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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156320/localised-sampling-of-myoelectric-activity-may-provide-biased-estimates-of-cocontraction-for-gastrocnemius-though-not-for-soleus-and-tibialis-anterior-muscles
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Maria Vinti, Jean-Michel Gracies, Marco Gazzoni, Taian Vieira
Proper muscle activity quantification is highly relevant to monitor and treat spastic cocontraction. As activity may distribute unevenly within muscle volumes, particularly for pennate calf muscles, surface electromyograms (EMGs) detected by traditional bipolar montage may provide biased estimations of muscle activity. We compared cocontraction estimates obtained using bipolar vs grids of electrodes (high-density EMG, HD-EMG). EMGs were collected from medial gastrocnemius, soleus and tibialis anterior during isometric plantar and dorsi-flexion efforts at three levels (30%, 70% and 100% MVC), knee flexed and extended...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156141/one-year-unsupervised-individualized-exercise-training-intervention-enhances-cardiorespiratory-fitness-but-not-muscle-deoxygenation-or-glycemic-control-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Antti-Pekka E Rissanen, Heikki O Tikkanen, Anne S Koponen, Jyrki M Aho, Juha E Peltonen
Adaptations to long-term exercise training in type 1 diabetes are sparsely studied. We examined the effects of a 1-year individualized training intervention on cardiorespiratory fitness, exercise-induced active muscle deoxygenation, and glycemic control in adults with and without type 1 diabetes. Eight men with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and eight healthy men (CON) matched for age, anthropometry, and peak pulmonary O2 uptake (V̇O2peak), completed a 1-year individualized training intervention in an unsupervised real-world setting...
November 20, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154420/relationship-between-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-cardiac-function-during-exercise-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Masamitsu Sugie, Kazumasa Harada, Tetsuya Takahashi, Marina Nara, Joji Ishikawa, Teruyuki Koyama, Hunkyung Kim, Jun Tanaka, Hajime Fujimoto, Shuichi Obuchi, Stephan von Haehling, Syunei Kyo, Hideki Ito
AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between skeletal muscle mass and cardiac functional parameters in older adults during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty-three Japanese community-dwelling older adults were enrolled (20 men and 43 women; mean age 80 years, range 65-97 years). Cardiac functional parameters during exercise were assessed using CPET. Skeletal muscle mass index (SMI) was calculated by dividing the appendicular lean mass (measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) by height in metres squared...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154224/evaluation-of-whole-pork-belly-qualitative-and-quantitative-properties-using-selective-belly-muscle-parameters
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Eun-A Lee, Ji-Hoon Kang, Jin-Hyung Cheong, Kyung-Chul Koh, Woo-Min Jeon, Jee-Hwan Choe, Ki-Chang Hong, Jun-Mo Kim
The objective of this study was to identify parameters for the evaluation of pork belly quality (composition) and quantity (volume) and to develop regression equations that predict properties of whole pork belly. Through an image analysis of 648 bellies, newly characterized pork belly parameters were developed for evaluating pork belly quality and quantity. Importantly, the estimated muscle volume showed high positive correlation with the whole belly volume and the whole belly muscle percentage (r=0.458, and 0...
November 10, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153363/uterine-fibroids-influence-of-t2-rim-sign-on-immediate-therapeutic-responses-to-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation
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Sin Yuin Yeo, Young-Sun Kim, Hyo Keun Lim, Hyunchul Rhim, Sin-Ho Jung, Na Young Hwang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of a high-signal-intensity peripheral rim on T2-weighted MR images (i.e., T2-rim sign) on the immediate therapeutic responses of MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) ablation of uterine fibroids. METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and patient informed consent was obtained for MR-HIFU ablation. In total, 196 fibroids (diameter 6.2±2.6cm) in 123 women (age 43...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152548/quantitative-assessment-of-heterogeneity-in-bladder-tumor-mri-diffusivity-can-response-be-predicted-prior-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Huyen T Nguyen, Amir Mortazavi, Kamal S Pohar, Debra L Zynger, Lai Wei, Zarine K Shah, Guang Jia, Michael V Knopp
Background: It is a critical unmet need to predict chemosensitivity in muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients who receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). Quantification of tumor heterogeneity has been shown to be useful in the assessment of therapeutic response. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) is derived from diffusion weighted MRI (DWI) to quantify the water diffusivity which characterizes micro-cellularity in tumor tissues. Objective: The aim of this study is to assess if a quantitative measurement of ADC heterogeneity in bladder tumors can be a predictor of therapeutic response to NAC...
October 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151051/subclinical-propionibacterium-acnes-infection-estimation-in-the-intervertebral-disc-spine-id-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort
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Nelson Astur, Delio E Martins, Marcelo Wajchenberg, Mario Ferretti, Fernando G Menezes, Andre M Doi, Laercio A Rosemberg, Durval C B Santos, Alexandre S Iutaka, Luciano M R Rodrigues, Marines D V Martino, Jorge R Pagura, Eduardo N Kihara Filho, Mario Lenza
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain and vertebral endplate abnormalities are common conditions within the population. Subclinical infection caused by indolent pathogens can potentially lead to these findings, with differentiation between them notably challenging from a clinical perspective. Progressive infection of the intervertebral disc has been extensively associated with increasing low back pain, with Propionibacterium acnes specifically implicated with in relation to sciatica. The main purpose of this study is to identify if the presence of an infective pathogen within the intervertebral disc is primary or is a result of intraoperative contamination, and whether this correlates to low back pain...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150450/aerobic-power-and-flight-capacity-in-birds-a-phylogenetic-test-of-the-heart-size-hypothesis
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Roberto F Nespolo, César González-Lagos, Jaiber J Solano-Iguaran, Magnus Elfwing, Alvaro Garitano-Zavala, Santiago Mañosa, Juan Carlos Alonso, Jordi Altimiras
Flight capacity is one of the most important innovations in animal evolution; it only evolved in insects, birds, mammals and the extinct pterodactyls. Given that powered flight represents a demanding aerobic activity, an efficient cardiovascular system is essential for the continuous delivery of oxygen to the pectoral muscles during flight. It is well known that the limiting step in the circulation is stroke volume (the volume of blood pumped from the ventricle to the body during each beat), which is determined by the size of the ventricle...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149469/cuffed-versus-uncuffed-endotracheal-tubes-for-general-anaesthesia-in-children-aged-eight-years-and-under
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Flavia A De Orange, Rebeca Gac Andrade, Andrea Lemos, Paulo Sgn Borges, José N Figueiroa, Pete G Kovatsis
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of endotracheal intubation in paediatrics, uncuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) have been the standard of care for children under eight years old, based on the presumption that complications, particularly postoperative stridor, are higher with cuffed ETTs. The major disadvantages of uncuffed ETTs cited for this shift in procedure include the difficulty in achieving tidal volumes due to leakage around an uncuffed ETT. To seal the airway adequately, uncuffed tubes may need to be exchanged for another tube with a larger diameter, which sometimes requires several attempts before the appropriate size is found...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146686/specific-force-of-the-vastus-lateralis-in-adults-with-achondroplasia
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David Thomas Sims, Gladys L Onambele-Pearson, Adrian Burden, Carl Payton, Christopher I Morse
Achondroplasia is a clinical condition defined by shorter stature and disproportionate limb length. Force production in able-bodied individuals (controls) is proportional to muscle size, but given the disproportionate nature of Achondroplasia, normalising to anatomical cross sectional area (ACSA) is inappropriate. The aim of this study was to assess specific force of the vastus lateralis (VL) in 10 adults with Achondroplasia (22 ±3 yrs) and 18 gender matched controls (22 ±2 yrs). Isometric torque (iMVCτ) of the dominant knee extensors (KE) and in vivo measures of VL muscle architecture, volume, activation and patella tendon moment arm were used to calculate VL physiological CSA (PCSA), fascicle force and specific force in both groups...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143983/growth-of-doxorubicin-resistant-undifferentiated-spindle-cell-sarcoma-pdox-is-arrested-by-metabolic-targeting-with-recombinant-methioninase
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Kentaro Igarashi, Shukuan Li, Qinghong Han, Yuying Tan, Kei Kawaguchi, Takashi Murakami, Tasuku Kiyuna, Kentaro Miyake, Yunfeng Li, Scott D Nelson, Sarah M Dry, Arun S Singh, Irmina A Elliott, Tara A Russell, Mark A Eckardt, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Kimura, Shinji Miwa, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Fritz C Eilber, Robert M Hoffman
Undifferentiated spindle-cell sarcoma (USCS) is a recalcitrant -cancer in need of individualized therapy. A high-grade USCS from a striated muscle of a patient was grown orthotopically in the right biceps femoris muscle of nude mice to establish a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model. In a previous study, we evaluated the efficacy of standard first-line chemotherapy of doxorubicin (DOX), gemcitabine (GEM) combined with docetaxel (DOC), compared to pazopanib (PAZ), a multi-targeting tyrosine-kinase inhibitor, in an USCS PDOX model...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143570/the-perceptual-responses-to-high-velocity-low-load-and-low-velocity-high-load-resistance-exercise-in-older-adults
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Darren L Richardson, Michael J Duncan, Alfonso Jimenez, Victoria M Jones, Paul M Juris, Neil D Clarke
The present study examined exercise affect during volume-load matched, high-velocity, low-load and low-velocity, high-load resistance exercise conditions in older adults. Ten older adults completed three sets of eight exercises on six separate occasions (three high-velocity, low-load and three low-velocity, high-load sessions) in a crossover study design. High-velocity, low-load was performed at 40% of predicted one repetition maximum, and low-velocity, high-load at 80%. The Physical Activity Affect Scale, Felt Arousal Scale, Feeling Scale, Rating of Perceived Exertion, Visual Analogue Scales, and the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale examined exercise intensity and affect...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141882/transparent-anemone-shrimp-ancylomenes-pedersoni-become-opaque-after-exercise-and-physiological-stress-in-correlation-with-increased-hemolymph-perfusion
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Laura E Bagge, Stephen T Kinsey, Justin Gladman, Sönke Johnsen
Whole-body transparency, an effective camouflage strategy in many aquatic species, can be disrupted by environmental and/or physiological stressors. We found that tail-flip escape responses temporarily disrupt the transparency of the anemone shrimp Ancylomenes pedersoni After as few as three tail flips, the previously transparent abdominal muscle became cloudy. Eliciting additional tail flips to the point of exhaustion (16±1 s.e.m.; n=23) resulted in complete opacity, though the original transparency returned after 20-60 min of inactivity...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141673/a-customized-fixation-plate-with-novel-structure-designed-by-topological-optimization-for-mandibular-angle-fracture-based-on-finite-element-analysis
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Yun-Feng Liu, Ying-Ying Fan, Xian-Feng Jiang, Dale A Baur
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to design a customized fixation plate for mandibular angle fracture using topological optimization based on the biomechanical properties of the two conventional fixation systems, and compare the results of stress, strain and displacement distributions calculated by finite element analysis (FEA). METHODS: A three-dimensional (3D) virtual mandible was reconstructed from CT images with a mimic angle fracture and a 1 mm gap between two bone segments, and then a FEA model, including volume mesh with inhomogeneous bone material properties, three loading conditions and constraints (muscles and condyles), was created to design a customized plate using topological optimization method, then the shape of the plate was referenced from the stress concentrated area on an initial part created from thickened bone surface for optimal calculation, and then the plate was formulated as "V" pattern according to dimensions of standard mini-plate finally...
November 15, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141630/ct-based-analysis-of-muscle-volume-and-degeneration-of-gluteus-medius-in-patients-with-unilateral-hip-osteoarthritis
#15
Takako Momose, Yutaka Inaba, Hyonmin Choe, Naomi Kobayashi, Taro Tezuka, Tomoyuki Saito
BACKGROUND: The gluteus medius (GMED) affects hip function as an abductor. We evaluated muscle volume and degeneration of the GMED by using CT-based analysis and assessed factors that affect hip abductor strength in patients with unilateral hip osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We examined clinical and imaging findings associated with hip abductor strength in consecutive 50 patients with unilateral hip OA. Hip abductor muscle strength and Harris hip score (HHS) were assessed...
November 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140186/acute-effect-of-two-self-myofascial-release-protocols-on-hip-and-ankle-range-of-motion
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Amandda de Souza, Cristiano Gomes Sanchotene, Cristiano Moreira da Silva Lopes, Jader Alfredo Beck, Affonso Celso Kulevicz da Silva, Suzana Matheus Pereira, Caroline Ruschel
CONTEXT: Self-myofascial release (SMR) is an intervention popularly used by rehabilitation, fitness, and sports professionals to improve recovery and performance. In SMR, the athlete/patient himself applies pressure to the muscle and fascia, using various tools such as balls, rods, foam rolls and massagers. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the acute effect of two SMR protocols (short- and long-term) of the posterior thigh and calf muscles on hip and ankle range of motion (ROM) in physically active men...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140117/comparison-of-radiation-dose-and-image-quality-of-abdominopelvic-ct-using-iterative-aidr-3d-and-conventional-reconstructions
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Caroline Duarte de Mello-Amoedo, Aparecido Nakano Martins, Adriano Tachibana, Daniella Ferraro Pinho, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare radiation dose and image quality of abdominopelvic CT studies reconstructed with iterative and conventional techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 99 patients who underwent abdominopelvic CT examinations with the portal venous phase images reconstructed with both filtered back projection and Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D) at different time points. Subjective assessment of image quality was performed by two radiologists who scored axial images for overall quality, sharpness, noise, and acceptability in a blinded fashion...
November 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138552/sirt1-and-foxo1-mrna-expression-in-pbmc-correlates-to-physical-activity-in-copd-patients
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Chihiro Taka, Ryuji Hayashi, Kazuki Shimokawa, Kotaro Tokui, Seisuke Okazawa, Kenta Kambara, Minehiko Inomata, Toru Yamada, Shoko Matsui, Kazuyuki Tobe
Background: Physical activity (PA) is considered as one of the most important prognostic predictors in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Longevity gene, SIRT1, is reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of COPD by regulating the signaling pathways of oxidative stress, inflammation, and aging. We hypothesize that SIRT1 and related genes are also associated with the benefits of PA in COPD patients. Methods: Eighteen COPD outpatients were enrolled in this study, and their PA level was assessed with an accelerometer...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135032/estimating-muscle-volume-from-two-dimensional-measurements-a-promising-method-for-assessment
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Jonathan J Noble
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November 14, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133982/combined-aesthetic-interventions-for-prevention-of-facial-ageing-and-restoration-and-beautification-of-face-and-body
#20
Sabrina Fabi, Tatjana Pavicic, André Braz, Jeremy B Green, Kyle Seo, Jani Aj van Loghem
The Merz Institute of Advanced Aesthetics Expert Summit was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 19-20 November 2016. The meeting had a distinct advisory board character and invited aesthetic practitioners from all over the world to hear an international faculty present a range of keynote lectures and conduct live injection sessions with an emphasis on recent developments in combination aesthetic interventions for face and body rejuvenation and beautification. Aging is associated with changes in bones, muscles, ligaments, adipose tissue, and skin and, moreover, involves interactions among these tissue types...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
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