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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456777/toe-gap-force-is-related-to-ultrasonic-parameter-of-calcaneus-bone-status-in-general-population
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Tsuyoshi Tajika, Atsushi Yamamoto, Noboru Oya, Takanori Kitagawa, Hiroki Kobayashi, Hitoshi Shitara, Haku Iizuka, Kenji Takagishi, Hirotaka Chikuda
Background: Elucidating the relation between bone health condition and muscle strength can provide useful knowledge for Japan's super-aged society. This study ascertained the Speed Of Sound (SOS) of the calcaneus and upper and lower limb muscle strength in a general population. Methods: Medical examinations were conducted of 277 adult residents (100 men, 177 women; average age 67.1 years) of a mountain village. Bilateral hand grip and hand key pinch strength were measured...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453349/ultrasound-and-shock-wave-stimulation-to-promote-axonal-regeneration-following-nerve-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-preclinical-studies
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Simeon C Daeschler, Leila Harhaus, Philipp Schoenle, Arne Boecker, Ulrich Kneser, Konstantin D Bergmeister
Limited regeneration after nerve injury often leads to delayed or incomplete reinnervation and consequently insufficient muscle function. Following nerve surgery, application of low-intensity ultrasound or extracorporeal shock waves may promote nerve regeneration and improve functional outcomes. Because currently clinical data is unavailable, we performed a meta-analysis following the PRISMA-guidelines to investigate the therapeutic effect of ultrasound and shock wave therapies on motor nerve regeneration. Ten ultrasound-studies (N = 445 rats) and three shock-wave studies (N = 110 rats) were identified from multiple databases...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452148/complete-inhibition-of-fetal-movement-in-the-day-40-pregnant-goat-model-by-the-piperidine-alkaloid-anabasine-but-not-related-alkaloids
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B T Green, S T Lee, J W Keele, K D Welch, D Cook, J A Pfister, W R Kem
Four chemically similar alkaloids, anabasine, anabaseine, epibatidine and dimethylphenylpiperazinium (DMPP), are potent nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists of fetal muscle nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in human TE-671 cells. Based on results with these cells, we hypothesized that the alkaloids would completely inhibit ultrasound-monitored fetal movement in a goat model. Different, single doses of anabasine, anabaseine, epibatidine, DMPP, or saline control were administered I.V. to pregnant goats on day 40 of gestation and the number of fetal movements per 5 min sample was measured by ultrasound at times 0, 0...
February 13, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451317/ultrasound-guided-microinvasive-carpal-tunnel-release-using-a-novel-retractable-needle-mounted-blade-a-cadaveric-study
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Peter D Hebbard, Andrew I T Hebbard, Janos Tomka, Richard Appleyard
Ultrasound (US)-guided microinvasive procedures are defined as those performed via needles without notable scarring. Ten cadaver hands underwent US-guided microinvasive carpal tunnel release using a novel needle-based tool, the micro i-Blade (Summit Medical Products, Inc, Sandy, UT). A US-imaged landmark, the inflexion point of the ligaments distal to the hook of the hamate, was used to position the distal extent of the cut. The transverse carpal ligament was successfully released in all hands without damage to nerves or arteries...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450853/endometriosis-clinical-features-mr-imaging-findings-and-pathologic-correlation
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REVIEW
Pietro Valerio Foti, Renato Farina, Stefano Palmucci, Ilenia Anna Agata Vizzini, Norma Libertini, Maria Coronella, Saveria Spadola, Rosario Caltabiano, Marco Iraci, Antonio Basile, Pietro Milone, Antonio Cianci, Giovanni Carlo Ettorre
OBJECTIVE: We illustrate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of endometriosis. BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a chronic gynaecological condition affecting women of reproductive age and may cause pelvic pain and infertility. It is characterized by the growth of functional ectopic endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus and includes three different manifestations: ovarian endometriomas, peritoneal implants, deep pelvic endometriosis. The primary locations are in the pelvis; extrapelvic endometriosis may rarely occur...
February 15, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447964/botulinum-toxin-type-a-relieves-sternocleidomastoid-muscle-fibrosis-in-congenital-muscular-torticollis
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Banghong Jiang, Wenxuan Zu, Jing Xu, Zhuyou Xiong, Yichao Zhang, Song Gao, Shuxing Ge, Li Zhang
Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a neck deformity that involves shortening of sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) characterized by muscle atrophy and interstitial fibrosis. To investigate wheatear Botulinum toxin type A (BTA) has anti-fibrotic effects in CMT, we established acquired muscular torticollis that mimetics CMT in rabbit by intra-SCM injection of anhydrous alcohol. The treatment groups received BTA (2.5 units or 5 units) injection into the fibrotic SCM. The shortening and thickening of SCM were recorded by B-mode ultrasound...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445933/multimodality-imaging-of-subacromial-impingement-syndrome
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REVIEW
Lionel Pesquer, Sophie Borghol, Philippe Meyer, Mickael Ropars, Benjamin Dallaudière, Pierre Abadie
Subacromial impingement syndrome results from irritation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles in the subacromial space and may manifest as a range of pathologies. However, subacromial impingement is a dynamic condition for which imaging reveals predisposing factors but no pathognomonic indicators. Also, the usual imaging features of subacromial impingement may be seen in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Therefore, imaging is able to detect tears and describe the risk factors of impingement but cannot confirm subacromial impingement...
February 14, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440962/focal-achalasia-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Marcus Joachim Herzig, Radu Tutuian
Esophageal achalasia is a primary smooth muscle motility disorder specified by aperistalsis of the tubular esophagus in combination with a poorly relaxing and occasionally hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter (LES). These changes occur secondary to the destruction of the neural network coordinating esophageal peristalsis and LES relaxation (plexus myentericus). There are limited data on segmental involvement of the esophagus in adults. We report on the case of a 54-year-old man who presented initially with complete aperistalsis limited to the distal esophagus...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438584/regional-regulation-of-focal-adhesion-kinase-after-concentric-and-eccentric-loading-is-related-to-remodeling-of-human-skeletal-muscle
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Martino V Franchi, Severin Ruoss, Paola Valdivieso, Kyle W Mitchell, Kenneth Smith, Philip J Atherton, Marco V Narici, Martin Flück
AIMS: We assessed focal adhesion kinase (FAK) response to concentric (CON) versus eccentric (ECC) resistance training (RT) at two vastus lateralis (VL) sites, and the relationships between FAK, muscle protein synthesis (MPS), and morphological remodeling. METHODS: Six young males trained both legs unilaterally 3 times/week for 8 weeks; one leg performed CON RT, the contralateral performed ECC RT. Muscle biopsies were collected after training from VL midbelly (MID) and distal (Distal) sites at 0, 4, 8 weeks...
February 13, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438332/diaphragmatic-palsy
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REVIEW
Laxmi Kokatnur, Mohan Rudrappa
The diaphragm is the primary muscle of respiration, and its weakness can lead to respiratory failure. Diaphragmatic palsy can be caused by various causes. Injury to the phrenic nerve during thoracic surgeries is the most common cause for diaphragmatic palsy. Depending on the cause, the symptoms of diaphragmatic palsies vary from completely asymptomatic to disabling dyspnea requiring mechanical ventilation. On pulmonary function tests, there will be a decrease in the maximum respiratory muscle power. Spirometry shows reduced lung functions and a significant drop of lung function in supine position is typical of diaphragmatic palsy...
February 13, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434418/pelvic-floor-morphometric-differences-in-elderly-women-with-or-without-urinary-incontinence
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Sarah Fradet, Mélanie Morin, Jennifer Kruger, Chantale Dumoulin
Purpose: Urinary incontinence (UI) affects as many as 50% of women aged 60 years and older, but UI pathophysiology, specifically in elderly women, remains unclear. A better understanding of morphometric differences between continent and urinary incontinent elderly women is needed to improve the effectiveness of conservative treatment approaches. We hypothesized that morphometric differences in the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) among elderly women with and without UI could be observed using three- and four-dimensional (3D/4D) transperineal ultrasound (TPU) imaging...
2018: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430675/ultrasound-elastographic-measurement-of-sciatic-nerve-displacement-and-shear-strain-during-active-and-passive-knee-extension
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Richard Ellis, Maheswaran Rohan, James Fox, Juvena Hitt, Helene Langevin, Sharon Henry
There is current need for objective measures of sciatic nerve mobility in patients with sciatic-type pain. The objective of the study was to assess the feasibility and reliability of ultrasound elastography to quantify sciatic nerve displacement and shear strain at the sciatic nerve-hamstring muscle interface during active and passive knee extension-flexion exercises performed while sitting in healthy people. Ultrasound elastography showed excellent intrarater within-session reliability for assessing sciatic nerve displacement and sciatic nerve-hamstring muscle interface shear strain during active knee extension-flexion exercises...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429375/mechanical-fractionation-of-tissues-using-microsecond-long-hifu-pulses-on-a-clinical-mr-hifu-system
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Avinash Eranki, Navid Farr, Ari Partanen, Karun V Sharma, Christopher T Rossi, Avi Z Rosenberg, AeRang Kim, Matthew Oetgen, Haydar Celik, David Woods, Pavel S Yarmolenko, Peter C W Kim, Bradford J Wood
PURPOSE: High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can non-invasively treat tumors with minimal or no damage to intervening tissues. While continuous-wave HIFU thermally ablates target tissue, the effect of hundreds of microsecond-long pulsed sonications is examined in this work. The objective of this study was to characterize sonication parameter-dependent thermomechanical bioeffects to provide the foundation for future preclinical studies and facilitate clinical translation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Acoustic power, number of cycles/pulse, sonication time, and pulse repetition frequency (PRF) were varied on a clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - guided HIFU (MR-HIFU) system...
February 11, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428167/local-texture-anisotropy-as-an-estimate-of-muscle-quality-in-ultrasound-imaging
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Guillaume J R Dubois, Damien Bachasson, Lilian Lacourpaille, Olivier Benveniste, Jean-Yves Hogrel
This study introduces local pattern texture anisotropy as a novel parameter to differentiate healthy and disordered muscle and to gauge the severity of muscle impairments based on B-mode ultrasound images. Preliminary human results are also presented. A local pattern texture anisotropy index (TAI) was computed in one region of interest in the short head of the biceps brachii. The effects of gain settings and box sizes required for TAI computation were investigated. Between-day reliability was studied in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis (n = 26)...
February 7, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428080/reliability-of-a-clinical-3d-freehand-ultrasound-technique-analyses-on-healthy-and-pathological-muscles
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Francesco Cenni, Simon-Henri Schless, Lynn Bar-On, Erwin Aertbeliën, Herman Bruyninckx, Britta Hanssen, Kaat Desloovere
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: 3D freehand Ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that can be used to measure muscle and tendon morphological and structural properties, including volume, lengths and echo-intensity. These properties are clinically relevant in neurological disorders such as spastic cerebral palsy to monitor disease progression and evaluate the effect of treatment. This study presents a methodology for extracting these parameters along with a clinical reliability analysis for the data acquisition and processing...
March 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422486/evaluating-the-functional-outcomes-of-ultrasound-guided-botulinum-toxin-type-a-injections-using-the-euro-musculus-approach-for-upper-limb-spasticity-treatment-in-post-stroke-patients-an-observational-study
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Raikan Buyukavci, Semra Akturk, Yüksel Ersoy
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin type A injection is an effective treatment for spasticity. Euro-musculus spasticity approach is a new method for administering injections to the correct point of the correct muscle. The clinical outcomes of this practical approach is not yet available in the literature. AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects on spasticity and the functional outcomes of ultrasound guided botulinum toxin type A injections via the Euro-musculus spasticity approach to treat upper limb spasticity in post-stroke patients...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422210/pathophysiology-of-placental-derived-fetal-growth-restriction
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REVIEW
Graham J Burton, Eric Jauniaux
Placental-related fetal growth restriction arises primarily due to deficient remodeling of the uterine spiral arteries supplying the placenta during early pregnancy. The resultant malperfusion induces cell stress within the placental tissues, leading to selective suppression of protein synthesis and reduced cell proliferation. These effects are compounded in more severe cases by increased infarction and fibrin deposition. Consequently, there is a reduction in villous volume and surface area for maternal-fetal exchange...
February 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421851/respiratory-characteristics-of-individuals-with-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Vikram Mohan, Aatit Paungmali, Patraporn Sitilerpisan, Ummi F Hashim, Munifa B Mazlan, Tuan N Nasuha
Non-specific low back pain (NS-LBP) is known to cause respiratory dysfunction. In this study, we investigated alterations in breathing, respiratory strength and endurance, core stability, diaphragm mobility, and chest expansion among patients with NS-LBP and healthy individuals. The specific aim of the study was to correlate between respiratory function and other variables among NS-LBP patients. Thirty four patients with NS-LBP were matched with 34 healthy participants before undergoing total faulty breathing scale, spirometer, respiratory pressure meter, chest expansion, ultrasound, and pressure biofeedback measurements...
February 8, 2018: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420159/identifying-the-mechanical-and-neural-properties-of-the-sternocleidomastoid-muscles
#19
Bhillie D Luciani, David M Desmet, Amani A Alkayyali, Joshua M Leonardis, David Benjamin Lipps
Neck muscles are preferentially activated in specific force directions, but the constraints that the central nervous system considers when programming these preferred directions of muscle activity are unknown. The current study utilized ultrasound shear wave elastography (SWE) to investigate whether the material properties of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles exhibit preferred directions similar to their preferred direction of muscle activity during an isometric task. Twenty-four healthy participants matched isometric forces in 16 axial directions...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420151/altered-achilles-tendon-function-during-walking-in-people-with-diabetic-neuropathy-implications-for-metabolic-energy-saving
#20
Milos Petrovic, Constantinos N Maganaris, Kevin Deschamps, Sabine M Verschueren, Frank L Bowling, Andrew Jm Boulton, Neil D Reeves
The Achilles tendon (AT) has the capacity to store and release elastic energy during walking, contributing to metabolic energy savings. In diabetes patients, it is hypothesised that a stiffer Achilles tendon may reduce the capacity for energy saving through this mechanism, thereby contributing to an increased metabolic cost of walking (CoW). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of diabetes and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) on the Achilles tendon and plantarflexor muscle-tendon unit behaviour during walking...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
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