Research Articles (Sports Medicine)

Research Articles (Sports Medicine)

 

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  • Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Brown, J.; Hendricks, S.; Abrahams, S.; Burger, N.; Fie, S.Mc. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
    BACKGROUND : Rugby is a popular team sport and due to its contact nature carries a relatively high potential for injury, including concussion. Moreover, it is estimated that as much as 50% of concussions are not reported ...
  • Schwellnus, Martin P.; Derman, W.; Jordaan, E.; Runciman, P.; Van de Vliet, P.; Blauwet, C.; Webborn, N.; Willick, S.; Stomphorst, J. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2016)
    OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of illness at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games. METHODS A total of 547 athletes from 45 countries were monitored daily for 12 days over the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games ...
  • Derman, Wayne; Schwellnus, Martin P.; Webborn, Nick; Cushman, Daniel; Blauwet, Cheri A.; Emery, Carolyn; Stomphorst, Jaap; Van de Vliet, Peter; Willick, Stuart E. (Elsevier, 2016-06)
    BACKGROUND : The epidemiology of injury in Paralympic football has received little attention. A study of all sports at the London 2012 Paralympic Games identified football 5-a-side as the sport with the highest injury rate, ...
  • Schwellnus, Martin P.; Janse van Rensburg, Christa; Soligard, Torbjørn; Alonso, Juan-Manuel; Bahr, Roald; Clarsen, Ben; Dijkstra, H. Paul; Gabbett, Tim J.; Gleeson, Michael; Hägglund, Martin; Hutchinson, Mark R.; Meeusen, Romain; Orchard, John W.; Pluim, Babette M.; Raftery, Martin; Budgett, Richard; Engebretsen, Lars (BMJ Publishing Group, 2016-09)
    The modern-day athlete participating in elite sports is exposed to high training loads and increasingly saturated competition calendar. Emerging evidence indicates that inappropriate load management is a significant ...
  • Schwellnus, Martin P.; Janse van Rensburg, Christa; Soligard, Torbjørn; Alonso, Juan-Manuel; Bahr, Roald; Clarsen, Ben; Dijkstra, H. Paul; Gabbett, Tim; Gleeson, Michael; Hägglund, Martin; Hutchinson, Mark R.; Khan, Karim M.; Meeusen, Romain; Orchard, John W.; Pluim, Babette M.; Raftery, Martin; Budgett, Richard; Engebretsen, Lars (BMJ Publishing Group, 2016-09)
    Athletes participating in elite sports are exposed to high training loads and increasingly saturated competition calendars. Emerging evidence indicates that poor load management is a major risk factor for injury. The ...
  • Patricios, Jonathan Speridon (BMJ Publishing Group, 2016)
    Rugby Sevens returns to the Olympics this August after an absence of over 90 years. South African Seabelo Senatla, pictured on the cover of this edition, is one of a number of international Rugby Sevens players with ...
  • Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Strauss, Org; Velleman, Mark D. (Edizione Minerva Medica, 2015-09)
    A 28-year-old male rugby player presented with severe onset of right hip pain when he fell awkward after a ruck during an international match. A rare case of an acute strain of the obturator internus muscle, a deep muscle ...
  • Olivier, Etienne Cornelis; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Muller, Elouise (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2016-05)
    Clay-shoveler fracture is a fracture of the spinous process of lower cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae. It has only rarely been reported as being caused by an overuse sports injury. This case report describes the first ...
  • Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Raftery, Martin; Kemp, Simon; Makdissi, Michael; Decq, Philippe (BMJ Publishing Group, 2016-06)
    Concussion is the number one injury risk in contact and collision sports. Identification of concussive events is critical to optimise injury management and, as identified by Quarrie and Murphy¹, to undertake accurate ...
  • Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Hodgson, L. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2015-06)
    In the April 2015 issue of BJSM, Kirkwood et al1 drew attention to concussion in youth rugby, concluding with four recommendations, most of which are well founded. One would agree there is a lack of medical personnel at ...
  • Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Kemp, Simon; Raftery, Martin (BMJ Publishing Group, 2016-04)
    Determining the appropriate starting time and duration of the Return to Play (RTP) process after any injury is fundamental to the practice of clinical sports medicine. A framework on RTP after concussion is outlined in ...
  • Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Kemp, Simon; Raftery, Martin (BMJ Publishing Group, 2016-03)
    Determining the appropriate starting point and duration of the Return to Play (RTP) process after injury is fundamental to the practice of clinical sports medicine. The most commonly cited RTP framework after concussion ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Strauss, Org; Velleman, M.D.; Janse van Rensburg, A.; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia) (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
    Traumatic iliopsoas haematoma is a serious complication of haemorrhage disorders rarely seen in young healthy athletes. It is mostly described in patients on anticoagulant therapy and commonly associated with various ...
  • Van Zuydam, Jarrad; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Janse van Rensburg, A; Patricios, Jonathan Speridon (MedPharm Publications, 2015)
    The aim of this article was to summarise recent research on shoulder impingement and rotator cuff pathology. A continuum model of rotator cuff pathology is described, and the challenges of accurate clinical diagnosis, ...
  • Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Makdissi, Michael (BMJ Publishing Group, 2015-06)
    Concussion remains prominent in the medical and scientific literature but its assessment and management remain somewhat ‘grey’ and ill defined. The key issues related to concussion are widely discussed in the public ...
  • Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Makdissi, Michael (BMJ Publishing Group, 2015-08)
    Concussion in sport has been defined as a “complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical factors.” The condition is characterised by “a graded set of clinical symptoms that may ...
  • Kramer, Efraim B.; Serratosa, L.; Drezner, Jonathan A.; Dvorak, Jiri (BMJ Publishing Group, 2015-12)
    The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) 2015 Guidelines for Resuscitation were published recently. For the first time, these guidelines included a subsection on ‘cardiac arrest during sports activities’ in the section ...
  • Collins, Robert Matthew; Botha, D.M.; Coopoo, Y.; Botha, M.K.; Lynch, E.; Van Niekerk, R.L. (Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 2015-11)
    There are a number of ultra-structural and immuno-histochemical studies involving hyperbaric oxygen treatment in skeletal muscle, as well as soft tissue healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in conjunction with blood ...
  • Mahomed, Z.; Martin, D.; Gilbert, E.; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Motara, F. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
    BACKGROUND. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is an ever-increasing burden on the health sector. With reported incidences of greater than 50%, coupled with the fact that recreational activities at high altitude are gaining ...
  • Van Rensburg, Dina C.J.; Van Rensburg, Audrey J.; Van Duuren, Elsa Margaretha; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia) (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2014)
    Exercise-induced iliac artery endofibrosis is a recently described abnormality of the external iliac artery that typically affects younger, healthy endurance athletes. Characteristic of the initially termed cyclist’s ...

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