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Effect of noncustom bimolar mouthguards on peak ventilation in ice hockey players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15867558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of a noncustom bimolar mouthguard on ventilation in female varsity ice hockey players. DESIGN: Prospective crossover study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Expired ventilation (VE), oxygen uptake (VO2), and heart rate were measured in 12 university varsity female ice hockey players while these players were skating on a skating treadmill. Data were collected for each player with and without a mouthguard at both submaximal and maximal efforts to recreate the intensity of games. RESULTS: VE and VO2 were similar (P > 0.05) with and without a noncustom bimolar mouthguard at submaximal effort. The mean VE at maximal effort (VEmax) was significantly lower (P < 0.05) using the mouthguard (108.5 l/min) compared with without a mouthguard (114.1 l/min). VO2 at maximal effort (VO2max) was significantly lower (P < 0.05) using the mouthguard (48.8 compared with without a mouthguard (52.4 Heart rates were similar for players with and without a mouthguard at both submaximal and maximal efforts. CONCLUSIONS: Noncustom bimolar mouthguards may reduce ventilation and oxygen uptake at maximal efforts by female ice hockey players.
J Scott Delaney; David L Montgomery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1050-642X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Sport Med     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-03     Completed Date:  2005-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103300     Medline TA:  Clin J Sport Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, McGill Sport Medicine Clinic, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
Cross-Over Studies
Equipment Design
Equipment Safety
Exercise Test*
Hockey / physiology*
Mouth Protectors*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Prospective Studies
Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Respiratory Function Tests

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