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Combined effects of acrobatic exercise and magnetic stimulation on the functional recovery after spinal cord lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18986227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the study was to determine whether physical exercise combined with epidural spinal cord magnetic stimulation could improve recovery after injury of the spinal cord. Spinal cord lesioning in mice resulted in reduced locomotor function and negatively affected the muscle strength tested in vitro. Acrobatic exercise attenuated the behavioral effects of spinal cord injury. The exposure to magnetic fields facilitated further this improvement. The progress in behavioral recovery was correlated with reduced muscle degeneration and enhanced muscle contraction. The acrobatic exercise combined with stimulation with magnetic fields significantly facilitates behavioral recovery and muscle physiology in mice following spinal cord injury.
Zaghloul Ahmed; Andrzej Wieraszko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurotrauma     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0897-7151     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurotrauma     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-06     Completed Date:  2009-01-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8811626     Medline TA:  J Neurotrauma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1257-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Therapy, and CSI/IBR Center for Developmental Neuroscience, The College of Staten Island/CUNY, Staten Island, New York 10314, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Models, Animal
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Magnetic Field Therapy / methods*
Motor Activity / physiology,  radiation effects
Muscle Weakness / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Muscular Atrophy / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Paralysis / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Physical Conditioning, Animal / methods*
Recovery of Function / physiology,  radiation effects*
Spinal Cord / physiology,  radiation effects*
Spinal Cord Injuries / physiopathology,  therapy*
Grant Support
41429//PHS HHS

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