The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport / Edition 1

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This comprehensive new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, delivers an up-to-date, state of the art presentation of the medical conditions that athletes may suffer from during training and competition.

Presented in a clear style and format, The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport, covers not only the basic approach to training, monitoring training and the clinical implications of excessive training, but also deals with all the major systems in the body, and focuses on medical conditions that athletes may suffer from in each system. Medical conditions in athletes with disabilities, genetics and exercise and emergency sports medicine are also uniquely examined.

The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport draws on the expertise of an international collection of contributors who are recognized as leaders in their respective fields.

The systematic approach followed in the book will make it invaluable to all medical doctors and other health personnel who serve athletes and sports teams. Sports practitioners are provided with a clinical approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common and less common medical problems encountered by athletes. This volume should be kept close at hand for frequent consultation.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This is an update of a book that provides a general, systematic approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions in athletes.” (Doody's Reviews, June 2009)

“This text will provide interesting reading for introductory graduate courses in sports medicine. It also contains much information that could help the practicing coach and physician" (Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Rebecca L. Morgan, M.D.(University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
Description: This is an update of a book that provides a general, systematic approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions in athletes. The book was originally published in 1998.
Purpose: The purpose is to address both common and less common medical problems in the athlete. Non-injury issues comprise as much as 50 percent of athlete visits to medical teams during and after exercise. This book is a thorough resource for such issues.
Audience: Although written for practicing sports medicine physicians, it is an excellent resource for students, residents, and physicians who provide medical care to athletes. The editor has gathered a host of expert authors for each chapter, who detail the most recent advances in the sports medicine literature.
Features: Three introductory chapters cover training, monitoring of training, and implications of excessive training. The remainder of the book addresses various medical conditions seen in athletes either during or after exercise, organized by chapters for each body system. New to this edition are chapters on athletes with disabilities, genetics and exercise, and emergency sports medicine. The book covers most systems very well. In particular, the chapters on the gastrointestinal system and obstetrics and gynecology are very well structured. A shortcoming is the minimal coverage of concussion in sport. The chapters on emergency sports medicine and neurology provide very little discussion on this common and important occurrence in athletics. The book is well organized and uses adequate illustrations and tables. Extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter provide additional references.
Assessment: Overall, this is a well written resource for clinicians. Its organization by system allows efficient access to a variety of medical problems encountered by athletes during or after exercise. It compares favorably to other books in the field, such as ACSM's Primary Care Sports Medicine, 2nd edition, McKeag and Moeller (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405156370
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/3/2008
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series , #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Martin P Schwellnus
UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Boundary Road, Newlands 7700, SOUTH AFRICA
Associate Professor Martin P. Schwellnus -RUESSM and MIRU - epidemiology of sports injuries; biomechanical factors associated with sporting injuries.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors, vii

Foreword, x

Preface, xi

1 General Principles of Training, 1
Michael I. Lambert, Wayne Viljoen, Andrew Bosch, Alan J. Pearce and Mark Sayers

2 Adaptations to Training, 49

Introduction, 49
Inigo Mujika

Models of fatigue, 49
Shona Halson and Inigo Mujika

Neuromuscular adaptations to training, 67
Nicholas A. Ratamess and Mikel Izquierdo

Metabolic adaptations to training, 78
John A. Hawley and Gustavo A. Nader

Endocrine adaptations to training, 87
Michael Kjaer, Simon Doessing and Katja Peltola Mjosund

Cardiorespiratory adaptations to training, 93
Darren E.R. Warburton, A. William Sheel and Donald C. Mckenzie

Adaptations of bone and connective tissue to training, 111
Pekka Kannus, Riku Nikander, Harri Sievanen and Inigo Mujika

3 The Overtraining Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management, 138
Romain Meeusen

4 Clinical Exercise Testing and Assessment of Athletes, 160
Robert U. Newton, Paul B. Laursen and Warren Young

5 Clinical Myology in Sports Medicine, 200
Wayne E. Derman, Martin P. Schwellnus, Dale E. Rae, Yumna Albertus-Kajee and Michael I. Lambert

6 Sports Cardiology, 232
Christos Kasapis and Paul D. Thompson

7 Sports Pulmonology, 268
Joseph Cummiskey, Kai-Hakon Carlsen, Keun-Youl Kim, Conleth Feighery, Andrew Green, Fabio Pigozzi, Walter Canonica, Vito Brusasco, Stefano del Giacco, Sergio Bonini and Matteo Bonini

8 Endocrinology, 302
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Thomas H. Trojian and William J. Kraemer

9 Dermatology, 326
Brian B. Adams

10 Exercise and Infections, 344
Martin P. Schwellnus, Austin Jeans, Sello Motaung and Jeroen Swart

11 Gastrointestinal System and Exercise: A Clinical Approach to Gastrointestinal Problems Encountered in Athletes, 365
Martin P. Schwellnus and John Wright

12 Exercise and the Kidney, 375
Brian Rayner and Martin P. Schwellnus

13 Obstetrics and Gynecology, 390
Raul Artal and Susan Hoffstetter

14 Neurologic Problems in Sport, 412
Paul McCrory

15 Medical Care of the Disabled Athlete, 429
Douglas B. McKeag and Chris Klenck

16 Environmental Sports Medicine, 444
Timothy D. Noakes, Tamara Hew-Butler and Ross Tucker

17 Drugs in Sport, 482
Don H. Catlin, Gary Green and Caroline K. Hatton

18 Emergency Sports Medicine, 504
Lucy-May Holtzhausen and Chris Hanna

19 Genetics and Sports Participation, 548
Kyriacos I. Eleftheriou and Hugh E. Montgomery

20 Sports Nutrition: Practical Guidelines for the Sports Physician, 580
Louise M. Burke

Index, 601

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