What is the Effect of Small Airway Dysfunction on Exercise?

Research Paper Title Isolated Small Airway Dysfunction and Ventilatory Response to Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing. Background The effect of isolated small airway dysfunction (SAD) on exercise remains incompletely characterised. The researchers sought to quantify the relationship between isolated SAD, identified with lung testing, and the respiratory response to exercise. Methods The researchers conducted a prospective evaluation… Read More


Assessment of Chest Pain in a Low Risk Patient: Is The Exercise Tolerance Test Obsolete?

Discussion Paper Title Assessment of chest pain in a low risk patient: is the exercise tolerance test obsolete? Background This is one of a series of occasional articles that highlight areas of practice where management lacks convincing supporting evidence. The series adviser is David Tovey, editor in chief, the Cochrane Library. To suggest a topic for this series, please… Read More

Assessing the Evidence regarding Warm-ups for Military Fitness Testing

Research Paper Title Warm-ups for military fitness testing: rapid evidence assessment of the literature. Background Warm-up exercises are commonly used before exercise as a method to physiologically prepare for strenuous physical activity. Various warm-up exercises are often implemented but without scientific merit and, at times, may be detrimental to performance. To date, no systematic reviews… Read More

Development of Physical Fitness Standards for Canadian Armed Forces Younger Personnel (1992)

Research Paper Title Development of Physical Fitness Standards for Canadian Armed Forces Younger Personnel. Background The purpose of this study was to develop minimum physical fitness standards based on common task criteria for personnel younger than 35 years of age in the Canadian Armed Forces. Methods A random sample of 66 men and 144 women… Read More