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Effects of voluntary exercise on muscle structure and function in cerebral palsy.

Teamwork Pays! Ten Tips for a Great Surgeon-Scientist Collaboration.

Can we just forget about pennation angle?

Starting at Birth: An Integrative, State-of-the-Science Framework for Optimizing Infant Neuromotor Health.


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Systematic review of skeletal muscle passive mechanics experimental methodology.

Miniaturized wireless, skin-integrated sensor networks for quantifying full-body movement behaviors and vital signs in infants.

Skeletal muscle maximal mitochondrial activity in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy.

Differential DNA methylation and transcriptional signatures characterize impairment of muscle stem cells in pediatric human muscle contractures after brain injury.

Stretch-induced satellite cell deformation incontracturedmuscles in children with cerebral palsy.

Stretch-induced satellite cell deformation incontracturedmuscles in children with cerebral palsy.

In vivo human gracilis whole-muscle passive stress-sarcomere strain relationship.

In vivo human gracilis whole-muscle passive stress-sarcomere strain relationship.

Measuring and modeling in vivo human gracilis muscle-tendon unit length.

Measuring and modeling in vivo human gracilis muscle-tendon unit length.

Muscle-tendon unit in children with cerebral palsy.

A Mobility Measure for Inpatient Rehabilitation Using Multigroup, Multidimensional Methods.

The Lumbricals Are Not the Workhorse of Digital Extension and Do Not Relax Their Own Antagonist.

Characterization of Motor-Evoked Responses Obtained with Transcutaneous Electrical Spinal Stimulation from the Lower-Limb Muscles after Stroke.

Skeletal muscle maximal mitochondrial activity in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy.

Development of a Multidimensional, Multigroup Measure of Self-Care for Inpatient Rehabilitation.


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In vivo supraspinatus muscle contractility and architecture in rabbit.

Vitamin D ameliorates adipose browning in chronic kidney disease cachexia.

Inpatient stroke rehabilitation: prediction of clinical outcomes using a machine-learning approach.

Intramuscular Anatomy Drives Collagen Content Variation Within and Between Muscles.

Pragmatic adaptation of implementation research measures for a novel context and multiple professional roles: a factor analysis study.

Myopalladin promotes muscle growth through modulation of the serum response factor pathway.

Myopalladin promotes muscle growth through modulation of the serum response factor pathway.


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Automating sleep stage classification using wireless, wearable sensors.

Architecture of the Short External Rotator Muscles of the Hip.

Contribution of extracellular matrix components to the stiffness of skeletal muscle contractures in patients with cerebral palsy.

Muscle contracture and passive mechanics in cerebral palsy.

Reach out and grasp the opportunity: reconstructive hand surgery in tetraplegia.


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Design Considerations of a Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor Protective Housing for Intramuscular Pressure Measurements.

In Vivo Sarcomere Length Measurement in Whole Muscles during Passive Stretch and Twitch Contractions.

High resolution three-dimensional reconstruction of fibrotic skeletal muscle extracellular matrix.

Skeletal muscle fiber-type specific succinate dehydrogenase activity in cerebral palsy.


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Three Distinct Cell Populations Express Extracellular Matrix Proteins and Increase in Number During Skeletal Muscle Fibrosis.

Impact of vaginal parity and aging on the architectural design of pelvic floor muscles.

Quantification of sarcomere length distribution in whole muscle frozen sections.

Muscle wasting and adipose tissue browning in infantile nephropathic cystinosis.

Cerebral palsy.


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Dramatic changes in muscle contractile and structural properties after 2 botulinum toxin injections.

Lmo7 is dispensable for skeletal muscle and cardiac function.

Pregnancy-induced adaptations in the intrinsic structure of rat pelvic floor muscles.

Reduced satellite cell number in situ in muscular contractures from children with cerebral palsy.

The mechanical strength of side-to-side tendon repair with mismatched tendon size and shape.

Skeletal muscle intermediate filaments form a stress-transmitting and stress-signaling network.

High resolution muscle measurements provide insights into equinus contractures in patients with cerebral palsy.

The effect of intrinsic loading and reconstruction upon grip capacity and finger extension kinematics.


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Three-dimensional reconstruction of skeletal muscle extracellular matrix ultrastructure.

Stiff muscle fibers in calf muscles of patients with cerebral palsy lead to high passive muscle stiffness.

Resonant reflection spectroscopy of biomolecular arrays in muscle.

Disruption of both nesprin 1 and desmin results in nuclear anchorage defects and fibrosis in skeletal muscle.

Systems analysis of transcriptional data provides insights into muscle's biological response to botulinum toxin.

Comparison of pelvic muscle architecture between humans and commonly used laboratory species.

Effect of supraspinatus tendon injury on supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscle passive tension and associated biochemistry.

Muscle gene expression patterns in human rotator cuff pathology.

Systematic test of neurotoxin dose and volume on muscle function in a rat model.

Post-mortem timing of skeletal muscle biochemical and mechanical degradation.

Contribution of denervated muscle to contractures after neonatal brachial plexus injury: not just muscle fibrosis.

Architectural design of the pelvic floor is consistent with muscle functional subspecialization.

Comparison of rotator cuff muscle architecture between humans and other selected vertebrate species.

Loss of FHL1 induces an age-dependent skeletal muscle myopathy associated with myofibrillar and intermyofibrillar disorganization in mice.


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The nebulin SH3 domain is dispensable for normal skeletal muscle structure but is required for effective active load bearing in mouse.

Intrinsic hand muscle function, part 2: kinematic comparison of 2 reconstructive procedures.

Intrinsic hand muscle function, part 1: creating a functional grasp.

Functional consequence of distal brachioradialis tendon release: a biomechanical study.

Role of the cytoskeleton in muscle transcriptional responses to altered use.

Reduced satellite cell population may lead to contractures in children with cerebral palsy.


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Anatomical, architectural, and biochemical diversity of the murine forelimb muscles.

Muscle excursion does not correlate with increased serial sarcomere number after muscle adaptation to stretched tendon transfer.

Passive mechanical properties of rat abdominal wall muscles suggest an important role of the extracellular connective tissue matrix.

Human skeletal muscle biochemical diversity.

Skeletal muscle fibrosis develops in response to desmin deletion.

Simultaneous powering of forearm pronation and key pinch in tetraplegia using a single muscle-tendon unit.

Sample size considerations in human muscle architecture studies.

Passive mechanical properties and related proteins change with botulinum neurotoxin A injection of normal skeletal muscle.


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Sustained improvement in the anal sphincter function following surgical plication of rabbit external anal sphincter muscle.

A nonlinear model of passive muscle viscosity.

Moment arms of the human digital flexors.

The external anal sphincter operates at short sarcomere length in humans.

The external anal sphincter operates at short sarcomere length in humans.

Muscle extracellular matrix applies a transverse stress on fibers with axial strain.

Method for decellularizing skeletal muscle without detergents or proteolytic enzymes.

Quantification of partial or complete A4 pulley release with FDP repair in cadaveric tendons.

Novel applications of external anal sphincter muscle sarcomere length to enhance the anal canal function.


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Plasticity of muscle architecture after supraspinatus tears.

Mechanical feasibility of immediate mobilization of the brachioradialis muscle after tendon transfer.

Regional Myosin heavy chain distribution in selected paraspinal muscles.

Tropomodulin isoforms regulate thin filament pointed-end capping and skeletal muscle physiology.

Mechanical strength of the side-to-side versus Pulvertaft weave tendon repair.

Asynchronous muscle and tendon adaptation after surgical tensioning procedures.

A model of the lower limb for analysis of human movement.

Theoretical predictions of the effects of force transmission by desmin on intersarcomere dynamics.

Nesprin 1 is critical for nuclear positioning and anchorage.


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Nebulin plays a direct role in promoting strong actin-myosin interactions.

Obscurin determines the architecture of the longitudinal sarcoplasmic reticulum.

Passive mechanical properties of the lumbar multifidus muscle support its role as a stabilizer.

Reduced thin filament length in nebulin-knockout skeletal muscle alters isometric contractile properties.

Are current measurements of lower extremity muscle architecture accurate?

Architectural analysis and intraoperative measurements demonstrate the unique design of the multifidus muscle for lumbar spine stability.


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Scaling of muscle architecture and fiber types in the rat hindlimb.

Quantitative analysis of neonatal skeletal muscle functional improvement in the mouse.


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Decompression of an experimental compartment syndrome in dogs with hyaluronidase.


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Ankle and knee position as a factor modifying intracompartmental pressure in the human leg.

Long-term measurement of muscle function in the dog hindlimb using a new apparatus.


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