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Fabian Eichelmann, Cornelia Weikert, Romina di Giuseppe, Ronald Biemann, Berend Isermann, Matthias B Schulze, Heiner Boeing and Krasimira Aleksandrova

measurements, as done in most epidemiological research settings, are stable over time and not affected by biological variability ( 14 ). So far, the reliability of chemerin as biomarker in human research has not been evaluated. To fill this gap, we aimed to

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Giorgio Grani, Livia Lamartina, Vito Cantisani, Marianna Maranghi, Piernatale Lucia and Cosimo Durante

of the present study was evaluating the interobserver reliability in the application of the main thyroid nodule US classification systems. Few attempts have been made to demonstrate whether or not these systems do allow a more reproducible

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Carlo Cinque, Manuela Zinni, Anna Rita Zuena, Chiara Giuli, Sebastiano G Alemà, Assia Catalani, Paola Casolini and Roberto Cozzolino

also necessary to physiologically or biologically validate the immunoassay used for faecal hormone measurements to test the reliability of the results found ( 21 , 22 ). In order to evaluate the biological reliability of FCM levels assessment obtained

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Marieke Stientje Velema, Aline de Nooijer, Ad R M M Hermus, Henri J L M Timmers, Jacques W M Lenders, Olga Husson and Jaap Deinum

measure. We tested reliability by measuring Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, of which the preferred level is >0.7 ( 20 ). Additionally convergent and discriminant validity were examined by calculating Spearman’s correlations between the scales and the items

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Ladan Younesi, Zeinab Safarpour Lima, Azadeh Akbari Sene, Zahra Hosseini Jebelli and Ghazaleh Amjad

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders. The aim of this study was to find the correlation between color Doppler ultrasound and serum tests as auxiliary diagnostic criteria in areas where there is no possibility of some tests. A total of 108 patients were enrolled. They were divided into three groups including patients with PCOS, patients with PCOA ultrasound, patients with ovaries and normal hormone tests. Transvaginal sonography was performed from three groups and the results were evaluated in gray scale. The volume of the ovary, the number of follicles and the placement of follicles were recorded using using Doppler spectrum of uterine artery and ovarian stroma. Their arterial resistance index was also calculated. In the next step, serum samples were evaluated to determine the level of LH, FSH, free testosterone, DHEAS and 17-OHP hormones in the early follicular phase. Gray scale ultrasonographic findings (volume and number of ovarian follicles) as well as LH values were higher in patients with PCOS than those in the other two groups. These results proved the reliability of using these factors in the prediction of PCOS. In this study, Doppler indexes did not correlate with the size of the ovaries, the number of ovarian follicles and the measured hormone levels. The findings of transvaginal ultrasound and investigating the relationship with clinical and laboratory outcomes, a more suitable pattern could be chosen for more accurate patient selection and, leading to timely treatment and reducing the complications of the disease.

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Benjamin Paul Green, Javier Thomas Gonzalez, Kevin Thomas, Emma Stevenson and Penny Louise Sheena Rumbold

. Statistical methods for assessing measurement error (reliability) in variables relevant to sports medicine . Sports Medicine 1998 26 217 – 238 . ( doi:10.2165/00007256-199826040-00002 ). 11 Hopkins W . Measures of reliability in sports medicine and

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Manjunath Goroshi, Swati S Jadhav, Vijaya Sarathi, Anurag R Lila, Virendra A Patil, Ravikumar Shah, Priya Hira, Rajaram Sharma, Shettepppa Goroshi, Gwendolyn Fernandes, Amey Rojekar, Abhay Dalvi, Ganesh Bakshi, Gagan Prakash, Nalini S Shah and Tushar R Bandgar

intergroup comparisons. Inter-rater reliability for shape, presence of necrosis and calcification was assessed by calculating Cohen’s Kappa (K) value. K value more than 0.6 was considered as good level of agreement. Inter-observer variation in measurement

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Guillem Cuatrecasas, Hatice Kumru, M Josep Coves and Joan Vidal

Arab TK Jalaie S . The interrater and intrarater reliability of the modified Ashworth Scale in the assessment of muscle spasticity: limb and muscle group effect . NeuroRehabilitation 2008 23 231 – 237 . 18560139 21 Van Hedel HJ Kumru H Röhrich

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Ananda A Santana-Ribeiro, Giulliani A Moreira-Brasileiro, Manuel H Aguiar-Oliveira, Roberto Salvatori, Vitor O Carvalho, Claudia K Alvim-Pereira, Carlos R Araújo-Daniel, Júlia G Reis-Costa, Alana L Andrade-Guimarães, Alécia A Oliveira-Santos, Edgar R Vieira and Miburge B Gois-Junior

. Growth hormone deficiency: health and longevity . Endocrine Reviews 2018 40 575 – 601 . ( ) 20 Levy SS Thralls KJ Kviatkovsky SA . Validity and reliability of a portable balance tracking system, btracks, in

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Satoshi Higuchi, Hideki Ota, Takuya Ueda, Yuta Tezuka, Kei Omata, Yoshikiyo Ono, Ryo Morimoto, Masataka Kudo, Fumitoshi Satoh and Kei Takase

correlation coefficients (ICCs). Based on the 95% confident intervals (CI) of the ICCs, values less than 0.5, values 0.5–0.75, 0.75–0.9 and those greater than 0.9 were considered indicative of poor, moderate, good and excellent reliability, respectively