Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: AMSSM Position Statement Update: Blood-Borne Pathogens in the Context of Sports Participation (Sports Med Res)

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

AMSSM Position Statement Update: Blood-Borne Pathogens in the Context of Sports Participation

AMSSM Position Statement Update: Blood-Borne Pathogens in the Context of Sports Participation.

McGrew C, MacCallum DS, Narducci D, Nuti R, Calabrese L, Dimeff R, Paul S, Poddar SK, Rao A, McKeag D. Clin J Sport Med. 2019 Mar 20. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000738. [Epub ahead of print]

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) updated a position statement on blood-borne pathogens in the context of sports participation. The document is directed toward all health care providers who care for patients involved in sport or exercise. The document reviews relevant epidemiology, testing/screening, specific management and preventive measures, effects of exercise on athletes living with blood-borne pathogens and general principles of management, and education.

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