The Exercise and Sports Science Australia position statement: Exercise medicine in cancer management.

Abstract Objectives Since Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) first published its position statement on exercise guidelines for people with cancer, there has been exponential growth in research evaluating the role of exercise pre-, during and post-cancer treatment. Design and Methods The purpose of this report is to use the current scientific evidence, alongside clinical experience and exercise science principles …

Psychological, social and contextual factors across recovery stages following a sport-related knee injury: a scoping review

ABSTRACT Objective To explore the role of psychological, social and contextual factors across the recovery stages (ie, acute, rehabilitation or return to sport (RTS)) following a traumatic time-loss sport-related knee injury. Material and methods This review followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Extension for Scoping Reviews and Arksey and O’Malley framework. Six databases were searched using …

International Olympic Committee consensus statement: methods for recording and reporting of epidemiological data on injury and illness in sport 2020

Abstract Injury and illness surveillance, and epidemiological studies, are fundamental elements of concerted efforts to protect the health of the athlete. To encourage consistency in the definitions and methodology used, and to enable data across studies to be compared, research groups have published 11 sport-specific or setting-specific consensus statements on sports injury (and, eventually, illness) epidemiology to date. Our objective …

Effects of Dietary Supplements on Adaptations to Endurance Training

Rothschild, J. A., & Bishop, D. J. (2019). Effects of Dietary Supplements on Adaptations to Endurance Training. Sports Medicine, 50(1), 25–53. Abstract Endurance training leads to a variety of adaptations at the cellular and systemic levels that serve to minimise disruptions in whole-body homeostasis caused by exercise. These adaptations are differentially affected by training volume, training intensity, and training status, …

Immediate effect of kinesiology tape on ankle stability.

Slevin ZM, Arnold GP, Wang W, et al. Immediate effect of kinesiology tape on ankle stability. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2020 Abstract Background Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, particularly among the sporting population. Due to such prevalence, many interventions have been tried to prevent initial, or further, ankle sprains. Current research shows …

What are the benefits and risks of sharing patients’ diagnostic radiological images with them?

What are the benefits and risks of sharing patients’ diagnostic radiological images with them?

A cross-sectional study of the perceptions of patients and clinicians in the UK. Abstract Objectives The objective for this work was to assess clinical experts’ and patients’ opinions on the benefits and risks of sharing patients’ diagnostic radiological images with them. Setting This study was conducted outside of the primary and secondary care settings. Clinical experts were recruited at a UK national …

Virtual sports deserve real sports medical attention

Editor’s choice – 19 January 2020 Pereira, A. M., Brito, J., Figueiredo, P., & Verhagen, E.  BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 5(1), e000606. (2019). Abstract 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 …

High Concussion Rate in Student Community Rugby Union Players During the 2018 Season: Implications for Future Research Directions

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 826, 2019 Abstract  Collision sports, such as Rugby Union (“Rugby”) have a particularly high risk of injury. Of all injuries common to collision sports, concussions have received the most attention due to the potentially negative cognitive effects in the short- and long-term. Despite non-professional Rugby players comprising the majority of the world’s playing population, there is …