Note from Editor-in-Chief William O. Roberts
Spring should be just around the corner and, considering the cold winter we are having in the Midwest and other parts of the country, it will be much anticipated and appreciated. CM Russell captured the local sentiment in his 1918 painting entitled "Waiting for a Chinook." The ACSM Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL is starting to look pretty good right now as I look out my office window at 10 degrees Fahrenheit with blowing snow.
We are trying to give you, as a reader, the broad scope of sports and exercise medicine that you can apply to your daily care and advice for patients. This issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports should provide much that you can use for team and individual care and counseling. Additionally, I think you will find several good review articles for the Sports Medicine Boards if you are planning to recertify this year.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to Sean T. Bryan, MD, who is the new section editor for the Chest and Abdominal Conditions. He has assembled a set of articles that will prove interesting and helpful on a variety of topics. Check out this section to learn more about arterial thoracic outlet syndrome; athletes with effort thrombosis; non-inguinal abdominal hernias in athletes; the dilemma of genotype positive, phenotype negative hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; and summarizing a complex history and evolution neurologic thoracic outlet syndrome. This section also includes an interesting case report entitled, “Chronotropic Incompetence Precedes Silent Pulmonary Embolism.”
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM, serves as the section editor for the Environmental Conditions segment. You will not want to miss the informative articles from this topical area, which include barotrauma with extreme pressures in sport; exertional rhabdomyolysis: identification and evaluation of the athlete at risk for recurrence; land envenomations; and water envenomations and stings.
Our Clinician Profile features new Editorial Board member Pierre A. d’Hemecourt, MD, FACSM, a longtime member, friend of the College, and current president of the International Institute of Race Medicine. Pearls and Pitfalls looks at tough mudder injuries, triathlon drownings, and rhabdomyolysis in the Navy. Scanning Sports Medicine reviews the latest research published by ACSM.
Waiting for the first robin siting and the first crack of the bat. And while you are waiting check out the iPad app that connects you to CSMR and other ACSM journals, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/current-sports-medicine-reports/id615235657?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2.
William O. Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM