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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150657/specific-heat-electrical-resistivity-and-electronic-band-structure-properties-of-noncentrosymmetric-th7fe3-superconductor
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V H Tran, M Sahakyan
Noncentrosymmetric superconductor Th7Fe3 has been investigated by means of specific heat, electrical resisitivity measurements and electronic properties calculations. Sudden drop in the resistivity at 2.05 ± 0.15 K and specific heat jump at 1.98 ± 0.02 K are observed, rendering the superconducting transition. A model of two BCS-type gaps appears to describe the zero-magnetic-field specific heat better than those based on the isotropic BCS theory or anisotropic functions. A positive curvature of the upper critical field H c2(T c) and nonlinear field dependence of the Sommerfeld coefficient at 0...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130570/cold-water-or-partial-body-cryotherapy-comparison-of-physiological-responses-and-recovery-following-muscle-damage
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Erich Hohenauer, Joseph T Costello, Rahel Stoop, Ursula M Küng, Peter Clarys, Tom Deliens, Ron Clijsen
The aim of this study was to compare i) the physiological responses following cold-water immersion (CWI) and partial-body cryotherapy (PBC) and ii) the effects on recovery following a muscle-damaging protocol (5 x 20 drop jumps). Nineteen healthy males were randomly allocated into either a CWI (10 °C for 10 min; n = 9) or a PBC (-60 °C for 30 sec, -135 °C for 2 min; n = 10) group. The physiological variables (thigh muscle oxygen saturation [SmO2 ], cutaneous vascular conductance [CVC], mean-arterial pressure [MAP] and local skin temperature) were assessed immediately prior and up to 60 min post-treatment (10 min intervals)...
November 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123488/wearing-compression-tights-on-the-thigh-during-prolonged-running-attenuated-exercise-induced-increase-in-muscle-damage-marker-in-blood
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Sahiro Mizuno, Mari Arai, Fumihiko Todoko, Eri Yamada, Kazushige Goto
Purpose: To examine the effects of wearing a lower-body compression garment with different body coverage areas during prolonged running on exercise performance and muscle damage. Methods: Thirty male subjects were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) wearing a compression tights with 15 mmHg to thigh [n = 10, CT group], (2) wearing a compression socks with 15 mmHg to calf [n = 10, CS group], and (3) wearing a lower-body garment with < 5 mmHg to thigh and calf [n = 10, CON group]. The exercise consisted of 120 min of uphill running at 55% of [Formula: see text]O2max...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121680/effects-of-drop-height-and-surface-instability-on-jump-performance-and-knee-kinematics
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Melanie Lesinski, Olaf Prieske, Rainer Beurskens, David Behm, Urs Granacher
The purpose of this study was to examine the combined effects of drop-height and surface condition on drop jump (DJ) performance and knee joint kinematics. DJ performance, sagittal and frontal plane knee joint kinematics were measured in jump experienced young male and female adults during DJs on stable, unstable and highly unstable surfaces using different drop-heights (20, 40, 60 cm). Findings revealed impaired DJ performance (Δ5-16%; p<0.05; 1.43≤d≤2.82), reduced knee valgus motion (Δ33-52%; p<0...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091539/do-bilateral-vertical-jumps-with-reactive-jump-landings-achieve-osteogenic-thresholds-with-and-without-instruction-in-premenopausal-women
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Tracey L Clissold, Paul W Winwood, John B Cronin, Mary Jane De Souza
Jumps have been investigated as a stimulus for bone development, however effects of instruction, jump type and jump-landing techniques need investigation. This study sought to identify whether ground reaction forces (GRF's) for bilateral vertical jumps (countermovement jumps and drop jumps) with reactive jump-landings (i.e. jumping immediately after initial jump-landing), with instruction and with instruction withdrawn, achieve magnitudes and rates of strain previously shown to improve bone mass among premenopausal women...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091512/knee-frontal-plane-projection-angle-a-comparison-study-between-drop-vertical-jump-and-step-down-tests-with-young-volleyball-athletes
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Gabriel Andrade Paz, Marianna de Freitas Maia, Haroldo Gualter Santana, Humberto Miranda, Vicente Lima, John D Willson
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. CONTEXT: Altered frontal plane knee mechanics during dynamic tasks have been often associated with lower extremity injuries. Strategies to decrease these risk factors and improve knee joint stability are often applied in rehabilitation and training environments. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare knee joint frontal plane projection angles (FPPA) via two dimensional (2D) video analysis during drop vertical jump (DVJ) and step-down test (SDT) tasks in the preferred and non-preferred limbs of young male and female volleyball players...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073841/individuals-post-achilles-tendon-rupture-exhibit-asymmetrical-knee-and-ankle-kinetics-and-loading-rates-during-a-drop-countermovement-jump
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Hayley C Powell, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Annelie Brorsson, Roy Tranberg, Richard W Willy
Study Design Cross sectional, laboratory study. Background Asymmetrical knee loading has been reported in individuals post-Achilles tendon rupture during jogging and hopping. Yet, no studies have examined knee loads in individuals post-Achilles tendon rupture during high demand tasks, such as single limb landings. Objectives We sought to determine if individuals post-Achilles tendon rupture demonstrated asymmetrical knee loads and impact forces during drop countermovement jumps (Drop CMJ). Methods Achilles tendon length and single leg heel rise test for endurance were assessed in 34 individuals (31 male) 6...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065622/effects-of-two-fatigue-protocols-on-impact-forces-and-lower-extremity-kinematics-during-drop-landings-implications-for-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Rui Xia, Xini Zhang, Xi Wang, Xiaole Sun, Weijie Fu
The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of fatigue on the impact forces and sagittal plane kinematics of the lower extremities in a drop landing task. 15 male collegiate athletes were recruited. Five successful trials of a drop landing task were obtained during prefatigue and postfatigue in two fatigue protocols (constant speed running fatigue protocol [R-FP] and shuttle running + vertical jumping fatigue protocol [SV-FP]). Duration time, maximal heart rate, and RPE of each protocol were measured separately...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065078/biomechanical-differences-of-multidirectional-jump-landings-among-female-basketball-and-soccer-players
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
Taylor, JB, Ford, KR, Schmitz, RJ, Ross, SE, Ackerman, TA, and Shultz, SJ. Biomechanical differences of multidirectional jump landings among female basketball and soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 31(11): 3034-3045, 2017-Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs are less successful in basketball than soccer and may be due to distinct movement strategies that these athletes develop from sport-specific training. The purpose of this study was to identify biomechanical differences between female basketball and soccer players during multidirectional jump landings...
November 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063526/malaria-cases-in-switzerland-from-2005-to-2015-and-recent-rise-of-imported-plasmodium-vivax-malaria
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Gilles Eperon, Sophie Durieux-Paillard, Anne Mauris, François Chappuis, Nicole Gysin
Reporting cases of malaria to the Federal Office of Public Health has been mandatory in Switzerland since 1974. We analysed notifications of imported confirmed malaria cases between 2005 and 2015 in Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Data for previously visited countries, nationality and reason for travelling were analysed. In contrast with the impressive drop of malaria cases reported worldwide since 2000, we found that the number of malaria cases imported yearly in Switzerland doubled in 2014 and 2015 compared to the average for the preceding decade...
October 24, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059895/consistency-of-surface-electromyography-assessment-at-lower-limb-selected-muscles-during-vertical-countermovement
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Carlos Rodrigues, Miguel Correia, Joao M C S Abrantes, Jurandir Nadal, Marco A Benedetti Rodrigues
Given the difficulty of invasive methods to assess muscle action during natural human movement, surface electromyography (sEMG) has been increasingly used to capture muscle activity in relation to kinesiological analysis of specific tasks. Isolated isometric, concentric and eccentric forms of muscle action have been receiving the most attention for research purposes. Nevertheless natural muscle action frequently involves the use of a preceding eccentric muscle action as a form of potentiation of immediate muscle concentric action, in what is designated as muscle stretch-shortening cycle (SSC)...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043110/neurodynamic-mobilization-and-foam-rolling-improved-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-in-a-healthy-adult-population-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Blanca Romero-Moraleda, Roy La Touche, Sergio Lerma-Lara, Raúl Ferrer-Peña, Víctor Paredes, Ana Belén Peinado, Daniel Muñoz-García
OBJECTIVES: Compare the immediate effects of a Neurodynamic Mobilization (NM) treatment or foam roller (FR) treatment after DOMS. DESIGN: Double blind randomised clinical trial. SETTING: The participants performed 100 drop jumps (5 sets of 20 repetitions, separated by 2 min rests) from a 0.5-m high box in a University biomechanics laboratory to induce muscle soreness. The participants were randomly assigned in a counter-balanced fashion to either a FR or NM treatment group...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034799/measurement-properties-of-a-test-battery-to-assess-postural-orientation-during-functional-tasks-in-patients-undergoing-acl-injury-rehabilitation
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Jenny Nae, Mark W Creaby, Gustav Nilsson, Kay M Crossley, Eva Ageberg
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background Visual rating of postural orientation (PO) during functional tasks may be a valuable tool to track rehabilitation progress following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. A valid test battery assessing PO as a separate construct is lacking. Objectives To evaluate measurement properties of a test battery to assess PO in patients with ACL injury. Methods Content validity of functional tasks was assessed by expert focus group discussions. 51 patients (45% women) with ACL injury performed nine functional tasks of varying difficulty...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030546/spontaneous-jumping-bouncing-and-trampolining-of-hydrogel-drops-on-a-heated-plate
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Jonathan T Pham, Maxime Paven, Sanghyuk Wooh, Tadashi Kajiya, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Doris Vollmer
The contact between liquid drops and hot solid surfaces is of practical importance for industrial processes, such as thermal spraying and spray cooling. The contact and bouncing of solid spheres is also an important event encountered in ball milling, powder processing, and everyday activities, such as ball sports. Using high speed video microscopy, we demonstrate that hydrogel drops, initially at rest on a surface, spontaneously jump upon rapid heating and continue to bounce with increasing amplitudes. Jumping is governed by the surface wettability, surface temperature, hydrogel elasticity, and adhesion...
October 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023563/influence-of-platinum-harmonized-textile-on-neuromuscular-systemic-and-subjective-recovery
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Fridolin Zinke, Patrick Bakenecker, Daniel Hahn
The clothing manufacturer Venex Life-Science tracks the strategy to enhance recovery process through implementing platinum harmonized technology (PHT) into their Venex® Regeneration Wear. The proposed mechanisms of the regeneration wear are an increase of parasympathetic activity and an increase of the temperature due far-infrared radiation. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential effects of Venex regeneration wear on the recovery of neuromuscular, systemic and subjective parameters following exercise...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985154/rate-of-torque-development-and-feedforward-control-of-the-hip-and-knee-extensors-gender-differences
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Kristen M Stearns-Reider, Christopher M Powers
The purpose of this study was to determine whether women demonstrate decreased rate of torque development (RTD) of the hip and knee extensors and altered onset timing of the vastus lateralis and gluteus maximus during a drop-jump task when compared with men. On average, women demonstrated significantly lower normalized RTD of the hip extensors (women: 11.6 ± 1.3 MVT.s(-1), men: 13.1 ± 0.9 MVT.s(-1); p ≤ .01); however, there was no significant difference in knee extensor RTD. Women also demonstrated significantly earlier activation of their vastus lateralis (women: 206...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983841/evidence-based-concepts-for-prevention-of-knee-and-acl-injuries-2017-guidelines-of-the-ligament-committee-of-the-german-knee-society-dkg
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Julian Mehl, Theresa Diermeier, Elmar Herbst, Andreas B Imhoff, Thomas Stoffels, Thore Zantop, Wolf Petersen, Andrea Achtnich
INTRODUCTION: Knee injuries and especially anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are frequent in athletes. Therefore, primary and secondary prevention of sports-related lower limb injuries is an ongoing topic of interest. The aim of present study was to establish guidelines for the prevention of knee and ACL injuries on the basis of evidence-based concepts represented in current literature. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review regarding prevention programs for knee and ACL injuries was conducted...
October 5, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953484/erratum-water-science-and-technology-75-10-2257-2267-liquid-gas-mass-transfer-at-drop-structures-nat%C3%A3-rcia-matias-asbj%C3%A3-rn-haaning-nielsen-jes-vollertsen-filipa-ferreira-and-jos%C3%A3-saldanha-matos-doi-10-2166-wst-2017-103
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Natércia Matias, Asbjèrn Haaning Nielsen, Jes Vollertsen, Filipa Ferreira, José Saldanha Matos
Over the last decades, considerable progress has been made in the understanding of the sulfur cycle in sewer systems. In spite of a wealth of experimental and field studies that have addressed the release of hydrogen sulfide from free surface flows in gravity sewers and the corresponding air-water mass transfer, little is known about hydrogen sulfide emission under highly turbulent conditions (e.g., drop structures, hydraulic jumps). In this study, experimental work was carried out to analyze the influence of characteristics of drops on reaeration...
September 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952846/effect-of-post-trial-visual-feedback-and-fatigue-during-drop-landings-on-patellofemoral-joint-stress-in-healthy-female-adults
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Christina Olbrantz, Jamie Bergelin, Jill Asmus, Thomas Kernozek, Drew Rutherford, Naghmeh Gheidi
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is common in females. Patellofemoral joint stress (PFJS) may be important in the development of PFP. Ground reaction force (GRF) during landing activities may impact PFJS. Our purpose was to determine how healthy females alter their landing mechanics using visual post-trial feedback on their GRF and assess how PFJS changes. Seventeen participants performed a series of drop landings during three conditions: Baseline, Feedback, and Post-fatigue Feedback. The fatigue protocol used repetitive jump squats...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944647/the-effect-of-motor-learning-and-fatigue-on-pre-activation-of-the-lower-extremity-muscles-during-different-jumps
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Anna M Kamelska, Bartosz Kot
BACKGROUND: The first step in identifying risk factors for injuries is to characterize the myoelectric activity of different muscles after ground contact, especially when fatigue is a limiting factor. This study aimed at: (a) recording the myoelectric activity of calf muscles after ground contact during different types of jumps and (b) investigating the effect of motor learning and fatigue on muscle pre-activation. METHODS: Twenty four male students aged 24.3 ± 1...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
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