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A Decade of Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialty Program in Iran, Achievements and Challenges.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 26;7(4):e41301. Epub 2016 Sep 26.

Department of Sports Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

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December 2016

Acute Cardiovascular and Hemodynamic Responses to Low Intensity Eccentric Resistance Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 14;7(4):e38458. Epub 2016 Sep 14.

Exercise Physiology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Aerospace and Subaquatic Medicine Faculty, Aerospace Medicine Research Center, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Recently it has been suggested that low intensity (LI) resistance exercise (RE) alone or in combination with blood flow restriction (BFR) can be applied for cardiovascular function improvement or rehabilitation.

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to investigate the acute effects of LI eccentric RE with and without BFR on heart rate (HR), rate pressure product (RPP), blood pressure (BP) parameters [systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressure (MAP)], oxygen saturation (SpO2) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE).

Methods: In a semi-experimental study 16 young adults (26. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.38458DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5259684PMC
December 2016
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Comparison of Lateral Abdominal Muscle Thickness and Cross Sectional Area of Multifidus in Adolescent Soccer Players with and without Low Back Pain: A Case Control Study.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 4;7(4):e38318. Epub 2016 Oct 4.

Sports Medicine Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a common complaint amongst adolescent athletes. While different studies have shown association between LBP and trunk muscle thickness in the general population, few articles have studied it in adolescent athletes.

Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare lateral abdominal muscle thickness and function, and cross sectional area (CSA) of lumbar multifidus (LM) in adolescent soccer players with and without LBP. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5259683PMC
December 2016
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The Isokinetic and Electromyographic Assessment of Knee Muscles Strength in the Short- and Long-Term Type 2 Diabetes.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 8;7(4):e37008. Epub 2016 Oct 8.

Department of Physical Therapy, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients are subject to muscle weakness.

Objectives: The aim of the study was an assessment of electromyographic (EMG) activity of knee muscles during isometric maximal voluntary contraction in the different disease durations of T2DM.

Methods: Eighteen patients with less than 10 years and twelve patients with more than 10 years of T2DM were compared with nineteen matched healthy control subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.37008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5259685PMC
December 2016
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Secular Trend in Thinness Prevalence for 26 Years (1989 - 2014) among High School Runners in Japan.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 28;7(4):e35970. Epub 2016 Aug 28.

Takamura Clinic, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Female distance runners are predisposed to thinness for performance reasons and at greater risk for health-related consequences than the general population.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the secular trends in thinness among competitive distance runners in Japanese high schools with sex-specific comparison.

Methods: Body mass index (BMI) were analysed in 9,881 female and 12,786 male runners participating in the annual national road relay races between 1989 and 2014 using the directory of a track and field magazine. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5259674PMC
December 2016
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Temporal Changes in Technical and Physical Performances During a Small-Sided Game in Elite Youth Soccer Players.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 16;7(4):e35411. Epub 2016 Oct 16.

Research Institute of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores, Liverpool, UK.

Background: There have been claims that small-sided games (SSG) may generate an appropriate environment to develop youth players' technical performance associated to game-related problem solving. However, the temporal change in technical performance parameters of youth players during SSG is still unknown.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine temporal changes in technical and physical performances during a small-sided game (SSG) in elite soccer players. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5259671PMC
December 2016
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Can Resistance Exercise Alter Irisin Levels and Expression Profiles of and in Rats?

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 16;7(4):e35205. Epub 2016 Oct 16.

Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: Irisin is a new myokine secreted from the skeletal muscle and appears to affect the metabolism of adipose tissue.

Objectives: The mechanisms of cellular and molecular identification by which exercise training exerts its benefits remain unclear and are under investigation.

Methods: We examined the effect of 8-week resistance exercise on plasma irisin levels and expression profiles of muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue in male rats. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5259672PMC
December 2016
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Effect of Treadmill Running on Morphine Dependence Before and After Medial Prefrontal Cortex Lesion in Rats.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 2;7(4):e35181. Epub 2016 Oct 2.

Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, IR Iran.

Background: Previous studies on the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) has shown that this area plays an important role in addiction behavior. Other studies also indicated that exercise decreases use of morphine.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of short-term exercise on trends for use of morphine with an intact mPFC and lesion of that area. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.35181DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5259673PMC
December 2016
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Health Psychological Constructs as Predictors of Doping Susceptibility in Adolescent Athletes.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 24;7(4):e35024. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

Institute for Applied Psychology, UMIT, Hall in Tirol, Austria.

Background: Doping is a highly relevant problem in sport, even in adolescent athletes. Knowledge of the psychological factors that influence doping susceptibility in young elite athletes remains sparse.

Objectives: This study investigated the predictive potential of different health-psychological constructs and well-being on doping susceptibility. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.35024DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5256272PMC
December 2016
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Knee Injuries in Wrestlers: A Prospective Study from the Indian Subcontinent.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 19;7(4):e35000. Epub 2016 Sep 19.

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, India.

Background: Wrestling is a very popular sport the world over and its popularity is rapidly increasing in India. However, due to its arduous nature it is associated with a high incidence of injuries. Out of all the injuries, those to the knee are one of the commonest injuries reported. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5256271PMC
December 2016
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Fatigue Effect on Linear Center of Pressure Measures during Gait in People with Flat Feet.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 18;7(4):e34832. Epub 2016 Sep 18.

Department of Rehabilitation Basic Sciences, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Flat foot, as one of the common foot deformities can affect gait biomechanics and risk of lower extremity injury. Fatigue, as a high load task, can also change biomechanical parameters of locomotion. Studying normal and flat footed individuals under high load tasks such as fatigue can elucidate their differences more easily. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.34832DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5256193PMC
December 2016

The Impact of Kitesurfing on the Dynamic Equilibrium.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 24;7(4):e32854. Epub 2016 Sep 24.

Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Piauí, Parnaíba, Brazil.

Background: The kitesurfing athletes endure unexpected conditions in terms of the function of irregularities in the surface of the water that requires a correct proprioceptive response in order to maintain equilibrium and execute the required movements while maintaining contact with the board and the water.

Objectives: The objective of this work was to use the star excursion balance test to compare the dynamic equilibrium of athletes who engage in kitesurfing activities with non-athletic subjects.

Methods: Fourteen kitesurfing athletes and fifteen sedentary male subjects completed three rounds of the star excursion balance test: familiarity, test one and test two. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5256168PMC
December 2016

Knee Laxity Variations in the Menstrual Cycle in Female Athletes Referred to the Orthopedic Clinic.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Dec 16;7(4):e30199. Epub 2016 Jan 16.

Department of Medecine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran.

Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is the biggest concern for orthopedic surgeons who are involved in sports injuries, so most of ACL reconstruction surgeries are sports related. ACL injuries in female athletes are 2 - 8 times more common than male athletes in similar sport injuries.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare knee laxity changes in the menstrual cycle in female athletes referred to the orthopedic clinic of Imam Khomeini hospital in the north of Iran, Sari, 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.30199DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5256099PMC
December 2016
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The Effect of 20 Minutes Scuba Diving on Cognitive Function of Professional Scuba Divers.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 30;7(3):e38633. Epub 2016 Aug 30.

Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, University of Ferdowsi, Mashhad, IR Iran.

Background: Physical activity increases the performance of the nervous system by stimulating the body's metabolism and improving the efficiency of the ATP production system.

Objectives: In the present study, the effect of twenty minutes scuba diving in high depth (10m) on cognitive function and stress system activity was investigated.

Methods: Twelve professional scuba divers with a mean age of 23 ± 1 year, weight of 80 ± 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.38633DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098272PMC
September 2016
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The Activation Pattern of Trunk and Lower Limb Muscles in an Electromyographic Assessment; Comparison Between Ground and Treadmill Walking.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 20;7(3):e35308. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Hazrat Rasool-e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Due to biomechanical differences, various patterns of muscle contraction are expected to occur while walking over ground versus when walking on a treadmill.

Objectives: This study aimed to compare amplitude and duration of activation of selected trunk and lower extremity muscles during over-ground and treadmill walking.

Materials And Methods: Through a simple sampling method, 19 sedentary healthy men within the age range of 20 - 40 were selected. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098207PMC
September 2016
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The Effect of Increasing Volume of Exercise on Activation Pattern of Vastus Medialis and Lateralis and its Correlation With Anterior Knee Pain in Karate Elites.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 28;7(3):e35289. Epub 2016 May 28.

Rasoul Akram Medical Complex, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: The effects of exercise volume on the pattern of muscle activity is one of the most important factors in training management and injury risk reduction. In the lower limb, the quadriceps muscle which plays a determining role in performing the stance and other karate techniques could be injured in intensive exercise and may induce anterior knee pain in athletes.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between training volume and muscle activity of vastus medialis and vastus lateralis and its association with anterior knee pain in karate elites. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.35289DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098113PMC
September 2016
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The Prevalence of Selected Intrinsic Risk Factors for Ankle Sprain Among Elite Football and Basketball Players.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 23;7(3):e35287. Epub 2016 May 23.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Lateral ankle sprains (LAS) are among the most common sports- related injuries and the reinjury rate is very high.

Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of some intrinsic risk factors among professional football and basketball players with or without history of acute or recurrent ankle sprain.

Patients And Methods: One hundred and six professional football and basketball players who were referred for pre-participation examinations were recruited in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.35287DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098135PMC
September 2016
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Effects of Ramadan Fasting on Inspiratory Muscle Function.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 15;7(3):e35201. Epub 2016 May 15.

Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, IR Iran.

Background: Ramadan fasting is a major challenge for exercising Muslims especially in warm seasons. There is some evidence to indicate that Ramadan fasting causes higher subjective ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) in fasting Muslims. The mechanisms of this phenomenon are not known exactly. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098160PMC
September 2016

The Prevalence and Characteristics of Performance-Enhancing Drug Use Among Bodybuilding Athletes in the South of Iran, Bushehr.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 16;7(3):e35018. Epub 2016 Jul 16.

Department of Pharmacology, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, IR Iran.

Background: Several reports have implied progressive increase of performance-enhancing drug (PED) use among Iranian athletes. More importantly, most of the previous research in the Iranian population had mainly focused on the anabolic steroid abuse, and ignored other agents.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of PED use among bodybuilding athletes in Bushehr, south of Iran. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098234PMC
September 2016
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Contact Karate Promotes Post-Exercise Hypotension in Young Adult Males.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 28;7(3):e33850. Epub 2016 May 28.

Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.

Background: Worldwide, systemic arterial hypertension is a leading cause of death and non-communicable cardiovascular disease. A major factor contributing to this disease is a sedentary lifestyle. However, physical exercise, such as martial arts, may be an option for blood pressure (BP) control. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.33850DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098111PMC
September 2016
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Four Weeks of Supplementation With Isolated Soy Protein Attenuates Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage and Enhances Muscle Recovery in Well Trained Athletes: A Randomized Trial.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 23;7(3):e33528. Epub 2016 May 23.

Department of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Background: The effects of consumption of isolated soy protein (ISP) for a chronic period (4 weeks) on exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) in athletic population have never been explored.

Objectives: To examine the effects of ISP on muscle damage indices elicited via a bout of damaging exercise.

Patients And Methods: Forty males (20 boxers, 20 cyclists) aged 18 - 28 years were randomly assigned to two groups (ISP and Placebo) (n = 20). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098124PMC
September 2016
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The Effect of Precooling on Exhaustive Performance in the Hot Environment.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 23;7(3):e33125. Epub 2016 May 23.

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, IR Iran.

Background: Pre-cooling is known to enhance exercise performance in soccer players. However, little information currently exists regarding precooling effects in Iranian young soccer players.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of precooling (water immersion) on exhaustive performance in the heat ( temperature = 32 - 34°C, humidity = 50%). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.33125DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098051PMC
September 2016
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Validity and Reliability of the Persian Version of Baecke Habitual Physical Activity Questionnaire in Healthy Subjects.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 31;7(3):e31778. Epub 2016 May 31.

Department of Mental Health, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Baecke Habitual Physical Activity Questionnaire (BHPAQ) has widely been employed in clinical and laboratorial studies as a tool for measuring subjects' physical activities. But, the reliability and validity of this questionnaire have not been investigated among Persian speakers.

Objectives: Therefore, the aim of the current study was examining the reliability and validity of the Persian version of the BHPAQ in healthy Persian adults. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098050PMC
September 2016
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A Study of Exertional Headache's Prevalence and Characteristics Among Conscripts.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 21;7(3):e30720. Epub 2016 May 21.

Department of Neurology, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Headache is one of the most common complaints in today's society. Patterns and prevalence of headache, especially headaches associated with physical activity (Exertional Headache) in the population of conscripts in our country is unknown.

Objectives: In this cross sectional study we tried to answer these questions to some extent. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5098066PMC
September 2016
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Effect of Exercise Order of Resistance Training on Strength Performance and Indices of Muscle Damage in Young Active Girls.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 24;7(3):e30599. Epub 2016 May 24.

Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, IR Iran.

Background: Exercise order is one of the key variables in designing resistance training (RT) that may affect physiological and functional muscle characteristics.

Objectives: The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of exercise order of RT on muscle strength, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK) enzymes as indices of muscle damage in active young girls.

Patients And Methods: For this purpose, 24 active girls aged 20 - 30 years voluntarily participated in six weeks RT. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5097860PMC
September 2016
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An Adolescent Sport Team Management During a Natural Disaster; Report on the Field.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Sep 24;7(3):e30172. Epub 2016 May 24.

Sports Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Sport and Exercise Medicine Department, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Iran Football Medical Assessment and Rehabilitation Center, Tehran, IR Iran.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5097858PMC
September 2016
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Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disorders Among Iranian Elite Athletes.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 11;7(2):e35826. Epub 2016 May 11.

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Athletes' health is an important issue and for promoting it, pre-participation examination (PPE) is widely performed by responsible bodies around the world.

Objectives: This study was to determine prevalence of cardiovascular disorders among athletes participating in the Asian games and answering the question whether the electrocardiogram (ECG) is a necessary part of pre-participation examination (PPE) for prevention of sudden cardiac death.

Materials And Methods: All athletes participated at Asian games came to sports medicine federation for a PPE including a comprehensive questionnaire, physical examination and ECG. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003308PMC
June 2016
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Comparison of the Kinematic Patterns of Kick Between Brazilian and Japanese Young Soccer Players.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 1;7(2):e33645. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Laboratory of Instrumentation for Biomechanics, State University of Campinas, SP, Brazil.

Background: Kicking performance is the most studied technical action in soccer and lower limbs kinematics is closely related to success in kicking, mainly because they are essential in imparting high velocity to the ball. Previous studies demonstrated that soccer leagues in different countries exhibit different physical demands and technical requirements during the matches. However, evidencewhether nationality has any influence in the kinematics of soccer-related skills has not yet been reported. Read More

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Asymmetry of the Modified Illinois Change of Direction Test Impacts Young Elite Soccer Players' Performance.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 11;7(2):e33598. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre, ASPETAR, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar.

Background: The modified Illinois change of direction test (MICODT) is an asymmetrical test because the numbers of changes of direction performed to the right and to the left are unequal. Therefore, it is possible that the asymmetry of this test may influence agility performance testing.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare two opposite/mirrored versions of the modified Illinois change of direction test. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003307PMC
June 2016
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Effects of a Theory Based Intervention on Physical Activity Among Female Employees: A Quasi-Experimental Study.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 18;7(2):e31534. Epub 2016 May 18.

Department of Health and Sport Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Regular physical activity has been highlighted as an important factor in decreasing about 25 factors harmful to health, such as obesity, diabetes, heart failure, depression and osteoporosis. Female office workers, because of the long hours they stay seated in their workplace, are seriously threatened by immobility. The Theory of Planned Behavior has been successfully used several times to predict PA behaviorphysical activity (PA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.31534DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003306PMC
June 2016
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Knee Muscular Control During Jump Landing in Multidirections.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 11;7(2):e31248. Epub 2016 May 11.

College of Sports Science and Technology, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

Background: Jump landing is a complex movement in sports. While competing and practicing, athletes frequently perform multi-planar jump landing. Anticipatory muscle activity could influence the amount of knee flexion and prepare the knee for dynamic weight bearing such as landing tasks. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003310PMC
June 2016
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The Effect of Stretching Exercises on Severity of Restless Legs Syndrome in Patients on Hemodialysis.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 11;7(2):e31001. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

Department of Biostatistics, Tarbiat-Modares University, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: The restless legs syndrome is a sensorimotor disorder that is very common in patients on hemodialysis. Due to pharmacological treatments which have their own side effects, nowadays, studies have turned to non-pharmacological treatments.

Objectives: The present study aims to assess the effect of stretching exercises on the severity of restless legs syndrome in patients on hemodialysis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003313PMC
June 2016
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Biochemical Differences Between Official and Simulated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Matches.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 11;7(2):e30950. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

Superior School of Physical Education, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil.

Background: One of the goals for training in combat sports is to mimic real situations. For mixed martial arts (MMA), simulated sparring matches are a frequent component during training, but a there is a lack of knowledge considering the differences in sparring and competitive environments.

Objectives: The main objective of this study was to compare biochemical responses to sparring and official MMA matches. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003304PMC
June 2016
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Comparison of Mental Toughness and Power Test Performances in High-Level Kickboxers by Competitive Success.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 9;7(2):e30840. Epub 2016 Mar 9.

High Institute of Applied Biology of Medenine, Gabes,Tunisia.

Background: Kickboxing is a high-intensity intermittent striking combat sport, which is characterized by complex skills and tactical key actions with short duration.

Objectives: The present study compared and verified the relationship between mental toughness (MT), countermovement jump (CMJ) and medicine ball throw (MBT) power tests by outcomes of high-level kickboxers during National Championship.

Materials And Methods: Thirty two high-level male kickboxers (winner = 16 and loser = 16: 21. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.30840DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003315PMC
June 2016
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Smartphone and Universal Goniometer for Measurement of Elbow Joint Motions: A Comparative Study.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 11;7(2):e30668. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Universal goniometer (UG) is commonly used as a standard method to evaluate range of motion (ROM) as part of joint motions. It has some restrictions, such as involvement of both hands of the physician, leads to instability of hands and error. Nowadays smartphones usage has been increasing due to its easy application. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003314PMC
June 2016
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Acute Responses to 10×15 m Repeated Sprint Ability Exercise in Adolescent Athletes: the Role of Change of Direction and Sport Specialization.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 11;7(2):e30255. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

Department of Physical and Cultural Education, Hellenic Army Academy, Athens, Greece.

Background: The repeated sprint ability (RSA) has been studied with protocols using distances longer than 20 m per sprint, whereas basketball players cover on average less than 20-meter distance per sprint during match.

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to examine the physiological impact of 10 × 15 m RSA test in straight-line (RSASL) or with change of direction (RSACOD), i.e. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003301PMC
June 2016
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Antioxidant Expression Response to Free Radicals in Active Men and Women Fallowing to a Session Incremental Exercise; Numerical Relationship Between Antioxidants and Free Radicals.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 31;7(2):e29901. Epub 2016 May 31.

Immunology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IR Iran.

Background: Energy production is a necessary process to continue physical activities, and exercise is associated with more oxygen consumption and increase of oxidative stress. what seems important is the numerical relationship between antioxidant and free radicals. Although the activity of some enzymes increases with physical activities, but it is possible that gene expression of this enzyme is not changed during exercise. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003305PMC
June 2016
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Prevalence of Common Postural Disorders Among Academic Dental Staff.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 16;7(2):e29631. Epub 2016 Jan 16.

Sports Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Musculoskeletal disorders are common problems among dentists. These conditions may lead to inappropriate postures and impairment in physical and psychological function. On the other hand, poor postures and inappropriate ergonomic may result in a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003311PMC
June 2016
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A Comparison of Increases in Volume Load Over 8 Weeks of Low-Versus High-Load Resistance Training.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 16;7(2):e29247. Epub 2016 Jan 16.

Kinesiology Program, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA.

Background: It has been hypothesized that the ability to increase volume load (VL) via a progressive increase in the magnitude of load for a given exercise within a given repetition range could enhance the adaptive response to resistance training.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare changes in volume load (VL) over eight weeks of resistance training (RT) in high-versus low-load protocols.

Materials And Methods: Eighteen well-trained men were matched according to baseline strength were randomly assigned to either a low-load RT (LOW, n = 9) where 25 - 35 repetitions were performed per exercise, or a high-load RT (HIGH, n = 9) where 8 - 12 repetitions were performed per exercise. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003312PMC
June 2016
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Are Level of Education and Employment Related to Symptoms of Common Mental Disorders in Current and Retired Professional Footballers?

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 28;7(2):e28447. Epub 2016 May 28.

Academic Center for Evidence Based Sports Medicine (ACES), Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Amsterdam Collaboration for Health and Safety in Sports (ACHSS), Academic Medical Center / VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Mental disorders have become a topic of increasing interest in research due to their serious consequences for quality of life and functioning.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to explore the relationship of level of education, employment status and working hours with symptoms of common mental disorders (distress, anxiety/depression, sleep disturbance, adverse alcohol behaviour, smoking, adverse nutritional behaviour) among current and retired professional footballers.

Materials And Methods: Cross-sectional analyses were conducted on baseline questionnaires from an ongoing prospective cohort study among current and retired professional footballers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003303PMC

Neuromuscular and Blood Lactate Response After a Motocross Training Session in Amateur Riders.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Jun 12;7(2):e23805. Epub 2016 Mar 12.

College of Health Sciences, Methodist University of Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Motocross is one of the most popular motorized off-road sports, characterized by riding on irregular natural terrain of hard earth and/or sand with various obstacles throughout the course.

Objectives: This study evaluated the influence of a motocross training session on neuromuscular response and blood lactate in amateur riders.

Patients And Methods: Nine motocross riders (22. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003302PMC
June 2016
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The Prevalence of Headache Among Athletic University Students.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Mar 1;7(1):e33515. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran.

Background: Headache is certainly one of the most common medical complaints of general population and one of the important causes of consumption of drugs. Despite its high overall prevalence, the epidemiology of exertional headache is not clear enough.

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of headache in athletic and non-athletic university students and also estimating its variation between different sports fields including concussion prone sports. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4879901PMC
March 2016
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Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Body Composition of Soccer Referees; Do These Correlate With Proper Performance?

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Mar 1;7(1):e29577. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: The elite-level referee is exposed to similar physical demands to those placed on a midfield soccer player. They have an important responsibility to implement the rules of the game. So, good health and performance of soccer referees have a great importance. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4879900PMC
March 2016
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Injuries, Matches Missed and the Influence of Minimum Medical Standards in the A-League Professional Football: A 5-Year Prospective Study.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Mar 1;7(1):e31385. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Academic Center for Evidence Based Sports Medicine (ACES), Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Amsterdam Collaboration for Health & Safety in Sports (ACHSS), Academic Medical Center / VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Epidemiological data on the occurrence of time-loss injuries over several A-League seasons remains lacking, while the effect of the mandatory implementation of 'Minimum Medical Standards' as a part of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) needs to be explored.

Objectives: To explore the 5 year evolution of hamstring, groin, knee, ankle and total time-loss injuries among professional footballers in the A-League; to evaluate the consequences of these time-loss injuries in terms of total matches missed and costs incurred; and to explore whether the mandatory implementation of 'Minimum Medical Standards' in the A-League had led to a decrease in the occurrence of total time-loss injuries and total matches missed.

Patients And Methods: An observational prospective study has been carried out since 2008. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4870823PMC
March 2016
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Comparison of the Effects of Resistance Exercise Orders on Number of Repetitions, Serum IGF-1, Testosterone and Cortisol Levels in Normal-Weight and Obese Men.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Mar 1;7(1):e30503. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, IR Iran.

Background: Exercise order affects repetition performance and acute hormonal responses to resistance training (RT) programs.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effects of two different resistance exercise orders (REO) on number of repetitions and serum Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), testosterone and cortisol levels in normal-weight and obese men.

Materials And Methods: 25 untrained college-aged men were assigned to either obese (n = 11) or normal-weight (n = 15) groups. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4870831PMC
March 2016
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A Prospective Epidemiological Study of Injuries in Japanese National Tournament-Level Badminton Players From Junior High School to University.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Mar 1;7(1):e29637. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Injury prevention programs have recently been created for various sports. However, a longitudinal study on badminton injuries, as assessed by a team's dedicated medical staff, at the gymnasium has not been performed.

Objectives: We aimed to perform the first such study to measure the injury incidence, severity and type as the first step in creating a badminton injury prevention program. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4870827PMC
March 2016
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Outcome of Simultaneous Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Hamstring Tendon Autograft: A Multicenter Prospective Study.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Mar 1;7(1):e29287. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

Department of Orthopaedics, Hi-Tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, India.

Background: Multiligamentous injuries of knee are a complex problem in orthopaedics. Combined ACL-PCL injuries are uncommon, usually associated with knee dislocations. Extremity vascular status is essential because of possible arterio-venous compromise. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4870832PMC
March 2016
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Regional Skin Temperature Response to Moderate Aerobic Exercise Measured by Infrared Thermography.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Mar 1;7(1):e29243. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

Department of Physical Education, Human Performance Laboratory, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil.

Background: Infrared thermography (IRT) does not require contact with the skin, and it is a convenient, reliable and non-invasive technique that can be used for monitoring the skin temperature (TSK).

Objectives: The aim of this study was to monitor the variations in the regional TSK during exercise on 28 regions of interest (ROIs) (forehead, face, chest, abdomen, back, lumbar, anterior and posterior neck, and posterior and anterior views of the right and left hands, forearms, upper arms, thighs, and legs) with IRT.

Patients And Methods: 12 physically active young males were monitored with IRT during the following three phases: a) 30 minutes before exercise b) while performing one hour of moderate intensity exercise on a treadmill at 60% of the VO2max, and c) 60 minutes after exercise. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4870826PMC
March 2016
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Effects of Complementary Creatine Monohydrate and Physical Training on Inflammatory and Endothelial Dysfunction Markers Among Heart Failure Patients.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Mar 5;7(1):e28578. Epub 2016 Mar 5.

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, IR Iran.

Background: Previous studies have reported endothelial dysfunction and inflammatory cytokine in heart failure patients (HF).

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of creatine monohydrate and exercise on inflammatory and endothelial dysfunction markers among HF patients.

Patients And Methods: One hundred patients were prospectively randomized into two groups: Intervention group which received 5 grams/day creatine monohydrate and exercised for 8 weeks; and control group which did not receive any interventions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4870830PMC
March 2016
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A Prospective Analysis of the Injury Incidence of Young Male Professional Football Players on Artificial Turf.

Asian J Sports Med 2016 Mar 5;7(1):e28425. Epub 2016 Mar 5.

Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Unit, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Background: The effects of synthetic surfaces on the risk of injuries is still debated in literature and the majority of published data seems to be contradictory. For such reasons the understanding of injury incidence on such surfaces, especially in youth sport, is fundamental for injury prevention.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to prospectively report the epidemiology of injuries in young football players, playing on artificial turfs, during a one sports season. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4870829PMC
March 2016
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