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.

In the Journals

ACGME duty hour reform not associated with change in general surgery patient outcomes

December 22, 2014
In a quasi-experimental study of general surgery patient outcomes, results showed implementation of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate…
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Performance improvement programs improved early antibiotic treatment for open fractures

December 19, 2014
Implementation of a multifaceted performance improvement program concentrating on education, accountability and antibiotic availability for the…
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Study: Patients have similar pain scores for liposomal bupivacaine vs. femoral nerve block after TKA

December 19, 2014
Among adult patients who underwent unilateral total knee arthroplasty, a periarticular injection of liposomal bupivacaine was found to be…
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Study: Angular stable locking system offers little benefit for treating distal tibial fractures

December 18, 2014
Recently published data showed treating distal tibial fractures using an angular stable locking treating with intramedullary nailing offered no…
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Web-based program may aid in diagnosing knee pain

December 18, 2014
A web-based program was shown to assist clinicians in making a differential diagnosis for knee pain, according to study data. Researchers evaluated…
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Study results show HTO in conjunction with MSC improved cartilage healing

December 18, 2014
Compared with high tibial osteotomy with platelet-rich plasma injection only, patients who underwent high tibial osteotomy in conjunction with…
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Injury common among young female soccer players in Denmark

December 17, 2014
Recently published data showed a high incidence of injury in female adolescent soccer players in Denmark. Researchers studied 424 injuries in 498…
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Immune-competent cells present in biopsy of nonruptured chronic tendinopathic Achilles tendons

December 17, 2014
Immune-competent cells were present in the majority of biopsy specimens from nonruptured chronic tendinopathic Achilles tendons, according to study…
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Intermediate, long-stemmed humeral components provided secure fit in certain patients

December 17, 2014
Patients with a large humeral canal or with significant proximal bone loss experienced secure distal fit with use of intermediate or long-stemmed…
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Study: Leukocyte esterase strip test accurate, effective marker of periprosthetic joint infection

December 16, 2014
The leukocyte esterase strip test yielded a high specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and moderate sensitivity when…
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