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RA: Creatine Increased Muscle Mass, Not Strength

Patients with RA gained lean muscle mass but not strength or improved physical function in trial of creatine supplementation, showing creatine is not a substitute for resistance training.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Muscle Strength Positively Predicts Bone Outcomes in Aging Men

Muscle strength -- as distinct from muscle mass -- declines with age, shows a study in men over age 40, with a knock-on effect on bone outcomes and fracture risk. Differences were seen between ethnic groups.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by sporadic Muscular fatigue and weakness. It occurs chiefly in the muscles of swa...  
youtube.com
about 3 years ago
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Muscle-name-table-KPatton

Tabulated muscle names. Click on preview to view if not visible.  
lionden.com
over 3 years ago
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Late mortality after sepsis

A new series of definitions of sepsis1 along with simple guidance for early diagnosis has recently been published, and a NICE guideline is due shortly.2 Sepsis is an extreme manifestation of the body responding to a severe infection—in part adaptive and protective, but potentially maladaptive and life threatening. Naturally, perhaps, the focus has been on early diagnosis and management. This is not always performed well, as highlighted by a 2015 report from the UK National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death.3 In a linked paper, Prescott and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.i2375) report that patients who survive an episode of sepsis have a significant excess risk of mortality for a prolonged period of time.4 In the past, staff working in intensive care units discharged patients to the rest of the hospital with a feeling of a job well done; somehow that part of the patient’s journey had come to an end and recovery was about to begin. Since then numerous publications have challenged this optimistic assumption. For substantial numbers of patients, leaving the intensive care unit does not represent the end of something, rather it represents the start of something else, often not anticipated by them or understood by others. Many studies have described the difficulties sustained by patients and of course their families. Such difficulties include loss of muscle mass and strength,5 cognitive dysfunction, anxiety and depression,6 and post-traumatic stress.7 Along with this come challenges, both medical and financial, for those who become informal caregivers.8 9 In the UK this has been addressed, at least in ambition, with the publication of NICE guidelines for rehabilitation after critical illness.10  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Exercises for a Healthy Back

Most people will have back pain at some time in their lives. These exercises will show how to stretch out some of the common pain causing muscles.  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Which Surgery Best for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer?

The debate is perhaps less important than treating many more patients with curative intent than is currently done.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head? You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in pl...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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New Guidelines on Bladder Cancer Management: AUA/SUO

Joint guidelines on non-muscle invasive bladder cancer validate long-standing practices in the management of superficial tumors and affirm the benefits of some of the newer technologies.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Patellar Tracking Disorder

Patellar Tracking Disorder Overview Misalignment Muscle imbalance Ligament damage Symptoms Treatment  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Office Workers Sit Less With Intervention, Up Muscle Mass

A multicomponent intervention reduced sitting in offices by 71 minutes per working day and body fat by 0.61% at 3 months. Participants stood and moved around more without disrupting daily tasks.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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UMMS scientists identify genes that control smooth muscle contraction

Researchers at UMass Medical School have identified a new molecular pathway critical for maintaining the smooth muscle tone that allows the passage of materials through the digestive system.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 3 years ago
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Muscles of the posterior forearm

3D tutorial illustrating the posterior forearm.  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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It’s time to regulate the use of whole body electrical stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (ES) of human nerves and muscles has long been used as a non-pharmacological treatment for pain relief,1 and for rehabilitation after disuse. Whole body ES has recently emerged as an alternative form of physical exercise for improving fitness and health in healthy people. Despite limited scientific evidence on the safety and effectiveness of this form of exercise, several ES company sponsored fitness centres have recently been opened in different countries worldwide,2 making this technology easily accessible to the general population.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Shaping Up for Surgery: Study Shows Muscle Power Pays Off

Completing a 30-minute home-exercise program daily for 10 days before a radical cystectomy can significantly improve muscle strength, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Anatomy of yawning

Muscles of mastication - anatomy and actions  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago