• patients
  • Whether sarcomere contractility is also affected in peripheral muscles of PAH patients is yet unknown. (ersjournals.com)
  • Physical activity declines in PAH patients and muscle disuse is known to affect sarcomere function [ 10 ]. (ersjournals.com)
  • Therefore, in the present study, we hypothesised that sarcomere contractility is impaired in peripheral muscles of PAH patients. (ersjournals.com)
  • To test this hypothesis, we measured sarcomeric function in permeabilised individual muscle fibres of idiopathic PAH patients. (ersjournals.com)
  • The fibres were isolated from quadriceps muscle (vastus lateralis) biopsies of female PAH patients (N=11) and were compared to those from healthy, age- and sex-matched control subjects (N=8). (ersjournals.com)
  • 9 (21%) bronchiectasis, 7 (19%) cystic fibrosis patients' quadriceps muscle were weaker than 95%CI (160-500 N) of the controls. (ersjournals.com)
  • We have previously demonstrated that respiratory function evaluated with Borg scale scores and the 6 min walking distance (6MWD) could be markedly improved with acupuncture in a prospective matched-pair trial that included patients treated with acupuncture and those receiving standard medication. (bmj.com)
  • It is defined by the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society as an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive intervention for patients with chronic respiratory diseases who are symptomatic and often have decreased daily life activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • After treatment, patients rest 20 minutes while continuing to hold the jar containing the allergen, after which time the patient will again be tested for a sensitivity reaction using the muscle strength test. (wikipedia.org)
  • The European Medicines Agency recommended the granting of a marketing authorisation for reslizumab (EU trade name Cinqaero) intended as add-on treatment in adult patients with severe eosinophilic asthma on 23 June 2016. (wikipedia.org)
  • airway smooth muscl
  • Changes in the structural organization and signalling pathways of airway smooth muscle cells resulting form alterations in mechanical forces in the lung may be important factors in the development of pathophysiological conditions of chronic airway hyperresponsiveness. (ersjournals.com)
  • Determine the response of corticosteroids in airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) of severe asthma, in terms of suppression of cytokine-induced chemokine release and mRNA expression, and investigate the underlying mechanisms. (ersjournals.com)
  • inspiratory
  • The latter result might be due to the inspiratory function of the trapezius muscle, especially for those domestic activities, including walking, that are more likely to increase ventilator requirement and/or require arm elevation with associated loss of lung volume capacity [ 12 ]. (ersjournals.com)
  • asthma
  • Airway muscle hypertrophy is a surrogate of airway remodeling and eosinophilia in induced sputum (IS) is associated to lack of asthma control. (ersjournals.com)
  • Various medical associations also advise against its use, including the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and the Allergy Society of South Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Milan, a new step forward in the treatment of asthma.This is a new therapy, presented to the congress of the European Respiratory Society in Milan.This could represent a step forward in the fight against this disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • American Thoraci
  • The purpose of this European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society (ERS/ATS) Task Force position paper is to define the field of interventional pulmonology as well as to describe the minimal requirements in methodology and logistics, the indications, contraindications, outcome and training requirements for each interventional procedure. (ersjournals.com)
  • 0.001
  • There was a strong inverse correlation between IS Eos and total area muscle actin (r = -0.83, p=0.001) in the NPAO and a positive correlation in the PAO group (r = 0.36, p = 0.038). (ersjournals.com)
  • disorders
  • Dyskinesia refers to a category of movement disorders that are characterized by involuntary muscle movements, including movements similar to tics or chorea and diminished voluntary movements. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anker is the Founding President of the International Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD). (wikipedia.org)
  • angina
  • In angina, the heart muscle is starved of oxygen by a coronary artery narrowing, especially during stress. (wikipedia.org)
  • biceps
  • Methods The participants' quadriceps femoris and biceps brachii muscle strength was measured. (deepdyve.com)
  • In addition, the authors assessed the relative effort of the trapezius, deltoid and biceps muscles using electromyography during 12 standard domestic activities involving upper limbs in both populations. (ersjournals.com)
  • Indeed, biceps and deltoid muscles work at the same relative muscle effort as in healthy individuals, whereas the trapezius doubles its relative effort. (ersjournals.com)
  • strength
  • Twitch mouth pressure (TwPM) responded to cervical magnetic stimulation is a non-volitional technique to measure respiratory muscle strength. (ersjournals.com)
  • Respiratory muscle strength was assessed with measurement of both TwPM and non-volitional static mouth pressures. (ersjournals.com)
  • The underlying cause of the reduction in muscle strength is unclear. (ersjournals.com)
  • NAET practitioners use a form of applied kinesiology called Neuromuscular Sensitivity Testing (NST or NST-NAET) to diagnose allergies by comparing the strength of a muscle in the presence and absence of a suspected allergen. (wikipedia.org)
  • Involvement of respiratory muscles results in poor ability to cough and decreased ability to breathe well and leads to collapse of part or all of the lung leading to impaired gas exchange and an overall insufficiency in lung strength. (wikipedia.org)
  • Die Quelle der Muskelkraft (The source of muscle strength), 1891. (wikipedia.org)
  • fibres
  • In permeabilised muscle fibres, sarcomeric contractility can be studied without the confounding effects of processes upstream in the excitation-contraction coupling cascade. (ersjournals.com)
  • species
  • The new species, which is very similar genetically to an Ehrlichia species found in Eastern Europe and Japan called E. muris, was identified at Mayo Clinic Health System's Eau Claire hospital. (wikipedia.org)
  • This species is found in European countries and islands including: Germany British Isles: Great Britain and Ireland Netherlands Czech Republic Slovakia The complete mitochondrial genome of Radix balthica has been obtained by shotgun sequencing and it has been released in 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • actin
  • The molecular organization and structure of the contractile apparatus in smooth muscle is consistent with a model of force generation based on the relative sliding of adjacent actin and myosin filaments. (ersjournals.com)
  • Proteins bound to actin and/or localized to actin filament anchorage sites may participate in regulating the shape of the smooth muscle cell and the organization of its contractile filament system. (ersjournals.com)
  • The fractional area of ASM, assessed by quantification of alpha-smooth muscle actin, and Eos% and neutrophils% (Neu) in IS were assessed. (ersjournals.com)
  • mechanisms
  • The specialized ultrastructural features and regulatory mechanisms present in smooth muscle are likely to form the basis for many of its characteristic properties. (ersjournals.com)
  • The molecular basis for the length-dependence of tension in smooth muscle differs from that in skeletal muscle, and may involve mechano-transduction mechanisms that modulate contractile filament activation and cytoskeletal organization in response to changes in muscle length. (ersjournals.com)
  • tolerance
  • According to the American Geriatrics Society, phenobarbital should not be used in the elderly population due to high rate of physical dependence, tolerance to sleep benefits, and the risk of overdose at low dosages. (wikipedia.org)
  • system
  • His innovation, Kurt Systems, develops the horses#' muscles and tendons by training them on a conventional all-weather track, but with horses safely harnessed into a specialised 'car', which moves on a roof-rail system. (wikipedia.org)
  • The "generalized" mollusc's feeding system consists of a rasping "tongue", the radula, and a complex digestive system in which exuded mucus and microscopic, muscle-powered "hairs" called cilia play various important roles. (wikipedia.org)
  • infarction
  • With a special sequence, Inversion Recovery (IR) normal heart muscle appears dark, whilst areas of infarction appear bright white. (wikipedia.org)
  • Myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Play media Myocardial infarction (MI) refers to tissue death (infarction) of the heart muscle (myocardium). (wikipedia.org)
  • medicine
  • This study was a prospective single-intervention case series trial conducted from October 2004 to October 2008 at the Departments of Respiratory Medicine in two hospitals, Meiji University of Integrative Medicine and Gifu University, Japan. (bmj.com)
  • Macklem trained as a resident in internal medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) and then became a research fellow in the cardio-respiratory service for the hospital. (wikipedia.org)
  • movements
  • This snail blood contains haemocyanin, giving the head and foot a pale green colour The animals can change their density by movements of the muscles of the mantle and quickly rise to the surface of the water or quickly drop to the bottom. (wikipedia.org)
  • fellow
  • In 1982, he was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and, in 1988, an Officer in the Order of Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • medications
  • Acute dystonia is a sustained muscle contraction that sometimes appears soon after administration of antipsychotic medications. (wikipedia.org)
  • heart
  • Corvalol (Корвалол, Corvalolum, Korvalol)® is a mild tranquilizer based on valerian (herb) root and phenobarbital, popular in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union as a heart medication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute
  • When the throat muscles are involved, this type of dystonia is called an acute laryngospasm and is a medical emergency because it can impair breathing. (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • Joseph Barcroft, a respiratory physiologist, suggested he might make a comparative protein crystallographic study of adult and fetal sheep hemoglobin, and he started that work. (wikipedia.org)