I hope you all had a safe and joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year. Welcome to the first edition of Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR) for 2018! There are two big changes for CSMR this year; we begin publishing on a monthly basis and the editor-in-chief transition is officially complete. We are excited about our new format, every month you can look forward to receiving the latest clinical reviews, case reports, and all of the other great content that you enjoy in CSMR. Next, I need to say thank you to William O. Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM, for his 8 years of outstanding service as our editor-in-chief. Bill and I have had a productive 6-month overlap period and as a result of his mentorship and guidance the transition was seamless, and I am honored to follow in Bill's footsteps. Thankfully, Bill has agreed to stay on in a consulting editor role and I more than likely will have to call on him at times for more sage council and guidance. I also would be remiss if I didn't publicly thank Lori Tish, our managing editor, for all of her help and mentorship through the transition process. I hope you enjoy our first monthly edition of CSMR for 2018.
Head, Neck, and Spine Section Editor Christopher A. McGrew, MD, FACSM, has assembled a set of case reports that will prove useful information on a variety of topics. Dig into this issue to learn more about management of an adolescent athlete with sports-related concussion and intraparenchymal hemorrhage, return to play considerations in an elite hockey player with temporal lobe epilepsy, a rare case of thoracic spinal stenosis in a Caucasian male, extracranial vertebral artery dissecting aneurysm with snowboarding, delayed onset abducens palsy in a concussed child, and kitesurfing and cranial trauma. You won't want to miss the sections article entitled, "Zurich to Berlin – 'Where' Are We Now with the Concussion in Sport Group?" by Christopher A. McGrew, MD, FACSM; Margaret Pusateri, MD; and Brandon Hockenberry, MD or "Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis," by Eric Reynolds, MD.
In Pearls & Pitfalls, E. Randy Eichner, MD, FACSM, explores anemia in athletes, news on iron therapy, and community care during marathons. Web Alert reviews several interesting web sites, you'll want to check out. This issue's Clinical Pearl focuses on how to recognize cuboid syndrome. Get to know Andrew Peterson, MD, in the Clinician Profile. Beginning this year, he is serving the journal in the new role of digital content editor as we look to expand our digital footprint.
I hope this is a good start to the year for all of you. If there are topics you would like to see in the future, please feel free to forward your ideas to CSMR@acsm.org for us to consider for an upcoming issue of the journal.
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM