Sandra Mathes

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A randomized double-blind study was designed to compare midazolam, a rapid-acting water-soluble benzodiazepine, with diazepam for sedation when administered as an adjuvant to ketamine during local anesthesia. In the preliminary dose-ranging study, midazolam (0.05 to 0.15 mg/kg IV) was found to produce a spectrum of central nervous system activity (e.g.,(More)
Previous research indicates that young athletes as well as athletic administrators hold gender-role stereotypical beliefs about coaches that disfavor females. The validity of two such beliefs (lack of qualified female coaches and time constraints due to family responsibilities) was examined in a statewide survey of 256 female and 296 male interscholastic(More)
Caring is the essence of nursing; however, caring behaviors may not be identifiable in the health care environment today. Relationship-Based Care (RBC) provides an avenue to promote a caring environment. This article describes the process one hospital used to implement RBC in their organization.
Regional nutrient blood flow to musculocutaneous and fasciocutaneous flaps was studied in dogs using 15-microns radiolabeled microspheres, and correlations to bacterial inoculation into closed wound spaces were sought. During the 6-day study period, no differences were found between blood flow to noinoculated versus inoculated flaps. Comparisons of blood(More)
Employing the Interpersonal Process Recall technique, 7 Division I college tennis players reviewed and analyzed their performance, thoughts, and feelings as they watched video tapes of themselves competing in conference matches. Analysis of the audio transcripts indicated these women identified performance strengths, weaknesses, and intervening(More)
This study examined changes in cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety, and self-confidence as measured by the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 in a sample of 50 female high school gymnasts prior to their performances at a practice session, dual meet, and district championship meet. The purpose of the study was to examine (1) the relationship between state(More)
The latissimus dorsi is a versatile muscle that can be employed in a variety of situations requiring chest-wall reconstruction. Its anatomy is predictable and has within it flexibility for transposition to a number of locations based on its standard or reverse arcs of rotation. It can be transposed with a skin island, and its length and bulk can be used(More)
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