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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931767/musical-instrument-associated-health-issues-and-their-management
#1
Kae Okoshi, Taro Minami, Masahiro Kikuchi, Yasuko Tomizawa
Playing musical instruments can bring joy to people, but can also cause a wide variety of health issues that range from mild disorders to potentially fatal conditions. Although sports medicine is an established medical subspecialty, relatively few studies have investigated the health issues associated with musical instruments. Here we present an overview of these health issues. These include infections due to microorganisms, allergic reactions, as well as mechanical injuries from sustained high pressures within the oral, mediastinal, thoracic, and abdominal cavities...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895388/probiotic-strains-as-the-element-of-nutritional-profile-in-physical-activity-%C3%A2-new-trend-or-better-sports-results
#2
Joanna Smarkusz, Lucyna Ostrowska, Katarzyna Witczak-Sawczuk
A diet, individually customized to the needs of sportsmen and sportswomen prepares them better for competition and achievement of better sports results. However, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and frequently recurrent upper respiratory tract infections pose a common problem observed among athletes of disciplines such as triathlon, cycling and marathon. Diarrhea, splashing in the intestines or gastrointestinal bleeding make it difficult to start and win in the race. Recently researchers have paid special attention to the therapeutic effect of probiotic strains on the human body...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827297/herpes-simplex-transmission-to-chest-and-face-through-autoinoculation-in-an-infant
#3
Jeroen J van Vonderen, Kim Stol, Emmeline P Buddingh, Danielle Cm van der Kaay
A 4-month-old female infant presented with a vesicular lesion on her left hand present since 1 day. A few days prior to presentation, she had a similar lesion on the lower lip. Two days after presentation, she returned with new lesions on her thorax and upper eyelid. PCR of the vesicle was positive for herpes simplex virus type 1. The transmission to her chest and face probably resulted from autoinoculation, caused by rubbing of the hand on other parts of the body. Transmission of herpes simplex through skin-to-skin contact is a common route of infection in people engaging in contact sports...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819829/surgical-treatment-for-symptomatic-non-ossifying-fibromas-of-the-lower-extremity-with-calcium-sulfate-grafts-in-skeletally-immature-patients
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Antonio Andreacchio, Flavia Alberghina, Gianluca Testa, Federico Canavese
BACKGROUND: Non-ossifying fibromas (NOFs) are common benign bone lesions found in children and adolescents. They usually involve metaphysis of long bones, tend to gradually disappear with age and usually do not require surgery, while they are not associated with pathological fractures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome and efficacy of a single-stage procedure, comprising curettage of the lesion and calcium sulfate pellet (CaSP) grafting, in skeletally immature patients with large, symptomatic NOF of the lower extremity, and the possible limitations of the procedure...
August 17, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815486/staphylococcus-aureus-carriage-in-french-athletes-at-risk-of-ca-mrsa-infection-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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E Couvé-Deacon, D Postil, O Barraud, C Duchiron, D Chainier, A Labrunie, N Pestourie, P M Preux, B François, M C Ploy
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a leading cause of infectious diseases in sports teams. In recent decades, community-associated SA (CA-SA) strains have emerged worldwide and have been responsible for outbreaks in sports teams. There are very few data on the prevalence of these strains in France, and none on the carriage among athletes. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study to determine the SA carriage proportion among athletes practicing sports at risk for CA-SA infection in a French county, and determined the methicillin-resistant and/or CA-SA proportion...
August 16, 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795012/chronic-kidney-disease-and-sports-participation-by-children-and-adolescents
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Vimal Master Sankar Raj, Dilip R Patel, Lakshmi Ramachandran
Individuals suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) deal with major morbidity and mortality including poor exercise tolerance. A variety of factors including anemia, poor muscle mass, cardiovascular changes and limited physical activity contribute to exercise intolerance. Studies suggest that early initiation of aerobic and resistance training improves the muscle function, ability to tolerate exercise and quality of life in CKD patients. A thorough medical examination and exercise testing are recommended before initiating an exercise regimen in individuals with CKD...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789630/moderate-endurance-training-marathon-training-effects-on-immunologic-and-metabolic-parameters-in-hiv-infected-patients-the-42-km-cologne-project
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Stefan Schlabe, Martin Vogel, Christoph Boesecke, Carolynne Schwarze-Zander, Jürgen K Rockstroh, Christian Körner, Klara Brixius, Jan-Christian Wasmuth
BACKGROUND: Improved treatment options of HIV have resulted in regular physical activities of many HIV-infected patients. However, data on effects of sports in HIV-patients are scarce. METHODS: 21 HIV-infected persons were monitored prospectively while preparing for a marathon run. Multiple parameters with regard to immunology, quality of life and metabolism were measured at 4 time points (at baseline 1 year before the marathon run, 3 and 6 months after beginning of training, and immediately before marathon)...
August 8, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767267/-approach-to-illness-and-death-of-vadinienses-in-roman-hispania-i-iv-centuries
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Bonifacio Alvarez-Lario, Laura Álvarez-Roy
The Vadinienses were a Cantabrian people who lived between the first and fourth centuries in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, northeast of the present province of León and the corresponding part of the current territory of Asturias. In this paper we study the possible causes of illness and death of the Vadinienses represented in their gravestones. The analysis of Vadinienses epitaphs shows that two-thirds of the deaths occurred in people between the ages of 20-30, a finding that is not interpreted as representative of the usual age of death at that time...
June 2017: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756389/sports-injury-and-illness-incidence-in-the-rio-de-janeiro-2016-olympic-summer-games-a-prospective-study-of-11274-athletes-from-207-countries
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Torbjørn Soligard, Kathrin Steffen, Debbie Palmer, Juan Manuel Alonso, Roald Bahr, Alexandre Dias Lopes, Jiri Dvorak, Marie-Elaine Grant, Willem Meeuwisse, Margo Mountjoy, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Natalia Salmina, Richard Budgett, Lars Engebretsen
OBJECTIVE: To describe the pattern of injuries and illnesses sustained during the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, hosted by Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August 2016. METHODS: We recorded the daily incidence of athlete injuries and illnesses (1) through the reporting of all National Olympic Committee (NOC) medical teams and (2) in the polyclinic and medical venues by the Rio 2016 medical staff. RESULTS: In total, 11 274 athletes (5089 women, 45%; 6185 men, 55%) from 207 NOCs participated in the study...
September 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754706/critical-knowledge-gaps-in-our-understanding-about-environmental-cycling-and-transmission-of-leptospira
#10
Veronica Barragan, Sonora Olivas, Paul Keim, Talima Pearson
Leptospirosis after exposure to soil or water contaminated with urine of infected animals is the most common way in which humans contract the disease. Entire populations can be at high risk of leptospirosis after working in inundated fields, engaging in aquatic sports, or after periods of heavy rainfall. Risk of infection after contact with these environmental sources depends on the ability of Leptospira to survive, persist, and infect new hosts. Multiple variables such as soil and water pH, temperature, and even environmental microbial communities are likely to be shaping the environmental conditions needed by the pathogen to persist...
July 28, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710739/prevention-and-management-of-post-operative-complications-following-acl-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Brian J Eckenrode, James L Carey, Brian J Sennett, Miltiadis H Zgonis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to review the current management and prevention of post-operative complications after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Trends in rehabilitation techniques will be presented, in addition to suggestions for interventions and expected milestones in ACL reconstruction recovery. RECENT FINDINGS: ACL reconstruction protocols have evolved to more of a criterion-based progression rather than a tissue-healing time frame...
July 14, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706389/current-mycological-profile-of-onychomycosis-in-kashmir-valley-a-hospital-based-study
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Nazir Asifa, Kanth Farhath
INTRODUCTION: Onychomycosis is a common nail ailment associated with significant physical and psychological morbidity. It is caused by dermatophytes, nondermatophytic molds, and yeasts. Increased prevalence in the recent years is attributed to enhanced longevity, comorbid conditions such as diabetes, avid sports participation, and emergence of HIV. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to identify the mycological profile and etiological agents associated with this infection...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694076/traumatic-avulsion-of-the-flexor-digitorum-profundus-tendon-jersey-finger-a-29-cases-report
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C Tempelaere, M Brun, L Doursounian, J-M Feron
Traumatic avulsion of flexor digitorum profundus (jersey finger) is an uncommon injury. Our study aimed to describe functional outcomes of jersey fingers after surgical treatment. From January 2004 to 2014, we performed surgery on 32 patients who had jersey finger. Twenty-six of these patients were male and 6 were female with a mean age of 37.2years (range 16-68). Of the 32 cases, 11 were sports injuries, 16 presented on the ring finger and 13 on the little finger. Using the Leddy and Packer and Smith classifications, 16 of the injuries were type I, 4 were type II, 5 were type III, 7 were type IV...
July 7, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682728/improved-quality-of-life-after-transtibial-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetes-related-foot-complications
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Dane K Wukich, Junho Ahn, Katherine M Raspovic, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery
The purpose of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life after major lower-extremity amputation in a cohort of patients with diabetes mellitus. We evaluated 81 patients with diabetes and transtibial amputation (TTA) who had a minimum of 1 year of follow-up. Of these 81 patients, 50.6% completed the Short Form Survey (SF-36) and the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) preoperatively and postoperatively. Outcome measures before and after TTA were compared using Welch's ANOVA for continuous variables and Fisher's exact test for categorical variables...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675351/on-the-origin-and-timing-of-zika-virus-introduction-in-brazil
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E Massad, M Nascimento Burattini, K Khan, C J Struchiner, F A B Coutinho, A Wilder-Smith
The timing and origin of Zika virus (ZIKV) introduction in Brazil has been the subject of controversy. Initially, it was assumed that the virus was introduced during the FIFA World Cup in June-July 2014. Then, it was speculated that ZIKV may have been introduced by athletes from French Polynesia (FP) who competed in a canoe race in Rio de Janeiro in August 2014. We attempted to apply mathematical models to determine the most likely time window of ZIKV introduction in Brazil. Given that the timing and origin of ZIKV introduction in Brazil may be a politically sensitive issue, its determination (or the provision of a plausible hypothesis) may help to prevent undeserved blame...
August 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671516/skin-infections-which-student-athletes-are-at-greatest-risk
#16
Tim Weesner
Skin infections are a common ailment that affect all students, with increased risk to those students participating in sport and specifically contact sports. The types of skin infections that students are likely to encounter are categorized into three types: (a) bacterial, (b) viral, and (c) fungal. All three types of infection can appear benign at onset but can grow into serious disease and illness if not correctly identified and treated in a timely manner. A strong prevention program should be in place at all schools with appropriate resources in place (human and financial) to carry out proper cleaning of facilities, on-site examination by the school nurse or athletic trainer, and sufficient education of coaches, athletes, parents and administrators...
July 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660436/adventure-sports-and-sexual-freedom-hip-replacement-the-tripolar-hip
#17
James W Pritchett
Certain athletic activities and lifestyles require a completely stable and very mobile hip. Total hip replacement with a natural femoral head size and two mobile-bearing surfaces (i.e., a "tripolar" prosthesis) is the most stable prosthesis. Elegant design and wear-resistant bearing surfaces are the keys to long-term implant survivorship. The hypothesis is that a ceramic-coated tripolar prosthesis using highly cross-linked polyethylene can provide full function and complete stability with low wear. This study sought to determine: (1) patient-reported outcomes, (2) functional outcomes, (3) implant survivorship and complications, and (4) postoperative sexual limitations...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659242/minimally-invasive-achilles-tendon-stripping-for-the-management-of-tendinopathy-of-the-main-body-of-the-achilles-tendon
#18
Nicola Maffulli, Francesco Oliva, Gayle D Maffulli, Alessio Giai Via, Nikolaos Gougoulias
Achilles tendinopathy is a common cause of disability. New nerves fibers grow from the paratenon into the Achilles tendon, and they could play a central role in the development of pain. We report the results of minimally invasive Achilles tendon stripping for Achilles tendinopathy in 47 active patients. The Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles questionnaire score improved from 53.8 preoperatively to 85.3 postoperatively (p < .001). After a mean follow-up period of 40.5 months, 41 patients had resumed sporting activities at an average of 3...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642223/performing-high-level-sport-is-strongly-associated-with-urinary-incontinence-in-elite-athletes-a-comparative-study-of-372-elite-female-athletes-and-372-controls
#19
Alice Carvalhais, Renato Natal Jorge, Kari Bø
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) in female elite athletes compared with controls and to investigate potential risk factors for UI among elite athletes. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 372 elite athletes (athletes group, AG) and 372 age-matched controls (control group, CG). The median age was low (19 years) and the vast majority were nulliparous. Potential risk factors, including clinical, demographic and sports practice characteristics, were collected by using a questionnaire...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631069/-s2-ala-iliac-screws-for-extended-pelvic-fixation-in-longer-lumbar-instrumentations-description-of-a-freehand-technique
#20
REVIEW
F Lattig, S Weckbach
OBJECTIVE: To reduce the rate of implant failures at the lumbosacral junction in polysegmental lumbar fusions. INDICATIONS: Spinal fusion with deformity correction including L5/S1, revision surgery for pseudoarthrosis L5/S1, screw pull-out and pedicle fractures in S1, and S1/S2 fractures after polysegmental fusions. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Osteosynthesis of complex pelvic ring fractures, tumors of the ilium. Relative contraindication: infection, to avoid contamination of the iliosacral joint...
August 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
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