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Airways hyperresponsiveness in high school athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15360066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
HYPOTHESES: 1) a minimum AHR prevalence of 20% would be revealed in a group of high school athletes; 2) demographic data would predict AHR; 3) AHR-positive athletes would preferentially choose low ventilation sports. Eucapnic voluntary hyperpnea (EVH) was used to test for AHR in 23% of all athletes (79 of 343) of a midwestern high school. The AHR was defined by at least a 10%, 20%, or 25% decline in FEV1, FEF25-75, or PEFR at 1, 5, 10, or 15-min post-EVH, respectively.
RESULTS: 30 of 79 (38%) tested positive for AHR; demographic data tended to predict AHR, as correlations between the total number of years exercised with the greatest decline in FEV1 and the total number of days exercised with the greatest decline in FEV1 following the EVH challenge tended to be significant (r = 0.354; p = 0.055 and r=0.314; p = 0.091, respectively); and 69% of AHR-positive students played only low ventilation sports.
CONCLUSION: AHR prevalence was 38% in athletes of a midwestern high school; demographic data tended to predict AHR; those with AHR preferentially play low ventilation sports.
Authors:
Edward T Mannix; Melanie A Roberts; Heather J Dukes; Carolyn J Magnes; Mark O Farber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0277-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  J Asthma     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-13     Completed Date:  2004-09-27     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106454     Medline TA:  J Asthma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Bronchial Hyperreactivity / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Female
Humans
Male
Respiratory Function Tests
Sports*

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