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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918667/neuromuscular-fatigue-aetiology-after-repeated-sprints-depends-on-exercise-modality
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Katja Tomazin, Jean-Benoit Morin, Guillaume Y Millet
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to compare neuromuscular fatigue induced by repeated sprint running vs cycling. METHODS: Eleven active male participants performed two repeated maximal sprint protocol (5×6 s, 24-s rest periods, 4 sets, 3-min between sets), one in running (treadmill) and one in cycling (cycle ergometer). Neuromuscular function, evaluated before (PRE), 30 s after the first (S1), the second (S2), and the last set (LAST), and 5 min after the last set (POST5), consisted in determining knee extensors maximal voluntary torque (MVC), voluntary activation (VA), single twitch (Tw), high- (Db100) and low- (Db10) frequency torque, and maximal muscle compound action potential (M-wave) amplitude and duration of vastus lateralis...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905901/presynaptic-neuromuscular-transmission-defect-in-the-stiff-person-syndrome
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Y L Lo, Y E Tan
BACKGROUND: The stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare disorder characterized by muscular rigidity and stiffness. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We describe an SPS patient presenting with longstanding fatigue and electrophysiological evidence of presynaptic neuromuscular transmission defect, who responded to administration of pyridostigmine. In contrast, no electrophysiolgical evidence of neuromuscular transmission defect was demonstrated in 2 other SPS patients without fatigue symptoms...
December 1, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895569/influence-of-lumbar-muscle-fatigue-on-trunk-adaptations-during-sudden-external-perturbations
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Jacques Abboud, François Nougarou, Arnaud Lardon, Claude Dugas, Martin Descarreaux
Introduction: When the spine is subjected to perturbations, neuromuscular responses such as reflex muscle contractions contribute to the overall balance control and spinal stabilization mechanisms. These responses are influenced by muscle fatigue, which has been shown to trigger changes in muscle recruitment patterns. Neuromuscular adaptations, e.g., attenuation of reflex activation and/or postural oscillations following repeated unexpected external perturbations, have also been described. However, the characterization of these adaptations still remains unclear...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894796/cognitive-challenges-aging-and-neuromuscular-fatigue
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Ashley E Shortz, Ranjana K Mehta
Cognitive challenges, such as concurrent cognitive demands or prior cognitive fatigue, have shown to adversely impact neuromuscular fatigue, specifically in younger adults. Whether these relationships are similar for the aging population remains unclear. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of different cognitive challenges on handgrip fatigue with aging. Ten younger (24.10 (1.79) years) and ten older (75.90 (7.80) years) females attended three experimental conditions (control, i.e., exercise only, cognitive fatigue prior to exercise, and concurrent mental arithmetic during exercise) on different days...
November 25, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893475/leg-stiffness-in-female-soccer-players-inter-session-reliability-and-the-fatiguing-effects-of-soccer-specific-exercise
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Mark De Ste Croix, Jonathan Hughes, Rhodri S Lloyd, Jon L Oliver, Paul Read
Low levels of leg stiffness and reduced leg stiffness when fatigue is present compromise physical performance and increase injury risk. The purpose of this study was to (a) determine the reliability of leg stiffness measures obtained from contact mat data and (b) explore age-related differences in leg stiffness following exposure to a soccer-specific fatigue protocol in young female soccer players. 37 uninjured female youth soccer players divided into 3 sub-groups based on chronological age (U13, U15 and U17 year olds) volunteered to participate in the study...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872598/futsal-match-related-fatigue-affects-running-performance-and-neuromuscular-parameters-but-not-finishing-kick-speed-or-accuracy
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Fabio Milioni, Luiz H P Vieira, Ricardo A Barbieri, Alessandro M Zagatto, Nikolai B Nordsborg, Fabio A Barbieri, Júlio W Dos-Santos, Paulo R P Santiago, Marcelo Papoti
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of futsal match-related fatigue on running performance, neuromuscular variables, and finishing kick speed and accuracy. Methods: Ten professional futsal players participated in the study (age: 22.2 ± 2.5 years) and initially performed an incremental protocol to determine maximum oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]: 50.6 ± 4.9 mL.kg(-1).min(-1)). Next, simulated games were performed, in four periods of 10 min during which heart rate and blood lactate concentration were monitored...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870606/the-application-of-cortical-arousal-assessment-to-control-neuromuscular-fatigue-during-strength-training
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Vicente Javier Clemente-Suárez
The author's aim was to analyze the cortical arousal response during a conventional strength training session as a method to assess central nervous system fatigue. Sixteen trained men were recruited to perform the maximum number of training series composed of 6 exercises of 10 repetition each, at the intensity of 70% of the 1 maximum repetition, with a rest period of 2 min between exercises and 5 min between series, until exhaustion. Cortical arousal was measured using the critical flicker fusion threshold before, after warm-up, after each exercises series, after the recovery phase between series, and 15 min and 30 min after finishing the training session...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864638/effects-of-caffeine-on-neuromuscular-fatigue-and-performance-during-high-intensity-cycling%C3%A2-exercise-in-moderate-hypoxia
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Bruno P C Smirmaul, Antonio Carlos de Moraes, Luca Angius, Samuele M Marcora
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of caffeine on performance, neuromuscular fatigue and perception of effort during high-intensity cycling exercise in moderate hypoxia. METHODS: Seven adult male participants firstly underwent an incremental exercise test on a cycle ergometer in conditions of acute normobaric hypoxia (fraction inspired oxygen = 0.15) to establish peak power output (PPO). In the following two visits, they performed a time to exhaustion test (78 ± 3% PPO) in the same hypoxic conditions after caffeine ingestion (4 mg kg(-1)) and one after placebo ingestion in a double-blind, randomized, counterbalanced cross-over design...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862490/symptom-clusters-in-patients-receiving-hemodialysis-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Xiaoyi Cao, Lang Tian, Lin Chen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the common composition and the analytical methods performed to derive symptom clusters in patients receiving hemodialysis, and to examine their common predictive and outcome variables. BACKGROUND: Patients receiving hemodialysis may suffer from multiple and interactive symptoms simultaneously, which may impact their mortality, morbidity and quality of life. The composition of these symptom clusters varies depending on the different assessment tools, the variant evaluation timing points and the various statistical methodologies...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862023/fatigue-reduction-during-aggregated-and-distributed-sequential-stimulation
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Austin J Bergquist, Vishvek Babbar, Saima Ali, Milos R Popovic, Masani Kei
INTRODUCTION: Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) can generate muscle contractions for rehabilitation and exercise. However, NMES-evoked contractions are limited by fatigue when they are delivered "conventionally" (CONV) using a single active electrode. Researchers developed "sequential" (SEQ) stimulation, involving rotation of pulses between multiple "aggregated" (AGGR-SEQ) or "distributed" (DISTR-SEQ) active electrodes, to reduce fatigue (torque-decline) by reducing motor unit discharge rates...
November 11, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856712/rates-of-performance-loss-and-neuromuscular-activity-in-men-and-women-during-cycling-evidence-for-a-common-metabolic-basis-of-muscle-fatigue
#11
Christopher W Sundberg, Sandra K Hunter, Matthew W Bundle
The durations that muscular force and power outputs can be sustained until failure fall predictably on an exponential decline between an individual's 3-s burst maximum to the maximum performance they can sustain aerobically. The exponential time constants describing these rates of performance loss are similar across individuals suggesting that a common metabolically-based mechanism governs muscle fatigue; however, these conclusions come from studies mainly on men. To test whether the same physiological understanding can be applied to women, we compared the performance-duration relationships and neuromuscular activity between 7 men (23...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846435/muscle-activation-patterns-of-the-lumbo-pelvic-hip-complex-during-walking-gait-before-and-after-exercise
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Mihyang Chang, Lindsay V Slater, Revay O Corbett, Joseph M Hart, Jay Hertel
The lumbo-pelvic-hip core complex consists of musculoskeletal structures that stabilize the spine and pelvis, however fatigue may affect muscle recruitment, active muscle stiffness and trunk kinematics, compromising trunk stability. The purpose of this study was to compare trunk muscle activation patterns, and trunk and lower extremity kinematics during walking gait before and after exercise. Surface electrodes were placed over the rectus abdominis, external oblique, erector spinae, gluteus medius, vastus lateralis, and vastus medialis of twenty-five healthy inidviduals...
November 9, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845664/the-time-varying-nature-of-electromechanical-delay-and-muscle-control-effectiveness-in-response-to-stimulation-induced-fatigue
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Ryan J Downey, Manelle Merad, Eric J Gonzalez, Warren E Dixon
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) are commonly prescribed rehabilitative therapies. Closed-loop NMES holds the promise to yield more accurate limb control, which could enable new rehabilitative procedures. However, NMES/FES can rapidly fatigue muscle, which limits potential treatments and presents several control challenges. Specifically, the stimulation intensity-force relation changes as the muscle fatigues. Additionally, the delayed response between the application of stimulation and muscle force production, termed electromechanical delay (EMD), may increase with fatigue...
November 8, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826108/knee-extensors-neuromuscular-fatigue-changes-the-corticospinal-pathway-excitability-in-biceps-brachii-muscle
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Saied Jalal Aboodarda, Nemanja Šambaher, Guillaume Y Millet, David G Behm
Equivocal evidence indicates that high-intensity muscle contractions can affect the corticospinal responses in muscles not directly involved in the task. In the present study, the responsiveness of corticomotor pathway innervating non-dominant biceps brachii was measured in eleven healthy participants before and after: (i) two 100-s isometric unilateral knee extension maximal voluntary contractions (MVCs) on dominant leg (FATIGUE) and (ii) rest (CONTROL). Transcranial magnetic stimulation, transmastoid electrical and brachial plexus electrical stimulation were used to evoke motor evoked potential (MEP), cervicomedullary motor evoked potential (CMEP) and compound muscle action potential (Mmax) in biceps brachii muscle...
November 5, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825551/repeated-sprint-ability-but-not-neuromuscular-fatigue-is-dependent-on-short-versus-long-duration-recovery-time-between-sprints-in-healthy-males
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Michael R Monks, Chris T Compton, Joseph D Yetman, Kevin E Power, Duane C Button
OBJECTIVES: During maximal intensity leg cycling sprints, previous research has shown that central and peripheral fatigue development occurs with various (<30s) short-duration recovery periods between sprints. The aim of the current study was to compare the development of neuromuscular fatigue during maximal intensity lower-body sprints interspersed with short and longer duration recovery periods. DESIGN: Crossover study. METHODS: Ten participants completed 10, 10s sprints interspersed with either 30 or 180s of recovery...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823576/exploring-the-effect-of-laryngeal-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-voice
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M Gorham-Rowan, R Morris
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to explore the potential use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation as an adjunctive treatment for muscle tension dysphonia. METHODS: Voice data and ratings of fatigue and soreness were obtained for two experiments. Experiment one examined the vocal effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation applied to the neck for 15 minutes. Experiment two examined the recovery effect of laryngeal neuromuscular electrical stimulation following a vocal loading task among normophonic women...
November 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821022/the-sensory-tolerance-limit-a-hypothetical-construct-determining-exercise-performance
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Thomas J Hureau, Lee M Romer, Markus Amann
Neuromuscular fatigue compromises exercise performance and is determined by central and peripheral mechanisms. Interactions between the two components of fatigue can occur via neural pathways, including feedback and feedforward processes. This brief review discusses the influence of feedback and feedforward mechanisms on exercise limitation. In terms of feedback mechanisms, particular attention is given to group III/IV sensory neurons which link limb muscle with the central nervous system. Central corollary discharge, a copy of the neural drive from the brain to the working muscles, provides a signal from the motor system to sensory systems and is considered a feedforward mechanism that might influence fatigue and consequently exercise performance...
November 7, 2016: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806677/power-duration-relationship-physiology-fatigue-and-the-limits-of-human-performance
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Mark Burnley, Andrew M Jones
The duration that exercise can be maintained decreases as the power requirements increase. In this review, we describe the power-duration (PD) relationship across the full range of attainable power outputs in humans. We show that a remarkably small range of power outputs is sustainable (power outputs below the critical power, CP). We also show that the origin of neuromuscular fatigue differs considerably depending on the exercise intensity domain in which exercise is performed. In the moderate domain (below the lactate threshold, LT), fatigue develops slowly and is predominantly of central origin (residing in the central nervous system)...
November 3, 2016: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798141/fatigue-in-rapsyn-deficient-zebrafish-reflects-defective-transmitter-release
#19
Hua Wen, Jeffrey Michael Hubbard, Wei-Chun Wang, Paul Brehm
: Rapsyn-deficient myasthenic syndrome is characterized by a weakness in voluntary muscle contraction, a direct consequence of greatly reduced synaptic responses that result from poorly clustered acetylcholine receptors. As with other myasthenic syndromes, the general muscle weakness is also accompanied by use-dependent fatigue. Here, we used paired motor neuron target muscle patch-clamp recordings from a rapsyn-deficient mutant line of zebrafish to explore for the first time the mechanisms causal to fatigue...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777059/metabolic-mechanisms-of-vocal-fatigue
#20
Chayadevie Nanjundeswaran, Jessie VanSwearingen, Katherine Verdolini Abbott
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify potential metabolic mechanisms including (1) neuromuscular inefficiency, (2) cardiovascular recovery deficits, or (3) both, in individuals with complaints of vocal fatigue. STUDY DESIGN: Within- and between-subjects group design was used in this study. METHODS: Three groups of women participated in the study, including (1) individuals with complaints of vocal fatigue; (2) vocally healthy sedentary individuals; and (3) vocally healthy, cardiovascularly conditioned individuals...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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