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  1. In 2018, there were 616,014 registered deaths in the United Kingdom (UK). Grief is a natural consequence. Many mental health concerns, which can be identified as grief outcomes (e.g. anxiety and depression) in...

    Authors: Jane Williams, Gillian W. Shorter, Neil Howlett, Julia Zakrzewski-Fruer and Angel M. Chater

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:26

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  2. The assessment of improvement or maintenance of joint health in healthy subjects is a great challenge. The aim of the study was the evaluation of a joint stress test to assess joint discomfort in subjects with...

    Authors: Christiane Schön, Claudia Reule, Katharina Knaub, Antje Micka, Manfred Wilhelm, Wilfried Alt and Daniel Menzel

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:24

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  3. To validate the traditional talk test (TTT) and an alternative talk test (ATT; using a visual analog scale) in overweight/obese (OW-OB) patients and to establish its accuracy in determining the aerobic trainin...

    Authors: Ignacio Orizola-Cáceres, Hugo Cerda-Kohler, Carlos Burgos-Jara, Roberto Meneses-Valdes, Rafael Gutierrez-Pino and Carlos Sepúlveda

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:23

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  4. Commonly classified as individual, task or environmental, constraints are boundaries which shape the emergence of functional movement solutions. In applied sport, an ongoing challenge is to improve the measure...

    Authors: Peter Browne, Alice J. Sweeting, Carl T. Woods and Sam Robertson

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:22

    Content type: Review Article

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  5. Cycling performance models are used to study rider and sport characteristics to better understand performance determinants and optimise competition outcomes. Performance requirements cover the demands of compe...

    Authors: Hamish A. Ferguson, Chris Harnish and J. Geoffrey Chase

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:20

    Content type: Review Article

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    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:60

  6. In an effort to reduce transmission and number of infections of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19) virus, governments and official bodies around the world have produce...

    Authors: Jonathan Shurlock, Borja Muniz-Pardos, Ross Tucker, Norbert Bachl, Theodora Papadopoulou, Graham Holloway, Nigel Jones, Xavier Bigard, Karin Vonbank, David Niederseer, Joachim Meyer, Dennis Nowak, Andre Debruyne, Petra Zupet, Herbert Löllgen, Juergen M. Steinacker…

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:19

    Content type: Current Opinion

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  7. Understanding plantarflexor muscle impairments among individuals with Achilles tendinopathy (AT) may help to guide future research and inform clinical management of AT. Therefore, the aim of this review is to ...

    Authors: Fatmah Hasani, Patrick Vallance, Terry Haines, Shannon E. Munteanu and Peter Malliaras

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:18

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  8. While chronic exercise training has been demonstrated to be an effective non-pharmacological treatment for chronic low back pain (CLBP), there has been a relative lack of evidence or clinical guidelines for wh...

    Authors: Nicholas Tataryn, Vini Simas, Tailah Catterall, James Furness and Justin W. L. Keogh

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:17

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  9. The relative age effect (RAE) is a worldwide phenomenon, allowing sport participation and elite selection to be based on birthdate distribution. Negative consequences include both a narrow, non-optimal elite s...

    Authors: Johan Jakobsson, A. Lennart Julin, Glenn Persson and Christer Malm

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:16

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  10. Global positioning systems (GPS) imbedded with accelerometer systems (AS) are used in rugby union (RU) to collect information on absolute and relative distances, distances in different speed zones, high-speed ...

    Authors: Lee A. Bridgeman and Nicholas D. Gill

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:15

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  11. Sodium supplements are ubiquitous in endurance running, but their impact on performance has been subjected to much debate. The objective of the study was to assess the effect of sodium supplementation as a wei...

    Authors: Grant S. Lipman, Tamara Hew-Butler, Caleb Phillips, Brian Krabak and Patrick Burns

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:13

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  12. The Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) is recommended to screen for concussion following head impact events in elite sport. The most recent 5th edition (SCAT5) included a ‘rapid neurological screen’ whic...

    Authors: Gordon Ward Fuller, John Miles, Ross Tucker, Marc Douglas, Martin Raftery, Eanna Falvey and Prabhat Mathema

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:14

    Content type: Short communication

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  13. Intensive care unit-acquired weakness syndrome (ICUAWS) can be a consequence of long-term mechanical ventilation. Despite recommendations of early patient mobilisation, little is known about the feasibility, s...

    Authors: Simon Wernhart, Jürgen Hedderich, Svenja Wunderlich, Kunigunde Schauerte, Eberhard Weihe, Dominic Dellweg and Karsten Siemon

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:11

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  14. Given the severe economic and performance implications of hamstring injuries, there are different attempts to identify their risk factors for subsequently developing injury prevention strategies to reduce the ...

    Authors: João Gustavo Claudino, Carlos Alberto Cardoso Filho, Natália Franco Netto Bittencourt, Luiz Gilherme Gonçalves, Crislaine Rangel Couto, Roberto Chiari Quintão, Guilherme Fialho Reis, Otaviano de Oliveira Júnior, Alberto Carlos Amadio, Daniel Boullosa and Júlio Cerca Serrão

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:10

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  15. Rapid restoration of muscle glycogen stores is imperative for athletes undertaking consecutive strenuous exercise sessions with limited recovery time (e.g. ≤ 8 h). Strategies to optimise muscle glycogen re-syn...

    Authors: Jonathan Craven, Ben Desbrow, Surendran Sabapathy, Phillip Bellinger, Danielle McCartney and Christopher Irwin

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:9

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  16. Intense and continuous physical training in sports is related with psychological and physiological stress, affecting the health and well-being of athletes. The development of non-invasive sampling methodologie...

    Authors: Maria João Nunes, Cristina M. Cordas, José J. G. Moura, João Paulo Noronha and Luís Cobra Branco

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:8

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  17. Low back pain (LBP) is pervasive among elite junior tennis players. Previous research has explored the relationship between serving mechanics and LBP, though the participants in these studies had already exper...

    Authors: Molly Connolly, Kane Middleton, Graeme Spence, Olivia Cant and Machar Reid

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:7

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  18. To examine the test re-test reliability of isometric maximal voluntary contractions (MVC) of hip adduction (ADDISO), hip abduction (ABDISO), and multijoint leg extension (SQUATISO) in sub-elite female Australian ...

    Authors: Daniel Kadlec, Matthew J. Jordan, Leanne Snyder, Jacqueline Alderson and Sophia Nimphius

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:5

    Content type: Short communication

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  19. The pervasiveness of doping and findings of anti-doping corruption threaten weightlifting’s position at the 2024 Olympic Games. Analysing the practices of doping in weightlifters could identify patterns in dop...

    Authors: Alexander Kolliari-Turner, Brian Oliver, Giscard Lima, John P. Mills, Guan Wang, Yannis Pitsiladis and Fergus M. Guppy

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:4

    Content type: Short communication

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  20. Netball is estimated to be played by more than 20 million people worldwide, but there is evidence of high injury incidence. A thorough understanding of the types and rates of netball injuries is essential for ...

    Authors: Christopher Downs, Suzanne J. Snodgrass, Ishanka Weerasekara, Sarah R. Valkenborghs and Robin Callister

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:3

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  21. Wave surfing will debut in the next Olympic Games and is increasingly popular as a sport. Chronic shoulder complaints are frequently reported amongst surfers, though literature researching its pathophysiology ...

    Authors: Lisette Charlotte Langenberg, Guilherme Vieira Lima, Sebastiaan Emanuel Heitkamp, Floortje Lutgart Arnoldus Maria Kemps, Matthew Simon Jones, Miguel António de Almeida Garcia Moreira and Denise Eygendaal

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:2

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  22. Subjective monitoring of rate of perceived exertion is common practice in many sports. Typically, the information is used to understand the training load and at times modify forthcoming sessions. Identifying t...

    Authors: Darren Paul, Paul Read, Abdulaziz Farooq and Luke Jones

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2021 7:1

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  23. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Katina Aleksovska, Anna Puggina, Luca Giraldi, Christoph Buck, Con Burns, Greet Cardon, Angela Carlin, Simon Chantal, Donatella Ciarapica, Marco Colotto, Giancarlo Condello, Tara Coppinger, Cristina Cortis, Sara D’Haese, Marieke De Craemer, Andrea Di Blasio…

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:60

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Sports Medicine - Open 2019 5:2

  24. Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has detrimental effects on body composition, metabolic health, physical functioning, bone mineral density (BMD) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in men with prostat...

    Authors: Teresa Lam, Birinder Cheema, Amy Hayden, Stephen R. Lord, Howard Gurney, Shivanjini Gounden, Navneeta Reddy, Haleh Shahidipour, Scott Read, Glenn Stone, Mark McLean and Vita Birzniece

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:59

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  25. Injury surveillance in professional sport categorises injuries as either “new” or “recurrent”. In an attempt to make categorisation more specific, subsequent injury categorisation models have been developed, b...

    Authors: Charlotte Leah Bitchell, Jo Varley-Campbell, Gemma Robinson, Victoria Stiles, Prabhat Mathema and Isabel Sarah Moore

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:58

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  26. Lumbar spine abnormalities, in particular stress fractures to the pars interarticularis, are common in elite junior tennis players, though the difference in prevalence between males and females remains unclear...

    Authors: Molly Connolly, Andrew H. Rotstein, Justin Roebert, Rafal Grabinski, Frank Malara, Tomas O’Shea, Tim Wood, Melanie Omizzolo, Stephanie Kovalchik and Machar Reid

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:57

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  27. Increased performance from injury prevention exercise programmes (IPEPs) may affect injury risks positively and support the implementation of IPEPs. The primary aim was to study the performance effects of inju...

    Authors: Hanna Lindblom, Markus Waldén and Martin Hägglund

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:56

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  28. With increasing resources in sports organisations being allocated to the development and preparation of individual athletes and sub-groups with specialist performance roles, the work of coaches, specialist (ro...

    Authors: Fabian W. Otte, Martyn Rothwell, Carl Woods and Keith Davids

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:55

    Content type: Current Opinion

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  29. Sports-related concussions pose a significant public health concern, and preventative measures are needed to help reduce risk in sport. Vision training could be a suitable prevention strategy for sports-relate...

    Authors: Stacey M. Kung, Titus K. Suksreephaisan, Blake G. Perry, Barry R. Palmer and Rachel A. Page

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:54

    Content type: Review Article

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  30. Cutting actions are associated with non-contact ACL injuries in multidirectional sports due to the propensity to generate large multiplanar knee joint loads (KJLs) that have the capacity to increase ACL loadin...

    Authors: Thomas A. Donelon, Thomas Dos’Santos, Guy Pitchers, Mathew Brown and Paul A. Jones

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:53

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  31. Where do novel and innovative ideas in sport science come from? How do researchers and practitioners collectively explore the dynamic landscape of inquiry, problem, solution and application? How do they learn ...

    Authors: Carl T. Woods, Sam Robertson, James Rudd, Duarte Araújo and Keith Davids

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:52

    Content type: Current Opinion

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  32. Wayfinding is the process of embarking upon a purposeful, intentional, and self-regulated journey that takes an individual from an intended region in one landscape to another. This process is facilitated throu...

    Authors: Carl T. Woods, James Rudd, Sam Robertson and Keith Davids

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:51

    Content type: Current Opinion

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  33. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

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

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:50

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:6

  34. Sedentary time poses a risk to health. Substituting physical activity for inactivity is obvious but this requires a behavior change. Interventions advocated to decrease uninterrupted physical inactivity (defin...

    Authors: Marvin A. Sackner, Jose R. Lopez, Veronica Banderas and Jose A. Adams

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:47

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  35. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Expectedly, the incidence of soccer-related injuries is high and these injuries exert a significant burden on individuals and families, including health and finan...

    Authors: Oluwatoyosi B. A. Owoeye, Mitchell J. VanderWey and Ian Pike

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:46

    Content type: Review Article

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  36. Understanding the relationships between physical fitness characteristics and sports injury may assist with the development of injury minimisation programs. The purpose of this systematic review was to investig...

    Authors: Jessica B. Farley, Lily M. Barrett, Justin W. L. Keogh, Carl T. Woods and Nikki Milne

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:45

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  37. Low energy availability (LEA) represents a state in which the body does not have enough energy left to support all physiological functions needed to maintain optimal health. When compared to the normal populat...

    Authors: Paulina Wasserfurth, Jana Palmowski, Andreas Hahn and Karsten Krüger

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:44

    Content type: Review Article

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  38. The ability to recover in the shortest possible time plays an important role especially in intermittent sports such as soccer. Evidence suggests that a well-developed endurance performance has positive effects...

    Authors: Lars Reinhardt, Stephan Schulze, Eduard Kurz and René Schwesig

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:43

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  39. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the USA. Therefore, it is important to review the contribution of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure to skin cancer in individuals with the highest risk. Documenting ...

    Authors: Alan Snyder, Manuel Valdebran, David Terrero, Kyle T. Amber and Kristen M. Kelly

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:42

    Content type: Systematic Review

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  40. There is a lack of injury data for the new Olympic sport of Rugby-7s, particularly for involved youth.

    Authors: Victor Lopez Jr, Richard Ma, Meryle G. Weinstein, Patria A. Hume, Robert C. Cantu, Christian Victoria, Sophie C. Queler, Khalil J. A. Webb and Answorth A. Allen

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:41

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  41. Overtraining syndrome, caused by prolonged excessive stress, results in reduced performance and cortisol responsiveness in athletes. It is necessary to collect saliva samples sequentially within circadian rhyt...

    Authors: Kazumi Ushiki, Katsuhiko Tsunekawa, Yoshifumi Shoho, Larasati Martha, Hirotaka Ishigaki, Ryutaro Matsumoto, Yoshimaro Yanagawa, Asuka Nakazawa, Akihiro Yoshida, Kiyomi Nakajima, Osamu Araki, Takao Kimura and Masami Murakami

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:38

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  42. Rugby Union requires annual baseline testing using the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT5) as part of its head injury assessment protocols. Scores achieved during baseline testing are used to guide retur...

    Authors: Ross Tucker, James Brown, Eanna Falvey, Gordon Fuller and Martin Raftery

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:37

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  43. A fundamental challenge for practitioners in high-level sporting environments concerns how to support athletes in adapting behaviours to solve emergent problems during competitive performance. Guided by an eco...

    Authors: Carl T. Woods, Ian McKeown, Mark O’Sullivan, Sam Robertson and Keith Davids

    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:36

    Content type: Leading Article

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