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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327170/the-effects-of-a-single-session-of-spinal-manipulation-on-strength-and-cortical-drive-in-athletes
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Thomas Lykke Christiansen, Imran Khan Niazi, Kelly Holt, Rasmus Wiberg Nedergaard, Jens Duehr, Kathryn Allen, Paul Marshall, Kemal S Türker, Jan Hartvigsen, Heidi Haavik
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to investigate whether a single session of spinal manipulation (SM) increases strength and cortical drive in the lower limb (soleus muscle) of elite Taekwondo athletes. METHODS: Soleus-evoked V-waves, H-reflex and maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) of the plantar flexors were recorded from 11 elite Taekwondo athletes using a randomized controlled crossover design. Interventions were either SM or passive movement control...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326905/neuromuscular-features-in-sprinters-with-cerebral-palsy-case-studies-based-on-paralympic-classification
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Diego Antunes, Mateus Rossato, Rafael Lima Kons, Raphael Luiz Sakugawa, Gabriela Fischer
Despite the evolution of runner performance in athletes with cerebral palsy (CP), little is known about neuromuscular parameters of sprinters from different classes, especially related to power output, muscular imbalances and asymmetry indexes in lower limbs. The aim of this study was to assess muscle power, muscular imbalance and asymmetry in sprinters with CP. Four male sprinters with CP (age, 18 to 27 years; body mass, 58.5 to 72.8 kg; height, 161.5 to 174 cm) classified as T38, T37, T36, T35 according to International Paralympic Committee functional classification, performed vertical counter movement jump and squat jump on force plate and isokinetic torque evaluations in both limbs...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325115/fast-sleep-spindle-density-is-associated-with-rs4680-val108-158met-genotype-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt
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Claudia Schilling, Lena Gappa, Michael Schredl, Fabian Streit, Jens Treutlein, Josef Frank, Michael Deuschle, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Marcella Rietschel, Stephanie H Witt
Study Objectives: Sleep spindles are a hallmark of NREM stage 2 sleep. Fast sleep spindles correlate with cognitive functioning, and are reduced in schizophrenia. Although spindles are highly genetically determined, distinct genetic mechanisms influencing sleep spindle activity have not been identified so far. Spindles are generated within a thalamo-cortical network. Dopaminergic neurotransmission modulates activity within this network and importantly depends on activity of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT)...
January 6, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309180/poliomyelitis-and-its-management-in-the-hospital-of-stara-gora-slovenia-in-memoriam-dr-hilda-veli%C3%A4-kov
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Michele Schincariol
In the years between 1956 - 1958 Slovenia faced a poliomyelitis epidemic in which around 400 people were affected, one tenth of them died, and a big part of the population was left with consequences of this disease and its long-lasting rehabilitation. From 1952 to 1962 the facility of Stara Gora offered shelter and physical rehabilitation with up-to-date treatments such as oscillation and minimal joint mobilisation, hydrotherapy, irradiation, and electrical stimulation to 1124 children. During this period 200 children suffering from poliomyelitis were admitted to a specialized ward...
December 2017: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285664/pectoralis-minor-transfer-for-elbow-flexion-restoration-in-late-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Vanessa Costil, Claudia Romana, Frank Fitoussi
PURPOSE: Obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) may result in a severe impairment of upper limb function, especially when major motor functions do not recover with or without early microsurgical reconstruction. Various methods to restore elbow flexion have been described. The aim of this study was to report the results after pectoralis minor transfer for elbow flexion restoration in late OBPP. METHODS: Nineteen patients were included. Mean age at surgery was six years (range, 2...
December 28, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277260/reproducibility-analysis-of-upper-limbs-reachable-workspace-and-effects-of-acquisition-protocol-sex-and-hand-dominancy
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Julien Clément, Maxime Raison, Dominique M Rouleau
None of the physical testing, nor the goniometers currently used to assess upper limb function have a high validity, sensitivity or reliability. The reachable workspace, i.e. the area covered by the farthest points a subject can reach by hand without moving his/her body, shows promise but has yet to be validated, particularly in terms of reproducibility. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the reproducibility of the reachable workspace over a period of several weeks, and to assess the effects of two proposed acquisition protocols, as well as those of gender, and hand dominancy...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249365/comparative-study-of-ipsilesional-and-contralesional-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulations-for-acute-infarction
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Kosuke Watanabe, Yosuke Kudo, Eriko Sugawara, Tomoki Nakamizo, Kazumitsu Amari, Koji Takahashi, Osamu Tanaka, Miho Endo, Yuko Hayakawa, Ken Johkura
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is reported to improve chronic post-stoke hemiparesis. However, application of rTMS during the acute phase of post-stroke has not fully been investigated. We investigated the safety and the efficacy of intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS) of the affected motor cortex and 1-Hz stimulation of the unaffected hemisphere during the acute phase in patients with hemiparesis due to capsular infarction. METHODS: Twenty one patients who met the study criteria were randomly assigned to receive, starting within 7days after stroke onset and for a period of 10days, iTBS of the affected motor cortex hand area (n=8), 1-Hz stimulation of the unaffected motor cortex hand area (n=7), or sham stimulation (n=6)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246268/sleep-related-orgasms-in-a-57-year-old-woman-a-case-report
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Muna Irfan, Carlos H Schenck
We report a case of problematic spontaneous orgasms during sleep in a 57-year-old woman who also complained of hypnic jerks and symptoms of exploding head syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the first case report in the English language literature of problematic spontaneous orgasms during sleep. She had a complex medical and psychiatric history, and was taking oxycontin, venlafaxine, amitriptyline, and lurasidone. Prolonged video electroencephalogram monitoring did not record any ictal or interictal electroencephalogram discharges, and nocturnal video polysomnography monitoring did not record any behavioral or orgasmic event...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241077/pectoral-nerve-blocks-to-improve-analgesia-after-breast-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-and-controlled-trial
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Neethu M, Ravinder Kumar Pandey, Ankur Sharma, Vanlalnghaka Darlong, Jyotsna Punj, Renu Sinha, Preet Mohinder Singh, Nandini Hamshi, Rakesh Garg, Chandralekha Chandralekha, Anurag Srivastava
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound guided combined pectoral nerve blocks I and II in patients scheduled for surgery for breast cancer. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, control trial. SETTING: Operating rooms in a tertiary care hospital of Northern India. PATIENTS: Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists status I to II adult women, aged 18-70years were enrolled in this study. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomized into two groups (30 patients in each group), PECS (P) group and control (C) group...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235907/a-validation-study-of-fitbit-charge-2%C3%A2-compared-with-polysomnography-in-adults
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Massimiliano de Zambotti, Aimee Goldstone, Stephanie Claudatos, Ian M Colrain, Fiona C Baker
We evaluated the performance of a consumer multi-sensory wristband (Fitbit Charge 2™), against polysomnography (PSG) in measuring sleep/wake state and sleep stage composition in healthy adults. In-lab PSG and Fitbit Charge 2™ data were obtained from a single overnight recording at the SRI Human Sleep Research Laboratory in 44 adults (19-61 years; 26 women; 25 Caucasian). Participants were screened to be free from mental and medical conditions. Presence of sleep disorders was evaluated with clinical PSG...
December 13, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228409/short-term-effects-of-combined-high-intensity-strength-and-sprint-interval-training-on-anthropometric-characteristics-and-physical-performance-of-elite-team-handball-players
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Souhail Hermassi, Mohamed Souhail Chelly, Georg Fieseler, Thomas Bartels, Stephan Schulze, Karl-Stefan Delank, Roy J Shepard, René Schwesig
Muscular strength and speed are critical physical factors in determining the technical and tactical skills of elite team handball players. This study thus investigated the effect of high-intensity muscular strength and sprint interval training (SIT) on lower limb explosive performance and anthropometric characteristics in 22 male handball athletes aged 20.2 ± 0.1 years. A training group (TG, n = 12) and a control group (CG, n = 10) were followed over 8 weeks parallel to regular handball training...
December 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221785/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-symptom-severity-and-sleep-problems-in-adult-participants-of-the-netherlands-sleep-registry
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Suzan W N Vogel, Denise Bijlenga, Jeroen S Benjamins, Aartjan T F Beekman, J J Sandra Kooij, Eus J W Van Someren
BACKGROUND: We examined whether current overall attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), inattention, or hyperactivity symptom severities are associated with the current presence and persistent history of sleep problems. METHODS: N = 942 participants of the Netherlands Sleep Registry filled out online several validated questionnaires. Regression analyses were performed to assess the association between (1) current overall ADHD symptom severity and the current presence of sleep problems, (2) current ADHD symptom-severity groups and the persistent history of sleep problems, and (3) current inattention or hyperactivity symptom severities and the current presence of sleep problems...
December 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221774/sleep-dependent-motor-sequence-memory-consolidation-in-individuals-with-periodic-limb-movements
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Valya Sergeeva, Jeremy Viczko, Laura B Ray, Adrian M Owen, Stuart M Fogel
Periodic limb movements (PLMs) during sleep increase with age and are associated with striatal neurodegeneration and dopamine deficiency. Limb movements are often associated with disruptions to non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. Motor skill memory consolidation recruits the striatum, and learning-dependent striatal activation is associated with NREM sleep. Therefore, we investigated whether de novo individuals who significantly experience elevated levels of PLMs but have not been formally diagnosed with periodic limb movement disorder had learning and sleep-related memory deficits and whether these deficits were related to sleep quality and symptom severity...
December 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217363/positional-brain-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-findings-in-a-case-of-limb-shaking-syndrome
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Caroline Bund, Céline Heimburger, Valérie Wolff, Izzie Jacques Namer
An 84-year-old man, who presented lower limbs limb-shaking syndrome at orthostatism lasting a few seconds, was referred in our stroke unit. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an acute infarction in the right thalamus and the insular cortex, left extracranial carotid stenosis at 80%, and low flow in the right middle cerebral artery but did not explain limb-shaking syndrome symptomatology. We performed comparative positional brain perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), in the upright and in the supine position, to explore and localize hypoperfusion-endangered brain structures that may be involved in the presenting symptoms...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205982/spasticity-or-periodic-limb-movements
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Jonathan Levy, Sarah Hartley, Elsa Mauruc-Soubirac, Antoine Leotard, Frederic Lofaso, Maria-Antonia Quera-Salva, Djamel Bensmail
BACKGROUND: Spasticity and spasms are distressing features of the upper motor neuron syndrome (UMNS) following spinal cord injuries (SCI) or multiple sclerosis (MS), and have common therapeutic implications. Despite an increase of antispastic drugs and strategies, sometimes up to the surgical implant of intrathecal baclofen pump, some patients still complain of disabling spasms, which poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Although clinically similar, flexor spasms due to pyramidal tract disruption must be clearly differentiated from periodic limb movements (PLM), often accompanying restless leg syndrome (RLS) and occurring during sleep...
December 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199642/signal-processing-methods-for-reducing-artifacts-in-microelectrode-brain-recordings-caused-by-functional-electrical-stimulation
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Daniel Young, Francis Willett, William D Memberg, Brian Murphy, Benjamin Walter, Jennifer A Sweet, Jonathan Miller, Leigh Hochberg, Robert F Kirsch, A Bolu Ajiboye
OBJECTIVE: Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a promising technology for restoring movement to paralyzed limbs. Intracortical brain-computer interfaces (iBCIs) have enabled intuitive control over virtual and robotic movements, and more recently over upper extremity FES neuroprostheses. However, electrical stimulation of muscles creates artifacts in intracortical microelectrode recordings that could degrade iBCI performance. Here, we investigate methods for reducing the cortically recorded artifacts that result from peripheral electrical stimulation...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185350/arthroscopic-resection-of-dorsal-wrist-ganglion-results-and-rate-of-recurrence-over-a-minimum-follow-up-of-4-years
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Carlos H Fernandes, Lia M Meirelles, Jorge Raduan Neto, Marcela Fernandes, João Baptista G Dos Santos, Flávio Faloppa
BACKGROUND: Dorsal wrist ganglia are the most common soft tissue tumor type of the upper limb. Surgical resection, open or arthroscopic, is one of the most frequent procedures performed by hand surgeons. This study sought to perform an objective evaluation of the outcomes of arthroscopic resection of dorsal wrist ganglia and their recurrence rates over 4 years. Patients treated with arthroscopic resection were expected to have favorable outcomes and low complication rates after 4 years of follow-up...
November 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178940/restoration-of-motor-control-and-proprioceptive-and-cutaneous-sensation-in-humans-with-prior-upper-limb-amputation-via-multiple-utah-slanted-electrode-arrays-useas-implanted-in-residual-peripheral-arm-nerves
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Suzanne Wendelken, David M Page, Tyler Davis, Heather A C Wark, David T Kluger, Christopher Duncan, David J Warren, Douglas T Hutchinson, Gregory A Clark
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in sophisticated robotic hands, intuitive control of and sensory feedback from these prostheses has been limited to only 3-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) with 2 sensory percepts in closed-loop control. A Utah Slanted Electrode Array (USEA) has been used in the past to provide up to 81 sensory percepts for human amputees. Here, we report on the advanced capabilities of multiple USEAs implanted in the residual peripheral arm nerves of human amputees for restoring control of 5 DOF and sensation of up to 131 proprioceptive and cutaneous hand sensory percepts...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170344/47%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-analgesic-efficacy-and-safety-profile-of-single-injection-fascia-iliaca-compartment-blocks-in-the-acute-pre-operative-pain-management-of-hip-fractures
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Fiqry Fadhlillah, David Chan
BACKGROUND: It is hypothesised that a single injection fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) administered in the pre-operative setting provides better analgesic control for traumatic hip fractures and is not associated with major adverse effects. Systemic analgesics, whilst effective, could lead to cardiovascular, respiratory and cognitive impairment. As a consequence, undertreatment of acute pain remains prevalent in adult patients with hip fractures, with a consistent decline seen in analgesic administration with age...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167778/functional-recovery-of-patient-whit-ischemic-stroke-case-report
#20
Maria Becheva, Danail Georgiev
Vascular lesions of the central nervous system are one of the most important and topical problems in modern neuro-pathology. Bulgaria is among the first in morbidity and mortality from cerebrovascular diseases. Because of the significant medical and social importance of this pathology resulting in severe disabling of most survivors, we aimed to explore the effectiveness of kinesitherapeutic methodology applied in the recovery of a patient with ischemic stroke. We present a case of a 69-old patient admitted in the Neurological Ward of "St...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
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