The Partnership for Clean Competition aims to promote a holistic understanding of anti-doping. To move toward that goal, we’ve put together a selection of articles published in June 2020 that are relevant to clean sport. These articles may or may not stem from PCC-funded research. Posting them here should not be read as an endorsement of findings, but rather, an attempt to assemble the latest research in one place to make it easy to read and review.

Athanasiadou I, Christian Voss S, El Saftawy W, Al-Maadheed M, Valsami G, Georgakopoulos C. Hyperhydration using different hydration agents does not affect the haematological markers of the athlete biological passport in euhydrated volunteers [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 16]. J Sports Sci. 2020;1-9. doi:10.1080/02640414.2020.1763772

Botrè F, Georgakopoulos C, Elrayess MA. Metabolomics and doping analysis: promises and pitfalls. Bioanalysis. 2020;12(11):719-722. doi:10.4155/bio-2020-0137

De Wilde L, Roels K, Van Renterghem P, Van Eenoo P, Deventer K. Steroid profiling in urine of intact glucuronidated and sulfated steroids using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A. 2020;16[24:46]1231. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2020.461231

Fedoruk MN. Virtual drug testing: redefining sample collection in a global pandemic. Bioanalysis. 2020;12(11):715-718. doi:10.4155/bio-2020-0119

Garvican-Lewis LA, Lobigs LM, Equey T, et al. A multi-parametric approach to remove the influence of plasma volume on the athlete biological passport during a Union Cycliste Internationale cycling stage race [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 12]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2878. doi:10.1002/dta.2878

Heuberger JAAC, Posthuma JJ, Ziagkos D, et al. Additive effect of erythropoietin use on exercise-induced endothelial activation and hypercoagulability in athletes. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2020;120(8):1893-1904. doi:10.1007/s00421-020-04419-0

Iannella L, Botrè F, Colamonici C, et al. Carbon isotopic characterization of prednisolone and prednisone pharmaceutical formulations: Implications in antidoping analysis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 11]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2876. doi:10.1002/dta.2876

Lee JH, Han JH, Min AY, Kim H, Shin D. Screening for twenty-eight target anabolic-androgenic steroids in protein supplements using QuEChERS extraction followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 22]. Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. 2020;1-12. doi:10.1080/19440049.2020.1773543

López S, Meirelles J, Rayol V, et al. Gene doping and genomic science in sports: where are we?. Bioanalysis. 2020;12(11):801-811. doi:10.4155/bio-2020-0093

Nicholls AR, Morley D, Thompson MA, et al. The effects of the iPlayClean education programme on doping attitudes and susceptibility to use banned substances among high-level adolescent athletes from the UK: A cluster-randomised controlled trial [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 17]. Int J Drug Policy. 2020;[82:10]2820. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102820

Protti M, Mandrioli R, Mercolini L. Microsampling and LC-MS/MS for antidoping testing of glucocorticoids in urine. Bioanalysis. 2020;12(11):769-782. doi:10.4155/bio-2020-0044

Sakellariou P, Kiousi P, Fragkaki AG, et al. Alternative Markers for Methylnortestosterone Misuse in Human Urine [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 30]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2887. doi:10.1002/dta.2887

Smith ACT, Stavros C, Westberg K. Cognitive Enhancing Drugs in Sport: Current and Future Concerns [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 11]. Subst Use Misuse. 2020;1-12. doi:10.1080/10826084.2020.1775652

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