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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926295/efficacy-and-safety-assessment-of-acute-sports-related-traumatic-soft-tissue-injuries-using-a-new-ibuprofen-medicated-plaster-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Hans-Georg Predel, Mark P Connolly, Aomesh Bhatt, Bruno Giannetti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of a recently developed ibuprofen medicated plaster in the treatment of acute sports impact injuries/contusions. METHODS: In this double-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled, parallel group, phase 3 study (EudraCT Number: 2012-003257-2) patients (n=132; ages 18 to 60 years) diagnosed with acute sports-related traumatic blunt soft tissue injury/contusion to the upper or lower limbs were randomized to receive either ibuprofen 200 mg plaster (n=64) or placebo plaster (n=68)...
September 19, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914104/influence-of-previous-body-mass-index-and-sex-on-regional-fat-changes-in-a-weight-loss-intervention
#2
Pedro J Benito, Rocio Cupeiro, Ana B Peinado, Miguel A Rojo, Nicola Maffulli
OBJECTIVES: Men and women may lose weight in a different fashion. This study compares the changes in different anatomical regions after a well-controlled weight loss program by sex and initial BMI. METHODS: A total of 180 subjects (48 overweight women, 36 overweight men, and 48 obese women and 48 obese men) were recruited to participate in a 22-week weight loss programme (diet + exercise). RESULTS: Regarding percentage body weight change from baseline, there was no triple interaction (BMI, sex and anatomical region), but there was interaction between BMI and anatomical region (F2,840=34...
September 15, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885093/heart-rate-recovery-time-in-metabolically-healthy-and-metabolically-unhealthy-obese-children
#3
Ljiljana Bjelakovic, Vladimir Vukovic, Marko Jovic, Sanja Bankovic, Tomislav Kostic, Dragan Radovanovic, Sasa Pantelic, Mladen Zivkovic, Sanja Stojanovic, Bojko Bjelakovic
BACKGROUND: Autonomic dysfunction is an emerging non-traditional cardiovascular risk factor that correlates with obesity, components of metabolic syndrome, as well as cardiorespiratory fitness. As a simple and validated index of autonomic balance, heart rate recovery (HRR) has been reported as a useful biomarker for predicting cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare HRR in metabolically healthy vs. metabolically unhealthy obese children...
September 8, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862069/patient-related-risk-factors-for-requiring-surgical-intervention-following-a-failed-injection-for-the-treatment-of-medial-and-lateral-epicondylitis
#4
Ryan M Degen, Jourdan M Cancienne, Christopher L Camp, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines, Brian C Werner
OBJECTIVES: To identify risk factors for failure of a therapeutic injection leading to operative management of both medial and lateral epicondylitis. METHODS: A national database was used to query Medicare Standard Analytic Files from 2005-2012 for patients treated with therapeutic injections for medial or lateral epicondylitis using CPT codes for injections associated with corresponding ICD-9 diagnostic codes (726.31 and 726.32, respectively). Those who subsequently underwent surgical treatment following injection were identified...
September 8, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870119/a-history-of-concussions-is-associated-with-symptoms-of-common-mental-disorders-in-former-male-professional-athletes-across-a-range-of-sports
#5
Vincent Gouttebarge, Haruhito Aoki, Michael Lambert, William Stewart, Gino Kerkhoffs
OBJECTIVE: Recent reports suggest that exposure to repetitive concussions in sports is associated with an increased risk of symptoms of distress, anxiety and depression, sleep disturbance or substance abuse/dependence (typically referred as symptoms of common mental disorders[CMD]) and of later development of neurodegenerative disease, in particular chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The primary aim of this study was to explore the relationship between sports career-related concussions and the subsequent occurrence of symptoms of CMD among former male professional athletes retired from football (soccer), ice hockey and rugby (union)...
September 5, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845723/pelvic-floor-muscle-function-and-urinary-incontinence-in-the-female-athlete
#6
Ellen K Casey, Kate Temme
Urinary incontinence, defined as involuntary leakage of urine, is often considered a disorder of post-partum and post-menopausal women. However, this disorder is not exclusive to older women, as recent research has demonstrated a high prevalence of urinary incontinence among young, nulliparous female athletes. In fact, females participating in repetitive, high-impact sports are at the highest risk for urinary incontinence. In these athletes, the absence of sufficient pelvic floor strength and coordination to withstand sport related increases in intra-abdominal pressure results in physical activity related urinary incontinence, and may be a predictor of urinary incontinence in later adulthood...
September 5, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838286/self-reported-history-of-seizure-and-baseline-neurocognitive-test-performance-in-student-athletes-an-initial-investigation
#7
Brian H Zalneraitis, Alec J Pawlukiewicz, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Gary S Solomon
OBJECTIVES: Baseline neurocognitive assessment data can be critical in return to play (RTP) decision-making following a sport-related concussion (SRC). The literature indicates that many modifying factors of SRC have been studied empirically; however, there has been little investigation into the effect of a self-reported history of seizure(s) on baseline neurocognitive test data. The objective of this investigation was to determine whether a self-reported history of seizure(s) is associated with differences in baseline Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) performance...
August 25, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820003/the-need-for-systematic-diagnosis-of-exercise-induced-respiratory-syndromes-the-example-of-swimming-induced-pulmonary-edema
#8
Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, Beat Knechtle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 23, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829198/injuries-in-taekwando-systematic-review
#9
Roger E Thomas, Bennett C Thomas, Marcus M Vaska
OBJECTIVES: Assess rates/1000athletic encounters(AE) in Taekwondo of injuries/age/gender/type/location. METHODS: Searches in 17 electronic, 7 grey-literature databases. Two researchers independently assessed Abstracts/titles and abstracted data. Risk-of-bias assessed with Newcastle-Ottawa scale. Rates/1000AE computed, weighted by study sizes. RESULTS: Eighteen studies included 3 Olympic, 4 world, 1 European, 13 national, 10 provincial and one national school competition...
August 22, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826314/a-prospective-cohort-study-on-symptoms-of-common-mental-disorders-among-dutch-elite-athletes
#10
Vincent Gouttebarge, Ruud Jonkers, Maarten Moen, Evert Verhagen, Paul Wylleman, Gino Kerkhoffs
OBJECTIVE: Scientific knowledge about symptoms of common mental disorders in elite sports is scarce. Consequently, the objectives of the study were to (i) establish the 12-month incidence of symptoms of common mental disorders (CMD; distress, anxiety/depression, sleep disturbance, adverse alcohol use, eating disorders) among Dutch elite athletes and (ii) explore their potential association with several stressors (being injured, recent life events, career dissatisfaction). METHODS: A prospective cohort study with a 12-month follow-up period was conducted...
August 21, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816570/cardiovascular-pre-participation-screening-in-the-young-athlete-addressing-concerns
#11
Neha Raukar, Emily Arciero, Adam Noyes, Jonathan Drezner, Joseph Weiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707498/epidemiology-of-injuries-in-men-s-lacrosse-injury-prevention-implications-for-competition-level-type-of-play-and-player-position
#12
Kim D Barber Foss, Ed Le Cara, Teri McCambridge, Richard Hinton, Adam Kushner, Gregory D Myer
OBJECTIVE: The growth in participation in men's lacrosse has increased the likelihood of sport-specific injuries, yet there continues to be a need for specific epidemiological data concerning lacrosse injuries. The purpose of this literature review is to aggregate available published data on injuries that occur in the sport of men's lacrosse at the youth, high school, collegiate, and professional levels. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed in PubMed, High Wire Press, SPORTDiscus, Google Scholar, and Ovid, using the keywords Lacrosse Injuries, Epidemiology Lacrosse Injuries, Lacrosse Injury, Lacrosse AND Injury and limited to 1990-2016...
July 31, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678599/benefits-of-physical-activities-centered-on-the-trunk-for-pregnant-women
#13
Eric Watelain, Antonio Pinti, Racha Doya, Cyril Garnier, Hechmi Toumi, Samuel Boudet
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of a trunk exercise program on pain, quality of life (QoL) and physical health (PH) in the late pregnancy and post-partum periods as well as baby weight and size and delivery. METHODS: 90 nulliparous women were allocated based on voluntarism to a training group (TG) or to a control group (CG). TG carried out a structured program with exercises for flexibility, balance and strengthening for the majority of skeletal muscles specifically for the spinal ones, between the 24th and 36th week of pregnancy...
July 27, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730863/non-operative-management-of-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injuries-in-the-throwing-athlete
#14
Mia Smucny, Robert W Westermann, Matthew Winters, Mark S Schickendantz
Medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries have become increasingly prevalent in overhead athletes. The orthopaedic literature contains a wealth of information on operative management of these injuries. However, there are few high-quality longitudinal studies on non-operative care of UCL injuries. The purpose of this review is to describe the non-operative approach to managing UCL injuries, including recommended rehabilitation strategies and predictors of successful non-operative treatment.
July 25, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707499/performance-of-wells-score-to-predict-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-endurance-athletes
#15
Amanda L Zaleski, Beth A Taylor, Linda S Pescatello, Paul D Thompson, Craig Denegar
INTRODUCTION: There are an increasing number of reports describing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) in otherwise healthy endurance athletes. The Wells score is the most commonly used clinical prediction rule to diagnose DVT/PE in clinical populations. However, the Wells score may have limited utility for recognition of DVT/PE in athletes, contributing to missed or delayed diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: We performed an analysis of the ability of the Wells score to identify DVT/PE events in athletes through a review of published case reports...
July 21, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679304/online-pre-race-education-improves-test-scores-for-volunteers-at-a-marathon
#16
Shane Maxwell, Colleen Renier, Robby Sikka, Luke Widstrom, William Paulson, Trent Christensen, David Olson, Benjamin Nelson
OBJECTIVES: This study examined whether an online course would lead to increased knowledge about the medical issues volunteers encounter during a marathon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Health care professionals who volunteered to provide medical coverage for an annual marathon were eligible for the study. Demographic information about medical volunteers including profession, specialty, education level and number of marathons they had volunteered for was collected. A 15-question test about the most commonly encountered medical issues was created by the authors and administered before and after the volunteers took the online educational course and compared to a pilot study the previous year...
July 11, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664755/non-locomotive-physical-activity-intervention-using-a-tri-axial-accelerometer-reduces-sedentary-time-in-type-2-diabetes
#17
Toshiaki Miyamoto, Kazuhito Fukuda, Yoshitake Oshima, Toshio Moritani
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to examine whether the use of a tri-axial accelerometer can reduce sedentary time and increase non-locomotive physical activity (N-LPA), and to investigate the effect of this intervention on parameters of glucose and fat metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with type 2 diabetes (Age: 61.8 ± 1.4 years, BMI: 24.8 ± 0.6, HbA1c: 6.6 ± 0.1 %) participated in this 12-week randomized controlled study, and 31 patients were included in the final analyses...
July 11, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636426/comparison-of-knowledge-perception-and-attitudes-of-concussion-in-previously-concussed-versus-non-concussed-youth-soccer-players
#18
Caitlyn N Myrdal, Shuang Huang, Holly N Beach, Anna L Waterbrook
OBJECTIVES: To examine if history of concussion is correlated with a difference in knowledge, attitude, and perception of concussive injuries in youth soccer players. METHODS: A convenience sample of youth soccer athletes aged 14 to 18 years completed a survey assessing prior history of concussive injury, knowledge of concussive injury, self-reporting attitudes, and perception of the injury. The survey consists of 16 knowledge questions (eleven on a scale of 1-2, and five on a scale of 1-4) and 12 attitude questions (seven on a scale of 1-4, and five on a scale of 1-5)...
June 30, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632483/cardiovascular-disease-risk-profile-of-ncaa-division-iii-intercollegiate-football-athletes-a-pilot-study
#19
Cynthia J Wright, Elizabeth L Abbey, Barbara A Brandon, Edward J Reisman, Christina M Kirkpatrick
OBJECTIVES: Concerns about the long-term cardiovascular health implications of American football participation have been investigated at the professional and Division I levels, but limited research is available at the less resourced Division III level. Therefore, the objective was to assess the cardiovascular disease risk profile of NCAA Division III intercollegiate football athletes. METHODS: Eighty-nine varsity football athletes (age = 19.6 ± 1.7 years, height = 1...
June 28, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719231/biologic-injections-for-osteoarthritis-and-articular-cartilage-damage-can-we-modify-disease
#20
Weilong J Shi, Fotios P Tjoumakaris, Mayan Lendner, Kevin B Freedman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present investigation is to conduct a systematic review of the literature to review the clinical results of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell treatments (MSC) (biologics) for articular cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS: A search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases was performed to identify studies involving biologic therapy for osteoarthritis or osteochondral defects. Only Level I-III clinical trials with at least 3-month follow-up were included...
September 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
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