Chung Min Kwan

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Cutaneous vascular responses to dynamic exercise have been well characterized, but it is not known whether that response pattern applies to isometric handgrip exercise. We examined cutaneous vascular responses to isometric handgrip and dynamic leg exercise in five supine men. Skin blood flow was measured by laser-Doppler velocimetry and expressed as(More)
The cutaneous vascular conductance-esophageal temperature (CVC-Tes) relationship was examined at five work loads (75-200 W) in each of four men to find whether there is a role for exercise intensity in the control of skin blood flow (SkBF). Several factors contributed to our evaluation of the CVC-Tes relationship during work. Laser-Doppler velocimetry (LDF)(More)
Hypertension and diabetes mellitus frequently coexist and are independent risk factors for reduced peripheral perfusion. Antihypertensive medications that reduce blood pressure and improve peripheral perfusion would have advantages in diabetic hypertensive patients. In a randomized, two-placebo-period, single-blind, two-way, crossover study, finger and(More)
Determination of the alpha-adrenergic blocking potency of drugs in humans is usually done by measuring the shift in the blood pressure versus logarithm of intravenous phenylephrine dose-response relationship. Change in blood pressure activates homeostatic reflexes that may change this relationship. This study examines the effect of autonomic (beta 1- and(More)
Hypertension and diabetes mellitus frequently coexist and are independent risk factors for reduced peripheral perfusion. Antihypertensive medications that reduce blood pressure and improve peripheral perfusion would have advantages in diabetic patients with hypertension. In a randomized, two-placebo period, single-blind, two-way crossover study, we(More)
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