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+Gz-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) results in incapacitation which can be characterized by the unconscious period (absolute incapacitation) and a subsequent period of confusion/disorientation (relative incapacitation). The sum of the absolute and relative incapacitation periods represents the total incapacitation period and may be equated to the(More)
Unconsciousness resulting from exposure to increased levels of head-to-foot (+Gz) acceleration stress (501 unconsciousness episodes) on a centrifuge in asymptomatic, healthy human subjects was investigated. A method for quantitatively measuring the kinetics of the unconsciousness and associated phenomenon was developed. In addition, a theoretical framework(More)
Aerobic conditioning programs for aircrews of high performance fighter type aircraft are very important in assuring optimum fitness and health. The aerobic conditioning resulting from running alters the physiologic state of the individual, and whether or not this alteration affects +Gz tolerance is unknown. In this study, 27 long-term (2 years of running)(More)
+Gz-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) continues to be a threat to aircrew flying high-performance fighter aircraft. All avenues to prevent G-LOC, and to reduce the resulting incapacitation should G-LOC occur, must be explored. Research has begun to accurately quantify all aspects of the G-LOC phenomenon. The emerging pattern from this research indicates(More)
INTRODUCTION Autopsied biosamples from civil aviation accident pilot fatalities are submitted to the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) for toxicological evaluation. However, such evaluation is dependent on types and amounts of submitted samples, and obtaining suitable samples is governed by the nature of the accident. Characteristics of those samples(More)
Measurements of right ventricular pressure in miniature swine were made at +Gz levels from +1 through +9 Gz. Polyethylene catheters were chronically placed in the cranial vena cava of five 2-yr-old female miniature swine (35-50 kg). The catheters were large enough to allow the introduction of a Millar pressure transducer into the venous system for placement(More)
This study presents the results of maximal treadmill testing and coronary angiography in 31 asymptomatic USAF aircrewmen with acquired left bundle branch block. There were two subgroups: 26 men with normal coronary angiography and five men with significant angiographic coronary angiography and five men with significant angiographic coronary artery disease.(More)
This study presents the results of maximal treadmill testing and cardiac catheterization in 40 asymptomatic and apparently healthy men with acquired right bundle-branch block. Eight of the men had significant angiographic coronary artery disease, and six of the eight only had single-vessel disease. The 40 men had normal maximal oxygen consumptions, normal(More)
The characteristics of centrifuge +Gz-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) have revealed a specific kinetic pattern of resulting physiologic events. The relationship of these events provides an initial basis for describing the possible neurophysiologic mechanism of G-LOC. A description of G-LOC is developed which divides the G-LOC episode into specific(More)
G-LOC--+Gz-induced loss of consciousness--results in significant acute incapacitation, including a period of unconsciousness lasting approximately 15 s followed by an additional period of approximately 15 s of confusion and disorientation. During routine experimentation for other purposes, four individuals experienced recurrent (3-5) episodes of G-LOC over(More)