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Current concepts in the diagnosis and management of exercise-induced bronchospasm.
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PMID:  21150141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) is a common occurrence in individuals with asthma, though it can also affect individuals without asthma. It occurs frequently in athletes. Common symptoms include coughing, dyspnea, chest tightness, and wheezing; however, there can be a variety of more subtle symptoms. The differential diagnosis of EIB is broad and includes several pulmonary and cardiac disorders. During the initial evaluation, a complete history, physical examination, and spirometry should be performed. In most patients with EIB, the baseline spirometry is normal; therefore, bronchoprovocation testing is strongly recommended. Both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches are important in the treatment of EIB. Management of EIB on the sideline of athletic events requires preparation and immediate access to rescue inhalers.
Jonathan P Parsons
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Ohio State University Asthma Center, Columbus, OH, USA.
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