Sudden Death Among Youth Sport Athletes in the United StatesSudden Death Among Youth Sport Athletes in the United States

Epidemiology of Sudden Death in Organized Youth Sports in the United States, 2007-2015Endres BD, Kerr ZY, Stearns RL, Adams WM, Hosokawa Y, Huggins RA, Kucera KL, Casa DJ. Journal of Athletic Training. 2019;54(4):349–355Full Text Freely AvailableTake Home Message: During the years 2007-2015, there were 45 sudden deaths among youth sport athletes (middle school, youth leagues, recreational sports). Sudden deaths were typically cardiac related (76%) and most common among males or basketball players and during practice (71%). In the year 2015 alone, more than 28 million youth athletes between the ages of 6 and 17 years participated in sports. While researchers have extensively studied sudden death in athletics in high school or collegiate populations, little is known about sudden death among individuals who compete in youth sports outside of the high school setting. Therefore, Endres and colleagues described the epidemiology of sudden death among athletes aged 6 to 17 years participating in organized middle school, youth league, or recreational sports in the United States.Read more »…

How to Stay Safe in the Arizona SunHow to Stay Safe in the Arizona Sun

June is here and the temperature is starting to rise after a cooler May. Kids are out of school and summer vacation is in full swing. Growing up in Arizona means we are out in the sun a lot during the summer. Being safe in the sun is very important while going on a hike […]
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Early Sports Specialization, Medball Chest Pass, and Foam Roll RidgesEarly Sports Specialization, Medball Chest Pass, and Foam Roll Ridges

Catch up on all my latest content and articles to read from around the web. This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Science for Sport, Nick Esposito, and the Journal of Body Work and Movement Therapies.
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International Expert Consensus on a Cell Therapy Communication Tool: DOSESInternational Expert Consensus on a Cell Therapy Communication Tool: DOSES

International Expert Consensus on a Cell Therapy Communication Tool: DOSESMurray IR, Chahla J, Safran MR, Krych AJ, Saris DBF, Caplan AI, LaPrade RF. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 May 15;101(10):904-911. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.00915.Full Text is Not Freely AvailableAn international consensus process has yielded a new consensus statement that aims to develop “strategies to improve standardization and transparency when describing cell therapies. The secondary aim was to develop a consensus among experts on the contents of a standardized tool for describing cell therapies”. The “DOSES” acronym stands for reporting donor, origin tissue, separation method, exhibited cell characteristics associated with behavior, and site of delivery. The authors hope that a tool like “DOSES” will help clinicians and patients understand the characteristics of each cell therapy.View 198 other recent position statements, consensus statements, guidelines, and recommendations related to sports medicine.See also…Rodeo SA. A Call for Standardization in Cell Therapy Studies: Commentary on an article by Iain R. Murray, BMedSci(Hons), MRCS, MFSEM, PhD, et al.: “International Expert Consensus on a Cell Therapy Communication Tool: DOSES”. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 May 15;101(10):e47. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.19.00189….

Post-Workout Nutrition: Endurance Events Vs. Resistance TrainingPost-Workout Nutrition: Endurance Events Vs. Resistance Training

Proper post-workout nutrition is essential for those interested in increasing lean body mass, losing weight and achieving their fitness goals. For those new to fitness, you may find yourself in a nutritional supplement store surrounded by hundreds of different options that ensure you will become a lean machine. It will empty your bank account at […]
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A multidisciplinary consensus on dehydration: definitions, diagnostic methods and clinical implicationsA multidisciplinary consensus on dehydration: definitions, diagnostic methods and clinical implications

A multidisciplinary consensus on dehydration: definitions, diagnostic methods and clinical implicationsLacey J, Corbett J, Forni L, Hooper L, Hughes F, Minto G, Moss C, Price S, Whyte G, Woodcock T, Mythen M, Montgomery H. Ann Med. 2019 May – Jun;51(3-4):232-251. doi: 10.1080/07853890.2019.1628352. Epub 2019 Jun 17.Full Text is Not Freely AvailableTwelve experts worked on a modified Delphi process to address the definition of dehydration, objective markers of dehydration, and physiologic impact of dehydration and patient outcomes. The authors developed 15 consensus statements and 7 research recommendations. View 200 other recent position statements, consensus statements, guidelines, and recommendations related to sports medicine….

Patients May Not Feel As Good As They Look On PaperPatients May Not Feel As Good As They Look On Paper

It Is Good To Feel Better, But Better To Feel Good: Whether A Patient Finds Treatment ‘Successful’ Or Not Depends On The Questions Researchers AskRoos EM, Boyle E, Frobell RB, Lohmander LS, Ingelsrud LH. Br J Sports Med. 2019 Apr. doi:10.1136/ bjsports-2018-100260. Epub Ahead of Print https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31072841 Take Home Message:While patients may exceed minimal important change on patient-reported outcome scores after an ACL injury, many feel their treatment was unsuccessful. We commonly use patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures in clinical trials to determine the success or failure of a treatment regimen after a musculoskeletal injury. Several PROs are readily available to clinicians, yet these measurements often focus on a patient’s functional ability or symptoms and not their satisfaction with how they feel after treatment.  When clinicians focus on a change score from baseline to follow-up it tells them if a patient is “feeling better,” but not if a patient “feels good.” It’s important to appreciate how these different ways to interpret PROs may alter the reported benefit of a treatment. Hence, the authors applied three different criteria to determine responders and non-responders in the KANON trial, which was a high-quality randomized trial that compared (1) exercise therapy and early anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction…

How Safe is the Electric Scooter?How Safe is the Electric Scooter?

We are seeing them everywhere. Some are even being left in our front yards. So how are these ever-present electric scooters causing injuries that we are treating in our clinics? There has been an influx of injuries from falls and crashes related to the scooter as it grows quickly in popularity. Hospitals are reporting that […]
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Clinical Experts Statement: The Definition, Prescription, and Application of Cupping TherapyClinical Experts Statement: The Definition, Prescription, and Application of Cupping Therapy

Clinical Experts Statement: The Definition, Prescription, and Application of Cupping Therapy Cage SA, Gallegos DM, Coulombe B, Warner BJ. Clin Pract Athl Train. 2019;2(2):4-11 https://doi.org/10.31622/2019/0002.2.Full Text is Freely AvailableAfter a review of the literature, 10 certified athletic trainers with a post-professional credential in cupping therapy participated in a series of surveys and forums to develop a statement to address the definition, prescription, and application of dry cupping therapy. The recommendations for these 3 categories are summarized in 3 tables.View 199 other recent position statements, consensus statements, guidelines, and recommendations related to sports medicine….