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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318176/venous-thromboembolism-within-professional-american-sport-leagues
#1
Meghan Bishop, Matthew Astolfi, Eric Padegimas, Peter DeLuca, Sommer Hammoud
Background: Numerous reports have described players in professional American sports leagues who have been sidelined with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE), but little is known about the clinical implications of these events in professional athletes. Purpose: To conduct a retrospective review of injury reports from the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Football League (NFL) to take a closer look at the incidence of DVT/PE, current treatment approaches, and estimated time to return to play in professional athletes...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313156/frequency-of-self-reported-concussion-amongst-professional-and-semi-professional-footballers-in-ireland-during-the-2014-season-a-cross-sectional-study
#2
Nicola Coffey, Martin Lawless, Seamus Kelly, Conor Buggy
BACKGROUND: This paper examines the occupational risk of concussion amongst professional and semi-professional footballers in Ireland during the 2014 League of Ireland season. As part of a broader nationally representative study examining occupational safety and health (OSH) awareness amongst professional footballers, this empirical quantitative study, utilising a convenience sample is the first and largest investigation of the frequency of, and attitudes towards, concussion and concussion reporting amongst Irish senior professional and semi-professional footballers...
January 8, 2018: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304983/editorial-commentary-mri-findings-are-only-one-part-of-the-equation-in-national-football-league-athletes-shoulder-instability-in-contact-athletes
#3
EDITORIAL
Jeremy M Burnham, James P Bradley
Shoulder instability is a common problem in contact sports such as the National Football League. Although many elite level football athletes will have shoulder magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings consistent with labral tearing on MRI, these imaging findings are not always correlated with symptomatic instability or functional limitations. It is crucial in all patients, not just National Football League athletes, to treat the patient, and not the MRI.
January 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275983/the-association-of-vitamin-d-status-in-lower-extremity-muscle-strains-and-core-muscle-injuries-at-the-national-football-league-combine
#4
Brian J Rebolledo, Johnathan A Bernard, Brian C Werner, Andrea K Finlay, Benedict U Nwachukwu, David M Dare, Russell F Warren, Scott A Rodeo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between serum vitamin D level and the prevalence of lower extremity muscle strains and core muscle injuries in elite level athletes at the National Football League (NFL) combine. METHODS: During the 2015 NFL combine, all athletes with available serum vitamin D levels were included for study. Baseline data were collected, including age, race, body mass index, position, injury history specific to lower extremity muscle strain or core muscle injury, and Functional Movement Screen scores...
December 19, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260420/physical-characteristics-of-players-within-the-australian-football-league-participation-pathways-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jade A Z Haycraft, Stephanie Kovalchik, David B Pyne, Sam Robertson
BACKGROUND: Australian football (AF) players require endurance, strength, speed, and agility to be successful. Tests assessing physical characteristics are commonly used for talent identification; however, their ability to differentiate between players across the Australian Football League's (AFL) participation pathway remains unclear. The objective of this review was to quantify the physical characteristics of male AF players across the AFL participation pathway. METHODS: A search of databases was undertaken...
December 19, 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226165/game-schedules-and-rate-of-concussions-in-the-national-football-league
#6
Masaru Teramoto, Daniel M Cushman, Chad L Cross, Heather M Curtiss, Stuart E Willick
Background: Concussion prevention in the National Football League (NFL) is an important priority for player safety. The NFL now has modified game schedules, and one concern is that unconventional game schedules, such as a shortened rest period due to playing on a Thursday rather than during the weekend, may lead to an increased risk of injuries. Hypothesis: Unconventional game schedules in the NFL are associated with an increased rate of concussion. Study Design: Descriptive epidemiological study...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226164/short-term-outcomes-following-concussion-in-the-nfl-a-study-of-player-longevity-performance-and-financial-loss
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Sergio M Navarro, Olumide F Sokunbi, Heather S Haeberle, Mark S Schickendantz, Michael A Mont, Richard A Figler, Prem N Ramkumar
Background: A short-term protocol for evaluation of National Football League (NFL) athletes incurring concussion has yet to be fully defined and framed in the context of the short-term potential team and career longevity, financial risk, and performance. Purpose: To compare the short-term career outcomes for NFL players with concussions by analyzing the effect of concussions on (1) franchise release rate, (2) career length, (3) salary, and (4) performance. Study Design: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225016/posterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-of-the-knee-at-the-national-football-league-combine-an-imaging-and-epidemiology-study
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Catherine A Logan, Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, George Sanchez, Jorge Chahla, Nicholas I Kennedy, Mark E Cinque, Robert F LaPrade, James M Whalen, Bryan G Vopat, Mark D Price, Matthew T Provencher
PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology by player position, examination, imaging findings, and associated injuries of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries in players participating in the National Football League (NFL) Combine. METHODS: All PCL injuries identified at the NFL Combine (2009-2015) were reviewed. Data were obtained from the database organized by the NFL medical personnel for the compilation of the medical and physical performance examination results of NFL Draftees participating in the NFL Combine from 2009 to 2015...
December 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225015/symptomatic-focal-knee-chondral-injuries-in-national-football-league-combine-players-are-associated-with-poorer-performance-and-less-volume-of-play
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Matthew T Provencher, Jorge Chahla, Mark E Cinque, George Sanchez, Nicholas I Kennedy, Daniel B Haber, Ashley J Tisosky, Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, Mark D Price, James M Whalen, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade
PURPOSE: To (1) describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of knee chondral injuries identified at the National Football League (NFL) Combine and (2) assess in-game performance of prospective NFL players with previously untreated knee chondral injuries and compare it with matched controls. METHODS: All players with knee chondral injuries identified at the NFL Combine (2009-2015) were retrospectively reviewed. Players with prior knee surgery were excluded...
December 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219886/impact-of-clavicle-fractures-on-return-to-play-and-performance-ratings-in-nfl-athletes
#10
Darshan Vora, Matthew Baker, Rajeev Pandarinath
OBJECTIVE: Clavicle fractures in the National Football League (NFL) have gained significant attention because of their impact on high profile athletes; however, little has been published on the overall impact of these injuries. This study sought to determine the time to return to play and quantitative impact on athletic performance after clavicle fractures in NFL athletes. DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort Study; Level of evidence, 3. SETTING: Retrospective cohort study of NFL athletes based on published injury reports and player statistics...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201991/white-matter-signal-abnormalities-in-former-national-football-league-players
#11
Michael L Alosco, Inga K Koerte, Yorghos Tripodis, Megan Mariani, Alicia S Chua, Johnny Jarnagin, Yashar Rahimpour, Christian Puzo, Rose C Healy, Brett Martin, Christine E Chaisson, Robert C Cantu, Rhoda Au, Michael McClean, Ann C McKee, Alexander P Lin, Martha E Shenton, Ronald J Killiany, Robert A Stern
Introduction: Later-life brain alterations in former tackle football players are poorly understood, particularly regarding their relationship with repetitive head impacts (RHIs) and clinical function. We examined white matter signal abnormalities (WMSAs) and their association with RHIs and clinical function in former National Football League (NFL) players. Methods: Eighty-six clinically symptomatic former NFL players and 23 same-age reportedly asymptomatic controls without head trauma exposure underwent magnetic resonance imaging and neuropsychological testing...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152997/prevalence-of-jones-fracture-repair-and-impact-on-short-term-nfl-participation
#12
Leigh-Anne Tu, Derrick M Knapik, Joseph Sheehan, Michael J Salata, James E Voos
BACKGROUND: Elite American football athletes are at high risk for Jones fractures. Fixation is recommended to minimize nonunion and allow early return to play. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the prevalence of Jones fracture repair in athletes invited to the National Football League (NFL) Combine and the impact of fracture repair on short-term NFL participation compared to athletes with no history of repair. METHODS: A total of 1311 athletes participating in the Combine from 2012 to 2015 were evaluated...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146160/posterolateral-corner-injuries-of-the-knee-at-the-national-football-league-combine-an-imaging-and-outcomes-analysis
#13
Jorge Chahla, Nicholas I Kennedy, Mark E Cinque, George Sanchez, Catherine Logan, Bryan G Vopat, Brendin Beaulieu-Jones, Mark Price, Jim Whalen, Robert F LaPrade, Matthew T Provencher
PURPOSE: (1) To determine the epidemiology, examination findings, imaging findings, and associated injuries of posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries in players participating in the National Football League (NFL) Combine and (2) to evaluate the impact of PLC injuries on performance compared with matched controls. METHODS: All PLC injuries identified at the NFL Combine between 2009 and 2015 were reviewed. The inclusion criteria were any player who had clinical findings or a previous surgical procedure consistent with a PLC injury and who participated in medical and performance testing at the NFL Combine...
November 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122846/is-big-truly-bad-aortic-dilation-in-former-national-football-league-players
#14
EDITORIAL
Timothy W Churchill, Aaron L Baggish
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122845/ascending-aortic-dimensions-in-former-national-football-league-athletes
#15
James L Gentry, David Carruthers, Parag H Joshi, Christopher D Maroules, Colby R Ayers, James A de Lemos, Philip Aagaard, Rory Hachamovitch, Milind Y Desai, Eric E Roselli, Reginald E Dunn, Kezia Alexander, Andrew E Lincoln, Andrew M Tucker, Dermot M Phelan
BACKGROUND: Ascending aortic dimensions are slightly larger in young competitive athletes compared with sedentary controls, but rarely >40 mm. Whether this finding translates to aortic enlargement in older, former athletes is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: This cross-sectional study involved a sample of 206 former National Football League (NFL) athletes compared with 759 male subjects from the DHS-2 (Dallas Heart Study-2; mean age of 57.1 and 53.6 years, respectively, P<0...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117452/influence-of-population-size-density-and-proximity-to-talent-clubs-on-the-likelihood-of-becoming-elite-youth-athlete
#16
Niels N Rossing, Diana Stentoft, Alexander Flattum, Jean Côté, Dan S Karbing
Previous studies have found significant differences in the likelihood of becoming an elite athlete depending on community population sizes and densities, an effect known as the place of early development, or birthplace effect. However, the results have not been consistent between sports or European countries. Since both professional and voluntary clubs are vital to the talent development systems in Europe, the proximity of an athlete's place of early development to the location of talent clubs may be an important predictor of the likelihood of becoming an elite athlete...
November 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112467/meniscectomy-and-resultant-articular-cartilage-lesions-of-the-knee-among-prospective-national-football-league-players-an-imaging-and-performance-analysis
#17
Jorge Chahla, Mark E Cinque, Jonathan A Godin, George Sanchez, George F Lebus, James M Whalen, Mark D Price, Nicholas I Kennedy, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade, Matthew T Provencher
BACKGROUND: The effect of prior meniscectomy and the resulting reduction in meniscal tissue on a potential National Football League (NFL) player's articular cartilage status and performance remain poorly elucidated. Purpose/Hypothesis: (1) To determine the epidemiology, imaging characteristics, and associated articular cartilage pathology of the knee among players with a previous meniscectomy who were participating in the NFL Combine and (2) to evaluate the effect of these injuries on performance as compared with matched controls...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102567/clinical-and-radiologic-outcomes-after-scaphoid-fracture-injury-and-treatment-patterns-in-national-football-league-combine-athletes-between-2009-and-2014
#18
Gilbert Moatshe, Jonathan A Godin, Jorge Chahla, Mark E Cinque, Nicholas I Kennedy, George Sanchez, Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, Robert F LaPrade, Matthew T Provencher
PURPOSE: To report on the clinical and radiologic outcomes and complications after surgical treatment in National Football League (NFL) Combine athletes with a history of a scaphoid fracture. METHODS: The medical records of 2,285 athletes participating in the NFL Combine from 2009 to 2015 were evaluated for a history of scaphoid, hand, or wrist injury. Clinical outcomes, including grip strength, pinch test, range of motion, and presence of pain and stiffness, were recorded...
November 1, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077640/risk-and-causes-of-death-among-former-national-football-league-players-1986-2012
#19
Andrew E Lincoln, Robert A Vogel, Thomas W Allen, Reginald E Dunn, Kezia Alexander, Nathaniel D Kaufman, Andrew M Tucker
PURPOSE: Previous research identified decreased overall and cardiovascular mortality for National Football League (NFL) players from the 1959-1988 era. The present study explored the mortality risk among recent NFL players who played in an era of heavier linemen and nearly year-round physical conditioning. METHODS: This cohort study included 9778 former NFL players with at least one year in the NFL whose last season was between 1986 and 2012. Players' pension fund records were matched to the National Death Index (NDI) to determine vital status, date of death, and cause of death...
October 26, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016720/predicting-regulatory-compliance-in-beer-advertising-on-facebook
#20
Jonathan K Noel, Thomas F Babor
Aims: The prevalence of alcohol advertising has been growing on social media platforms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate alcohol advertising on Facebook for regulatory compliance and thematic content. Methods: A total of 50 Budweiser and Bud Light ads posted on Facebook within 1 month of the 2015 NFL Super Bowl were evaluated for compliance with a self-regulated alcohol advertising code and for thematic content. An exploratory sensitivity/specificity analysis was conducted to determine if thematic content could predict code violations...
August 30, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
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