Evaluation of hematuria in Iranian boxers and runners

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Evaluation of hematuria in Iranian boxers and runners

Hajirasouli Masoud
Int. J. Biosci.3( 5), 149-155, May 2013.
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To evaluate the incidence of hematuria (blood in the urine) in boxers and runners after the competition in the respective field. In this study 50 boxers having participated in the national championship or the Fajr International Tournament winning their way up to semi-finals with a mean age of 24.5+/-3 years, mean height of 172+/-15 cm and mean of weight 74.5+/-22 kg and 25 sprinters (100-400 m) with a mean age of 22.5 +/- 3 years, mean height of 169+/-6 cm and mean weight of 76+/-6 kg and 25 endurance runners (over 3000 m) with a mean age of 23.7+/- 2 years, mean height of 178+/-8 cm and 71.5+/- 6 kg, all participating in academic competitions and the Clubs Championship League, were selected as samples. Urine samples collected from subjects were evaluated using full urine analysis method (macroscopic using a tape and microscopic). In case the test result was positive and there was blood detected in the urine of any of samples, they were given rest for 72 hours and then the tests were repeated to differentiate cases of sports hematuria from pathological hematuria. These findings were evaluated using Excel and SPSS software and descriptive statistics and chi-squared method. The results showed that 27 of the boxers participating in this study have represented macroscopic and microscopic hematuria, but after a 72-hour rest, only four of them showed blood in the urine, and thus the likelihood of any pathological lesions in the kidney and urinary tract. Among the endurance runners in the first group test results indicate that there were 18 cases that tested positive for hematuria while in the retest this number reduced to five and among the sprinters in the first tats, there were 16 subjects with blood in the urine, next test, however, indicated two cases of hematuria. This study showed that 54% of boxers had a significant amount of blood in their urine which was seen more as hemoglobin which is a sign of successive blows and incidence of trauma to their bodies. After 72 hours rest, 8% of them still had signs of hematuria. 72% of long-distance runners in the first test had hematuria, but it was reduced to 20% after rest; and in sprinters 64% in the first test and only 8% had hematuria in the second test.


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