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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431618/muscle-strength-and-power-in-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mlk Jørgensen, U Dalgas, I Wens, L G Hvid
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease in the central nervous system which causes a number of physical symptoms including impairments of muscle mechanical function (muscle strength, muscle power and explosive muscle strength (~rate of force development, RFD)). However, a full overview of the existing knowledge regarding muscle mechanical function in persons with MS (PwMS) is still pending. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review 1) the psychometric properties of isokinetic dynamometry testing in PwMS, and 2) studies comparing muscle mechanical function in PwMS to matched healthy controls (HC)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430766/linear-immunoglobulin-a-dermatosis-a-case-report
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Fernando Valenzuela Ahumada, Roberto Bustos Macaya, Gabriela Paz Romero Morgado, Margarita Sánchez Chacón
We present the case of a sixty five year old woman with two months history of pruritus and hyperpigmented annular lesions on the trunk, buttocks and upper extremities. In addition, she presents vesicles with healthy skin on the basis, in the flexor aspect of wrists. No evidence of mucosal involvement. Histological study showed subepidermal vesicular dermatitis with inflammatory infiltrate of neutrophils and eosinophils. Direct immunofluorescence evidenced linear and continuous deposition of immunoglobulin A in basement membrane zone, compatible with linear immunoglobulin A disease...
April 4, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428912/biomechanical-evaluation-of-carpal-kinematics-during-simulated-wrist-motion
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Helen Stoesser, Clare E Padmore, Masao Nishiwaki, Braden Gammon, G Daniel G Langohr, James A Johnson
Background Flexion and extension of the wrist is achieved primarily at the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints. Carpal kinematics have been investigated, although there remains no consensus regarding the relative contribution of each bone to wrist motion. Purpose To determine the kinematics of the scaphoid, lunate, and capitate during unconstrained simulated wrist flexion/extension and to examine the effect of motion direction on the contribution of each bone. Materials and Methods Seven cadaveric upper extremities were tested in a passive wrist simulator with 10N tone loads applied to the wrist flexors/extensors...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428836/muscle-function-and-fatigability-of-trunk-flexors-in-males-and-females
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Rita E Deering, Jonathon W Senefeld, Tatyana Pashibin, Donald A Neumann, Sandra K Hunter
BACKGROUND: Optimal function of the abdominal muscles is necessary for several life functions including lifting and carrying tasks. Sex differences in strength and fatigability are established for many limb muscles and back extensor muscles, but it is unknown if sex differences exist for the abdominal muscles despite their functional importance. METHODS: Eighteen females (24.3 ± 4.8 years) and 15 males (24.1 ± 6.6 years) performed (1) isometric trunk flexion maximal voluntary contractions (MVCs) in a range of trunk positions to establish a torque-angle curve and (2) submaximal (50% MVC), intermittent isometric contraction (6 s on, 4 s off) until task failure to determine fatigability of the trunk flexor muscles...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428826/the-reliability-of-shear-elastic-modulus-measurement-of-the-ankle-plantar-flexion-muscles-is-higher-at-dorsiflexed-position-of-the-ankle
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Junya Saeki, Tome Ikezoe, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Nishishita, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: Excessive stiffness of lower limb muscles is associated with sports injuries. Therefore, the identification of a reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of various ankle plantar flexion muscles is required to evaluate lower leg sports injuries. This study investigated the reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of the ankle plantar flexion muscles at different ankle positions. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy young men (25.3 ± 3...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428648/ultrasound-of-ankles-in-the-diagnosis-of-complications-of-chikungunya-fever
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Roberto Mogami, João Luiz Pereira Vaz, Yêdda de Fátima Barcelos Chagas, Rodrigo Sperling Torezani, André de Almeida Vieira, Ana Célia Baptista Koifman, Yasmin Baptista Barbosa, Mirhelen Mendes de Abreu
OBJECTIVE: To describe the main ultrasound findings of chikungunya fever in the ankle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational study involving 52 patients referred to the Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto and presenting with clinical and biochemical evidence of chikungunya fever. The examinations were performed by a radiologist with more than 20 years of experience in ultrasound. RESULTS: The predominant gender was female (in 88...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424870/high-intensity-interval-training-does-not-impair-strength-gains-in-response-to-resistance-training-in-premenopausal-women
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Paulo Gentil, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Suedi Gonçalves Cardoso Filho, Cauê Vazquez La Scala Teixeira, James Steele, James Fisher, Juliana Alves Carneiro, Mário Hebling Campos
PURPOSE: To compare the increases in upper- and lower-body muscle strength in premenopausal women performing resistance training (RT) alone or alongside concurrent high-intensity interval training (CT). METHODS: Sixteen women (26-40 years) were randomly assigned into two groups that performed either RT or CT. Both groups performed the same RT program; however, CT performed additional high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on a bicycle ergometer before RT. The study lasted 8 weeks and the participants were tested for ten repetition maximum (10RM) load in elbow flexion (barbell biceps curl) and knee extension exercises pre- and post-intervention...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423932/comparing-biomechanical-properties-repair-times-and-value-of-common-core-flexor-tendon-repairs
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Aakash Chauhan, Patrick Schimoler, Mark C Miller, Alexander Kharlamov, Gregory A Merrell, Bradley A Palmer
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to compare biomechanical strength, repair times, and repair values for zone II core flexor tendon repairs. METHODS: A total of 75 fresh-frozen human cadaveric flexor tendons were harvested from the index through small finger and randomized into one of 5 repair groups: 4-stranded cross-stitch cruciate (4-0 polyester and 4-0 braided suture), 4-stranded double Pennington (2-0 knotless barbed suture), 4-stranded Pennington (4-0 double-stranded braided suture), and 6-stranded modified Lim-Tsai (4-0 looped braided suture)...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421126/femoral-neck-strain-during-maximal-contraction-of-isolated-hip-spanning-muscle-groups
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Saulo Martelli
The aim of the study was to investigate femoral neck strain during maximal isometric contraction of the hip-spanning muscles. The musculoskeletal and the femur finite-element models from an elderly white woman were taken from earlier studies. The hip-spanning muscles were grouped by function in six hip-spanning muscle groups. The peak hip and knee moments in the model were matched to corresponding published measurements of the hip and knee moments during maximal isometric exercises about the hip and the knee in elderly participants...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420959/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-does-not-affect-lower-extremity-muscle-strength-training-in-healthy-individuals-a-triple-blind-sham-controlled-study
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Kazuhei Maeda, Tomofumi Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Tatemoto, Kunitsugu Kondo, Yohei Otaka, Satoshi Tanaka
The present study investigated the effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on lower extremity muscle strength training in 24 healthy participants. In this triple-blind, sham-controlled study, participants were randomly allocated to the anodal tDCS plus muscle strength training (anodal tDCS) group or sham tDCS plus muscle strength training (sham tDCS) group. Anodal tDCS (2 mA) was applied to the primary motor cortex of the lower extremity during muscle strength training of the knee extensors and flexors...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420761/in-situ-measurements-of-tensile-forces-in-the-tibialis-anterior-tendon-of-the-rat-in-concentric-isometric-and-resisted-co-contractions
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Martin Schmoll, Ewald Unger, Hazel Sutherland, Michael Haller, Manfred Bijak, Hermann Lanmüller, Jonathan C Jarvis
Tensile-force transmitted by the tibialis anterior (TA) tendon of 11 anesthetized adult male Wistar rats (body-mass: 360.6 ± 66.3 g) was measured in-situ within the intact biomechanical system of the hind-limb using a novel miniature in-line load-cell. The aim was to demonstrate the dependence of the loading-profile experienced by the muscle, on stimulation-frequency and the resistance to shortening in a group of control-animals. Data from these acute-experiments shows the type of loading achievable by means of implantable electrical stimulators activating agonists or agonist/antagonist groups of muscles during programmed resistance-training in freely moving healthy subjects...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419877/effect-of-foot-orthoses-on-the-medial-longitudinal-arch-in-children-with-flexible-flatfoot-deformity-a-three-dimensional-moment-analysis
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Amir Ali Jafarnezhadgero, Morteza Madadi Shad, Mahdi Majlesi
Foot orthoses are often used to correct altered gait patterns. The purpose of this study was to investigate how foot orthoses can modify the magnitude of three dimensional moments of ankle, knee, and hip joints during a stride of gait in children with flexible flat feet. Bilateral gait data were collected from fourteen male children (age 10.2±1.4 years) suffering from flat feet syndrome. In order to obtain the kinematics data, a Vicon system with six cameras (100Hz) was used and two Kistler force plates (1000Hz) to record the kinetics data under each leg...
April 7, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419543/aging-does-not-alter-tendon-mechanical-properties-during-homeostasis-but-does-impair-flexor-tendon-healing
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Jessica E Ackerman, Ibrahima Bah, Jennifer H Jonason, Mark R Buckley, Alayna E Loiselle
Aging is an important factor in disrupted homeostasis of many tissues. While an increased incidence of tendinopathy and tendon rupture are observed with aging, it is unclear whether this is due to progressive changes in tendon cell function and mechanics over time, or an impaired repair reaction from aged tendons in response to insult or injury. In the present study we examined changes in the mechanical properties of Flexor Digitorum Longus (FDL), Flexor Carpi Ulnaris (FCU), and tail fascicles in both male and female C57Bl/6 mice between 3-27 months of age to better understand the effects of sex and age on tendon homeostasis...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418751/influence-of-exergaming-on-the-perception-of-cancer-related-fatigue
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Ricardo da Silva Alves, Denise Hollanda Iunes, Isabela Carvalho Pereira, Juliana Bassalobre Carvalho Borges, Denismar Alves Nogueira, Andreia Maria Silva, Daniel Ferreira Moreira Lobato, Leonardo Cesar Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: Exercise is recommended for cancer patients to reduce fatigue and improve quality of life. This study's aim is to evaluate the influence of an exergaming protocol on cancer-related fatigue, muscle fatigue, and muscle strength in cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a quasi-experimental control study using exergaming in all groups through an Xbox360 Kinect™ console, two to three times per week, for 20 sessions. Three groups were created: cancer patients in chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy group (CRG; n:15), cancer patients after chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy (CAG; n:15), and a control group (CG; n:15)...
April 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417701/survey-of-hand-surgeons-and-therapists-perceptions-of-the-benefit-of-common-surgical-procedures-of-the-hand
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Olli V Leppänen, Jarkko Jokihaara, Esa Jämsen, Teemu Karjalainen
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this survey were (1) to study if surgeons' perceptions of the benefit of six surgical procedures differ if they consider themselves as patients instead of treating a patient, (2) to evaluate the role of five predetermined factors that may influence decision-making, and (3) to assess how uniformly hand surgeons and hand therapists perceive the benefits of the surgical treatments. METHODS: The members of the national societies for Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy were asked to participate in the survey...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417053/pacinian-corpuscle-like-structure-in-the-digital-tendon-sheath-and-nail-bed-a-study-using-late-stage-human-fetuses
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Ji Hyun Kim, Koichiro Sakanaka, Naomitsu Tomita, Gen Murakami, Hiroshi Abe, Shinichi Abe
Pacinian corpuscle-like structures were identified in the digital tendon sheaths and nail beds of hands obtained from eight of 12 human fetuses of gestational age 20-34 weeks (crown-rump length, 150-290 mm). The aberrant corpuscles were present in tight fibrous tissue connecting the flexor tendon sheath to the dorsal aponeurosis (138 corpuscles in the thumbs and all fingers of eight fetuses); loose fibrous tissue inside the sheath on the dorsal side of the tendon (37 corpuscles in the thumbs and all fingers of four fetuses); and the nail bed (10 clusters in the thumbs and second fingers of four smaller fetuses)...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417038/anomalous-innervation-of-the-median-nerve-in-the-arm-in-the-absence-of-the-musculocutaneous-nerve
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Khursheed Raza, Seema Singh, Neerja Rani, Raghav Mishra, Kamakshi Mehta, Saroj Kaler
The brachial plexus innervates the upper extremities. While variations in the formation of the brachial plexus and its terminal branches are quite common, it is uncommon for the median nerve to innervate the muscles of the arm. During the dissection of an elderly male cadaver at the Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, in 2016, the coracobrachialis muscle was found to be supplied by a direct branch from the lateral root of the median nerve and the musculocutaneous nerve was absent...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417037/additional-muscle-slip-of-bicipital-aponeurosis-and-its-anomalous-relationship-with-the-median-cubital-vein
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Nandini Bhat, Kumar M R Bhat, Antony S D'Souza, Sushma R Kotian
The cubital region of the arm is a common site for recording blood pressure, taking blood for analysis and administering intravenous therapy and blood transfusions. During the routine dissection of a 70-year-old male cadaver at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India, in 2015, it was observed that the aponeurotic insertion of the biceps brachii muscle divided into two slips. The medial slip fused normally with the deep fascia of the forearm, while flexor carpi radialis muscle fibres originated from the lateral slip...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416850/-treatment-of-complicated-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-with-extended-flexor-carpi-radialis-approach
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Z Q Gao, G S An, S L Li
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the effect of treatment of complicated intra-articular distal radius fractures with extended flexor carpi radialis approach. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 38 cases with fresh complicated intra-articular distal radius fractures treated by using extended flexor carpi radialis approach in our hospital from October 2012 to March 2015, with 25 males and 13 females. The average age was (52.76±8.62) years (32-64 years). The average time to surgery was (5...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415899/specific-muscle-synergies-in-national-elite-female-ice-hockey-players-in-response-to-unexpected-external-perturbation
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Minhee Kim, Yushin Kim, Hyeyoung Kim, BumChul Yoon
This study aimed to investigate specific muscle synergies in elite ice hockey players indicating highly developed postural control strategies used to restore balance against unexpected external perturbations. Seven elite athletes (EA) on the women's national ice hockey team and 7 non-athletes (NA) participated in this study. Based on trajectories of centre of mass (COM), analysis periods were divided into an initial phase (a balance disturbance after perturbation onset) and a reversal phase (a balance recovery response), respectively...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
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