The effect of inhaled salbutamol on lung function and endurance performance in healthy well-trained athletes

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Title translated into German:Auswirkung von Salbutamol-Inhalation auf Lungenfunktion und Ausdauerleistung von gesunden durchtrainierten Sportlern
Author:Carlsen, K.H.; Ingjer, F.; Kirkegaard, H.; Thyness, B.
Published in:Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports
Published:7 (1997), 3 , S. 160-165, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0905-7188, 1600-0838
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Identification number:PU199710207721

Author's abstract

The present randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study aimed at investigating the possible improvement in endurance performance caused by inhaled salmeterol (long-acting beta2-agonist) and salbutamol (short-acting) compared to placebo in 18 healthy well-trained athletes, aged 17-30 years old. Lung function (flow-volume loops) was measured before and after each inhaled study drug and after run to exhaustion. After inhalation of study drug and 10 min warm-up, anaerobic threshold was measured; thereafter maximum oxygen uptake, peak ventilation and running time until exhaustion during a brief graded exercise were measured. No significant differences were found for ventilation, oxygen uptake or heart rate at anaerobic threshold or at maximum performance between placebo and the beta2-agonists. Lung function increased significantly after exercise, but without differences between the beta2-agonists and placebo. Running time till exhaustion was significantly reduced after both the long- und the short-acting beta2-agonist compared to the placebo. Verf.-Referat