Shawn D Wells

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The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) provides an objective and critical review related to the intake of protein for healthy, exercising individuals. Based on the current available literature, the position of the Society is as follows:An acute exercise stimulus, particularly resistance exercise, and protein ingestion both stimulate muscle(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing metabolism is a primary focus of many commercially available dietary supplements marketed to support weight management. Caffeine (e.g. anhydrous and herbal) and green tea are key ingredients in such products, augmenting resting energy expenditure (REE) and improving reported mood states (alertness, fatigue, focus, etc.). The purpose of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study sought to evaluate maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes among women with hyperemesis gravidarum. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of pregnancy records of obstetric admissions during a 6-year period. Women treated as out-patients for hyperemesis were also identified. Hyperemesis was defined as excessive nausea(More)
BACKGROUND Xpand® 2X is a proprietary blend comprised of branched chain amino acids, creatine monohydrate, beta-alanine (CarnoSyn®), quercetin, coenzymated B-vitamins, alanyl-glutamine (Sustamine®), and natural nitrate sources from pomegranate and beet root extracts purported to enhance the neuromuscular adaptations of resistance training. However to date,(More)
Background Many supplements on the market today contain ingredients that claim to increase metabolism and enhance fat loss. Green tea extract and caffeine have well known thermogenic properties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of proprietary thermogenic dietary supplement Dyma-Burn Xtreme, containing a blend of ingredients including(More)
Capillary phase nephrogram films and tomography were used to evaluate renal cortical outlines and renal parenchymal masses. The method of examination and the results are presented, showing the capillary phase film to be beneficial and to play a significant role in excretory urography. No increase in the incidence of side effects was noted with the rapid(More)
Background Despite widespread use of nutrition supplement s by CrossFit participants, existing data regarding performance and safety are minimal. Furthermore, increasing restrictions and drug testing in CrossFit, warrant the need for product specific research. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of a pre-workout supplement and post-workout(More)
Amyloidosis, either primary or related to other pathologic states, may mimic a variety of disorders and produce a multitude of appearances demonstrable on radiographic examinations of the chest. All intrathoracic tissues and organs may be affected, but the major abnormalities most commonly involve the heart and lungs. The radiographic appearances in ten(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate and report the results of a protocol for the identification and treatment of all group B streptococcal carriers. STUDY DESIGN In 1991 we instituted a protocol of antepartum cultures for group B streptococci on all pregnant women who attended clinics at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Cultures were obtained(More)