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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047063/life-cycle-impacts-of-shower-water-waste-heat-recovery-case-study-of-an-installation-at-a-university-sport-facility-in-the-uk
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Kenneth Ip, Kaiming She, Kemi Adeyeye
Recovering heat from waste water discharged from showers to preheat the incoming cold water has been promoted as a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and low-carbon design option which has been included in the UK's Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for demonstrating compliance with the Building Regulation for dwellings. Incentivized by its carbon cost-effectiveness, waste water heat exchangers (WWHX) have been selected and incorporated in a newly constructed Sports Pavilion at the University of Brighton in the UK...
October 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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/29031460/can-athletes-benefit-from-difficulty-a-systematic-review-of-growth-following-adversity-in-competitive-sport
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Karen Howells, Mustafa Sarkar, David Fletcher
Research points to the notion that athletes have the potential to benefit from difficulty. This phenomenon-otherwise known as growth following adversity-has attracted increasing attention from sport psychology scholars. In this paper, we systematically review and synthesize the findings of studies in this area to better understand: (a) how growth has been conceptualized in competitive sport, (b) the theory underpinning the study of growth in sport performers, (c) the nature of research conducted in this area, and (d) the adversity- and growth-related experiences of competitive athletes...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024137/do-male-athletes-with-already-high-initial-hemoglobin-mass-benefit-from-live-high-train-low-altitude-training
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Anna Hauser, Severin Troesch, Thomas Steiner, Franck Brocherie, Olivier Girard, Jonas J Saugy, Laurent Schmitt, Grégoire P Millet, Jon P Wehrlin
It has been proposed that athletes with high initial values of hemoglobin mass (Hbmass ) will have a lower Hbmass increase in response to 'live high-train low' (LHTL) altitude training. To verify this assumption, the relationship between initial absolute and relative Hbmass values and their respective Hbmass increase following LHTL in male endurance and team-sport athletes was investigated. Overall, 58 male athletes (35 well-trained endurance athletes and 23 elite male field hockey players) undertook an LHTL training camp with similar hypoxic doses (200-230 h)...
October 11, 2017: Experimental Physiology
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/29018907/mri-sport-specific-pulley-imaging
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Michael N Hoff, Todd D Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: We aim to create a novel MRI methodology that employs sport-specific stress views for imaging finger pulley injuries in the evaluation of post-operative healing effectiveness. The goal is to measure the bone to tendon distance (BTD), which is the current standard for determining pulley injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The athlete was imaged in a crimp-grip stressed position to emulate sport-specific biomechanics. A Gradient Echo technique was modified to maximize the signal to noise ratio and minimize distortion near the bone and tendon, simplifying the determination of the BTD...
October 10, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016194/outcomes-after-operative-and-nonoperative-treatment-of-proximal-hamstring-avulsions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Blake M Bodendorfer, Andrew J Curley, Joshua A Kotler, James M Ryan, Neha S Jejurikar, Anagha Kumar, William F Postma
BACKGROUND: No meta-analysis has compared outcomes of operative and nonoperative proximal hamstring avulsion treatment. PURPOSE: To compare outcomes of operative and nonoperative proximal hamstring avulsion treatment, including acute, chronic, partial, and complete repairs. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis. METHODS: PubMed, CINAHL, SPORTdiscus, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and Web of Science were searched up to July 2016. Three authors screened the studies and performed quality assessment using criteria from the Methodologic Index for Nonrandomized Studies...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978747/optimal-dynamic-soaring-consists-of-successive-shallow-arcs
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Gabriel D Bousquet, Michael S Triantafyllou, Jean-Jacques E Slotine
Albatrosses can travel a thousand kilometres daily over the oceans. They extract their propulsive energy from horizontal wind shears with a flight strategy called dynamic soaring. While thermal soaring, exploited by birds of prey and sports gliders, consists of simply remaining in updrafts, extracting energy from horizontal winds necessitates redistributing momentum across the wind shear layer, by means of an intricate and dynamic flight manoeuvre. Dynamic soaring has been described as a sequence of half-turns connecting upwind climbs and downwind dives through the surface shear layer...
October 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967326/cerebral-blood-flow-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-associations-between-symptoms-and-post-injury-perfusion
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Jaclyn A Stephens, Peiying Liu, Hanzang Lu, Stacy J Suskauer
Arterial spin labeling (ASL) has emerged as a technique for assessing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), as it can non-invasively evaluate cerebrovascular physiology. To date, there is substantial variability in methodology and findings of ASL studies of mTBI. While both increased and decreased perfusion are reported after mTBI, more consistency is emerging when perfusion is examined with regard to symptomology. We evaluated 15 teenage athletes 2 and 6 weeks after sports-related concussion (SRC group) using pseudo-continuous ASL...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966376/current-concepts-in-sports-injury-rehabilitation
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Himmat Dhillon, Sidak Dhilllon, Mandeep S Dhillon
In the modern era, rehabilitation after sports injury has become a domain for specialists, and its evolution has necessarily brought together the sports physiotherapist, the sports physician, and the orthopedic surgeon. The changing profile of sports related injury, as well as limited availability of facilities for rehabilitation in many areas of India, is a matter of concern. Elite sportspersons have some protection, but the average athlete is often left to fend for himself. Key factors in successful sports injury rehabilitation protocols are the application of modern rehabilitation protocols under appropriate supervision, appropriate and well timed surgical interventions, and judicious and need based use of pharmaceutical agents...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964824/spine-kinematics-exhibited-during-the-stop-jump-by-physically-active-individuals-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-and-spinal-fusion
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Rumit Singh Kakar, Yumeng Li, Cathleen N Brown, Seock-Ho Kim, Timothy S Oswald, Kathy J Simpson
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: After spinal fusion, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis individuals (SF-AIS) often return to exercise and sport. However, the movements SF-AIS use to compensate for the loss of spinal flexibility during high-effort tasks are not known. PURPOSE: To compare, between SF-AIS and healthy controls (CON) groups, the spinal kinematics of the trunk segments displayed during the stop-jump, a maximal effort task. STUDY DESIGN: Case Controlled design METHODS: Ten SF-AIS (physically active; posterior-approach spinal fusion: 11...
September 27, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954799/a-systematic-review-of-prospective-epidemiological-research-into-injury-and-illness-in-olympic-combat-sport
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REVIEW
Sally J Bromley, Michael K Drew, Scott Talpey, Andrew S McIntosh, Caroline F Finch
BACKGROUND: Combat sports involve body contact through striking, kicking and/or throwing. They are anecdotally referred to as 'dangerous', yet long-term investigation into specific injury rates is yet to be explored. OBJECTIVE: To describe incidence and prevalence of injury and illness within Olympic combat sports and to investigate risk of bias of prospective injury and illness research within these sports. METHODS: We systematically searched literature published up until May 2016...
September 27, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941634/applying-graphs-and-complex-networks-to-football-metric-interpretation
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E Arriaza-Ardiles, J M Martín-González, M D Zuniga, J Sánchez-Flores, Y de Saa, J M García-Manso
This work presents a methodology for analysing the interactions between players in a football team, from the point of view of graph theory and complex networks. We model the complex network of passing interactions between players of a same team in 32 official matches of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (Spain), using a passing/reception graph. This methodology allows us to understand the play structure of the team, by analysing the offensive phases of game-play. We utilise two different strategies for characterising the contribution of the players to the team: the clustering coefficient, and centrality metrics (closeness and betweenness)...
September 20, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937953/the-biological-basis-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-following-blast-injury-a-literature-review
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Matt Aldag, Regina C Armstrong, Faris Bandak, Patrick S F Bellgowan, Timothy Bentley, Sean Biggerstaff, Katrina Caravelli, Joan Cmarik, Alicia Crowder, Thomas J DeGraba, Travis A Dittmer, Richard G Ellenbogen, Colin Greene, Raj K Gupta, Ramona Hicks, Stuart Hoffman, Robert C Latta, Michael J Leggieri, Donald Marion, Robert Mazzoli, Michael McCrea, John O'Donnell, Mark Packer, James B Petro, Todd E Rasmussen, Wendy Sammons-Jackson, Richard Shoge, Victoria Tepe, Ladd A Tremaine, James Zheng
The United States Department of Defense Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office organized the 2015 International State-of-the-Science meeting to explore links between blast-related head injury and the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Before the meeting, the planning committee examined articles published between 2005 and October 2015 and prepared this literature review, which summarized broadly CTE research and addressed questions about the pathophysiological basis of CTE and its relationship to blast- and nonblast-related head injury...
September 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915154/risk-factors-for-low-back-pain-in-childhood-and-adolescence-a-systematic-review
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Inmaculada Calvo-Muñoz, Francisco M Kovacs, Marta Roqué, Inés Gago Fernández, Jesús Seco Calvo
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with low back pain (LBP) in children and adolescents. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted (Prospero CRD42016038186). Observational studies analyzing LBP risk factors among subjects aged between 9 and 16 were searched for in 13 electronic databases and 8 specialized journals until March 31st, 2016, with no language restrictions. Additionally, references in the identified studies were manually tracked. All identified studies which included ≥50 subjects aged 9 to 16, were reviewed...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905640/neurobiological-mechanisms-of-exercise-and-psychotherapy-in-depression-the-speed-study-rationale-design-and-methodological-issues
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Stephan Heinzel, Michael A Rapp, Thomas Fydrich, Andreas Ströhle, Christina Terán, Gunnar Kallies, Melanie Schwefel, Andreas Heissel
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Even though cognitive behavioral therapy has become a relatively effective treatment for major depressive disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy-related changes of dysfunctional neural activations were shown in recent studies, remission rates still remain at an insufficient level. Therefore, the implementation of effective augmentation strategies is needed. In recent meta-analyses, exercise therapy (especially endurance exercise) was reported to be an effective intervention in major depressive disorder...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890798/american-football-and-other-sports-injuries-may-cause-migraine-persistent-pain-decades-later-and-can-be-treated-successfully-with-electrical-twitch-obtaining-intramuscular-stimulation-etoims
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J Chu, S McNally, F Bruyninckx, D Neuhauser
INTRODUCTION: Autonomous twitch elicitation at myofascial trigger points from spondylotic radiculopathies-induced denervation supersensitivity can provide favourable pain relief using electrical twitch-obtaining intramuscular stimulation (ETOIMS). AIM: To provide objective evidence that ETOIMS is safe and efficacious in migraine and persistent pain management due to decades-old injuries to head and spine from paediatric American football. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An 83-year-old mildly hypertensive patient with 25-year history of refractory migraine and persistent pain self-selected to regularly receive fee-for-service ETOIMS 2/week over 20 months...
April 2017: BMJ Innovations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878712/how-game-location-affects-soccer-performance-t-pattern-analysis-of-attack-actions-in-home-and-away-matches
#18
Barbara Diana, Valentino Zurloni, Massimiliano Elia, Cesare M Cavalera, Gudberg K Jonsson, M Teresa Anguera
The influence of game location on performance has been widely examined in sport contexts. Concerning soccer, game-location affects positively the secondary and tertiary level of performance; however, there are fewer evidences about its effect on game structure (primary level of performance). This study aimed to detect the effect of game location on a primary level of performance in soccer. In particular, the objective was to reveal the hidden structures underlying the attack actions, in both home and away matches played by a top club (Serie A 2012/2013-First Leg)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872385/new-records-in-human-power
#19
Thomas Haugen, Gøran Paulsen, Stephen Seiler, Øyvind Sandbakk
Maximal aerobic and anaerobic power are crucial performance determinants in most sports disciplines. Numerous studies have published power data from elite athletes over the years, particularly in runners, cyclists, rowers and cross-country skiers. In this invited review, we define the current "world records" in human upper limits of aerobic and anaerobic power. Currently, V̇O2max values of ~7.5 and 7.0 L·min(-1) in male cross-country (XC) skiers and rowers, respectively, and/or ~90 ml·kg(-1)·min(-1) in XC skiers, cyclists and runners can be described as upper human limits for aerobic power...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872383/weight-management-practices-of-australian-olympic-combat-sport-athletes
#20
Reid Reale, Gary Slater, Louise M Burke
PURPOSE: Combat sport athletes undertake chronic and rapid weight loss (RWL) practices to qualify for weight divisions lower than their training weight. Variation between sports in the prevalence, methods, and magnitude of weight loss as well as recovery practices may be influenced by factors including competition level and culture. Differences in methodologies of previous research in combat sports make direct comparisons difficult, thus this study aimed to examine weight loss practices among all Olympic combat sports in Australia, using standardised methodology...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
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