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Risks associated with exercise testing and sports participation in cystic fibrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20584632     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Severe adverse reactions (SARs) associated with physical exercise have not been systematically studied in cystic fibrosis (CF).
METHODS: Two surveys were conducted to assess the incidence of exercise-related SARs: a caregiver survey asking for complications associated with exercise testing and in-hospital training therapy and a web-based patient survey asking for problems with exercise.
RESULTS: 78 of 107 CF facilities caring for 4208 patients responded to the caregiver survey, 256 patients answered the web-based survey. No SARs were reported for 713 exercise tests. With in-hospital training, the yearly incidence of exercise-related SARs such as pneumothorax, cardiac arrhythmia, injury or hypoglycaemia was <1% each, the respective lifetime incidences reported by the patients were 0.8-6.3%. 67% of the patients reported no SARs with exercise.
CONCLUSIONS: Exercise testing is safe in patients with CF. Despite the limitations in quality of data, the incidence of exercise-related SARs appears low in this population.
Katharina Ruf; Bernd Winkler; Alexandra Hebestreit; Wolfgang Gruber; Helge Hebestreit
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1873-5010     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cyst. Fibros.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128966     Medline TA:  J Cyst Fibros     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 European Cystic Fibrosis Society. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Children's Hospital of the University, University of Würzburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / epidemiology,  etiology
Cystic Fibrosis / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Exercise Test / adverse effects*
Hypoglycemia / epidemiology,  etiology
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Physical Education and Training
Pneumothorax / epidemiology,  etiology
Risk Assessment
Young Adult

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