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Medical Conditions in the Athlete 3rd Edition eBook With Web Study Guide

Medical Conditions in the Athlete 3rd Edition eBook With Web Study Guide

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    Medical Conditions in the Athlete, Third Edition With Web Study Guide, equips health care providers with the information they need to develop a framework for decision making when working with injured and recovering athletes and active populations. The updated and streamlined third edition provides comprehensive medical information that assists health care providers and athletic trainers in recognizing and identifying underlying and potentially serious medical conditions that may affect their chosen course of treatment.

    The highly esteemed authors, Katie Walsh Flanagan and Micki Cuppett, have combined their professional skills and educational expertise to revitalize the content of Medical Conditions in the Athlete, Third Edition, with current, research-driven assessment and treatment information for medical conditions that affect the physically active population. The updated content aligns with Board of Certification (BOC) and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards. The book addresses medical conditions by body system, their mechanism of acquisition, signs, symptoms, differential diagnoses, referral, treatment, and return-to-participation criteria.

    The 18 comprehensive chapters are organized into three sections: Introduction to Medical Conditions, Pharmacology and Interventions, and Medical Conditions by System. Throughout the text, more than 380 updated, full-color illustrations and photographs visually enhance readers’ comprehension of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Pharmacological tables organize drugs by categories that include generic and trade names, therapeutic uses, adult dosage information, and possible adverse effects. Important terminology is highlighted throughout the chapters, and a glossary appears at the end of the text.

    At the beginning of the text, a Condition Finder serves as a quick reference so health care providers can easily flip to the information they need on specific conditions. Throughout the book, learning aids draw attention to important facts and figures, presented in three practical categories:
    • Red Flags are warning signs that health care providers should look for when working with clients.
    • Clinical Tips discuss information that is critically important to professionals.
    • Condition Highlights cover specific medical conditions common to athletes that require special attention or medical care.
    New to this edition is an accompanying web study guide that houses case studies corresponding to specific chapters. Each case study is followed by questions to help students apply the strategies covered in the text. Instructors who adopt the text will have access to a comprehensive collection of ancillary materials: chapter quizzes, a presentation package of slides, and an image bank that can be used to enhance presentation slides or student handouts.

    Medical Conditions in the Athlete, Third Edition With Web Study Guide, provides readers with research-driven assessment and treatment information for medical conditions that affect all types of athletes. It is a comprehensive textbook and an important reference for health care providers such as athletic trainers and physical therapists who work with active populations.


    Textbook for use in athletic training curriculums requiring courses such as general medical conditions, pharmacology, and primary care sports medicine; also suitable for use in physical therapy and other related health care courses.

    Table of Contents

    Conditions Finder
    Part I. Introduction to Medical Conditions
    Chapter 1. Foundational Issues
    Role of the Athletic Trainer in Evaluation of Medical Conditions
    Communication in the Medical Field
    Prevention of Disease Transmission
    Legal Considerations, Medical Care, and Disposition
    Chapter 2. Medical Examination
    Examination of the Patient With a Medical Condition
    Physical Examination
    Chapter 3. Diagnostic Imaging and Testing
    Radiography: X-Rays
    Radionuclide Bone Scan
    Computed Tomography Scan
    Positron Emission Tomography Scan
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Diagnostic Ultrasound
    Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies
    Holter Monitor
    Cardiac Stress Test
    Complete Blood Count
    Lumbar Puncture
    Pulse Oximeter
    Reporting Cancer Diagnoses
    Part II. Pharmacology and Interventions
    Chapter 4. Basic Principles of Pharmacology
    Chapter 5. Therapeutic Drug Categories
    Anti-Inflammatory Agents
    Pain Management
    Infectious Disease
    Oral Anticoagulants
    Chapter 6. Common Procedures and Interventions in the Athletic Training Clinic
    Informed Consent
    Preventing Infection
    Closing Lacerations
    Part III. Medical Conditions by System
    Chapter 7. Respiratory System
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Evaluation of the Respiratory System
    Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Upper Respiratory Infections
    Lung Cancer
    Spontaneous Pneumothorax and Hemothorax
    Chapter 8. Cardiovascular System
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Cardiovascular Adaptations to Exercise
    Preparticipation Examination
    General Evaluation of the Cardiovascular System
    Sudden Cardiac Death
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    Coronary Artery Abnormalities
    Marfan Syndrome
    Congenital Aortic Stenosis
    Mitral Valve Prolapse
    Deep Vein Thrombosis
    Pulmonary Embolus
    Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Sickle Cell Trait or Anemia
    Chapter 9. Gastrointestinal System
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Evaluation of Abdominal Pain
    Evaluation of the Athlete With Acute, Traumatic Abdominal Pain
    Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
    Viral Gastroenteritis
    Food Poisoning or Bacterial Diarrhea
    Parasitic Infection
    Stress-Induced Gastrointestinal Symptoms
    Heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Celiac Disease
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
    Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis
    Colorectal Cancer
    Chapter 10. Genitourinary and Gynecological Systems
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Evaluation of the Genitourinary and Gynecological Systems
    Kidney Stones
    Sports Hematuria
    Urinary Tract Infection
    Urethritis and Cystitis
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    Genital Warts
    Testicular Torsion
    Testicular Cancer
    Prostate Cancer
    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    Ovarian and Cervical Cancer
    Breast Cancer
    Ectopic Pregnancy
    Chapter 11. Neurological System
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Evaluation of the Neurological System
    Pathological Conditions
    Sport-Related Concussion
    Guillain-Barré Syndrome
    Seizure Disorder and Epilepsy
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    Bell's Palsy
    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    Chapter 12. The Eye
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Evaluation of the Eye
    Refractive Error
    Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
    Corneal Abrasions
    Corneal or Scleral Lacerations
    Corneal and Conjunctival Foreign Bodies
    Orbital Fracture
    Retinal Tear and Detachment
    Dislocated Contact Lens
    Chemical Burns
    Periorbital Contusion
    Traumatic Iritis
    Eyelid Lacerations
    Protective Eyewear
    Chapter 13. Ear, Nose, Throat, and Mouth
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Evaluation of the Ear, Nose, Mouth, and Throat
    Hearing Loss
    Otitis Externa
    Otitis Media
    Ruptured Tympanic Membrane
    Allergic Rhinitis
    Nonallergic Rhinitis
    Deviated Septum
    Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis
    Oral Mucosal Lesions
    Oral Candidiasis
    Oral Cancers
    Dental Disease
    Dental Caries
    Chapter 14. Systemic Disorders
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Lyme Disease
    Raynaud's Disease
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Chapter 15. Infectious Diseases
    Infectious Mononucleosis
    Chickenpox and Shingles
    Hepatitis A to D
    Streptococcal Infections
    Staphylococcal Infections
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections
    Zika Virus
    Viral Meningitis
    Acute Bacterial Meningitis
    Chapter 16. Dermatological Conditions
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Evaluation of the Skin
    Solar Urticaria
    Epidermoid Cysts
    Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis
    Skin Cancer
    Abscesses, Furuncles, and Carbuncles
    Paronychia or Onychia
    Herpes Simplex
    Molluscum Contagiosum
    Human Papillomavirus
    Tinea Corporis
    Tinea Cruris
    Tinea Unguium
    Tinea Pedis
    Tinea Capitis
    Tinea Versicolor
    Head Lice
    Body Lice
    Pubic Lice
    Insect Bites
    Chapter 17. Psychological and Substance Use Disorders
    Layne A. Prest
    Understanding the Role of Mental Health Professionals
    Overview of Mental Health Issues in the Athlete
    Role of Stress in Psychological and Substance Use Disorders
    Anxiety Disorders
    Mood Disorders
    Eating Disorders
    Substance Use and Dependence
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Stages of Readiness
    What to Do in a Crisis
    Chapter 18. Working With Special Populations
    Monique Mokha
    Preparticipation Examination for Athletes With Disabilities
    Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
    Traumatic Tetraplegia and Paraplegia
    Autonomic Dysreflexia
    Thermoregulation Concerns
    Skin Breakdown and Pressure Sores
    Bladder Dysfunction
    Spina Bifida
    Cerebral Palsy
    Sensory Disabilities
    Intellectual Disabilities
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    Katie Walsh Flanagan, EdD, ATC, is a professor and director of the sports medicine and athletic training program in the department of health education and promotion at East Carolina University, where she has worked for more than 20 years. A Board of Certification (BOC) certified athletic trainer, Walsh Flanagan previously worked as a lecturer and assistant athletic trainer at California State University, Fresno, and as the head athletic trainer for the Chicago Power, a men’s professional soccer team. She has also assisted as an athletic trainer for various sports in international competitions, including the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and 1987 Pan American Games.

    In 2012, Walsh Flanagan was elected to the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. The organization named her the North Carolina Athletic Trainer of the Year–College/University in 2000 and 2006. She received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2010 and their Athletic Trainer Service award in 2006.

    Micki Cuppett, EdD, ATC, is the executive director of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) after having served as its president and as a board member. She previously worked for 16 years as a professor of athletic training in the department of orthopedics and sports medicine at the University of South Florida, where she was the athletic training program director. She has also been a professor and director of athletic training education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

    In addition to her work in academe, Cuppett has been an athletic trainer for three decades, having worked in high school, collegiate, military, and hospital settings. Cuppett is known internationally for her work with human patient simulators and interprofessional education, and she has often been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. She received the Athletic Trainer Service award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2007 and their Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award in 2012.


    All ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at

    Chapter quizzes. These ready-made quizzes allow instructors to test student understanding of the most important chapter concepts.

    Presentation package plus image bank. The presentation package includes more than 800 PowerPoint slides of key concepts and select art, photos, and tables from the book that instructors can use for class discussion and illustration. The slides can be used directly in PowerPoint or can be printed to make transparencies or handouts. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for slides based on key words. The image bank includes most of the art, photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter, to provide instructors flexibility when creating their own resources, including customized presentations, handouts, and other course resources.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-3362-7

    Web study guide. Designed to help students apply the strategies taught in the text, the web study guide includes a series of case studies that correspond to individual chapters. Each case study is followed by questions. The question types are multiple choice, multiple response, and matching.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-5094-5