In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in Sports Medicine. 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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Many NFL running backs, wide receivers return to play after concussion

August 14, 2019
There was a high percentage of National Football League running backs and wide receivers who were able to return to play after concussion, according…
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Nearly half of stem cell clinics lack physicians trained in advertised treatments

June 25, 2019
Among companies who advertise unproven, direct-to-consumer stem cell therapies and employ at least one physician, only about half claimed to treat…
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Oral contraceptives may protect women from serious knee injuries

June 6, 2019
A recent study found that oral contraceptive pills may provide protection against anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries, particularly in young…
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NFL players more likely to die of heart, brain-related disease than MLB players

May 24, 2019
Former professional football players had higher all-cause, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and mortality rates vs. former professional baseball…
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Clinical guidelines from North American specialty societies often biased, have conflicts of interest

April 2, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often call for greater use of services associated to their own…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
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Direct-to-consumer medical ad spending rises $7.5 billion over 10 years

January 8, 2019
Money spent on medical marketing greatly increased from 1997 through 2016, carried largely by a significant surge in direct-to-consumer advertising…
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Majority of patients with mild TBI do not seek follow-up care

May 29, 2018
More than half of patients with mild traumatic brain injury who presented to the ED did not see a health care practitioner in the 3 months following…
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NIH primary supporter of systematic reviews behind USPSTF recommendations

May 24, 2018
The NIH was the single largest financial contributor to the systematic reviews that led to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations…