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Total hemoglobin mass : A new parameter to detect blood doping?

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Prommer, Nicole ; Sottas, Pierre-Edouard ; Schoch, Christian ; Schumacher, Yorck Olaf ; Schmidt, Walter:
Total hemoglobin mass : A new parameter to detect blood doping?
In: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Vol. 40 (2008) Issue 12 . - pp. 2112-2118.
ISSN 1530-0315
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181820942

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Purpose: All kinds of blood manipulations aim to increase the total hemoglobin mass (tHb-mass). To establish tHb-mass as an effective screening parameter for detecting blood doping, the knowledge of its normal variation over time is necessary. The aim of the present study, therefore, was to determine the intraindividual variance of tHb-mass in elite athletes during a training year emphasizing off, training, and race seasons at sea level. Methods: tHb-mass and hemoglobin concentration ([Hb]) were determined in 24 endurance athletes five times during a year and were compared with a control group (n = 6). An analysis of covariance was used to test the effects of training phases. age. gender, competition level, body mass, and training volume. Three error models. based on 1) a total percentage error of measurement, 2) the combination of a typical percentage error (TE) of analytical origin with an absolute SD of biological origin, and 3) between-subject and within-subject variance components as obtained by an analysis of variance, were tested. Results: In addition to the expected influence of performance status, the main results were that the effects of training volume (P = 0.20) and training phases (P = 0.81) on tHb-mass were not significant. We found that within-subject variations mainly have an analytical origin (TE similar to 1.4%) and a very small SD (7.5 g) of biological origin. Conclusion: tHb-mass shows very low individual oscillations during a training year (<6%), and these oscillations are below the expected changes in tHb-mass due to Herythropoetin (EPO) application or blood infusion (similar to 10%). The high stability of tHb-mass over a period of 1 year suggests that it should be included in an athlete's biological passport and analyzed by recently developed probabilistic inference techniques that define subject-based reference ranges

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: ISI:000261164600014
Keywords: ABUSE; AGE; ALTERED ERYTHROPOIESIS; ANALYSIS; athlete; athletes; BAYESIAN DETECTION; BAYESIAN MODEL; biological passport; BIOMARKERS; blood; blood doping; blood manipulations; BLOOD PASS; blood transfusion; BODY; CO-REBREATHING METHOD; competition; COUNT; doping; elite athletes; endurance; EPO; EPO DOPING; hemoglobin; HEMOGLOBIN CONCENTRATION; hemoglobin mass; INFERENCE; infusion; INTRAINDIVIDUAL VARIANCE; MASS; method; methods; MODEL; PERFORMANCE; RANGES; RECOMBINANT-HUMAN-ERYTHROPOIETIN; SEA-LEVEL; SEASONS; Sport; SPORTS; STABILITY; T/E RATIO; Test; total hemoglobin; training; VALUES; VOLUME
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Sport Science > Professorship Sports Science IV
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Sport Science > Professorship Sports Science IV > Professorship Sports Science IV - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Walter Schmidt
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Sport Science
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 610 Medicine and health
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 08:42
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 08:14
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/40425