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Influence of maxillary mouthguards on physiological parameters.
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PMID:  16888465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to test the influence of two types of maxillary mouthguards (a self-adapted and a custom-made model: SA and CM, respectively) on various physiological parameters generally associated with performance in team sports. METHODS: Nineteen trained male subjects participating in team sports were tested. Visual reaction time, explosive power, ventilation at rest, and ventilation and oxygen consumption during submaximal and maximal exercise were measured in three randomized conditions: normal, with SA mouthguards, or with CM mouthguards. RESULTS: Wearing SA or CM mouthguards did not significantly alter any of the measured parameters compared with the normal condition. CONCLUSIONS: Wearing a maxillary mouthguard does not affect the main physiological parameters generally associated with team sport performance. These results provide additional support to the policy of encouraging athletes to wear individually fitted maxillary mouthguards.
Muriel Bourdin; Isabelle Brunet-Patru; Pierre-Emmanuel Hager; Yves Allard; Jean-Philippe Hager; Jean-Rene Lacour; Bernard Moyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-04     Completed Date:  2006-12-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1500-4     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Laboratory of Biomechanics and Human Modeling, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, Lyon-South Teaching Hospital, Oullins, France.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
Equipment Design
Maxilla / injuries
Maxillofacial Injuries / prevention & control
Mouth Protectors*
Respiratory Physiological Phenomena*

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