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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099306/nonoperatively-corrected-clubfoot-at-age-2-years-radiographs-are-not-helpful-in-predicting-future-relapse
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B Stephens Richards, Shawne Faulks, Ozan Razi, Amanda Moualeu, Chan-Hee Jo
BACKGROUND: Nonoperative treatment of idiopathic clubfoot is standard. The purpose of this study was to determine if measurements made on standing lateral radiographs of successfully treated clubfeet made at 18 to 24 months of age were predictive of late recurrence. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were idiopathic clubfoot with an age at presentation of ≤3 months, nonoperative treatment resulting in a clinically plantigrade foot at 2 years of age, standing lateral radiograph of the involved foot made at 18 to 24 months of age, and a minimum age of 4 years at the time of follow-up...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096128/a-systematic-review-of-methods-to-assess-children-s-diets-in-the-school-context
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Claire N Tugault-Lafleur, Jennifer L Black, Susan I Barr
To evaluate the impact of school-based nutrition interventions, accurate and reliable methods are needed to assess what children eat at school. The primary objective of this study was to systematically review methodological evidence on the relative accuracy and reliability of dietary assessment methods used in the school context. The secondary objective was to assess the frequency of methods and analytical approaches used in studies reporting in-school dietary outcomes. Three health databases were searched for full-text English-language studies...
January 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093833/cracking-the-code-residents-interpretations-of-written-assessment-comments
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Shiphra Ginsburg, Cees Pm van der Vleuten, Kevin W Eva, Lorelei Lingard
CONTEXT: Interest is growing in the use of qualitative data for assessment. Written comments on residents' in-training evaluation reports (ITERs) can be reliably rank-ordered by faculty attendings, who are adept at interpreting these narratives. However, if residents do not interpret assessment comments in the same way, a valuable educational opportunity may be lost. OBJECTIVES: Our purpose was to explore residents' interpretations of written assessment comments using mixed methods...
January 16, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087490/longitudinal-multiple-sclerosis-lesion-segmentation-resource-challenge
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Aaron Carass, Snehashis Roy, Amod Jog, Jennifer L Cuzzocreo, Elizabeth Magrath, Adrian Gherman, Julia Button, James Nguyen, Ferran Prados, Carole H Sudre, Manuel Jorge Cardoso, Niamh Cawley, Olga Ciccarelli, Claudia A M Wheeler-Kingshott, Sébastien Ourselin, Laurence Catanese, Hrishikesh Deshpande, Pierre Maurel, Olivier Commowick, Christian Barillot, Xavier Tomas-Fernandez, Simon K Warfield, Suthirth Vaidya, Abhijith Chunduru, Ramanathan Muthuganapathy, Ganapathy Krishnamurthi, Andrew Jesson, Tal Arbel, Oskar Maier, Heinz Handels, Leonardo O Iheme, Devrim Unay, Saurabh Jain, Diana M Sima, Dirk Smeets, Mohsen Ghafoorian, Bram Platel, Ariel Birenbaum, Hayit Greenspan, Pierre-Louis Bazin, Peter A Calabresi, Ciprian M Crainiceanu, Lotta M Ellingsen, Daniel S Reich, Jerry L Prince, Dzung L Pham
In conjunction with the ISBI 2015 conference, we organized a longitudinal lesion segmentation challenge providing training and test data to registered participants. The training data consisted of five subjects with a mean of 4.4 time-points, and test data of fourteen subjects with a mean of 4.4 time-points. All 82 data sets had the white matter lesions associated with multiple sclerosis delineated by two human expert raters. Eleven teams submitted results using state-of-the-art lesion segmentation algorithms to the challenge, with ten teams presenting their results at the conference...
January 10, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079703/metal-artifact-reduction-magnetic-resonance-imaging-around-arthroplasty-implants-the-negative-effect-of-long-echo-trains-on-the-implant-related-artifact
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Neil M Kumar, Cesar de Cesar Netto, Lew C Schon, Jan Fritz
OBJECTIVES: Long echo train length (ETL) is an often recommended but unproven technique to decrease metal artifacts on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Therefore, we quantitatively and qualitatively assessed the effects of ETL on metal artifact on MRI scans using a cobalt-chromium-containing arthroplasty implant system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a total ankle arthroplasty system implanted into a human cadaver ankle and a clinical 1.5 T MRI system, turbo spin echo (TSE) pulse sequences were acquired with ETL ranging from 3 to 23 and receiver bandwidth (BW) from 100 to 750 Hz/pixel, whereas effective echo time and spatial resolution were controlled...
January 9, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078454/measuring-competency-development-in-objective-evaluation-of-videofluoroscopic-swallowing-studies
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Natrah Ahmad Nordin, Anna Miles, Jacqui Allen
Clinical interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) has often been criticized for its poor objectivity and inter-rater agreement. In order to address this, objective VFSS measures have been developed, reported and demonstrated to be valid and reliable. However, widespread clinical implementation is lacking. Reasons cited include lack of training and excessive time taken to perform measures. This study investigated competency development in selected standardized objective VFSS measures among speech-language pathologists (SLPs) naive to quantitative measurement...
January 11, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076443/predicting-reoffending-using-the-structured-assessment-of-violence-risk-in-youth-savry-a-5-year-follow-up-study-of-male-juvenile-offenders-in-hunan-province-china
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Jiansong Zhou, Katrina Witt, Xia Cao, Chen Chen, Xiaoping Wang
BACKGROUND: Juvenile violent offending is a serious worldwide public health issue. OBJECTIVE: The study examined whether the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) can be used to predict violent reoffending in Chinese male juvenile offenders, and to determine which risk/protective domains (items) are associated with violent recidivism. METHODS: A total of 246 male juvenile offenders were recruited. SAVRY domains were scored by trained raters based on file review and interviews with participants and their legal guardians...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066920/an-oral-health-and-function-screening-tool-for-nursing-personnel-of-long-term-care-facilities-to-identify-the-need-for%C3%A2-dentist-referral-without-preliminary-training
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Shigemi Tsukada, Kayoko Ito, Roxana Stegaroiu, Satoko Shibata, Akitsugu Ohuchi
OBJECTIVE: To develop and evaluate, with a dentist as gold standard, an oral health screening tool, the Oral Health Screening Tool for Nursing Personnel (OHSTNP), that assists long-term care facility nursing staff without preliminary training in identifying resident need for dentist referral. METHODS: Using an OHSTNP adapted from previous screening tools (Chalmers, J Gerontol Nurs, 2004, 30, 5; Tsukada, J Jpn Soc Dent Hyg, 2012, 7, 43), one of four nurses, one of eight caregivers and a dentist with 15 years' experience screened the oral health/function of 57 long-term care facility residents...
January 8, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048638/tu-d-201-04-veracity-of-data-elements-in-radiation-oncology-incident-learning-systems
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A Kapur, S Evans, D Brown, G Ezzell, D Hoopes, S Dieterich, K Kapetanovic, C Tomlinson
PURPOSE: Incident learning systems encompass volumes, varieties, values, and velocities of underlying data elements consistent with the V's of big data. Veracity, the 5th V however exists only if there is high inter-rater reliability (IRR) within the data elements. The purpose of this work was to assess IRR in the nationally deployed RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology-Incident Learning System (R) sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040342/voice-vibratory-assessment-with-laryngeal-imaging-vali-form-reliability-of-rating-stroboscopy-and-high-speed-videoendoscopy
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Bruce J Poburka, Rita R Patel, Diane M Bless
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the inter-judge and intra-judge reliability of raters using the Voice-Vibratory Assessment with Laryngeal Imaging (VALI) rating form that was developed for assessing videostroboscopy and high-speed videoendoscopic (HSV) recordings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Nine speech-language pathologists with an average of 12.8 years of experience with laryngeal imaging were trained to use the VALI form for rating 66 de-identified and randomized samples with voice disorders...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030422/factors-influencing-mini-cex-rater-judgments-and-their-practical-implications-a-systematic-literature-review
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Victor Lee, Keira Brain, Jenepher Martin
PURPOSE: At present, little is known about how mini-clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) raters translate their observations into judgments and ratings. The authors of this systematic literature review aim both to identify the factors influencing mini-CEX rater judgments in the medical education setting and to translate these findings into practical implications for clinician assessors. METHOD: The authors searched for internal and external factors influencing mini-CEX rater judgments in the medical education setting from 1980 to 2015 using the Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, ERIC, PubMed, and Scopus databases...
December 27, 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026982/reproducibility-of-muscle-strength-testing-for-children-with-spina-bifida
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Jia Ling Tan, Nicole Maree Thomas, Leanne Marie Johnston
AIMS: Examine the inter-rater reliability of the Daniels and Worthingham (D&W) manual muscle test (MMT) protocol for children with spina bifida between experienced and novice physiotherapists. METHODS: Thirteen children with spina bifida (two males) aged 6 to 18 years were recruited from a spina bifida service in a state-wide tertiary children's hospital. Each child had the muscle strength of 19, and lower limb muscles were measured bilaterally by one experienced and one novice physiotherapist using the D&W MMT protocol...
December 27, 2016: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018749/focused-training-for-humanitarian-responders-in-regional-anesthesia-techniques-for-a-planned-randomized-controlled-trial-in-a-disaster-setting
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Adam R Aluisio, Carrei Teicher, Tess Wiskel, Allysia Guy, Adam Levine
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity trauma during earthquakes accounts for the largest burden of geophysical disaster-related injuries. Insufficient pain management is common in disaster settings, and regional anesthesia (RA) has the potential to reduce pain in injured patients beyond current standards. To date, no prospective research has evaluated the use of RA in a disaster setting. This cross-sectional study assesses knowledge translation and skill acquisition outcomes for lower extremity RA performed with and without ultrasound guidance among a cohort of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) volunteers who will function as proceduralists in a planned randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of RA for pain management in an earthquake setting...
November 16, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017423/operating-room-performance-improves-after-proficiency-based-virtual-reality-cataract-surgery-training
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Ann Sofia Skou Thomsen, Daniella Bach-Holm, Hadi Kjærbo, Klavs Højgaard-Olsen, Yousif Subhi, George M Saleh, Yoon Soo Park, Morten la Cour, Lars Konge
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of virtual reality proficiency-based training on actual cataract surgery performance. The secondary purpose of the study was to define which surgeons benefit from virtual reality training. DESIGN: Multicenter masked clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Eighteen cataract surgeons with different levels of experience. METHODS: Cataract surgical training on a virtual reality simulator (EyeSi) until a proficiency-based test was passed...
December 22, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011009/early-crisis-nontechnical-skill-teaching-in-residency-leads-to-long-term-skill-retention-and-improved-performance-during-crises-a-prospective-nonrandomized-controlled-study
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Aristithes G Doumouras, Paul T Engels
BACKGROUND: Medical error is common in crises, and the majority of observed errors are nontechnical in nature. The long-term impact of teaching crisis nontechnical skills to residents has not been evaluated. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of simulation-based teaching of crisis nontechnical skills compared to controls one year after initial teaching. METHODS: This was a prospective study using both historical controls and a before-and-after methodology to evaluate the effect of a high-fidelity simulation curriculum that used crisis resource management principles to teach nontechnical skills...
December 20, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005403/preliminary-randomized-controlled-trial-of-habit-reversal-training-for-treatment-of-hair-pulling-in-youth
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Omar Rahman, Joseph McGuire, Eric A Storch, Adam B Lewin
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the treatment efficacy of habit reversal training (HRT) relative to treatment as usual (TAU) for children and adolescents aged 7-17 years with a primary diagnosis of trichotillomania (TTM). METHOD: An initial assessment consisting of semistructured interviews and rating scales was conducted. Participants (N = 40, 85% female) meeting diagnostic criteria for TTM were randomized to either 8 weekly sessions of HRT by trained therapists or 8 weeks of TAU...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997953/assessment-fidelity-in-aphasia-research
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Jessica D Richardson, Sarah Grace Hudspeth Dalton, Jennifer Shafer, Janet Patterson
Purpose: In aphasia treatment literature, scarce attention is paid to factors that may reduce a study's validity, including adherence to assessment and treatment procedures (i.e., fidelity). Although guidelines have been established for evaluating and reporting treatment fidelity, none exist for assessment fidelity. Method: We reviewed treatment fidelity guidelines and related literature to identify assessment fidelity components. We then examined 88 aphasia treatment studies published between 2010 and 2015 and report the frequency with which researchers provide information regarding the following assessment fidelity components: assessment instruments, assessor qualifications, assessor or rater training, assessment delivery, assessor or rater reliability, and assessor blinding...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990466/workplace-based-assessment-of-communication-skills-a-pilot-project-addressing-feasibility-acceptance-and-reliability
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Simone Weyers, Iman Jemi, André Karger, Bianca Raski, Thomas Rotthoff, Michael Pentzek, Achim Mortsiefer
Background: Imparting communication skills has been given great importance in medical curricula. In addition to standardized assessments, students should communicate with real patients in actual clinical situations during workplace-based assessments and receive structured feedback on their performance. The aim of this project was to pilot a formative testing method for workplace-based assessment. Our investigation centered in particular on whether or not physicians view the method as feasible and how high acceptance is among students...
2016: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987527/development-validation-and-clinical-application-of-pelvic-lymphadenectomy-assessment-and-completion-evaluation-intraoperative-assessment-of-lymph-node-dissection-after-robot-assisted-radical-cystectomy-for-bladder-cancer
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Ahmed A Hussein, Nobuyuki Hinata, Shiva Dibaj, Paul R May, Justen D Kozlowski, Hassan Abol-Enein, Ronney Abaza, Daniel Eun, Mohamed S Khan, James L Mohler, Piyush Agarwal, Kamal Pohar, Richard Sarle, Ronald Boris, Sridhar S Mane, Alan Hutson, Khurshid A Guru
OBJECTIVES: To develop a scoring tool, Pelvic Lymphadenectomy Appropriateness and Completion Evaluation (PLACE), to assess the intraoperative completeness and appropriateness of pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) following robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC). PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A panel of 11 open and robotic surgeons developed the content and structure of PLACE. The PLND template was divided into three zones. In all, 21 de-identified videos of bilateral robot-assisted PLNDs were assessed by the 11 experts using PLACE to determine inter-rater reliability...
December 17, 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981861/a-comparison-of-two-rating-protocols-for-videofluoroscopic-swallowing-study-by-inexperienced-judges
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Man Kei Karen Chan, Pui Pui Joanna Cheng
PURPOSE: Videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) has been widely used in clinical settings and in research for evaluating swallowing functions. The interpretation of such studies requires subjective judgment by the raters, which may be affected by clinical experience and definitions of the rating parameters. Two methods have been proposed to improve the reliability: training and use of a coordinate mapping (CM) protocol. This study aimed at investigating the effect of training on improving the intra-and inter-rater reliabilities of VFSS analysis; and comparing the intra- and inter-rater reliabilities of a clinical evaluation (CE) protocol and a CM protocol for analysing VFSS...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
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