publication . Article . 2017

sex differences in asthma in swimmers and tennis players

Romberg, Kerstin; Tufvesson, Ellen; Bjermer, Leif;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, volume 118, pages 311-317 (issn: 1081-1206, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
Abstract Background Elite athletes, independent of sport, have increased risk of developing asthma, but little is known about sex difference among adolescent athletes. Objective To investigate and compare sex-related differences according to symptoms and treatment of asthma, allergy, and health among elite athletes and a reference group. Methods Adolescent elite swimmers (n = 101), tennis players (n = 86), and a reference group (n = 1,628) responded to a questionnaire about respiratory symptoms, allergy, health behavior, psychosomatic symptoms, self- esteem, and well-being. The athletes performed a mannitol provocation and a sport-specific exercise provocation. ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Medical prescription, Athletes, biology.organism_classification, biology, Asthma, medicine.disease, medicine, Reference group, Provocation test, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Exhaled nitric oxide, Anesthesia, Internal medicine, Allergy, Atopy, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2017

sex differences in asthma in swimmers and tennis players

Romberg, Kerstin; Tufvesson, Ellen; Bjermer, Leif;