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  1. A key tenet of sports performance research is to provide coaches and athletes with information to inform better practice, yet the determinants of athletic performance in actual competition remain an under-exam...

    Authors: Kathryn E. Phillips and William G. Hopkins

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:23

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  2. In elite football (soccer), periodic health examination (PHE) could provide prognostic factors to predict injury risk.

    Authors: Tom Hughes, Richard D. Riley, Michael J. Callaghan and Jamie C. Sergeant

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:22

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  3. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medications that are frequently used by athletes. There may also be some abuse of these substances, although it is unclear whether NSAIDs in fact enhance perf...

    Authors: Catherine Cornu, Clémence Grange, Amanda Regalin, Justine Munier, Sonia Ounissi, Natane Reynaud, Behrouz Kassai-Koupai, Pierre Sallet and Patrice Nony

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:20

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  4. Currently, no data is available regarding the association between professional experience or limb dominance and the prevalence of asymptomatic knee joint lesions in adult professional male soccer players.

    Authors: Eduard Nikolayevich Bezuglov, Vladimir Yurevich Khaitin, Anastasiya Vladimirovna Lyubushkina, Artemii Mikhailovich Lazarev, Artem Valerievich Gorinov, Elena Yurevna Sivakova, Elizaveta Ilinichna Rumiantseva and Alexey Vladimirovich Lychagin

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:19

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  5. Understanding the relationships between physical fitness attributes and sport-specific technical skills may assist with the establishment of beneficial training interventions. The aim of this systematic review...

    Authors: Jessica B. Farley, Joshua Stein, Justin W. L. Keogh, Carl T. Woods and Nikki Milne

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:18

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  6. Pre-exercise supplements containing low doses of caffeine improve endurance exercise performance, but the most efficacious time for consumption before intense endurance exercise remains unclear, as does the co...

    Authors: Andrew D. Davenport, Tom S. O. Jameson, Sean P. Kilroe, Alistair J. Monteyne, George F. Pavis, Benjamin T. Wall, Marlou L. Dirks, Nima Alamdari, Catherine R. Mikus and Francis B. Stephens

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:17

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  7. Replication studies are essential for identifying credible associations between alleles and phenotypes. Validation of genotype-phenotype associations in the sports and exercise field is rare. An initial geneti...

    Authors: Miguel A. Rivera, Thomas D. Fahey, Juan R. López-Taylor and Juan L. Martínez

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:16

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  8. Rugby union (RU) is a skill-collision team sport played at junior and senior levels worldwide. Within England, age-grade rugby governs the participation and talent development of youth players. The RU player d...

    Authors: Kevin Till, Jonathon Weakley, Dale B. Read, Padraic Phibbs, Josh Darrall-Jones, Greg Roe, Sarah Chantler, Stephen Mellalieu, Michael Hislop, Keith Stokes, Andrew Rock and Ben Jones

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:14

    Content type: Review Article

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  9. Prostate cancer has the second highest incidence of all cancers amongst men worldwide. Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) remains a common form of treatment. However, in reducing serum testosterone to castrate...

    Authors: Teresa Lam, Vita Birzniece, Mark McLean, Howard Gurney, Amy Hayden and Birinder S. Cheema

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:13

    Content type: Review Article

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  10. A number of clinical trials have been published assessing the role of iliac crest bone grafting for the management of recurrent anterior instability with glenoid bone loss in contemporary practice. We therefor...

    Authors: Michael-Alexander Malahias, Dimitrios Chytas, Vasileios Raoulis, Efstathios Chronopoulos, Emmanouil Brilakis and Emmanouil Antonogiannakis

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:12

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  11. Exercise changes the concentrations of many metabolites, which are small molecules (< 1.5 kDa) metabolized by the reactions of human metabolism. In recent years, especially mass spectrometry-based metabolomics...

    Authors: Daniela Schranner, Gabi Kastenmüller, Martin Schönfelder, Werner Römisch-Margl and Henning Wackerhage

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:11

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  12. Accurate and detailed measurement of a dancer’s training volume is a key requirement to understanding the relationship between a dancer’s pain and training volume. Currently, no system capable of quantifying a...

    Authors: Danica Hendry, Kevin Chai, Amity Campbell, Luke Hopper, Peter O’Sullivan and Leon Straker

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:10

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  13. Individual compliances of the foot-shoe interface have been suggested to store and release elastic strain energy via ligamentous and tendinous structures or by increased midsole bending stiffness (MBS), compre...

    Authors: Sasa Cigoja, Michael J. Asmussen, Colin R. Firminger, Jared R. Fletcher, W. Brent Edwards and Benno M. Nigg

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:9

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  14. The original article [1] contained an error whereby the symbol ‘☼’ originally included in and below Tables 2–5 did not display properly.

    Authors: Benjamin R. Hindle, Anna Lorimer, Paul Winwood and Justin W. L. Keogh

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:8

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:49

  15. Hip arthroscopy is a common surgical intervention for young and middle-aged adults with hip-related pain and dysfunction, who have high expectations for returning to physical activity following surgery. The pu...

    Authors: Denise M. Jones, Kay M. Crossley, Ilana N. Ackerman, Harvi F. Hart, Karen L. Dundules, Michael J. O’Brien, Benjamin F. Mentiplay, Joshua J. Heerey and Joanne L. Kemp

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:7

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  16. Collisions (i.e. tackles, ball carries, and collisions) in the rugby league have the potential to increase injury risk, delay recovery, and influence individual and team performance. Understanding the collisio...

    Authors: Mitchell Naughton, Ben Jones, Sharief Hendricks, Doug King, Aron Murphy and Cloe Cummins

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:6

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  17. Telomere length is inversely associated with the senescence and aging process. Parallelly, obesity can promote telomere shortening. Evidence suggests that physical activity may promote telomere elongation.

    Authors: Camila Fernanda Cunha Brandao, Carla Barbosa Nonino, Flavia Giolo de Carvalho, Carolina Ferreira Nicoletti, Natalia Yumi Noronha, Rocio San Martin, Ellen Cristini de Freitas, Marcia Varella Morandi Junqueira-Franco and Julio Sergio Marchini

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:5

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  18. Performance analysis in rugby union has become an integral part of the coaching process. Although performance analysis research in rugby and data collection has progressed, the utility of the insights is not w...

    Authors: Carmen M. E. Colomer, David B. Pyne, Mitch Mooney, Andrew McKune and Benjamin G. Serpell

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:4

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  19. Nordic walking is an attractive method of endurance training. Nevertheless, the biomechanic response due to the additional contribution of using poles in relation to free walking training has been less explore...

    Authors: Natalia Andrea Gomeñuka, Henrique Bianchi Oliveira, Edson Soares da Silva, Elren Passos-Monteiro, Rodrigo Gomes da Rosa, Alberito Rodrigo Carvalho, Rochelle Rocha Costa, Martín Cruz Rodríguez Paz, Barbara Pellegrini and Leonardo Alexandre Peyré-Tartaruga

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:3

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  20. Off-field screening tools, such as the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT), have been recommended to identify possible concussion following a head impact where the consequences are unclear. However, real-...

    Authors: G. W. Fuller, R. Tucker, L. Starling, E. Falvey, M. Douglas and M. Raftery

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:2

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  21. Movement integration (MI) involves infusing physical activity into normal classroom time. A wide range of MI interventions have succeeded in increasing children’s participation in physical activity. However, n...

    Authors: Spyridoula Vazou, Collin A. Webster, Gregory Stewart, Priscila Candal, Cate A. Egan, Adam Pennell and Laura B. Russ

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:1

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  22. Regular physical activity is vital for children’s health, well-being, and development. However, evidence is scant about physical activity indicators for children and youth in Ethiopia. This study aimed to asse...

    Authors: Chalchisa Abdeta, Zelalem Teklemariam, Alem Deksisa, Endashew Abera, Reginald Ocansey and Anthony D. Okely

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:55

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  23. The ability to perform a rapid change of direction (COD) is a critical skill in numerous court- and field-based sports. The aim of this review is to investigate the effect of different physical training forms ...

    Authors: Hallvard Nygaard Falch, Håvard Guldteig Rædergård and Roland van den Tillaar

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:53

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  24. Epilepsy patients commonly exercise less than the general population. Animal studies indicate beneficial effects of physical activity in established epilepsy, while its effect on the development is currently l...

    Authors: Matilda Ahl, Una Avdic, Maria Compagno Strandberg, Deepti Chugh, Emelie Andersson, Ulf Hållmarker, Stefan James, Tomas Deierborg and Christine T. Ekdahl

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:52

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  25. In recent years there has been an exponential rise in the professionalism and success of female sports. Practitioners (e.g., sport science professionals) aim to apply evidence-informed approaches to optimise a...

    Authors: Stacey Emmonds, Omar Heyward and Ben Jones

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:51

    Content type: Current Opinion

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  26. The genetic profile that is needed to define an endurance athlete has been studied during recent years. The main objective of this work is to approach for the first time the study of genetic variants in liver-...

    Authors: David Varillas Delgado, Juan José Tellería Orriols and Carlos Martín Saborido

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:50

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  27. The sport of strongman is becoming increasingly popular, catering for females, lightweight, and Masters competitors, with strongman exercises also being used by strength and conditioning coaches for a range of...

    Authors: Benjamin R. Hindle, Anna Lorimer, Paul Winwood and Justin W. L. Keogh

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:49

    Content type: Systematic Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:8

  28. Monitoring athletes’ external load during a soccer match may be useful to predict post-match acute and residual fatigue. This estimation would allow individual adjustments to training programs to minimize inju...

    Authors: Karim Hader, Michael C. Rumpf, Maxime Hertzog, Liam P. Kilduff, Olivier Girard and Joao R. Silva

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:48

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  29. The lack of consensus on meaningful and interpretable physical activity outcomes from accelerometer data hampers comparison across studies. Cut-point analyses are simple to apply and easy to interpret but can ...

    Authors: Alex V. Rowlands, Nathan P. Dawkins, Ben Maylor, Charlotte L. Edwardson, Stuart J. Fairclough, Melanie J. Davies, Deirdre M. Harrington, Kamlesh Khunti and Tom Yates

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:47

    Content type: Current Opinion

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  30. The current ‘state of play’ in supporting elite athlete mental health and wellbeing has centred mostly on building mental health literacy or awareness of the signs of mental ill-health amongst athletes. Such a...

    Authors: Rosemary Purcell, Kate Gwyther and Simon M. Rice

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:46

    Content type: Current Opinion

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  31. Less than 10% of heart failure patients in the UK participate in cardiac rehabilitation programmes. The present pilot study evaluated feasibility, acceptability and physiological effects of a novel, personalis...

    Authors: Nduka C. Okwose, Leah Avery, Nicola O’Brien, Sophie Cassidy, Sarah J. Charman, Kristian Bailey, Lazar Velicki, Iacopo Olivotto, Paul Brennan, Guy A. MacGowan and Djordje G. Jakovljevic

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:45

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  32. Despite a voluminous body of research devoted to sprint training, our understanding of the training process leading to a world-class sprint performance is limited. The objective of this review is to integrate ...

    Authors: Thomas Haugen, Stephen Seiler, Øyvind Sandbakk and Espen Tønnessen

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:44

    Content type: Review Article

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  33. The editors have retracted this article [1] because it contains substantial text and figure overlap with the following articles [2–5].

    Authors: Monèm Jemni, Mohammad Shoaib Prince and Julien S. Baker

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:42

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in Sports Medicine - Open 2018 4:28

  34. The beneficial role of physical activity (PA) to manage the health condition of patients with chronic diseases is well known. However, adherence to PA guidelines in this group is still low. Monitoring and user...

    Authors: Andrea Albergoni, Florentina J. Hettinga, Antonio La Torre, Matteo Bonato and Francesco Sartor

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:41

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  35. Enhanced cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is now a well-established predictor of numerous adverse health outcomes. Knowledge about the pathways leading to enhanced CRF is essential for developing appropriate in...

    Authors: Johannes Zeiher, Katherine J. Ombrellaro, Nita Perumal, Thomas Keil, Gert B. M. Mensink and Jonas D. Finger

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:39

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  36. Exercise frequency is important for maintaining health; however, its effects on postprandial responses remain largely unknown. Better understanding this during popular sports activities such as football may in...

    Authors: Darren J. Paul, Jens Bangsbo, Anissa Cherif and George P. Nassis

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:38

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  37. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, multi-system, life-limiting disease characterized by a progressive decline in lung function, which accounts for the majority of CF-related morbidity and mortality. Inspira...

    Authors: Ren-Jay Shei, Robert L. Dekerlegand, Kelly A. Mackintosh, John D. Lowman and Melitta A. McNarry

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:36

    Content type: Current Opinion

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  38. To receive maximum benefits from injury prevention exercise programmes (IPEP) such as Knee Control, players need to perform the exercises as prescribed. But, exercise fidelity in IPEPs is seldom evaluated. We dev...

    Authors: Gustav Ljunggren, Nirmala Kanthi Panagodage Perera and Martin Hägglund

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:35

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  39. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether the quality of sleep, in 91 national-level adolescent finswimmers, is affected by swimming style, swimming distance, and gender.

    Authors: Vasileios Stavrou, George D. Vavougios, Fotini Bardaka, Eleni Karetsi, Zoe Daniil and Konstantinos I. Gourgoulianis

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:34

    Content type: Short communication

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  40. Epidemiologic data in professional sport is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in identifying frequently occurring injuries and developing strategies to reduce their occurrence. Currently, there is a pauci...

    Authors: George Elias Habib Awwad, Jennifer Helen Coleman, Christopher James Dunkley and David Craig Dewar

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:33

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  41. Taper is considered as a strategy to avoid overtraining and increase peak performance in athletes. Because aerobic exercise increases the level and duration of independence during the lifespan, the participati...

    Authors: Paulo Costa, Roberto Simão, Anselmo Perez, Maurício Gama, Rogério Lanchtermacher, Reinaldo Musialowski, Fábio Braga, Valeria de Mello Coelho and Alexandre Palma

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:32

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  42. The recurrence rate following acute anterior shoulder dislocations is high, particularly in young, active individuals. The purpose of this paper is to provide a narrative overview of the best available evidenc...

    Authors: Andrew W. Hasebroock, Joseph Brinkman, Lukas Foster and Joseph P. Bowens

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:31

    Content type: Review Article

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  43. This review critically evaluates the magnitude of performance enhancement that can be expected from various autologous blood transfusion (ABT) procedures and the underlying physiological mechanisms. The review...

    Authors: Sara Amalie Solheim, Jacob Bejder, Andreas Breenfeldt Andersen, Jakob Mørkeberg and Nikolai Baastrup Nordsborg

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:30

    Content type: Review Article

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  44. The application of artificial intelligence (AI) opens an interesting perspective for predicting injury risk and performance in team sports. A better understanding of the techniques of AI employed and of the sp...

    Authors: João Gustavo Claudino, Daniel de Oliveira Capanema, Thiago Vieira de Souza, Julio Cerca Serrão, Adriano C. Machado Pereira and George P. Nassis

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:28

    Content type: Systematic Review

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