Kirstie A Barrett

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The findings of 100 data-based studies exploring the effectiveness of rehabilitation procedures were reviewed and analyzed. The statistical conclusion validity was determined by computing post hoc power coefficients for the statistical hypotheses tests included in the review studies. The data analysis revealed that the median power to detect a small effect(More)
Lactation has been associated with anxiolysis in several tests of anxiety. These observations, considered together with observations that progesterone and its 5alpha-reduced metabolites are anxiolytic in cycling, nonlactating females, raised the question of whether the changes in anxiety-related behaviors that accompany lactation are driven by reduced(More)
Effect size measures were computed for a sample of 100 research studies published in four leading rehabilitation journals. The effect size measures were categorized as small, medium, or large according to established criteria. Analysis of the effect size measures revealed that the average treatment effect was in the medium range (0.69). Further data(More)
Mismatch negativity (MMN) was measured on normal-hearing young adult women and men to determine the effect of gender on this auditory evoked potential (AEP). In the experimental condition, recordings were obtained for 1000-Hz tone bursts presented at 75 dB nHL (standard stimuli) and 60 dB nHL (deviant stimuli). AEPs also were obtained in a control condition(More)
Test-retest reliability for tympanometric measures was evaluated across five sessions in 20 subjects with normal hearing and normal middle-ear function. Tympanograms were obtained on each ear for probe frequencies of 226, 678, and 1000 Hz using both ascending and descending directions of pressure change. Across all conditions, the tympanometric measure that(More)
The comparative anatomy of the normal eustachian tube (ET) and normal middle ear cavity of three animal species (rat, gerbil, and chinchilla) is described relating to the usefulness of these animals as models for otitis media (OM). Routine histological and anatomical techniques and procedures were used. The gerbil and chinchilla, although of different(More)
Concentration of 6.8 mM DMAE did not retard age pigment accumulation in Caenorhabditis briggsae. However, when the nematodes were exposed to 6.8 mM PCA + 6.8 mM DMAE combined, the accumulation of age pigment was significantly retarded. A combination of 3.4 mM DMAE + 3.4 mM PCA had no effect on age pigment. It is concluded from this study that PCA and DMAE(More)
The well recognized cardiac effects of severe hyperkalemia include progressive rhythm and conduction disturbances such as bradycardia, spiked and narrow T waves, widening QRS complex, widening and flattening P wave, disappearance of the P wave, and cardiac arrest. Paradoxically, a heart rate greater than 200 beats/min may coexist with hyperkalemia in some(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine signalment, clinical signs, diagnostic findings, treatment, and outcome for cats with atrial fibrillation (AF). DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 50 cats. PROCEDURE Medical records of cats that met criteria for a diagnosis of AF (ECG consisting of at least 2 leads, clear absence of P waves, supraventricular rhythm, and(More)
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