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Exercise-induced bronchospasm among athletes in Lower Silesia Province.
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PMID:  18937093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A few studies have reported data on the prevalence of exercise-induced bronchospasm in high school and university athletes. Recently published data suggest that exercise-induced bronchospasm may affect up to 39% of American university athletes. To date, no data describing this pathology in athletes from Central Europe have been published. The aim of the present study was to establish the prevalence of exercise-induced bronchospasm in pupils attending sports mastership classes in secondary school as well as students of the University of Physical Education in Wroclaw. The participants were 77 athletes (30 women and 47 men) aged 16-27 years (mean 17.3 years). Only one athlete (1.29%) diagnosed with atopic asthma before testing experienced a fall in forced expiratory volume in one second (12.9% FEV(1)) compared with baseline, which showed that the exercise test result was positive. From a clinical point of view, the ventilation disturbance was asymptomatic. In the other participants, there were slight but statistically significant rises in FEV(1) (P < 0.02). The results of our study indicate a very low prevalence of exercise-induced bronchospasm in the population of athletes examined.
Anna Wolanczyk-Medrala; Anna Dor; Wioletta Szczepaniak; Tomasz Tomkowicz; Jerzy Liebhart; Bernard Panaszek; Wojciech Medrala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sports sciences     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0264-0414     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Sci     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-03     Completed Date:  2009-03-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405364     Medline TA:  J Sports Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1467-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Diseases and Allergology, Medical University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma, Exercise-Induced / epidemiology*
Forced Expiratory Volume
Poland / epidemiology
Young Adult

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