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Validation of a computerised measurement system for guided routine evaluation of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy.

Vespasiani, G, Bruni, M, Meloncelli, I, Clementi, L, Amoretti, R, Branca, S, Carinci, F, Lostia, S, Nicolucci, A, Romagnoli, F , Verga, S and Benedetti, MM (1996) Validation of a computerised measurement system for guided routine evaluation of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy. Comput Methods Programs Biomed, 51 (3). pp. 211-216.

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Abstract

A study for evaluating the use of the Cardionomic system was conducted in six Italian Centres for Diabetes. Cardionomic is a portable computerised system that is used for a guided step-by-step performance of several cardiovascular tests for autonomic neuropathy (heart rate and blood pressure). It has been compared to the traditional method using an electrocardiograph. In this study, which involved 74 diabetic patients, 392 cardiovascular tests were conducted with the electrocardiograph and 392 were done using the portable system. The results were compared to the results obtained with the ECG assuming the latter as the standard ones. All the indices of validity that were investigated (sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, positive likelihood ratio, negative likelihood ratio) indicate that the proposed system is reliable. Because it saves a considerable amount of time and is also easy to use, it represents a valid alternative for the routine screening of autonomic neuropathy.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Vespasiani, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bruni, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Meloncelli, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Clementi, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Amoretti, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Branca, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Carinci, Ff.carinci@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Lostia, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nicolucci, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Romagnoli, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Verga, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Benedetti, MMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : November 1996
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adult, Aged, Autonomic Nervous System Diseases, Cardiovascular System, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Diabetic Neuropathies, Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted, Electrocardiography, Evaluation Studies as Topic, Humans, Likelihood Functions, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, Predictive Value of Tests, Sensitivity and Specificity
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:42
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 10:42
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/828876

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