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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818234/the-dutch-lymphedema-guidelines-based-on-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-and-the-chronic-care-model
#1
Robert J Damstra, Anne-Berth Halk
Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive condition due to an imbalance between lymphatic filtration and transport capacity. A relative overload of fluid is caused by lymphatic impairment (afterload impairment); an absolute overload is caused by increased filtration (preload raised). Lymphedema can result in considerable disability and loss of quality of life. The Dutch Society of Dermatology organized a task force to create guidelines using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793970/historical-perspective-the-pros-and-cons-of-conventional-outcome-measures-in-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Shen-Yang Lim, Ai Huey Tan
BACKGROUND: Conventional outcome measures (COMs) in Parkinson's disease (PD) refer to rating scales, questionnaires, patient diaries and clinically-based tests that do not require specialized equipment. METHODS: It is timely at this juncture - as clinicians and researchers begin to grapple with the "invasion" of digital technologies - to review the strengths and weaknesses of these outcome measures. RESULTS: This paper discusses advances (including an enhanced understanding of PD itself, and the development of clinimetrics as a field) that have led to improvements in the COMs used in PD; their strengths and limitations; and factors to consider when selecting and using a measuring instrument...
July 29, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777683/inclinometric-measurement-of-kyphotic-curvature-description-and-clinimetric-properties
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Laurie Devaney, Richard Bohannon, Jon Rizzo, Maryclaire Capetta, Jeremy Vigneault, Katherine Van Deveire
BACKGROUND: Hyperkyphosis is associated with physical impairments, activity limitations, and reduced quality of life. Therefore, a simple, reliable, responsive, and valid clinical measure of dorsal kyphosis would be valuable to clinicians. OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel procedure for measuring kyphotic curvature-the inclinometric kyphosis measure (IKM)-and provide an estimation of reliability, responsiveness, and validity. METHODS: During 2 sessions spaced days apart, we used a bubble inclinometer to measure dorsal kyphosis in 68 patients receiving outpatient physical therapy...
August 4, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763072/-diagn%C3%A3-stico-tard%C3%A3-o-de-psoriasis-motivos-y-consecuencias
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José Carlos Quiroz-Vergara, Martha Alejandra Morales-Sánchez, Gonzalo Castillo-Rojas, Yolanda López-Vidal, María Luisa Peralta-Pedrero, Fermín Jurado-Santa Cruz, Samuel Ponce de León-Rosales
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that may be associated with articular manifestations, and the most common clinical presentation is the variety "in plaques". In Mexico, in the Centro Dermatológico Pascua, it is the eighth leading cause of consultation. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic process of patients in a reference center for diseases of the skin. METHODS: Performing an analytical cross-sectional study that included 100 patients where the diagnostic process was questioned, clinimetric scales were applied and evaluated anthropometric...
May 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762060/a-2-year-observational-study-on-treatment-targets-in-psoriatic-arthritis-patients-treated-with-tnf-inhibitors
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Maria Sole Chimenti, Paola Triggianese, Paola Conigliaro, Marco Tonelli, Gianfranco Gigliucci, Lucia Novelli, Miriam Teoli, Roberto Perricone
The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical remission and MDA in PsA patients who started TNF-inhibitors (TNFi) treatment with a 2-year follow-up. Concomitant therapies as well as comorbidities were assessed. Level of concordance of clinimetric indices and the potential predictive factors of remission/MDA were also evaluated. Clinical and laboratory evaluations were prospectively performed in PsA patients at baseline (T0) and after 22 (T22), 54 (T54), and 102 (T102) weeks of treatment. Disease activity and disability were assessed using DAS28, CPDAI, DAPSA, MDA, and HAQ-SpA...
July 31, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684285/a-higher-quality-of-life-with-cross-face-nerve-grafting-as-an-adjunct-to-a-hypoglossal-facial-nerve-jump-graft-in-facial-palsy-treatment
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Martinus M van Veen, Pieter U Dijkstra, Paul M N Werker
Nerve reconstructions are the preferred technique for short-standing facial paralysis, most commonly using the contralateral facial nerve or ipsilateral hypoglossal nerve. The hypoglossal nerve provides a strong motor signal, whereas the signal of a cross-face nerve graft is weaker but spontaneous. Spontaneity in facial expression is believed to be important for psychological wellbeing. Therefore, a combination of the two procedures incorporates the best of both: a strong motor signal and a spontaneous smile...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671957/clinimetric-properties-of-lower-limb-neurological-impairment-tests-for-children-and-young-people-with-a-neurological-condition-a-systematic-review
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Ramona Clark, Melissa Locke, Bridget Hill, Cherie Wells, Andrea Bialocerkowski
BACKGROUND: Clinicians and researchers require sound neurological tests to measure changes in neurological impairments necessary for clinical decision-making. Little evidence-based guidance exists for selecting and interpreting an appropriate, paediatric-specific lower limb neurological test aimed at the impairment level. OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinimetric evidence underpinning neurological impairment tests currently used in paediatric rehabilitation to evaluate muscle strength, tactile sensitivity, and deep tendon reflexes of the lower limb in children and young people with a neurological condition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658044/the-modified-low-back-pain-disability-questionnaire-reliability-validity-and-responsiveness-of-a-dutch-language-version
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Lenie Denteneer, Gaetane Stassijns, Steven Truijen, Willem De Herthogh, Jill Meirte, Kristiaan Deckers, Ulrike Van Daele
STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional study OBJECTIVE.: The goal of this study is to translate the English version of the Modified Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire (MDQ) into a Dutch version and investigate its clinimetric properties for patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain (CLBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Fritz et al (2001) developed a modified version of the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (ODI) to assess functional status and named it the MDQ. In this version, a question regarding employment and homemaking ability was substituted for the question related to sex life...
June 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640926/clinimetric-properties-of-hip-abduction-strength-measurements-obtained-using-a-handheld-dynamometer-in-individuals-with-a-lower-extremity-amputation
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Ruud A Leijendekkers, Gerben van Hinte, Amy D Sman, J Bart Staal, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Thomas J Hoogeboom
INTRODUCTION: Suitable handheld dynamometer (HHD)-techniques to test hip abduction strength in individuals with a lower extremity amputation, irrespective of their amputation level are absent. The aim of this study was to optimise a HHD-technique and to test its reproducibility and validity. METHODS: This study involved three phases, in which two techniques were evaluated. Both HHD-techniques used a lever-arm of 22 centimetre. HHD-technique 1 used a break-technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628548/clinical-outcome-measures-for-lateropulsion-poststroke-an-updated-systematic-review
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Ryan Koter, Sara Regan, Caitlin Clark, Vicki Huang, Melissa Mosley, Erin Wyant, Chad Cook, Jeffrey Hoder
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Contraversive Lateropulsion, also referred to as contraversive pushing, pusher behavior, and pusher syndrome, can be associated with increased hospital length of stay, increased health care costs, and delayed outcomes in persons with stroke. The purpose of this updated systematic review was to identify scales used to classify contraversive lateropulsion, investigate literature that addresses their clinimetric properties, and create a resource for clinicians recommending use in clinical practice...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598785/pain-modulation-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-undergoing-acupuncture-treatment-is-associated-with-fluctuations-in-serum-neuropeptide-y-levels
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Cristina Iannuccelli, Maria Paola Guzzo, Fabiola Atzeni, Franca Mannocci, Cristiano Alessandri, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Guido Valesini, Manuela Di Franco
OBJECTIVES: Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a neurotransmitter released by sympathetic neurons, which is probably involved in pain modulation. Acupuncture is increasingly used as an alternative or complementary means of controlling pain in rheumatic diseases such as fibromyalgia (FM), a chronic widespread pain syndrome accompanied by allodynia and hyperalgesia. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of an acupuncture cycle on serum NPY levels in patients with FM, and identify possible correlations between its serum levels and clinical and clinimetric parameters...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573825/clinimetric-properties-of-the-nociception-coma-scale-revised-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
P Vink, C Lucas, J M Maaskant, W S van Erp, R Lindeboom, H Vermeulen
The Nociception Coma Scale is a nociception behaviour observation tool, developed specifically for patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) due to (acquired) brain injury. Over the years, the clinimetric properties of the NCS and its revised version (NCS-R) have been assessed, but no formal summary of these properties has been made. Therefore, we performed a systematic review on the clinimetric properties (i.e. reliability, validity, responsiveness and interpretability) of the NCS(-R). We systematically searched CENTRAL, CINAHL, Embase, PsycInfo and Web of Science until August 2015...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572784/inertial-sensors-to-assess-gait-quality-in-patients-with-neurological-disorders-a-systematic-review-of-technical-and-analytical-challenges
#13
REVIEW
Aliénor Vienne, Rémi P Barrois, Stéphane Buffat, Damien Ricard, Pierre-Paul Vidal
Gait disorders are major causes of falls in patients with neurological diseases. Understanding these disorders allows prevention and better insights into underlying diseases. InertiaLocoGraphy (ILG) -the quantification of gait by using inertial measurement units (IMUs) -shows great potential to address this public health challenge, but protocols vary widely and normative values of gait parameters are still unavailable. This systematic review critically compares ILG protocols, questions features extracted from inertial signals and proposes a semeiological analysis of clinimetric characteristics for use in neurological clinical routine...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549753/correlations-between-impairment-psychological-distress-disability-and-quality-of-life-in-peripheral-facial-palsy
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U Díaz-Aristizabal, M Valdés-Vilches, T R Fernández-Ferreras, E Calero-Muñoz, E Bienzobas-Allué, T Moracén-Naranjo
INTRODUCTION: This paper analyses the correlations between scores on scales assessing impairment, psychological distress, disability, and quality of life in patients with peripheral facial palsy (PFP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study including 30 patients in whom PFP had not resolved completely. We used tools for assessing impairment (Sunnybrook Facial Grading System [FGS]), psychological distress (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS]), disability (Facial Disability Index [FDI]), and quality of life (Facial Clinimetric Evaluation [FaCE] scale)...
May 23, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543184/a-systematic-review-of-patient-reported-measures-associated-with-vestibular-dysfunction
#15
REVIEW
Vicky M Stewart, M Dilani Mendis, Nancy Low Choy
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Use of clinical questionnaires to assist in the screening of vestibular disorders in the acute hospital setting is needed. The objective is to detail the clinimetric properties and clinical utility of patient-reported questionnaires for quantifying dizziness/vertigo symptoms associated with vestibular dysfunction, and to determine validity and utility for screening dizziness/vertigo in the emergency department. DATA SOURCES: We performed a systematic review of PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, and Web of Science in May 2015...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536040/the-flir-one-thermal-imager-for-the-assessment-of-burn-wounds-reliability-and-validity-study
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M E H Jaspers, M E Carrière, A Meij-de Vries, J H G M Klaessens, P P M van Zuijlen
BACKGROUND: Objective measurement tools may be of great value to provide early and reliable burn wound assessment. Thermal imaging is an easy, accessible and objective technique, which measures skin temperature as an indicator of tissue perfusion. These thermal images might be helpful in the assessment of burn wounds. However, before implementation of a novel measurement tool into clinical practice is considered, it is appropriate to test its clinimetric properties (i.e. reliability and validity)...
May 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534428/clinimetric-validity-of-the-trail-making-test-czech-version-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-normative-data-for-older-adults
#17
Ondrej Bezdicek, Hana Stepankova, Bradley N Axelrod, Tomas Nikolai, Zdenek Sulc, Robert Jech, Evžen Růžička, Miloslav Kopecek
OBJECTIVE: The influence of demographic variables on the Trail Making Test (TMT) performance in older individuals and empirical findings on clinical validity in predementia states, such as Parkinson's disease mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI), are limited. The principal aim of this study was to add normative data for the Czech population of older adults and explore the clinimetric properties between PD-MCI and PD patients with normal cognition (PD-NC). METHOD: The study included 125 PD patients classified as 77 PD-MCI and 48 PD-NC and 528 older individuals (60-74 years, further subdivided for normative tables into 60-64, 65-69 and 70-74 age groups) and very old individuals (aged 75-96, further subdivided into 75-79, 80-84, 85-96) cognitively intact Czech adults...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534221/measuring-outcomes-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-systematic-review-to-identify-current-strengths-weaknesses-and-gaps-in-patient-reported-outcome-measures
#18
REVIEW
Sayf S A Faraj, Miranda L van Hooff, Roderick M Holewijn, David W Polly, Tsjitske M Haanstra, Marinus de Kleuver
PURPOSE: Adult spinal deformity (ASD) causes severe disability, reduces overall quality of life, and results in a substantial societal burden of disease. As healthcare is becoming more value based, and to facilitate global benchmarking, it is critical to identify and standardize patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). This study aims to identify the current strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in PROMs used for ASD. METHODS: Studies were included following a systematic search in multiple bibliographic databases between 2000 and 2015...
August 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522290/somatization-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Danilo Carrozzino, Per Bech, Chiara Patierno, Marco Onofrj, Bo Mohr Morberg, Astrid Thomas, Laura Bonanni, Mario Fulcheri
The current systematic review study is aimed at critically analyzing from a clinimetric viewpoint the clinical consequence of somatization in Parkinson's Disease (PD). By focusing on the International Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we conducted a comprehensive electronic literature research strategy on ISI Web-of-Science, PsychINFO, PubMed, EBSCO, ScienceDirect, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases. Out of 2.926 initial records, only a total of 9 studies were identified as clearly relevant and analyzed in this systematic review...
May 15, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490035/clinical-pharmacopsychology-conceptual-foundations-and-emerging-tasks
#20
Giovanni A Fava, Elena Tomba, Per Bech
The aim of this critical review was to outline emerging trends and perspectives of clinical pharmacopsychology, an area of clinical psychology that is concerned with the psychological effects of medications. The historical development of clinical pharmacopsychology is outlined, with discussion of its most representative expressions and reference to current challenges of clinical research, with particular reference to clinimetrics. The domains of clinical pharmacopsychology encompass the clinical benefits of psychotropic drugs, the characteristics that predict responsiveness to treatment, the vulnerabilities induced by treatment (side effects, behavioral toxicity, iatrogenic comorbidity), and the interactions between drug treatment and psychological variables...
2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
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