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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527234/impaired-postural-balance-correlates-with-complex-walking-performance-in-mildly-disabled-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis
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John Brincks, Elisabeth Due Andersen, Henrik Sørensen, Ulrik Dalgas
BACKGROUND: It is relevant to understand the possible influence of impaired postural balance on walking performance in multiple sclerosis (MS) gait rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: We expected associations between impaired postural balance and complex walking performance in mildly disabled persons with MS, but not in healthy controls. METHODS: Thirteen persons with MS (Expanded Disability Status Scale = 2.5) and 13 healthy controls' walking performance were measured at fast walking speed, Timed Up & Go and Timed 25 Feet Walking...
May 13, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527232/three-dimensional-evaluation-of%C3%A2-postural%C3%A2-stability-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-mobile-technology
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Sarah J Ozinga, Mandy Miller Koop, Susan M Linder, Andre G Machado, Tanujit Dey, Jay L Alberts
BACKGROUND: Postural instability is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease. Objective metrics to characterize postural stability are necessary for the development of treatment algorithms to aid in the clinical setting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project was to validate a mobile device platform and resultant three-dimensional balance metric that characterizes postural stability. METHODS: A mobile Application was developed, in which biomechanical data from inertial sensors within a mobile device were processed to characterize movement of center of mass in the medial-lateral, anterior-posterior and trunk rotation directions...
May 13, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526514/levodopa-has-primarily-negative-influences-on-postural-control-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Cédrick T Bonnet, Arnaud Delval, Sébastien Szaffarczyk, Luc Defebvre
Patients with Parkinson's disease have better functional status and motor performance under on-drug conditions. However, the administration of levodopa leads to greater postural sway. The present study's primary objective was to determine whether this on-drug problem may be related to a lack of adjustment in postural control mechanisms and body segment rotations. Fourteen patients with Parkinson's disease and 14 controls performed two gaze-shift tasks (40° to the left and 40° to the right, at 0.125 and 0...
May 16, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526222/hemocytometric-measures-predict-the-efficacy-of-oral-rehydration-for-children-with-postural-tachycardia-syndrome
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Wenxin Lu, Hui Yan, Shu Wu, Wenrui Xu, Hongfang Jin, Junbao Du
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether hemocytometric measures could be qualified predictors for the effect of oral rehydration salts (ORS) in children with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS). STUDY DESIGN: Thirty-five children with POTS and 29 healthy children were enrolled. General information, hemodynamic status, and baseline hemocytometric variables were collected. Children with POTS received ORS therapy and were followed up for 3 months. The independent risk factors of developing POTS were explored...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521221/high-intensity-repeated-sprints-impair-postural-control-but-with-no-effects-on-free-throwing-accuracy-in-under-19-basketball-players
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Fabio Augusto Barbieri, Sérgio Tosi Rodrigues, Paula Favaro Polastri, Ricardo Augusto Barbieri, Pedro Henrique Alves de Paula, Fabio Milioni, Paulo Eduardo Redkva, Alessandro Moura Zagatto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516967/body-worn-triaxial-accelerometer-coherence-and-reliability-related-to-static-posturography-in-unilateral-vestibular-failure
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M Alessandrini, A Micarelli, A Viziano, I Pavone, G Costantini, D Casali, F Paolizzo, G Saggio
Since changes in vestibular function may be one cause of disequilibrium, major advances in measuring postural control and sensory integration in vestibular impairments have been achieved by using posturography. However, in order to overcome problems related to this type of technology, body-worn accelerometers (ACC) have been proposed as a portable, low-cost alternative to posturography for measurements of postural sway in a friendly and ecologic environment. Due to the fact that no study to date has shown the experimental validity of ACC-based measures of body sway with respect to posturography for subjects with vestibular deficits, the aim of the present study was: i) to develop and validate a practical tool that can allow clinicians to measure postural sway derangements in an otoneurological setting by ACC, and ii) to provide reliable, sensitive and accurate automatic analysis of sway that could help in discriminating unilateral vestibular failure (UVF) patients...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514527/efficacy-and-safety-of-injectable-robenacoxib-for-the-treatment-of-pain-associated-with-soft-tissue-surgery-in-dogs
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G Friton, C Thompson, D Karadzovska, S King, J N King
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used routinely to control pain and inflammation after surgery in dogs. Robenacoxib is a cyclooxygenase-2 selective NSAID. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE: Assess the clinical efficacy and safety of an injectable formulation of robenacoxib in dogs undergoing surgery. ANIMALS: Three hundred and seventeen client-owned dogs (N = 159 robenacoxib or N = 158 placebo). METHODS: In this prospective, multicenter, randomized, masked, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study, dogs received a SC injection of either robenacoxib, at a target dose of 2...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512630/hand-grasping-synergies-as-biometrics
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Vrajeshri Patel, Poojita Thukral, Martin K Burns, Ionut Florescu, Rajarathnam Chandramouli, Ramana Vinjamuri
Recently, the need for more secure identity verification systems has driven researchers to explore other sources of biometrics. This includes iris patterns, palm print, hand geometry, facial recognition, and movement patterns (hand motion, gait, and eye movements). Identity verification systems may benefit from the complexity of human movement that integrates multiple levels of control (neural, muscular, and kinematic). Using principal component analysis, we extracted spatiotemporal hand synergies (movement synergies) from an object grasping dataset to explore their use as a potential biometric...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508890/attentional-requirements-of-postural-control-in-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-the-effect-of-dual-task
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C M Tse, M G Carpenter, T Liu-Ambrose, A E Chisholm, T Lam
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the attentional requirements for maintaining standing balance in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) using a dual-task paradigm and to compare standing balance performance between SCI and able-bodied (AB) controls. SETTING: LaboratoryMethods:Nine adults with incomplete SCI, who were able to stand unassisted were recruited, along with eight AB controls. Subjects performed a dual task involving counting backwards by 3 s out loud while standing with eyes open or closed...
May 16, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508177/standing-postural-control-in-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi Huey Lim, Katie Partridge, Sonya Girdler, Susan L Morris
Impairments in postural control affect the development of motor and social skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This review compared the effect of different sensory conditions on static standing postural control between ASD and neurotypical individuals. Results from 19 studies indicated a large difference in postural control between groups across all sensory conditions. This review revealed sensorimotor and multiple sensory processing deficits in ASD. The tendency for individuals with ASD to be more susceptible to postural instability with use of visual information compared with somatosensory information suggests perinatal alterations in sensory development...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507987/pitx2-in-embryonic-and-adult-myogenesis
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Francisco Hernandez-Torres, Lara Rodríguez-Outeiriño, Diego Franco, Amelia E Aranega
Skeletal muscle is a heterogeneous tissue that represents between 30 and 38% of the human body mass and has important functions in the organism, such as maintaining posture, locomotor impulse, or pulmonary ventilation. The genesis of skeletal muscle during embryonic development is a process controlled by an elaborate regulatory network combining the interplay of extrinsic and intrinsic regulatory mechanisms that transform myogenic precursor cells into functional muscle fibers through a finely tuned differentiation program...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507235/assessing-the-strength-of-cardiac-and-sympathetic-baroreflex-controls-via-transfer-entropy-during-orthostatic-challenge
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Alberto Porta, Andrea Marchi, Vlasta Bari, Beatrice De Maria, Murray Esler, Elisabeth Lambert, Mathias Baumert
The study assesses the strength of the causal relation along baroreflex (BR) in humans during an incremental postural challenge soliciting the BR. Both cardiac BR (cBR) and sympathetic BR (sBR) were characterized via BR sequence approaches from spontaneous fluctuations of heart period (HP), systolic arterial pressure (SAP), diastolic arterial pressure (DAP) and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). A model-based transfer entropy method was applied to quantify the strength of the coupling from SAP to HP and from DAP to MSNA...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506665/motor-development-of-preterm-infants-assessed-by-the-alberta-infant-motor-scale-systematic-review-article
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REVIEW
Rubia do N Fuentefria, Rita de Cássia Silveira, Renato S Procianoy
OBJECTIVE: Premature newborns are considered at risk for motor development deficits, leading to the need for monitoring in early life. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature about gross motor development of preterm infants, assessed by the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) to identify the main outcomes in development. DATA SOURCE: Systematic review of studies published from 2006 to 2015, indexed in Pubmed, Scielo, Lilacs, and Medline databases in English and Portuguese...
May 12, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506006/immediate-responses-to-backpack-carriage-on-postural-angles-in-young-adults-a-crossover-randomized-self-controlled-study-with-repeated-measures
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Ukachukwu O Abaraogu, Elochukwu F Ezenwankwo, Ijeoma B Nwadilibe, Geoffrey C Nwafor, Bianca O Ugwuele, Pascal C Uzoh, Ifunanya Ani, Kinsley Amarachineke, Collins Atuma, Obed Ewelunta
BACKGROUND: Heavy backpacks have been associated with various postural changes and consequently musculoskeletal disorders. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the immediate responses of varying backpack loads on cranio-vertebral angle (CVA), sagittal shoulder angle (SSA) and trunk forward lean (TFL) of young adults between the ages of 18-25 years. METHODS: This was a 3×3 cross over randomized controlled study with repeated measures among a convenience sample of young adults (n = 30; 50% male, 50% female)...
May 6, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505962/assessment-of-body-parameters-symmetry-in-child-violinists
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Anna Cygańska, Aleksandra Truszczyńska-Baszak, Justyna Drzaƚ-Grabiec, Adam Tarnowski
BACKGROUND: Playing violin may lead to overload of the locomotor system. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess body parameters for trunk symmetry in child violinists and compare with the control group. METHODS: We analyzed body posture of 101 children aged 7-12 years, mean age 11.09 ± 9.46, 49 child violinists and control group of 52 children. RESULTS: We found statistically significant differences for the difference in depth of the lower corners of scapulae and upper posterior spina iliaca, though greater asymmetries were found in the clinical control group...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505663/possible-role-for-recurrent-interactions-between-expansion-and-contraction-cells-in-mstd-during-self-motion-perception-in-dynamic-environments
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Oliver W Layton, Brett R Fajen
Cortical area MSTd contains cells sensitive to the radial expansion and contraction motion patterns experienced during forward and backward self-motion. We investigated the open question of whether populations of MSTd cells tuned to expansion and contraction interact through recurrent connectivity, which may play important roles in postural control and resolving heading in dynamic environments. We used a neural model of MSTd to generate predictions about the consequences of different types of interactions among MSTd expansion and contraction cells for heading signals produced in the case of self-motion in the presence of a retreating object-a stimulus that recruits both expansion and contraction MSTd cell populations...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504979/congenital-deafness-alters-sensory-weighting-for-postural-control
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Maxime Maheu, Andréanne Sharp, Sara Pagé, François Champoux
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine sensory reweighting for postural control in congenitally deaf individuals. DESIGN: We studied 14 controls and 14 deaf age-matched individuals using a force platform and the modified clinical test of sensory interaction and balance protocol. Both groups performed the postural tasks without auditory cues (with hearing protectors for controls or without hearing devices for the deaf). RESULTS: The results confirmed poorer postural stability in the deaf...
May 12, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503144/rigid-ankle-foot-orthosis-deteriorates-mediolateral-balance-control-and-vertical-braking-during-gait-initiation
#18
Arnaud Delafontaine, Olivier Gagey, Silvia Colnaghi, Manh-Cuong Do, Jean-Louis Honeine
Rigid ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) are commonly used for impeding foot drop during the swing phase of gait. They also reduce pain and improve gait kinematics in patients with weakness or loss of integrity of ankle-foot complex structures due to various pathological conditions. However, this comes at the price of constraining ankle joint mobility, which might affect propulsive force generation and balance control. The present study examined the effects of wearing an AFO on biomechanical variables and electromyographic activity of tibialis anterior (TA) and soleus muscles during gait initiation (GI)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501796/nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-restores-orthostatic-tolerance-in-young-vasovagal-syncope-patients
#19
Julian M Stewart, Richard Sutton, Mira L Kothari, Amanda M Goetz, Paul Visintainer, Marvin Scott Medow
OBJECTIVE: Syncope is sudden transient loss of consciousness and postural tone with spontaneous recovery; the most common form is vasovagal syncope(VVS). We previously demonstrated impaired post-synaptic adrenergic responsiveness in young VVS patientswas reversed by blocking nitric oxide synthase(NOS). We hypothesised that nitric oxide may account for reduced orthostatic tolerance in young recurrent VVS patients. METHODS: We recorded haemodynamics in supine VVS and healthy volunteers (aged 15-27 years), challenged with graded lower body negative pressure (LBNP) (-15, -30, -45 mm Hg each for 5 min, then -60 mm Hg for a maximum of 50 min) with and without NOS inhibitor N(G)-monomethyl-L-arginine acetate(L-NMMA)...
May 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501732/asymmetrical-stabilization-and-mobilization-exploited-during-static-single-leg-stance-and-goal-directed-kicking
#20
Adam C King, Zheng Wang
The motor control properties of the right and left legs are dependent on the stabilization and mobilization features of the motor tasks. The current investigation examined the right and left leg control differences - interlateral asymmetries - during static single leg stance and dynamic goal directed kicking with an emphasis of the asymmetrical stabilization and mobilization components of movements. Ten young, healthy, right-leg preferred individuals with minimal kicking experience completed both tests on each limb...
May 11, 2017: Human Movement Science
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