Summary: The fitting and adjusting of artificial parts of the body. (From Stedman's, 26th ed)
Publications229 found, 100 shown here
- Transepicondylar axis accuracy in computer assisted knee surgery: a comparison of the CT-based measured axis versus the CAS-determined axisHenrica M J van der Linden-van der Zwaag
Department of Orthopaedics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Comput Aided Surg 13:200-6. 2008..During CT-free navigation in TKA, a systematic error of 3 degrees arose when determining the TEA. It is emphasized that the intraoperative epicondylar axis is different from the actual CT-based epicondylar axis...
- Evaluation of streamlined programming procedures for the Nucleus cochlear implant with the Contour electrode arrayKerrie Plant
CRC for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation, Melbourne, Australia
Ear Hear 26:651-68. 2005..The objective of this study was to evaluate streamlined programming procedures for the Nucleus cochlear implant system with the Contour electrode array...
- Visual performance and comfort with the Rose K lens for keratoconusAaron M Betts
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Optom Vis Sci 79:493-501. 2002..The "Rose K Lens for Keratoconus" is a proprietary rigid contact lens design that has been reported and marketed as a lens that provides better visual acuity and comfort than other rigid contact lens designs for keratoconus...
- Issues of importance reported by persons with lower limb amputations and prosthesesM W Legro
University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 36:155-63. 1999..Future research is recommended to adjust aspects of the fit of the prosthesis with the residual limb. Implementing periodic check-up visits could uncover problems and eliminate unnecessary suffering...
- Modular titanium alloy neck adapter failures in hip replacement--failure mode analysis and influence of implant materialThomas M Grupp
Aesculap AG Research and Development, Tuttlingen, Germany
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:3. 2010..The failures of neck adapters were divided into 66% with small CCD of 130 degrees and 60% with head lengths of L or larger. Assuming an average time to failure of 2.8 years, the cumulative failure rate was calculated with 2.4%...
- Patient prosthesis mismatch affects short- and long-term outcomes after aortic valve replacementThomas Walther
Universitat Leipzig, Herzzentrum, Klinik fur Herzchirurgie, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:15-9. 2006..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of patient prosthesis mismatch (PPM) and additional risk factors on outcome after aortic valve replacement (AVR)...
- A retrospective case series: use of SoftPerm contact lenses in patients with keratoconusYelda Ozkurt
1st Eye Clinic, Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Eye Contact Lens 33:103-5. 2007..To evaluate the performance of the SoftPerm contact lens in patients with irregular astigmatism caused by keratoconus...
- [Hybrid material contact lens in keratoconus and myopic astigmatism patients]Fernando Leal
Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil
Arq Bras Oftalmol 70:247-54. 2007..To evaluate comfort and visual performance in relation to two different used contact lens types: hybrid material (HM) and rigid-gas-permeable (RGP), in patients with regular myopic astigmatism and with keratoconus...
- The application of a computerised videokeratography (CVK) based contact lens fitting software programme on irregularly shaped corneal surfacesDaniela S Nosch
Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital, Brighton, UK
Cont Lens Anterior Eye 30:239-48. 2007....
- Use of intralimbal rigid gas-permeable lenses for pellucid marginal degeneration, keratoconus, and after penetrating keratoplastyZeynep Ozbek
Cornea Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Eye Contact Lens 32:33-6. 2006..To discuss the results of fitting Dyna Intra-Limbal lenses (Lens Dynamics, Inc., Golden, CO) (DIL) for pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD), keratoconus, and after penetrating keratoplasty (PK)...
- Kerasoft IC compared to Rose-K in the management of corneal ectasiasFernando J Fernandez-Velazquez
School of Optometry, Universidad Camilo Jose Cela, Madrid, Spain
Cont Lens Anterior Eye 35:175-9. 2012....
- Comparing cochlear implant users' speech performance with processor fittings based on conventionally determined T and C levels or on compound action potential thresholds and live-voice speech in a prospective balanced crossover studyChristina Willeboer
University Medical Center Utrecht, Hearing Research Laboratories, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ear Hear 27:789-98. 2006..The objective of the present study is to improve the efficiency of the fitting procedure of cochlear implant processors by making use of measurements of the electrically evoked compound actio potential (ECAP) and live-voice speech...
- The use of video-keratoscopy in predicting contact lens parameters for keratoconic fittingLuigina Sorbara
Centre for Contact Lens Research, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
Cont Lens Anterior Eye 33:112-8. 2010..The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the use the video-keratoscope in determining the type and size of the cone in keratoconus and PMD patients and the final back optic zone diameter (BOZD) and total lens diameter (LD)...
- SynergEyes lenses for keratoconusYasmine F Abdalla
Cornea Service, Wills Eye Institute, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cornea 29:5-8. 2010..To discuss the initial results of fitting SynergEyes hybrid contact lenses (SynergEyes, Inc, Carlsbad, CA) for keratoconus (KC) and pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD)...
- Utility of a semi-scleral contact lens design in the management of the irregular corneaMiguel Romero-Jiménez
MGR Doctores, Madrid, Spain
Cont Lens Anterior Eye 36:146-50. 2013..To evaluate the utility of the Rose K2 XL semi-scleral contact lens (Menicon Co. Ltd., Nagoya, Japan) in the management of the irregular cornea...
- Comparison of fit accuracy between Procera custom abutments and three implant systemsTiago de Morais Alves da Cunha
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, UNIME, Brazil
Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 14:772-7. 2012..Although increase of misfit has been reported when associating implant and abutment from different manufacturers, Procera® (Nobel Biocare™, Göteborg, Sweden) custom abutment has been universally used in clinical practice...
- Measurement of the rotational misfit and implant-abutment gap of all-ceramic abutmentsWael N Garine
Eastman Dental Center, Division of Prosthodontics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14620, USA
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 22:928-38. 2007....
- Magnetic resonance imaging technology in transtibial socket research: a pilot studyArjan W P Buis
National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland G4 0LS
J Rehabil Res Dev 43:883-90. 2006..Results show that extracting the bone structure and using it as the reference grid to quantify the differences in volume and shape of the soft tissues of the residual limb is feasible...
- Pilot study: data-capturing consistency of two trans-tibial casting concepts, using a manikin stump model: a comparison between the hands-on PTB and hands-off ICECAST compact conceptsA W P Buis
National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Prosthet Orthot Int 27:100-6. 2003..This study has shown that by using the manikin model there is a clear indication that the investigated hands-off concept produces more consistent results than the hands-on concept...
- Marginal accuracy of combined tooth-implant-supported fixed dental prostheses after in vitro stress simulationArne F Boeckler
Department of Prosthodontics, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
Clin Oral Implants Res 19:1261-9. 2008..This in vitro study examined the marginal accuracy in TISFDP after simulated stress in an artificial oral environment...
- Changes in prosthetic screw stability because of misfit of implant-supported prosthesesLulwa Ebrahim E al-Turki
Int J Prosthodont 15:38-42. 2002..The effect of two levels of prosthesis misfit on prosthetic screw stability was evaluated...
- A computed tomography based study on rotational alignment accuracy of the femoral component in total knee arthroplasty using computer-assisted orthopaedic surgeryHenrica M J van der Linden-van der Zwaag
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
Int Orthop 35:845-50. 2011....
- Alignments and clinical results in conventional and navigated total knee arthroplastyA Ensini
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Bologna, Italy
Clin Orthop Relat Res 457:156-62. 2007..However, clinical scoring systems showed this radiographic improvement did not necessarily result in a better clinical outcome at short-term followup...
- Speech perception in nucleus CI24M cochlear implant users with processor settings based on electrically evoked compound action potential thresholdsGuido F Smoorenburg
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Audiol Neurootol 7:335-47. 2002..However, considering habituation to the initial processor setting of at least 6 months, the small decrease in the CVC scores with the new setting suggests that a more user-friendly adjustment procedure can be developed...
- Assessment of reproducibility and accuracy in templating hybrid total hip arthroplasty using digital radiographsM J Oddy
Department of Orthopaedics, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, Colney Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UZ, UK
J Bone Joint Surg Br 88:581-5. 2006..9%. On-screen templating of digital radiographs with standard acetate templates is accurate and reproducible if a radiopaque marker such as a ten-pence coin is included when the original radiograph is taken...
- 3D reconstruction of the structure of a residual limb for customising the design of a prosthetic socketZheng Shuxian
Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Xi an Jiaotong University, Postcode 710049, Xi an, PR China
Med Eng Phys 27:67-74. 2005..It can moreover avoid making a positive mould by the way of manual modifications. In addition to this, it can provide a scientific basis for the individualization of prosthetic socket design...
- Prosthesis-patient mismatch: definition, clinical impact, and preventionP Pibarot
Research Group in Valvular Heart Disease, Laval Hospital Research Centre Quebec Heart Institute, Laval University, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
Heart 92:1022-9. 2006..Moreover, as opposed to most other risk factors, PPM can largely be prevented by using a prospective strategy at the time of operation...
- Preoperative templating of femoral components on plain X-rays. Rotational evaluation with synthetic X-rays on ORTHODOCTakehito Hananouchi
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 127:381-5. 2007....
- Digital correction of magnification in pelvic x rays for preoperative planning of hip joint replacements: theoretical development and clinical results of a new protocolB The
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
Med Phys 32:2580-9. 2005..Future research might clarify if a strict calibration protocol, as presented in this study, results in more accurate preoperative planning of hip joint replacements...
- New aspects and approaches in pre-operative planning of hip reconstruction: a computer simulationMarco Viceconti
Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Via Di Barbiano 1 10, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Langenbecks Arch Surg 389:400-4. 2004..However, there is indirect evidence that simple anatomical information may not be sufficient for the surgeon to decide size and position of the implant in a repeatable manner...
- Comparison of analog and digital preoperative planning in total hip and knee arthroplasties. A prospective study of 173 hips and 65 total kneesBertram The
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Groningen University Hospital, Hanzeplein 1, NL 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
Acta Orthop 76:78-84. 2005..Digital correction of the magnification factor is expected to yield more accurate and reliable preoperative plans. We hypothesized that digital templating would be more accurate than manual templating for total hip and knee arthroplasties...
- Finite element modeling of the contact interface between trans-tibial residual limb and prosthetic socketWinson C C Lee
Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Med Eng Phys 26:655-62. 2004..It was found that peak normal and shear stresses over the regions where socket undercuts were made reduced and the stress values over other regions raised in the model having the simplifying assumption...
- Rose K contact lens fitting for keratoconusYelda Buyru Ozkurt
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, Korkut sokak, Dumankaya evleri, A1B Blok, Sen apartmani, 9 7, Istanbul, Turkey
Int Ophthalmol 28:395-8. 2008..We evaluated the clinical outcome and fitting characteristics with Rose K contact lenses in patients with irregular astigmatism due to keratoconus...
- Comparison of a mechanical acetabular alignment guide with computer placement of the socketAnthony M DiGioia
Institute for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15242, USA
J Arthroplasty 17:359-64. 2002..These results show a clear need to develop more reliable tools than were used or anatomically based alignment strategies to provide reproducible and accurate acetabular alignment...
- A classification system to measure the implant-abutment microgapStefania C Kano
Department of Preventative and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California at San Francisco, USA
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 22:879-85. 2007..The purposes of this investigation were (1) to propose a classification system based on the horizontal and vertical microgap of the implant-abutment interface and (2) to compare the implant-abutment interface in 4 groups of abutments...
- The utility and precision of analogue and digital preoperative planning for total hip arthroplastyAlejandro Gonzalez Della Valle
Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
Int Orthop 32:289-94. 2008..The sources of error were not clearly explained by variations in magnification. Inconsistent positioning of the magnification marker may jeopardise the safe implementation of digital templating...
- The design and evaluation of a hearing aid with trainable amplification parametersJustin A Zakis
Cooperative Research Centre for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation CRC HEAR, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ear Hear 28:812-30. 2007..and customized in a clinic? (2) Does the provision of trained noise suppression significantly increase the preference for the trained settings? (3) Is the preference for the trained settings correlated with a measure of training?..
- Successful prosthetic fitting of elderly trans-femoral amputees with Intelligent Prosthesis (IP): a clinical pilot studyTakaaki Chin
Hyogo Rehabilitation Center, Kobe, Japan
Prosthet Orthot Int 31:271-6. 2007..It was concluded that elderly trans-femoral amputees who are judged to be in good physical condition appear to merit the application of knee joints with superior swing phase control functions such as IP, regardless of their age...
- Literature review of the possible advantages of silicon liner socket use in trans-tibial prosthesesE C T Baars
De Vogellanden Center for Rehabilitation, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Prosthet Orthot Int 29:27-37. 2005..Further research is needed with the use of objective clinical parameters and a homogenous study group objectively to find advantages in the use of the silicon liner socket in the trans-tibial prosthesis...
- [Exoskeletal prosthetic treatment following congenital or acquired defects of the upper extremities]M Schafer
Orthopädietechniker Meister, c o Pohlig GmbH, Grabenstätter Strasse 1, Traunstein
Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 40:46-59. 2008..On the basis of various care examples, the requirements and individual approaches in exoskeletal prosthetic care of the upper extremities will be illustrated...
- A preliminary investigation into the development of 3-D printing of prosthetic socketsNicholas Herbert
Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
J Rehabil Res Dev 42:141-6. 2005..Under normal circumstances, these printed components are weak and relatively fragile. However, comfortable prosthetic sockets manufactured with 3-D printing have been used in preliminary fittings with patients...
- Bilateral fitting of BAHAs and BAHA fitted in unilateral deaf persons: acoustical aspectsStefan Stenfelt
Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden
Int J Audiol 44:178-89. 2005..Finally, the data showed that the benefit of fitting a BAHA in a unilaterally deaf person, depends on that person's transcranial attenuation...
- Fitting range of the BAHA CordelleArjan J Bosman
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Int J Audiol 45:429-37. 2006..The relatively low saturation levels of the device suggest that increasing maximum output levels may be a worthwhile consideration for candidates with more profound sensorineural loss...
- Experience with the SOUNDTEC implantable hearing aidHerbert Silverstein
Silverstein Institute, Sarasota, USA
Otol Neurotol 26:211-7. 2005..To assess the efficacy, morbidity, and patient satisfaction of the SOUNDTEC semi-implantable hearing aid...
- The objective and subjective evaluation of low-frequency expansion in wide dynamic range compression hearing instrumentsKristy J Lowery
Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996 0740, USA
J Am Acad Audiol 18:641-52. 2007..Results indicate restricting expansion to 1000 Hz overcomes speech-recognition deficits observed with expansion active across a broader spectrum without significantly reducing subjective benefit or preference...
- Challenges and recent developments in hearing aids. Part II. Feedback and occlusion effect reduction strategies, laser shell manufacturing processes, and other signal processing technologiesKing Chung
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Trends Amplif 8:125-64. 2004..Finally, the applications of advanced hearing aid technologies to enhance other devices such as cochlear implants, hearing protectors, and cellular phones are discussed...
- Clinical field follow-up of high density polyethylene (HDPE)-Jaipur prosthetic technology for trans-tibial amputeesJ S Jensen
ISPO, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prosthet Orthot Int 28:230-44. 2004..The major inadequacy in outcome relates to the use for fabrication and fitting of individuals with inadequate education and training...
- A digital processing strategy to optimize hearing aid outputs directlyPeter J Blamey
Cooperative Research Centre for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation, Richmond, Victoria, 3121, Australia
J Am Acad Audiol 15:716-28. 2004..25% was also found for the ADRO program in background noise (95% confidence interval 1.95% to 12.55%; p = 0.010). The results are consistent with earlier data for listeners with moderate to severe hearing loss...
- Tolerable hearing aid delays. V. Estimation of limits for open canal fittingsMichael A Stone
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
Ear Hear 29:601-17. 2008....
- Amputation rehabilitation and prosthetic restoration. From surgery to community reintegrationAlberto Esquenazi
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Moss Rehab Regional Amputee Rehabilitation Centre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Disabil Rehabil 26:831-6. 2004..The purpose of this review is to summarize the literature related to the advances that have taken place in the management and rehabilitation care of limb amputation...
- Preliminary evidence of asymmetry in uncomfortable loudness levels after unilateral hearing aid experience: evidence of functional plasticity in the adult auditory systemKevin J Munro
School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
Int J Audiol 45:684-8. 2006..01) when comparing post-fitting ULLs. The underlying mechanism for the asymmetry is unknown but it is consistent with learning induced reorganization within the auditory system...
- Interface pressures during ambulation using suction and vacuum-assisted prosthetic socketsTracy L Beil
Human Performance Laboratory and the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, St Cloud State University, MN, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 39:693-700. 2002....
- Clinical field testing of vulcanized rubber feet for trans-tibial amputees in tropical low-income countriesJ Steen Jensen
ISPO, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prosthet Orthot Int 30:195-212. 2006..The failure rate was 20% for the HI-Cambodia foot after 12 months. After 24 months of use, still only one VI-Solid rubber foot had failed and this foot design was found superior to the others in regard of durability...
- Kinematic and kinetic comparisons of transfemoral amputee gait using C-Leg and Mauch SNS prosthetic kneesAva D Segal
Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way, Mail Stop 151, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 43:857-70. 2006..30 +/- 0.1 vs 1.21 +/- 0.1 m/s, respectively; p = 0.004). The C-Leg prosthetic limb vertical ground reaction force decreased compared with the Mauch SNS (96.3 +/- 4.7 vs 100.3 +/- 7.5 % body weight, respectively; p = 0.0092)...
- Clinical field testing of polyurethane feet for trans-tibial amputees in tropical low-income countriesJ Steen Jensen
ISPO, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prosthet Orthot Int 30:182-94. 2006..The results with the conventional SACH foot constructions with polyurethane as filling and covering materials were so poor after 18 months that their use cannot be recommended in tropical areas of the developing world...
- [Compensation for presbyopia using contact lenses]G Bischoff
Medical Eye Care Center, Bramfelder Chaussee 269, 22177, Hamburg
Ophthalmologe 103:655-8, 660. 2006..Thus, the fitter needs experience and patient understanding, combined with fundamental knowledge of the specific lens type used...
- Prosthetic management of children with unilateral congenital below-elbow deficiencyJon R Davids
Motion Analysis Laboratory, Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:1294-300. 2006..The optimal age at the time of the initial fitting, the value of intensive prosthetic training, and the preferred prosthetic design for these children have not been established...
- Using genetic algorithms with subjective input from human subjects: implications for fitting hearing aids and cochlear implantsDeniz Baskent
Starkey Hearing Research Center, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
Ear Hear 28:370-80. 2007....
- CAD/CAM evaluation of the fit of trans-tibial sockets for trans-tibial amputation stumpsKoji Isozaki
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Social Services, Saitama Prefectural University, Japan
J Med Dent Sci 53:51-6. 2006....
- Dielectric elastomers as actuators for upper limb prosthetics: challenges and opportunitiesElaine Biddiss
Bloorview Research Institute, 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ont M4G1R8, Canada
Med Eng Phys 30:403-18. 2008..Our review suggests that the implementation of DE actuators in powered upper extremity prosthetics is not feasible at present but worthy of reevaluation as the materials advance...
- Progressive upper limb prostheticsChris Lake
Advanced Arm Dynamics of Texas, 3501 North Macarthur Boulevard, Suite 650, Irving, TX 75062, USA
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 17:49-72. 2006..If the progress to date is any indication, amputees of the future will find their dreams limited only by their imagination...
- Lower extremity socket design and suspensionKevin Carroll
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc, Orlando, FL, USA
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 17:31-48. 2006..Various available suspension systems address the needs of virtually all users. Finally, emerging technologies indicate an even brighter future for all individuals who use a lower extremity prosthesis (Fig. 13)...
- Targeted reinnervation for improved prosthetic functionTodd Kuiken
Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Room 1124, 345 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 17:1-13. 2006..It is hoped that future research will develop the technique further and build synergistically with other exciting research areas...
- Directional hearing aids: then and nowTodd A Ricketts
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8242, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 42:133-44. 2005..This article discusses the benefits and limitations of directional amplification, summarizes some current work in directional amplification, and recommends clinical application relative to the use of directional amplification...
- A questionnaire survey of the effect of different interface types on patient satisfaction and perceived problems among trans-tibial amputeesF B van de Weg
Department of Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Centre Amsterdam, Overtoom 283, Amsterdam 1054 HW, The Netherlands
Prosthet Orthot Int 29:231-9. 2005..A careful analysis of patients' preferences should be made to determine the best course of action. Further studies, preferably prospective, need to be conducted to determine which systems are most comfortable and offer least complaints...
- Evaluation of a contemporary CAD/CAM systemT McGarry
National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Prosthet Orthot Int 29:221-9. 2005..20% and -1.96%. Individual trace volumes varied between -0.0085% and -4.50%. In all volumes measured in Tests 1 and 2, all maximum volume percentage differences measured greater than 3%...
- Sound quality judgements of new hearing instrument users over a 24-week post-fitting periodKevin J Munro
School of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Int J Audiol 44:92-101. 2005..It is concluded that this pattern of preference is unaffected by acclimatisation to amplification, at least over the initial 24 weeks of instrument use...
- Hearing AIDS and musicMarshall Chasin
Musicians Clinics of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Trends Amplif 8:35-47. 2004..There are many unanswered questions and hypotheses in this area. Future research by engineers, researchers, clinicians, and musicians will aid in the clarification of these questions and their ultimate solutions...
- Clinical field follow-up of high density polyethylene (HDPE)-Jaipur prosthetic technology for trans-femoral amputeesJ S Jensen
ISPO, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prosthet Orthot Int 28:152-66. 2004..This was a reflection of the inadequacies of the prosthetic construction, particularly the knee joint, and the inadequate training of those involved in fitting and fabrication of the devices...
- Acoustic analysis of speech through a hearing aid: perceptual effects of changes with two-channel compressionLouise Hickson
Communication Disability in Ageing Research Unit, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Queensland, Australia
J Am Acad Audiol 14:414-26. 2003....
- Lengthening of short stumps for functional use of prosthesesH Orhun
Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatic Surgery, Dr Lüfi Kirdar Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Prosthet Orthot Int 27:153-7. 2003..The Ilizarov Technique is an effective method of lengthening of a stump and it does not require a tissue expander in selected patients. Patients have been able to use their prosthesis 6 months after surgery...
- CIR sand casting system for trans-tibial socketY Wu
Centre for International Rehabilitation, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Prosthet Orthot Int 27:146-52. 2003..Compatibility with all existing prosthetic components is retained. It is believed the CIR socket fabrication system may be a competitive alternative for prosthetic service providers in developing countries...
- Walking in a vacuum-assisted socket shifts the stump fluid balanceJ Goswami
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport Science, St Cloud University, Minnesota 56301 4498, USA
Prosthet Orthot Int 27:107-13. 2003..This change in fluid balance towards a net gain supports the findings by Board et al. (2001) that vacuum-assist ensures a good fit during the day in ambulatory trans-tibial traumatic amputees with mature stumps...
- Use of a loudness model for hearing aid fitting. V. On-line gain control in a digital hearing aidStefan Launer
Phonak AG, Stafa, Switzerland
Int J Audiol 42:262-73. 2003..Limitations of the present approach are described, and the approach is compared with more traditional approaches using multichannel compression, and with previous approaches using loudness models for fitting hearing aids...
- A comparison of trans-tibial amputee suction and vacuum socket conditionsW J Board
Department of Health, Physical Education and Sports Science, Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota 56301-4498, USA
Prosthet Orthot Int 25:202-9. 2001..The combination of reduced pistoning and maintenance of volume is thought to account for the more symmetrical gait observed with the vacuum...
- Acquired limb deficiencies. 4. TroubleshootingC E Levy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service and Brain Rehabilitation Research Service, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Dept of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:S25-30. 2001..Diagnostic and treatment approaches to skin breakdown in the transtibial amputee and to knee instability in the transfemoral amputee are also presented. OVERALL ARTICLE OBJECTIVE: To analyze common clinical problems of amputees...
- [Status of hearing aid use by children in schools for the hearing impaired and deaf]E Seifert
HNO 49:382-7. 2001..These alarming results, which are probably not only of regional significance, demonstrate that the hearing aid status of children attending schools for the hearing impaired or for the deaf is in urgent need of improvement...
- A newly developed socket design for a knee disarticulation amputee who is an active athleteH Tingleff
Bandagist Centret, Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Aarhus, Denmark
Prosthet Orthot Int 26:72-5. 2002..According to the amputee the new design offers an excellent fit and enables him to concentrate fully on the technical aspects of the different disciplines...
- The hearing aid revolution: fact or fiction?Agnete Parving
WHO Collaborating Center for the Pretention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment, Department of Audiology, Bispebjerg Hospital H S, Copenhagen, Denmark
Acta Otolaryngol 123:245-8. 2003..To present the experiences of consumers with traditional hearing aids (T-HAs) and digital signal processing hearing aids (DSP-HAs) during the period 1999-2001, based on data obtained from an ongoing quality assurance programme...
- Bone-anchored hearing aids in unilateral inner ear deafnessArjan J Bosman
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Acta Otolaryngol 123:258-60. 2003..The results showed a significant benefit with the BAHA in situations involving background noise and reverberation and a reduced aversion to loud sounds in comparison to the unaided and conventional CROS conditions...
- Clinical performance and fitting characteristics with a multicurve lens for keratoconusJae Lim Lee
Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 28 Yongon Dong, Chongno Gu, Seoul 110 744, Korea
Eye Contact Lens 30:20-4. 2004..To evaluate the clinical outcome and fitting characteristics with a multicurve lens for keratoconus in a Korean population...
- Polyurethane gel liner usage in the Oxford Prosthetic ServiceA G Hatfield
Prosthetic Service, Mary Marlborough Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD England, UK
Prosthet Orthot Int 25:41-6. 2001..This group is a relatively mobile group of amputees. All those using cushion liners reported improved comfort. Some of the locking liner users reported improved comfort and suspension but this was not universally the case...
- Predicted gain and functional gain with transcranial routing of signal completely-in-the-canal hearing aidsMarc A Fagelson
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, USA
Am J Audiol 12:84-90. 2003..Implications for fitting unilateral hearing loss using TCROS amplifying systems are discussed...
- Clinical field testing of trans-femoral prosthetic technologies: resin-wood and ICRC-polypropyleneJ S Jensen
ISPO, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prosthet Orthot Int 28:141-51. 2004..Failures requiring a major intervention represented 32%. Both systems provided in this controlled environment were considered to give an acceptable clinical and technical result...
- The biomechanical effects of the inclusion of a torque absorber on trans-femoral amputee gait, a pilot studyM L van der Linden
School of Health Care Professions, University of Salford, England, UK
Prosthet Orthot Int 26:35-43. 2002..Further, including a TA may reduce the relative motion between the stump and the socket and therefore may decrease skin breakdown due to diminished shear forces...
- Bone-anchored hearing aid in unilateral inner ear deafness: a study of 20 patientsMyrthe K S Hol
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Audiol Neurootol 9:274-81. 2004..To evaluate the benefit of a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) contralateral routing of sound (CROS) in 20 patients with unilateral inner ear deafness...
- Gait, cost and time implications for changing from PTB to ICEX socketsD Datta
Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
Prosthet Orthot Int 28:115-20. 2004..In view of the considerable additional cost of providing ICEX and the lack of evidence of improvement in any parameter tested, the routine provision of ICEX prostheses to unselected trans-tibial amputees cannot be recommended...
- Ultrasound imaging in lower limb prostheticsTania Douglas
Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 10:11-21. 2002..This paper reviews ultrasound image acquisition and processing methods as they have been applied in lower limb prosthetics...
- Laboratory and clinical tests of a prototype pressure sensor for clincial assessment of prosthetic socket fitA A Polliack
Rehabilitation Engineering Program, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA, USA
Prosthet Orthot Int 26:23-34. 2002..The results from this study were encouraging and the authors hope to conduct further laboratory and clinical trials to assess the influence of shear force and dynamic loading on sensor response...
- [40% of hearing aids are not worn. Making sure the device doesn't wind up in the drawer!]M Koester
Abt Hör, Stimm und Sprachstörungen, Universitatsklinik Innsbruck
MMW Fortschr Med 144:34-8. 2002..The German Society for the Hard-of-Hearing has advice centres in many towns and cities that provide information and counseling on rehabilitation and the legal rights of the deaf...
- [Airlimb. Initial experiences with a new immediate early management prosthesis with individually adjustable air chambers]G M Ivanic
Allgemeines und Orthopädisches Krankenhaus Stolzalpe, 8852 Stolzalpe, Osterreich
Chirurg 73:360-5. 2002..The compliance rate is higher with this device and it could be used from the day of surgery until the definitive prostheses is made. A biomechanical cadaver study with the prostheses will also be presented...
- Use and satisfaction with prosthetic limb devices and related servicesLiliana E Pezzin
Health Policy Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:723-9. 2004..To examine the use and satisfaction with prosthetic limb devices and satisfaction with prosthetist services in a large and diverse sample of persons with limb loss...
- Primary implant placement with evisceration in patients with endophthalmitisOzlen Rodop Ozgur
Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, 1 Eye Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
Am J Ophthalmol 143:902-4. 2007..We report the results of 25 patients with endophthalmitis treated with evisceration with and without cornea preservation and primary orbital implants...
- Clinical results of an investigation of paediatric upper limb myoelectric prosthesis fitting at the Quebec Rehabilitation InstituteF Routhier
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Quebec Rehabilitation Institute, Quebec City, Canada
Prosthet Orthot Int 25:119-31. 2001..The authors conclude that a multidisciplinary team and structured training and follow-up can improve the clinical results pertaining to all the factors proposed in the literature...
- Secondary orbital implant insertion in an anophthalmic patient after orbital reconstructionP Arvanitis
Hellenic Craniofacial Center, Athens, Greece
Orbit 26:275-7. 2007..Also, a contracted socket was present with shallow lower fornix, making ophthalmic prosthesis fitting almost impossible...
- Through-knee amputation in patients with peripheral arterial disease: a review of 50 casesBryan C Morse
Academic Department of Surgery, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Greenville, SC 29605, USA
J Vasc Surg 48:638-43; discussion 643. 2008..Mazet" technique TKAmp procedure that creates shorter flaps to close the wound and greatly facilitates prosthesis fitting. The purpose of this study is to review our results with TKAmp in patients with peripheral vascular disease ..
- External breast prostheses in post-mastectomy care: women's qualitative accountsP Gallagher
Faculty of Science and Health, School of Nursing, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 19:61-71. 2010..These findings are integral for the development of standards of practice in the fitting and supply of external breast prostheses in post-mastectomy care...
- [Partial replantation following proximal limb injury]T Dubert
Clinique La Francilienne, 16, avenue Hôtel de Ville, 77340 Pontault Combault
Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot 86:665-74. 2000..If the proximal stump beyond the last joint is very short, it may be possible to restore some length by partial replantation of spared tissues from the amputated part. We present here the results we obtained following this policy...
- Prosthetic rehabilitation in traumatic upper limb amputees (an Indian perspective)Kumar Bhaskaranand
Hand and Microvascular Surgery Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, 576119 Manipal, Karnataka, India
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 123:363-6. 2003..This study attempts to evaluate the success of prosthetic rehabilitation in this group of patients, determine the reasons for non-compliance and find ways to increase prosthetic acceptance...
- Improved comfort and function of arm prosthesis after implantation of a Humerus-T-Prosthesis in trans-humeral amputeesEivind Witsø
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St Olav s University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
Prosthet Orthot Int 30:270-8. 2006..It was concluded that this new concept for prosthesis fitting of trans-humeral amputees looks promising, but alternative designs of the implant should be tested.
- A photoelastic clinical study of the static load distribution at the stump/socket interface of PTB socketsP Sewell
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Prosthet Orthot Int 29:291-302. 2005..This paper presents qualitative photoelastic socket surface contour data gathered during several prosthesis fitting sessions for two male trans-tibial amputees...
- Gait Kinematic Parameter Measurement and Analysis SystemAARON OLOWIN; Fiscal Year: 2006..The proposed technology will simplify and expand access to accurate gait measurement technology, allowing it to be used in many more applications and on individuals in their natural environments. ..
- Immediate fit using innovative technology, transtibial prosthesisTimothy R Dillingham; Fiscal Year: 2013..customers are many and include;i) amputees from impoverished countries for whom conventional manufacture and prosthesis fitting are cost prohibitive, ii) amputees who experience volume changes in their residual limb shortly after ..
- Ultrathin Shear Force Sensor for Direction and MagnitudeRobert Schmidt; Fiscal Year: 2002..a Phase II we will refine and test this sensor in wheelchair seating, above the knee and below the knee prosthesis fitting, and foot-floor contact force measurements...
- PRACTICAL CONTROLLED-IMPEDANCE ABOVE KNEE PROSTHESISHAROLD SEARS; Fiscal Year: 1992..e., easily programmable and adjustable) could also function as an evaluation tool during the prosthesis fitting stage, for determining certain pre- programmed settings in a simpler, less expensive knee joint installed in ..
- NEW BIOMATERIALS TO MINIMIZE SCAR TISSUE FORMATIONJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2002..e. soft-tissue complications that require surgical repair through use of a biomaterial. The new materials will prevent scar tissue formation and reduce the occurrence of secondary complications. ..
- INTERFACE MECHANICS, MATERIALS AND TISSUE RESPONSEJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2007..The development of methods to predict and overcome the detrimental effects of residual limb shape change and ultimately prevent soft-tissue breakdown will help to prevent secondary disability and morbidity in the amputee population. ..
- INTERFACE MECHANICS, MATERIALS, AND TISSUE RESPONSEJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- INTERFACE MECHANICS, MATERIALS, AND TISSUE RESPONSEJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Skin Adaptation to Mechanical StressJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2006..By understanding the process of skin adaptation (natural skin strengthening) at both a cellular and molecular level, therapies to encourage skin adaptation before breakdown occurs can be intelligently pursued. ..
- Assessment of Tissue Response to StressJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2006..this technology could be applied to other areas of rehabilitation, for example, shoe design for patients with insensate feet, cushion design for wheelchair users, and mattress design for bedridden patients [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Optimizing Hearing Aid Fitting for Older AdultsRobyn Cox; Fiscal Year: 2007..For these individuals, resources presently allocated to hearing aid purchase would be used more effectively for alternate rehabilitation methods. Outcomes of 100 bilateral hearing aid fittings will be evaluated. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Hearing Loss and the Utility of Speech InformationBenjamin Hornsby; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Aging and Speech Communication: A Research ConferenceLarry Humes; Fiscal Year: 2007..The proposed conference should lead to further progress in understanding and remedying the speech-communication difficulties of older adults. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Aging and temporal processing: A multi-modality studyLarry E Humes; Fiscal Year: 2010..Structural equation modeling will be used to examine the correlations between measures and address the degree to which different modalities share a common temporal processing mechanism that is affected by age. ..
- Aging and Speech Communication: A Research ConferenceLarry Humes; Fiscal Year: 2005..It is hoped that by doing so new Insights into the complex nature of the problem might lead to novel approaches to the improvement of speech communication in older adults. ..
- Robotic Prosthesis Alignment System: RoboPALDavid Boone; Fiscal Year: 2007..It will also allow the patient to directly participate in aligning the limb, and will make it possible for alignment to be accomplished remotely through a telemedicine paradigm. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Longitudinal Analysis of Silicone Hydrogel (LASH) StudyLoretta Szczotka Flynn; Fiscal Year: 2008..224 patients will be enrolled and followed for three years in this longitudinal cohort study. ..
- Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Research Training GrantJOSEPH IANNOTTI; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Visual Optics and CorneaP Soni; Fiscal Year: 2008..Extensive recruitment tools and personal contacts will be utilized to advertise the program broadly to attract the best applicants including women and minorities. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Signal Processing in AuditionFan Gang Zeng; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- Abnormality manipulation for tomographic imaging perception researchMark Madsen; Fiscal Year: 2009..By making these abnormality manipulation tools available, this project will enable more and better research to reduce or eliminate diagnostic error, thereby improving public health. ..
- Development of a SimTK-based framework for hemiparetic walking assessmentRichard R Neptune; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- COCHLEAR IMPLANT--AUDITORY FUNCTION & SPEECH PERCEPTIONMichael Dorman; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- COLLABORATIVE LONGITUDINAL EVALUATION KERATOCONUS STUDYKarla Zadnik; Fiscal Year: 2004..Louis, Missouri, and the CLEK Photography Reading Center at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, Ohio. ..
- Randomized Trial of Tinnitus Retraining TherapyRichard Tyler; Fiscal Year: 2008..If TRT is shown to be no more effective than masking or counseling, professionals should focus on more efficient therapeutic techniques. This experiment will test the neurophysiological model of tinnitus. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- The Contact Lens and Dry Eye StudyJason Nichols; Fiscal Year: 2006..The long-term objective of this research is to contribute to a better understanding of the etiology and risk factors for contact lens-related dry eye so that progress can be made toward its prevention. ..
- CLINICAL RESEARCH CURRICULUMKarla Zadnik; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Mini Bone-Attached Robot for Joint ArthroplastyBranislav Jaramaz; Fiscal Year: 2006..This precise placement of the femoral component should reduce the possibility of impingement, patellar maltracking, and component loosening, and improve patient outcomes. ..
- Companion Microphones: Increased SNR for 3+ talkersMEAD KILLION; Fiscal Year: 2003..In addition, a subjective value rating will provide a practical check on the utility of these developments. ..
- LTC Policies and Elderly Living and Care ArrangementsLiliana Pezzin; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Vision Research--Biostatistics and Epidemiology ModuleKarla Zadnik; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- OPTOMETRY COORDINATING CENTERKarla Zadnik; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- CONTACT LENSES AND MYOPIA (CLAMP) STUDYJEFFREY WALLINE; Fiscal Year: 2003..The CLAMP Study is the ideal scope and size of study to train Dr. Walline to become an independent investigator and has the potential to change the standard of care for young children who become nearsighted. ..
- Perception of Competing Talkers by the Hearing-ImpairedCAROL MACKERSIE; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Hearing Therapies for the FutureGabrielle Saunders; Fiscal Year: 2007..S. population over the age of 65 years, and most (83%) individuals over the age of 70 years. By targeting NIHL, therefore, this conference has potential to benefit all Americans. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- AUDITORY MOTION PERCEPTIOND Grantham; Fiscal Year: 2002..The basic knowledge gained from these experiments might well have important practical applications for human performance in our dynamic environment. ..
- Ultrasonic Registration of Knee Anatomy to MRI ImagesBranislav Jaramaz; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..