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  1. A small pre-test study was conducted to ascertain potential harm and anxiety associated with distributing information about possible cancer treatment options at the time of biopsy, prior to knowledge about a d...

    Authors: Steven B Zeliadt, Peggy A Hannon, Ranak B Trivedi, Laura M Bonner, Thuy T Vu, Carol Simons, Crystal A Kimmie, Elaine Y Hu, Chris Zipperer and Daniel W Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:19

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Symptoms of an adverse reaction to contrast agents for computed tomography are diverse ranging, and sometimes serious. The goal of this study is to create a scoring rule to predict adverse reactions to contras...

    Authors: Daiki Kobayashi, Osamu Takahashi, Takuya Ueda, Gautam A Deshpande, Hiroko Arioka and Tsuguya Fukui

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:18

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Developing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) supported health communication in PHC could contribute to increased health literacy and empowerment, which are foundations for enabling people to incre...

    Authors: Amina Jama Mahmud, Ewy Olander, Sara Eriksén and Bo JA Haglund

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:17

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Although information technology adequately supports clinical care in many intensive care units (ICUs), it provides much poorer support for the managerial information needed to coordinate multi-professional car...

    Authors: Heljä Lundgrén-Laine, Elina Kontio, Tommi Kauko, Heikki Korvenranta, Jari Forsström and Sanna Salanterä

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:15

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Preconception counseling is effective in reducing the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. The Internet is commonly used by women and health professionals to search for health information. We compared the consi...

    Authors: Eleonora Agricola, Francesco Gesualdo, Elisabetta Pandolfi, Michaela V Gonfiantini, Emanuela Carloni, Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo and Alberto E Tozzi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:14

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The public healthcare sector in developing countries faces many challenges including weak healthcare systems and under-resourced facilities that deliver poor outcomes relative to total healthcare expenditure. ...

    Authors: Gregory B Cline and John M Luiz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:13

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Detecting outbreaks is a crucial task for public health officials, yet gaps remain in the systematic evaluation of outbreak detection protocols. The authors’ objectives were to design, implement, and test a fl...

    Authors: Bryan Lewis, Stephen Eubank, Allyson M Abrams and Ken Kleinman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:12

    Content type: Technical advance

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  8. The dual model approach represents a promising solution for achieving semantically interoperable standardized electronic health record (EHR) exchange. Its acceptance, however, will depend on the effort require...

    Authors: Georg Duftschmid, Judith Chaloupka and Christoph Rinner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:11

    Content type: Research article

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  9. When a new drug is launched onto the market, information about the new manufactured product is contained in its monograph and evaluation report published by national drug agencies. Health professionals need to...

    Authors: Maia Iordatii, Alain Venot and Catherine Duclos

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:10

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care II (MIMIC-II) database is a free, public resource for intensive care research. The database was officially released in 2006, and has attracted a grow...

    Authors: Daniel J Scott, Joon Lee, Ikaro Silva, Shinhyuk Park, George B Moody, Leo A Celi and Roger G Mark

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:9

    Content type: Software

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  11. The practice of evidence-based medicine requires efficient biomedical literature search such as PubMed/MEDLINE. Retrieval performance relies highly on the efficient use of search field tags. The purpose of thi...

    Authors: Abu Saleh Mohammad Mosa and Illhoi Yoo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:8

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In searches for clinical trials and systematic reviews, it is said that Google Scholar (GS) should never be used in isolation, but in addition to PubMed, Cochrane, and other trusted sources of information. We ...

    Authors: Jean-François Gehanno, Laetitia Rollin and Stefan Darmoni

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:7

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The valuable clinical data, specimens, and assay results collected during a primary clinical trial or observational study can enable researchers to answer additional, pressing questions with relatively small i...

    Authors: Elizabeth K Nelson, Britt Piehler, Adam Rauch, Sarah Ramsay, Drienna Holman, Smita Asare, Adam Asare and Mark Igra

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:5

    Content type: Debate

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  14. Since the beginning of 2007, the National Health Research Institutes has been promoting the dissemination of evidence-based medicine (EBM). The current study examined longitudinal trends of behaviors in how ho...

    Authors: Yi-Hao Weng, Ken N Kuo, Chun-Yuh Yang, Heng-Lien Lo, Ya-Hui Shih, Chiehfeng Chen and Ya-Wen Chiu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:4

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Elective patient admission and assignment planning is an important task of the strategic and operational management of a hospital and early on became a central topic of clinical operations research. The manage...

    Authors: Robert Schmidt, Sandra Geisler and Cord Spreckelsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:3

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The rigorous elicitation of user needs is a crucial step for both medical device design and purchasing. However, user needs elicitation is often based on qualitative methods whose findings can be difficult to ...

    Authors: Leandro Pecchia, Jennifer L Martin, Angela Ragozzino, Carmela Vanzanella, Arturo Scognamiglio, Luciano Mirarchi and Stephen P Morgan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:2

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Results of epidemiological studies linking census with mortality records may be affected by unlinked deaths and changes in cause of death classification. We examined these issues in the Swiss National Cohort (...

    Authors: Kurt Schmidlin, Kerri M Clough-Gorr, Adrian Spoerri, Matthias Egger and Marcel Zwahlen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:1

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The purpose of this study is to develop and test reliability, validity, and utility of the Goal-Setting Evaluation Tool for Diabetes (GET-D). The effectiveness of diabetes self-management is predicated on goal...

    Authors: Cayla R Teal, Paul Haidet, Ajay S Balasubramanyam, Elisa Rodriguez and Aanand D Naik

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:152

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Secondary use of large scale administrative data is increasingly popular in health services and clinical research, where a user-friendly tool for data management is in great demand. MapReduce technology such a...

    Authors: Hiromasa Horiguchi, Hideo Yasunaga, Hideki Hashimoto and Kazuhiko Ohe

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:151

    Content type: Software

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  20. There are numerous applications for Health Information Systems (HIS) that support specific tasks in the clinical workflow. The Lean method has been used increasingly to optimize clinical workflows, by removing...

    Authors: Maryati Mohd Yusof, Soudabeh Khodambashi and Ariffin Marzuki Mokhtar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:150

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Emerging eHealth tools could facilitate the delivery of comprehensive care in time-constrained clinical settings. One such tool is interactive computer-assisted health-risk assessments (HRA), which may improve...

    Authors: Farah Ahmad, Cameron Norman and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:149

    Content type: Research article

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  22. For selection and evaluation of potential biomarkers, inclusion of already published information is of utmost importance. In spite of significant advancements in text- and data-mining techniques, the vast know...

    Authors: Erfan Younesi, Luca Toldo, Bernd Müller, Christoph M Friedrich, Natalia Novac, Alexander Scheer, Martin Hofmann-Apitius and Juliane Fluck

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:148

    Content type: Technical advance

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  23. Several generic methods have been proposed to estimate transmission parameters during an outbreak, especially the reproduction number. However, as of today, no dedicated software exists that implements these m...

    Authors: Thomas Obadia, Romana Haneef and Pierre-Yves Boëlle

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:147

    Content type: Software

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  24. Little is known about shared decision-making (SDM) with Métis, First Nations and Inuit women (“Aboriginal women”). SDM is a collaborative process that engages health care professional(s) and the client in maki...

    Authors: Janet Jull, Dawn Stacey, Audrey Giles and Yvonne Boyer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:146

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Although many studies have demonstrated the benefits of reminder/recall (RR) measures to address patient under-immunization and improve immunization coverage, they are not widely implemented by healthcare prov...

    Authors: Jennifer A Pereira, Susan Quach, Christine L Heidebrecht, Sherman D Quan, Faron Kolbe, Michael Finkelstein and Jeffrey C Kwong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:145

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The quantum increases in home Internet access and available online health information with limited control over information quality highlight the necessity of exploring decision making processes in accessing a...

    Authors: Anne M Walsh, Melissa K Hyde, Kyra Hamilton and Katherine M White

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:144

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Hyperbilirubinemia is emerging as an increasingly common problem in newborns due to a decreasing hospital length of stay after birth. Jaundice is the most common disease of the newborn and although being benig...

    Authors: Duarte Ferreira, Abílio Oliveira and Alberto Freitas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:143

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Computer-based clinical decision support systems (CDSS) are regarded as a key element to enhance decision-making in a healthcare environment to improve the quality of medical care delivery. The concern of havi...

    Authors: Murali Sambasivan, Pouyan Esmaeilzadeh, Naresh Kumar and Hossein Nezakati

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:142

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Histopathological evaluation of prostatectomy specimens is crucial to decision-making and prediction of patient outcomes in prostate cancer (PCa). Topographical information regarding PCa extension and positive...

    Authors: Okyaz Eminaga, Mahmoud Abbas, Reemt Hinkelammert, Ulf Titze, Olaf Bettendorf, Elke Eltze, Enver Özgür and Axel Semjonow

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:141

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Few educational resources have been developed to inform patients’ renal replacement therapy (RRT) selection decisions. Patients progressing toward end stage renal disease (ESRD) must decide among multiple trea...

    Authors: Jessica M Ameling, Priscilla Auguste, Patti L Ephraim, LaPricia Lewis-Boyer, Nicole DePasquale, Raquel C Greer, Deidra C Crews, Neil R Powe, Hamid Rabb and L Ebony Boulware

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:140

    Content type: Research article

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  31. A pilot experimentation of a telemonitoring system for chronic care patients is conducted in the Bilbao Primary Care Health Region (Basque Country, Spain). It seems important to understand the factors related ...

    Authors: José Asua, Estibalitz Orruño, Eva Reviriego and Marie Pierre Gagnon

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:139

    Content type: Research article

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  32. eHealth applications for out-of-hospital monitoring and treatment follow-up have been advocated for many years as a promising tool to improve treatment compliance, promote individualized care and obtain a pers...

    Authors: Anna Gund, Kaj Lindecrantz, Maria Schaufelberger, Harshida Patel and Bengt Arne Sjöqvist

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:138

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Upon admission to a hospital patients’ medications are frequently switched to alternative drugs compiled in so called hospital drug formularies. This substitution process is a laborious and error-prone task wh...

    Authors: Markus G Pruszydlo, Stefanie U Walk-Fritz, Torsten Hoppe-Tichy, Jens Kaltschmidt and Walter E Haefeli

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:137

    Content type: Technical advance

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  34. In this work, we propose a multilevel and multiparametric approach in order to model the growth and progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) after remission. OSCC constitutes the major neoplasm of th...

    Authors: Konstantinos P Exarchos, Yorgos Goletsis and Dimitrios I Fotiadis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:136

    Content type: Research article

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  35. No previous studies have addressed the integrated relationships among system quality, service quality, job satisfaction, and system performance; this study attempts to bridge such a gap with evidence-based pra...

    Authors: Ching-Sheng Chang, Su-Yueh Chen and Yi-Ting Lan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:135

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Missing or incorrect Indigenous status in health records hinders monitoring of Indigenous health indicators. Linkage of administrative data has been used to improve the ascertainment of Indigenous status. Data...

    Authors: Sandra C Thompson, John A Woods and Judith M Katzenellenbogen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:133

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Microcontact datasets gathered automatically by electronic devices have the potential augment the study of the spread of contagious disease by providing detailed representations of the study population’s conta...

    Authors: Mohammad Hashemian, Weicheng Qian, Kevin G Stanley and Nathaniel D Osgood

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:132

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Appropriate postoperative pain management contributes to earlier mobilization, shorter hospitalization, and reduced cost. The under treatment of pain may impede short-term recovery and have a detrimental long-...

    Authors: Yuh-Jyh Hu, Tien-Hsiung Ku, Rong-Hong Jan, Kuochen Wang, Yu-Chee Tseng and Shu-Fen Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:131

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Professional societies recommend shared decision making (SDM) for prostate cancer screening, however, most efforts have promoted informed rather than shared decision making. The objective of this study is to 1...

    Authors: Stacey L Sheridan, Carol Golin, Audrina Bunton, John B Lykes, Bob Schwartz, Lauren McCormack, David Driscoll, Shrikant I Bangdiwala and Russell P Harris

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:130

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Immunological strategies that achieve the prevention of tumor growth are based on the presumption that the immune system, if triggered before tumor onset, could be able to defend from specific cancers. In supp...

    Authors: Cristiano Calonaci, Ferdinando Chiacchio and Francesco Pappalardo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:129

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Efficient rule authoring tools are critical to allow clinical Knowledge Engineers (KEs), Software Engineers (SEs), and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to convert medical knowledge into machine executable clinica...

    Authors: Li Zhou, Neelima Karipineni, Janet Lewis, Saverio M Maviglia, Amanda Fairbanks, Tonya Hongsermeier, Blackford Middleton and Roberto A Rocha

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:128

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The problem list is a key part of the electronic health record (EHR) that allows practitioners to see a patient’s diagnoses and health issues. Yet, as the content of the problem list largely represents the sub...

    Authors: Casey Holmes, Michael Brown, Daniel St Hilaire and Adam Wright

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:127

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs) capturing e.g., quality of life, fatigue, depression, medication side-effects or disease symptoms, have become important outcome parameters in medical research and daily clinic...

    Authors: Bernhard Holzner, Johannes M Giesinger, Jakob Pinggera, Stefan Zugal, Felix Schöpf, Anne S Oberguggenberger, Eva M Gamper, August Zabernigg, Barbara Weber and Gerhard Rumpold

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:126

    Content type: Software

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  44. In 2006, we were funded by the US National Institutes of Health to implement a study of tuberculosis epidemiology in Peru. The study required a secure information system to manage data from a target goal of 16...

    Authors: Hamish SF Fraser, David Thomas, Juan Tomaylla, Nadia Garcia, Leonid Lecca, Megan Murray and Mercedes C Becerra

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:125

    Content type: Software

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  45. Dengue is the most common arboviral disease of humans, with more than one third of the world’s population at risk. Accurate prediction of dengue outbreaks may lead to public health interventions that mitigate ...

    Authors: Anna L Buczak, Phillip T Koshute, Steven M Babin, Brian H Feighner and Sheryl H Lewis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:124

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Mobile phone technology has demonstrated the potential to improve health service delivery, but there is little guidance to inform decisions about acquiring and implementing mHealth technology at scale in healt...

    Authors: Natalie Leon, Helen Schneider and Emmanuelle Daviaud

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:123

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The importance of respecting women’s wishes to give birth close to their local community is supported by policy in many developed countries. However, persistent concerns about the quality and safety of materni...

    Authors: Helen Cheyne, Len Dalgleish, Janet Tucker, Fiona Kane, Ashalatha Shetty, Sarah McLeod and Catherine Niven

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:122

    Content type: Research article

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