Hello and Happy May! Winter weather hung on for as long as possible, but it finally seems like spring has arrived for good. High school and college spring sports are winding down with conference tournaments right around the corner, MLB is in full swing (pun intended) and the NBA and NHL playoffs are in the process of closing in on a champion. This also is graduation season and congrats to the families, friends, and most importantly the soon-to-be graduates.
The May 2018 issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports covers sideline and event management topics in addition to our regular columns and commentaries. This issue also contains an important Special Communication, "Female Athlete Issues for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement – 2017 Update."
The 2018 Sideline and Event Management section, recruited by Section Editor Pierre A. D'Hemecourt, MD, FACSM, features a section article that addresses the question "Should Body Size Categories Be More Common in Endurance Running Events?" The case series in this section focuses on exertional heat stroke (EHS) in runners during early spring in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.
The Clinician Profile features James H. Lynch, MD, MS, FACSM, who is serving as the journal's new section editor for Environmental Conditions and is one of the physicians for USA Swimming. The Pearls and Pitfalls column looks at football team rhabdomyolysis. Web Alerts reviews several interesting Web sites that may help your practice. The Clinical Procedure column explains saphenous nerve block for the assessment of knee pain refractory to conservative treatment.
This issue comes to you just before the 65th ACSM Annual Meeting featuring the 9th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and the World Congress on Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy. Hope to see everyone in Minneapolis from May 29 through June 2.
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM