Research Publications

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93 Predictors of multiple injuries in individual distance runners: A retrospective study in 75 401 entrants of 4 annual races – SAFER XX Sonja Swanevelder, Nicola Sewry, Martin Schwellnus and Esme Jordaan J Sport Health Sci, 2021  
92 Pre-race self-reported medical conditions and allergies in 133 641 Comrades ultramarathon (90km) runners - SAFER XXIII Stephan Brill, Martin Schwellnus, Nicola Sewry, Dina Christa Janse Van Rensburg, Audrey Jansen Van Rensburg, Marcel Jooste, Jordan Leppan, Jeremy Boulter, Ishen Seocharan, Esme Jordaan  Physician and Sportsmed, 2021 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00913847.2021.2004080
91 Let us introduce ourselves, #WeAreBOSEM Verhagen, Evert, Oliveira, Fabio, Ahmed, Osman Hassan, Anderson, Nash, Badenhorst, Marelise, Bekker, Sheree, Belavy, Daniel Ludovic, Blake, Tracy, Cao, Chao, Carrard, Justin, Chen, Lingxiao, Cheng, Sonia Wing Mei, Edouard, Pascal, Harwood, Amy, Hendricks, Sharief, Hespanhol, Luiz, Kearney, Ronan, Keohane, David, Magnani, Rina, Mah, Dominic, Mavros, Yorgi, McLeary, Nikki, Memon, Aamir Raoof, Moholdt, Trine, Morais Azevedo, Ana, Nauta, Joske, Nicol, Greig, Noorbhai, Habib, Ogbonmwan, Ikponmwonsa, Owen, Patrick J, Panagodage Perera, Nirmala, Reiman, Mike, Resende, Renan, Robinson, Diana Gai, Rojas-Valverde, Daniel, Sewry, Nicola, Statuta, Siobhan, Nassau, Femke van, West, Liam, Wheeler, Patrick Crane, Xiao, Tao and Pandya, Tej BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med, 2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34262787/
90 Acute respiratory illness and return to sport: A systematic review and meta-analysis by a subgroup of the IOC consensus on “Acute respiratory illness in the athlete” Carolette Snyders, David Pyne, Nicola Sewry, James Hull, Kelly Kaulback, Martin Schwellnus Br J Sports Med, 2021  
89 Prevalence of lower airway dysfunction in athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis by subgroup 4 of the IOC consensus group on “acute respiratory illness in the athlete” Oliver J. Price, Nicola Sewry, Martin Schwellnus, Vibeke Backer, Tonje Reier-Nilsen, Valérie Bougault, Lars Pedersen, Bruno Chenuel, Kjell Larsson, James H. Hull Br J Sports Med, 2021 https://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/179478/2/IOC%20-%20lower%20airway%20dysfunction%20prevalence%20meta-analysis_accepted.pdf
88 Prevalence, clinical characteristics and self–reported treatment of exercise-associated muscle cramping (EAMC) differs between 21.1km and 56km running race entrants - SAFER XXII Izaan de Jager, Martin Schwellnus, Carel Viljoen, Elzette Korkie, Nicola Sewry, Sonja Swanevelder, Esme Jordaan Clin J Sports Med, 2021  
87 Diagnosis and management of nasal obstruction in the athlete: a narrative review by subgroup 6 of the IOC consensus group on “Acute respiratory illness in the athlete” Cameron McIntosh, Hege Clemm, Nicola Sewry, Harald Hrubos-Strohm, Martin Schwellnus J Sport Med Phys Fitness, 2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34156184/
86 Days until return-to-play differ for sub-categories of acute respiratory tract illness in Super Rugby players: A cross-sectional study over 5 seasons (102,738 player-days) Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey Janse van Rensburg, Dina C. Schwellnus, Martin P.
Janse van Rensburg, Charl Jordaan, Esme
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2021.06.010
85 Independent Risk Factors Predicting Gradual Onset Injury in 2824 Trail Running Race Entrants: SAFER XVIII Study Carel Viljoen, Nicola Sewry, Martin Schwellnus  Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 2021 Sep;32(3):293-301 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34266742/
84 An evidence-based review of the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of exercise associated muscle cramps Miller KC, McDermott BP, Yeargin SW, Fiol A, Schwellnus MP Journal of Athletic Training, 2021 Jun 29. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34185846/
83 Medical Encounters in a 90-km Ultramarathon Running Event: A 6-year Study in 103 131 Race Starters—SAFER XVII Nicola Sewry, Martin Schwellnus, Jeremy Boulter, Ishen Seocharan, Esme Jordaan Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 2021 May 7 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34009788/
82 High Prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors in 36,074 South African Financial Sector Employees: A Cross-Sectional Study Nceba Hene 1, Paola Wood, Martin Schwellnus, Esme Jordaan, Ria Laubscher J Occup Environ Med. . 2021 Feb 1;63(2):159-165 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33298754/
81 The epidemiology of injury and illness at the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019: an observational study Dina Christa Janse van Rensburg, Grace Bryant, Sharon Kearney, Praimanand Singh, Arnold Devos, Audrey Jansen van Rensburg, Martin Schwellnus, Tanita Botha Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Jun 7;1-10 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34030597/
80 Repeated annual health risk assessments with intervention did not reduce 10-year cardiovascular disease risk : A 4-year longitudinal study in  13737 financial sector employees Nceba Hene, Paola Wood, Martin Schwellnus, Esme Jordaan, Ria Laubscher Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2021 Jun 1  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34074955/
79 Risk Factors for Illness-related Medical Encounters during Cycling: A Study in 102,251 Race Starters—SAFER XI NICOLA SEWRY, MARTIN SCHWELLNUS, JANNELENE KILLOPS, SONJA SWANEVELDER, DINA C. JANSE VAN RENSBURG, and ESME JORDAAN Med. Sci. Sports Exerc, Vol. 53,No. 3, pp. 517–523, 2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32804902/
78 Chronic disease, allergies and increased years of running are risk factors predicting gradual onset running related injuries in ultramarathon runners - SAFER XIX study in 29 585 race entrants Patience Mokwena, Martin Schwellnus, Audrey Jansen Van Rensburg, Dimakatso Ramagole, Pieter Boer, Esme Jordaan Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 2021;00:1–8 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34117154/
77 Risk factors for not finishing an ultramarathon: 4-year study in 23996 race starters, SAFER XXI Nicola Sewry, Martin Schwellnus, Mats Borjesson, Sonja Swanevelder, Esme Jordaan J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2021 Apr 19. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.21.12252-2 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33871241/
76 Longer race distance predicts gastrointestinal illness-related medical encounters in 153 208 endurance runner race starters - SAFER XVI Sanushka Pillay, Martin P Schwellnus, Catharina Grant, Audrey Jansen van Rensburg, Sonja Swanevelder, Esme Jordaan J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2021 Feb 8. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.21.12072-9. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33555669/
75 Para sport translation of the IOC consensus on recording and reporting of data for injury and illness in sport Wayne Derman, Marelise Badenhorst, Cheri Blauwet, Carolyn A Emery, Kristina Fagher, Young-Hee, Lee, James Kissick, Jan Lexell, Ian Stuart Miller, Babette M Pluim, Martin Schwellnus, Kathrin Steffen, Peter Van de Vliet, Nick Webborn, Richard Weiler Br J Sports Med Epub ahead of print: doi:10.1136/bjsports-2020-103464 https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/04/14/bjsports-2020-103464
74 Epidemiology of Injury and Illness Among Trail Runners: A Systematic Review Carel T. Viljoen, Dina C. Janse van Rensburg, Evert Verhagen, Willem van Mechelen, Rita Tomás, Marlene Schoeman, Susan Scheepers, Elzette Korkie Sports Medicine 2021 Feb 4.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33538997/
73 One in four trail running race entrants sustained an injury in the 12 months training preceding the 2019 SkyRun race Carel T. Viljoen, Dina C.(Christa) Janse van Rensburg, Audrey Jansen van Rensburg, Evan Booysen, Shihluke Chauke, Petro Coetzee,Amy Hurlimann, Mignette Jooste, Yoliswa Nibe, Chene Schulenburg,Elzette Korkie, Dimakatso Ramagole, Catharina Grant, Tanita Cronje Physical Therapy in Sport 47 (2021) 120-126 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33254101/
72 Chronic prescription medication use in endurance runners: a cross-sectional study in 76,654 race entrants – SAFER XV Marcel Jooste, Martin Schwellnus, Nicola Sewry, Dina C (Christa) Janse Van Rensburg, Dimakatso A. Ramagole, Sonja Swanevelder & Esme Jordaan The Physician and Sportsmedicine, DOI: 10.1080/00913847.2021.1885965 https://doi.org/10.1080/00913847.2021.1885965
71 Symptom cluster is associated with prolonged return-to-play in symptomatic athletes with acute respiratory illness (including COVID-19): a cross-sectional study—AWARE study I Martin Schwellnus, Nicola Sewry, Carolette Snyders, Kelly Kaulback, Paola Silvia Wood, Ishen Seocharan, Wayne Derman, James H Hull, Maarit Valtonen, Esme Jordaan Br J Sports Med 2021;0:1–9. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/03/21/bjsports-2020-103782.info?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=1f1b4f87a6fdb56ff7a6f269ed4db77bfaad3297-1616593782-0-AdrT38VprfFTG5Xpn9aQU3EO6Z7m1tD9e7BibBow8iF2cLsIp_vt0vIK6a-nIbe5mFJrXeMwJctle9odLBGYcMgFBY-goFqUbTltJ99vifunOZ7PzlGiz3qyoJK7t294qFV_WawJWBHnev3x8CHxhPCz-scJ6cjQZicQQwUcpSijif8JoJ6JRO19sqF3UOMqyu0kcD2g6gDoPUHMuge-yuUD1oYSDnCEC4avYCSDVb0qHGDW79ffcWrmhFRBvOr2DjisIueeRO0Z_ckIDZhZIkdD02RhWUASEWznypJjayS-GW7rRxMnDgu7SQo0w4PtRDw7LWMR2iixu0ByRf50WnEzsoWGRfmR8ov1bxGaVBdPSoyHsSrXB3fWulyDzROWJRqYQ9KxrmqtMVfz-DRCv5c
70 COVID-19 vaccination in athletes: ready, set, go… James H Hull, Martin P Schwellnus, David B Pyne, Anand Shah Lancet Respir Med 2021, Published Online, February 5, 2021 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(21)00082-5/fulltext
69 Medical encounters, cardiac arrests and deaths during a 109 km community-based mass-participation cycling event: a 3-year study in 102 251 race starters—SAFER IX.  Killops J, Schwellnus M, van Rensburg DC, Swanevelder S, Jordaan E.  British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020 May 1;54(10):605-11. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334858455_Medical_encounters_cardiac_arrests_and_deaths_during_a_109_km_community-based_mass-participation_cycling_event_a_3-year_study_in_102_251_race_starters-SAFER_IX
68 High incidence of injuries at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games: a prospective cohort study of 6804 athlete days.   Derman W, Runciman P, Jordaan E, Schwellnus M, Blauwet C, Webborn N, Lexell J, Van de Vliet P, Kissick J, Stomphorst J, Lee YH.  British journal of sports medicine. 2020 Jan 1;54(1):38-43. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331289856_High_incidence_of_injuries_at_the_Pyeongchang_2018_Paralympic_Winter_Games_A_prospective_cohort_study_of_6804_athlete_days
67 Team illness prevention strategy (TIPS) is associated with a 59% reduction in acute illness during the Super Rugby tournament: a control–intervention study over 7 seasons involving 126 850 player days.  Schwellnus M, van Rensburg CJ, Bayne H, Derman W, Readhead C, Collins R, Kourie A, Suter J, Sewry N, Jordaan E.  British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020 Feb 1;54(4):245-9.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334859923_Team_illness_prevention_strategy_TIPS_is_associated_with_a_59_reduction_in_acute_illness_during_the_Super_Rugby_tournament_A_control-intervention_study_over_7_seasons_involving_126_850_player_days
66 International Olympic Committee consensus statement: methods for recording and reporting of epidemiological data on injury and illness in sport 2020 (including STROBE Extension for Sport Injury and Illness Surveillance (STROBE-SIIS)) Roald Bahr ,Ben Clarsen , Wayne Derman, Jiri Dvorak, Carolyn A Emery,  Caroline F Finch, Martin Hägglund, Astrid Junge, Simon Kemp, Karim M Khan, Stephen W Marshall, Willem Meeuwisse, Margo Mountjoy, John W Orchard, Babette Pluim, Kenneth L Quarrie, Bruce Reider, Martin Schwellnus, Torbjørn Soligard, Keith A Stokes, Toomas Timpka, Evert Verhagen, Abhinav Bindra, Richard Budgett, Lars Engebretsen,Uğur Erdener, Karim Chamari The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 8(2), Feb 2020 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339331241_International_Olympic_Committee_Consensus_Statement_Methods_for_Recording_and_Reporting_of_Epidemiological_Data_on_Injury_and_Illness_in_Sports_2020_Including_the_STROBE_Extension_for_Sports_Injury_an
65 Risk Factors for Illness-related Medical Encounters
during Cycling: A Study in 102,251 Race Starters—SAFER XI
Nicola Sewry, Martin Schwellnus, Jannelene Killops, Sonja Swanevelder,
Dina C Janse Van Rensburg, Esme Jordaan
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Publish Ahead of Print, 14 August 2020. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343687929_Risk_Factors_for_Illness-related_Medical_Encounters_during_Cycling_A_Study_in_102251_Race_Starters-SAFER_XI
64 Delphi developed syllabus for the medical specialty of sport and exercise medicine: part 2 David Humphries, Rod Jaques, H Paul Dijkstra, Irfan Asif, Mark E Batt, Mats Borjesson, Emin Ergen, Celeste Geertsema ,Boris Gojanovic, Anca Ionescu, Dina Christina (Christa) Janse van Rensburg, Constance Lebrun, Nahar Azmi Mohamed, Margo Mountjoy, Tvisha Parikh, Diana Robinson, Robert Sallis, Martin Schwellnus, Padraig Sheeran British Journal of Sports Medicine, 24 Sep, 2020 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344748423_Delphi_developed_syllabus_for_the_medical_specialty_of_sport_and_exercise_medicine_part_2
63 Women, older age, faster cycling speed and increased wind speeds are independent risk factors for acute injury-related medical encounters during a 109 km mass community-based participation cycling event: a 3-year study in 102251 race starters—SAFER XII Jannelene Killops, Nicola Ann Sewry, Martin Schwellnus, Sonja Swanevelder, Dina Janse van Rensburg, Esme Jordaan Injury Prevention, 28 Aug 2020 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343953205_Women_older_age_faster_cycling_speed_and_increased_wind_speeds_are_independent_risk_factors_for_acute_injury-related_medical_encounters_during_a_109_km_mass_community-based_participation_cycling_event
62 Sport Medicine Diagnostic Coding System (SMDSC) and the Orchard Sports Injury and Illness Classification System (OSIICS): revised 2020 consensus versions John Orchard, Willem Meeuwisse, Wayne Derman, Martin Hagglund, Torbjorn Soligard, Martin Schwellnus, Roald Bahr  Br J Sports Med 2020;54:397–401. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339597942_Sport_Medicine_Diagnostic_Coding_System_SMDSC_and_the_Orchard_Sports_Injury_and_Illness_Classification_System_OSIICS_revised_2020_consensus_versions
61 Pre‐race screening and stratification predicts adverse events – a 4‐year study in 29585 ultramarathon entrants, SAFER X Nicola Sewry, Martin Schwellnus, Mats Borjesson, Sonja Swanevelder Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 30(7), March 2020.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340015574_Pre-race_screening_and_stratification_predicts_adverse_events-A_4-year_study_in_29585_ultra-marathon_entrants_SAFER_X
60 Respiratory health in athletes: facing the COVID-19 challenge James Hull, Mike Loosemore, Martin Schwellnus The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 8 (6), 557-558. April 2020 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340520436_Respiratory_health_in_athletes_facing_the_COVID-19_challenge
59 History of chronic disease is a novel intrinsic risk factor associated with gradual onset injuries in recreational road cyclists: A cross- sectional study in 21,824 cyclists -SAFER XIV Francois du Toit, Martin Schwellnus, Paola Wood, Sonja Swanevelder, Jannelene Killops, Esme Jordaan Physical Therapy in Sport 2020;46:137-144 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466853X20305071
58 Epidemiology, clinical characteristics and severity of gradual onset injuries in recreational road cyclists: A cross-sectional study in 21824 cyclists - SAFER XIII Francois du Toit, Martin Schwellnus, Paola Wood, Sonja Swanevelder, Jannelene Killops, Esme Jordaan Physical Therapy in Sport 2020;46:113-119 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466853X20304892
57 Improved reporting of overuse injuries and health problems in sport: An update of the Oslo Sport Trauma Research Center questionnaires Benjamin Clarsen, Roald Bahr, Grethe Myklebust, Stig Haugsboe Andersson, Sean Iain Docking, Michael Drew, Caroline F Finch, Lauren Victoria Fortington, Joar Harøy, Karim M Khan, Bill Moreau, Isabel S Moore, Merete Møller, Dustin Nabhan, Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen, Kati Pasanen, Martin Schwellnus, Torbjørn Soligard, Evert Verhagen Br J Sports Med 2020;54:390–396 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339276399_Improved_reporting_of_overuse_injuries_and_health_problems_in_sport_An_update_of_the_Oslo_Sport_Trauma_Research_Center_questionnaires
56 How to manage travel fatigue and jet lag in athletes? A systematic review of interventions Dina C Janse van Rensburg, Audrey Jansen van Rensburg, Peter Fowler, Hugh Fullagar, David Stevens, Shona Halson, Amy Bender, Grace Vincent, Amanda Claassen-Smithers, Ian Dunican, Gregory Daniel Roach, Charli Sargent, Michele Lastella, Tanita Cronje Br J Sports Med Epub ahead of print.  doi:10.1136/bjsports-2019-101635 https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/54/16/960
55 Practical tips to manage travel fatigue and jet lag in athletes Dina Janse van Rensburg, Peter Fowler, Sebastien Racinais Br J Sports Med 2020;0:1–2. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2020-103163 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346033977_Practical_tips_to_manage_travel_fatigue_and_jet_lag_in_athletes
54 Implications of COVID-19 for resumption of sport in South Africa: A South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) position statement - Part 1 DA Ramagole, DC Janse van Rensburg, L Pillay, P Viviers, P Zondi, J Patricios S Afr J Sports Med 2020; 32:1-6. DOI: 10.17159/2078-516X/2020/v32i1a8454 https://journals.assaf.org.za/index.php/sajsm/article/view/8454
53 Implications of COVID-19 for resumption of sport in South Africa: A South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) position statement – Part 2 DA Ramagole, DC Janse van Rensburg, L Pillay, P Viviers, P Zondi, J Patricios S Afr J Sports Med 2020; 32:1-5. DOI: 10.17159/2078-516X/2020/v32i1a8986 https://journals.assaf.org.za/index.php/sajsm/article/view/8986
52 Nowhere to hide: The significant impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) measures on elite and semi-elite South African athletes Lervasen Pillay, Dina Christa Janse van Rensburg, Audrey Jansen van Rensburg, Dimakatso Ramagole, Louis Holtzhausen, H. Paul Dijkstra, Tanita Cronje J Sci Med Sport (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2020.05.016 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7235602/
51 An Insider’s Guide to Conducting an Epidemiological Investigation in Mass-Based Cycling Events. In: Product: SAGE Research Methods Cases: Medicine and Health
Methods: Case study research, Ethical approval, Planning research
Contributors: Dina C. Janse van Rensburg, Audrey Jansen van Rensburg, Catharina C. Grant & Dimakatso A. Ramagole SAGE Publications Ltd  Online ISBN: 9781529744088. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529744088 https://methods.sagepub.com/case/insider-guide-epidemiological-investigation-mass-based-cycling-events
50 Incidence rate and Burden of Illness at the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Winter Games: A Prospective Cohort Study of 6804 Athlete Days Derman W, Runciman P, Schwellnus M, Jordaan E, Blauwet C, Webborn N, Lexell J, Van der Vliet P, Kissick J, Stomphorst J, Kim K, Lee Y Br J Sports Med. 2019 Sep;53(17):1099-1104. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330355886_Incidence_rate_and_burden_of_illness_at_the_Pyeongchang_2018_Paralympic_Winter_Games
49 Medical encounters (including injury and illness) at mass community-based endurance sports events: an international consensus statement on definitions and methods of data recording and reporting Schwellnus M, Kipps C, Roberts WO, Drezner JA, D’Hemecourt P, Troyanos C, Janse van Rensburg DC, Killops J, Borresen J, Harrast M, Harrast M,  Adami PE, Bermon S, Bigard X, Migliorini S, Jordaan E, Borjesson M Br J Sports Med. 2019 Sep;53(17):1048-1055 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331289404_Medical_encounters_including_injury_and_illness_at_mass_community-based_endurance_sports_events_An_international_consensus_statement_on_definitions_and_methods_of_data_recording_and_reporting
48 Match injury incidence during the Super Rugby tournament is high: a prospective cohort study over five seasons involving 93 641 player-hours. British Journal of Sports Medicine Schwellnus, M., Jordaan, E., Janse van Rensburg, C., Bayne, H Br J Sports Med. 2019. 53(10) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326076832_Match_injury_incidence_during_the_Super_Rugby_tournament_is_high_A_prospective_cohort_study_over_five_seasons_involving_93_641_player-hours
47 The reliability and usefulness of biomechanical measures of countermovement jump performance in elite rowers Bayne, H, Clark J, Cockcroft J ISBS Proceedings Archive Vol 37 : Iss 1, article 117 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340428720_The_reliability_and_usefulness_of_biomechanical_measures_of_countermovement_jump_performance_in_elite_rowers
46 Unravelling the interaction between the DRD2 and DRD4 genes, personality traits and concussion risk Abrahams S, McFie S, Lacerda M, Patricios J, Suter S, September A, Posthumus M BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2019 Feb 2;5(1) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330836395_Unravelling_the_interaction_between_the_DRD2_and_DRD4_genes_personality_traits_and_concussion_risk
45 Toxic tau: TAU gene polymorphisms associate with concussion history in rugby union players  Abrahams S, McFie S, Patricios J, Suter S, September A, Posthumus M J Sci Med Sport. 2019 Jan 22(1) 22-28 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325913047_Toxic_Tau_The_TAU_gene_polymorphisms_associate_with_concussion_history_in_rugby_union_players
44 Coping with jet lag and protecting athlete health when travelling Janse Van Rensburg DC, Audrey Jansen van Rensburg, Martin P Schwellnus Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341598140_2019_-_COPING_WITH_JET_LAG_PROTECTING_ATHLETE_HEALTH
43 Novel Factors Associated With Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Medication Use in Distance Runners: Pre-race Screening Among 76 654 Race Entrants—SAFER Study VI Routunno A, Schwellnus M, Swanevelder S, Jordaan E, Janse van Rensburg D, Derman W Clin J Sports Med 2018;28:427-434 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326001703_Novel_Factors_Associated_With_Analgesic_and_Anti-inflammatory_Medication_Use_in_Distance_Runners_Pre-race_Screening_Among_76_654_Race_Entrants-SAFER_Study_VI
42 Leisure athletes at risk of medical complications: outcomes of pre-participation screening among 15,778 endurance runners - SAFER VII  Schwabe K, Schwellnus M, Swanevelder S, Jodaan S, Derman W, Bosch A Phy Sports Med 2018;46:405-413 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326665611_Leisure_athletes_at_risk_of_medical_complications_outcomes_of_pre-participation_screening_among_15778_endurance_runners_-_SAFER_VII
41 The influence of foot position on scrum kinetics during machine scrummaging Bayne, H J Sports Sci 2018;36:2836-2842 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325322845_The_influence_of_foot_position_on_scrum_kinetics_during_machine_scrummaging
40 Illness among Paralympic athletes: Epidemiology, Risk markers, and preventative strategies. Janse van Rensburg DC, Schwellnus M, Derman W, Webborn N Phys Med Rehab 2018;29:185-203 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324523843_Illness_Among_Paralympic_Athletes_Epidemiology_Risk_Markers_and_Preventative_Strategies
39 Underlying Chronic Disease, Medication Use, History of Running Injuries and Being a More Experienced Runner Are Independent Factors Associated With Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramping: A Cross-Sectional Study in 15778 Distance Runners Schwellnus M, Janse van Rensburg DC, Derman W, Swanevelder S, Jordaan E,  Clin J Sport Med 2018;28:289-298 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319602710_Underlying_Chronic_Disease_Medication_Use_History_of_Running_Injuries_and_Being_a_More_Experienced_Runner_Are_Independent_Factors_Associated_With_Exercise-Associated_Muscle_Cramping_A_Cross-Sectional_
38 Mitigating risk of injury in alpine skiing in the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games: the time is now! Derman W, Blauwet C, Webborn N, Schwellnus M, Van de Vliet P, Dimitrije Laearovski Br J Sports Med 2018;52:419–420 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322609556_Mitigating_risk_of_injury_in_alpine_skiing_in_the_Pyeongchang_2018_Paralympic_Winter_Games_The_time_is_now
37 High precompetition injury rate dominates the injury profile at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 51 198 athlete days. Derman W, Runciman P, Schwellnus M, Jordaan E, Blauwet C, Webborn N, Lexell J, Van der Vliet P, Tuakli-Wosornu Y, Kissick J, Stomphorst J Br J Sports Med 2018;52:24–31 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320399288_High_precompetition_injury_rate_dominates_the_injury_profile_at_the_Rio_2016_Summer_Paralympic_Games_a_prospective_cohort_study_of_51_198_athlete_days
36 The injury and illness profile of male and female participants in a 94.7 km cycle race: A cross-sectional study. Breedt M, Janse van Rensburg DC, Fletcher L, Schwellnus MP, Grant CC  Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Oct 11.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320365057_The_Injury_and_Illness_Profile_of_Male_and_Female_Participants_in_a_947_km_Cycle_Race_A_Cross-Sectional_Study
35 What Definition Is Used to Describe Second Impact Syndrome in Sports? A Systematic and Critical Review. Stovitz S, Weseman JD, Hooks MC, Schmidt RJ, Koffel JB, Patricios JS. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2017; 16(1):50–55  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312406967_What_Definition_Is_Used_to_Describe_Second_Impact_Syndrome_in_Sports_A_Systematic_and_Critical_Review
34 What are the critical elements of sideline screening that can be used to establish the diagnosis of concussion? A systematic review. Jon Patricios, Gordon Ward Fuller, Richard Ellenbogen, Stanley Herring , Jeffrey S Kutcher, Mike Loosemore, Michael Makdissi, Michael McCrea, Margot Putukian, Kathryn J Schneider  Br J Sports Med 2017;51:888–895 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314298863_What_are_the_critical_elements_of_sideline_screening_that_can_be_used_to_establish_the_diagnosis_of_concussion_A_systematic_review
33 Recent acute prerace systemic illness in runners increases the risk of not finishing the race: SAFER study V.  Leigh Gordon, Martin Schwellnus, Sonja Swanevelder, Esme Jordaan, Wayne Derman  Br J Sports Med 2017;51:1295–1300 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316111386_Recent_acute_prerace_systemic_illness_in_runners_increases_the_risk_of_not_finishing_the_race_SAFER_study_V
32 Consensus statement on concussion in sport—the 5thinternational conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016.  P McCrory, W Meeuwisse, J Dvorak, M Aubry, J Bailes, S Broglio, RC Cantu, D Cassidy, RJ Echemendia, RJ Castellani, GA Davis, R Ellenbogen, C Emery, L Engebretsen, N Feddermann-Demont, CC Giza, KM Guskiewicz, S Herring, GL Iverson, KM Johnston, J Kissick,J Kutcher, JJ Leddy, D Maddock, M Makdissi, G Manley, M McCrea, WP Meehan, S Nagahiro, J Patricios, M Putukian, KJ Schneider, A Sills, CH Tator, M Turner, PE Vos Br J Sports Med 2017;0:1–10.  https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/11/838
31 Pre-marathon Evaluations: Is There a Role for Runner Prerace Medical Screening and Education to Reduce the Risk of Medical Complications? Schwellnus, Martin Peter  Curr Sports Med Rep. Vol 16, No 3, May/June 2017

 
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316955183_Premarathon_Evaluations_Is_There_a_Role_for_Runner_Prerace_Medical_Screening_and_Education_to_Reduce_the_Risk_of_Medical_Complications
30 Incidence of injury and illness in South African professional male football players: A prospective cohort study.  Bayne H, Schwellnus M, Janse Van Rensburg D, Botha J, Pillay L  J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2017 May 09. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316875896_Incidence_of_injury_and_illness_in_South_African_professional_male_football_players_a_prospective_cohort_study
29 Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) Channels and Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping (EAMC): A Tale of Multiple Complexities. M P Schwellnus, M D Hoffman Muscle Nerve 56: 355–357, 2017 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316453976_Transient_Receptor_Potential_TRP_Channels_and_Exercise_Associated_Muscle_Cramping_EAMC_A_Tale_of_Multiple_Complexities
28 Effect of Mixed Basic Military Training on the physical fitness of male and female soldiers.   Paola Wood, Catharina Grant, Peet du Toit, Lizelle Fletcher Military Medicine, Vol 182:7, 1 July 2017, e1771–e1779 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318219509_Effect_of_Mixed_Basic_Military_Training_on_the_Physical_Fitness_of_Male_and_Female_Soldiers
27 The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition (SCAT5): Background and rationale. RJ Echemendia, W Meeuwisse, PMcCrory, GA Davis, M Putukian, J Leddy, M Makdissi, S Sullivan, SP Broglio, M Raftery, K Schneider, J Kissick, M McCrea, J Dvořák, AK Sills, M Aubry,  L Engebretsen, M Loosemore, G Fuller, J Kutcher, R Ellenbogen, K Guskiewicz, J Patricios,  S Herring Br J Sports Med 2017;51:848–850 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317954914_The_Sport_Concussion_Assessment_Tool_5th_Edition_SCAT5_Background_and_rationale
26 The Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition (Child SCAT5): Background and rationale. GA Davis, L Purcell, KJ Schneider, K Owen Yeates, GA Gioia, V Anderson, RG Ellenbogen, RJ Echemendia, M Makdissi, A Sills, GL Iverson, J Dvořák, P McCrory, W Meeuwisse, J Patricios, CC Giza, JS Kutcher Br J Sports Med 2017;51:859–861 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316523847_The_Child_Sport_Concussion_Assessment_Tool_5th_Edition_Child_SCAT5
25 The Concussion Recognition Tool 5th Edition (CRT5): Background and rationale RJ Echemendia, W Meeuwisse, P McCrory, GA Davis, M Putukian, J Leddy, M Makdissi, S J Sullivan, SP Broglio, M Raftery, K Schneider, J Kisick, M McCrea, J Dvořák, AK Sills, M Aubry, L Engebretsen, M Loosemore, G Fuller, J Kutcher, R Ellenbogen, K Guskiewicz, J Patricios, S Herring Br J Sports Med 2017;51:870–871 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317843394_The_Concussion_Recognition_Tool_5th_Edition_CRT5_Background_and_rationale
24 The association between catechol o-methyltransferase (comt) rs4680 polymorphism, harm avoidance scores, and concussion history in rugby union players. S MC Fie, S Abrahams, J Patricios, J Suter, M Posthumus, AV September Br J Sports Med June 2017;51:e1 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320846623_The_association_between_catechol_o-methyltransferase_comt_rs4680_polymorphism_harm_avoidance_scores_and_concussion_history_in_rugby_union_players
23 An association between polymorphisms within the APOE gene and concussion aetiology in rugby union players. S Abrahams, S Mc Fie, J Patricios, J Suter, M Posthumus ,AV September Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 21(2018) 117-122. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317433096_An_association_between_polymorphisms_within_the_APOE_gene_and_concussion_aetiology_in_rugby_union_players
22 Pre-Race Medical Screening and Educational Intervention Reduces Medical Complications: A SAFER Study in 153208 Runners   MP Schwellnus; K Schwabe; S Swanevelder; E Jordaan; W Derman Med Sci Sp Exerc Vol 49(5S) Suppl 1, May 2017, p 667. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318101683_Pre-Race_Medical_Screening_and_Educational_Intervention_Reduces_Medical_Complications_A_SAFER_Study_in_153208_Runners
21 The association between COMT rs4680 and 5-HTTLPR genotypes and concussion history in South African rugby union players.  S Mc Fie, S Abrahams, J Patricios, J Suter, M Posthumus, AV September Journal of Sports Sciences 2017, 36:8, 920-933 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318069939_The_association_between_COMT_rs4680_and_5-HTTLPR_genotypes_and_concussion_history_in_South_African_rugby_union_players
20 Resilient or reckless? Robust debate on risk and reward in sport.  Jon Patricios  Br J Sports Med 2017;51:1105 https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/15/1105
19 The difference between exercise induced autonomic and fitness changes measured after 12 weeks and 20 weeks of medium to high intensity military training. C C Grant, L Mongwe, DC Janse Van Rensburg, L Fletcher, PS Wood, P du Toit, TC Grant  J Strength Cond Res 2016 Sep;30(9):2453-9 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309589405_THE_DIFFERENCE_BETWEEN_EXERCISE-INDUCED_AUTONOMIC_AND_FITNESS_CHANGES_MEASURED_AFTER_12_AND_20_WEEKS_OF_MEDIUM-TO-HIGH_INTENSITY_MILITARY_TRAINING
18 Clay-shoveler's fracture in a paddler: A case report. EC Olivier; E Muller, DC Janse van Rensburg  Clin J Sport Med 2016 May;26(3):e69-70 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280870088_Clay-Shoveler_Fracture_in_a_Paddler_A_Case_Report
17 Sudden cardiac arrest on the football field of play—highlights for sports medicine from  the European Resuscitation Council 2015 Consensus Guidelines.  E B Kramer, L Serratosa, J Drezner, J Dvorak Br J Sports Med 2016;50:81-83 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285549634_Sudden_cardiac_arrest_on_the_football_field_of_play-highlights_for_sports_medicine_from_the_European_Resuscitation_Council_2015_Consensus_Guidelines
16 CPR 11: a mobile application that can help in saving lives (Mobile App User Guide). LJ Serratosa, EB Kramer, HD Pereira, J Dvorak, PL Ripoll Br J Sports Med 2016;0:1-2 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/293174286_CPR_11_A_mobile_application_that_can_help_in_saving_lives_Mobile_App_User_Guide
15 The Epidemiology of Injuries in Football at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  N  Webborn, D Cushman. CA Blauwet, C Emery, W Derman, M Schwellnus, J Stomphorst, P Van de Vliet, SE Willick PM&R 2016 Jun;8(6):545-52 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296467575_The_Epidemiology_of_Injuries_in_Football_at_the_London_2012_Paralympic_Games
14 The epidemiology of injuries in powerlifting at the London 2012 Paralympic Games: An analysis of 1411 athlete-days. S. E Willick, D. M. Cushman, C. A. Blauwet, C. Emery, N. Webborn, W. Derman, M. Schwellnus, J. Stomphorst, P. Van de Vliet Scand J Med Sci Sports 2016: 26: 1233–1238 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282765767_The_epidemiology_of_injuries_in_powerlifting_at_the_London_2012_Paralympic_Games_An_analysis_of_1411_athlete-days
13 The risk of injuries in Paralympic track and field differs by impairment and event discipline:  A prospective cohort study at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Cheri A. Blauwet, Daniel Cushman, Carolyn Emery, Stuart E. Willick, Nick Webborn, Wayne Derman, Martin Schwellnus, Jaap Stomphorst, Peter Van de Vliet Am J Sports Med 2016 Jun;44(6):1455-62 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296194056_Risk_of_Injuries_in_Paralympic_Track_and_Field_Differs_by_Impairment_and_Event_Discipline_A_Prospective_Cohort_Study_at_the_London_2012_Paralympic_Games
12 The incidence and patterns of illness at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 6564 athlete days. W Derman, M P Schwellnus, E Jordaan, P Runciman, P Van de Vliet, C Blauwet, N Webborn, S Willick, J Stomphorst Br J Sports Med 2016;50:1064-1068 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/302595032_The_incidence_and_patterns_of_illness_at_the_Sochi_2014_Winter_Paralympic_Games_A_prospective_cohort_study_of_6564_athlete_days
11 Is the content and duration of the graduated return to play protocol after concussion demanding enough? A challenge for Berlin 2016 S Kemp, J Patricios, M Raftery Br J Sports Med 2016;50:644–645 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296620397_Is_the_content_and_duration_of_the_graduated_return_to_play_protocol_after_concussion_demanding_enough_A_challenge_for_Berlin_2016
10 It is time to give concussion an operational definition: a 3-step process to diagnose (or rule out) concussion within 48 h of injury: World Rugby guideline. Martin Raftery, Simon Kemp, Jon Patricios, Michael Makdissi, Philippe Decq  Br  J  Sports Med Mar 3, 2016 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/297585046_It_is_time_to_give_concussion_an_operational_definition_A_3-step_process_to_diagnose_or_rule_out_concussion_within_48_h_of_injury_World_Rugby_guideline
9 International consensus statement on injury surveillance in cricket: a 2016 update.   John W Orchard, Craig Ranson, Benita Olivier, Mandeep Dhillon, Janine Gray, Ben Langley, Akshai Mansingh, Isabel S Moore, Ian Murphy, Jon Patricios, Thiagarajan Alwar, Christopher J Clark, Brett Harrop, Hussain I Khan, Alex Kountouris, Mairi Macphail, Stephen Mount, Anesu Mupotaringa, David Newman, Kieran O'Reilly, Nicholas Peirce, Sohail Saleem, Dayle Shackel, Richard Stretch, Caroline F Finch  Br J Sports Med. 2016;50:1245–1251 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303890239_International_consensus_statement_on_injury_surveillance_in_cricket_A_2016_update
8 A prospective cohort study of 7031 distance runners shows that 1 in 13 report systemic symptoms of an acute illness in the 8-12 day period before a race, increasing their risk of not finishing the race 1.9 times for those runners who started the race: SAFER study IV.  Anri Van Tonder, Martin Schwellnus, Sonja Swanevelder, Esme Jordaan, Wayne Derman, Dina C Janse van Rensburg Br J Sports Med 2016, 50: 939-945 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304397785_A_prospective_cohort_study_of_7031_distance_runners_shows_that_1_in_13_report_systemic_symptoms_of_an_acute_illness_in_the_8-12_day_period_before_a_race_increasing_their_risk_of_not_finishing_the_race
7 Tackles, tears and troubles… a South African Sports Medicine Association perspective.  Jon Patricios Br J Sports Med 2016;50:893 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305413626_Tackles_tears_and_troubles_a_South_African_Sports_Medicine_Association_perspective
6 Repeatability and Reliability of Heart Rate Variability in Healthy, Adult Pony Mares.  E van Vollenhoven, CC Grant, Lizelle Fletcher, André Ganswindt, Patrick Collin Page Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 46 (2016) 73–81 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S073708061630034X
5 Consensus statement: How much is too much? (Part 1) International Olympic Committee consensus statement on load in sport and risk of injury. Torbjørn Soligard, Martin Schwellnus, Juan-Manuel Alonso, Roald Bahr, Ben Clarsen, H. Paul Dijkstra, Tim Gabbett, Michael Gleeson, Martin Hägglund, Mark R. Hutchinson, Christa Janse van Rensburg, Karim M. Khan, Romain Meeusen, John W. Orchard, Babette M. Pluim, Martin Raftery, Richard Budgett, Lars Engebretsen Br J Sports Med 2016;50:1030–1041 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306271510_How_much_is_too_much_Part_1_International_Olympic_Committee_consensus_statement_on_load_in_sport_and_risk_of_injury
4 Consensus statement: How much is too much? (Part 2) International Olympic Committee consensus statement on load in sport and risk of illness. Martin Schwellnus, Torbjørn Soligard, Juan-Manuel Alonso, Roald Bahr, Ben Clarsen, H Paul Dijkstra, Tim J. Gabbett, Michael Gleeson, Martin Hägglund, Mark R. Hutchinson, Christa Janse Van Rensburg, Karim Khan, Romain Meeusen, John W. Orchard, Babette M. Pluim, Martin Raftery, Richard Budgett, Lars Engebretsen Br J Sports Med 2016;50:1043–1052 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306276417_How_much_is_too_much_Part_2_International_Olympic_Committee_consensus_statement_on_load_in_sport_and_risk_of_illness
3 High incidence of injury at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 6564 athlete days.  W Derman, M P Schwellnus, E Jordaan, P Runciman P Van de Vliet, C Blauwet, N Webborn, S Willick, J Stomphorst Br J Sports Med 2016;50: 1069–1074 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304011850_High_incidence_of_injury_at_the_Sochi_2014_Winter_Paralympic_Games_A_prospective_cohort_study_of_6564_athlete_days
2 Infographic. International Olympic Committee consensus statement on load in sport and risk of injury: how much is too much? T Soligard, M Schwellnus, JM Alonso  Br J Sports Med 2016;50:1042 https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/17/1042
1 Lumbar load in adolescent fast bowlers: A prospective injury study. Bayne, H., Elliott, B., Campbell, A., Alderson Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 19 (2016) 117–122 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273390230_Lumbar_load_in_adolescent_fast_bowlers_A_prospective_injury_study
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