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Welcome to the July 2014 Issue of CJSM.

Following last months successful CASEM / FIMS 2014 Conference, this month we bring you a wealth of Original Research commencing with a cardiovascular theme.

Asplund and Asif investigate the cardiovascular screening practices of AMSSM College Physicians and find heterogeneity in practice, including the use of cardiac screening investigations such as ECG and echo as a part of routine pre-participation evaluation screening for cardiac disease.

Given that not all causes of sudden cardiac death may be identified by screening prior to an event, the importance of adequate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation of amenable cardiac dysrhythmias is not to be understated. Waninger and colleagues find that CPR techniques during simulated cardiac arrest may be adequately performed both over and under protective equipment in football.

In addition to these studies, we bring you a wide range of Original Research topics ranging from baseline concussion screening tests and normative adductor squeeze test values in elite junior rugby union players, to changes in spino-pelvic parameters of elite weightlifters.

There are two brief reports, and a case report on the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound for an un-united hook of hamate fracture. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended our pre-conference seminar at the FIMS / CASEM Conference, and we look forward to seeing many of you again at similar events in the future.

 

Finally, don't forget to keep an eye on our CJSM blog available at http://www.cjsmblog.com and on our Facebook page and Twitter feed ( @cjsmonline ) where you will find topical conversation and comment on a wide variety of topics in the world of sport and exercise medicine. Best Wishes,  

Christopher Hughes MBBS MSc
Editor-in-Chief

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