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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

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

  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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

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

  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Authors: Borja Muniz-Pardos, Jonathan Shurlock, Andre Debruyne, Juergen M. Steinacker, Mats Börjesson, Bernd Wolfarth, James L. J. Bilzon, Herbert Löllgen, Anca Ionescu, Petra Zupet, Michiko Dohi, Jeroen Swart, Victoriya Badtieva, Irina Zelenkova, Maurizio Casasco, Michael Geistlinger…
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:35
  36. Several studies have highlighted the substantial role of the athlete’s redox and inflammation status during the training process. However, many factors such as differences in testing protocols, assays, sample ...

    Authors: Evdokia Varamenti, David Tod and Samuel A. Pullinger
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:34
  37. Several clinical tests exist to assess knee laxity. Although these assessments are the predominant tools of diagnosis, they are subjective and rely on the experience of the clinician. The robotic knee testing ...

    Authors: Samantha Beckley, Shaun Stinton, Maia Lesosky, Alison September, Malcolm Collins, Thomas Branch and Mike Posthumus
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:33
  38. Outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are considered poor. There are many factors which may influence patient outcomes. As such, the purpose of this review was to report on the inf...

    Authors: Adam Walker, Wayne Hing and Anna Lorimer
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:32
  39. The test–retest reliability of the one-repetition maximum (1RM) test varies across different studies. Given the inconsistent findings, it is unclear what the true reliability of the 1RM test is, and to what ex...

    Authors: Jozo Grgic, Bruno Lazinica, Brad J. Schoenfeld and Zeljko Pedisic
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:31
  40. In communities affected by a disaster, walking can be a feasible form of physical exercise to improve physical and mental health conditions. However, there is limited evidence to support relationships between ...

    Authors: Yusuke Utsumi, Harumi Nemoto, Naoki Nakaya, Tomohiro Nakamura, Naho Tsuchiya, Akira Narita, Mana Kogure, Tomomi Suzuki, Moe Seto, Mitsuaki Katayanagi, Junko Okuyama, Atsushi Sakuma, Nami Honda, Yumi Sugawara, Halley Kaye-Kauderer, Yuta Takahashi…
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:30
  41. The prescription of physical training as a therapeutic measure in the treatment and control of chronic degenerative diseases, mainly cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease, is an increasingly used clinic...

    Authors: Jhennyfer Aline Lima Rodrigues, Stella Vieira Philbois, Tábata de Paula Facioli, Ada Clarice Gastaldi and Hugo Celso Dutra de Souza
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:29
  42. There is a need to update scientific assumptions in sport to promote the critical thinking of scientists, coaches, and practitioners and improve their methodological decisions. On the basis of complex systems ...

    Authors: Rafel Pol, Natàlia Balagué, Angel Ric, Carlota Torrents, John Kiely and Robert Hristovski
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:28
  43. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid derived from Cannabis sativa. CBD initially drew scientific interest due to its anticonvulsant properties but increasing evidence of other therapeutic effects h...

    Authors: Danielle McCartney, Melissa J. Benson, Ben Desbrow, Christopher Irwin, Anastasia Suraev and Iain S. McGregor
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:27
  44. Training load and adequate recovery have been identified as essential elements to improve well-being and performance in team sports and avoid non-functional overreaching and overtraining.

    Authors: Guilherme Pereira Berriel, Rochelle Rocha Costa, Edson Soares da Silva, Pedro Schons, Guilherme Droescher de Vargas, Leonardo Alexandre Peyré-Tartaruga and Luiz Fernando Martins Kruel
    Citation: Sports Medicine - Open 2020 6:26

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