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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Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
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Recurrent concussion rates decline following youth traumatic brain injury laws

November 9, 2017
The rate of recurrent concussions significantly decreased among high-school athletes in the 2 years following the enactment of youth sports traumatic…
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Severe head impacts more likely among skilled positions in youth football

November 3, 2017
Although all youth football players frequently sustain head impacts during both games and practices, players in skilled positions – including…
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World Rugby refutes proposed tackle, scrum ban for school rugby

October 3, 2017
Because of the high rates of injury associated with youth rugby, two experts from Newcastle University in England argue that tackle and other forms…
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Nearly 20% of teens report at least one concussion in their lives

September 26, 2017
Adolescents in grades 8, 10 and 12 who took part in competitive sports were more likely to receive a concussion diagnosis during their lifetime, with…
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No benefit to intracranial pressure monitoring in children with TBI

September 12, 2017
The use of intracranial pressure monitoring to improve functional survival outcomes in children with severe traumatic brain injury does not increase
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AAP cautions youth athletes against unhealthy weight changes

September 6, 2017
Youth athletes who participate in sports with weight classes or an emphasis on physique may be engaging in unhealthy strategies for weight loss and
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Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017
A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not…
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FDA moves slowly on required postapproval drug studies; other agency procedures scrutinized

August 15, 2017
More than 3 years passed before the efficacy of most drugs given accelerated approval by the FDA from 2009 to 2013 was validated, according to…
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Partial Medicaid expansions under ACA pose ‘big consequences’

August 9, 2017
Just shy of 7 months into President Donald J. Trump’s presidency, there have been repeated failures to fulfill his major campaign promise to…
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