Pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange during exercise in Kenyan distance runners.

@article{Foster2014PulmonaryMA,
  title={Pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange during exercise in Kenyan distance runners.},
  author={Glen E Foster and Michael Stephen Koehle and Paolo B Dominelli and Francis M Mwangi and Vincent Ochieng Onywera and Michael Kipsugut Boit and Joshua C Tremblay and C. Boit and Andrew William Sheel},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={702-10}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine arterial blood gases, the mechanical limits for generating expiratory flow and the work performed by the respiratory muscles during treadmill exercise in Kenyan runners. METHODS Kenyan runners (10 men and 4 women; mean ± SD age = 25.2 ± 1.3 yr) were instrumented with a radial artery catheter, an esophageal balloon-tipped catheter, and an esophageal temperature probe for the determination of blood gases, the work of breathing and core… CONTINUE READING
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