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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935224/the-test-retest-reliability-of-three-computerized-neurocognitive-tests-used-in-the-assessment-of-sport-concussion
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Jacob E Resch, Mathew Schneider, C Munro Cullum
Computerized neurocognitive tests (CNTs) are widely used at all competitive levels of sport to assess sport concussion (SC). Whereas there are multiple CNTs available, little is known about how some of the most popular platforms compare. The purpose of this study was to investigate the test-retest reliability of the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM), Concussion Vital Signs (CVS) and the Immediate Postconcussion and Cognitive Testing battery (ImPACT) using clinically relevant time points in healthy college-age participants...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933713/adaptations-associated-with-an-after-school-strength-and-conditioning-program-in-middle-school-aged-boys-a-quasi-experimental-design
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Brennan J Thompson, Matt S Stock, Jacob A Mota, Alexander S Drusch, Ryan N DeFranco, Tyler R Cook, Matthew A Hamm
Thompson, BJ, Stock, MS, Mota, JA, Drusch, AS, DeFranco, RN, Cook, TR, and Hamm, MA. Adaptations associated with an after-school strength and conditioning program in middle-school aged boys: a quasi-experimental design. J Strength Cond Res 31(10): 2840-2851, 2017-High-intensity strength and conditioning programs aimed at improving youth performance are becoming increasingly prevalent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 16-week after-school strength and conditioning program on performance and body composition in middle-school-aged boys...
October 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933611/optimal-frequency-time-combination-of-whole-body-vibration-training-for-developing-physical-performance-of-people-with-sarcopenia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ning Wei, Marco Yc Pang, Shamay Sm Ng, Gabriel Yf Ng
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether frequency and exposure time to whole body vibration influenced its effects on physical performance in seniors with sarcopenia. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial Setting: A university sports training laboratory. SUBJECTS: Eighty community dwelling seniors with sarcopenia were recruited. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomly divided into 4 groups, namely, low-frequency (LG: 20Hz x 720s), medium-frequency (MG: 40Hz x 360s), high-frequency (HG: 60Hz x 240s) and control (CG: no extra training) for 12 weeks of whole body vibration training and 12 weeks of follow-up...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923518/motor-skill-experience-modulates-executive-control-for-task-switching
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Qiuhua Yu, Chetwyn C H Chan, Bolton Chau, Amy S N Fu
This study aimed to investigate the effect of types of motor skills, including open and closed skills on enhancing proactive and reactive controls for task switching. Thirty-six athletes in open (n=18) or closed (n=18) sports and a control group (n=18) completed the task-switching paradigm and the simple reaction task. The task-switching paradigm drew on the proactive and reactive control of executive functions, whereas the simple reaction task assessed the processing speed. Significant Validity×Group effect revealed that the participants with open skills had a lower switch cost of response time compared to the other two groups when the task cue was 100% valid; whereas the participants regardless of motor skills had a lower switch cost of response time compared to the control group when the task cue was 50% valid...
September 15, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922212/equity-of-physical-characteristics-between-adolescent-males-and-females-participating-in-single-or-mixed-gender-sport
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L M Krause, G A Naughton, A C Benson, S Tibbert
PURPOSE: Policies on single or mixed sex junior sports participation continue to be challenged publically and legally. Often challenges relate to perceptions of size and performance variability between adolescent males and females, yet the evidence base behind these challenges lacks recent review and rigor. METHODS: Physical performance was compared between males and females from two groups of younger (<13 years, n = 109, 67% females, 33% males) and older (>13 years, n = 108, 43% females, 57% males) adolescents...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905640/neurobiological-mechanisms-of-exercise-and-psychotherapy-in-depression-the-speed-study-rationale-design-and-methodological-issues
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Stephan Heinzel, Michael A Rapp, Thomas Fydrich, Andreas Ströhle, Christina Terán, Gunnar Kallies, Melanie Schwefel, Andreas Heissel
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Even though cognitive behavioral therapy has become a relatively effective treatment for major depressive disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy-related changes of dysfunctional neural activations were shown in recent studies, remission rates still remain at an insufficient level. Therefore, the implementation of effective augmentation strategies is needed. In recent meta-analyses, exercise therapy (especially endurance exercise) was reported to be an effective intervention in major depressive disorder...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902760/common-ice-hockey-injuries-and-treatment-a-current-concepts-review
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William Mosenthal, Michael Kim, Robert Holzshu, Bryan Hanypsiak, Aravind Athiviraham
Injuries are common in ice hockey, a contact sport where players skate at high speeds on a sheet of ice and shoot a vulcanized rubber puck in excess of one hundred miles per hour. This article reviews the diagnoses and treatment of concussions, injuries to the cervical spine, and lower and upper extremities as they pertain to hockey players. Soft tissue injury of the shoulder, acromioclavicular joint separation, glenohumeral joint dislocation, clavicle fractures, metacarpal fractures, and olecranon bursitis are discussed in the upper-extremity section of the article...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902107/reliability-of-the-maximal-resisted-sprint-load-test-and-relationships-with-performance-measures-and-anthropometric-profile-in-female-field-sport-athletes
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George Petrakos, Nicola C Tynan, Adam M Vallely-Farrell, Cillian Kiely, Abdelhak Boudhar, Brendan Egan
Resisted sled sprint (RSS) training is an effective modality for the improvement of linear sprint speed. Previous methods of RSS load prescription e.g. an absolute load or as a percentage of body mass (%BM), do not account for inter-individual differences in strength, power or speed characteristics, although the 'maximum resisted sled load' (MRSL) method of RSS load prescription may provide a solution. MRSL is defined as the final RSS load before an athlete can no longer accelerate between two phases (10-15 m and 15-20 m) of a 20 m linear sprint...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900565/comparison-of-a-head-mounted-impact-measurement-device-to-the-hybrid-iii-anthropomorphic-testing-device-in-a-controlled-laboratory-setting
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Eric Schussler, David Stark, John H Bolte, Yun Seok Kang, James A Onate
BACKGROUND: Reports estimate that 1.6 to 3.8 million cases of concussion occur in sports and recreation each year in the United States. Despite continued efforts to reduce the occurrence of concussion, the rate of diagnosis continues to increase. The mechanisms of concussion are thought to involve linear and rotational head accelerations and velocities. One method of quantifying the kinematics experienced during sport participation is to place measurement devices into the athlete's helmet or directly on the athlete's head...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895490/the-association-between-dual-task-gait-after-concussion-and-prolonged-symptom-duration
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David Robert Howell, Anna Brilliant, Brant Berkstresser, Francis Wang, Joana Fraser, William Meehan
Quantitative gait measurements can identify persistent post-concussion impairments. However, their prognostic utility after injury to identify the likelihood of prolonged concussion symptoms remains unknown. Our objective was to examine if dual-task gait performance measures are independently associated with persistent (> 28 days) concussion symptoms among a sample of athletes. Sixty individuals diagnosed with a sport-related concussion were assessed within 10 days of their injury. Each participant completed a post-concussion symptom scale, injury history questionnaire, and a single/dual-task gait examination...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894644/anthropometric-physical-function-and-general-health-markers-of-masters-athletes-a-cross-sectional-study
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Samantha Fien, Mike Climstein, Clodagh Quilter, Georgina Buckley, Timothy Henwood, Josie Grigg, Justin W L Keogh
Once the general decline in muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance falls below specific thresholds, the middle aged or older adult will be diagnosed as having sarcopenia (a loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength). Sarcopenia contributes to a range of adverse events in older age including disability, hospitalisation, institutionalisation and falls. One potentially relevant but understudied population for sarcopenia researchers would be Masters athletes. Masters sport is becoming more common as it allows athletes (typically 40 years and older) the opportunity to participate in individual and/or team sports against individuals of similar age...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894427/hypernetworks-reveal-compound-variables-that-capture-cooperative-and-competitive-interactions-in-a-soccer-match
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João Ramos, Rui J Lopes, Pedro Marques, Duarte Araújo
The combination of sports sciences theorization and social networks analysis (SNA) has offered useful new insights for addressing team behavior. However, SNA typically represents the dynamics of team behavior during a match in dyadic interactions and in a single cumulative snapshot. This study aims to overcome these limitations by using hypernetworks to describe illustrative cases of team behavior dynamics at various other levels of analyses. Hypernetworks simultaneously access cooperative and competitive interactions between teammates and opponents across space and time during a match...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886868/sharper-angle-higher-risk-the-effect-of-cutting-angle-on-knee-mechanics-in-invasion-sport-athletes
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Mervin J Schreurs, Anne Benjaminse, Koen A P M Lemmink
INTRODUCTION: Cutting is an important skill in team-sports, but unfortunately is also related to non-contact ACL injuries. The purpose was to examine knee kinetics and kinematics at different cutting angles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 13 males and 16 females performed cuts at different angles (45°, 90°, 135° and 180°) at maximum speed. 3D kinematics and kinetics were collected. To determine differences across cutting angles (45°, 90°, 135° and 180°) and sex (female, male), a 4×2 repeated measures ANOVA was conducted followed by post hoc comparisons (Bonferroni) with alpha level set at α≤0...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881110/endoscopic-spine-surgery
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Gun Choi, Chetan S Pophale, Bhupesh Patel, Priyank Uniyal
Surgical treatment of the degenerative disc disease has evolved from traditional open spine surgery to minimally invasive spine surgery including endoscopic spine surgery. Constant improvement in the imaging modality especially with introduction of the magnetic resonance imaging, it is possible to identify culprit degenerated disc segment and again with the discography it is possible to diagnose the pain generator and pathological degenerated disc very precisely and its treatment with minimally invasive approach...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878461/comparison-of-physical-activities-of-female-football-players-in-junior-high-school-and-high-school
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Yuri Inoue, Yoshitaka Otani, Seiichi Takemasa
[Purpose] This study aimed to compare physical activities between junior high school and high school female football players in order to explain the factors that predispose to a higher incidence of sports injuries in high school female football players. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-nine female football players participated. Finger floor distance, the center of pressure during single limb stance with eyes open and closed, the 40-m linear sprint time, hip abduction and extension muscle strength and isokinetic knee flexion and extension peak torque were measured...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872365/recovery-progression-and-symptom-resolution-in-sport-related-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ensie Abbassi, Bess Sirmon-Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the recovery progression of a group of athletes who participated in a concussion management program based on (1) group analysis and (2) individual analysis. SETTING: Concussion management clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty athletes (22 males, 8 females; baseline age = 16.23 ± 2.40 years) who had undergone four assessments: one baseline and three post-injury assessments at 3, 8, 15 days post-injury. DESIGN: Retrospective clinical...
September 5, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858057/effects-of-six-weeks-sprint-strength-and-agility-training-on-body-composition-cardiovascular-and-physiological-parameters-of-male-field-hockey-players
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Hanjabam Barun Sharma, Jyotsna Kailashiya
Optimal physiological and cardiovascular characteristics are essential for optimal physical performance. Different types of training regimes affect these characteristics and lead to trainee's adaptation and changes in relevant parameters. In present interventional study we have evaluated effects of six weeks sprint-strength & agility training on such parameters. Twenty four young Indian national hockey players volunteered for this study. BW(weight), BMI, BF (%body fat), LBM (lean body mass), rHR (resting heart rate), rBP (blood pressure), rDP (double-product), P/power (using Running-based Anaerobic Sprint Test), VJ (vertical jump), SP (seated shot-put test), BS (ball-hitting speed), Tm (505-agility test) & VO2max were measured, and changes (d) after specified training regime were studied...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838286/self-reported-history-of-seizure-and-baseline-neurocognitive-test-performance-in-student-athletes-an-initial-investigation
#18
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/28827268/shoe-cushioning-body-mass-and-running-biomechanics-as-risk-factors-for-running-injury-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Laurent Malisoux, Nicolas Delattre, Axel Urhausen, Daniel Theisen
INTRODUCTION: Repetitive loading of the musculoskeletal system is suggested to be involved in the underlying mechanism of the majority of running-related injuries (RRIs). Accordingly, heavier runners are assumed to be at a higher risk of RRI. The cushioning system of modern running shoes is expected to protect runners again high impact forces, and therefore, RRI. However, the role of shoe cushioning in injury prevention remains unclear. The main aim of this study is to investigate the influence of shoe cushioning and body mass on RRI risk, while exploring simultaneously the association between running technique and RRI risk...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825878/injuries-in-australian-rules-football-an-overview-of-injury-rates-patterns-and-mechanisms-across-all-levels-of-play
#20
Richard Saw, Caroline F Finch, David Samra, Peter Baquie, Tanusha Cardoso, Danielle Hope, John W Orchard
CONTEXT: The nature of Australian rules football (Australian football) predisposes both unique and common injuries compared with those sustained in other football codes. The game involves a combination of tackling, kicking, high-speed running (more than other football codes), and jumping. Two decades of injury surveillance has identified common injuries at the professional level (Australian Football League [AFL]). OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of injuries in Australian rules football, including injury rates, patterns, and mechanisms across all levels of play...
August 1, 2017: Sports Health
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