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Environmental and infectious conditions in sports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12613093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The hearts and lungs of athletes are subject to damage from a wide array of infections and environmental factors. Mild to moderate exercise has been shown to be beneficial to overall health, and strenuous exercise simply requires proper rest and rehabilitation to ensure its beneficial effects as well. Simple colds and URTIs are very common in athletes and do not usually require significant intervention. Any suspected cardiac infection mandates a thorough evaluation and proper management to prevent catastrophic consequences. High altitudes can be helpful in enhancing performance, but caution must be exercised at even modest altitude to prevent serious complications. With diving, participants should know their time limits and ascend properly to avoid serious complications. Keeping the heart and lungs in a good state of health is a major priority for the weekend warrior and world-class athletes alike. A thorough knowledge of infections and environmental issues in the cardiopulmonary health of athletes should always be of highest priority.
Thomas S Weber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in sports medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0278-5919     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Sports Med     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-04     Completed Date:  2003-04-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8112473     Medline TA:  Clin Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, Ohio State University, Sports Medicine Center, Columbus, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / adverse effects*
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena
Decompression Sickness / physiopathology,  therapy
Endocarditis / diagnosis,  therapy
Infection / immunology
Myocarditis / etiology,  physiopathology*
Respiratory Physiological Phenomena
Respiratory Tract Infections / physiopathology*,  therapy
Sports / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants

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