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L’attribution des Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse (JOJ) à Lausanne a déclenché dans toute la Romandie un engouement extraordinaire pour la préparation des Jeux, avec la volonté affirmée de faire des Jeux pour les jeunes, avec les jeunes et par les jeunes. En tant qu’étudiant-e-s en médecine, nous avons eu le privilège de participer aux JOJ du 4 au 24 janvier 2020; un groupe de 20 étudiant-e-s en 6e année ont eu l'occasion d’effectuer un stage de médecine du sport, validé dans le catalogue de l’année à option, dans le cadre de la troisième édition hivernale des Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse à Lausanne, plus connus sous l’appellation Lausanne 2020.
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The Youth Olympic Games are an elite sporting event that include a series of educational activities and we built the whole concept of medical care at the village in the same spirit. We wanted not only to build a clinic with a lot of expertise, but to create a space for education for the young athletes, their medical teams and our volunteers.
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The Youth Olympic Games were introduced in 2010 with the aim to bring young athletes not only an experience of competition on the world stage, but also to help them learn about the Olympic values, explore other cultures and develop the skills to become true ambassadors. The Lausanne 2020 Games provided an excellent opportunity to develop innovative concepts for health promotion and sports-related prevention. The enthusiasm across various sectors of society (political, academic and economy) empowered us to bring together multiple skills to materialize the IOC’s pledge.
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Introduction: Iron is an important factor of the energy balance and correlates with serum ferritin. For competitive athletes, ferritin measurements are regularly performed at certified medical laboratories. However, as a laboratory change happened, we questioned the validity of ferritin levels, since unusually high values were measured. The aim of this study is to compare the ferritin values of blood samples in six different laboratories and to evaluate the diagnosis of iron deficiency. Methods: Blood samples from 63 patients with suspected iron deficiency were sent to six laboratories for ferritin measurements.
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Background: Iron deficiency (ID), worldwide a common affection is associated with reduced performance, fatigue and increased risk for infections. Athletes are a risk-population due to a higher prevalence of restrictive diets or exercise-induced inflammation. Particularly in athletes, the diagnosis of ID based on unspecific symptomes or routine laboratory diagnostics with ferritin is not always reliable. The goal of this study was therefore to discover if a new diagnostic approach adding zinc protoporphyrin (ZnPP) or soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) in the routine assessment of ID in athletes is helpful or even necessary.
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In den letzten Jahrzehnten hat die Zahl der wissenschaftlichen Studien im Gebiet der Sportmedizin oder zu sportlichen Leistungen im weiteren Sinne erheblich zugenommen. Immer mehr Fachzeitschriften sind verfügbar, und die Zahl der eingereichten Manuskripte nimmt im Laufe der Jahre weiter zu. Interessanterweise beschäftigt sich ein wachsender Teil dieser Arbeiten mit Themen, die direkt die Akteure (Ärzte, Physiotherapeuten, Trainer, Sportlehrer, Sportwissenschaftler usw.) betreffen, welche sich täglich mit den Athleten befassen.
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Digital media must help to answer the current challenges in healthcare systems. Medicine’s growing complexity requires a smart use of digital opportunities to offer our patients efficacious and safe treatments. In order for digital media development to correspond to healthcare practitioners’ needs, it is essential that they take an interest to it, and dedicate some of their precious time. Internet, social media and the Internet-of-things constitute three domains that illustrate the potential and limitations of digital health.
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Social Media and blogs are increasingly used in the everyday life and also by scientists to share their work and communicate with colleagues all around the world. In addition, blogs are believed to be valuable educational tools. This article highlights, through examples taken from the blog of the ­British Journal of Sports Medicine, the educational benefits for students to commit to a blog.
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The growth of social media has long been on the radar of health professionals, their industries and their regulators. The initial response by many was one of fear and ignorance. ­Although the popularity of social media is rapidly rising, its adoption by health professionals does not appear to be increasing at the same rate. Additionally, the way that people seek knowledge has changed. In this paper I discuss not only this changing landscape with its pitfalls and opportunities but also give recommendations on how those in healthcare can engage in this new landscape effectively.
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