Rebecca K. Marcus

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We evaluated the effect of different ankle support devices on athletic performance. Thirty varsity college athletes were tested with both ankles supported by taping, Swede-O brace, Kallassy brace or left unsupported. The athletes performed four events: broad jump, vertical leap, 10 yard shuttle run, and 40 yard sprint. The events and appliances were(More)
A decline in muscle mass and function, and in the mass and integrity of the skeletal system, are well-known consequences of aging. These changes impinge on the functional performance required for independent living and contribute to frailty and fracture risk. Resistance exercise has been shown to be an effective mode to circumvent age-related changes in the(More)
Recent years have seen considerable progress in our understanding of the normal processes by which peak adult bone mass is acquired and maintained, the physical, nutritional, and hormonal factors that regulate bone mass throughout adult life, and the critical role of reproductive hormonal replacement for maintaining bone mass within the early years after(More)
PURPOSE Goldmann visual fields (GVFs) are useful for tracking changes in areas of functional retina, including the periphery, in inherited retinal degeneration patients. Quantitative GVF analysis requires digitization of the chart coordinates for the main axes and isopter points marked by the GVF operator during testing. This study investigated inter- and(More)
Next generation sequencing (NGS) technology is rapidly being implemented into clinical practice. Qualitative research was performed to gain an improved understanding of the landscape surrounding the use of NGS in cancer genetics. A focus group was conducted at the Wisconsin Cancer Risk Programs Network biannual meeting. Free flowing discussion with(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a significant cause of non-AIDS-related morbidity and mortality in HIV-positive individuals [1]. Management of CVD and associated risk factors in HIV are complicated by drug interactions [2]. Optimal management can require specialist input. A previous cohort review highlighted CVD, comorbidity and cardiovascular(More)
Understanding femoral neck structure may be critical to preventing fractures at this site. We examined the correlates of changes in the femoral neck during adolescence. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry measurements of proximal femora were made in 101 Caucasian youths (ages 9 to 26 years). Relationships were examined between developmental parameters (age,(More)
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