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Apgar score

The Apgar score is a method to quickly summarize the health of newborn children against infant mortality. Virginia Apgar, an anesthesiologist at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital, developed the score in 1952 to quantify the effects of obstetric anesthesia on babies. The Apgar score is determined by evaluating the newborn baby on five simple criteria on a scale from zero to two, then summing up the five values thus obtained. The resulting score ranges from zero to 10. The five criteria are summarized using words chosen to form a backronym.

Ballard Maturational Assessment

The Ballard Maturational Assessment, Ballard Score, or Ballard Scale is a commonly used technique of gestational age assessment. It assigns a score to various criteria, the sum of all of which is then extrapolated to the gestational age of the fetus. These criteria are divided into physical and neurological criteria. This scoring allows for the estimation of age in the range of 26 weeks-44 weeks. The New Ballard Score is an extension of the above to include extremely pre-term babies i.e. up to 20 weeks. The scoring relies on the intra-uterine changes that the fetus undergoes during its mat ...

Blantyre coma scale

The Blantyre coma scale is a modification of the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale, designed to assess malarial coma in children. It was designed by Drs. Terrie Taylor and Malcolm Molyneux in 1987, and named for the Malawian city of Blantyre, site of the Blantyre Malaria Project.

Bristol stool scale

The Bristol stool scale is a diagnostic medical tool designed to classify the form of human faeces into seven categories. It is used in both clinical and experimental fields. It was developed at the Bristol Royal Infirmary as a clinical assessment tool in 1997, and is widely used as a research tool to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments for various diseases of the bowel, as well as a clinical communication aid; including being part of the diagnostic triad for irritable bowel syndrome.

Challacombe scale

The Challacombe scale is a widely used diagnostic medical tool designed to produce a clinical oral dryness score which quantifies the extent of dryness of the mouth, with the aim of making a decision of whether to treat or not, and to monitor its progression or regression. It can be used to assess salivary flow and therefore calculate a risk of dental caries. In addition, it has a particular use in the assessment of dry mouth in Sjogren syndrome. Based on a 10-point scale of clinical physical findings, a score of one is least severe and ten most severe.

Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale

The Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale is a system used to diagnose a potential stroke in a pre-hospital setting. It tests three signs for abnormal findings which may indicate that the patient is having a stroke. If any one of the three tests shows abnormal findings, the patient may be having a stroke and should be transported to a hospital as soon as possible. The CPSS was derived from the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale developed in 1997 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for pre-hospital use.


ⓘ Medical assessment and evaluation instruments

  • Medical technology assessment MTA is the objective evaluation of a medical technology regarding its safety and performance, its future impact on clinical
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  • and highly structured clinician - run interviews, while informal evaluation takes on a completely different tone. In informal evaluation assessments are
  • Behavioral Assessment Scale NBAS also known as the Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale BNAS was developed in 1973 by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and his colleagues
  • as Heart rate, Respiratory effort, Irritability, Tone, and Color. Ballard Maturational Assessment Bishop score Glasgow Coma Scale Paediatric Glasgow Coma
  • Design and Evaluation of Primary Flexible Packaging for Medical Products ASTM F2475 - 11 Standard Guide for Biocompatibility Evaluation of Medical Device
  • be evaluated every three years. The intention of the EPA instrument as a quality management system is to allow management and organization of medical practices
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  • October 2001 Serial evaluation of the SOFA score to predict outcome in critically ill patients Journal of the American Medical Association. 286 14
  • The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children KABC is a clinical instrument psychological diagnostic test for assessing cognitive development. Its construction