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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282758/the-effects-of-barbell-load-on-countermovement-vertical-jump-power-and-net-impulse
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Peter D Mundy, Neal A Smith, Mike A Lauder, Jason P Lake
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of barbell load on countermovement vertical jump (CMJ) power and net impulse within a theoretically valid framework, cognisant of the underpinning force, temporal, and spatial components. A total of 24 resistance-trained rugby union athletes (average ± SD: age: 23.1 ± 3.4 years; height: 1.83 ± 0.05 m; body mass (BM): 91.3 ± 10.5 kg) performed maximal CMJ under 5 experimental conditions in a randomised, counterbalanced order: unloaded, and with additional loads of 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% of BM...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276490/magnetically-controlled-ferromagnetic-swimmers
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Joshua K Hamilton, Peter G Petrov, C Peter Winlove, Andrew D Gilbert, Matthew T Bryan, Feodor Y Ogrin
Microscopic swimming devices hold promise for radically new applications in lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic technology, diagnostics and drug delivery etc. In this paper, we demonstrate the experimental verification of a new class of autonomous ferromagnetic swimming devices, actuated and controlled solely by an oscillating magnetic field. These devices are based on a pair of interacting ferromagnetic particles of different size and different anisotropic properties joined by an elastic link and actuated by an external time-dependent magnetic field...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260190/general-anesthesia-improves-contact-force-and-reduces-gap-formation-in-pulmonary-vein-isolation-a-comparison-with-conscious-sedation
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Akio Chikata, Takeshi Kato, Takanori Yaegashi, Satoru Sakagami, Chieko Kato, Takahiro Saeki, Keiichi Kawai, Shin-Ichiro Takashima, Hisayoshi Murai, Soichiro Usui, Hiroshi Furusho, Shuichi Kaneko, Masayuki Takamura
Compared to conscious sedation (CS), the use of general anesthesia (GA) in pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is associated with a lower recurrence rate of atrial fibrillation (AF). GA may improve catheter stability and mapping system accuracy compared to CS, but its influence on contact force (CF) parameters during ipsilateral PVI has not previously been investigated. The study population comprised 176 consecutive patients (107 in GA group and 69 in CS group) with AF who underwent their first PVI procedure. We retrospectively assessed CF parameters, force-time integral (FTI), FTI/wall thickness during anatomical ipsilateral PVI and long-term outcome after ablation...
March 4, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254291/bio-inspired-enhancement-of-friction-and-adhesion-at-the-polydimethylsiloxane-intestine-interface-and-biocompatibility-characterization
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Hongyu Zhang, Yi Wang, Steven Vasilescu, Zhibin Gu, Tao Sun
An active navigation of self-propelled miniaturized robot along the intestinal tract without injuring the soft tissue remains a challenge as yet. Particularly in this case an effective control of the interfacial friction and adhesion between the material used and the soft tissue is crucial. In the present study, we investigated the frictional and adhesive properties between polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS, microscopically patterned with micro-pillar arrays and non-patterned with a flat surface) and rabbit small intestinal tract using a universal material tester...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242568/the-mechanism-of-force-transference-in-feet-of-children-ages-two-to-six
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Mingyu Hu, Nan Zhou, Bo Xu, Wuyong Chen, Jianxin Wu, Jin Zhou
The aim of this study was to design an algorithm to quantify the plantar force transference of children from ages 2-6. In total, 319 healthy children without abnormal gait patterns, foot deformities or injuries, able to walk independently, and with normal BMIs were recruited, and their plantar force distributions were measured. Their plantar areas were divided into ten parts: the hallux, toes #2-5, the first to fifth metatarsal heads (1st-5th MTH), the mid-foot (MF), medial heel (MH) and lateral heel (LH), in which a relative force-time integral (FTIrel) (%) was calculated...
February 22, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208410/local-equilibria-and-state-transfer-of-charged-classical-particles-on-a-helix-in-an-electric-field
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J Plettenberg, J Stockhofe, A V Zampetaki, P Schmelcher
We explore the effects of a homogeneous external electric field on the static properties and dynamical behavior of two charged particles confined to a helix. In contrast to the field-free setup which provides a separation of the center-of-mass and relative motion, the existence of an external force perpendicular to the helix axis couples the center-of-mass to the relative degree of freedom leading to equilibria with a localized center of mass. By tuning the external field various fixed points are created and/or annihilated through different bifurcation scenarios...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174454/effect-of-short-term-fatigue-induced-by-high-intensity-exercise-on-the-profile-of-the-ground-reaction-force-during-single-leg-anterior-drop-jumps
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Saya Watanabe, Junya Aizawa, Manabu Shimoda, Mitsuhiro Enomoto, Tomomasa Nakamura, Atushi Okawa, Kazuyoshi Yagishita
[Purpose] Fatigue may be an important contributing factor to non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injuries in sports. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of controlled lower limb fatigue, induced by a short-term, high-intensity exercise protocol, on the profile of the ground reaction force during landings from single-leg anterior drop-jumps. [Subjects and Methods] Twelve healthy males, 18 to 24 years old, performed single-leg anterior drop-jumps, from a 20 cm height, under two conditions, 'fatigue' and 'non-fatigue'...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157574/anatomical-masking-of-pressure-footprints-based-on-the-oxford-foot-model-validation-and-clinical-relevance
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Claudia Giacomozzi, Julie A Stebbins
Plantar pressure analysis is widely used in the assessment of foot function. In order to assess regional loading, a mask is applied to the footprint to sub-divide it into regions of interest (ROIs). The most common masking method is based on geometric features of the footprint (GM). Footprint masking based on anatomical landmarks of the foot has been implemented more recently, and involves the integration of a 3D motion capture system, plantar pressure measurement device, and a multi-segment foot model. However, thorough validation of anatomical masking (AM) using pathological footprints has not yet been presented...
December 23, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121458/effects-of-practice-variability-on-spinal-manipulation-learning
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Andrée-Anne Marchand, Laura Mendoza, Claude Dugas, Martin Descarreaux, Isabelle Pagé
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of practice variability on chiropractic students' capacity to deliver spinal manipulations (SMs) of a targeted peak force. METHODS: Forty students participated in an experimental session including either a variable or a constant practice protocol of 45 SMs. SMs were delivered on a computer-connected device that recorded force-time profiles. Ten SMs with a target peak force of 350-N were performed before practice, immediately following practice, and 2 days later...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043054/dynamic-plantar-pressure-distribution-strength-capacity-and-postural-control-after-lisfranc-fracture-dislocation
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Alexander T Mehlhorn, Markus Walther, Tayfun Yilmaz, Lennart Gunst, Anja Hirschmüller, Norbert P Südkamp, Hagen Schmal
Substantial progress has been made in the operative treatment of Lisfranc fractures, however, the prognosis remains poor. We hypothesized that Lisfranc injuries change the postural control and muscle strength of the lower limb. Both are suggested to correlate with the clinical outcome and quality of life. 17 consecutive patients suffering from a Lisfranc fracture dislocation were registered, underwent open reduction and internal fixation and were followed-up for 50.5±25.7months (Mean±SDM). Biomechanical analysis of muscle strength capacities, postural control and plantar pressure distribution was assessed >6 month postoperatively...
December 19, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002178/effect-of-different-onset-thresholds-on-isometric-mid-thigh-pull-force-time-variables
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Thomas Dos'Santos, Paul A Jones, Paul Comfort, Christopher Thomas
Various thresholds have been used to identify the onset of contraction during isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) however, no agreed onset threshold exists for this assessment. The purpose of this study was to compare relative body weight (BW) and arbitrary onset thresholds to a criterion onset threshold 5 SD of BW for IMTP force-time variables; force at each threshold, peak force (PF), time-specific force values (100, 150 and 200 ms) and rate of force development (RFD) during 0-100 ms, 0-150 ms, 0-200 ms. Academy rugby league players (n = 9, age: 18...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991615/impact-of-foot-progression-angle-modification-on-plantar-loading-in-individuals-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-peripheral-neuropathy
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Ericka N Merriwether, Mary K Hastings, Kathryn L Bohnert, John H Hollman, Michael J Strube, David R Sinacore
AIMS: To determine if participants can reduce foot progression angle (FPA), and if FPA reduction decreases regional plantar stresses and forces in individuals with diabetes. METHODS: Design: Three-group cross-sectional design with repeated measures. subjects: twenty-eight participants either with diabetes mellitus (DM), diabetes and peripheral neuropathy with (DMPN+NPU) or without a prior history of ulceration (DMPN-NPU) were studied. Intervention: Participants were first instructed to walk over a 3...
January 2016: Edorium J Disabil Rehabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924387/visual-perceptual-mismatch-in-robotic-surgery
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Ahmad Abiri, Anna Tao, Meg LaRocca, Xingmin Guan, Syed J Askari, James W Bisley, Erik P Dutson, Warren S Grundfest
BACKGROUND: The principal objective of the experiment was to analyze the effects of the clutch operation of robotic surgical systems on the performance of the operator. The relative coordinate system introduced by the clutch operation can introduce a visual-perceptual mismatch which can potentially have negative impact on a surgeon's performance. We also assess the impact of the introduction of additional tactile sensory information on reducing the impact of visual-perceptual mismatch on the performance of the operator...
December 6, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909471/contact-force-and-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Ullah W, Schilling Rj, Wong T
Catheters able to measure the force and vector of contact between the catheter tip and myocardium are now available. Pre-clinical work has established that the degree of contact between the radiofrequency ablation catheter and myocardium correlates with the size of the delivered lesion. Excess contact is associated with steam pops and perforation. Catheter contact varies within the left atrium secondary to factors including respiration, location, atrial rhythm and the trans-septal catheter delivery technology used...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875498/a-murine-model-of-robotic-training-to-evaluate-skeletal-muscle-recovery-after-injury
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Stefano Lai, Alessandro Panarese, Ross Lawrence, Michael L Boninger, Silvestro Micera, Fabrisia Ambrosio
PURPOSE: In vivo studies have suggested that motor exercise can improve muscle regeneration after injury. Nevertheless, preclinical investigations still lack reliable tools to monitor motor performance over time and to deliver optimal training protocols to maximize force recovery. Here, we evaluated the utility of a murine robotic platform (i) to detect early impairment and longitudinal recovery after acute skeletal muscle injury and (ii) to administer varying intensity training protocols to enhance forelimb motor performance...
April 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871100/biomechanical-response-of-military-booted-and-unbooted-foot-ankle-tibia-from-vertical-loading
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Frank A Pintar, Michael B Schlick, Narayan Yoganandan, Liming Voo, Andrew C Merkle, Michael Kleinberger
A new anthropomorphic test device (ATD) is being developed by the US Army to be responsive to vertical loading during a vehicle underbody blast event. To obtain design parameters for the new ATD, a series of non-injurious tests were conducted to derive biofidelity response corridors for the foot-ankle complex under vertical loading. Isolated post mortem human surrogate (PMHS) lower leg specimens were tested with and without military boot and in different initial foot-ankle positions. Instrumentation included a six-axis load cell at the proximal end, three-axis accelerometers at proximal and distal tibia, and calcaneus, and strain gages...
November 2016: Stapp Car Crash Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821946/relation-between-muscle-fiber-conduction-velocity-and-exerted-dynamic-characteristics-of-muscular-tension-in-patients-with-hemiplegia-caused-by-stroke
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Kenichi Murakami, Hiroyuki Fujisawa, Makoto Suzuki, Yoichiro Sato, Kentaro Sakurai, Chie Abe
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to clarify the relationships among muscle fiber conduction velocity, time-force characteristics of muscle force production, and voluntary movement in patients with hemiplegia. [Subjects and Methods] The participants in the present study were 13 patients with hemiplegia. Muscle fiber conduction velocity, deep temperature of muscles and muscle thickness were measured for the tibialis anterior, and a time force curve was obtained from dorsiflexion of the ankle and lower thigh girth (maximum, minimum) for both sides...
October 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811299/a-general-relationship-links-gait-mechanics-and-running-ground-reaction-forces
#18
Kenneth P Clark, Laurence J Ryan, Peter G Weyand
The relationship between gait mechanics and running ground reaction forces is widely regarded as complex. This viewpoint has evolved primarily via efforts to explain the rising edge of vertical force-time waveforms observed during slow human running. Existing theoretical models do provide good rising-edge fits, but require more than a dozen input variables to sum the force contributions of four or more vague components of the body's total mass (mb). Here, we hypothesized that the force contributions of two discrete body mass components are sufficient to account for vertical ground reaction force-time waveform patterns in full (stance foot and shank, m1=0...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749730/a-comparison-of-catch-phase-force-time-characteristics-during-clean-derivatives-from-the-knee
#19
Paul Comfort, Robert Williams, Timothy J Suchomel, Jason P Lake
The aim of this study was to compare load-absorption force-time characteristics of the clean from the knee (CK), power clean from the knee (PCK) and clean pull from the knee (CPK). Ten collegiate athletes (age 27.5 ± 4.2 years; height 180.4 ± 6.7 cm; mass 84.4 ± 7.8 kg), performed three repetitions each of the CK, PCK and CPK with 90% of their 1RM power clean on a force platform. The CK load-absorption duration (0.95 ± 0.35 s) was significantly longer compared to the CPK (0.44 ± 0.15 s; p < 0.001, d = 2...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688433/contraction-mode-itself-does-not-determine-the-level-of-mtorc1-activity-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
#20
Satoru Ato, Yuhei Makanae, Kohei Kido, Satoshi Fujita
Resistance training with eccentric contraction has been shown to augment muscle hypertrophy more than other contraction modes do (i.e., concentric and isometric contraction). However, the molecular mechanisms involved remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of muscle contraction mode on mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling using a standardized force-time integral (load (weight) × contraction time). Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to three groups: eccentric contraction, concentric contraction, and isometric contraction...
October 2016: Physiological Reports
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