Non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) is caused by prolonged exposure of the extremities to cold. The long-term sequelae of NFCI, include cold-sensitivity and pain. The cold sensitivity is characterised by a reduction in basal skin blood flow and augmented vasoconstriction during cold exposure. We tested the hypothesis that sublingual GTN would increase blood flow in the peripheral microcirculation during and after a mild cold challenge in individuals who had not been diagnosed with NFCI, but were cold-sensitive.
|Journal||Extreme Physiology & Medicine|
|Issue number||Suppl 1|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Sep 2015|
|Event||15th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics - Portsmouth, United Kingdom|
Duration: 28 Jun 2015 → 3 Jul 2015