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Cough in Exercise and Athletes

Hull, James, Jackson, Anna, Dickinson, John W. (2017) Cough in Exercise and Athletes. Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 47 . pp. 49-55. ISSN 1094-5539. (doi:10.1016/j.pupt.2017.04.005) (KAR id:61546)

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Abstract

Cough is the most common respiratory symptom reported by athletes and can significantly impact on health status, ability to train and athletic performance. The presence of cough in an athlete is typically taken to indicate exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), yet in many athletes with chronic cough there is no objective evidence of airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR) or heightened airway inflammation. Moreover, cough in athletes often fails to respond to a therapeutic asthma strategy, thus further work is urgently needed to progress our understanding of the pathophysiology of exercise-associated cough in this unique population.

This article provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of exercise-associated cough in athletes. The article summarises our understanding of pathophysiological basis of cough in this context and provides a pragmatic clinical approach to this problem.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.pupt.2017.04.005
Uncontrolled keywords: athlete, cough, asthma, larynx, wheeze
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: John Dickinson
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 10:42 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61546 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Dickinson, John W.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1824-7402
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