AMSSM Sports Medcasts
Latest Trends in Doping Science and Testing with Dr. Matt Fedoruk

Latest Trends in Doping Science and Testing with Dr. Matt Fedoruk

May 16, 2022

On this episode of the AMSSM (T: @TheAMSSM) Sports Medcast, host Dr. Krystian Bigosinski, is joined by Dr. Matt Fedoruk, PhD, who works as the Chief Science Officer leading the Science & Research team at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (@usantidoping).

Dr. Fedoruk served as a Featured National Speaker in the Doping in Sport session during the 2022 AMSSM Annual Meeting. In this conversation, he discusses some of the latest trends in doping science and testing and addresses the following topics:

  • His experience as a USADA Officer during the 2022 Olympic and Paralympics Games in China, and the new testing measures that were recently put in place.
  • How does WADA’s Athlete Biological Passport work, and what has its impact been on anti-doping?
  • How does he view orthobiologic treatments, such as PRP and stem cell therapies, through the lens of anti-doping?
  • Are gene doping technologies realistic from a physiological standpoint, or it is still the stuff of science fiction?
  • How does USADA balance respect for athlete autonomy and privacy, while also performing meaningful doping control?
  • How should sports medicine providers proceed when encountering athletes who might be coerced into doping programs?
  • How should physicians approach care of recreational athletes when it comes to the risks and benefits of substances that may be performance-enhancers, such as testosterone?
  • How does he approach being a fan of sport while working at USADA, where he often sees the best of worst of sport?
Challenges of Exercise and Physical Activity in Minorities with Dr. Meredith Turner

Challenges of Exercise and Physical Activity in Minorities with Dr. Meredith Turner

April 8, 2022

On this episode of the AMSSM (T: @TheAMSSM) Sports Medcast, host Dr. Jacob Wessels, MD, is joined by Dr. Meredith Turner, MD, who is one of the speakers in the Race and Sport session during the 2022 AMSSM Annual Meeting.

In this conversation, Dr. Turner discusses her upcoming presentation in Austin, TX, on the Challenges of Exercise and Physical Activity in Minorities and addresses the following topics:

  • The definition of minority populations and how she first got interested in this topic
  • Identifying some of the primary barriers that minorities encounter regarding physical activity in their communities
  • How socioeconomic barriers contribute to these health disparities in minorities
  • Ways that sports medicine professionals and healthcare providers can help recognize and address these factors in their communities

Resources:

Oliver, E. J., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Kasim, A., & Vallis, D. (2021). Inequalities and Inclusion in Exercise Referral Schemes: A Mixed-Method Multi-Scheme Analysis. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(6), 3033. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18063033

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33809451/

Hawes, A. M., Smith, G. S., McGinty, E., Bell, C., Bower, K., LaVeist, T. A., Gaskin, D. J., & Thorpe, R. J., Jr (2019). Disentangling Race, Poverty, and Place in Disparities in Physical Activity. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(7), 1193. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16071193

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30987098/

Physical activity deserts: What they are and how to reduce them with Dr. NiCole Keith. Ep #468 https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/physical-activity-deserts-what-they-are-and-how-to-reduce-them-with-dr-nicole-keith-ep-468

Post-COVID Syndrome in Athletes with Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez

Post-COVID Syndrome in Athletes with Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez

April 1, 2022

On this episode of the AMSSM Sports Medcast, host Dr. Jeremy Schroeder, DO, is joined by Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD (T: @MVGutierrezMD), who is serving as the AAPM&R Exchange Lecture Speaker during the 2022 AMSSM Annual Meeting.

In this conversation, Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez discusses her upcoming presentation in Austin, TX, on Post-COVID Syndrome in Athletes and addresses the following topics:

  • Defining Post-COVID Syndrome and its many potential impacts
  • How and why she developed a Post-COVID Recovery Clinic
  • Her contributions to multi-disciplinary collaborative consensus guidance statements for patients with PASC
  • How she generally approaches treating patients with Post-COVID Syndrome
  • The differences in rates and severity in Post-COVID Syndrome in athletes compared with other populations
  • Her advice for aspiring researchers in sport and exercise science

Resources:
Models of Care for Postacute COVID-19 Clinics: Experiences and a Practical Framework for Outpatient Physiatry Settings (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34793373/)

Multi-disciplinary collaborative consensus guidance statement on the assessment and treatment of breathing discomfort and respiratory sequelae in patients with post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC)(onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pmrj.12744)

Multidisciplinary collaborative consensus guidance statement on the assessment and treatment of fatigue in postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) patients (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1…02/pmrj.12684)

Peripheral Nerve Hydrodissection with Dr. Garry Ho

Peripheral Nerve Hydrodissection with Dr. Garry Ho

February 4, 2022

What is peripheral nerve hydrodissection and what conditions can it potentially treat? What is the data behind its practice? Has one injectate proven to be more efficacious than the others?

 

On this episode of the AMSSM Sports Medcast, host Dr. Devin McFadden, MD is joined by family medicine and sports medicine physician Dr. Garry Ho, who will be giving a lecture on Perineural Hydrodissection during the 2022 AMSSM Annual Meeting.

 

In this 20 minute conversation Dr. Ho addresses the following topics:

  • The definition of hydrodissection and the theory behind its use?
  • The current data supporting this procedure with respect to injectate utilized and anatomic location targeted.
  • A discussion of the training required to become competent in this practice, and methods for assessing proficiency in learners.

 

Dr. Garry Ho is an Associate Professor from the Department of Family Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, and the Georgetown University School of Medicine and has worked closely with athletes from several professional and collegiate organizations including the Washington Football Team, the D.C. Divas, the Washington Glory, the US Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.

 

2022 AMSSM Annual Meeting Information: https://annualmeeting.amssm.org

 

Resources:

Lam KHS, Hung CY, Chiang YP, Onishi K, Su DCJ, Clark TB, Reeves KD. Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Hydrodissection for Pain Management: Rationale, Methods, Current Literature, and Theoretical Mechanisms. J Pain Res. 2020;13:1957-1968

https://www.dovepress.com/ultrasound-guided-nerve-hydrodissection-for-pain-management-rationale--peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-JPR

 

Cass, Shane P. DO Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Hydrodissection, Current Sports Medicine Reports: January/February 2016 - Volume 15 - Issue 1 - p 20-22

https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/Fulltext/2016/01000/Ultrasound_Guided_Nerve_Hydrodissection__What_is.10.aspx

Performing Arts Medicine with Dr. Jeremy Stanek

Performing Arts Medicine with Dr. Jeremy Stanek

December 17, 2021

Similar to sports, overuse injuries are exceedingly common in the performing artist population. On this episode of the AMSSM Sports Medcast, host Dr. Stephen Luebbert, MD, is joined by Dr. Jeremy Stanek, MD, to discuss the topic of performing arts medicine and his career journey from musician to sports medicine physician.

In this conversation Dr. Stanek addresses the following topics:

  • Stanek’s inspiration for becoming a performing arts physician as well as discuss the patient populations he typically sees and treats
  • The different components to physical exams to consider with dancers and musicians
  • The most common injury patterns in performing artists
  • The go-to resources to utilize for best practices, prevention, treatment and overall management of performing arts medicine
  • Recommend pathways to get started and more involved in this field

 

Resources

Websites:

  1. Performing Arts Medicine Association https://artsmed.org/
  2. International Association for Dance Medicine & Science- https://iadms.org/
  3. Stanford Performing Arts Medicine Program- https://pmr.stanford.edu/patients/performing-arts-orthopaedic-health.html
  4. Texas Center for Performing Arts Health https://tcpah.unt.edu/home
  5. Harkness Center for Dance Injuries- https://nyulangone.org/locations/harkness-center-for-dance-injuries
  6. Washington University Medical Program for Performing Artists- https://www.ortho.wustl.edu/content/Patient-Care/2348/Services/Physical-Medicine-and-Rehabilitation-Musculoskeletal/Performing-Arts-Program.aspx
  7. Performing Arts Medicine Fellowship at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine - https://www.unthsc.edu/texas-college-of-osteopathic-medicine/graduate-medical-education/performing-arts-medicine-fellowship/

Textbooks

Performing Arts Medicine, 1st Edition; Author: Lauren Elson, MD; Publisher: Elsevier; Paperback ISBN: 9780323662123; eBook ISBN: 9780323581837; Publication Date: November 20, 2018

Performing Arts Medicine, 3rd Edition; Authors: Robert T Sataloff, MD; Alice G. Brandfonbrener, MD; Richard J. Lederman, MD; Publisher: Science & Medicine, Inc.; ISBN-10: 0975886223; ISBN-13:  978-0975886229; Publication Date: December 15th, 2010

Youth Sports Specialization with Dr. Neeru Jayanthi

Youth Sports Specialization with Dr. Neeru Jayanthi

November 16, 2021

Although early specialization in sport may pose a risk to some youth athletes, is it possible to have success with specialized training? What is it about the workload-injury relationship and injury risk factors that practitioners must take into account when taking care of specialized athletes? On this episode of the AMSSM Sports Medcast, host Dr. Giorgio Negron is joined by one of the leading experts on youth sports health, Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, to discuss the topic of youth sports specialization.

In this conversation Dr. Jayanthi addresses the following topics:

  • Definition of youth sports specialization
  • What are the potential risks of injury for youth athletes pursuing sport specialization?
  • Is there any research regarding training guidelines or protocols for youth pursuing sport specialization?

 

References:

Jayanthi N, Saffel H, Gabbett T. Training the specialised youth athlete: a supportive classification model to keep them playing. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Nov;55(22):1248-1249. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103880. Epub 2021 Aug 11. PMID: 34380644.

Jayanthi N, Kliethermes SA, Côté J. Youth sport specialisation: the need for an evidence-based definition. Br J Sports Med. 2020 Feb;54(4):196-197. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101256. Epub 2019 Dec 19. PMID: 31857339.

Myer GD, Jayanthi N, Difiori JP, Faigenbaum AD, Kiefer AW, Logerstedt D, Micheli LJ. Sport Specialization, Part I: Does Early Sports Specialization Increase Negative Outcomes and Reduce the Opportunity for Success in Young Athletes? Sports Health. 2015 Sep-Oct;7(5):437-42. doi: 10.1177/1941738115598747. Epub 2015 Aug 6. PMID: 26502420; PMCID: PMC4547120.

Studying the Connection Between Sports Bras and Physical Activity with Dr. Katie Rizzone

Studying the Connection Between Sports Bras and Physical Activity with Dr. Katie Rizzone

October 1, 2021

Today, AMSSM members Dr. Caitlyn Mooney hosts Dr. Katie Rizzone on the topic of sports bras.  With more women athletes than ever, the sports bra has certainly grown in popularity in the last decades.  This extended podcast episode will visit the history of breast support in sport and discuss how breast pain and discomfort affect sports participation in women, as well as recent research by Dr. Rizzone and colleagues on their recent study on characteristics of sports bra preference in adolescent females. 

 

Resources:

CHARACTERISTICS OF SPORTS BRA PREFERENCES IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES

Katherine H. Rizzone, MD MPH, Bianca Edison, MD MPH, Jane Chung, MD, Ingrid K. Ichesco, MD, Nailah Coleman, MD

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2325967121S00110

Journal Club Podcast – Low Back Pain in Young Athletes

Journal Club Podcast – Low Back Pain in Young Athletes

August 31, 2021

Naomi Brown, MD, joins host Nate Milburn, MD, MBA, on the AMSSM Journal Club Podcast to discuss a review article on low back pain in young athletes.

This study gives a framework for the presentation and management of pediatric back pain. While it is not a randomized control trial, it is imperative that physicians understand this common complaint that can often be intimidating on the surface.

Resources:

Low Back Pain in Young Athletes https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1941738109334212

The Importance of Mental Health in Athletes with Two AMSSM Past Presidents

The Importance of Mental Health in Athletes with Two AMSSM Past Presidents

August 20, 2021

The mental health of athletes has been in the spotlight throughout this summer, as high-profile athletes such as Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles have spoken out about the importance of prioritizing their physical, and especially their mental, well-being.

In this episode, host Giselle Aerni, MD, is joined by AMSSM Past Presidents Cindy Chang, MD, FAMSSM, and Margot Putukian, MD, FAMSSM, to discuss the AMSSM Position Statement on Mental Health Issues and Psychological Factors in Athletes, which Dr. Aerni also co-authored.

In this 33-minute conversation, they address the following topics:

  • The importance of a position statement on the mental health of athletes and the novel aspects addressed in the document
  • The team-based approach to mental health care and why it’s a crucial component for the well-being of athletes
  • How the acceptance of mental health issues has evolved in recent years and the impact social media has on those perceptions
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on athletes’ mental health and how it reinforces the need for conversations about this vital issue

Resources:
Mental health issues and psychological factors in athletes: detection, management, effect on performance and prevention: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement (bjsm.bmj.com/content/54/4/216.full)
Madam Athlete Podcast (madamathlete.com/)

Fellows Lecture Series Podcast - Ankle Sprains

Fellows Lecture Series Podcast - Ankle Sprains

August 17, 2021

Michelle Henne, MD, and John Fraser, PT, DPT, PhD, discuss Ankle Sprains on this episode of the AMSSM National Fellow Online Lecture Series Podcast, hosted by Eliot Hu, MD, MBA.

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