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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782305/tatami-mats-a-source-of-pitted-keratolysis-in-a-martial-arts-athlete
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Anamaria Balić, Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Branka Marinović, Daniela Ledić Drvar
Dear Editor, Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratosis plantaris sulcatum, is a non-inflammatory, bacterial, superficial cutaneous infection, characterized by many discrete superficial crateriform ''pits'' and erosions in the thickly keratinized skin of the weight-bearing regions of the soles of the feet (1). The disease often goes unnoticed by the patient, but when it is noticed it is because of the unbearable malodor and hyperhidrosis of the feet, which are socially unacceptable and cause great anxiety to many of the patients...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780844/outcomes-and-return-to-sport-after-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-in-adolescent-baseball-players
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Michael Saper, Joseph Shung, Stephanie Pearce, Viviana Bompadre, James R Andrews
Background: The number of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstructions in adolescent athletes has increased over the past 2 decades. Clinical results in this population have not been well studied. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes and return to sport after UCL reconstruction in a large group of adolescent baseball players. We hypothesized that excellent clinical outcomes and high rates of return to sport would be observed in this population at a minimum 2-year follow-up...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777356/visuospatial-abilities-and-fine-motor-experiences-influence-acquisition-and-maintenance-of-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-fls-task-performance
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Cuan M Harrington, Patrick Dicker, Oscar Traynor, Dara O Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery poses a unique learning curve due to the requirement for non-intuitive psychomotor skills. The fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) program trains and certifies residents in such skills. However, innate predictors of FLS performance and maintenance remain to be described. This single-centre observational study aimed to assess for candidate factors influencing the acquisition and maintenance of FLS performance amongst a surgically naïve cohort...
May 18, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776619/poor-sleep-quality-and-insufficient-sleep-of-a-collegiate-student-athlete-population
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Cheri D Mah, Eric J Kezirian, Brandon M Marcello, William C Dement
OBJECTIVE: Poor and inadequate sleep negatively impact cognitive and physical functioning and may also affect sports performance. The study aim is to examine sleep quality, sleep duration, and daytime sleepiness in collegiate student-athletes across a wide range of sports. DESIGN: Questionnaire. SETTING: University setting. PARTICIPANTS: 628 athletes across 29 varsity teams at Stanford University. MEASUREMENTS: Athletes completed a questionnaire inquiring about sleep quality via a modified Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), sleep duration, and daytime sleepiness via Epworth Sleepiness Scale...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775483/ldha-gene-is-associated-with-pigeon-survivability-during-racing-competitions
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Sherif Ramadan, Takeshi Miyake, Junichi Yamaura, Miho Inoue-Murayama
Pigeon racing is a popular sport worldwide. Pigeons are under continuous selection to improve speed, spatial orientation, and endurance during long flights. However, numerous genetic and non-genetic factors affect survivability and homing ability, making such traits difficult for breeders to control. Polymorphisms in the lactate dehydrogenase A gene (LDHA) likely affects pigeon racing and homing abilities, due to its role in physical and mental performance. Additionally, the adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide 1 gene (ADCYAP1) has been associated with physiological and behavioral shifts that occur during avian migration...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755389/evidence-for-sequential-performance-effects-in-professional-darts
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John F Stins, Gur Yaari, Kevin Wijmer, Joost F Burger, Peter J Beek
Objectives: The study of sequential effects in aiming tasks might shed light on the organization of repetitive motor performances over time. To date, investigations of such effects in sports have been limited and yielded mixed results. Given the relatively short time intervals between successive attempts, and the absence of defensive interventions, dart throwing provides a potentially fruitful testing ground for examining the presence of sequential performance effects in the motor domain. Methods and Results: A total of 80 competitive darts matches of 10 of the world's best players were scored from publicly available video footage in terms of sequences of hits and misses of triple 20...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747942/avulsion-fracture-of-the-lesser-trochanter-in-adolescents
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Thomas Ruffing, Tilmann Rückauer, Frederic Bludau, Alexander Hofmann, Markus Muhm, Arnold J Suda
INTRODUCTION: Avulsion fractures of the lesser trochanter in adolescents are rare. They are a result of a sudden and forceful contraction of the iliopsoas muscle. Functional results in the medium term after non-operative treatment are unknown. Therefore we aimed to report these in the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective two-center study was performed in a case series treated between 2011 and 2017. All adolescents with an acute avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter were included...
May 4, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746384/maximum-movement-workloads-and-high-intensity-workload-demands-by-position-in-ncaa-division-i-collegiate-football
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Gabriel J Sanders, Brad Roll, Corey A Peacock, Roger O Kollock
Sanders, GJ, Roll, B, Peacock, CA, and Kollock, RO. Maximum movement workloads and high-intensity workload demands by position in NCAA division I collegiate football. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-The purpose of the study was to quantify the average and maximum (i.e., peak) movement workloads, and the percent of those workloads performed at high intensity by NCAA division I football athletes during competitive games. Using global positioning system devices (Catapult Sports), low, moderate, and high and total multidirectional movement workloads were quantified by each position...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741990/the-development-of-a-tournament-preparation-framework-for-competitive-golf-a-delphi-study
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Jarred Pilgrim, Peter Kremer, Samuel Robertson
Tournament preparation in golf is used by players to increase course knowledge, develop strategy, optimise playing conditions and facilitate self-regulation. It is not known whether specific behaviours in tournament preparation should be given priority in education and practice at different stages of competition. This study aimed to achieve consensus on the importance of specific tournament preparation behaviours or "items" to players of five competitive levels. A two-round Delphi study was used, including an expert panel of 36 coaches, high-performance staff, players and academics...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741916/test-performance-and-test-retest-reliability-of-the-vestibular-ocular-motor-screening-and-king-devick-test-in-adolescent-athletes-during-a-competitive-sport-season
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Phillip R Worts, Philip Schatz, Scott O Burkhart
BACKGROUND: The Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) and King-Devick (K-D) test are tools designed to assess ocular or vestibular function after a sport-related concussion. PURPOSE: To determine the test-retest reliability and rate of false-positive results of the VOMS and K-D test in a healthy athlete sample. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Forty-five healthy high school student-athletes (mean age, 16...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741654/assessment-of-muscular-fitness-as-a-predictor-of-flight-duty-limitation
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Tuomas Honkanen, Matti Mäntysaari, Janne Avela, Heikki Kyröläinen, Tuomo Leino
Introduction: The high acceleration (Gz) exposure among military pilots flying fighter aircraft has been associated with an increased risk for cervical and lumbar disorders. It has been suggested that an adequate level of physical performance could reduce the risk of experiencing these disorders. The Finnish Air Force has for several years used aerobic (bicycle ergometer) and muscular fitness tests (battery of five tests) in the selection process of military pilot candidates in order to evaluate their physical fitness level...
May 8, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738680/autologous-osteochondral-mosaicplasty-for-centrally-and-laterally-located-advanced-capitellar-osteochondritis-dissecans-in-teenage-athletes-clinical-outcomes-radiography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Tadanao Funakoshi, Daisuke Momma, Yuki Matsui, Tamotsu Kamishima, Yuichiro Matsui, Daisuke Kawamura, Yusuke Nagano, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Autologous osteochondral mosaicplasty (ie, mosaicplasty) results in satisfactory clinical outcomes and reliable return to play for patients with large or unstable lesions due to osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the humeral capitellum. However, the association between the healing of the reconstructed cartilage and clinical outcomes remains unclear. PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of mosaicplasty in teenage athletes through use of clinical scores and imaging...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722250/the-effects-of-8-weeks-of-two-different-training-methods-on-on-sight-lead-climbing-performance
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Marc Philippe, Ingo Filzwieser, Veronika Leichtfried, Cornelia Blank, Simon Haslinger, Johannes Fleckenstein, Wolfgang Schobersberger
BACKGROUND: Despite climbing being an increasingly popular sporting pursuit, there have been very few scientific evaluations of appropriate training methods for competitive climbers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of an 8-week climbing-specific muscular hypertrophy (MH) or muscular endurance (ME) resistance training program on the on-sight lead climbing performance in a similar setting to a world cup. METHODS: Twenty-three elite male and female climbers (age: 25...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721434/physiological-parameter-values-in-greyhounds-before-and-after-high-intensity-exercise
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Francisco Javier Pellegrino, Analía Risso, Pablo G Vaquero, Yanina A Corrada
Dog sports competitions have greatly expanded. The availability of reference values for each type of activity could help assess fitness accurately. Heart rate (HR), blood lactate (BL) and rectal temperature (RT) are relevant physiological parameters to determine the dogs response to effort. Previous studies in greyhounds have reported the effect of high-intensity exercise on many physiological parameters immediately after completing different racing distances and recovery times. However, there are no studies concerning physiological changes over shorter racing distances...
2018: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720507/comprehensive-assessment-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-sports-related-sudden-cardiac-arrest
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Nicole Karam, Louis Pechmajou, Florence Dumas, Wulfran Bougouin, Ardalan Sharifzadehgan, Frankie Beganton, Guillaume Bonnet, Daniel Jost, Lionel Lamhaut, Olivier Varenne, Pierre Aubry, Georgios Sideris, Christian Spaulding, Alain Cariou, Eloi Marijon, Xavier Jouven
Despite the cardiovascular benefits of regular sports, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) risk is increased during or shortly after exercise. Association with coronary artery disease (CAD) has been described in small studies, mainly autopsic with potential bias given the high sports-related SCA survival, and focusing on young competitive athletes, whereas sports-related SCA occurs mostly in recreational athletes.1-5 Through the Paris Sudden Death Expertise Center prospective registry that includes all SCAs in Paris and suburbs since May 2011, we performed the first broad comprehensive CAD description in sports-related SCAs, with a comparison with matched non-sports-related SCAs...
May 2, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698457/rapid-weight-reduction-does-not-impair-athletic-performance-of-taekwondo-athletes-a-pilot-study
#16
Woo-Hwi Yang, Oliver Heine, Marijke Grau
In combat sports such as taekwondo (TKD), athletes rapidly reduce body weight to achieve a desired weight category. Competition takes place 16-24 h after weigh-in and thus, the recovery time is an important factor for competition performance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of rapid weight reduction (RWR) on athletic performance and associated hemorheological properties considering relevant recovery time. Five male TKD athletes reduced body weight by 5% within 3½ days. A simulated competition day (SCD) was carried out after a 16 h recovery period...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695970/sport-specific-assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-training-in-young-athletes
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REVIEW
Erika Zemková, Dušan Hamar
Neuromuscular training in young athletes improves performance and decreases the risk of injuries during sports activities. These effects are primarily ascribed to the enhancement of muscle strength and power but also balance, speed and agility. However, most studies have failed to demonstrate significant improvement in these abilities. This is probably due to the fact that traditional tests do not reflect training methods (e.g., plyometric training vs. isometric or isokinetic strength testing, dynamic balance training vs...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692739/tests-for-the-assessment-of-sport-specific-performance-in-olympic-combat-sports-a-systematic-review-with-practical-recommendations
#18
Helmi Chaabene, Yassine Negra, Raja Bouguezzi, Laura Capranica, Emerson Franchini, Olaf Prieske, Hamdi Hbacha, Urs Granacher
The regular monitoring of physical fitness and sport-specific performance is important in elite sports to increase the likelihood of success in competition. This study aimed to systematically review and to critically appraise the methodological quality, validation data, and feasibility of the sport-specific performance assessment in Olympic combat sports like amateur boxing, fencing, judo, karate, taekwondo, and wrestling. A systematic search was conducted in the electronic databases PubMed, Google-Scholar, and Science-Direct up to October 2017...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679839/xenon-detection-in-human-blood-analytical-validation-by-accuracy-profile-and-identification-of-critical-storage-parameters
#19
Cécile Frampas, Julia Ney, Mark Coburn, Marc Augsburger, Vincent Varlet
Xenon is a rare, mostly inert, noble gas that has applications in a wide range of fields, including medicine. Xenon acts on the human body as a useful organ-protective and anesthetic agent and has also been previously studied for potential applications in fields such as optics, aerospace and medical imaging. Recently, it was discovered that xenon can boost erythropoietin production, and it has been used as a performance-enhancing agent in international sports competitions such as the Sochi Olympic Games. Therefore, screening methods to detect the misuse of xenon by analysis of biological samples and to monitor anesthesia kinetics and efficiency are being investigated...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674008/applying-systems-ergonomics-methods-in-sport-a-systematic-review
#20
Adam Hulme, Jason Thompson, Katherine L Plant, Gemma J M Read, Scott Mclean, Amanda Clacy, Paul M Salmon
INTRODUCTION: As sports systems become increasingly more complex, competitive, and technology-centric, there is a greater need for systems ergonomics methods to consider the performance, health, and safety of athletes in context with the wider settings in which they operate. Therefore, the purpose of this systematic review was to identify and critically evaluate studies which have applied a systems ergonomics research approach in the context of sports performance and injury management...
April 16, 2018: Applied Ergonomics
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