Gender- and Sex-Specific Sports-Related Injury Research in Emergency Medicine: a Consensus on Future Research Direction and Focused Application.
Title IX, the commercialization of sports, the social change in sports participation, and the response to the obesity epidemic have contributed to the rapid proliferation of participation in both competitive organized sports and nontraditional athletic events. As a consequence, emergency physicians are regularly involved in the acute diagnosis, management, disposition, and counseling of a broad range of sports-related pathology. Three important and highly publicized mechanisms of injury in sports relevant to emergency medicine (EM) include concussion, heat illness, and sudden cardiac death. In conjunction with the 2014 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference "Gender-specific Research in Emergency Care: Investigate, Understand, and Translate How Gender Affects Patient Outcomes," a consensus group consisting of experts in EM, emergency neurology, sports medicine, and public health convened to deliberate and develop research questions that could ultimately advance the field of sports medicine and allow for meaningful application in the emergency department (ED) clinical setting. Sex differences in injury risk, diagnosis, ED treatment, and counseling are identified in each of these themes. This article presents the consensus-based priority research agenda.
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Raukar, N. P., Zonfrillo, M. R., Kane, K., Davenport, M., Espinoza, T. R., Weiland, J., & ... Vaca, F. E. (2014). Gender- and sex-specific sports-related injury research in emergency medicine: a consensus on future research direction and focused application. Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal Of The Society For Academic Emergency Medicine, 21(12), 1370-1379. doi:10.1111/acem.12535
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Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine Residents