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Publications using Leonardo Mechnograph® devices

Below you find all listed püublications using a Leonado Mechanograph<sup>&reg;</sup> device. 

Literature (132)

Research Studies (2020)

Balance Performance across the Lifespan Assessed by the Leonardo Mechanograph®: A Cross-Sectional Study

Reference values of sway parameters have not been published for the Leonardo mechanograph® so far. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine normative values on postural control measured by the fo weiter...

Author: Wiegmann, S.; Felsenberg, D.; Gast, U.; Börst, H.; Armbrecht, G.; Dietzel, R.
Source: J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol., 2020; 5(1): 1
Keywords: Leonardo, Balance
GID: 5199; Last update: 28.09.2020
More information: Original Article

Research Studies (2020)

Are jumping mechanography assessed muscle force and power, and traditional physical capability measures associated with falls in older adults? Results from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study.

OBJECTIVES: To explore associations between measures of lower limb muscle force, velocity and power from jumping mechanography (JM) and simple physical capability (PC) testing, and falls in community dwelling weiter...

Author: Parsons CM, Edwards MH, Cooper C, Dennison EM, Ward KA
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2020; 20(2): 168-175, PMID: 32481232
Keywords: Ageing, Epidemiology, Falls, Jump, Muscle, Physical Capability, Leonardo Mechanography, Fall Risk
GID: 5132; Last update: 05.06.2020

Research Studies (2019)

Evaluation of physical performance in musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases with jumping mechanography.

Objective: Low muscle function is a component of sarcopenia. Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases are related to increased muscle loss and decreased muscle performance. Our purpose was to study muscle functio weiter...

Author: Dionyssiotis Y, Skarantavos G, Kantaidou I, Papadatou MC, Papagelopoulos P, Angoules A, Papathanasiou J, Lyritis GP
Source: J Frailty Sarcopenia Falls, 2019; 4(4): 116-121, PMID: 32300726
Keywords: Sarcopenia, Jumping mechanography, Rheumatic diseases, Osteoporosis, Menopause
GID: 5133; Last update: 05.06.2020

Research Studies (2019)

Gender specific paediatric reference data for muscle function parameters assessed using jumping mechanography

Objective: Bone adapts to mechanical stimuli by increasing its mass and changing geometry; muscles are the stimulators for this change as they induce forces through contractions. Thus, bone strength is driven b weiter...

Author: Palande S., Ekbote V., Chiplonkar S., Padidela R., Mughal Z., Vispute S., Rawer R., Khadilkar A., Khadilkar V.
Source: Bone Abstracts (ICCBH 2019), 2019; 10.1530/boneabs.7.P155: 155
GID: 5124; Last update: 30.05.2020
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Research Studies (2020)

The Effects of 20 Weeks of Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy on Physical Function, Bone and Muscle Health in Adolescents With Down Syndrome

Aims: To evaluate the effects of side-alternating vibration therapy on physical function and body composition in adolescents with Down syndrome.Methods: Fourteen adolescents (8 males) with Down syndrome (mean weiter...

Author: Silmara Gusso, Renuka M Vesey, José G B Derraik, Craig F Munns, Patricia Colle , Janene B Biggs, Paul L Hofman
Source: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 2020; 28: 1-12, PMID: 32345083
Keywords: Bone; down syndrome; muscle; physical function; vibration plate.
GID: 5121; Last update: 26.05.2020

Research Studies (2020)

Musculoskeletal Phenotype in Two Unrelated Individuals With a Recurrent Nonsense Variant in SGMS2

Heterozygous mutations in the gene encoding the sphingomyelin synthase 2, SGMS2, have recently been linked to childhood-onset osteoporosis and skeletal dysplasia. One nonsense variant at position c.148C>T (p.Ar weiter...

Author: Marie-Eve Robinson , Ghalib Bardai, Louis-Nicolas Veilleux, Francis H Glorieux, Frank Rauch
Source: Bone, 2020; 134(): 115261, PMID: 32028018
Keywords: Bisphosphonates; Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry; Osteogenesis imperfecta; Peripheral quantitative computed tomography; SGMS2.
GID: 5116; Last update: 26.05.2020

Research Studies (2020)

Safety, Feasibility and Efficacy of Side-Alternating Vibration Therapy on Bone and Muscle Health in Children and Adolescents With Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Pilot Trial

Aims: A pilot study was performed to establish the safety, feasibility and efficacy of vibration therapy (VT) on bone and muscle health in children and adolescents with a range of musculoskeletal disorders. M weiter...

Author: Renuka M Vesey , Paul L Hofman , José Gb Derraik, Patrícia Colle, Janene B Biggs, Craig F Munns, Wayne S Cutfield, Silmara Gusso
Source: J Paediatr Child Health, 2020; 56(8): 1257-1262, PMID: 32436612
Keywords: bone; muscle; musculoskeletal disorder; physical function; vibration plate.
GID: 5118; Last update: 26.05.2020

Research Studies (2020)

The impact of sensory and/or sensorimotor neuropathy on lower limb muscle endurance, explosive and maximal muscle strength in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of diabetic neuropathy (dNP) on lower limb endurance, explosive and maximal muscle strength in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). METHOD weiter...

Author: Van Eetvelde BLM, Lapauw B, Proot P, Vanden Wyngaert K, Celie B, Cambier D, Calders P
Source: J Diabetes Complications, 2020; (): 107562, PMID: 32122790
Keywords: Type 2 diabetes mellitus Diabetic neuropathy Maximal muscle strength Muscle endurance Explosive muscle strength
GID: 5079; Last update: 16.03.2020

Research Studies (2019)

Jumping Joints: The Complex Relationship Between Osteoarthritis and Jumping Mechanography.

We investigated the relationship between lower limb osteoarthritis (OA) and muscle strength and power (assessed by jumping mechanography) in UK community-dwelling older adults. We recruited 249 older adults (14 weiter...

Author: Shere C, Fuggle NR, Edward MH, Parsons CM, Jameson KA, Cooper C, Dennison EM, Ward KA
Source: Calcif Tissue Int, 2019; (): , PMID: 31655874
Keywords: Osteoarthritis
GID: 5031; Last update: 20.01.2020
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Research Studies (2019)

Normative-referenced percentile values for physical fitness among Canadians.

BACKGROUND: This study developed age- and sex-specific normative-referenced percentile values for five physical fitness tests across a wide age range of Canadians, using a nationally representative sample. DATA weiter...

Author: Hoffmann MD, Colley RC, Doyon CY, Wong SL, Tomkinson GR, Lang JJ
Source: Health Rep, 2019; 30(10): 14-22, PMID: 31617933
GID: 5032; Last update: 20.01.2020
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Research Studies (2019)

Testing the deconditioning hypothesis of low back pain: A study in 1182 older women.

This study assessed the deconditioning hypothesis of low back pain (LBP) by examining physical function in relation to LBP and self-reported physical activity in women. This cross-sectional study recruited a re weiter...

Author: Tagliaferri SD, Armbrecht G, Miller CT, Owen PJ, Mundell NL, Felsenberg D, Thomasius F, Belavy DL
Source: Eur J Sport Sci, 2019; (): 1-7, PMID: 31012382
GID: 4899; Last update: 29.04.2019

Research Studies (2019)

Whole-body vibration impedes the deterioration of postural control in patients with multiple sclerosis.

OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to investigate if whole-body vibration (WBV) might attenuate the processing functional and neuromuscular degeneration of postural control in patients with MS. DESIGN: Performa weiter...

Author: Krause A, Lee K, Freyler K, Buhrer T, Gollhofer A, Ritzmann R
Source: Mult Scler Relat Disord, 2019; 31: 134-140, PMID: 30991299
GID: 4893; Last update: 23.04.2019

Research Studies (2019)

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation and bone health in Marine recruits: Effect of season.

Stress fractures are common overuse injuries caused by repetitive bone loading. These fractures are of particular concern for military recruits and athletes resulting in attrition in up to 60% of recruits that weiter...

Author: Gaffney-Stomberg E, Nakayama AT, Guerriere KI, Lutz LJ, Walker LA, Staab JS, Scott JM, Gasier HG, McClung JP
Source: Bone, 2019; 123(): 224–233, PMID: 30902791
GID: 4885; Last update: 01.04.2019

Research Studies (2019)

Lean mass and lower limb muscle function in relation to hip strength, geometry and fracture risk indices in community-dwelling older women.

In a population-based sample of British women aged over 70 years old, lean mass and peak lower limb muscle force were both independently associated with hip strength and fracture risk indices, thereby suggestin weiter...

Author: Elhakeem A, Hartley A, Luo Y, Goertzen AL, Hannam K, Clark EM, Leslie WD, Tobias JH
Source: Osteoporos Int, 2019; 30(1): 211-220, PMID: 30552442
Keywords: Leonardo, BMD Femoral Neck
GID: 4873; Last update: 11.03.2019
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Research Studies (2018)

Feasibility and safety of a 6-month exercise program to increase bone and muscle strength in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

BACKGROUND: Arthritis in childhood can be associated with muscle weakness around affected joints, low bone mass and low bone strength. Exercise is recognized as an important part of management of children with weiter...

Author: Houghton KM, Macdonald HM, McKay HA, Guzman J, Duffy C, Tucker L
Source: Pediatr Rheumatol Online J, 2018; 16(1): 67, PMID: 30348221
GID: 4874; Last update: 11.03.2019
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Research Studies (2018)

The prevalence of sarcopenia and relationships between muscle and bone in ageing West-African Gambian men and women.

BACKGROUND: The rapidly rising ageing population in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) will lead to a concurrent increase in musculoskeletal diseases. Sarcopenia is a disease caused by progressive loss of weiter...

Author: Zengin A, Jarjou LM, Prentice A, Cooper C, Ebeling PR, Ward KA
Source: J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 2018; 9(5): 920-928, PMID: 30221478
GID: 4875; Last update: 11.03.2019
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Research Studies (2018)

Combination of DXA and BIS body composition measurements is highly correlated with physical function-an approach to improve muscle mass assessment.

RATIONALE: Fluid volume estimates may help predict functional status and thereby improve sarcopenia diagnosis. MAIN RESULT: Bioimpedance-derived fluid volume, combined with DXA, improves identification of jump weiter...

Author: Kuchnia AJ, Yamada Y, Teigen L, Krueger D, Binkley N, Schoeller D
Source: Arch Osteoporos, 2018; 13(1): 97, PMID: 30218261
GID: 4876; Last update: 11.03.2019

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Evaluation of long-term functional donor-site morbidity after deep circumflex iliac crest artery bone flap harvest.

PURPOSE: Free flap surgery can be associated with donor-site morbidity. The purpose of this study was to analyze long-term functional outcomes at the donor site after deep circumflex iliac artery (DCIA) bone fl weiter...

Author: Rendenbach C, Goehler F, Hansen L, Kohlmeier C, Amling M, Hanken H, Beck-Broichsitter B, Heiland M, Riecke B
Source: Microsurgery, (): , PMID: 30159928
GID: 4877; Last update: 11.03.2019

Research Studies (2018)

Feasibility of whole body vibration during intensive chemotherapy in patients with hematological malignancies - a randomized controlled pilot study.

BACKGROUND: Hospitalized cancer patients undergoing intensive or high-dose chemotherapy often experience a considerable decline in functional performance associated with the increased risk of adverse health eve weiter...

Author: Pahl A, Wehrle A, Kneis S, Gollhofer A, Bertz H
Source: BMC Cancer, 2018; 18(920): , PMID: 30253746
Keywords: Onkologoie, Cancer, ChemoTherapy
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GID: 4774; Last update: 15.10.2018
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Research Studies (2018)

Hip and spine bone mineral density are greater in master sprinters, but not endurance runners compared with non-athletic controls.

We examined bone density in older athletes and controls. Sprinters had greater hip and spine bone density than endurance athletes and controls, whereas values were similar in the latter two groups. These result weiter...

Author: Piasecki J, McPhee JS, Hannam K, Deere KC, Elhakeem A, Piasecki M, Degens H, Tobias JH, Ireland A
Source: Arch Osteoporos, 2018; 13(1): 72, PMID: 29971503
GID: 4734; Last update: 24.07.2018

Research Studies (2018)

Low physical performance determined by chair rising test muscle mechanography is associated with prevalent fragility fractures.

This study examined associations between physical performance assessed by chair rising test muscle mechanography and DXA T-score as well as body composition in a large patient cohort. Next to various significan weiter...

Author: Rupp T, Butscheidt S, Jahn K, Simon MJ, Mussawy H, Oheim R, Barvencik F, Amling M, Rolvien T
Source: Arch Osteoporos, 2018; 13(1): 71, PMID: 29968169
GID: 4735; Last update: 24.07.2018

Research Studies (2018)

Postural control is associated with muscle power in post-menopausal women with low bone mass.

Older women with low bone mass are at higher risk of fracture and there is limited data on what is associated with risk of falls. We found explosive jumping to relate most strongly to postural control. It may b weiter...

Author: Stolzenberg N, Felsenberg D, Belavy DL
Source: Osteoporos Int, 2018; 29(10): 2283-2288, PMID: 29943189
GID: 4708; Last update: 02.07.2018

Research Studies (2018)

Validität des Chair Rise Tests zur Beurteilung von Sarkopenie-Kriterien mittls Mechanographie

Author: Genest, Lieberoth-Leden, Zehner, Luksche, Schneider, Rawer, Seefried
Source: Osteologie 2018, 2018;
GID: 4716; Last update: 02.07.2018

Research Studies (2018)

Results From a Pilot Study of Handheld Vibration: Exercise Intervention Reduces Upper-Limb Dysfunction and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy: VibBRa Study.

PURPOSE: Although there is evidence that breast cancer patients benefit from exercising during treatment, exercising during radiotherapy and especially the effects on upper-limb dysfunctions have been infrequen weiter...

Author: Kneis S, Wehrle A, Ilaender A, Volegova-Neher N, Gollhofer A, Bertz H
Source: Integr Cancer Ther, 2018; 17(3): 717-727, PMID: 29661032
Keywords: Breast Cancer
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GID: 4666; Last update: 19.04.2018

Research Studies (2018)

Sarcopenia is negatively related to high gravitational impacts achieved from day-to-day physical activity.

Background: Sarcopenia has been associated with reduced physical activity (PA). We aimed to determine if sarcopenia, and specific components of muscle size, function and physical performance, are associated wit weiter...

Author: Hartley A, Gregson CL, Hannam K, Deere KC, Clark EM, Tobias JH
Source: J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2018; doi:10.1093/gerona/glx223: 1–8, PMID: 29182712
Keywords: Muscle function, Physical capability, Accelerometer, G-force, COSHIBA
GID: 4631; Last update: 27.02.2018
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Research Studies (2018)

The preventive effect of sensorimotor- and vibration exercises on the onset of Oxaliplatin- or vinca-alkaloid induced peripheral neuropathies - STOP.

BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and clinically relevant side effect of chemotherapy. Approximately 50% of all leukemia, lymphoma, colorectal- and breast cancer patients weiter...

Author: Streckmann F, Balke M, Lehmann HC, Rustler V, Koliamitra C, Elter T, Hallek M, Leitzmann M, Steinmetz T, Heinen P, Baumann FT, Bloch W
Source: BMC Cancer, 2018; 18(1): 62, PMID: 29316888
Keywords: Chemotherapy, Neuropathy
GID: 4580; Last update: 14.01.2018
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Research Studies (2017)

The effect of long-term confinement and the efficacy of exercise countermeasures on muscle strength during a simulated mission to Mars: data from the Mars500 study.

BACKGROUND: Isolation and long duration spaceflight are associated with musculoskeletal deconditioning. Mars500 was a unique, high-fidelity analogue of the psychological challenges of a 520-day manned mission t weiter...

Author: Gaffney CJ, Fomina E, Babich D, Kitov V, Uskov K, Green DA
Source: Sports Med Open, 2017; 3(1): 40, PMID: 29134470
Keywords: Mars500, Confinement, Muscle strength, Spaceflight, Ground-based analogue, Spaceflight analogue, Intervention
GID: 4564; Last update: 20.11.2017
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Research Studies (2017)

Supplementation with 2000 IU of Cholecalciferol Is Associated with Improvement of Trabecular Bone Mineral Density and Muscle Power in Pediatric Patients with IBD.

BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are associated with altered bone health and increased risk for fractures. Vitamin D deficiency is frequently found in IBD; however, the effect of vitamin D suppleme weiter...

Author: Hradsky O, Soucek O, Maratova K, Matyskova J, Copova I, Zarubova K, Bronsky J, Sumnik Z
Source: Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2017; 23(4): 514-523, PMID: 28267045
Keywords: pQCT, Leonardo Mechanograpy
GID: 4562; Last update: 16.11.2017

Research Studies (2017)

Jumping Mechanography as a Complementary Testing Tool for Motor Function in Children with Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy.

Objective This study aims to compare mechanography, measuring force in jumping, and rising, with the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and time function tests in pediatric patients with hereditary motor and sensory neu weiter...

Author: Vill K, Ille L, Blaschek A, Rawer R, Landgraf MN, Gerstl L, Schroeder SA, Muller-Felber W
Source: Neuropediatrics, 2017; 48(6): 420-425, PMID: 28641335
GID: 4539; Last update: 02.10.2017

Research Studies (2017)

Impaired bone and muscle development in young people treated with antiepileptic drugs.

OBJECTIVE: Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are associated with reduced bone density, balance impairment, and increased fracture risk in adults. However, pediatric data are limited. Therefore, we aimed to examine bon weiter...

Author: Simm PJ, Seah S, Gorelik A, Gilbert L, Nuguid J, Werther GA, Mackay MT, Freeman JL, Petty SJ, Wark JD
Source: Epilepsia, 2017; 58(11): 1931-1938, PMID: 28880998
GID: 4511; Last update: 11.09.2017
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Research Studies (2017)

Experience with jumping mechanography in children with cerebral palsy.

OBJECTIVES: Jumping mechanography provides robust motor function indicators among healthy children. The aim of the study was to assess the reproducibility and validity of jumping mechanography conducted as sing weiter...

Author: Duran I, Martakis K, Stark C, Alberg E, Bossier C, Semler O, Schoenau E
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2017; 17(3): 237-245, PMID: 28860426
Keywords: leonardo, CP
GID: 4505; Last update: 06.09.2017

Research Studies (2017)

Feasibility and acceptability of using jumping mechanography to detect early components of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older women.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of using peak power and force, measured by jumping mechanography (JM), to detect early age-related features of sarcopenia in older women. METHODS: Commu weiter...

Author: Hannam K, Hartley A, Clark EM, Aihie Sayer A, Tobias JH, Gregson CL
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2017; 17(3): 246-257, PMID: 28860427
GID: 4506; Last update: 06.09.2017

Research Studies (2017)

Musculoskeletal system in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: normal muscle force, decreased trabecular bone mineral density and low prevalence of vertebral fractures.

Low bone mineral density (BMD) and an increased fracture incidence are two extraintestinal complications associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aimed to evaluate musculoskeletal traits and assess weiter...

Author: Maratova K, Hradsky O, Matyskova J, Copova I, Soucek O, Sumnik Z, Bronsky J
Source: Eur J Pediatr, 2017; 176(10): 1355-1363, PMID: 28840427
GID: 4500; Last update: 01.09.2017

Research Studies (2017)

Musculoskeletal health in newly diagnosed children with Crohn"s disease.

We evaluated the impact of Crohn"s disease on muscle and bone strength, mass, density, and geometry in children with newly diagnosed CD and found profound muscle and bone deficits; nevertheless, the prevalence weiter...

Author: Ward LM, Ma J, Rauch F, Benchimol EI, Hay J, Leonard MB, Matzinger MA, Shenouda N, Lentle B, Cosgrove H, Scharke M, Konji VN, Mack DR
Source: Osteoporos Int, 2017; 28(): 3169–3177, PMID: 28791436
GID: 4480; Last update: 14.08.2017

Research Studies (2017)

Muscle power in children, youth and young adults who acquired HIV perinatally.

OBJECTIVES: To compare muscle power between youth who acquired HIV perinatally and HIV unexposed uninfected (HUU) youth. METHODS: We assessed muscle power (relative to body mass, Pmax/mass), muscle force normal weiter...

Author: Macdonald EtaMu, Nettlefold L, Maan EJ, Cote H, Alimenti A
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2017; 17(2): 27-37, PMID: 28574409
GID: 4455; Last update: 06.06.2017
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Research Studies (2017)

The effect of whole body vibration training on bone and muscle function in children with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Context: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a bone fragility disorder associated with reduced muscle size, dynamic muscle function and mobility. Objective: To assess the effect of whole body vibration (WBV) traini weiter...

Author: Hogler W, Scott J, Bishop N, Arundel P, Nightingale P, Mughal MZ, Padidela R, Shaw N, Crabtree N
Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2017; (102): 2734-2743, PMID: 28472303
Keywords: OI, Mechanography,
GID: 4436; Last update: 08.05.2017

Research Studies (2017)

Static postural control in youth with osteogenesis imperfecta type I

Objective: To assess static postural control in eyes-open and eyes-closed conditions in 4 individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type I as compared to typically developing (TD) 5 individuals. The secon weiter...

Author: Pouliot-Laforte A, LemayM , Rauch F, Veilleux LN
Source: ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, 2017;
Keywords: Posturography
GID: 4424; Last update: 24.04.2017

Research Studies (2017)

Associations of muscle force, power, cross-sectional muscle area and bone geometry in older UK men.

BACKGROUND: Ageing is associated with sarcopenia, osteoporosis, and increased fall risk, all of which contribute to increased fracture risk. Mechanically, bone strength adapts in response to forces created by m weiter...

Author: Zengin A, Pye SR, Cook MJ, Adams JE, Rawer R, Wu FCW, O"Neill TW, Ward KA
Source: J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle, 2017; doi:10.1002/jcsm.12198: , PMID: 28474432
GID: 4425; Last update: 24.04.2017
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Research Studies (2017)

Lower Jump Power Rather Than Muscle Mass Itself is Associated with Vertebral Fracture in Community-Dwelling Elderly Korean Women.

Sarcopenia is considered to be a risk factor for osteoporotic fracture, which is a major health problem in elderly women. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association of sarcopenia, with regard to mu weiter...

Author: Lee EY, Lee SJ, Kim KM, Seo DH, Lee SW, Choi HS, Kim HC, Youm Y, Kim CO, Rhee Y
Source: Calcif Tissue Int, 2017; 100(6): 585-594, PMID: 28275826
GID: 4405; Last update: 05.04.2017

Research Studies (2006)

Effekte eines niedrigfrequenten Ganzkörpervibrationstrainings auf dem Galileo 2000

Zusammenfassung: Dem Ganzkörpertraining wird der präventive und rehabilitative Nutzen nachgesagt, die Mineralisierung der Knochen zu fördern und darüber hinaus einer allgemeinen Muskeldegeneration entgegen weiter...

Author: Huber G, Weiss K, Eckert K
Source: B & G, 2006; 22(2): 52-57
GID: 4395; Last update: 01.04.2017

Research Studies (2017)

Whole-body vibration training as a workplace-based sports activity for employees with chronic low-back pain.

INTRODUCTION: The goal of this randomized and controlled study is to examine whether whole-body vibration (WBV) training is able to reduce back pain and physical disability in seated working office employees wi weiter...

Author: Kaeding TS, Karch A, Schwarz R, Flor T, Wittke TC, Kuck M, Boselt G, Tegtbur U, Stein L
Source: Scand J Med Sci Sports, 2017; 27(12): 2027-2039, PMID: 28185300
Keywords: Back-Pain, Workplace, Leonardo Balance
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GID: 4369; Last update: 17.02.2017

Research Studies (2017)

A randomized exploratory phase 2 study in patients with chemotherapy-related peripheral neuropathy evaluating whole-body vibration training as adjunct to an integrated program including massage, passive mobilization and physical exercises.

BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy (CIPN) is a common toxicity after chemotherapy, immunomodulatory drugs or proteasome inhibitors, which is difficult to treat and may also have impact on quality o weiter...

Author: Schonsteiner SS, Bauder Missbach H, Benner A, Mack S, Hamel T, Orth M, Landwehrmeyer B, Sussmuth SD, Geitner C, Mayer-Steinacker R, Riester A, Prokein A, Erhardt E, Kunecki J, Eisenschink AM, Rawer R, Dohner H, Kirchner E, Schlenk RF
Source: Exp Hematol Oncol, 2017; 6: 5, PMID: 28194306
Keywords: Neuropathy
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GID: 4363; Last update: 08.02.2017
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Research Studies (2017)

Muscle Mechanography: A Novel Method to Measure Muscle Function in Older Adults.

Muscle function decline is a commonly observed process that occurs with aging. Low muscle function, an essential component of sarcopenia, is associated with negative outcomes, including falls, fractures, and de weiter...

Author: Taani MH, Kovach CR, Buehring B
Source: Res Gerontol Nurs, 2017; 10(1): 17-24, PMID: 28112354
GID: 4357; Last update: 25.01.2017
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Research Studies (2017)

Oscillatory whole-body vibration improves exercise capacity and physical performance in pulmonary arterial hypertension: a randomised clinical study.

OBJECTIVE: In patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), supportive therapies may be beneficial in addition to targeted medical treatment. Here, we evaluated the effectiveness and safety of oscillator weiter...

Author: Gerhardt F, Dumitrescu D, Gartner C, Beccard R, Viethen T, Kramer T, Baldus S, Hellmich M, Schonau E, Rosenkranz S
Source: Heart, 2017; 103(8): 592-598, PMID: 28100544
Keywords: PAH, 6MWD, HRQoL
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GID: 4351; Last update: 20.01.2017
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Research Studies (2017)

High-Intensity Jump Training Is Tolerated during 60 Days of Bed Rest and Is Very Effective in Preserving Leg Power and Lean Body Mass: An Overview of the Cologne RSL Study.

PURPOSE: Space agencies are looking for effective and efficient countermeasures for the degrading effects of weightlessness on the human body. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a novel jump ex weiter...

Author: Kramer A, Kummel J, Mulder E, Gollhofer A, Frings-Meuthen P, Gruber M
Source: PLoS One, 2017; 12(1): e0169793, PMID: 28081223
Keywords: Bedrest Study Cololgne, RSL, Leonardo Jumping Table
GID: 4348; Last update: 13.01.2017
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Research Studies (2016)

Reference data for jumping mechanography in Canadian children, adolescents and young adults.

OBJECTIVES: To provide age- and sex-specific reference data for mechanography-derived parameters of muscle function in Canadian children and youth using the single two-legged jump (S2LJ) with hands-on-waist. ME weiter...

Author: Gabel L, Macdonald HM, Nettlefold L, Race D, McKay HA
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2016; 16(4): 283-295, PMID: 27973380
Keywords: SQ, CMJ
GID: 4311; Last update: 21.12.2016
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Research Studies (2016)

Muscle histology changes after short term vibration training in healthy controls

In search for additional counter measures of muscle atrophy vibration exercise training may have substantial effort for patients with neuromuscular disorders. To cover safety aspects and obtain muscle morpholog weiter...

Author: Schoser B
Source: Acta Myol, 2016; 34(2-3): 133-8, PMID: 27199541
Keywords: Muscle Histology, Muscle function, muscle power, muscle fiber
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GID: 4195; Last update: 27.06.2016
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Research Studies (2015)

A Theoretical Study on the Evaluation of the Stability and Postural Sway, Based on the Results of the Confidence Ellipse

The aim of this theoretical study is to compare the results obtained by the confident ellipse with the postural sway identified during the balance test. The ability to control postural balance is an important f weiter...

Author: Bendo A, Kuvarati S, Skënderi D, Veveçka A
Source: IJSR, 2015; 4(1): 1776-9
GID: 4155; Last update: 20.05.2016
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Research Studies (2015)

Greater tibial bone strength in male tennis players than controls in the absence of greater muscle output

Background/Objective: The greatest forces experienced by bones result from muscular contractions muscles produce most force in high-velocity eccentric contractions. Bouncing movements, e.g., sprinting or hoppin weiter...

Author: Alex Ireland, Hans Degens, Bergita Ganse, Thomas Mark Maden-Wilkinson , Desiree Christin Wilks, Jörn Rittweger
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation, 2015; 3(3): 142–151
GID: 4149; Last update: 19.04.2016
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Research Studies (2016)

Effect of high-dose vitamin D supplementation on bone density in youth with osteogenesis imperfecta: A randomized controlled trial.

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heritable condition characterized by fragile bones. Our previous studies indicated that serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentrations were positively associated with lumbar weiter...

Author: Plante L, Veilleux LN, Glorieux FH, Weiler H, Rauch F
Source: Bone, 2016; 86(): 36-42, PMID: 26924265
GID: 4153; Last update: 19.04.2016

Research Studies (2016)

Prospective biomechanical analysis of donor-site morbidity after fibula free flap.

PURPOSE: The fibula free flap (FFF) is a standard method for osseous reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to investigate functional deficits after harvesting a free fibula flap. MATERIAL AND METHODS: weiter...

Author: Rendenbach C, Kohlmeier C, Suling A, Assaf AT, Catala-Lehnen P, Amling M, Heiland M, Riecke B
Source: J Craniomaxillofac Surg, 2016; 44(2):: 155-9, PMID: 26697726
Keywords: Posturography
GID: 4052; Last update: 19.01.2016

Research Studies (2016)

Association of Jumping Mechanography-Derived Indices of Muscle Function with Tibial Cortical Bone Geometry.

Jumping mechanography has been developed to estimate maximum voluntary muscle forces. This study assessed associations of jumping mechanography-derived force and power measurements with tibial cortical bone geo weiter...

Author: Verroken C, Zmierczak HG, Goemaere S, Kaufman JM, Lapauw B
Source: Calcif Tissue Int, 2016; 98(): 446–455, PMID: 26671019
GID: 4043; Last update: 15.01.2016

Research Studies (2015)

Effect of age and sex on jumping mechanography and other measures of muscle mass and function.

OBJECTIVES: Sarcopenia increases falls and fracture risk. Sarcopenia clinical trials require robust quantitative tools to evaluate muscle function; jumping mechanography (JM) is likely one such tool. However, U weiter...

Author: Siglinsky E, Krueger D, Ward RE, Caserotti P, Strotmeyer ES, Harris TB, Binkley N, Buehring B
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2015; 15(4): 301-8, PMID: 26636275
GID: 4042; Last update: 10.12.2015
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Research Studies (2015)

Greater association of peak neuromuscular performance with cortical bone geometry, bone mass and bone strength than bone density: A study in 417 older women.

BACKGROUND: We evaluated which aspects of neuromuscular performance are associated with bone mass, density, strength and geometry. METHODS: 417 women aged 60-94years were examined. Countermovement jump, sit-to- weiter...

Author: Belavy DL, Armbrecht G, Blenk T, Bock O, Borst H, Kocakaya E, Luhn F, Rantalainen T, Rawer R, Tomasius F, Willnecker J, Felsenberg D
Source: Bone, 2015; 83: 119-126, PMID: 26541093
GID: 4028; Last update: 10.11.2015

Research Studies (2013)

Erste klinische Erfahrungen mit der Leonardo Mechanograph® GW Ganganalyse bei Kindern mit neuro-muskulo-skeletalen Bewegungsstörungen

Author: Gilnaz Ranjbar Gigasari
Source: Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde der Hohen Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln, 2013;
GID: 4020; Last update: 27.10.2015

Research Studies (2015)

Mechanography performance tests and their association with sarcopenia, falls and impairment in the activities of daily living - a pilot cross-sectional study in 293 older adults.

OBJECTIVES: Muscle mass and muscle power considerably decline with aging. The aim of the present study was to determine the association between muscular function using mechanography and sarcopenia, falls and im weiter...

Author: Dietzel R, Felsenberg D, Armbrecht G
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2015; 15(3): 249-56, PMID: 26350943
Keywords: Leonardo, Sarcopenia, Performance
GID: 3967; Last update: 10.09.2015
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Research Studies (2015)

Reliability of parameters during stair ascent measured with Leonardo Mechanograph((R)) Stair A in healthy subjects.

OBJECTIVES: Stair climbing (SC) as daily activity is assessed with different SC-tests, but none directly measures ground reaction force over several steps. The Leonardo Mechanograph Stair A has five steps and f weiter...

Author: Saxer S, Speich R, Toigo M, Mueller SM, Ulrich Somaini S
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2015; 15(3): 257-63, PMID: 26350944
Keywords: Leonardo SC, Leonardo Mechanography Stair
GID: 3968; Last update: 10.09.2015
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Research Studies (2013)

Bone density and neuromuscular function in older competitive athletes depend on running distance.

Individuals who are involved in explosive sport types, such as 100-m sprints and long jump, have greater bone density, leg muscle size, jumping height and grip strength than individuals involved in long-distan weiter...

Author: Gast U, Belavy DL, Armbrecht G, Kusy K, Lexy H, Rawer R, Rittweger J, Winwood K, Zielinski J, Felsenberg D
Source: Osteoporos Int, 2013; 24(7): 2033-42, PMID: 23242430
GID: 3954; Last update: 23.07.2015

Research Studies (2015)

Reduced bone strength and muscle force in women 27 years after anorexia nervosa.

CONTEXT: A substantial body of research findings indicate that muscle mass and bone mass are reduced in populations of anorexic females, even in such populations, whose anorexia nervosa had been in remission fo weiter...

Author: Mueller SM, Immoos M, Anliker E, Drobnjak S, Boutellier U, Toigo M
Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2015; (): jc20151011, PMID: 26086327
GID: 3929; Last update: 25.06.2015

Research Studies (2015)

Physical activity in youth with osteogenesis imperfecta type I.

INTRODUCTION: Individuals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) type I often show muscular weakness. However, it is unclear whether muscular weakness is a consequence of physical inactivity or a result of the disea weiter...

Author: Pouliot-Laforte A, Veilleux LN, Rauch F, Lemay M
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2015; 15(2): 171-6, PMID: 26032209
GID: 3924; Last update: 17.06.2015
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Research Studies (2015)

Effects of five days of bed rest with intermittent centrifugation on neurovestibular function.

OBJECTIVES: We tested whether intermittent short-radius centrifugation was effective for mitigating alteration in balance and gait following bed rest. METHODS: Ten male subjects were exposed to 5 days of 6 degr weiter...

Author: Clement G, Bareille MP, Goel R, Linnarsson D, Mulder E, Paloski WH, Rittweger J, Wuyts FL, Zange J
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2015; 15(1): 60-8, PMID: 25730653
GID: 3860; Last update: 08.04.2015
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Research Studies (2015)

The muscle-bone interaction in Turner syndrome.

OBJECTIVES: Turner syndrome (TS) is associated with an increased fracture rate due to reduced bone strength, which is mainly determined by skeletal muscle force. This study aimed to assess the muscle force-bone weiter...

Author: Soucek O, Matyskova J, Anliker E, Toigo M, Hlavka Z, Lebl J, Sumnik Z
Source: Bone, 2015; 74C(): 160-165, PMID: 25659206
GID: 3772; Last update: 16.02.2015

Research Studies (2014)

Physiological alterations after a marathon in the first 90-year-old male finisher: case study.

INTRODUCTION: Endurance performance decreases during ageing due to alterations in physiological characteristics, energy stores, and psychological factors. To investigate alterations in physiological characteris weiter...

Author: Mueller SM, Knechtle B, Knechtle P, Toigo M
Source: Springerplus, 2014; 3(): 608, PMID: 25392780
GID: 3662; Last update: 24.11.2014
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Research Studies (2014)

Validity of an accelerometer as a vertical ground reaction force measuring device in healthy children and adolescents and in children and adolescents with osteogenesis imperfecta type I.

INTRODUCTION: Vertical ground reaction forces (vGRFs) are closely related to bone strength and development. It is therefore relevant to assess these forces in bone disorders accompanied with muscle weakness suc weiter...

Author: Pouliot-Laforte A, Veilleux LN, Rauch F, Lemay M
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2014; 14(2): 155-61, PMID: 24879019
GID: 3591; Last update: 29.08.2014

Research Studies (2014)

Muscle anatomy and dynamic muscle function in osteogenesis imperfecta type I.

CONTEXT: Results of previous studies suggested that children and adolescents with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type I have a muscle force deficit. However, muscle function has only been assessed by static isom weiter...

Author: Veilleux LN, Lemay M, Pouliot-Laforte A, Cheung MS, Glorieux FH, Rauch F
Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2014; 99(2): E356-62, PMID: 24248189
GID: 3584; Last update: 28.08.2014

Research Studies (2014)

Whole body vibration training - improving balance control and muscle endurance.

Exercise combined with whole body vibration (WBV) is becoming increasingly popular, although additional effects of WBV in comparison to conventional exercises are still discussed controversially in literature. weiter...

Author: Ritzmann R, Kramer A, Bernhardt S, Gollhofer A
Source: PLoS One, 2014; 9(2): e89905, PMID: 24587114
GID: 3507; Last update: 20.03.2014

Research Studies (2014)

Jump power and force have distinct associations with cortical bone parameters: findings from a population enriched by individuals with high bone mass.

CONTEXT: Little is known of the relationships between muscle function and bone, based on the recently developed technique of jumping mechanography. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine associations between weiter...

Author: Hardcastle SA, Gregson CL, Rittweger J, Crabtree N, Ward K, Tobias JH
Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2014; 99(1): 266-75, PMID: 24203064
GID: 3515; Last update: 20.03.2014

Research Studies (2014)

Study protocol, implementation, and verification of a short versatile upright exercise regime during 5 days of bed rest.

Objectives: This work provides a reference for future papers originating from this study by providing basic results on body mass, urine volume, and hemodynamic changes to 5 days of bed rest (BR) and by describi weiter...

Author: Mulder E, Frings-Meuthen P, von der Wiesche M, Clement G, Linnarsson D, Paloski WH, Wuyts FL, Zange J, Rittweger J
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2014; 14(1): 111-23, PMID: 24583546
Keywords: Smith Machine, bed rest, standardization, squat, heel raise
GID: 3496; Last update: 19.03.2014

Research Studies (2013)

Intra- and inter-rater reliability of jumping mechanography muscle function assessments.

Muscle function can be assessed through jumping mechanography, where portable ground reaction force plates collect dynamic information as a subject jumps. The aim of this study was to assess both intra- and in weiter...

Author: Matheson LA, Duffy S, Maroof A, Gibbons R, Duffy C, Roth J
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2013; 13(4): 480-6, PMID: 24292618
GID: 3419; Last update: 10.01.2014

Research Studies (2013)

Whole-Body Vibrations Do Not Elevate the Angiogenic Stimulus when Applied during Resistance Exercise.

Knowledge about biological factors involved in exercise-induced angiogenesis is to date still scanty. The present study aimed to investigate the angiogenic stimulus of resistance exercise with and without super weiter...

Author: Beijer A, Rosenberger A, Bolck B, Suhr F, Rittweger J, Bloch W
Source: PLoS One, 2013; 8(11): e80143, PMID: 24260349
Keywords: 40Hz Study
GID: 3416; Last update: 08.01.2014

Research Studies (2011)

Altersabhängige Muskelleistung und -kraft bei Senioren-Leistungssportlern verschiedener Sprungdisziplinen und die Anpassung des Knochens

Author: Böhme SA.
Source: Dissertation, 2011;
GID: 3347; Last update: 11.11.2013
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Research Studies (2012)

Neuromuskuläres Assessment mit besonderer Betonung der spezifischen Sprungkraft im Kontext mit Knochendichtemessungen bei postmenopausalen Frauen

Author: Luhn F.
Source: Dissertation, 2012;
GID: 3348; Last update: 11.11.2013
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Research Studies (2013)

Reference data for jumping mechanography in healthy children and adolescents aged 6-18 years.

Objectives: To present gender-specific pediatric normative data on the main parameters of muscle function assessed using jumping mechanography. Methods: The study population included 796 non-selected Caucasian weiter...

Author: Sumnik Z, Matyskova J, Hlavka Z, Durdilova L, Soucek O, Zemkova D
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2013; 13(3): 259-73, PMID: 23989251
GID: 3304; Last update: 10.09.2013
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Research Studies (2013)

Cross-sectional assessment of neuromuscular function using mechanography in women and men aged 20-85 years.

Objectives: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine the influence of age and sex on neuromuscular function of the lower limbs using mechanography. 704 adults aged 20-85 years from Germany participa weiter...

Author: Dietzel R, Gast U, Heine T, Felsenberg D, Armbrecht G
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2013; 13(3): 274-81, PMID: 23989252
GID: 3305; Last update: 10.09.2013
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Research Studies (2013)

The effect of physiotherapy in addition to testosterone replacement therapy on the efficiency of the motor system in men with hypogonadism.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE. The aim of this study was to analyze whether the addition of physiotherapy to testosterone replacement therapy provides added benefit in improving functional capacity of the motor syst weiter...

Author: Baceviciene R, Valonyte L, Ceponis J
Source: Medicina (Kaunas), 2013; 49(2): 71-7, PMID: 23888342
GID: 3285; Last update: 27.08.2013

Research Studies (2013)

Mechanography in childhood: references for grip force, multiple one-leg hopping force and whole body stiffness.

Objective: We sought to study and procure reference values for weight-related maximum isometric grip force (MIGF), maximum voluntary force in relation to body weight (Fmvrel) and peak whole body stiffness (pKwb weiter...

Author: Lang I, Busche P, Rakhimi N, Rawer R, Martin DD.
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2013; 13(2):: 227-35., PMID: 23728109
GID: 3221; Last update: 07.06.2013
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Research Studies (2013)

Bone Size and Bone Strength Are Increased in Obese Male Adolescents.

Context:Controversy exists on the effect of obesity on bone development during puberty.Objective:Our objective was to determine differences in volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) and bone geometry in male ob weiter...

Author: Vandewalle S, Taes Y, Van Helvoirt M, Debode P, Herregods N, Ernst C, Roef G, Van Caenegem E, Roggen I, Verhelle F, Kaufman JM, De Schepper J.
Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab., 2013; 98(7): 3019-28, PMID: 23666962
GID: 3199; Last update: 06.06.2013

Research Studies (2013)

Progressive Adaptation in Physical Activity and Neuromuscular Performance during 520d Confinement.

To understand whether prolonged confinement results in reductions in physical activity and adaptation in the musculoskeletal system, six subjects were measured during 520 d isolation in the Mars500 study. We te weiter...

Author: Belavy DL, Gast U, Daumer M, Fomina E, Rawer R, Schiessl H, Schneider S, Schubert H, Soaz C, Felsenberg D
Source: PLoS One, 2013; 8(3): e60090, PMID: 23555896
Keywords: Mars500 Mission
GID: 3170; Last update: 10.04.2013

Research Studies (2013)

Vitamin D status and muscle function in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).

Objectives: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the vitamin D status and muscle function in children with NF1 compared with their unaffected siblings. Methods: NF1 children between 5 and 18 year weiter...

Author: Hockett CW, Eelloo J, Huson SM, Roberts SA, Berry JL, Chaloner C, Rawer R, Mughal MZ.
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2013; 13(1): 111-119, PMID: 23445921
GID: 3152; Last update: 14.03.2013
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Research Studies (2013)

Analysing gait using a force-measuring walkway: intrasession repeatability in healthy children and adolescents.

The goal of this study was to determine the repeatability of gait parameters measured by a force plate gait analysis system (Leonardo Mechanograph((R)) GW) in healthy children. Nineteen healthy children and ado weiter...

Author: Veilleux LN, Ballaz L, Robert M, Lemay M, Rauch F
Source: Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin, 2013; (): , PMID: 23360226
GID: 3109; Last update: 02.02.2013

Research Studies (2012)

Agreement between vertical ground reaction force and ground reaction force vector in five common clinical tests.

Mechanography is an innovative method to evaluate lower-limb dynamic muscle function. This technique is generally performed on force platforms that measure only the vertical component of ground reaction force ( weiter...

Author: Veilleux LN, Rauch F, Lemay M, Ballaz L
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2012; 12(4): 219-23, PMID: 23196264
GID: 3073; Last update: 08.12.2012
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Research Studies (2012)

Jumping Mechanography and Classic Muscle Function Tests Effects of Age and Gender

Background: Sarcopenia is a risk factor for falls and fractures. As muscle function predicts disability and mortality better than muscle mass, recent consensus sarcopenia definitions include measures of both weiter...

Author: Fidler E, Buehring B, Libber J, Checovich M, Krueger D, Binkley N
Source: ISCD, 2012;
GID: 3005; Last update: 22.06.2012

Research Studies (2012)

Muscle Function, but Not Muscle Mass, is Related to Balance Confidence in Older Adults

Background: Both impaired muscle function and low muscle mass are included in recent consensus sarcopenia definitions. Sarcopenia is associated with increased risk of falls and fear of falling. Self-reported h weiter...

Author: Buehring B, Fidler E, Libber J, Krueger D, Binkley N
Source: ISCD, 2012;
GID: 3006; Last update: 22.06.2012

Research Studies (2012)

Abnormalities in Muscle Density and Muscle Function in Hypophosphatemic Rickets.

Context:Animal studies suggest that hypophosphatemic rickets (HPR) is associated with muscle function deficits, but it is unknown whether humans with HPR have a muscle disorder.Objective:Our objective was to a weiter...

Author: Veilleux LN, Cheung M, Ben Amor M, Rauch F
Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2012; 97(8): E1492-8, PMID: 22639288
GID: 2979; Last update: 05.06.2012

Research Studies (2012)

Functional assessment of the muscle-bone unit in the lower leg.

Based on the mechanostat theory and the muscle-bone hypothesis, a methodological assessment of the musculoskeletal status in health and disease should relate maximum muscle force in relation to bone mass and g weiter...

Author: Anliker E, Toigo M
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2012; 12(2): 46-55, PMID: 22647277
GID: 2980; Last update: 05.06.2012
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Research Studies (2012)

Effects of jumping exercise on maximum ground reaction force and bone in 8- to 12-year-old boys and girls: a 9-month randomized controlled trial.

Objectives: To assess adaptations of the lower leg muscle-bone unit in 8- to 12-year-old children following a randomized controlled jumping exercise intervention for 9 months. Methods: Twelve boys and 10 girls weiter...

Author: Anliker E, Dick C, Rawer R, Toigo M
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2012; 12(2): 56-67, PMID: 22647278
GID: 2981; Last update: 05.06.2012
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Research Studies (2012)

Muscle force and power in obese and overweight children.

The study investigated differences in skeletal muscle function between obese and non-obese children using a force platform. Forty obese children and adolescents (age range 8 to 18 years; 21 girls) and 40 age- weiter...

Author: Rauch R, Veilleux LN, Rauch F, Bock D, Welisch E, Filler G, Robinson T, Burrill E, Norozi K
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2012; 12(2): 80-3, PMID: 22647281
GID: 2983; Last update: 05.06.2012
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Research Studies (2012)

Short-Duration Resistive Exercise Sustains Neuromuscular Function after Bed Rest.

PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of a short duration, three times weekly, high-load resistive exercise program on preventing deterioration in neuromuscular function after prolonged bed rest. METHODS: Twenty weiter...

Author: Gast U, John S, Runge M, Rawer R, Felsenberg D, Belavy DL
Source: Med Sci Sports Exerc., 2012; (44): 1764-72, PMID: 22460472
Keywords: BBR2, BedRest, Kuskelfunktion
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GID: 2942; Last update: 10.04.2012

Research Studies (2012)

Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Jump Force and Jump Rate of Force Development: A Comparative Study of Different Devices.

Bagheri, J, van den Berg-Emons, RJ, Pel, JJ, Horemans, HL, and Stam, HJ. Acute effects of whole-body vibration on jump force and jump rate of force development: A comparative study of different devices. J Stren weiter...

Author: Bagheri J, van den Berg-Emons RJ, Pel JJ, Horemans HL, Stam HJ
Source: J Strength Cond Res., 2012; 26(3): 691-6, PMID: 22126972
GID: 2835; Last update: 06.02.2012

Research Studies (2012)

Muscle-bone characteristics in children with Prader-Willi syndrome.

BACKGROUND: A decrease in muscle mass, low motor performance, and normal lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) have been reported in children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). However, these data are limited weiter...

Author: Edouard T, Deal C, Van Vliet G, Gaulin N, Moreau A, Rauch F, Alos N
Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2012; 97(2): E275-81, PMID: 22162467
GID: 2874; Last update: 06.02.2012

Research Studies (2011)

Side-to-side differences in bone strength in master jumpers and sprinters.

Introduction: This study evaluated side-to-side difference in tibial bone structure, calf muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) and hopping force in master athletes as a result of training for sports with different weiter...

Author: Ireland A, Korhonen M, Heinonen A, Suominen H, Baur C, Stevens S, Degens H, Rittweger J
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2011; 11(4): 298-305, PMID: 22130138
GID: 2777; Last update: 06.12.2011
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Research Studies (2011)

The Muscle Activity In The Lower Limb During Single Legged Hop In Children With Juvienile Idiophathic Arthritis

The one-legged hop was used to assess the muscle function of children diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Vertical hopping relies heavily on the triceps surae musculature, and the calcaneal tendon mak weiter...

Author: Dwyer KD; Kennedy MJ; Lamontagne M; Roth J
Source: ISB, Brussels, 2011; 1162
GID: 2753; Last update: 05.10.2011

Research Studies (2011)

Correlation of Different Muscle Function Tests in Older Adults

Background: Evidence is growing that sarcopenia is an independent risk factor for falls and osteoporotic fractures. Definition of sarcopenia based on mass alone is not ideal as muscle function appears to bett weiter...

Author: Buehring B, Fidler E, Krueger D, Binkley N
Source: ASBMR, Anual Meeting 2011, San Diego, 2011;
GID: 2727; Last update: 09.09.2011

Research Studies (2011)

Combined Effects of Whole-Body Vibration, Resistance Exercise, and Vascular Occlusion on Skeletal Muscle and Performance.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a new high-intensity training modality comprised of vibration exercise with superimposed resistance exercise and vascular occlusion (vibroX) on skeletal weiter...

Author: Item F, Denkinger J, Fontana P, Weber M, Boutellier U, Toigo M
Source: Int J Sports Med, 2011; 32(10): 781-7, PMID: 21870317
Keywords: enduracne, workout, suqat, Kniebeuge, Ausdauer
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GID: 2690; Last update: 29.08.2011

Research Studies (2011)

Changes in lower extremity muscle function after 56 days of bed rest.

Preservation of muscle function, known to decline in microgravity and simulation (bed rest), is important for successful spaceflight missions. Hence, there is great interest in developing interventions to prev weiter...

Author: Buehring B, Belavy DL, Michaelis I, Gast U, Felsenberg D, Rittweger J
Source: J Appl Physiol, 2011; 111(1): 87-94, PMID: 21527664
Keywords: BBR1, Muscle Function
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GID: 2665; Last update: 30.06.2011

Research Studies (2011)

Maximum Ground Reaction Force in Relation to Tibial Bone Mass in Children and Adults.

PURPOSE:: To assess maximum voluntary forefoot ground reaction force (Fm1LH) during multiple one-legged hopping (m1LH, a new jumping maneuver) and to determine the correlation between tibial volumetric bone min weiter...

Author: Anliker E, Rawer R, Boutellier U, Toigo M
Source: Med Sci Sports Exerc, 2011; (43): 2102-9, PMID: 21502901
GID: 2632; Last update: 19.04.2011

Research Studies (2010)

Assessment of musculoskeletal system in women with jumping mechanography

The purpose of this study was to investigate and add reference data about the musculoskeletal system in women. The mechanography system of the Leonardo weiter...

Author: Dionyssiotis Y, Galanos A, Michas G, Trovas G, Lyritis GP
Source: Int J Womens Health., 2010; 1: 113-8, PMID: 21072281
GID: 2622; Last update: 07.04.2011

Research Studies (2011)

Gait analysis using a force-measuring gangway: Intrasession repeatability in healthy adults

Objectives: The goal of the present study was to determine the repeatability of gait parameters measured by a force plate gait analysis system (Leonardo Mechanograph® GW). Methods: Fifteen healthy adult partic weiter...

Author: Veilleux LN, Robert M, Ballaz L, Lemay M, Rauch F
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2011; 11(1): 27-33, PMID: 21364272
Keywords: Gangway
GID: 2586; Last update: 05.03.2011
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Research Studies (2010)

Do bone mineral density, bone geometry and the functional muscle-bone unit explain bone fractures in healthy children and adolescents

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Because the increasing fracture incidence has not been understood, the present study compares variables of the muscle-bone interaction to examine the hypothesis that an impaired adaptation of weiter...

Author: Beccard R, Land C, Semler O, Fricke O, Remer T, Stabrey A, Schoenau E
Source: Horm Res Paediatr., 2010; 74(5): 312-8, PMID: 20395668
GID: 2572; Last update: 22.02.2011

Research Studies (2010)

Relationship of muscle function to auxology in preterm born children at the age of seven years

BACKGROUND/AIMS: To characterize the relationship between muscle function and auxology in preterm born children. METHODS: Forty-five preterm born children (birth weight < or =1,500 g with mean +/- SD: 1,06 weiter...

Author: Fricke O, Roedder D, Kribs A, Tutlewski B, von Kleist-Retzow JC, Herkenrath P, Roth B, Schoenau E
Source: Horm Res Paediatr., 2010; 73(5): 390-7, PMID: 20389111
GID: 2573; Last update: 22.02.2011

Research Studies (2010)

Reproducibility of jumping mechanography in healthy children and adults

Objectives: To describe mechanographic tests that can be performed by patients with a range of functional abilities and to assess the reproducibility of test results in healthy adults and children. Methods: Fif weiter...

Author: Veilleux LN, Rauch F
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2010; 10(4): 256-66, PMID: 21116062
GID: 2483; Last update: 02.12.2010
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Research Studies (2008)

Neuromuscular performance and bone structural characteristics in young healthy men and women

Muscle mass and strength have been shown to be important factors in bone strength. Low muscular force predisposes to falling especially among elderly. Regular exercise helps to prevent falls and resulting bone weiter...

Author: Rantalainen T, Heinonen A, Komi PV, Linnamo V
Source: Eur J Appl Physiol., 2008; 102(2): 215-22, PMID: 17926061
GID: 2450; Last update: 28.10.2010

Research Studies (1998)

The relationship between isokinetic quadriceps strength test and hop tests for distance and one-legged vertical jump test following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Isokinetic measurements and functional tests are often used to assess function following knee ligament reconstruction using the opposite limb as a control. However, the question of whether the uninvolved leg ma weiter...

Author: Petschnig R, Baron R, Albrecht M
Source: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther., 1998; 28(1): 23-31, PMID: 9653687
GID: 2436; Last update: 19.10.2010

Research Studies (2010)

A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation upon Musculoskeletal Health in Postmenarchal Females

Context:There has been a resurgence of vitamin D deficiency rickets throughout the developed world, with infants and adolescents being primarily affected. Adolescence is a crucial period for muscle and bone min weiter...

Author: Ward KA, Das G, Roberts SA, Berry JL, Adams JE, Rawer R, Mughal MZ
Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab., 2010; 95: 4643-4651, PMID: 20631020
GID: 2391; Last update: 01.09.2010

Research Studies (2010)

Jumping mechanography: a potential tool for sarcopenia evaluation in older individuals

Muscular function declines with advancing age and is associated with increased risk for falls and fragility fractures. No single methodology ideally quantitatively evaluates this decline. Jumping mechanography weiter...

Author: Buehring B, Krueger D, Binkley N
Source: J Clin Densitom., 2010; 13(3): 283-91, PMID: 20554231
GID: 2325; Last update: 12.07.2010

Research Studies (2010)

Effect of a new physiotherapy concept on bone mineral density, muscle force and gross motor function in children with bilateral cerebral palsy

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a new physiotherapy concept on bone density, muscle force and motor function in bilateral spastic cerebral palsy children. Methods: In a retro weiter...

Author: Stark C, Nikopoulou-Smyrni P, Stabrey A, Semler O, Schoenau E
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2010; 10(2): 151-8, PMID: 20516632
Keywords: mGMFM, Muscle Mass, DXA bone mineral density (BMD), Bone mineral COntent (BMC)
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GID: 2292; Last update: 07.06.2010
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Research Studies (2010)

Age-Related Changes in Physical Function in Community-Dwelling People Aged 50-79 Years

[Purpose] We aimed to obtain the mean values for physical function tests in healthy community-dwelling people aged 50-79 years and to compare these values between age decades. [Subjects and Methods] We recr weiter...

Author: Tsubaki A, Kubo M, Kobayashi R, Jigami H, Takahashi HE
Source: J. Phys. Ther. Sci, 2010; 22/1: 23-27
GID: 2231; Last update: 09.04.2010
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Research Studies (2009)

Mechanographic analyses in pediatrics: allometric scaling of "peak jump force" and its relationship to "maximal isometric grip force" in childhood and adolescence

BACKGROUND: Kinetic analyses of the neuromuscular system have become an important part in the diagnostics of metabolic bone disorders in pediatrics because of the relevance of the "Functional Muscle-Bone Unit". weiter...

Author: Fricke O, Stabrey A, Tutlewski B, Schoenau E
Source: Klin Padiatr., 2009; 221(7): 436-9, PMID: 20013567
GID: 2156; Last update: 13.01.2010

Research Studies (2006)

Building a Better Understanding of Basic Mechanical Principles Through Analysis of the Vertical Jump

An understanding of the basic mechanical principles governing movement is essential for the development of training programs, performance improvement, and injury prevention. The goal of this article is to revie weiter...

Author: Reiser RF, Rocheford EC, Armstrong CJ
Source: Strength and conditioning journal, 2006; 28(4): 70-80
GID: 2135; Last update: 05.01.2010

Research Studies (2009)

EFFECT OF SPORT ACTIVITY ON COUNTER MOVEMENT JUMP PARAMETERS IN JUVENILE STUDENTS

INTRODUCTION: The counter movement jump (CMJ) is a commonly used method in performance diagnostics to measure leg power (Frick et al., 1991). The use of arm movements during jumping can increase the release ve weiter...

Author: Richter A, Lang D, Strutzenberger G, Schwameder H
Source: ISBS, Conference Proceedings Archive, 27 International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2009), 2009;
GID: 2124; Last update: 28.12.2009
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Research Studies (2009)

Normative values for maximum power during motor function assessment of jumping among physically active Japanese

Objectives: To determine the relationship between maximum power relative to body weight (Pmax-rel) and the aging process, and to indicate the target values of improvement of motor function in Japanese individua weiter...

Author: Tsubaki A, Kubo M, Kobayashi R, Jigami H, Takahashi HE
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2009; 9(4): 263-7, PMID: 19949284
Keywords: Leonardo Normative Data
GID: 2082; Last update: 02.12.2009
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Research Studies (2005)

Examining the developing skeletal muscle: Why, what and how

This review focuses on methodological concepts in the evaluation of skeletal muscle function, taking into account classical muscle physiology, the developing motor system in children and anthropometric paramete weiter...

Author: Fricke O, Schoenau E
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2005; 5(3): 225-31, PMID: 16172513
GID: 2074; Last update: 25.11.2009
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Research Studies (2009)

Sprint and endurance power and ageing: an analysis of master athletic world records

Human physical performance is notably reduced with ageing. Although the effects of ageing are often compounded by disuse, the study of master athletes provides an opportunity for investigating the effects of ag weiter...

Author: Rittweger J, di Prampero PE, Maffulli N, Narici MV
Source: Proc Biol Sci., 2009; 276(1657): 683-9, PMID: 18957366
GID: 1773; Last update: 06.02.2009

Research Studies (2007)

Vertical jump performance after 90 days bed rest with and without flywheel resistive exercise, including a 180 days follow-up

Muscle atrophy and neuromuscular de-conditioning occur in response to space flight and bed-rest. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of flywheel training to conserve jumping power and height during 90 d weiter...

Author: Rittweger J, Felsenberg D, Maganaris C, Ferretti JL
Source: Eur J Appl Physiol., 2007; 100(4): 427-36, PMID: 17406887
Keywords: BBR, Berlin BedRest Study, ESA, Galileo Space
GID: 1776; Last update: 06.02.2009

Research Studies (2008)

Muscle-bone relationships in the lower leg of healthy pre-pubertal females and males

Muscle-bone relationships in healthy pre-pubertal children were investigated using four muscle measures as predictors of tibial strength: 66% tibia cross-sectional muscle area (CSMA) by pQCT; leg lean mass (LLM weiter...

Author: Binkley TL, Specker BL
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2008; 8(3): 239-43, PMID: 18799856
Keywords: Muscle-bone, Pre-pubertal, pQCT, Cross-sectional Muscle Area, Bone Strength
GID: 1690; Last update: 21.01.2009
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Research Studies (2009)

Vitamin D status and muscle function in post-menarchal adolescent girls

Context: There has been a resurgence of vitamin D deficiency among infants, toddlers and adolescents in the United Kingdom. Myopathy is an important clinical symptom of vitamin D deficiency, yet it has not been weiter...

Author: Ward KA, Das G, Berry JL, Roberts SA, Rawer R, Adams JE, Mughal Z
Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab., 2009; 94(2): 559-563, PMID: 19033372
GID: 1674; Last update: 12.12.2008

Research Studies (2008)

The effect of L-arginine administration on muscle force and power in postmenopausal women

Previously published data (J Bone Miner Res (2005); 20: 471) did not give evidence that the administration of the nitric oxide precursor L-arginine increases bone formation and decreases bone resorption in post weiter...

Author: Fricke O, Baecker N, Heer M, Tutlewski B, Schoenau E
Source: Clin Physiol Funct Imaging., 2008; 28(5): 307-11, PMID: 18510549
Keywords: cross-sectional muscle area; L-arginine; maximal isometric grip force; nitric oxide; peak jump force; peak jump power
GID: 1675; Last update: 12.12.2008

Research Studies (2001)

Epidemiology of falls

Author: Masud T, Morris RO
Source: Age Ageing., 2001; 30 Suppl 4: 3-7, PMID: 11769786
GID: 1617; Last update: 19.11.2008
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Research Studies (2008)

The effect of menarcheal age on anthropometric, limb length, and bone measures in Hutterite and non-Hutterite women

The age women reach menarche may affect bone length and mass. Some studies show an earlier menarcheal age (MA) results in a shorter stature and increased body fat. We hypothesized that Hutterite women have a sh weiter...

Author: Grimsrud C, Binkley T, Specker B
Source: Am J Hum Biol., 2008; 20(6): 693-9, PMID: 18491408
GID: 1565; Last update: 07.11.2008

Research Studies (2008)

Mechanographic characteristics of adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease

The present study comprised 29 adolescents and young adults (15 females, 14 males; aged 14.1-23.9 years) with congenital heart disease (CHD) and focused on the interaction between the biomechanical system and C weiter...

Author: Fricke O, Witzel C, Schickendantz S, Sreeram N, Brockmeier K, Schoenau E
Source: Eur J Pediatr., 2008; 167(3): 331-6, PMID: 17516086
GID: 1559; Last update: 06.11.2008

Research Studies (2008)

Differences in physical fitness of male and female recruits in gender-integrated army basic training

PURPOSE: To evaluate gender differences in physical fitness before and after a 4-month gender-integrated basic training (BT) course and to determine whether this program effectively narrowed the differences bet weiter...

Author: Yanovich R, Evans R, Israeli E, Constantini N, Sharvit N, Merkel D, Epstein Y, Moran DS
Source: Med Sci Sports Exerc., 2008; 40(11 Suppl): S654-9, PMID: 18849869
GID: 1562; Last update: 06.11.2008

Research Studies (2008)

Jumping Mechanography Safely Evaluates Muscle Performance in Older Adults

Neuromuscular function declines with advancing age and is strongly associated with increased risk for falls, hip fractures and decreased quality of life. A variety of tests, e.g., chair-rise or timed-up-and-go, weiter...

Author: Buehring B, Valentine S, Woods A, Checovich M, Krueger D, Binkley N
Source: ASBMR 2008, 2008;
GID: 1529; Last update: 19.09.2008
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Research Studies (2008)

Whole body vibration in cystic fibrosis - a pilot study

Introduction: In cystic fibrosis (CF), bone mass deficits as well as a lack of muscle mass and force have been described. The bone mass deficits are thought to be at least in part secondary to the reduced muscl weiter...

Author: Roth J, Wust M, Rawer R, Schnabel D, Armbrecht G, Beller G, Rembitzki I, Wahn U, Felsenberg D, Staab D
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2008; 8(2): 179-87, PMID: 18622087
Keywords: Cystic Fibrosis, Whole Body Vibration, Bone, Muscle, Mechanography
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GID: 1382; Last update: 22.07.2008
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Research Studies (2008)

Decline of specific peak jumping power with age in master runners

Background: It is difficult to disentangle the effects of pure ageing from those of disuse. Master athletes, however, provide an opportunity to assess the effects of ageing per se, as these people maintain high weiter...

Author: Michaelis I, Kwiet A, Gast U, Boshof A, Antvorskov T, Jung T, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2008; 8(1): 64-70, PMID: 18398267
Keywords: Power
GID: 1309; Last update: 05.05.2008
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Research Studies (2008)

The rate of muscle temperature increase during acute whole-body vibration exercise

This study compared the rate of muscle temperature (T (m)) increase during acute whole-body vibration (WBV), to that of stationary cycling and passive warm-up. Additionally we wanted to determine if the purport weiter...

Author: Cochrane DJ, Stannard SR, Sargeant AJ, Rittweger J
Source: Eur J Appl Physiol., 2008; 103(4): 441-8, PMID: 18392845
Keywords: Muscle Temperature Power
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GID: 1310; Last update: 05.05.2008

Research Studies (2004)

Is muscle power output a key factor in the age-related decline in physical performance? A comparison of muscle cross section, chair-rising test and jumping power

Ageing compromises locomotor capacity and is associated with an increased risk of falls. Several lines of evidence indicate that both changes in muscle mass and performance are causative. Most studies, however, weiter...

Author: Runge M, Rittweger J, Russo CR, Schiessl H, Felsenberg D
Source: Clin Physiol Funct Imaging., 2004; 24(6): 335-40, PMID: 15522042
GID: 1148; Last update: 28.02.2008
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Research Studies (2004)

Skeletal adaptations in hemiplegic patients

Author: Runge M, Rehfeld G, Schiessl H
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2004; 4(2): 191-6, PMID: 15615124
GID: 1132; Last update: 25.02.2008
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Research Studies (2006)

Projekt Fit & Sail - Pilotstudie: Vergleich der Wirkungen von Vibrationstraining und Fahrtensegeln auf die Sprungkraft

Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojektes "Fit & Sail" zur Untersuchung der körperlichen und mentalen Leistungen und Belastungen älterer Segler auf Fahrtensegelbooten in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bundesverband Wasserspo weiter...

Author: Mell WD
Source: IBoaT-Report, 2006; 3.2:
GID: 336; Last update: 03.12.2007

Research Studies (2004)

Reproducibility of the jumping mechanography as a test of mechanical power output in physically competent adult and elderly subjects

OBJECTIVES: To compare the reproducibility of the newly developed jumping mechanography with other physical tests. DESIGN: Study 1: Repeated testing with an interval of 2 weeks to assess the short-term repetiti weiter...

Author: Rittweger J, Schiessl H, Felsenberg D, Runge M
Source: J Am Geriatr Soc., 2004; 52(1): 128-31, PMID: 14687327
Keywords: Mechanography
GID: 270; Last update: 02.12.2007

Research Studies (2005)

Multifactorial pathogenesis of falls as a basis for multifactorial interventions

Author: Runge M, Schacht E
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2005; 5(2): 127-34, PMID: 15951628
Keywords: Mechanography
GID: 275; Last update: 02.12.2007
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Research Studies (2006)

Determinants of musculoskeletal frailty and the risk of falls in old age

Neuromuscular parameters that describe locomotion are indispensable variables for the diagnosis and treatment of frailty, fall risk and osteoporosis. A scientifically-based standardized locomotor assessment sho weiter...

Author: Runge M, Hunter G
Source: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact., 2006; 6(2): 167-73, PMID: 16849828
Keywords: Mechanography
GID: 303; Last update: 02.12.2007
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Research Studies (2006)

Mechanography--a new device for the assessment of muscle function in pediatrics

The development of the musculoskeletal system in children and adolescents became an important topic in the field of pediatric research when the connections between muscle force and bone diseases were revealed. weiter...

Author: Fricke O, Weidler J, Tutlewski B, Schoenau E
Source: Pediatr Res., 2006; 59(1): 46-9, PMID: 16327004
Keywords: Mechanography
GID: 304; Last update: 02.12.2007