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BET 1: Is exercise-related transient abdominal pain (stitch) while running preventable?

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Report by: Nele Pauwels, Staff member, Centre of Expertise

Search checked by: Emmy De Buck, Staff member, Centre of Expertise

Institution: Belgian Red Cross, Flanders, Belgium


A short cut review was carried out to establish whether drinking fluids was better than not drinking fluids at preventing exercise associated abdominal pain (stitch) in runners. 112 papers were found using the reported searches, of which 2 presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers are …

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