Letter in Response to: The association of light intensity physical activity (LIPA) with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality by Chastin and colleagues 

Letter in Response to The association of light intensity physical activity (LIPA) with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality by Chastin and colleagues  To the Editor, In Reply, We thank Dr Füzéki and colleagues for their thoughtful letter regarding our meta-analysis of the association of light intensity physical activity (LIPA) and adult cardiometabolic health and mortality [1]. The […]

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The association of light intensity physical activity (LIPA) with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality by Chastin and colleagues (Letter to the Editor)

Letter in response to BJSM Open Access Review: Chastin SFM, Craemer M de, Cocker K de, et al. How does light-intensity physical activity associate with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality? Systematic review with meta-analysis of experimental and observational studies. Br J Sports Med 2018.  Dear Editor, We read the recent systematic review with meta-analysis on the association […]

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The debate continues: the new IAAF Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification

By Simon Franklin, Jonathan Ospina Betancurt @JonathanOspinaB and Dr Silvia Camporesi @silviacamporesi  Drs Bermon, Lindén Hirschberg, Kowalski & Eklund have responded to our, and others’ criticism of studies published in 2017 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine; 51:1309-1314.(Bermon et al., 2017). We continue to disagree with many of the statistical approaches used by the authors, including in their […]

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No longer arthroscopy for degenerative knee disease? Potential benefits from a novel technique should not be ignored

Letter in response to BJSM Article: Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline   Dear Editor, It was with great interest that we read the republished guideline1 entitled “Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline.” Based on the findings from previous studies, the […]

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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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N=1 vs metadata in evaluating the effects of footwear on gait biomechanics

Letter in response to Shaw KE, Charlton JM, Perry CKL, et al. The effects of shoe-worn insoles on gait biomechanics in people with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2018;52:238-253. Footwear has long been considered a conservative management strategy for a variety of medical conditions. From tendon dysfunction to diabetic ulcers […]

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Risks associated with sitting and physical inactivity are not comparable to those of smoking (Letter to the Editor)

By Brigid M. Lynch, Paul A. Gardiner, Jeff K. Vallance, Terry Boyle, Neville Owen and Ron Borland Letter in Response to Online First Article (8 January 2018) “Infographic: Physical activity, sitting time and mortality.” Ekelund’s Infographics piece1 provides an overview of the Ekelund et al.2 harmonised meta-analysis of the joint effects of self-reported sitting and […]

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Authors’ response to letter by M O de Almeida & B T Saragiotto on “The effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in common lower limb conditions: a systematic review including quantification of patient-rated pain reduction”

We thank the correspondents for their interest in our recent review [1], and appreciate the opportunity to reply. Clinical trumps statistical – synthesise the evidence to inform practice A review of a clinical intervention can include both (i) quantitative (e.g. meta-analyses of effect sizes) and (ii) qualitative (e.g. subjective scoring and weighing of the available […]

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Letter in response to “The effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in common lower limb conditions: a systematic review including quantification of patient-rated pain reduction”

By Matheus Oliveira de Almeida @Matheusoa, and Bruno T Saragiotto @bsaragiotto Korakakis and colleagues’ recent systematic review of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) concluded that the intervention may be effective in the treatment of some lower limb conditions1. However, some aspects of the review raise doubts about the positive conclusion. Although the authors reported that they conducted […]

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The on-going debate about the usefulness of abdominal hypopressive technique on pelvic floor dysfunction: Evidence or evidence, there is no room for speculation.

In response to: “Is abdominal hypopressive technique effective in the prevention and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction? Marketing or evidence from high-quality trials?” (Letter to the editor)    By Saúl Martín Rodríguez @smrodguez and Kari Bø We thank the authors for the on-going debate about the hypopressive method and its hypothetical benefits on pelvic floor […]

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