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Sports Medicine

Oct 1, 2016 Issue
Stretching for Prevention of Exercise-Related Injury [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Stretching before exercise does not reduce the risk of injury. However, it may slightly reduce postexercise muscle soreness.


Aug 1, 2016 Issue
Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis in Competitive Athletes: Recommendations from the AHA/ACC [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have provided recommendations regarding eligibility and disqualification of competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities. This summary focuses on cardiomyopathy and myocarditis.


Jul 15, 2016 Issue
Preparticipation Screening for CVD in Competitive Athletes: Recommendations from the AHA/ACC [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have provided recommendations regarding eligibility and disqualification of competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities.


Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Should Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening of Athletes Include ECG? No: There Is Not Enough Evidence to Support Including ECG in the Preparticipation Sports Evaluation [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

Although there are many reasons to conduct preparticipation sports examinations, there is insufficient evidence to support cardiac screening with ECG.


Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Should Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening of Athletes Include ECG? Yes: Screening ECG Is Cost-Effective [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

Cardiovascular screening with ECG is a valid, cost-effective, and worthwhile endeavor in the preparticipation sports evaluation.


Sep 1, 2015 Issue
The Preparticipation Sports Evaluation [Article]

Which athletes require further evaluation before they can be cleared to play, and how do the new Seattle criteria affect the interpretation of electrocardiographic screening results?


Apr 1, 2014 Issue
Common Conditions in the Overhead Athlete [Article]

Learn which tests should be performed and when surgery should be considered.


Jan 15, 2011 Issue
Reducing ACL Injuries in Female Athletes [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Neuromuscular training programs that include plyometric and strengthening exercises significantly reduce noncontact ACL injuries in female soccer and handball players older than 14 years.


Nov 15, 2010 Issue
AAP Updates Policy Statement on Athletic Participation by Children and Adolescents with Systemic Hypertension [Practice Guidelines]

The most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes is hypertension. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its policy statement using new recommendations made in the 2005 36th Bethesda Conference guidelines; the 2004 Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment o...


Mar 15, 2009 Issue
Health-Related Concerns of the Female Athlete: A Lifespan Approach [Article]

Exercise is beneficial for women of all ages and is associated with long-term health benefits and enhanced well-being. Nevertheless, active women and girls are at risk for conditions resulting from sports and exercise participation. Because of their unique physiology, children are more susceptible t...


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