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Consumption of oxygen and blood flow during exercise and recovery phase evaluated by near-infrared spectroscopy and its relationship to skin forehead, quadriceps, tympanic, and rectal temperatures
Author(s): Joan Verdaguer-Codina; P. Pujol; F. Drobnic; P. Galilea; J. Riera; V. Pons; M. Banquells; O. Ruiz
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Paper Abstract

The availability of oxygen in the human vastus medialis muscle and the tympanic, skin forehead, quadriceps, and rectal temperatures has been investigated during exercise test and post-exercise with non-invasive near-infrared spectroscopy, infrared thermometer, and an array of four thermistors, respectively. During exercise time rectal temperature was not recorded, before exercise basal values were obtained, and after exercise all the data for two hours were recorded. The signals from near-infrared spectroscopy have been studied by analogy to forced vibration and viscously damped free vibration. Other models have been used to evaluate the temperatures. The time necessary for the reoxygenation signal to cross the baseline during the post exercise period was from 30 min to over 100 min. The peak of pH values was 5 min post-exercise and to arrive at basal levels needed 25 min to more than 40 min. The peak of rectal temperature starts around 20 - 30 min post-exercise remaining 25 - 40 min at the same value, starting to slip down slowly at variable intervals of several minutes requiring over two hours to arrive at basal levels. The data obtained by near-infrared spectroscopy and skin quadriceps, rectal temperatures confirm that the oxygen consumption remains after exercise in the muscle studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2626, Photon Propagation in Tissues, (18 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228658
Show Author Affiliations
Joan Verdaguer-Codina, Ctr. d'Alt Rendiment (Spain)
P. Pujol, Ctr. d'Alt Rendiment (Spain)
F. Drobnic, Ctr. d'Alt Rendiment (Spain)
P. Galilea, Ctr. d'Alt Rendiment (Spain)
J. Riera, Ctr. d'Alt Rendiment (Spain)
V. Pons, Ctr. d'Alt Rendiment (Spain)
M. Banquells, Ctr. d'Alt Rendiment (Spain)
O. Ruiz, Ctr. d'Alt Rendiment (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2626:
Photon Propagation in Tissues
Britton Chance; David T. Delpy; Gerhard J. Mueller, Editor(s)

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