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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632061/the-effect-of-unilateral-arm-swing-motion-on-lower-extremity-running-mechanics-associated-with-injury-risk
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Cristine Agresta, Christian R Ward, W Geoffrey Wright, Carole A Tucker
Many field sports involve equipment that restricts one or both arms from moving while running. Arm swing during running has been examined from a biomechanical and physiologic perspective but not from an injury perspective. Moreover, only bilateral arm swing suppression has been studied with respect to running. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of running with one arm restrained on lower extremity mechanics associated with running or sport-related injury. Fifteen healthy participants ran at a self-selected speed with typical arm swing, with one arm restrained and with both arms restrained...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632057/rotation-sequence-to-report-humerothoracic-kinematics-during-3d-motion-involving-large-horizontal-component-application-to-the-tennis-forehand-drive
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Thomas Creveaux, Violaine Sevrez, Raphaël Dumas, Laurence Chèze, Isabelle Rogowski
The aim of this study was to examine the respective aptitudes of three rotation sequences (YtXf'Yh'', ZtXf'Yh'', and XtZf'Yh'') to effectively describe the orientation of the humerus relative to the thorax during a movement involving a large horizontal abduction/adduction component: the tennis forehand drive. An optoelectronic system was used to record the movements of eight elite male players, each performing ten forehand drives. The occurrences of gimbal lock, phase angle discontinuity and incoherency in the time course of the three angles defining humerothoracic rotation were examined for each rotation sequence...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631748/ccl-2-as-a-possible-early-marker-for-remission-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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R A Heller, T F Raven, T Swing, K Kunzmann, V Daniel, P Haubruck, M Akbar, P A Grützner, G Schmidmaier, B Biglari, A Moghaddam
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. OBJECTIVES: To describe the correlation between CCL-2, CCL-3, CCL-4 and CXCL-5 serum levels and remission after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in a human protocol compared with animal studies. SETTING: Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). METHODS: We examined the serum levels of CCL-2, CCL-3, CCL-4 and CXCL-5 over a 12-week period; in particular, at admission and 4, 9 and 12 h, 1 and 3 days and 1, 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks after trauma...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630188/identification-of-a-novel-antibacterial-compound-1-2-4-dichlorophenethyl-amino-3-phenoxypropan-2-ol-active-against-persisters-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Veerle Liebens, Valerie Defraine, Wouter Knapen, Toon Swings, Serge Beullens, Romu Corbau, Arnaud Marchand, Patrick Chaltin, Maarten Fauvart, Jan Michiels
Antibiotics typically fail to completely eradicate a bacterial population, leaving a small fraction of transiently antibiotic-tolerant persister cells intact. Persisters are therefore seen as a major cause of treatment failure and greatly contribute to the recalcitrant nature of chronic infections. The current report is focused on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a Gram-negative pathogen belonging to the notorious ESKAPE group and, due to an increasing resistance against most conventional antibiotics, posing a serious threat to human health...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629941/does-patella-lowering-improve-crouch-gait-in-cerebral-palsy-comparative-retrospective-study
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Eric Desailly, Camille Thévenin-Lemoine, Nejib Khouri
BACKGROUND: Patellalowering aims to improve quadriceps function as a means of correcting crouch gait in patients with cerebral palsy (PC). Few studies have assessed the effects of patella lowering as a component of multilevel surgery. HYPOTHESIS: Including patella lowering into the components of multilevel surgery is beneficial in patients with crouch gait and patella alta. MATERIAL ET METHODS: In 12 lower limbs with patella alta (Caton-Deschamps index >1...
June 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628252/microstructural-engineering-and-architectural-design-of-metal-organic-framework-membranes
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REVIEW
Yi Liu, Yujie Ban, Weishen Yang
In the past decade, a huge development in rational design, synthesis, and application of molecular sieve membranes, which typically included zeolites, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), and graphene oxides, has been witnessed. Owing to high flexibility in both pore apertures and functionality, MOFs in the form of membranes have offered unprecedented opportunities for energy-efficient gas separations. Reports on the fabrication of well-intergrown MOF membranes first appeared in 2009. Since then there has been tremendous growth in this area along with an exponential increase of MOF-membrane-related publications...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627859/use-of-dynamic-movement-orthoses-to-improve-gait-stability-and-trunk-control-in-ataxic-patients
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Mariano Serrao, Carlo Casali, Alberto Ranavolo, Silvia Mari, Carmela Conte, Giorgia Chini, Luca Leonardi, Gianluca Coppola, Cherubino DI Lorenzo, Mahmoud Harfoush, Luca Padua, Francesco Pierelli
BACKGROUND: Patients with cerebellar ataxia show increased upper body movements, which have an impact on balance and walking. AIM: In this study, we investigated the effect of using dynamic movement orthoses (DMO), designed as elastic suits, on trunk motion and gait parameters. DESIGN: A longitudinal uncontrolled study. SETTING: Rehabilitative outpatient unit. POPULATION: Eleven patients (seven men, four women; mean age of 49...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626310/can-blood-pressure-be-measured-during-exercise-with-an-automated-sphygmomanometer-based-on-an-oscillometric-method
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Tomoyuki Shinohara, Naoko Tsuchida, Kanako Seki, Tomohiro Otani, Tatsuya Yamane, Yamato Ishihara, Chinatsu Usuda
[Purpose] This study investigated the reliability of an automated sphygmomanometer based on an oscillometric method, when used during exercise. [Subjects and Methods] Ten healthy subjects were included. Blood pressure (BP) was measured with an automated sphygmomanometer based on a cuff-oscillometric method. The experiment consisted of five tests: sitting posture at rest, walking with swinging the upper limbs, walking without swinging the upper limbs, walking on a treadmill, and riding a bicycle ergometer. Right and left brachial artery BP was measured twice at the same times...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620310/abdominal-binding-improves-neuromuscular-efficiency-of-the-human-diaphragm-during-exercise
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Sara J Abdallah, David S Chan, Robin Glicksman, Cassandra T Mendonca, Yuanming Luo, Jean Bourbeau, Benjamin M Smith, Dennis Jensen
We tested the hypothesis that elastic binding of the abdomen (AB) would enhance neuromuscular efficiency of the human diaphragm during exercise. Twelve healthy non-obese men aged 24.8 ± 1.7 years (mean ± SE) completed a symptom-limited constant-load cycle endurance exercise test at 85% of their peak incremental power output with diaphragmatic electromyography (EMGdi) and respiratory pressure measurements under two randomly assigned conditions: unbound control (CTRL) and AB sufficient to increase end-expiratory gastric pressure (Pga,ee) by 5-8 cmH2O at rest...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619187/safety-and-efficacy-of-long-term-use-of-sodium-oxybate-for-narcolepsy-with-cataplexy-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Panagis Drakatos, Dimosthenis Lykouras, Grainne D'Ancona, Sean Higgins, Nadia Gildeh, Raluca Macavei, Ivana Rosenzweig, Joerg Steier, Adrian J Williams, Rexford Muza, Brian D Kent, Guy Leschziner
BACKGROUND: Sodium oxybate is licensed in Europe for the treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy in adults. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of sodium oxybate in clinical practice in patients with narcolepsy and cataplexy refractory to other treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective single centre study including patients with severe narcolepsy with cataplexy refractory to other treatments, who were initiated on sodium oxybate between 2009 and 2015...
July 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618800/effects-of-tempo-swing-density-and-listener-s-drumming-experience-on-swing-detection-thresholds-for-drum-rhythms
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Andrew V Frane, Ladan Shams
Swing, a popular technique in music performance, has been said to enhance the "groove" of the rhythm. Swing works by delaying the onsets of even-numbered subdivisions of each beat (e.g., 16th-note swing delays the onsets of the second and fourth 16th-note subdivisions of each quarter-note beat). The "swing magnitude" (loosely speaking, the amount of delay) is often quite small. And there has been little investigation, using musical stimuli, into what swing magnitudes listeners can detect. To that end, this study presented continually-looped electronic drum rhythms, with 16th-note swing in the hi-hat on every other bar, to drummers and non-drummers...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618052/comparison-between-swinging-and-playing-of-white-noise-among-colicky-babies-a-paired-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emel Sezici, Deniz Yigit
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the effects of swinging and playing of white noise on the crying and sleeping durations of colicky babies. BACKGROUND: Infantile colic (IC) is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits among babies younger than 3 months. One out of five babies older than 3 months also experiences IC. IC, unlike gastrointestinal problems, is regarded as an individual differentiation and maturation of the central nervous system...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614095/the-value-of-dynamic-preload-variables-during-spontaneous-ventilation
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Azriel Perel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the physiological significance and clinical value of dynamic preload variables in spontaneously breathing patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Dynamic preload variables reflect the response of the cardiac output to a modification of preload and can therefore be used to assess fluid responsiveness. Continuous dynamic parameters that are calculated from the variations in the arterial and plethysmographic waveforms following a mechanical breath have been shown to predict fluid responsiveness much better than static preload parameters...
June 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612649/a-brain-on-a-roller-coaster-can-the-dopamine-reward-system-act-as-a-protagonist-to-subdue-the-ups-and-downs-of-bipolar-disorder
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Shokouh Arjmand, Mina Behzadi, Gary J Stephens, Sara Ezzatabadipour, Rostam Seifaddini, Shahrad Arjmand, Mohammad Shabani
One of the most interesting but tenebrous parts of the bipolar disorder (BD) story is the switch between (hypo)mania and depression, which can give bipolar patients a thrilling, but somewhat perilous, 'ride'. Numerous studies have pointed out that there are some recognizable differences (either state-dependent or state-independent) in several brain regions of people with BD, including components of the brain's reward system. Understanding the underpinning mechanisms of high and low mood statuses in BD has potential, not only for the development of highly specific and selective pharmaceutical agents, but also for better treatment approaches and psychological interventions to manage BD and, thus, give patients a safer ride...
June 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610582/behavioral-and-neural-adaptations-in-response-to-five-weeks-of-balance-training-in-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jan Ruffieux, Audrey Mouthon, Martin Keller, Michael Wälchli, Wolfgang Taube
BACKGROUND: While the positive effect of balance training on age-related impairments in postural stability is well-documented, the neural correlates of such training adaptations in older adults remain poorly understood. This study therefore aimed to shed more light on neural adaptations in response to balance training in older adults. METHODS: Postural stability as well as spinal reflex and cortical excitability was measured in older adults (65-80 years) before and after 5 weeks of balance training (n = 15) or habitual activity (n = 13)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610477/lower-extremity-joint-coupling-variability-during-gait-in-young-adults-with-and-without-chronic-ankle-instability
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Thomas Lilley, Christopher C Herb, Joseph Hart, Jay Hertel
Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a condition resulting from a lateral ankle sprain. Shank-rearfoot joint-coupling variability differences have been found in CAI patients; however, joint-coupling variability (VCV) of the ankle and proximal joints has not been explored. Our purpose was to analyse VCV in adults with and without CAI during gait. Four joint-coupling pairs were analysed: knee sagittal-ankle sagittal, knee sagittal-ankle frontal, hip frontal-ankle sagittal and hip frontal-ankle frontal. Twenty-seven adults participated (CAI:n = 13, Control:n = 14)...
June 13, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605231/a-comparison-of-both-motorized-and-non-motorized-treadmill-gait-kinematics-to-overground-locomotion
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Adam M Fullenkamp, Danilo V Tolusso, C Matthew Laurent, Brian M Campbell, Andrea E Cripps
CONTEXT: Motorized treadmills (MT) present an altered motor task compared to overground (OG) locomotion in that MT belt surfaces are motor-driven, whereas individuals walking/running OG must propel themselves. A possible solution may lie with novel non-motorized treadmill (NMT) devices as the belt surface is propelled by the user. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare gait performance during both MT and NMT locomotion to OG. DESIGN: Crossover study...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600868/deep-bipolar-identifying-genomic-mutations-for-bipolar-disorder-via-deep-learning
#18
Sundaram Laksshman, Rajendra Rana Bhat, Vivek Viswanath, Xiaolin Li
Bipolar disorder (BD), also known as manic depression, is a brain disorder that affects the brain structure of a patient. It results in extreme mood swings, severe states of depression and over-excitement simultaneously. It is estimated that roughly 3% of the population of the United States (about 5.3 million adults) suffers from BD. Recent research efforts like the Twin studies have demonstrated a high heritability factor for the disorder, making genomics a viable alternative for detecting and treating bipolar disorder, in addition to conventional lengthy and costly post-symptom clinical diagnosis...
June 10, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597614/the-effects-of-two-different-explosive-strength-training-programs-on-vertical-jump-performance-in-basketball
#19
Simone Ciacci, Sandro Bartolomei
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two different training programs oriented to improve vertical jump performance and leg stiffness in basketball players. METHODS: Fifty-eight male basketball players were involved, divided into three age groups (Senior, U19 and U17). Subsequently, within any age group, the players were randomly divided into two training groups, respectively performing a 16-week "hang-clean" training program (HCL), and a "half-squat" training program (HSQ), lasting for the same duration...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597315/fiber-type-distribution-in-insect-leg-muscles-parallels-similarities-and-differences-in-the-functional-role-of-insect-walking-legs
#20
Elzbieta Godlewska-Hammel, Ansgar Büschges, Matthias Gruhn
Previous studies have demonstrated that myofibrillar ATPase (mATPase) enzyme activity in muscle fibers determines their contraction properties. We analyzed mATPase activities in muscles of the front, middle and hind legs of the orthopteran stick insect (Carausius morosus) to test the hypothesis that differences in muscle fiber types and distributions reflected differences in their behavioral functions. Our data show that all muscles are composed of at least three fiber types, fast, intermediate and slow, and demonstrate that: (1) in the femoral muscles (extensor and flexor tibiae) of all legs, the number of fast fibers decreases from proximal to distal, with a concomitant increase in the number of slow fibers...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
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