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Extreme Sports Medicine: 2016


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Part I. Medicine in extreme sports: 1Psychology and the extreme sports experience.- 2 Nutrition for extreme sports.- 3 Endocrine responses to extreme sports.- 4 Infectious diseases and extreme sports.- 5 Ocular problems in extreme sports: high altitude trekking and surfing.- 6 Extreme sports dermatology.- 7 Medical support for expedition-length adventure races.- 8 Emergency medicine in mountain sports: treatment of casualties in hostile environments.- 9 Drug abuse and doping in extreme sports. Part II. Injuries and illnesses in the most popular extreme sports: 10 Rock and ice climbing medicine.- 11. Alpine skiing and snowboarding: current trends and future directions.- 12 Extreme mountain biking injuries.- 13 Ultramarathon running: medical issues.- 14Skateboarding: accidents and injuries.- 15 BASE jumping and wingsuit flying: accidents and injuries,- 16 Foot-launched flying: accidents and injuries. Hang gliding, paragliding, powered hang gliding and powered paragliding.- 17 Paragliding medicine.- 18 Kitesports medicine: Kite surfing, snow kiting and kite buggying.- 19 Injuries associated with skydiving.- 20 Surfing and skimboarding medicine.- 21 Windsurfing injuries.- 22 Extreme sailing injuries.- 23 White-water paddlesports medicine: canoeing, kayaking and rafting.- 24 Wakeboarding injuries. 25 Extreme scuba diving medicine. Part III. Prevention, training and rehabilitation: 26 Training and injury prevention strategies in extreme sports.- 27 An ecological dynamics framework for the acquisition of perceptual motor skills in climbing.- 28 Windsurfing: the physiology of athletic performance and training.- 29 Employment of near-infrared spectroscopy to assess the physiological determinants of hiking performance in single-handed dinghy sailors.- 30 Whole body vibration in extreme sports.- 31 Physiology and risk management of cold exposure.- 32 Helmets: technological innovations for safety.- 33 The eye in extreme sports: prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.- 34 Rehabilitation of extreme sports injuries.- 35 Legal issues related to extreme sports.

About the Author

Dr Francesco Feletti is an extreme sports medicine expert.He currently works as a radiologist at the S. Maria delle Croci Hospital in Ravenna, Italy.In collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano University he conducts cutting-edge academic extreme sports medicine research, and in 2013 he co-founded the ExtremeSportMed international scientific society.He is a faculty member and lecturer at the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, located in Boulder, Co, USA and the ambassador of that Congress in Europe.His 20-year international athletic experience in many extreme sports and background as a windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing instructor give him unique insight into this world.

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