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Blood lactate concentrations during incremental exercise in subjects with sickle cell trait.
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PMID:  9588604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of the present study was to assess blood lactate concentrations ([LA], mmol x L(-1)) and oxygen uptake (VO2, L x min(-1), mL x kg(-1) x min(-1)) during incremental exercise in subjects with sickle cell trait (SCT) only, i.e., sedentary subjects with SCT without anemia and/or associated alpha thalassemia. Anemia was ruled out using hemoglobin (Hb) level, and alphathalassemia was ruled out using hemoglobin S (HbS) percentage and concomitant Hb level and mean corpuscular volume (MCV). Comparison was made with control subjects with normal Hb, matched for physical fitness, anthropometric data, and hematological parameters. All subjects underwent an incremental exercise test (IET) using an electromagnetic cycle ergometer. Ventilatory data, i.e., minute ventilation (VE, L x min(-1)), oxygen uptake (VO2, mL x min(-1), mL x Kg(-1) x min(-1)) carbon dioxide production (VO2, mL x min(-1)), ventilatory equivalent for O2(VE x VO2(-1))and for CO2 (VE x VO2(-1)), and respiratory exchange ratio (RER, VO2 x VO2(-1)), were collected every minute during IET and the recovery period using a breath-by-breath automated system. Heart rate (HR, beats x min(-1)) was measured every minute using an EKG. Blood sampling was done every minute during IET and the first 5 min of the recovery period, and then every 5 min until the 20th minute of recovery. [LA] were determined by an enzymatic method with a spectrophotometer. Comparisons of all mean cardioventilatory variables showed no significant differences in subjects with SCT versus controls during IET and recovery. In contrast, analysis of variance revealed significantly lower time courses of [LA] during IET (P < 0.05) and recovery (P < 0.05), whereas time courses of VO2 were similar (P > 0.05). We conclude that the lower [LA] exhibited by subjects with SCT during incremental exercise and the subsequent recovery was not associated with concomitant oxygen uptake impairment.
Authors:
A Bile; D Le Gallais; B Mercier; P Martinez; S Ahmaidi; C Prefaut; J Mercier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-07     Completed Date:  1998-07-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  649-54     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Physiologie des Interactions, Service d'E.F.R., Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve, Montpellier, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
African Continental Ancestry Group
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Test
Heart Rate
Humans
Lactic Acid / blood*
Male
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Sickle Cell Trait / physiopathology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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