Joseph P. Dugas

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The aim of the study was to examine the effects of fluid replacement on thermoregulation and cycling performance in hot, humid conditions. Six male cyclists (PPO = 426 ± 39 W) performed six 80 km time trials. Subjects replaced 0% (0); 33% (33); 66% (66); or 100% (100) of the weight lost during an “ad libitum” trial (Ad Lib). In another condition (WET),(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of different cooling methods on thermoregulation before and after intermittent anaerobic exercise in the heat (38 degrees C). On separate days, 10 men completed 4 conditions consisting of 2 sets of six 30-second sprints (with 30 seconds of rest) at 125% of maximal aerobic power with each set of sprints(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare dose measurements using ion chamber and radiochromic film dosimetry for a 35-keV synchrotron beam useful for Auger electron therapy. A 1.3-GeV electron beam, transported through a 3-pole superconducting wiggler magnet, produced a polychromatic photon beam from which a 35-keV beam (3.3 mm Al HVL) was selected using a(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of pre-exercise cooling on high intensity, moderate duration running performance and thermoregulatory responses in a hot environment (38 degrees C, 40 %RH). On separate days, 11 male subjects completed two treadmill runs to exhaustion at 100% of maximal aerobic power with (CL) and without (CT)(More)
Leukemia cutis, a form of extramedullary leukemia involving the skin, is a poor prognostic marker and indicator of imminent hematologic relapse and chemotherapeutic resistance in leukemia patients. Although total skin electron beam radiotherapy is commonly recommended for patients with leukemia cutis, its role and effectiveness remains unclear. Here we(More)
PURPOSE This work investigates the dose-response curves of GAFCHROMIC(®) EBT, EBT2, and EBT3 radiochromic films using synchrotron-produced monochromatic x-ray beams. EBT2 film is being utilized for dose verification in photoactivated Auger electron therapy at the Louisiana State University Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) synchrotron(More)
Dosimetry for Auger electron radiotherapy using monochromatic photon beams requires knowledge of beam characteristics. This study characterized a 35-keV photon beam generated at the LSU/CAMD synchrotron. Beam energy was measured by Compton spectroscopy and Si640c powder diffraction. Photon spatial distribution and virtual source position were measured using(More)
PURPOSE To measure and compare Chinese hamster ovary cell survival curves using monochromatic 35-keV photons and 4-MV x-rays as a function of concentration of the radiosensitizer iododeoxyuridine (IUdR). METHODS AND MATERIALS IUdR was incorporated into Chinese hamster ovary cell DNA at 16.6 ± 1.9%, 12.0 ± 1.4%, and 9.2 ± 1.3% thymidine replacement. Cells(More)
Hyperpolarized (3)He images of mouse lung are presented. Ventilation images and measurements of (3)He apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) are reported in healthy mice, and preliminary studies of emphysema and lung cancer in mice are described using these techniques. The design and operation of an electronically controlled small-animal ventilator to deliver(More)