AMSSM/OHSU Basic and Intermediate Sports Ultrasound Course – a few spots still available

Looking to jump into Sports Ultrasound? Need to expand your skill set?  Want to learn and practice some new injection techniques? Join the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Sports Ultrasound courses November 11-13, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. We offer both Basic (one day) and intermediate (two day) […]

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Life saved in semi final of SAFF Championship 2013 by FIFA-supplied AED (FMEB – FIFA Medical Emergency Bag)

Preventing sudden cardiac death was a critical forum topic at the 2012 FIFA Medical Conference in Budapest.  Advocates argued that pitch-side automated external defibrillators (AED) be required at FIFA competitions all over the world. In the last 5 years, only 24 of 84 football players who suffered cardiac arrest survived. Tragically, there was no AED available at the stadium in 80% […]

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‘Care of the Female Athlete’ special theme issue: AMSSM call for manuscripts

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is soliciting submissions for publication in the February 2014 issue of the BJSM. This AMSSM themed issue will focus on the broad topic of “Care of the Female Athlete”. (See the cover of the 2013 AMSSM special issue of BJSM at right).  Manuscript submissions can be in any area of […]

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Reflections from the medical tent: 4 hours and 9 minutes into the 2013 Boston Marathon

By Dr. Fred H. Brennan, Jr. Born in Boston in 1965 and having run the race twice, the Boston Marathon has always been a special event for me. I returned in 2013 for my fifth year as a medical volunteer. This time would be special. My 18-year old daughter would be working and shadowing me […]

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BJSM cover competition – round 2 (Vote now!)

Thanks to everyone who voted in round 1 of our second annual BJSM cover competition. Perhaps due to flexibility envy, BJSM’s issue #2 (ECOSEP special issue) goes through to the final. See the four awesome covers in this second round. To recap: You (and your friends) vote below for your favourite cover. One click and you […]

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The power of visual images in SEM: Ultrasound Probe as a Stethoscope?

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly series on the BJSM blog) By Dr Thamindu Wedatilake An electrician or a plumber carries a large bag, within it multiple tools aiding “diagnosis and treatment” of the household problems. Similarly doctors require tools for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. For a physician the tool […]

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