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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103161/nurses-practice-in-preventing-postoperative-wound-infections-an-observational-study
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S Ding, F Lin, A P Marshall, B M Gillespie
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are serious postoperative complications that may lead to undesired patient outcomes. Previous research has used survey and chart audit methods to describe wound care practices. However, little research has been published using contemporaneous observations to describe the surgical wound management practices of nurses. The aim of this study was to prospectively describe surgical nurses' postoperative wound care practices and the extent to which observed surgical wound practices aligned with evidence-based guideline recommendations...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096013/braden-scale-alb-for-assessing-pressure-ulcer-risk-in-hospital-patients-a-validity-and-reliability-study
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Hong-Lin Chen, Ying-Juan Cao, Wei Zhang, Jing Wang, Bao-Sha Huai
PURPOSE: The inter-rater reliability of Braden Scale is not so good. We modified the Braden(ALB) scale by defining nutrition subscale based on serum albumin, then assessed it's the validity and reliability in hospital patients. METHODS: We designed a retrospective study for validity analysis, and a prospective study for reliability analysis. Receiver operating curve (ROC) and area under the curve (AUC) were used to evaluate the predictive validity. Intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) was used to investigate the inter-rater reliability...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081195/assessment-of-volumetric-versus-manual-measurement-in-disseminated-testicular-cancer-no-difference-in-assessment-between-non-radiologists-and-genitourinary-radiologist
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Çiğdem Öztürk, Ton Velleman, Alphons H H Bongaerts, L M Bergman, Robert J van Ginkel, Jourik A Gietema, Harald J Hoekstra
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and reproducibility of semi-automatic volumetric measurement of retroperitoneal lymph node metastases in testicular cancer (TC) patients treated with chemotherapy versus the standardized manual measurements based on RECIST criteria. METHODS: 21 TC patients with retroperitoneal lymph node metastases of testicular cancer were studied with a CT scan of chest and abdomen before and after cisplatin based chemotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080158/diagnosing-central-lesions-of-the-triangular-fibrocartilage-as-traumatic-or-degenerative-a-review-of-clinical-accuracy
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S Löw, H Erne, T Pillukat, M Mühldorfer-Fodor, F Unglaub, C K Spies
: This study examined the reliability of surgeons' estimations as to whether central lesions of the triangular fibrocartilage complex were traumatic or degenerative. A total of 50 consecutive central triangular fibrocartilage complex lesions were independently rated by ten experienced wrist surgeons viewing high-quality arthroscopy videos. The videos were reassessed after intervals of 3 months; at the second assessment surgeons were given the patient's history, radiographs and both, each in a randomized order...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071843/automated-measurement-of-pressure-injury-through-image-processing
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Dan Li, Carol Mathews
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Develop an image processing algorithm to automatically measure pressure injuries using electronic pressure injury images stored in nursing documentation. BACKGROUND: Photographing pressure injuries and storing the images in the electronic health record is standard practice in many hospitals. However, the manual measurement of pressure injury is time-consuming, challenging, and subject to intra-inter-reader variability with complexities of the pressure injury and the clinical environment...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071718/reproducibility-and-repeatability-of-computer-tomography-based-measurement-of-abdominal-subcutaneous-and-visceral-adipose-tissues
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Yuan-Hao Lee, Hsing-Fen Hsiao, Hou-Ting Yang, Shih-Yi Huang, Wing P Chan
Excessive accumulation of abdominal adipose tissue is a widely recognized as a major feature of obesity, and it can be quantified by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). However, in a phantom study, the inter- and intra-instrument reliability of DXA remains unpredictable. Thus, we attempted to determine the precision of estimates from computer tomography-based measurements and analysis with AZE Virtual Place software. To determine the inter-rater reproducibility and intra-rater repeatability of adipose tissue area estimates, we used the automatic boundary-tracing function of the AZE Virtual Place to generate cross-sectional areas of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissues from the abdomen of reconstructed CT images...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070269/musculoskeletal-diagnostic-ultrasound-imaging-for-thickness-measurement-of-four-principal-muscles-of-the-cervical-spine-a-reliability-and-agreement-study
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Cecilie Krage Øverås, Birgitte Lawaetz Myhrvold, Gro Røsok, Eli Magnesen
BACKGROUND: The reliability of musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) for the evaluation of neck musculature has been sparsely documented in the research literature. Until now, research has featured a limited number of subjects and only few studies have tested for both inter- and intra-reliability using appropriate methodology. METHODS: Four examiners conducted an inter- and intra-rater reliability and agreement study. Fifty females with and without neck pain (NP) between the ages of 20-70 were recruited from October 2014 to April 2015...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068825/microdose-acquisition-in-adolescent-leg-length-discrepancy-using-a-low-dose-biplane-imaging-system
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Janni Jensen, Bo R Mussmann, John Hjarbæk, Zaid Al-Aubaidi, Niels W Pedersen, Oke Gerke, Trine Torfing
Background Children with leg length discrepancy often undergo repeat imaging. Therefore, every effort to reduce radiation dose is important. Using low dose preview images and noise reduction software rather than diagnostic images for length measurements might contribute to reducing dose. Purpose To compare leg length measurements performed on diagnostic images and low dose preview images both acquired using a low-dose bi-planar imaging system. Material and Methods Preview and diagnostic images from 22 patients were retrospectively collected (14 girls, 8 boys; mean age, 12...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067575/perceptual-judgments-of-resonance-nasal-airflow-understandability-and-acceptability-in-speakers-with-cleft-palate-ordinal-versus-visual-analogue-scaling
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Sarah Castick, Rachael-Anne Knight, Debbie Sell
OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the reliability of ordinal versus visual analogue scaling (VAS) ratings for perceptual judgments of nasal resonance, nasal airflow, understandability, and acceptability in speakers with cleft palate. DESIGN:   Within-subjects comparative study. SETTING:   Multisite. PARTICIPANTS:   Five specialist speech and language therapists from U.K. Regional Cleft Centres. OUTCOME MEASURES:   Participants rated 30 audio speech samples obtained from the Speech and Language Therapy archives of Great Ormond Street Hospital...
January 2017: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063078/analysis-of-acetabular-orientation-and-femoral-anteversion-using-images-of-three-dimensional-reconstructed-bone-models
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Jaeyeong Park, Jun-Young Kim, Hyun Deok Kim, Young Cheol Kim, Anna Seo, Minkyu Je, Jong Uk Mun, Bia Kim, Il Hyung Park, Shin-Yoon Kim
PURPOSE: Radiographic measurements using two-dimensional (2D) plain radiographs or planes from computed tomography (CT) scans have several drawbacks, while measurements using images of three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed bone models can provide more consistent anthropometric information. We compared the consistency of results using measurements based on images of 3D reconstructed bone models (3D measurements) with those using planes from CT scans (measurements using 2D slice images)...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060383/clinimetric-properties-of-the-glasgow-health-status-inventory-glasgow-benefit-inventory-peak-nasal-inspiratory-flow-and-4-phase-rhinomanometry-in-adults-with-nasal-obstruction
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M M H T van Egmond, N van Heerbeek, E L M Ter Haar, M M Rovers
BACKGROUND: The validity of many measurement instruments frequently used in rhinology is unknown. This study describes clinimetric properties of well-known subjective and objective outcomes, i.e., the Glasgow Health Status Inventory, Glasgow Benefit Inventory, Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow, and 4-Phase Rhinomanometry, in adults with nasal obstruction. METHODOLOGY: Construct validity and responsiveness were determined in 111 patients. Inter-rater and intra-rater reliability were analysed in 30 patients...
January 6, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057045/validation-of-a-new-method-for-the-endoscopic-measurement-of-post-bariatric-gastric-outlet-using-a-standard-guidewire-an-observer-agreement-study
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Luiz Gustavo de Quadros, Manoel Dos Passos Galvão Neto, Josemberg Marins Campos, Roberto Luiz Kaiser Junior, Eduardo Grecco, Mario Flamini Junior, Marcelo Falcao de Santana, Idiberto Jose Zotarelli Filho, Adriano Augusto Tomas Vasconcelos Almeida Alexandre
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Between 10 and 20% of all patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures regain weight secondary to a gastrojejunostomy enlargement. The aim of this study was to validate the interobserver agreement while measuring gastric outlet diameters using a new standard guidewire. METHODS: We selected thirty-five videos of consecutive endoscopic procedures on patients undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy after a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure. All videos were evaluated by four raters: two expert endoscopists and two trainees...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054833/the-psychometric-properties-of-the-cervical-nonorganic-signs-in-patients-with-neck-pain-an-assessment-of-pain-expression
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Yi-Jing Lue, Jyh-Jong Chang, Yuh-Yih Wu, Rong-Fong Lin, Yen-Mou Lu
PURPOSE: Neck pain is a common cause of disability. This study investigated the psychometric properties of the cervical nonorganic signs (CNOS), a tool for assessing abnormal illness behaviors in patients with neck pain. METHODS: The CNOS was administered on patients with neck pain. Reliability and validity analyses were used to evaluate the psychometric properties. Exploratory factor analysis was used to investigate the dimensionality. Correlations with the Short Form-36 were used to investigate the convergent validity...
January 5, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051902/the-clinical-utility-reliability-and-validity-of-the-rivermead-behavioural-memory-test-third-edition-rbmt-3-in-hong-kong-older-adults-with-or-without-cognitive-impairments
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K N K Fong, K K L Lee, Z P Y Tsang, J Y H Wan, Y Y Zhang, A F C Lau
This study examined the use of the Hong Kong version of the Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test-Third Edition (RBMT-3) for older adults, and by presenting the optimal cut-off scores for patients with cognitive impairments, and for a group of peers who have functional everyday cognition. Hundred older adults residing in community dwellings were recruited from three non-government organisations and completed the RBMT-3: 29 patients with mild to moderate dementia, 34 persons at risk for MCI, and 37 matched older adults with everyday functional cognition for a healthy control group (NC)...
January 4, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042156/validation-de-la-version-francophone-d%C3%A2-une-%C3%A3-chelle-composite-multidimensionnelle-pour-l%C3%A2-%C3%A3-valuation-de-la-douleur-postop%C3%A3-ratoire-chez-les-chats
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Paulo V M Steagall, Beatriz P Monteiro, Anne-Marie Lavoie, Diane Frank, Eric Troncy, Stelio P L Luna, Juliana T Brondani
Validation of the French version of the UNESP-Botucatu multidimensional composite pain scale for assessing postoperative pain in cats. The aim of this study was to validate the French version of the UNESP-Botucatu multidimensional composite pain scale (MCPS-Fr) to assess postoperative pain in cats. Two veterinarians and one DVM student identified three domains of behavior based on video analyses: "psychomotor change", "protection of the painful area" and "physiological variables". Internal consistency was excellent (Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0...
January 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040342/voice-vibratory-assessment-with-laryngeal-imaging-vali-form-reliability-of-rating-stroboscopy-and-high-speed-videoendoscopy
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Bruce J Poburka, Rita R Patel, Diane M Bless
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the inter-judge and intra-judge reliability of raters using the Voice-Vibratory Assessment with Laryngeal Imaging (VALI) rating form that was developed for assessing videostroboscopy and high-speed videoendoscopic (HSV) recordings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Nine speech-language pathologists with an average of 12.8 years of experience with laryngeal imaging were trained to use the VALI form for rating 66 de-identified and randomized samples with voice disorders...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039250/assessment-of-scoring-systems-to-describe-the-position-of-tracheostomy-tubes-within-the-airway-the-lunar-study
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B A McGrath, K Lynch, R Templeton, K Webster, W Simpson, P Alexander, M O Columb
BACKGROUND: Malposition of tracheostomy tubes is difficult to detect at the bedside and may contribute to eventual device misplacement. Endoscopic examination can be undertaken via tracheoscopic (T-view) or trans-laryngeal (L-view) approach, offering more precise detail regarding positioning within the airway. The aims of this study were to evaluate inter-rater agreement between bespoke T and L view scoring systems and subsequently whether T-views could predict L-views. METHODS: Adult intensive care unit patients with percutaneous or surgical tracheostomies were included and paired T and L-views of their tracheostomy tube within the airway were taken on up to four occasions...
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031148/reliability-and-minimal-detectable-change-of-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-outcomes-in-healthy-adults-a-systematic-review
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Louis-David Beaulieu, Véronique H Flamand, Hugo Massé-Alarie, Cyril Schneider
BACKGROUND: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is used worldwide for noninvasively testing human motor systems but its psychometric properties remain unclear. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: This work systematically reviewed studies on the reliability of TMS outcome measures of primary motor cortex (M1) excitability in healthy humans, with an emphasis on retrieving minimal detectable changes (MDC). METHODS: The literature search was performed in three databases (Pubmed, CINAHL, Embase) up to June 2016 and additional studies were identified through hand-searching...
December 19, 2016: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027748/intra-individual-comparison-of-caipirinha-vibe-technique-with-conventional-vibe-sequences-in-contrast-enhanced-mri-of-focal-liver-lesions
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M H Albrecht, B Bodelle, A Varga-Szemes, P Dewes, A M Bucher, B D Ball, C N De Cecco, U J Schoepf, X Zhu, S Zangos, T Gruber-Rouh, J L Wichmann, T Lehnert, T J Vogl
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of controlled aliasing in parallel imaging results in higher acceleration (CAIPIRINHA) volume interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique on image quality, reader confidence, and inter-observer agreement for the assessment of focal liver lesions in comparison with the standard VIBE approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this IRB-approved intra-individual comparison study, abdominal arterial and portal-venous contrast-enhanced MRI studies were retrospectively analyzed in 38 patients with malignant liver lesions...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012183/a-comparison-study-of-clinician-rated-atopic-dermatitis-outcome-measures-for-intermediate-to-dark-skin-patients
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C Y Zhao, E Y Hao, D D Oh, B S Daniel, L K Martin, J C Su, M Rodrigues, D F Murrell
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) assessment is more difficult in patients with skin of colour (SOC). We sought to compare the reliability of commonly used outcome measures for assessing AD in SOC patients and evaluated a novel greyscale in this population. METHOD: Twenty-five AD patients each attended a one-day scoring exercise based in either Sydney or Melbourne, Australia. Each patient was scored by the same five physicians using the Eczema Area Severity Index (EASI), objective-Scoring Atopic Dermatitis score (oSCORAD), Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) and a novel greyscale...
December 23, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
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