Exercise oncology part 3/3: exercise as a therapeutic tool in an out-patient oncology setting

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Lauranne Bazin and Justin Carrard For our final blog in the exercise oncology series, we spoke to Dr. Didier Jallut, who, for over 20 years has worked as an oncologist at an out-patient setting dealing primarily with breast cancer patients in Lausanne, Switzerland. What […]

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Preoperative exercise halves the postoperative complication rate in patients with lung cancer: a systematic review of the effect of exercise on complications, length of stay and quality of life in patients with cancer

  Letter in response to BJSM Article: Preoperative exercise halves the postoperative complication rate in patients with lung cancer: a systematic review of the effect of exercise on complications, length of stay and quality of life in patients with cancer.   Dear Editor, It was with great pleasure that I read the recent review article by […]

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Time to dispense with the male/female binary in sport? Analysis of the cases of Laurel Hubbard and Mack Beggs

  By Lynley Anderson, Taryn Knox and Alison Heather International media has reported on Laurel Hubbard, a 39 year old trans-woman weightlifter who has been named in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team to compete in Australia in 2018. Hubbard is the first New Zealand weightlifter to medal at any world championships and is the first transgender athlete […]

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Your patient has an ‘exercise associated wheeze’… it might not be asthma!

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Katie Marino @krmarino1 Sports and exercise medicine (SEM) is a broad speciality that overlaps a number of different areas. Perhaps one of the more overlooked aspects of SEM is cardio-respiratory physiology and the vital role it has on performance. To gain more knowledge in […]

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OWise breast cancer: supporting women through treatment

By Lucía Sagarra-Romero Breast cancer and its treatment cause emotional trauma and health issues that impact a patient’s daily life. (1) The Owise breast cancer app is an online system that supports any patient with breast cancer to manage their health problems during and after their treatment. It provides the patient with a clear overview […]

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Three blind mice: 2017 SASMA Conference from the eyes of three medical students (PART 1)

By Kyle A. Winik, Lisa Erasmus and Robyn Paulse The SASMA conference is a biennial event and the latest instalment – the 17th of its kind – was held in Cape Town. This year’s theme was “Integrate-Accelerate Elevate”. As medical students attending our first conference, we were made to feel extremely welcome and we highly recommend […]

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Is education more important than exercise in treating patellofemoral pain?

  Follow-up to BJSM podcast episode #322. Haven’t heard it yet? Listen here.  By Erin Macri @Erin_Macri, Simon Kristoffer Johansen, Michael Rathleff @MichaelRathleff After interviewing Dr. Michael Rathleff, I was thinking about how best to introduce Michael’s education slides to the clinic. Rather than simply uploading them to the site, I have collaborated here with Michael […]

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10 benefits of postgraduate SEM study

  By Dominic Mah @DomMah_ and David Bui  @David_Bui_ You’re nearing the final years of medical school (or maybe you finished a while ago!), and now you’re looking for ways to develop your interest in sport and exercise medicine. Postgraduate SEM study (incl. intercalated degrees – the Bachelor of Science degree you can fit in […]

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