Markers of acidosis and stress in a sprint versus a conducted electrical weapon

Jeffrey D. Ho, Donald M. Dawes, Paul C. Nystrom, Donal P. Collins, Rebecca S. Nelson, Johanna C. Moore, James R. Miner

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Abstract

Both profound acidosis and catecholamine excess have been proposed as underlying physiologic derangements in subjects at high risk for arrest related death (ARD). In this study, the objective was to determine a level of physical exertion that is "equivalent" in terms of levels of acidosis and catecholamines to a "standard" TASER X26 exposure. Data were collected on subjects who underwent a 5-s TASER X26 exposure or a sprint of variable distances during a law enforcement training exercise. Our results show that levels of acidosis and catecholamines are less among subjects exposed to the TASER X26 than among subjects who sprinted 20 yards or more.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalForensic Science International
Volume233
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2013

Keywords

  • Acidosis
  • CEW
  • Catecholamines
  • Sprint
  • TASER

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