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João Brito
University of Porto
PsychologyCardiologyPhysical therapyFootballMedicine
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#1Ana Isabel Barbosa (University of Porto)H-Index: 2
#2João BritoH-Index: 18
Last. Romeu Mendes (San Antonio College)H-Index: 9
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This work aimed to summarize the health effects of recreational football practice in individuals with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes (T2D), through a systematic review. An electronic search was performed in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, LILACS and list of references of the available reviews, until July 2019. Studies were eligible if they included any form of football practice, in patients diagnosed with prediabetes or T2D. After recreational football practice, participants with prediabetes or...
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#1George P. Nassis (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 3
Last. Peter Krustrup (University of Exeter)H-Index: 60
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#1Magni Mohr (University of the Faroe Islands)H-Index: 37
#2George P. Nassis (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 3
Last. Peter Krustrup (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 60
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the conditions for competitive football around the globe dramatically. Several competitions and leagues have been cancelled or postponed. Players have firstly been...
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#1Vincenzo Rago (Universidade Europeia)
#2Rodrigo Abreu (University of Porto)
Last. João BritoH-Index: 18
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This study examined the physical and technical demands of the 2010, 2014 and 2018 men’s FIFA World Cup editions with special reference on extra time. 3,238 individual player’ observations were coll...
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#1Vincenzo Rago (University of Porto)H-Index: 2
#2João BritoH-Index: 18
Last. António Rebelo (University of Porto)H-Index: 21
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: This study aimed to examine the interchangeability of two external training load (ETL) monitoring methods: arbitrary vs. individualized speed zones. Thirteen male outfield players from a professional soccer team were monitored during training sessions using 10-Hz GPS units over an 8-week competitive period (n = 302 observations). Low-speed activities (LSA), moderate-speed running (MSR), high-speed running (HSR) and sprinting were defined using arbitrary speed zones as <14.4, 14.4-19.8, 19.8-25...
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#1Vincenzo Rago (University of Porto)H-Index: 2
#2João BritoH-Index: 18
Last. António Rebelo (University of Porto)H-Index: 21
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AbstractRago, V, Brito, J, Figueiredo, P, Ermidis, G, Barreira, D, and Rebelo, A. The arrowhead agility test: Reliability, minimum detectable change, and practical applications in soccer players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000–000, 2019—Four independent studies were conducted to examine the utility
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INTRODUCTION: The rate of perceived exertion (RPE) is widely adopted to quantify internal training load (ITL) in professional football. The aim of this study was to systematically review the use RPE-based methods in professional football. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Observational studies conducted during training routines of professional football players over a minimum of one-week were selected based on the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses statement. EVIDENCE SYNTHESI...
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Abstract Introduction Despite the reasonable success of ACL reconstruction, some athletes are not able to regain the level of play they once had. Presentation of case Here, we report the case of a 32-year-old male professional soccer player who sustained an ACL injury in his right knee. The patient had a history of two prior ipsilateral ACL injuries, which was reconstructed with ipsilateral hamstring autograft (first surgery) and ipsilateral patellar tendon autograft (revision surgery). Imaging ...
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Coronary CT angiography (CTA) is currently considered a reliable method to exclude obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) before valvular heart surgery in patients with low pretest probability. However, its role in excluding obstructive CAD before transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is less well established. Single-center retrospective study where patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis underwent both CTA and invasive coronary angiography (ICA) as part of TAVI planning. CT...
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#1Ana PereiraH-Index: 2
#2João BritoH-Index: 18
Last. Evert VerhagenH-Index: 36
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In recent years, virtual sports or ‘eSports’ have grown exponentially both recreationally and at the professional level. eSports comprise several regulated video games played competitively, using electronic platforms. Some eSports competitions present a structure comparable to traditional sports, and eSports players, even with major skills and mental focus, need preparation and training to thrive. However, little is known about the demands of eSports competitions and continuous training. As the ...
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