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Effects of exercise training and montelukast in children with mild asthma

  • Autori: Bonsignore, M.; LA GRUTTA, S.; Cibella, F.; Scichilone, N.; Cuttitta, G.; Interrante, A.; Marchese, M.; Veca, M.; Virzi, M.; Bonanno, A.; Profita, M.; Morici, G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2008
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/102888

Abstract

Data from the general population suggest that habitual exercise decreases bronchial responsiveness, but the possible role of exercise in asthmatics is undefined. The leukotriene receptor antagonist montelukast decreases bronchial responsiveness and exercise-induced symptoms in asthmatic children. This randomized study in children with mild asthma evaluated the combined effects of aerobic training for 12 wk and montelukast or placebo on bronchial responsiveness (BHR) to methacholine, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), inflammatory markers in exhaled breath condensate (EBC), and asthma exacerbations.