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 September 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.

Bejder J, Breenfeldt Andersen A, Bonne TC, Linkis J, Olsen NV, Huertas JR, Nordsborg NB. Hematological adaptations and detection of recombinant human erythropoietin combined with chronic hypoxia. Drug Test Anal. 2020 Sep 21. doi: 10.1002/dta.2931. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32955164.

Chang WC, Cowan DA, Walker CJ, Wojek N, Brailsford AD. Determination of anabolic steroids in dried blood using microsampling and gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry: Application to a testosterone gel administration study. J Chromatogr A. 2020 Sep 27;16[28:46]1445. doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2020.461445. Epub 2020 Aug 1. PMID: 32822984.

Coll S, Monfort N, Alechaga É, Matabosch X, Pérez-Mañá C, Ventura R. Elimination profiles of betamethasone after different administration routes: evaluation of the reporting level and washout periods to ensure safe therapeutic administrations. Drug Test Anal. 2020 Sep 18. doi: 10.1002/dta.2928. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32949107.

Hurst P, Ring C, Kavussanu M. Athletes using ergogenic and medical sport supplements report more favourable attitudes to doping than non-users. J Sci Med Sport. 2020 Sep 23:S1440-2440(20)30771-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2020.09.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32998850.

Kollmeier AS, de la Torre X, Müller C, Botrè F, Parr MK. In-depth GC-MS/MS Fragmentation Analysis of Formestane and Evaluation of Mass Spectral Discrimination of Isomeric 3-Keto-4-ene Hydroxy Steroids. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2020 Sep 2:e8937. doi: 10.1002/rcm.8937. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32876355.

Lv R , Wu E , Wu R , Shen W , Ma C , Shi R , Guo R , Shao M , Liu J . Sensitive detection of clenbuterol by hybrid iridium/silicon nanowire-enhanced laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. J Mater Chem B. 2020 Sep 14;8(34):7792-7800. doi: 10.1039/d0tb00186d. Epub 2020 Aug 4. PMID: 32747886.

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