Stephanie Mayes

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BACKGROUND Previous studies have explored the effect of fatigue on general psychomotor proficiency. However, studies specifically addressing the effect of fatigue on surgical residents' cognitive skills during simulated surgical exercises are lacking. METHODS Thirty-seven surgical residents in both the precall and the postcall condition were tested for(More)
OBJECTIVE To report range of motion at the hip and ankle in male and female ballet dancers compared with controls. DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study with convenience control sample. SETTING National classical ballet school in Australia. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-three female and 30 male full-time ballet students of mean (SD) age 16.9 (0.8) and 18.0 (1.4)(More)
This study offers evidence that long-term deep brain stimulation of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) can alter weight gain in mammals without affecting feeding behavior. Animals stimulated unilaterally at high frequencies of 150 or 500 Hz demonstrated increased CO(2) production that decreased from prestimulation levels after the stimulation was removed.(More)
Surgical residents are exposed to a significant amount of cognitive load during call. While various efforts have been made to quantify the effect of fatigue and sleep deprivation on the psychomotor skills of surgical residents, there is very little investigations into the effect of these factors on cognitive skills. However, this is an important issue in(More)
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