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Index: December 2021
Clinical Focus: THE INJURED ATHLETE
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April 2010
Clinical Focus: Hypertension
  • Hypertension in athletes
    • Antihypertension medication and its effects on athletes
  • Risk of CVD in professional athletes
  • NSAIDs in sports medicine
  • Arterial and venous injuries in athletes
  • Family history and exercise-induced cardiac remodeling (eg, left ventricular hypertrophy)
  • Physical activity for non-athletes with hypertension
    • Exercise programs for patients with hypertension
  • Sleep changes related to hypertension
  • Resuming exercise after rhabdomyolysis
  • Gender differences in hypertension and treatment options
  • Dietary approaches to prevention and treatment hypertension
  • Exercise and the vascular wall
  • Effects of exercise on aging
  • Association between exercise and atherosclerosis
  • Sodium ingestion and hypertension
  • Arrhythmia and "holiday heart"
  • Increased arterial stiffness in children, patients with type 2 diabetes
  • COPD
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April 2010


Clinical Focus: Hypertension
Submission deadline: 3/05/2010
Fast-Track deadline: 3/15/2010
Published: 4/15/2010
Bonus distribution:
American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (April 22-24, 2010)

  • Hypertension in athletes
    • Antihypertension medication and its effects on athletes
  • Risk of CVD in professional athletes
  • NSAIDs in sports medicine
  • Arterial and venous injuries in athletes
  • Family history and exercise-induced cardiac remodeling (eg, left ventricular hypertrophy)
  • Physical activity for non-athletes with hypertension
    • Exercise programs for patients with hypertension
  • Sleep changes related to hypertension
  • Resuming exercise after rhabdomyolysis
  • Gender differences in hypertension and treatment options
  • Dietary approaches to prevention and treatment hypertension
  • Exercise and the vascular wall
  • Effects of exercise on aging
  • Association between exercise and atherosclerosis
  • Sodium ingestion and hypertension
  • Arrhythmia and "holiday heart"
  • Increased arterial stiffness in children, patients with type 2 diabetes
  • COPD

June 2010


Clinical Focus: Orthopedics and Ligament Injuries
Submission deadline: 5/05/2010
Fast-Track deadline: 5/15/2010
Published: 6/15/2010
Bonus distribution:
American Orthopedics Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Providence, RI (July 15-18, 2010)

  • Stress fractures and treatment
  • Clavicle injuries
  • Emergency preparedness before sporting events
  • Seasonal injuries (football, hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer)
  • Effects of strenuous exercise on Achilles tendon
  • Hip muscles in lower body injuries
  • Exercise practices for young children
  • Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
  • Management of back pain
  • Multiligament knee injuries
  • Treatment options for tendon inflammation and instability
  • Scoliosis in young athletes
  • Ankle instability
  • ACL injuries
    • Meniscus tear in combination with an ACL tear
    • Nonoperative and operative treatment options for ACL tears
    • ACL reconstruction
  • Superimpose x rays for evaluation of extreme ankle and foot motion
  • Skin cancer and sunblock
  • Locker room infections
  • Obesity and duration of recovery from orthopedic injury
  • Shoulder problems in professional athletes (rotator cuff)
  • Shoulder instability in athletes
  • Rehabilitation
    • Hylan G-F20 and corticosteroids
    • Exercise after joint replacement surgery
    • Controlling inflammation after surgery
    • Use of pain pumps, devices for stabilization and preservation, bone void fillers
  • Degenerative knee osteoarthritis
  • Symptomatic snapping hip
  • Bone density after menopause
  • Managing the elderly athlete

October 2010


Clinical Focus: Neurology, Stroke, Rehabilitation Medicine/ Emergency Medicine, Cardiometabolic Health
Submission deadline: 9/05/2010
Fast-Track deadline: 9/15/2010
Published: 10/15/2010
Bonus distribution:
American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX (October 15-20, 2010)
American Heart Association, Chicago, IL (November 13-17, 2010)

  • Neurology and Stroke
    • Postconcussive outcomes in athletes
    • Peroneal nerve injuries/palsy
    • Exercise and Parkinson's disease
    • Boxing-related neurological injuries
    • Reduction in incident stroke risk with physical activity
  • Rehabilitation Medicine/Emergency Medicine
    • Sport and recreation related injuries/fracture
    • Recognizing symptoms of concussion/trauma during sports event
    • Sports dentistry
  • Cardiometabolic Health
    • Obesity and diabetes in sports medicine
    • Athletes and vitamin D
    • Omega-3 fatty acids (over the counters vs subscriptions)
    • IBS and nutrition
    • Bone health in patients with gastrointestinal disorders
    • Malabsorption and nutrition intake/electrolytes/fluids
    • Malabsorption and high fructose intake
  • Using erythropoietin to increase performance
  • Adherence after gastric bypass surgery and exercise
  • Exercises to help manage neck pain
  • Myotonia congenita
  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Steroid-induced osteoporosis in men
  • On-the-field injury treatment
  • Return-to-play strategies
  • Water sports injuries
  • Post-transplant patients and exercise

December 2010


Clinical Focus: Respiratory Medicine
Submission deadline: 11/05/2010
Fast-Track deadline: 11/15/2010
Published: 12/15/2010
Bonus distribution:
American Association for Respiratory Care Convention, Las Vegas, NV (December 06-09, 2010)
American Heart Association, Chicago, IL (November 13-17, 2010)

  • Asthma and the athlete
    • Vocal cord dysfunction
    • Exercise-induced asthma
    • Exercise-induced bronchospasm
  • COPD
    • Obesity and COPD
    • Relationship between COPD and nutrition intake
  • Treatment options for steroid-induced osteoporosis in men
  • Treatments for asthma
    • Bronchodilators, anticholinergics
    • Corticosteroids
    • Metered-dose vs other types of inhalers
  • Respiratory infections in winter sports athletes
  • Asthma in elite athletes
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and physical activity
  • Fitness and long-term oxygen therapy/lung transplantation
  • Airflow function and the metabolic syndrome