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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780836/defining-platelet-rich-plasma-usage-by-team-physicians-in-elite-athletes
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David E Kantrowitz, Ajay S Padaki, Christopher S Ahmad, T Sean Lynch
Background: The indications for the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are vaguely defined despite the frequency of its use as a treatment for athletes. While select studies have advocated for its efficacy, the majority of orthopaedic research conducted on the topic has been equivocal. Purpose: To define the use of PRP in elite athletes by team physicians from professional sports leagues. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A survey assessing treatment timing, usage patterns, indications, and complications was generated by fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780672/latent-profiles-of-elite-malaysian-athletes-use-of-psychological-skills-and-techniques-and-relations-with-mental-toughness
#2
Vellapandian Ponnusamy, Robin L J Lines, Chun-Qing Zhang, Daniel F Gucciardi
Background: The majority of past work on athletes' use of psychological skills and techniques (PSTs) has adopted a variable-centered approach in which the statistical relations among study variables are averaged across a sample. However, variable-centered-analyses exclude the possibility that PSTs may be used in tandem or combined in different ways across practice and competition settings. With this empirical gap in mind, the purposes of this study were to identify the number and type of profiles of elite athletes' use of PSTs, and examine differences between these clusters in terms of their self-reported mental toughness...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777633/hypertrophic-effect-of-inhaled-beta-2-agonist-with-and-without-concurrent-exercise-training-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Søren Jessen, Johan Onslev, Anders Lemminger, Vibeke Backer, Jens Bangsbo, Morten Hostrup
INTRODUCTION: Due to a high prevalence of asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in elite athletes, there is a high use of beta2 -adrenoceptor agonists (beta2 -agonists) in the athletic population. While anabolic in rodents, no study has been able to detect hypertrophy in humans after chronic beta2 -agonist inhalation. METHODS: We investigated if inhaled beta2 -agonist, terbutaline, alters body composition and metabolic rate with and without concurrent exercise training in healthy young men...
May 19, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777386/substrate-metabolism-during-ironman-triathlon-different-horses-on-the-same-courses
#4
Ed Maunder, Andrew E Kilding, Daniel J Plews
Ironman triathlons are ultra-endurance events of extreme duration. The performance level of those competing varies dramatically, with elite competitors finishing in ~ 8:00:00, and lower performing amateurs finishing in ~ 14-15:00:00. When applying appropriate values for swimming, cycling and running economies to these performance times, it is demonstrated that the absolute energy cost of these events is high, and the rate of energy expenditure increases in proportion with the athlete's competitive level...
May 18, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775802/nonoperative-management-of-a-severe-proximal-rectus-femoris-musculotendinous-injury-in-a-recreational-athlete-a-case-report
#5
Park Ck, Zlomislic V, Du J, Huang Bk, Chang Ey, Chang Dg
This report describes a severe injury to the proximal rectus femoris (RF) muscle in a 37-year-old recreational athlete. This injury is a relatively rare occurrence in both the general and elite athletic populations. Acute and long-term imaging and functional outcomes are described. This athlete was able to return to full activity without surgical intervention. Follow-up imaging demonstrated gross healing of both complete (or near complete) muscle and tendon tears.
May 15, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772188/hamstring-and-ankle-flexibility-deficits-are-weak-risk-factors-for-hamstring-injury-in-professional-soccer-players-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-438-players-including-78-injuries
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Nicol van Dyk, Abdulaziz Farooq, Roald Bahr, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: Hamstring injuries remain a significant injury burden in sports such as soccer that involve high-speed running. It has repeatedly been identified as the most common noncontact injury in elite male soccer, representing 12% of all injuries. As the incidence of hamstring injuries remains high, investigations are aimed at better understanding how to prevent hamstring injuries. Stretching to improve flexibility is commonly used in elite-level sports, but risk factor studies have reported contradicting results, leading to unclear conclusions regarding flexibility as a risk factor for hamstring injuries...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772095/effect-of-specific-exercise-strategy-on-strength-and-proprioception-in-volleyball-players-with-infraspinatus-muscle-atrophy
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José Inácio Salles, Victor Rodrigues Amaral Cossich, João Matheus Guimarães, Geraldo Motta Filho, Dylan Morrissey
Infraspinatus muscle atrophy is common in professional volleyball players, but it is unclear whether commonly observed strength and proprioception deficits can be reversed with training. Fifty-four participants were recruited into an infraspinatus atrophy group (IAG, n = 18) and a non-atrophy group (NAG, n=18) of elite volleyballers plus a healthy non-athletic control group (CG, n = 18). IAG were trained with a progressive, specific shoulder external rotator strengthening routine for 32 sessions over 8 weeks...
May 17, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770341/knowledge-attitudes-and-beliefs-of-youth-club-athletes-toward-sport-specialization-and-sport-participation
#8
M Alison Brooks, Eric G Post, Stephanie M Trigsted, Daniel A Schaefer, Daniel M Wichman, Andrew M Watson, Timothy A McGuine, David R Bell
Background: There are a variety of proposed motivations for sport specialization, such as improving sport skills to an elite level, making all-star or travel teams, or receiving a scholarship or professional contract. However, there has not been a quantitative examination of the attitudes and beliefs that may be contributing to the trend of sport specialization and year-round sport participation. Purpose: The primary aim was to describe the attitudes and beliefs of youth club sport athletes regarding sport specialization and sport participation...
May 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769822/maturity-status-strongly-influences-the-relative-age-effect-in-international-elite-under-9-soccer
#9
Lisa Müller, Josef Gehmaier, Christoph Gonaus, Christian Raschner, Erich Müller
The aim of the study was to assess the role of the relative age effect (RAE) and to investigate the influence of the biological maturity status on the RAE in international under-9 soccer. The birth dates of 222 male participants of the U9 Eurochampionship Soccer Tournament in Vienna in 2016 were analyzed and divided into four relative age quarters (Q1-Q4) and the biological maturity status was assessed with the age at peak height velocity (APHV) method. Based on the mean±standard deviation of the APHV, the athletes were divided into three groups of maturity: early, normal and late maturing...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768121/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-initial-sprint-acceleration-performance-and-technique-in-an-elite-athlete-with-cerebral-palsy-and-able-bodied-sprinters
#10
Ian N Bezodis, James Cowburn, Adam Brazil, Rhian Richardson, Cassie Wilson, Timothy A Exell, Gareth Irwin
Cerebral palsy is known to generally limit range of motion and force producing capability during movement. It also limits sprint performance, but the exact mechanisms underpinning this are not well known. One elite male T36 multiple-Paralympic sprint medallist (T36) and 16 well-trained able-bodied (AB) sprinters each performed 5-6 maximal sprints from starting blocks. Whole-body kinematics (250 Hz) in the block phase and first two steps, and synchronised external forces (1,000 Hz) in the first stance phase after block exit were combined to quantify lower limb joint kinetics...
May 16, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760167/factors-associated-with-pain-and-osteoarthritis-at-the-hip-and-knee-in-great-britain-s-olympians-a-cross-sectional-study
#11
Dale J Cooper, Brigitte E Scammell, Mark E Batt, Debbie Palmer
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of the epidemiology and potentially modifiable factors associated with musculoskeletal disease is an important first step in injury prevention among elite athletes. AIM: This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with pain and osteoarthritis (OA) at the hip and knee in Great Britain's (GB) Olympians aged 40 and older. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study. A survey was distributed to 2742 GB Olympians living in 30 countries...
May 14, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757054/pre-season-body-composition-adaptations-in-elite-caucasian-and-polynesian-rugby-union-athletes
#12
Adam J Zemski, Shelley E Keating, Elizabeth M Broad, Damian J March, Karen Hind, Gary J Slater
During pre-season training, rugby union (RU) athletes endeavour to enhance physical performance characteristics that are aligned with on-field success. Specific physique traits are associated with performance, therefore body composition assessment is routinely undertaken in elite environments. This study aimed to quantify pre-season physique changes in elite RU athletes with unique morphology and divergent ethnicity. Twenty-two Caucasian and Polynesian professional RU athletes received dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) assessments at the beginning and conclusion of an 11-week pre-season...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757050/longitudinal-changes-in-body-composition-assessed-using-dxa-and-surface-anthropometry-show-good-agreement-in-elite-rugby-union-athletes
#13
Adam J Zemski, Shelley E Keating, Elizabeth M Broad, Gary J Slater
Rugby union athletes have divergent body composition based on the demands of their on-field playing position and ethnicity. With an established association between physique traits and positional requirements, body composition assessment is routinely undertaken. Surface anthropometry and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) are the most common assessment techniques utilised, often undertaken synchronously. This study aims to investigate the association between DXA and surface anthropometry when assessing longitudinal changes in fat free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM) in rugby union athletes...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757049/prevalence-of-indicators-of-low-energy-availability-in-elite-female-sprinters
#14
Jennifer Sygo, Alexandra M Coates, Erik Sesbreno, Margo L Mountjoy, Jamie F Burr
Low energy availability (LEA), and subsequent relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), has been observed in endurance, aesthetic, and team sport athletes, with limited data on prevalence in athletes in short-burst activities such as sprinting. We examined prevalence of signs and symptoms of LEA in elite female sprinters at the start of the training season (PRE), and at the end of a 5-month indoor training period (POST). Four of 13 female sprinters (31%) presented at PRE testing with at least one primary (amenorrhea, low BMD, low FSH, LH, or estradiol, RMR ≤ 29kcal/kg FFM, Low Energy Availability in Females Questionnaire (LEAF-Q) score ≥8) and one secondary indicator of LEA (fasting blood glucose < 4mmol/L, free triiodothyronine < 3...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757043/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-25-oh-d-status-in-elite-athletes-with-spinal-cord-injury
#15
Kelly Pritchett, Robert C Pritchett, Lauren Stark, Elizabeth Broad, Melissa LaCroix
Recent studies suggest that a substantial proportion of athletes with SCI (spinal cord injury) have insufficient 25(OH)D status which may be associated with decreased muscle strength. This study consisted of two parts: 1) to examine the effects of a 12 -16 week vitamin D3 supplementation protocol on 25(OH)D concentration and 2) to determine whether subsequent 25(OH)D status impacts muscle performance in elite athletes with SCI. Thirty-four members (age: 33 ± 15 years, weight: 69.6 ± 28.2kg, height: 170.2 ± 25...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749646/left-and-right-ventricular-morphology-and-function-in-athletes-with-elevated-pulmonary-systolic-arterial-pressure
#16
Oana Mirea, Oana M Corîci, Octavian Istrătoaie, Ionuț Donoiu, Maria Iancău, Constantin Militaru
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and potential impact of elevated pulmonary arterial systolic pressure (PASP) on left and right cardiac morphology and function in young elite athletes. METHODS: In total, 85 professional athletes (40 endurance, 20 strength, and 25 mixed training, mean age 17.8 ± 4.0) and 50 sedentary controls (mean age 18.6 ± 3.3) underwent transthoracic echocardiographic examination. Two-dimensional measurements of the right (RV) and left ventricle (LV) were obtained...
May 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749641/antioxidant-rich-foods-and-response-to-altitude-training-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-elite-endurance-athletes
#17
Anu Elisa Koivisto, Gøran Paulsen, Ingvild Paur, Ina Garthe, Espen Tønnessen, Truls Raastad, Nasser Ezzatkhah Bastani, Jostein Hallén, Rune Blomhoff, Siv Kjølsrud Bøhn
High doses of isolated antioxidant supplements such as vitamin C and E, have demonstrated the potential to blunt cellular adaptations to training It is, however, unknown whether intake of high doses of antioxidants from foods has similar effects. Hence, the aim of the study was to investigate whether intake of antioxidant-rich foods affects adaptations to altitude training in elite athletes. In a randomized controlled trial, 31 national team endurance athletes (23 ± 5 years), ingested antioxidant-rich foods (n=16) or eucaloric control foods (n=15) daily during a 3-week altitude training camp (2320 m)...
May 11, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745743/elite-male-and-female-800-m-runners-display-different-pacing-strategies-during-seasons-best-performances
#18
Filipas Luca, Nerli Ballati Emiliano, Bonato Matteo, La Torre Antonio, Piacentini Maria Francesca
PURPOSE: To analyse the pacing profiles of the world top 800-m annual performances between 2010 and 2016, comparing male and female strategies. METHODS: One hundred and forty two performances were characterised for overall race times and 0-200 m, 200-400 m, 400-600 m, 600-800 m split times using available footage from YouTube. Only the best annual performance for each athlete was considered. Overall race and splits speed were calculated so that each lap speed could be expressed as a percentage of the mean race speed...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745739/training-performance-and-physiological-predictors-of-a-successful-elite-senior-career-in-junior-competitive-road-cyclists
#19
Ida S Svendsen, Espen Tønnesen, Leif Inge Tjelta, Stein Ørn
PURPOSE: to determine whether training, performance or physiological variables at age 18 can predict which athletes become World Tour (WT) riders at senior level. METHODS: Based on performance level age 23, 80 competitive male cyclists were retrospectively categorised into four groups: Retired (n=21), Club (n=26), Continental (n=24), or WT (n=9). Data collected at age 18 were analysed to determine whether training, performance or physiological variables differed significantly between groups...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745735/time-trial-performance-in-elite-speed-skaters-after-remote-ischemic-preconditioning
#20
Philippe Richard, François Billaut
PURPOSE: Speed skating leads to blood-flow restriction and deoxygenation in the lower limbs (especially the right leg) that may affect performance. Although the acute influence of such deoxygenation is not clearly understood, we tested whether remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) could modify muscular oxygenation and improve time-trial performance in that sport. METHODS: Using a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design, 9 elite speed skaters performed 1000-m on-ice time-trials preceded by either RIPC of the upper limbs (3x5-min compression/5-min reperfusion cycles at 30 mmHg > arterial systolic pressure) or SHAM (10 mmHg)...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
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