Kathleen P O'Hagan

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The physiological responses to treadmill roller skiing with the double pole (DP) and diagonal stride (DS) techniques were compared at 1.7% and 7.1% grades among eight cross-country ski racers. Oxygen uptake (VO2) requirements were found to be lower (P < 0.05) for DP at the 1.7% grade, but similar at the 7.1% grade. In contrast, ratings of perceived exertion(More)
Delta efficiencies for uphill roller skiing with the double pole (DP) and diagonal stride (DS) techniques were determined among 4 female and 4 male cross-country ski racers in order to examine for differences between techniques and between the sexes. Each skier roller-skied on a motorized ski-treadmill at 1.7% and 7.1% grades with both techniques at 2 to 4(More)
OBJECTIVE The double pole technique (DP) has been shown to be more economical than the V1 skate technique (V1 ) on flat terrain. The objective of the present study was to compare these two techniques during uphill roller skiing. In addition, the physiological effects of changing roller ski rolling resistance was examined for V1. METHODS Five female and(More)
The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the lactate responses to roller skiing with double pole and diagonal stride techniques in eight collegiate or national level cross-country ski racers. Four-minute exercise stages were performed on a ski treadmill at 67, 94, 121, 148, and 174 m.min-1 on a 1.7% grade and at 67, 94, and 121 m.min-1 on a 7.1%(More)
Cardiovascular hemodynamics, including renal blood flow, were measured in rabbits with one intact and one denervated kidney during various intensities of treadmill exercise. Within the first 10 s of exercise, there was rapid vasoconstriction in the innervated kidney associated with decreases in renal blood flow (range -10 to -17%). The vasoconstriction in(More)
The arterial baroreflex control of renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) was evaluated in nine term pregnant (P) and 12 nonpregnant (NP) conscious New Zealand White rabbits. In an additional four P rabbits, the RSNA response to spontaneous parturition was measured. The blood pressure (BP)-RSNA relationship was generated by sequential inflations of aortic(More)
The role of ANG II in the arterial baroreflex control of renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) in eight term-pregnant (P) and eight nonpregnant (NP) conscious rabbits was assessed using sequential intracerebroventricular and intravenous infusions of losartan, an AT1 receptor antagonist. The blood pressure (BP)-RSNA relationship was generated by sequential(More)
To test the hypothesis that acute resetting of baroreflex control of heart rate (HR) is enhanced during pregnancy, we determined whether the rightward shift in the baroreflex relationship between arterial pressure and HR after arterial pressure is raised [~25 mmHg for 30 min, due to infusion of phenylephrine (PE) or methoxamine (Meth)] is greater in late(More)
To validate a miniature swine model of sympathectomy, six swine that had chronic high blood pressures for unknown reasons and five DOCA hypertensive swine were treated with a single dose of the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) (50 mg/kg i.v.). One week after 6-OHDA, conscious mean arterial pressure (MAP) had fallen by 47-49 mmHg and the pressor(More)
Exercise-induced proteinuria may be increased in hypertensives. The mechanisms underlying the increased proteinuria are not known, and it has not been determined whether animal models of hypertension exhibit a similar response. We investigated whether indomethacin (Indo) altered exercise-induced proteinuria in normal and hypertensive deoxycorticosterone(More)