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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641713/assessment-tools-for-use-during-anesthesia-centric-pediatric-advanced-life-support-training-and-evaluation
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Scott C Watkins, Paul J Nietert, Elisabeth Hughes, Eric T Stickles, Tracy E Wester, Matthew D McEvoy
BACKGROUND: Pediatric perioperative cardiac arrests are rare events that require rapid, skilled and coordinated efforts to optimize outcomes. We developed an assessment tool for assessing clinician performance during perioperative critical events termed Anesthesia-centric Pediatric Advanced Life Support (A-PALS). Here, we describe the development and evaluation of the A-PALS scoring instrument. METHODS: A group of raters scored videos of a perioperative team managing simulated events representing a range of scenarios and competency...
June 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640034/using-a-simulation-of-a-frustrated-faculty-member-during-department-chair-searches-a-proof-of-concept-project
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Daniel E Shapiro, Lisa M Abbott, Daniel R Wolpaw, Michael J Green, Benjamin H Levi
PROBLEM: Vitae reviews, interviews, presentations, and reference checks are typical components of searches used to screen and select new department chairs/heads, but these strategies may fail to identify leaders who can communicate effectively with faculty in common, tense situations. APPROACH: Between May 2015 and November 2016, the authors piloted simulation scenarios in four department chair searches at Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Health to assess candidates' skill at handling common, challenging situations with faculty members...
June 20, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637055/a-pilot-study-on-professional-documentation-do-we-write-from-a-strengths-perspective
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Matthew J Braun, Winnie Dunn, Scott D Tomchek
Purpose: There is growing evidence supporting the use of strengths-based practices when serving families. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of strengths-based approaches in the context of written professional documentation. We specifically explored whether or not interdisciplinary clinicians in one university-based medical center clinic write from a strengths perspective (e.g., writing focuses on abilities rather than on deficits) when documenting child behavior in autism diagnostic clinics...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
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/28634156/classifying-chinese-questions-related-to-health-care-posted-by-consumers-via-the-internet
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Haihong Guo, Xu Na, Li Hou, Jiao Li
BACKGROUND: In question answering (QA) system development, question classification is crucial for identifying information needs and improving the accuracy of returned answers. Although the questions are domain-specific, they are asked by non-professionals, making the question classification task more challenging. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to classify health care-related questions posted by the general public (Chinese speakers) on the Internet. METHODS: A topic-based classification schema for health-related questions was built by manually annotating randomly selected questions...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632600/does-size-really-matter-commentary-on-an-article-by-david-c-flanigan-md-et-al-interrater-and-intrarater-reliability-of-arthroscopic-measurements-of-articular-cartilage-defects-in-the-knee
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Mark R Hutchinson
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June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632586/interrater-and-intrarater-reliability-of-arthroscopic-measurements-of-articular-cartilage-defects-in-the-knee
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David C Flanigan, James L Carey, Robert H Brophy, William C Graham, Alex C DiBartola, David Hamilton, Haikady N Nagaraja, Christian Lattermann
BACKGROUND: Cartilage lesions of the knee are difficult to treat. Lesion size is a critical factor in treatment algorithms, and the accurate, reproducible sizing of lesions is important. In this study, we evaluated the interrater and intrarater reliability of, and correlations in relation to, various arthroscopic sizing techniques. METHODS: Five lesions were created in each of 10 cadaveric knees (International Cartilage Repair Society grade 3C). Three orthopaedic surgeons used 4 techniques (visualization and use of a 3-mm probe, a simple metal ruler, and a sliding metallic ruler tool) to estimate lesion size...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627232/development-and-validation-of-the-self-awareness-of-falls-in-elderly-scale-among-elderly-inpatients
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Meei-Ling Shyu, Hui-Chuan Huang, Mei-Jung Wu, Hsiu-Ju Chang
The objectives of this study were to develop the Self-Awareness of Falls in Elderly (SAFE) scale and test its reliability and validity among elderly inpatients. A cross-sectional study design and convenience sampling were used to test the validity and reliability of the SAFE scale. Explanatory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis yielded an acceptable goodness of model fit, confirming the 21 items in the SAFE scale that were distributed among four factors: awareness of activity safety and environment, awareness of physical functions, awareness of medication, and awareness of cognitive behavior...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624827/qualitative-assessment-of-verbal-fluency-performance-in-frontotemporal-dementia
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Esther van den Berg, Lize C Jiskoot, Mariëlle J H Grosveld, John C van Swieten, Janne M Papma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Verbal fluency is impaired in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and primary progressive aphasia (PPA). This study explored qualitative differences in verbal fluency (clustering of words, switching between strategies) between FTD and PPA variants. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with behavioral variant FTD (bvFTD) and 50 with PPA (13 nonfluent/agrammatic, 14 semantic, and 23 logopenic) performed a semantic and letter fluency task. Clustering (number of multiword strings) and switching (number of transitions between clustered and nonclustered words) were recorded by two independent raters...
June 17, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621024/the-validity-of-nasal-endoscopy-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-an-interrater-agreement-study
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K L Larsen, B Lange, P Darling, G Jørgensen, A D Kjeldsen
OBJECTIVES: Nasal endoscopy is a cornerstone in diagnosing sinonasal disease but different raters might generate different results using the technique. Our study aims to evaluate the agreement between multiple raters to assess the validity of nasal endoscopy. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: Three independent and blinded raters evaluated 28 patients (56 nasal cavities) diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis according to the European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614286/three-dimensional-true-spine-length-a-novel-technique-for-assessing-the-outcomes-of-scoliosis-surgery
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Alan J Spurway, Jennifer K Hurry, Luke Gauthier, Ben Orlik, Chukwudi K Chukwunyerenwa, Waleed E Kishta, Ron El-Hawary
BACKGROUND: Current assessment of spine growth for patients undergoing growth friendly surgical treatment for early-onset scoliosis (EOS) is the use of serial, 1-dimensional standard-of-care coronal vertical spine height (SoCVH) measurements. Any growth of the spine out of the coronal plane is missed by the SoCVH, which may underestimate the actual growth of the spine. This study set to validate the novel 3-dimensional true spine length (3DTSL) radiographic measurement technique for measuring growth of EOS patients...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614100/acuity-prediction-using-emergency-medical-services-prenotifications-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Kristy Williamson, Robert Gochman, Francesca Bullaro, Bradley Kaufman, William Krief
OBJECTIVES: Emergency medical services (EMS) prenotifications are critical, although they oftentimes inaccurately convey the arriving patient's true acuity, resulting in inappropriate preparation in the emergency department. The objectives of this study were (1) to determine interrater reliability of acuity prediction based on prenotifications among physicians and (2) to compare predicted versus actual patient acuity based on prenotifications. METHODS: A panel of physicians reviewed recordings of EMS prenotifications and then predicted the patient's acuity using the Emergency Severity Index (ESI)...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609316/evaluation-of-a-low-fidelity-surgical-simulator-for-large-loop-excision-of-the-transformation-zone-lletz
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Erin B Wilson, Michael M Beckmann, David G Hewett, Brian C Jolly, Sarah Janssens
INTRODUCTION: Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) is a common gynecological treatment for cervical dysplasia but can be challenging to teach. There is no widely adopted simulator for this procedure in Australia, so a new low-fidelity simulator was designed and evaluated. METHOD: A simulator for a LLETZ procedure was developed. Doctors (N = 29), varied in experience level in gynecology at a tertiary hospital, performed a LLETZ procedure using the simulator...
June 12, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604486/indication-variability-in-degenerative-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-4-nation-survey
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Bertrand Debono, Guillaume Lonjon, Luis Alvarez Galovich, Sébastien Kerever, Ben Guiot, Sven-Oliver Eicker, Olivier Hamel, Florian Ringel
STUDY DESIGN: Electronic survey OBJECTIVE.: To identify the international nuances in surgical treatment patterns for severals lumbar degenerative conditions. Specifically, identify 1) Differences in responses in each country group; 2) Identify different treatment trends across countries SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Significant variations in treatment of lumbar degenerative conditions exist among spine surgeons, related to the lack of established consensus in the literature. METHODS: An online survey with preformulated answers was submitted to 52 orthopaedic surgeons, 50 neurosurgeons neurosurgeons from 4 different countries (USA, France, Spain and Germany) regarding 5 vignette-cases...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601318/debriefing-the-forgotten-phase-of-the-surgical-safety-checklist
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Marisa A Bartz-Kurycki, Kathryn T Anderson, Jocelyn E Abraham, Kendall M Masada, Jiasen Wang, Akemi L Kawaguchi, Kevin P Lally, KuoJen Tsao
BACKGROUND: The debriefing phase of the surgical safety checklist (SSC) provides the operative team an opportunity to share pertinent intraoperative information and communicate postoperative plans. Prior quality improvement initiatives at our institution focused on the preincision phase of the SSC; however, the debriefing phase has not been evaluated. We aimed to assess adherence to the debrief checklist at our institution and identify areas for improvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational study was conducted from 2014 to 2016 with a convenience sample of pediatric surgery cases at an academic children's hospital over 8-wk periods annually to evaluate the debriefing checklist across 14 subspecialties...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601262/medical-students-communication-skills-in-clinical-education-results-from-a-cohort-study
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Cadja Bachmann, Silke Roschlaub, Sigrid Harendza, Rebecca Keim, Martin Scherer
OBJECTIVE: To assess students' communication skills during clinical medical education and at graduation. METHODS: We conducted an observational cohort study from 2007 to 2011 with 26 voluntary undergraduate medical students at Hamburg University based on video-taped consultations in year four and at graduation. 176 consultations were analyzed quantitatively with validated and non-validated context-independent communication observation instruments (interrater reliability ≥0...
May 24, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598978/an-evaluation-tool-for-myofascial-adhesions-in-patients-after-breast-cancer-map-bc-evaluation-tool-development-and-interrater-reliability
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An De Groef, Marijke Van Kampen, Nele Vervloesem, Sophie De Geyter, Evi Dieltjens, Marie-Rose Christiaens, Patrick Neven, Inge Geraerts, Nele Devoogdt
PURPOSE: To develop a tool to evaluate myofascial adhesions objectively in patients with breast cancer and to investigate its interrater reliability. METHODS: 1) Development of the evaluation tool. Literature was searched, experts in the field of myofascial therapy were consulted and pilot testing was performed. 2) Thirty patients (63% had a mastectomy, 37% breast-conserving surgery and 97% radiotherapy) with myofascial adhesions were evaluated using the developed tool by 2 independent raters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598897/adverse-events-detection-through-global-trigger-tool-methodology-results-from-a-5-year-study-in-an-italian-hospital-and-opportunities-to-improve-interrater-reliability
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Alberto Mortaro, Francesca Moretti, Diana Pascu, Lorella Tessari, Stefano Tardivo, Serena Pancheri, Garon Marta, Gabriele Romano, Mariangela Mazzi, Paolo Montresor, James M Naessens
OBJECTIVE: Global Trigger Tool (GTT) has been proposed as a low-cost method to detect adverse events (AEs). The validity of the methodology has been questioned because of moderate interrater agreement. Continuous training has been suggested as a means to improve consistency over time. We present the main findings of the implementation of the Italian version of the GTT and evaluate efforts to improve the interrater reliability over time. METHODS: The Italian version of the GTT was developed and implemented at the San Bonifacio Hospital, a 270-bed secondary care acute hospital in Verona, Italy...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596188/retrospective-validation-of-a-computer-assisted-quantification-model-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-volume-on-accuracy-precision-and-acquisition-time-compared-with-standard-abc-2-manual-volume-calculation
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W Xue, S Vegunta, C M Zwart, M I Aguilar, A C Patel, J M Hoxworth, B M Demaerschalk, J R Mitchell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracerebral hemorrhage accounts for 6.5%-19.6% of all acute strokes. Initial intracerebral hemorrhage volume and expansion are both independent predictors of clinical outcomes and mortality. Therefore, a rapid, unbiased, and precise measurement of intracerebral hemorrhage volume is a key component of clinical management. The most commonly used method, ABC/2, results in overestimation. We developed an interactive segmentation program, SegTool, using a novel graphic processing unit, level set algorithm...
June 8, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594222/can-credibility-criteria-be-assessed-reliably-a-meta-analysis-of-criteria-based-content-analysis
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Valerie Hauch, Siegfried Ludwig Sporer, Jaume Masip, Iris Blandón-Gitlin
This meta-analysis synthesizes research on interrater reliability of Criteria-Based Content Analysis (CBCA). CBCA is an important component of Statement Validity Assessment (SVA), a forensic procedure used in many countries to evaluate whether statements (e.g., of sexual abuse) are based on experienced or fabricated events. CBCA contains 19 verbal content criteria, which are frequently adapted for research on detecting deception. A total of k = 82 hypothesis tests revealed acceptable interrater reliabilities for most CBCA criteria, as measured with various indices (except Cohen's kappa)...
June 2017: Psychological Assessment
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