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Creatine kinase elevations in marathon runners: relationship to training and competition.
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PMID:  7445533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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Elevation of creatine kinase (CK) in serum after exertion is a reliable marker of skeletal muscle injury. Limited data exist on CK levels in conditioned athletes after endurance training and competition. Serum CK was measured by a kinetic UV method (normal < 100 U/L) in 15 long distance runners before (pre-race), 24 hours after (post-race) and four weeks following (post-race) the 1979 Boston Marathon. CK levels were elevated throughout the study. Mean values for all runners and for those finishing before and after three hours and 30 minutes are as follows: Post-race CK was significantly elevated among the ten faster as compared to the five slower runners (p = 0.025). Elevations of creatine kinase drawn 24 hours post-marathon are inversely related to finishing times among the runners tested.
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A J Siegel; L M Silverman; R E Lopez
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Yale journal of biology and medicine     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0044-0086     ISO Abbreviation:  Yale J Biol Med     Publication Date:    1980 Jul-Aug
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Created Date:  1981-02-26     Completed Date:  1981-02-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417414     Medline TA:  Yale J Biol Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
Competitive Behavior / physiology
Creatine Kinase / blood*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Muscles / injuries
Physical Endurance
Physical Fitness*
Risk
Running*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 2.7.3.2/Creatine Kinase
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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Yale J Biol Med
Journal ID (pmc): yjbm
ISSN: 0044-0086
ISSN: 1551-4056
Publisher: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
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Print publication date: Season: Jul?Aug Year: 1980
Volume: 53 Issue: 4
First Page: 275 Last Page: 279
ID: 2595821
PubMed Id: 7445533

Creatine kinase elevations in marathon runners: relationship to training and competition.
A. J. Siegel
L. M. Silverman
R. E. Lopez



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