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Emergency triage of collapsed endurance athletes: a stepwise approach to on-site treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20086353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Physicians providing medical coverage at endurance events know that athletes often collapse during the race or shortly after crossing the finish line. An athlete who collapses during a race may have an ominous condition, such as a cardiac or neurologic event. The most common reason that athletes collapse at or shortly after the finish line is exercise-associated collapse, a benign postural hypotensive episode that resolves with rest, oral fluids, and elevation of the lower extremities. Volunteer clinicians at races must be able to quickly determine the cause of collapse and take appropriate steps to ensure that athletes receive proper initial care.
Authors:
Fred H Brennan; Francis G O'Connor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-35     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, 20814-4799, USA. fredb87@hotmail.com.
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