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Effect of passive stretching on the immobilized soleus muscle fiber morphology.
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Stretching applied every 3 days to immobilized muscles did not prevent the muscle shortening, but reduced muscle atrophy, which support the use of muscle stretching in sports and rehabilitation. Expand
A new model for the immobilization of the rat hind limb.
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Investigating the effects of chronic disuse on the soleus and tibialis anterior muscles of rats found immobilization was effective in producing chronic muscle disuse in the hind limbs of rats and is an acceptable alternative to the traditional methods of immobilization. Expand
Cold modalities with different thermodynamic properties have similar effects on muscular performance and activation.
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Ice pack increases isometric torque, while both ice pack and cold-water immersion decrease concentric muscular performance, indicating that these cooling methods should be chosen with caution, considering the type of task required during training or rehabilitation. Expand
Effect of one stretch a week applied to the immobilized soleus muscle on rat muscle fiber morphology.
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Stretching applied once a week for 40 min to the soleus muscle immobilized in the shortened position was not sufficient to prevent the reduction of muscle weight and of serial sarcomere number, but provided significant protection against muscle fiber atrophy. Expand
Cyclosporin A attenuates skeletal muscle damage induced by crotoxin in rats.
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Results show that CsA, but not diclofenac, is able to significantly minimize myonecrosis promoted by crotoxin, indicating that the calcineurin pathway is essential for crot toxin myotoxic activity. Expand
Cyclosporin-A does not affect skeletal muscle mass during disuse and recovery.
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The present data suggest that calcineurin inhibition by CsA modulates muscle phenotype rather than muscle mass, and does not maximize muscle mass loss induced by immobilization. Expand
MMP-2 is not altered by stretching in skeletal muscle.
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The results of this study indicate that MMP-2 is not involved in the muscle stretch-induced remodeling and should not be included in the rehabilitation and sports activities. Expand
Greater eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage by large versus small range of motion with the same end-point
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ECC of the elbow flexors with 120° of ROM promotes a greater magnitude of muscle damage compared with a protocol with 60° ofROM, even when both protocols are performed at long muscle lengths. Expand
Changes in types of muscle fibers induced by transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the diaphragm of rats.
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An important result of the present study was that electrical stimulation with surface electrodes was efficient in altering the distribution of fibers in diaphragm muscle and could be used in the treatment of respiratory muscle alterations. Expand
THE EFFECT OF INTERMITTENT CRYOTHERAPY AND COMPRESSION ON MUSCLE INJURIES IN RATS : A MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS
Introduction: Although cryotherapy associated with compression has been recommended as an immediate treatment for muscle injuries, the effect of intermittent sessions of these procedures in the areaExpand
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