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  1. Short communication

    Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation in a High-Profile Sports Club

    A foodborne illness outbreak involving an elite sports team was investigated by a public health unit in Sydney, Australia. An epidemiological association was established between gastrointestinal illness and th...

    Kwendy Cavanagh, Travers Johnstone, Essi Huhtinen, Zeina Najjar, Peter Lorentzos, Craig Shadbolt, John Shields and Leena Gupta

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:24

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  2. Original Research Article

    Efficacy and Tolerability of Peritendinous Hyaluronic Acid in Patients with Supraspinatus Tendinopathy: a Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial

    Physical therapy and peritendinous hyaluronic acid (HA) injections have both shown promising results in the treatment of shoulder tendinopathies. However, the superiority of treatment combining physical therap...

    César Flores, Ramón Balius, Guillermo Álvarez, Miguel A. Buil, Luisa Varela, Carlos Cano and Joaquín Casariego

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:22

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  3. Systematic Review

    The Contribution of Individual Exercise Training Components to Clinical Outcomes in Randomised Controlled Trials of Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review and Meta-regression

    While the clinical benefits of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation are well established, there is extensive variation in the interventions used within these trials. It is unknown whether variations in indivi...

    Bridget Abell, Paul Glasziou and Tammy Hoffmann

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:19

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  4. Current Opinion

    Understanding Action and Adventure Sports Participation—An Ecological Dynamics Perspective

    Previous research has considered action and adventure sports using a variety of associated terms and definitions which has led to confusing discourse and contradictory research findings. Traditional narratives...

    Tuomas Immonen, Eric Brymer, Dominic Orth, Keith Davids, Francesco Feletti, Jarmo Liukkonen and Timo Jaakkola

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:18

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  5. Original Research Article

    Polygenic study of endurance-associated genetic markers ACE I/D, ACTN3 Arg(R)577Ter(X), CKMM A/G NcoI and eNOS Glu(G)298Asp(T) in male Gorkha soldiers

    Gorkhas, a sub-mountainous population of the Himalayan region, are known for strength and bravery. In the present study when “Gorkha” is used without brackets, we are mentioning Gorkhas of Tibeto-Burman origin...

    Seema Malhotra, Kiran Preet, Arvind Tomar, Shweta Rawat, Sayar Singh, Inderjeet Singh, L. Robert Varte, Tirthankar Chatterjee, M. S. Pal and Soma Sarkar

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:17

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  6. Original Research Article

    Exercise Training but not Curcumin Supplementation Decreases Immune Cell Infiltration in the Pancreatic Islets of a Genetically Susceptible Model of Type 1 Diabetes

    The main mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmunity is an uncontrolled inflammatory response against self-antigens. Therefore, anti-inflammatory factors, such as the intake of bioactive compounds a...

    Leandro Kansuke Oharomari, Camila de Moraes and Anderson Marliere Navarro

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:15

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Original Research Article

    A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Riboflavin for Enhancement of Ultramarathon Recovery

    Riboflavin is known to protect tissue from oxidative damage but, to our knowledge, has not been explored as a means to control exercise-related muscle soreness. This study investigated whether acute ingestion ...

    Martin D. Hoffman, Taylor R. Valentino, Kristin J. Stuempfle and Brandon V. Hassid

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:14

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  8. Systematic Review

    The Effect of Fluid Intake Following Dehydration on Subsequent Athletic and Cognitive Performance: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

    The deleterious effects of dehydration on athletic and cognitive performance have been well documented. As such, dehydrated individuals are advised to consume fluid in volumes equivalent to 1.25 to 1.5 L kg−1 bod...

    Danielle McCartney, Ben Desbrow and Christopher Irwin

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:13

    Published on: 18 March 2017

  9. Systematic Review

    Physical and Physiological Profiles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes: a Systematic Review

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling combat sport that has intermittency as its core element; in other words, actions of high, moderate and low intensity are interspersed during matches, requiring a high level o...

    Leonardo Vidal Andreato, Francisco Javier Díaz Lara, Alexandro Andrade and Braulio Henrique Magnani Branco

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:9

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  10. Systematic Review

    Total Energy Expenditure, Energy Intake, and Body Composition in Endurance Athletes Across the Training Season: A Systematic Review

    Endurance athletes perform periodized training in order to prepare for main competitions and maximize performance. However, the coupling between alterations of total energy expenditure (TEE), energy intake, an...

    Juliane Heydenreich, Bengt Kayser, Yves Schutz and Katarina Melzer

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:8

    Published on: 4 February 2017

  11. Original Research Article

    The Effect of Concurrent Plyometric Training Versus Submaximal Aerobic Cycling on Rowing Economy, Peak Power, and Performance in Male High School Rowers

    Plyometric training has been shown to increase muscle power, running economy, and performance in athletes. Despite its use by rowing coaches, it is unknown whether plyometrics might improve rowing economy or p...

    Julian D. Egan-Shuttler, Rohan Edmonds, Cassandra Eddy, Veronica O’Neill and Stephen J. Ives

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:7

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  12. Original Research Article

    The analysis of knee joint loading during drop landing from different heights and under different instruction sets in healthy males

    Mechanical loading during exercise has been shown to promote tissue remodeling. Safe and accessible exercise may be beneficial to populations at risk of diminished bone and joint health. We examined the effect...

    Dmitry Verniba, Jason D. Vescovi, David A. Hood and William H. Gage

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:6

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  13. Original Research Article

    A Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study Investigating the Effects of Nicotine Gum on Strength, Power and Anaerobic Performance in Nicotine-Naïve, Active Males

    Nicotine use amongst athletes is high and increasing, especially team sports, yet the limited previous studies investigating the performance consequences of this behaviour have not examined the effects of the ...

    Toby Mündel, Marine Machal, Darryl J. Cochrane and Matthew J. Barnes

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:5

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  14. Systematic Review

    The Beneficial Effects of Physical Activity: Is It Down to Your Genes? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Twin and Family Studies

    There is evidence for considerable heterogeneity in the responsiveness to regular physical activity (PA) which might reflect the influence of genetic factors. The aim of this systematic review was to assess wh...

    J. R. Zadro, D. Shirley, T. B. Andrade, K. J Scurrah, A. Bauman and P. H. Ferreira

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:4

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  15. Original Research Article

    Consensus on measurement properties and feasibility of performance tests for the exercise and sport sciences: a Delphi study

    Performance tests are used for multiple purposes in exercise and sport science. Ensuring that a test displays an appropriate level of measurement properties for use within a population is important to ensure c...

    Sam Robertson, Peter Kremer, Brad Aisbett, Jacqueline Tran and Ester Cerin

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:2

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  16. Original Research Article

    Salivary alpha amylase not chromogranin A reflects sympathetic activity: exercise responses in elite male wheelchair athletes with or without cervical spinal cord injury

    Salivary alpha amylase (sAA) and chromogranin A (sCgA) have both been suggested as non-invasive markers for sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity. A complete cervical spinal cord injury leading to tetraple...

    Christof A. Leicht, Thomas A. W. Paulson, Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey and Nicolette C. Bishop

    Sports Medicine - Open 2017 3:1

    Published on: 4 January 2017

  17. Original Research Article

    Effect of Repeated Whole Blood Donations on Aerobic Capacity and Hemoglobin Mass in Moderately Trained Male Subjects: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    The aims of the present study were to investigate the impact of three whole blood donations on endurance capacity and hematological parameters and to determine the duration to fully recover initial endurance c...

    Julie Meurrens, Thomas Steiner, Jonathan Ponette, Hans Antonius Janssen, Monique Ramaekers, Jon Peter Wehrlin, Philippe Vandekerckhove and Louise Deldicque

    Sports Medicine - Open 2016 2:43

    Published on: 22 November 2016

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