Sonographic inferior vena cava measurements to assess hydration status in college football players during preseason camp.

@article{Waterbrook2015SonographicIV,
  title={Sonographic inferior vena cava measurements to assess hydration status in college football players during preseason camp.},
  author={Anna L. Waterbrook and Amish Shah and Elisabeth Jannicky and Uwe Stolz and Randy P. Cohen and Austin M. Gross and Srikar Adhikari},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={
          239-45
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine whether sonographic measurement of the inferior vena cava (IVC) in college football players during preseason camp is a reliable way to detect and monitor dehydration. Our primary hypothesis was that IVC diameter measurements, the postpractice caval index, and expiratory diameter were significantly related to percent weight loss after a preseason football practice. METHODS A prospective cohort sample of Division I intercollegiate football… CONTINUE READING
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