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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352373/sleep-interventions-designed-to-improve-athletic-performance-and-recovery-a-systematic-review-of-current-approaches
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REVIEW
Daniel Bonnar, Kate Bartel, Naomi Kakoschke, Christin Lang
BACKGROUND: Athletes experience various situations and conditions that can interfere with their sleep, which is crucial for optimal psychological and physiological recovery as well as subsequent performance. Conventional sleep screening and intervention approaches may not be efficacious for athletes given their lifestyle, the demands of training and travel associated with interstate/international competition. OBJECTIVES: The present systematic review aimed to summarize and evaluate sleep intervention studies targeting subsequent performance and recovery in competitive athletes...
January 20, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347921/prospective-pre-and-post-race-evaluation-of-biochemical-electrophysiologic-and-echocardiographic-indices-in-30-racing-thoroughbred-horses-that-received-furosemide
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Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Rick Arthur, Krista Estell, Beatriz Martinez Lopez, Alexandra Sinnott, Eric Ontiveros, Anita Varga, Joshua A Stern
BACKGROUND: Exercise induced cardiac fatigue (EICF) and cardiac dysrhythmias are well described conditions identified in high-level human athletes that increase in frequency with intensity and duration of exercise. Identification of these conditions requires an understanding of normal pre- and post-race cardiac assessment values. The objectives of this study were to (1) characterize selected indices of cardiac function, electrophysiologic parameters, and biochemical markers of heart dysfunction prior to and immediately after high level racing in Thoroughbred horses receiving furosemide; and (2) create pre- and post-race reference values in order to make recommendations on possible screening practices for this population in the future...
January 18, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344619/acoustic-analysis-of-voice-in-singers-a-systematic-review
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Dhanshree R Gunjawate, Rohit Ravi, Rajashekhar Bellur
Purpose: Singers are vocal athletes having specific demands from their voice and require special consideration during voice evaluation. Presently, there is a lack of standards for acoustic evaluation in them. The aim of the present study was to systematically review the available literature on the acoustic analysis of voice in singers. Method: A systematic review of studies on acoustic analysis of voice in singers (PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus, ProQuest, Cochrane, Ovid, Science Direct, and Shodhganga) was carried out...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336959/psychological-attributes-of-ultramarathoners
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Katherine Buck, Jack Spittler, Alex Reed, Morteza Khodaee
INTRODUCTION: As the popularity of ultramarathon participation increases, there still exists a lack of understanding of the unique psychological characteristics of ultramarathon runners. The current study sought to investigate some of the psychological and behavioral factors that are involved in ultramarathon running. METHODS: We obtained information from participants of the Bear Chase Trail Race via an online survey. This race is a single-day, multidistance race consisting of a 10 k, half marathon, 50 k, 50 mi, and 100 k run in Lakewood, Colorado, at a base altitude of 1680 m with total altitude in climbs ranging from 663 to 2591 m...
January 11, 2018: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
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/29327826/correlation-between-hypermobility-score-and-injury-rate-in-artistic-gymnastics
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Bojan Bukva, Goran Vrgoč, Dejan Madić, Goran Sporiš, Nebojša Trajković
BACKGROUND: Generalized Joint Hypermobility (GJH) is suggested as a contributing factor for injuries in young athletes and adults. It is presumed that GJH causes decreased joint stability, thereby increasing the risk of joint and soft tissue injuries during sports activities. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between the hypermobility rate (using the Beighton`s modification of the Carter-Wilkinson criteria of hypermobility) in gymnasts and injury rate, during the period of one year...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325803/coronary-artery-disease-in-athletes-an-adverse-effect-of-intense-exercise
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REVIEW
Hélder Dores, Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves, Nuno Cardim, Nuno Neuparth
Regular physical exercise is responsible for various health benefits, and is recommended for primary and secondary cardiovascular (CV) prevention. Despite these recognized benefits, various clinical events can occur in athletes, including acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death (SCD); the main cause of SCD in veteran athletes is coronary artery disease (CAD). The relationship between intense exercise training and CAD is controversial, and a U-shaped association has been hypothesized. If this is the case, screening for subclinical CAD in older athletes may be justified, and various different methodologies have been proposed...
January 8, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320946/cognitive-demands-influence-lower-extremity-mechanics-during-a-drop-vertical-jump-task-in-female-athletes
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Thomas Gus Almonroeder, Thomas Kernozek, Stephen Cobb, Brooke Slavens, Jinsung Wang, Wendy Huddleston
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background The drop vertical jump task is commonly used in anterior cruciate ligament injury risk screening; however, the predictive validity is limited. Part of the limited predictive validity may be because the drop vertical jump task does not impose cognitive demands that reflect sports participation. Objectives To investigate the influence of additional cognitive demands on lower extremity mechanics during execution of the drop vertical jump task. Methods Twenty uninjured females (ages 18-25 years old) were required to perform the standard drop vertical jump task, as well as drop vertical jumps which included additional cognitive demands...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316986/cardiovascular-pre-participation-screening-in-young-athletes-recommendations-of-the-association-of-european-paediatric-cardiology-corrigendum
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Peter Fritsch, Robert Dalla Pozza, Doris Ehringer-Schetitska, Eero Jokinen, Vesna Herceg, Erzsebet Hidvegi, Renate Oberhoffer, Andreas Petropoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310525/proactive-and-reactive-motor-inhibition-in-top-athletes-versus-nonathletes
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Damien Brevers, Etienne Dubuisson, Fabien Dejonghe, Julien Dutrieux, Mathieu Petieau, Guy Cheron, Paul Verbanck, Jennifer Foucart
We examined proactive (early restraint in preparation for stopping) and reactive (late correction to stop ongoing action) motor response inhibition in two groups of participants: professional athletes ( n = 28) and nonathletes ( n = 25). We recruited the elite athletes from Belgian national taekwondo and fencing teams. We estimated proactive and reactive inhibition with a modified version of the stop-signal task (SST) in which participants inhibited categorizing left/right arrows. The probability of the stop signal was manipulated across blocks of trials by providing probability cues from the background computer screen color (green = 0%, yellow =17%, orange = 25%, red = 33%)...
January 1, 2018: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299878/talent-identification-and-development-in-male-football-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hugo Sarmento, M Teresa Anguera, Antonino Pereira, Duarte Araújo
BACKGROUND: Expertise has been extensively studied in several sports over recent years. The specificities of how excellence is achieved in Association Football, a sport practiced worldwide, are being repeatedly investigated by many researchers through a variety of approaches and scientific disciplines. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to identify and synthesise the most significant literature addressing talent identification and development in football. We identified the most frequently researched topics and characterised their methodologies...
January 3, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289498/the-mental-health-of-elite-athletes-in-the-united-kingdom
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R L Foskett, F Longstaff
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of signs of anxiety/depression and distress among a sample of elite athletes in the United Kingdom (UK). A secondary aim was to identify the variables associated with signs of anxiety/depression and distress in the same sample. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey was distributed to a sample of elite athletes in the UK. METHODS: A total of 143 elite athletes completed an online survey that consisted of demographic questions, the Greenhaus Scale assessing career satisfaction, the 12-Item General Health Questionnaire assessing signs of anxiety/depression and a distress screener based on the Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284578/sudden-cardiac-death-in-athletes
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REVIEW
Michael S Emery, Richard J Kovacs
Sudden cardiac death is a tragedy at any age and under any circumstances but is perhaps most tragic when it claims the life of the athlete, the individual who epitomizes health and a healthy lifestyle. Sports cardiologists from around the world have worked to quantitate the incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the athlete, to identify risk factors, to develop pre-participation screening tools, and to formulate plans to deal with on-field SCD. Progress has been made, but much remains to be done in order to make both competitive and recreational sports safer for both patients with known cardiac disease and athletes without known or suspected cardiac abnormalities...
January 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284466/factors-associated-with-sports-related-dental-injuries-among-young-athletes-a-cross-sectional-study-in-miyagi-prefecture
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Shinobu Tsuchiya, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Haruki Momma, Takuya Sekiguchi, Kaoru Kuroki, Kenji Kanazawa, Takeyoshi Koseki, Kaoru Igarashi, Ryoichi Nagatomi, Yoshihiro Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: Sports-related dental injuries, such as tooth fracture, loosening, and avulsion, are a major concern among young athletes because they directly impair oral function. Although the preventive efficacy of mouthguards has been well established, the prevalence of sports-related dental injuries remains high among young athletes. The aim of this study is to identify the variables contributing to the risk of sports-related dental injuries by conducting a survey on large population of young athletes in Miyagi prefecture...
December 29, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284166/functional-screening-tests-interrelationships-and-ability-to-predict-vertical-jump-performance
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Irineu Loturco, Lucas Adriano Pereira, Ronaldo Kobal, Cesar Cavinato Cal Abad, William Komatsu, Ronaldo Cunha, Gustavo Arliani, Benno Ejnisman, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura, Moises Cohen
There are several methods used in sports science to identify asymmetries in athletes, given their purported relevance to injury prevention and performance optimization. We aimed to verify whether asymmetries provided by isokinetic assessments, jump tests, and tensiomyography (TMG) are associated with each other, and whether their respective functional indices are related to jumping ability. TMG parameters, unilateral and bilateral squat-jump (SJ) and countermovement-jump (CMJ) performances, and peak torque in knee-extension and flexion with angular velocities of 60o/s and 300o/s for twenty-four soccer players were retained for analyses...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283933/a-preventive-model-for-muscle-injuries-a-novel-approach-based-on-learning-algorithms
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Alejandro López-Valenciano, Francisco Ayala, José Miguel Puerta, Mark De Ste Croix, Francisco Vera-García, Sergio Hernández-Sánchez, Iñaki Ruiz-Pérez, Gregory Myer
INTRODUCTION: The application of contemporary statistical approaches coming from Machine Learning and Data Mining environments to build more robust predictive models to identify athletes at high risk of injury might support injury prevention strategies of the future. PURPOSE: The purpose was to analyse and compare the behaviour of numerous machine learning methods in order to select the best performing injury risk factor model to identify athlete at risk of lower extremity muscle injuries (MUSINJ)...
December 28, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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/29275983/the-association-of-vitamin-d-status-in-lower-extremity-muscle-strains-and-core-muscle-injuries-at-the-national-football-league-combine
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Brian J Rebolledo, Johnathan A Bernard, Brian C Werner, Andrea K Finlay, Benedict U Nwachukwu, David M Dare, Russell F Warren, Scott A Rodeo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between serum vitamin D level and the prevalence of lower extremity muscle strains and core muscle injuries in elite level athletes at the National Football League (NFL) combine. METHODS: During the 2015 NFL combine, all athletes with available serum vitamin D levels were included for study. Baseline data were collected, including age, race, body mass index, position, injury history specific to lower extremity muscle strain or core muscle injury, and Functional Movement Screen scores...
December 19, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259814/diagnosis-of-psychosocial-risk-factors-in-prevention-of-low-back-pain-in-athletes-mispex
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Pia-Maria Wippert, Anne-Katrin Puschmann, Adamantios Arampatzis, Marcus Schiltenwolf, Frank Mayer
Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a common pain syndrome in athletes, responsible for 28% of missed training days/year. Psychosocial factors contribute to chronic pain development. This study aims to investigate the transferability of psychosocial screening tools developed in the general population to athletes and to define athlete-specific thresholds. Methods: Data from a prospective multicentre study on LBP were collected at baseline and 1-year follow-up (n=52 athletes, n=289 recreational athletes and n=246 non-athletes)...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259807/weaker-lower-extremity-muscle-strength-predicts-traumatic-knee-injury-in-youth-female-but-not-male-athletes
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Sofia Ryman Augustsson, Eva Ageberg
Background: The role of lower extremity (LE) muscle strength for predicting traumatic knee injury in youth athletes is largely unknown. Aims: The aim was to investigate the influence of LE muscle strength on traumatic knee injury in youth female and male athletes. Methods: 225 athletes (40% females) from sport senior high schools in Sweden were included in this case-control study. The athletes recorded any traumatic knee injury that had occurred during their high-school period in a web-based injury form...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
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