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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431869/the-diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-the-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-on-ct-for-diagnosis-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Murat Yesilaras, Turgay Yilmaz Kilic, Suveyda Yesilaras, Ozge Duman Atilla, Dilek Öncel, Mahmut Çamlar
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measured on non-contrast head computed tomography (CT) and the diagnosis and prognosis of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) on emergency department (ED) patients. METHOD: We used a matched control group of patients with the same age and gender who were diagnosed in the ED with spontaneous SAH and who admitted to the ED with headache. Four emergency medicine attending physicians made the ONSD measurements...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422578/korean-version-of-the-mini-mental-state-examination-using-smartphone-a-validation-study
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Hae-Yeon Park, Sung-Soo Jeon, Jin-Youn Lee, Ah-Ra Cho, Joo Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: Stroke often leads to disability, and poststroke survivors often have limited accessibility to medical facilities. INTRODUCTION: For such patients, mobile videoconferencing technology offers an opportunity to perform follow-up assessment and appropriate management of cognitive impairment. We aimed to determine the validity of the Korean version of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE-K) when administered using a smartphone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke were included in this study (20 males, 10 females; mean age, 69...
April 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421601/evaluation-of-the-reliability-of-the-cutaneous-dermatomyositis-disease-area-and-severity-index-cdasi-and-the-cutaneous-assessment-tool-binary-method-cat-bm-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-among-pediatric-dermatologists-rheumatologists-and-neurologists
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J Tiao, R Feng, E M Berger, J F Brandsema, C C Coughlin, N Khan, E A Kichula, M A Lerman, S Lvovich, P J McMahon, L G Rider, A I Rubin, L V Scalzi, D M Smith, A J Taxter, J R Treat, R P Williams, S W Yum, J Okawa, V P Werth
BACKGROUND: The Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI) and Cutaneous Assessment Tool-Binary Method (CAT-BM) have been shown to be reliable and valid outcome measures to assess cutaneous disease in adult dermatomyositis (DM) and juvenile DM (JDM), respectively. OBJECTIVE: This study compared the CDASI and CAT-BM for use by pediatric dermatologists, pediatric rheumatologists, and pediatric neurologists in patients with JDM. METHODS: Five pediatric dermatologists, five pediatric rheumatologists, and five pediatric neurologists each evaluated 14 patients with JDM using the CDASI, CAT-BM, and skin Physician Global Assessment (PGA) scales...
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419876/reproducibility-of-the-balance-evaluation-systems-test-bestest-and-the-mini-bestest-in-school-aged-children
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R Dewar, A P Claus, K Tucker, R Ware, L M Johnston
This study evaluated the intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reproducibility of the Full-BESTest and Mini-BESTest when assessing postural control in children. Thirty-four children aged 7-17 years participated in intra-rater and inter-rater evaluation, and 22 children repeated assessment six weeks later for evaluation of test-retest reliability. Postural control was assessed using the Full Balance Evaluation Systems Test (Full-BESTest) and the short-form Mini-BESTest. Intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reproducibility were examined using video assessment...
April 6, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419537/electromagnetic-tracking-for-femoral-derotation-osteotomy-an-in-vivo-study
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Andreas Geisbüsch, Christoph Auer, Hartmut Dickhaus, Cornelia Putz, Thomas Dreher
Femoral derotation osteotomy delivers good to excellent results in the treatment of rotational gait abnormalities and especially in internal rotation gait. The outcome of the procedure has been evaluated in numerous short and long term studies. Although reasons for recurrence and over-/under-correction have been unveiled in earlier studies the mechanisms are still not fully understood. False intra-operative assessment of the derotation angle may contribute to imprecise outcomes. In a recent saw-bone study we evaluated an electromagnetic tracking system in comparison to conventional goniometer measurement and a CT reference measurement and found it to be extremely accurate, whereas the use of a conventional goniometer for derotation measurement showed a high inter- and intra-rater variability...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415987/validity-and-reliability-of-fluoroscopy-for-digital-radiography-a-new-way-to-evaluate-diaphragmatic-mobility
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Bruna Estima Leal, Márcia Aparecida Gonçalves, Liseane Gonçalves Lisboa, Larissa Martins Schmitz Linné, Michelle Gonçalves de Souza Tavares, Wellington Pereira Yamaguti, Elaine Paulin
BACKGROUND: Fluoroscopy is considered the most accurate method to evaluate the diaphragm, yet most existing methods for measuring diaphragmatic mobility using fluoroscopy are complex. To assess the validity and reliability of a new evaluation method of diaphragmatic motion using fluoroscopy by digital radiography of healthy adults. METHODS: Twenty-six adults were evaluated, according to the parameters: anthropometry and pulmonary function test. The evaluation of diaphragm mobility by means of fluoroscopy by digital radiography method was randomly conducted by two raters (A and B)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409648/assessment-of-simulated-emergency-scenarios-are-trained-observers-necessary
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Juliane Noveanu, Felix Amsler, Wolfgang Ummenhofer, Thomas von Wyl, Mathias Zuercher
OBJECTIVES: Simulation-based medical training is associated with superior educational outcomes and improved cost efficiency. Self- and peer-assessment may be a cost-effective and flexible alternative to expert-led assessment. We compared accuracy of self- and peer-assessment of untrained raters using basic evaluation tools to expert assessment using advanced validation tools including validated questionnaires and post hoc video-based analysis. METHODS: Twenty-eight simulated emergency airway management scenarios were observed and video-recorded for further assessment...
April 14, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406071/validation-and-reliability-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-function-in-sitting-test-s-fist-to-assess-sitting-balance-in-subacute-post-stroke-adult-patients
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Rosa Cabanas-Valdés, Caritat Bagur-Calafat, Fernanda Maria Caballero-Gómez, Carmen Cervera-Cuenca, Raúl Moya-Valdés, Pere Ramón Rodríguez-Rubio, Gerard Urrútia
BACKGROUND: Function in Sitting Test (FIST) is a clinical functional assessment of sitting balance validated in adults with stroke. For a major use of this, the test is recommended to be translated in Spanish-speaking countries. OBJECTIVES: Translate to Spanish the FIST and determine its intra-rater and inter-rater reliabilities and concurrent validity as a measure of sitting balance in adult individuals with stroke. METHODS: The original version was translated into Spanish and was agreed by a team of experts...
April 13, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392324/the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-timed-up-and-go-motor-test-for-people-with-chronic-stroke
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Peggy P K Chan, Joyce I F Si Tou, Mimi M Y Tse, Shamay S M Ng
OBJECTIVES: To examine: (1) the intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities of the timed up and go (motor) test (TUGmotor) in terms of the number of steps taken and completion time with a chronic stroke population; (2) the relationship between stroke-specific impairments and the number of steps taken in the test and the completion time; (3) the minimal detectable change in TUGmotor times; and (4) the cut-off time which best discriminates the performance of people with stroke from that of healthy older adults...
April 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391191/automatic-quality-assessment-of-echocardiograms-using-convolutional-neural-networks-feasibility-on-the-apical-four-chamber-view
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Amir Abdi, Christina Luong, Teresa Tsang, John Jue, Dale Hawley, Sarah Fleming, Kenneth Gin, Jody Swift, Robert Rohling, Purang Abolmaesumi
Echocardiography (echo) is a skilled technical procedure that depends on the experience of the operator. The aim of this work is to reduce user variability in data acquisition by automatically computing a score of echo quality for operator feedback. To do this, a deep convolutional neural network model, trained on a large set of samples, was developed for scoring apical four-chamber (A4C) echo. In this research, 6,916 end-systolic echo images were manually studied by an expert cardiologist and were assigned a score between 0 (not acceptable) and 5 (excellent)...
April 4, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390709/intra-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-peripheral-arterial-blood-flow-velocity-by-means-of-doppler-ultrasound
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Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro, Gabriella de Paula Marcondes Ferreira Leite, Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Nathalia Cristina de Souza Borges, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro
OBJECTIVE: Although it is possible to find studies that analyze the velocity of blood flow in different arteries, the reliability of Doppler ultrasound on peripheral arteries has not yet been completely established. Our objective was to evaluate intra- and inter-rater reliability of the measurement of blood flow velocity by Doppler ultrasound of brachial, radial, popliteal, and posterior tibial arteries. METHODS: Fifty healthy individuals of both genders, aged between 18 and 45 years, were included in the study...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390548/development-of-a-valid-and-reliable-test-to-assess-trauma-radiograph-interpretation-performance
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M J Neep, T Steffens, V Riley, P Eastgate, S M McPhail
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this investigation was to develop and examine the preliminary validity and reliability among radiographers of a test to assess trauma radiograph interpretation performance suitable for use among health professionals. METHODS: Stage 1 examined 14,159 consecutive appendicular and axial examinations from a hospital emergency department over a 12 month period to quantify a typical anatomical region case-mix of trauma radiographs. A sample of radiographic cases representative of affected anatomical regions was then developed into the Image Interpretation Test (IIT)...
May 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385168/inferior-reliability-of-vas-scoring-compared-with-international-society-of-the-knee-reporting-system-for-abstract-assessment
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Ole Rahbek, Steen L Jensen, Martin Lind, Jeannette Ø Penny, Thomas Kallemose, Thomas Jakobsen, Anders Troelsen
INTRODUCTION: Knowledge of how abstracts may be se-lected for medical conferences in an efficient and reliable manner is sparse. To improve abstract selection, the Danish Orthopaedic Society implemented the International Society of the Knee (ISK) quality-of-reporting system and visual analogue scale (VAS) scoring for abstract evaluation at its 2014 Annual Congress. We sought to find out if a simple VAS score was more reliable than a multiple-question system for assessment of over-all abstract quality...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382809/the-italian-version-of-the-trunk-impairment-scale-development-and-psychometric-properties
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Bruna Lombardi, Annalisa Orioli, Davide Casavola, Matteo Paci
BACKGROUND: The Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) is a widely used tool aimed to evaluate trunk motor impairment for stroke patients. A validation trial of a translated form of the TIS was never conducted within an Italian population. AIM: To describe translation, cultural adaptation, and validation (internal consistency, reliability, and validity) of the Italian version of the TIS (TIS-I). DESIGN: Evaluation of the psychometric properties of a translated, culturally adapted questionnaire...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377047/developing-a-digital-photography-based-method-for-dietary-analysis-in-self-serve-dining-settings
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Mary J Christoph, Brett R Loman, Brenna Ellison
Current population-based methods for assessing dietary intake, including food frequency questionnaires, food diaries, and 24-h dietary recall, are limited in their ability to objectively measure food intake. Digital photography has been identified as a promising addition to these techniques but has rarely been assessed in self-serve settings. We utilized digital photography to examine university students' food choices and consumption in a self-serve dining hall setting. Research assistants took pre- and post-photos of students' plates during lunch and dinner to assess selection (presence), servings, and consumption of MyPlate food groups...
April 2, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376020/head-camera-video-recordings-of-trauma-core-competency-procedures-can-evaluate-surgical-resident-s-technical-performance-as-well-as-co-located-evaluators
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Colin F Mackenzie, Jason Pasley, Evan Garofalo, Stacy Shackelford, Hegang Chen, Nyaradzo Longinaker, Guinevere Granite, Kristy Pugh, George Hagegeorge, Samuel A Tisherman
BACKGROUND: Unbiased evaluation of trauma core competency procedures is necessary to determine if residency and pre-deployment training courses are useful. We tested whether a previously validated Individual Procedure Score (IPS) for individual procedure vascular exposure and fasciotomy (FAS) performance skills, could discriminate training status, by comparing IPS of evaluators co-located with surgeons to blind video evaluations. METHODS: Performance of axillary (AA), brachial (BA) and femoral artery (FA) vascular exposures and lower extremity FAS on fresh cadavers by 40 PGY 2-6 residents was video recorded from head- mounted cameras...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374867/dysphagia-screening-in-subacute-care-settings-using-the-italian-version-of-the-royal-brisbane-and-women-s-hospital-i-rbwh-dysphagia-screening-tool
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F Mozzanica, L Scarponi, S Pedrali, N Pizzorni, C Pinotti, F Foieni, G Zuccotti, A Schindler
The large majority of the available dysphagia screening tools has been developed for the stroke population. Only few screening tools are suitable for heterogeneous groups of patients admitted to a subacute care unit. The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) dysphagia screening tool is a nurse-administered, evidence-based swallow screening tool for generic acute hospital use that demonstrates excellent sensitivity and specificity. No Italian version of this tool is available to date. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability and screening accuracy of the Italian version of the RBWH (I-RBWH) dysphagia screening tool...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366714/correlation-between-transhepatic-and-subcostal-inferior-vena-cava-views-to-assess-inferior-vena-cava-variation-a-pilot-study
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Jacobo Moreno Garijo, Duminda N Wijeysundera, Jo Carroll Munro, Massimiliano Meineri
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and reliability of transthoracic echocardiography to measure inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter variation using a transhepatic view. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Single-center hospital. PATIENTS: Forty consecutive patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Bedside transthoracic echocardiography. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Correlation between the two views was measured using Pearson R, while agreement was measured using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364958/validation-of-the-spanish-language-version-of-the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-test-in-adults-older-than-60-years
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C Delgado, A Araneda, M I Behrens
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have validated the Spanish-language version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA-S) test in Latin American populations. OBJETIVE: To evaluate the psychometric properties and discriminant validity of the MoCA-S in elderly patients in Santiago de Chile. METHODS: 172 individuals were grouped according to their clinical diagnosis based on the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) scale as follows: amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI; n±24), non-amnestic MCI (naMCI; n±24), mild dementia (n±20), and cognitively normal (n±104)...
March 30, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364256/inter-rater-and-intra-rater-reliability-of-an-adapted-wolf-motor-function-test-for-older-patients-with-shoulder-injuries
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Corinna Oberle, Clemens Becker, Sabine Schölch, Joerg-Uwe Lenz, Stefan Studier-Fischer, Peter Augat, Lars Schwickert
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The Wolf motor function test (WMFT) evaluates the upper extremity performance of patients with neurological disorders and traumatic brain injuries by assessing time and functional capacity. It was later modified to also measure the quality of the performed movements. This study aimed to adapt the WMFT for patients with shoulder injuries and to evaluate the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of this adapted version. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 20 individuals with a median age of 80...
March 31, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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