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Nasal issues in athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23314080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Nasal problems in athletes can have detrimental impacts on athletic performance. Increasingly strenuous physical exercise requires the nasal respiratory system to function efficiently in order to meet the increasing oxygen demand. Generally, nasal issues can be grouped into traumatic and nontraumatic categories. Rhinitis is the most common nasal issue in athletes and can have numerous effects on athletes. Recent studies demonstrate the "J curve" and "open window" theories of upper respiratory infection incidence in athletes yet are unable to link immunoglobulin or serum immune markers to incidence of symptoms or infection. Acute nasal trauma can be misleading; thus, a detailed examination is appropriate. Trauma also can be a cause of chronic nasal issues in athletes, as demonstrated by subsequent decreased olfaction in boxers.
Authors:
Rodolfo R Navarro; Leigh Romero; Kwani Williams
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX ; and 3MedSpring Urgent Care, Austin, TX.
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