Tag: heat-related illness

A 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….

The Heat is On – But Many States Are Leaving Us Out in the Cold

The Association between Mandated Preseason Heat Acclimatization Guidelines and Exertional Heat Illness during Preseason High School American Football PracticesKerr ZY, Reigster-Mihalik JK, Pryor RR, Pierpoint LA, Scareno SE, Adams WM, Kucera KL, Casa DJ, & Marshall SW.  Environ Health Perspect. 2019; 127(4).  DOI: 10.1289/EHP4163 Take Home Message: Mandating the use of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Inter-Association Task Force (NATA-IATF) “acclimatization” guidelines in high school football is related to fewer athletes experiencing exercise-induced heat illness.  The authors of the 2009 NATA-IATF “acclimatization” guidelines aimed to reduce exertional heat illnesses, which include heat stroke, heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and heat edema. Some state high school athletic associations have implemented these guidelines, yet the effectiveness of these guidelines is unknown.  Kerr and his colleagues assessed the relationship between state high school athletic associations adopting the NATA-IATF guidelines and the rate of exertional heat illnesses among high school students during preseason American football practices.Read more »…