…Groin pain/ hip pain! That’s right, out of close to 100 respondents, nearly half indicated that they want more BJSM education content on groin pain / hip pain. We will be sure to take these results back to BMJ headquarters. The full break down of poll results are: Groin pain/ hip pain: 49% Management of […]
Category: Reader Reply
‘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 […]
Injury prevention in high level snowboard: A need to return to first principles?
Guest blog by @CarolineFinch In the recent BJSM blog Is high level snowboard too dangerous to allow your children to participate? Prof Engebretsen raises an important question, namely how to prevent injuries in a sport where pushing the extremes of physical performance in challenging and harsh environments is both an individual athlete and sporting organisation goal. Most recent advances in […]
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, […]
Confusion/difference of opinion on investigating compartment syndrome. BJSM poll results are in!
The results of the latest BJSM home-page poll are in. We had a split!! Folks can’t agree on a very common procedure in sports medicine. Yikes!! Out of 120 respondents, 57% preferred that all 4 compartments are measured in both legs to diagnose chronic compartment syndrome. Unless both methods have equal outcomes a large proportion […]
Educating ALL Medical Specialists to consider exercise as the fifth vital sign – Dr. Danica Bonello Spiteri comments
Guest blog by Dr. Danica Bonello Spiteri I read with great interest your article ‘Developing healthcare systems to support exercise: exercise as the fifth vital sign’ (Sallis R. Br J Sports Med May 2011 45;6:473-4 – Free online). My main concern is whether we should also be educating the physicians. I recently was involved in […]
Concussion in sport: The Consensus
Concussion is certainly hot this week! Lots of news stories of variable quality. Today we review the International Consensus statement itself. This practical resource was established, using a consensus-based approach, at the 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2008. It updates the recommendations of the 1st (Vienna) and 2nd (Prague) International Symposia on Concussion in […]
Reader Response: Rotator cuff tendinopathy
Photo by Lisa Bettany. By Nicola Maffulli, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Vincenzo Denaro, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine We read with interest the Review Article “Rotator cuff tendinopathy: A review”, by Lewis. This manuscript may have been submitted before the publication of our investigations. Nevertheless, we […]
Reader Response: Inactivity in the 21st Century
By Fergus Joseph Dignan, Civilian Medical Practitioner, MOD I very much enjoyed reading the ‘warm up’ article by Steven N Blair in the January edition of BJSM. The first study that he quoted on attributable fractions for all cause deaths was a real eye popper! I was very surprised to see that low cardiorespiratory fitness […]
Hot Topic: Current Anti-Doping Policies
A recent editorial by Babette Pluim entitled, “A doping sinner is not always a cheat” [excerpt below], has created some fiery discussion amongst BJSM editors and readers this month. The doping rules these days are really tough. The basic principle is: first offense gets a 2 year ban, second offence a lifetime ban. Everyone seems […]