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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164163/neurocognitive-deficits-of-concussed-adolescent-athletes-at-self-reported-symptom-resolution-in-the-zurich-guidelines-era
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Peter K Kriz, Rebekah Mannix, Alex M Taylor, Danielle Ruggieri, William P Meehan
Background: Previous studies have evaluated high school and collegiate athletes in the pre-Zurich guidelines era; whether adolescent athletes demonstrate similar neurocognitive decrements in the current concussion management era remains unclear. Purpose: To assess for the presence of neurocognitive deficits in adolescents with a sport-related concussion at the time of self-reported symptom resolution. Study Design: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164161/determining-the-most-important-factors-involved-in-ranking-orthopaedic-sports-medicine-fellowship-applicants
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Rishi Baweja, Matthew J Kraeutler, Mary K Mulcahey, Eric C McCarty
Background: Orthopaedic surgery residencies and certain fellowships are becoming increasingly competitive. Several studies have identified important factors to be taken into account when selecting medical students for residency interviews. Similar information for selecting orthopaedic sports medicine fellows does not exist. Purpose: To determine the most important factors that orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship program directors (PDs) take into account when ranking applicants...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161071/risk-of-concussion-during-sports-versus-physical-education-among-new-mexico-middle-and-high-school-students
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Richard A Campbell, Stephanie A Gorman, Robert J Thoma, Robert D Annett, Christopher A McGrew, Ronald A Yeo, Andrew R Mayer, John H King, Andrew S Rowland
OBJECTIVES: To measure the risk of concussion among New Mexico middle and high school students during both sports and physical education. METHODS: Athletic directors or athletic trainers in 147 schools were asked to report the number of concussions occurring during sports and physical education in the 2013 to 2014 school year. We calculated 1-year cumulative incidence rates. RESULTS: Of the 147 schools, 99 responded (67%). During the school year, 598 students were removed from athletics because of a concussion, a 1-year cumulative incidence of 3...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157642/engaging-the-community-in-the-process-of-changing-school-start-times-experience-of-the-cherry-creek-school-district
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Lisa J Meltzer, Janise McNally, Amy E Plog, Scott A Siegfried
Despite growing evidence of the positive impact of later school start times on adolescent health and academic outcomes, relatively few districts have changed start times due to concerns about transportation, child care, and athletics/extracurricular activities. This paper provides a case study of the Cherry Creek School District's (CCSD) successful efforts to change start times. The CCSD is a diverse district with an enrollment of almost 55,000 students in suburban Denver. As part of CCSD's strategic plan, a multi-disciplinary task force was formed to examine the impact of start times on student achievement, and recommend a start time schedule driven by best practices on adolescent sleep patterns, balanced with family and community needs...
December 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150400/changes-in-student-athletes-self-efficacy-for-making-healthful-food-choices-and-food-preparation-following-a-cooking-education-intervention
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Jenna Ellis, Katie Brown, Samantha Ramsay, Jeremy Falk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139646/physical-fitness-and-digit-ratio-2d-4d-in-male-students-from-wroc%C3%A5-aw-poland
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Slawomir Koziel, Marek Kociuba Mail, Raja Chakraborty, Zofia Ignasiak
There is sex-difference in humans as regards aerobic efficiency, physical strength and endurance and the sex difference is greatly dependent upon differential concentration of testosterone during different phases of growth and development including the intrauterine phase or prenatal growth. Second-to-fourth digit lengths ratio (2D:4D) is an putative indicator of prenatal testosterone exposure. Lower 2D:4D indicates higher prenatal testosterone exposure and vice versa. Males generally have lower 2D:4D than females...
March 2017: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138991/test-retest-reliability-and-interpretation-of-common-concussion-assessment-tools-findings-from-the-ncaa-dod-care-consortium
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Steven P Broglio, Barry P Katz, Shi Zhao, Michael McCrea, Thomas McAllister
BACKGROUND: Concussion diagnosis is typically made through clinical examination and supported by performance on clinical assessment tools. Performance on commonly implemented and emerging assessment tools is known to vary between administrations, in the absence of concussion. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the test-retest reliability of commonly implemented and emerging concussion assessment tools across a large nationally representative sample of student-athletes. METHODS: Participants (n = 4874) from the Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education Consortium completed annual baseline assessments on two or three occasions...
November 14, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102052/reduction-of-bacterial-burden-by-copper-alloys-on-high-touch-athletic-center-surfaces
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Zina Ibrahim, Alexandra J Petrusan, Patrick Hooke, Shannon M Hinsa-Leasure
BACKGROUND: Athletic centers have been locations for the transmission of community-acquired infections. This study assessed the capacity of copper alloys to reduce the bacterial burden associated with high-touch athletic center equipment. Copper alloy weights and grips were rotated with rubber coated and stainless steel controls in an undergraduate college athletic center over a 16-month period. The athletic center is used by college athletic teams, student body, and local community. METHODS: The primary outcome was to compare bacterial burdens on copper and control grips by swabbing surfaces...
October 6, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080049/does-decrease-in-hip-range-of-motion-interfere-in-frontal-plane-leg-alignment-in-teenage-soccer-players
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Kelly Scaramussa, Jacqueline Vieira de Castro, João Luiz Ellera Gomes
INTRODUCTION: This study determines cross-sectional changes in transverse plane hip range of motion (ROM) in teenager soccer athletes and non-athletes and correlates these measures with changes in frontal plane leg alignment (varus-valgus alignment). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: This was a comparative cross-sectional study with non-random convenience sampling. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Participants were recruited from a major professional soccer club and two local state-run schools in southern Brazil...
October 27, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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/29061168/silence-is-deadly-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-mental-health-help-seeking-intervention-for-young-men
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Alison L Calear, Michelle Banfield, Philip J Batterham, Alyssa R Morse, Owen Forbes, Bradley Carron-Arthur, Martin Fisk
BACKGROUND: Young men are consistently less likely to seek help for mental health problems than their female peers. This is particularly concerning given the high rates of suicide among male adolescents. The school system has been identified as an ideal setting for the implementation of prevention and early intervention programs for young people. The current trial aims to determine the effectiveness of the Silence is Deadly program in increasing positive help-seeking intentions for mental health problems and suicide among male secondary school students...
October 23, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058480/clinical-and-demographic-predictors-of-concussion-resolution-in-adolescents-a-retrospective-study
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Seema S Aggarwal, Summer D Ott, Nikhil S Padhye, Janet C Meininger, Terri S Armstrong
Concussions in adolescents are a growing public health concern. The aim of this study was to identify clinical (e.g., concussion history, migraine history, learning disabilities/ADHD) and demographic factors (e.g., age, sex, race, health insurance status, mechanism of injury, education) that predict concussion recovery times. In a retrospective cohort study of 118 adolescents 13-19 years old who were evaluated for an acute concussion (≤10 days from injury), recovery times were calculated from the date of concussive injury to the date of clearance to return to play and/or normal activities...
October 23, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034991/concept-analysis-role-ambiguity-in-senior-nursing-students
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Beth Kalkman
Role ambiguity is a lack of clarity or uncertainty related to one's position or role. Role ambiguity has been documented in the literature in relationship to athletics, industry, business, education, and nursing. However, a concept analysis has not been performed. Therefore, the process of concept analysis outlined by Walker and Avant is now used to look at the concept of role ambiguity and its relevance to senior nursing students' socialization and education into the profession of nursing. Attributes, antecedents, consequences, and empiric referents are discussed and theories commonly associated with role ambiguity are presented...
October 16, 2017: Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020735/protecting-student-athletes-are-states-doing-enough-to-keep-student-athletes-safe-from-heat-and-head-injuries
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Michael Ollove
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: State Legislatures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019383/the-dentist-and-the-athletic-trainer-a-winning-team-for-oral-health-care
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Anthony Breitbach, Paul Nativi
Oral health is a key concern for student athletes. The dentist is the primary oral health care provider. Athletic trainers (ATs) are health professionals who have a primary care role for the student athlete. They are often the first to respond when dental trauma occurs in athletics. This paper informs dentists and ATs about each other and includes best practice in the care of athletes, which can be improved through interprofessional collaboration between dentists and ATs.
June 22, 2017: Journal of the California Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018359/that-escalated-quickly-planning-to-ignore-rpe-can-backfire
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Maik Bieleke, Wanja Wolff
Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) are routinely assessed in exercise science and RPE is substantially associated with physiological criterion measures. According to the psychobiological model of endurance, RPE is a central limiting factor in performance. While RPE is known to be affected by psychological manipulations, it remains to be examined whether RPE can be self-regulated during static muscular endurance exercises to enhance performance. In this experiment, we investigate the effectiveness of the widely used and recommended self-regulation strategy of if-then planning (i...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018355/criterion-validity-of-commercially-available-physical-activity-tracker-to-estimate-step-count-covered-distance-and-energy-expenditure-during-sports-conditions
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Yvonne Wahl, Peter Düking, Anna Droszez, Patrick Wahl, Joachim Mester
Background: In the past years, there was an increasing development of physical activity tracker (Wearables). For recreational people, testing of these devices under walking or light jogging conditions might be sufficient. For (elite) athletes, however, scientific trustworthiness needs to be given for a broad spectrum of velocities or even fast changes in velocities reflecting the demands of the sport. Therefore, the aim was to evaluate the validity of eleven Wearables for monitoring step count, covered distance and energy expenditure (EE) under laboratory conditions with different constant and varying velocities...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993288/the-relationship-between-sacral-slope-and-symptomatic-isthmic%C3%A2-spondylolysis-in-a-cohort-of-high-school-athletes-a-retrospective-analysis
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Leigh F Hanke, Yetsa A Tuakli-Wosornu, Julian Harrison, Peter J Moley
BACKGROUND: Spondylolysis with and without anterolisthesis is the most common cause of structural back pain in children and adolescents, but few predictive factors have been confirmed. An association between abnormal sacropelvic orientation and both spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis has been supported in the literature. Sacral slope and other sacropelvic measurements are easily accessible variables that could aid clinicians in assessing active adolescents with low back pain, particularly when the diagnosis of spondylolysis is suspected...
October 6, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993006/promoting-sunscreen-use-and-sun-protective-practices-in-ncaa-athletes-impact-of-sunsport-educational-intervention-for-student-athletes-athletic-trainers-and-coaches
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Mina S Ally, Susan M Swetter, Kelsey E Hirotsu, Justin Gordon, David Kim, Ashley Wysong, Lindsy Donnelly, Shufeng Li, Kristin M Nord
BACKGROUND: Student-athletes (SAs) have an increased skin cancer risk on account of significant ultraviolet exposure; however, their sun-protective practices are suboptimal. A novel program, Stanford University Network for Sun Protection, Outreach, Research, and Teamwork (SUNSPORT), was designed to target SAs, coaches, and athletic trainers (ATs). OBJECTIVE: To measure the impact of educational intervention on sun protection beliefs and practices of SAs. METHODS: A survey of sun protection beliefs and practices was administered to National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes before and after intervention...
October 6, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977294/sleep-quality-and-its-association-with-psychological-symptoms-in-adolescent-athletes
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Gabriel Cordeiro Gomes, Muana Hiandra Pereira Dos Passos, Hítalo Andrade Silva, Valéria Mayaly Alves de Oliveira, Wbinayara Alves Novaes, Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui, Rodrigo Cappato de Araújo
OBJECTIVE: To verify the prevalence of poor sleep quality and its association with personal characteristics and symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in amateur adolescent athletes. METHODS: 309 adolescent athletes aged between 10 and 19 years were enrolled. Data collection included: a structured questionnaire, with personal information; the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI); and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21). Results are described in mean and standard deviation (numeric variables) and absolute and relative frequencies (categorical variables)...
July 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
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