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 October 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.

De Wilde L, Roels K, Van Eenoo P, Deventer K. Online Turbulent Flow Extraction and Column Switching for the Confirmatory Analysis of Stimulants in Urine by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. J Anal Toxicol. 2020 Oct 7:bkaa136. doi: 10.1093/jat/bkaa136. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33025016. 

Hülseman F, Fusshoeller G, Lehn C, Thevis M. Excretion of 19-norandrosterone after consumption of boar meat. Drug Test Anal. 2020 Oct 30. doi: 10.1002/dta.2958. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33125835. 

Kaliszewski P, Siek P, Zalewska Z, Michalak D, Kwiatkowska D. The analytical approach for detection of carbamylated erythropoietin (CEPO) for doping control purposes. Drug Test Anal. 2020 Oct 29. doi: 10.1002/dta.2956. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33119952. 

Mareck U, Fusshöller G, Geyer H, Huestis MA, Scheiff AB, Thevis M. Preliminary data on the potential for unintentional anti-doping rule violations by permitted CBD use. Drug Test Anal. 2020 Oct 30. doi: 10.1002/dta.2959. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33125823. 

Martinez-Brito D, Notarianni ML, Iannone M, de la Torre X, Botrè F. Validation of steroid sulfates deconjugation for metabolic studies. Application to human urine samples. J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods. 2020 Oct [17:10]6938. doi: 10.1016/j.vascn.2020.106938. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33080389. 

Middlebrook I, Schoener B. Anabolic Steroid Toxicity. 2020 Oct 16. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan–. PMID: 31334979. 

Mortimer H, Whitehead J, Kavussanu M, Gürpınar B, Ring C. Values and clean sport. J Sports Sci. 2020 Oct 22:1-9. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1835221. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33086940. 

Nicholls AR, Fairs LRW, Plata-Andrés M, Bailey R, Cope E, Madigan D, Koenen K, Glibo I, Theodorou NC, Laurent JF, Garcia G, Chanal B. Feasibility randomised controlled trial examining the effects of the Anti-Doping Values in Coach Education (ADVICE) mobile application on doping knowledge and attitudes towards doping among grassroots coaches. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2020 Oct 1;6(1):e000800. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2020-000800. PMID: 33088583; PMCID: PMC7547541. 

Voss S, Abushreeda W, Vonaparti A, Al-Wahaibi A, Al-Sowaidi N, Al-Mohannadi I, Mahieddine S, Khelifi S, Salama S, Saleh A, Al-Mohannadi M, El-Saftawy W, Al-Hamad K, Nofal A, Dbes N, Aguilera R, Al Maadheed M, Georgakopoulos C. Biosafety Level 2 Cabinet UV-C Light Exposure of Sports Antidoping Human Urine Samples does Not Affect the Stability of Selected Prohibited Substances. Drug Test Anal. 2020 Oct 29. doi: 10.1002/dta.2954. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33119942. 

Voss SC, Orie NN, Elsaftawy W, Saghbazarian S, Al-Kaabi A, Georgakopoulos C, Athanasidou I, Mohamed-Ali V, Al Maadheed M. HRP-conjugated Anti-EPO antibodies for direct rhEPO detection – proof of concept. Drug Test Anal. 2020 Oct 29. doi: 10.1002/dta.2957. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33119945. 

Wardenaar FC, Hoogervorst D, Vento KA, de Hon PhD O. Dutch Olympic and Non-Olympic Athletes Differ in Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Third-party Supplement Testing. J Diet Suppl. 2020 Oct 6:1-9. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2020.1829248. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33021113. 

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