Agnes Germaine D'Entremont

Agnes Germaine D'Entremont
University of British Columbia - Vancouver | UBC · Department of Mechanical Engineering

PhD

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Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often have changes in proximal femoral geometry. Neck-shaft angle (NSA), Hilgenreiner epiphyseal angle (HEA) and head-shaft angle (HSA) are used to measure these changes. The impact of femoral rotation on HEA/HSA and of ab/adduction on HEA/HSA/NSA is not well known. This study aimed to determine and compare the eff...
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Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is a juvenile hip disorder associated with residual femoral head deformity, cartilage degeneration and a high risk of early onset hip osteoarthritis. Assessing management of LCPD in the healed phase requires an understanding of when and where hip cartilage damage happens. While it has been shown that cartilage is d...
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Perusall is a collaborative annotation platform designed for pre-readings in a flipped classroom, but can also be used for stand-alone, asynchronous reading discussion components of courses. We examine the use of Perusall as a social constructivist learning tool in two upper year/graduate courses in Mechanical Engineering. Perusall was used to repl...
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Objective To explore clinical characteristics in individuals with patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PFOA) compared to individually-matched asymptomatic controls. We also explored associations between functional performance and patient-reported symptoms with patellofemoral alignment. Methods We assessed 15 individuals with PFOA and 15 individually-mat...
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Open Education Resources are pedagogical resources which are available under open licences for reuse and remixing. These resources support collaborative development of education material, the ongoing evolution and improvement of the material and easy access to both educators and students. Several initiatives exist for OER in Canada, and resources s...
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WeBWorK online homework usage data for a second-year, 130-student mechanical engineering course was analyzed using latent profile analysis (LPA) to identify student usage patterns and their relation to tests/exams grades. Ten WeBWorK usage variables were used by LPA to identify three distinct student sub-groups having particular usage patterns. The...
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Online homework systems are being increasingly used for auto-graded, instant feedback homework and practice for students in math, science and engineering. Students may use these systems, which often allow multiple or unlimited tries, in ways that are different from completing traditional paper-based homework, however research relating online homewo...
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Patellofemoral (PF) osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent and clinically important knee OA subgroup. Malalignment may be an important risk factor for PF OA. However, little is known about alignment in PF OA, particularly in an upright, weightbearing environment. Using a vertically‐oriented open‐bore MR scanner, we evaluated 3D knee alignment in 15 PF...
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The competitive application process for manyCanadian engineering schools can lead to enrollingcohorts of students where nearly everyone is accustomed to having above average grades. Anecdotally, instructors frequently observe a difficult transition to earning average or below average grades. This may be due to students strongly basing their sense o...
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WeBWorK is an open-source online homework platform used in mathematics as well as engineering, where students can be assigned calculated answer engineering science problems. Problems with staged answers (multi-box) problems are possible on this system, and could offer feedback for the answers at each intermediate step of the solution. This would al...
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This paper explores the student experience of discipline selection, through the perspective of students in a common first year engineering program at the University of British Columbia. It also presents and examines a number of new innovations have been introduced to the UBC curriculum to support students in this regard. In general, there is limite...
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– WeBWorK is a widely-used open-source, online homework tool where instructors may author their own problems, or select problems from an Open Problem Library. While it is extensively and globally used in mathematics, there are few problems available for engineering subjects. Due to initial student feedback based on mathematics problems, we decided...
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Engineering remains a male-dominated profession, despite efforts toward change. It is possible that the images used in undergraduate recruitment materials could influence how an individual might perceive their “fit” within engineering. We considered both the representation and context of individuals shown in images and videos collected from 18 Cana...
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Understanding engineering is an important factor in fully participating in civic decision-making, however there are few opportunities for those outside engineering to learn about it. We developed and offered a course on engineering for Arts (and Commerce) students, to increase technical literacy, which counted toward the Arts degree Science require...
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Background: High tibial osteotomy is a surgical procedure to treat medial compartment osteoarthritis in varus knees. The reported success rates of the procedure are inconsistent, which may be due to sagittal plane alignment of the osteotomy. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of changing tibial slope, for a range of tibial wed...
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Objective: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a hip disorder where the femoral head slips relative to the neck at the physis. Appropriate treatment of SCFE depends on the severity of the slip, commonly categorised using the Southwick (SW) angle. The SW angle is measured in the frog-lateral leg position, which can be painful and potentiall...
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Purpose: To develop methods for evaluating 3D patellofemoral and tibiofemoral alignment in vertical open-bore magnetic resonance (MR) scanners, with participants upright and fully weight-bearing; and to evaluate the repeatability of these methods in individuals with patellofemoral osteoarthritis (OA) and in asymptomatic knees. Materials and metho...
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Gender imbalance is a persistent issueacross Canadian engineering programs. Efforts havebeen made to increase the enrolment of undergraduatewomen in engineering, but reaching gender parity inengineering has been an elusive goal. This researchexamines program recruitment images and videos from18 Canadian engineering university websites. Usingcontent...
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Purpose: To visualize healthy and abnormal articular cartilage, we investigated the potential of using the 3D multi-echo gradient echo (GRE) signal's magnitude and frequency and maps of T2* relaxation. Materials and methods: After optimizing imaging parameters in five healthy volunteers, 3D multi-echo GRE magnetic resonance (MR) images were acqu...
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Evidence-based medicine (EBM) practitioners consciously, deliberately, and consistently use the best current evidence to make patient care decisions. The evidence derives from clinical research, where randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the best evidence. However, RCTs may not be appropriate in some situations, particularly in surgery, and impo...
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Background: In situ pinning, a low-risk treatment for slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), leaves the slipped femoral head in place and may reduce range of motion (ROM) and cause impingement. It is unclear when a more complex surgery should be considered, because the relationships between severity, slip stability, remodeling, impingement, and...
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Factors affecting student self-perception in thecontext of engineering design team work are examined inthis paper. Specifically, how students of different genderand personality type rank their own contributions to theirteam relative to how their teammates rank theircontributions is considered. Gender- and personalitybaseddifferences in self-serving...
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Gender imbalance exists in nearly everyundergraduate engineering department in Canada. Thereis evidence that subtle gendered wording may influenceperceptions of women’s fit in a field. In this study, weapplied a content analysis approach to evaluating thepresence of gendered words in engineeringundergraduate recruitment materials and compared these...
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This study examines factors influencing studentconflict management styles in a team-based second yearmechanical engineering design course. Maddux describedconflict management along the dimensions ofassertiveness (seeking to meet one’s own needs) andcooperativeness (seeking to meet the other party’s needs).The key research questions in this study we...
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The aims of this study are to determine how opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) affects cartilage health in the tibiofemoral (TF) joint and patella, and to explore relationships between TF and patellofemoral (PF) joint kinematics and cartilage health in HTO. 14 knees (13 subjects) with medial TF osteoarthritis (OA) were examined before HTO an...
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The influence of gender and personality type on peer evaluation scores in a sophomore mechanical engineering design course were considered. Eight cohorts from 2006 to 2013 were considered using mixed-linear model statistical analysis. The results revealed a statistically significant effect of evaluatee's personality preference, as described by the...
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Biomechanics plays a role in the etiology of hip arthritis and in its treatment. It is surprising how little is known about hip biomechanics, given the prevalence of hip arthritis, the importance of biomechanics to many types of arthritis, and how much more is known about the biomechanics of other joints. Overall, it is clear that many hip conditio...
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Muscle moment arms are used widely in biomechanical analyses. Often they are measured in 2D or at a series of static joint positions. In the present study we demonstrate a simple MRI method for measuring muscle moment arms dynamically in 3D from a single range-of-motion cycle. We demonstrate this method in the Achilles tendon for comparison with ot...
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Background Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are an increasingly popular research tool used to evaluate the outcomes of surgical intervention. If applied appropriately, they can be useful both for disease monitoring and as a method of assessing the efficacy of treatment. Many disorders can lead to impingement in children and adolescents, but it is...
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Although it is clear that opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) changes alignment in the coronal plane, which is its objective, it is not clear how this procedure affects knee kinematics throughout the range of joint movement and in other planes. Our research question was: how does opening-wedge HTO change three-dimensional tibiofemoral and pat...
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To evaluate the effect of metal artifact reduction techniques on dGEMRIC T1 calculation with surgical hardware present. We examined the effect of stainless-steel and titanium hardware on dGEMRIC T1 maps. We tested two strategies to reduce metal artifact in dGEMRIC: (1) saturation recovery (SR) instead of inversion recovery (IR) and (2) applying the...
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MR-based methods provide low risk, noninvasive assessment of joint kinematics; however, these methods often use static positions or require many identical cycles of movement. The study objective was to compare the 3D kinematic results approximated from a series of sequential static poses of the knee with the 3D kinematic results obtained from conti...
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Magnetic resonance imaging-based methods for measuring the mechanics of human joints have been successfully applied to quantitatively evaluate biomechanics in a wide variety of joints, pathologies, and interventions. The objective of this review was to provide a detailed overview of methods in the literature for measuring joint kinematics, meniscal...

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