Richard C Dennis

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Insufficient data are readily available concerning the vascular fluid volumes of healthy young men. The primary purpose of this study was to develop a normative database for the erythrocyte volume, plasma volume, and blood volume of healthy young men. The secondary purposes were to relate these vascular fluid volumes to the person's body size and physical(More)
We studied sea-level residents during 13 days of altitude acclimatization to determine 1) altitude acclimatization effects on erythrocyte volume and plasma volume, 2) if exogenous erythrocyte volume expansion alters subsequent erythrocyte volume and plasma volume adaptations, 3) if an increased blood oxygen content alters erythropoietin responses during(More)
OBJECTIVE To present guidelines for writing admission and discharge policies for adult intermediate care units. DATA SOURCES Opinion of practitioners with experience and expertise in managing critical and intermediate care units. DATA SYNTHESIS Consensus was reached regarding the characteristics of patients best suited for management in an intermediate(More)
We measured the physical exercise capabilities of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers (male) and determined the subsequent ergogenic influence of autologous blood reinfusion. Twelve subjects (Ss) completed maximal exercise treadmill testing in a comfortable (Ta = 20 degrees C, Tdp = 9 degrees C) environment. Six Ss were later transfused with a 600 ml(More)
We studied the effects of autologous erythrocyte infusion on thermoregulation and blood volume during exercise in the heat. Specifically, we wanted to determine whether heat-acclimated subjects, as well as hypohydrated subjects, would have a thermoregulatory advantage from acute polycythemia during exercise in the heat. Five heat-acclimated males attempted(More)
We examined the ability of capnometry and pulse oximetry to identify potential respiratory problems by comparing oxyhemoglobin saturation (O2Sat) as measured by pulse oximetry and end-tidal CO2 (PetCO2) with arterial blood gas (ABG) determinations in 40 mechanically ventilated ICU patients. Hemoglobin saturation as measured by pulse oximetry correlated(More)
This study was undertaken to determine how ADSOL (adenine, glucose, mannitol and sodium chloride) preservative affects the 24 hour post-transfusion survival values of human erythrocytes during storage at 4 degrees C. for 35, 42 and 49 days. The results show that acceptable 24 hour post-transfusion survival values were observed only after storage at 4(More)
Storage of blood can depress erythrocyte 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (DPG) levels and thereby increase oxyhemoglobin affinity and potentially decrease capillary-to-tissue oxygen transport. We measured myocardial function and metabolism in isolated rabbit hearts with fixed coronary flow under basal conditions and during isoproterenol stress at 37 and 30 degrees(More)