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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333380/smooth-muscle-ion-channels-and-regulation-of-vascular-tone-in-resistance-arteries-and-arterioles
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Nathan R Tykocki, Erika M Boerman, William F Jackson
Vascular tone of resistance arteries and arterioles determines peripheral vascular resistance, contributing to the regulation of blood pressure and blood flow to, and within the body's tissues and organs. Ion channels in the plasma membrane and endoplasmic reticulum of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in these blood vessels importantly contribute to the regulation of intracellular Ca2+ concentration, the primary determinant of SMC contractile activity and vascular tone. Ion channels provide the main source of activator Ca2+ that determines vascular tone, and strongly contribute to setting and regulating membrane potential, which, in turn, regulates the open-state-probability of voltage gated Ca2+ channels (VGCCs), the primary source of Ca2+ in resistance artery and arteriolar SMCs...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330675/what-does-electromyography-tell-us-about-dyspareunia
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Linda McLean, Kaylee Brooks
INTRODUCTION: Emergent evidence suggests that pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunction contributes to dyspareunia, the experience of pain on vaginal penetration. Electromyography (EMG) is a valuable tool for the assessment of neuromuscular control and could be very useful in enhancing our understanding of PFM involvement in sexual function and in conditions such as dyspareunia. However, PFM EMG must be interpreted within the context of the many factors that can influence findings. AIM: To outline the main factors to consider when evaluating PFM EMG for female sexual function and dyspareunia and to synthesize the literature in which EMG has been acquired and interpreted appropriately in this context...
March 18, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330573/implication-of-general-anaesthetic-and-sedation-techniques-in-temporomandibular-joint-disorders%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-systematic-review
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J Talaván-Serna, J M Montiel-Company, C Bellot-Arcís, J M Almerich-Silla
The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature on temporomandibular joint damage directly related to general anaesthesia and sedation. We searched MEDLINE, SCOPUS and the COCHRANE Library for titles and abstracts containing terms related to the subject. The search delimiters were analytical and descriptive studies with abstracts in Spanish, German, English or French, with no time limit. The search was updated in January 2015. Of the 398 articles found, 89 were duplicates and only 28 were of interest...
February 2017: J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327410/mitochondria-control-acute-and-chronic-responses-to-hypoxia
#4
G S McElroy, N S Chandel
There are numerous mechanisms by which mammals respond to hypoxia. These include acute changes in pulmonary arterial tone due to smooth muscle cell contraction, acute increases in respiration triggered by the carotid body chemosensory cells, and chronic changes such as induction of red blood cell proliferation and angiogenesis by hypoxia inducible factor targets erythropoietin and vascular endothelial growth factor, respectively. Mitochondria account for the majority of oxygen consumption in the cell and have recently been appreciated to serve as signaling organelles required for the initiation or propagation of numerous homeostatic mechanisms...
March 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326563/early-structural-and-functional-signature-of-3-day-human-skeletal-muscle-disuse-using-the-dry-immersion-model
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Rémi Demangel, Loïc Treffel, Guillaume Py, Thomas Brioche, Allan F Pagano, Marie-Pierre Bareille, Arnaud Beck, Laurence Pessemesse, Robin Candau, Claude Gharib, Angèle Chopard, Catherine Millet
Microgravity and hypoactivity are associated with skeletal muscle deconditioning. The decrease of muscle mass is an exponential decay with major changes in the first days. The purpose of the study was to dissect out the effects of a short-term 3-day dry immersion (DI) on human quadriceps muscle function and structure. The DI model, by suppressing all support zones, accurately reproduces the effects of microgravity. Twelve healthy volunteers (32 ± 5 yrs) completed 3 days of DI. Muscle function was investigated through maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) tests and muscle viscoelasticity...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324974/altered-viscoelastic-properties-of-stroke-affected-muscles-estimated-using-ultrasound-shear-waves-preliminary-data
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Ghulam Rasool, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer, Sabrina S M Lee
As a result of a brain injury such as stroke, the skeletal muscles may undergo numerous structural and functional alterations. These abnormal changes are linked to muscle weakness, joint contracture, and abnormal muscle tone and eventually, result in motor impairment. A subset of these alterations affects passive muscle stiffness, i.e., viscoelastic properties. However, in vivo estimation of changes in viscoelastic properties is a challenging task. Here, we used the shear wave velocity, estimated through ultrasound SuperSonic imaging (SSI), as a surrogate for viscoelastic properties...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299422/homeostatic-regulation-through-gaba-and-acetylcholine-muscarinic-receptors-of-motor-trigeminal-neurons-following-sleep-deprivation
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Hanieh Toossi, Esther Del Cid-Pellitero, Barbara E Jones
Muscle tone is regulated across sleep-wake states, being maximal in waking, reduced in slow wave sleep (SWS) and absent in paradoxical or REM sleep (PS or REMS). Such changes in tone have been recorded in the masseter muscles and shown to correspond to changes in activity and polarization of the trigeminal motor 5 (Mo5) neurons. The muscle hypotonia and atonia during sleep depend in part on GABA acting upon both GABAA and GABAB receptors (Rs) and acetylcholine (ACh) acting upon muscarinic 2 (AChM2) Rs. Here, we examined whether Mo5 neurons undergo homeostatic regulation through changes in these inhibitory receptors following prolonged activity with enforced waking...
March 15, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299334/evidence-for-startle-effects-due-to-externally-induced-lower-limb-movements-implications-in-neurorehabilitation
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Juan M Castellote, Markus Kofler, Andreas Mayr, Leopold Saltuari
Passive limb displacement is routinely used to assess muscle tone. If we attempt to quantify muscle stiffness using mechanical devices, it is important to know whether kinematic stimuli are able to trigger startle reactions. Whether kinematic stimuli are able to elicit a startle reflex and to accelerate prepared voluntary movements (StartReact effect) has not been studied extensively to date. Eleven healthy subjects were suspended in an exoskeleton and were exposed to passive left knee flexion (KF) at three intensities, occasionally replaced by fast right KF...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296514/can-unilateral-progressive-or-sudden-hearing-loss-be-immune-mediated-in-origin
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Francesca Atturo, Roberta Colangeli, Giorgio Bandiera, Maurizio Barbara, Simonetta Monini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that the positivity of nonspecific immunological tests could be found not only in bilateral hearing loss but also in unilateral cases, either sudden or progressive. METHOD: An observational case series study included subjects suffering from unilateral or bilateral, sudden or progressive, symmetric or asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). All the patients underwent pure tone audiometry and the following battery of blood exams: anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), extractable nuclear antigen (ENA) antibody screening, anti-thyroperoxidase (anti-TPO), anti-thyroglobulin and anti-smooth muscle antibody (ASMA)...
March 15, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291181/total-hip-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy-a-cohort-study-matched-to-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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Matthew T Houdek, Chad D Watts, Cody C Wyles, Robert T Trousdale, Todd A Milbrandt, Michael J Taunton
BACKGROUND: The spasticity and increased muscle tone observed in patients with cerebral palsy can lead to hip degeneration, subluxation, and pain. Currently, there is hesitation to perform total hip arthroplasty in patients with cerebral palsy because of fears of early wear and dislocation. The purpose of this study was to review the outcomes of total hip arthroplasty in patients with cerebral palsy and to compare outcomes with those of matched patients with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283596/safety-and-efficacy-of-incobotulinumtoxina-doses-up-to-800-u-in-limb-spasticity-the-tower-study
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Jörg Wissel, Djamel Bensmail, Joaquim J Ferreira, Franco Molteni, Lalith Satkunam, Susana Moraleda, Tiina Rekand, John McGuire, Astrid Scheschonka, Birgit Flatau-Baqué, Olivier Simon, Edward T J Rochford, Dirk Dressler, David M Simpson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety (primary objective) and efficacy of increasing doses (400 U up to 800 U) of incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin, Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH) for patients with limb spasticity. METHODS: In this prospective, single-arm, dose-titration study (NCT01603459), patients (18-80 years) with spasticity due to cerebral causes, who were clinically deemed to require total doses of 800 U incobotulinumtoxinA, received 3 consecutive injection cycles (ICs) with 400 U, 600 U, and 600-800 U incobotulinumtoxinA, respectively, each followed by 12-16 weeks' observation...
March 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280468/rok-and-arteriolar-myogenic-tone-generation-molecular-evidence-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Ahmed F El-Yazbi, Khaled S Abd-Elrahman
The myogenic response is an inherent property of resistance arteries that warrants a relatively constant blood flow in response to changes in perfusion pressure and protect delicate organs from vascular insufficiencies and excessive blood flow. This fundamental phenomenon has been extensively studied aiming to elucidate the underlying mechanisms triggering smooth muscle contraction in response to intraluminal pressure elevation, particularly, Rho-associated kinase (ROK)-mediated Ca(2+)-independent mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275973/normal-neurological-development-during-infancy-despite-massive-hyperammonemia-in-early-treated-nags-deficiency
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Hallvard Reigstad, Berit Woldseth, Johannes Häberle
A girl born at term was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit because of mild respiratory distress after a complicated delivery. She recovered, but was readmitted at 58 h of life with mild respiratory distress and increased muscle tone. Neonatal abstinence syndrome because of maternal use of lithium, clomipramine, and quetiapine during pregnancy was suspected, but at 115 h of life she became unresponsive, and an immediate work-up for coma was initiated. An ammonia of 2,235 μmol/l was found, and treatment with sodium benzoate, sodium phenylacetate, arginine, glucose, and N-carbamylglutamate (NCG, Carbaglu(®)) was started...
March 9, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275246/sarcoplasmic-reticulum-mitochondria-communication-in-cardiovascular-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Camila Lopez-Crisosto, Christian Pennanen, Cesar Vasquez-Trincado, Pablo E Morales, Roberto Bravo-Sagua, Andrew F G Quest, Mario Chiong, Sergio Lavandero
Repetitive, calcium-mediated contractile activity renders cardiomyocytes critically dependent on a sustained energy supply and adequate calcium buffering, both of which are provided by mitochondria. Moreover, in vascular smooth muscle cells, mitochondrial metabolism modulates cell growth and proliferation, whereas cytosolic calcium levels regulate the arterial vascular tone. Physical and functional communication between mitochondria and sarco/endoplasmic reticulum and balanced mitochondrial dynamics seem to have a critical role for optimal calcium transfer to mitochondria, which is crucial in calcium homeostasis and mitochondrial metabolism in both types of muscle cells...
March 9, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272142/early-development-identification-of-mode-of-action-and-use-of-dantrolene-sodium-the-role-of-keith-ellis-ph-d
#15
Neil A Pollock, Roslyn G Machon, Henry Rosenberg
Dantrolene-a nitrofurantoin derivative-was developed by Snyder et al. in 1967. After initial discovery of its muscle relaxation potential, investigations in a number of species demonstrated dose-dependent reductions in skeletal muscle tone that were long lasting, relatively nontoxic, and free of adverse effects such as respiratory impairment. Ellis et al. then published a number of papers investigating the means by which dantrolene produced these effects. Using a series of classic physiologic models, Ellis investigated potential sites of action for the new drug, eventually narrowing this down to the intracellular calcium-release mechanism...
March 8, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270043/roles-of-atp-sensitive-potassium-channel-in-modulating-gastric-tone-and-accommodation-in-dogs
#16
Shiying Li, Yong Lei, Jiande Dz Chen
OBJECTIVE: The ATP sensitive potassium (KATP) channel plays an important role in the regulation of resting membrane potential and membrane excitability. The role of the KATP channel in modulating gastric motility is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the role and mechanism of the KATP channel in modulating gastric tone and accommodation in dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gastric volume under a constant pressure reflecting gastric tone was measured using a barostat device in dogs equipped with a gastric cannula...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269718/analysis-of-the-sleep-eeg-in-the-complexity-domain
#17
Sara Mariani, Ana F T Borges, Teresa Henriques, Robert J Thomas, Samuel J Leistedt, Paul Linkowski, Jean-Pol Lanquart, Ary L Goldberger, Madalena D Costa
Conventional sleep analysis relies primarily on electroencephalogram (EEG) waveform features assessed in concert with eye movements, respiration and muscle tone. We explore a complementary "complexity domain" approach based on multiscale entropy (MSE) analysis of EEG signals and discuss its relationships to standard sleep analysis and to that based on electrocardiogram (ECG)-derived cardiopulmonary coupling (CPC). We observe a progressive decrease in complexity associated with decreased arousability, as measured by both conventional sleep scoring and CPC analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269625/development-and-validation-of-thums-version-5-with-1d-muscle-models-for-active-and-passive-automotive-safety-research
#18
Hideyuki Kimpara, Yuko Nakahira, Masami Iwamoto
Accurately predicting the occupant kinematics is critical to better understand the injury mechanisms during an automotive crash event. The objectives of this study were to develop and validate a finite element (FE) model of the human body integrated with an active muscle model called Total HUman Model for Safety (THUMS) version 5, which has the body size of the 50th percentile American adult male (AM50). This model is characterized by being able to generate a force owing to muscle tone and to predict the occupant response during an automotive crash event...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268523/differences-in-white-matter-microstructure-between-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-and-without-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
#19
Farzaneh Rahmani, Mina Ansari, Atefeh Pooyan, Mehdi M Mirbagheri, Mohammad Hadi Aarabi
REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is characterized by increased muscle tone and violent limb movements and usually occurs during the early stages of Parkinson disease (PD). PD patients with RBD represent faster motor progression and cognitive dysfunction. We used diffusion imaging to assess which regions are involved in this phenomenon. In the current study, we computed Quantitative Anisotropic (QA), which is based on spin distribution function (SDF) that quantifies the density of diffusing water and is more sensitive to psychological differences between groups and also diffusion MRI connectometry to conduct group analysis between age and gender matched PD patients with and without RBD...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265172/relationship-between-muscle-tendon-length-range-of-motion-and-resistance-to-passive-movement-in-children-with-normal-and-increased-tone
#20
Ayumi Matsukiyo, Ah-Cheng Goh, Yoshimi Asagai
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to quantify the resistance to passive movement by measuring changes in muscle-tendon length and joint range of motion (ROM), before and after applying a standardized 5-kilogram tension force, and to correlate and compare these changes to muscle tone. [Subjects and Methods] Children with cerebral palsy (n=29) and typically developed children (n=12) participated in this observational study. The modified Ashworth scale (MAS) was used to assess tone in the right plantarflexor muscle...
February 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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