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Number: 4
Index: December 2021
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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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Clinical Features

The Clinical Features section of The Physician and Sportsmedicine features Original Research, Review Articles, and Case Reports.

Review Articles are comprehensive analyses and meta-analyses of specific topics that are relevant to our readers. Review articles published in The Physician and Sportsmedicine are both solicited and unsolicited. The submitted article should describe current developments in the field of clinical medicine. All review articles should present content that is accessible to readers who are not intimately familiar with the subject being reviewed. As such, all review articles should increase readers' interest and describe important developments. We encourage authors to contact the editorial department to discuss any unsolicited article topics in order to avoid replication of previously published or already submitted articles. A signed author disclosure form is required before any submission can be published.

Original Research articles are formal investigative studies that focus on timely clinical issues. These reports typically include randomized trials, intervention studies, cohort studies, case-control studies, epidemiologic assessments, other observational studies, surveys with high response rates, cost-effectiveness analyses and decision analyses, and studies of screening and diagnostic tests. Each manuscript should clearly state an objective or hypothesis; the design and methods (including the study setting and dates, patients or participants with inclusion and exclusion criteria and/or participation or response rates, or data sources, and how these were selected for the study); the essential features of any interventions; the main outcome measures; the main results of the study; a comment section placing the results in context with the published literature and addressing study limitations; and the conclusions. Data included in research reports should be as current as possible. A signed author disclosure form is required before any submission can be published.

Case Reports should include the etiology, diagnosis, and management of a single case. Case reports should help primary care physicians improve patient care. They should include information on the background of the patient, how the initial diagnosis was reached, discussion of the differential diagnosis, and discussion about treatment and management. Case reports can focus on unique cases, unexpected associations, unusual side effects or adverse medication interaction, unusual disease presentation, management of new diseases, unexpected events during the treatment course, pathogenesis of a disease, or any other substantial findings of educational value. Data regarding suspected adverse drug reactions should provide a description of the event, details regarding the implicated medication (purpose, when initiated), previous adverse drug reactions with similar drugs, effects of dechallenge or rechallenge, and treatment for the reaction. The report should be factual, concise, logically organized, and clearly presented.

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