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Firefighter's personal protective equipment and the chronotropic index.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22849757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PRACTITIONER SUMMARY: Firefighters wear personal protective equipment that is designed to protect the wearer; however it also imposes a physiological burden. It is known that work in firefighting PPE increases cardiovascular and metabolic strain. This study has shown that PPE does not alter the relationship between heart rate and oxygen uptake.
Denise L Smith; Patricia C Fehling; Eric M Hultquist; Wesley K Lefferts; David A Barr; Thomas W Storer; Christopher B Cooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2012-08-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ergonomics     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1366-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  Ergonomics     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-05     Completed Date:  2013-03-05     Revised Date:  2013-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373220     Medline TA:  Ergonomics     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1243-51     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Health and Exercise Sciences, Skidmore College , 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Body Temperature / physiology
Heart Rate / physiology*
Occupational Health*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Physical Exertion
Protective Devices*
Time Factors
Young Adult

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