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Applied Potential Tomography Shows Differential Changes in Fluid Content of Leg Tissue Layers in Microgravity

Baisch, F. J. (1994) Applied Potential Tomography Shows Differential Changes in Fluid Content of Leg Tissue Layers in Microgravity. Advances in Space Research, (14)8, (14)8-. Pergamon, UK.

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Abstract

Absence of hydrostatic forces in the human cardiocirculatory system normally leads to an overall body fluid deficit. It was hypothesized that this is mainly due to a loss of interstitial fluid. An experiment was performed on board the Russian MIR station. Cuffs were positioned around both thighs and inflated up to suprasystolic values. This manoeuvre took place just before and immediately after a lower body negative pressure session (LBNP). The redistribution of fluids underneath the cuffs was assessed by means of cross-sectional impedance tomography (Applied Potential Tomography, APT). A micro-g induced loss of interstitial fluid was measured in all layers of the observed cross-section. The APT-readings changed significantly from 3.0 at 1g to 1.7 at 0g for the outer layer and from 2.7 at 1g to 2.0 at 0g for the middle layer (expressed in arbitrary units). The LBNP manoeuvre was able to fill the interstitial space but only at levels higher than -15 mmHg LBNP. This suggests that the superficial tissues in the legs are as much affected as the deeper ones by changing g-conditions and LBNP can be used to counteract interstitial fluid loss in this area.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/27047/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=1994,
Title:Applied Potential Tomography Shows Differential Changes in Fluid Content of Leg Tissue Layers in Microgravity
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Baisch, F. J.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:1994
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Space Research
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:(14)8
Page Range:(14)8-
Publisher:Pergamon, UK
Status:Published
HGF - Research field:UNSPECIFIED
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:UNSPECIFIED
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Deposited By: DLR-Beauftragter, elib
Deposited On:02 Apr 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 06:27

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