Exercise Induced Asthma and Airway Reactivity in Athletes
The overall aim is to explore pathophysiological factors related to airway hyperresponsiveness to direct and indirect provocation stimuli in athletes with different sport activities, with special focus on epithelial reaction linked to CC16 and to eicosanoid related inflammatory response. The investigators also wish to compare indirect testing done as hyper osmotic challenge with Mannitol compared to a defined sport specific exercise challenge.
By non-invasive tools we wish to characterize type of airway reaction to various provocative stimuli in athletes doing two different sort activities, Tennis or swimming. As controls are being used sedentary age-matched controls from the same region, exposed to the same school environment. Thus we wish to:
- explore the prevalence of positive mannitol reactivity among swimmers and tennis player and how this relates to symptoms, disease history and to a sport specific exercise provocation test.
- compare the results from sport specific testing with a standardized euchapnic hyperventilation test (EHV)
- compare the overall reactivity to mannitol or EHV among swimmers and tennis players compared to aged matched controls.
- explore the role by CC16 in airway reactivity to different provocative stimuli and to see whether there is a difference between different sport activities, different test protocols and between athletes and controls.
- explore evidence of eicosanoid related inflammatory reaction in athletes and controls in relation to different provocative stimuli
The study population consists of 100 elite swimmers, 100 elite tennis players and 100 non-elite, eged matched controls. In the latter group, 30 are aged matched non-atopic non-asthmatic controls.
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Respiratory Function Tests
Enrolling by invitation
Lund University Hospital
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00798564
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Diagnostic Techniques, Respiratory System
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases of the respiratory tract or its organs. It includes RESPIRATORY FUNCTION TESTS.
Bronchial Provocation Tests
Tests involving inhalation of allergens (nebulized or in dust form), nebulized pharmacologically active solutions (e.g., histamine, methacholine), or control solutions, followed by assessment of respiratory function. These tests are used in the diagnosis of asthma.
Respiratory Function Tests
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.
Respiratory Therapy Department, Hospital
Hospital department which is responsible for the administration of diagnostic pulmonary function tests and of procedures to restore optimum pulmonary ventilation.
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