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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510005

Epidemiology of Volleyball Related Injuries in the Young Athlete

Gerardo E Miranda, Manuel Mas, Deric Lopez, Carlos Perez and William Micheo

Article Type: Epidemiologic Study | First Published: April 24, 2015

Volleyball is a worldwide sport played by approximately 200 million people. It is played at different levels of competition, and organizations, starting from youth to the professional level. Young athletes get involved early in club leagues and interscholastic competition. Volleyball is currently among the most popular club sports in the United States and Puerto Rico....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510004

Mosh Pit Injuries: A Case Series of Avulsion Fractures in 2 Adolescents

Muhammad Waseem, Sabeeda Kadavath, Swathi Sethuram, Husayn Al-Husayni and Gerard Devas

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 17, 2015

Apophyseal avulsion fractures are almost exclusive to the adolescent population. It has been commonly associated with sports injuries. In our case reports, we identify two cases of these apophyseal avulsion fractures with no history of routine physical activity. In the context of our patients, identifying causation of hip pain was essential to understanding the mechanism of any trauma resulting in fractures. The adolescents presented in this case series reported a history of mosh pit activity af...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510003

Characterization of Endorphin Gene Expression Following Electroporation in Mice Tibialis Anterior Muscle: Implications for Gene Doping Detection

Morten Klitgaard Nohr, Parisa Gazerani, Julie Gehl3 and Jacek Lichota

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 13, 2015

Since ancient time, doping has been used by athletes. The prevalence for using performance-enhancing agents is increasing and new methods are being applied. Gene doping is foreseen to become one of the new doping methods in athletic performances. This study was therefore performed to investigate the possibility of transfecting a gene encoding the endogenous peptide preproenkephalin (PENK) in mice as gene doping candidate and subsequently establish a functional detection method....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510002

Late-Night Matches for Professional Soccer Players: Should we be Concerned about Sleep and Recovery?

Hugh H.K. Fullagar

Article Type: Perspective | First Published: March 30, 2015

Elite soccer players compete within the uppermost echelon of the most popular and participated sport in the world. Both male and female stars of the game, from Cristiano Ronaldo to Marta Vieira, entertain hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Indeed, the financial growth of the game in recent decades has enabled global television audiences to witness the game they love....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510001

Electromyographic Cross-Spectral Analysis of Antagonist Muscle Coactivation

Travis W. Beck

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 20, 2015

The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to compare the responses for traditional EMG amplitude measures with those from the crossspectrum approach for assessing agonist-antagonist interaction, and (2) to examine changes in the agonist-antagonist interaction for the elbow flexors and extensors with increases in movement velocity. Eighteen healthy, college-aged subjects (mean SD age = 21.8 2.7 yrs) volunteered to perform maximal, concentric isokinetic contractions of the dominant elbow fle...

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