Allison L Kunz

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Single-unit activity was recorded from intrapulmonary chemoreceptors (IPC) in decerebrate ducks inspiring room air (fresh air or control breath), or a short pulse of room air preceded and followed by 5% CO2 (fresh air pulse or experimental breath). Of 36 IPC studied, 28 fired a burst of impulses of similar duration to the fresh air pulse; delaying the fresh(More)
Single unit activity was recorded in the cat vagus in order to detect possible receptors firing in response to changing lung CO2 concentration. The cats were ventilated at a high rate (60-120 breaths per min) and inspired CO2 concentration was altered between 0 and 8% in a step-like fashion, each phase consisting of about 10 breaths. Thus the effects of(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of posttreatment hypothyroidism in patients treated with surgery with or without radiotherapy for advanced-stage nonthyroid head and neck cancer and to make recommendations for its detection. DESIGN A prospective study to assess the incidence and time frame of occurrence of hypothyroidism in patients by primary tumor(More)
pH-induced hysteretic gating of track-etched polycarbonate membranes (TEPC) has been achieved by depositing layer-by-layer assembled polyelectrolyte multilayers comprising poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) and poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) at a high pH condition (pH > 9.0). Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy showed(More)
Kunz and Miller )1974) described a phenomenon called pacing in which FCO2 oscillations forced in the lungs of unanesthetized unidirectionally ventilated chickens cause one ventilatory movement per ECO2 oscillation. In the present study SO2 (0.08--0.32 vol%) added to the ventilating gas stream caused a loss of pacing in 11 of 12 birds. In 7 of the 11 birds(More)
The ventilation of unanesthetized tracheostomized chickens was measured using a whole-body plethysmograph. The inspired CO2 fraction was quickly manipulated between 0.05 and 0.0 in such a way as to limit the fresh air inspired to a fixed duration pulse preceded and followed by 5% CO2. As was previously shown with this experimental protocol [Tallman et al.,(More)