Publications by authors named "Peter E Sedgwick"

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Medical Clearance for Desert and Land Sports, Adventure, and Endurance Events.

Wilderness Environ Med 2015 Dec;26(4 Suppl):S47-54

Primary Care Sports Medicine, Marymount University, MedStar Medical Group, Arlington, Virginia (Dr Usman).

Endurance events are increasing in popularity in wilderness and remote settings, and participants face a unique set of potential risks for participation. The purpose of this article is to outline these risks and allow the practitioner to better guide the wilderness adventurer who is anticipating traveling to a remote or desert environment.
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December 2015

Preparticipation Evaluation for Climbing Sports.

Wilderness Environ Med 2015 Dec;26(4 Suppl):S40-6

Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, Utah (Drs Ng and McIntosh).

Climbing is a popular wilderness sport among a wide variety of professional athletes and amateur enthusiasts, and many styles are performed across many environments. Potential risks confront climbers, including personal health or exacerbation of a chronic condition, in addition to climbing-specific risks or injuries. Although it is not common to perform a preparticipation evaluation (PPE) for climbing, a climber or a guide agency may request such an evaluation before participation. Formats from traditional sports PPEs can be drawn upon, but often do not directly apply. The purpose of this article was to incorporate findings from expert opinion from professional societies in wilderness medicine and in sports medicine, with findings from the literature of both climbing epidemiology and traditional sports PPEs, into a general PPE that would be sufficient for the broad sport of climbing. The emphasis is on low altitude climbing, and an overview of different climbing styles is included. Knowledge of climbing morbidity and mortality, and a standardized approach to the PPE that involves adequate history taking and counseling have the potential for achieving risk reduction and will facilitate further study on the evaluation of the efficacy of PPEs.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2015.09.014DOI Listing
December 2015

Medical Clearance for Desert and Land Sports, Adventure, and Endurance Events.

Clin J Sport Med 2015 Sep;25(5):418-24

*Central Maine Sports Medicine (A Clinical Division of CMMC), Lewiston, Maine; †Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency, Lynchburg, Virginia; ‡Department of Family and Community Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, Texas; §Family Medicine, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia; ¶Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and ‖Primary Care Sports Medicine, Marymount University, MedStar Medical Group, Arlington, Virginia.

Endurance events are increasing in popularity in wilderness and remote settings, and participants face a unique set of potential risks for participation. The purpose of this article is to outline these risks and allow the practitioner to better guide the wilderness adventurer who is anticipating traveling to a remote or desert environment.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000228DOI Listing
September 2015

Preparticipation Evaluation for Climbing Sports.

Clin J Sport Med 2015 Sep;25(5):412-7

*Family and Sports Medicine, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, Utah; †Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; ‡Kaiser Permanente, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado; §Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, Utah; ¶Arizona Sports Medicine Center, Mesa, Arizona; and ‖Central Maine Sports Medicine (a Clinical Division of CMMC), Evergreen Sports Medicine Fellowship, Lewiston, Maine.

Climbing is a popular wilderness sport among a wide variety of professional athletes and amateur enthusiasts, and many styles are performed across many environments. Potential risks confront climbers, including personal health or exacerbation of a chronic condition, in addition to climbing-specific risks or injuries. Although it is not common to perform a preparticipation evaluation (PPE) for climbing, a climber or a guide agency may request such an evaluation before participation. Formats from traditional sports PPEs can be drawn upon, but often do not directly apply. The purpose of this article was to incorporate findings from expert opinion from professional societies in wilderness medicine and in sports medicine, with findings from the literature of both climbing epidemiology and traditional sports PPEs, into a general PPE that would be sufficient for the broad sport of climbing. The emphasis is on low altitude climbing, and an overview of different climbing styles is included. Knowledge of climbing morbidity and mortality, and a standardized approach to the PPE that involves adequate history taking and counseling have the potential for achieving risk reduction and will facilitate further study on the evaluation of the efficacy of PPEs.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000247DOI Listing
September 2015

Bacterial dermatoses in sports.

Clin Sports Med 2007 Jul;26(3):383-96

Sports Medicine Program, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04101, USA.

Bacterial skin dermatoses are common in athletes, and it is the role of team physicians to be able to recognize and treat such problems. Despite the skin's role as an efficient barrier, a moist environment coupled with frequent skin trauma and contact by athletes with equipment and other players predispose to acquiring infections. In the past 10 years, there has been a dramatic rise in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. This article discusses community-acquired MRSA infections among athletes and focuses on the recognition of, management of, and return-to-play guidelines for common bacterial skin infections in athletes. Some of the more unusual bacterial infections that may present in this population are also reviewed.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csm.2007.04.008DOI Listing
July 2007