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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436284/exertional-heat-illness-among-secondary-school-athletes
#1
Jill Rodgers, Peggy Slota, Beth Zamboni
Exertional heat illness (EHI) is a leading cause of preventable death among student athletes. While causes and preventative measures for EHI are known, school districts may not be implementing evidence-based practices. This descriptive, exploratory study explored school policies, resources, and practices of coaches in a mid-Atlantic state in the prevention and identification of EHI; 397 responded. Ninety-three percent knew of EHI, but only 52% scheduled acclimatization. Coaches reporting a heat emergency plan (56%) were significantly more likely to follow other evidence-based recommendations: altering equipment ( p < ...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431031/sandbagging-on-the-immediate-post-concussion-assessment-and-cognitive-testing-impact-in-a-high-school-athlete-population
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Kathryn L Higgins, Robert L Denney, Arthur Maerlender
The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) is a computerized neuropsychological test battery commonly used to assess cognitive functioning after a concussion. It is recommended that application of ImPACT utilizes a baseline administration so athletes have an individualized baseline with which to compare post-injury results should they sustain a concussion. It has been suggested that athletes may provide suboptimal effort, called "sandbagging," in order to return to their baseline cognitive scores, and thus to play, more quickly...
May 1, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429656/baseline-cognitive-test-performance-and-concussion-like-symptoms-among-adolescent-athletes-with-adhd-examining-differences-based-on-medication-use
#3
Nathan E Cook, Donna S Huang, Noah D Silverberg, Brian L Brooks, Bruce Maxwell, Ross Zafonte, Paul D Berkner, Grant L Iverson
OBJECTIVE: Youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) perform more poorly on preseason cognitive testing and report more baseline concussion-like symptoms but prior studies have not examined the influence of medication use on test performance or symptom reporting. This study investigated whether medication use is relevant when interpreting baseline ImPACT® results from student athletes with ADHD. METHOD: Participants were 39,247 adolescent athletes, ages 13-18 (mean age = 15...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418696/eccentric-exercise-kinesiology-tape-and-balance-in-healthy-men
#4
Simona Hosp, Ramona Folie, Robert Csapo, Michael Hasler, Werner Nachbauer
CONTEXT:   Deficits in balance have been identified as a possible risk factor for knee injuries in athletes. Despite a lack of evidence for its effectiveness, kinesiology tape (KT) is widely used to prevent knee injuries. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the influence of KT at the knee joint on balance ability in healthy men after eccentric exercise. DESIGN:   Crossover study. SETTING:   University laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:   Twelve young men with no history of lower limb injury volunteered for the study (age = 23...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393630/pain-perception-and-cardiovascular-system-response-among-athletes-playing-contact-sports
#5
Katarzyna Leźnicka, Matthias Pawlak, Monika Białecka, Krzysztof Safranow, Paweł Cięszczyk
The aim of this study was to determine whether the contact sports change the perception of pain as assessed by the cold pressor test (CPT), and if the test induces the same reaction of the cardiovascular system in contact athletes and non-athletes. The study involved 321 healthy men; 140 contact athletes and 181 students of the University of Szczecin (control). Pain threshold and pain tolerance were evaluated using CPT. Cardiovascular measurements were made during CPT. The contact athletes showed a much higher tolerance to pain than the control group (median time 120 vs...
April 10, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387561/knowledge-of-concussion-and-reporting-behaviors-in-high-school-athletes-with-or-without-access-to-an-athletic-trainer
#6
Jessica Wallace, Tracey Covassin, Sally Nogle, Daniel Gould, Jeffrey Kovan
CONTEXT: Increased sport participation and sport-related concussion incidence has led to an emphasis on having an appropriate medical professional available to high school athletes. The medical professional best suited to provide medical care to high school athletes is a certified athletic trainer (AT). Access to an AT may influence the reporting of sport-related concussion in the high school athletic population; however, little is known about how the presence of an AT affects concussion knowledge, prevention, and recognition...
March 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387555/epidemiology-of-sport-related-concussions-in-high-school-athletes-national-athletic-treatment-injury-and-outcomes-network-nation-2011-2012-through-2013-2014
#7
Kathryn L O'Connor, Melissa M Baker, Sara L Dalton, Thomas P Dompier, Steven P Broglio, Zachary Y Kerr
CONTEXT: Sports participation is one of the leading causes of concussions among nearly 8 million US high school student-athletes. OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of sport-related concussion (SRC) in 27 high school sports during the 2011-2012 through 2013-2014 academic years. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. SETTING: Aggregate injury and exposure data from 27 sports in 147 high schools in the National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION)...
March 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387551/evaluation-of-nintendo-wii-balance-board-as-a-tool-for-measuring-postural-stability-after-sport-related-concussion
#8
Kian Merchant-Borna, Courtney Marie Cora Jones, Mattia Janigro, Erin B Wasserman, Ross A Clark, Jeffrey J Bazarian
CONTEXT: Recent changes to postconcussion guidelines indicate that postural-stability assessment may augment traditional neurocognitive testing when making return-to-participation decisions. The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) has been proposed as 1 measure of balance assessment. A new, freely available software program to accompany the Nintendo Wii Balance Board (WBB) system has recently been developed but has not been tested in concussed patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of using the WBB to assess postural stability across 3 time points (baseline and postconcussion days 3 and 7) and to assess concurrent and convergent validity of the WBB with other traditional measures (BESS and Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test [ImPACT] battery) of assessing concussion recovery...
March 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383282/epidemiology-of-quadriceps-strains-in-national-collegiate-athletic-association-athletes-2009-2010-through-2014-2015
#9
Timothy G Eckard, Zachary Y Kerr, Darin A Padua, Aristarque Djoko, Thomas P Dompier
CONTEXT:   Few researchers have examined the rates and patterns of quadriceps strains in student-athletes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). OBJECTIVE:   To describe the epidemiology of quadriceps strains in 25 NCAA sports during the 2009-2010 through 2014-2015 academic years. DESIGN:   Descriptive epidemiology study. SETTING:   Convenience sample of NCAA programs from 25 sports during the 2009-2010 through 2014-2015 academic years...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378627/evaluation-of-implementation-of-massachusetts-sports-concussion-regulations
#10
Jonathan Howland, Holly Hackman, Alyssa Taylor, Linda Brown, Mary Ann Gapinski, Julie Kautz Mills, Kathleen Thornton
In 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health conducted focus groups with school nurses (SNs) and athletic trainers (ATs) from Massachusetts middle and high schools to assess implementation of legislated regulations relative to the management of students' head injuries incurred during extracurricular sports. Four tape-recorded focus groups were conducted by experienced facilitators. Lists of themes were synthesized by investigators for each focus group. Participating SNs and ATs supported the sports concussion legislation, felt that implementation had gone well, indicated that the law empowered them in managing return-to-school/play for students with concussion, and experienced support from their school administrators...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362160/epidemiology-of-skin-infections-in-men-s-wrestling-analysis-of-2009-2010-through-2013-2014-national-collegiate-athletic-association-surveillance-data
#11
Mackenzie M Herzog, Melissa A Fraser, Johna K Register-Mihalik, Zachary Y Kerr
CONTEXT:   Our knowledge of the current epidemiology of skin infections among wrestlers is limited. OBJECTIVE:   To analyze and report the epidemiology of skin infections among National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's wrestling student-athletes during the 2009-2010 through 2013-2014 academic years. DESIGN:   Descriptive epidemiology study. SETTING:   Aggregate skin infection and exposure data collected by the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358221/descriptive-epidemiology-of-non-time-loss-injuries-in-collegiate-and-high-school-student-athletes
#12
Zachary Y Kerr, Robert C Lynall, Karen G Roos, Sara L Dalton, Aristarque Djoko, Thomas P Dompier
CONTEXT: Research on non-time-loss (NTL) injuries, which result in less than 24 hours of restriction from participation, is limited. OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of NTL injuries among collegiate and high school student-athletes. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. SETTING: Aggregate injury and exposure data collected from a convenience sample of National College Athletic Association varsity teams and 147 high schools in 26 states...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350537/comparison-of-structured-and-unstructured-physical-activity-training-on-predicted-vo2max-and-heart-rate-variability-in-adolescents-a-randomized-control-trial
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Vivek Kumar Sharma, Senthil Kumar Subramanian, Krishnakumar Radhakrishnan, Rajathi Rajendran, Balasubramanian Sulur Ravindran, Vinayathan Arunachalam
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity contributes to many health issues. The WHO-recommended physical activity for adolescents encompasses aerobic, resistance, and bone strengthening exercises aimed at achieving health-related physical fitness. Heart rate variability (HRV) and maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) are considered as noninvasive measures of cardiovascular health. The objective of this study is to compare the effect of structured and unstructured physical training on maximal aerobic capacity and HRV among adolescents...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344450/test-re-test-reliability-of-four-versions-of-the-3-cone-test-in-non-athletic-men
#14
Jason G Langley, Robert D Chetlin
Until recently, measurement and evaluation in sport science, especially agility testing, has not always included key elements of proper test construction. Often tests are published without reporting reliability and validity analysis for a specific population. The purpose of the present study was to examine the test re-test reliability of four versions of the 3-Cone Test (3CT), and provide guidance on proper test construction for testing agility in athletic populations. Forty male students enrolled in classes in the Department of Physical Education at a mid-Atlantic university participated...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338445/socioeconomic-status-and-outcomes-after-sport-related-concussion-a-preliminary-investigation
#15
Scott L Zuckerman, Brian Holt Zalneraitis, Douglas J Totten, Kolin E Rubel, Andrew W Kuhn, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Christopher M Bonfield, Allen K Sills, Gary S Solomon
OBJECTIVE A significant proportion of patients experience long-term symptoms after sport-related concussion (SRC), and several factors have been associated with this protracted recovery. Limited data exist on the role of socioeconomic status (SES) on SRC outcomes. The objective in this study was to conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the effect of SES on outcomes after SRC in student-athletes treated at a regional sports concussion center. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of 282 middle school, high school, and collegiate student-athletes was conducted...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321423/the-anterolateral-ligament-an-anatomic-study-on-sex-based-differences
#16
Matt Daggett, Camilo Helito, Matthew Cullen, Andrew Ockuly, Kyle Busch, Joseph Granite, Barth Wright, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
BACKGROUND: The anterolateral ligament (ALL) has been shown to have an important role in rotatory stability of the knee. While there is abundant research on sex-based differences related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, there is a paucity of literature related to such differences in the ALL. PURPOSE: To define any sex-based differences in the ALL with regard to length, width, and thickness. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318315/the-epidemiology-of-deltoid-ligament-sprains-in-25-national-collegiate-athletic-association-sports-2009-2010-through-2014-2015-academic-years
#17
Thomas J Kopec, Elizabeth E Hibberd, Karen G Roos, Aristarque Djoko, Thomas P Dompier, Zachary Y Kerr
CONTEXT:   Deltoid ligament sprains among collegiate student-athletes have not been extensively investigated. Research regarding the mechanisms, participation-restriction time, and recurrence of deltoid ligament sprains in collegiate student-athletes is lacking. OBJECTIVE:   To describe the epidemiology of deltoid ligament sprains in 25 National Collegiate Athletic Association championship sports. DESIGN:   Descriptive epidemiology study...
April 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318314/promising-and-established-investigators-experiences-participating-in-the-national-athletic-trainers-association-foundation-research-mentor-program
#18
Sara L Nottingham, Stephanie M Mazerolle, Jessica L Barrett
CONTEXT:   Mentorship is a helpful resource for individuals who transition from doctoral student to tenure-track faculty member. The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Research & Education Foundation offers a Research Mentor Program to provide mentorship to promising investigators, particularly as they work to establish independent lines of research. OBJECTIVE:   To gain the perspectives of promising and established investigators on their participation in the NATA Foundation Research Mentor Program...
April 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314495/global-service-learning-and-student-athletes-a-model-for-enhanced-academic-inclusion-at-the-university-of-washington
#19
Holly M Barker
BACKGROUND: The University of Washington (UW) continues to create opportunities to engage all students in transformational undergraduate educational opportunities, such as study abroad. OBJECTIVE: This article describes specific efforts to increase inclusion for student-athletes in study abroad, particularly for first-generation students, including low-income students of color. Given the overrepresentation of students of color in sports vis-à-vis the larger student body at predominantly white institutions (PWIs), like UW, service-learning in communities beyond campus boundaries provides opportunities to apply international learning to a local context and to create a continuum of learning...
November 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301443/can-neck-strength-be-measured-using-a-single-maximal-contraction-in-a-simulated-contact-position
#20
Danielle M Salmon, Phil Handcock, S John Sullivan, Nancy J Rehrer, Brian Niven
Neck strengthening has been postulated to potentially reduce the incidence/severity of concussions and neck injuries in collision based sports. A quick and reliable method to assess neck strength would permit identification of those at risk and tracking of progress following injury. The purpose of this study was to determine if neck strength could be reliably assessed in a simulated contact posture using a single maximal contraction. During a single session 30 healthy male university students performed 3 maximal voluntary contractions of the neck musculature in each of the following directions: extension (Ext), flexion (Flx), left (LtFlx), and right lateral flexion (RtFlx)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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