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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141506/triathlon-transition-study-quantifying-differences-in-running-movement-pattern-and-precision-after-bike-run-transition
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Christian Weich, Randall L Jensen, Manfred Vieten
Various publications discuss the discrepancies of running in triathlons and stand-alone runs. However, those methods, such as analysing step-characteristics or ground-contact time, lack the ability to quantitatively discriminate between subtle running differences. The attractor method can be applied to overcome those shortcomings. The purpose was to detect differences in athletes' running patterns (δM) and movement precision (δD) by comparing a 5,000 m run after a prior cycling session (TRun) with an isolated run over the same distance (IRun)...
November 15, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140180/the-role-of-lumbopelvic-hip-complex-stability-in-softball-throwing-mechanics
#2
Gabrielle G Gilmer, Jessica K Washington, Jeffrey Dugas, James Andrews, Gretchen D Oliver
CONTEXT: Studies have found that a 20% reduction in energy generation from the lumbopelvic-hip complex (LPHC) during overhead throws leads to a 34% increase in load on the shoulder. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of LPHC stability, via the single leg squat (SLS) assessment, on throwing mechanics of softball athletes. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Laboratory setting. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty softball athletes (164...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140129/calling-injury-timeouts-for-the-medical-evaluation-of-concussion-determinants-of-collegiate-football-officials-behavior
#3
Emily Kroshus, John Parsons, Brian Hainline
CONTEXT:   Sports officials can play an important role in concussion safety by calling injury timeouts so that athletic trainers can evaluate athletes with possible concussions. Understanding the determinants of whether officials call an injury timeout when they suspect a concussion has important implications for the design of interventions that better support officials in this role. OBJECTIVE:   To assess the knowledge of US collegiate football officials about concussion symptoms and to determine the associations between knowledge, perceived injunctive norms, and self-efficacy and calling injury timeouts for suspected concussions in athletes...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140128/lower-extremity-musculoskeletal-injury-risk-after-concussion-recovery-in-high-school-athletes
#4
Robert C Lynall, Timothy C Mauntel, Ryan T Pohlig, Zachary Y Kerr, Thomas P Dompier, Eric E Hall, Thomas A Buckley
CONTEXT:   Although an association between concussion and musculoskeletal injury has been described in collegiate and professional athletes, no researchers have investigated an association in younger athletes. OBJECTIVE:   To determine if concussion in high school athletes increased the risk for lower extremity musculoskeletal injury after return to activity. DESIGN:   Observational cohort study. SETTING:   One hundred ninety-six high schools across 26 states...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132269/correlation-of-concussion-symptom-profile-with-head-impact-biomechanics-a-case-for-individual-specific-injury-tolerance
#5
Steven Rowson, Stefan M Duma, Brian D Stemper, Alok S Shah, Jason Mihalik, Jaroslaw Harezlak, Larry D Riggen, Christopher C Giza, John DiFiori, Alison Brooks, Kevin K Guskiewicz, Darren Campbell, Jerry McGinty, Steve Svoboda, Ken Cameron, Steven P Broglio, Thomas McAllister, Michael McCrea
Concussion is a brain injury induced by biomechanical forces that is broadly defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain. The intricate link between biomechanical input and concussion injury response is poorly understood. We aimed to test the hypothesis that greater biomechanical forces would result in the presentation of more concussion-related symptoms that would take longer to resolve. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between an array of biomechanical parameters measured for concussive impacts and the presentation and resolution of concussion symptoms...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125782/quality-improvement-in-athletic-health-care
#6
Andrea D Lopes Sauers, Eric L Sauers, Alison R Snyder Valier
CONTEXT:   Quality Improvement (QI) is a health care concept that ensures patients receive high-quality (safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, patient-centered) and affordable care. Despite its importance, the application of QI in athletic health care has been limited. OBJECTIVES:   To describe the need for and define QI in health care, to describe how to measure quality in health care, and to present a QI case in athletic training. DESCRIPTION:   As the athletic training profession continues to grow, a widespread engagement in QI efforts is necessary to establish the value of athletic training services for the patients that we serve...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116955/patient-injury-assessment-and-treatment-characteristics-and-return-to-play-timelines-after-sport-related-concussion-an-investigation-from-the-athletic-training-practice-based-research-network
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Tamara C Valovich McLeod, Nicholas Kostishak, Barton E Anderson, Cailee E Welch Bacon, Kenneth C Lam
OBJECTIVE: To describe the patient, injury, assessment and treatment characteristics, as well as return-to-play timelines and clinical findings at discharge for adolescent patients after sport-related concussion. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of electronic medical records. SETTING: Athletic training facilities of secondary school members of the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network (AT-PBRN). PATIENTS: In total, 1886 patient records were reviewed...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116828/calling-injury-timeouts-for-the-medical-evaluation-of-concussion-determinants-of-collegiate-football-officials-behavior
#8
Emily Kroshus, John Parsons, Brian Hainline
CONTEXT:   Sports officials can play an important role in concussion safety by calling injury timeouts so that athletic trainers can evaluate athletes with possible concussions. Understanding the determinants of whether officials call an injury timeout when they suspect a concussion has important implications for the design of interventions that better support officials in this role. OBJECTIVE:   To assess the knowledge of US collegiate football officials about concussion symptoms and to determine the associations between knowledge, perceived injunctive norms, and self-efficacy and calling injury timeouts for suspected concussions in athletes...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098983/what-domains-of-clinical-function-should-be-assessed-after-sport-related-concussion-a-systematic-review
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Nina Feddermann-Demont, Ruben J Echemendia, Kathryn J Schneider, Gary S Solomon, K Alix Hayden, Michael Turner, Jiří Dvořák, Dominik Straumann, Alexander A Tarnutzer
BACKGROUND: Sport-related concussion (SRC) is a clinical diagnosis made after a sport-related head trauma. Inconsistency exists regarding appropriate methods for assessing SRC, which focus largely on symptom-scores, neurocognitive functioning and postural stability. DESIGN: Systematic literature review. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane-DSR, Cochrane CRCT, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus (accessed July 9, 2016). ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Original (prospective) studies reporting on postinjury assessment in a clinical setting and evaluation of diagnostic tools within 2 weeks after an SRC...
June 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095037/the-heat-strain-of-various-athletic-surfaces-a-comparison-between-observed-and-modeled-wet-bulb-globe-temperatures
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J Luke Pryor, Riana R Pryor, Andrew Grundstein, Douglas J Casa
CONTEXT:   The National Athletic Trainers' Association recommends using onsite wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) measurement to determine whether to modify or cancel physical activity. However, not all practitioners do so and instead they may rely on the National Weather Service (NWS) to monitor weather conditions. OBJECTIVE:   To compare regional NWS WBGT estimates with local athletic-surface readings and compare WBGT measurements among various local athletic surfaces...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092652/head-impact-locations-in-us-high-school-boys-and-girls-soccer-concussions-2012-13-2015-16
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Zachary Kerr, Kody R Campbell, Melissa A Fraser, Dustin W Currie, Lauren A Pierpoint, Thomas Kamimski, Jason Mihalik
This study describes concussions and concussion-related outcomes sustained by high school soccer players by head impact location, sex, and injury mechanism. Data were obtained for the 2012/13-2015/16 school years from the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance System, High School RIO™. This Internet-based sports injury surveillance system captures data reported by athletic trainers from an annual average of 162 US high schools. Data were analyzed to describe circumstances of soccer concussion (e...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091524/postural-control-and-head-impact-exposure-in-youth-football-players-comparison-of-the-balance-error-scoring-system-and-a-force-plate-protocol
#12
Eamon T Campolettano, Gunnar Brolinson, Steven Rowson
Postural control testing is often used by clinicians and athletic trainers to assess the health of athletes during recovery from a concussion. Characterization of postural control as a clinical tool for use with youth athletes is limited though. The objective of this study was to compare performance on the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and a force plate protocol at the beginning and end of a season of football within a cohort of 34 healthy youth football players (average age of 9.9 ± 0.6 years). A secondary aim was to investigate if changes in measures of balance from the postseason to the preseason were correlated with head impact exposure...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071115/acceptability-and-perceptions-of-end-users-towards-an-online-sports-health-surveillance-system
#13
Saulo Delfino Barboza, Caroline Silveira Bolling, Joske Nauta, Willem van Mechelen, Evert Verhagen
AIM: To describe the acceptability and the perceptions of athletes and staff members (ie, end-users) towards an online sports-health surveillance system. METHODS: A pilot study with a mixed-methods approach was pursued. Descriptive analysis was conducted to present the adherence of judo (n=34), swimming (n=21) and volleyball (n=14) athletes to an online registration of their sport exposure and any health complaints between April 2014 and January 2015. End-users' perceptions towards the system were investigated qualitatively with semistructured interviews (n=21)...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068752/an-epidemiological-comparison-of-elbow-injuries-among-united-states-high-school-baseball-and-softball-players-2005-2006-through-2014-2015
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Andrew V Pytiak, Matthew J Kraeutler, Dustin W Currie, Eric C McCarty, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Pitching is a common mechanism of injury in baseball, with known risk factors for elbow injuries among adolescent pitchers. HYPOTHESIS: Elbow injury rates and mechanisms will differ between high school baseball and softball players. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 3. METHODS: Baseball- and softball-related injury data from the 2005-2006 through 2014-2015 academic years were collected from the High School Reporting Information Online (RIO) Internet-based data collection tool...
October 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048928/epidemiology-of-shoulder-and-elbow-injuries-among-united-states-high-school-baseball-players-school-years-2005-2006-through-2014-2015
#15
Michael G Saper, Lauren A Pierpoint, Wei Liu, R Dawn Comstock, John D Polousky, James R Andrews
BACKGROUND: Shoulder and elbow injuries are common in young athletes, especially high school baseball players. Understanding the risk factors associated with baseball injuries is an essential first step in the development of injury prevention strategies. PURPOSE: To provide a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology of shoulder and elbow injuries among high school baseball players in the United States. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028625/difference-in-kick-motion-of-adolescent-soccer-players-in-presence-and-absence-of-low-back-pain
#16
Michio Tojima, Suguru Torii
Many adolescent soccer players experience low back pain (LBP). However, there are no reports studying the kick motion of adolescent soccer players experiencing LBP. This study aimed to clarify the kick motion of adolescent soccer players in the presence and absence of LBP. We recruited 42 adolescent soccer players and divided them into two groups according to the presence of LBP (LBP group, n=22) and absence of LBP (NBP group, n=20). We measured real-time kick motion using a three-dimensional motion analysis system...
October 7, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019383/the-dentist-and-the-athletic-trainer-a-winning-team-for-oral-health-care
#17
Anthony Breitbach, Paul Nativi
Oral health is a key concern for student athletes. The dentist is the primary oral health care provider. Athletic trainers (ATs) are health professionals who have a primary care role for the student athlete. They are often the first to respond when dental trauma occurs in athletics. This paper informs dentists and ATs about each other and includes best practice in the care of athletes, which can be improved through interprofessional collaboration between dentists and ATs.
June 22, 2017: Journal of the California Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994332/ultrasonography-findings-and-physical-examination-outcomes-in-dancers-with-and-without-patellofemoral-pain
#18
Itzhak Siev-Ner, Myriam D Stern, Shay Tenenbaum, Alexander Blankstein, Aviva Zeev, Nili Steinberg
OBJECTIVES: To identify whether a physical examination for patello-femoral pain (PFP) is related to ultrasonography findings at the knee, and to identify possible factors related to PFP in young dancers. METHODS: Sixty-seven young female dancers (7th grade, aged 12.8±0.5) from three schools with identical special dance programs were included in the study. All the dancers were interviewed for demographic details, dance background, and training intensity; were evaluated for anthropometric measurements; underwent physical examination of both knees for PFP and for knee range of motion (ROM); and, had ultrasonography assessment for pathologies and of anatomical parts of their knees...
October 10, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993006/promoting-sunscreen-use-and-sun-protective-practices-in-ncaa-athletes-impact-of-sunsport-educational-intervention-for-student-athletes-athletic-trainers-and-coaches
#19
Mina S Ally, Susan M Swetter, Kelsey E Hirotsu, Justin Gordon, David Kim, Ashley Wysong, Lindsy Donnelly, Shufeng Li, Kristin M Nord
BACKGROUND: Student-athletes (SAs) have an increased skin cancer risk on account of significant ultraviolet exposure; however, their sun-protective practices are suboptimal. A novel program, Stanford University Network for Sun Protection, Outreach, Research, and Teamwork (SUNSPORT), was designed to target SAs, coaches, and athletic trainers (ATs). OBJECTIVE: To measure the impact of educational intervention on sun protection beliefs and practices of SAs. METHODS: A survey of sun protection beliefs and practices was administered to National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes before and after intervention...
October 6, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985128/national-athletic-trainers-association-position-statement-fluid-replacement-for-the-physically-active
#20
Brendon P McDermott, Scott A Anderson, Lawrence E Armstrong, Douglas J Casa, Samuel N Cheuvront, Larry Cooper, W Larry Kenney, Francis G O'Connor, William O Roberts
OBJECTIVE:   To present evidence-based recommendations that promote optimized fluid-maintenance practices for physically active individuals. BACKGROUND:   Both a lack of adequate fluid replacement (hypohydration) and excessive intake (hyperhydration) can compromise athletic performance and increase health risks. Athletes need access to water to prevent hypohydration during physical activity but must be aware of the risks of overdrinking and hyponatremia. Drinking behavior can be modified by education, accessibility, experience, and palatability...
September 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
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