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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648717/automated-classification-of-self-grooming-in-mice-using-open-source-software
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Bastijn J G van den Boom, Pavlina Pavlidi, Casper M H Wolf, Hanne A H Mooij, Ingo Willuhn
BACKGROUND: Manual analysis of behavior is labor intensive and subject to inter-rater variability. Although considerable progress in automation of analysis has been made, complex behavior such as grooming still lacks satisfactory automated quantification. NEW METHOD: We trained a freely available, automated classifier, Janelia Automatic Animal Behavior Annotator (JAABA), to quantify self-grooming duration and number of bouts based on video recordings of SAPAP3 knockout mice (a mouse line that self-grooms excessively) and wild-type animals...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648683/reliability-and-validity-analyses-of-the-north-star-ambulatory-assessment-in-brazilian-portuguese
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Larissa O Okama, Lívia M Zampieri, Carina L Ramos, Flávia O Toledo, Cyntia R J Alves, Ana Cláudia Mattiello-Sverzut, Anna Mayhew, Cláudia F R Sobreira
The North Star Ambulatory Assessment measures motor performance in ambulatory boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a hereditary and degenerative muscle disorder. To use the North Star Ambulatory Assessment in Brazilian boys, we performed the cross-cultural adaptation to the Portuguese language spoken in Brazil and evaluated the reliability and validity of the instrument. Cross-cultural adaptation included: independent translations, synthesis, committee review, pre-testing in 12 boys, back-translation and comparison with the original instrument...
May 26, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647901/in-vivo-visualization-of-the-locus-coeruleus-in-humans-quantifying-the-test-retest-reliability
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Klodiana-Daphne Tona, Max C Keuken, Mischa de Rover, Egbert Lakke, Birte U Forstmann, Sander Nieuwenhuis, Matthias J P van Osch
The locus coeruleus (LC) is a brainstem nucleus involved in important cognitive functions. Recent developments in neuroimaging methods and scanning protocols have made it possible to visualize the human LC in vivo by utilizing a T1-weighted turbo spin echo (TSE) scan. Despite its frequent use and its application as a biomarker for tracking the progress of monoaminergic-related neurodegenerative diseases, no study to date has investigated the reproducibility and inter-observer variability of LC identification using this TSE scan sequence...
June 24, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647205/measurement-properties-of-visual-rating-of-postural-orientation-errors-of-the-lower-extremity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jenny Nae, Mark W Creaby, Anna Cronström, Eva Ageberg
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review measurement properties of visual assessment and rating of Postural Orientation Errors (POEs) in participants with or without lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS: A systematic review according to the PRISMA guidelines was conducted. The search was performed in Medline (Pubmed), CINAHL and EMBASE (OVID) databases until August 2016. Studies reporting measurement properties for visual rating of postural orientation during the performance of weight-bearing functional tasks were included...
April 18, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646207/computer-aided-implant-design-for-the-restoration-of-cranial-defects
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Xiaojun Chen, Lu Xu, Xing Li, Jan Egger
Patient-specific cranial implants are important and necessary in the surgery of cranial defect restoration. However, traditional methods of manual design of cranial implants are complicated and time-consuming. Our purpose is to develop a novel software named EasyCrania to design the cranial implants conveniently and efficiently. The process can be divided into five steps, which are mirroring model, clipping surface, surface fitting, the generation of the initial implant and the generation of the final implant...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643366/inter-rater-reliability-of-ultrasound-measurements-of-acromion-greater-tuberosity-distance-between-experienced-and-novice-raters-in-healthy-people
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Praveen Kumar, Matthew Attwood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643102/post-operative-rotator-cuff-integrity-based-on-sugaya-s-classification-can-reflect-abduction-muscle-strength-of-the-shoulder
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Masahito Yoshida, Phillipe Collin, Thierry Josseaume, Alexandre Lädermann, Hideyuki Goto, Katumasa Sugimoto, Takanobu Otsuka
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is common in structural and qualitative assessment of the rotator cuff post-operatively. Rotator cuff integrity has been thought to be associated with clinical outcome. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the inter-observer reliability of cuff integrity (Sugaya's classification) and assess the correlation between Sugaya's classification and the clinical outcome. It was hypothesized that Sugaya's classification would show good reliability and good correlation with the clinical outcome...
June 22, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641993/peer-review-for-selection-of-oral-presentations-for-conferences-are-we-reliable
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Myriam Deveugele, Jonathan Silverman
INTRODUCTION: Although peer-review for journal submission, grant-applications and conference submissions has been called 'a counter- stone of science', and even 'the gold standard for evaluating scientific merit', publications on this topic remain scares. Research that has investigated peer-review reveals several issues and criticisms concerning bias, poor quality review, unreliability and inefficiency. The most important weakness of the peer review process is the inconsistency between reviewers leading to inadequate inter-rater reliability...
June 16, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
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/28638210/why-is-diagnosing-mdd-challenging
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Xiaohua Liu, Kaida Jiang
Depression is highly prevalent and one of the major contributors to disability worldwide. However, one of the findings from the DSM-5 field trials was that inter-rater reliability for diagnosing major depressive disorder was very poor. Why is diagnosing MDD so challenging? This article attempts to explain why undefined pathogenesis and complicated phenotypes complicate the diagnosis of MDD. However, further biomarker and translational research is still necessary to help clinicians screen and diagnose depression in the future rather than relying solely on current subjective diagnostic criteria...
December 25, 2016: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637536/mental-health-morbidity-among-people-subject-to-immigration-detention-in-the-uk-a-feasibility-study
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P Sen, J Arugnanaseelan, E Connell, C Katona, A A Khan, P Moran, K Robjant, K Slade, J Tan, K Widyaratna, J Youd, A Forrester
AIMS: The UK has one of the largest systems of immigration detention in Europe.. Those detained include asylum-seekers and foreign national prisoners, groups with a higher prevalence of mental health vulnerabilities compared with the general population. In light of little published research on the mental health status of detainees in immigration removal centres (IRCs), the primary aim of this study was to explore whether it was feasible to conduct psychiatric research in such a setting...
June 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637155/reliability-validity-and-norms-of-the-2-min-walk-test-in-children-with-and-without-neuromuscular-disorders-aged-6-12
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Tamis W Pin, H L Choi
PURPOSE: The 2-min walk test may be more appropriate functional exercise test for young children. This study aimed to examine the 2-min walk test's reliability; validity; and minimal clinically important difference; and to establish norms for children aged 6-12. METHODS: Sixty-one healthy children were recruited to examine the 2-min walk test's reliability. Forty-six children with neuromuscular disorders (63% cerebral palsy) were recruited to test the validity. The normative study involved 716 healthy children without neuromuscular disorders (male = 51%, female = 49%)...
March 3, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635977/chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-assessment-tools-a-systematic-review
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Haryani Haryani, Susan Jane Fetzer, Ching-Lin Wu, Yu-Yun Hsu
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a dose-limiting chemotherapy toxicity, which has a long-lasting effect and decreases quality of life. Although several tools have been developed to detect CIPN, the study quality, psychometric properties, and practicality of CIPN assessment tools have not been systematically reviewed.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Electronic searches using keywords were conducted in Medline, PubMed, CINAHL®, and Cochrane Library for articles published from 1980-2015...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634621/role-of-mri-in-predicting-meniscal-tear-reparability
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Paolo Florent Felisaz, Francesco Alessandrino, Simone Perelli, Giacomo Zanon, Francesco Benazzo, Fabrizio Calliada, Luigi Sammarchi
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the role of MRI in predicting meniscal tear reparability according to tear type and location in relation to vascular zones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, two readers evaluated 79 pre-surgical MRIs of meniscal tears arthroscopically treated with meniscectomy or meniscal repair. Tears were classified according to type into vertical, horizontal, radial, complex, flaps and bucket handle and were considered reparable if the distance measured from the tear to the menisco-capsular junction was less than or equal to 5 mm...
June 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632492/is-the-location-of-the-signal-intensity-weighted-centroid-a-reliable-measurement-of-fluid-displacement-within-the-disc
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Vahid Abdollah, Eric C Parent, Michele C Battié
Degenerated discs have shorter T2-relaxation time and lower MR signal. The location of the signal-intensity-weighted-centroid reflects the water distribution within a region-of-interest (ROI). This study compared the reliability of the location of the signal-intensity-weighted-centroid to mean signal intensity and area measurements. L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs were measured on 43 mid-sagittal T2-weighted 3T MRI images in adults with back pain. One rater analysed images twice and another once, blinded to measurements...
June 20, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629561/multi-contrast-and-three-dimensional-assessment-of-the-aortic-wall-using-3t-mri
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Thomas Wehrum, Iulius Dragonu, Christoph Strecker, Jürgen Hennig, Andreas Harloff
OBJECTIVES: To develop a 3D-multi-contrast MRI protocol allowing for high resolution imaging of the wall and of atheroma in the thoracic aorta. METHODS: Eleven healthy volunteers and eleven acute stroke patients with aortic plaques detected by TEE underwent MRI at 3T. The MRI-protocol consisted of a T1w-bright-blood, a T2w- and a PDw-black-blood sequence (spatial resolution=1.15mm(3)). Image quality was assessed by two blinded investigators using a 3-point score and intra- and inter-rater agreement was tested...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626305/inter-rater-and-intra-rater-reliability-of-the-fluid-goniometer-for-measuring-active-knee-flexion-in-painful-knees-correlations-do-not-mean-agreement
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Wilton Remigio, Nancy Tsai, Leonivic Layos, Michelle Chavez
[Purpose] The fluid goniometer is an instrument for measuring range of motion. Reliability of the fluid goniometer has not been established for subjects with painful knee joints. The purpose of this study was to determine the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of the fluid goniometer in measuring active knee flexion of painful knees and to test its agreement with the gold standard ruler goniometer. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-five individuals with either unilateral or bilateral painful knees participated in the study...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624129/testing-the-reliability-and-validity-of-a-transition-map-for-older-adults-in-long-term-care-settings
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Steven M Savvas, Stephen J Gibson, Paki Rizakis, Marie P Vaughan, Samuel C Scherer
Mapping individual patterns of decline in older adults may aid coordinating long term aged care. This study developed a new scale (Transition Maps) to summarise the overall care pathway for long term aged care residents, in a simplified manner incorporating mapping concepts. Transition Maps were developed using mixed methods in two phases, and based on expert opinion, literature review, and input from aged care health professionals. Four professions (primary physician, nurse, allied health, lifestyle services) generated 147 Transition Maps for 38 residents living in a long term care...
June 14, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623417/a-validated-clinical-mri-injury-scoring-system-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Shamik B Trivedi, Zachary A Vesoulis, Rakesh Rao, Steve M Liao, Joshua S Shimony, Robert C McKinstry, Amit M Mathur
BACKGROUND: Deep nuclear gray matter injury in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes. We previously published a qualitative MRI injury scoring system utilizing serial T1-weighted, T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), weighted for deep nuclear gray matter injury. OBJECTIVES: To establish the validity of the MRI scoring system with neurodevelopmental outcome at 18-24 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRI scans from neonates with moderate to severe HIE treated with therapeutic hypothermia were evaluated...
June 16, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617738/the-whitaker-classification-of-craniosynostosis-outcomes-an-assessment-of-inter-rater-reliability
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Ari M Wes, Sanjay Naran, James Sun, Daniel Mazzaferro, Wen Xu, Phuong Nguyen, Linton A Whitaker, Scott P Bartlett, Jesse A Taylor
PURPOSE: The Whitaker classification (WC) is a simple and widely used system for describing aesthetic outcomes after craniosynostosis surgery. The purpose of this study is to evaluate its inter-rater reliability for patients who have undergone frontal-orbital surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with craniosynostosis who underwent surgical intervention at a tertiary referral center was conducted. Inclusion criteria were: single-suture craniosynostosis, surgical intervention before age two years, and photographs taken prior to revisions between 5 and 20 years of age...
June 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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