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Am J Sports Med. 2008 Nov;36(11):2226-37. doi: 10.1177/0363546508325922.

Environmental issues for team physicians.

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Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.

Abstract

As outdoor sports continue to gain popularity, understanding the environmental factors that may influence athletes is becoming a more important aspect of medical care for team physicians. Temperature, ultraviolet light, lightning, and altitude are some of the most common elements that cause illness. Understanding how to prevent, diagnose, and promptly treat conditions caused by environmental factors is essential to optimizing athletic performance in outdoor sports and avoiding morbidity.

PMID:
18978185
DOI:
10.1177/0363546508325922
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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