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April 2005 Table of Contents

THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 33 - NO. 4 - APRIL 2005

NEWS AND ANALYSIS           

Best of the Literature
Influence of Fitness vs BMI in Assessing Disease Risk in Women

News Briefs
Inside the Medical Tent at the Boston Marathon: Hot 2004 Race Prompts New Safeguards • Exercise Confers Health Benefits During Menopause • Low-Carb Diets: Why the Quick Results?

REVIEW ARTICLES

Acute Lumbar Disk Injuries in Active Patients
Making Optimal Management Decisions
Though lumbar disk injuries in active people aren't any more common than in the general population, treatment decisions for some athletes raise special considerations. The timing of the injury and treatment and the need for pain control are factors that guide management decisions for active patients.
MATHEW W. LIVELY, DO; JULIAN E. BAILES, JR, MD

Practice Essentials Series
Facial Injuries in Sports
A Team Physician's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
Sports activities, by some estimates, account for almost a third of all facial injuries. Team physicians are often the first to respond to these injuries. Anticipating the most common scenarios enables physicians to quickly institute techniques that can avoid complications and flag the more severe injuries.
SAMUEL J. ROMEO, MD; CHRISTOPHER J. HAWLEY, MD; MICHAEL W. ROMEO, MD; JOSEPH P. ROMEO, MD

AGREEMENT STATEMENT

Summary and Agreement Statement of the Second International Conference on Concussion in Sport, Prague 2004
An international group of concussion experts met in Prague in November 2004. Their report, which updates the group's 2002 Vienna statement, proposes a two-tiered concussion classification, reviews clinical issues, offers a new assessment tool, and addresses the latest management options.
CONCUSSION IN SPORT GROUP: PAUL MCCRORY, MBBS, PHD (CHAIR); KAREN JOHNSTON, MD, PHD; WILLEM MEEUWISSE, MD, PHD; MARK AUBRY, MD; ROBERT CANTU, MD; JIRI DVORAK, MD; TONI GRAF-BAUMANN, MD, PHD; JAMES KELLY, MD; MARK LOVELL, PHD; PATRICK SCHAMASCH, MD

CLINICAL PRACTICE

Pearls
A Better Anterior Drawer Test • Get a Grip on Hand Weakness

FOR YOUR PATIENTS

Practice Essentials Series
Patient Adviser
What to Do for Nasal Injuries
SAMUEL J. ROMEO, MD; CHRISTOPHER J. HAWLEY, MD; MICHAEL W. ROMEO, MD; JOSEPH P. ROMEO, MD; WITH PATRICIA D. MEES

READER SERVICE

Editorial Board

Staff

Information for Authors

CME Self Test
Additional CME credit available at https://www.physsportsmed.com/cme.htm

Classified Advertising

Index to Advertisers

Index 1990-2004


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