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Basic Illustrated Sea Kayaking (Revised Edition) by Roger Schumann

By Roger Schumann

This intriguing and important game is way diversified than its flat-water sibling, with diversified gear and strategies, all of that are lined in simple Illustrated Sea Kayaking. Full-color photographs conceal the numerous sea kayak versions and add-ons, in addition to very important info on tides and currents, packing and loading guidance for convenience and protection, and a word list chock-full of valuable terminology. You'll notice the way to ideal your paddle stroke, practice self rescues and assisted rescues, paddle and navigate accurately, pack your sea kayak for an excursion, and get your kayak off and on your automobile.

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The size of the hyphema should be noted, the eye shielded, and immediate ophthalmology consult obtained. INTRAOCULAR FOREIGN BODY • Presenting symptoms include pain, irritation, and injection, and suspicion should be based on a history of any high-velocity projectile or metal striking metal. Fluoroscein staining may reveal a positive Seidel sign, a washing away and streaking of fluoroscein as aqueous humor leaks out of the globe. The eye should be shielded, intraocular pressure measurements avoided, and ophthalmology consultation obtained.

Sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Am J Dis Child 145:177–83, 1991. 20 SECTION 1 • GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SPORTS MEDICINE O’Connor FG, Kugler JP, Oriscello RG: Sudden death in young athletes: Screening for the needle in a haystack. Am Fam Physician 57(11):2763–2770, 1998. Partridge RA, Coley A, Bowie R, et al: Sports-related pneumothorax. Ann Emerg Med 30(4):539–541, 1997. Quality Standards Subcommittee: Practice parameter: The management of concussion in sports (summary statement). Neurology 48:581–585, 1997.

A concussion is by far the most common head injury in sports and is defined by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) as “a trauma induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness” (Quality Standards Subcommittee, 1997). Several grading systems for concussions exist (Quality Standards Subcommittee, 1997; Cantu, 1986; Colorado Medical Society School and Sports Medicine Committee, 1990) and cannot be adequately discussed in this chapter alone, but broadly speaking, the three most commonly used systems assess severity based on the presence or absence of an LOC and/or posttraumatic amnesia, as well as the duration of postconcussive symptoms (PCS).

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