Measurement of morphological and physiological skin properties in aged care residents: a test–retest reliability pilot study

ABSTRACT This test–retest pilot study investigated the intra‐rater reliability and reproducibility of non‐invasive technologies to objectively quantify morphological (colour, thickness and elasticity) and physiological (transepidermal water loss (TEWL), hydration, sebum and pH) skin properties in an aged care population. Three consecutive measurements were taken from five anatomical skin sites, with the mean of each measurement calculated. The intra‐class correlation coefficient (ICC) and the standard error of measurement (SEM) were used to examine the intra‐rater reliability and reproducibility of measurements. Non‐invasive technologies in this study showed almost perfect reliability for ultrasound measurements of the subepidermal low echogenicity band (SLEB) (ρ = 0·95–0·99) and skin thickness (ρ = 0·95–0·99) across all sites. The ICC was substantial to almost perfect for pH (ρ = 0·76–0·88) and viscoelasticity (ρ = 0·67–0·91) across all sites. Hydration (ρ = 0·53–0·85) and skin retraction (ρ = 0·57–0·99) measurements ranged from moderate to almost perfect across all sites. TEWL and elasticity were substantial to almost perfect across four sites. Casual sebum levels and most colour parameters showed poor ICC. The use of non‐invasive t...
Source: International Wound Journal - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Introduction Ozone has been recently used as a safe alternative treatment in musculoskeletal disorders with fewer adverse effects than corticosteroids. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of a single injection of ozone with that of a corticosteroid in the treatment of shoulder impingement. Design Thirty patients with shoulder pain and clinical signs and symptoms of impingement were randomly assigned into two groups: ultrasound-guided injection with ozone or corticosteroid. Patients’ symptoms were evaluated by visual analog scale, constant score, shoulder pain and disability scale, shoulder range of...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Video Gallery Source Type: research
We describe a case of posttraumatic chronic intercostal neuralgia, in which successful pain relief was achieved via repeated injections of local anesthetic and steroid combinations in the serratus anterior plane under ultrasonographic guidance. This novel technique is easy to administer, reliable, and warrants further investigation with regard to its use for rehabilitation of patients who are experiencing posttraumatic chronic neuropathies of the chest wall.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
Authors: De Luca S, Fiori C, Bollito E, Garrou D, Aimar R, Cattaneo G, De Cillis S, Manfredi M, Tota D, Massa F, Passera R, Porpiglia F Abstract BACKGROUND: To evaluate if multiparametric magnetic resonance (mpMRI)- transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) fusion targeted biopsy (TBx) versus untargeted standard biopsy (SBx) may decrease the rate of pathological upgrading of Gleason score (GS) 3+4 prostate cancer (PCa) at radical prostatectomy (RP). We also evaluated the impact of percent pattern 4 and cribriform glands at biopsy in the risk of GS 3 + 4 = 7 upgrading. METHODS: 301 patients with GS 3+4 PCa on biopsy (159 SB...
Source: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Minerva Urol Nefrol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Katarzyna Bąk-Drabik, Piotr Adamczyk, Agata Chobot, Wojciech PluskiewiczSummaryPurposeTo assess the bone status in children with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) using quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurement and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at baseline and after two years of adequate treatment of the IBD and bone protection medication.MethodsSixteen children (six boys) with IBD, aged 13.4 ± 2.4 years, were examined at baseline and two years later. DXA was used to asses b...
Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Joint Bleed;   Hemophilia A Intervention:   Device: handheld ultrasound: Philips Lumify integrated tele-ultrasound powered by Reacts collaborative platform Sponsors:   Bloodworks;   Genentech, Inc. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Female Stress Urinary Incontinence Interventions:   Device: LIPUS-1;   Device: LIPUS-2 Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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