Exercise and Sports Medicine

American College of Sports MedicineMedscape and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) present Exercise and Sports Medicine. This comprehensive site offers valuable resources to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. Also featured are the latest medically relevant advancements in exercise science and the uses of physical activity for health. The convergence of sports, medicine, and exercise is a rapidly advancing specialty that integrates therapeutic and preventive use of exercise, fitness development for athletic performance, sports-injury prevention and treatment, and sports nutrition.

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Exercise and Sports Medicine Features

  • Do FMS Composite Scores Predict Subsequent Injury? Is there an association between FMS composite scores and subsequent risk of injury?
  • Binge Drinking and the Risk of Liver Events Does binge drinking increase the risk for liver disease above and beyond the risk due to average alcohol consumption?
  • ORBITA: Sham PCI Trial Sends Stents and CardioTwitter Reeling What are the biggest misperceptions about the trial that inspired 1700+ tweets in 9 days? And why did it send US interventional cardiologists into a tizzy while their UK counterparts remained calm?
  • BAD Guidelines for Biologic Therapy for Psoriasis 2017 The British Association of Dermatologists provides evidence-based recommendations on the use of biologic therapies for the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults and children.
  • Pure Autonomic Failure This case series elucidates the symptoms and diagnosis of pure autonomic failure, a degenerative disorder that results in symptomatic hypotension. How is it best managed and what's the prognosis?
  • Breaks in Sitting Time: Effects on Glucose and BP Interrupting prolonged sitting with bouts of walking may help improve glucose control and blood pressure.
  • The Effect of Low Vitamin D on Cognition Might vitamin D protect against cognitive decline and dementia in aging?
  • 'Prehab' for Improved Liver Transplantation Outcomes Dr William Balistreri on new data suggesting the value of addressing frailty and malnutrition in patients awaiting liver transplantation.
  • Fatigue in Psoriasis: A Controlled Study How prevalent is fatigue in patients with psoriasis? Is there a correlation of fatigue to measurements of disease activity and inflammation?
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment What is complex regional pain syndrome, who might it affect, and how is it diagnosed and managed? This article provides a primer on this challenging disorder.