Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in athletes-should we screen?

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 Dec;39(12):2117-24. doi: 10.1249/mss.0b013e3181578db2.


The fact that exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) may be both over- and underdiagnosed in athletes has led to calls for widespread screening for the condition. This article assesses such a strategy by employing the standard framework used when evaluating any screening policy. This approach highlights a number of concerns and allows recommendations to help optimize the success of such a strategy if it were to be implemented.

MeSH terms

  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced / epidemiology*
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / standards*
  • Policy Making
  • Prevalence
  • Sports / standards*