Letter to the Editor The 35th staging of the Medical 10 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, in November 2013. It is a 10 kilometre running race for health professionals. The race started in 1978 after a physician, Hennie Muller (shown in the photo with his grandson), discovered that the doctors in Finland […]
Suicide, sport and medicine: more education and awareness needed for athletes’ mental health
By Dr. Kerry Lang I was very interested to read Dominic Malcolm and Andrea Scott’s BJSM editorial on suicide, sport and medicine (2012) and agree that more attention should be paid to the psychological welfare of athletes. I am a doctor, albeit not a psychiatrist, and have also been part of the British triathlon team since 2005. On several […]
Concussion management in England’s FA – better than it appears in new BJSM paper….
E-letter and update by Dr Ian Beasley (FFSEM) In response to: Jo Price, Peter Malliaras, Zoe Hudson. 2012. Current practices in determining return to play following head injury in professional football in the UK. Br J Sports Med 2012; 0: 201109068 (Original article). [this paper is Online First and is included in the upcoming November Print Issue […]
Good News: Tweaks to commuting behaviour may improve activity levels
By Tony H. Reinhardt-Rutland Guest Blog Charles R Ratzlaff. 2012. Good news, bad news: sports matter but occupational and household activity really matter – sport and recreation unlikely to be a panacea for public health Br J Sports Med. bjsports-2011-090800 (Editorial) Published Online First: 12 March 2012 Ratzlaff (1) outlines broad categories in assessing societal activity-levels: occupational […]
‘Cool it!’… So is thermal perception a controller of exercise intensity during heat stress?
By Drs. Zachary J. Schlader & Toby Mündel In response to: Barwood MJ, Corbett J, White D, et al. Early change in thermal perception is not a driver of anticipatory exercise pacing in the heat. Br J Sports Med 2011 Dear Editor, We read with great interest the study by Barwood and colleagues published […]
Letter to the Editor: Gate control pain modulation theory explains the effectiveness of prolotherapy
E-letter by: Dr. Stavros Saripanidis, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Private Surgery, Thessaloniki, Greece In response to: Simon Petrides. 2011. The use of prolotherapy injections for elite athletes. Br J Sports Med ; 45: 2 (Electronic pages). Dear BJSM Editors, The dorsal horns are not merely passive transmission stations but sites at which dynamic activities (inhibition, […]
Injury surveillance on young elite athletes participating in the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck/Austria
BJSM e-letter by: Gerhard Ruedl and Wolfgang Schobersberger E-letter for: Kathrin Steffen, Lars Engebretsen. The Youth Olympic Games and a new awakening for sports and exercise medicine. BJSM. 2011; 45: 1251-1252 (Warm up) Do we really want to see our young promising talents go through a major injury at one stage into their career? Definitely no! However, […]
Debating weight change and performance in marathon runners: Armstrong, Johnson, and Munoz guest blog (e-letter)
We write to present alternative interpretations of the data published by Zouhal and colleagues, in the BJSM article: Inverse relationship between percentage body weight change and finishing time in 643 forty-two-kilometre marathon runners The Abstract states that “… these data are not compatible with laboratory-derived data suggesting that BW [body weight] loss greater than 2% during […]
E-letter: Are we ready for GGPAQ?
The following E-letter is a response to Physical activity in the UK: a unique crossroad (Br J Sports Med 2010; 44: 912-914). The original article can be read here. I was delighted to read Dr Weilers editorial which eloquently presents many of the issues currently faced in exercise medicine. It is so important to debate this […]
E-Letter: Performance anomalies in running shoe design: Psychological factors?
The following E-Letter is a response to The effect of three different levels of footwear stability on pain outcomes in women runners: a randomised control trial . Abstract | Full article Ryan et al (1) provide empirical evidence that standards for running shoes in relation to foot posture are far from convincing. In particular, a sophisticated […]