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The National Occupational Health and Safety Commission of Australia has identified musculoskeletal injuries in the health industry as a key area of concern. There is little data available on injuries to physiotherapists. This study aimed to investigate the nature, prevalence, job risk factors and consequences of occupational injuries, with particular focus(More)
Start performance (as defined by time to 15 m) has been shown to be a key performance indicator during 50-m freestyle swimming; however, there is limited information with regard to the key strength and power variables that influence start performance during sprint swimming. In light of the above, this study aimed to examine the key strength and power(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of postactivation potentiation (PAP) on swim start performance (time to 15 m) in a group of international sprint swimmers. Nine international sprint swimmers (7 men and 2 women) volunteered and gave informed consent for this study, which was approved by the university ethics committee. Initially, swimmers(More)
The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a computerized record of clinical, demographic and management information. EMR is an enabling technology that allows physicians to utilize quality improvement processes in the practice of medicine. Oman is one of the Middle Eastern Countries that has implemented an integrated electronic hospital information system at(More)
Antibiotics are known to be one of the major risk factors for fungal infection. We investigated whether there was a relationship between particular documented fungal infections and therapeutically or prophylactically administered antimicrobials in 105 patients with fungemia or histologically proven invasive aspergillosis or fusariosis. Out of 105 patients,(More)
INTRODUCTION Evening-time exercise is a frequent cause of severe hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes, fear of which deters participation in regular exercise. Recommendations for normalizing glycemia around exercise consist of prandial adjustments to bolus insulin therapy and food composition, but this carries only short-lasting protection from hypoglycemia.(More)
Over a 10-y period (1989-99) we prospectively evaluated all patients with fungaemia among 16,555 admissions (21,004 blood cultures) at a national cancer referral institution in the Slovak Republic. A prospective protocol was completed on 140 patients with fungaemia, which was then analysed in terms of aetiology, clinical characteristics, potential risk(More)
Foods rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals might attenuate skeletal muscle damage; thus, the present study investigated whether consuming an antioxidant rich beetroot juice would attenuate the muscle-damaging effects of eccentric exercise. Using a double blind, independent groups design, 30 recreationally active males were allocated to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the plasma bioavailability of betanin and nitric oxide (NOx) after consuming beetroot juice (BTJ) and whole beetroot (BF). BTJ and BF were also analysed for antioxidant capacity, polyphenol content (TPC) and betalain content. METHODS Ten healthy males consumed either 250 ml of BTJ, 300 g of BF or a placebo drink, in a randomised,(More)
PURPOSE Individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) are encouraged to reduce rapid-acting insulin and consume CHO to prevent hypoglycemia during or after exercise. However, research comparing the metabolic and performance effects of different CHO is limited. This study compared the alterations in metabolism and fuel oxidation in response to performance(More)