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Self-reported attitudes of elite athletes towards doping: differences between type of sport.
Although athletes' beliefs and values are known to influence whether or not an athlete will use banned drugs, little is known about the athletes' beliefs and attitudes in different sports. The aim ofExpand
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Asthma and increased bronchial responsiveness in elite athletes: atopy and sport event as risk factors.
BACKGROUND High prevalence of bronchial hyperresponsiveness and asthma has been found in cross-country skiers. There is limited evidence that asthma and bronchial responsiveness would be common alsoExpand
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Respiratory symptoms, bronchial responsiveness, and cellular characteristics of induced sputum in elite swimmers
To investigate respiratory symptoms, increased bronchial responsiveness, and signs of airway inflammation in elite swimmers, we examined 29 swimmers from the Finnish national team and 19 healthyExpand
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Cementless total hip arthroplasty in patients with high congenital hip dislocation.
BACKGROUND The optimal surgical treatment for patients with high congenital dislocation of the hip remains controversial. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the mid-term to long-term results ofExpand
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Acute patellar dislocation in children and adolescents: a randomized clinical trial.
BACKGROUND The treatment of acute patellar dislocation in children is controversial. Some investigators have advocated early repair of the medial structures, whereas others have treated this injuryExpand
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Allergy and asthma in elite summer sport athletes.
Exercise may increase ventilation up to 200 L/min for short periods of time in speed and power athletes, and for longer periods in endurance athletes, such as long-distance runners and swimmers.Expand
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Occurrence of exercise induced bronchospasm in elite runners: dependence on atopy and exposure to cold air and pollen.
OBJECTIVES: To study factors affecting the occurrence of exercise induced bronchospasm (EIB) in elite runners. METHODS: Fifty eight elite runners, 79% of them belonging to Finnish national teams,Expand
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Total hip arthroplasty for rheumatoid arthritis in younger patients: 2,557 replacements in the Finnish Arthroplasty Register followed for 0–24 years
Background The results of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in young patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been reported in only a few studies. On a nationwide level, the outcome of THA in theseExpand
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Association between type of training and risk of asthma in elite athletes.
BACKGROUND Intensive endurance training has been associated with a high prevalence of symptoms compatible with asthma in elite athletes. It is not known, however, whether there is an associationExpand
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Comparison of Long-Term Functional and Radiologic Outcomes After Harrington Instrumentation and Spondylodesis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Review of 78 Patients
Study Design. A retrospective follow-up study of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis after Harrington instrumentation and spondylodesis was conducted. Objective. To correlate radiographic parameters withExpand
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