Sport pre-participation screening for asymptomatic atlanto-axial instability (AAI) in Down Syndrome (DS) patients

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine POSITION STATEMENT Introduction Down Syndrome (DS) is a clinical syndrome comprising of typical facial features and various physical and intellectual disabilities due to extra genetic material on chromosome 21, with one in every 1,000 babies born in the UK affected (1). DS patients are at risk of atlanto-axial instability […]

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Should we be screening for gambling addiction in our athletes?

By Sean Carmody @seancarmody1 “On every advert you have a bet here and there. You cannot be surprised if people bet. You incite people to bet.” – Arsene Wenger In March, the sports medicine community traveled to Monaco for their three-yearly pilgrimage. And the hot topic? Screening in Sport. Much of the conference debate centred […]

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E-letter: Pre-participation screening in competitive athletes in Portugal

This E-letter is in response to ECG As A Part of the Pre-Participation Screening Programme: An Old an Still Present International Dilemma (Abstract) Pre-participation screening in competitive athletes in Portugal has been compulsory for more than 40 years. Yearly ECG was introduced in the screening at about the same time as in Italy, for all athletes evaluated […]

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