Tag: pediatrics

Appropriate Medical Care Standards for Organizations Sponsoring Athletic Activity for the Secondary School-Aged Athlete: A Summary Statement

Appropriate Medical Care Standards for Organizations Sponsoring Athletic Activity for the Secondary School-Aged Athlete: A Summary Statement.Cooper L, Harper R, Wham GS Jr, Cates J, Chafin SJ Jr, Cohen RP, Dompier TP, Huggins RA, Newman D, Peterson B, McLeod TCV. J Athl Train. 2019 May 28. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-544-18. [Epub ahead of print]Full Text is Freely AvailableA new task force has reviewed the 2004 Appropriate Medical Care for Secondary School-Aged Athlete consensus points and updated them based on the latest evidence. The new appropriate medical care standards were approved by the NATA Board of Directors in 2018. The authors address 12 standards and highlights an online toolkit to help schools and organizations address the standards included in this document.View 197 other recent position statements, consensus statements, guidelines, and recommendations related to sports medicine….

Sudden 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 »…

Parents are Open to Age Restrictions for Tackling in Football

Parents’ Perspectives Regarding Age Restriction for Tackling in Youth FootballChrisman S, Whitlock KB, Kroshus E, Schwien C, Herring SA, Rivara FP. Pediatrics. 2019; 143(5) [Epub ahead of print]. Home Message: In the United States, the majority of parents (61%) support a minimum age for tackling in football. An additional 24% indicated that they would “maybe” support such an age limit. In recent years, there have been increasing concerns about the acute and chronic effects of concussive and sub-concussive head impacts that occur during sports. Some sport organizations like US Soccer and USA Hockey have recently implemented age restrictions on heading and checking respectively with marked success with reducing injury in the latter. Despite football being the most popular youth sport for boys, no such age restriction exists for tackling. Furthermore, it is unclear if the public would support such restrictions if they were imposed. Therefore, Chrisman and colleagues surveyed a nationally representative sample of parents with school-aged children to determine the level of national support present for age restrictions on tackling.Read more »…