International Journal of

Sports and Exercise MedicineISSN: 2469-5718

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510211

Acute Effect of Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Cycle Ergometer Test and Physiological Parameters in Healthy Young Individuals: A Pilot Study

Sefa Haktan HATIK, PT, MSc, PhD, Berkay Eren Pehlivanoğlu, PT, MSc, PhD, Mesut ARSLAN, PT, MSc, PhD, Çilem TAŞKIN, MSc and Ali Veysel ÖZDEN, MD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 05, 2022

This study is to investigate the effect of non-invasive auricular VNS on cycle ergometer test and physiological parameters in healthy individuals. 46 people participated in the study. The participants were randomly divided into 3 groups as Above Threshold, Under Threshold and Control according to the sensation of electrical current on ears. The participants were evaluated 3 times; before the application, after the first and second bicycle exercises. Numerical pain scale, pulse rate, blood pressu...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510210

Effect of Acupuncture on Physiological Response to Exercise: A Systematic Review

Steve D Bailey and Bethany Liddington

Article Type: Systematic Review | First Published: December 13, 2021

To update the current evidence of the effect of acupuncture on recovery Heart Rate (HR), blood lactate and maximum volume of oxygen consumption (VO2max) following intense exercise through a systematic review of published randomised controlled trials. A systematic literature search was performed on electronic databases from inception to 2020. The Cochrane Handbook guidelines for Systematic Reviews of Interventions were used to assess the methodological quality and exclude studies with fatal flaws...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510209

Benefits of Concurrent Aerobic-Resistance Interval Exercise in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Carolina Aristizábal, Oscar Ortiz, Emily J. Walsh, Mario Leone and Alain S. Comtois

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 12, 2021

Physical training of lower leg skeletal muscle has been shown to increase exercise tolerance in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients. The objective of this study was to measure the effect of concurrent aerobic-resistance interval exercise on lower leg muscle function and local muscle tissue oxygenation in the vastus lateralis muscle (VLM) of COPD patients. Peripheral muscle oxygenation in the VLM was measured using Near Infrared Spectrometry (NIRS) during the six- minute walk te...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510208

Case Report: Ossified Subperiosteal Hematoma in the Humerus of a Lacrosse Player

Alana M Munger, MD, Dieter M Lindskog, MD and Elizabeth C Gardner, MD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 06, 2021

An 18-year-old male collegiate lacrosse player presented to a sports medicine clinic with two-week history of atraumatic pain along the lateral aspect of his left arm. Radiographs demonstrated a thin, well-defined exostosis arising from the cortex of the mid-humeral diaphysis and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an osseous excrescence in the anterolateral aspect of the humerus and the prominence of the cortex in this area suggested a prior subperiosteal hematoma in this region - consisten...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510207

The Effect of an Ultradistance Foot Race on Thyroid, Stress Hormone Levels and the Immune System

Dimitra Pappa, Maria G Pavlatou, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, Flora Bacopoulou, Christina Darviri, Katerina Skenderi, Maria Tsironi, George P Chrousos and Ioannis Papassotiriou

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 06, 2021

The aim of the present research is to investigate the effect of an ultra-marathon race on the levels of thyroid, immune and stress system hormones. Moreover, to explore a potential correlation of the above-mentioned hormones with stress hormones. 30 out of the 40 participants who took part in the race, finished the 246 km in less than 36 hours, and were included in the study. There were 3 different sampling times: prior, after and 48 hours after the race. Blood samples were taken to identify s...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510206

Differences between Seated and Standing Low-Speed Treadmill Walking

David K. Brennan, Ph.D and Thomas W. Allen, DO, MPH

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 27, 2021

The purpose of this study was to compare the Energy Expenditure (EE) during very low-speed (< 2.0 mph) treadmill walking while seated to EE during upright treadmill walking. A convenience sample cohort study of nine volunteer participants (4 males; 5 females) M age 63.4 (± 10.5) years performed both seated (MuV) and standing walking (STW), across 0.5 mph, 1.1 and 1.5 mph velocities. For many people who are unable to jog or run, walking is a viable substitute for cardio/pulmonary and leg strengt...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510205

Physical Activity Behavior Change: Before, during and after the Lockdown (Covid 19) in Five Country

Lv Wan Gang, Zhou Xue Jun and Rahmat Hidayat

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 13, 2021

There are two purposes in this study (1) To identify whether self-determination factors can influence physical activity behavior in different situations, before, during, and after lockdown. (2) Whether self-determination factors can affect the frequency of physical activity, before, during and after lockdown. BPAQ and BREQ-2 to 2.326 people China n = 607 Indonesia n = 1017 Malaysia n = 341 Philipina n = 127 Vietnam n = 234. BPAQ Intensity of Physical Activity, the highest percentage of LIT in du...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510204

Evolution of Research on Elite Adult Athlete Sleep: A Systematic Review

Aldo C. Silva, Lucas A. Facundo, Adriana S. Amaral, Diego A. Borba, João P. P. Rosa, Andressa Silva and Marco T. de Mello

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 13, 2021

To describe the evolution of research on elite adult athlete sleep. A systematic literature review was performed in PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, and Sport Discus databases. Studies where sleep was the main variable and included only elite (national or international level), healthy (no injury or any pathology), and adult athletes were included for analysis. Only articles published in the English language were considered. After analyzing all inclusion and exclusion criteria, 50 studies were inc...

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