In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in athletic training. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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Revenues surpass expenditures in majority of medical specialty boards

August 1, 2017
Although medical specialty boards — as nonprofit organizations funded by physicians —have been entrusted to match revenue and…
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Medical costs increase, but number of patients treated and services rendered remained stable

July 10, 2017
Total medical expenditures increased markedly between 1996-1997 and 2011-2012, but the number of individuals with visits during an average month and…
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State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s…
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Trump’s election, aftermath has impact on society’s health, well-being

June 7, 2017
There is a growing amount of evidence to indicate that presidential campaigns and their outcomes can have negative effects on a person’s…
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Medicaid expansion under ACA increased health care access

March 10, 2017
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act led to increased access to care and insurance coverage, but was also associated with longer wait…
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Low MRI signal in knee fat pad may suggest knee cartilage defects

October 20, 2016
A low-intensity MRI signal in the infrapatellar fat pad was associated with an increased risk of knee cartilage defects, according to study findings…
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Percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy linked with pain relief and improved function for tennis elbow

March 15, 2016
At 3-year follow-up, patients with recalcitrant tennis elbow who underwent minimally invasive percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy experienced sustained…
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Career length and performance decreased after ACL injury in professional hockey players

March 14, 2016
Although most professional hockey players are able to return to play after ACL injury, career length and performance may be significantly decreased…
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Return to play rates high among NCAA Division I female soccer players after ACL reconstruction

March 13, 2016
Investigators of this study found high return-to-play rates after ACL reconstruction among collegiate female soccer players, especially those with…
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Link seen with low normalized knee separation, risk of lower extremity injury in female youth soccer players

March 11, 2016
Among post-menarchal soccer players, investigators found a correlation between low normalized knee separation during drop-jump testing and an…
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