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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527228/efficacy-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-preventing-quadriceps-muscle-wasting-in-patients-with-moderate-or-severe-acute-stroke-a-pilot-study
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Masafumi Nozoe, Masashi Kanai, Hiroki Kubo, Yuka Takeuchi, Miki Kobayashi, Miho Yamamoto, Asami Furuichi, Makoto Yamazaki, Shinichi Shimada, Kyoshi Mase
BACKGROUND: Stroke-related muscle wasting is one of the factors leading to long-term disability and functional dependency. No study has reported an effective therapeutic intervention for such muscle wasting. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on quadriceps muscle mass preservation in patients with acute moderate or severe stroke by using ultrasonography (US). METHODS: Twenty patients with acute, moderate, or severe stroke (age: 68±11 years) were divided into usual care group (control group) and intervention groups (NMES group), respectively...
May 19, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526693/a-simple-laboratory-exercise-with-rat-isolated-esophagus-and-stomach-fundus-to-reveal-functional-differences-between-striated-and-smooth-muscle-cells
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Francisco José Batista-Lima, Kalinne Kelly Lima Gadelha, Daniel Maia Oliveira, Thiago Brasileiro Vasconcelos, Teresinha Silva Brito, Pedro Jorge Caldas Magalhães
This study describes an undergraduate student laboratory activity using isolated preparations from rat gastrointestinal tissues that possess contractile profiles typically exhibited by striated and smooth muscle cells. While students are introduced to an ex vivo methodology, they can compare differences in trace experiments, twitch aspects, phasic and tonic properties, force-frequency relationships, and pharmacological responsiveness of esophageal (striated) and fundic (smooth muscle) segments. Muscle strips were subjected to electrical field stimulation (EFS) applied by platinum electrodes immersed in the physiological solution...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525289/high-throughput-phenotyping-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-and-neurons-using-electric-field-stimulation-and-high-speed-fluorescence-imaging
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Neil J Daily, Zhong-Wei Du, Tetsuro Wakatsuki
Electrophysiology of excitable cells, including muscle cells and neurons, has been measured by making direct contact with a single cell using a micropipette electrode. To increase the assay throughput, optical devices such as microscopes and microplate readers have been used to analyze electrophysiology of multiple cells. We have established a high-throughput (HTP) analysis of action potentials (APs) in highly enriched motor neurons and cardiomyocytes (CMs) that are differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
May 19, 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524753/continuous-mapping-of-the-corticospinal-tracts-in-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumor-surgery-using-an-electrified-ultrasonic-aspirator
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Ori Barzilai, Zvi Lidar, Shlomi Constantini, Khalil Salame, Yifat Bitan-Talmor, Akiva Korn
Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) represent a rare entity, accounting for 4%-10% of all central nervous system tumors. Microsurgical resection of IMSCTs is currently considered the primary treatment modality. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) has been shown to aid in maximizing tumor resection and minimizing neurological morbidity, consequently improving patient outcome. The gold standard for IONM to date is multimodality monitoring, consisting of both somatosensory evoked potentials, as well as muscle-based transcranial electric motor evoked potentials (tcMEPs)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515080/effect-of-resistance-exercise-under-conditions-of-reduced-blood-insulin-on-ampk%C3%AE-ser485-491-inhibitory-phosphorylation-and-ampk-pathway-activation
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Kohei Kido, Takumi Yokokawa, Satoru Ato, Koji Sato, Satoshi Fujita
Insulin stimulates skeletal muscle glucose uptake via activation of the protein kinase B/Akt (Akt) pathway. Recent studies suggest that insulin down-regulates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity via Ser485/491 phosphorylation of the AMPK α-subunit. Thus, lower blood insulin concentrations may induce AMPK signal activation. Acute exercise is one method to stimulate AMPK activation; however, no study has examined the relationship between blood insulin levels and acute resistance exercise-induced AMPK pathway activation...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513326/the-effects-of-blood-flow-restricted-electrostimulation-on-strength-hypertrophy
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Joshua Slysz, Jamie F Burr
CONTEXT: The combined effect of neuromuscular electrical muscle stimulation (NMES) and blood flow restriction (BFR) on muscle mass and strength has not been thoroughly investigated. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of combined and independent BFR and a low-intensity NMES on skeletal muscle adaptation. DESIGN: Exploratory Study. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty recreationally active subjects...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512726/cutaneous-reflex-modulation-during-obstacle-avoidance-under-conditions-of-normal-and-degraded-visual-input
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Daniel S Marigold, Andrew J Chang, Kim Lajoie
The nervous system integrates visual input regarding obstacles with limb-based sensory feedback to allow an individual to safely negotiate the environment. This latter source can include cutaneous information from the foot, particularly in the event that limb trajectory is not sufficient and there is an unintended collision with the object. However, it is not clear the extent to which cutaneous reflexes are modified based on visual input. In this study, we first determined if phase-dependent modulation of these reflexes is present when stepping over an obstacle during overground walking...
May 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511871/effect-of-distigmine-on-the-contractile-response-of-guinea-pig-urinary-bladder-to-electrical-field-stimulation
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Keisuke Obara, Yurina Kobayashi, Daisuke Chino, Yoshio Tanaka
Distigmine bromide (distigmine) is a reversible carbamate group cholinesterase (ChE) inhibitor. Although mainly used clinically for the treatment of myasthenia gravis, distigmine is also indicated for detrusor underactivity in Japan. According to the pharmacological classification of distigmine, its therapeutic effect against detrusor underactivity appears to be produced by enhanced urinary bladder smooth muscle (UBSM) contractility due to an increased concentration of acetylcholine between parasympathetic nerve endings and UBSM cells...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509762/beetroot-juice-increases-human-muscle-force-without-changing-ca2-handling-proteins
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Jamie Whitfield, Daniel Gamu, George J F Heigenhauser, Luc J C van Loon, Lawrence L Spriet, A Russell Tupling, Graham P Holloway
Dietary inorganic nitrate (NO3) supplementation improves skeletal muscle (SkM) contractile efficiency, and while rodent literature has suggested improvements in calcium handling or redox modifications as likely explanations, the direct mechanism-of-action in humans remains unknown. PURPOSE: To examine the effects of 7-d of beetroot juice (BRJ) supplementation on SkM contractile characteristics and function. METHODS: Recreationally active males (n=8) underwent transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation of the vastus lateralis for evaluation of contractile characteristics before (pre) and after (post) 7-d of BRJ supplementation (280 mL/day, ~26 mmol NO3)...
May 15, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503316/recovery-of-supraspinal-control-of-leg-movement-in-a-chronic-complete-flaccid-paraplegic-man-after-continuous-low-frequency-pelvic-nerve-stimulation-and-fes-assisted-training
#10
Marc Possover, Axel Forman
INTRODUCTION: More than 30 years ago, functional electrical stimulation (FES) was developed as an orthotic system to be used for rehabilitation for SCI patients. In the present case report, FES-assisted training was combined with continuous low-frequency stimulation of the pelvic somatic nerves in a SCI patient. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on unexpected findings in a 41-year-old man with chronic complete flaccid paraplegia, since he was 18 years old, who underwent spinal stem cell therapy and a laparoscopic implantation of neuroprosthesis (LION procedure) in the pelvic lumbosacral nerves...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500647/serum-bdnf-and-il-6-response-to-high-volume-mechanically-demanding-exercise
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Vaidas Verbickas, Sigitas Kamandulis, Audrius Snieckus, Tomas Venckunas, Neringa Baranauskiene, Marius Brazaitis, Danguole Satkunskiene, Alvydas Unikauskas, Albertas Skurvydas
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to follow circulating brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) levels in response to severe muscle-damaging exercise. METHODS: Young healthy men (N=10) performed a bout of mechanically demanding stretch shortening cycle exercise consisting of 200 drop jumps. Voluntary and electrically induced knee extension torque, serum BDNF levels, and IL-6 levels were measured before and for up to 7 days after exercise...
May 13, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498269/real-time-intracochlear-electrocochleography-obtained-directly-through-a-cochlear-implant
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Michael S Harris, William Jason Riggs, Kanthaiah Koka, Leonid M Litvak, Prashant Malhotra, Aaron C Moberly, Brendan P O'Connell, Jourdan Holder, Federico Alberto Di Lella, Carlos Mario Boccio, George B Wanna, Robert F Labadie, Oliver F Adunka
HYPOTHESIS: Utilizing the cochlear implant to record electrophysiologic responses during device placement is a feasible and efficacious technique for monitoring near real-time cochlear physiology during and following electrode insertion. BACKGROUND: Minimizing intracochlear trauma during cochlear implantation has emerged as a highly researched area to help improve patient performance. Currently, conventional cochlear implant technology allows for the recording of electrically evoked compound action potentials (eCAPs)...
May 11, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497057/electrical-stimulation-of-denervated-rat-skeletal-muscle-retards-capillary-and-muscle-loss-in-early-stages-of-disuse-atrophy
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Kouki Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Tamaki, Keishi Hayao, Kengo Yotani, Futoshi Ogita, Noriaki Yamamoto, Hideaki Onishi
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effects of low-frequency electrical muscle stimulation (ES) on the decrease in muscle mass, fiber size, capillary supply, and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) immunoreactivity in the early stages of denervation-induced limb disuse. Direct ES was performed on the tibialis anterior muscle following denervation in seven-week-old male rats. The rats were divided into the following groups: control (CON), denervation (DN), and denervation with direct ES (DN + ES)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493390/discrimination-of-a-nerve-fiber-that-is-the-origin-of-a-cauda-equina-tumor-using-acetylcholinesterase-staining
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Naosuke Kamei, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Koji Arihiro, Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Shinji Kotaka, Nobuo Adachi, Mitsuo Ochi
Spinal nerve sheath tumors are well known to typically originate from dorsal sensory nerve roots. However, it is difficult to anatomically identify the origin in the case of cauda equina tumors. In this study, we aimed to ascertain whether a cauda equina nerve root removed with a nerve sheath tumor was a motor nerve using acetylcholinesterase (AchE) staining. Nerve rootlet sections removed with tumors were stained for AchE using the AchE Rapid Staining Kit. Additionally, we performed intraoperative motor-evoked potential (MEP) monitoring following either transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) or electrical stimulation of nerve rootlets...
May 11, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487439/roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-enhances-contraction-mediated-glucose-metabolism-in-primary-human-myotubes
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J Matthew Hinkley, Kai Zou, Sanghee Park, Kristen Turner, Donghai Zheng, Joseph A Houmard
Contractile activity (e.g. exercise) evokes numerous metabolic adaptations in human skeletal muscle including enhanced insulin action and substrate oxidation. However, there is inter-subject variation in the physiological responses to exercise, which may be linked with factors such as the degree of obesity. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery reduces body mass in severely obese (BMI > 40 kg/m(2)) individuals; however, it is uncertain whether RYGB can potentiate responses to contractile activity in this potentially exercise-resistant population...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487215/micturition-dysfunction-in-four-month-old-ovariectomized-rats-effects-of-testosterone-replacement
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Sandra M Bonilla-Becerra, Mariana G de Oliveira, Fabiano B Calmasini, Julio A Rojas-Moscoso, Angelina Zanesco, Edson Antunes
AIMS: Androgen deficiency has been implicated in urological complications of postmenopausal women. This study examined the effects of testosterone replacements on the lower urinary tract dysfunction in 4-month old ovariectomized (OVX) rats. MAIN METHODS: Sprague-Dawley female rats were OVX bilaterally. Three months later, rats received single intramuscular injections of testosterone undecanoate. Cystometric study, and bladder and urethra smooth muscle reactivities were evaluated...
May 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486591/hourglass-like-constriction-of-the-brachial-plexus-in-the-posterior-cord-a-case-report
#17
Yasunobu Nakagawa, Hitoshi Hirata
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Hourglass-like constrictions are fascicular conditions confirmed definitively by interfascicular neurolysis. Certain peripheral nerves have vulnerable areas such as around the elbow in the posterior interosseous nerve. We report the first hourglass-like constriction in the brachial plexus supplying the radial innervated forearm musculature. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the brachial plexus were consistent with neuralgic amyotrophy (NA)...
May 9, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483707/higher-success-rate-with-transcranial-electrical-stimulation-of-motor-evoked-potentials-using-constant-voltage-stimulation-compared-with-constant-current-stimulation-in-patients-undergoing-spinal-surgery
#18
Hideki Shigematsu, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Hironobu Hayashi, Tsunenori Takatani, Eiichiro Iwata, Masato Tanaka, Akinori Okuda, Yasuhiko Morimoto, Keisuke Masuda, Yuu Tanaka, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: During spine surgery, the spinal cord is electrophysiologically monitored via transcranial electrical stimulation motor evoked potentials (TES-MEP) to prevent injury. TES-MEP involves the use of either constant-current or constant-voltage stimulation; however, there are few comparative data available regarding their ability to adequately elicit compound motor action potentials (CMAPs). We hypothesized that the success rates of TES-MEP recordings would be similar between constant-current and constant-voltage stimulation in patients undergoing spine surgery...
May 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482746/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-combined-with-protein-ingestion-preserves-thigh-muscle-mass-but-not-muscle-function-in-healthy-older-adults-during-5-days-of-bed-rest
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Paul Reidy, Alec McKenzie, Preston Brunker, Daniel Nelson, Katherine Barrows, Mark Supiano, Paul LaStayo, Micah Drummond
Short-term bed rest in older adults is characterized by significant loss in leg lean mass and strength posing significant health consequences. The purpose of this study was to determine in healthy older adults if the daily combination of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and protein supplementation (NMES+PRO) would protect muscle mass and function after 5-days of bed rest. Twenty healthy older adults (~70y) were subjected to 5-days of continuous bed rest and were randomized into one of two groups: NMES+PRO (n=10) or CON (n=10)...
May 8, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475487/can-somatosensory-electrical-stimulation-relieve-spasticity-in-post-stroke-patients-a-tms-pilot-study
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André Salles Cunha Peres, Victor Hugo Souza, João Marcos Yamasaki Catunda, Kelley Cristine Mazzeto-Betti, Taiza Elaine Grespan Santos-Pontelli, Claudia Domingues Vargas, Oswaldo Baffa, Draulio Barros de Araújo, Octávio Marques Pontes-Neto, João Pereira Leite, Marco Antonio Cavalcanti Garcia
Evidence suggests that somatosensory electrical stimulation (SES) may decrease the degree of spasticity from neural drives, although there is no agreement between corticospinal modulation and the level of spasticity. Thus, stroke patients and healthy subjects were submitted to SES (3 Hz) for 30' on the impaired and dominant forearms, respectively. Motor evoked potentials induced by single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation were collected from two forearm muscles before and after SES. The passive resistance of the wrist joint was measured with an isokinetic system...
May 5, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
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