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Sport, sex and age increase risk of illness at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 51 198 athlete days

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  • Wayne Derman Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Martin P Schwellnus International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre, South Africa Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) and Section Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Esme Jordaan Biostatistics Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa Statistics and Population Studies Department, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Phoebe Runciman Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Cheri Blauwet Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Nick Webborn Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (SESAME), University of Brighton, Eastbourne, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jan Lexell Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden Department of Health Science, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Peter Van de Vliet Medical and Scientific Department, International Paralympic Committee, Bonn, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • James Kissick Carleton University Sport Medicine Clinic, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jaap Stomphorst Department of Sports Medicine, Isala Klinieken, Zwolle, The Netherlands PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Professor Wayne Derman, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Francie van Zijl Drive, Bellville, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa; ewderman{at}iafrica.com
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Derman W, Schwellnus MP, Jordaan E, et al
Sport, sex and age increase risk of illness at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 51 198 athlete days

Publication history

  • Accepted 6 October 2017
  • Published in print 1 January 2018.
  • Published online 18 December 2017.
  • Published first 26 October 2017.

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