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Return to play following exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16278545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To review evidence-based support for return to play criteria following acute exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases Ovid Medline and PubMed were searched for papers relating to exercise related asthma and bronchoconstriction and return to play criteria. Additional references from the bibliographies of retrieved articles were also reviewed. DATA SYNTHESIS: There is clear evidence that exercise-induced airways narrowing is increasing in prevalence among athletes from school children to Olympians to professionals, yet there have been no studies specifically addressing return to play criteria. Although deaths from exercise associated bronchoconstriction were previously thought to be rare, recent reports of such deaths call for increased awareness by physicians, athletic trainers, and coaches of the potential fatal consequences of unrecognized episodes or of inadequate treatment. CONCLUSIONS: No agreed-upon protocol for safe return to play following an acute episode of exercise induced bronchoconstriction has been published. A specific detailed protocol for return to play would assist physicians and other heath professionals to determine with greater confidence that an athlete is fully recovered and can safely return to play.
Thomas W Allen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1050-642X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Sport Med     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-09     Completed Date:  2006-03-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103300     Medline TA:  Clin J Sport Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1111 St. Louis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma, Exercise-Induced / etiology*
Disability Evaluation
Evidence-Based Medicine
Recovery of Function*
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Sports / physiology,  standards*
Sports Medicine / methods,  standards*

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