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Assessing the utility of yearly pre-season laboratory screening for athletes on a major professional sports team.

J Sci Med Sport 2019 Apr 6;22(4):484-487. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA; Department of Family Medicine Research Division, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA.

Objectives: Professional athletes undergo annual pre-season laboratory screening, although clinical evidence supporting the practice is limited and no uniform set of guidelines on pre-season laboratory screening exists. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical value of annual pre-season laboratory screening tests for a major professional sports team over multiple years.

Design: Retrospective chart review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2018.10.011DOI Listing
April 2019
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TotShots: An Innovative Pediatric Free Clinic Providing High Patient Satisfaction to the Underserved.

Fam Med 2018 11;50(10):779-781

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ.

Background And Objectives: The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson TotShots clinic is a student-developed, student-directed free clinic that provides sports physicals and vaccines to uninsured pediatric patients in Tucson, Arizona. TotShots runs under the greater umbrella of the Commitment to Underserved People Program, which aims to teach medical students how socioeconomic and cultural factors impact health and access to health care. Our objective was to study cost savings and patient satisfaction of this clinic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.22454/FamMed.2018.678901DOI Listing
November 2018
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Socioeconomic Factors for Sports Specialization and Injury in Youth Athletes.

Sports Health 2018 Jul/Aug;10(4):303-310. Epub 2018 May 31.

Public Health Sciences, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois.

Background: The effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on rates of sports specialization and injury among youth athletes has not been described previously.

Hypothesis: Young athletes from lower socioeconomic status will have lower rates of sports specialization and subsequently lower risk of overuse injuries.

Study Design: Cohort study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1941738118778510DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6044126PMC
July 2018
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Full Coverage Sports Physicals: School Nurses' Untapped Role in Health Promotion Among Student Athletes.

J Sch Nurs 2018 Apr 6;34(2):139-148. Epub 2017 Mar 6.

2 Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Pre-participation physical exams (PPEs) hold great potential for addressing adolescents' health-risk behaviors. School nurses may be well positioned to assist with PPEs, yet little is known about their involvement. In this mixed methods study conducted in 2015, we collected data from school nurses in Texas (surveys, n = 208; key informant interviews, n = 10) to explore their roles and attitudes toward being involved in PPEs and addressing health-risk behaviors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059840517696963DOI Listing
April 2018
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Preparticipation Sports Physicals: A Comparison of Single Provider and Station-Based Models.

Clin J Sport Med 2018 11;28(6):530-532

Background: Preparticipation physical examinations (PPEs) are required for children and adolescents before sports participation to identify at-risk athletes. These evaluations can be completed in a traditional office-based setting or in a station-based format. It is unclear if one format is superior to the other in identifying at-risk athletes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000473DOI Listing
November 2018
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Self-Reported Physical Activity Level in Student Athletes at Preparticipation Physical Evaluations.

Clin J Sport Med 2018 11;28(6):538-539

Division of Sports Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Objective: Quantify physical activity in healthy student athletes.

Design: Cross-sectional survey.

Setting: Five Central Ohio schools during mass preparticipation physicals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000464DOI Listing
November 2018
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Normal computerized Q wave measurements in healthy young athletes.

J Electrocardiol 2017 May - Jun;50(3):316-322. Epub 2017 Jan 16.

Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, United States.

Background: Recent Expert consensus statements have sought to decrease false positive rates of electrocardiographic abnormalities requiring further evaluation when screening young athletes. These statements are largely based on traditional ECG patterns and have not considered computerized measurements.

Objective: To define the normal limits for Q wave measurements from the digitally recorded ECGs of healthy young athletes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2017.01.006DOI Listing
February 2018
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Repeat Concussion and Recovery Time in a Primary Care Pediatric Office.

J Child Neurol 2016 12 12;31(14):1607-1610. Epub 2016 Sep 12.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Westat Biostatistics and Data Management Core, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

The authors enrolled 95 patients in a primary care office who presented with a concussion. Of these patients, 63% were sport concussions. The authors matched 90 of these patients to children in the authors' practice presenting for sports physicals or regular check-ups in the following demographics: age, participating in a particular sport, having attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, gender, and grade. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0883073816667194DOI Listing
December 2016
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King-Devick and Pre-season Visual Function in Adolescent Athletes.

Optom Vis Sci 2017 01;94(1):89-95

*OD, MBA, FAAO †OD, MSPH, FAAO ‡OD, FAAO §MPH, MD ‖MEd. ATC/L The University of Alabama at Birmingham Sports Medicine Clinic at Children's of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama (all authors).

Purpose: The King-Devick test (KD) has been studied as a remove-from-play sideline test in college-age athletes and older; however, studies in younger athletes are limited. A cross-sectional study of the KD and other vision correlates was completed on school-aged athletes during pre-season physicals for a variety of sports to determine the repeatability of the KD. The study also evaluated how convergence, alignment, or pupil function contributed to a slower King-Devick baseline reading. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000938DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5182104PMC
January 2017
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How Much is Too Much? Getting Children Involved, but Not Too Involved.

Authors:
Valerie Kimball

Pediatr Ann 2015 Sep;44(9):354-8

In the pediatric office, the summer months are filled with well-child visits and sports physicals. It is during these visits that it is important to evaluate our patients as a whole, remembering to discuss both physical and emotional concerns. It is also important to discuss the upcoming school year so concerns by both parents and children can be addressed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00904481-20150910-04DOI Listing
September 2015
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Borderline and Long QT Syndrome in Adolescent Athletes Taking Medications.

J Adolesc Health 2015 Aug;57(2):218-21

Department of Orthopedics, Sports Medicine Program, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado.

Purpose: Adolescent athletes undergo preparticipation screening for long QT syndrome. Medications that are associated with QT interval prolongation are increasingly being prescribed to precollege students. The side effect profile of these medications during exercise is unknown. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.04.003DOI Listing
August 2015
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The King-Devick test for sideline concussion screening in collegiate football.

J Optom 2015 Apr-Jun;8(2):131-9. Epub 2015 Jan 31.

Wheaton College Sports Medicine, Wheaton, IL, USA.

Purpose: Sports-related concussion has received increasing attention as a result of neurologic sequelae seen among athletes, highlighting the need for a validated, rapid screening tool. The King-Devick (K-D) test requires vision, eye movements, language function and attention in order to perform and has been proposed as a promising tool for assessment of concussion. We investigated the K-D test as a sideline screening tool in a collegiate cohort to determine the effect of concussion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optom.2014.12.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4401827PMC
December 2015
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Sports-specialized intensive training and the risk of injury in young athletes: a clinical case-control study.

Am J Sports Med 2015 Apr 2;43(4):794-801. Epub 2015 Feb 2.

Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, USA.

Background: Data are lacking regarding the independent risk of injury related to intense single-sport training or growth rate in young athletes.

Purpose: To determine whether sports specialization, weekly training volumes, and growth rates are associated with increased risk for injury and serious overuse injury in young athletes.

Study Design: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546514567298DOI Listing
April 2015
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Examining Potential Substance Use Disorders Among Former Interscholastic Athletes.

Subst Abus 2015 31;36(4):400-6. Epub 2014 Dec 31.

a Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG) , University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , Michigan , USA.

Background: Despite numerous studies examining the association between competitive sports participation and substance use behaviors among adolescents and young adults, the use of standardized measures to assess potential substance use disorders has been largely neglected. The objective of this study was to examine if past involvement in interscholastic sports (competitive school-sponsored sports) was associated with potential substance use disorders in young adulthood.

Methods: Data for this study were taken from the Student Life Survey (SLS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2014.988324DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4490135PMC
December 2016
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School-based health centers as patient-centered medical homes.

Pediatrics 2014 Nov 6;134(5):957-64. Epub 2014 Oct 6.

Department of Pediatrics, and Children's Outcomes Research Program, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado; Colorado Health Outcomes Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado;

Objective: School-based health centers (SBHCs) have been suggested as possible patient-centered medical homes. Our objectives were to determine, in a low-income, urban population, adolescents' reasons for visiting SBHCs and the value parents place on SBHC services, and adolescents' and parents' assessment of how well SBHCs fulfill criteria for a medical home as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Methods: A cross-sectional, mailed survey of a random sample of 495 adolescent SBHC users and 497 parents of SBHC users from 10 SBHCs in Denver, CO from May to October 2012. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-0296DOI Listing
November 2014
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Comparison of three ECG criteria for athlete pre-participation screening.

J Electrocardiol 2014 Nov-Dec;47(6):769-74. Epub 2014 Aug 2.

VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

Unlabelled: Controversy regarding adding the ECG to the evaluation of young athletes centers on the implications of false positives. Several guidelines have been published with recommendations for criteria to distinguish between ECG manifestations of training and markers of risk for cardiovascular (CV) sudden death. With an athlete dataset negative of any CV related abnormalities on follow-up, we applied three athlete screening criteria to identify the one with the lowest rate of abnormal variants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2014.07.019DOI Listing
October 2015
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Sparring and neurological function in professional boxers.

Front Public Health 2014 21;2:69. Epub 2014 Jul 21.

Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine , Baltimore, MD , USA ; Institute of Sports Chronobiology , Washington, DC , USA ; Veterans Integrated Service Network 19, Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center , Denver, CO , USA ; Tuning, Inc. , Silver Spring, MD , USA.

Despite increased interest regarding the potentially long-term negative impact of chronic traumatic brain injury, limited research has been conducted regarding such injuries and neurological outcomes in real world settings. To increase understanding regarding the relationship between sparring (e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2014.00069DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4104643PMC
August 2014
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Health-risk behaviors among high school athletes and preventive services provided during sports physicals.

J Pediatr Health Care 2015 Jan-Feb;29(1):17-27. Epub 2014 Jul 17.

Introduction: Preparticipation examinations (PPEs), or sports physicals, present opportunities for health care providers to identify and discuss common adolescent health-risk behaviors. We sought to examine the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among high school athletes and the proportion of providers who address these behaviors during PPEs.

Method: For this descriptive study we used data from two statewide surveys: a survey of adolescents (n = 46,492) and a survey of nurse practitioners and physicians (n = 561). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.05.007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4717902PMC
November 2016
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Medical and psychosocial needs of Olympic and Pan American athletes after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: an opportunity to promote resilience through sports medicine and public diplomacy.

Prehosp Disaster Med 2014 Apr 10;29(2):195-9. Epub 2014 Apr 10.

3 Section of Disaster Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts USA.

Introduction: On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. Data regarding the prevalence of medical and psychosocial needs after the earthquake is scarce, complicating informed targeting of aid. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X14000302DOI Listing
April 2014
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Sports medicine in children: preparticipation physical evaluation.

FP Essent 2014 Feb;417:30-7

Bayfront Sports Medicine Fellowship, 700 6th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701,

Millions of children seek sports physicals from their family physicians or team physicians every year. The preparticipation physical evaluation has evolved over the past 40 years. Physicians performing these evaluations need to be familiar with current guidelines regarding components of the evaluation and criteria for clearance for participation in sports. Read More

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February 2014
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The role of the sports physical therapist-marathon events.

Int J Sports Phys Ther 2013 Aug;8(4):531-6

Physical Therapy Services, Elizabethton, TN, USA.

Unlabelled: The role of the Sports physical therapist (PT) as a part of the sports medical team at marathon-type events varies widely. The PT can assume the role of an emergency medical responder (EMR) whose primary role is the management of the athlete in emergency type situations. The role of the EMR extends beyond the care of the athlete to the care and safety of the spectators. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3812832PMC
August 2013
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Diagnosis and treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Authors:
Monique S Burton

Pediatr Ann 2013 Nov;42(11):224-8

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine greater than 10 degrees on radiography that is typically associated with trunk rotation. The three major types of scoliosis are congenital, idiopathic, and neuromuscular. Idiopathic scoliosis is divided into three subcategories based on the age of onset. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00904481-20131022-09DOI Listing
November 2013
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: an overview.

Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 2013 Jun 4;25(2):263-72. Epub 2013 Apr 4.

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN 37240, USA.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a complex cardiovascular disorder particularly sensitive to environmental changes and physiologic stress. Warm weather and strenuous activity can be a dangerous combination for people that have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Often sudden cardiac death is the first symptom of the disorder. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccell.2013.02.011DOI Listing
June 2013
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Preparticipation screening - the sports physical therapy perspective.

Int J Sports Phys Ther 2013 Apr;8(2):180-93

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA.

Background And Purpose: The sports physical therapist (SPT) is uniquely qualified to participate in the provision of preparticipation physical examinations (PPE). The PPE is recommended prior to athletic participation and required by many jurisdictions. There is little research to support the process and components; however, a number of professional organizations have recommendations that direct the PPE process. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3625797PMC
April 2013
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Clinical Inquiry: should preparticipation physicals for school-aged athletes include routine EKGs?

J Fam Pract 2013 Mar;62(3):154-63

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Family Medicine Residency at Capital Health, Trenton, NJ, USA.

Probably not. Although some European and international experts recommend that all athletes undergo preparticipation electrocardiogram (EKG) screening, it's unclear whether screening reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD); US experts don't recommend it routinely for school-aged athletes. Read More

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March 2013
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Venous thrombosis in athletes.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2013 Feb;21(2):108-17

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, USA.

Because deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can occur following orthopaedic procedures, knowledge of hereditary and acquired risk factors for DVT is essential. Hereditary forms of thrombophilia include factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutations, and deficiencies of antithrombin III, protein C, and protein S. Acquired risk factors include but are not limited to trauma, immobilization, and surgical procedures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5435/JAAOS-21-02-108DOI Listing
February 2013
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What goes up must come down! A primary care approach to preventing injuries amongst highflying cheerleaders.

Authors:
Nicole Waters

J Am Assoc Nurse Pract 2013 Feb 12;25(2):55-64. Epub 2012 Dec 12.

School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Purpose: This article provides information regarding the most common nonlife-threatening and catastrophic injuries that occur during cheerleading, and describes the role of the nurse practitioner (NP) in managing patients who participate in cheerleading.

Data Sources: Literature review of evidence-based research articles, epidemiological reports, and current guidelines.

Conclusions: Cheerleading is one of the most popular sports among adolescent females, and participation has increased rapidly in recent years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-7599.12000DOI Listing
February 2013
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Safety concerns.

Authors:
Ken Ortolon

Tex Med 2012 Jul 1;108(7):43-5. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Current University Interscholastic League rules allow physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and chiropractors to perform physicals. But a special Texas Medical Association subcommittee that vetted sports injury-related bills during the last legislative session questions whether chiropractors have the necessary training to adequately conduct sports physicals. In May, the TMA House of Delegates adopted a resolution that says only licensed physicians, or their appropriately supervised physician assistants or advanced practice nurses should perform sports physicals. Read More

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July 2012
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The female athlete triad.

Clin Sports Med 2012 Apr;31(2):247-54

Section of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 3079, Chicago, IL 60637, USA.

The Female Athlete Triad poses serious health risks, both short and long term, to the overall well-being of affected individuals. Sustained low energy availability can impair health, causing many medical complications within the skeletal, endocrine, cardiovascular, reproductive, and central nervous systems. With the surge of females participating in athletics within the past 10 to 15 years, it is both conceivable and likely that the prevalence of this syndrome will continue to grow. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csm.2011.09.007DOI Listing
April 2012
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Preparticipation screening and prevention of sudden cardiac death in athletes: implications for primary care.

J Am Acad Nurse Pract 2012 Feb 30;24(2):63-9. Epub 2012 Jan 30.

ProHealth Physicians of Hamden, Hamden, Connecticut, USA.

Purposes: The purposes of this article are to explore the mechanism of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes and examine how preparticipation screenings help identify precipitating cardiac abnormalities. Electrocardiogram (ECG) testing has been implicated to play an important role in detecting subtle abnormalities that may cause SCD, but the routine implementation of this diagnostic tool remains a debate among experts.

Data Sources: This report was compiled by reviewing the scientific literature on SCD in athletes, preparticipation exams, and current screening guidelines using CINAHL, MEDLINE, and PubMed search engines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-7599.2011.00694.xDOI Listing
February 2012
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High-performance vision training improves batting statistics for University of Cincinnati baseball players.

PLoS One 2012 19;7(1):e29109. Epub 2012 Jan 19.

Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America.

Purpose: Baseball requires an incredible amount of visual acuity and eye-hand coordination, especially for the batters. The learning objective of this work is to observe that traditional vision training as part of injury prevention or conditioning can be added to a team's training schedule to improve some performance parameters such as batting and hitting.

Methods: All players for the 2010 to 2011 season underwent normal preseason physicals and baseline testing that is standard for the University of Cincinnati Athletics Department. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3261847PMC
June 2012
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Guidelines for youth sports safety.

Authors:
Brian Robinson

NASN Sch Nurse 2011 Sep;26(5):318-9

Glenbrook South High School, Glenbrook, Illinois, USA.

With the beginning of each school year athletes of all ages are gearing up to play. The National Athletic Trainers' Association offers several important tips for consideration before a player begins formal participation, including information regarding pre-participation physicals; beating the heat; locker room cleanliness; emergency action plans; and exercising caution with head injuries, including new information concerning the difference between concussions in girls and boys. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1942602X11416249DOI Listing
September 2011
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Sports physicals in convenient care.

Authors:
Jennifer Ruel

Adv NPs PAs 2011 Aug;2(8):42

Emergency Department, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron Hospital, Port Huron, MI, USA.

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August 2011
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Female athlete triad syndrome in the high school athlete.

Phys Ther Sport 2011 Aug 13;12(3):108-16. Epub 2011 Jul 13.

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.

Female sports participation at the high school level has significantly increased since the 1970s. Physical activity in females has numerous positive benefits, including improved body image and overall health. Unfortunately, a select population of exercising females may experience symptoms related to the "female athlete triad," which refers to the interrelationships among energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2011.04.002DOI Listing
August 2011
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Give your sports physicals a performance boost.

Authors:
Jason Womack

J Fam Pract 2010 Aug;59(8):437-44

Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA.

Cover the 12 components of the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) recommended by the American Heart Association to screen young athletes for potentially life-threatening cardiovascular disease. Perform a genitourinary exam as part of the PPE for young men; assess young women for the criteria associated with the female athlete triad. Perform auscultation while the patient is squatting and while doing the Valsalva maneuver to determine whether any murmurs you detected on examination are associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Read More

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August 2010
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Clinical inquiries. How useful are genital exams during boys' sports physicals?

J Fam Pract 2010 Jul;59(7):E410a-b

Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA.

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July 2010
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Health literacy instrument in family medicine: the "newest vital sign" ease of use and correlates.

J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Mar-Apr;23(2):195-203

Department of Family Medicine, St. John Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.

Background: Health literacy has been defined as the ability to obtain, process, and understand the basic information needed to make appropriate health decisions. Half of adults lack the health literacy skills needed for our complex health care environment. In 2005, Weiss et al introduced the Newest Vital Sign (NVS), an instrument that can be used to quickly assess health literacy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3122/jabfm.2010.02.070278DOI Listing
June 2010
44 Reads

Sports physicals in the retail setting.

Authors:
Michael McMunn

Adv Nurse Pract 2009 Aug;17(8):26

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August 2009
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Athletes at risk for sudden cardiac death.

Authors:
Kim Subasic

J Sch Nurs 2010 Feb 6;26(1):18-25. Epub 2009 Nov 6.

University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.

High school athletes represent the largest group of individuals affected by sudden cardiac death, with an estimated incidence of once or twice per week. Structural cardiovascular abnormalities are the most frequent cause of sudden cardiac death. Athletes participating in basketball, football, track, soccer, baseball, and swimming were found to have the highest incidence of sudden cardiac death. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059840509353323DOI Listing
February 2010
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Medical malpractice and the sports medicine clinician.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Feb 7;467(2):412-9. Epub 2008 Nov 7.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Atlanta Medical Center, 303 Parkway Drive NE, Box 442, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA.

More individuals are participating in athletics today than ever before. Physicians treating athletes confront unique diagnostic and treatment challenges and an increased risk of legal liability. The key areas regarding liability are preparticipation examinations, determination of eligibility, evaluation of significant on-field injuries, and information disclosure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11999-008-0589-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2628504PMC
February 2009
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Screening asymptomatic adolescent men for Chlamydia trachomatis in school-based health centers using urine-based nucleic acid amplification tests.

Sex Transm Dis 2008 Nov;35(11 Suppl):S19-23

Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.

Background: Urine-based screening for Chlamydia trachomatis using highly sensitive and specific nucleic acid amplification tests offers a unique opportunity to screen men attending school-based health centers.

Methods: As part of a large multicenter chlamydia screening project in men, 1434 students were enrolled; 1090 in high schools in Baltimore and 344 middle and high-school students in Denver. Students were screened for chlamydia using urine-based nucleic acid amplification tests at well adolescent visits, acute care visits, or visits for other reasons, such as sports physicals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181844f10DOI Listing
November 2008
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Cognitive status, stroke symptom reports, and modifiable risk factors among individuals with no diagnosis of stroke or transient ischemic attack in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study.

Stroke 2007 Apr 22;38(4):1143-7. Epub 2007 Feb 22.

Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-2041, USA.

Background And Purpose: Vascular disorders that increase risk for stroke may be accompanied by decrements in cognitive functioning and by stroke symptoms in the absence of diagnosed stroke or transient ischemic attack. This study evaluates relationships among cognitive status, stroke symptom reports, and cardiovascular and behavioral factors.

Methods: REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS), a prospective population study of stroke incidence, assesses stroke risk with telephone interviews and in-home physicals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.0000259676.75552.38DOI Listing
April 2007
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Sports physicals: a coding conundrum.

Authors:
Cindy Hughes

Fam Pract Manag 2006 Oct;13(9):39-40

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October 2006
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Sports physicals.

Authors:
Dean A Blumberg

Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc 2005 ;68(3):33-4

Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of California, Davis, CA 95817, USA.

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December 2005
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Medicolegal issues affecting sports medicine practitioners.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2005 Apr(433):50-7

Section of Sportsmedicine & Shoulder Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, 3421 Medical Park Drive, Mobile, AL 36693, USA.

The practice of sports medicine represents a unique subspecialty within the discipline of medicine. Practitioners provide care for athletes who engage in activities that may put the athletes at risk for serious injury. Physicians may be held legally liable for not doing a standardized pre-participation evaluation, for not administering adequate on-site or after injury care, or for violating an individual's civil rights by refusing to allow continued participation because of medical risk. Read More

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April 2005
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Automated external defibrillators in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Athletics.

Am J Sports Med 2004 Apr-May;32(3):744-54

Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA.

Background: Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of death in athletes. Evidence on current sudden cardiac death prevention through preparticipation history, physicals, and noninvasive cardiovascular diagnostics has demonstrated a low sensitivity for detection of athletes at high risk of sudden cardiac death. Data are lacking on automated external defibrillator programs specifically initiated to respond to rare dysrhythmia in younger, relatively low-risk populations. Read More

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August 2004
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Hypercoagulability in athletes.

Curr Sports Med Rep 2004 Apr;3(2):77-83

DeWitt Army Community Hospital, 9051 Farrell Road, Suite GC 11, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060, USA.

Risk factors for thromboembolism are well known, and athletes are placed under conditions that can result in exposure to several of these risk factors, which include travel, trauma, immobilization, hemoconcentration, and polycythemia. Presence of a genetic hypercoagulable disorder adds additional risk. Overall management is no different than in nonathletes. Read More

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April 2004
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Screening for sexually transmitted diseases during preparticipation sports examination of high school adolescents.

J Adolesc Health 2003 May;32(5):336-9

Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

In an urban school district, 636 students in grades 9-12 were tested for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by ligase chain reaction assays using specimens collected for routine urinalyses during sports physical examinations. Chlamydia and gonorrhea prevalences were 2.8% and 0. Read More

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May 2003
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Pre-sports physicals. Play it safe.

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Pa Health You 2002 ;105(4)

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December 2002
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The role of limited echocardiography and electrocardiography in screening physicals for amateur athletes.

Mil Med 2002 Oct;167(10):831-4

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA.

Sudden cardiac death in seemingly healthy young people during exertion has led to preparticipation assessment of athletes. Typically, cardiac evaluation is limited to auscultation by a primary care provider. Screening electrocardiography is controversial. Read More

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October 2002
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