold-stimulation-on-reflex-and-non-reflex-components-of-poststroke-spastic-hypertonia
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Sheng Li, Henry Shin, Ping Zhou, Xiaoyan Li
OBJECTIVE: To use an established biomechanical approach to quantify reflex and non-reflex responses from spastic-paretic elbow flexors in response to controlled cold and heat stimulation. METHODS: Thirteen spastic-hemiplegic stroke subjects were tested in the experiment. The spastic elbow joint was stretched into extension for 50° at two speeds (5°/s and 100°/s) in a customized apparatus. Thermal stimulation (HEAT at heat pain threshold, COLD at 0°C, or BASELINE at room temperature) was applied to the thenar eminence of the contralateral hand immediately prior to stretching for at least 30 s...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487660/sedentary-behavior-is-only-marginally-associated-with-physical-function-in-adults-aged-40-75-years-the-maastricht-study
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Jeroen H P M van der Velde, Hans H C M Savelberg, Julianne D van der Berg, Simone J S Sep, Carla J H van der Kallen, Pieter C Dagnelie, Miranda T Schram, Ronald M A Henry, Petronella L M Reijven, Tineke A C M van Geel, Coen D A Stehouwer, Annemarie Koster, Nicolaas C Schaper
Background: In an aging population, regular physical activity (PA) and exercise have been recognized as important factors in maintaining physical function and thereby preventing loss of independence and disability. However, (older) adults spent the majority of their day sedentary and therefore insight into the consequences of sedentary behavior on physical function, independent of PA, is warranted. Objective: To examine the associations of objectively measured sedentary time (ST), patterns of sedentary behavior, overall PA, and higher intensity PA (HPA) with objective measures of physical function...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464888/functional-disability-associated-with-disease-and-quality-of-life-parameters-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Juan Ji, Lijuan Zhang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Rulan Yin, Ting Fu, Liren Li, Zhifeng Gu
BACKGROUND: As an important outcome measure among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, functional disability may contribute to unemployment, loss of work productivity, and impaired quality of life. However, little is known about the risk factors of functional disability in Chinese RA patients. This study aimed (1) to examine the prevalence of functional disability in Chinese RA patients; (2) to explore factors associated with the health assessment questionnaire-disability index (HAQ-DI)...
May 2, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424870/high-intensity-interval-training-does-not-impair-strength-gains-in-response-to-resistance-training-in-premenopausal-women
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Paulo Gentil, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Suedi Gonçalves Cardoso Filho, Cauê Vazquez La Scala Teixeira, James Steele, James Fisher, Juliana Alves Carneiro, Mário Hebling Campos
PURPOSE: To compare the increases in upper- and lower-body muscle strength in premenopausal women performing resistance training (RT) alone or alongside concurrent high-intensity interval training (CT). METHODS: Sixteen women (26-40 years) were randomly assigned into two groups that performed either RT or CT. Both groups performed the same RT program; however, CT performed additional high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on a bicycle ergometer before RT. The study lasted 8 weeks and the participants were tested for ten repetition maximum (10RM) load in elbow flexion (barbell biceps curl) and knee extension exercises pre- and post-intervention...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381125/brachial-artery-transection-after-a-closed-traumatic-isolated-medial-epicondyle-fracture-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report
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Brandon S Schwartz, Ebrahim Paryavi, W Andrew Eglseder, Raymond A Pensy, Joshua M Abzug
BACKGROUND: Medial epicondyle fractures in pediatric patients might be associated with an occult elbow dislocation and neurovascular damage. METHODS: A single case of a medial epicondyle fracture presenting with brachial artery transection was reviewed. Presentation, clinical course, and early outcome are reported. RESULTS: A 14-year-old patient presenting with an apparently isolated medial epicondyle fracture was found to have examination and diagnostic test findings consistent with brachial artery transection...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359639/lateral-para-olecranon-approach-for-the-treatment-of-distal-humeral-fracture
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Takuji Iwamoto, Taku Suzuki, Noboru Matsumura, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Kazuki Sato
PURPOSE: To assess the outcomes of the lateral para-olecranon triceps-splitting approach for the treatment of distal humeral fracture. METHODS: Ten patients (3 males, 7 females) with a mean age of 59 years were retrospectively reviewed. There were 2 A2, 3 C1, and 5 C2 fractures according to the AO/ASIF classification. Types B3 and C3 fractures were excluded from this study because the olecranon osteotomy approach was indicated to visualize the anterior fragment...
May 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338383/inter-session-reliability-of-isokinetic-strength-testing-in-knee-and-elbow-extension-and-flexion-using-the-bte-primusrs
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Alexander Törpel, Tim Becker, Angelina Thiers, Dennis Hamacher, Lutz Schega
CONTEXT: The use of isokinetic dynamometers playing an important role in different settings of sports and medicine. Therefore, a high reliability of these devices is required. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the inter-session reliability of the dynamometer BTE PrimusRS regarding to the isolated single-joint exercises extension / flexion of the knee and elbow for isokinetic testing. DESIGN: Inter-session reliability. SETTING: Clinical settings and sports science...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319883/the-influence-of-a-depressed-scapular-alignment-on-upper-limb-neural-tissue-mechanosensitivity-and-local-pressure-pain-sensitivity
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Patricia Martínez-Merinero, Enriqe Lluch, Tomas Gallezo-Izquierdo, Daniel Pecos-Martín, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, Susana Nuñez-Nagy, Deborah Falla
BACKGROUND: A depressed scapular alignment could lead to prolonged and repetitive stress or compression of the brachial plexus, resulting in sensitization of neural tissue. However, no study has investigated the influence of alignment of the scapulae on sensitization of upper limb neural tissue in otherwise asymptomatic people. In this case-control study, we investigate the influence of a depressed scapular alignment on mechanosensitivity of the upper limb peripheral nervous system as well as pressure pain thresholds (PPT)...
June 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314869/-operative-treatment-of-terrible-triad-injury-of-the-elbow-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation
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R Babst, C Schraner, F J P Beeres
AIM OF SURGERY: Reconstruction of the most important ligamentous and osseus structures of the elbow after terrible triad injury via the radial head to the lateral collateral ligament complex (LCL) and if necessary beginning at the coronoid process. The aim is a stable concentrically guided elbow with early functional follow-up treatment. The approach depends on the intraoperatively tested stability. INDICATIONS: Osteoligamentous terrible triad injury pattern with or without subluxation position following reduction and temporary immobilization...
March 17, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298058/effect-of-pitching-consecutive-days-in-youth-fast-pitch-softball-tournaments-on-objective-shoulder-strength-and-subjective-shoulder-symptoms
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S Andrew Skillington, Robert H Brophy, Rick W Wright, Matthew V Smith
BACKGROUND: The windmill pitching motion has been associated with risk for shoulder injury. Because there are no pitching limits on youth fast-pitch softball pitchers, these athletes often pitch multiple games across consecutive days. Strength changes, fatigue levels, and shoulder pain that develop among female fast-pitch pitchers over the course of consecutive days of pitching have not been investigated. HYPOTHESIS: Over the course of 2- and 3-day fast-pitch softball tournaments, pitchers will develop progressive objective weakness and increased subjective shoulder fatigue and pain without complete recovery between days...
May 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269367/spring-operated-wearable-enhancer-for-arm-rehabilitation-springwear-after-stroke
#11
Ji Chen, Peter S Lum
A 5-DOF spring actuated exoskeleton, called SpringWear, was developed to increase range of motion in the affected arms of stroke patients. Theoretically perfect gravity compensation is provided at the shoulder elevation DOF. Additional torque is provided to assist weakness in forearm supination and elbow extension. Three stroke patients were tested. All of the assisted joints increased in range of motion, and larger gains should be possible with refinements in the available torque profiles. Additionally, finger range of motion was increased in one subject when asked to open the hand while holding the shoulder at 90 degrees of elevation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260202/biochemical-responses-and-physical-performance-during-high-intensity-resistance-circuit-training-in-hypoxia-and-normoxia
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Domingo J Ramos-Campo, Jacobo A Rubio-Arias, Stéphane Dufour, Linda Chung, Vicente Ávila-Gandía, Pedro E Alcaraz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of hypoxia on metabolic and acid-base balance, blood oxygenation, electrolyte, and half-squat performance variables during high-resistance circuit (HRC) training. METHODS: Twelve resistance-trained subjects participated in this study. After a 6RM testing session, participants performed three randomized trials of HRC: normoxia (NORM: FiO2 = 0.21), moderate hypoxia (MH: FiO2 = 0.16), or high hypoxia (HH: FiO2 = 0...
March 4, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227609/spring-operated-wearable-enhancer-for-arm-rehabilitation-springwear-after-stroke
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Ji Chen, Peter S Lum, Ji Chen, Peter S Lum, Ji Chen, Peter S Lum
A 5-DOF spring actuated exoskeleton, called SpringWear, was developed to increase range of motion in the affected arms of stroke patients. Theoretically perfect gravity compensation is provided at the shoulder elevation DOF. Additional torque is provided to assist weakness in forearm supination and elbow extension. Three stroke patients were tested. All of the assisted joints increased in range of motion, and larger gains should be possible with refinements in the available torque profiles. Additionally, finger range of motion was increased in one subject when asked to open the hand while holding the shoulder at 90 degrees of elevation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222541/augmented-effects-of-emg-biofeedback-interfaced-with-virtual-reality-on-neuromuscular-control-and-movement-coordination-during-reaching-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Ji Won Yoo, Dong Ryul Lee, Young Joo Cha, Sung Hyun You
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to compare therapeutic effects of an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback augmented by virtual reality (VR) and EMG biofeedback alone on the triceps and biceps (T:B) muscle activity imbalance and elbow joint movement coordination during a reaching motor taskOBJECTIVE: To compare therapeutic effects of an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback augmented by virtual reality (VR) and EMG biofeedback alone on the triceps and biceps muscle activity imbalance and elbow joint movement coordination during a reaching motor task in normal children and children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP)...
2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169136/in-vitro-wear-of-ultrahigh-molecular-weight-polyethylene-and-vitamin-e-blended-highly-cross-linked-polyethylene-in-linked-semiconstrained-total-elbow-replacement-prostheses
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Oludele O Popoola, Brian L Kincaid, Kimberly Mimnaugh, Mark Marqueling
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to develop a clinically relevant in vitro elbow wear test and to compare the polyethylene wear of 2 total elbow replacement prostheses, one that uses conventional gamma-irradiated polyethylene (CPE) and one that uses vitamin E blended and cross-linked polyethylene (VE-HXPE) bushings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The test protocol applied 0° to 85° flexion-extension motions and imposed a constant 4.5° varus malalignment of the ulnar relative to the humeral implant under a variable joint load profile at a frequency of 1 Hz...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164716/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-muscle-strength-in-late-adolescence-and-long-term-risk-of-early-heart-failure-in-swedish-men
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Martin Lindgren, Maria Åberg, Maria Schaufelberger, David Åberg, Linus Schiöler, Kjell Torén, Annika Rosengren
Aims To investigate the association between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and muscle strength in late adolescence and the long-term risk of heart failure (HF). Methods A cohort was created of Swedish men enrolled in compulsory military service between 1968 and 2005 with measurements for CRF and muscle strength ( n = 1,226,623; mean age 18.3 years). They were followed until 31 December 2014 for HF hospitalization as recorded in the Swedish national inpatient registry. Results During the follow-up period (median (interquartile range) 28...
May 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149411/the-relationship-between-maximum-isometric-strength-and-ball-velocity-in-the-tennis-serve
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Ernest Baiget, Francisco Corbi, Juan Pedro Fuentes, Jaime Fernández-Fernández
The aims of this study were to analyze the relationship between maximum isometric strength levels in different upper and lower limb joints and serve velocity in competitive tennis players as well as to develop a prediction model based on this information. Twelve male competitive tennis players (mean ± SD; age: 17.2 ± 1.0 years; body height: 180.1 ± 6.2 cm; body mass: 71.9 ± 5.6 kg) were tested using maximum isometric strength levels (i.e., wrist, elbow and shoulder flexion and extension; leg and back extension; shoulder external and internal rotation)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128085/antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-anti%C3%AE-2glicoprotein-1-antibodies-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-tibial-vein-thrombosis-in-sapho-syndrome
#18
Hanna Przepiera-Będzak, Marek Brzosko
The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is defined by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with recurrent venous or arterial thromboembolism (1). SAPHO syndrome is a rare disease, characterized by specific clinical manifestations of synovitis, acne pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis. It is a disease that manifests with a combination of osseous and articular manifestations associated with skin lesions (2). Venous thrombosis complicating SAPHO syndrome seems to be uncommon with an unclear pathogenesis (3-9)...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087121/upper-extremity-outcome-measures-for-collagen-vi-related-myopathy-and-lama2-related-muscular-dystrophy
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Roxanna M Bendixen, Jocelyn Butrum, Mina S Jain, Rebecca Parks, Bonnie Hodsdon, Carmel Nichols, Michelle Hsia, Leslie Nelson, Katherine C Keller, Michelle McGuire, Jeffrey S Elliott, Melody M Linton, Irene C Arveson, Fatou Tounkara, Ruhi Vasavada, Elizabeth Harnett, Monal Punjabi, Sandra Donkervoort, Jahannaz Dastgir, Meganne E Leach, Anne Rutkowski, Melissa Waite, James Collins, Carsten G Bönnemann, Katherine G Meilleur
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) comprises a rare group of genetic muscle diseases that present at birth or early during infancy. Two common subtypes of CMD are collagen VI-related muscular dystrophy (COL6-RD) and laminin alpha 2-related dystrophy (LAMA2-RD). Traditional outcome measures in CMD include gross motor and mobility assessments, yet significant motor declines underscore the need for valid upper extremity motor assessments as a clinical endpoint. This study validated a battery of upper extremity measures in these two CMD subtypes for future clinical trials...
March 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052417/c8-cross-transfer-for-the-treatment-of-caudal-brachial-plexus-avulsion-in-three-dogs
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Pierre Moissonnier, Claude Carozzo, Jean-Laurent Thibaut, Catherine Escriou, Antoine Hidalgo, Stéphane Blot
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cervical nerve 8 cross-transfer technique (C8CT) as a part of surgical treatment of caudal brachial plexus avulsion (BPA) in the dog. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs suspected to have caudal BPA based on neurological examination and electrophysiological testing (n = 3). METHODS: The distal stump of the surgically transected contralateral C8 ventral branch (donor) was bridged to the proximal stump of the avulsed C8 ventral branch (recipient) and secured with 9-0 polypropylene suture under an operating microscope...
January 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
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