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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678777/a-10-year-review-of-sudden-death-during-sporting-activities
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Mark Dennis, Alexander Elder, Christopher Semsarian, John Orchard, Isabel Brouwer, Rajesh Puranik
BACKGROUND: Sudden death during sport is a rare but devastating event. Previous research has mostly focused on sudden deaths in young competitive athletes. OBJECTIVE: To characterise the demographics and aetiology of sudden cardiac death (SCD) during sport in Australia. METHODS: All autopsies conducted at our forensic medicine facility between the years 2006-2015 (inclusive) were reviewed. Sporting related deaths amongst those 7-65 years of age were identified...
April 17, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672692/physical-activity-and-cause-specific-mortality-the-rotterdam-study
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Chantal M Koolhaas, Klodian Dhana, Josje D Schoufour, Lies Lahousse, Frank J A van Rooij, M Arfan Ikram, Guy Brusselle, Henning Tiemeier, Oscar H Franco
Background: Physical activity (PA) is associated with lower risk for all-cause mortality. However, in elderly people, it remains unknown which types of PA are associated with mortality and whether the association between PA and mortality differs by cause of death. Methods: We assessed the association of total PA, walking, cycling, domestic work, sports and gardening with all-cause mortality, and the association of total PA with cause-specific mortality, using Cox proportional hazard models among 7225 older adults (mean age: 70 years) from the prospective population-based Rotterdam Study...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659145/ocular-trauma-in-the-finnish-elderly-helsinki-ocular-trauma-study
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Ahmad Sahraravand, Anna-Kaisa Haavisto, Juha M Holopainen, Tiina Leivo
PURPOSE: To describe epidemiology, causes, treatments and outcomes of all ocular injuries in southern Finland among people aged 61 and older. METHODS: All new ocular trauma patients, admitted to the Helsinki University Eye Hospital, during 1 year in 2011-2012. The data were from hospital records and prospectively from patient questionnaires. The follow-up time was 3 months. RESULTS: The incidence for ocular injuries among the elderly was 38/100 000/year...
April 16, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627107/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-during-the-japanese-professional-baseball-championship-series
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Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara
Because the Japan Professional Baseball Championship Series (Japan Series) is a stressful sports event, it is possible that watching Japan Series matches may increase the risk of cardiovascular events. Therefore, we investigated the potential association between the Japan Series and the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) events. National registry data for all cases of OHCA between 2005 and 2014 from 47 prefectures of Japan were obtained. We used a time-stratified case-crossover design with a conditional Poisson regression model to compare OHCA events during the Japan Series with those events that occurred during the periods except for dates of the Japan Series...
March 14, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618244/study-on-buffer-characteristics-of-air-cushion-used-as-hip-protector
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Yilin Song, Tong Zhang, Zhongxian Wang
INTRODUCTION: In order to develop a good hip protector to prevent in the elderly hip fracture as a result of a fall, we studied the buffer characteristics of sponges and air cushions. METHODS: The buffer rate of material was defined, and the absorption ability of the material to instantaneous impact was evaluated. An experimental device was developed and used to measure the buffer rates of sponges and leak-allowed air cushions with orifice(s). RESULTS: According to the experimental results, the buffer rate largely depended on the hardness of the sponge materials, and on the total area of the orifice(s) for the leak-allowed air cushions...
January 2018: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589779/telomere-length-is-independently-associated-with-age-oxidative-biomarkers-and-sport-training-in-skeletal-muscle-of-healthy-adult-males
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Fiorenza Magi, Ivan Dimauro, Fabrizio Margheritini, Guglielmo Duranti, Neri Mercatelli, Cristina Fantini, Francesca Romana Ripani, Stefania Sabatini, Daniela Caporossi
In skeletal muscle, which mainly contains postmitotic myonuclei, it has been suggested that telomere length remains roughly constant throughout adult life, or shortens in response to physiopathological conditions in muscle diseases or in the elderly. However, telomere length results from both the replicative history of a specific tissue and the exposure to environmental, DNA damage-related factors, therefore the predictive biological significance of telomere measures should combine the analysis of the various interactive factors...
March 28, 2018: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550696/does-kinesiology-tape-counter-exercise-related-impairments-of-balance-in-the-elderly
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Simona Hosp, Robert Csapo, Dieter Heinrich, Michael Hasler, Werner Nachbauer
BACKGROUND: Maintaining balance is an essential requirement for the performance of daily tasks and sporting activities, particularly in older adults to prevent falls and associated injuries. Kinesiology tape has gained great popularity in sports and is frequently used as a tool for performance enhancement. However, there is little research investigating its influence on balance. RESEARCH QUESTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of Kinesiology tape on dynamic balance, postural stability and knee proprioception after physical activity in healthy, older adults...
March 10, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470824/turning-up-the-heat-an-evaluation-of-the-evidence-for-heating-to-promote-exercise-recovery-muscle-rehabilitation-and-adaptation
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Hamish McGorm, Llion A Roberts, Jeff S Coombes, Jonathan M Peake
Historically, heat has been used in various clinical and sports rehabilitation settings to treat soft tissue injuries. More recently, interest has emerged in using heat to pre-condition muscle against injury. The aim of this narrative review was to collate information on different types of heat therapy, explain the physiological rationale for heat therapy, and to summarise and evaluate the effects of heat therapy before, during and after muscle injury, immobilisation and strength training. Studies on skeletal muscle cells demonstrate that heat attenuates cellular damage and protein degradation (following in vitro challenges/insults to the cells)...
February 22, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444576/-fractures-of-the-fifth-metatarsal-base
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K Bušková, D Kuběnová, M Tuček
Fractures of the fifth metatarsal base are among the most common fractures of the foot. They are typically caused by indirect violence during sports activities. This region is also a site where stress fractures occur frequently. Diagnosis is based on the patients medical history, clinical examination and imaging methods. The fundamental imaging method is radiography of the foot in three views. MRI is used primarily for early diagnosis of stress fractures. CT examination is beneficial mainly in complex foot injuries, in order to rule out associated fractures...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385773/association-between-social-activities-and-cognitive-function-among-the-elderly-in-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Chang Fu, Zhen Li, Zongfu Mao
Participation in social activities is one of important factors for older adults' health. The present study aims to examine the cross-sectional association between social activities and cognitive function among Chinese elderly. A total of 8966 individuals aged 60 and older from the 2015 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study were obtained for this study. Telephone interviews of cognitive status, episodic memory, and visuospatial abilities were assessed by questionnaire. We used the sum of all three of the above measures to represent the respondent's cognitive status as a whole...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380852/physical-activity-types-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-middle-aged-and-elderly-adults-the-rotterdam-study
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C M Koolhaas, K Dhana, F J A van Rooij, J D Schoufour, A Hofman, O H Franco
OBJECTIVES: Physical activity (PA) is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQL). The specific PA types that provide beneficial effects in an older population remain unclear. We assessed the association of total PA, walking, cycling, domestic work, sports and gardening with HRQL in middle-aged and elderly adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Rotterdam, the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: 5,554 participants, with a mean age of 69 years...
2018: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372027/lumbar-burner-and-stinger-syndrome-in-an-elderly-athlete
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Veronika Wegener, Axel Stäbler, Volkmar Jansson, Christof Birkenmaier, Bernd Wegener
Burner or stinger syndrome is a rare sports injury caused by direct or indirect trauma during high-speed or contact sports mainly in young athletes. It affects peripheral nerves, plexus trunks or spinal nerve roots, causing paralysis, paresthesia and pain. We report the case of a 57-year-old male athlete suffering from burner syndrome related to a lumbar nerve root. He presented with prolonged pain and partial paralysis of the right leg after a skewed landing during the long jump. He was initially misdiagnosed since the first magnet resonance imaging was normal whereas electromyography showed denervation...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370669/the-role-of-habitual-physical-activity-on-arterial-stiffness-in-elderly-individuals-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wonil Park, Hun-Young Park, Kiwon Lim, Jonghoon Park
PURPOSE: Physical inactivity behavior at middle age or older is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of levels of habitual physical activity on arterial stiffness in elderly population remain unclear currently. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to demonstrate whether the effects of habitual physical activity could attenuate arterial stiffness in elderly individuals via a meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched the Medline and Embase databases from January 1997 through November 2017, using the medical subject headings "older population", "physical activity" (e...
December 31, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331872/effect-of-physical-activity-on-cognitive-flexibility-depression-and-rbd-in-healthy-elderly
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Stefanie Lerche, Alexandra Gutfreund, Kathrin Brockmann, Markus A Hobert, Isabel Wurster, Ulrike Sünkel, Gerhard W Eschweiler, Florian G Metzger, Walter Maetzler, Daniela Berg
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease increases with the raising number of elderly, which will be a challenging situation for the healthcare systems and society in the future. There is evidence that there are modifiable risk-factors e.g. physical activity for these diseases. Here, we study the interaction between sports inactivity with prodromal markers for neurodegeneration. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We investigated 667 neurologically healthy individuals cross-sectional and a subgroup longitudinal over six years...
February 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324408/assessing-dynamic-balance-performance-during-exergaming-based-on-speed-and-curvature-of-body-movements
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Venustiano Soancatl Aguilar, Jasper J van de Gronde, Claudine J C Lamoth, Natasha M Maurits, Jos B T M Roerdink
Improving balance performance among the elderly is of utmost importance because of the increasing number of injuries and fatalities caused by fall incidences. Digital games controlled by body movements (exergames) have been proposed as a way to improve balance among older people. However, the assessment of balance performance in real-time during exergaming remains a challenging task. This assessment could be used to provide instantaneous feedback and automatically adjust the exergame difficulty. Such features could potentially increase the motivation of the player, thus augmenting the effectiveness of exergames...
January 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233697/retrospective-analysis-of-471-surgically-treated-zygomaticomaxillary-complex-fractures
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Michael Blumer, Sabina Kumalic, Thomas Gander, Martin Lanzer, Claudio Rostetter, Martin Rücker, Heinz-Theo Lübbers
PURPOSE: Zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fractures are frequent in facial trauma; only fractures of the mandible are more common. Although the frequency of these fractures is geographically consistent, the aetiology differs widely among countries and even regions. Differences in socio-economic status and the ageing population seem to be two causes. This retrospective epidemiological study evaluates patients who were surgically treated for ZMC fractures at a Swiss university clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 471 patients who were surgically treated for ZMC fractures in an oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic at a Swiss university hospital between January 2004 and December 2012...
February 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157726/adaptive-and-technology-independent-architecture-for-fault-tolerant-distributed-aal-solutions
#17
Michael Schmidt, Roman Obermaisser
Today's architectures for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) must cope with a variety of challenges like flawless sensor integration and time synchronization (e.g. for sensor data fusion) while abstracting from the underlying technologies at the same time. Furthermore, an architecture for AAL must be capable to manage distributed application scenarios in order to support elderly people in all situations of their everyday life. This encompasses not just life at home but in particular the mobility of elderly people (e...
November 6, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157151/health-benefits-of-hard-martial-arts-in-adults-a-systematic-review
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Sandra Origua Rios, Jennifer Marks, Isaac Estevan, Lisa M Barnett
Participation in organized sports is promoted as a means of increasing physical activity levels and reducing chronic disease risk in adults. Hard martial arts practice (i.e. using body contact techniques), has gained in popularity over time. This review explores the evidence for health benefits of "hard" martial arts practice within the adult population. A systematic electronic database search was conducted, and quality assessments applied the Effective Public Health Practice Project tool. Twenty-eight studies met the inclusion criteria, examining balance, cognitive function, muscular skeletal status, psychological, cardiovascular fitness, and metabolic effects...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114942/a-detailed-analysis-of-not-relevant-responses-on-the-dlqi-in-psoriasis-potential-biases-in-treatment-decisions
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F Rencz, A K Poór, M Péntek, P Holló, S Kárpáti, L Gulácsi, A Szegedi, É Remenyik, B Hidvégi, K Herszényi, H Jókai, Z Beretzky, V Brodszky
BACKGROUND: Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) is the most common health-related quality of life measure in dermatology that is widely used in treatment guidelines for psoriasis. Eight of the 10 questions of the DLQI offer a 'not relevant' response (NRR) option that is scored as the item had no impact on patients' life at all. OBJECTIVE: To explore the occurrence of NRRs on the DLQI in psoriasis patients and to examine the effect of several socio-demographic and clinical factors on giving NRRs...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082055/quadriceps-tendon-rupture-in-an-adolescent-athlete
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William A Zuke, Beatrice Go, Alexander E Weber, Brian Forsythe
Quadriceps tendon rupture is an uncommon injury that usually occurs in middle-aged and elderly men with a history of chronic illnesses. We report the case of a 17-year-old healthy adolescent male baseball player who sustained this injury as a result of sudden deceleration in his left knee. He initially reported to the emergency department and then presented to our practice, where he was diagnosed with a quadriceps tendon tear. Preoperatively, he was unable to perform a single straight-leg raise. During surgical repair, the free edge of the quadriceps tendon was mobilized and anchored into the superior pole of the patella, followed by sutures to ensure reinforcement of the quadriceps footprint...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
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