Part 1: Key messages from the 2018 BASEM Spring Conference

By Tej Pandya “RED-S is a complex, multifactorial syndrome that it is often missed” This was the key message from the 2018 BASEM Conference – the largest attendance for the spring meeting since its inception.  We were treated to a wide variety of SEM practitioners (with equal split between male and female presenters) who collectively […]

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Young athletes’ optimal health: Part 3 Consequences of Relative Energy Deficiency in sports

Part-3 of the blog mini-series on RED-S By Dr Nicky Keay In my previous blogs, I  described the adverse effects of Relative Energy Deficiency in sports (RED-S) in both female and male athletes- current health and sport performance and potential long term health problems. What about young aspiring athletes? There is concern that early sport specialisation, imbalances in training […]

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Optimal health: including female athletes! Part 1 Bones

Part-1 of the blog mini-series on RED-S By Dr Nicky Keay It is hard to dispute that women are underrepresented in medical research and certainly there are not many studies that include female athletes. Does this matter? After all whatever your gender, the same physiological and metabolic processes occur. However, the Endocrine system is where there are […]

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IOC Consensus Statement concludes little evidence of negative outcomes associated with strenuous exercise in pregnancy

By Professor Gregory Davies, MD But the overall quality of the available evidence on the impact of intense exercise is not strong, with few studies carried out in elite athletes, the statement warns. The statement is the second in a series of five issued by the IOC on exercise and pregnancy, focusing on elite athletes. […]

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Cutting sporting Australians to their knees: time for more investment in sports injury prevention

By David Hunter, Florance and Cope Professor of Rheumatology Australians’ passion for their favourite sporting pursuits is almost unmatched by any other country throughout the world. We pride ourselves on our sporting heritage and the records that our minnow sized population has been able to achieve in an ever expanding sporting world. Not detracting from the importance […]

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Running injuries and how to prevent them: BJSM article (by Irene S. Davis et al.) featured in the NY-Times

  Running is a low barrier activity with ongoing popular appeal. Running injury prevention is therefore an (unfortunately) important related area of study, with practical – day to day- training implications for many individuals. Therefore it is no surprise that Irene S. Davis et al.’s BJSM publication “Greater vertical impact loading in female runners with […]

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Potential association between the current recommendations for ski binding adjustment and the high prevalence of knee injuries in female skiers?

By Gerhard Ruedl and Martin Burtscher Department of Sport Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria Take home message: Are women’s bindings set 15% too high – and increasing risk of knee injury? Are you one of the over 200 million recreational skiers practicing this fascinating sport on snow covered ski slopes during the winter months? You […]

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Highlights from the Female Athlete, BASEM Spring Conference 2015

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Sean Carmody (@seancarmody1) “Too often in sport, doctors are men and they don’t understand” That was the opinion of Paula Radcliffe last January in reference to the effects of menstruation on athletic performance. Clearly a challenge had been laid down to Sport and […]

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The delegate view of 6th London School of SEM Conference– What lessons were learnt?

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Jonathan Shurlock (@J_Shurlock) Reading the recent BJSM blog on the 6th annual London Deanery Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Conference written by the event organisers, inspired me to give the delegate view of the important lessons learnt by those in attendance, and add […]

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‘The fatigued athlete’ and RED-S: Lessons from the field and the BASEM spring conference

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective, a monthly blog series By Dr Khine Swe Win I recently attended the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) spring conference, “The fatigued athlete” in Manchester. It provided the latest evidence in diagnosis, prevention and management of underperformance syndromes. Unsurprisingly, the new IOC consensus statement on Relative Energy Deficiency […]

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