Jiri Dvorak

Summary

Affiliation: Schulthess Clinic
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc The FIFA/F-MARC update on doping
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, and Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i2. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Injuries of football referees: a representative survey of Swiss referees officiating at all levels of play
    M Bizzini
    Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:42-7. 2011
  3. pmc Age determination by magnetic resonance imaging of the wrist in adolescent male football players
    Jiri Dvorak
    Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:45-52. 2007
  4. pmc FIFA's future activities in the fight against doping
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i58-9. 2006
  5. pmc Medical report from the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany
    Jiri Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:578-81; discussion 581. 2007
  6. pmc Therapeutic use exemption
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, and Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i40-2. 2006
  7. pmc Application of MRI of the wrist for age determination in international U-17 soccer competitions
    Jiri Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:497-500. 2007
  8. pmc FIFA's approach to doping in football
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, and Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i3-i12. 2006
  9. pmc Glucocorticosteroids in football: use and misuse
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i48-54. 2006
  10. pmc Head injuries
    J Dvorak
    Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 39:i1-2. 2005

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  1. pmc The FIFA/F-MARC update on doping
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, and Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i2. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Injuries of football referees: a representative survey of Swiss referees officiating at all levels of play
    M Bizzini
    Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:42-7. 2011
    ..Nevertheless, preventive programs are indicated for referees at all levels, especially when considering the length of a referee's career...
  3. pmc Age determination by magnetic resonance imaging of the wrist in adolescent male football players
    Jiri Dvorak
    Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:45-52. 2007
    ..Standard radiographs of the left wrist have been used for assessment of skeletal age for many years. This is, however, not ethical in the sporting environment...
  4. pmc FIFA's future activities in the fight against doping
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i58-9. 2006
  5. pmc Medical report from the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany
    Jiri Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:578-81; discussion 581. 2007
    ..To continue the injury surveillance of FIFA-sponsored football tournaments and report on other medical aspects of the 2006 FIFA World Cup...
  6. pmc Therapeutic use exemption
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, and Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i40-2. 2006
    ..Procedures of how to request for an abbreviated or a standard therapeutic use exemption are explained, and data on therapeutic use exemptions (UEFA and FIFA, 2004 and 2005) are also presented...
  7. pmc Application of MRI of the wrist for age determination in international U-17 soccer competitions
    Jiri Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:497-500. 2007
    ..However, as registration at birth is not compulsory in some countries, other methods of age determination are needed to prevent participation in the incorrect age group...
  8. pmc FIFA's approach to doping in football
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, and Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i3-i12. 2006
    ..This article aims to outline FIFA's approach to doping in football...
  9. pmc Glucocorticosteroids in football: use and misuse
    J Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 40:i48-54. 2006
    ....
  10. pmc Head injuries
    J Dvorak
    Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 39:i1-2. 2005
  11. pmc Head injuries in the female football player: incidence, mechanisms, risk factors and management
    Jiri Dvorak
    Schulthess Klinik and FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:i44-6. 2007
    ..This paper explores the known gender differences between head injuries and highlights the areas that need to be considered in future research...
  12. ncbi request reprint Great expectations: really the novel predictor of outcome after spinal surgery?
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1590-9. 2009
    ..Prospective study...
  13. doi request reprint The Neck Pain and Disability Scale: cross-cultural adaptation into German and evaluation of its psychometric properties in chronic neck pain and C1-2 fusion patients
    Friedrich H Bremerich
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:1018-27. 2008
    ..Cross-cultural adaptation of an outcome questionnaire...
  14. pmc The diagnostic value of multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) during spine surgery: a prospective study of 1,017 patients
    Martin Sutter
    Department of Neurology Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:S162-70. 2007
    ....
  15. pmc Injury surveillance in the World Football Tournaments 1998-2012
    Astrid Junge
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 47:782-8. 2013
    ..The Fédération International de Football Association (FIFA) has systematically surveyed all football injuries in their tournaments since 1998...
  16. doi request reprint Injuries and musculoskeletal complaints in referees--a complete survey in the top divisions of the swiss football league
    Mario Bizzini
    Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin J Sport Med 19:95-100. 2009
    ..To analyze the extent and characteristics of injuries and musculoskeletal complaints in elite football referees and to analyze differences between match and assistant referees...
  17. pmc Feasibility of precompetition medical assessment at FIFA World Cups for female youth players
    Jiri Dvorak
    Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 46:1132-3. 2012
    ..Although most experts agree that preparticipation screening is important to prevent sudden cardiac death in sport, only a few reports have been published on the feasibility of its practical implementation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Outcome assessment in low back pain: how low can you go?
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 14:1014-26. 2005
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Screening athletes for cardiovascular disease in Africa: a challenging experience
    Christian Schmied
    Cardiovascular Center Sports Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 47:579-84. 2013
    ..At present, uncertainty remains if such strategy is feasible and efficient in native African athletes. To this scope, we performed a CV screening in an African setting...
  20. pmc FIFA Women's World Cup 2011: pre-competition medical assessment of female referees and assistant referees
    Dagmar I Keller
    Cardiology Department, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 47:179-81. 2013
    ..In contrast, female football referees have been neglected in this respect although they experience similar physical work loads compared to male referees...
  21. ncbi request reprint An assessment of player error as an injury causation factor in international football
    C W Fuller
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center F MARC, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 32:28S-35S. 2004
    ..To quantify the frequency of injury in football as a function of tackle parameters...
  22. pmc Multimodal intraoperative monitoring during surgery of spinal deformities in 217 patients
    Andreas Eggspuehler
    Department of Neurology, Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:S188-96. 2007
    ..The Wake-up test for surgical procedure of spinal deformities became obsolete in our institution...
  23. pmc A randomised controlled trial of post-operative rehabilitation after surgical decompression of the lumbar spine
    Anne F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:1101-17. 2007
    ..Advising patients to keep active by carrying out the type of physical activities that they most enjoy appears to be just as good as administering a supervised rehabilitation program, and at no cost to the health-care provider...
  24. ncbi request reprint The influence of tackle parameters on the propensity for injury in international football
    C W Fuller
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center F MARC, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 32:43S-53S. 2004
    ..To understand how tackling leads to injury in football, to develop a framework for classifying tackles, and to identify tackles with the greatest propensity to cause injury...
  25. doi request reprint Physiological and performance responses to the FIFA 11+ (part 2): a randomised controlled trial on the training effects
    Franco M Impellizzeri
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Sports Sci 31:1491-502. 2013
    ..Performing "FIFA 11+" for 9 weeks can improve neuromuscular control. Possible worthwhile differences were found for flexors strength but there were no substantial effects in the other performance measures...
  26. pmc The validity of multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) in surgery of 109 spine and spinal cord tumors
    Martin Sutter
    Department of Neurology Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:S197-208. 2007
    ....
  27. pmc Multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) during 409 lumbosacral surgical procedures in 409 patients
    Martin A Sutter
    Department of Neurology, Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:S221-8. 2007
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Physiological and performance responses to the "FIFA 11+" (part 1): is it an appropriate warm-up?
    Mario Bizzini
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Sports Sci 31:1481-90. 2013
    ..In conclusion, the "FIFA 11+" prevention programme can be considered an appropriate warm-up, inducing improvements in football players comparable with those obtained with other warm-up routines reported in the literature...
  29. pmc Implementation of the FIFA 11+ football warm up program: how to approach and convince the Football associations to invest in prevention
    Mario Bizzini
    Medical Assessment and Research Centre, and Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 47:803-6. 2013
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Precompetition medical assessment of referees and assistant referees selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
    Mario Bizzini
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC and Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 46:374-6. 2012
    ..Several proposals for preparticipation screening to detect risk factors for sudden cardiac death in sports have been published, but referees have been neglected in this respect...
  31. pmc Planning and implementing a nationwide football-based health-education programme
    Jiri Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, FIFA Strasse 20, PO Box 8044, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 46:6-10. 2012
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Injury risk of playing football in Futsal World Cups
    Astrid Junge
    Schulthess Klinik, FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center, Fédération Internationale de Football Association, Lengghalde 2, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 44:1089-92. 2010
    ..While injuries in football (soccer) have been the subject of numerous publications, little information is available about the injury risk in futsal...
  33. doi request reprint Countrywide campaign to prevent soccer injuries in Swiss amateur players
    Astrid Junge
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 39:57-63. 2011
    ..Research on injury prevention has shown that exercise-based programs can reduce the incidence of soccer injuries...
  34. ncbi request reprint Precompetition orthopedic assessment of international elite football players
    Astrid Junge
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin J Sport Med 19:326-8. 2009
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Football injuries during FIFA tournaments and the Olympic Games, 1998-2001: development and implementation of an injury-reporting system
    Astrid Junge
    F MARC, FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 32:80S-9S. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of foot and ankle injuries in soccer
    Eric Giza
    Fédération Internationale de Football Association Medical Assessment and Research Center, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 31:550-4. 2003
    ..Although player-to-player contact is a risk factor in the majority of soccer injuries, the mechanisms leading to these injuries have not been analyzed...
  37. pmc Current opinions and recommendations on multimodal intraoperative monitoring during spine surgeries
    Martin Sutter
    Department of Neurology Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:S232-7. 2007
  38. pmc Multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) during cervical spine surgical procedures in 246 patients
    Andreas Eggspuehler
    Department of Neurology Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:S209-15. 2007
    ..2%. MIOM is an effective method of monitoring the spinal cord functional integrity during cervical spine surgery and can help to reduce the risk of neurological deficit by alerting the surgeon when monitoring changes are observed...
  39. pmc Risk management: FIFA's approach for protecting the health of football players
    Colin W Fuller
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, FIFA Strasse 20, PO Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 46:11-7. 2012
    ....
  40. pmc Multimodal intraoperative monitoring: an overview and proposal of methodology based on 1,017 cases
    Martin Sutter
    Department of Neurology, Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:S153-61. 2007
    ..The method of MIOM, continuously adapted according to the site, stage of surgery and potential danger to nerve tissues, proved to be applicable with online results, reliable and furthermore teachable...
  41. doi request reprint The use and abuse of painkillers in international soccer: data from 6 FIFA tournaments for female and youth players
    Philippe Tscholl
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center F MARC, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 37:260-5. 2009
    ..It is known that in professional men's soccer the consumption of prescription medication is high...
  42. ncbi request reprint An assessment of football referees' decisions in incidents leading to player injuries
    C W Fuller
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center F MARC, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 32:17S-22S. 2004
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Football injuries during the World Cup 2002
    Astrid Junge
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 32:23S-7S. 2004
    ..The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup is one of the largest, most popular sporting events but is associated with a certain risk of injury for the players...
  44. ncbi request reprint Soccer injuries: a review on incidence and prevention
    Astrid Junge
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Sports Med 34:929-38. 2004
    ..Prevention programmes are likely to be more effective in groups with an increased risk of injury. More methodologically well-designed studies are required to evaluate the effects of specific preventive interventions...
  45. doi request reprint The use of drugs and nutritional supplements in top-level track and field athletes
    Philippe Tscholl
    Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 38:133-40. 2010
    ..High use of medication and nutritional supplements has been reported in several sports...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prevention of soccer injuries: a prospective intervention study in youth amateur players
    Astrid Junge
    Fédération Internationale de Football Association Medical Assessment and Research Center, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 30:652-9. 2002
    ..Risk factors for soccer injuries and possibilities for prevention have been discussed by several authors, but only a few have investigated the effectiveness of preventive interventions...
  47. ncbi request reprint The FIFA medical emergency bag and FIFA 11 steps to prevent sudden cardiac death: setting a global standard and promoting consistent football field emergency care
    Jiri Dvorak
    Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 47:1199-202. 2013
    ..These recommendations are intended to create a global standard for emergency preparedness and the medical response to serious or catastrophic on-field injuries in football...
  48. ncbi request reprint Injuries in team sport tournaments during the 2004 Olympic Games
    Astrid Junge
    Fédération International de Football Association Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 34:565-76. 2006
    ..Several authors have analyzed the incidence of injuries in a given sport, but only a few have examined the exposure-related incidence of injuries in different types of sports using the same methodology...
  49. doi request reprint The relationship between psychological factors and performance on the Biering-Sørensen back muscle endurance test
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine J 11:849-57. 2011
    ..However, few have investigated the potentially confounding influence of psychological factors on performance during such endurance tests...
  50. ncbi request reprint Development and implementation of a standardized precompetition medical assessment of international elite football players--2006 FIFA World Cup Germany
    Jiri Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin J Sport Med 19:316-21. 2009
    ....
  51. pmc Injuries in female football players in top-level international tournaments
    Astrid Junge
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:i3-7. 2007
    ..Despite the growing popularity of women's football and the increasing number of female players, there has been little research on injuries sustained by female football players...
  52. pmc Medical issues in women's football
    Jiri Dvorak
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:i1. 2007
  53. doi request reprint Effective injury prevention in soccer
    Donald T Kirkendall
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center F MARC, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Phys Sportsmed 38:147-57. 2010
    ..It is an important goal of the sports medicine community to inform physicians and other sports medicine professionals about the effectiveness of prevention programs to increase use and compliance...
  54. pmc A prospective study of the interrelationship between subjective and objective measures of disability before and 2 months after lumbar decompression surgery for disc herniation
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 14:454-65. 2005
    ....
  55. pmc Injuries and illnesses of football players during the 2010 FIFA World Cup
    Jiri Dvorak
    Fédération Internationale de Football Association, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 45:626-30. 2011
    ..The incidence and characteristics of football injuries during matches in top-level international tournaments are well documented, but training injuries and illnesses during this period have rarely been studied...
  56. pmc A new skin-surface device for measuring the curvature and global and segmental ranges of motion of the spine: reliability of measurements and comparison with data reviewed from the literature
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 13:122-36. 2004
    ....
  57. pmc Cervical myelopathy: clinical and neurophysiological evaluation
    Jiri Dvorak
    Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic Spine Unit, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 12:S181-7. 2003
    ..For cervical myelopathy, as a routine examination sensory evoked potentials (SEPs) by stimulation of tibial nerve and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) from the upper and lower extremities are recommended...
  58. pmc Development of a German version of the Oswestry Disability Index. Part 2: sensitivity to change after spinal surgery
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 15:66-73. 2006
    ..This figure can be used as a reliable guide for the determination of sample size in future clinical trials of spinal surgery...
  59. ncbi request reprint Age and gender related normal motion of the cervical spine
    J Dvorak
    Department of Neurology, Spine Unit of Wilhelm Schulthess Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 17:S393-8. 1992
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Active therapy for chronic low back pain: part 3. Factors influencing self-rated disability and its change following therapy
    A F Mannion
    Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:920-9. 2001
    ..Cross-sectional analysis of the factors influencing self-rated disability associated with chronic low back pain and prospective study of the relationship between changes in each of these factors and in disability following active therapy...
  61. ncbi request reprint Active therapy for chronic low back pain part 1. Effects on back muscle activation, fatigability, and strength
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:897-908. 2001
    ..Randomized prospective study of the effects of three types of active therapy on back muscle function in chronic low back pain patients...
  62. pmc The quality of spine surgery from the patient's perspective. Part 1: the Core Outcome Measures Index in clinical practice
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:367-73. 2009
    ..The shortness of the COMI and its multidimensional nature make it an attractive option to comprehensively assess all patients within a given Spine Centre and hence avoid selection bias in reporting outcomes...
  63. ncbi request reprint [Increase in strength after active therapy in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients: muscular adaptations and clinical relevance]
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik Zurich, Schweiz
    Schmerz 15:468-73. 2001
    ....
  64. pmc The quality of spine surgery from the patient's perspective: part 2. Minimal clinically important difference for improvement and deterioration as measured with the Core Outcome Measures Index
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:374-9. 2009
    ..This needs further investigation in even larger patient groups. The MCIDs provide essential information for both the planning (sample size) and interpretation of the results (clinical relevance) of future clinical studies using the COMI...
  65. doi request reprint Injury surveillance in multi-sport events: the International Olympic Committee approach
    A Junge
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 42:413-21. 2008
    ..Numerous studies have evaluated sports injuries during the season, but few have focused on injuries during major sport events such as World Championships, World Cups or the Olympic Games...
  66. pmc The use of plate fixation in anterior surgery of the degenerative cervical spine: a comparative prospective clinical study
    D Grob
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 10:408-13. 2001
    ..Indications for additional internal fixation are restricted to special conditions with increased instability, insufficient bone quality or inappropriate graft placing...
  67. doi request reprint Injuries and musculoskeletal complaints in referees and assistant referees selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup: retrospective and prospective survey
    M Bizzini
    Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 43:490-7. 2009
    ..There is a considerable amount of scientific literature on football, but few studies have focused on referees, despite their key role in this sport. Existing studies focus on the physiological demands and training of referees...
  68. pmc Influence of age and duration of symptoms on fibre type distribution and size of the back muscles in chronic low back pain patients
    A F Mannion
    Department of Neurology, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 9:273-81. 2000
    ..There is a strong case for the early implementation of active measures to attempt to offset the development of these changes in back pain patients...
  69. doi request reprint Female soccer referees selected for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007: survey of injuries and musculoskeletal problems
    M Bizzini
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 43:936-42. 2009
    ..Purpose: To analyse the frequency and characteristics of injuries and musculoskeletal problems in female referees selected for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007...
  70. pmc Development of a German version of the Oswestry Disability Index. Part 1: cross-cultural adaptation, reliability, and validity
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 15:55-65. 2006
    ..It should represent a valuable tool for use in future patient-orientated outcome studies in German-speaking lands...
  71. pmc Predictors of multidimensional outcome after spinal surgery
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:777-86. 2007
    ..This substantiates the recommendation for its further use in registry systems, quality management projects, and clinical trials...
  72. ncbi request reprint Active therapy for chronic low back pain: part 2. Effects on paraspinal muscle cross-sectional area, fiber type size, and distribution
    L Kaser
    Department of Neurology, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:909-19. 2001
    ..Randomized prospective study to compare the effects of three types of active therapy on the back muscle structure of chronic low back pain patients...
  73. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of three active therapies for chronic low back pain
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:2435-48. 1999
    ..A randomized clinical trial...
  74. ncbi request reprint [Epidural injections. What is certain?]
    J Dvorak
    Abteilung für Neurologie Spine Unit der Schulthess Klinik Zürich, Switzerland
    Orthopade 33:591-3. 2004
    ..Contraindications are anticoagulation or local infection. Complications and side effects occur extremely seldom. There is only one RCT for radiculopathy and epidural steroids...
  75. pmc Injuries in youth amateur soccer and rugby players--comparison of incidence and characteristics
    A Junge
    Schulthess Klinik, FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 38:168-72. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the characteristics and incidence of injuries in male youth amateur soccer and rugby players...
  76. pmc Range of global motion of the cervical spine: intraindividual reliability and the influence of measurement device
    A F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 9:379-85. 2000
    ..Normal values for rotation in flexion or extension cannot be established until the source of the device-dependent difference is identified...
  77. pmc Five-year outcome of surgical decompression of the lumbar spine without fusion
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 19:1883-91. 2010
    ..This knowledge on the long-term outcome should be incorporated into the pre-operative patient information process...
  78. ncbi request reprint Fibre type characteristics of the lumbar paraspinal muscles in normal healthy subjects and in patients with low back pain
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Clinic, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Switzerland
    J Orthop Res 15:881-7. 1997
    ..In conclusion, the paraspinal muscles of patients who have low back pain display a more glycolytic (faster) profile; this can be expected to render them less resistant to fatigue...
  79. ncbi request reprint Cardiac events in football and strategies for first-responder treatment on the field
    Christian Schmied
    Cardiovascular Centre, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 47:1175-8. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the occurrence of cardiac events in football and to investigate the preventive measures taken among the Fédération International de Football Association (FIFA) member associations internationally...
  80. doi request reprint Abuse of medication during international football competition in 2010 - lesson not learned
    Philippe Matthias Tscholl
    F MARC, FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center, Schulthessclinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 46:1140-1. 2012
    ..The use of medication in professional football has previously been shown to defy clinical guidelines...
  81. doi request reprint Sports injuries during the Summer Olympic Games 2008
    Astrid Junge
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F MARC, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 37:2165-72. 2009
    ..Standardized assessment of sports injuries provides important epidemiological information and also directions for injury prevention...
  82. ncbi request reprint Are "structural abnormalities" on magnetic resonance imaging a contraindication to the successful conservative treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain?
    Frank Kleinstück
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2250-7. 2006
    ..Prospective study...
  83. pmc Transarticular screw fixation for osteoarthritis of the atlanto axial segment
    Dieter Grob
    Schulthess Klinik, Spine Unit, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 15:283-91. 2006
    ..In conclusion, in a group of patients with a painful and debilitating degenerative disorder of C1-2, posterior transarticular atlantoaxial fusion proved to be an effective treatment with a low rate of serious complications...
  84. pmc Multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) during surgical decompression of thoracic spinal stenosis in 36 patients
    Andreas Eggspuehler
    Department of Neurology Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:S216-20. 2007
    ..The one case of false negative findings recovered completely within 3 months. In conclusion, the MIOM is an effective method of monitoring the spinal cord during surgical decompression of the thoracic spine...
  85. pmc Causation of injuries in female football players in top-level tournaments
    P Tscholl
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:i8-14. 2007
    ..Analyses of tackle parameters in injury situations have provided valuable information regarding men's football. However, there are no similar data for women's football...
  86. pmc Trapped in the neutral zone: another symptom of whiplash-associated disorder?
    G N Klein
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 10:141-8. 2001
    ..The whiplash patients appeared either unable or unwilling to drive the cervical spine into this region of high muscle activity, possibly because they were restricted by existing pain or fear of pain...
  87. ncbi request reprint Comparison of three active therapies for chronic low back pain: results of a randomized clinical trial with one-year follow-up
    A F Mannion
    Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, , Switzerland
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 40:772-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The introduction of low-impact aerobic exercise programmes for patients with chronic low back pain may reduce the enormous costs associated with its treatment...
  88. pmc Prevention of football injuries
    Donald T Kirkendall
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center F MARC, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Asian J Sports Med 1:81-92. 2010
    ..Football has been a focus of a number of randomized injury prevention trials...
  89. pmc '11 for Health', a football-based health education programme for children: a two-cohort study in Mauritius and Zimbabwe
    Colin W Fuller
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 45:612-8. 2011
    ..To implement and assess Fédération Internationale de Football Association Medical Assessment and Research Centre's '11 for Health' football-based health education programme for children...
  90. ncbi request reprint The influence of Ramadan on physical performance measures in young Muslim footballers
    Donald T Kirkendall
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Sports Sci 26:S15-27. 2008
    ..Based on these data, Ramadan had little effect on objective tests of physical performance in this sample of youth players observing Ramadan...
  91. pmc Longitudinal validation of the fear-avoidance beliefs questionnaire (FABQ) in a Swiss-German sample of low back pain patients
    Ralph Staerkle
    Center for Spinal Surgery, University of Zurich, Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 13:332-40. 2004
    ..The inclusion of fear-avoidance beliefs as predictor variables in studies of low back pain is highly recommended, as they appear to have unique predictive power in analyses of disability and work loss...
  92. ncbi request reprint The outcome of surgery for lumbar disc herniation. I. A 4-17 years' follow-up with emphasis on somatic aspects
    J Dvorak
    Department of Neurology, W Schulthess Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 13:1418-22. 1988
    ..Psychological assessment should increasingly be used in the preoperative evaluation, especially in patients who do not present an absolute indication for neurosurgical intervention...
  93. pmc Tackle mechanisms and match characteristics in women's elite football tournaments
    P Tscholl
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 41:i15-9. 2007
    ..Several tools have been used for assessing risk situations and for gathering tackle information from international football matches for men but not for women...
  94. pmc The use of medication and nutritional supplements during FIFA World Cups 2002 and 2006
    P Tscholl
    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 42:725-30. 2008
    ..To examine medication use in male top-level football players prior to and during international tournaments...
  95. ncbi request reprint Summary and agreement statement of the 1st International Symposium on Concussion in Sport, Vienna 2001
    Mark Aubry
    International Ice Hockey Federation, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin J Sport Med 12:6-11. 2002
  96. ncbi request reprint Functional radiographic diagnosis of the cervical spine: flexion/extension
    J Dvorak
    Wilhelm Schulthess Hospital, Department of Neurology, Rheumatology and Orthopedic Surgery, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 13:748-55. 1988
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Effects of a 12-week intervention period with football and running for habitually active men with mild hypertension
    C Knoepfli-Lenzin
    Exercise Physiology, Institute of Human Movement Sciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:72-9. 2010
    ....
  98. doi request reprint Cardiac findings in the precompetition medical assessment of football players participating in the 2009 African Under-17 Championships in Algeria
    C Schmied
    Cardiovascular Centre, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 43:716-21. 2009
    ..To screen all players registered for the 8th CAF African Under-17 Championship for risk factors of sudden cardiac death...
  99. ncbi request reprint The outcome of surgery for lumbar disc herniation. II. A 4-17 years' follow-up with emphasis on psychosocial aspects
    J Dvorak
    Department of Neurology, University of Berne, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 13:1423-7. 1988
    ..They also reported substantially less satisfactory occupational, family and social life than the patients considered to be complaint-free. Finally, they also differed in their modes of coping with their back problems...
  100. ncbi request reprint CT-functional diagnostics of the rotatory instability of the upper cervical spine. Part 2. An evaluation on healthy adults and patients with suspected instability
    J Dvorak
    Department of Neurology, University of Berne, Inselspital, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 12:726-31. 1987
    ..A rotation at segment C1-C2 of less than 28 degrees indicates hypomobility. Surgical stabilization of rotatory instability could be considered as a possible therapeutic procedure...
  101. ncbi request reprint The role of plate and screw fixation in occipitocervical fusion in rheumatoid arthritis
    D Grob
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Schulthess Klinik, , Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:2545-51. 1994
    ..CONCLUSIONS. In occipitocervical fusion for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the screw and plate fixation technique provides superior results than other techniques using wire fixations...