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BACKGROUND Quantitative behavioral testing is necessary to establish a reproducible measure of differential functional blockade during regional anesthesia. Methods for assessment of the neurologic status (mental status, posture, gait, proprioception, motor function, autonomic function, and nociception) in veterinary neurology were adapted for the rat and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study explores how well staff and family proxies' reports on selected quality-of-life (QOL) domains (comfort, dignity, functional competence, privacy, meaningful activity, food enjoyment, relationships, security, and autonomy) correspond to residents' own reports. METHODS We compared QOL domain scores for nursing home residents and 1,326(More)
In an effort to develop a method for standardizing patients' reports of pain intensity, we tested seven different approaches to employing patients' ratings of four consistent types of pain as a means of correcting their reports (the average of the four standard pain measures, the average of the greater pains--finger in a door and tooth drilling, the average(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the numerous outcomes measures described it remains unclear what aspects of patient outcome are important in determining actual improvement following total knee arthroplasty revisions (TKAR). We performed a prospective cohort study of TKAR to determine the components of clinical improvement and how they are related and best measured. (More)
AD. Fibroblast polarization is a matrix-rigidity-dependent process controlled by focal adhesion mechanosensing. Schellenberg, A. et al. Matrix elasticity, replicative senescence and DNA methylation patterns of mesenchymal stem cells. Biomaterials 35, 6351–8 (2014). Cesa, C. M. et al. Micropatterned silicone elastomer substrates for high resolution analysis(More)
This report may be used, in whole or in part, as the basis for development of clinical practice guidelines and other quality enhancement tools, or a basis for reimbursement and coverage policies. AHRQ or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services endorsement of such derivative products may not be stated or implied. AHRQ is the lead Federal agency charged(More)
New formulations of the direct and inverse problems for the moving dipole are offered. It has been suggested to limit the study by a small area on the chest surface. This lowers the role of the medium inhomogeneity. When formulating the direct problem, irregular components are considered. The algorithm of simultaneous determination of the dipole and regular(More)
The character of baroreceptor reflexes was studied in conscious cats both under resting conditions and during emotional stress. During naturally evoked emotional tension 32 cats showed a two-phase change in arterial pressure: an initial hypotension was followed by a rise in arterial pressure. The pressor component was accompanied by a suppression of the(More)
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