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An international perspective on topics in sports medicine and sports injury

For the past two decades, Sports Medicine has been a burgeoning science in the USA and Western Europe. Great strides have been made in understanding the basic physiology of exercise, energy consumption and the mechanisms of sports injury. Additionally, through advances in minimally invasive surgical treatment and physical rehabilitation, athletes have been returning to sports quicker and at higher levels after injury. This book contains new information from basic scientists on the physiology of exercise and sports performance, updates on medical diseases treated in athletes and excellent summaries of treatment options for common sports-related injuries to the skeletal system. 1. Measurement and Physiological Relevance of the Maximal Lipid Oxidation Rate During Exercise (LIPOXmax) (Jean-Frédéric Brun, Emmanuelle Varlet-Marie, Ahmed Jérôme Romain and Jacques Mercier) 2. Glutamine and Glutamate Reference Intervals as a Clinical Tool to Detect Training Intolerance During Training and Overtraining (Rodrigo Hohl, Lázaro Alessandro Soares Nunes, Rafael Alkmin Reis, René Brenzikofer, Rodrigo Perroni Ferraresso, Foued Salmen Spindola and Denise Vaz Macedo) 3. Physical Activity Measures in Children - Which Method to Use? (Juliette Hussey) 4. Applicability of the Reference Interval and Reference Change Value of Hematological and Biochemical Biomarkers to Sport Science (Lázaro Alessandro Soares Nunes, Fernanda Lorenzi Lazarim, René Brenzikofer and Denise Vaz Macedo) 5. Body Mass Bias in Exercise Physiology (Paul M. Vanderburgh) 6. Eccentric Exercise, Muscle Damage and Oxidative Stress (Athanasios Z. Jamurtas and Ioannis G. Fatouros) 7. Aging in Women Athletes (Monica C. Serra, Shawna L. McMillin and Alice S. Ryan) 8. Exercise and the Immune System - Focusing on the Effect of Exercise on Neutrophil Functions (Baruch Wolach) 9. Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Metabolic Syndrome (Xiaolin Yang) 10. Effects of Exercise on the Airways (Maria R. Bonsignore, Nicola Scichilone, Laura Chimenti, Roberta Santagata, Daniele Zangla and Giuseppe Morici) 11. Comparison of Seminal Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) Activity Between Elite Athletes, Active and Non Active Men (Bakhtyar Tartibian, Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki, Asghar Abbasi, Mehdi Eghbali, Siamak Asri-Rezaei and Hinnak Northoff) 12. Aquatic Sports Dermatoses: Clinical Presentation and Treatment Guidelines (Jonathan S. Leventhal and Brook E. Tlougan) 13. Evaluation of Neural Networks to Identify Types of Activity Among Children Using Accelerometers, Global Positioning Systems and Heart Rate Monitors (Francisca Galindo-Garre and Sanne I. de Vries) 14. The Application of Medical Infrared Thermography in Sports Medicine (Carolin Hildebrandt, Karlheinz Zeilberger, Edward Francis John Ring and Christian Raschner) 15. The Involvement of Brain Monoamines in the Onset of Hyperthermic Central Fatigue (Cândido C. Coimbra, Danusa D. Soares and Laura H. R. Leite) 16. Community Options for Outdoor Recreation as an Alternative to Maintain Population Health and Wellness (Judy Kruger) 17. The Physical Demands of Batting and Fast Bowling in Cricket (Candice Jo-Anne Christie) 18. Prediction of Sports Injuries by Mathematical Models (Juan Carlos de la Cruz-Márquez, Adrián de la Cruz-Campos, Juan Carlos de la Cruz-Campos, María Belén Cueto-Martín, María García-Jiménez and María Teresa Campos-Blasco) 19. Intervention Strategies in the Prevention of Sports Injuries From Physical Activity (Luis Casáis and Miguel Martínez) 20. Pilates Based Exercise in Muscle Disbalances Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries (Sylwia Metel, Agata Milert and Elzbieta Szczygiel) 21. Physical Management of Pain in Sport Injuries (Rufus A. Adedoyin and Esther O. Johnson) 22. Better Association Between Q Angle and Patellar Alignment Among Less Displaced Patellae in Females with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Correlation Study with Axial Computed Tomography (Da-Hon Lin, Chien-Ho Janice Lin, Jiu-Jenq Lin, Mei-Hwa Jan, Cheng-Kung Cheng and Yeong-Fwu Lin) 23. Syndesmotic Injuries in Athletes (Jeffrey R. Thormeyer, James P. Leonard and Mark Hutchinson) 24. Consequences of Ankle Inversion Trauma: A Novel Recognition and Treatment Paradigm ( Patrick O. McKeon, Tricia J. Hubbard and Erik A. Wikstrom) 25. Treatment of Talar Osteochondral Lesions Using Local Osteochondral Talar Autograft - Long Term Results (Thanos Badekas, Evangelos Evangelou and Maria Takvorian) 26. Proprioception and the Rugby Shoulder (Ian Horsley) 27. Tibial Stress Injuries: Aetiology, Classification, Biomechanics and the Failure of Bone (M. Franklyn and B. Oakes)
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Subjects: sports medicine investigation method therapy injury damage disease training competition athlete bone muscle rugby pain joint heart heart rate metabolism prevention immunity lungs respiration age sex
Notations: biological and medical sciences
Tagging: Kricket
DOI: 10.5772/1503
Editors: K. R. Zaslav
Published: London IntechOpen 2012
Pages: 534
Document types: book
Language: English
Level: advanced