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Monitoring of serum enzymes in sport
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    Answer to letter by Prof. G Lippi
    • Paola Brancaccio, -
    • Other Contributors:
      • Francesco Mario Limongelli, Nicola Maffulli

    Dear Editor,

    We are pleased that our Leader has engendered interest, thank Prof Lippi and his colleagues for their letter, and are grateful to the Journal for the opportunity to reply. We fully agree with their ideas: using normative data from non-athletic population may well result in over- investigation and unnecessary worries for athletes. This is why we believe that serum concentrations of the enzymes in quest...

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    Identification and implementation of specific reference limits for athletes’ monitoring.
    • Giuseppe Lippi, Associate Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Massimo Franchini, Federico Schena, Gian Cesare Guidi.

    Dear Editor,

    We were very interested by the article of Brancaccio and Collegues (1), which concluded that biochemical monitoring of athletes, including measurement of serum creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activities, might be helpful to reveal the state of the muscle and its biochemical adaptation to the physical workload. This is a valuable consideration, and both CK and LDH monitoring in...

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