Happy February everyone!
By the time this issue hits the streets we will have crowned another Super Bowl Champion. I don't really have a vested interested in which team wins, just hoping for a good game and some funny commercials. Has anyone seen the news story of the kid petitioning the NFL to change the game to Saturday? I'll vote for that.
Let us see what the February issue has in store:
This month we start off the edition with an Invited Commentary written by Consulting Editor William O. Roberts MD, MS, FACSM, titled, "Wellness and Life Balance for Sports Medicine Physicians: Recognizing Physician Burnout," this is a very important topic that affects us all and we definitely have room for improvement.
David Webner, MD, has assembled an interesting General Medical Conditions edition. We are always talking about the preparticipation exam, does it need to happen, should there be more or less. In this issue, you can learn more about preparticipation physical evaluation and find out if it can lead to decreased musculoskeletal morbidity. I really enjoyed reading the article about optimizing health, wellness, and performance of the tactical athlete. We also have a very interesting article on understanding neuroplasticity for ACL rehabilitation. Additionally, this section includes an interesting case report about a pulmonary embolism in a Division I collegiate softball athlete – don't miss it!
D. Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RD, FACSM and Demetre E. Gostas, MS, have written an interesting Special Communication entitled, "Thyroid Function and Nutrient Status in the Athlete," published in this issue as well. I had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Larson-Meyer speak a national meeting in Denver and really enjoyed her lecture and I hope you find the article interesting.
Scanning Sports Medicine penned by Robert B. Kiningham, MD, MA, FACSM, looks at the latest clinical research published by ACSM. CAQ Review discusses the female athlete triad, RED-S, and the male athlete triad.
Enjoy the February edition! Please pass along ideas for topics and authors and share CSMR with your friends and colleagues.
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM