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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817413/actn3-r577x-polymorphism-is-associated-with-the-incidence-and-severity-of-injuries-in-professional-football-players
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Massidda Myosotis, Voisin Sarah, Culigioni Claudia, Piras Francesco, Cugia Paolo, Yan Xu, Eynon Nir, Carla M Calò
OBJECTIVE: The ACTN3 R577X gene variant results in the absence of the α-actinin-3 protein in ∼18% of humans worldwide and has been associated with athletic performance and increased susceptibility to eccentric muscle damage. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between ACTN3 R577X variant and indirect muscle disorders/injuries in professional football players. DESIGN: A case-control, genotype-phenotype association study. INTERVENTION: Two hundred fifty-seven male professional Italian football players (from Serie A, Primavera, Allievi, and Giovanissimi; age = 21...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804753/concussion-incidence-and-recurrence-in-professional-australian-football-match-play-a-14-year-analysis
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Nathan Gibbs, Mark Watsford
BACKGROUND: Concussion incidence rates in professional Australian football may be underreported due to the injury classification definition. A myriad of factors contribute to concussion risk; however, there is limited long-term surveillance in Australian football. This study analysed concussion in one Australian football team over an extended period. METHOD: Match-play concussion injuries in one team (n = 116 participants) were diagnosed and treated by the team physician over 14 years...
2017: Journal of Sports Medicine (Hindawi Publishing Corporation)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795586/fixture-congestion-modulates-post-match-recovery-kinetics-in-professional-soccer-players
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Tommy R Lundberg, Kristoffer Weckström
This study examined the influence of fixture congestion on physical performance and biochemical variables in professional male footballers. After 3 competitive matches within a week (3M cycle), 16 players underwent blood sampling and field testing 72 h after the last match. The same tests were performed after a regular 1 match-week cycle (1M cycle). The 1M vs. 3M change scores were compared between Congested (high match exposure) and non-selected Control players. The change score in muscle soreness was greater (effect size 1...
August 10, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770309/mri-detection-of-soleus-muscle-injuries-in-professional-football-players
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G Pezzotta, G Querques, A Pecorelli, R Nani, S Sironi
OBJECTIVES: To describe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of soleus muscle injuries in symptomatic professional football players stratified according to both the Munich consensus statement and the British Athletics Muscle Injury Classification (BAMIC), and to investigate the association between specific MRI features and the "return to play" (RTP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Professional football players with an episode of acute posterior calf pain and impaired function, subsequent to sports activity, underwent ultrasound followed by MRI examination reviewed by two different radiologists with more than 10 years of experience in the musculoskeletal system...
August 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766262/response-requirements-affect-offside-judgments-in-football-soccer
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Frowin Fasold, Peter Wühr, Daniel Memmert
Judging offside in football represents a typical go-nogo task (offside-raising the flag, no offside-no response). Nevertheless, several studies involved two-choice tasks (e.g. offside-press key A, no offside-press key B) to investigate potential sources of errors in offside situations. While go-nogo and choice-response tasks are commonly used in experimental psychology, response preferences may differ between the two tasks. Therefore, we investigated the impact of response requirements on offside judgments in a sample of male participants without experience in professional refereeing...
August 1, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761702/static-stretching-does-not-enhance-recovery-in-elite-youth-soccer-players
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Sam Pooley, Owen Spendiff, Matt Allen, Hannah J Moir
BACKGROUND: Static stretching (SS) is a recovery intervention used for the reduction of muscle soreness postexercise. The effects of SS on elite young footballers have received little attention, and therefore the aim of this study was to assess the effects of SS on muscle recovery following competitive soccer matches in elite young footballers. METHODS: Ten male participants (16±1 years) were recruited from an English Premier League professional soccer academy...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759316/conservative-management-for-stable-high-ankle-injuries-in-professional-football-players
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Derrick M Knapik, Anthony Trem, Joseph Sheehan, Michael J Salata, James E Voos
CONTEXT: High ankle "syndesmosis" injuries are common in American football players relative to the general population. At the professional level, syndesmotic sprains represent a challenging and unique injury lacking a standardized rehabilitation protocol during conservative management. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: PubMed, Biosis Preview, SPORTDiscus, PEDro, and EMBASE databases were searched using the terms syndesmotic injuries, American football, conservative management, and rehabilitation...
July 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756392/a-comprehensive-strength-testing-protocol-offers-no-clinical-value-in-predicting-risk-of-hamstring-injury-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-413-professional-football-players
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Nicol van Dyk, Roald Bahr, Angus F Burnett, Rod Whiteley, Arnhild Bakken, Andrea Mosler, Abdulaziz Farooq, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: Hamstring injuries remain prevalent across a number of professional sports. In football, the incidence has even increased by 4% per year at the Champions League level over the last decade. The role of muscle strength or strength ratios and their association with risk of hamstring injury remain restricted by small sample sizes and inconclusive results. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify risk factors for hamstring injury in professional football players in an adequately powered, prospective cohort study...
July 29, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754606/prolonged-running-increases-knee-moments-in-sidestepping-and-cutting-manoeuvres-in-sport
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Robert J Savage, Brendan S Lay, Jodie A Wills, David G Lloyd, Tim L A Doyle
OBJECTIVES: To investigate how knee kinematics, kinetics and loading changes during sidestepping tasks following a prolonged running protocol performed in a laboratory setting. DESIGN: All participants performed sidestepping, and crossover cutting tasks in a randomised order before and after a 60min running protocol on a non-motorised treadmill that simulated an AF game. METHODS: Eight healthy male participants who partook in semi-professional and amateur Australian Football undertook a series of straight line runs, sidestepping (SS), and crossover cutting (XO) tasks before and after a simulated game of Australian football...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750673/the-intervention-process-in-the-european-fans-in-training-eurofit-trial-a-mixed-method-protocol-for-evaluation
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I van de Glind, C Bunn, C M Gray, K Hunt, E Andersen, J Jelsma, H Morgan, H Pereira, G Roberts, J Rooksby, Ø Røynesdal, M Silva, M Sorensen, S Treweek, T van Achterberg, H van der Ploeg, F van Nassau, M Nijhuis-van der Sanden, S Wyke
BACKGROUND: EuroFIT is a gender-sensitised, health and lifestyle program targeting physical activity, sedentary time and dietary behaviours in men. The delivery of the program in football clubs, led by the clubs' community coaches, is designed to both attract and engage men in lifestyle change through an interest in football or loyalty to the club they support. The EuroFIT program will be evaluated in a multicentre pragmatic randomised controlled trial (RCT), for which ~1000 overweight men, aged 30-65 years, will be recruited in 15 top professional football clubs in the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and the UK...
July 27, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748372/training-and-acute-exercise-modulates-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-football-players-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Carla Busquets-Cortés, Xavier Capó, Miquel Martorell, Josep A Tur, Antoni Sureda, Antoni Pons
PURPOSE: Regular physical activity induces oxidative stress but also causes adaptations in antioxidant defences including the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) pathway, which activates target genes related to antioxidant defences such as uncoupling proteins (UCPs), and mitochondrial biogenesis mediated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1α). The aim of the study was to determine the effect of long-term training and acute exercise on oxidant/antioxidant status and the expression of mitochondrial biogenesis genes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742910/clinicopathological-evaluation-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-players-of-american-football
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Jesse Mez, Daniel H Daneshvar, Patrick T Kiernan, Bobak Abdolmohammadi, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Michael L Alosco, Todd M Solomon, Christopher J Nowinski, Lisa McHale, Kerry A Cormier, Caroline A Kubilus, Brett M Martin, Lauren Murphy, Christine M Baugh, Phillip H Montenigro, Christine E Chaisson, Yorghos Tripodis, Neil W Kowall, Jennifer Weuve, Michael D McClean, Robert C Cantu, Lee E Goldstein, Douglas I Katz, Robert A Stern, Thor D Stein, Ann C McKee
Importance: Players of American football may be at increased risk of long-term neurological conditions, particularly chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Objective: To determine the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with CTE. Design, Setting, and Participants: Case series of 202 football players whose brains were donated for research. Neuropathological evaluations and retrospective telephone clinical assessments (including head trauma history) with informants were performed blinded...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739612/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-bppv-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-an-elite-professional-football-soccer-player
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Lisa Burrows, Rob Price
A 33-year-old male professional football player suffered from acute-onset dizziness following a lower limb soft tissue treatment in prone lying. Symptoms included spinning vertigo lasting for 30's, headache, visual vertigo and disorientation. Clinical examination of balance and vestibular systems confirmed a left posterior canalithiasis benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and excluded other central and peripheral causes of dizziness. Two cycles of a left Epley manoeuvre were performed. An Epley manoeuvre abolished the BPPV and negated the need for medication...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737610/influence-of-match-location-quality-of-opponents-and-match-status-on-movement-patterns-in-brazilian-professional-football-players
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Rodrigo Aquino, Guilherme H Munhoz Martins, Luiz H Palucci Vieira, Rafael P Menezes
Aquino, R, Munhoz Martins, GH, Palucci Vieira, LH, and Menezes, RP. Influence of match location, quality of opponents and match status on movement patterns in brazilian professional football players. J Strength Cond Res 31(8): 2155-2161, 2017-The aim of this study was to examine the independent and interactive effects of match location, quality of opponents, and match status on the movement patterns in a professional Brazilian football team. Sixteen matches of the fourth division Brazilian Championship of 2015 were analyzed during the competitive stages (classifier, 8 matches; octave-finals, 2 matches; quarterfinals, 2 matches; semifinals, 2 matches; and finals, 2 matches)...
August 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727505/opportunities-and-benefits-for-powerchair-users-through-power-soccer
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Michael S Jeffress, William J Brown
Power soccer (or powerchair football), the first competitive team sport for users of motorized wheelchairs, is receiving increased attention among people with disabilities, healthcare professionals, and academics. The present study provides a qualitative analysis of the experiences of 34 American power soccer athletes. Participant observation and in-depth interviews with 11 female and 23 male athletes were conducted between 2007 and 2013. Results indicate that involvement in power soccer provides participants with an increased sense of empowerment, acquisition of social capital, and psychosocial benefits, including a deep satisfaction of the desire to participate in competitive sports and an opportunity to be independent...
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724273/effects-of-inhaled-salbutamol-on-sport-specific-fitness-of-non-asthmatic-football-players
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Farzin Halabchi, Mahdi Abarashi, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Tohid Seifbarghi
In this article, we investigated the effectiveness of inhaled salbutamol withtherapeutic dose on the sport-specific performance of non-asthmatic young football players. In a double-blinded, randomised placebo controlled trial with 2-treatment, 2-period crossover design, twenty participants who were non-asthmatic junior professional football players were randomly allocated to two groups. Fifteen minutes before sport-specific fitness testing, each group randomly received 2 inhalations (200 micrograms) of salbutamol or placebo, respectively...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719454/the-difference-in-clinical-outcomes-after-anterior-cervical-fusion-disk-replacement-and-foraminotomy-in-professional-athletes
#17
Harry T Mai, Danielle S Chun, Andrew D Schneider, Andrew C Hecht, Joseph C Maroon, Wellington K Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECT: To compare postoperative outcomes of professional athletes treated for cervical disk herniation after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior foraminotomy (PF), or total disk replacement (TDR). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF, PF, and TDR have all led to excellent outcomes in the general population but the unique demands in the professional athlete necessitate specific study...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714739/relationships-between-model-predicted-and-actual-match-performance-in-professional-australian-footballers-during-an-in-season-training-macrocycle
#18
Stuart R Graham, Stuart Cormack, Gaynor Parfitt, Roger Eston
PURPOSE: To assess and compare the validity of internal and external Australian Football (AF) training load measures for predicting match exercise intensity (MEI.min(-1)) and player rank score (PR(Score)) using a variable dose-response model. METHODS: 25 professional AF players (23 ± 3 y, 188.3 ± 7.2 cm and 87.7 ± 8.4 kg) completed a 24-week in-season macrocycle. In-season internal training and match load was quantified using session-RPE (sRPE) and external load from satellite and accelerometer data...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708868/dynamics-of-tactical-behaviour-in-association-football-when-manipulating-players-space-of-interaction
#19
Angel Ric, Carlota Torrents, Bruno Gonçalves, Lorena Torres-Ronda, Jaime Sampaio, Robert Hristovski
The analysis of positional data in association football allows the spatial distribution of players during matches to be described in order to improve the understanding of tactical-related constraints on the behavioural dynamics of players. The aim of this study was to identify how players' spatial restrictions affected the exploratory tactical behaviour and constrained the perceptual-motor workspace of players in possession of the ball, as well as inter-player passing interactions. Nineteen professional outfield male players were divided into two teams of 10 and 9 players, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704310/the-influence-of-contextual-factors-on-running-performance-in-female-australian-football-match-play
#20
Georgia M Black, Tim J Gabbett, Geraldine Naughton, Michael H Cole, Rich D Johnston, Brian Dawson
Given the recent growth of the professional status among multiple female football codes, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of contextual factors on activity profiles and pacing strategies in female Australian football players. Thirty-five female Australian football players participated in this study. Global positioning system analysis was completed over one competitive season. Matches were separated into eight 10-minute periods. Greater distances were covered during the first half irrespective of playing position (ES = 0...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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