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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144026/heart-rate-variability-and-implication-for-sport-concussion
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REVIEW
Scott A Bishop, Ryan T Dech, Przemyslaw Guzik, J Patrick Neary
Finding sensitive and specific markers for sports-related concussion is both challenging and clinically important. Such biomarkers might be helpful in the management of patients with concussion (i.e. diagnosis, monitoring and risk prediction). Among many parameters, blood flow-pressure metrics and heart rate variability (HRV) have been used to gauge concussion outcomes. Reports on the relation between HRV and both acute and prolonged concussion recovery are conflicting. While some authors report on differences in the low-frequency (LF) component of HRV during postural manipulations and postexercise conditions, others observe no significant differences in various HRV measures...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123486/are-we-reaching-the-limits-of-homo-sapiens
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REVIEW
Adrien Marck, Juliana Antero, Geoffroy Berthelot, Guillaume Saulière, Jean-Marc Jancovici, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Gilles Boeuf, Michael Spedding, Éric Le Bourg, Jean-François Toussaint
Echoing scientific and industrial progress, the Twentieth century was an unprecedented period of improvement for human capabilities and performances, with a significant increase in lifespan, adult height, and maximal physiological performance. Analyses of historical data show a major slow down occurring in the most recent years. This triggered large and passionate debates in the academic scene within multiple disciplines; as such an observation could be interpreted as our upper biological limits. Such a new phase of human history may be related to structural and functional limits determined by long term evolutionary constraints, and the interaction between complex systems and their environment...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077582/neuroimaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-a-systematic-review
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Philip Sparks, Tim Lawrence, Stephan Hinze
OBJECTIVE: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative tauopathy associated with repeated subconcussive and concussive head injury. Clinical features include cognitive, behavioral, mood, and motor impairments. Definitive diagnosis is only possible at postmortem. Here, the utility of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of CTE is evaluated by systematically reviewing recent evidence for changes in neuroimaging biomarkers in suspected cases of CTE compared with controls. DATA SOURCES: Providing an update on a previous systematic review of articles published until December 2014, we searched for articles published between December 2014 and July 2016...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064019/stability-of-mri-metrics-in-the-advanced-research-core-of-the-ncaa-dod-concussion-assessment-research-and-education-care-consortium
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Andrew S Nencka, Timothy B Meier, Yang Wang, L Tugan Muftuler, Yu-Chien Wu, Andrew J Saykin, Jaroslaw Harezlak, M Alison Brooks, Christopher C Giza, John Difiori, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Jason P Mihalik, Stephen M LaConte, Stefan M Duma, Steven Broglio, Thomas McAllister, Michael A McCrea, Kevin M Koch
The NCAA-DoD Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) consortium is performing a large-scale, comprehensive study of sport related concussions in college student-athletes and military service academy cadets. The CARE "Advanced Research Core" (ARC), is focused on executing a cutting-edge investigative protocol on a subset of the overall CARE athlete population. Here, we present the details of the CARE ARC MRI acquisition and processing protocol along with preliminary analyzes of within-subject, between-site, and between-subject stability across a variety of MRI biomarkers...
October 24, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035978/use-of-blood-biomarkers-in-the-assessment-of-sports-related-concussion-a-systematic-review-in-the-context-of-their-biological-significance
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Brendan OʼConnell, Áine M Kelly, David Mockler, Matej Orešič, Karl Denvir, Garreth Farrell, Damir Janigro, Fiona Wilson
OBJECTIVES: To critically review current knowledge on the positive and negative predictive value of blood biomarkers for concussion; to illustrate the clinical and biological contexts that help evaluate the use of these markers in sport-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). METHODS: This systematic review was performed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. We reviewed the measurement, clinical utility, endpoint, and biological significance of blood biomarkers in concussion...
October 12, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019089/exercise-and-the-cortisol-awakening-response-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Travis Anderson, Laurie Wideman
BACKGROUND: The cortisol awakening response (CAR) has been used as a biomarker of stress response in a multitude of psychological investigations. While a myriad of biochemical responses have been proposed to monitor responses to exercise training, the use of CAR within the exercise and sports sciences is currently limited and is a potentially underutilized variable. Therefore, the purpose of this review was to collate studies that incorporate both exercise and CAR, in an effort to better understand (a) whether CAR is a useful marker for monitoring exercise stress and (b) how CAR may be most appropriately used in future research...
October 10, 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975240/research-gaps-and-controversies-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-a-review
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REVIEW
Breton M Asken, Molly J Sullan, Steven T DeKosky, Michael S Jaffee, Russell M Bauer
Importance: Scientific and lay interest in negative outcomes associated with exposure to repetitive brain trauma (RBT) continues to strengthen. Concerns about the association between RBT and dementia began more than a century ago, but have resurfaced in the last decade with the more recently described chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a tauopathy associated with RBT that has become inextricably linked to conversations about sport-related concussion and mild traumatic brain injury...
October 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972405/staying-in-the-game-a-pilot-study-examining-the-efficacy-of-protective-headgear-in-an-animal-model-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi
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Sydney Candy, Irene Ma, Jill M McMahon, Michael Farrell, Richelle Mychasiuk
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Rugby is one of the few contact sports that do not mandate protective headgear, possibly because studies have shown poor efficacy for protection related to concussion pathology with existing headguards. RESEARCH DESIGN: Following innovative material technology utilization to produce headgear believed to have protective capabilities, this study examined the effects of a soft-shell headgear constructed from a novel viscoelastic material, on both behaviour and serum biomarkers after high and average impact force mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI)...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968523/raman-spectroscopy-applied-to-identify-metabolites-in-urine-of-physically-active-subjects
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Letícia Parada Moreira, Landulfo Silveira, Alexandre Galvão da Silva, Adriana Barrinha Fernandes, Marcos Tadeu Tavares Pacheco, Débora Dias Ferraretto Moura Rocco
Raman spectroscopy is a rapid and non-destructive technique suitable for biological fluids analysis. In this work, dispersive Raman spectroscopy has been employed as a rapid and nondestructive technique to detect the metabolites in urine of physically active subjects before and after vigorous 30min pedaling or running compared to sedentary subjects. For so, urine samples from 9 subjects were obtained before and immediately after physical activities and submitted to Raman spectroscopy (830nm excitation, 250mW laser power, 20s integration time) and compared to urine from 5 sedentary subjects...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939210/toward-a-blood-borne-biomarker-of-chronic-hypoxemia-red-cell-distribution-width-and-respiratory-disease
#10
Joseph W Yčas
Hypoxemia (systemic oxygen desaturation) marks the presence, risk, and progression of many diseases. Episodic or nocturnal hypoxemia can be challenging to detect and quantify. A sensitive, specific, and convenient marker of recent oxygen desaturation represents an unmet medical need. Observations of acclimatization to high altitude in humans and animals reveals several proteosomic, ventilatory, and hematological responses to low oxygen tension. Of these, increased red cell distribution width (RDW) appears to have the longest persistence...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937955/military-blast-injury-and-chronic-neurodegeneration-research-presentations-from-the-2015-international-state-of-the-science-meeting
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Denes Agoston, Peethambaran Arun, Patrick Bellgowan, Steven Broglio, Robert Cantu, David Cook, Uade Olaghere da Silva, Dara Dickstein, Gregory Elder, Elizabeth Fudge, Sam Gandy, Jessica Gill, John F Glenn, Raj K Gupta, Sidney Hinds, Stuart Hoffman, Theresa Lattimore, Alexander Lin, Kun Ping Lu, Joseph Maroon, David Okonkwo, Daniel Perl, Meghan Robinson, Charles Rosen, Douglas Smith
Blast-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a signature injury of recent military conflicts, leading to increased Department of Defense (DoD) interest in its potential long-term effects, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office convened the 2015 International State-of-the-Science Meeting to discuss the existing evidence regarding a causal relationship between TBI and CTE. Over the course of the meeting, experts across government, academia, and the sports community presented cutting edge research on the unique pathological characteristics of blast-related TBI, blast-related neurodegenerative mechanisms, risk factors for CTE, potential biomarkers for CTE, and treatment strategies for chronic neurodegeneration...
September 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937952/modeling-the-long-term-consequences-of-repeated-blast-induced-mild-traumatic-brain-injuries
#12
Denes V Agoston
Repeated mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI) caused by playing collision sports or by exposure to blasts during military operations can lead to late onset, chronic diseases such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive neurodegenerative condition that manifests in increasingly severe neuropsychiatric abnormalities years after the last injury. Currently, because of the heterogeneity of the clinical presentation, confirmation of a CTE diagnosis requires post-mortem examination of the brain. The hallmarks of CTE are abnormal accumulation of phosphorylated tau protein, TDP-43 immunoreactive neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions, and astroglial abnormalities, but the pathomechanism leading to these terminal findings remains unknown...
September 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895909/measurement-of-walking-ground-reactions-in-real-life-environments-a-systematic-review-of-techniques-and-technologies
#13
REVIEW
Erfan Shahabpoor, Aleksandar Pavic
Monitoring natural human gait in real-life environments is essential in many applications, including quantification of disease progression, monitoring the effects of treatment, and monitoring alteration of performance biomarkers in professional sports. Nevertheless, developing reliable and practical techniques and technologies necessary for continuous real-life monitoring of gait is still an open challenge. A systematic review of English-language articles from scientific databases including Scopus, ScienceDirect, Pubmed, IEEE Xplore, EBSCO and MEDLINE were carried out to analyse the 'accuracy' and 'practicality' of the current techniques and technologies for quantitative measurement of the tri-axial walking ground reactions outside the laboratory environment, and to highlight their strengths and shortcomings...
September 12, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855568/plasma-biomarker-proteins-for-detection-of-human-growth-hormone-administration-in-athletes
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Sock-Hwee Tan, Albert Lee, Dana Pascovici, Natasha Care, Vita Birzniece, Ken Ho, Mark P Molloy, Alamgir Khan
Human growth hormone (GH) is a naturally occurring hormone secreted by the pituitary gland with anabolic and growth-promoting activities. Since an increased availability of recombinant GH (rGH) for the treatment of GH-deficient patients, GH has been abused in sports and it is prohibited. "GH-isoform" and "biomarkers" tests are currently available for detection of GH abuse in sports, however both methods suffer from shortcomings. Here, we report on a proteomic approach to search for novel protein biomarkers associated with rGH administration in non-elite athletes...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738856/acute-changes-in-blood-lipid-profiles-and-metabolic-risk-factors-in-collegiate-elite-taekwondo-athletes-after-short-term-de-training-a-prospective-insight-for-athletic-health-management
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Yu-Chi Sung, Yi-Hung Liao, Chung-Yu Chen, Yu-Liang Chen, Chun-Chung Chou
BACKGROUND: This study used a short-term de-training model to mimic the physiological weight changes during the early retirement stage in Taekwondo (TKD) athletes. This study investigates whether the negative changes in body composition, blood lipid profiles, and metabolic biomarkers occur in elite collegiate TKD athletes when experiencing a two-months de-training period. METHODS: Fourteen collegiate Division Ι elite TKD athletes (age: 21.1 ± 0.2 years, BMI: 22...
July 24, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737585/biomarkers-in-sports-and-exercise-tracking-health-performance-and-recovery-in-athletes
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Elaine C Lee, Maren S Fragala, Stavros A Kavouras, Robin M Queen, John Luke Pryor, Douglas J Casa
Biomarker discovery and validation is a critical aim of the medical and scientific community. Research into exercise and diet-related biomarkers aims to improve health, performance, and recovery in military personnel, athletes, and lay persons. Exercise physiology research has identified individual biomarkers for assessing health, performance, and recovery during exercise training. However, there are few recommendations for biomarker panels for tracking changes in individuals participating in physical activity and exercise training programs...
October 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700478/impact-of-nonsteroidal-aromatase-inhibitors-on-steroid-profile-in-a-chinese-population
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yanyi Xing, Xin Liu, Mengmeng Yan, Tianqi Chen, Fei Lu, Bing Xu, Yan Gong, Fuhao Chu, Haimin Lei
Steroid profiling was introduced to determine the endogenous steroid misuse in sports. Thus, screening for the exogenous use of these prohibited substances can be established by monitoring a range of endogenous steroids, which constitute the steroid profile and evaluate their concentrations and ratios against reference values. The steroid profiling is currently based on population statistics. As large interindividual variations exist, athlete biological passport (ABP) analysis is ongoing. This study aimed to identify new biomarker(s) for aromatase inhibitor detection in sports using statistical analysis and adapt the model into ABP analysis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699381/prospective-assessment-of-acute-blood-markers-of-brain-injury-in-sport-related-concussion
#18
Timothy B Meier, Lindsay D Nelson, Daniel L Huber, Jeffrey J Bazarian, Ronald L Hayes, Michael A McCrea
There is a pressing need to identify objective biomarkers for the assessment of sport-related concussion (SRC) to reduce the reliance on clinical judgment for the management of these injuries. The goal of the current study was to prospectively establish the acute effects of SRC on serum levels of S100 calcium-binding protein beta (S100B), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase-L1 (UCH-L1). Collegiate and high school football players were enrolled and provided blood at pre-season...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673410/blood-based-biomarkers-for-the-identification-of-sports-related-concussion
#19
REVIEW
Martina Anto-Ocrah, Courtney Marie Cora Jones, Danielle Diacovo, Jeffrey J Bazarian
Sports-related concussions (SRCs) are common among athletes in the United States. Most athletes who sustain an SRC recover within 7 to 10 days; however, many athletes who sustain the injury do not recover as expected and experience prolonged, persistent symptoms. In this document, the authors provide an overview of the empirical evidence related to the use of blood-based brain biomarkers in the athlete population for diagnosis of SRCs, prognosis of recovery and return to play guidelines, and indications of neurodegeneration...
August 2017: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670860/transcriptomic-biomarkers-of-altered-erythropoiesis-to-detect-autologous-blood-transfusion
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Olivier Salamin, Jonathan Mignot, Tiia Kuuranne, Martial Saugy, Nicolas Leuenberger
Autologous blood transfusion is a powerful means to improve performance and remains one of the most challenging method to detect. Recent investigations have identified three candidate reticulocytes genes whose expression was significantly influenced by blood transfusion. Using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction as alternative quantitative method, the present study supports that delta-aminolevulinate synthase 2 (ALAS2), carbonic anhydrase (CA1) and solute carrier family 4 member 1 (SLC4A1) genes are down-regulated post-transfusion...
July 3, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
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