Brandon C Hollis

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UNLABELLED Previous studies have shown that resistance training with restricted venous blood flow (Kaatsu) results in significant strength gains and muscle hypertrophy. However, few studies have examined the concurrent vascular responses following restrictive venous blood flow training protocols. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the intraobserver repeatability and interobserver reproducibility of Doppler flow velocity measurements of the uterine arteries in pregnant women between 10 and 14 weeks of gestation. METHODS In this prospective study, Doppler velocimetric indices (maximum peak systolic velocity, end-diastolic velocity, peak systolic(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of commercially sold menthol (3.5%) ointment and cold application on blood flow in the forearm. DESIGN : Prospective counterbalanced design. SETTING University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Twelve (6 men and 6 women) college-aged students. INTERVENTIONS Each participant had blood flow measured in the brachial(More)
OBJECTIVE Feticide may be achieved by the injection of strong potassium chloride (KCl) into the fetal circulation via the cardiac route, or less frequently, into the umbilical cord. Despite the relative frequency of this procedure, little published information is available on the subject. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of all(More)
Facial clefts, as a group, represent one of the most frequently occurring congenital abnormalities detectable on prenatal mid-trimester scan. It has been estimated that, at term, approximately 1 in 1000 infants will be diagnosed with an isolated facial cleft. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity and accuracy of routine second trimester(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between second-trimester uterine artery Doppler findings and parity in a large pregnant population. METHODS Uterine artery Doppler studies were performed in all singleton pregnancies at 18-23 weeks of gestation. The mean uterine artery resistance index and the presence or absence of protodiastolic notches were(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine reference values for first-trimester uterine artery resistance index (RI) in healthy pregnant women with uncomplicated pregnancies and to investigate the relationship between uterine artery Doppler indices and birth weight. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of 265 consecutive pregnant women attending routine ultrasound(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of performing routine fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) for microdeletions of chromosome 22q11 when karyotyping fetuses with increased nuchal translucency. DESIGN This was a prospective observational study carried out over an 18-month period. Fetal karyotyping by chorionic villus sampling was offered to 5429 women(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional comparison, control group. OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between carotid arterial stiffness and circulating markers for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in spinal cord-injured (SCI) subjects compared with able-bodied (AB) individuals. SETTING University Research Laboratory, University of Louisville. METHODS SCI(More)
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