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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523306/a-novel-method-for-measuring-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-using-ultrasound-in-children-interobserver-consistency
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Adela ChiriŢă-Emandi, Maria Camelia Papa, Liliana Abrudan, Mihaela Amelia Dobrescu, Maria Puiu, Iulian Puiu Velea, Corina Paul
BACKGROUND: Currently, sufficiently accurate field methods for body composition assessment in children are missing. The ultrasound method for assessing adipose tissue thickness has been used extensively in sport medicine. However, there are no studies looking at the reliability of this method in non-athletic children. This paper aims to determine the inter-observer reliability in measuring the uncompressed subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness using ultrasound, in children. SUBJECTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty healthy children (20 males, 20 females), median age 11...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515975/prospective-functional-performance-testing-and-relationship-to-lower-extremity-injury-incidence-in-adolescent-sports-participants
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Joseph Smith, Nick DePhillipo, Iris Kimura, Morgan Kocher, Ronald Hetzler
BACKGROUND: Due to the high number of adolescent athletes and subsequent lower extremity injuries, improvements of injury prevention strategies with emphasis on clinic-based and practical assessments are warranted. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to prospectively investigate if a battery of functional performance tests (FPT) could be used as a preseason-screening tool to identify adolescent athletes at risk for sports-related acute lower extremity injury via comparison of injured and uninjured subjects...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515972/determination-of-clinically-relevant-differences-in-frontal-plane-hop-tests-in-women-s-collegiate-basketball-and-soccer-players
#3
Kelly Hardesty, Eric J Hegedus, Kevin R Ford, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Jeffrey B Taylor
BACKGROUND: ACL injury prevention programs are less successful in female basketball players than in soccer players. Previous authors have identified anthropometric and biomechanical differences between the athletes and different sport-specific demands, including a higher frequency of frontal plane activities in basketball. Current injury risk screening and preventive training practices do not place a strong emphasis on frontal plane activities. The medial and lateral triple hop for distance tests may be beneficial for use in the basketball population...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515832/a-low-dose-caffeine-and-carbohydrate-supplement-does-not-improve-athletic-performance-during-volleyball-competition
#4
David R Pfeifer, Kelsey M Arvin, Courtney N Herschberger, Nicholas J Haynes, Matthew S Renfrow
Dietary supplements are widely used to enhance sport performance and the combination of carbohydrate and caffeine (CHO+CAF) has yielded particularly high performance gains. Though the effects of a CHO+CAF supplement have been studied in a laboratory environment, little research exists on the effects of supplementation during competition. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a CHO+CAF supplement on athletic performance in competition. Eight female collegiate volleyball players completed three testing sessions under three different conditions separated by approximately one week each: CHO+CAF supplement, placebo (PBO), and control (CTL) using a randomized, cross-over design...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513280/application-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-in-imaging-of-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-doms-a-comparative-analysis-with-3t-mri
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Thilo Hotfiel, Marion Kellermann, Bernd Swoboda, Dane Wildner, Tobias Golditz, Casper Grim, Martin Raithel, Michael Uder, Rafael Heiss
CONTEXT: DOMS is one of the most common reasons for impaired muscle performance in sports and is associated with reduced muscle strength and frequently observed both in professional and recreational athletes. OBJECTIVE: To emphasize the diagnostic value of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) in imaging of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness by comparing findings to high-resolution 3T MRI T2 weighted sequences. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Laboratory environment...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513277/effect-of-gastrocnemius-kinesio-taping-on-countermovement-jump-performance-and-vertical-stiffness-following-muscle-fatigue
#6
Sahar Boozari, Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Ali Amiri, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani
CONTEXT: Kinesio Tape (KT) is a widely used intervention in the fields of sports and rehabilitation. However, its effects on lower extremity behavior during functional activities are not entirely known. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that application of KT can change performance and vertical stiffness during the countermovement jump (CMJ) before and after a fatigue protocol. DESIGN: A pre and post design to study the effect of KT in two situations, pre- and post-fatigue...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513270/physiological-and-performance-measures-for-baseline-concussion-assessment
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Danielle M Dobney, Scott G Thomas, Tim Taha, Michelle Keightley
CONTEXT: Baseline testing is a common strategy for concussion assessment and management. Research continues to evaluate novel measures for potential to improve baseline testing methods. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to; 1) determine the feasibility of including physiological, neuromuscular and mood measures as part of baseline concussion testing protocol, 2) describe typical values in a varsity athlete sample, and 3) estimate the influence of concussion history on these baseline measures...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511593/convergence-insufficiency-identifies-athletes-at-risk-of-prolonged-recovery-from-sport-related-concussion
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Kevin M DuPrey, David Webner, Adam Lyons, Crystal H Kucuk, Jeffrey T Ellis, Peter F Cronholm
BACKGROUND: Sensitive and specific screening methods are needed to identify athletes at risk of prolonged recovery after sport-related concussion (SRC). Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a common finding in concussed athletes. PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between CI and recovery after SRC at the initial office visit. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 270 athletes (147 male, 123 female), mean ± SD age 14...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503526/be-seeded-or-not-be-seeded-a-study-with-olympic-judo-athletes
#9
Leandro Marques Guilheiro, Emerson Franchini
The main purpose of the present study was to calculate the probability-based on a Bayesian approach-to win a medal in the Olympic Games given the athlete is seeded and to verify if the number one ranked athlete has any advantage compared to other seeded athletes concerning his/her chances to be Olympic champion. For this, data from athletes who took part in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games were considered. For males the probability of seeded athletes to win a medal was 41.1% and 42.9%, while for females it was 35...
April 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496933/internet-survey-health-screening-in-sports
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Margaret Wang, Gloria Wu, Vidhya Gunasekaran, Victor Chen, Akash Vani, Don Kim
While cardiovascular screening protocols exist, they have been focused on teenaged and college aged athletes versus adult athletes. To assess community awareness of health screening as related to adult athletes, we have created an internet questionnaire (QN). The survey was posted through social media (e.g. Facebook, Reddit, Flotrack and Active), for 11 months, that queried sports history, medical history, and symptoms while playing sports. A total of 3,750 respondents (R) answered the questionnaire, 2,776 male and 974 female...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491885/effects-of-sex-and-event-type-on-head-impact-in-collegiate-soccer
#11
Bryson B Reynolds, James Patrie, Erich J Henry, Howard P Goodkin, Donna K Broshek, Max Wintermark, T Jason Druzgal
BACKGROUND: The effects of head impact in sports are of growing interest for clinicians, scientists, and athletes. Soccer is the most popular sport worldwide, but the burden of head impact in collegiate soccer is still unknown. PURPOSE: To quantify head impact associated with practicing and playing collegiate soccer using wearable accelerometers. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study. METHODS: Mastoid patch accelerometers were used to quantify head impact in soccer, examining differences in head impact as a function of sex and event type (practice vs game)...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480575/comprehensive-headache-experience-in-collegiate-student-athletes-an-initial-report-from-the-ncaa-headache-task-force
#12
Tad Seifert, Alicia Sufrinko, Robert Cowan, W Scott Black, Dave Watson, Bill Edwards, Scott Livingston, Keith Webster, David Akers, Mathew Lively, Anthony P Kontos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of primary headache disorders in the general population provides a unique challenge in the evaluation of headache occurring in the context of sport. Despite a wealth of studies exploring the epidemiology of headache in the layperson, little is known about the prevalence and nature of headaches in collegiate student-athletes. These scenarios are challenging in the return to play context, as it is often unclear whether an athlete has an exacerbation of a primary headache disorder, new onset headache unrelated to trauma, or has suffered a concussive injury...
May 7, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477427/tv-or-unrestricted-unmonitored-internet-access-in-the-bedroom-and-bmi-in-youth-athletes
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Andrea Stracciolini, Benjamin J Shore, Michael J Pepin, Katherine Eisenberg, William P Meehan
AIM: To correlate television or unrestricted, unmonitored internet access in room of sleep with BMI. METHODS: Cross sectional study of athletes ≤ 19 years who underwent an Injury Prevention Evaluation. Independent variables included proportion of athletes categorized as overweight or obese who answered positively to American Academy of Pediatrics recommended questions: 1) Do you have a TV in the room where you sleep? 2) Do you have unrestricted, unmonitored access to the internet in the room where you sleep?...
May 6, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476899/epidemiology-of-competition-injuries-in-youth-karate-athletes-a-prospective-cohort-study
#14
Dušana Čierna, Reidar P Lystad
AIM: To determine the injury incidence rate and injury pattern among youth karate athletes competing in national tournaments in Slovakia, and to identify risk factors for injury. METHODS: Data were collected at nine national youth karate tournaments in Slovakia in 2015 and 2016. Injury incidence rates were calculated per 1000 athlete-exposures (IIRAE) and per 1000 min of exposure (IIRME) with 95% CIs. Subgroups were compared by calculating their rate ratios (RR) with 95% CIs...
May 5, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474870/reasons-for-dropout-in-swimmers-differences-between-gender-and-age-and-intentions-to-return-to-competition
#15
Diogo M Monteiro, Daniel A Marinho, João M Moutão, Anabela P Vitorino, Raúl N Antunes, Luís S Cid
BACKGROUND: This study's main purpose was to analyse reasons for dropout in competitive swimmers and differences between gender and age groups. The influence of dropout on swimmers intentions to return to competition, invariance across gender and validation of Questionnaire of Reasons for Attrition were also analysed. METHODS: Study 1 - 366 athletes participated (n=366; mean age 15.96 SD 5.99) and the data gathered was used for the exploratory analysis, and data gathered on 1008 athletes were used for the confirmatory analysis and the structural equations (n=1,008; mean age 16...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473996/return-to-sport-in-the-younger-patient-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#16
Kate E Webster, Julian A Feller, Timothy S Whitehead, Gregory D Myer, Peter B Merory
BACKGROUND: Although anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is generally regarded as a successful procedure, only 65% of patients return to their preinjury sport. While return-to-sport rates are likely higher in younger patients, there is a paucity of data that focus on the younger patient and their return-to-sport experience after ACL reconstruction. PURPOSE: To investigate a range of return-to-sport outcomes in younger athletes who had undergone ACL reconstruction surgery...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471736/cognitive-motor-dual-task-ability-of-athletes-with-and-without-intellectual-impairment
#17
Debbie Van Biesen, Lore Jacobs, Katina McCulloch, Luc Janssens, Yves C Vanlandewijck
Cognition is important in many sports, for example, making split-second-decisions under pressure, or memorising complex movement sequences. The dual-task (DT) paradigm is an ecologically valid approach for the assessment of cognitive function in conjunction with motor demands. This study aimed to determine the impact of impaired intelligence on DT performance. The motor task required balancing on one leg on a beam, and the cognitive task was a multiple-object-tracking (MOT) task assessing dynamic visual-search capacity...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469760/reliability-and-validity-of-a-new-test-of-agility-and-skill-for-female-amateur-soccer-players
#18
Mehmet Kutlu, Hakan Yapici, Abdullah Yilmaz
The aim of this study was to evaluate the Agility and Skill Test, which had been recently developed to assess agility and skill in female athletes. Following a 10 min warm-up, two trials to test the reliability and validity of the test were conducted one week apart. Measurements were collected to compare soccer players' physical performance in a 20 m sprint, a T-Drill test, the Illinois Agility Run Test, change-of-direction and acceleration, as well as agility and skill. All tests were completed following the same order...
February 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469745/adequacy-of-the-ultra-short-term-hrv-to-assess-adaptive-processes-in-youth-female-basketball-players
#19
Fabio Y Nakamura, Lucas A Pereira, Cesar C Cal Abad, Igor F Cruz, Andrew A Flatt, Michael R Esco, Irineu Loturco
Heart rate variability has been widely used to monitor athletes' cardiac autonomic control changes induced by training and competition, and recently shorter recording times have been sought to improve its practicality. The aim of this study was to test the agreement between the (ultra-short-term) natural log of the root-mean-square difference of successive normal RR intervals (lnRMSSD - measured in only 1 min post-1 min stabilization) and the criterion lnRMSSD (measured in the last 5 min out of 10 min of recording) in young female basketball players...
February 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469488/ultrasound-diagnosed-tibia-stress-fracture-a-case-report
#20
Adae Amoako, Ayesha Abid, Anthony Shadiack, Robert Monaco
Stress fractures are a frequent cause of lower extremity pain in athletes, and especially in runners. Plain imaging has a low sensitivity. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or bone scan scintigraphy is the criterion standard, but expensive. We present the case of a young female distance runner with left shin pain. Plain radiography was unremarkable. Ultrasound showed focal hyperechoic elevation of the periosteum with irregularity over the distal tibia and increased flow on Doppler. These findings were consistent with a distal tibia stress fracture and confirmed by MRI...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
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