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A real-time thermoregulatory model was developed for predicting real-time physiological responses of workers engaged in various tasks for prolonged time. The unique feature of the present model is primarily on metabolic activity inputs derived from minimum non-invasive measures (i.e., heart rate and ambient temperature). In addition, it utilizes individual(More)
This article provides a comprehensive review of dehydration assessment and presents a unique evaluation of the dehydration and performance literature. The importance of osmolality and volume are emphasized when discussing the physiology, assessment, and performance effects of dehydration. The underappreciated physiologic distinction between a loss of(More)
Body water deficits or hypohydration (HYP) may degrade cognitive performance during heat exposure and perhaps temperate conditions. Cold exposure often induces HYP, but the combined effects of cold and HYP on cognitive performance are unknown. This study investigated whether HYP degrades cognitive performance during cold exposure and if physical exercise(More)
Sweating threshold temperature and sweating sensitivity responses are measured to evaluate thermoregulatory control. However, analytic approaches vary, and no standardized methodology has been validated. This study validated a simple and standardized method, segmented linear regression (SReg), for determination of sweating threshold temperature and(More)
The cardiovascular response to standing (sit-to-stand change in heart rate; SSΔHR) is commonly employed as a screening tool to detect hypohydration (body water deficit). No study has systematically evaluated SSΔHR cut points using different magnitudes or different types of controlled hypohydration. The objective of this study was to determine the diagnostic(More)
Equivocal findings have been reported in the few studies that examined the impact of ambient temperature (T a) and hypohydration on cognition and dynamic balance. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of acute exposure to a range of ambient temperatures (T a 10–40 °C) in euhydration (EUH) and hypohydration (HYP) states on cognition, mood and(More)
Sufficient body water is required to sustain thermoregulatory function, thus losses in total body water (TBW) can challenge the thermoregulatory system. A TBW deficit ≥2% body mass (hypohydration) is recognized as the threshold when thermoregulatory function becomes measurably altered. Hypohydration may occur from voluntary fluid restriction, insufficient(More)
When substantial solute losses accompany body water an isotonic hypovolemia (extracellular dehydration) results. The potential for using blood or urine to assess extracellular dehydration is generally poor, but saliva is not a simple ultra-filtrate of plasma and the autonomic regulation of salivary gland function suggests the possibility that saliva(More)
Hamouti et al. (2013) recently concluded the following: (1) plasma osmolality (Posm) loses its sensitivity as a marker of dehydration when comparing measurements made immediately after exercise with those made after an overnight recovery; and (2) urine concentration (specific gravity and osmolality) is more trustworthy under the same circumstances. These(More)