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Lea Tschirren, Susanne Bauer, Chiara Hanser, Petra Marsico, Diane Sellers, Hubertus J A van Hedel
AIM: As there is little evidence for concurrent validity of the Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System (EDACS), this study aimed to determine its concurrent validity and reliability in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: After an extensive translation procedure, we applied the German language version to 52 participants with CP (30 males, 22 females, mean age 9y 7mo [SD 4y 2mo]). We correlated (Kendall's tau or Kτ ) the EDACS levels with the Bogenhausener Dysphagiescore (BODS), and the EDACS level of assistance with the Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) and the item 'eating' of the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM)...
April 15, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Emily Singer, John Daskalogiannakis, Kathy A Russell, Ana M Mercado, Ronald R Hathaway, Alicia Stoutland, Ross E Long, Jennifer Fessler, Gunvor Semb, William C Shaw
OBJECTIVES: 1. To evaluate the orthodontic burden of care of nasoalveolar molding (NAM) and modified McNeil for the treatment of patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP). 2. To compare the esthetic outcomes of each with those of centers not utilizing infant orthopedics (IO). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Institutional. PARTICIPANTS: Four cohorts with repaired CUCLP (n = 149) from 3 centers...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Yasushi Terayama, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Kazuhiko Ueda, Nahoko Iwakura, Shota Ikegami, Yoshiharu Kato, Hiroyuki Kato
PURPOSE: Imaging criteria for diagnosing compressive ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) have recently been established as the maximum ulnar nerve cross-sectional area (UNCSA) upon magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or ultrasonography (US). However, the levels of maximum UNCSA and diagnostic cutoff values have not yet been established. We therefore analyzed UNCSA by MRI and US in patients with UNE and in controls. METHODS: We measured UNCSA at 7 levels in 30 patients with UNE and 28 controls by MRI and at 15 levels in 12 patients with UNE and 24 controls by US...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
An De Groef, Marijke Van Kampen, Evi Dieltjens, Sophie De Geyter, Lore Vos, Tessa De Vrieze, Inge Geraerts, Nele Devoogdt
Objective: Despite the increasing awareness of the contribution of myofascial dysfunctions to upper limb pain in breast cancer survivors, reliability of the identification of myofascial trigger points (MTPs) in this population has not yet been investigated. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the interrater reliability of the identification of MTPs by palpation at the upper limb region in breast cancer survivors with upper limb pain. Design: Interrater reliability study...
November 22, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Emanuele Preti, Rossella Di Pierro, Giulio Costantini, Ilaria M A Benzi, Chiara De Panfilis, Fabio Madeddu
We argue that clinical information related to an object-relations model of personality pathology can be used by untrained and clinically inexperienced students to rate personality-disordered patients on the Level of Personality Functioning Scale (LPFS). To do so, 73 clinically inexperienced undergraduate students were asked to assess personality functioning of 10 female inpatients using the LPFS from audio recordings of the Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO). LPFS ratings showed acceptable interrater reliability...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Personality Assessment
Florent L Besson, Théophraste Henry, Céline Meyer, Virgile Chevance, Victoire Roblot, Elise Blanchet, Victor Arnould, Gilles Grimon, Malika Chekroun, Laurence Mabille, Florence Parent, Andrei Seferian, Sophie Bulifon, David Montani, Marc Humbert, Philippe Chaumet-Riffaud, Vincent Lebon, Emmanuel Durand
Purpose To assess the performance of the ITK-SNAP software for fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) segmentation of complex-shaped lung tumors compared with an optimized, expert-based manual reference standard. Materials and Methods Seventy-six FDG PET images of thoracic lesions were retrospectively segmented by using ITK-SNAP software. Each tumor was manually segmented by six raters to generate an optimized reference standard by using the simultaneous truth and performance level estimate algorithm...
April 3, 2018: Radiology
Mirna Ayache, Kingman P Strohl
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To assess the interrater reliability and accuracy of overnight pulse oximetry (OPO) interpretations by pulmonary fellows using a comprehensive structured template and after a brief educational session. METHODS: Using the template, four pulmonary and critical care (PCC) fellows interpreted OPO saturation waveforms and parameters extracted from 50 adult consecutive in-laboratory sleep studies. The template included three saturation parameters (mean saturation, oxygen desaturation index [ODI], and cumulative desaturation time) and description of the saturation waveform...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Geraldine Weiss, Holger Wittig, Eva Scheurer, Rahel Ruprecht, Claudia Lenz
Identification of deceased with unclear identity is a common problem in forensic science, whereby radiologic comparison can be applied as method for identification. As this comparison is mostly made on a visual basis, it is highly dependent on the examiner and often lacks standardized procedures and statistical support. The aim of this study therefore was to develop a reproducible and examiner independent method for radiologic identification (RADid) based on morphometric and morphological features of sternal bone computed tomography (CT)...
March 17, 2018: Forensic Science International
Jill Flo, Bjørg Landmark, Ove Edward Hatlevik, Lisbeth Fagerström
Aim: To test the interrater reliability of the modified Oulu Patient Classification instrument, using a multiple parallel classification method based on oral case presentations in home health care in Norway. Design: Reliability study. Methods: Data were collected at two municipal home healthcare units during 2013-2014. The reliability of the modified OPCq instrument was tested using a new multiple parallel classification method. The data material consisted of 2 010 parallel classifications, analysed using consensus in per cent and Cohen's kappa...
April 2018: Nursing Open
Pierrette Baschung Pfister, Eling D de Bruin, Iris Sterkele, Britta Maurer, Rob A de Bie, Ruud H Knols
Manual muscle testing (MMT) and hand-held dynamometry (HHD) are commonly used in people with inflammatory myopathy (IM), but their clinimetric properties have not yet been sufficiently studied. To evaluate the reliability and validity of MMT and HHD, maximum isometric strength was measured in eight muscle groups across three measurement events. To evaluate reliability of HHD, intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC), the standard error of measurements (SEM) and smallest detectable changes (SDC) were calculated...
2018: PloS One
Cory M Resnick, Justin Partridge, Rushil R Dang, Hamad M Burashed, Bonnie L Padwa, John B Mulliken
BACKGROUND: Deficiency of the median tubercle is a common residual deformity after repair of cleft lip. The purpose of this study was to analyze the change in labial contour after insertion of a dermis-fat graft. METHODS: Patients with repaired cleft lip who underwent secondary dermis-fat grafting of the median tubercle between 2012 and 2015, along with preoperative and greater than or equal to 3-month postoperative three-dimensional photographs, were included. The photographs were registered to one another and measurements made before and after grafting using anthropometric landmarks...
April 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Inke Marie Albertsen, Kristina Dettmann, Kornelia Babin, Ralf Stücker, Jan Schröder, Astrid Zech, Karsten Hollander
OBJECTIVE: The Matthiass test serves to identify postural insufficiencies by evaluating the sagittal posture but this subjective assessment may be responsible for different reports on the prevalence of postural insufficiencies in children. Previously, rasterstereography was used to objectify this clinical test. Until now, the coupling of the Matthiass test with rasterstereography has not yet been applied to children and the reliability is unknown; therefore, the objective of our study was to provide interday and interrater reliability of rasterstereographic measurements during dynamic (modified Matthiass test) and static trials (only interday) in healthy children...
March 28, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Eve Weiss, Megan Fisher Thiel, Nahida Sultana, Chloe Hannan, Thomas Seacrist
OBJECTIVE: From the advent of airbags to electronic stability control, technological advances introduced into automobile design have significantly reduced injury and death from motor vehicle crashes. These advances are especially pertinent among teen drivers, a population whose leading cause of death is motor vehicle crashes. Recently developed advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have the potential to compensate for skill deficits and reduce overall crash risk. Yet, ADAS is only effective if drivers are willing to use it...
February 28, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
Anna L Chien, Ji Qi, Radhika Grandhi, Noori Kim, Sabrina Sisto Alessi César, Tamia Harris-Tryon, Min Soo Jang, Omolara Olowoyeye, Diane Kuhn, Sherry Leung, Barbara M Rainer, Flora Poon, Jean Suh, Nancy Cheng, Ginette A Okoye, Sewon Kang
BACKGROUND: African-Americans are less affected by photoaging than lighter skin individuals. Although scales for photoaging have been developed for Caucasians and Asians, no scale exists for African-Americans. AIM: To develop a photonumeric scale for photoaging and to determine factors that contribute to photoaging in African-Americans. METHODS: Five participants' photographs were selected as standards to create a 9-point photonumeric scale (0 = none, 8 = most severe)...
April 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
Miranda C Lichtenberg, Christiaan H Koster, Lennart P J Teunissen, Frits G J Oosterveld, Annelieke M K Harmsen, Daniel Haverkamp, Daniel Hoornenborg, Robert P Berg, Frank W Bloemers, Irene R Faber
Background: Diagnosing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture based on a physical examination remains a challenge for both surgeons and physical therapists. The lever sign test was developed to overcome the practical limitations of other tests and to optimize diagnosis. An evaluation of the measurement properties of the lever sign test is needed to make adequate interpretations in practice. Purpose: To evaluate the reliability and diagnostic value of the lever sign test...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Regan L Robinson, Shamay S M Ng
Background: Turning is ubiquitous in activities of daily living. For people with hemiplegia, persistent impairments in strength, balance, and coordination will affect their ability to turn safely. Consequently, turning retraining should be addressed in rehabilitation programs. To measure turning for these individuals, a reliable clinical tool is required. Objective: To investigate (i) the intrarater, interrater, and test-retest reliability of the timed 180° turn test; (ii) the correlation of the timed 180° turn test with other measures of stroke-specific impairments; and (iii) the cut-off time that best discriminates individuals with hemiplegia from chronic stroke and healthy older adults...
2018: BioMed Research International
M Ernst, L Kriston, M Groth, A M Frölich, J Fiehler, J-H Buhk
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Angiographic occlusion and retreatment of coiled aneurysms are commonly used as surrogate end points in clinical trials. We aimed to evaluate the influence of aneurysm, patient, and rater characteristics on the confidence of visual evaluation of aneurysm coiling and retreatment decisions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six participants of the Advanced Course in Endovascular Interventional Neuroradiology of the European Society of Neuroradiology were asked to evaluate digital subtraction angiography examinations of patients who had undergone endovascular coiling, by determining the grade of aneurysm occlusion, the change between immediate postprocedural and follow-up angiograms, their level of confidence, the technical difficulty of retreatment, and the best therapeutic approach...
March 22, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Reneeka Persaud, Patricia M Coutts, Alisa Brandon, Luvneet Verma, James A Elliott, R Gary Sibbald
GENERAL PURPOSE: The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information about the Healthy Foot Screen, a new tool for assessment of common foot abnormalities. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:1...
April 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Lelia Barks, Cynthia Garvan, Barbara Crane, Matthew Peterson, Lisa M Brown, Gail Powell-Cope
PURPOSE: Earlier, we reported development and initial testing of a rapid, low burden measure of wheelchair seated posture (the Seated Posture Scale [SPS]) for research and clinical use. The purpose of this study was to test the intrarater reliability, interrater reliability, and criterion related validity of the SPS. DESIGN: We used a descriptive design to test and develop the instrument. METHODS: We used the method described by Walter, Donner, and Eliasziw to determine 46 participants were needed, from two Veterans Administration nursing homes or CLCs (community living centers)...
March 19, 2018: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Elif Bilgic, Madoka Takao, Pepa Kaneva, Satoshi Endo, Toshitatsu Takao, Yusuke Watanabe, Katherine M McKendy, Liane S Feldman, Melina C Vassiliou
BACKGROUND: Needs assessment identified a gap regarding laparoscopic suturing skills targeted in simulation. This study collected validity evidence for an advanced laparoscopic suturing task using an Endo StitchTM device. METHODS: Experienced (ES) and novice surgeons (NS) performed continuous suturing after watching an instructional video. Scores were based on time and accuracy, and Global Operative Assessment of Laparoscopic Surgery. Data are shown as medians [25th-75th percentiles] (ES vs NS)...
March 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
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