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Revista chilena de pediatría

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CAVAGNARO SM, Felipe. Kidney and Sports. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2006, vol.77, n.2, pp.185-188. ISSN 0370-4106.

The sport activity has been gaining adepts in our country, without making differences between socioeconomic or age groups. The benefits that this physical activity produce are widely recognized and tend to improve the quality of life of those who perform it. However, the practice of these sports may result in adverse events, beyond of the classic orthopedic and/or traumatologic injuries. Either by aggressiveness of sports itself, the excessive physical demand it requires or by personal conditions of health, this activity can alter the function or injure other systems or organs. This article focuses the adverse effects produced by some sports or physical activity on the healthy and damaged kidney. Parameters of renal homeostatic regulation are reviewed, with special emphasis in the pediatric age

Palabras clave : Renal trauma; radbomyolisis; sports; chronic renal disease; hematuria.

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