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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318384/increased-adipose-and-muscle-insulin-sensitivity-without-changes-in-serum-adiponectin-in-young-female-collegiate-athletes
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Kaori Kitaoka, Mika Takeuchi, Ayaka Tsuboi, Satomi Minato, Miki Kurata, Shigehiro Tanaka, Tsutomu Kazumi, Keisuke Fukuo
BACKGROUND: Effects of endurance training on adipose insulin sensitivity in association with body composition, circulating adipokines, and markers of inflammation have been studied less in young Asian subjects. METHODS: Adipose insulin sensitivity/resistance was compared between 170 female Japanese collegiate athletes and 311 nonathletes (18-24 years), who underwent measurements of serum adipokines, markers of insulin sensitivity, inflammation, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
March 20, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317426/the-influence-of-social-identity-on-self-worth-commitment-and-effort-in-school-based-youth-sport
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Luc J Martin, Danny Balderson, Michael Hawkins, Kathleen Wilson, Mark W Bruner
​​​The current study examined the influence of social identity for individual perceptions of self-worth, commitment, and effort in school-based youth athletes. Using a prospective research design, 303 athletes (Mage = 14.89, SD = 1.77; 133 female) from 27 sport teams completed questionnaires at 2 time points (T1 - demographics, social identity; T2 - self-worth, commitment, effort) during an athletic season. Multilevel analyses indicated that at the individual level, the social identity dimension of in-group ties (IGT) predicted commitment (b = 0...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306643/accuracy-and-reliability-of-assessing-lateral-compartmental-leg-composition-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
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Christiana J Raymond, Tyler A Bosch, Foster K Bush, Lisa S Chow, Donald R Dengel
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the accuracy and reliability of a novel dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning method in the frontal plane for total, fat, and lean mass quantification of the anterior and posterior upper leg compartments. METHODS: Twenty-one (11 females; X¯age = 20.3 ± 1.3 yr) college athletes were assessed for total and regional body composition using DXA. The segmentation of anterior/posterior thigh compartments was measured with participants lying on their right and left sides and the scanned leg elevated with two foam pads...
April 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303472/chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-in-the-forearm-of-a-collegiate-softball-pitcher
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Austin Cole, John L Hiatt, Christopher Arnold, Terry Sites, Ramon Ylanon
BACKGROUND: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a recognized condition in the lower limb, with many reports in the literature. However, very few instances include CECS of the upper limb. This article presents the case of a collegiate softball pitcher presenting with CECS in her right forearm. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a softball player with CECS, with only one similar incident in a major league baseball player. PURPOSE: The rarity of this condition normally places it low on the differential diagnosis...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298067/incidence-of-second-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-1990-2000-and-associated-factors-by-geographic-locale
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Nathan D Schilaty, Nathaniel A Bates, Thomas L Sanders, Aaron J Krych, Michael J Stuart, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears after reconstruction occur at a reported rate of 20% to 30%. This high frequency indicates that there may be factors that predispose an athlete to graft failure and ACL tears of the contralateral knee. PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of second ACL injuries in a geographic population-based cohort over a 10-year observation period. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study. METHODS: International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) codes relevant to the diagnosis of an ACL tear and the procedure code for ACL reconstruction were searched across the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a multidisciplinary county database, between the years of 1990 and 2000...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298066/effect-of-fatigue-protocols-on-lower-limb-neuromuscular-function-and-implications-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-prevention-training
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Sue D Barber-Westin, Frank R Noyes
BACKGROUND: Approximately two-thirds of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are sustained during noncontact situations when an athlete is cutting, pivoting, decelerating, or landing from a jump. Some investigators have postulated that fatigue may result in deleterious alterations in lower limb biomechanics during these activities that could increase the risk of noncontact ACL injuries. However, prior studies have noted a wide variation in fatigue protocols, athletic tasks studied, and effects of fatigue on lower limb kinetics and kinematics...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298058/effect-of-pitching-consecutive-days-in-youth-fast-pitch-softball-tournaments-on-objective-shoulder-strength-and-subjective-shoulder-symptoms
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S Andrew Skillington, Robert H Brophy, Rick W Wright, Matthew V Smith
BACKGROUND: The windmill pitching motion has been associated with risk for shoulder injury. Because there are no pitching limits on youth fast-pitch softball pitchers, these athletes often pitch multiple games across consecutive days. Strength changes, fatigue levels, and shoulder pain that develop among female fast-pitch pitchers over the course of consecutive days of pitching have not been investigated. HYPOTHESIS: Over the course of 2- and 3-day fast-pitch softball tournaments, pitchers will develop progressive objective weakness and increased subjective shoulder fatigue and pain without complete recovery between days...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295634/the-utility-of-salivary-testosterone-and-cortisol-concentration-measures-for-assessing-the-stress-responses-of-junior-athletes-during-a-sporting-competition
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Blair T Crewther, Zbigniew Obmiński, Joanna Orysiak, Emad A S Al-Dujaili
BACKGROUND: This study examined the utility of salivary testosterone (T) and cortisol (C) concentration measures for assessing the acute stress responses of junior athletes during a sporting competition. METHODS: Paired capillary blood and saliva samples were taken from 71 junior athletes (45 males, 26 females) before and after a simulated Olympic weightlifting competition. The concentration measures of salivary T and C were referenced against blood total T (TT) and C (TC) concentrations...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294692/lower-extremity-isokinetic-strength-ratios-of-elite-springboard-and-platform-diving-athletes
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Amilton Vieira, Savio Alex, André Martorelli, Lee E Brown, Ricardo Moreira, Martim Bottaro
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to examine knee extensor and flexor muscle strength ratios of an elite group of diving athletes. METHODS: Sixteen divers (10 females and 6 males) from the Brazil national team were assessed for lower-body strength. They had participated in international competitions such as the 2016 Olympic Games and 2015 Pan American Games. The dynamic concentric torque of their knee flexor and extensor muscles were evaluated using a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer...
March 15, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292885/heavy-strength-training-improves-running-and-cycling-performance-following-prolonged-submaximal-work-in-well-trained-female-athletes
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Olav Vikmoen, Bent R Rønnestad, Stian Ellefsen, Truls Raastad
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of adding heavy strength training to female duathletes' normal endurance training on both cycling and running performance. Nineteen well-trained female duathletes (VO2max cycling: 54 ± 3 ml∙kg(-1)∙min(-1), VO2max running: 53 ± 3 ml∙kg(-1)∙min(-1)) were randomly assigned to either normal endurance training (E, n = 8) or normal endurance training combined with strength training (E+S, n = 11). The strength training consisted of four lower body exercises [3 × 4-10 repetition maximum (RM)] twice a week for 11 weeks...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290159/the-unexplored-crossroads-of-the-female-athlete-triad-and-iron-deficiency-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Dylan L Petkus, Laura E Murray-Kolb, Mary Jane De Souza
Despite the severity and prevalence of iron deficiency in exercising women, few published reports have explored how iron deficiency interacts with another prevalent and severe condition in exercising women: the 'female athlete triad.' This review aims to describe how iron deficiency may interact with each component of the female athlete triad, that is, energy status, reproductive function, and bone health. The effects of iron deficiency on energy status are discussed in regards to thyroid function, metabolic fuel availability, eating behaviors, and energy expenditure...
March 13, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288281/the-association-of-sport-specialization-and-training-volume-with-injury-history-in-youth-athletes
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Eric G Post, Stephanie M Trigsted, Jeremy W Riekena, Scott Hetzel, Timothy A McGuine, M Alison Brooks, David R Bell
BACKGROUND: Recommendations exist to encourage safe youth participation in sport. These recommendations include not specializing in 1 sport, limiting participation to less than 8 months per year, and limiting participation to fewer hours per week than a child's age. However, limited evidence exists to support or refute these recommendations. HYPOTHESIS: High levels of specialization will be associated with a history of injuries and especially overuse injuries, independent of age, sex, or weekly sport training hours...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287681/the-preparticipation-physical-evaluation
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Patrick J Lehman, Rebecca L Carl
With rising rates of sports participation among children and adolescents, pediatricians are increasingly being called upon to perform preparticipation physical evaluations (PPEs) for young athletes. The purpose of this review article is to discuss the general structure of a comprehensive PPE and how the PPE differs from a typical health maintenance visit. The PPE focuses attention on screening for cardiac conditions that predispose athletes to sudden cardiac death with exercise. This review also addresses the debate over whether electrocardiogram screening should be a routine required part of the PPE...
March 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287029/gender-influence-on-the-adaptation-of-atrial-performance-to-training
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Laura Sanchis, Maria Sanz-De La Garza, Bart Bijnens, Genevieve Giraldeau, Gonzalo Grazioli, Josefa Marin, Luigi Gabrielli, Silvia Montserrat, Marta Sitges
BACKGROUND: High-intensity training has been associated with atrial remodelling and arrhythmias in men. Our purpose was to analyse atrial performance in female endurance athletes, compared to male athletes and controls. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. We included four groups: female athletes, females controls, male athletes and male controls. Left (LA) and right atrial (RA) volumes and function were assessed using 2D and speckle-tracking echocardiography to determine peak atrial strain-rate at atrial (SRa) and ventricular contraction (SRs), as surrogates of atrial contractile and reservoir function, respectively...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282752/discovering-frequently-recurring-movement-sequences-in-team-sport-athlete-spatiotemporal-data
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Alice J Sweeting, Robert J Aughey, Stuart J Cormack, Stuart Morgan
Athlete external load is typically analysed from predetermined movement thresholds. The combination of movement sequences and differences in these movements between playing positions is also currently unknown. This study developed a method to discover the frequently recurring movement sequences across playing position during matches. The external load of 12 international female netball athletes was collected by a local positioning system during four national-level matches. Velocity, acceleration and angular velocity were calculated from positional (X, Y) data, clustered via one-dimensional k-means and assigned a unique alphabetic label...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281390/reliability-of-lower-limb-biomechanics-in-two-sport-specific-sidestep-cutting-tasks
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Kam-Ming Mok, Roald Bahr, Tron Krosshaug
The purpose of this study was to assess the within- and between-session reliability of lower limb biomechanics in two sport-specific sidestep cutting tasks performed by elite female handball and football (soccer) athletes. Moreover, we aimed at determining the minimum number of trials necessary to obtain a reliable measure. Nineteen elite female handball and 22 elite female football (soccer) athletes (M ± SD: 22 ± 4 yrs old, 168 ± 5 cm, 66 ± 8 kg) were tested. The reliability was quantified by intra-class correlations (ICCs), typical error and Spearman's rank correlation...
March 10, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281095/a-national-study-on-the-effects-of-concussion-in-collegiate-athletes-and-us-military-service-academy-members-the-ncaa-dod-concussion-assessment-research-and-education-care-consortium-structure-and-methods
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Steven P Broglio, Michael McCrea, Thomas McAllister, Jaroslaw Harezlak, Barry Katz, Dallas Hack, Brian Hainline
BACKGROUND: The natural history of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion remains poorly defined and no objective biomarker of physiological recovery exists for clinical use. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the US Department of Defense (DoD) established the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium to study the natural history of clinical and neurobiological recovery after concussion in the service of improved injury prevention, safety and medical care for student-athletes and military personnel...
March 9, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277422/neuromuscular-adaptations-to-short-term-high-intensity-interval-training-in-female-ice-hockey-players
#18
Juho-Ville Kinnunen, Harri Piitulainen, Jarmo M Piirainen
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) related neuromuscular adaptations, changes in force production and on-ice performance were investigated in female ice-hockey players during pre-season. Fourteen Finnish championship level ice hockey players (average age 22 ± 3 years) participated in 2½-week HIIT. Both spinal (H-reflex) and supraspinal (V-wave) neuromuscular responses of the soleus muscle were recorded before and after the training period. Static jump (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ) heights, plantar flexor maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) and rate of force development (RFD) were measured...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277407/iron-deficiency-and-anemia-among-collegiate-athletes-a-retrospective-chart-review
#19
Rachel B Parks, Scott J Hetzel, M Alison Brooks
PURPOSE: To describe the prevalence of anemia among incoming female college athletes and to characterize the results and expenses of iron-related testing at one NCAA Division I institution. METHODS: In this retrospective medical record review, hemoglobin (Hgb) and ferritin (Fer) lab values were obtained for student-athletes at a single institution, 2002 - 2014. Labs were collected either as part of the pre-participation exam (PPE) for female athletes, routine screening for cross country athletes, or as needed for medical evaluation...
March 8, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276913/postural-stability-clicker-reaction-time-and-bow-draw-force-predict-performance-in-elite-recurve-archery
#20
Wayne Spratford, Rhiannon Campbell
Recurve archery is an Olympic sport that requires extreme precision, upper body strength and endurance. The purpose of this research was to quantify how postural stability variables both pre- and post-arrow release, draw force, flight time, arrow length and clicker reaction time, collectively, impacted on the performance or scoring outcomes in elite recurve archery athletes. Thirty-nine elite-level recurve archers (23 male and 16 female; mean age = 24.7 ± 7.3 years) from four different countries volunteered to participate in this study prior to competing at a World Cup event...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
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