General Medical Considerations for the Wilderness Adventurer: Medical Conditions That May Worsen With or Present Challenges to Coping With Wilderness Exposure

Tracy A. Cushing, William O. Roberts, Peter Hackett, William W. Dexter, Jeff S. Brent, Craig C. Young, Jessie R. Fudge, Seth C. Hawkins, Thomas G. DeLoughery, Benjamin J. Thomas, Geoffrey C. Tabin, Leah E. Jacoby, Chad A. Asplund

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Abstract

Participation in wilderness and adventure sports is on the rise, and as such, practitioners will see more athletes seeking clearance to participate in these events. The purpose of this article is to describe specific medical conditions that may worsen or present challenges to the athlete in a wilderness environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-29
Number of pages10
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2015

Keywords

  • chronic medical conditions
  • preparticipation evaluation
  • wilderness athlete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Cushing, T. A., Roberts, W. O., Hackett, P., Dexter, W. W., Brent, J. S., Young, C. C., Fudge, J. R., Hawkins, S. C., DeLoughery, T. G., Thomas, B. J., Tabin, G. C., Jacoby, L. E., & Asplund, C. A. (2015). General Medical Considerations for the Wilderness Adventurer: Medical Conditions That May Worsen With or Present Challenges to Coping With Wilderness Exposure. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 26(4), 20-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2015.09.007