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Screening elite winter athletes for exercise induced asthma: a comparison of three challenge methods
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    Authors' reply: Exercise challenge testing of elite winter athletes for exercise-induced asthma
    • John W Dickinson, Research Physiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Alison McConnell and Greg Whyte

    Dear Editor,

    In response to the e-letter from Lindley and Mickleborough, we are delighted to receive their comments to our article ‘screening elite winter athletes for exercise induced asthma: a comparison of three challenge methods’. We agree with Lindley and Mickleborough that laboratory exercise challenges during which the athlete to inspires dry air are more likely to induce bronchospasm compared with the ambi...

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    None declared.
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    Exercise challenge testing of elite winter athletes for exercise-induced asthma
    • Martin R Lindley, Research Scientist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Timothy D. Mickleborough

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the article published in BJSM by Dickinson et al (February 2006) (1) on challenge methods for screening elite winter athletes for exercise induced asthma (EIA). We are in agreement with the commentary by Professor Rundell that this is a solid and clear paper reaffirming the efficacy of eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation (EVH) in diagnosing EIA. However, we believe that...

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