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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232497/evaluation-of-olfaction-and-taste-function-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-and-without-peripheral-neuropathy
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Semih Yazla, Süay Özmen, Sinem Kıyıcı, Demet Yıldız, Mehmet Haksever, Sündüz Gencay
AIMS: Olfaction and gustation in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) have great significance on quality of life and their impairment may result in possible hazards. A limited number of studies have been performed to determine the alteration of both gustatory and olfactory function in type 2 diabetic patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). The aim of this study was to determine whether type 2 diabetic patients, with and without DPN, exhibit major olfactory and gustatory dysfunction using validated and dependable techniques...
December 12, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231125/attentional-focus-and-grip-width-influences-on-bench-press-resistance-training
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Joaquin Calatayud, Jonas Vinstrup, Markus D Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Juan Carlos Colado, Lars L Andersen
This study evaluated the influence of different attentional foci for varied grip widths in the bench press. Eighteen resistance-trained men were familiarized with the procedure and performed a one-repetition maximum (1RM) test during Session 1. In Session 2, they used three different standardized grip widths (100%, 150%, and 200% of biacromial width distance) in random order at 50% of 1RM while also engaged in three different attention focus conditions (external focus on the bench press, internal focus on pectoralis major muscles, and internal focus on triceps brachii muscles)...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227162/electromyography-biofeedback-exergames-to-enhance-grip-strength-and-motivation
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Nadia Garcia-Hernandez, Karen Garza-Martinez, Vicente Parra-Vega
BACKGROUND: Hand strength weakness affects the performance of most activities of daily living. This study aims to design, develop, and test an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback training system based on serious games to promote motivation and synchronization and proper work intensity in grip exercises for improving hand strength. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An EMG surface sensor, soft balls with different stiffness and three exergames, conforms the system to drive videogame clues in response to EMG-inferred grip strength, while overseeing motivation...
December 11, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214985/non-invasive-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-via-focused-ultrasound-i-in-vivo-i
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Matthew Eric Downs, Stephen A Lee, Georgiana Yang, Seaok Kim, Qi Wang, Elisa E Konofagou
Focused ultrasound (FUS) has been employed on a wide range of clinical applications to safely and non-invasively achieve desired effects that have previously required invasive and lengthy procedures with conventional methods. Conventional electrical neuromodulation therapies that are applied to the peripheral nervous system (PNS) are invasive and/or non-specific. Recently, focused ultrasound has demonstrated the ability to modulate the central nervous system and ex vivo peripheral neurons. Here, for the first time, noninvasive stimulation of the sciatic nerve eliciting a physiological response in vivo is demonstrated with FUS...
December 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214617/gehs-neurophysiological-classification-system-for-patients-with-neuropathy-of-the-ulnar-nerve-at-the-elbow
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David G Greathouse, Greg Ernst, John S Halle, Scott W Shaffer
BACKGROUND: Neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow is one of a number of muscle-related and nerve-related disorders that affect people performing intensive work with their hands and upper extremities, and is the second most prevalent peripheral nerve mononeuropathy. There are several classification systems currently being used by the medical community for patients with neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. However, few of these classification systems include the clinical electrophysiologic parameters nerve conduction (NCS) and electromyographic (EMG) studies...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207834/clinical-evaluation-of-quality-of-obturation-and-instrumentation-time-using-two-modified-rotary-file-systems-with-manual-instrumentation-in-primary-teeth
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Lavanya Govindaraju, Ganesh Jeevanandan, Emg Subramanian
Introduction: Pulp therapy in primary teeth has been performed using various instrumentation techniques. However, the conventional instrumentation technique used for root canal preparation in primary teeth is hand instrumentation. Various Nickel-Titanium (Ni-Ti) instruments are available to perform efficient root canal preparation in primary teeth. These Ni-Ti instruments has been designed to aid in better root canal preparation in permanent teeth but are rarely used in primary teeth...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200627/effect-of-motor-imagery-training-and-electromyogram-triggered-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-lower-extremity-function-in-stroke-patients-a-pilot-trial
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Ji-Hoon Kim, Young-Seok Cho, Ji-Su Park, Won-Jin Kim
[Purpose] To investigate the effect of motor imagery training and electromyogram-triggered neuromuscular electrical stimulation (MIT-EMG NMES) on the lower extremity function of stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] This study recruited eight patients with hemiplegia due to stroke. All patients received MIT-EMG NMES for 20 min daily, 5 days per week for 4 weeks. Lower extremity function were assessed using the timed up-and-go (TUG) and 10-meter walk (10MW) tests. [Results] The results of TUG test decreased significantly from 20...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187306/contribution-of-load-expectations-to-neuromechanical-adaptations-during-a-freestyle-lifting-task-a-pilot-study
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Anne Courbalay, Charles Tétreau, Arnaud Lardon, Thomas Deroche, Vincent Cantin, Martin Descarreaux
OBJECTIVES: The main goal of this study was to determine to what extent load expectations modulate neuromechanical adaptations in individuals with and without chronic low back pain (cLBP) when lifting and lowering various loads. The second goal was to assess the feasibility of a simple lifting protocol during which expectations about loads were manipulated. METHODS: Seventeen participants with cLBP and 18 participants without low back pain were asked to lift and lower boxes of mild to moderate loads...
October 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178917/the-influence-of-surface-emg-triggered-multichannel-electrical-stimulation-on-sensomotoric-recovery-in-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniation-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-reco
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Sara Lener, Christoph Wipplinger, Sebastian Hartmann, Wolfgang N Löscher, Sabrina Neururer, Matthias Wildauer, Claudius Thomé, Anja Tschugg
BACKGROUND: Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the most common reasons for chronic low back pain and sensomotoric deficits, often treated by lumbar sequestrectomy. Nevertheless, the prognostic factors relevant for time and quality of recovery, of the surgical procedure, relative to conservative treatment, remain controversial and require further investigation. Surface electrical stimulation (SES) may be an influential intervention, already showing positive impact on motor and sensory recovery in different patient groups...
November 25, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172028/neural-adaptations-in-quadriceps-muscle-after-4-weeks-of-local-vibration-training-in-young-versus-old-subjects
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Robin Souron, Thibault Besson, Thomas Lapole, Guillaume Y Millet
This study investigated the effects of a 4-week local vibration training (LVT) on the function of the knee extensors and corticospinal properties in healthy young and old subjects. Seventeen subjects (9 young and 8 old) performed 3 testing sessions: before (PRE1) and after (PRE2) a 4-week resting period to control the repeatability of the data as well as after the LVT (POST). Jump performance, maximal voluntary force (MVC) and electromyographic (EMG) activity on vastus lateralis (VL) and rectus femoris (RF) muscles were assessed...
November 24, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169787/comprehensive-blinded-assessment-of-balance-in-orthostatic-tremor
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Danish Bhatti, Rebecca Thompson, Yiwen Xia, Amy Hellman, Lorene Schmaderer, Katie Suing, Jennifer McKune, Cynthia Penke, Regan Iske, Bobbi Jo Roeder, Ka-Chun Siu, John M Bertoni, Diego Torres-Russotto
INTRODUCTION: Orthostatic Tremor (OT) is a movement disorder characterized by a sensation of unsteadiness and tremors in the 13-18 Hz range present upon standing. The pathophysiology of OT is not well understood but there is a relationship between the sensation of instability and leg tremors. Despite the sensation of unsteadiness, OT patients do not fall often and balance in OT has not been formally assessed. We present a prospective blinded study comparing balance assessment in patients with OT versus healthy controls...
November 16, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165059/influence-of-type-of-mvc-test-on-electromyography-measures-of-biceps-brachii-and-triceps-brachii
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Danuta Roman-Liu, Paweł Bartuzi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the amplitude and frequency measures of the electromyography (EMG) signal in agonistic and antagonistic muscles (biceps brachii, triceps brachii). METHODS: Fifteen males (22.9 ± 2.1 years old) took three isometric maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) tests. Two tests were typical MVC tests for biceps brachii and triceps brachii. The third was a test often used to obtain MVC for forearm muscles (arm and forearm hanging down)...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145773/forced-use-of-the-paretic-leg-induced-by-a-constraint-force-applied-to-the-nonparetic-leg-in-individuals-poststroke-during-walking
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Chao-Jung Hsu, Janis Kim, Elliot J Roth, William Z Rymer, Ming Wu
BACKGROUND: Individuals with stroke usually show reduced muscle activities of the paretic leg and asymmetrical gait pattern during walking. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether applying a resistance force to the nonparetic leg would enhance the muscle activities of the paretic leg and improve the symmetry of spatiotemporal gait parameters in individuals with poststroke hemiparesis. METHODS: Fifteen individuals with chronic poststroke hemiparesis participated in this study...
November 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142739/classification-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-disease-based-on-convolutional-neural-network-and-reinforcement-sample-learning-algorithm
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Abdulkadir Sengur, Yaman Akbulut, Yanhui Guo, Varun Bajaj
Electromyogram (EMG) signals contain useful information of the neuromuscular diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a well-known brain disease, which can progressively degenerate the motor neurons. In this paper, we propose a deep learning based method for efficient classification of ALS and normal EMG signals. Spectrogram, continuous wavelet transform (CWT), and smoothed pseudo Wigner-Ville distribution (SPWVD) have been employed for time-frequency (T-F) representation of EMG signals. A convolutional neural network is employed to classify these features...
December 2017: Health Information Science and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135458/immediate-effects-of-osteopathic-treatment-versus-therapeutic-exercise-on-patients-with-chronic-cervical-pain
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Xabier Galindez-Ibarbengoetxea, Igor Setuain, Robinson Ramírez-Velez, Lars L Andersen, Miriam González-Izal, Andoni Jauregi, Mikel Izquierdo
Context • Alternatives to medication for immediate pain relief are needed because long-term use of pain medication has been associated with adverse effects. High-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation techniques (MTs) and craniocervical flexion (CCF) exercises have been frequently used in the management of chronic cervical pain. Objective • The study intended to compare the immediate effects on pain of a treatment using HVLA manipulation versus one using a CCF exercise protocol. Design • The research team designed a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial...
November 14, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135048/the-biomechanical-construction-of-the-horse-s-body-and-activity-patterns-of-three-important-muscles-of-the-trunk-in-the-walk-trot-and-canter
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K Kienapfel, H Preuschoft, A Wulf, H Wagner
The activity patterns of trunk muscles are commonly neglected, in spite of their importance for maintaining body shape. Analysis of the biomechanics of the trunk under static conditions has led to predictions of the activity patterns. These hypotheses are tested experimentally by surface electromyography (EMG). Five horses, with and without a rider, were examined in the walk, trot and canter. Footfall was synchronised with EMG by an accelerometer. Averages of ten consecutive cycles were calculated and compared by statistical methods...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129751/hypoglossal-motoneurons-are-endogenously-activated-by-serotonin-during-the-active-period-of-circadian-cycle
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Leszek Kubin, Graziella L Mann
In obstructive sleep apnea patients, contraction of lingual muscles protects the pharyngeal airway from collapse. Hypoglossal (XII) motoneurons innervate the muscles of the tongue and are themselves under wake-related excitatory drives, including that mediated by serotonin (5-HT). Estimates of endogenous 5-HT activation vary among different studies. We tested whether endogenous drive mediated by 5-HT is present in rat XII motoneurons when measured during the active period of the circadian cycle. We monitored sleep-wake states and lingual and nuchal electromyograms (EMGs) while perfusing the XII nucleus with a vehicle or a 5-HT2 receptor antagonist (mianserin, 0...
November 9, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122116/mipo-of-proximal-humerus-fractures-through-an-anterolateral-acromial-approach-is-the-axillary-nerve-at-risk
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Josip Knežević, Mario Mihalj, Fabijan Čukelj, Arsen Ivanišević
PURPOSE: It is known that shoulder surgery may cause iatrogenic injury to the axillary nerve as a serious complication, but there is little evidence to indicate whether the axillary nerve is at risk of injury during an anterolateral acromial approach for minimally-invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) of proximal humerus fractures. We hypothesised that this surgical method is safe for the axillary nerve and would preserve it from iatrogenic injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective follow-up cohort study on 49 consecutive patients with proximal humerus fractures who were managed with MIPO through an anterolateral approach...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121510/emg-normalization-method-based-on-grade-3-of-manual-muscle-testing-within-and-between-day-reliability-of-normalization-tasks-and-application-to-gait-analysis
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Anne Tabard-Fougère, Kevin Rose-Dulcina, Vincent Pittet, Romain Dayer, Nicolas Vuillerme, Stéphane Armand
Electromyography (EMG) is an important parameter in Clinical Gait Analysis (CGA), and is generally interpreted with timing of activation. EMG amplitude comparisons between individuals, muscles or days need normalization. There is no consensus on existing methods. The gold standard, maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC), is not adapted to pathological populations because patients are often unable to perform an MVIC. The normalization method inspired by the isometric grade 3 of manual muscle testing (isoMMT3), which is the ability of a muscle to maintain a position against gravity, could be an interesting alternative...
November 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120129/the-role-of-electromyographic-blink-reflex-in-the-evaluation-of-headache-incidence
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Marijan Cesarik, Iris Zavoreo, Lucija Zadro-Matovina, Tomislav Madžar, Vanja Bašić Kes
Migraine and tension type headache are the most common disabling primary headache disorders. Epidemiological studies have documented their high prevalence and high socioeconomic and personal impacts. According to recent data, migraine ranks as the third most prevalent disorder and seventh-highest specific cause of disability worldwide. Tension-type headache has lifetime prevalence in the general population ranging between 30% and 78% in different studies. According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition, there also are many other headaches but their incidence in general population is lower than the previously mentioned headaches...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
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