What is the Responsiveness and Respondent Burden of the New Knee Society Score?
What is the Responsiveness and Respondent Burden of the New Knee Society Score? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr 04;: Authors: Maniar RN, Maniar PR, Chanda D, Gajbhare D, Chouhan T Abstract BACKGROUND: Although the new Knee Society score (NKSS) has been validated by a task force, a longitudinal study of the same cohort of patients to evaluate the score's responsiveness and respondent burden has not been reported, to our knowledge. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We analyzed the NKSS for (1) responsiveness; (2) respondent burden; and (3) convergent validity in 148 patients studied longitudinally during more than 1 year. METHODS: During an 8-month period, 165 patients underwent TKA by the same surgeon at our institution, of whom 148 (90%) completed this study; the others were excluded because of distance to travel or loss to followup at the specified time. The NKSS, WOMAC, and SF-12 were completed by each patient 1 day before surgery and at 3 and 12 months postoperatively. At the same times, the original KSS (OKSS) which is designed as an observer's assessment, was completed by the same orthopaedic fellow for all patients. Responsiveness of the NKSS was assessed by determining effect size, standardized response mean (SRM), and ceiling and floor effects. Respondent burden was assessed through time to completion recorded in minutes and ease of completion which was measured objectively on a Likert scale of 1 to 5 by the patients. Convergent validity was assessed...
CLEVELAND - Two healthcare organizations are coming together to form a joint venture that will expand the boundaries of care through telehealth. Cleveland Clinic and American Well announced the joint venture named The Clinic, during the first day of the 2019 Medical Innovation Summit (MIS). Cleveland Clinic will offer up its expertise in virtual care and Boston-based American Well will contribute its digital health technology platform. The two companies are focused on leading the industry toward integrated, digital care delivery models that complement and are connected to traditional care settings. Executives from the orga...
CONCLUSIONS In a summary, by inhibiting the STAT3 activation, esculetin shows potential anticancer effects against the laryngeal cancer. PMID: 31630150 [PubMed - in process]
Is switching to this dual regimen an effective strategy for older HIV patients with toxicity concerns or comorbidities?HIV Medicine
Introduction:Prehospital pediatric endotracheal intubation has lower first-pass success rates compared to adult intubations and in general may not offer a survival benefit. Increasingly, emergency medical services (EMS) systems are deploying prehospital extraglottic airways (EGA) for primary pediatric airway management, yet little is known about their efficacy. We evaluated the impact of a pediatric prehospital airway management protocol change, inclusive of EGAs, on airway management and patient outcomes in children in cardiac arrest or respiratory failure.Methods: Using data from a large, metropolitan, fire-based EMS ser...
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CONCLUSIONS: Despite the slight increases in the 10-year observation period a stable trend cannot be assumed. However, this study might be useful as baseline for other studies on SDM implementation. PMID: 31629688 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has pledged $12 million to the Global Fund to tackle HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
CONCLUSION: Ultrastructural changes in rat liver tissue in conditions of obstructive jaundice may be reversible after restoration of drainage. On the other hand, ultrastructural changes in renal tissue in cases of prolonged jaundice are irreversible even if the internal drainage is restored. KEY WORDS: Bile Duct, Liver, Kidney, Obstructive Jaundice. PMID: 31630139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Pierret T, Briault A, Reymond E, Benet J, Arbib F, Pison C PMID: 31629604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]