Rebecca J Olson

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Two quantitative microdialysis methods were used to determine the concentration of extracellular dopamine in the anterior striatum of the rat. In the first method, the slow perfusion flow rate method, perfusion was at 57 nl/min and dialysate samples were collected every 90 min for 18 h and assayed for dopamine (DA), DOPAC (3,4-dihydroxy-phenylacetic acid),(More)
BACKGROUND Measures of maximal oxygen uptake (VO(2max)) are limited in disabled older adults, and measures of submaximal oxygen uptake (VO(2)) may better predict functional mobility limitations. These measures may include oxygen-uptake kinetics at the onset of submaximal exercise or during recovery. We sought to determine whether the lag in oxygen uptake at(More)
A microdialysis method is described which allows for the quantitative determination of extracellular analyte concentration under transient conditions. The method provides the extracellular concentration and the in vivo probe recovery as a function of time. The technique is based on the method for steady-state conditions but differs in the use of a(More)
Chronic inhalation of NiO and cigarette smoke (CS) by hamsters eventually caused pneumoconiosis whose development was unaffected by CS. No carcinogenic or cocarcinogenic effect of NiO and CS was observed, CS exposure increased laryngeal lesions, reduced body weight, and increased lifespan.
OBJECTIVE Acrysoftrade mark (Alcon) foldable lenses (IOLs) have been shown to be highly biocompatible and exhibit a low incidence of posterior capsular opacification. However, minute vacuoles or 'glistenings' have been observed in some Acrysof IOLs. The clinical relevance of vacuole formation is presently unclear. To help clarify the influence of factors(More)
Exposure of hamsters to CoO aerosol (10 g/L, 7 hrs./day, 5 days/week) caused pneumoconiosis but affected neither the life span nor the incidence of other than pneumoconiotic lesions. No carcinogenic effects of CoO were observed. While cigarette smoke exposures significantly increased the incidence of certain types of other than pneumoconiotic lesions(More)
Five groups of fifty-one 2-month-old male Syrian golden hamsters received three 10-minute exposures to cigarette smoke per day, 5 days per week, for the duration of their lives. Three of the groups were also chronically exposed to aerosols of chrysotile asbestos, cobalt oxide, and nickel oxides, respectively. The fourth group received twelve weekly(More)
One hundred two 2-month-old male Syrian hamsters received 12 weekly sc injections of 0.25 mg diethylnitrosamine (DEN). Half the animals were also exposed for 10 minutes to cigarette smoke in Hamburg II-type smoking machines, three times per day, 5 days per week, for their life-span. The other half received sham exposure. Two additional groups of 51 hamsters(More)