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  1. In the intensive care unit (ICU) relatives play a crucial role as surrogate decision-makers, since most patients cannot communicate due to their illness and treatment. Their level of involvement in decision-ma...

    Authors: Sophie C. Renckens, H. Roeline Pasman, Zina Jorna, Hanna T. Klop, Chantal du Perron, Lia van Zuylen, Monique A.H. Steegers, Birkitt L. ten Tusscher, Margo M.C. van Mol, Lilian C.M. Vloet and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:46
  2. Chronic kidney disease is a prevalent global health issue, particularly in advanced stages requiring dialysis. Vascular access (VA) quality is crucial for the well-being of hemodialysis (HD) patients, ensuring...

    Authors: Sarayut Julkaew, Thakerng Wongsirichot, Kasikrit Damkliang and Pornpen Sangthawan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:45
  3. Physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle are common among people with heart failure (HF), which may lead to worse prognosis. On an already existing mHealth platform, we developed a novel tool called the A...

    Authors: Andreas Blomqvist, Maria Bäck, Leonie Klompstra, Anna Strömberg and Tiny Jaarsma
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:44
  4. Sjögren’s disease (SD) is an autoimmune disease that is difficult to diagnose early due to its wide spectrum of clinical symptoms and overlap with other autoimmune diseases. SD potentially presents through ear...

    Authors: Jason Mao, Grace Gomez Felix Gomez, Mei Wang, Huiping Xu and Thankam P. Thyvalikakath
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:43
  5. The proportion of Canadian youth seeking mental health support from an emergency department (ED) has risen in recent years. As EDs typically address urgent mental health crises, revisiting an ED may represent ...

    Authors: Simran Saggu, Hirad Daneshvar, Reza Samavi, Paulo Pires, Roberto B. Sassi, Thomas E. Doyle, Judy Zhao, Ahmad Mauluddin and Laura Duncan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:42
  6. In recent years, corneal refractive surgery has been widely used in clinics as an effective means to restore vision and improve the quality of life. When choosing myopia-refractive surgery, it is necessary to ...

    Authors: Jiajing Li, Yuanyuan Dai, Zhicheng Mu, Zhonghai Wang, Juan Meng, Tao Meng and Jimin Wang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:41
  7. In this era of big data, data harmonization is an important step to ensure reproducible, scalable, and collaborative research. Thus, terminology mapping is a necessary step to harmonize heterogeneous data. Tak...

    Authors: Xinyuan Zhang, Yixue Feng, Fang Li, Jin Ding, Danyal Tahseen, Ezekiel Hinojosa, Yong Chen and Cui Tao
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 23(Suppl 4):299

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 23 Supplement 4

  8. Deep learning has demonstrated significant advancements across various domains. However, its implementation in specialized areas, such as medical settings, remains approached with caution. In these high-stake ...

    Authors: Salmonn Talebi, Elizabeth Tong, Anna Li, Ghiam Yamin, Greg Zaharchuk and Mohammad R. K. Mofrad
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:40
  9. Incarceration occurred in approximately 5% to 15% of inguinal hernia patients, with around 15% of incarcerated cases progressing to intestinal necrosis, necessitating bowel resection surgery. Patients with int...

    Authors: Jiajie Zhou and Xiaoming Yuan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:39
  10. Hemodialysis is a life-saving treatment used to eliminate toxins and metabolites from the body during poisoning. Despite its effectiveness, there needs to be more research on this method precisely, with most s...

    Authors: Mitra Rahimi, Mohammad Reza Afrash, Shahin Shadnia, Babak Mostafazadeh, Peyman Erfan Talab Evini, Mohadeseh Sarbaz Bardsiri and Maral Ramezani
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:38
  11. The most common eye infection in people with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy (DR). It might cause blurred vision or even total blindness. Therefore, it is essential to promote early detection to prevent or al...

    Authors: Sai Venkatesh Chilukoti, Liqun Shan, Vijay Srinivas Tida, Anthony S. Maida and Xiali Hei
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:37
  12. Chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) is characterized by bone abnormalities, vascular calcification, and some other complications. Although there are diagnostic criteria for CKD-MBD, in s...

    Authors: Yuting Li, Yukuan Lou, Man Liu, Siyi Chen, Peng Tan, Xiang Li, Huaixin Sun, Weixin Kong, Suhua Zhang and Xiang Shao
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:36
  13. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a clinical syndrome that occurs as a result of a dramatic decline in kidney function caused by a variety of etiological factors. Its main biomarkers, serum creatinine and urine out...

    Authors: Menglu Wang, Guangjian Liu, Zhennan Ni, Qianjun Yang, Xiaojun Li and Zhisheng Bi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:35
  14. Concept drift and covariate shift lead to a degradation of machine learning (ML) models. The objective of our study was to characterize sudden data drift as caused by the COVID pandemic. Furthermore, we invest...

    Authors: Simone Maria Kagerbauer, Bernhard Ulm, Armin Horst Podtschaske, Dimislav Ivanov Andonov, Manfred Blobner, Bettina Jungwirth and Martin Graessner
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:34

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:56

  15. Smoking is a risk factor for many chronic diseases. Multiple smoking status ascertainment algorithms have been developed for population-based electronic health databases such as administrative databases and el...

    Authors: Md Ashiqul Haque, Muditha Lakmali Bodawatte Gedara, Nathan Nickel, Maxime Turgeon and Lisa M. Lix
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:33
  16. Patients with advanced cancer who no longer have standard treatment options available may decide to participate in early phase clinical trials (i.e. experimental treatments with uncertain outcomes). Shared dec...

    Authors: Liza G. G. van Lent, Mirte van der Ham, Maja J. A. de Jonge, Eelke H. Gort, Marjolein van Mil, Jeroen Hasselaar, Carin C. D. van der Rijt, Jelle van Gurp and Julia C. M. van Weert
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:32
  17. Clinical deep phenotyping and phenotype annotation play a critical role in both the diagnosis of patients with rare disorders as well as in building computationally-tractable knowledge in the rare disorders fi...

    Authors: Tudor Groza, Harry Caufield, Dylan Gration, Gareth Baynam, Melissa A. Haendel, Peter N. Robinson, Christopher J. Mungall and Justin T. Reese
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:30
  18. Oxygen saturation, a key indicator of COVID-19 severity, poses challenges, especially in cases of silent hypoxemia. Electronic health records (EHRs) often contain supplemental oxygen information within clinica...

    Authors: Akhila Abdulnazar, Amila Kugic, Stefan Schulz, Vanessa Stadlbauer and Markus Kreuzthaler
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:29
  19. Nutritional risk situations related to decreased food intake in the hospital environment hinder nutritional care and increase malnutrition in hospitalized patients and are often associated with increased morbi...

    Authors: Alan Renier Jamal Occhioni Molter, Naise Oliveira da Rocha Carvalho, Paloma Ribeiro Torres, Marlete Pereira da Silva, Patrícia Dias de Brito, Pedro Emmanuel Alvarenga Americano do Brasil, Claudio Fico Fonseca and Adriana Costa Bacelo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:28
  20. Synthetic data is an emerging approach for addressing legal and regulatory concerns in biomedical research that deals with personal and clinical data, whether as a single tool or through its combination with o...

    Authors: Imanol Isasa, Mikel Hernandez, Gorka Epelde, Francisco Londoño, Andoni Beristain, Xabat Larrea, Ane Alberdi, Panagiotis Bamidis and Evdokimos Konstantinidis
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:27
  21. The rate of geriatric hip fracture in Hong Kong is increasing steadily and associated mortality in fragility fracture is high. Moreover, fragility fracture patients increase the pressure on hospital bed demand...

    Authors: Chun-Hei Lai, Prudence Kwan-Lam Mok, Wai-Wang Chau and Sheung-Wai Law
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:26
  22. The epiretinal membrane (ERM) is a common retinal disorder characterized by abnormal fibrocellular tissue at the vitreomacular interface. Most patients with ERM are asymptomatic at early stages. Therefore, scr...

    Authors: Joon Yul Choi, Ik Hee Ryu, Jin Kuk Kim, In Sik Lee and Tae Keun Yoo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:25
  23. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a significant global public health challenge due to their high incidence rate and potential for severe consequences when early intervention is neglected. Research sho...

    Authors: Mengjie Hu, Han Peng, Xuan Zhang, Lefeng Wang and Jingjing Ren
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:24
  24. Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men, is influenced by age, family history, genetics, and lifestyle factors. Early detection of prostate cancer using screening methods improves outcomes, but the bala...

    Authors: Fatma M. Talaat, Shaker El-Sappagh, Khaled Alnowaiser and Esraa Hassan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:23
  25. The linkage of primary care, hospital and other health registry data is a global goal, and a consent-based approach is often used. Understanding the attitudes of why participants take part is important, yet li...

    Authors: Kim Greaves, Amanda King, Zoltan Bourne, Jennifer Welsh, Mark Morgan, M. Ximena Tolosa, Carissa Bonner, Tony Stanton, Michael Fryer and Rosemary Korda
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:22
  26. Symptom checker applications (SCAs) may help laypeople classify their symptoms and receive recommendations on medically appropriate actions. Further research is necessary to estimate the influence of user char...

    Authors: Anna-Jasmin Wetzel, Malte Klemmt, Regina Müller, Monika A. Rieger, Stefanie Joos and Roland Koch
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:21
  27. In recent years, the discovery of clinical pathways (CPs) from electronic medical records (EMRs) data has received increasing attention because it can directly support clinical doctors with explicit treatment ...

    Authors: Wei Li, Xin Min, Panpan Ye, Weidong Xie and Dazhe Zhao
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:20
  28. In clinical medicine, fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring using cardiotocography (CTG) is one of the most commonly used methods for assessing fetal acidosis. However, as the visual interpretation of CTG depends ...

    Authors: Zhidong Zhao, Jiawei Zhu, Pengfei Jiao, Jinpeng Wang, Xiaohong Zhang, Xinmiao Lu and Yefei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:19
  29. To develop a Chinese Diabetes Mellitus Ontology (CDMO) and explore methods for constructing high-quality Chinese biomedical ontologies.

    Authors: Jie Hu, Zixian Huang, Xuewen Ge, Yulin Shen, Yihan Xu, Zirui Zhang, Guangyin Zhou, Junjie Wang, Shan Lu, Yun Yu, Cheng Wan, Xin Zhang, Ruochen Huang, Yun Liu and Gong Cheng
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:18
  30. Heart failure is a syndrome with complex clinical manifestations. Due to increasing population aging, heart failure has become a major medical problem worldwide. In this study, we used the MIMIC-III public dat...

    Authors: Chang-Jiang Zhang, Yuan-Lu, Fu-Qin Tang, Hai-Peng Cai, Yin-Fen Qian and Chao-Wang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:17
  31. Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a frequent and grave complication associated with acute pancreatitis (AP), substantially elevating both mortality rates and the financial burden of hospitalization. The aim...

    Authors: Rufa Zhang, Minyue Yin, Anqi Jiang, Shihou Zhang, Xiaodan Xu and Luojie Liu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:16
  32. As the first point of contact for patients, General Practitioners (GPs) play a crucial role in the National Health Service (NHS). An accurate primary diagnosis from the GP can alleviate the burden on specialis...

    Authors: Ruibin Wang, Kavisha Jayathunge, Rupert Page, Hailing Li, Jian Jun Zhang and Xiaosong Yang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:15
  33. The objective of the study was to assess the effects of high-reliability system by implementing a command centre (CC) on clinical outcomes in a community hospital before and during COVID-19 pandemic from the y...

    Authors: Liza Grosman-Rimon, Pete Wegier, Ruben Rodriguez, Jane Casey, Susan Tory, Jhanvi Solanki and Barbara E. Collins
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:14
  34. Accurate diagnosis and early treatment are essential in the fight against lymphatic cancer. The application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of medical imaging shows great potential, but the diagno...

    Authors: Anying Bai, Mingyu Si, Peng Xue, Yimin Qu and Yu Jiang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:13
  35. The handling of missing data is a challenge for inference and regression modelling. A particular challenge is dealing with missing predictor information, particularly when trying to build and make predictions ...

    Authors: Pedro Cardoso, John M. Dennis, Jack Bowden, Beverley M. Shields and Trevelyan J. McKinley
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:12
  36. Infectious complications after colorectal cancer (CRC) surgery increase perioperative mortality and are significantly associated with poor prognosis. We aimed to develop a model for predicting infectious compl...

    Authors: Yuan Tian, Rui Li, Guanlong Wang, Kai Xu, Hongxia Li and Lei He
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:11
  37. Vaccine Adverse Events ReportingSystem (VAERS) is a promising resource of tracking adverse events following immunization. Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) terminology used for coding adver...

    Authors: Madhuri Sankaranarayanapillai, Su Wang, Hangyu Ji, Hsing-Yi Song and Cui Tao
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 23(Suppl 4):298

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 23 Supplement 4

  38. Knowledge graphs are well-suited for modeling complex, unstructured, and multi-source data and facilitating their analysis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, adverse event data were integrated into a knowledge gra...

    Authors: Andrew M. Simms, Anshul Kanakia, Muhammad Sipra, Bhaskar Dutta and Noel Southall
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:10
  39. Healthcare professionals (HPs) hold critical perspectives on the barriers and facilitating factors for the implementation of virtual reality (VR) dementia diagnosis tools in the clinical setting. This study ai...

    Authors: Joshua Yondjo and Joyce Siette
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:9
  40. An appropriate prediction model for adverse prognosis before peritoneal dialysis (PD) is lacking. Thus, we retrospectively analysed patients who underwent PD to construct a predictive model for adverse prognos...

    Authors: Jie Yang, Jingfang Wan, Lei Feng, Shihui Hou, Kaizhen Yv, Liang Xu and Kehong Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:8
  41. Objective prognostic information is essential for good clinical decision making. In case of unknown diseases, scarcity of evidence and limited tacit knowledge prevent obtaining this information. Prediction mod...

    Authors: M. C. Schut, D. A. Dongelmans, D. W. de Lange, S. Brinkman, N. F. de Keizer and A. Abu-Hanna
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:7
  42. Although smartphone usage is ubiquitous, and a vast amount of mobile applications have been developed for chronic diseases, mobile applications amongst stroke survivors remain unclear.

    Authors: Wenjing Cao, Azidah Abdul Kadir, Wenzhen Tang, Juan Wang, Jiamu Yuan and Intan Idiana Hassan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:6
  43. India has the most significant number of children with thalassemia major worldwide, and about 10,000-15,000 children with the disease are born yearly. Scaling up e-health initiatives in rural areas using a cos...

    Authors: Atul Kumar Jain, Prashant Sharma, Sarkaft Saleh, Tuphan Kanti Dolai, Subhas Chandra Saha, Rashmi Bagga, Alka Rani Khadwal, Amita Trehan, Izabela Nielsen, Anilava Kaviraj, Reena Das and Subrata Saha
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:5
  44. Machine learning based clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) have been proposed as a means of advancing personalized treatment planning for disorders, such as depression, that have a multifaceted etiology,...

    Authors: Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, Yangchenchen Liu, Catherine Parkhill, Nicole Morrell, Mimi Choy-Brown, Christopher Mehus, Joel Hetler and Gerald August
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:4
  45. Precise prediction of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) invasion depth is crucial not only for optimizing treatment plans but also for reducing the need for invasive procedures, consequently lowering c...

    Authors: Xiaoli Wu, Hao Wu, Shouliang Miao, Guoquan Cao, Huang Su, Jie Pan and Yilun Xu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:3
  46. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) generally has a relatively low survival rate after treatment. There is an urgent need to find new biomarkers that may improve the survival prognosis of patients. Machine-learning t...

    Authors: Yujing Cheng, Xin Yang, Ying Wang, Qi Li, Wanlu Chen, Run Dai and Chan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:2
  47. The application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the ultrasound (US) diagnosis of breast cancer (BCa) is increasingly prevalent. However, the impact of US-probe frequencies on the diagnostic efficacy of AI m...

    Authors: Zhibin Huang, Keen Yang, Hongtian Tian, Huaiyu Wu, Shuzhen Tang, Chen Cui, Siyuan Shi, Yitao Jiang, Jing Chen, Jinfeng Xu and Fajin Dong
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2024 24:1
  48. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a malignant tumor that threatens human life and health. The development of a new NSCLC risk assessment model based on electronic medical records has great potential for re...

    Authors: Shi Shang, Junyi Yuan, Changqing Pan, Sufen Wang, Xuemin Tu, Xingxing Cen, Linhui Mi and Xumin Hou
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2023 23:296
  49. Visualising patient genomic data in a cohort with embedding data analytics models can provide relevant and sensible patient comparisons to assist a clinician with treatment decisions. As immersive technology i...

    Authors: Zhonglin Qu, Quang Vinh Nguyen, Chng Wei Lau, Andrew Johnston, Paul J. Kennedy, Simeon Simoff and Daniel Catchpoole
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2023 23:295

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