Carraro: EJTM3 is also covering Mobility and Medicine at large, an update

EJTM3 is also covering Mobility and Medicine at large, an update


Since the first 2018 issue, the European Journal of Translational Myology expanded its authorship and readership from the strict topics of biology, physiology, diagnostic, management and rehabilitation of skeletal muscle to the more clinically relevant fields of human mobility to those of general medicine. This third issue opens with a review on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a very complex medical problem, as its other names testify (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease). A more typical molecular myology original article follows (Increasing autophagy does not affect neurogenic muscle atrophy), but then several Rapid Reports cover different Medical Specialties fields, related or unrelated to neuromyology, mobility problems and their potential solutions. The Advisors of EJTM invite Authors to submit typescripts, taking into account that the journal is keen to publish high-level papers in the fields of Translational Myology, Mobility and Medicine at large.

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The third issue of Volume 28, 2018 of the European Journal of Translational Myology (EJTM) opens with a review on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a very complex medical problem (as its other names attest: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease). The sub-chapters of the review (Metabolic and functional CFS / ME markers, Oxidative Stress in CFS / ME muscles, Gene modifications in CFS / ME muscles, Palliative Therapies) are strong examples of the need for muscle studies in human diseases, even though the muscle symptoms may be a minor problem for the persons affected. They indeed complain about pain much more than for exercise intolerance, that may strongly limit their mobility.1 A molecular myology original article follows (Increasing autophagy does not affect neurogenic muscle atrophy),2 a study in rodents of the relevance of different mechanisms of muscle atrophy in a classical experimental model, i.e., muscle trophism changes immediately and during early weeks after sciatic nerve transection. EJTM indeed survived 28 years in the publishing arena by focusing on biology, physiology, pathogenesis and therapy/rehabilitation of skeletal muscle. Many readers downloaded the numerous reports on muscle conferences, e. g., the 2017 Report of the 14th Meeting of IIM, the Interuniversity Institute of Myology.3 Many other past and recent reviews, original articles and communications, typically on skeletal muscle tissue topics, are worth recalling.4-25

However, from 2016 EJTM extended typescript acceptance to reviews and original articles on translational studies of mobility,26-44 and then to pain related or unrelated to neuromyology disorders.45-50

Since 2008, Basic and Applied Myology (BAM) (in 2010 renamed European Journal of Translational Myology, EJTM) went far beyond the limits of pure Myology introducing the Section: Strength and Conditioning / Physical Exercise and, from 2018, the Section: Translational Medicine. A new style for short article, i.e., EJTM Rapid Reports (that include Case Reports) was also implemented. Iranian Authors are responding to these new options with a stream of submissions.48-67

The Advisors of EJTM invite interested Authors to submit typescripts, taking into account that the journal is keen to publish high-level papers in the fields of Myology, Mobility, and Medicine at large (EJTM3).




T Pietrangelo, S Fulle, F Coscia. Old muscle in young body: an aphorism describing the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:239-47. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7688.


E Pigna, K Sanna, D Coletti. Increasing autophagy does not affect neurogenic muscle atrophy. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:248-56. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7687.


D Gabellini, A. Musarò Report and Abstracts of the 14th Meeting of IIM, the Interuniversity Institute of Myology - Assisi (Italy), October 12-15, 2017. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:185-224. doi: 10.4081/ejrm.2017.7218.


M Lavorato, PK Gupta, PM Hopkins, C. Franzini-Armstrong Skeletal Muscle Microalterations in Patients Carrying Malignant Hyperthermia-Related Mutations of the e-c Coupling Machinery. Eur J Transl Myol 2016;26:6105. doi: 10.4081/ejtm. 2016.6105.


F Carotenuto, D Coletti, P Di Nardo, L. Teodori α-Linolenic Acid Reduces TNF-Induced Apoptosis in C2C12 Myoblasts by Regulating Expression of Apoptotic Proteins. Eur J Transl Myol 2016;26:6033. doi: 10.4081/ejtm. 2016.6033.


S Mosole, U Carraro, H Kern. Use it or lose it: Tonic activity of slow motoneurons promotes their survival and preferentially increases slow fiber-type groupings in muscles of old lifelong recreational sportsmen. Eur J Transl Myol 2016;26:5972. doi: 10.4081/ ejtm.2016.5972.


GA Power, BH Dalton, KJ Gilmore. Maintaining Motor Units into Old Age: Running the Final Common Pathway. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27(1):6597. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6597.


KJ Edmunds, MK Gíslason, ID Arnadottir. Quantitative Computed Tomography and Image Analysis for Advanced Muscle Assessment. Eur J Transl Myol 2016;26:6015. doi: 10.4081/ejtm. 2016.6015.


G Albertin, H Kern, C Hofer. Two years of Functional Electrical Stimulation by large surface electrodes for denervated muscles improve skin epidermis in SCI. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7373. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7373.


L Barber, BM Scicchitano, A. Musaro Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Muscle Aging and Sarcopenia and Effects of Electrical Stimulation in Seniors. Eur J Transl Myol 2015;25:231-6. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2015.5227.


C Franzini-Armstrong. Electron Microscopy: From 2D to 3D Images with Special Reference to Muscle. Eur J Transl Myol 2015;25:4836. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2015.4836.


A Costa, E Rossi, BM Scicchitano. Neurohypophyseal Hormones: Novel Actors of Striated Muscle Development and Homeostasis. Eur J Transl Myol 2014;24:3790. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2014.3790.


JS Damrauer, ME Stadler, S Acharyya, AS Baldwin, ME Couch, DC Guttridge. Chemotherapy-induced muscle wasting: association with NF-kB and cancer cachexia. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7590. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7590.


D Coletti. Chemotherapy-induced muscle wasting: an update. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7587. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7587.


B Ravara, V Gobbo, D Incendi. Revisiting the peculiar regional distribution of muscle fiber types in rat Sternomastoid Muscle. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7302. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7302.


A Renzini, A Benedetti, M Bouchè. Culture conditions influence satellite cell activation and survival of single myofibers. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7567. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7567.


KHN Tehrani, M Hajiloo, E Asadollahi, FP Lagini. Prevalence of muscular dystrophy in patients with muscular disorders in Tehran, Iran. Eur J Transl Myol. 2018;28:7380. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7385.


A Merico, M Cavinato, C Gregorio. Effects of combined endurance and resistance training in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A pilot, randomized, controlled study. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7278. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7278.


V Contrò, G Schiera, A Abbruzzo. An innovative way to highlight the power of each polymorphism on elite athletes phenotype expression. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7186. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7186.


M Patruno, L Melotti, C Gomiero. A mini-review of TAT-MyoD fused proteins: state of the art and problems to solve. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6039. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6039.


J Vázquez, RA Maselli. Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome due to DOK7 mutations in a family from Chile. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6832. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6832.


K Hajjar, T. Hagenacker Neuromuscular Disorder as Initial Manifestation of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism - A Case Report. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6100. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017. 6100.


E Pigna, E Greco, G Morozzi. Denervation does not induce muscle atrophy through oxidative stress. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6406. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6406.


D Pette, G. Vrbová The Contribution of Neuromuscular Stimulation in Elucidating Muscle Plasticity Revisited. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6368. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6368.


M Vromans, P. Faghri Electrical Stimulation Frequency and Skeletal Muscle Characteristics: Effects on Force and Fatigue. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6816. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6816.


P Gentil, CAB de Lira, A Paoli. Nutrition, pharmacological and training strategies adopted by six bodybuilders: Case Report and Critical Review. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6247. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6247.


A Cataldo, A Bianco, A Paoli. Resting sympatho-vagal balance is related to 10 km running performance in master endurance athletes. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7051. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7051.


JA Guimarães, LO da Fonseca, AC de Sousa. Comparison of elbow flexor isokinetic peak torque and fatigue index between men and women of different training level. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7070. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7070.


L Schaefer, M Hoff, F. Bittmann Measuring system and method of determining the Adaptive Force. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6479. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6479.


MJ Taylor, C Fornusek, AJ Ruys. The Vienna FES Interview Protocol - A mixed-methods protocol to elucidate the opinions of various individuals responsible for the provision of FES exercise. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6604. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6604.


C Azevedo-Coste, V Vergeron, R Berkelmans. Comparison of strategies and performance of functional electrical stimulation cycling in spinal cord injury pilots for competition in the first ever CYBATHLON. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:251-4.


J Arnin, T Yamsa-Ard, P Triponyuwasin, Y. Wongsawat Development of practical functional electrical stimulation cycling systems based on an electromyography study of the Cybathlon 2016. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7111. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7111.


CA Coste, V Bergeron, R Berkelmans. Comparison of strategies and performance of functional electrical stimulation cycling in spinal cord injury pilots for competition in the first ever CYBATHLON. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7219. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7219.


R Berkelmans, B. Woods Strategies and performances of Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling using the BerkelBike with Spinal Cord Injury in a competition context (CYBATHLON). Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7189. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7189. eCollection 2017 Dec 5.


MEG Paredes, GA Brindeiro, APL Bó, E. Fachin-Martins FES Bike Race preparation to Cybathlon 2016 by EMA team: a short case report. Eur J Transl Myol. 2017 Dec 5;27(4):7169. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7169. eCollection 2017 Dec 5.


KW Leung, RK Tong, X Wang. The Effectiveness of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) in On-Off Mode for Enhancing the Cycling Performance of Team Phoenix at 2016 Cybathlon. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7132. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7132.


B Sijobert, C Fattal, A Daubigney. Participation to the first Cybathlon: an overview of the FREEWHEELS team FES-cycling solution. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7120. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7120.


A Metani, L Popovic-Maneski, S Mateo, L Lemahieu. Functional electrical stimulation cycling strategies tested during preparation for the First Cybathlon Competition - a practical report from team ENS de Lyon. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7110. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7110.


G Marcolin, A Buriani, A Giacomelli. Neuromuscular Taping Application in Counter Movement Jump: Biomechanical Insight in a Group of Healthy Basketball Players. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6665. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6665.


S Martorelli, EL Cadore, M Izquierdo. Strength Training with Repetitions to Failure does not Provide Additional Strength and Muscle Hypertrophy Gains in Young Women. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6339. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6339.


R Celes, M Bottaro, E Cadore. Low-Load High-Velocity Resistance Exercises Improve Strength and Functional Capacity in Diabetic Patients. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6292. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6292.


J McDaniel, LM Lombardo, KM Foglyano. Cycle Training Using Implanted Neural Prostheses: Team Cleveland. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7087. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7087.


M Laubacher, EA Aksöz, I Bersch, KJ Hunt. The road to Cybathlon 2016 - Functional electrical stimulation cycling Team IRPT/SPZ. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7086. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7086.


S Sajer. Mobility disorders and pain, interrelations that need new research concepts and advanced clinical commitments. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:7179. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.7179.


N Sarabon, S Löfler, J Cvecka. Acute effect of different concentrations of cayenne pepper cataplasm on sensory-motor functions and serum levels of inflammation-related biomarkers in healthy subjects. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7333. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7333.


A Kamali, M Shokrpour, B Yazdi, A. Khalilpour Addition of Neostigmine and Tramadol to 1.5 % Lidocaine for paracervical block to reduce post-operative pain in colporrhaphy. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7351. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7351.


MM Kiaei, MR Mohaghegh, G Movaseghi, M. Ghorbanlo Enteral diclofenac controls pain and reduces intravenous injection during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7353. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7353.


V Tavallaei, Y Rezapour-Mirsaleh, P Rezaiemaram, SH Saadat. Mindfulness for female outpatients with chronic primary headaches: an internet-based bibliotherapy. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7380. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7380.


G Messina, F Martines, E Thomas. Treatment of chronic pain associated with bruxism through Myofunctional therapy. Eur J Transl Myol 2017;27:6759. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2017.6759.


LK Vahed, A Arianpur, M Gharedaghi, H. Rezaei Ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in the investigation of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28(2):7380. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7406.


B Andrews, J Shippen, M Armengol. A design method for FES bone health therapy in SCI. Eur J Transl Myol 2016;26:6419. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2016.6419.


M Forootan, M Shekarchizadeh, H Farmanara. Biofeedback efficacy to improve clinical symptoms and endoscopic signs of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7327. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7327.


LK Vahed, L. Khedmat Frequency of symptoms associated with gallstone disease: a hospital-based cross sectional study. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7412. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7412.


MD Sharifi, M Mohebbi, M Farrokhfar. Analysis of correlation between estradiol and fracture of femur neck. Eur J Transl Myol. 2018;28:7379. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7379.


A Amani, V Shakeri, A. Kamali Comparison of calcaneus joint internal and external fractures in open surgery and minimal invasive methods in patients. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7352. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7352.


A Abbasi, S. Heydari Studying the expression rate and methylation of Reprimo gene in the blood of patients suffering from gastric cancer. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7423. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7423.


S Shahyad, S Pakdaman, O Shokri, SH Saadat. The role of individual and social variables in predicting body dissatisfaction and eating disorder symptoms among Iranian adolescent girls: An expanding of the Tripartite Influence Mode. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7277. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7277.


M Dalvandi, AN Rafie, A Kamali, A. Jamshidifard Evaluation of the prognostic value of multimodal intraoperative monitoring in posterior fossa surgery patients with cerebellopontine angle tumors. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7260. doi: 10.4081/ejtm. 2018.7260.


M Ganjifard, M Samii, S Kouzegaran, A. Sabertanha The effect of positive end-expiratory pressure during anesthesia on arterial oxygen saturation after surgery in patient undergoing cesarean section. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:7191. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7191.


R Tavakolizadeh, A Izadi, G Seirafi. Maternal risk factors for neonatal jaundice: a hospital-based cross-sectional study in Tehran. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:257-64. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7618


M Mohammadifard, K Ghaemi, H Hanif. Marshall and Rotterdam Computed Tomography scores in predicting early deaths after brain trauma. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:265-73. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7542


H Yousefshahi, M Aminsobhani, M Shokri, R. Shahbazi Anti-bacterial properties of calcium hydroxide in combination with silver, copper, zinc oxide or magnesium oxide. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:274-9. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7545.


A Norouzi, F Behrouzibakhsh, A Kamali. Short-term complications of anesthetic technique used in hip fracture surgery in elderly people. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:280-7. doi: 10.4081/ejtm. 2018.7355.


Behrouzi A Ahmadreza, H Hejazi, A Kamali, H. Hadi Investigation of the outcome of patients with hip fractures using vitamin D3. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:288-93. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7372.


SZK Kiaee, B. Rahimi Investigation of dyspnea using cardiopulmonary exercise test among patients resorting to the respiratory tests. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:294-99. Doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7556.


M Foroutan, M. Ardeshiri Obesity treatment by Bioenterics intragastric balloon: Iranian results. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:300-3. doi: 10.4081/ejtm .2018.7557.


Hormozi SF Faraji, N Vasei, M. Aminianfar Antibiotic resistance in patients suffering from nosocomial infections in Besat Hospital. Eur J Transl Myol 2018;28:304-8. doi: 10.4081/ejtm. 2018.7594.

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