Damian M Bailey

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The aim of this study was to assess the effects of cold-water immersion (cryotherapy) on indices of muscle damage following a bout of prolonged intermittent exercise. Twenty males (mean age 22.3 years, s = 3.3; height 1.80 m, s = 0.05; body mass 83.7 kg, s = 11.9) completed a 90-min intermittent shuttle run previously shown to result in marked muscle damage(More)
We tested the hypothesis that dynamic cerebral autoregulation (CA) and blood-brain barrier (BBB) function would be compromised in acute mountain sickness (AMS) subsequent to a hypoxia-mediated alteration in systemic free radical metabolism. Eighteen male lowlanders were examined in normoxia (21% O(2)) and following 6 h passive exposure to hypoxia (12%(More)
Oxidant generation during regular physical exercise training may influence the adaptive responses that have been shown to confer protection against oxidative stress induced by subsequent acute exercise. To examine this, we randomly assigned 32 males to either a normoxic (n=14) or a hypoxic (n=18) group. During the acute phase, subjects in the hypoxic group(More)
Sodium bicarbonate ingestion has been shown to improve performance in single-bout, high intensity events, probably due to an increase in buffering capacity, but its influence on single-bout swimming performance has not been investigated. The effects of sodium bicarbonate supplementation on 200 m freestyle swimming performance were investigated in elite male(More)
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a neurological disorder that typically affects mountaineers who ascend to high altitude. The symptoms have traditionally been ascribed to intracranial hypertension caused by extracellular vasogenic edematous brain swelling subsequent to mechanical disruption of the blood–brain barrier in hypoxia. However, recent(More)
The present study combined molecular and neuroimaging techniques to examine if free radical-mediated damage to barrier function in hypoxia would result in extracellular edema, raise intracranial pressure (ICP) and account for the neurological symptoms typical of high-altitude headache (HAH) also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). Twenty-two subjects(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that free radicals may be implicated in the pathophysiology of acute mountain sickness (AMS) due to their ability to initiate and propagate cell membrane damage (3). Therefore, the present study was designed to: a) investigate the effects of an expedition to high altitude on metabolic indices of free radical-mediated(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to determine changes in metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors following normobaric hypoxic exercise training in healthy men. METHODS Following a randomized baseline maximal exercise test in hypoxia and/or normoxia, 34 physically active subjects were randomly assigned to either a normoxic (N = 14) or a hypoxic (N = 18)(More)
Acclimatisation to environmental hypoxia initiates a series of metabolic and musculocardio-respiratory adaptations that influence oxygen transport and utilisation, or better still, being born and raised at altitude, is necessary to achieve optimal physical performance at altitude, scientific evidence to support the potentiating effects after return to sea(More)
Vasogenic edema in the corpus callosum is a characteristic finding in high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE). Furthermore, microhemorrhages have been found at autopsies in brains of HACE victims. The objective of this study was to determine if microhemorrhages also occur in nonlethal HACE. Consequently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed in(More)