||Estimate of Glomerular Filtration Rate among Players of A West African Football Team During A Competition
VIGAN JACQUES ,
Ehoue Hugues FA ,
Agbodjogbé Wilfried ,
BIGOT CÉDRIC EGNONWA PARFAIT ,
Ahoui Séraphin ,
DANSOU HOUNDJOVI PIERRE ,
||Journal of Clinical & Experimental Nephrology
||Introduction: A football match could cause transient
adverse effects in the players’ kidney function. The purpose
of this study is to determine the development of glomerular
filtration rate among football players during a match and a
competition in Benin.
Methods: It was a cross-sectional and descriptive study
conducted from November 2015 to May 2016. Participants
included black footballer, aged above 17 years, who has
been residing in Benin for at least one year, attending
regular training sessions and having given his informed
consent to participate in the study. During a series of 4
matches, blood sampling was regularly carried out before,
just at the end and 24 hours after each match. Glomerular
filtration rate (GFR) was estimated by CKD-EPI formula from
Results: A total of 14 players were included in each match.
The participating players were averagely aged 23 ± 2.21
years and had 2 years of experience in first division football.
The estimate of the players’ medium GFR during the 1st
match was 129.35 ± 17.39 ml/min/1.73m2 before the
beginning, 90.31 ± 17.39 ml/min/1.73m2 at the end and
123.96 ± 18.72 ml/min/1.73m2 24 hours later. During a 4-
match competition, the GFR declines at the end of each
match and rise up again in the next 24 hours.
Conclusion: The glomerular filtration rate declines
drastically and transiently during a match of football
competition in a hot and humid climate. There is need for
players to rehydrate before, during and after each match.
||Benin, CKD-EPI, Glomerular filtration rate,
Football, Hot and humid climate
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