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Asthma in elite athletes: pathogenesis, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22030952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Elite athletes have a high prevalence of asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Although respiratory symptoms can be suggestive of asthma, the diagnosis of asthma in elite athletes cannot be based solely on the presence or absence of symptoms; diagnosis should be based on objective measurements, such as the eucapnic voluntary hyperpnea test or exercise test. When considering that not all respiratory symptoms are due to asthma, other diagnoses should be considered. Certain regulations apply to elite athletes who require asthma medication for asthma. Knowledge of these regulations is essential when treating elite athletes. This article is aimed at physicians who diagnose and treat athletes with respiratory symptoms. It focuses on the pathogenesis of asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in elite athletes and how the diagnosis can be made. Furthermore, treatment of elite athletes with asthma, anti-doping regulations, and differential diagnoses such as exercise-induced laryngomalacia are discussed.
Authors:
Lars Pedersen; Jimmi Elers; Vibeke Backer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Roskilde Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark. lars.pedersen@dadlnet.dk.
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