Allison J Harper

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The purpose of this study was to compare the kinetics of estimated capillary blood flow (Qcap) to those of femoral artery blood flow (QFA) and estimated muscle oxygen uptake (VO2m). Nine healthy subjects performed a series of transitions from rest to moderate (below estimated lactate threshold, 6 min bouts) knee extension exercise. Pulmonary oxygen uptake(More)
The kinetic characteristics of muscle capillary blood flow (Qcap) during recovery from exercise are controversial (e.g. one versus two phases). Furthermore, it is not clear how the overall Qcap kinetics are temporally associated with muscle oxygen uptake (VO2m) kinetics. To address these issues, we examined the kinetics of Qcap estimated from the(More)
We examined the validity and usefulness of a low-pass filter (LPFILTER) to reduce point-to-point variability and enhance parameter estimation of the kinetics of blood flow (BF). Computer simulations were used to determine the power spectrum of simulated responses. Moreover, we studied the leg BF response to a single transition in four subjects during supine(More)
To test the hypothesis that sex influences forearm blood flow (FBF) during exercise, 15 women and 16 men of similar age [women 24.3 +/- 4.0 (SD) vs. men 24.9 +/- 4.5 yr] but different forearm muscle strength (women 290.7 +/- 44.4 vs. men 509.6 +/- 97.8 N; P < 0.05) performed dynamic handgrip exercise as the same absolute workload was increased in a ramp(More)
It is unclear whether measurement of limb or conduit artery blood flow during recovery from exercise provides an accurate representation of flow to the muscle capillaries where gas exchange occurs. To investigate this, we: (a) examined the kinetic responses of femoral artery blood flow (QFA), estimated muscle capillary blood flow (Qcap) and estimated muscle(More)
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