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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097928/validity-and-reliability-of-a-novel-iphone-app-for-the-measurement-of-barbell-velocity-and-1rm-on-the-bench-press-exercise
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Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández, David Marchante, Mario Muñoz-López, Sergio L Jiménez
The purpose of this study was to analyse the validity and reliability of a novel iPhone app (named: PowerLift) for the measurement of mean velocity on the bench-press exercise. Additionally, the accuracy of the estimation of the 1-Repetition maximum (1RM) using the load-velocity relationship was tested. To do this, 10 powerlifters (Mean (SD): age = 26.5 ± 6.5 years; bench press 1RM · kg(-1) = 1.34 ± 0.25) completed an incremental test on the bench-press exercise with 5 different loads (75-100% 1RM), while the mean velocity of the barbell was registered using a linear transducer (LT) and Powerlift...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097776/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-deoxy-adp-pi-activation-of-pre-powerstroke-myosin
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Sarah G Nowakowski, Michael Regnier, Valerie Daggett
Myosin activation is a viable approach to treat systolic heart failure. We previously demonstrated that striated muscle myosin is a promiscuous ATPase that can use most nucleoside triphosphates as energy substrates for contraction. When 2-deoxy ATP (dATP) is used, it acts as a myosin activator, enhancing cross-bridge binding and cycling. In vivo, we have demonstrated that elevated dATP levels increase basal cardiac function and rescues function of infarcted rodent and pig hearts. Here we investigate the molecular mechanism underlying this physiological effect...
January 18, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096757/effects-of-ingesting-a-pre-workout-dietary-supplement-with-and-without-synephrine-for-8%C3%A2-weeks-on-training-adaptations-in-resistance-trained-males
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Y Peter Jung, Conrad P Earnest, Majid Koozehchian, Minye Cho, Nick Barringer, Dillon Walker, Christopher Rasmussen, Mike Greenwood, Peter S Murano, Richard B Kreider
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine whether ingesting a pre-workout dietary supplement (PWS) with and without synephrine (S) during training affects training responses in resistance-trained males. METHODS: Resistance-trained males (N = 80) were randomly assigned to supplement their diet in a double-blind manner with either a flavored placebo (PLA); a PWS containing beta-alanine (3 g), creatine nitrate as a salt (2 g), arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (2 g), N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (300 mg), caffeine (284 mg), Mucuna pruiriens extract standardized for 15% L-Dopa (15 mg), Vitamin C as Ascorbic Acid (500 mg), niacin (60 mg), folate as folic acid (50 mg), and Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin (70 mg); or, the PWS supplement with Citrus aurantium extract containing 20 mg of synephrine (PWS + S) once per day for 8-weeks during training...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096695/hysterosalpingo-foam-sonography-patient-selection-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Hemashree Rajesh, Serene Liqing Lim, Su Ling Yu
We present an overview of the common types of tubal patency tests, with a focus on hysterosalpingo-foam sonography (HyFoSy). Current evidence suggests that HyFoSy is an accurate alternative to X-ray hysterosalpingography (HSG) for outpatient tubal evaluation in women who are at low risk for tubal disease. It may be superior to saline hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (HyCoSy) in excluding tubal occlusion. A hyperechogenic medium may enhance contrast visualization and enable clearer delineation of tubal anatomy...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096458/more-severe-disease-and-slower-recovery-in-younger-patients-with-anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-a-reductase-associated-autoimmune-myopathy
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Eleni Tiniakou, Iago Pinal-Fernandez, Thomas E Lloyd, Jemima Albayda, Julie Paik, Jessie L Werner, Cassie A Parks, Livia Casciola-Rosen, Lisa Christopher-Stine, Andrew L Mammen
OBJECTIVE: To study disease severity and response to therapy in a large cohort of patients with anti-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR)-associated myositis. METHODS: Muscle strength, creatine kinase levels and treatments were assessed in anti-HMGCR-positive patients at each clinical visit. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to analyse the influence of clinical characteristics on strength and the change in strength over time. Whole exome sequencing was performed in a subset of patients...
January 17, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095745/toward-the-definition-of-a-new-worst-case-paradigm-for-the-preclinical-evaluation-of-posterior-spine-stabilization-devices
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Luigi La Barbera, Tomaso Villa
Mechanical reliability tests on posterior spine stabilization devices are based on standard F1717 by the American Society for Testing and Materials, which describes how to assemble the implant with vertebrae-like test blocks in a corpectomy model. A recent study proposed to revise the standard to describe the anatomical worst-case scenario, instead of the average one currently implemented, and introduce the unsupported screw length as a mechanical parameter. This article investigates the implications of such revisions on the endurance properties of an implant already on the market...
January 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095741/pullout-performance-comparison-of-novel-expandable-pedicle-screw-with-expandable-poly-ether-ether-ketone-shells-and-cement-augmented-pedicle-screws
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Mehmet Fatih Aycan, Tolga Tolunay, Teyfik Demir, Mesut Emre Yaman, Yusuf Usta
Aim of this study is to assess the pullout performance of various pedicle screws in different test materials. Polyurethane foams (Grade 10 and Grade 40) produced in laboratory and bovine vertebrae were instrumented with normal, cannulated (cemented), novel expandable and normal (cemented) pedicle screws. Test samples were prepared according to the ASTM F543 standard testing protocols and surgical guidelines. To examine the screw placement and cement distribution, anteriosuperior and oblique radiographs were taken from each sample after insertion process was completed...
January 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095643/seeing-the-future-using-xenopus-to-understand-eye-regeneration
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REVIEW
Ai-Sun Tseng
Studies of Xenopus eye development have contributed considerably to the understanding of vertebrate neurogenesis, including eye field specification, cell fate determination and identification of genes critical for eye formation. This knowledge has served as a solid foundation for cellular and molecular examinations of the robust regenerative capacity of the Xenopus eye. The retina, lens, and the optic nerve are capable of regeneration after injury in both larval and adult stages. Here, we discuss the current models for studying eye regeneration in Xenopus and their potential applications for providing insights into human eye diseases...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095516/effect-of-nanofeatured-topography-on-ceria-stabilized-zirconia-alumina-nanocomposite-on-osteogenesis-and-osseointegration
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Yoko Oshima, Fuminori Iwasa, Keita Tachi, Kazuyoshi Baba
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the osteogenic and osseointegration capability of the Ce-tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (TZP)-based nanostructured zirconia/alumina composite (Ce-TZP/Al₂O₃) that was treated with hydrofluoric acid (HF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Osteogenic MC3T3-E1 cells were cultured on acid-etched titanium (AETi) disks and Ce-TZP/Al₂O₃ disks without HF treatment (Zr[0%]), with 4% HF treatment (Zr[4%]), or with 55% HF treatment (Zr[55%]) for 24 hours, and biologic responses were compared among four conditions in vitro...
January 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095515/effects-of-ultraviolet-photofunctionalization-on-bone-augmentation-and-integration-capabilities-of-titanium-mesh-and-implants
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Makoto Hirota, Takayuki Ikeda, Masako Tabuchi, Tomomichi Ozawa, Iwai Tohnai, Takahiro Ogawa
PURPOSE: Ultraviolet (UV)-mediated photofunctionalization has earned considerable attention for the enhancement of the biologic capabilities of titanium. The effects of photofunctionalization on bone augmentation and gap closure were examined using titanium implants and mesh in a rat femur model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An acid-etched titanium implant (4-mm length, 1-mm diameter) was placed in the gluteal tuberosity that resembles a knife-edge-like edentulous ridge...
January 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095099/efficacy-of-an-exercise-and-nutritional-supplement-program-on-physical-performance-and-nutritional-status-in-older-adults-with-mobility-limitations-residing-at-senior-living-facilities
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Michael P Corcoran, Miriam E Nelson, Jennifer M Sacheck, Kieran F Reid, Dylan Kirn, Roger A Fielding, Kenneth K H Chui, Sara C Folta
This cluster-randomized trial was designed to determine the efficacy of a 6-month exercise-nutritional supplement program (ENP) on physical function and nutritional status for older adults and the feasibility of implementing this program in a senior living setting. Twenty senior living facilities were randomized to either a three day per week group-based ENP led by a trained facility staff member or a health education program (SAP). Participants (N=121) completed a short physical performance battery, 400 meter walk, handgrip strength test, and mini-nutrition assessment...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094873/effects-of-adding-whole-body-vibration-to-routine-day-activity-program-on-physical-functioning-in-elderly-with-mild-or-moderate-dementia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Freddy M H Lam, L R Liao, Timothy C Y Kwok, Marco Y C Pang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) added to a routine activity program on lower limb strength, balance, and mobility among community-dwelling individuals with mild or moderate dementia, compared with the routine program alone. METHODS: Fifty-four older adults (40 women; mean (SD) age: 79.8 (6.1) years) with mild or moderate dementia were recruited from two daycare centers. The participants were randomly allocated to undergo a routine day activity program combined with WBV training (WBV at 30 Hz, 2-mm peak-to-peak amplitude) or the routine program only without WBV for 9 weeks (18 sessions)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094540/examining-mechanisms-underlying-fear-control-in-the-extended-parallel-process-model
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Brian L Quick, Nicole R LaVoie, Tobias Reynolds-Tylus, Andrea Martinez-Gonzalez, Chris Skurka
This investigation sought to advance the extended parallel process model in important ways by testing associations among the strengths of efficacy and threat appeals with fear as well as two outcomes of fear-control processing, psychological reactance and message minimization. Within the context of print ads admonishing against noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and the fictitious Trepidosis virus, partial support was found for the additive model with no support for the multiplicative model. High efficacy appeals mitigated freedom threat perceptions across both contexts...
January 17, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094488/effects-of-leg-contrast-strength-training-on-sprint-agility-and-repeated-change-of-direction-performance-in-male-soccer-players
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Mehréz Hammami, Yassine Negra, Roy J Shephard, Mohamed Souhaiel Chelly
BACKGROUND: Contrast training is popular technique among individuals who are involved in dynamic sports, having as its goal an increase in dynamic muscular performance. It is characterized by the use of high and low loads in the same strength training session. The present investigation aimed to determine the effects of adding 8--weeks of contrast strength training (CSTP) to regular soccer practice in U--17 male soccer players during the competitive season. We hypothesized that CSTP would enhance their performance...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094424/ex-vivo-torsional-properties-of-a-2-5-mm-veterinary-interlocking-nail-system-in-canine-femurs-comparison-with-a-2-4-mm-limited-contact-bone-plate
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Aline S Macedo, Noel M M Moens, John Runciman, Tom W G Gibson, Bruno W Minto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the torsional properties of the Targon(®) Vet Nail System (TVS) in small canine femurs and to compare these properties to those of the 2.4 mm LC-DCP(®) plates. METHODS: Thirty-six cadaveric femurs were allocated to three groups (n = 12). In all bones, points just distal to the lesser trochanter and just proximal to the fabellae were marked and a midshaft transverse osteotomy was performed. Group 1: bones were fixed with the 2.5 mm TVS with the bolts applied at the pre-identified marks...
January 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094321/the-reference-frame-of-the-tilt-aftereffect-measured-by-differential-pavlovian-conditioning
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Yusuke Nakashima, Yoichi Sugita
We used a differential Pavlovian conditioning paradigm to measure tilt aftereffect (TAE) strength. Gabor patches, rotated clockwise and anticlockwise, were used as conditioned stimuli (CSs), one of which (CS+) was followed by the unconditioned stimulus (UCS), whereas the other (CS-) appeared alone. The UCS was an air puff delivered to the left eye. In addition to the CS+ and CS-, the vertical test patch was also presented for the clockwise and anticlockwise adapters. The vertical patch was not followed by the UCS...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094256/cymbiola-nobilis-shell-toughening-mechanisms-in-a-crossed-lamellar-structure
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Hongmei Ji, Xiaowu Li, Daolun Chen
Natural structural materials with intricate hierarchical architectures over several length scales exhibit excellent combinations of strength and toughness. Here we report the mechanical response of a crossed-lamellar structure in Cymbiola nobilis shell via stepwise compression tests, focusing on toughening mechanisms. At the lower loads microcracking is developed in the stacked direction, and channel cracking along with uncracked-ligament bridging and aragonite fiber bridging occurs in the tiled direction. At the higher loads the main mechanisms involve cracking deflection in the bridging lamellae in the tiled direction alongside step-like cracking in the stacked direction...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094232/comparative-evaluation-of-shear-bond-strength-of-metallic-brackets-bonded-with-two-different-bonding-agents-under-dry-conditions-and-with-saliva-contamination
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Mashallah Khanehmasjedi, Mohammad Ali Naseri, Samaneh Khanehmasjedi, Leila Basir
BACKGROUND: This study compared the shear bond strength of metallic brackets bonded with Single Bond and Assure bonding agents under dry and saliva-contamination conditions. METHODS: Sixty sound premolar teeth were selected, and stainless-steel brackets were bonded on enamel surfaces with Single Bond and Assure bonding agents under dry condition or with saliva contamination. Shear bond strength values of brackets were measured in a universal testing machine. The adhesive remnant index scores were determined after debonding of the brackets under a stereomicroscope...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094044/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-retinal-necrosis-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
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Scott D Schoenberger, Stephen J Kim, Jennifer E Thorne, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, Steven Yeh, Sophie J Bakri, Justis P Ehlers
PURPOSE: To evaluate the available evidence in peer-reviewed publications about the diagnosis and treatment of acute retinal necrosis (ARN). METHODS: Literature searches of the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were last conducted on July 27, 2016. The searches identified 216 unique citations, and 49 articles of possible clinical relevance were reviewed in full text. Of these 49 articles, 27 were deemed sufficiently relevant or of interest, and they were rated according to strength of evidence...
January 13, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094026/nanoporous-hydroxyapatite-sodium-titanate-bilayer-on-titanium-implants-for-improved-osteointegration
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A Carradò, F Perrin-Schmitt, Q V Le, M Giraudel, C Fischer, G Koenig, L Jacomine, L Behr, A Chalom, L Fiette, A Morlet, G Pourroy
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to improve the strength and quality of the titanium-hydroxyapatite interface in order to prevent long-term failure of the implanted devices originating from coating delamination and to test it in an in-vivo model. METHODS: Ti disks and dental commercial implants were etched in Kroll solution. Thermochemical treatments of the acid-etched titanium were combined with sol-gel hydroxyapatite (HA) coating processes to obtain a nanoporous hydroxyapatite/sodium titanate bilayer...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
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