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Author Carlsen, Kai-Håkon.

Title Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Exercise-Related Asthma, Respiratory and Allergic Disorders in Sports : European Respiratory Monograph 33
Published Sheffield : European Respiratory Society Journals, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (121 pages)
Series European Respiratory Monograph ; v.33
European respiratory monograph.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Guest editors -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Epidemiology of asthma, allergy and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in sports -- Chapter 2 -- Epidemiology of rhinitis and conjunctivitis in athletes -- Chapter 3 -- Exercise and airway physiology: interactions with immune and allergic responses -- Chapter 4 -- Bronchial hyperresponsiveness in athletes: mechanisms for development -- Chapter 5 -- The role of the environment and climate in relation to outdoor and indoor sports -- Chapter 6 -- Criteria for diagnosis of asthma, EIB and AHR for athletes: lessons from the Olympic Games
Chapter 7 -- Asthma-like conditions in athletes -- Chapter 8 -- Anti-asthmatic drugs: treatment of athletes and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction -- Chapter 9 -- Prevention: educational issues and recommendations for early recognition -- Chapter 10 -- Evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis of exercise-induced asthma in athletes -- Appendix -- Members of the Task Force on Recognizing and Diagnosing Exercise-Related Asthma, Respiratory and Allergic Disorders in Sports -- Previously published -- Instructions to authors
Summary Asthma and allergy represent increasing problems for the actively competing athlete. The prevalence of exercise-induced asthma (EIA) has increased over the last two decades, especially amongst elite endurance athletes; it has been reported that high-level endurance training in particular may increase bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) and cause inflammation in the airways. Intensive endurance training and competition, together with environmental influences, are thought to be causative factors. For winter sports, inhaled cold air represents such an environmental factor; moreover, exposure of c
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Form Electronic book
Author Del Giacco, S. (Stefano)
Delgado, L. (José Luis)
ISBN 1904097871