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Measuring breakthrough exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in young asthmatic children using a jumping castle

Published:November 30, 2012DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2012.10.014
      Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) has been defined as a transient narrowing of the airways that follows vigorous exercise.
      • Anderson S.D.
      • Daviskas E.
      The mechanism of exercise-induced asthma is.
      EIB is highly specific for asthma in children, and exercise is an indirect provocation test that can be used to diagnose and evaluate asthma.
      • Panditi S.
      • Silverman M.
      Perception of exercise induced asthma by children and their parents.
      • Godfrey S.
      • Springer C.
      • Noviski N.
      • Maayan C.
      • Avital A.
      Exercise but not methacholine differentiates asthma from chronic lung disease in children.
      Exercise challenge tests (ECTs) have been studied extensively and are standardized for children older than 8 years.
      • Haby M.M.
      • Peat J.K.
      • Mellis C.M.
      • Anderson S.D.
      • Woolcock A.J.
      An exercise challenge for epidemiological studies of childhood asthma: validity and repeatability.
      However, performing a safe, effective, and sustainable ECT in younger children is a challenge in itself.
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