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    Aviation, space, and…
    1996

Pelvic blood pooling of men and women during lower body negative pressure.

@article{White1996PelvicBP,
  title={Pelvic blood pooling of men and women during lower body negative pressure.},
  author={Deborah D. White and Leslie D. Montgomery},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={
          555-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to investigate possible gender differences in the hemodynamic responses of the lower body during lower body negative pressure (LBNP). METHODS In this study, 17 women (mean age = 56 yrs) and 15 men (mean age = 55 yrs) underwent a 15 min exposure to -50 mm Hg LBNP. A Beckman (BR-100) Impedance Plethysmograph was used to measure each subject's leg and pelvic blood flow and pooling during the LBNP test. RESULTS The women had an 83% greater increase… CONTINUE READING

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