The sporting world is not immune to our tumultuous times, it seems, not least in relation to the financial hardships of clubs such as Wasps and Worcester. We hope that there is some positive news for all those affected very soon; it cannot be an easy time for the players and staff, as well as disheartening for the fans.

In brighter news, England Women have shown their form with an impressive 72-4 win over Brazil in the Rugby League World Cup. We wish them every success!

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Here is a summary of some of the research and articles you may have missed last month. If you have any suggestions for resources, studies or events for inclusion in future bulletins, please do let us know.

Research, Articles and Podcasts


Sudden Cardiac Death – Mitral valve abnormalities in decedents of sudden cardiac death due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and idiopathic left ventricular hypertrophy

Myocarditis – Clinical and subclinical prevalence in competitive athletes with recent SARS-CoV-2 infection: results from the Big Ten Covid-19 cardiac registry

The Athlete’s Heart – From Philippides to the modern marathon runners

CPET – Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing interpretation in athletes: what the cardiologist should know

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Athletes with mild HCM can likely continue competitive sports


ACL and Meniscal Injury (1) – Long-term quality of life, work limitation, physical activity, economic cost and disease burden: a systematic review and meta-analysis for the OPTIKNEE consensus

ACL and Meniscal Injury (2) – Rehabilitation after injuries: a best-evidence synthesis of systematic reviews for the OPTIKNEE consensus

Shoulder Injuries – Diagnosis, prevention and treatment in sport: grading the evidence – a statement paper commissioned by the Danish Society of Sports Physical Therapy (DSSF)

Marathon Runners – Training patterns associated with injury in New York City Marathon runners

Running – How can we prevent and manage running-related knee injuries?

Hamstring Injury Patterns – Infographic. Video analysis of professional male football (soccer) matches teaches us about the need for demand-specific multicomponent exercise-based risk reduction programmes

Hamstring Injury – Reducing burden and re-injury rates: the development and application of BAMIC

Proximal Muscle Injury – The capsular head of the proximal rectus femoris muscle: a review of the imaging anatomy in professional athletes – early experience


Nutrition – Food or Fiction: the gut-joint axis and the athlete

Mental Health – Gender-specific psychosocial stressors among women elite and semi-elite athletes: a narrative review

Women’s Football – Injury incidence rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective injury surveillance studies

Women’s Rugby – Introducing in-match head injury assessments (HIAs)

Concussion – Ready for impact? A validity and feasibility study of instrumented mouthguards (iMGs)

Orthopaedic Humanitarian Initiatives – Facilitating movement by connecting cultures

ACL Injury Recovery – Getting back to what I love without surgery

Marathon Medicine Conference 2022 – Summary of the conference talks ( next event April 2023)


Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

Podcast – Tackling the big issues and training smarter in female collision sports with Kathryn Dane. EP#515

Podcast -Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in MSK Medicine with Dr. Adam Tenforde EP #516

Podcast -Less Pain. Better performance using contemporary science to improve both in all athletes EP#517

Podcast -Running repairs with James Alexander, get up to speed with the latest research. EP#518

Sport For Mental Health – A global strengths-based change system

European Society of Cardiology – Resources


MedEduCare Mental Health: From Prevention to Intervention to Reintegration – A Systematic Approach to Supporting Mental Health in Elite Athletes 18th November 2022, Royal Society of Medicine, London

GAMeS International Mental Health & Sport Conference 23-25 November, 2022 Wollongong, NSW, Australia

National Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference 2022 Saturday, 26 November 2022, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Session 1 (AM) Transgender Athletes in Female Sport
Session 2 (PM) Culture in Sport goes Wrong: What do we do when it does? 2 December 2022, Royal Society of Medicine, London

Do let us know your feedback, and any suggestions you have for websites, apps or networks for inclusion in future bulletins.

DISCLAIMER: Horizons is intended as a helpful round-up for members of potentially interesting articles/opinions that have been shared online. SEMPRIS are not qualified to make/infer any clinical judgements, and the inclusion of content, events and resources does not imply endorsement.

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