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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346112/numerical-model-reduction-for-the-prediction-of-interface-pressure-applied-by-compression-bandages-on-the-lower-leg
#1
Fanette Chassagne, Jerome Molimard, Reynald Convert, Pascal Giraux, Pierre Badel
OBJECTIVE: To develop a new method for the prediction of interface pressure applied by medical compression bandages. METHODS: A finite element simulation of bandage application was designed, based on patient-specific leg geometries. For personalized interface pressure prediction, a model reduction approach was proposed, which included the parametrization of the leg geometry. Pressure values computed with this reduced model were then confronted to experimental pressure values...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345541/running-mechanics-and-metabolic-responses-with-water-bottles-and-bottle-belt-holders
#2
Heather K Vincent, Laura A Zdziarski, Kyle Fallgatter, Giorgio Negron, Cong Chen, Trevor Leavitt, MaryBeth Horodyski, Joseph G Wasser, Kevin R Vincent
PURPOSE: This study determined whether differential kinematics, kinetics, rates of energy use and cardiopulmonary responses occurred during running with water bottles and bottle belt holders compared to running only. METHODS: Trained runners (N=42; 27.2±6.4 yr) ran on an instrumented treadmill for four conditions in a randomized order: 1) control run (CON); 2) hand-held full water bottle (FULL, 16.9 fluid oz; 454 g); 3) hand-held half-full water bottle (HALF, 8...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343248/minimally-invasive-versus-open-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-in-obese-patients-a-meta-analysis
#3
Qingsong Xie, Jing Zhang, Feng Lu, Hao Wu, Zan Chen, Fengzeng Jian
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) has been employed in increasing cases compared with open TLIF (Open-TLIF). However, it is uncertain whether the advantages of MI-TLIF can also be specifically applied in obese patients. Therefore, the current study was thereby carried out aiming to compare the outcomes of MI-TLIF with those of Open-TLIF in obese patients with lumbar degenerative diseases. METHODS: Electronic databases were systemically retrieved from construction to May 2017...
January 17, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341311/decreased-thermal-sweating-of-central-sudomotor-mechanism-in-african-and-korean-men
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Jeong Beom Lee, Jeong Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: Tropical natives sweat less and preserve more body fluid than temperate natives, tolerating heat stress. However, the mechanisms involved in such sweating reduction have not been fully elucidated. We examined the sudomotor responses of men of African (n = 36) and Korean (n = 41) ancestry during hot water (43 °C) leg immersion (central sudomotor response). Correlations between mean body temperature, basal metabolic rate (BMR), and sweat rate were also examined. METHODS: All procedures were done in an automated climate chamber...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340899/assessing-sensorimotor-excitability-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-reflex-testing-method-based-on-cycling-with-afferent-stimulation
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Stefano Piazza, Diego Torricelli, Julio Gómez-Soriano, Diego Serrano-Muñoz, Gerardo Ávila-Martín, Iriana Galán-Arriero, José Luis Pons, Julian Taylor
Several studies have examined spinal reflex modulation during leg cycling in healthy and spinal cord injury (SCI) subjects. However, the effect of cutaneous plantar afferent input on spinal excitability during leg cycling after SCI has not been characterised. The aim of the study was to test the feasibility of using controlled leg cycling in combination with plantar cutaneous electrical stimulation (ES) cycling to assess lower limb spinal sensorimotor excitability in subjects with motor complete or incomplete SCI...
January 17, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340745/a-6-week-warm-up-injury-prevention-programme-results-in-minimal-biomechanical-changes-during-jump-landings-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
PURPOSE: To examine the extent to which an ACL injury prevention programme modifies lower extremity biomechanics during single- and double-leg landing tasks in both the sagittal and frontal plane. It was hypothesized that the training programme would elicit improvements in lower extremity biomechanics, but that these improvements would be greater during a double-leg sagittal plane landing task than tasks performed on a single leg or in the frontal plane. METHODS: Ninety-seven competitive multi-directional sport athletes that competed at the middle- or high-school level were cluster randomized into intervention (n = 48, age = 15...
January 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340001/neuromuscular-control-during-the-bench-press-movement-in-an-elite-disabled-and-able-bodied-athlete
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Artur Gołaś, Anna Zwierzchowska, Adam Maszczyk, Michał Wilk, Petr Stastny, Adam Zając
The disabled population varies significantly in regard to physical fitness, what is conditioned by the damage to the locomotor system. Recently there has been an increased emphasis on the role of competitive sport in enhancing health and the quality of life of individuals with disability. One of the sport disciplines of Paralympics is the flat bench press. The bench press is one of the most popular resistance exercises used for the upper body in healthy individuals. It is used not only by powerlifters, but also by athletes in most strength-speed oriented sport disciplines...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339985/butterfly-sprint-swimming-technique-analysis-of-somatic-and-spatial-temporal-coordination-variables
#8
Marek Strzała, Arkadiusz Stanula, Piotr Krężałek, Andrzej Ostrowski, Marcin Kaca, Grzegorz Głąb
The aim of this study was to investigate somatic properties and force production of leg extensor muscles measured in the countermovement jump test (CMJ), as well as to analyse kinematic variables of sprint surface butterfly swimming. Thirty-four male competitive swimmers were recruited with an average age of 19.3 ± 1.83 years. Their average body height (BH) was 183.7 ± 5.93 cm, body fat content 10.8 ± 2.64% and body mass (BM) 78.3 ± 5.0 kg. Length measurements of particular body segments were taken and a counter movement jump (CMJ) as well as an all-out 50 m butterfly speed test were completed...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339981/using-bilateral-functional-and-anthropometric-tests-to-define-symmetry-in-cross-country-skiers
#9
Glenn Björklund, Marie Alricsson, Ulla Svantesson
The aim of this study was to evaluate the symmetry of anthropometry and muscle function in cross-country skiers and their association to vertical jumping power. Twenty cross-country skiers were recruited (21.7 ± 3.8 yrs, 180.6 ± 7.6 cm, 73.2 ± 7.6 kg). Anthropometric data was obtained using an iDXA scan. VO2max was determined using the diagonal stride technique on a ski treadmill. Bilateral functional tests for the upper and lower body were the handgrip and standing heel-rise tests. Vertical jump height and power were assessed with a counter movement jump...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339580/advantages-of-soft-subdural-implants-for-the-delivery-of-electrochemical-neuromodulation-therapies-to-the-spinal-cord
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Marco Capogrosso, Jérôme Gandar, Nathan Greiner, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Nikolaus Wenger, Polina Shkorbatova, Pavel E Мusienko, Ivan Minev, Stephanie P Lacour, Gregoire Courtine
We recently developed soft neural interfaces enabling the delivery of electrical and chemical stimulation to the spinal cord. These stimulations restored locomotion in animal models of paralysis. Soft interfaces can be placed either below or above the dura mater. Theoretically, the subdural location combines many advantages, including increased selectivity of electrical stimulation, lower stimulation thresholds, and targeted chemical stimulation through local drug delivery. However, these advantages have not been documented, nor have their functional impact been studied in-silico or in a relevant animal model of neurological disorders using a multimodal neural interface...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338767/effect-of-exercise-versus-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-or-no-intervention-on-anxiety-depression-fitness-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-previous-methamphetamine-dependency-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Linzette Morris, Jessica Stander, Wardah Ebrahim, Stephanie Eksteen, Orissa Anna Meaden, Ané Ras, Annemarie Wessels
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (MA) is a highly addictive psychostimulant used by approximately 52 million people worldwide. Chronic MA abuse leads to detrimental physiological and neurological changes, as well as increases in anxiety and depression, and decreases in overall fitness and quality of life. Exercise has been reported to possibly reverse physiological and neurological damage caused by previous MA use, and to reduce anxiety and depression in this population. The aim of this systematic review was to identify, clinically appraise and synthesise the available evidence for the effectiveness of exercise, compared to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), standard care or no intervention, on decreasing anxiety and depression and improving fitness and quality of life in previous MA users...
January 16, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338554/site-specific-evaluation-of-lymphatic-vessel-sclerosis-in-lower-limb-lymphedema-patients
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Makoto Mihara, Hisako Hara, Yoshihisa Kawakami, Han Peng Zhou, Shuichi Tange, Kazuki Kikuchi, Takuya Iida
BACKGROUND: Histological changes in the collecting lymphatics in patients with lymphedema are classified as Normal type, Ectasis type, Contraction type, and Sclerosis type (NECST) classification. In this study, we investigated the condition of the lymphatic vessels in different sites of the legs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively investigated the lymphatic vessels of patients with lymphedema who underwent lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) from August 8, 2014 to August 4, 2015 based on the NECST classification...
January 17, 2018: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336968/reappearance-of-motor-evoked-potentials-during-the-rewarming-phase-after-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest
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Eiki Kanemaru, Kenji Yoshitani, Shinya Kato, Yuichi Tanaka, Yoshihiko Ohnishi
OBJECTIVE: Although motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) disappear in deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), MEPs have been used to confirm whether motor function is intact after DHCA. It is crucial to know the timing, body temperature, and MEP amplitude at MEP reappearance to detect spinal cord ischemia after DHCA. However, data on these parameters are sparse. The authors investigated the characteristics of MEPs at reappearance after DHCA. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336735/effect-of-low-cost-resistance-training-on-lower-limb-strength-and-balance-in-institutionalized-seniors
#14
Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi, Loke Seng Cheong, Jamileh Amirzadeh Iranagh, Fatemeh Mohammadi
Background/Study Context: Given the rapid increase in the aging population worldwide, fall prevention is of utmost importance. It is essential to establish an efficient, simple, safe, and low-cost intervention method for reducing the risk of falls. This study examined the effect of 12 weeks of progressive elastic resistance training on lower-limb muscle strength and balance in seniors living in the Rumah Seri Kenangan, social welfare home in Cheras, Malaysia. METHODS: A total of 51 subjects qualified to take part in this quasi-experimental study...
January 2018: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336621/beta-alanine-does-not-enhance-the-effects-of-resistance-training-in-older-adults
#15
Christopher H Bailey, Joseph F Signorile, Arlette C Perry, Kevin A Jacobs, Nicholas D Myers
To investigate the potential of beta-alanine to increase muscular endurance of elder individuals in specific resistance-training protocols, we randomly assigned 27 participants (60-82 years of age) to a 12-week double-blind intervention using 3.2 g/day beta-alanine or placebo with or without resistance training to determine the effects on anthropometrics, muscular performance, and activities of daily living (ADL). The endurance-based resistance-training program (ERT) was given three times per week and included two sets of 15-25 repetitions on 11 computerized pneumatic machines (alternating upper and lower body) at an intensity of 50% of maximum lifting weight (1RM)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332611/effect-of-rubber-mats-and-perforation-in-the-lying-area-on-claw-and-limb-lesions-of-fattening-pigs
#16
A Falke, K Friedli, L Gygax, B Wechsler, X Sidler, R Weber
Claw and leg lesions are frequently observed in finishing pigs and are likely to compromise their welfare. Providing softer than the usual concrete flooring may reduce both the frequency and severity of these lesions. Therefore, this study evaluated the influence of rubber mats and floor perforation in the lying area on claw and leg health of finishing pigs. A total of 240 Swiss Large White finishing pigs from on average 24.9 kg until 102.3 kg were used in four batches, with six groups of 10 animals per batch...
January 15, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330745/-treatment-of-rotational-malalignment-of-the-lower-leg
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REVIEW
P Keppler
BACKGROUND: Rotational malalignment after intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures is not uncommon. In-toeing and out-toeing conditions in children are often the reason for orthopedic and traumatological medical consultation. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options for rotational malalignment in relationship to the patient's age. Surgical indications and efficacy of specific surgical techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Systematic literature search in the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) and MEDLINE and evaluation of the currently published articles...
January 12, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330588/whole-body-3d-kinematics-of-bird-take-off-key-role-of-the-legs-to-propel-the-trunk
#18
Pauline Provini, Anick Abourachid
Previous studies showed that birds primarily use their hindlimbs to propel themselves into the air in order to take-off. Yet, it remains unclear how the different parts of their musculoskeletal system move to produce the necessary acceleration. To quantify the relative motions of the bones during the terrestrial phase of take-off, we used biplanar fluoroscopy in two species of birds, diamond dove (Geopelia cuneata) and zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). We obtained a detailed 3D kinematics analysis of the head, the trunk and the three long bones of the left leg...
January 6, 2018: Die Naturwissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330270/cutis-marmorata-telangiectatica-congenita-and-major-lower-limb-asymmetry
#19
Joana Amaral, Sara Peixoto, Gabriela Mimoso, Dolores Pereira
A 39-week-old male newborn presented at birth with atrophic erythematous and purpuric skin lesions, in a typical right-sided segmental distribution. Lesions were persistent and unaffected by rewarming in the postpartum period. Postnatal echocardiogram showed a predominance of the right cavities and an upper atrial septal defect. Cerebral and abdominal ultrasound were normal along with ophthalmological examination. On follow-up, lower limbs asymmetry was noted. The right lower limb was shorter in length and had a smaller diameter...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329907/influence-of-motor-imagery-on-spinal-reflex-excitability-of-multiple-muscles
#20
Kento Nakagawa, Yohei Masugi, Akira Saito, Hiroki Obata, Kimitaka Nakazawa
The effects of motor imagery on spinal reflexes such as the H-reflex are unclear. One reason for this is that the muscles that can be used to record spinal reflexes are limited to traditional evoking methods Recently, transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation has been used for inducing spinal reflexes from multiple muscles and we aimed to examine the effect of motor imagery on spinal reflexes from multiple muscles. Spinal reflexes evoked by transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation were recorded from six muscles from lower limbs during motor imagery of right wrist extension and ankle plantarflexion with maximum isometric contraction...
January 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
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