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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075521/association-between-adolescent-sport-activities-and-lumbar-disc-degeneration-among-young-adults
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Jani Takatalo, Jaro Karppinen, Simo Näyhä, Simo Taimela, Jaakko Niinimäki, Roberto Blanco Sequeiros, Tuija Tammelin, Juha Auvinen, Osmo Tervonen
The relationship between different sport activities and lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (DD) is largely unknown. We evaluated whether adolescent participation in different sports is associated with lumbar DD in a population-based birth cohort of young adults. A total of 558 young adults (325 females and 233 males) underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, 1.5-T scanner). A DD sum score, based on the Pfirrmann grading, was calculated for all lumbar levels. The sum score was categorized into no DD, 1, 2, or at least 3...
January 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072669/swimming-pool-electrical-injuries-steps-toward-prevention
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Jun Tashiro, Cathy A Burnweit
OBJECTIVE: Electrical injuries in swimming pools are an important pediatric public health concern. We sought to (1) improve our understanding of the clinical presentation and outcomes following and (2) describe the epidemiology of swimming pool electrical injuries in the United States. METHODS: We reviewed 4 cases of pediatric (<18 y old) electrical injury from a single, urban level 1 pediatric trauma center. We also queried the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) for emergency department visits due to electrical injury associated with swimming pools, occurring between 1991 and 2013...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038316/association-of-the-female-athlete-triad-risk-assessment-stratification-to-the-development-of-bone-stress-injuries-in-collegiate-athletes
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Adam S Tenforde, Jennifer L Carlson, Audrey Chang, Kristin L Sainani, Rebecca Shultz, Jae Hyung Kim, Phil Cutti, Neville H Golden, Michael Fredericson
BACKGROUND: The female athlete triad (referred to as the triad) contributes to adverse health outcomes, including bone stress injuries (BSIs), in female athletes. Guidelines were published in 2014 for clinical management of athletes affected by the triad. PURPOSE: This study aimed to (1) classify athletes from a collegiate population of 16 sports into low-, moderate-, and high-risk categories using the Female Athlete Triad Cumulative Risk Assessment score and (2) evaluate the predictive value of the risk categories for subsequent BSIs...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031765/physical-performance-during-water-polo-matches-the-effect-of-the-players-competitive-level
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Petros G Botonis, Argyris G Toubekis, Theodoros I Platanou
The purpose of the study was to compare playing intensity and performance changes within a water-polo match in players of different competitive levels. High-level (n = 7) and lower-level (n = 7) players performed a progressively increasing speed test of 5 x 200 m swimming and speed corresponding to lactate concentration of 4.0, 5.0 and 10.0 mmol•l-1 was calculated. Repeated sprint ability (8 x 20 m) was tested at pre-, the middle and post-match and a 400 m swimming test was completed at pre and post in five water-polo matches...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026207/impact-sports-and-bone-fractures-among-adolescents
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Kyle R Lynch, Han C G Kemper, Bruna Turi-Lynch, Ricardo R Agostinete, Igor H Ito, Rafael Luiz-De-Marco, Mario A Rodrigues-Junior, Rômulo A Fernandes
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of different sports on stress fractures among adolescents during a 9-month follow-up period. The sample was composed of 184 adolescents divided into three groups (impact sports [n = 102]; swimming [n = 35]; non-sports [n = 47]). The occurrence of stress fracture was reported by participants and coaches. As potential confounders we considered age, sex, resistance training, body composition variables and age at peak of height velocity. There were 13 adolescents who reported fractures during the 9-month period...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999719/immediate-effects-of-deep-trunk-muscle-training-on-swimming-start-performance
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Satoshi Iizuka, Atsushi Imai, Keisuke Koizumi, Keisuke Okuno, Koji Kaneoka
BACKGROUND: In recent years, deep trunk muscle training has been adopted in various sports, including swimming. This is performed both in everyday training and as part of the warm-up routine before competitive races. It is suggested that trunk stabilization exercises are effective in preventing injury, and aid in improving performance. However, conclusive evidence of the same is yet to be obtained. The time of start phase of swimming is a factor that can significantly influence competition performance in a swimming race...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984831/-total-joint-replacement-and-return-to-sports
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N Oehler, T Schmidt, A Niemeier
Background: An increasing number of physically active patients not only need to know if they will basically be able to engage in sports after undergoing arthroplasty. They also would like to know whether or not they will be able to resume their preoperative activity levels. This article aims to provide an overview of recent data regarding the following questions on hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty: (1) What is the impact of physical activity on an endoprosthesis? (2) What level of sports can be achieved after an arthroplasty procedure? (3) What types of sport are recommended for patients with an endoprosthesis? Methods: PubMed-based review of the literature...
December 2016: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974154/in-air-versus-underwater-comparison-of-3d-reconstruction-accuracy-using-action-sport-cameras
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Gustavo R D Bernardina, Pietro Cerveri, Ricardo M L Barros, João C B Marins, Amanda P Silvatti
Action sport cameras (ASC) have achieved a large consensus for recreational purposes due to ongoing cost decrease, image resolution and frame rate increase, along with plug-and-play usability. Consequently, they have been recently considered for sport gesture studies and quantitative athletic performance evaluation. In this paper, we evaluated the potential of two ASCs (GoPro Hero3+) for in-air (laboratory) and underwater (swimming pool) three-dimensional (3D) motion analysis as a function of different camera setups involving the acquisition frequency, image resolution and field of view...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967275/velocity-oxygen-uptake-and-metabolic-cost-of-pull-kick-and-whole-body-swimming
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Kirstin S Morris, Mark A Osborne, Megan E Shephard, David G Jenkins, Tina L Skinner
PURPOSE: The contributions of the limbs to velocity and metabolic parameters in front-crawl swimming at different intensities have not been identified with the consideration of both stroke and kick rate. Consequently, velocity, oxygen uptake (V̇O2) and metabolic cost of swimming with the whole body (swim), the upper-limbs only (pull) and lower-limbs only (kick) were compared with stroke and kick rate controlled. METHODS: Twenty elite swimmers completed six 200m trials; two swim, two pull and two kick...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965597/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-effects-on-athletes-cognitive-performance-an-exploratory-proof-of-concept-trial
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Davimar M M Borducchi, July Silveira Gomes, Henrique Akiba, Quirino Cordeiro, José Henrique M Borducchi, Lívia Stocco Sanches Valentin, Gabrielle M Borducchi, Álvaro Machado Dias
Among the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games' unforgettable moments, one could not overlook performances by Phelps and Bolt, which challenge old premises about the maximum extension of individual supremacism in ultracompetitive modalities and the doping scandals. Different media channels resonated these two trends, with an unseen rise on discussions about traits and practices that may set ultrahigh performance athletes apart from the more ordinary ones. Yet, some key issues remain undebated. This paper aims to add to this debate, with a proof of concept trial, which investigates whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may serve as an aid for professional athletes...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918675/biomechanics-in-paralympics-implications-for-performance
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Floor Morriën, Matthew J D Taylor, Florentina J Hettinga
PURPOSE: To provide an overview of biomechanical studies in Paralympic research and their relevance for performance in Paralympic sports. METHODS: Search terms ' Paralympic Biomechanics', 'Paralympic Sport Performance', 'Paralympic Athlete Performance', and Paralympic Athlete' were entered into the electronic database PubMed. RESULTS: Thirty-four studies were included. Biomechanical studies in Paralympics mainly contributed to performance enhancement by technical optimization (n=32) and/or injury prevention (n=6)...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903505/swimming-aerobics-and-racquet-sports-are-linked-to-lowest-risk-of-cardiovascular-death
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Jacqui Wise
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895075/associations-of-specific-types-of-sports-and-exercise-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-a-cohort-study-of-80%C3%A2-306-british-adults
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Pekka Oja, Paul Kelly, Zeljko Pedisic, Sylvia Titze, Adrian Bauman, Charlie Foster, Mark Hamer, Melvyn Hillsdon, Emmanuel Stamatakis
BACKGROUND/AIM: Evidence for the long-term health effects of specific sport disciplines is scarce. Therefore, we examined the associations of six different types of sport/exercise with all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk in a large pooled Scottish and English population-based cohort. METHODS: Cox proportional hazards regression was used to investigate the associations between each exposure and all-cause and CVD mortality with adjustment for potential confounders in 80 306 individuals (54% women; mean±SD age: 52±14 years)...
November 28, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856265/bilateral-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-functional-outcome-and-activities-of-daily-living
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Ofer Levy, Joanna Walecka, George Arealis, Oren Tsvieli, Giuseppe Della Rotonda, Ruben Abraham, Ioannis Polyzois, Zac Jurkowski, Ehud Atoun
BACKGROUND: Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) has gained popularity in recent years, providing good shoulder elevation, yet less predictable rotations. Good rotations are crucial for performance of activities of daily living (ADLs), including personal hygiene. Concerns remain regarding bilateral rTSA over lack of rotations bilaterally and resultant difficulties with ADLs. This study examined the outcome of patients with bilateral rTSA in restoration of function and ADLs. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected for 19 patients (15 women, 4 men; 38 shoulders), with a mean age of 74...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756724/effect-of-swim-training-on-the-physical-characteristics-of-competitive-adolescent-swimmers
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Elizabeth E Hibberd, Kevin G Laudner, Kristen L Kucera, David J Berkoff, Bing Yu, Joseph B Myers
BACKGROUND: Subacromial space distance and forward head and shoulder posture are common characteristics resulting from swim training. These alterations can cause abnormal scapular kinematics and positioning, potentially increasing compression of structures in the subacromial space and increasing the risk for the development of swimmer's shoulder. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of the swim training season on subacromial space distance and forward head and forward shoulder posture as well as to determine the relationship between these variables...
November 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747782/medical-care-for-swimmers
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Morteza Khodaee, George T Edelman, Jack Spittler, Randall Wilber, Brian J Krabak, Daniel Solomon, Scott Riewald, Alicia Kendig, Laura M Borgelt, Mark Riederer, Vladimir Puzovic, Scott Rodeo
Swimming is one of the most popular sports worldwide. Competitive swimming is one of the most watched sports during the Olympic Games. Swimming has unique medical challenges as a result of a variety of environmental and chemical exposures. Musculoskeletal overuse injuries, overtraining, respiratory problems, and dermatologic conditions are among the most common problems swimmers encounter. Although not unique to swimming, overtraining is a serious condition which can have significant negative impact on swimmers' health and performance...
December 2016: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673551/-i-think-i-became-a-swimmer-rather-than-just-someone-with-a-disability-swimming-up-and-down-paralympic-athletes-perceptions-of-self-and-identity-development
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Stephen Pack, Sasha Kelly, Monna Arvinen-Barrow
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore the role of swimming on Paralympic athletes' perceptions of self and identity development. METHOD: A hermeneutic phenomenological approach was taken. During semi-structured interviews, five Paralympic swimmers (aged 20-24 years) were asked questions about their swimming career, perceptions of self, integration, and impairment. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. RESULTS: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis yielded three superordinate themes: (a) "One of the crowd"; none of the participants viewed themselves as disabled, nor as supercrips; these perceptions stemmed from family-, school-, and swimming-related experiences, (b) "Becoming me"; participation in swimming facilitated self- and social-acceptance, and identity development, and c) "A badge of honor"; swimming presented opportunity to present and reinforce a positive identity...
September 27, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634070/developing-and-testing-an-instrument-to-assess-aquaticity-in-humans
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Danae Varveri, Andreas D Flouris, Nikitas Smirnios, Elizana Pollatou, Christina Karatzaferi, Giorgos K Sakkas
We developed and validated an aquaticity assessment test (AAT) for the evaluation of human physical adequacy in the water. Forty-six volunteers (25M/21F; 20 ± 8 years) participated and performed 10 easy-to-administer and practical aquatic tasks. Group A was formed by 36 elite athletes (M/F 20/16, 24.7 ± 10yrs) from two sports categories depending on their affinity to the water environment: terrestrial (wrestling, cycling, dancing) and aquatic (swimming, synchronized swimming, free diving) sports. Group B was formed by 10 non-athlete participants (5M/5F, 14...
July 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632832/assessment-of-body-composition-and-sport-performance-of-brazilian-paralympic-swim-team-athletes
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Radamés M V Medeiros, Eduardo S Alves, Valdir A Lemos, Paulo A Schwingel, Andressa da Silva, Roberto Vital, Alexandre S Vieira, Murilo M Barreto, Edilson A Rocha, Sergio Tufik, Marco T de Mello
CONTEXT: Body-composition assessments of high-performance athletes are very important for identifying physical performance potential. Although the relationship between the kinanthropometric characteristics and performance abilities of Olympic swimmers is extremely important, this subject is not completely understood for Paralympic swimmers. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between body composition and sport performance in Brazilian Paralympic swimmers 6 mo after training...
December 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631395/the-impact-of-sport-participation-on-bone-mass-and-geometry-in-adolescent-males
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Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Alan R Barker, Craig A Williams, Sigurbjörn A Arngrímsson, Karen M Knapp, Brad S Metcalf, Ioannis G Fatouros, Luis A Moreno, Luis Gracia-Marco
PURPOSE: Exercise is an effective approach for developing bone mass and adolescence is a key period to optimize bone health. However, sports specific training may have different effects on bone outcomes. This study examined the differences on bone outcomes between osteogenic (football) and non-osteogenic (swimming and cycling) sports and a control group in adolescent males. METHODS: One hundred twenty one males (13.1±0.1 years) were measured: 41 swimmers, 37 footballers, 29 cyclists and 14 controls...
September 14, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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