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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333223/development-of-practical-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-systems-based-on-an-electromyography-study-of-the-cybathlon-2016
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Jetsada Arnin, Traisak Yamsa-Ard, Preechapawan Triponyuwasin, Yodchanan Wongsawat
The purpose of this study was to develop a functional electrical stimulation (FES) system based on the motor driving concept for use by spinal cord injury patients participating in the FES Cycling competition at the Cybathlon 2016. The proposed FES system consists of a low-power control system, a precise processor unit, and a 4-channel stimulation unit. Self-adhesive carbon conductive electrodes were utilized for stimulation. A 26-year-old SCI patient was qualified to participate in the competition. The pilot patient underwent training for 16 months, which included experience with FES stimulation, performing FES cycling, and reducing spasticity, to practice using the FES system...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325145/anxiety-dependent-modulation-of-motor-responses-to-pain-expectancy
#2
Carlotta Fossataro, Giulia Bucchioni, Federico D'Agata, Valentina Bruno, Rosalba Morese, Pierre Krystkowiak, Francesca Garbarini
The relationship between pain expectancy and motor system plays a crucial role in the human defensive system. Here, we took advantage of the inhibitory modulation of the motor pathway to the muscle of the hand receiving painful stimuli, by recording motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We employed a classical conditioning paradigm in which neutral (visual and auditory) stimuli were conditioned by pairing either painful or not-painful stimuli (electric shocks) in separated groups...
January 8, 2018: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324829/electrode-placement-on-the-forearm-for-selective-stimulation-of-finger-extension-flexion
#3
Xueliang Bao, Yuxuan Zhou, Yunlong Wang, Jianjun Zhang, Xiaoying Lü, Zhigong Wang
It is still challenging to achieve a complex grasp or fine finger control by using surface functional electrical stimulation (FES), which usually requires a precise electrode configuration under laboratory or clinical settings. The goals of this study are as follows: 1) to study the possibility of selectively activating individual fingers; 2) to investigate whether the current activation threshold and selective range of individual fingers are affected by two factors: changes in the electrode position and forearm rotation (pronation, neutral and supination); and 3) to explore a theoretical model for guidance of the electrode placement used for selective activation of individual fingers...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323433/electrically-driven-microengineered-bioinspired-soft-robots
#4
Su Ryon Shin, Bianca Migliori, Beatrice Miccoli, Yi-Chen Li, Pooria Mostafalu, Jungmok Seo, Serena Mandla, Alessandro Enrico, Silvia Antona, Ram Sabarish, Ting Zheng, Lorenzo Pirrami, Kaizhen Zhang, Yu Shrike Zhang, Kai-Tak Wan, Danilo Demarchi, Mehmet R Dokmeci, Ali Khademhosseini
To create life-like movements, living muscle actuator technologies have borrowed inspiration from biomimetic concepts in developing bioinspired robots. Here, the development of a bioinspired soft robotics system, with integrated self-actuating cardiac muscles on a hierarchically structured scaffold with flexible gold microelectrodes is reported. Inspired by the movement of living organisms, a batoid-fish-shaped substrate is designed and reported, which is composed of two micropatterned hydrogel layers. The first layer is a poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel substrate, which provides a mechanically stable structure for the robot, followed by a layer of gelatin methacryloyl embedded with carbon nanotubes, which serves as a cell culture substrate, to create the actuation component for the soft body robot...
January 11, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319007/calpain-inhibition-improves-erectile-function-in-diabetic-mice-via-upregulating-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-and-reducing-apoptosis
#5
Hao Li, Li-Ping Chen, Tao Wang, Shao-Gang Wang, Ji-Hong Liu
Calpain activation contributes to hyperglycemia-induced endothelial dysfunction and apoptosis. This study was designed to investigate the role of calpain inhibition in improving diabetic erectile dysfunction (ED) in mice. Thirty-eight-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were divided into three groups: (1) nondiabetic control group, (2) diabetic mice + vehicle group, and (3) diabetic mice + MDL28170 (an inhibitor of calpain) group. Type 1 diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin at 60 mg kg-1 body weight for 5 consecutive days...
January 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317646/engineering-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-a-functional-skeletal-muscle-tissue
#6
Lingjun Rao, Ying Qian, Alastair Khodabukus, Thomas Ribar, Nenad Bursac
The generation of functional skeletal muscle tissues from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) has not been reported. Here, we derive induced myogenic progenitor cells (iMPCs) via transient overexpression of Pax7 in paraxial mesoderm cells differentiated from hPSCs. In 2D culture, iMPCs readily differentiate into spontaneously contracting multinucleated myotubes and a pool of satellite-like cells endogenously expressing Pax7. Under optimized 3D culture conditions, iMPCs derived from multiple hPSC lines reproducibly form functional skeletal muscle tissues (iSKM bundles) containing aligned multi-nucleated myotubes that exhibit positive force-frequency relationship and robust calcium transients in response to electrical or acetylcholine stimulation...
January 9, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314717/effects-of-streptomycin-administration-on-increases-in-skeletal-muscle-fiber-permeability-and-size-following-eccentric-muscle-contractions
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Keishi Hayao, Hiroyuki Tamaki, Kouki Nakagawa, Keigo Tamakoshi, Hideaki Takahashi, Kengo Yotani, Futoshi Ogita, Noriaki Yamamoto, Hideaki Onishi
The purpose of this study was to investigate the preventive effect of streptomycin administration on changes in membrane permeability and the histomorphological characteristics of damaged muscle fibers following eccentric contraction (ECC). Eighteen 7-wk-old male Fischer 344 rats were randomly assigned to three groups: control (Cont), ECC, and ECC with streptomycin (ECC+Str). The tibialis anterior (TA) muscles in both ECC groups were stimulated electrically and exhibited ECC. Evans blue dye (EBD), a marker of muscle fiber damage associated with increased membrane permeability, was injected 24 h before TA muscle sampling...
January 3, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305235/validation-of-isometric-tetanic-force-as-a-measure-of-muscle-recovery-after-nerve-injury-in-the-rabbit-biceps
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Kathleen M Kollitz, Guilherme Giusti, Patricia F Friedrich, Allen T Bishop, Alexander Y Shin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe and validate a technique for measurement of isometric tetanic force (ITF) in the rabbit biceps muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen New Zealand White rabbits were randomized to test either the right side or the left side first. Under propofol anesthesia, the brachial plexus and biceps brachii were exposed. The middle trunk (C6, C7) was secured in a bipolar electrode. Compound muscle action potential (CMAP) was measured...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304102/activation-of-biceps-femoris-long-head-reduces-tibiofemoral-anterior-shear-force-and-tibial-internal-rotation-torque-in-healthy-subjects
#9
Nur Liyana Azmi, Ziyun Ding, Rui Xu, Anthony M J Bull
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) provides resistance to tibial internal rotation torque and anterior shear at the knee. ACL deficiency results in knee instability. Optimisation of muscle contraction through functional electrical stimulation (FES) offers the prospect of mitigating the destabilising effects of ACL deficiency. The hypothesis of this study is that activation of the biceps femoris long head (BFLH) reduces the tibial internal rotation torque and the anterior shear force at the knee. Gait data of twelve healthy subjects were measured with and without the application of FES and taken as inputs to a computational musculoskeletal model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303604/study-on-effects-of-electrical-stimulation-on-rabbit-esophageal-body-motility-in-vivo
#10
Lili Zhang, Wei Zhao, Chunshan Zhao, Hong Jin, Bin Wang, Bangmao Wang
Electric stimulation (ES) could induce contraction of intestinal smooth muscle. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of ES on esophageal motility and the underlying mechanism in vivo. Twenty-eight rabbits were equipped with a pair of subserosa electrodes (connected to an electrical stimulator) in the lower segment of the esophagus. The ES signal consisted of bipolar rectangular pulse trains, lasting for 3.0s, with different amplitudes (1mA, 3mA, 5mA and 10mA), and frequencies (10Hz, 20Hz and 50Hz)...
January 5, 2018: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299228/comparison-of-strategies-and-performance-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-in-spinal-cord-injury-pilots-for-competition-in-the-first-ever-cybathlon
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Christine Azevedo Coste, Vance Bergeron, Rik Berkelmans, Emerson Fachin Martins, Ché Fornusek, Arnin Jetsada, Kenneth J Hunt, Raymond Tong, Ronald Triolo, Peter Wolf
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) can elicit muscular contraction and restore motor function in paralyzed limbs. FES is a rehabilitation technique applied to various sensorimotor deficiencies and in different functional situations, e.g. grasping, walking, standing, transfer, cycling and rowing. FES can be combined with mechanical devices. FES-assisted cycling is mainly used in clinical environments for training sessions on cycle ergometers, but it has also been adapted for mobile devices, usually tricycles...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299227/strategies-and-performances-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-using-the-berkelbike-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-competition-context-cybathlon
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Rik Berkelmans, Billy Woods
The functional electrical stimulation (FES) bicycle race was an event at the Cybathlon, held in Zurich October 2016. BerkelBike BV (The Netherlands) in collaboration with Imperial College London entered a spinal cord injury pilot who had tetraplegia to compete in this event. The BerkelBike Pro is a commercially available FES capable recumbent which is normally driven by the arm- and leg power. The arm cranking part was disabled. Now the tricycle must be driven using the pilots own lower limb muscles through stimulation in accordance with race rules...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299225/fes-bike-race-preparation-to-cybathlon-2016-by-ema-team-a-short-case-report
#13
Juliana Araujo Guimarães, Lucas Oliveira da Fonseca, Ana Carolina de Sousa, Miguel Eduardo Gutierrez Paredes, George Andrew Brindeiro, Antônio Padilha Lanari Bó, Emerson Fachin-Martins
FES-assisted cycling has been recommended to people struggling to emerge from a disability to more functioning life after spinal cord injury. Recommendations issued by a gowing number of scientific papershas promised toimprove body composition and physical activity levels, as well as to controlinvoluntary muscle response; favoring activity and participation which break new grounds in expanding locomotion, leisure and occupational options for people with paraplegia and tetraplegia. In this report we described our experience to select and prepare a pilot to compete in the FES Bike Race modality at Cybathlon 2016 in Kloten (Zurick)...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299224/the-effectiveness-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-fes-in-on-off-mode-for-enhancing-the-cycling-performance-of-team-phoenix-at-2016-cybathlon
#14
Kenry Wc Leung, Raymond Ky Tong, Xiaojun Wang, Ginny Ty Lee, Peter Mk Pang, H W Wai, H C Leung
In this study we designed a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) trike for a female subject with spinal cord injury to exercise her lower limbs and improve her lower limb muscle condition for attending the 2016 Cybathlon FES bike competition. Our FES pilot was the only female participant, in the FES cycling competition and she rode for Team Phoenix from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Due to the weakness of muscles in the lower limb of the subject, and due to scoliosis over her thoracolumbar aéra, the mechanical structure of the trike had to be tailor-made to ensure she sat on the bike in a safe and secure position...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299222/functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-strategies-tested-during-preparation-for-the-first-cybathlon-competition-a-practical-report-from-team-ens-de-lyon
#15
Amine Metani, Lana Popović-Maneski, Sebastien Mateo, Laura Lemahieu, Vance Bergeron
Whether it is from the patient's or the physical therapist's point of view, FES cycling can be considered either as a recreational activity, or an engaging rehabilitation tool. In both cases, it keeps patients with lower-limb paralysis motivated to sustain a regular physical activity. Thus, it is not surprising that it was selected as one of the six disciplines of the first Cybathlon competition held on October 8, 2016. However, many unresolved issues prevent FES cycling from being an activity practiced outdoors on a daily basis; such as, low power production, rapid muscle fatigue, precise electrode positioning, lack of systematic procedures to determine stimulation patterns, and the difficulty of transferring disabled riders from their wheelchair to the tricycle...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299220/the-road-to-cybathlon-2016-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-team-irpt-spz
#16
Marco Laubacher, Efe Anil Aksöz, Ines Bersch, Kenneth James Hunt
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) provides a good possibility to activate paralysed muscles and it has been shown to elicit substantial physiological and health benefits. For successful application of FES, a perfect symbiosis of the bike and the pilot has to be achieved. The road to the Cybathlon 2016 describes the different pieces needed for FES cycling in spinal cord injury. The systematic optimisation of the stimulation parameters and the Cybatrike, and sophisticated training contributed to the team's success as the fastest surface-electrode team in the competition...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299218/electrical-stimulation-frequency-and-skeletal-muscle-characteristics-effects-on-force-and-fatigue
#17
Maria Vromans, Pouran Faghri
This investigation aimed to determine the force and muscle surface electromyography (EMG) responses to different frequencies of electrical stimulation (ES) in two groups of muscles with different size and fiber composition (fast- and slow-twitch fiber proportions) during a fatigue-inducing protocol. Progression towards fatigue was evaluated in the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) and vastus lateralis (VL) when activated by ES at three frequencies (10, 35, and 50Hz). Ten healthy adults (mean age: 23.2 ± 3.0 years) were recruited; participants signed an IRB approved consent form prior to participation...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298208/electrophysiology-of-extraocular-cranial-nerves-oculomotor-trochlear-and-abducens-nerve
#18
Praveen Hariharan, Jeffery R Balzer, Katherine Anetakis, Donald J Crammond, Parthasarathy D Thirumala
The utility of extraocular cranial nerve electrophysiologic recordings lies primarily in the operating room during skull base surgeries. Surgical manipulation during skull base surgeries poses a risk of injury to multiple cranial nerves, including those innervating extraocular muscles. Because tumors distort normal anatomic relationships, it becomes particularly challenging to identify cranial nerve structures. Studies have reported the benefits of using intraoperative spontaneous electromyographic recordings and compound muscle action potentials evoked by electrical stimulation in preventing postoperative neurologic deficits...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297989/increased-temperature-accelerates-glycogen-synthesis-and-delays-fatigue-in-isolated-mouse-muscle-during-repeated-contractions
#19
Ester Hanya, Abram Katz
AIM: Elevated glycogen content in muscle delays fatigue during exercise. We examined if increasing muscle temperature during recovery from exercise affects glycogen synthesis and muscle performance during a subsequent bout of exercise. METHODS: Isolated mouse extensor digitorum longus muscles were stimulated electrically to perform repeated tetanic contractions until force decreased to 40% of initial at 25°C. Thereafter muscles recovered for 120 min at 25°C (control), 120 min at 35°C, or 60 min at 35°C followed by 60 min at 25°C...
January 3, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289515/conditioned-medium-from-contracting-skeletal-muscle-cells-reverses-insulin-resistance-and-dysfunction-of-endothelial-cells
#20
Yihe Zhao, Nana Li, Zhu Li, Da Zhang, Liming Chen, Zhi Yao, Wenyan Niu
OBJECTIVE: Obese adipose tissue has been characterized with chronic inflammation associated with elevated secretion of inflammatory cytokines and declined secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokines which can impair endothelial function in an endocrine manner. Adipose tissue hypoxia plays a role in the changes of cytokines. Physical exercise / muscle contraction may help preventing cardiovascular disease through improving insulin resistance and endothelium function. However the mechanism is unclear...
December 28, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
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