Brad Cotton

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This study investigated the effect of a skill-based training program on measurements of skill and physical fitness in talent-identified volleyball players. Twenty-six talented junior volleyball players (mean +/- SE age, 15.5 +/- 0.2 years) participated in an 8-week skill-based training program that included 3 skill-based court sessions per week. Skills(More)
The ability of Amies gel agar transport medium to maintain the viability of Trichomonas vaginalis was determined by comparing transported vaginal specimens to specimens immediately inoculated into culture medium. The prevalence of trichomonosis in the study population was 26% (68 of 260 women). The immediate inoculation method detected infections in 64 of(More)
Over a two-year period, 18 patients with postinfarction ventricular aneurysms were treated surgically. There were no operative or early deaths, and only one (5.5%) late (20 months) death. The indications for surgery included angina, congestive heart failure, and serious arrhythmias. Electrocardiograms and plain chest roentgenograms were unreliable in making(More)
INTRODUCTION Prehospital transmission of the electrocardiogram (ECG) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients has been shown to reduce door to treatment time and improve outcome. Acquisition of the ECG tracing is a paramedic skill, thus limiting the benefit of early ECG transmission to primarily urban areas. The purpose of this investigation was to(More)
A patient with left ventricular power failure after aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass was successfully managed by intraaortic dual-chambered balloon counterpulsation through the ascending aorta. This insertion route reverses the orientation of the spherical distal chamber, which inflates early in diastole and partially occludes the aorta. This position(More)