In the September Issue of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, following on from the recent passing of Ramadan, Professor Roy Shephard discusses the relationship between traditional Ramadan observance and Sport Injury risk in our Editorial this month.
Despite the biological challenges posed by Ramadan observance, there is no currently no clearly described relationship between strict observance during Ramadan and the risk of injuries in sport, although it is clear that further research is required in order to investigate any relationship more closely in the future, and Professor Shephard proceeds to offer a few pointers towards future research possibilities in this area.
Roddy and colleagues present a meta-analysis on Reductions in intraocular pressure after acute aerobic exercise, and call for standardization of research protocols on this topic. CJSM welcomes meta-analysis submissions of relevant areas of interest, and we encourage authors to send in their work to us.
We bring you Original Research articles on a wide range of different subjects including comparative characteristics of tibial shaft fractures in children and adult skiers, observational tools to code knockouts and technical knockouts in mixed martial arts, and head impact exposure in youth football.
Our Brief Reports this month include a preliminary study on the early signs of osteoarthritis in professional ballet dancers, and a report on the measurement of creatine kinase levels in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 Football Athletes.
Finally, we bring you four online Case Reports on topics including the management of myositis ossificans using intravenous pamidronate, and jejunal transection in Rugby Union.
As ever, keep an eye on our CJSM Blog which is available at http://www.cjsmblog.com where our Emerging Media Editor, Dr James MacDonald, keeps us up-to-date on a wide variety of subjects from the World of Sport and Exercise Medicine, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@cjsmonline) and Facebook.
Finally, don't miss out on our growing collection of podcasts which are available under the 'Media' tab of the homepage on our website. These are a great way to keep up-to-date with current thinking on relevant subjects from conversations with experts in their fields and I urge you to check them out.
Until next time, Best Wishes,
Christopher Hughes MBBS MSc