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July 2004 Table of Contents

THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 32 - NO. 7 - JULY 2004

NEWS AND ANALYSIS           

Best of the Literature
Zapping Ions for Calcific Tendinitis? • Move More to Die Later • Cheerleading Can Be Hazardous to Health • Fatter Bellies Signal Lower Cardiovascular Fitness

News Briefs
Core Temperature Measurement Goes High Tech: Pill Enables Wireless Monitoring • Pool Chlorine Concentration Influences Breathing Problems • Do Lighter Baseballs Decrease Throwing Injuries? • Dehydration at Youth Sports Camps

Editor's Notes will resume next month.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Practice Essentials Series
Patellofemoral Syndrome
Diagnostic Pointers and Individualized Treatment
A hands-on approach to diagnosing patellofemoral syndrome can identify anatomic weakness or tightness that contributes to the patient's pain. Treatment centers on strengthening and stretching exercises and activity modifications.
Michele LaBotz, MD

Sports Dermatology Series
Viral Skin Infections
Preventing Outbreaks in Sports Settings
Sweating, chafing, occlusive clothing, abrasions, and close body contact are sports-related factors that contribute to viral skin infections. Prompt, aggressive treatment helps athletes return to play quicker and prevents spread to other competitors.
Peggy R. Cyr, MD

CASE REPORT

Myotonia Congenita in a Young Active Man
Symptoms and Physique Tip the Diagnosis
Though muscle cramps in active patients can raise many diagnostic possibilities, the activity history, family history, and physical exam offer vital clues, even when the cause is relatively rare, as in this patient.
Kelvin T. L. Chew, MB, BCh, MSpMed; Yue-Shuen Wong, MBBS; Hock-Luen Teoh, MB, ChB; Erle C. H. Lim, MBBS, MMed (Intern Med)

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Intra-articular Hyaluronic Acid Treatment for Golfer's Toe
Keeping Older Golfers on Course
To determine if hyaluronic acid (HA) injections have a role in the treatment of toe osteoarthritis symptoms, investigators performed an 8-week trial of weekly HA injections in older golfers. They found that the treatment reduced pain at rest and with activity.
Robert J. Petrella, MD, Phd; Anthony Cogliano, MD

CLINICAL PRACTICE

Pearls
Got Chocolate Milk for Exercise Recovery? • Monitoring Tips for Patients on Statins • Engaging Baseball Parents in Elbow Injury Treatment • Apophy-seal Injuries: When to Stretch? • Tailoring Exercise Goals for Seniors • Safety Planning for Athletes Who Have Sickle Cell Trait

FOR YOUR PATIENTS

Practice Essentials Series
Patient Adviser
Coping With Patellofemoral Syndrome
Michele LaBotz, MD

READER SERVICE

Staff

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CME Self Test
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In an effort to provide information that is scientifically accurate and consistent with accepted standards of medical practice, the editors and publisher of The Physician and Sportsmedicine routinely consult sources believed to be reliable. However, readers are encouraged to confirm this information with other sources. For example and in particular, physicians are advised to consult the prescribing information in the manufacturer's package insert before prescribing any drug mentioned.


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