J. Michael Kilgore

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The objective of these experiments was to quantify the pattern of change in arterial blood pressure (BP) during a discriminative aversive classical conditioning paradigm in rat using a new "high resolution" computer analysis. Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 5) were restrained in a soft, conical cloth pouch and conditioned using a 6 sec. pulsed tone (CS+) followed(More)
The object of this experiment is to analyze the neural control of arterial blood pressure (BP) during rest and a sudden behavioral stress. Sprague-Dawley rats were classically conditioned by following a 15-s tone (CS+) with a 0.5-s tail shock. Bipolar renal nerve electrodes and a caudal artery catheter were implanted. Two days later BP and sympathetic(More)
Electrical current injuries involving the extremities occurred in 41 of 75 patients with electrical burns admitted to the Oregon Burn Center over an 11 year period. Based solely on physical findings, the muscle compartments of 27 limbs in 14 patients were promptly explored, decompressed, and debrided of necrotic tissue on admission. This resulted in the(More)
Alcoholic male inpatients (N = 76) served as subjects in this study which examined the effect of L-tryptophan on depressive state and sleep disturbance. All subjects were residents of a 6-week alcohol treatment program at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Subjects' degree of depression (Zung's Depression Scale) and sleep satisfaction (Webb's(More)
Is your supply chain at risk of failure? Are your existing supply chain strategies increasing that risk? In 1995, an earthquake hit the port town of Kobe Japan, destroying 100,000 buildings and shutting down Japan’s largest port for 26 months. This great disaster forced 1,000s of firms to alter production, distribution, and inventory strategies just to(More)
The object of this experiment is to study the autonomic nervous control of alpha responses elicited in classical conditioning. Twenty-two mongrel dogs were trained in classical discriminative conditioning. Typical two-phase tachycardic responses were observed in positive (CS+) trials while only the earliest, phase 1, response was observed in negative (CS-)(More)
The role of the posterior atrial ganglionated plexus (PAGP) in heart rate (HR) control was tested in unanesthetized dogs (n = 8). Resting HR was unchanged before (85 +/- 20 beats/min, mean +/- SD) versus after (87 +/- 18 beats/min) surgical ablation of these intrinsic cardiac ganglia (PAGPX). However, the peak tachycardia to a 30-s stressful stimulus was(More)
Clinical experience with the Rubacell passive hemagglutination (PHA) test over a one-year period has shown the test to be a rapid, reliable, and economical method for determining antibody to rubella. The data from two separately administered rubella proficiency surveys showed 100% correlation between the PHA and the hemagglutination inhibition (HI)(More)