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We investigated the hemodynamic and hormonal responses to a short-term low-intensity resistance exercise (STLIRE) with the reduction of muscle blood flow. Eleven untrained men performed bilateral leg extension exercise under the reduction of muscle blood flow of the proximal end of both legs pressure-applied by a specially designed belt (a banding pressure(More)
The application of an orthostatic stress such as lower body negative pressure (LBNP) has been proposed to minimize the effects of weightlessness on the cardiovascular system and subsequently to reduce the cardiovascular deconditioning. The KAATSU training is a novel method to induce muscle strength and hypertrophy with blood pooling in capacitance vessels(More)
We have examined polyol pathway kinetics in the lenses of rats made diabetic with streptozotocin. At up to 11 days after diabetes induction, the lenses were isolated and subjected to 'pulse-chase' studies: the lenses were incubated with [13C]glucose and lens metabolism followed by [13C]nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Proton NMR spectroscopy(More)
OBJECTIVE The effect of AT-1015, a serotonin(2A) receptor antagonist, on the resaturation of ischemic muscle in a hypercholesterolemic rabbit model was examined with near-infrared spectroscopy. METHODS New Zealand White male rabbits were fed normal chow or cholesterol-rich chow. Ischemia was induced in the right hindlimb by ligation of the femoral artery,(More)
The expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and the resultant increased nitric oxide production are associated with endotoxemia and atherosclerotic lesions observed in transplant hearts or balloon-injured artery. Ursodeoxycholic acid has been shown to have cardiovascular protective effects, such as inhibition of the development of transplant(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial production of nitric oxide (NO) is attenuated in patients with essential hypertension. We investigated whether treatment with amlodipine increased exhaled NO output (VNO) at rest and during exercise in patients with essential hypertension. METHODS We studied the effect of amlodipine in seven untreated hypertensive patients.(More)
This paper proposes a new specification technique called Process-Data Representation (PDR) which intends to describe precise and comprehensive specification for parallel processing. The process representation consists of (a) the condition to start the actions of processes and (b) the execution ordering. The data representation specifies the constraints on(More)
A 52-year-old woman with a chief complaint of epigastric distress was diagnosed as having pancreatic cancer with multiple liver metastases. After insertion of a metallic stent for biliary stenosis, combination therapy of gemcitabine (GEM) and adoptive immune cell therapy (AICT) was initiated. GEM 1,000 mg/m2 was administered on day 1, 8 and 15 every 4(More)