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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228043/novel-systems-for-the-application-of-isolated-tensile-compressive-and-shearing-stimulation-of-distraction-callus-tissue
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Nicholaus Meyers, Julian Schülke, Anita Ignatius, Lutz Claes
BACKGROUND: Distraction osteogenesis is a procedure widely used for the correction of large bone defects. However, a high complication rate persists, likely due to insufficient stability during maturation. Numerical fracture healing models predict bone regeneration under different mechanical conditions allowing fixation stiffness optimization. However, most models apply a linear elastic material law inappropriate for the transient stresses/strains present during limb lengthening or segment transport...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166832/conditioning-exercises-in-ski-jumping-biomechanical-relationship-of-squat-jumps-imitation-jumps-and-hill-jumps
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Silvio Lorenzetti, Fabian Ammann, Sabrina Windmüller, Ramona Häberle, Sören Müller, Micah Gross, Michael Plüss, Stefan Plüss, Berni Schödler, Klaus Hübner
As hill jumps are very time-consuming, ski jumping athletes often perform various imitation jumps during training. The performed jumps should be similar to hill jumps, but a direct comparison of the kinetic and kinematic parameters has not been performed yet. Therefore, this study aimed to correlate 11 common parameters during hill jumps (Oberstdorf Germany), squat jumps (wearing indoor shoes), and various imitation jumps (rolling 4°, rolling flat, static; jumping equipment or indoor shoes) on a custom-built instrumented vehicle with a catch by the coach...
November 22, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122191/identifying-interactive-effects-of-task-demands-in-lifting-on-estimates-of-in-vivo-low-back-joint-loads
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Chad E Gooyers, Tyson A C Beach, David M Frost, Samuel J Howarth, Jack P Callaghan
This investigation examined interactions between the magnitude of external load, movement speed and (a)symmetry of load placement on estimates of in vivo joint loading in the lumbar spine during simulated occupational lifting. Thirty-two participants with manual materials handling experience were included in the study. Three-dimensional motion data, ground reaction forces, and activation of six bilateral trunk muscle groups were captured while participants performed lifts with two loads at two movement speeds and using two load locations...
February 2018: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120979/asymmetries-in-isometric-force-time-charcteristics-are-not-detrimental-to-change-of-direction-speed
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Thomas Dos'Santos, Christopher Thomas, Paul A Jones, Paul Comfort
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of between limb asymmetries in IMTP force-time characteristics on change of direction speed (CODS). Twenty multisport collegiate athletes (mean ± SD: age: 21.0 ± 1.9 years; mass: 78.7 ± 8.9 kg; height: 1.77 ± 0.04 m) performed three unilateral stance IMTP trials per limb and three modified 505 CODS trials each side to establish imbalances between left and right, and dominant (D) and non-dominant (ND) limbs. Limb dominance was defined as the limb that produced the highest isometric force-time value or faster CODS performance...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102650/safety-and-feasibility-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-using-amigo-%C3%A2-system-versus-manual-approach-a-pilot-study
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Antonio Scarà, Luigi Sciarra, Ermenegildo De Ruvo, Alessio Borrelli, Domenico Grieco, Zefferino Palamà, Paolo Golia, Lucia De Luca, Marco Rebecchi, Leonardo Calò
BACKGROUND: The Amigo(®) Remote Catheter System is a relatively new robotic system for catheter navigation. This study compared feasibility and safety using Amigo (RCM) versus manual catheter manipulation (MCM) to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). Contact force (CF) and force-time integral (FTI) values obtained during pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) ablation were compared. METHODS: Forty patients were randomly selected for either RCM (20) or MCM (20). All were studied with the Thermocool(®) SmartTouch(®) force-sensing catheter (STc)...
November 1, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098885/formulation-strategy-towards-minimizing-viscosity-mediated-negative-food-effect-on-disintegration-and-dissolution-of-immediate-release-tablets
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Kamran Zaheer, Peter Langguth
Food induced viscosity can delay disintegration and subsequent release of API from solid dosage form which may lead to severe reduction in the bioavailability of BCS type III compounds. Formulations of such tablets need to be optimized in view of this postprandial viscosity factor. In this study, three super disintegrants, croscarmellose sodium (CCS), cross-linked polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (CPD) and sodium starch glycolate (SSG) were assessed for their efficiency under simulated fed state. Tablets containing these disintegrants were compressed at 10 KN and 30 KN, while taking lactose as a soluble filler...
November 3, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063714/factorization-of-force-and-timing-in-sensorimotor-performance-long-range-correlation-properties-of-two-different-task-goals
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Ramesh Balasubramaniam, Michael J Hove, Butovens Médé
Long-range correlations are often manifested in the form of 1/f(β) noise in a series of repeated measurements of the same neural or behavioral variable. Recent work has demonstrated that the magnitude and nature of these long-range correlations reliably capture individual differences and variation in task performance. In sensorimotor timing experiments, task characteristics such as tapping or circle drawing affect these long-range correlations during the production of isochronous time intervals. Such correlations are highly reproducible across multiple trials for the same task but do not correlate between tasks...
October 24, 2017: Topics in Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045317/the-relationships-between-height-arm-length-and-leg-length-on-the-mechanics-of-the-conventional-and-high-handle-hexagonal-bar-deadlift
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Robert G Lockie, Matthew R Moreno, Ashley J Orjalo, Adrina Lazar, Tricia M Liu, Alyssa A Stage, Samantha A Birmingham-Babauta, John J Stokes, Dominic V Giuliano, Fabrice G Risso, DeShaun L Davis, Samuel J Callaghan
The study investigated relationships between arm (AL) and leg length (LL) and conventional deadlift (CD) and high-handle hexagonal bar deadlift (HHBD) mechanics. Twenty-three resistance-trained subjects (14 males, 9 females) completed a one-repetition maximum (1RM) CD and HHBD. A linear position transducer was used to measure: lift distance and duration; peak and mean power, velocity, and force; time to peak power and velocity; and work. Right AL and LL were measured, and AL-to-LL ratio (AL:LL) was also calculated...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030237/contact-force-sensing-for-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-a-randomized-multicenter-trial
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Sergio Conti, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Paul Novak, Jean Champagne, Hong Euy Lim, Laurent Macle, Yaariv Khaykin, Alfredo Pantano, Atul Verma
BACKGROUND: Impact of contact force sensing (CFS) on ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the TOUCH AF (Therapeutic Outcomes Using Contact force Handling during Ablation of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation) randomized trial was to compare CFS-guided ablation to a CFS-blinded strategy. METHODS: Patients (n = 128) undergoing first-time ablation for persistent AF were randomized to a CFS-guided vs CFS-blinded strategy...
October 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945641/four-weeks-of-finger-grip-training-increases-the-rate-of-force-development-and-the-maximal-force-in-elite-and-world-top-ranking-climbers
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Guillaume Levernier, Guillaume Laffaye
The goal of this study was to assess the impact of a specific four-week training program on finger grip in climbers; specifically, on the maximal force and the rate of force development (RFD) of finger muscles in isometric contraction. The participants were 14 French male rock climbers who took part in national and international bouldering competitions (at world-ranking and elite levels). They were divided into two samples. The experimental group performed a specific four-week training program that included such exercises as suspensions on small holds at the rate of three times a week...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943154/sex-differences-in-leg-dexterity-are-not-present-in-elite-athletes
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Emily L Lawrence, Lorenzo Peppoloni, Francisco J Valero-Cuevas
We studied whether the time-varying forces that control unstable foot-ground interactions provide insight into the neural control of dynamic leg function. Twenty elite (10F, 26.4±3.5yrs) and 20 recreational (10F, 24.8±2.4yrs) athletes used an isolated leg to maximally compress a slender spring designed to buckle at low forces while seated. The foot forces during the compression at the edge of instability quantify the maximal sensorimotor ability to control dynamic foot-ground interactions. Using the nonlinear analysis technique of attractor reconstruction, we characterized the spatial (interquartile range IQR) and geometric (trajectory length TL, volume V, and sum of edge lengths SE) features of the dynamical behavior of those force time series...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884216/standardized-unfold-mapping-a-technique-to-permit-left-atrial-regional-data-display-and-analysis
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Steven E Williams, Catalina Tobon-Gomez, Maria A Zuluaga, Henry Chubb, Constantine Butakoff, Rashed Karim, Elena Ahmed, Oscar Camara, Kawal S Rhode
PURPOSE: Left atrial arrhythmia substrate assessment can involve multiple imaging and electrical modalities, but visual analysis of data on 3D surfaces is time-consuming and suffers from limited reproducibility. Unfold maps (e.g., the left ventricular bull's eye plot) allow 2D visualization, facilitate multimodal data representation, and provide a common reference space for inter-subject comparison. The aim of this work is to develop a method for automatic representation of multimodal information on a left atrial standardized unfold map (LA-SUM)...
October 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864229/force-time-characteristics-during-sustained-maximal-handgrip-effort-according-to-age-and-clinical-condition
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L De Dobbeleer, I Beyer, R Njemini, S Pleck, N Zonnekein, T Mets, I Bautmans
BACKGROUND: Muscle fatigue, a prominent symptom in older patients, can be assessed by sustained maximal handgrip testing. The force decline during sustained maximal contraction is described for young adults, but data for elderly persons are scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate force-time characteristics during a sustained maximal handgrip effort according to age and clinical condition. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Force-time data were continuously recorded during sustained maximal grip effort in 91 elderly patients (aged 83±5years), 100 elderly controls (aged 74±5years) and 100 young controls (aged 23±3years)...
August 31, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844292/comparison-of-plantar-pressure-distribution-in-patients-with-hallux-valgus-and-healthy-matched-controls
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Takashi Hida, Ryuzo Okuda, Toshito Yasuda, Tsuyoshi Jotoku, Hiroaki Shima, Masashi Neo
BACKGROUND: Detailed information regarding differences in plantar pressure distribution between hallux valgus and healthy feet is unavailable. The purposes of the present study were to clarify the characteristics of the plantar pressure distribution in patients with hallux valgus compared with healthy matched controls and to determine whether hallux valgus leads to dysfunction of the great toe during walking. METHODS: The study consisted of 25 patients with symptomatic moderate-to-severe hallux valgus (HV group) and 13 healthy matched volunteers (C group) without hallux valgus...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843185/effects-of-flexible-and-rigid-rocker-profiles-on-in-shoe-pressure
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Roy Reints, Juha M Hijmans, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Klaas Postema, Gijsbertus J Verkerke
Rocker profiles are commonly used in the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. Rockers are mostly stiffened to restrict toe plantarflexion to ensure proper offloading. It is also described that toe dorsiflexion should be restricted. However, the difference in effect on plantar pressure between rigid rockers that restrict this motion and flexible rockers that do not is unknown. In-shoe plantar pressure data were collected for a control shoe and the same shoe with rigid and flexible rockers with the apex positioned at 50% and 60%...
October 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833237/dynamic-optimization-of-stimulation-frequency-to-reduce-isometric-muscle-fatigue-using-a-modified-hill-huxley-model-a
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Brian D Doll, Nicholas A Kirsch, Xuefeng Bao, Brad E Dicianno, N Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Optimal frequency modulation during functional electrical stimulation (FES) may minimize or delay the onset of FES-induced muscle fatigue. METHODS: An offline dynamic optimization method, constrained to a modified Hill-Huxley model, was used to determine the minimum number of pulses that would maintain a constant desired isometric contraction force. RESULTS: Six able-bodied subjects were recruited for the experiments, and their quadriceps muscles were stimulated while they sat on a leg extension machine...
August 18, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753391/differences-in-forearm-strength-endurance-and-hemodynamic-kinetics-between-male-boulderers-and-lead-rock-climbers
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
S Fryer, K J Stone, J Sveen, T Dickson, V España-Romero, D Giles, J Baláš, L Stoner, N Draper
This study examined differences in the oxygenation kinetics and strength and endurance characteristics of boulderers and lead sport climbers. Using near infrared spectroscopy, 13-boulderers, 10-lead climbers, and 10-controls completed assessments of oxidative capacity index and muscle oxygen consumption (m⩒O2) in the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP), and extensor digitorum communis (EDC). Additionally, forearm strength (maximal volitional contraction MVC), endurance (force-time integral FTI at 40% MVC), and forearm volume (FAV and ΔFAV) was assessed...
October 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745469/reliability-of-bounce-drop-jump-parameters-within-elite-male-rugby-players
#18
Lisa Costley, Eric Wallace, Michael Johnston, Rodney Kennedy
BACKGROUND: The aims of the study were to investigate the number of familiarisation sessions required to establish reliability of the bounce drop jump (BDJ) and subsequent reliability once familiarisation is achieved. METHOD: Seventeen trained male athletes completed 4 BDJs in 4 separate testing sessions. Force-time data from a 20 cm BDJ was obtained using two force plates (ensuring ground contact < 250 ms). Subjects were instructed to 'jump for maximal height and minimal contact time' while the best and average of four jumps were compared...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743301/loading-pattern-of-postoperative-hallux-valgus-feet-with-and-without-transfer-metatarsalgia-a-case-control-study
#19
Xiang Geng, Dichao Huang, Xu Wang, Chao Zhang, Jiazhang Huang, Xin Ma, Li Chen, Chen Wang, Junsheng Yang, Heng Wang
BACKGROUND: Postoperative transfer metatarsalgia is a common complication after hallux valgus surgeries. Shortening of the first metatarsal is traditionally thought to be the primary cause of it. However, we speculate the abnormal loading pattern during gait is the real reason. This study is to determine specific differences in the loading patterns between reconstructive hallux valgus (HV) feet with and without postoperative transfer metatarsalgia, so as to find risky loading characteristics of this complication...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728611/effect-of-electrode-position-of-low-intensity-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-the-evoked-force-in-the-quadriceps-femoris-muscle
#20
Kohei Watanabe, Shuhei Kawade, Toshio Moritani
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to test the effect of the electrode position and inter-electrode distance on the evoked force by neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) with a low current intensity and a single pair of electrodes. Knee extensor forces during NMES to quadriceps femoris muscles were compared among four different electrode configurations in seven healthy men. Electrodes were located at 10 cm proximal and 15 cm distal (P10-D15), 10 cm proximal and 10 cm distal (P10-D10), 5 cm proximal and 15 cm distal, and 5 cm proximal and 10 cm distal (P5-D10) to the center of the longitudinal axis of the quadriceps femoris muscles...
July 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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