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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351711/-beck-anxiety-inventory-german-version-a-reliable-valid-patientfriendly-instrument-for-measuring-clinical-anxiety
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Edgar Geissner, Anne Huetteroth
The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) is available in German. Apart from data in its manual, there are no further reports on the psychometric properties of this questionnaire and on its suitability for clinical use in Germany. This study therefore offers an independent investigation into the psychometrics as well as the clinical characteristics of the BAI. Three samples with n=145, n=90, and n=174 comprised inpatients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and treated in a large psychosomatic hospital. In addition to the BAI, the clinician rating Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HamA), the State-Trait-Anxiety Inventory (STAI) as well as the two anxiety subscales of the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL 90) were used to establish convergent validity...
January 19, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351709/-validation-of-the-screening-for-complex-ptsd-skptbs-revision
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Florence Dorr, Martin Sack, Jürgen Bengel
BACKGROUND: The aim was to develop further a screening instrument for complex posttraumatic stress disorder (cPTSD). The screening for cPTSD (SkPTBS) tests a) potential traumatic experiences, b) influential features and risk factors, and c) symptoms of cPTSD. The SkPTBS by Dorr et al. (2016) was revised according to the current ICD-11 criteria set proposal for cPTSD and is explored in its revised edition. METHOD: Impacts of long-lasting interpersonal trauma were tested in inpatients of psychosomatic rehabilitation and in patients consulting a university outpatient center for trauma therapy...
January 19, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351671/a-novel-non-invasive-method-for-evaluating-electroencephalograms-on-laying-hens
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Krista N Eberle, Michael P Martin, Sanjay Shah, Ramon D Malheiros, Kimberly A Livingston, Kenneth E Anderson
The use of electroencephalograms (EEG) to study the avian brain relative to behavior was conducted as early as the 1960's. EEG readings, combined with visual cues, provide the ability to elucidate and correlate behaviors to neurological and physiological changes in a chicken. The use of EEG recordings in animal models require access to the brain to implant electrodes. Having the ability to observe EEG activity on sensible birds without surgical implantation could broaden the research in this area and give further insight related to the hen's state of awareness...
January 17, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351668/evaluation-of-the-rapid-carbapenem-inactivation-method-rcim-a-phenotypic-screening-test-for-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Madalina-Maria Muntean, Andrei-Alexandru Muntean, Lauraine Gauthier, Elodie Creton, Garance Cotellon, Mircea Ioan Popa, Rémy A Bonnin, Thierry Naas
Objectives: Fast and accurate diagnostic tests to identify carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are mandatory for proper antimicrobial therapy and implementing infection control measures. Here, we have developed a rapid Carbapenem Inactivation Method (rCIM) for CPE detection. Methods: The rCIM consists of the incubation of a potential carbapenemase producer with meropenem discs and use of the resulting supernatant to challenge a susceptible indicator strain...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351573/multicenter-french-harmonization-study-for-pd-l1-ihc-testing-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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J Adam, N Le Stang, I Rouquette, A Cazes, C Badoual, H Pinot-Roussel, L Tixier, C Danel, F Damiola, D Damotte, F Penault-Llorca, S Lantuéjoul
Background: Various PD-L1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays have been developed and used in clinical trials in association with different drugs. In order to harmonize and make PD-L1 testing in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) widely available, we conducted a multicenter study comparing PD-L1 standardized assays and laboratory-developed tests (LDT). Methods: IHC with five anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies (28-8, 22C3, E1L3N, SP142 and SP263) was performed concomitantly on 41 NSCLC surgical specimens in 7 centers using Dako Autostainer Link 48 (3 centers), Leica Bond (2 centers) or Ventana BenchMark Ultra (2 centers), platforms...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351517/caregiver-difficulties-scale-cds-translation-and-psychometric-evaluation-among-iranian-mothers-of-cerebral-palsy-children
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Ata Farajzadeh, Malek Amini, Saman Maroufizadeh, Champa J Wijesinghe
The aim of this study was to investigate of psychometric properties of the Caregiver Difficulties Scale (CDS) for Iranian caregivers of children with cerebral palsy (CP). After a forward-backward translation, the Persian version of CDS (P-CDS) was administered to 151 Iranian mothers of CP children. The confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was applied to measure the factor structure of P-CDS. The reliability was evaluated by examining internal consistency and test-retest method over a 2-week period using Cronbach's alpha and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), respectively...
January 2018: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351493/test-retest-reliability-of-the-unsupported-upper-limb-exercise-test-uulex-and-6-min-peg-board-ring-test-6pbrt-in-healthy-adult-individuals
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Vanessa Pereira Lima, Marcelo Velloso, Fabiana Damasceno Almeida, Bianca Carmona, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora, Tania Janaudis-Ferreira
BACKGROUND: The unsupported upper-limb exercise (UULEX) and 6-min peg board ring tests (6PBRTs) have been developed to measure peak unsupported arm exercise capacity and arm endurance, respectively, in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These tests are valid and reproducible in this population; however, the reproducibility of healthy adults is currently unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the within-day test-retest reliability of the UULEX and 6PBRT in healthy adults...
January 19, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351385/development-of-a-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-assay-for-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-detection-with-an-internal-amplification-control
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Huanlan Yang, Shuang Wei, Ravi Gooneratne, Anthony N Mutukumirad, Xuejun Ma, Shuze Tang, Xiyang Wu
A novel RPA-IAC assay using recombinase polymerase and an internal amplification control (IAC) for Vibrio parahaemolyticus detection was developed. Specific primers were designed based on the coding sequence (CDS) for the toxR gene in V. parahaemolyticus. The recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) reaction was conducted at a constant low temperature of 37°C for 20 min. Assay specificity was validated by using 63 Vibrio strains and 10 non-Vibrio bacterial species. In addition, a competitive IAC was employed to avoid false-negative results, which co-amplified simultaneously with the target sequence...
January 19, 2018: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351250/a-gps-phase-locked-loop-performance-metric-based-on-the-phase-discriminator-output
#9
Stefan Stevanovic, Boris Pervan
We propose a novel GPS phase-lock loop (PLL) performance metric based on the standard deviation of tracking error (defined as the discriminator's estimate of the true phase error), and explain its advantages over the popular phase jitter metric using theory, numerical simulation, and experimental results. We derive an augmented GPS phase-lock loop (PLL) linear model, which includes the effect of coherent averaging, to be used in conjunction with this proposed metric. The augmented linear model allows more accurate calculation of tracking error standard deviation in the presence of additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) as compared to traditional linear models...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351215/multi-sensor-data-integration-using-deep-learning-for-characterization-of-defects-in-steel-elements
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Grzegorz Psuj
Nowadays, there is a strong demand for inspection systems integrating both high sensitivity under various testing conditions and advanced processing allowing automatic identification of the examined object state and detection of threats. This paper presents the possibility of utilization of a magnetic multi-sensor matrix transducer for characterization of defected areas in steel elements and a deep learning based algorithm for integration of data and final identification of the object state. The transducer allows sensing of a magnetic vector in a single location in different directions...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351177/units-of-distinction-creating-a-blueprint-for-recognition-of-high-performing-medical-surgical-nursing-units
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Alvin D Jeffery, Sammie Mosier, Allison Baker, Kimberly Korwek, Cindy Borum, Jane Englebright
BACKGROUND: Hospital medical-surgical (M/S) nursing units are responsible for up to 28 million encounters annually, yet receive little attention from professional organizations and national initiatives targeted to improve quality and performance. OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop a framework recognizing high-performing units within our large hospital system. METHODS: This was a retrospective data analysis of M/S units throughout a 168-hospital system...
February 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351164/body-mass-index-versus-body-fat-percentage-in-prospective-nfl-athletes-overestimation-of-obesity-rate-in-athletes-at-the-nfl-scouting-combine
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Capt Matthew T Provencher, Jorge Chahla, George Sanchez, Mark E Cinque, Nicholas I Kennedy, Jim Whalen, Mark D Price, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade
Obesity has been previously noted as a major issue in the National Football League (NFL), where it has been shown that 97% of all players demonstrate a body mass index (BMI) of ≥25.0 with a reported obesity rate of 56% (BMI ≥30.0). However, BMI does not take into account body composition by mass, and may overestimate prevalence of obesity. The purposes of this study were to (1) determine the validity of BMI as a measure of body fat percentage and obesity in athletes at the NFL Combine, to define the obesity rate based on body fat percentage compared to BMI...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350788/reliability-and-validity-of-the-atopic-dermatitis-symptom-score
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Ji Young Lee, Minji Kim, Hea-Kyoung Yang, Hyun Mi Kim, Joongbum Cho, Young-Min Kim, In Seok Lim, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Hye Seung Kim, Insuk Sohn, Jihyun Kim, Kangmo Ahn
BACKGROUND: We have developed the Atopic Dermatitis Symptom Score (ADSS) by which patients or parents can easily assess and record AD symptoms on a daily basis in a smartphone application. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the ADSS. METHODS: We enrolled 307 children and adolescents with AD. Parents or caregivers were asked to record daily symptoms of the patients (itching, sleep disturbance, erythema, dryness, oozing, and oedema) using a scale of 0 to 4...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350656/italian-version-of-dyspnoea-12-cultural-linguistic-validation-quantitative-and-qualitative-content-validity-study
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Rosario Caruso, Cristina Arrigoni, Katia Groppelli, Arianna Magon, Federica Dellafiore, Francesco Pittella, Anna Maria Grugnetti, Massimo Chessa, Janelle Yorke
BACKGROUND: Dyspnoea-12 is a valid and reliable scale to assess dyspneic symptom, considering its severity, physical and emotional components. However, it is not available in Italian version due to it was not yet translated and validated. For this reason, the aim of this study was to develop an Italian version Dyspnoea-12, providing a cultural and linguistic validation, supported by the quantitative and qualitative content validity. METHODS: This was a methodological study, divided into two phases: phase one is related to the cultural and linguistic validation, phase two is related to test the quantitative and qualitative content validity...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350603/decision-tree-analysis-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-prediction-of-outcome-parameters-during-the-course-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-using-decision-tree-analysis
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Isabel Charlotte Hostettler, Carl Muroi, Johannes Konstantin Richter, Josef Schmid, Marian Christoph Neidert, Martin Seule, Oliver Boss, Athina Pangalu, Menno Robbert Germans, Emanuela Keller
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to create prediction models for outcome parameters by decision tree analysis based on clinical and laboratory data in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). METHODS The database consisted of clinical and laboratory parameters of 548 patients with aSAH who were admitted to the Neurocritical Care Unit, University Hospital Zurich. To examine the model performance, the cohort was randomly divided into a derivation cohort (60% [n = 329]; training data set) and a validation cohort (40% [n = 219]; test data set)...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350570/benefits-of-laparoscopic-approach-for-resection-of-liver-tumors-in-cirrhotic-patients
#16
Fabien Le Roux, Lionel Rebibo, Cyril Cosse, Denis Chatelain, Eric Nguyen-Khac, Rachid Badaoui, Jean-Marc Regimbeau
INTRODUCTION: Liver resection in cirrhotic patients is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to compare short-term results of laparoscopic resection (LR) and open surgery (OS) for minor liver resection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) hepatocellularcarcinoma on nontumor cirrhotic liver (HCC/F4) and patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRLMs) colorectal liver metastases on healthy liver (CRLM/F0). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2014, all patients undergoing liver resection (n = 754) were included in this study...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350408/calibration-and-non-orthogonality-correction-of-three-axis-hall-sensors-for-the-monitoring-of-mri-workers-exposure-to-static-magnetic-fields
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Antoine Delmas, Lamia Belguerras, Nicolas Weber, Freddy Odille, Cédric Pasquier, Jacques Felblinger, Pierre-André Vuissoz
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner uses three different electromagnetic fields (EMF) to produce body images: a static permanent magnetic field (MF), several pulsed magnetic gradients, and a radiofrequency pulse. As a result, any occupation that includes an MRI exposes workers to a strong MF. The World Health Organization has now given the monitoring of occupational EMF exposure a high priority. One design for a low-cost, compact MF exposure monitor (« MR exposimeter ») uses a set of three orthogonally assembled Hall sensors...
January 19, 2018: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350361/evaluation-of-tourniquet-application-in-a-simulated-tactical-environment
#18
Tomasz Sanak, Robert Brzozowski, Marek Dabrowski, Magdalena Kozak, Agata Dabrowska, Maciej Sip, Katarzyna Naylor, Kamil Torres
BACKGROUND: Application of a tourniquet in a tactical environment is implemented in two ways: the so-called self-aid, which is the application of a tourniquet by the injured, and the so-called buddy aid, which is the application of a tourniquet by the person provide aid. This study aimed to test the quality of tourniquet use in a simulated situation, close quarter battle. METHODS: The study involved 24 injured operators and 72 operators in the whole simulation, implying 12 sections of six individuals...
January 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350340/poem-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-disorders
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Nasim Parsa, Mouen A Khashab
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel minimally invasive technique that has emerged as the preferred option for the treatment of achalasia and spastic esophageal disorders (SED) at many centers around the world. In this article, we review and summarize the recent literature on POEM in patients with achalasia and SED. The current article is largely focused on the new developments and findings, extended applications, and long-term outcomes of POEM in patients with achalasia and SED...
January 19, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350279/evaluation-of-the-convergent-validity-of-an-estimated-cardiorespiratory-fitness-algorithm
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Paul D Loprinzi, Meghan K Edwards, Ovuokerie Addoh, John P Bentley
PURPOSE: Examine the convergent validity of a cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) algorithm when compared to treadmill-assessed CRF. METHODS: Data from the 1999-2004 NHANES were used (N = 3259 adults 20-49 years). Cardiorespiratory fitness was estimated from an algorithm. Participants completed a submaximal treadmill-based protocol. We (1) evaluated the pairwise association (and ICC) between estimated and measured cardiorespiratory fitness, (2) employed a paired samples t test to examine potential mean differences between estimated and measured cardiorespiratory fitness, (3) constructed a Bland-Altman plot and 95% limits of agreement (LoA) to explore systematic differences and random error between estimated and measured cardiorespiratory fitness, and (4) examined the association (via linear regression) of estimated and measured cardiorespiratory fitness with chronic disease prevalence and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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