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141. The Effect of Digital Rehabilitation System With Wearable Multi-IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) Sensors on Upper Limb Functions in Children With Brain Injury

The Effect of Digital Rehabilitation System With Wearable Multi-IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) Sensors on Upper Limb Functions in Children With Brain Injury The Effect of Digital Rehabilitation System With Wearable Multi-IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) Sensors on Upper Limb Functions in Children With Brain Injury - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov Hide glossary Glossary Study record managers: refer to the if submitting registration or results information. Search for terms x × Study Record (...) Detail Saved Studies Save this study Warning You have reached the maximum number of saved studies (100). Please remove one or more studies before adding more. The Effect of Digital Rehabilitation System With Wearable Multi-IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) Sensors on Upper Limb Functions in Children With Brain Injury The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal

2016 Clinical Trials

142. Assessment of Corticosteroid-related Quality of Care Measures for UC and CD in the United States: a Claims Data Analysis. (PubMed)

Assessment of Corticosteroid-related Quality of Care Measures for UC and CD in the United States: a Claims Data Analysis. To evaluate corticosteroid (CS)-related quality of care indicators in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) in the US.Adults diagnosed with UC or CD and prescription fills for an oral CS were identified from a large commercial US claims database (2005-2013). Quality indicators included prolonged CS use (≥60 days), use of CS-sparing therapy, and bone

2016 Current medical research and opinion

143. Measuring Family Satisfaction With Care Delivered in the Intensive Care Unit. (PubMed)

Measuring Family Satisfaction With Care Delivered in the Intensive Care Unit. In our competitive health care environment, measuring the experience of family members of patients in the intensive care unit to ensure that health care providers are meeting families' needs is critical. Surveys from Press Ganey and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are unable to capture families' satisfaction with care in this setting.To implement a sustainable measure for family satisfaction in a 12-bed (...) medical and surgical intensive care unit. To assess the feasibility of the selected tool for measuring family satisfaction and to make recommendations that are based on the results.A descriptive survey design using the Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit 24-item questionnaire to measure satisfaction with care and decision-making.Forty family members completed the survey. Overall, the mean score for families' satisfaction with care was 72.24% (SD, 14.87%) and the mean score for families

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2016 Critical care nurse

144. A retrospective cohort study of the relationship between quality indicator measurement and patient outcomes in adult trauma centers in the United States. (PubMed)

A retrospective cohort study of the relationship between quality indicator measurement and patient outcomes in adult trauma centers in the United States. Improving care is a key strategy for reducing the burden of injuries, but it is unknown whether the use of quality indicators (QI) is associated with patient outcomes. We sought to evaluate the association between the use of QIs by trauma centers and outcomes in adult injury patients.We identified consecutive adult patients (n=223,015 (...) of survival to trauma center discharge according to the number of QIs measured (quartiles; odds ratio{OR} [95% confidence interval{CI}] 1.00 vs. 1.08 [0.90-1.31] vs. 1.00 [0.82-1.22] vs. 1.21 [0.99-1.49]), or whether centers used reports cards (OR 1.07, 95%CI 0.94-1.23), internal (OR 1.06, 95%CI 0.89-1.26) or external (OR 1.09, 95%CI 0.92-1.31) benchmarking. The duration (geometric mean) of mechanical ventilation (4.0days), ICU stay (4.6days), hospital stay (7.7days) and proportion of patients

2016 Injury

145. Stone Attenuation Values Measured by Average Hounsfield Units and Stone Volume as Predictors of Total Laser Energy Required during Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy Using Holmium Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Lasers. (PubMed)

Stone Attenuation Values Measured by Average Hounsfield Units and Stone Volume as Predictors of Total Laser Energy Required during Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy Using Holmium Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Lasers. To evaluate the predictors of the total laser energy (TLE) required during ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) using the holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser for a single ureteral stone.We retrospectively analyzed the data of 93 URS procedures performed for a single ureteral stone in our (...) institution from November 2011 to September 2015. We evaluated the association between TLE and preoperative clinical data, such as age, sex, body mass index, and noncontrast computed tomographic findings, including stone laterality, location, maximum diameter, volume, stone attenuation values measured using average Hounsfield units (HUs), and presence of secondary signs (severe hydronephrosis, tissue rim sign, and perinephric stranding).The mean maximum stone diameter, volume, and average HUs were 9.2

2016 Urology

148. Effect of Medication Label Units of Measure on Parent Choice of Dosing Tool: A Randomized Experiment. (PubMed)

Effect of Medication Label Units of Measure on Parent Choice of Dosing Tool: A Randomized Experiment. Some experts recommend eliminating "teaspoon" and "tablespoon" terms from pediatric medication dosing instructions, because these terms could inadvertently encourage use of nonstandard tools (ie, kitchen spoons), which are associated with dosing errors. We examined whether use of "teaspoon" or "tsp" on prescription labels affects parents' choice of dosing tools, and the role of health literacy (...) and language.Analysis of data collected as part of a controlled experiment (SAFE Rx for Kids [Safe Administration For Every Prescription for Kids] study), which randomized English- and Spanish-speaking parents (n = 2110) of children 8 years of age and younger to 1 of 5 groups, which varied in unit of measurement pairings on medication labels and dosing tools. Outcome assessed was parent self-reported choice of dosing tool. Parent health literacy was measured using the Newest Vital Sign.Seventy-seven percent had

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2016 Academic pediatrics

149. Value of Procalcitonin Measurement for Early Evidence of Severe Bacterial Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. (PubMed)

Value of Procalcitonin Measurement for Early Evidence of Severe Bacterial Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. To determine whether peak blood procalcitonin (PCT) measured within 48 hours of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission can differentiate severe bacterial infections from sterile inflammation and viral infection and identify potential subgroups of PICU patients for whom PCT may not have clinical utility.This was a retrospective, observational study of 646 critically (...) ill children who had PCT measured within 48 hours of admission to an urban, academic PICU. Patients were stratified into 6 categories by infection status. We compared test characteristics for peak PCT, C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell count (WBC), absolute neutrophil count (ANC), and % immature neutrophils. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was determined for each biomarker to discriminate bacterial infection.The area under the receiver operating characteristic

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2016 Journal of Pediatrics

150. A critical analysis of unplanned intensive care unit transfer within 48 hours from ED admission as a quality measure. (PubMed)

A critical analysis of unplanned intensive care unit transfer within 48 hours from ED admission as a quality measure. Unplanned intensive care unit (ICU) transfer (UIT) within 48 hours of emergency department (ED) admission increases morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that a majority of UITs do not have critical interventions (CrIs) and that CrI is associated with worse outcomes.The objective of the study is to characterize all UITs (including patients who died before ICU transfer

2016 American Journal of Emergency Medicine

151. Comparison of different methods for measurement of electrolytes in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (PubMed)

Comparison of different methods for measurement of electrolytes in patients admitted to the intensive care unit To investigate whether electrolyte levels measured by using blood gas analyzers (ABG) and auto-analyzers (AA) are equivalent and can be used interchangeably.This observational prospective study was conducted in 100 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydin, Turkey, between March and August 2014. Samples for both AA and ABG (...) analyzers were collected simultaneously from invasive arterial catheters of patients. The electrolyte levels were measured by using 2 methods.The mean sodium level measured by ABG was 136.1 ± 6.3 mmol/L and 137.8 ± 5.4 mmol/L for AA (p=0.001). The Pearson's correlation coefficient was 0.561 (p less than 0.001). The Bland-Altman 95% limits of agreement were -9.4 to 12.6 mmol/L. The mean potassium levels measured by ABG was 3.4 ± 0.7 mmol/L and AA was 3.8 ± 0.7 mmol/L (p=0.001). The Bland-Altman

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2016 Saudi medical journal

152. Satellite gravity measurement monitoring terrestrial water storage change and drought in the continental United States (PubMed)

Satellite gravity measurement monitoring terrestrial water storage change and drought in the continental United States We use satellite gravity measurements in the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) to estimate terrestrial water storage (TWS) change in the continental United States (US) from 2003 to 2012, and establish a GRACE-based Hydrological Drought Index (GHDI) for drought monitoring. GRACE-inferred TWS exhibits opposite patterns between north and south of the continental US

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2016 Scientific reports

153. System Error Compensation Methodology Based on a Neural Network for a Micromachined Inertial Measurement Unit (PubMed)

System Error Compensation Methodology Based on a Neural Network for a Micromachined Inertial Measurement Unit Errors compensation of micromachined-inertial-measurement-units (MIMU) is essential in practical applications. This paper presents a new compensation method using a neural-network-based identification for MIMU, which capably solves the universal problems of cross-coupling, misalignment, eccentricity, and other deterministic errors existing in a three-dimensional integrated system. Using (...) a neural network to model a complex multivariate and nonlinear coupling system, the errors could be readily compensated through a comprehensive calibration. In this paper, we also present a thermal-gas MIMU based on thermal expansion, which measures three-axis angular rates and three-axis accelerations using only three thermal-gas inertial sensors, each of which capably measures one-axis angular rate and one-axis acceleration simultaneously in one chip. The developed MIMU (100 × 100 × 100 mm

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2016 Sensors (Basel, Switzerland)

154. Measuring energy expenditure in the intensive care unit: a comparison of indirect calorimetry by E-sCOVX and Quark RMR with Deltatrac II in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients (PubMed)

Measuring energy expenditure in the intensive care unit: a comparison of indirect calorimetry by E-sCOVX and Quark RMR with Deltatrac II in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients Indirect calorimetry allows the determination of energy expenditure in critically ill patients by measuring oxygen consumption (VO2) and carbon dioxide production (VCO2). Recent studies have demonstrated variable performance of "breath-by-breath" instruments compared to mixing chamber technology. The aim (...) of this study was to validate two modern devices (E-sCOVX and Quark RMR) against a reference method (Deltatrac II).Measurements of VO2/VCO2 with the test and reference devices were performed simultaneously over a 20-min period in mechanically ventilated adult intensive care unit patients. Accuracy and precision of instruments were analyzed using Bland-Altman plots.Forty-eight measurements in 22 patients were included for analysis. Both E-sCOVX and Quark RMR overestimated VO2 and VCO2 compared to Deltatrac

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2016 Critical Care

155. Can we routinely measure patient involvement in treatment decision-making in chronic kidney care? A service evaluation in 27 renal units in the UK (PubMed)

Can we routinely measure patient involvement in treatment decision-making in chronic kidney care? A service evaluation in 27 renal units in the UK Shared decision making is considered an important aspect of chronic disease management. We explored the feasibility of routinely measuring kidney patients' involvement in making decisions about renal replacement therapy (RRT) in National Health Service settings.We disseminated a 17-item paper questionnaire on involvement in decision-making among (...) ) and 10 (Phase 2) out of 20.Our study shows the importance of assessing the feasibility of data collection in a chronic disease context prior to implementation in routine practice. Routine measurement of patient involvement in established kidney disease treatment decisions is feasible, but there are challenges in selecting the measure needed to capture experience of involvement, reducing variation in response rate by service and identifying when to capture experience in a service managing people's

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2016 Clinical kidney journal

156. Mapping radon hazard areas using 238U measurements and geological units: a study in a high background radiation city of China (PubMed)

Mapping radon hazard areas using 238U measurements and geological units: a study in a high background radiation city of China In order to identify radon-prone areas and evaluate radon risk level, a soil gas radon survey combined with gamma-ray spectrometry measurements was carried out in Shenzhen City, south China. Meanwhile, the statistical analysis was applied to evaluate the distribution of measured results. This paper presents the methodology of the radon risk assessment. A radon risk map

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2016 Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

157. Perceived versus Observed Patient Safety Measures in a Critical Care Unit from a Teaching Hospital in Southern Colombia (PubMed)

Perceived versus Observed Patient Safety Measures in a Critical Care Unit from a Teaching Hospital in Southern Colombia Introduction. Patient safety is an important topic. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the perceived versus observed patient safety measures (PSM) in critically ill patients in a teaching hospital in Latin America. Materials and Methods. The level of perceived patient safety was evaluated with the patient safety hospital survey. Three months later, a qualitative study (...) measures was 20.8%. Perceived adherence was higher than the real patient safety protocol measures observed in the videos. Conclusion. Perception of PSM was higher than observed in the management of critically ill patients in a teaching hospital in southern Colombia.

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2016 Critical care research and practice

158. Measuring and tracking obesity inequality in the United States: evidence from NHANES, 1971-2014 (PubMed)

Measuring and tracking obesity inequality in the United States: evidence from NHANES, 1971-2014 Because people care about their weight relative to peers and society, obesity inequality plays a role in explaining obesity incidence and the impacts of being obese on subjective well-being. While the increase in obesity prevalence and mean body mass index (BMI) is well documented, the measurement of distributional changes and corresponding obesity inequality is yet to be fully explored.The present (...) study analyzed BMI data for adults aged 20 to 74 from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) I (1971-1974), II (1976-1980), III (1988-1994), and continuous NHANES (1999-2014). We applied tools developed to measure income inequality to analyze the inter-temporal variation in the BMI distribution among US adults. Using stochastic dominance tests, we construct partial orderings on cumulative BMI distributions during the study period. Shapley decompositions and inequality

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2016 Population health metrics

159. Erratum to: ‘Measuring energy expenditure in the intensive care unit: a comparison of indirect calorimetry by E-sCOVX and Quark RMR with Deltatrac II in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients’ (PubMed)

Erratum to: ‘Measuring energy expenditure in the intensive care unit: a comparison of indirect calorimetry by E-sCOVX and Quark RMR with Deltatrac II in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients’ 27075474 2016 08 17 2018 11 13 1466-609X 20 1 2016 Apr 13 Critical care (London, England) Crit Care Erratum to: 'Measuring energy expenditure in the intensive care unit: a comparison of indirect calorimetry by E-sCOVX and Quark RMR with Deltatrac II in mechanically ventilated critically ill

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2016 Critical Care

160. Units of Measure

Units of Measure Units of Measure Toggle navigation Brain Head & Neck Chest Endocrine Abdomen Musculoskeletal Skin Infectious Disease Hematology & Oncology Cohorts Diagnostics Emergency Findings Procedures Prevention & Management Pharmacy Resuscitation Trauma Emergency Procedures Ultrasound Cardiovascular Emergencies Lung Emergencies Infectious Disease Pediatrics Neurologic Emergencies Skin Exposure Miscellaneous Abuse Cancer Administration 4 Units of Measure Units of Measure Aka: Units (...) One kilogram (kg) = 2.205 pounds (or 35 ounces) One grain = 64.799 mg One microgram (ug) = 0.000001 grams One ounce = 28 grams Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing) These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Units of Measure." Click on the image (or right click) to open the source website in a new browser window. Related Studies (from Trip Database) Related Topics in Examination About FPnotebook.com is a rapid access, point-of-care medical reference

2018 FP Notebook

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