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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332730/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-running-economy-and-performance-of-elite-kenyan-distance-runners-a-systematic-review
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Nassib Tawa, Quinette Louw
BACKGROUND: Running economy (RE) is a determinant of performance in endurance sports and is a complex multi-factorial measure which reflects the combined functioning of bio-mechanical, neuro-muscular, metabolic and cardio-respiratory factors some of which are hereditary or adapt to coaching. Kenyan distance runners have dominated major global events with their unmatched performance for decades and this phenomenon has prompted several investigations aimed at establishing possible factors associated with their performance...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330780/safety-in-mixed-martial-arts-a-7-year-review-of-cancelled-mma-bouts-in-calgary-alberta-during-the-pre-bout-medical-examination-period
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Gwynn Curran-Sills
BACKGROUND: Presently, there is no literature that examines the reasons for the cancellation of amateur or professional mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts. The purpose of this study was to review the circumstances that lead to the cancellation of MMA bouts by Calgary ringside physicians during the pre-bout examination period and to identify any emerging patterns that may guide the regulatoin of this sport. METHODS: The case-series  was constructed from the Calgary Combative Sports Commission pre-bout examination records and the medical records submitted by each athlete from January 2010 to December 2016...
January 12, 2018: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327140/children-s-experiences-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies
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REVIEW
Lauren S H Chong, Dominic A Fitzgerald, Jonathan C Craig, Karine E Manera, Camilla S Hanson, David Celermajer, Julian Ayer, Nadine A Kasparian, Allison Tong
We aimed to describe the experiences of children and adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD). Electronic databases were searched until August 2016. Qualitative studies of children's perspectives on CHD were included. Data was extracted using thematic synthesis. From 44 studies from 12 countries involving 995 children, we identified 6 themes: disrupting normality (denying the diagnosis, oscillating between sickness and health, destabilizing the family dynamic), powerlessness in deteriorating health (preoccupation with impending mortality, vulnerability to catastrophic complications, exhaustion from medical testing), enduring medical ordeals (traumatized by invasive procedures, disappointed by treatment failure, displaced by transition, valuing empathy and continuity in care, overcoming uncertainty with information), warring with the body (losing stamina, distressing inability to participate in sport, distorted body image, testing the limits), hampering potential and goals (feeling disabled, unfair judgment and exclusion, difficulties with academic achievement, limiting attainment and maintenance of life milestones), and establishing one's own pace (demarcating disease from life, determination to survive, taking limitations in their stride, embracing the positives, finding personal enrichment, relying on social or spiritual support)...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325894/reference-values-for-the-creatine-kinase-response-to-professional-australian-football-match-play
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Luke A G Inman, Michael J Rennie, Mark L Watsford, Nathan J Gibbs, James Green, Robert W Spurrs
OBJECTIVES: Due to the importance of monitoring markers of muscle damage in high-level sport from a medical and athlete recovery perspective, this study aimed to determine the upper limits of normal (ULN) for post-match plasma creatine kinase (CK) in professional Australian footballers. Raw CK values were considered, along with intra-individual deviations from the season-mean. DESIGN: Case series. METHODS: CK was collected between 36-48h following professional Australian football match-play...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322119/breast-injuries-in-female-collegiate-basketball-soccer-softball-and-volleyball-athletes-prevalence-type-and-impact-on-sports-participation
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Laura J Smith, Tamara D Eichelberger, Edward J Kane
Objective: In 2015-2016, over 214,000 female athletes competed at the collegiate level in the United States (U.S.). The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) collects injury data; however, breast-related injuries do not have a specific reporting category. The exact sequelae of breast injury are unknown; however, a relationship between breast injury and fat necrosis, which mimics breast carcinoma, is documented outside of sports participation. Breast injuries related to motor vehicle collisions, seatbelt trauma, and blunt trauma have been reported...
January 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318177/injury-recurrence-among-high-school-athletes-in-the-united-states-a-decade-of-patterns-and-trends-2005-2006-through-2015-2016
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K Linnea Welton, Matthew J Kraeutler, Lauren A Pierpoint, Justin H Bartley, Eric C McCarty, R Dawn Comstock
Background: As participation in high school athletics increases, so does the number of adolescents experiencing sports-related injury. Understanding injury patterns is an important component to developing and evaluating prevention and rehabilitation programs. Purpose: To analyze recurrent injury rates and patterns among high school athletes, to compare recurrent injuries with new injuries, and to evaluate injury trends over time. Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318165/orthopaedic-sports-medicine-fellowship-interviews-structure-and-organization-of-the-interview-day
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Brett D Haislup, Matthew J Kraeutler, Rishi Baweja, Eric C McCarty, Mary K Mulcahey
Background: Over the past few decades, there has been a trend toward an increasing subspecialization in orthopaedic surgery, with orthopaedic sports medicine being one of the most competitive subspecialties. Information regarding the application and interview process for sports medicine fellowships is currently lacking. Purpose: To survey orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship program directors (PDs) to better define the structure of the sports medicine fellowship interview and to highlight important factors that PDs consider in selecting fellows...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314903/national-athletic-trainers-association-position-statement-prevention-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Darin A Padua, Lindsay J DiStefano, Timothy E Hewett, William E Garrett, Stephen W Marshall, Grace M Golden, Sandra J Shultz, Susan M Sigward
OBJECTIVE:   To provide certified athletic trainers, physicians, and other health care and fitness professionals with recommendations based on current evidence regarding the prevention of noncontact and indirect-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in athletes and physically active individuals. BACKGROUND:   Preventing ACL injuries during sport and physical activity may dramatically decrease medical costs and long-term disability. Implementing ACL injury-prevention training programs may improve an individual's neuromuscular control and lower extremity biomechanics and thereby reduce the risk of injury...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313509/patients-families-perceptions-of-lupus-in-sub-saharan-africa
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J Iba Ba, M Ouédraogo, Y S Oliveira, I Nseng Nseng, A Abo Ekomie, J B Boguikouma
Lupus is an autoimmune disease affecting the connective tissue. Its clinical and biological polymorphism is often misunderstood by patients and families and can lead to treatment interruption and a decision to turn to alternative medicine. We used a questionnaire to assess the degree of knowledge of this disease of family members living with lupus patients. Of the 56 lupus patients receiving regular follow-up at our hospital, 123 members of 30 of their families (53.5%) participated. Overall, among these families, 81...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299655/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-children-do-osseous-abnormalities-matter
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Sebastien Pesenti, Matthieu Ollivier, Jean-Charles Escudier, Mathieu Cermolacce, Alexandre Baud, Franck Launay, Jean-Luc Jouve, Elie Choufani
PURPOSE: Management of post-traumatic patellar instability in children with osseous abnormalities is challenging because of the presence of an open physis. The aim of our study was to compare the rate of recurrence after isolated reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) in children with or without osseous abnormalities. METHODS: The medical records of 25 children (27 knees) with recurrent patellar dislocation were reviewed. Each child underwent an isolated reconstruction of the MPFL using a hamstring graft...
January 4, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298132/physical-therapy-protocols-for-arthroscopic-bankart-repair
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Steven F DeFroda, Nabil Mehta, Brett D Owens
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after arthroscopic Bankart repair can be highly dependent on compliance and participation in physical therapy. Additionally, there are many variations in physician-recommended physical therapy protocols. HYPOTHESIS: The rehabilitation protocols of academic orthopaedic surgery departments vary widely despite the presence of consensus protocols. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 3...
January 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286552/the-sms-phone-and-medical-examination-sports-injury-surveillance-spex-system-is-a-feasible-and-valid-approach-to-measuring-handball-exposure-injury-occurrence-and-consequences-in-elite-youth-sport
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M Møller, N Wedderkopp, G Myklebust, M Lind, H Sørensen, J J Hebert, J Attermann
Current methods of sports injury surveillance are limited by lack of medical validation of self-reported injuries, and/or incomplete information about injury consequences beyond time-loss from sport. The aims of this study were to 1) evaluate the feasibility of the SMS, Phone and medical Examination injury surveillance (SPEx) system 2) to evaluate the proportion of injuries and injury consequences reported by SPEx when compared to outcomes from a modified version of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre (OSTRC) Overuse Injury Questionnaire...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282262/brain-health-and-healthy-ageing-in-retired-rugby-union-players-the-brain-study-study-protocol-for-an-observational-study-in-the-uk
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Valentina Gallo, Damien McElvenny, Catherine Hobbs, Donna Davoren, Huw Morris, Sebastian Crutch, Henrik Zetterberg, Nick C Fox, Simon Kemp, Matthew Cross, Nigel K Arden, Madeleine A M Davies, Andrea Malaspina, Neil Pearce
INTRODUCTION: Relatively little is known about the long-term health of former elite rugby players, or former sportspeople more generally. As well as the potential benefits of being former elite sportspersons, there may be potential health risks from exposures occurring during an individual's playing career, as well as following retirement. Each contact sport has vastly different playing dynamics, therefore exposing its players to different types of potential traumas. Current evidence suggests that these are not necessarily comparable in terms of pathophysiology, and their potential long-term adverse effects might also differ...
December 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280684/sport-related-concussive-convulsions-a-systematic-review
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Nicholas O Kuhl, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Hannah Burnette, Gary S Solomon, Scott L Zuckerman
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of sport-related concussion (SRC) continues to rise. Presentations of concussed athletes vary from subtle symptoms to notable signs. Between the 4th and 5th iterations of the Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) guidelines, concussive convulsions were removed as a modifying factor, but little evidence or discussion supported this change. While considerable research exists regarding post-traumatic epilepsy in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, convulsions following SRC are relatively understudied...
December 27, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280290/sports-involvement-injury-history-and-non-medical-use-of-prescription-opioids-among-college-students-an-analysis-with-a-national-sample
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Jason A Ford, Corey Pomykacz, Philip Veliz, Sean Esteban McCabe, Carol J Boyd
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug epidemic, particularly related to opioids. To more effectively deal with the devastating outcomes associated with non-medical use of prescription opioids (NUPO), research is needed to identify populations at increased risk. The current research builds on a small number of studies that have shown that adolescents involved in competitive sports are more likely to report NUPO. Specifically, we examine the relationship between athlete status, injury history, and NUPO among college students...
January 2018: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276600/atraumatic-bilateral-rupture-of-the-peroneus-brevis-tendon-in-recreational-sport-a-case-report
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Patric Scheidegger, Lukas Weisskopf, Anja Hirschmüller
Issue: Lower extremity tendon injuries often occur in physically active individuals. Most ruptures not involving great force are diagnosed in patients presenting underlying tendon degenerations. This also applies to patients taking medications because of a disease. We have observed several cases of bilateral Achilles tendon ruptures in patients who have been taking cortisone for a long period. We treated a healthy colleague (neurologist) in our clinic who sustained ruptures of the Achilles tendon on the left side (2012) and the peroneus brevis tendon on left side (2015) and right side (2016) after minimal traumata...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276071/enhancement-of-force-patterns-classification-based-on-gaussian-distributions
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Thomas Ertelt, Ilja Solomonovs, Thomas Gronwald
Description of the patterns of ground reaction force is a standard method in areas such as medicine, biomechanics and robotics. The fundamental parameter is the time course of the force, which is classified visually in particular in the field of clinical diagnostics. Here, the knowledge and experience of the diagnostician is relevant for its assessment. For an objective and valid discrimination of the ground reaction force pattern, a generic method, especially in the medical field, is absolutely necessary to describe the qualities of the time-course...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274950/knowledge-about-epilepsy-in-university-health-students-a-multicenter-study
#18
Priscila Souza, Leslie A Portes, Robert K Thomas, Jorge R Bonito, Marilia Rua, Fabio J Pacheco, Phillip Plaatjes, Natalia C Oliveira
Even with economic development and improvements in health care around the world, it is estimated that nowadays, 50 million people have epilepsy. It is one of the most prevalent neurological diseases, yet it is still surrounded by prejudice, stigma, lack of awareness, and wrong attitudes of the population towards the disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the knowledge about epilepsy in health students from different countries: Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, United States, and South Africa...
December 21, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273665/crowd-medical-services-in-the-english-football-league-remodelling-the-team-for-the-21st-century-using-a-realist-approach
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Alison Leary, Anthony Kemp, Peter Greenwood, Nick Hart, James Agnew, John Barrett, Geoffrey Punshon
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the new model of providing care based on demand. This included reconfiguration of the workforce to manage workforce supply challenges and meet demand without compromising the quality of care. DESIGN: Currently the Sports Ground Safety Authority recommends the provision of crowd medical cover at English Football League stadia. The guidance on provision of services has focused on extreme circumstances such as the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, while the majority of demand on present-day services is from patients with minor injuries, exacerbations of injuries and pre-existing conditions...
December 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259806/concussion-knowledge-and-experience-among-welsh-amateur-rugby-union-coaches-and-referees
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Steffan Arthur Griffin, Craig Ranson, Isabel Moore, Prabhat Mathema
Background: Rugby union is a collision sport where participants are at high risk of sustaining a concussion. In settings where there is little qualified medical supervision, certain stakeholders (eg, coaches and officials) should possess sufficient knowledge in regard to the recognition and management of concussion. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and experience of various aspects of concussion among coaches and referees involved in Welsh amateur rugby union...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
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