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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223103/bilateral-early-activity-in-the-hip-flexors-associated-with-falls-in-stroke-survivors-preliminary-evidence-from-laboratory-induced-falls
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Dmitrijs Celinskis, Mark D Grabiner, Claire F Honeycutt
OBJECTIVE: Falls are the most common and expensive medical complication following stroke. Hypermetric reflexes have been suggested to impact post-stroke balance but no study has evaluated reflex amplitudes under real conditions of falls in this population. Our objective was to quantify the early reflexive responses during falls induced in the laboratory. METHODS: Sixteen stroke survivors were exposed to posteriorly directed treadmill perturbations that required a forward step to maintain a balance...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222849/bone-marrow-transplantation-improves-motor-activity-in-a-mouse-model-of-ataxia
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David Díaz, Marina Piquer-Gil, Javier Sánchez Recio, María Magdalena Martínez-Losa, José Ramón Alonso, Eduardo Weruaga, Manuel Álvarez-Dolado
Ataxias are locomotor disorders that can have an origin both neural and muscular, although both impairments are related. Unfortunately, ataxia has no cure and the current therapies are aimed at motor re-education or muscular reinforcement. Nevertheless, cell therapy is becoming a promising approach to deal with incurable neural diseases, including neuro-muscular ataxias. Here we have used a model of ataxia, the PCD mutant mouse, to study the effect of healthy (wild-type) bone marrow transplantation on the restoration of defective mobility...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222689/long-term-quantitative-evaluation-of-muscle-and-bone-wasting-induced-by-botulinum-toxin-in-mice-using-microcomputed-tomography
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Hélène Libouban, Claude Guintard, Nicolas Minier, Eric Aguado, Daniel Chappard
Muscle and bone masses are highly correlated and muscles impose large loads on bone. Muscle wasting that accompanies bone loss has been poorly investigated. 21 female mice were spread into seven groups. At day 0, 18 mice received Botulinum toxin (BTX) injection in the quadriceps muscle to induce paralysis of the right hind limb; the left contralateral side was used as control. Mice were sacrificed at 7, 14, 21, 28, 56 and 90 days post-injection. A remaining group was sacrificed at day 0. Trabecular bone volume was determined by microcomputed tomography (microCT) at the distal femur and tibia proximal metaphyses on both sides...
December 8, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222560/masseteric-nerve-transfer-for-facial-nerve-paralysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander W Murphey, William B Clinkscales, Samuel L Oyer
Importance: A review of the role of masseteric nerve transfer is needed to guide its use in facial reanimation. Objective: To systematically review the available literature, and, when applicable, analyze the combined outcomes of masseteric nerve transfer to better define its role in reanimation and to guide further research. Data Sources: Two independent researchers conducted the review using PubMed-NCBI and Scopus literature databases for studies on masseteric nerve transfer for facial nerve paralysis...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219757/spinal-accessory-nerve-to-triceps-muscle-transfer-using-long-autologous-nerve-grafts-for-recovery-of-elbow-extension-in-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injuries
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Liselotte F Bulstra, Nadia Rbia, Michelle F Kircher, Robert J Spinner, Allen T Bishop, Alexander Y Shin
OBJECTIVE Reconstructive options for brachial plexus lesions continue to expand and improve. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and quality of restored elbow extension in patients with brachial plexus injuries who underwent transfer of the spinal accessory nerve to the motor branch of the radial nerve to the long head of the triceps muscle with an intervening autologous nerve graft and to identify patient and injury factors that influence functional triceps outcome. METHODS A total of 42 patients were included in this retrospective review...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219188/toxicity-trial-of-canine-posterior-cricoarytenoid-intramuscular-vincristine-injections
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Randal C Paniello, Neel K Bhatt, Rebecca Chernock
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: In animal studies, intramuscular vincristine injections have been shown to block reinnervation of the denervated target muscle. This application could be used selectively to influence recovery patterns following injury of recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLNs). However, vincristine is currently Food and Drug Administration approved only for intravenous use. A formal toxicity trial of intramuscular injections was performed. STUDY DESIGN: Animal study...
December 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218282/which-tissue-should-be-removed-in-upper-blepharoplasty-analysis-and-evaluation-of-satisfaction
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Ali A Saalabian, Paul Liebmann, Maria Deutinger
BACKGROUND: Due to various options for tissue resection and preoperative markings, many different reports on aesthetics and patient's satisfaction exist. To assess differences among tissue resections and risk factors, we herein analyzed satisfaction levels of patients that underwent upper blepharoplasty. METHODS: A retrospective analysis during the period from January 2006 to June 2013 was conducted by reviewing patient's electronic medical files. All patients underwent medically indicated upper blepharoplasty at our department...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217360/sonographic-findings-of-painful-hemiplegic-shoulder-after-stroke
#8
Pei-Hsin Lin
BACKGROUND: Hemiplegic shoulder pain is common in stroke patients and can influence rehabilitation outcome. The underlying pathology can be various: in addition to impaired motor control and altered peripheral and central nervous activity, soft tissue lesions may also play an important role. It remains unclear how these pathologies may interact or correlate with each other. METHODS: This retrospective study collected data from 26 stroke patients who received sonography examination due to shoulder pain...
December 4, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215751/proteomic-response-of-the-rat-liver-in-differential-swimming-modes
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Liang Chen, Yanhua Yang, Yiting Wang, Lipeng Qiu, Hengchuan Xia, Aiai Wang, Hailong Liu, Hongfei Shi, Keping Chen
Moderate exercise helps improve competition results, providing a balanced muscle tone and biochemical activity, whereas excessive training disrupts the balance between training and recovery, causes harm to the organism, and leads to overtraining syndrome (OTS). To explore the mechanisms of different protein expressions during training and acquisition of immunity, we used proteomic analyses to investigate the differences of liver-protein expressions between two swimming modes. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control (CT), fatigue training (FT), and exhaustive training (ET) groups, and liver tissues from each group were subjected to two-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE)...
December 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214461/co-ingestion-of-protein-or-a-protein-hydrolysate-with-carbohydrate-enhances-anabolic-signaling-but-not-glycogen-resynthesis-following-recovery-from-prolonged-aerobic-exercise-in-trained-cyclists
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Karl E Cogan, Mark Evans, Enzo Iuliano, Audrey Melvin, Davide Susta, Karl Neff, Giuseppe De Vito, Brendan Egan
PURPOSE: The effect of carbohydrate (CHO), or CHO supplemented with either sodium caseinate protein (CHO-C) or a sodium caseinate protein hydrolysate (CHO-H) on the recovery of skeletal muscle glycogen and anabolic signaling following prolonged aerobic exercise was determined in trained male cyclists [n = 11, mean ± SEM age 28.8 ± 2.3 years; body mass (BM) 75.0 ± 2.3 kg; VO2peak 61.3 ± 1.6 ml kg-1 min-1]. METHODS: On three separate occasions, participants cycled for 2 h at ~ 70% VO2peak followed by a 4-h recovery period...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214460/blood-flow-restriction-late-in-recovery-after-heavy-resistance-exercise-hampers-muscle-recuperation
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Kestutis Bunevicius, Albinas Grunovas, Tomas Venckunas, Kristina Poderiene, Eugenijus Trinkunas, Jonas Poderys
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the effect of acute blood flow restriction during the late recovery phase between two resistance exercise bouts on muscular endurance and oxygenation. METHODS: Amateur male middle- and long-distance runners performed two bouts of one-leg dynamic plantar flexion exercise to failure with the load equivalent to 75% of maximum. Subjects were randomly assigned into two experimental groups with thigh occlusion pressure between bouts at either 120 or 200 mmHg with 20 min of passive rest in between, and two control groups without any blood flow restriction separated by either 5 or 20 min of rest...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213347/restoration-of-elbow-flexion-in-patients-with-complete-traumatic-and-obstetric-brachial-plexus-injury-after-functional-free-gracilis-muscle-transfer-our-experience-and-management
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Rahul K Nath, Sean G Boutros, Chandra Somasundaram
Background: Functional free gracilis muscle transfer is an operative procedure for elbow reconstruction in patients with complete brachial plexus nerve and avulsion injuries and in delayed or prolonged nerve denervation, as well as in patients with inadequate upper extremity function after primary nerve reconstruction. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed our patient records and identified 24 patients with complete brachial plexus nerve injury (13 obstetric, 11 males and 2 females; 11 traumatic, 9 males and 2 females) whose affected arm and shoulder were totally paralyzed and their voluntary elbow flexion or the biceps function was poor preoperatively (mean M0-1/5 in MRC grade)...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212845/crawling-without-wiggling-muscular-mechanisms-and-kinematics-of-rectilinear-locomotion-in-boa-constrictors
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Steven J Newman, Bruce C Jayne
A central issue for understanding locomotion of vertebrates is how muscle activity and movements of their segmented axial structures are coordinated, and snakes have a longitudinal uniformity of body segments and diverse locomotor behaviors that are well suited for studying the neural control of rhythmic axial movements. Unlike all other major modes of snake locomotion, rectilinear locomotion does not involve axial bending, and the mechanisms of propulsion and modulating speed are not well understood. We integrated electromyograms and kinematics of boa constrictors to test Lissmann's decades-old hypotheses of activity of the costocutaneous superior (CCS) and inferior (CCI) muscles and the intrinsic cutaneous interscutalis (IS) muscle during rectilinear locomotion...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212528/effectiveness-of-robot-assisted-training-added-to-conventional-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-humeral-fracture-early-after-surgical-treatment-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-multicentre-trial
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Corinna Nerz, Lars Schwickert, Clemens Becker, Stefan Studier-Fischer, Janina Anna Müßig, Peter Augat
BACKGROUND: The incidence of proximal humeral fractures increases with age. The functional recovery of the upper arm after such fractures is slow, and results are often disappointing. Treatment is associated with long immobilisation periods. Evidence-based exercise guidelines are missing. Loss of muscle mass as well as reduced range of motion and motor performance are common consequences. These losses could be partly counteracted by training interventions using robot-assisted arm support of the affected arm derived from neurorehabilitation...
December 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211400/robot-assisted-nephropexy
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Guilherme Andrade Peixoto, Marcelo Langer Wroclawski, Marcio Covas Moschovas, Arie Carneiro, Milton Borrelli, José Roberto Colombo
INTRODUCTION: Renal ptosis is defined as the renal descent when there is a change from supine to orthostatic position, usually with a change of two vertebral bodies or more than five cm apart. Although rare, it is one of the causes of chronic flank pain or of upper abdomen. The typical patient of renal ptosis is young, female, thin, with complaint of pain when in an upright position (1, 2). OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate a robot-assisted nephropexy technique in a young woman diagnosed with symptomatic renal ptosis on the right kidney, confirmed by imaging tests...
December 7, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210705/effects-of-platelet-rich-plasma-on-pain-and-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Yung-Tsan Wu, Kao-Chih Hsu, Tsung-Ying Li, Cheng-Kuang Chang, Liang-Cheng Chen
OBJECTIVE: No studies comparing the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection and placebo injection in bilateral knee osteoarthritis (OA) in the same patient, or discussing muscle strength after PRP injection, have been published. DESIGN: Twenty patients with bilateral knee OA were eligible, and 40 knees were randomized into two groups: PRP (knees [right or left by a coin toss] receiving a single intra-articular PRP injection) and saline group (the contralateral knee of the same patient, into which single 4-mL intra-articular injection of normal saline was administered)...
November 29, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206761/skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-function-is-determined-by-burn-severity-sex-and-sepsis-and-is-associated-with-glucose-metabolism-and-functional-capacity-in-burned-children
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Victoria G Rontoyanni, Ioannis Malagaris, David N Herndon, Eric Rivas, Karel D Capek, Anahi D Delgadillo, Nisha Bhattarai, Armando Elizondo, Charles D Voigt, Celeste C Finnerty, Oscar E Suman, Craig Porter
BACKGROUND: Restoring normal mitochondrial function represents a new target for strategies aimed at mitigating the stress response to severe burn trauma and hastening recovery. Our objective was to investigate the determinants of skeletal muscle mitochondrial respiratory capacity and function and its association with glucose metabolism and functional capacity in burned children. METHODS: Data from burned children enrolled in the placebo arm of an ongoing prospective clinical trial were analyzed...
December 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205594/recovery-of-the-puborectalis-muscle-after-vaginal-delivery-an-ultrasound-study
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M K Van de Waarsenburg, E A Verberne, C H van der Vaart, M I J Withagen
OBJECTIVE: To describe changes in the levator hiatus after vaginal delivery compared to pregnancy state by measuring dimensions of the levator hiatus, to map the regeneration in order to contribute to secondary prevention in symptoms of pelvic floor disorders. METHODS: Twenty nulliparous women with a singleton pregnancy received ultrasound assessment of the pelvic floor at rest, contraction and on Valsalva maneuver at 12 weeks' gestation and at 1 day and 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, 18 and 24 weeks after vaginal delivery...
December 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204290/meningeal-carcinomatosis-and-spinal-cord-infiltration-caused-by-a-locally-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-in-a-cat
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Christoforos Posporis, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Olga Travetti, Maria Oliveira, Laura Polledo, Annette Wessmann
Case summary: A 12-year-old domestic shorthair cat was presented with acute non-painful hindlimb proprioceptive ataxia localising to T3-L3 spinal cord segments. MRI revealed paravertebral muscular hyperintensity on T2-weighted images at the level of T7-T8 vertebrae. The cat improved on conservative management but deteriorated 3 months later. Repeated MRI showed meningeal enhancement at the same level and hyperintensity of the paravertebral musculature extending to the right thoracic wall and pleural space on short tau inversion recovery images...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203853/quantitative-analysis-of-inflammation-in-orbital-fat-of-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy-using-mri-signal-intensity
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Tomoaki Higashiyama, Maki Iwasa, Masahito Ohji
We quantitatively analyzed inflammation in orbital fat from cases of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) using short-tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequences from magnetic resonance imaging. The signal intensity ratios (SIRs) of orbital fat as well as the superior rectus (SR), inferior rectus (IR), lateral rectus (LR), medial rectus (MR), and superior oblique (SO) muscles on STIR images were measured in 70 eyes from 70 treatment-naive TAO patients (active TAO group, 19 patients; inactive TAO group, 51 patients) and 20 eyes from 20 controls...
December 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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