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Débora Finger, Fábio Juner Lanferdini, Juliano Boufleur Farinha, Clarissa Müller Brusco, Lucas Helal, Francesco Pinto Boeno, Eduardo Lusa Cadore, Ronei Silveira Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Protein (PRO) combined with a carbohydrate (CHO) beverage may have an ergogenic effect on endurance performance. However, evidence regarding its efficacy on similar conditions to athletes' race day is still lacking. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of three different nutritional supplementation strategies on performance and muscle recovery in a duathlon protocol. METHODS: , 13 male athletes (29.7 ± 7.7 years) participated in three simulated Olympic-distance duathlons under three different, randomly assigned, supplementation regimens: carbohydrate drink (CHO, 75 g); isocaloric CHO plus protein drink (CHO+PRO, 60...
March 15, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
Hemant K Mehta
The purpose is to present a new refined surgical technique for mild-to-severe acquired myogenic ptosis correction under local anaesthesia (LA) as day cases with resection of myotarsal (MT) flap and demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the technique. MT flap consists of 2 mm tarsal strip with attached levator complex - levator muscle, its aponeurosis, and Müller muscle. This is a retrospective personal series of 400+ patients, who underwent surgical correction with MT flap resection of 8-24 mm under LA mostly as day cases...
March 15, 2018: Orbit
Márcio G Dos Santos, Felipe S Moreno, Akila L de Oliveira, Isadora C F Oliveira, Natália Tribuiani, José C Cogo, Andreia B Scriboni, Karina Cogo-Müller, Arturo San Feliciano, Tiago Jose Bonomini, João B Fernandes, Yoko Oshima-Franco
Galactia glaucescens leaves are popularly used against snakebites in Brazil. The hydroethanolic extract from aerial parts of G. glaucescens (HEGg) was assayed against the neurotoxicity and myotoxicity induced by Bothrops jararacussu venom. A traditional myographic technique was applied for neurotoxicity and the resulting muscles were treated routinely by light microscopy analysis for myotoxicity. Additionally, the antimicrobial potential of HEGg was evaluated against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains, as well as Rutin was isolated for the first time in this specie using chromatographic and spectroscopic methods and its antiophidian property was assessed...
February 28, 2018: Natural Product Research
Kristyna Buzkova, Martin Muller, Ales Rara, Karel Roubik, Tomas Tyll
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: During laparoscopic surgery, a capnoperitoneum is created to optimize the operating space for surgeons. One effect of this is abdominal pressure which alters the physiological thoraco-abdominal configuration and pushes the diaphragm and lungs cranially. Since the lung image acquired by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) depends on the conditions within the thorax and abdomen, it is crucial to know the diaphragm position to determine the effect of diaphragm shift on EIT thorax image...
February 21, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Angela Rosenbohm, Susanne Hirsch, Alexander E Volk, Torsten Grehl, Julian Grosskreutz, Frank Hanisch, Andreas Herrmann, Katja Kollewe, Wolfram Kress, Thomas Meyer, Susanne Petri, Johannes Prudlo, Carsten Wessig, Hans-Peter Müller, Jens Dreyhaupt, Jochen Weishaupt, Christian Kubisch, Jan Kassubek, Patrick Weydt, Albert C Ludolph
OBJECTIVE: Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is caused by an abnormal expansion of the CAG repeat in the androgen receptor gene. This study aimed to systematically phenotype a German SBMA cohort (n = 80) based on laboratory markers for neuromuscular, metabolic, and endocrine status, and thus provide a basis for the selection of biomarkers for future therapeutic trials. METHODS: We assessed a panel of 28 laboratory parameters. The clinical course and blood biomarkers were correlated with disease duration and CAG repeat length...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Neurology
A Muller, C Pontonnier, G Dumont
The present paper aims at presenting a fast and quasi-optimal method of muscle forces estimation: the MusIC method. It consists in interpolating a first estimation in a database generated offline thanks to a classical optimization problem, and then correcting it to respect the motion dynamics. Three different cost functions - two polynomial criteria and a min/max criterion - were tested on a planar musculoskeletal model. The MusIC method provides a computation frequency approximately 10 times higher compared to a classical optimization problem with a relative mean error of 4% on cost function evaluation...
February 16, 2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
M K Huntley, S Muller, Ann-Maree Vallence
It is well established that excitability of the primary motor cortex increases during action observation. However, the modulation of motor cortex excitability during observation of different actions, with distinct movement patterns, is not fully understood. The aim of the current study was to examine time-dependent changes in corticospinal excitability during observation of two actions with different levels of complexity. We developed videos of two distinct actions (a point and a reach-and-grasp), that were matched in video length, action onset, and onset of kinematics...
February 12, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
M Pourhassan, K Norman, M J Müller, R Dziewas, R Wirth
OBJECTIVES: However, the information regarding the impact of sarcopenia on mortality in older individuals is rising, there is a lack of knowledge concerning this issue among geriatric hospitalized patients. Therefore, aim of the present study was to investigate the associations between sarcopenia and 1-year mortality in a prospectively recruited sample of geriatric inpatients with different mobility and dependency status. DESIGN AND SETTING: Sarcopenia was diagnosed using the criteria of the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP)...
2018: Journal of Frailty & Aging
Gerrit C Langhout, Koert F D Kuhlmann, Michel W J M Wouters, Jos A van der Hage, Frits van Coevorden, Manfred Müller, Torre M Bydlon, Henricus J C M Sterenborg, Benno H W Hendriks, Theo J M Ruers
Precise nerve localization is of major importance in both surgery and regional anesthesia. Optically based techniques can identify tissue through differences in optical properties, like absorption and scattering. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of optical spectroscopy (diffuse reflectance spectroscopy) for clinical nerve identification in vivo. Eighteen patients (8 male, 10 female, age 53 ± 13 years) undergoing inguinal lymph node resection or resection or a soft tissue tumor in the groin were included to measure the femoral or sciatic nerve and the surrounding tissues...
February 2, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Laura Pellegrino, Martina Coscia, Margit Muller, Claudio Solaro, Maura Casadio
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease affecting multiple functional systems and resulting in motor impairments associated with muscle weakness and lack of movement coordination. We quantified upper limb motor deficits with a robot-based assessment including behavioral and muscle synergy analysis in 11 multiple sclerosis subjects with mild to moderate upper limb impairment (9 female; 50 ± 10 years) compared to 11 age- and gender- matched controls (9 female; 50 ± 9 years)...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Bianca Rosa Guimarães, Luciana Duarte Pimenta, Danilo Alexandre Massini, Daniel Dos Santos, Leandro Oliveira da Cruz Siqueira, Astor Reis Simionato, Luiz Gustavo Almeida Dos Santos, Cassiano Merussi Neiva, Dalton Muller Pessôa Filho
The relationship between muscle strength and bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) is supposed from the assumption of the mechanical stress influence on bone tissue metabolism. However, the direct relationship is not well established in younger men, since the enhancement of force able to produce effective changes in bone health, still needs to be further studied. This study aimed to analyze the influence of muscle strength on BMC and BMD in undergraduate students. Thirty six men (24.9 ± 8...
2018: PloS One
Preamjit Saonanon, Supapan Sithanon
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of external levator advancement and Müller muscle-conjunctival resection in aponeurotic blepharoptosis repair. METHODS: Mild to moderate blepharoptosis patients with good levator function and a positive phenylephrine test were randomized to upper blepharoplasty with either external levator advancement or Müller muscle-conjunctival resection. The primary outcome was marginal reflex distance 1 at 1 month after surgery...
February 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Robin Hollinski, Anja Osterberg, Stefan Polei, Tobias Lindner, Daniel Cantré, Thomas Mittlmeier, Brigitte Vollmar, Sven Bruhn, Brigitte Müller-Hilke
Physical exercise is considered to impede the bone loss associated with physiological ageing however, a training program that efficiently leads to bone accrual in the healthy does not yet exist. We turned to the C57BL/6 J mouse and designed a sprint interval training for treadmill that was tailored to the individual performance limits. It consisted of four weeks with five training sessions each, followed by another four weeks with three. After completion of the training period, mice were sacrificed and the hind legs were analyzed via µCT and MRI for changes in bone parameters and muscle volume, respectively...
January 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
Joshua Dan, Kunal R Sinha, Daniel B Rootman
PURPOSE: This study aims to describe Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection surgery in terms of outcomes and potential factors that may predict final positions. METHODS: This cross-sectional cohort study included patients undergoing Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection surgery for involutional ptosis over a 15-year period. Success was defined in 2 ways: 1) final marginal reflex distance 1 (MRD1) ≥2.5 mm (MRD1 success) and 2) final difference in MRD1 ≤1 mm between eyelids (symmetry success)...
January 12, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Thomas Dupré, Johannes Funken, Ralf Müller, Kristian R L Mortensen, Filip Gertz Lysdal, Markus Braun, Hartmut Krahl, Wolfgang Potthast
Groin injuries are common in soccer and often cause time-loss from training. While groin injuries have been linked to full effort kicking, the role of inside passing is unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate hip joint kinematics and muscle force, stress and contraction velocity for adductor longus and gracilis during inside passing. 3D kinematics of ten soccer players (23.4 yrs; 77.5 kg; 1.81 m) were captured with a motion capture system inside a Footbonaut. Muscle force and contraction velocity were determined with AnyBody Modelling System...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
Tim Peterson, Gerd B Müller
Advances in imaging and modeling facilitate the calculation of biomechanical forces in biological specimens. These factors play a significant role during ontogenetic development of cichlid pharyngeal jaws, a key innovation responsible for one of the most prolific species diversifications in recent times. MicroCT imaging of radiopaque-stained vertebrate embryos were used to accurately capture the spatial relationships of the pharyngeal jaw apparatus in two cichlid species (Haplochromis elegans and Amatitlania nigrofasciata) for the purpose of creating a time series of developmental stages using finite element models, which can be used to assess the effects of biomechanical forces present in a system at multiple points of its ontogeny...
2018: PloS One
Marion Wattin, Loïc Gaweda, Pascale Muller, Mathieu Baritaud, Charlotte Scholtes, Chloé Lozano, Kathrin Gieseler, Carole Kretz-Remy
The maintenance of proteome integrity is of primary importance in post-mitotic tissues such as muscle cells; thus, protein quality control mechanisms must be carefully regulated to ensure their optimal efficiency, a failure of these processes being associated with various muscular disorders. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most common and severe forms of muscular dystrophies and is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Protein quality control modulations have been diversely observed in degenerating muscles of patients suffering from DMD or in animal models of the disease...
January 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Rawa Arif, Marcin Zaradzki, Anca Remes, Philipp Seppelt, Reiner Kunze, Hannes Schröder, Simon Schwill, Stephan M Ensminger, Peter N Robinson, Matthias Karck, Oliver J Müller, Markus Hecker, Andreas H Wagner, Klaus Kallenbach
Marfan syndrome is characterized by high expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in aortic smooth muscle cells (AoSMCs) associated with medial elastolysis and aortic root aneurysm. We aimed to reduce aortic elastolysis through decrease of MMP expression with decoy oligodeoxynucleotides (dODNs) neutralizing the transcription factor activating factor-1 (AP-1). AP-1 abundance in nuclear extracts as well as MMP-2 and MMP-9 expression were significantly increased in isolated mAoSMC of mgR/mgR Marfan mice compared to wild-type cells...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
Roy Müller, Christian Rode, Soran Aminiaghdam, Johanna Vielemeyer, Reinhard Blickhan
Directing the ground reaction forces to a focal point above the centre of mass of the whole body promotes whole body stability in human and animal gaits similar to a physical pendulum. Here we show that this is the case in human hip-flexed walking as well. For all upper body orientations (upright, 25°, 50°, maximum), the focal point was well above the centre of mass of the whole body, suggesting its general relevance for walking. Deviations of the forces' lines of action from the focal point increased with upper body inclination from 25 to 43 mm root mean square deviation (RMSD)...
November 2017: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
M Krings, H Müller, M J Heneka, D Rödder
Micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) scanning and three-dimensional reconstruction have revolutionized morphological studies. Whereas species descriptions and comparative studies formerly were based on external appearance and dissection, we now can visualize muscles, skeleton and viscera in intact animals. In most cases, visualization of internal structures depends on appropriate staining methods. Staining with iodine, phosphotungstic acid (PTA) and osmium tetroxide are established methods, but some problems remain...
December 6, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
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