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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467709/delayed-latency-of-postural-muscles-of-individuals-with-intellectual-disabilities
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J Walter Tolentino-Castro, Andreas Mühlbeier, Luis Mochizuki, Heiko Wagner
Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) (50 < IQ < 79) show impaired motor and postural control, these impairments are highly related to falls and injuries. Recent studies demonstrated these impairments are related with fine and gross motor development, which are more strongly associated with cognition, and consequently language for individuals with ID than for without ID. Despite these studies, little is known about the structure and functioning of this population's spinal cord, which is highly involved in postural control...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459070/the-influence-of-mechanical-vibration-on-local-and-central-balance-control
#2
Hossein Ehsani, Jane Mohler, Vladimir Marlinski, Ehsan Rashedi, Nima Toosizadeh
Fall prevention has an indispensable role in enhancing life expectancy and quality of life among older adults. The first step to prevent falls is to devise reliable methods to identify individuals at high fall risk. The purpose of the current study was to assess alterations in local postural muscle and central sensory balance control mechanisms due to low-frequency externally applied vibration among elders at high fall risk, in comparison with healthy controls, as a potential tool for assessing fall risk. Three groups of participants were recruited: healthy young (n = 10; age = 23 ± 2 years), healthy elders (n = 10; age = 73 ± 3 years), and elders at high fall risk (n = 10; age = 84 ± 9 years)...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438176/disinhibited-blink-reflex-recovery-is-related-to-lateral-trunk-flexion-in-parkinson-disease
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Takashi Sugiyama, Hitoshi Mochizuki, Yoshine Hara, Miyuki Miyamoto, Yuki Nakazato, Akitoshi Taniguchi, Nobuyuki Ishii, Kazutaka Shiomi, Masamitsu Nakazato
PURPOSE: Lateral trunk flexion is often observed in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) and causes poor quality of life. Asymmetrical function of the basal ganglia is believed to be the main cause of lateral trunk flexion, and dysfunction of the basal ganglia facilitates the blink reflex by disinhibiting the spinal trigeminal nucleus. Our aim was to investigate whether a disinhibited blink reflex recovery curve (BRrc) was associated with lateral trunk flexion in PD patients. METHODS: We enrolled 21 PD patients, including 11 with marked lateral trunk flexion (F-PD) and 10 with normal posture (N-PD), and 10 normal controls...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437246/early-movement-restriction-leads-to-enduring-disorders-in-muscle-and-locomotion
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Maxime Delcour, Vicky S Massicotte, Michaël Russier, Hélène Bras, Julie Peyronnet, Marie-Hélène Canu, Florence Cayetanot, Mary F Barbe, Jacques-Olivier Coq
Motor control and body representation in the central nervous system (CNS) as well as musculoskeletal architecture and physiology are shaped during development by sensorimotor experience and feedback, but the emergence of locomotor disorders during maturation and their persistence over time remain a matter of debate in the absence of brain damage. By using transient immobilization of the hind limbs, we investigated the enduring impact of postnatal sensorimotor restriction (SMR) on gait and posture on treadmill, age-related changes in locomotion, musculoskeletal histopathology and Hoffmann reflex in adult rats without brain damage...
February 13, 2018: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425380/the-distinguishing-motor-features-of-cataplexy-a-study-from-video-recorded-attacks
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Fabio Pizza, Elena Antelmi, Stefano Vandi, Stefano Meletti, Roberto Erro, Christian R Baumann, Kailash P Bhatia, Yves Dauvilliers, Mark J Edwards, Alex Iranzo, Sebastiaan Overeem, Michele Tinazzi, Rocco Liguori, Giuseppe Plazzi
Objectives: To describe the motor pattern of cataplexy and to determine its phenomenological differences from pseudocataplexy in the differential diagnosis of episodic falls. Methods: We selected 30 video recorded cataplexy and 21 pseudocataplexy attacks in 17 and 10 patients evaluated for suspected narcolepsy and with final diagnosis of narcolepsy type 1 and conversion disorder respectively, together with self-reported attacks features, and asked expert neurologists to blindly evaluate the motor features of the attacks...
February 7, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417172/axial-reflexes-are-present-in-older-subjects-and-may-contribute-to-balance-responses
#6
James G Colebatch, Sendhil Govender
We studied the response to axial taps (mini-perturbations) of a group of 13 healthy older subjects (mean age 63 ± 12 years, 7 females, 6 males), 12 of whom were also studied using larger applied (macro-) perturbations requiring active postural responses. The mini-perturbation consisted of a brief impulsive force produced by a mini-shaker applied to the trunk at the level of the shoulders and anteriorly at the upper sternum which was perceived as a tap. Acceleration, force platform, and EMG measurements were made...
February 7, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398530/sedative-effects-of-intramuscular-alfaxalone-in-pet-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
#7
Dario d'Ovidio, Francesco Marino, Emilio Noviello, Enrico Lanaro, Paolo Monticelli, Chiara Adami
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and side effects of alfaxalone administered intramuscularly (IM) as a sedative agent in guinea pigs undergoing survey radiographs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical trial. ANIMALS: A total of 30 client-owned guinea pigs. METHODS: Following baseline assessments, 5 mg kg-1 alfaxalone was administered IM. Heart rate, arterial haemoglobin oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, rectal body temperature, palpebral reflex, response to toe and ear pinch, righting reflex, posture, jaw tone and reaction to manipulation were assessed before and after sedation at 5-minute intervals...
September 18, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359706/refining-non-invasive-techniques-to-measure-intracranial-pressure-comparing-evoked-and-spontaneous-tympanic-membrane-displacements
#8
Laurie Christopher Finch, Robert J Marchbanks, Diederik O Bulters, Anthony A Birch
Tympanic membrane displacements (TMDs) are used to non-invasively gauge inner-ear fluid pressure. Inner-ear fluid pressure equalizes with intracranial pressure (ICP) via the cochlear aqueduct and therefore TMDs can indirectly evaluate ICP. We studied the relationship between two TMD modalities, evoked and spontaneous. Evoked TMD is a reflex response to an auditory stimulus and the established stapes-footplate mechanism explains how evoked TMDs change with ICP. Spontaneous TMD refers to a pulsatile TMD waveform expressed in the form of pulse amplitudes (TMD-PAs), the origins of which are poorly understood...
January 23, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351473/sympathetically-mediated-cardiac-responses-to-isolated-muscle-metaboreflex-activation-following-exercise-are-modulated-by-body-position-in-humans
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André L Teixeira, Mauricio Daher, Mayara Souza, Plinio Santos Ramos, James P Fisher, Lauro C Vianna
Isolated muscle metaboreflex activation with post-handgrip exercise ischemia (PEI) increases sympathetic nerve activity and partially maintains the exercise-induced increase in blood pressure, but a smaller heart rate (HR) response occurs. The cardiopulmonary baroreceptors, mechanically sensitive receptors that respond to changes in central blood volume and pressure, are strongly associated with changes in body position and upon activation elicit reflex sympathoinhibition. Here, we tested the hypothesis that postural changes modulate the sympathetically-mediated cardiac response to PEI in humans...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349480/posture-modulates-the-sensitivity-of-the-h-reflex
#10
Serpil Cecen, Imran Khan Niazi, Rasmus Wiberg Nedergaard, Alice Cade, Kathryn Allen, Kelly Holt, Heidi Haavik, Kemal S Türker
The effect of body posture on the human soleus H-reflex via electrical stimulation of the tibial nerve at the popliteal fossa was studied. All parameters that may influence the reflex were controlled stringently. H-reflexes were elicited in three different body postures while keeping the level of background muscle activation to a minimum. The H-reflex curve relative to the M-wave curve did not change significantly in any of the body postures. However, the maximal H-reflex amplitude significantly increased in the prone position compared with the sitting (p = 0...
January 18, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341797/visual-dependence-affects-postural-sway-responses-to-continuous-visual-field-motion-in-individuals-with-cerebral-palsy
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Yawen Yu, Richard T Lauer, Carole A Tucker, Elizabeth D Thompson, Emily A Keshner
The current study aimed to explore the impact of visual dependence on sensorimotor coupling of postural sway and visual motion in adults and teens with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). We hypothesized that individuals with CP would exhibit greater magnitudes of sway than healthy individuals, and the presence of visual dependence (VD) would produce instability in the direction of visual motion. Participants stood in a virtual environment in which the visual scene remained static or continuously rotated 30 degree/second in pitch-up or pitch-down...
January 17, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331491/investigating-the-relationship-between-cardiac-interoception-and-autonomic-cardiac-control-using-a-predictive-coding-framework
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Andrew P Owens, Karl J Friston, David A Low, Christopher J Mathias, Hugo D Critchley
Predictive coding models, such as the 'free-energy principle' (FEP), have recently been discussed in relation to how interoceptive (afferent visceral feedback) signals update predictions about the state of the body, thereby driving autonomic mediation of homeostasis. This study appealed to 'interoceptive inference', under the FEP, to seek new insights into autonomic (dys)function and brain-body integration by examining the relationship between cardiac interoception and autonomic cardiac control in healthy controls and patients with forms of orthostatic intolerance (OI); to (i) seek empirical support for interoceptive inference and (ii) delineate if this relationship was sensitive to increased interoceptive prediction error in OI patients during head-up tilt (HUT)/symptom provocation...
January 9, 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329523/early-commitment-of-cardiovascular-autonomic-modulation-in-brazilian-patients-with-congenital-generalized-lipodystrophy
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Clarisse Mourão Melo Ponte, Virgínia Oliveira Fernandes, Maria Helane Costa Gurgel, Izabella Tamira Galdino Farias Vasconcelos, Lia Beatriz de Azevedo Souza Karbage, Christiane Bezerra Rocha Liberato, Carlos Antônio Negrato, Marília de Brito Gomes, Ana Paula Dias Rangel Montenegro, Renan Magalhães Montenegro Júnior
BACKGROUND: Metabolic abnormalities in congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) are associated with microvascular complications. However, the evaluation of different types of neuropathy in these patients, including the commitment of cardiovascular autonomic modulation, is scarce. The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in patients with CGL compared with individuals with type 1 diabetes and healthy subjects. METHODS: Ten patients with CGL, 20 patients with type 1 diabetes and 20 healthy subjects were included in the study...
January 12, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249367/parallel-fluctuation-of-anti-neurofascin-155-antibody-levels-with-clinico-electrophysiological-findings-in-patients-with-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy
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Atsushi Fujita, Hidenori Ogata, Ryo Yamasaki, Takuya Matsushita, Jun-Ichi Kira
BACKGROUND: The long-term clinical course and closely related biomarkers in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) with anti-neurofascin 155 (NF155) antibodies remain to be elucidated. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the longitudinal clinical courses of three Japanese male anti-NF155 antibody-positive CIDP patients. Anti-NF155 antibody levels were measured by flow cytometry using HEK293 cell lines stably expressing human NF155. RESULTS: All three patients presented with chronic progressive sensorimotor disturbance, with ages at onset of 16, 26, and 34years old, and they were followed for 58, 31, and 38months, respectively, from the onset...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210841/comparison-of-heart-rate-variability-parameters-to-the-autonomic-reflex-screen-in-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-and-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension
#15
Jacquie Baker, Juan M Racosta, Kurt Kimpinski
PURPOSE: The clinical significance of heart rate variability (HRV) in the context of autonomic dysfunction continues to be a matter of debate. Therefore, the purpose of the current study was to investigate the clinical relevance of HRV in the context of autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Heart rate variability data from 225 volunteers consisting of controls (n = 166) and patients with mild (n = 25) and severe (n = 34) autonomic dysfunction were retrospectively analyzed...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202845/robotic-assisted-gait-as-a-tool-for-rehabilitation-of-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
#16
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Ledycnarf J Holanda, Patrícia M M Silva, Thiago C Amorim, Matheus O Lacerda, Camila R Simão, Edgard Morya
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is characterized by a total or partial deficit of sensory and motor pathways. Impairments of this injury compromise muscle recruitment and motor planning, thus reducing functional capacity. SCI patients commonly present psychological, intestinal, urinary, osteomioarticular, tegumentary, cardiorespiratory and neural alterations that aggravate in chronic phase. One of the neurorehabilitation goals is the restoration of these abilities by favoring improvement in the quality of life and functional independence...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176947/cortical-contribution-to-linear-non-linear-and-frequency-components-of-motor-variability-control-during-standing
#17
Niklas König Ignasiak, Lars Habermacher, William R Taylor, Navrag B Singh
Motor variability is an inherent feature of all human movements and reflects the quality of functional task performance. Depending on the requirements of the motor task, the human sensory-motor system is thought to be able to flexibly govern the appropriate level of variability. However, it remains unclear which neurophysiological structures are responsible for the control of motor variability. In this study, we tested the contribution of cortical cognitive resources on the control of motor variability (in this case postural sway) using a dual-task paradigm and furthermore observed potential changes in control strategy by evaluating Ia-afferent integration (H-reflex)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167325/the-modulation-of-hippocampal-theta-rhythm-by-the-vestibular-system
#18
Phillip Aitken, Yiwen Zheng, Paul F Smith
The vestibular system is a sensory system that has evolved over millions of years to detect acceleration of the head, both rotational and translational, in three dimensions. One of its most important functions is to stabilize gaze during unexpected head movement; however, it is also important in the control of posture and autonomic reflexes. Theta rhythm is a 3-12 Hz oscillating EEG signal that is intimately linked to self-motion and is also known to be important in learning and memory. Many studies over the last two decades have shown that selective activation of the vestibular system, either using natural rotational or translational stimulation, or electrical stimulation of the peripheral vestibular system, can induce and modulate theta activity...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151141/mechanical-perturbations-can-elicit-triggered-reactions-in-the-absence-of-a-startle-response
#19
Christopher J Forgaard, Ian M Franks, Kimberly Bennett, Dana Maslovat, Romeo Chua
Perturbations delivered to the upper limbs elicit reflexive responses in stretched muscle at short- (M1: 25-50 ms) and long- (M2: 50-100 ms) latencies. When presented in a simple reaction time (RT) task, the perturbation can also elicit a preprogrammed voluntary response at a latency (< 100 ms) that overlaps the M2 response. This early appearance of the voluntary response following a proprioceptive stimulus causing muscle stretch is called a triggered reaction. Recent work has demonstrated that a perturbation also elicits activity in sternocleidomastoid (SCM) over a time-course consistent with the startle response and it was, therefore, proposed that the StartReact effect underlies triggered reactions (Ravichandran et al...
November 18, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103442/clinical-recognition-of-mouth-breathers-by-orthodontists-a-preliminary-study
#20
Julia Garcia Costa, Genilza Silva Costa, Carolina Costa, Oswaldo de Vasconcellos Vilella, Claudia Trindade Mattos, Adriana de Alcantara Cury-Saramago
INTRODUCTION: A routine diagnosis of a patient's breathing status performed by an orthodontist normally includes visual assessment, medical history, clinical examination of habitual lip posture, size and shape of the nostrils, reflex control of the alar muscle and respiratory tests, and the dental mirror test. The objective of this study was to test the recognition of mouth breathers in young persons by an orthodontist and agreement with an otolaryngologist's reference diagnosis when routine assessments were carried out...
November 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
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