Mastour Alshaharani

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In response to a thermal stress, skin blood flow (BF) increases to protect the skin from damage. When a very warm, noxious, heat source (44 °C) is applied to the skin, the BF increases disproportionately faster than the heat stress that was applied, creating a safety mechanism for protecting the skin. In the present investigation, the rate of rise of BF in(More)
BACKGROUND The reaction of vascular endothelial cells to occlusion and heat in Southeast Asian Indians (SAI) compared to Caucasians (C) has not been studied, although genetic differences are found in endothelial cells between the races. MATERIAL/METHODS Ten C and Ten SAI (<35 years old) male and female subjects participated. There was no difference in the(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial function is known to be impaired in response to heat in people with diabetes, but little has been done to see how air humidity alters the skin blood flow response to heat. METHODS Seventeen male and female subjects were divided in two groups, one with type 2 diabetes and the other the control subjects without diabetes, age-matched(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies of the skin and how it responds to local heat have been conducted with either water, thermodes, or dry heat packs. Very little has been accomplished to look at the interaction between air humidity and temperature on skin temperature and blood flow. With variable air temperatures and humidity's around the world, this, in many ways, is(More)
Four groups of subjects participated in a 30day randomized blinded study to measure the effects of an abdominal slimming system (lipolytic agent suspended in a cream, an abdominal belt and abdominal exercise) ( ABSS). The subjects were divided into four groups. The first group was the control group, on whom only measurements were accomplished (lifestyle(More)
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