Jarl Reitan

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We studied the effects of graded exposure to hyperbaric (1,875 mm Hg) oxygen therapy in an acute stroke model prepared by unilateral carotid artery interruption in gerbils. Pentobarbital alone, superoxide dismutase alone, two periods of hyperbaric oxygen alone, and each agent combined with hyperbaric oxygen were administered to investigate possible(More)
In a canine stroke model, dose dependent protection by postocclusion pentobarbital was suggested from 10--40 mg/kg. In 28 dogs investigated (10 from a previous study) a distinct, significant reduction in right cerebral hemisphere infarction occurred in animals given 15--20 mg/kg pentobarbital intramuscularly 1 hour postocclusion. Increased dosages did not(More)
To verify its protective effect on the ischemic mammalian brain, hyperbaric oxygen was administered to six groups of carotid-ligated gerbils. The outcome was evaluated clinically and by a colorimetric videodensitometry technique by comparing differences in the interhemispheric color density through the translucent intact cranium. It was found that there was(More)
Ambient assistive technology (AAT) is envisioned as a powerful tool for facing the growing demands the demographic change toward an aging society puts on care. While AAT is often expected to increase the quality of life of older people, this paper holds that relevant interventions often embody values that can contradict such visions, and in some cases even(More)
The cardiovascular effects of fentanyl (Sublimaze) were studied in seven mongrel dogs. A constant infusion of the drug was used to produce an apnoeic end-point while concomitant cardiovascular changes were monitored. After one hour the infusion was repeated while ventilation was controlled and atropine was given to eliminate the haemodynamic effect of(More)
Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations, and as many as 24,000 fishermen around the world suffer fatal injuries or drowning at sea every year. Although fishermen in the European fishing fleet work in harsh and dangerous environments, many fishermen do not use personal protective clothing and buoyancy aids due to reduced work comfort and poor(More)
Phase-change materials (PCM) can be used to reduce thermal stress and improve thermal comfort for workers wearing protective clothing. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of PCM in protective clothing used in simulated work situations. We hypothesized that it would be possible to optimize cooling performance with a design that focuses on(More)