Chapter 7. Sports Pulmonology

  1. Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
  1. Joseph Cummiskey MD1,
  2. Kai-Håkon Carlsen MD, PhD2,
  3. Keun-Youl Kim MD, MPH, PhD3,
  4. Conleth Feighery MD4,
  5. Andrew Green PhD5,
  6. Fabio Pigozzi MD6,
  7. Walter Canonica MD7,
  8. Vito Brusasco MD8,
  9. Stefano del Giacco MD9,
  10. Sergio Bonini MD10 and
  11. Matteo Bonini MD10

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch7

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

How to Cite

Cummiskey, J., Carlsen, K.-H., Kim, K.-Y., Feighery, C., Green, A., Pigozzi, F., Canonica, W., Brusasco, V., del Giacco, S., Bonini, S. and Bonini, M. (2008) Sports Pulmonology, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch7

Editor Information

  1. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Blackrock Clinic, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Oslo, Norway

  3. 3

    Medical College of Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

  4. 4

    Department of Immunology, St. James' Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

  5. 5

    National Centre for Medical Genetics, University College Dublin, Ireland

  6. 6

    Internal Medicine Unit, Department of Health Services, University of Rome (IUSM), Rome, Italy

  7. 7

    Department of Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy

  8. 8

    Department of Internal Medicine, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy

  9. 9

    Policlinico Universitario, University of Cagliari, Monserrato, Italy

  10. 10

    IRCCS San Raffaello, Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156370

Online ISBN: 9781444300635

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Keywords:

  • pulmonary physiology, response to exercise, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness;
  • diagnosis of asthma in sport;
  • environmental conditions (e.g., swimming halls, ice rinks, pollen);
  • treatment of asthma, and relationship to doping;
  • genetics of asthma;
  • effects of exercise on immune system and respiratory functions;
  • upper respiratory tract infection in athlete;
  • epidemiology of allergic and infectious diseases of respiratory tract;
  • infections: bacterial, viral, mycobacteriae, fungal, parasitic, sars, bird flu;
  • sudden death in athletes — cardiac disease

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pulmonary physiology, response to exercise, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness

  • Diagnosis of asthma in sport

  • Environmental conditions (e.g., swimming halls, ice rinks, pollen)

  • Treatment of asthma, and the relationship to doping

  • Genetics of asthma

  • Effects of exercise on the immune system and respiratory functions

  • Upper respiratory tract infection in the athlete: epidemiology and clinical approach to rhinitis and conjunctivitis

  • Epidemiology of allergic and infectious diseases of the respiratory tract

  • Infections: bacterial, viral, mycobacteriae, fungal, parasitic, SARS, bird flu

  • Other pulmonary conditions

  • Sudden death in athletes

  • Conclusions

  • References