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MEDICAL MONIT ORING OF YOUNG A THLETES IN THE UNITED ST ATES

K. S. AKHMEROVA (1), E. E. ACHKASOV (2,3), I. T. VYKHODETS (1), W. A. KURASHVILI (1), E. V. MASHKOVSKIY (2) 1 -CENTER ОF SPORTS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND TEAMS EXERCISE TRAINING, MOSCOW, RUSSIA 2 -SECHENOV FIRST MOSCOW STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA 3 -SCIENTIFIC CENTER OF BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES FMBA OF RUSSIA, SVETLYE GORY, MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA
levels of oversight and regulation in youth sports in the US are relatively low, thus the responsibility for safety education of coaches, parents, law makers, organizations and institutions falls largely on the sports medicine practitioners. The reduction of the risk of sudden cardiac death in young athletes is a multi-factorial process, which includes pre-participation screenings, proper use of safety equipment, proper rules and regulations, and immediate access to Automated External Defibrillators (AED). The article reviews updated guidelines for concussion management in youth athletes and criteria for returning players to sport..
Keywords: 
sports medicine; medical monitoring of young athlete, return to sport, concussion.