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EIB or Not EIB? That Is the Question

BONINI, SERGIO

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: September 2008 - Volume 40 - Issue 9 - p 1565-1566
doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31817d818b
CLINICAL SCIENCES: Clinically Relevant

This editorial comments on the paper of Pedersen et al. focusing, in particular, on the criteria set by the IOC-MC for documenting exercise-induced asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (and therefore permitting the use of beta-2 adrenergic drugs) in athletes participating in the Beijing Olympic Games.

Second University of Naples, Italian National Research Council, Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine (CNR-INMM, ARTOV), Rome, ITALY

Address for correspondence: Sergio Bonini, M.D., Second University of Naples, Italian National Research Council, Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine (CNR-INMM, ARTOV), Rome, Italy; E-mail: se.bonini@gmail.com.

Submitted for publication April 2008.

Accepted for publication April 2008.

©2008The American College of Sports Medicine