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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091278/brief-activity-performance-measure-for-upper-limb-amputees-bam-ula
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Linda Resnik, Matthew Borgia, Frantzy Acluche
BACKGROUND: Measures of activity performance for adults with upper limb amputation are needed. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the measurement properties of a new measure of activity performance for adults with upper limb amputation, which we call the Brief Activity Measure for Upper Limb Amputees (BAM-ULA) and to compare BAM-ULA scores for users of different types of prostheses. METHODS: In all, 35 persons with upper limb amputation were administered the BAM-ULA, twice within 1 week...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087164/anatomic-study-and-electromyographic-analysis-of-the-teres-minor-muscle
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Junichiro Hamada, Akimoto Nimura, Kunio Yoshizaki, Keiichi Akita
BACKGROUND: The teres minor muscle is a focused topic on the treatment of massive rotator cuff tears and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Its precise anatomy and function have not been completely investigated. The purposes of this study were to anatomically investigate the muscle and analyze electromyographic (EMG) activities during shoulder motion. METHODS: This anatomic study used 20 shoulders from deceased donors (mean age, 75.0 years). EMG data were recorded from 10 healthy volunteers (mean age, 21...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069409/translation-and-validation-of-the-french-version-of-the-western-ontario-shoulder-instability-index-wosi-wosi-fr
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C Perrin, F Khiami, L Beguin, P Calmels, G Gresta, P Edouard
INTRODUCTION: The Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI) is a specific self-administered questionnaire measuring the functional impact on patients with chronic glenohumeral instability. In its English version, it is valid, reliable, and sensitive to change. The objective of the present study was to provide a linguistic and cross-cultural adaptation of the original version of the WOSI to French and to assess the metrologic properties of this version in patients with chronic shoulder instability...
January 6, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049002/reliability-and-agreement-of-neck-functional-capacity-evaluation-tests-in-patients-with-chronic-multifactorial-neck-pain
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M F Reneman, M Roelofs, H R Schiphorst Preuper
OBJECTIVE: To analyze test-retest reliability and agreement, and to explore safety of Neck Functional Capacity Evaluation tests (Neck-FCE) in patients with chronic multifactorial neck pain. DESIGN: test-retest; 2 FCE sessions were held with a 2 week interval. SETTING: university based outpatient rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS: n=18 participants, 14 females, mean age of 34 years. INTERVENTIONS: not applicable...
December 31, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047507/su-f-i-27-measurement-of-sar-and-temperature-elevation-during-mri-scans
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Y Seo
PURPOSE: The poor reliability and repeatability of the manufacturer-reported SAR values on clinical MRI systems have been acknowledged. The purpose of this study is to not only measure SAR values, but also RF-induced temperature elevation at 1.5 and 3T MRI systems. METHODS: SAR measurement experiment was performed at 1.5 and 3T. Three MRI RF sequences (T1w TSE, T1w inversion recovery, and T2w TSE) with imaging parameters were selected. A hydroxyl-ethylcelluose (HEC) gelled saline phantom mimicking human body tissue was made...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035424/clinical-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-of-revision-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-tear-repair
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Maria Valencia Mora, Diana Morcillo Barrenechea, Maria Dolores Martín Ríos, Antonio M Foruria, Emilio Calvo
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of arthroscopic rotator cuff revision surgery in a cohort of patients and to identify prognostic factors for this procedure. METHODS: Fifty-one consecutive patients undergoing revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were prospectively followed over a minimum period of one year. Radiologic findings and clinical data regarding primary and revision surgery were collected. Clinical evaluation was performed pre- and post-operatively by means of Constant Score and Simple Shoulder Test...
December 29, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005235/examination-of-the-applicability-of-the-disabilities-of-the-arm-shoulder-and-hand-dash-questionnaire-to-patients-with-hand-injuries-and-diseases-using-rasch-analysis
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Kathrin Braitmayer, Caroline Dereskewitz, Cornelia Oberhauser, Klaus-Dieter Rudolf, Michaela Coenen
BACKGROUND: The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Questionnaire is the most commonly applied patient-reported outcome measure used to assess disability and functioning in clinical research and practice for patients with injuries and diseases of the upper extremities. The objective of this study was to assess whether the DASH is a valid and reliable questionnaire to measure disability and functioning in patients with hand injuries and diseases using Rasch analysis. METHODS: We performed a psychometric study using data derived from two multicentre studies carried out to develop the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for Hand Conditions...
December 22, 2016: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993843/reliability-of-specific-physical-examination-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-shoulder-pathologies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Toni Lange, Omer Matthijs, Nitin B Jain, Jochen Schmitt, Jörg Lützner, Christian Kopkow
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain in the general population is common and to identify the aetiology of shoulder pain, history, motion and muscle testing, and physical examination tests are usually performed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to summarise and evaluate intrarater and inter-rater reliability of physical examination tests in the diagnosis of shoulder pathologies. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic literature search was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED) and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) through 20 March 2015...
December 19, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992248/deltoid-emg-is-reliable-during-submaximal-isometric-ramp-contractions
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David Phillips, Andrew Karduna
The EMG and load relationship is commonly measured with multiple submaximal isometric contractions. This method is both time consuming and may introduce fatigue. The purpose of this study was to determine if the electromyography (EMG) amplitude from the middle deltoid was reliable during isometric ramp contractions (IRCs) at different angles of elevation and rates of force application. Surface EMG was measured at three shoulder elevation angles during IRCs at four submaximal levels of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC)...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989718/interobserver-and-intraobserver-variability-of-glenoid-track-measurements
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Adrian K Schneider, Gregory A Hoy, Eugene T Ek, Andrew H Rotstein, Julie Tate, David McD Taylor, Matthew C Evans
BACKGROUND: A method of assessing combined glenoid and humeral bone loss in traumatic shoulder instability with an associated treatment protocol was recently published. The aim of this study was to investigate its reliability and reproducibility. METHODS: Seventy-one patients with unilateral anteroinferior shoulder instability underwent computed tomography scans, from which 3-dimensional images were derived. En face views of both glenoid fossae and with 3 views of the humeral head were provided to 4 assessors to determine interobserver reliability...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977585/neurocognitive-performance-and-physical-function-do-not-change-with-physical-cognitive-mindfulness-training-in-female-laboratory-technicians-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kenneth Jay, Mikkel Brandt, Mc Schraefel, Markus Due Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Gisela Sjøgaard, Jonas Vinstrup, Lars L Andersen
BACKGROUND: Cognitive and physical performance can be negatively affected by chronic pain. This study evaluates the effect of combined physical-, cognitive-, and mindfulness training (PCMT) on cognitive and physical performance. METHODS: From a large pharmaceutical company in Denmark we randomly allocated 112 female laboratory technicians with chronic upper limb pain to group-based PCMT at the worksite or a reference group for 10 weeks. Neurocognitive performance was measured by the computerized central nervous system vital signs neurocognitive assessment battery...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942510/is-clinical-evaluation-alone-sufficient-for-the-diagnosis-of-a-bankart-lesion-without-the-use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Bryan Loh, Jason Beng Teck Lim, Andrew Hwee Chye Tan
BACKGROUND: Imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance arthrogram (MRA) offer great utility in diagnosing Bankart lesions but they are associated with a high degree of intra and interobserver variability. This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of clinical evaluation and imaging modalities in Bankart lesions such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRA of the shoulder. METHODS: Between February 2004 to January 2015, a retrospectively review of the surgical records at a tertiary hospital identified a total of 250 patients treated with a shoulder arthroscopy for Bankart repair...
November 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942118/intra-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-isometric-shoulder-extensor-and-internal-rotator-strength-measurements-performed-using-a-hand-held-dynamometer
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Takenori Awatani, Ikuhiro Morikita, Junji Shinohara, Seigo Mori, Miki Nariai, Yasutaka Tatsumi, Akinori Nagata, Hiroya Koshiba
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to establish the intra- and inter-rater reliability of measurement of extensor strength in the maximum shoulder abducted position and internal rotator strength in the 90° abducted and the 90° external rotated position using a hand-held dynamometer. [Subjects and Methods] Twelve healthy volunteers (12 male; mean ± SD: age 19.0 ± 1.1 years) participated in the study. The examiners were two students who had nonclinical experience with a hand-held dynamometer measurement...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923280/obstetric-and-neonatal-characteristics-of-pregnancy-and-delivery-for-infant-birthweight-%C3%A2-5-0kg
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David A Crosby, Sahar Ahmed, Aminah Razley, John J Morrison
AIM: Infant birthweight≥5.0 kg represents a significant risk factor for mother and neonate. The objective of this study was to examine the obstetric and neonatal outcome measures in a large cohort of such deliveries. METHODS: The data used for this study were prospectively entered into an obstetric computerized database during the period 1989-2013. All pregnancies where the delivery resulted in an infant weighing ≥5.0kg were identified. The results were retrospectively analyzed separately for parity, and a separate analysis was performed comparing the outcome measures observed in the earlier years of the study with those of the later years...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916706/the-influence-of-test-positions-on-clinical-assessment-for-scapular-dyskinesis
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Simin Deng, Kang Chen, Yanhong Ma, Juan Chen, Mi Huang
BACKGROUND: Appropriate evaluation of scapular dyskinesis is essential for therapeutic strategies. Although the current visual-based assessment is rapid and practical, the reliability of this method is unsatisfactory. It is necessary to adequately understand the conditions of assessment to maximize the benefit of therapeutic interventions. OBJECTIVE: To explore the influence of different test positions on clinical assessment for scapular dyskinesis. DESIGN: Observational study...
December 1, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914181/can-sonography-be-used-to-estimate-deep-abdominal-muscle-activation-in-different-static-arm-positions-while-standing
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Martin Eriksson Crommert, Monica Unsgaard-Tøndel, Ottar Vasseljen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether sonography is a reliable tool for measuring deep abdominal muscle activation in different static arm positions while standing. METHODS: Sonographic recordings were made of the transversus abdominis and obliquus internus abdominis in 4 different static arm positions that varied with regard to the postural demand and loading direction posed on the trunk. Ten nonconsecutive repetitions of each arm position were performed, and thickness measurements were made at 2 locations within each muscle...
January 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910799/validation-of-the-danish-version-of-the-quick-disabilities-of-arm-shoulder-and-hand-questionnaire
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Jesper Ougaard Schønnemann, Jens Eggers
INTRODUCTION: The Quick-Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) questionnaire is an 11-item region-specific questionnaire used to measure the effect of clinical treatment of disorders and injuries to the upper extremity. During its original development, it was shown that the QuickDASH is a valid and reliable outcome measure. The purpose of this study was to validate the Danish version of the QuickDASH in patients with wrist fractures, using the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) as an evaluation tool...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908742/arthroscopic-arthrodesis-of-the-shoulder-in-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Hubert Lenoir, Thomas Williams, Aude Griffart, Cyril Lazerges, Michel Chammas, Bertrand Coulet, Dominique Le Nen
BACKGROUND: Shoulder arthroscopic arthrodesis is an uncommon and non-standardized procedure. Results are poorly evaluated. We describe the findings in 8 patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopic arthrodesis for brachial plexus injury. METHODS: The humeral head and glenoid were excised through standard arthroscopic portals. A Hoffmann external fixator and cannulated screws were used to stabilize the shoulder. Standard clinical assessment and radiographic evaluation were performed each month until bony fusion occurred...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908458/inter-rater-reliability-of-shoulder-measurements-in-middle-aged-women
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A De Groef, M Van Kampen, N Vervloesem, E Clabau, M-R Christiaens, P Neven, I Geraerts, F Struyf, N Devoogdt
OBJECTIVES: To investigate inter-rater reliability of a set of shoulder measurements including inclinometry [shoulder range of motion (ROM)], acromion-table distance and pectoralis minor muscle length (static scapular positioning), upward rotation with two inclinometers (scapular kinematics) and pain pressure thresholds (muscle tenderness) in middle-aged women. DESIGN: Observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty symptom-free middle-aged women (first cohort) were measured by two raters...
July 20, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904970/reliability-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-versus-arthroscopy-for-the-diagnosis-and-classification-of-superior-glenoid-labrum-anterior-to-posterior-lesions
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Fatih Yıldız, Kerem Bilsel, Anıl Pulatkan, Gökçer Uzer, Ayşe Aralaşmak, Musa Atay
PURPOSE: The physical examination of the shoulder is usually not reliable for the true diagnosis of superior glenoid labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been routinely used for the diagnosis. This prospective study investigates the radiological diagnosis of the SLAP lesions and compares accuracy of arthroscopic and MRI classifications. METHODS: One hundred thirty-two patients with positive physical examination signs using O'Brien, Yergason, resistance supination external rotation and Krank tests and MRI findings are included in the study...
November 30, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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