Accession Number : ADA955154

Title :   Performance in Relation to Adaptation to Environment and the Effects Thereon of Disease, Nutrition, and Training.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 67-1 May 68,

Corporate Author : PRESBYTERIAN-ST LUKE'S HOSPITAL CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Kark,Robert M.

Report Date : 27 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The following were studied: clinical and laboratory data, and renal histology (light and electronmicroscopy) of 194 patients with congential cyanotic heart disease; Development of convenient, inexpensive methods for investigation of persons living at altitude or of patients with polycythemia or other disorders associated with renal hypoxia; Animals in a hypobaric chamber (semilated altitude + or - 17,000 feet); Function of isolated kidneys perfused with polycythemic and non-polycythemic blood; Storage and measurement of various enzyme activities in blood, renal tissue, and urine. These, hopefully, will provide indices of physical fitness and ability to acclimatize to work at altitude.

Descriptors :   ALTITUDE, ANIMALS, BLOOD, BLOOD DISEASES, CLINICAL MEDICINE, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, ENZYMES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, FUNCTIONS, HISTOLOGY, HYPOBARIC CHAMBERS, HYPOXIA, ISOLATION, KIDNEYS, LIFE(BIOLOGY), NUTRITION, STORAGE, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), URINE, WORK

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE