Type

Journal Article

Authors

Desmond M. Murphy
Barry J Plant
Joseph A Eustace
E. Greene
Nicola J Ronan
Bernadette Bowen
M. Stack
S. Hay
Owen Cronin
T. Crowley
and 3 others

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
asthma forced expiratory volume questionnaire spirometry time measurements exercise test adult athletic performance real time monitoring clinical article lactic acid prevalence exercise bronchoconstriction radioallergosorbent test hurling lung function test heart rate house dust allergen provocation test immunoglobulin e human county valsalva maneuver

A study to assess the prevalence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in inter-county hurling (2017)

Abstract 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.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Desmond M. Murphy, Barry J Plant, Joseph A Eustace, E. Greene, Nicola J Ronan, Bernadette Bowen, M. Stack, S. Hay, Owen Cronin, T. Crowley and 3 others

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Desmond M. Murphy
University College Cork
Total Publications: 30
 
2
Barry J Plant
University College Cork
Total Publications: 45
 
3
Joseph A Eustace
University College Cork
Total Publications: 36
 
4
Nicola J Ronan
University College Cork
Total Publications: 7
 
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Bernadette Bowen
University College Cork
 
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Owen Cronin
University College Cork
Total Publications: 13