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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-85

Physiological and bodily changes associated with endurance athletic activities and challenges during peri-operative period

1 Classified Specialist Anaesthesiology, INHS, Asvini, Colaba - 400005, Mumbai, India
2 Senior Advisor and HOD Anaesthesiology, INHS, Asvini, Colaba - 400005, Mumbai, India
3 Consultant Surgery and Neurosurgery, INHS, Asvini, Colaba - 400005, Mumbai, India
4 Senior Advisor Anaesthesiology, INHS, Asvini, Colaba - 400005, Mumbai, India

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Umesh K Dash
Classified Specialist Anaesthesiology, INHS, Asvini, Colaba - 400005, Mumbai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.202989

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Endurance athletic activities, which requires top level cardio respiratory system fitness are recently becoming popular in the various parts of the country. Armed Forces are forefront in participation of those sporting activities, like marathon running, prolonged swimming or cycling. It has been found to have various long term beneficial effect in body function as a result of prolonged endurance activities, but it has also found that there are various bodily changes which may affect in anaesthetising the individual during emergency and elective surgeries. Literature review of various journals related to endurance sporting activities has described those bodily changes and effects of anaesthesia and pain on those changes. Based upon the available literature a guideline has been formulated for perioperative management of those patients. Most of those available literatures are from countries other than our country. The time has come for venturing in for carrying out further studies in our scenario, especially in Armed Forces in this new horizon of anaesthesia and critical care

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