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Sports medicine: Training in times of Corona

Dear Sir or Madam,

In the course of the lockdown due to the Corona pandemic, all sports facilities were closed. Now training in the gym or club is possible again. This allows professional athletes in particular to breathe a sigh of relief. However, they now need to be tested regularly to prevent infection during training on equipment or in a team and to prevent the virus from spreading. In our interview you can find out which parameters should be monitored and what the other recommendations of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Association (EFSMA) are.

Stay fit and healthy!

Elena Blume
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Mobile stroke units
Interview: Return to sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic
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Mobile stroke units: improved outcomes for ischemic stroke

Topic of the Month

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If someone is having a stroke, you call an ambulance. But getting to the hospital can be time-consuming. To prevent long-term disabilities and death, patients need to be treated as quickly as possible. According to a recent study by the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, mobile stroke units play a key role in this setting.
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Mobile stroke units: improved outcomes for ischemic stroke
Stroke care: When every minute counts
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COVID-19 will be on the MEDICA agenda

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Due to the current COVID-19 situation the 8th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE dedicates the session "Sport in times of highly infectious viral diseases and environmental pollution" to this topic. The session follows up on the opening keynote by Prof. Dirk Brockmann (Humboldt University Berlin, Robert Koch Institute). He will show the results of the Corona App. Prof. Wilhelm Bloch will present the current state of research on "COVID-19 and return to sport". He will deep-dive into the guidelines of the German Society for Sports Medicine and Prevention, when and at what intensity sport is recommended after various degrees of severity of a Corona infection that has been experienced. In addition, Dr. Ulrich Jerichow will lecture on "Systems for infection protection in professional sports". The 5th session will be rounded off by a lecture by Prof. Thomas Münzel on the topic "Environmental hazards and cardiovascular diseases". He will present the results of a study whose object of investigation is sport under particulate matter exposure.

COVID-19 will be also on the agenda of the 7th MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM 2020 in hall 13 in the session "COVID19 - Redefining connected health" taking place on Wednesday, 18 November 2020.

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A Safe Return to Sports amid the COVID-19 Pandemic


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After professional sports and other sporting activities had been drastically limited to prevent Covid-19 spread, training facilities are now reopening to welcome recreational and competitive athletes. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, restrictions are still in place to lower the risk of human infection. EFSMA presents recommendations on a uniform approach to keeping athletes safe.
Read the interview here:
A Safe Return to Sports amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
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