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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817715/longitudinal-sequencing-in-intramuscular-coordination-a-new-hypothesis-of-dynamic-functions-in-the-human-rectus-femoris-muscle
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Christoph von Laßberg, Julia A Schneid, Dominik Graf, Felix Finger, Walter Rapp, Norman Stutzig
The punctum fixum-punctum mobile model has been introduced in previous publications. It describes general principles of intersegmental neuromuscular succession patterns to most efficiently generate specific movement intentions. The general hypothesis of this study is that these principles-if they really do indicate a fundamental basis for efficient movement generation-should also be found in intramuscular coordination and should be indicated by "longitudinal sequencing" between fibers according to the principles of the punctum fixum-punctum mobile model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816944/acute-changes-in-neuromuscular-activity-in-vertical-jump-and-flexibility-after-exposure-to-whole-body-vibration
#2
Giuseppe Annino, Ferdinando Iellamo, Francesco Palazzo, Augusto Fusco, Mauro Lombardo, Francesca Campoli, Elvira Padua
This study was aimed to investigate the neuromuscular activity after 10 minutes of exposure to a whole body vibration (WBV) session.Twenty male young adults (24.8 ± 2.5 year olds) were randomized and divided into 2 groups: the vibration group (VG) was exposed to 10 minutes of WBV at 35 Hz; performed 10 minutes of WBV at 35 Hz (displacement = 5 mm; magnitude = 5 g); the nonvibrated group (NVG) was the placebo group that maintained the same position on the plate but without exposure to any type of vibration...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813858/active-impedance-control-of-a-knee-joint-orthosis-during-swing-phase
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Fatima El Zahraa Wehbi, Weiguang Huo, Yacine Amirat, Maher El Rafei, Mohamad Khalil, Samer Mohammed
In this paper, an active impedance control strategy for a knee-joint orthosis is proposed to assist individuals suffering from lower-limb muscular weaknesses during the swing phase of walking activities. The goal of the proposed strategy is to decrease the human effort required for ensuring a successful knee joint movement during walking without sacrificing the wearer's control priority. In this study, a gait-phase based desired knee-joint admittance model is designed by analyzing the kinematic and kinetic characteristics of the wearer's shank-foot segment during walking...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806771/effect-of-knee-alignment-on-the-quadriceps-femoris-muscularity-cross-sectional-comparison-of-trained-versus-untrained-individuals-in-both-sexes
#4
Ryoichi Ema, Taku Wakahara, Kuniaki Hirayama, Yasuo Kawakami
Knee alignment is suggested to be a factor affecting each quadriceps femoris muscle size, and knee alignment such as Q-angle differs between men and women. Also, training can induce inhomogeneous hypertrophy among the quadriceps femoris, thereby leading to different component characteristics of the muscles. If Q-angle is a major determinant of the quadriceps femoris muscularity, it is hypothesized that the sex-related difference in the quadriceps femoris muscularity, if any, is further highlighted in trained individuals, being associated with Q-angle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803797/m-wave-normalization-of-emg-signal-to-investigate-heat-stress-and-fatigue
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Olivier Girard, David J Bishop, Sébastien Racinais
OBJECTIVES: We examined the extent to which peripheral changes affect EMG signal adjustments during repeated sprinting in temperate and hot conditions. DESIGN: Randomised, crossover study. METHODS: Ten males performed 10×6-s 'all-out' cycling sprints (recovery=30s) in either a temperate (24°C/30%rH) or a hot (35°C/40%rH) environment with concomitant surface EMG recordings of the vastus lateralis (VL) and rectus femoris (RF). In addition, peak-to-peak M-wave amplitudes were obtained for each muscle after each sprint (i...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803367/the-role-of-agonist-and-antagonist-muscles-in-explaining-isometric-knee-extension-torque-variation-with-hip-joint-angle
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Theodoros M Bampouras, Neil D Reeves, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, Constantinos N Maganaris
PURPOSE: The biarticular rectus femoris (RF), operating on the ascending limb of the force-length curve, produces more force at longer lengths. However, experimental studies consistently report higher knee extension torque when supine (longer RF length) compared to seated (shorter RF length). Incomplete activation in the supine position has been proposed as the reason for this discrepancy, but differences in antagonistic co-activation could also be responsible due to altered hamstrings length...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803359/expression-of-cationic-amino-acid-transporters-in-pig-skeletal-muscles-during-postnatal-development
#7
Aiko Ishida, Akane Ashihara, Kazuki Nakashima, Masaya Katsumata
The cationic amino acid transporter (CAT) protein family transports lysine and arginine in cellular amino acid pools. We hypothesized that CAT expression changes in pig skeletal muscles during rapid pig postnatal development. We aimed to investigate the tissue distribution and changes in the ontogenic expression of CATs in pig skeletal muscles during postnatal development. Six piglets at 1, 12, 26, 45, and 75 days old were selected from six litters, and their longissimus dorsi (LD), biceps femoris (BF), and rhomboideus (RH) muscles, and their stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, colon, liver, kidney, heart, and cerebrum were collected...
August 12, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802435/gait-characteristics-in-women-s-safety-shoes
#8
Kanako Goto, Kaoru Abe
Although workers in Japan are required to wear safety footwear, there is concern about occupational accidents that occur when wearing safety shoes. This study aimed to analyze the effect of wearing hardsoled safety shoes on both spatiotemporal gait characteristics and the muscle activity in the lower extremities. Seventeen young women participated in this study. A 5-m gait trial and a surface electromyography trial were conducted while the women walked in either safety shoes or sports shoes. Paired t-tests were performed to analyze the differences in gait characteristics when walking in the two different pairs of shoes...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796125/electromyographic-and-kinematic-analysis-of-the-flexion-rotation-trunk-test
#9
María P García-Vaquero, Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez, David Barbado, Francisco J Vera-Garcia
While most trunk endurance field protocols are performed in the sagittal or frontal planes, the flexion-rotation trunk (FRT) test combines trunk flexion with rotation, which may be relevant to rotation-related sports. The aim of this study was to describe the trunk and hip muscle activation and fatigue and the range of hip flexion of this test. Twenty-seven physically active males and females performed the FRT test after a period of practice. Electromyographic (EMG) signals were bilaterally collected from the rectus abdominis (RA), internal oblique (IO), and rectus femoris (RF), and hip flexion amplitude was measured using a biaxial electrogoniometer...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795071/distal-musculotendinous-t-junction-injuries-of-the-biceps-femoris-an-mri-case-review
#10
Tom Entwisle, Yuan Ling, Alex Splatt, Peter Brukner, David Connell
BACKGROUND: Injury to the distal musculotendinous T junction (DMTJ) of the biceps femoris is a distinct clinical entity that behaves differently from other hamstring injuries due to its complex, multicomponent anatomy and dual innervation. Injury in this region demonstrates a particularly high rate of recurrence, even with prolonged rehabilitation times. PURPOSE: To describe the anatomy of the DMTJ of the biceps femoris and analyze the injury patterns seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to aid prognosis and rehabilitation and minimize the risk of recurrence...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792273/effects-of-intensity-on-muscle-specific-voluntary-electromechanical-delay-and-relaxation-electromechanical-delay
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Cory M Smith, Terry J Housh, Ethan C Hill, Josh L Keller, Glen O Johnson, Richard J Schmidt
The purposes of this study were to examine: 1) the potential muscle-specific differences in voluntary electromechanical delay (EMD) and relaxation electromechanical delay (R-EMD), and 2) the effects of intensity on EMD and R-EMD during step incremental isometric muscle actions from 10 to 100% maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC). EMD and R-EMD measures were calculated from the simultaneous assessments of electromyography, mechanomyography, and force production from the vastus lateralis (VL), vastus medialis (VM), and rectus femoris (RF) during step isometric muscle actions...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781933/effects-of-kinesio-%C3%A2-taping-on-dynamic-balance-following-fatigue-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Noh Zulfikri, Maria Justine
The objective of the study was to determine the effects of Kinesio taping (KT) in inhibiting fatigue and preserving dynamic balance. Male recreational athletes were recruited to participate in this study. Participants were blinded from the group assignment and divided into four groups (Group A; KT and fatigue, Group B; no tape and fatigue, Group C; KT and no fatigue and Group D; no tape and no fatigue) using sequentially opaque, sealed envelopes. Pre and post measurements of Modified Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) composite score and normalized reach distance were used to measure dynamic balance...
2017: Physical Therapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780603/early-detection-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-using-elastography
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Lilian Lacourpaille, Antoine Nordez, François Hug, Valentin Doguet, Ricardo Andrade, Gaël Guilhem
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether an increase in muscle shear modulus measured 30 min after eccentric exercise (30 min) reflects the magnitude of force deficit measured 48-h post-exercise (48 H). METHODS: A total of 53 healthy participants were distributed in five groups. Four groups performed either repeated eccentric elbow flexions or knee extensions at either a low or high load. A fifth group performed repeated concentric elbow flexions (control load)...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763302/intramuscularly-injected-neurotropin-reduced-muscular-mechanical-hyperalgesia-induced-by-repeated-cold-stress-in-rats
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Teruaki Nasu, Shiori Murase, Yoshiko Takeda-Uchimura, Kazue Mizumura
An extract of rabbit skin inflamed by inoculation with the vaccinia virus, neurotropin [by intravenous, oral, and intramuscular (i.m.) administration], has been used in China and Japan for the treatment of chronic pain. In this study, we investigated the analgesic mechanism of i.m. neurotropin. Rats were exposed to repeated cold stress, and muscular mechanical hyperalgesia was evaluated by measuring the withdrawal threshold of the gastrocnemius muscle using Randall-Selitto apparatus. I.m. but not subcutaneous, neurotropin dose dependently reduced the repeated cold stress-induced muscular mechanical hyperalgesia for 3 h, but it had no effect in normal rats...
July 31, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762503/mechanomyography-based-wearable-monitor-of-quasi-isometric-muscle-fatigue-for-motor-neural-prostheses
#15
Eddy Krueger, Lana Popović-Maneski, Percy Nohama
A motor neural prosthesis based on surface functional electrical stimulation (sFES) can restore functional movement (e.g., standing, walking) in patients with a spinal cord injury (SCI). sFES generates muscle contractions in antigravity muscles and allows balance-assisted standing. This induced standing has several benefits, such as improved cardiovascular function, decreased incidence of urinary infections, reduced joint contractures, and muscle atrophy. The duration of sFES assisted standing is limited due to the quick onset of muscle fatigue...
August 1, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761914/kinematic-and-emg-data-during-underwater-dolphin-kick-change-while-synchronizing-with-or-without-synchronization-of-kick-frequency-with-the-beat-of-a-metronome
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Keisuke Kobayashi Yamakawa, Hirofumi Shimojo, Hideki Takagi, Shozo Tsubakimoto, Yasuo Sengoku
We investigated the effects of synchronizing kick frequency with the beat of a metronome on kinematic and electromyographic (EMG) parameters during the underwater dolphin kick as a pilot study related to the research that entitled "Effect of increased kick frequency on propelling efficiency and muscular co-activation during underwater dolphin kick" (Yamakawa et al., 2017) [1]. Seven collegiate female swimmers participated in this experiment. The participants conducted two underwater dolphin kick trials: swimming freely at maximum effort, and swimming while synchronizing the kick frequency of maximum effort with the beat of a metronome...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758940/non-targeted-metabolomics-analysis-of-golden-retriever-muscular-dystrophy-affected-muscles-reveals-alterations-in-arginine-and-proline-metabolism-and-elevations-in-glutamic-and-oleic-acid-in-vivo
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Muhammad Abdullah, Joe N Kornegay, Aubree Honcoop, Traci L Parry, Cynthia J Balog-Alvarez, Sara K O'Neal, James R Bain, Michael J Muehlbauer, Christopher B Newgard, Cam Patterson, Monte S Willis
BACKGROUND: Like Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the Golden Retriever Muscular Dystrophy (GRMD) dog model of DMD is characterized by muscle necrosis, progressive paralysis, and pseudohypertrophy in specific skeletal muscles. This severe GRMD phenotype includes moderate atrophy of the biceps femoris (BF) as compared to unaffected normal dogs, while the long digital extensor (LDE), which functions to flex the tibiotarsal joint and serves as a digital extensor, undergoes the most pronounced atrophy...
July 29, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756605/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-leg-muscles-in-patients-with-myotonic-dystrophies
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Stojan Peric, Ruzica Maksimovic, Bojan Banko, Milica Durdic, Bogdan Bjelica, Ivo Bozovic, Yunus Balcik, Jovan Pesovic, Dusanka Savic-Pavicevic, Vidosava Rakocevic-Stojanovic
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of muscles has recently become a significant diagnostic procedure in neuromuscular disorders. There is a lack of muscle MRI studies in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), especially type 2 (DM2). To analyze fatty infiltration of leg muscles, using 3.0 T MRI in patients with genetically confirmed DM1 and DM2 with different disease durations. The study comprised 21 DM1 and 10 DM2 adult patients. Muscle MRI was performed in axial plane of the lower limbs using T1-weighted (T1w) sequence...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755488/bilateral-quadriceps-and-hamstrings-muscle-volume-asymmetries-in-healthy-individuals
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Anthony S Kulas, Randy J Schmitz, Sandra J Shultz, Justin P Waxman, Hsin-Min Wang, Robert A Kraft, Heath S Partington
Determining the magnitude of quadriceps and hamstring muscle volume asymmetries in healthy individuals is a critical first step toward interpreting asymmetries as compensatory or abnormal in pathological populations. The purpose of this study was to determine the magnitude of whole and individual muscle volume asymmetries, quantified as right-left volume differences, for the quadriceps and hamstring muscles in a young and healthy population. Twenty-one healthy individuals participated: Eleven females age = 22...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755131/increase-in-echo-intensity-and-extracellular-to-intracellular-water-ratio-is-independently-associated-with-muscle-weakness-in-elderly-women
#20
Masashi Taniguchi, Yosuke Yamada, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Shinichiro Sawano, Seigo Minami, Tome Ikezoe, Yuya Watanabe, Misaka Kimura, Noriaki Ichihashi
PURPOSE: The changes in muscle composition and its heterogeneity during aging are associated with muscle weakness in elderly persons independent of decreases in muscle mass or muscle thickness (MT). Both the assessment of echo intensity (EI) with ultrasound imaging and the evaluation of the extracellular water/intracellular water (ECW/ICW) ratio with segmental bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (BIS) are non-invasive and convenient methods and seem valuable for muscle quality determination...
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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