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Hunt, E. B., Murphy, B.,Murphy, C.,Crowley, T.,Cronin, O.,Hay, S.,Stack, M.,Bowen, B.,Ronan, N. J.,Greene, E.,Eustace, J. A.,Plant, B. J.,Murphy, D. M.
Irish Medical Journal
A study to assess the prevalence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in inter-county hurling
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House dust allergen Immunoglobulin E Lactic acid Adult Article Asthma Athletic performance Bronchoconstriction Clinical article Exercise Exercise test Forced expiratory volume Heart rate Human Lung function test Prevalence Provocation test Questionnaire Radioallergosorbent test Spirometry Valsalva maneuver
Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB) is an acute, transient airway narrowing occurring after exercise which may impact athletic performance. Studies report 10% of the general population and up to 90% of asthmatics experience EIB. Ninety-two players from three elite hurling squads underwent a spirometric field-based provocation test with real-time heart rate monitoring and lactate measurements to ensure adequate exertion. Players with a new diagnosis of EIB and those with a negative field-test but with a previous label of EIB or asthma underwent further reversibility testing and if negative, methacholine challenge. Eight (8.7%) of players had EIB, with one further athlete having asthma with a negative field test. Interestingly, only three out of 12 players who had previously been physician-labelled with EIB or asthma had their diagnosis objectively confirmed. Our study highlights the role of objective testing in EIB. 2017, Irish Medical Association. All rights resreved.
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