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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092299/the-complex-phenotype-of-the-athletes-heart-implications-for-pre-participation-screening
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Benjamin Brown, Daniel J Green, Matthew Wilson, Jonathan Drezner, Keith George, David Oxborough
Pre-participation screening is vital to exclude inherited cardiac conditions which have the potential to cause sudden cardiac death in seemingly healthy athletes. Recent research has questioned traditional theories of load-induced, dichotomous cardiac adaptation. We therefore considered whether a "one-size-fits-all" approach to screening can account for inter-individual differences brought about by sporting discipline, training volume, ethnicity, body size, sex and age.
January 13, 2017: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088227/simplified-chinese-version-of-the-forgotten-joint-score-fjs-for-patients-who-underwent-joint-arthroplasty-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation
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Shiqi Cao, Ning Liu, Wuxiang Han, Yunpeng Zi, Fan Peng, Lexiang Li, Qiwei Fu, Yi Chen, Weijie Zheng, Qirong Qian
BACKGROUND: The Forgotten Joint Score (FJS) is a newly developed health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire designed to evaluate the awareness after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study cross-culturally adapted and psychometrically validated a simplified Chinese version of the FJS (SC-FJS). METHODS: Cross-cultural adaptation was performed according to the internationally recognized guidelines. One-hundred and fifty participants who underwent primary TKA were recruited in this study...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068210/how-players-exploit-variability-and-regularity-of-game-actions-in-female-volleyball-teams
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Ana Ramos, Patrícia Coutinho, Pedro Silva, Keith Davids, Isabel Mesquita
Variability analysis has been used to understand how competitive constraints shape different behaviours in team sports. In this study, we analysed and compared variability of tactical performance indices in players within complex I at two different competitive levels in volleyball. We also examined whether variability was influenced by set type and period. Eight matches from the 2012 Olympics competition and from the Portuguese national league in the 2014-2015 season were analysed (1496 rallies). Variability of setting conditions, attack zone, attack tempo and block opposition was assessed using Shannon entropy measures...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056046/the-adapted-italian-version-of-the-baller-identity-measurement-scale-to-evaluate-the-student-athletes-identity-in-relation-to-gender-age-type-of-sport-and-competition-level
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Corrado Lupo, Cristina Onesta Mosso, Flavia Guidotti, Giovanni Cugliari, Luisa Pizzigalli, Alberto Rainoldi
The purpose of this paper is twofold: to validate the properties of the Italian version of the Baller Identity Measurement Scale (i.e., BIMS-IT), a self-report questionnaire based on the athletic and academic identities; and to investigate differences in psychosocial factors such as gender, age, type of sport, and competition level. The dimensionality of the BIMS-IT was explored by means of the exploratory factor analysis, considering the scale's internal consistency too (Confirmatory Factor Analysis). Results related to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis supported a model of measurement composed of two correlated factors: the athletic and academic identities and affectivity related to identities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035584/from-lab-to-real-world-heat-acclimation-considerations-for-elite-athletes
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Julia R Casadio, Andrew E Kilding, James D Cotter, Paul B Laursen
As major sporting events are often held in hot environments, increased interest in ways of optimally heat acclimating athletes to maximise performance has emerged. Heat acclimation involves repeated exercise sessions in hot conditions that induce physiological and thermoregulatory adaptations that attenuate heat-induced performance impairments. Current evidence-based guidelines for heat acclimation are clear, but the application of these recommendations is not always aligned with the time commitments and training priorities of elite athletes...
December 29, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005191/central-nervous-system-adaptation-after-ligamentous-injury-a-summary-of-theories-evidence-and-clinical-interpretation
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Alan R Needle, Adam S Lepley, Dustin R Grooms
The array of dysfunction occurring after ligamentous injury is tied to long-term clinical impairments in functional performance, joint stability, and health-related quality of life. To appropriately treat individuals, and in an attempt to avoid sequelae such as post-traumatic osteoarthritis, investigators have sought to better establish the etiology of the persistent dysfunction present in patients who have sustained joint ligament injuries to the lower extremities. Recent evidence has suggested that changes within the brain and central nervous system may underlie these functional deficits, with support arising from direct neurophysiologic measures of somatosensory dysfunction, motor system excitability, and plasticity of neural networks...
December 22, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997309/monitoring-and-evaluation-of-sport-based-hiv-aids-awareness-programmes-strengthening-outcome-indicators
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Elma Nelisiwe Maleka
There are number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in South Africa that use sport as a tool to respond to Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), however, little is reported about the outcomes and impact of these programmes. The aim of this study is to contribute to a generic monitoring and evaluation framework by improving the options for the use of outcome indicators of sport-based HIV/AIDS awareness programmes of selected NGOs in South Africa. A qualitative method study was carried out with seven employees of five selected NGOs that integrate sport to deliver HIV/AIDS programmes in South Africa...
December 2017: SAHARA J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967274/a-new-method-to-individualize-monitoring-of-muscle-recovery-in-athletes
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Anne Hecksteden, Werner Pitsch, Ross Julian, Mark Pfeiffer, Michael Kellmann, Alexander Ferrauti, Tim Meyer
PURPOSE: Assessment of muscle recovery is essential for the daily fine-tuning of training load in competitive sports, but individual differences may limit the diagnostic accuracy of group-based reference ranges. We report an attempt to develop individualized reference ranges using a Bayesian approach comparable to that developed for the athlete biological passport. METHODS: Urea and creatine kinase (CK) were selected as indicators of muscle recovery. For each parameter, prior distributions and repeated measures standard deviations were characterized based on data of 883 squad athletes (1758 data points, 1-8 per athlete, years 2013-2015)...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967273/eccentric-overload-training-in-team-sports-functional-performance-constant-bilateral-vertical-vs-variable-unilateral-multidirectional-movements
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Oliver Gonzalo-Skok, Julio Tous-Fajardo, Carlos Valero-Campo, César Berzosa, Ana Vanessa Bataller, José Luis Arjol-Serrano, Gerard Moras, Alberto Mendez-Villanueva
PURPOSE: This study analyzed the effects of two different eccentric overload training (EOT) programs, using a rotational conical-pulley, on functional performance in team-sports players. A traditional movement paradigm (i.e., squat) including several sets of one bilateral and vertical movement was compared to a novel paradigm including a different exercise in each set of unilateral and multidirectional movements. METHODS: Forty-eight amateur/semiprofessional team-sport players were randomly assigned to an EOT program including either the same bilateral-vertical (CBV, n=24) movement (squat) or different unilateral-multidirectional (VUMD, n=24) movements...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964968/convergent-validity-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-s-physical-function-computerized-adaptive-test-for-the-knee-and-shoulder-injury-sports-medicine-patient-population
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Richard Judd Robins, Mike B Anderson, Yingying Zhang, Angela P Presson, Robert T Burks, Patrick E Greis
PURPOSE: To evaluate the convergent validity, precision, and completion times for the Physical Function Computerized Adaptive Test (PF-CAT) in a sports medicine patient population relative to standard measures of knee and shoulder function. METHODS: We reviewed all patient visits from April through September 2014 with either knee or shoulder complaints from a university-based sports medicine clinic, during which PF-CAT, Single Assessment Numerical Evaluation (SANE), Simple Shoulder Test (SST), and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) outcome scores for shoulder patients and PF-CAT, SANE, and International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) scores for knee patients were obtained, with an initial visit or one follow-up visit included in the study...
December 10, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956082/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-and-validity-of-the%C3%A2-turkish-version-of-the-olerud-molander-ankle-score-omas
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Egemen Turhan, Murat Demirel, Alişan Daylak, Gazi Huri, Mahmut Nedim Doral, Derya Çelik
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the Olerud-Molander Ankle Score (OMAS) into Turkish and to assess its reliability and validity. METHODS: The Turkish version of the OMAS (OMAS-Tr) was developed after the translation and back-translation, which included the stages recommended by Beaton. The OMAS-Tr was administered to one hundred patients (49 females, 51 males; average age: 42.3 ± 17.7; range 16-81 years) with malleolar fractures...
December 9, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941396/sports-and-driving-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Aileen M Ferrick, Kevin J Ferrick
Many patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) want to participate in sports and many need or wish to operate a personal motor vehicle. Healthcare providers need to advise patients regarding restrictions related to these activities in the context of the clinical indication for the ICD. Ethical considerations need to be considered when advising ICD patients of restrictions to reduce risk of injury to themselves and to others when participating in either sports or driving. Shared decision-making is necessary to have ICD patients understand and comply with recommended restrictions...
November 17, 2016: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931524/blood-pressure-and-lv-remodeling-among-american-style-football-players
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Jeffrey Lin, Francis Wang, Rory B Weiner, James R DeLuca, Meagan M Wasfy, Brant Berkstresser, Gregory D Lewis, Adolph M Hutter, Michael H Picard, Aaron L Baggish
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the relationships among American-style football (ASF) participation, acquired left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, and LV systolic function as assessed using contemporary echocardiographic parameters. BACKGROUND: Participation in ASF has been associated with development of hypertension and LV hypertrophy. To what degree these processes impact LV function is unknown. METHODS: This was a prospective, longitudinal cohort study evaluating National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I football athletes stratified by field position (linemen: n = 30; vs...
December 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925586/a-bayesian-additive-model-for-understanding-public-transport-usage-in-special-events
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Filipe Rodrigues, Stanislav Borysov, Bernardete Ribeiro, Francisco Pereira
Public special events, like sports games, concerts and festivals are well known to create disruptions in transportation systems, often catching the operators by surprise. Although these are usually planned well in advance, their impact is difficult to predict, even when organisers and transportation operators coordinate. The problem highly increases when several events happen concurrently. To solve these problems, costly processes, heavily reliant on manual search and personal experience, are usual practice in large cities like Singapore, London or Tokyo...
December 2, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922469/sports-and-driving-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#15
Aileen M Ferrick, Kevin J Ferrick
Many patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) want to participate in sports and many need or wish to operate a personal motor vehicle. Healthcare providers need to advise patients regarding restrictions related to these activities in the context of the clinical indication for the ICD. Ethical considerations need to be considered when advising ICD patients of restrictions to reduce risk of injury to themselves and to others when participating in either sports or driving. Shared decision-making is necessary to have ICD patients understand and comply with recommended restrictions...
January 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912040/patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-physical-function-item-bank-version-1-0-physical-function-assessment-for-athletic-patient-populations
#16
Leif P Madsen, Todd A Evans, Kelli R Snyder, Carrie L Docherty
CONTEXT: The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) item banks have been validated for general populations, but their application to high-functioning patient populations remains speculative. OBJECTIVE: To examine the measurement properties of the PROMIS physical function item bank, version 1.0, when applied to individuals representing high levels of physical ability. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and III collegiate athletic training rooms and intramural events...
September 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896294/a-qualitative-assessment-of-return-to-sport-after-hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement
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Vehniah K Tjong, Charles J Cogan, Brett D Riederman, Michael A Terry
BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is known to produce excellent outcomes, yet some patients do not return to their preinjury level of sport participation. Much literature on return to sport has revolved around anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and even shoulder instability, but none to date have used qualitative, semistructured patient interviews on patients with hip labral tears. PURPOSE: To understand the factors influencing the decision to return to sport after arthroscopic hip surgery for FAI...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895518/single-leg-squats-can-predict-leg-alignment-in-dancers-performing-ballet-movements-in-turnout
#18
Luke S Hopper, Nahoko Sato, Andries L Weidemann
The physical assessments used in dance injury surveillance programs are often adapted from the sports and exercise domain. Bespoke physical assessments may be required for dance, particularly when ballet movements involve "turning out" or external rotation of the legs beyond that typically used in sports. This study evaluated the ability of the traditional single-leg squat to predict the leg alignment of dancers performing ballet movements with turnout. Three-dimensional kinematic data of dancers performing the single-leg squat and five ballet movements were recorded and analyzed...
2016: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894829/plasticity-of-the-postural-function-to-sport-and-or-motor-experience
#19
REVIEW
Thierry Paillard
This review addresses the possible structural and functional adaptations of the postural function to motor experience. Evidence suggests that postural performance and strategy evolve after training in inactive subjects. In trained subjects, postural adaptations could also occur, since elite athletes exhibit better postural performance than, and different postural strategy to sub-elite athletes. The postural adaptations induced are specific to the context in which the physical activity is practiced. They appear to be so specific that there would be no or only a very slight effect of transfer to non-experienced motor tasks (apart from in subjects presenting low initial levels of postural performance, such as aged subjects)...
January 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890486/towards-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-understand-and-manage-obesity-and-related-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Stephan C Bischoff, Yves Boirie, Tommy Cederholm, Michael Chourdakis, Cristina Cuerda, Nathalie M Delzenne, Nicolaas E Deutz, Denis Fouque, Laurence Genton, Carmen Gil, Berthold Koletzko, Miguel Leon-Sanz, Raanan Shamir, Joelle Singer, Pierre Singer, Nanette Stroebele-Benschop, Anders Thorell, Arved Weimann, Rocco Barazzoni
Overnutrition and sedentary lifestyle result in overweight or obesity defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. According to the WHO, the worldwide prevalence of obesity nearly doubled between 1980 and 2008. In 2008, over 50% of both men and women in the WHO European Region were overweight, and approximately 23% of women and 20% of men were obese. Comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic approaches should include nutritional treatment to favor the best metabolic and nutritional outcome, as well as to induce potential disease-specific benefits from selected nutritional regimens...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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