Sickle Cell and the Athlete
Upon completion of this CME session, you should be able to:
1. Define heat-related illness and sickle cell trait/disease and their interaction.
2. Describe the complex needs of the athlete with sickle cell trait/disease and identify how this will affect performance, nutrition, hydration and medication use.
3. Discuss the current treatment and management options for those patients with sickle cell trait/disease.
4. Describe treatment options for heat-related illness, including return to play considerations.
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James R. Clugston, MD, MS, CAQSM, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Assistant Director, University of Florida Sports Medicine Fellowship; Team Physician, University of Florida Athletic Association, Gainesville
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