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Une enquête sur la pathologie des instrumentistes à vent professionnels: Comparaison des cuivres et des bois [A Comparative Investigation of the Medical Problems of Professional Woodwind and Brass Players]

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Daubine-coulombez, C.
Journal Title: Médecine des arts: Approche médicale et scientifique des pratiques artistiques
Date Published: Jun-94
Language: French
Category: Anatomical, Physiological & Historical Research
Key Words: comparative medical professional woodwind brass performance
Full Citation: Daubine-Coulombez, Catherine, and Hélène Vigroux. Une enquête sur la pathologie des instrumentistes à vent professionnels: Comparaison des cuivres et des bois. [A Comparative Investigation of the Medical Problems of Professional Woodwind and Brass Players.] Médecine des arts: Approche médicale et scientifique des pratiques artistiques (Montauban, France) no. 8 (June 1994): 29-36.
Full Abstract: Thirty-eight musicians, evenly divided between woodwind and brass performers, underwent cardiological, opthamological, stomatological, and ear-nose-and-throat examinations. Notable differences were revealed between the two groups. Despite the fact that brass players drank more coffee and smoked more, the woodwind players tended to have higher blood pressure. The use of anti-stress medication was considerably higher among woodwind players, as was the incidence of superficial lip problems such as cracking, drying, and formation of callouses. Brass players, however, suffered more from dizziness, heart palpitations, and functional dystonias (cramps).