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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619425/using-endogenous-saccades-to-characterize-fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Marisa Ferreira, Paulo A Pereira, Marta Parreira, Inês Sousa, José Figueiredo, João J Cerqueira, Antonio F Macedo
PURPOSE: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is likely to cause dysfunction of neural circuits between brain regions increasing brain working load or a subjective overestimation of such working load leading to fatigue symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate if saccades can reveal the effect of fatigue in patients with MS. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with MS (EDSS<=3) and age matched controls were recruited. Eye movements were monitored using an infrared eyetracker...
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611575/ica-derived-eeg-correlates-to-mental-fatigue-effort-and-workload-in-a-realistically-simulated-air-traffic-control-task
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Deepika Dasari, Guofa Shou, Lei Ding
Electroencephalograph (EEG) has been increasingly studied to identify distinct mental factors when persons perform cognitively demanding tasks. However, most of these studies examined EEG correlates at channel domain, which suffers the limitation that EEG signals are the mixture of multiple underlying neuronal sources due to the volume conduction effect. Moreover, few studies have been conducted in real-world tasks. To precisely probe EEG correlates with specific neural substrates to mental factors in real-world tasks, the present study examined EEG correlates to three mental factors, i...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608135/can-proportional-ventilation-modes-facilitate-exercise-in-critically-ill-patients-a-physiological-cross-over-study-pressure-support-versus-proportional-ventilation-during-lower-limb-exercise-in-ventilated-critically-ill-patients
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Evangelia Akoumianaki, Nicolas Dousse, Aissam Lyazidi, Jean-Claude Lefebvre, Severine Graf, Ricardo Luiz Cordioli, Nathalie Rey, Jean-Christophe Marie Richard, Laurent Brochard
BACKGROUND: Early exercise of critically ill patients may have beneficial effects on muscle strength, mass and systemic inflammation. During pressure support ventilation (PSV), a mismatch between demand and assist could increase work of breathing and limit exercise. A better exercise tolerance is possible with a proportional mode of ventilation (Proportional Assist Ventilation, PAV+ and Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist, NAVA). We examined whether, in critically ill patients, PSV and proportional ventilation have different effects on respiratory muscles unloading and work efficiency during exercise...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595261/speech-processing-fatigue-in-children-auditory-event-related-potential-and-behavioral-measures
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Alexandra P Key, Samantha J Gustafson, Lindsey Rentmeester, Benjamin W Y Hornsby, Fred H Bess
Purpose: Fatigue related to speech processing is an understudied area that may have significant negative effects, especially in children who spend the majority of their school days listening to classroom instruction. Method: This study examined the feasibility of using auditory P300 responses and behavioral indices (lapses of attention and self-report) to measure fatigue resulting from sustained listening demands in 27 children (M = 9.28 years). Results: Consistent with predictions, increased lapses of attention, longer reaction times, reduced P300 amplitudes to infrequent target stimuli, and self-report of greater fatigue were observed after the completion of a series of demanding listening tasks compared with the baseline values...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592684/trajectory-curvature-in-saccade-sequences-spatiotopic-influences-vs-residual-motor-activity
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Geoffrey Mégardon, Casimir Johannes Hendrikus Ludwig, Petroc Sumner
When decisions drive saccadic eye movements, traces of the decision process can be inferred from the movement trajectories. For example, saccades can curve away from distractor stimuli, which was thought to reflect cortical inhibition biasing activity in the Superior Colliculus. Recent neurophysiological work does not support this theory, and two recent models have replaced top-down inhibition with lateral interactions in the Superior Colliculus or neural fatigue in the brainstem Saccadic Burst Generator. All current models operate in retinotopic coordinates and are based on single saccade paradigms...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587072/automatic-detection-of-driver-fatigue-using-driving-operation-information-for-transportation-safety
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Zuojin Li, Liukui Chen, Jun Peng, Ying Wu
Fatigued driving is a major cause of road accidents. For this reason, the method in this paper is based on the steering wheel angles (SWA) and yaw angles (YA) information under real driving conditions to detect drivers' fatigue levels. It analyzes the operation features of SWA and YA under different fatigue statuses, then calculates the approximate entropy (ApEn) features of a short sliding window on time series. Using the nonlinear feature construction theory of dynamic time series, with the fatigue features as input, designs a "2-6-6-3" multi-level back propagation (BP) Neural Networks classifier to realize the fatigue detection...
May 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582903/magnetic-stimulation-at-acupoints-relieves-mental-fatigue-an-event-related-potential-p300-study
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Shuo Yang, Yanyun Qiao, Lei Wang, Pengru Hao
BACKGROUND: Mental fatigue caused by continuous cognitive tasks represents one of the most worrying modern health problems. Event Related Potential (ERP) P300 is thought to be associated with cognitive function. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at characterizing the neural activity correlated with the attentional processes and exploring a novelty method which combine the magnetic stimulation and acupoint to relieve mental fatigue caused by continuous cognitive tasks...
May 19, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561175/-multiple-sclerosis-fatigue-its-neural-correlates-and-its-modulation-with-tdcs
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Samar S Ayache, Moussa A Chalah, Tania Kümpfel, Frank Padberg, Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Ulrich Palm
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive and inflammatory disease of the central nervous system and causes high rates of non-traumatic disability in young adults. Fatigue is frequently reported by a major part of patients during the disease course and dramatically increases the burden of illness. Despite the high prevalence of fatigue and its enormous impact on quality of life, its pathophysiological mechanisms are still unclear. Its etiology is multifactorial and complex, and is usually classified into 'primary' fatigue resulting from the pathological brain changes versus 'secondary' fatigue following disease symptoms, sleep disturbances, mood disorders, and side effects of medication...
May 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559851/estimating-neural-control-from-concentric-vs-eccentric-surface-electromyographic-representations-during-fatiguing-cyclic-submaximal-back-extension-exercises
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Gerold R Ebenbichler, Lena Unterlerchner, Richard Habenicht, Paolo Bonato, Josef Kollmitzer, Patrick Mair, Sara Riegler, Thomas Kienbacher
Purpose: To investigate the differences in neural control of back muscles activated during the eccentric vs. the concentric portions of a cyclic, submaximal, fatiguing trunk extension exercise via the analysis of amplitude and time-frequency parameters derived from surface electromyographic (SEMG) data. Methods: Using back dynamometers, 87 healthy volunteers performed three maximum voluntary isometric trunk extensions (MVC's), an isometric trunk extension at 80% MVC, and 25 cyclic, dynamic trunk extensions at 50% MVC...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558835/a-muscle-driven-approach-to-restore-stepping-with-an-exoskeleton-for-individuals-with-paraplegia
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Sarah R Chang, Mark J Nandor, Lu Li, Rudi Kobetic, Kevin M Foglyano, John R Schnellenberger, Musa L Audu, Gilles Pinault, Roger D Quinn, Ronald J Triolo
BACKGROUND: Functional neuromuscular stimulation, lower limb orthosis, powered lower limb exoskeleton, and hybrid neuroprosthesis (HNP) technologies can restore stepping in individuals with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury (SCI). However, a self-contained muscle-driven controllable exoskeleton approach based on an implanted neural stimulator to restore walking has not been previously demonstrated, which could potentially result in system use outside the laboratory and viable for long term use or clinical testing...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553882/functional-brain-connectivity-of-remembered-fatigue-or-happiness-in-healthy-adults-use-of-arterial-spin-labeling
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Jeff Boissoneault, Landrew Sevel, Michael E Robinson, Roland Staud
INTRODUCTION: Chronic fatiguing illnesses like cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, or depression are frequently associated with comorbidities including depression, pain, and insomnia, making the study of their neural correlates challenging. To study fatigue without such comorbidities, functional connectivity (FC) analyses were used in healthy individuals to study brain activity during recall of a fatiguing event inside the MRI scanner. A positive mood induction served as control condition...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512409/immunoglobulin-d-multiple-myeloma-presenting-as-spontaneous-fracture
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Samer Al Hadidi, Khalil Katato, Ghassan Bachuwa
Immunoglobulin D multiple myeloma is a rare type of multiple myeloma that usually presents as bone pain, fatigue, or weight loss. We report a case of immunoglobulin D multiple myeloma in a 53-year-old Caucasian male patient with previous medical history of anaplastic oligodendroglioma status post-surgical resection who was evaluated for back pain while mowing the lawn. His physical examination showed tenderness over the lower thoracic vertebrae with no sensory or motor impairment. Initial lab investigations showed normocytic anemia and hypercalcemia with low parathyroid hormone...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507192/performance-fatigability-mechanisms-and-task-specificity
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Sandra K Hunter
Performance fatigability is characterized as an acute decline in motor performance caused by an exercise-induced reduction in force or power of the involved muscles. Multiple mechanisms contribute to performance fatigability and originate from neural and muscular processes, with the task demands dictating the mechanisms. This review highlights that (1) inadequate activation of the motoneuron pool can contribute to performance fatigability, and (2) the demands of the task and the physiological characteristics of the population assessed, dictate fatigability and the involved mechanisms...
May 15, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503309/are-there-two-forms-of-isometric-muscle-action-results-of-the-experimental-study-support-a-distinction-between-a-holding-and-a-pushing-isometric-muscle-function
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Laura V Schaefer, Frank N Bittmann
BACKGROUND: In isometric muscle function, there are subjectively two different modes of performance: one can either hold isometrically - thus resist an impacting force - or push isometrically - therefore work against a stable resistance. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether or not two different isometric muscle actions - the holding vs. pushing one (HIMA vs PIMA) - can be distinguished by objective parameters. METHODS: Ten subjects performed two different measuring modes at 80% of MVC realized by a special pneumatic system...
2017: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452866/effects-of-dopamine-and-norepinephrine-on-exercise-induced-oculomotor-fatigue
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Charlotte J W Connell, Benjamin Thompson, Jason Turuwhenua, Alexa Srzich, Nicholas Gant
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue-induced impairments in the control of eye movements are detectable via reduced eye movement velocity following a bout of prolonged, strenuous exercise. Slower eye movements caused by neural fatigue within the oculomotor system can be prevented by caffeine and upregulation of central catecholamines may be responsible for this effect. This study explored the individual contribution of dopamine and norepinephrine to fatigue-related impairments in oculomotor control...
April 28, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443503/kratom-and-future-treatment-for-the-opioids-addiction-and-chronic-pain-periculo-beneficium
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Ismaliza Ismail, Suzaily Wahab, Hatta Sidi, Srijit Das, Loo Jiann Lin, Rosdinom Razali
Kratom (Mitragynaspeciosa), a natural existing plant found in South-East Asia, is tradi-tionally used as an herb to help to elevate a person's energy and also to treat numerous medical ailments. Other than the analgesic property, kratom has been used as an agent to overcome opioid withdrawal as it contains natural alkaloids, i.e. mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine, and MGM-9, which has agonist affinity on the opioid receptors, including mu (μ) and kappa (κ). The role of neural reward pathway linked to μ-opioid receptors and both dopaminergic and GABA-ergic interneurons that express μ-opioid receptors were deliberated...
April 25, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442333/effects-of-auditory-stimuli-on-electrical-activity-in-the-brain-during-cycle-ergometry
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Marcelo Bigliassi, Costas I Karageorghis, Michael J Wright, Guido Orgs, Alexander V Nowicky
The present study sought to further understanding of the brain mechanisms that underlie the effects of music on perceptual, affective, and visceral responses during whole-body modes of exercise. Eighteen participants were administered light-to-moderate intensity bouts of cycle ergometer exercise. Each exercise bout was of 12-min duration (warm-up [3min], exercise [6min], and warm-down [3min]). Portable techniques were used to monitor the electrical activity in the brain, heart, and muscle during the administration of three conditions: music, audiobook, and control...
April 23, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432781/cognitive-functioning-and-emotion-processing-in-breast-cancer-survivors-and-controls-an-erp-pilot-study
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Janine Wirkner, Mathias Weymar, Andreas Löw, Carmen Hamm, Anne-Marie Struck, Clemens Kirschbaum, Alfons O Hamm
Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer is a very emotionally aversive and stressful life event, which can lead to impaired cognitive functioning and mental health. Breast cancer survivors responding with repressive emotion regulation strategies often show less adaptive coping and adverse outcomes. We investigated cognitive functioning and neural correlates of emotion processing using ERPs. Self-report measures of depression, anxiety, and fatigue, as well as hair cortisol as an index of chronic stress, were assessed...
April 22, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370992/cortical-adaptations-during-muscle-fatigue-the-role-of-sensorimotor-oscillations
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March 29, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366444/tryptophan-and-kynurenine-levels-and-its-association-with-sleep-nonphysical-fatigue-and-depression-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Rakesh Malhotra, Vanja Persic, Weifang Zhang, Jill Brown, Xia Tao, Laura Rosales, Stephan Thijssen, Fredric O Finkelstein, Mark L Unruh, Alp Ikizler, Pranav S Garimella, Joachim H Ix, Jeroen Kooman, Nathan W Levin, Garry J Handelman, Peter Kotanko
OBJECTIVE: Sleep and mood disorders are common in hemodialysis (HD) patients and the pathophysiology is still unclear. Tryptophan (TRP) and its metabolites may play a prominent role in neural pathways related to sleep, fatigue, and depression. Here, we sought to compare the levels of TRP and its metabolites between HD patients and healthy subjects and examine their association with sleep, fatigue, and depression in HD patients. The design was cross-sectional analysis. SUBJECTS: Ninety-nine adult patients on stable thrice weekly HD schedule between September 2011 and March 2014 and 10 healthy controls...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
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