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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094487/blood-doping-at-the-olympic-games
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Kenneth D Fitch
BACKGROUND: The objective of this paper was to review our knowledge of athletes who have, are believed to have or have attempted to engage in blood doping to enhance their performance at an Olympic Games. METHOD: The paper focused on the Games from Munich 1972 to London 2012 and the author had a medical role at each of the Olympics that is discussed. RESULTS: The study revealed that Olympic athletes have benefitted from manipulating their blood by re--infusion of autologous or infusion of homologous blood and by administering erythropoiesis stimulating agents, notably the three generations of erythropoietins...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093374/predictors-of-pharmacological-intervention-in-adolescents-with-protracted-symptoms-after-sports-related-concussion
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Shanti M Pinto, Maria F Twichell, Luke C Henry
BACKGROUND: Though recovery after concussion is spontaneous and typically occurs within two to three weeks, a subset of adolescents develop persistent symptoms after a sports-related concussion. Medications are frequently prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment approach to alleviate these symptoms; however, there are no guidelines for prescription of pharmacologic therapy after concussion. OBJECTIVE: To investigate common factors that are associated with the use of medications (anti-epileptic, anti-depressant, neurostimulant, or sleeping medication) during recovery from a sports-related concussion...
January 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091825/preoperative-sport-improves-the-outcome-of-lumbar-disc-surgery-a-prospective-monocentric-cohort-study
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Anja Tschugg, Sara Lener, Sebastian Hartmann, Matthias Wildauer, Wolfgang N Löscher, Sabrina Neururer, Claudius Thomé
A lumbar disc herniation resulting in surgery may be an incisive event in a patient's everyday life. The patient's recovery after sequestrectomy may be influenced by several factors. There is evidence that regular physical activity can lower pain perception and improve the outcome after surgery. For this purpose, we hypothesized that patients performing regular sports prior to lumbar disc surgery might have less pain perception and disability thereafter. Fifty-two participants with a single lumbar disc herniation confirmed on MRI treated by a lumbar sequestrectomy were included in the trial...
January 13, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079509/excellent-balance-skills-despite-active-and-inactive-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-unexpected-results-of-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Josephine Merker, Matthias Hartmann, Florian Kreuzpointner, Ansgar Schwirtz, Johannes-Peter Haas
OBJECTIVES: Postural control (PC) is fundamental for human movements. Different factors, such as injuries or diseases, can adversely affect PC. The purpose of this study was to evaluate PC in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients with different disease activity levels in comparison to healthy peers. METHODS: JIA patients with active and inactive lower limb joints (n=36 each group) were examined. Both groups have been on medication and have had physiotherapy for at least 5 years...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076736/australian-institute-of-sport-and-australian-medical-association-position-statement-on-concussion-in-sport
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Lisa J Elkington, David C Hughes
Sport-related concussion is a growing health concern in Australia. Public concern is focused on the incidence and potential long term consequences of concussion. Children may be more prone to concussion and take longer to recover. The Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Medical Association have collaborated to present the most contemporary evidence-based information in a format appropriate for all stakeholders. This position statement aims to ensure that participant safety and welfare is paramount when dealing with concussion in sport...
January 16, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068152/effect-of-exposure-type-and-timing-of-injuries-in-division-i-college-football-a-4-year-single-program-analysis
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Michael K Krill, James R Borchers, Joshua T Hoffman, Rachel L Tatarski, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Football players compete with a high risk of injury due to the sport. With the recent efforts to improve safety, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) established new terminology to clearly define exposure types and reduce the number of high contact exposures. OBJECTIVES: To compare football injury rates (IR) with a focus on game versus practice, time in season of injury, mechanism of injury and utilizing recent exposure types defined by the NCAA (live contact, full-pads and non-contact)...
January 9, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067741/hypertensive-medications-in-competitive-athletes
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Henry Pelto
Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease in athletes. It is an important cause of long-term morbidity and mortality, even in a fit, athletic population. Management options to reduce these long-term risks exist that have minimal impact on athletic performance. Identification and management of underlying lifestyle factors and diseases that may lead to secondary hypertension is critical. These include substance abuse, medications, and underlying medical conditions. After evaluation and management of these issues, medications can be used to reduce blood pressure...
January 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067737/facial-trauma-in-sports
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James Leinhart, James Toldi, Matthew Tennison
Injuries resulting from facial trauma are common in all sports. Athlete-to-athlete contact, falls, and blows from equipment account for the majority of these events. Appropriate knowledge of basic science, relevant anatomy, and clinical skills is required to provide the correct medical care. While true medical emergencies are infrequent, a prompt accurate diagnosis is essential in developing targeted management and return to play options.
January 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065993/the-utility-of-the-king-devick-test-as-a-sideline-assessment-tool-for-sport-related-concussions-a-narrative-review
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Scott Howitt, Robert Brommer, Justin Fowler, Logan Gerwing, Julian Payne, Christopher DeGraauw
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to review existing literature surrounding the utility of the King-Devick test which is a commonly used sideline assessment tool for sport-related concussions. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed using MEDLINE, CINHAL, and SportDiscus databases. The search was performed from the beginning of the record through November 16(th), 2015. RESULTS: This search strategy yielded 27 articles from aforementioned databases...
December 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065992/challenges-surrounding-return-to-play-rtp-for-the-sports-clinician-a-case-highlighting-the-need-for-a-thorough-three-step-rtp-model
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Roger Menta, Kevin D'Angelo
Return-to-play (RTP) is a multifactorial process of retuning an injured athlete back to competition when risk for re-injury is minimized. Traditionally, these decisions are made by medical practitioners based on experience or anecdotal evidence. RTP decisions continue to be a challenging task for the medical practitioner. In the interest of advancing sports medicine for the betterment of athletes, improving the RTP decision-making process with a new paradigm has been suggested.1 It stands to clarify the intricacies used by clinicians when making RTP decisions by providing insight into the multiple factors that must be considered; not only by the athlete and medical practitioner, but all relevant parties (i...
December 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063895/improvement-of-table-tennis-dystonia-by-stereotactic-ventro-oral-thalamotomy-a-case-report
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Takashi Asahi, Takaomi Taira, Kiyonobu Ikeda, Jiro Yamamoto, Shuji Sato
BACKGROUND: Task-specific focal dystonia, such as writer's cramp and musician's cramp, is a type of dystonia that affects performance of particular tasks. Such movement disorders have been treated with stereotactic ventro-oral (Vo) thalamotomy, with excellent outcomes. However, there has been no previous report of treatment of sport-related/athlete's dystonia by means of stereotactic surgery. We treated a patient with table tennis-related dystonia with Vo thalamotomy, and evaluated the outcome...
January 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056008/traumatic-brain-and-spinal-cord-fatalities-among-high-school-and-college-football-players-united-states-2005-2014
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Kristen L Kucera, Rebecca K Yau, Johna Register-Mihalik, Stephen W Marshall, Leah C Thomas, Susanne Wolf, Robert C Cantu, Frederick O Mueller, Kevin M Guskiewicz
An estimated 1.1 million high school and 75,000 college athletes participate in tackle football annually in the United States. Football is a collision sport; traumatic injuries are frequent (1,2), and can be fatal (3). This report updates the incidence and characteristics of deaths caused by traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury (4) in high school and college football and presents illustrative case descriptions. Information was analyzed from the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research (NCCSIR)...
January 6, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054117/-self-medication-with-vitamins-minerals-and-food-supplements-in-germany-results-of-nationwide-health-surveys
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Hildtraud Knopf
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vitamins, minerals and food supplements (FSs) are often used without medical prescription. Valid data on the magnitude of use are rare in Germany. The aim of the present analysis is to describe the prevalence and trends of self-medication and the associations between health-related factors and self-medication with these substances. METHODS: The data base consisted of the results of nationwide health surveys (GNHIES98: 1997-1999 and DEGS1: 2008-2001) in which adults aged 18-79 years were interviewed on health-related themes and were examined...
January 4, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051327/are-there-potential-safety-issues-concerning-the-safe-usage-of-electronic-personal-tracking-devices-the-experience-of-a-multi-sport-elite-club
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Daniel Medina, Eduard Pons, Antonio Gomez, Marc Guitart, Andres Martin, Jairo Vazquez-Guerrero, Ismael Camenforte, Berta Carles, Roger Font
Despite approval of the use of electronic personal tracking devices (EPTD) during competition by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), other team sport organizations and leagues have banned its use due to "safety concerns", with no evidence to support this assertion. The aim of the current brief report is to provide empirical evidence to support the wide-spread usage across all sports by examining safety issues concerning the use of EPTD in a multi-team sports club. A total of 5 outdoor football teams (first team, second team, under 19, under 18 and first team female) and 3 indoor multi-sport (basketball, futsal and handball) teams have been monitored; accounting for a total of 63...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050542/epidemiological-profile-of-patients-diagnosed-with-athletic-pubalgia
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Anderson Luiz de Oliveira, Carlos Vicente Andreoli, Benno Ejnisman, Roberto Dantas Queiroz, Osvaldo Guilherme Nunes Pires, Guilherme Guadagnini Falótico
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pubalgia in patients from a Sports Medicine Center. METHODS: Data analysis from medical records of patients with athletic pubalgia attended to from January 2007 to January 2015. The diagnosis was made by an experienced hip surgeon, complemented with pelvic X-ray, abdominal wall ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis. RESULTS: Among 43 patients, 42 were men, with mean age of 33 years...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045562/parasympathetic-baroreflexes-and-heart-rate-variability-during-acute-stage-of-sport-concussion-recovery
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Scott Bishop, Ryan Dech, Taylor Baker, Matthew Butz, Kaishan Aravinthan, J Patrick Neary
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the parasympathetic state of individuals in healthy vs concussion groups, by measuring cardiovascular metrics under resting and baroreflex conditions using a squat-stand manoeuvre. RESEARCH DESIGN: This was a retrospective mixed-method study, with participants who sustained a medically diagnosed sport concussion (n = 12), being tested within 72-hours post-injury. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Participant's heart rate (Electrocardiogram, ECG) and blood pressure (finger plethysmography) data was collected during rest and during 10-second squat-stands (10SS, 0...
January 3, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042746/predatory-journals-threaten-the-quality-of-published-medical-research
#17
Jeffrey Beall
Ever since scholarly open-access publishing started to gain a foothold over a decade ago, many hundreds of open-access journals and publishers have emerged around the world, including many journals that are dependent exclusively on payments from authors to meet their expenses. The purpose of this Viewpoint is to describe the negative aspects of predatory publishing and how the behaviors of such publishers erode the principles of the peer-review system. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(1):3-5. doi:10.2519/jospt...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039126/are-olympic-athletes-free-from-cardiovascular-diseases-systematic-investigation-in-2352-participants-from-athens-2004-to-sochi-2014
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Antonio Pelliccia, Paolo Emilio Adami, Filippo Quattrini, Maria Rosaria Squeo, Stefano Caselli, Luisa Verdile, Viviana Maestrini, Fernando Di Paolo, Cataldo Pisicchio, Roberto Ciardo, Antonio Spataro
CONTEXT: Olympic athletes represent model of success in our society, by enduring strenuous conditioning programmes and achieving astonishing performances. They also raise scientific and clinical interest, with regard to medical care and prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) abnormalities. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the prevalence and type of CV abnormalities in this selected athlete's cohort. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 2352 Olympic athletes, mean age 25±6, 64% men, competing in 31 summer or 15 winter sports, were examined with history, physical examination, 12-lead and exercise ECG and echocardiography...
December 30, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034441/-physical-activity-during-cancer-can-we-define-participants-profiles
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Charlène Villaron, Tanguy Marqueste, François Eisinger, Maria Antonietta Cappiello, François Cury
INTRODUCTION: Benefits of physical activity during cancer treatment are widely demonstrated, however, most of patients are not active enough. Several studies have analyzed the different variables that would affect the participation to physical activity programs. The aim of our study was to define profiles of patients who agree to participate in a physical activity program in the medical setting according to the hospital structure in which they receive their care, their past and present habits in sports and their temporal perspectives...
December 26, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028572/romanian-medicine-european-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Ioan Cristian Stoica, Dinu Antonescu, Adrian Pana, Stefan Mogos, Romain Seil
The aim of the present paper is to present the message transmitted by the Presidential Lecture given during the first congress of arthroscopy organised in Romania, in March 2016, by the Romanian Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Trauma (SRATS). The goal was to present the evolution of medical care in Romania over the years, with the remarkable progress made in the first half of the twentieth century and the current status of arthroscopic surgery as seen from the point of view of medical professionals, as well as from a governmental point of view...
December 28, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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