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Paul Spector, Yocheved Laufer, Michal Elboim Gabyzon, Andrew Kittelson, Jennifer Stevens Lapsley, Nicola A Maffiuletti
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December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920095/functional-characterization-of-the-left-ventrolateral-premotor-cortex-in-humans-a-direct-electrophysiological-approach
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L Fornia, V Ferpozzi, M Montagna, M Rossi, M Riva, F Pessina, F Martinelli Boneschi, P Borroni, R N Lemon, L Bello, G Cerri
In monkeys, motor outputs from premotor cortex (PM) involve cortico-cortical connections with primary motor cortex (M1). However, in humans, the functional organization of PM and its relationship with the corticospinal tract (CST) is still uncertain. This study was carried out in 21 patients undergoing intraoperative brain mapping prior to tumor resection. The left ventrolateral premotor cortex (vlPM-BA6) was identified preoperatively by functional magnetic resonance imaging, and then investigated intraoperatively using high frequency direct electrical stimulation (HF-DES) of the convexity of M1 and vlPM-BA6, with simultaneous recording of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) from oro-facial, hand and arm muscles...
December 5, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919609/randomised-controlled-trial-potential-benefit-of-a-footplate-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-device-in-patients-with-chronic-venous-disease
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R Ravikumar, K J Williams, A Babber, T R A Lane, H M Moore, A H Davies
OBJECTIVES: Chronic venous disease (CVD) is common, affecting a quarter of the population. Current conservative methods of treatment aim to prevent progression of disease by reducing ambulatory venous pressure. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) refers to the use of electrical impulses to elicit muscle contraction. This pilot randomised controlled trial investigates the effect of a footplate NMES device (REVITIVE) on venous flow parameters, limb oedema, and quality of life outcome measures in patients with CVD...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918289/a-bioreactor-with-an-electro-responsive-elastomeric-membrane-for-mimicking-intestinal-peristalsis
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Daniele Cei, Joana Costa, Giulia Gori, Gabriele Frediani, Claudio Domenici, Federico Carpi, Arti Ahluwalia
This study describes an actuated bioreactor which mimics the pulsatile contractile motion of the intestinal barrier using electro-responsive elastomers as smart materials that undergo deformation upon electrical stimulation. The device consists of an annular dielectric elastomer actuator working as a radial artificial muscle able to rhythmically contract and relax a central cell culture well. The bioreactor maintained up to 4 h of actuation at a frequency of 0.15 Hz and a strain of 8%-10%, to those of the cyclic contraction and relaxation of the small intestine...
December 5, 2016: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909227/castration-alters-protein-balance-following-high-frequency-muscle-contraction
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Jennifer L Steiner, David H Fukuda, Michael L Rossetti, Jay R Hoffman, Bradley S Gordon
Resistance exercise increases muscle mass by shifting protein balance in favor of protein accretion. Androgens independently alter protein balance, but it is unknown whether androgens alter this measure following resistance exercise. To answer this, male mice were subjected to sham or castration surgery 7-8 weeks prior to undergoing a bout of unilateral, high frequency, electrically induced muscle contractions in the fasted or refed state. Puromycin was injected 30 min prior to sacrifice to measure protein synthesis...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906063/characterization-of-a-multiprotein-complex-involved-in-excitation-transcription-coupling-of-skeletal-muscle
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Manuel Arias-Calderón, Gonzalo Almarza, Alexis Díaz-Vegas, Ariel Contreras-Ferrat, Denisse Valladares, Mariana Casas, Héctor Toledo, Enrique Jaimovich, Sonja Buvinic
BACKGROUND: Electrical activity regulates the expression of skeletal muscle genes by a process known as "excitation-transcription" (E-T) coupling. We have demonstrated that release of adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) during depolarization activates membrane P2X/P2Y receptors, being the fundamental mediators between electrical stimulation, slow intracellular calcium transients, and gene expression. We propose that this signaling pathway would require the proper coordination between the voltage sensor (dihydropyridine receptor, DHPR), pannexin 1 channels (Panx1, ATP release conduit), nucleotide receptors, and other signaling molecules...
April 11, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898874/technical-note-the-effect-of-carcass-deboning-technique-on-the-meat-quality-of-cattle
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B Cui, Y Zhang, F Wang, M A Jamali, L Wei, Z Peng
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the suspended carcass deboning technique on the meat attributes of electrically stimulated cattle ( = 10). A carcass deboning technique that removes the main bones without breakdown of the entire carcass was applied to suspended sides soon after slaughter. After 3 d of aging at 4°C, the shear force of the rectus femoris, longissimus lumborum, and supraspinatus muscles of the suspended carcass deboning technique was reduced by 27%, 29%, and 23% ( < 0...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895572/plastic-changes-in-human-motor-cortical-output-induced-by-random-but-not-closed-loop-peripheral-stimulation-the-curse-of-causality
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Kenneth I Brown, Elizabeth R Williams, Felipe de Carvalho, Stuart N Baker
Previous work showed that repetitive peripheral nerve stimulation can induce plastic changes in motor cortical output. Triggering electrical stimulation of central structures from natural activity can also generate plasticity. In this study, we tested whether triggering peripheral nerve stimulation from muscle activity would likewise induce changes in motor output. We developed a wearable electronic device capable of recording electromyogram (EMG) and delivering electrical stimulation under closed-loop control...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893858/reversing-age-related-changes-of-the-laryngeal-muscles-by-chronic-electrostimulation-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
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Michael Karbiener, Jonathan C Jarvis, Justin D Perkins, Hermann Lanmüller, Martin Schmoll, Hanna S Rode, Claus Gerstenberger, Markus Gugatschka
Age related atrophy of the laryngeal muscles -mainly the thyroarytenoid muscle (TAM)- leads to a glottal gap and consequently to a hoarse and dysphonic voice that significantly affects quality of life. The aim of our study was to reverse this atrophy by inducing muscular hypertrophy by unilateral functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) in a large animal model using aged sheep (n = 5). Suitable stimulation parameters were determined by fatiguing experiments of the thyroarytenoid muscle in an acute trial...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888745/feasibility-of-eliciting-the-h-reflex-in-the-masseter-muscle-in-patients-under-general-anesthesia
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Sedat Ulkatan, Ana Maria Jaramillo, Maria J Téllez, Robert R Goodman, Vedran Deletis
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility of eliciting the brainstem H reflex in the masseter muscle in patients under general anesthesia. METHODS: We electrically stimulated the masseteric nerve, a branch of the trigeminal nerve, and recorded ipsilateral masseteric and temporalis muscle responses. We tested eight patients who presented with trigeminal neuralgia; one patient had a temporal bone tumor and one patient had a brainstem arteriovenous malformation. All responses were elicited when patients were under general anesthesia and before the initiation of surgery...
November 5, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886855/electrically-induced-mechanomyograms-reflect-inspiratory-muscle-strength-in-young-or-elderly-subjects
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Shogo Watanabe, Ippei Nojima, Yuuna Agarie, Tatsunori Watanabe, Shinichi Fukuhara, Takeshi Fujinaga, Hisao Oka
BACKGROUND: Respiratory muscle strength has been used as a tool for evaluating respiratory rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, mouth pressure measurement evaluated by maximum expiratory mouth pressure (PEmax) or inspiratory mouth pressure (PImax) offers an indirect method for measuring respiratory muscle strength. We demonstrated the evaluation of diaphragm contractility using a mechanomyogram (MMG), which is the mechanical signal generated by the motion of the diaphragm induced by the electric stimulation of the phrenic nerve...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884497/effect-of-rotator-cuff-strengthening-as-an-adjunct-to-standard-care-in-subjects-with-adhesive-capsulitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pallavi Rawat, Charu Eapen, Kulathuran Pillai Seema
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To study the effect of adding rotator cuff (RC) muscles strengthening to joint mobilization and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in patients with adhesive capsulitis. METHODS: A prospective, parallel-group, randomised clinical trial was conducted on 42 patients. One group received TENS and joint mobilization and in the other group RC muscles strengthening was added...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882697/biomechanical-properties-of-an-implanted-engineered-tubular-gut-sphincter-complex
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Elie Zakhem, Mostafa El Bahrawy, Giuseppe Orlando, Khalil N Bitar
Neuromuscular diseases of the gut alter the normal motility patterns. Although surgical intervention remains the standard treatment, preservation of the sphincter attached to the rest of the gut is challenging. The present study aimed to evaluate a bioengineered gut-sphincter complex following its subcutaneous implantation for 4 weeks in rats. Engineered innervated human smooth muscle sheets and innervated human sphincters with a predefined alignment were placed around tubular scaffolds to create a gut-sphincter complex...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875260/the-presence-and-role-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-in-the-proximal-intestine-of-shorthorn-sculpin-myoxocephalus-scorpius
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Jeroen Brijs, Grant W Hennig, Anna-Maria Kellermann, Michael Axelsson, Catharina Olsson
Rhythmic contractions of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract can occur in the absence of neuronal or hormonal stimulation due to the generation of spontaneous electrical activity by interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) that are electrically coupled to smooth muscle cells. The myogenically-driven component of gastrointestinal motility patterns in fish likely also involves ICC, however, little is known of their presence, distribution and function in any fish species. In the present study, we combined immunohistochemistry and in vivo recordings of intestinal motility to investigate the involvement of ICC in the motility of the proximal intestine in adult shorthorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus scorpius)...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875227/a-stretchable-microneedle-electrode-array-for-stimulating-and-measuring-intramuscular-electromyographic-activity
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Gareth S Guvanasen, Liang Guo, Ricardo J Aguilar, Ashton L Cheek, Chancellor S Shafor, Swaminathan Rajaraman, T Richard Nichols, Stephen P DeWeerth
We have developed a stretchable microneedle electrode array (sMEA) to stimulate and measure the electrical activity of muscle across multiple sites. The technology provides the signal fidelity and spatial resolution of intramuscular electrodes across a large area of tissue. Our sMEA is composed of a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate, conductive-PDMS traces, and stainless-steel penetrating electrodes. The traces and microneedles maintain a resistance of less than 10 kΩ when stretched up to a ~63% tensile strain, which allows for the full range of physiological motion of feline muscle...
November 16, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865881/modulation-of-quadriceps-corticospinal-excitability-by-femoral-nerve-stimulation
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Dan Río-Rodríguez, Eliseo Iglesias-Soler, Y Miguel Fernandez-Del-Olmo
INTRODUCTION: We explored the conditioning effect of a percutaneous electrical pulse of the femoral nerve on cortical motor evoked responses in the rectus femoris muscle. METHODS: Corticospinal excitability of rectus femoris muscle was measured in sixteen healthy subjects, when a single transcranial magnetic pulse was preceded by an electrical femoral nerve stimulus, using twelve inter-stimulus intervals (from 10 to 275ms). We also evaluated the effects of the intensities of the transcranial magnetic and of the electrical pulses...
November 16, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865617/panaxatriol-derived-from-ginseng-augments-resistance-exercised-induced-protein-synthesis-via-mtorc1-signaling-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
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Yusuke Takamura, Yuhei Makanae, Satoru Ato, Naomi Yoshii, Kohei Kido, Mitsuru Nomura, Akira Uchiyama, Naruhiro Shiozawa, Satoshi Fujita
Resistance exercise activates muscle protein synthesis via the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) pathway and subsequent muscle hypertrophy. Upstream components of the mTORC1 pathway are widely known to be involved in Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling. Previous studies have shown that ginseng stimulated Akt and ERK1/2 signaling. Therefore, we hypothesized that panaxatriol (PT) derived from ginseng triggers mTORC1 signaling and muscle protein synthesis by activating both the Akt and ERK1/2 signaling pathways, and that PT additively stimulates muscle protein synthesis when combined with resistance exercise...
September 13, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863008/electrical-pulse-stimulation-of-cultured-skeletal-muscle-cells-as-a-model-for-in%C3%A2-vitro-exercise-possibilities-and-limitations
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N Nikolić, S W Görgens, G H Thoresen, V Aas, J Eckel, K Eckardt
The beneficial health-related effects of exercise are well recognized, and numerous studies have investigated underlying mechanism using various in vivo and in vitro models. Although electrical pulse stimulation (EPS) for the induction of muscle contraction has been used for quite some time, its application on cultured skeletal muscle cells of animal or human origin as a model of in vitro exercise is a more recent development. In this review, we compare in vivo exercise and in vitro EPS with regard to effects on signalling, expression level and metabolism...
November 10, 2016: Acta Physiologica
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/27846318/a-long-gap-peripheral-nerve-injury-therapy-using-human-skeletal-muscle-derived-stem-cells-sk-scs-an-achievement-of-significant-morphological-numerical-and-functional-recovery
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Tetsuro Tamaki, Maki Hirata, Nobuyuki Nakajima, Kosuke Saito, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Shuichi Soeda, Yoshiyasu Uchiyama, Masahiko Watanabe
Losses in vital functions of the somatic motor and sensory nervous system are induced by severe long-gap peripheral nerve transection injury. In such cases, autologous nerve grafts are the gold standard treatment, despite the unavoidable sacrifice of other healthy functions, whereas the prognosis is not always favorable. Here, we use human skeletal muscle-derived stem cells (Sk-SCs) to reconstitute the function after long nerve-gap injury. Muscles samples were obtained from the amputated legs from 9 patients following unforeseen accidents...
2016: PloS One
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