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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043566/clinical-evaluation-and-physical-exam-findings-in-patients-with-anterior-shoulder-instability
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Vincent A Lizzio, Fabien Meta, Mohsin Fidai, Eric C Makhni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to provide an overview in evaluating the patient with suspected or known anteroinferior glenohumeral instability. RECENT FINDINGS: There is a high rate of recurrent subluxations or dislocations in young patients with history of anterior shoulder dislocation, and recurrent instability will increase likelihood of further damage to the glenohumeral joint. Proper identification and treatment of anterior shoulder instability can dramatically reduce the rate of recurrent dislocation and prevent subsequent complications...
October 17, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042266/development-and-validation-of-the-symptom-assessment-to-improve-symptom-control-for-institutionalized-elderly-scale
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Maaike L De Roo, Marc F Tanghe, Nele J Van Den Noortgate, Ruth D Piers
OBJECTIVES: To validate a newly developed multiple symptom self-assessment tool in nursing homes. DESIGN: Thirty prevalent symptoms identified in the literature were classified by a 2-round Delphi procedure to a top 10 of the most relevant, burdensome symptoms. Because no existing symptom scale fully covered this top 10, we developed a new scale, consisting of a horizontal numerical scale for the top 10 symptoms, with the possibility to add and rate 3 other symptoms...
October 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041932/stamps-development-and-verification-of-swallowing-kinematic-analysis-software
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Woo Hyung Lee, Changmook Chun, Han Gil Seo, Seung Hak Lee, Byung-Mo Oh
BACKGROUND: Swallowing impairment is a common complication in various geriatric and neurodegenerative diseases. Swallowing kinematic analysis is essential to quantitatively evaluate the swallowing motion of the oropharyngeal structures. This study aims to develop a novel swallowing kinematic analysis software, called spatio-temporal analyzer for motion and physiologic study (STAMPS), and verify its validity and reliability. METHODS: STAMPS was developed in MATLAB, which is one of the most popular platforms for biomedical analysis...
October 17, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041818/a-content-analysis-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-patient-reported-outcome-measures-using-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health
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Candice Lee Osborne, David Seth Kauvar
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to link, classify and describe the content of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)-specific patient-reported outcome measures using the International Classification of Functioning. The results were then analyzed to determine if these assessments provide clinicians and researchers with a comprehensive understanding of the lived experience of patients with PAD. METHODS: Each meaningful concept in identified PAD assessments was linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to determine included and excluded content areas...
October 17, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040425/apparent-age-is-a-reliable-assessment-tool-in-20-facelift-patients
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Russell S Frautschi, Eliana F Duraes, Kashyap K Tadisina, Rafael A Couto, James E Zins
Background: Although the literature is replete with favorable facelift results, there are few validated facial rejuvenation outcome measures. Apparent age (AA), a visual estimate of age by objective observers, has been utilized in several studies; although attractive, AA lacks validation. Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the reliability of AA, highlighting the importance of the exclusive use of validated outcome measures in future studies. Methods: Ten blinded reviewers assessed pre- and postoperative photographs of 32 patients who underwent facelift...
September 18, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039139/individualizing-the-tibial-tubercle-to-trochlear-groove-distance-to-patient-specific-anatomy-improves-sensitivity-for-recurrent-instability
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Mark J Heidenreich, Thomas L Sanders, Mario Hevesi, Nicholas R Johnson, Isabella T Wu, Christopher L Camp, Diane L Dahm, Aaron J Krych
PURPOSE: An initial episode of patellar instability poses a treatment challenge given the absence of a valid, reproducible, and universally applicable predictor of recurrence. Recently, a series of patellar instability ratios (PIRs) were described. Each ratio consisted of the traditional tibial tubercle to trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance normalized to patient-specific measures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of these novel measures. METHODS: Eighty-seven patients experiencing a first-time lateral patellar dislocation were identified in a retrospective manner...
October 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037888/preferred-reporting-items-for-overviews-of-systematic-reviews-including-harms-checklist-a-pilot-tool-to-be-used-for-balanced-reporting-of-benefits-and-harms
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Konstantinos I Bougioukas, Aris Liakos, Apostolos Tsapas, Evangelia Ntzani, Anna-Bettina Haidich
OBJECTIVE: An Overview of Systematic Reviews (OoSRs) is a study designed to synthesize multiple evidence from existing systematic reviews on a specific domain. The aim of this paper was to offer a pilot version checklist with Preferred Reporting Items for OoSRs (PRIO-harms) in order to promote a more balanced reporting of benefits and harms in OoSRs of healthcare interventions. METHODS: The included items were developed by combining key features from healthcare OoSRs designs with recommendations from statements of other relevant checklists and pertinent methodological review articles...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037356/three-dimensional-digital-imaging-is-as-accurate-and-reliable-to-measure-leg-ulcer-area-as-transparent-tracing-with-digital-planimetry
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Guillaume Chaby, Catherine Lok, Jean Philippe Thirion, Arnaud Lucien, Patricia Senet
OBJECTIVE: An accurate and reliable method for measuring venous leg ulcer (VLU) area is important in assessing treatment effects. The new three-dimensional (3D) LifeViz digital imaging system (QuantifiCare S.A., Valbonne, France) combines a compact, easy to use stereovision camera and image management software to provide 3D medical images. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate whether the 3D LifeViz digital imaging system could be considered a suitable alternative to manual transparent wound tracing for the measurement of VLU area and 4-week healing rates...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036022/-important-details-in-performing-and-interpreting-the-scratch-collapse-test
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Lorna C Kahn, Andrew Yee, Susan E Mackinnon
The utility of the Scratch Collapse Test (SCT) has been demonstrated in examination of patients with carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes and long thoracic and peroneal nerve compressions. In our clinic, this lesser known test plays a key role in peripheral nerve examination where localization of the nerve irritation or injury is not fully understood. Test utility and accuracy in patients with more challenging presentations likely correlates with tester understanding and experience. This paper offers a clear outline of all stages of the test in order to improve inter-rater reliability...
October 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035576/inter-and-intrarater-reliabilities-of-the-test-of-gross-motor-development-third-edition-among-experienced-tgmd-2-raters
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Hyokju Maeng, E Kipling Webster, E Andrew Pitchford, Dale A Ulrich
The purpose of this study was to examine the inter- and intrarater reliabilities of the Test of Gross Motor Development-third edition (TGMD-3). The TGMD-3 was administered to 10 typically developing children. Five raters with experience using the Test of Gross Motor Development-second edition (TGMD-2) scored the digitally recorded performances and then rescored the same performances after a period of 2 weeks. Intraclass correlation (ICC) was used to examine both inter- and intrarater reliabilities of scores...
October 16, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034799/measurement-properties-of-a-test-battery-to-assess-postural-orientation-during-functional-tasks-in-patients-undergoing-acl-injury-rehabilitation
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Jenny Nae, Mark W Creaby, Gustav Nilsson, Kay M Crossley, Eva Ageberg
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background Visual rating of postural orientation (PO) during functional tasks may be a valuable tool to track rehabilitation progress following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. A valid test battery assessing PO as a separate construct is lacking. Objectives To evaluate measurement properties of a test battery to assess PO in patients with ACL injury. Methods Content validity of functional tasks was assessed by expert focus group discussions. 51 patients (45% women) with ACL injury performed nine functional tasks of varying difficulty...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032287/adaptation-of-the-mabc-2-test-age-band-2-for-children-with-low-vision
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Hanne Alves Bakke, Silvia Wanick Sarinho, Maria Teresa Cattuzzo
BACKGROUND: The tools used to assess motor performance in children with low vision often have no validity and reliability data concerning this population and use non-standardized modifications. Adaptations of these tools could help to identify motor problems and mitigate their effects. AIM: To assess aspects of validity and reliability in an adaptation of the Movement ABC-2 Test (MABC-2) for children with low vision. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: The research was undertaken in two stages: 1) application of the original MABC-2 to 10 children with low vision, adaptation and pilot test; 2) administration and re-administration of the adapted MABC-2 in 30 children with low vision...
October 12, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031107/accuracy-precision-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-micro-ct-analysis-of-false-starts-on-bones-a-preliminary-validation-study
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Guido Pelletti, Giovanni Cecchetto, Alessia Viero, Paolo Fais, Michael Weber, Diego Miotto, Massimo Montisci, Guido Viel, Chiara Giraudo
Micro computed tomography (micro-CT) has already been proposed as a useful technique for the qualitative analysis of false starts (FS) produced on human bones, although the reliability and the error rate of this technique have not been tested yet, neither for qualitative nor for quantitative assessments. The aim of the present study was to test the morphological agreement, accuracy, precision and inter-rater reliability of micro-CT analysis of FS on bones. The morphological agreement was assessed through the degree of concordance among the 3 independent blind raters in the identification of the shape of 24 FS manually produced on bones by 3 different saws (8 FS for each saw)...
October 6, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027683/ultrasonographic-measurement-of-the-biceps-femoris-long-head-muscle-architecture
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Sandro R Freitas, João Marmeleira, Maria João Valamatos, Anthony Blazevich, Pedro Mil-Homens
OBJECTIVES: Biceps femoris long-head architectural assessment using ultrasonography (US) has not been previously described in detail for both acquisition (image capture) and digitization (image measurement) processes, and the effect of the US window width is unknown. This study aimed to describe the reliability and test-retest minimum detectable difference of US-based biceps femoris architectural measurements. METHODS: Muscle length was determined by marking the muscle-tendon junction distances...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025525/-translation-and-validation-of-the-four-scale-for-children-and-its-use-as-outcome-predictor-a-pilot-study
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Sofia Simões Ferreira, Daniel Meireles, Alexandra Pinto, Francisco Abecasis
INTRODUCTION: The Full Outline of UnResponsiveness - FOUR scale has been previously validated to assess impaired consciousness in the adult population. The aim of this study is the translation into Portuguese and validation of the FOUR scale in the pediatric population. The study also compares the FOUR scale and Glasgow coma scale score ratings and the clinical outcome of patients hospitalized in Pediatric Intensive Care Units. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study prospectively rated patients admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Units with impaired consciousness during one year...
September 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025283/translation-reliability-and-clinical-utility-of-the-melbourne-assessment-2
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Corinna N Gerber, Anael Plebani, Rob Labruyère
OBJECTIVE: The aims were to (i) provide a German translation of the Melbourne Assessment 2 (MA2), a quantitative test to measure unilateral upper limb function in children with neurological disabilities and (ii) to evaluate its reliability and aspects of clinical utility. METHODS: After its translation into German and approval of the back translation by the original authors, the MA2 was performed and videotaped twice with 30 children with neuromotor disorders. For each participant, two raters scored the video of the first test for inter-rater reliability...
October 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024135/congenital-uterine-malformation-by-experts-cume-better-criteria-for-distinguishing-between-normal-arcuate-and-septate-uterus
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Artur Ludwin, Wellington P Martins, Carolina O Nastri, Inga Ludwin, Marcela A Coelho Neto, Valeria M Leitão, Maribel Acién, Juan L Alcazar, Beryl Benacerraf, George Condous, Rudy-Leon De Wilde, Mark Hans Emanuel, William Gibbons, Stefano Guerriero, William W Hurd, Deborah Levine, Steven Lindheim, Antonio Pellicer, Felice Petraglia, Ertan Saridogan
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether level of agreement among experts in distinguishing between septate and normal/arcuate uterus using subjective judgments from review of coronal view from three-dimensional ultrasound. We also aim to determine the inter-observer reliability and diagnostic test accuracy of three measurements suggested by recent guidelines, using the most voted option by experts (CUME - Congenital Uterine Malformation by Experts) as a reference standard. METHODS: Images of the coronal plane of the uterus from 100 women with suspected fundal internal indentation were anonymized and submitted to 15 experts (5 clinicians, 5 surgeons and 5 sonologists)...
October 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019803/the-spot-gradetm-a-new-method-for-reproducibly-quantifying-surgical-wound-bleeding
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William D Spotnitz, Dirk Zielske, Valerie Centis, Rachel Hoffman, Daniel L Gillen, Catherine Wittmann, Vincent Guyot, Doris M Campos, Patricia Forest, Alan Pearson, Paul C McAfee
STUDY DESIGN: Benchtop model with prospective surgeon video testing. OBJECTIVE: To create a surface bleeding severity scale, the SPOT GRADE (SG), for quantitative assessment of target bleeding site (TBS) blood loss. This is of particular interest for spinal surgery due to epidural bleeding and an inability to use diathermy and radiofrequency cautery close to nerve roots. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A novel apparatus perfusable at known flow rates and simulating different sized wounds was used to create movies to educate surgeons on specific degrees of bleeding...
October 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994625/the-letter-knowledge-assessment-tool
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Cassandra Pedro, Marisa Lousada, Rita Pereira, Andreia Hall, Luis M T Jesus
PURPOSE: There is a need to develop letter knowledge assessment tools to characterise the letter knowledge in Portuguese pre-schoolers and to compare it with pre-schoolers from other countries, but there are no tools for this purpose in Portugal. The aim of this paper is to describe the development and validation procedures of the Prova de Avaliação de Competências de Pré-Literacia (PACPL), which assesses letter knowledge. METHOD: This study includes data that has been gathered in two phases: pilot and main study...
October 10, 2017: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994131/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-assessment-of-factors-affecting-disability-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-the-reliability-of-the-inflammatory-bowel-disease-disability-index
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REVIEW
B Lo, M V Prosberg, L L Gluud, W Chan, R W Leong, E van der List, M van der Have, H Sarter, C Gower-Rousseau, L Peyrin-Biroulet, I Vind, J Burisch
BACKGROUND: The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disability Index (IBD-DI) has recently been developed for patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). AIM: To assess the severity of disability and associated factors using the IBD-DI, and review the validity of the IBD-DI as a tool. METHOD: Systematic review of cross-sectional studies. Patients included had UC or CD and were classified as active, in remission, or needing surgery, biological and/or steroid treatment...
October 9, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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