Tag Archives: Physiology

Higher muscle mass linked with better physical function, quality of life in dialysis patients

Martinson,¬†Ikizler, &¬†Morrell et al. (2014) Higher muscle mass linked with better physical function, quality of life in dialysis patients Background and objectives Modifiable factors, such as body size and body composition, could influence physical function and quality of life in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). Design, setting, participants, & measurements From January 2008 to June […]

Sport makes muscles and nerves fit

Arnold, Gill, Christe et al. 2014 Sport makes muscles and nerves fit The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) exhibits high morphological and functional plasticity. In the mature muscle, the relative levels of physical activity are the major determinants of NMJ function. Classically, motor neuron-mediated activation patterns of skeletal muscle have been thought of as the major drivers […]