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Architectural Analysis of Human Abdominal Wall Muscles: Implications for Mechanical Function
These data provide clinically relevant insights into the ability of the abdominal wall muscles to generate force and change length throughout the lumbar spine range of motion.
Architectural assessment of rhesus macaque pelvic floor muscles: comparison for use as a human model
- A. M. Stewart, M. Cook, Mary C. Esparza, O. Slayden, M. Alperin
- BiologyInternational Urogynecology Journal
- 11 March 2017
Overall, RM provides the closest architectural representation of human PFM complex among species examined; however, differences between individual PFMs should be taken into consideration.
Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. A review of 49 cases.
The plain film findings found most consistently were a wide mediastinum, partial obliteration of the descending aorta, downward displacement of the left main bronchus, and tracheal deviation to the right.
Impact of vaginal parity and aging on the architectural design of pelvic floor muscles.
Human skeletal muscle biochemical diversity
- T. Tirrell, M. Cook, J. A. Carr, Evie Lin, S. Ward, R. Lieber
- Biology, MedicineJournal of Experimental Biology
- 1 August 2012
Trends suggest that distal muscles should have higher passive tension than proximal ones, and that titin size variability may potentially act to ‘tune’ the protein's mechanotransduction capability.
Mechanical Analysis of the Uterosacral Ligament: Swine vs. Human
- Adwoa Baah-Dwomoh, M. Alperin, M. Cook, R. De Vita
- BiologyAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
- 26 July 2018
The swine holds promise as large animal model for studying the mechanical role of the USL in apical vaginal support and treatment of POP, and no differences in the peak strain during preconditioning tests, secant modulus of the pre-creep response, and strain at the end of creep tests were detected.
Architectural design of the pelvic floor is consistent with muscle functional subspecialization
PFM design shows individual muscles demonstrating differential architecture, corresponding to specialized function in the pelvic floor, corresponding with muscle-force production and excursion.
Age-related alterations in female obturator internus muscle
- M. Cook, Laura Bou-Malham, Mary C. Esparza, M. Alperin
- MedicineInternational Urogynecology Journal
- 1 May 2017
The findings of age-related decreases in predicted OI force production and fibrosis suggest that these alterations should be taken into consideration, when designing pelvic floor fitness programs for older women.
Age-associated changes in the mechanical properties of human cadaveric pelvic floor muscles.
Quantifying the Effects of Aging on Morphological and Cellular Properties of Human Female Pelvic Floor Muscles.
It is demonstrated that PFMs undergo degenerative, rather than atrophic, alterations with aging, and age-related fibrotic degeneration disproportionally impacts PFMs compared to the appendicular muscles.