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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738670/antidoping-program-an-important-factor-in-the-promotion-and-protection-of-the-integrity-of-sport-and-athlete-s-health
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Filomena Mazzeo, Vincenzo Monda, Stefania Santamaria, Ersilia Nigro, Anna Valenzano, Ines Villano, Giuseppe Cibelli, Antonietta Messina, Giovanni Messina
Use of performance-enhancing drugs concern not only elite Olympic and Paralympic Games' athletes but also amateur athletes, who are making increasing use of substances and/or methods. Furthermore, a new frontier reached by the doping is the use of genes. World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA), expressly prohibited the participation in competitive sports by the athlete in case of taking banned substances to treat disease in the event that the above assumption implies an excessive improvement of performance. This study aims to analyze and show the doping control as an essential part of the anti-doping program to promote and protect the integrity of sport and athlete's health...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736489/challenges-to-promoting-health-for-amateur-athletes-through-anti-doping-policy
#2
April Henning
Anti-doping regulations are intended, at least in part, to promote the health of athletes. While most anti-doping efforts target elite and professional competitors, there have been recent moves by sport governing bodies to expand anti-doping testing to include amateur athletes. Drawing on previous critiques of anti-doping policies and illustrating cases, this article outlines five of the challenges to health promotion of applying the current detect and ban model to the amateur level of sport. I argue that the current approach is not effective and, in some ways, may undermine the goal of health promotion at the amateur level...
2017: Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723842/reduced-neuromuscular-performance-in-amenorrheic-elite-endurance-athletes
#3
Åsa B Tornberg, Anna Melin, Fiona Manderson Koivula, Anders Johansson, Sven Skouby, Jens Faber, Anders Sjödin
INTRODUCTION: Secondary functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (SFHA) is common among female athletes, especially in weight-sensitive sports. The aim of this study was to investigate the link between SFHA and neuromuscular performance in elite endurance athletes. METHODS: Sixteen eumenorrheic (EUM) and 14 SFHA athletes from national teams and competitive clubs participated. Methods included gynecological examination; body composition (DXA);; resting metabolic rate and work efficiency; exercise capacity; knee muscular strength (KMS) and knee muscular endurance (KME); reaction time (RT); blood sampling performed on the 3rd-5th day of the menstrual cycle, and 7-day assessment of energy availability...
July 19, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717627/the-influence-of-playing-surface-on-injury-risk-in-italian-elite-rugby-players
#4
Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Domenico Lupariello, Teresa Venditto, Pierpaolo Rota, Matteo Guzzini, Antonio Vadalà, Attilio Rota, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in the use of artificial turf surfaces in rugby. In particular, artificial surfaces may be an useful means of increasing participation in the sport by allowing greater usage of a given pitch, especially in regions where natural turf pitches are difficult to maintain. METHODS: The incidence of site, nature, cause, and severity of training and match injuries was prospectively recorded in two professional teams (one equipped with World Rugby certified third generation artificial turf and the other with natural grass over the 2014-2015 season)...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717618/plantar-fasciitis-in-athletes-diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Federica Petraglia, Ileana Ramazzina, Cosimo Costantino
BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is reported in different sports mainly in running and soccer athletes. Purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review of published literature concerning the diagnosis and treatment of PF in both recreational and élite athletes. The review was conducted and reported in accordance with the PRISMA statement. METHODS: The following electronic databases were searched: PubMed, Cochrane Library and Scopus. As far as PF diagnosis, we investigated the electronic databases from January 2006 to June 2016, whereas in considering treatments all data in literature were investigated...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714760/houston-we-still-have-a-problem
#6
Martin Buchheit
Apollo 13 was initially looking like it would be the smoothest flight ever. After the explosion of an oxygen tank however, the astronauts were close to spending the rest of their lives in rotation around the planet. I wished to use this well-known incident to discuss further the link, or lack thereof, between sport sciences research and current field practices. There is a feeling that the academic culture and its publishing requirements have created a bit of an Apollo 13-like orbiting world (e.g., journals and conferences) that is mostly disconnected from the reality of elite performance...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714759/effects-of-rigid-and-kinesio-taping-on-shoulder-rotation-motions-posterior-shoulder-tightness-and-posture-in-asymptomatic-overhead-athletes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Damla Gulpinar, Sibel Tekeli Ozer, Sevgi S Yesilyaprak
CONTEXT: Alterations in posture and motion patterns are thought to play a role in developing shoulder injuries in overhead athletes. Taping is widely used in the sporting population, but there are limited empirical data regarding its effectiveness. OBJECTIVES: To determine and compare the effects of rigid and kinesio taping on shoulder rotation motions, posterior shoulder tightness (PST) and posture in overhead athletes. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713470/differences-in-anthropometry-biological-age-and-physical-fitness-between-young-elite-kayakers-and-canoeists
#8
Daniel López-Plaza, Fernando Alacid, José María Muyor, Pedro Ángel López-Miñarro
The aim of this study was to determine the anthropometric and physical characteristics of youth elite paddlers and to identify the differences between kayakers and canoeists. A total of 171 male paddlers (eighty-nine kayakers and eighty-two canoeists), aged 13.69 ± 0.57 years (mean ± SD) volunteered to participate in this study. The participants completed basic anthropometric assessments (body mass, stretch stature, sitting height, body mass index, maturity level, sum of 6 skinfolds and fat mass percentage) as well as a battery of physical fitness tests (overhead medicine ball throw, counter movement jump, sit-and-reach and 20 m multi-stage shuttle run tests)...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705436/non-metric-multidimensional-performance-indicator-scaling-reveals-seasonal-and-team-dissimilarity-within-the-national-rugby-league
#9
Carl T Woods, Sam Robertson, Wade H Sinclair, Neil French Collier
OBJECTIVES: Analysing the dissimilarity of seasonal and team profiles within elite sport may reveal the evolutionary dynamics of game-play, while highlighting the similarity of individual team profiles. This study analysed seasonal and team dissimilarity within the National Rugby League (NRL) between the 2005 to 2016 seasons. DESIGN: Longitudinal. METHODS: Total seasonal values for 15 performance indicators were collected for every NRL team over the analysed period (n=190 observations)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701361/health-promotion-through-sport-international-sport-federations-priorities-actions-and-opportunities
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Margo Mountjoy, A Costa, R Budgett, J Dvorak, L Engebretsen, S Miller, J Moran, J Foster, J Carr
OBJECTIVE: To identify areas of priority and activity for international sportsfederations (IFs) with respect to athlete health and safety, and global health. Results serve to direct the work of the Association of Summer Olympic IF Medical and Scientific Consultative Group, the International Olympic Committee and to influence IFs' planning and priorities. METHODS: The 28 IFs participating in the Summer Olympic Games (2016) were asked to rank the relative importance of 11 health-related topics and to report their activities or research initiatives on 27 identified topics using an electronic survey...
July 12, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689823/performance-and-return-to-sport-in-elite-baseball-players-and-recreational-athletes-following-repair-of-the-latissimus-dorsi-and-teres-major
#11
Brandon J Erickson, Peter N Chalmers, Brian R Waterman, Justin W Griffin, Anthony A Romeo
BACKGROUND: Tears of the latissimus dorsi (LD) and teres major (TM) are rare but disabling injuries in the overhead athlete. METHODS: All patients who underwent an LD and/or TM repair between January 1, 2010, and June 6, 2016, with more than 12 months' follow-up were included. Demographic information and postoperative range of motion were recorded. Patients were contacted via phone and answered questions to provide the following: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (KJOC) shoulder and elbow outcome score, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) shoulder score, and visual analog scale (VAS) score...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680894/return-to-play-and-player-performance-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-elite-australian-rules-football-players
#12
Matthew G Liptak, Kevin R Angel
BACKGROUND: Australian Rules football is a highly aerobic and anaerobic game that at times requires players to perform cutting or pivoting maneuvers, potentially exposing them to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. At present, there are limited data available addressing the impact of ACL injury on return to play and preinjury form after ACL reconstruction. PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of ACL injury and the incidence of further ACL injury, and to consider player return to play and return to preinjury form after ACL reconstruction...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670285/muscle-and-tendon-adaptation-in-adolescence-elite-volleyball-athletes-compared-to-untrained-boys-and-girls
#13
Falk Mersmann, Georgios Charcharis, Sebastian Bohm, Adamantios Arampatzis
Though the plasticity of human tendons is well explored in adults, it is still unknown how superimposed mechanical loading by means of athletic training affects the properties of tendons during maturation. Due to the increased responsiveness of muscle to mechanical loading, adolescence is an important phase to investigate the effects of training on the mechanical properties of tendons. Hence, in the present study we compared vastus lateralis (VL) architecture, muscle strength of the knee extensor muscles and patellar tendon mechanical properties of male and female adolescent elite athletes to untrained boys and girls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668619/internal-training-load-and-its-longitudinal-relationship-with-seasonal-player-wellness-in-elite-professional-soccer
#14
Filipe Manuel Clemente, Bruno Mendes, Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, Francisco Calvete, Sandro Carriço, Adam Lee Owen
Monitoring internal training load has been extensively used and described within team sport environments, however when compared to internal physiological measures such as heart rate (HR) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE), the literature is sparse. The primary aim of this investigation study was to assess differences of playing position on ITL, session-RPE and wellness across two different training microcycles (1 vs. 2 competitive games), in addition with examining the relationship between ITL and Hooper's Index across an entire season...
June 28, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665564/-current-treatment-strategy-of-meniscal-lesions-in-athletes
#15
Philippe M Tscholl, Victoria B Duthon, Maxime Cavalier, Jacques Menetrey
The primary goal of meniscal treatment in elite athletes is to guarantee knee function for sports performance and to prevent osteoarthritic changes. The meniscus acts not only as cushion in the femorotibial joint but also as a major secondary stabilizer with its posterior medial and lateral horns. Therefore, the integrity of the meniscal tissue is crucial for knee function and needs to be preserved, especially when the meniscal lesion is found in the periphery (vascularized zone). For ideal tissue healing, a stable knee is prerequisite...
July 13, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665523/emotional-labor-and-professional-practice-in-sports-medicine-and-science
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Rebecca F Hings, Christopher R D Wagstaff, Richard C Thelwell, Sarah Gilmore, Valerie Anderson
The aim of the present study was to explore how sport medicine and science practitioners manage their emotions through emotional labor when engaging in professional practice in elite sport. To address the research aim a semi-structured interview design was adopted. Specifically, eighteen professional sport medicine and science staff provided interviews. The sample comprised sport and exercise psychologists (n = 6), strength and conditioning coaches (n = 5), physiotherapists (n = 5), one sports doctor and one generic sport scientist...
June 30, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664697/variations-in-physical-activity-of-male-and-female-students-from-the-ukraine-in-health-promoting-life-style
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Józef Bergier, Barbara Bergier, Anatolii Tsos
[b]Introduction. [/b]A large-scale research was performed concerning issues relating to physical activity as an important factor in a healthy lifestyle and involved observing the differences among males and females as future elites of the Ukraine. [b]Objective. [/b]The objective of the research is to assess the physical activity of students from the Ukraine, considering such factors as: gender, leisure time, time spent sitting, sports performed or intended to be performed, and the BMI. [b]Materials and method...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662531/effects-of-in-season-explosive-strength-training-on-maximal-leg-strength-jumping-sprinting-and%C3%A2-intermittent-aerobic-performance-in-male-handball-athletes
#18
Souhail Hermassi, Mohamed Souhaiel Chelly, Georg Fieseler, Thomas Bartels, Stephan Schulze, Karl-Stefan Delank, Roy J Shephard, René Schwesig
Background Team handball is an intense ball sport with specific requirements on technical skills, tactical understanding, and physical performance. The ability of handball players to develop explosive efforts (e. g. sprinting, jumping, changing direction) is crucial to success. Objective The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effects of an in-season high-intensity strength training program on the physical performance of elite handball players. Materials and methods Twenty-two handball players (a single national-level Tunisian team) were randomly assigned to a control group (CG; n = 10) or a training group (TG; n = 12)...
June 29, 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662110/back-pain-in-elite-sports-a-cross-sectional-study-on-1114-athletes
#19
Daniela Fett, Katharina Trompeter, Petra Platen
OBJECTIVES: To establish the prevalence of back pain in German elite athletes; examine the influence of age, sex, sports discipline and training volume; and compare elite athletes with a physically active control group. METHODS: A standardized and validated online back pain questionnaire was sent by the German Olympic Sports Confederation to approximately 4,000 German national and international elite athletes, and a control group of 253 physically active but non-elite sports students...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661825/concussions-in-community-level-rugby-risk-knowledge-and-attitudes
#20
R Kyle Martin, Travis J Hrubeniuk, Christopher D Witiw, Peter MacDonald, Jeff Leiter
BACKGROUND: Rugby is a popular collision sport where participants are at risk of sustaining concussions. Most research focuses on elite-level or youth divisions. Comparatively, little is known about adult community rugby. The aim of this research was to estimate the risk of sustaining a concussion during participation in community-level rugby and summarize the collective knowledge and attitudes toward concussions. HYPOTHESIS: Concussion symptoms will be reported frequently among community-level rugby players and a substantial proportion will report a willingness to continue participation despite the risk...
July 2017: Sports Health
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