Madoka Ogawa

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The purpose of this study was to compare the component characteristics of thigh muscle volume in Japanese young and older men. The subjects in both young (YM, n = 15) and older (OM, n = 13) men were physically active (performed aerobic-type exercise 1-3 times per week), but none of the subjects had regularly participated in resistance training for a minimum(More)
Age-related changes in motor unit activation properties remain unclear for locomotor muscles such as quadriceps muscles, although these muscles are preferentially atrophied with aging and play important roles in daily living movements. The present study investigated and compared detailed motor unit firing characteristics for the vastus lateralis muscle(More)
AIM To test the hypothesis that static balance is associated with site-specific loss of muscle mass in older adults. METHODS A total of 57 active women aged 52-83 years had their muscle thickness (MTH) measured by ultrasound at four sites on the anterior and posterior aspects of their upper- and lower-leg. MTH ratios were calculated to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS It is unknown if the site-specific muscle loss of ageing muscle is associated with accelerometer-determined daily step count and/or intensity of physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between accelerometer- determined physical activity and lower body muscle size in women. METHODS Forty-eight women(More)
Primary mucinous adenocarcinomas of the uterine corpus are typically low grade and frequently associated with endometrial hyperplasia and/or ordinary endometrioid adenocarcinoma, but may appear as a heterogeneous group of neoplasms. A case is described of a 56-year-old postmenopausal woman who presented with mucinous vaginal discharge. Imaging demonstrated(More)
body, constitutes approximately 40% of fat-free body mass in young adults1 but decreases with advancing age, especially after the fifth decade of life.2 These age-related changes lead to a decline of strength and power, a decrease in physical performance, and disability.3 Because the population of elderly people is growing in most countries, including(More)
Very little information is available concerning the relationship between handgrip strength and muscle size in the upper and lower extremities, especially the forearm muscle itself. To investigate the relationships among ultrasound-measured forearm muscle thickness from the radius and ulna bone interface with handgrip strength, knee extension strength,(More)
Sarcopenia is observed as a site-specific loss of skeletal muscle mass, however, it is unknown whether the site-specific sarcopenia is associated with development of physical disability. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between age-related thigh muscle loss and gait performance. Fifty-three women aged 52-83 years had their thigh(More)
AIM Recently, data have questioned the homogenous model of sarcopenia, and suggest that the loss of muscle mass could occur in a site-specific manner. It is unclear, however, whether a muscle strength ratio can be used to assess age-related, site-specific muscle loss. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the(More)