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  1. Despite increasing recognition of the importance of involving patients in decisions on preventive healthcare interventions, little is known about how well patients understand and utilise information provided o...

    Authors: Lene Sorensen, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Ivar S Kristiansen, Jørgen Nexøe and Jesper B Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:31
  2. Strokes are a leading cause of morbidity and the first cause of adult disability in the United States. Currently, no biomarkers are being used clinically to diagnose acute ischemic stroke. A diagnostic test us...

    Authors: Anupama Reddy, Honghui Wang, Hua Yu, Tiberius O Bonates, Vimla Gulabani, Joseph Azok, Gerard Hoehn, Peter L Hammer, Alison E Baird and King C Li
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:30
  3. A dengue fever outbreak occured in French Guiana in 2006. The objectives were to study the value of a syndromic surveillance system set up within the armed forces, compared to the traditional clinical surveill...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Meynard, Hervé Chaudet, Gaetan Texier, Vanessa Ardillon, Françoise Ravachol, Xavier Deparis, Henry Jefferson, Philippe Dussart, Jacques Morvan and Jean-Paul Boutin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:29
  4. Few researchers have examined the perceptions of physicians referring cases for angiography regarding the degree to which collaboration occurs during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) decision-making. W...

    Authors: Catherine R Rahilly-Tierney and Ira S Nash
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:28
  5. Treatments for coronary heart disease (CHD) have evolved rapidly over the last 15 years with considerable change in the number and effectiveness of both medical and surgical treatments. This period has seen th...

    Authors: Haider R Mannan, Matthew Knuiman and Michael Hobbs
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:27
  6. The evolving concepts of pervasive computing, ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence are increasingly influencing health care and medicine. Summarizing published research, this literature review provide...

    Authors: Carsten Orwat, Andreas Graefe and Timm Faulwasser
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:26
  7. There is uncertainty about how GPs should convey information about treatment effectiveness to their patients in the context of cardiovascular disease. Hence we study the concordance of decisions based on one o...

    Authors: Henrik Stovring, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Ivar S Kristiansen, Jorgen Nexoe and Jesper B Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:25
  8. Predicted patient life expectancy (LE) and survival probability (SP), based on a patient's medical history, are important components of surgical decision-making and informed consent. The objective of this stud...

    Authors: Michael G Clarke, Katherine P Kennedy and Ruaraidh P MacDonagh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:24
  9. For years, Uniform Resource Locator (URL) decay or "link rot" has been a growing concern in the field of biomedical sciences. This paper addresses this issue by examining the status of the URLs published in ME...

    Authors: Erick Ducut, Fang Liu and Paul Fontelo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:23
  10. Data analysis in community health assessment (CHA) involves the collection, integration, and analysis of large numerical and spatial data sets in order to identify health priorities. Geographic Information Sys...

    Authors: Matthew Scotch, Bambang Parmanto and Valerie Monaco
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:22
  11. Drug iatrogeny is important but could be decreased if contraindications, cautions for use, drug interactions and adverse effects of drugs described in drug monographs were taken into account. However, the phys...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Alain Venot, Avner Bar-Hen, Patrick Ouvrard and Catherine Duclos
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:21
  12. Discrepancies between the conclusions of different meta-analyses (quantitative syntheses of systematic reviews) are often ascribed to methodological differences. The objective of this study was to determine th...

    Authors: Ian Shrier, Jean-François Boivin, Robert W Platt, Russell J Steele, James M Brophy, Franco Carnevale, Mark J Eisenberg, Andrea Furlan, Ritsuko Kakuma, Mary Ellen Macdonald, Louise Pilote and Michel Rossignol
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:19
  13. SCT is used to assess clinical reasoning in ambiguous or uncertain situations. It allows testing on real-life situations that are not adequately measured with current tests. It probes the multiple judgments th...

    Authors: Jean Paul Fournier, Anne Demeester and Bernard Charlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:18
  14. E-health is increasingly valued for supporting: 1) access to quality health care services for all citizens; 2) information flow and exchange; 3) integrated health care services and 4) interprofessional collabo...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Gagnon, France Légaré, Jean-Paul Fortin, Lise Lamothe, Michel Labrecque and Julie Duplantie
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:17
  15. Many medication errors are encountered in drug prescriptions, which would not occur if practitioners could remember the drug properties. They can refer to drug monographs to find these properties, however drug...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Catherine Duclos, Avner Bar-Hen, Patrick Ouvrard and Alain Venot
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:16
  16. Monitoring of hospital information system (HIS) usage can provide insights into best practices within a hospital and help to assess time trends. In terms of effort and cost of benchmarking, figures derived aut...

    Authors: Martin Dugas, Markus Eckholt and Holger Bunzemeier
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:15
  17. Clear communication about the possible outcomes of proposed medical interventions is an integral part of medical care. Despite its importance, there have been few studies comparing different formats for presen...

    Authors: James G Dolan and Stephen Iadarola
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:14
  18. Physician participation in clinical research recruitment efforts is critical to many studies' success, but it is often limited. Use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR)-based, point-of-care Clinical Trial Aler...

    Authors: Peter J Embi, Anil Jain and C Martin Harris
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:13
  19. In spite of succesful adoption of electronic patient records (EPR) by Norwegian GPs, what constitutes the actual benefits and effects of the use of EPRs in the perspective of the GPs and patients has not been ...

    Authors: Tom Christensen and Anders Grimsmo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:12
  20. Low-cost handheld computers (PDA) potentially represent an efficient tool for collecting sensitive data in surveys. The goal of this study is to evaluate the quality of sexual behavior data collected with hand...

    Authors: Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, Walter H Curioso, Marco A Gonzales, Wilfredo Evangelista, Jesus M Castagnetto, Cesar P Carcamo, James P Hughes, Patricia J Garcia, Geoffrey P Garnett and King K Holmes
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:11
  21. An important question in the development of decision aids about colon cancer (CRC) screening is whether to include an explicit discussion of the option of not being screened. We examined the effect of includin...

    Authors: Jennifer M Griffith, Marlie Fichter, Floyd J Fowler, Carmen Lewis and Michael P Pignone
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:10
  22. Correct diagnosis in psychiatry may be improved by novel diagnostic procedures. Computerized Decision Support Systems (CDSS) are suggested to be able to improve diagnostic procedures, but some studies indicate...

    Authors: Lars G Bergman and Uno GH Fors
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:9
  23. The Internet is increasingly used by citizens as source of health information. Young, highly educated adults use the Internet frequently to search for health-related information. Our study explores whether rep...

    Authors: Johanna Castrén, Teppo Huttunen and Kristina Kunttu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:8
  24. Decision analysis in hospital-based settings is becoming more common place. The application of modeling and simulation approaches has likewise become more prevalent in order to support decision analytics. With...

    Authors: Jeffrey S Barrett, John T Mondick, Mahesh Narayan, Kalpana Vijayakumar and Sundararajan Vijayakumar
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:6
  25. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a data-rich environment where information technology (IT) may enhance patient care. We surveyed ICUs in the province of Ontario, Canada, to determine the availability, implemen...

    Authors: Stephen E Lapinsky, David Holt, David Hallett, Mohamed Abdolell and Neill KJ Adhikari
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:5
  26. Decision aids can improve decision making processes, but the amount and type of information that they should attempt to communicate is controversial. We sought to compare, in a pilot randomized trial, two colo...

    Authors: Jennifer M Griffith, Carmen L Lewis, Alison RT Brenner and Michael P Pignone
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:4
  27. Personal digital assistants (PDA) offer putative advantages over paper for collecting research data. However, there are no data prospectively comparing PDA and paper in the emergency department. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Morris L Rivera, Jason Donnelly, Blair A Parry, Anthony Dinizio, Charles L Johnson, Jeffrey A Kline and Christopher Kabrhel
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:3
  28. It has been shown that implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) and withdrawal of the paper-based medical record is feasible, but represents a drastic change in the information environment of hospita...

    Authors: Jan-Tore Lium, Aksel Tjora and Arild Faxvaag
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:2
  29. Classification systems may be useful to direct more aggressive treatment to cancer patients with a relatively poor prognosis. The definition of 'poor prognosis' often lacks a formal basis. We propose a decisio...

    Authors: Merel R van Dijk, Ewout W Steyerberg and J Dik F Habbema
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:1
  30. Targeting older clients for rehabilitation is a clinical challenge and a research priority. We investigate the potential of machine learning algorithms – Support Vector Machine (SVM) and K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN)...

    Authors: Mu Zhu, Zhanyang Zhang, John P Hirdes and Paul Stolee
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:41
  31. Mathematical models can be used to predict individual growth responses to growth hormone (GH) therapy. The aim of this study was to construct and validate high-precision models to predict the growth response t...

    Authors: Jovanna Dahlgren, Berit Kriström, Aimon Niklasson, Andreas FM Nierop, Sten Rosberg and Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:40
  32. There is variation in the decisions made by telephone assessment nurses using computerised decision support software (CDSS). Variation in nurses' attitudes to risk has been identified as a possible explanatory...

    Authors: Alicia O'Cathain, James Munro, Iain Armstrong, Catherine O'Donnell and David Heaney
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:39
  33. In chronic disease, health information technology promises but has yet to demonstrate improved outcomes and decreased costs. The main aim of the study was to determine the effects on mortality and cost of an e...

    Authors: Victor E Pollak and Jonathan A Lorch
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:38
  34. Automatic word alignment of parallel texts with the same content in different languages is among other things used to generate dictionaries for new translations. The quality of the generated word alignment dep...

    Authors: Mikael Nyström, Magnus Merkel, Håkan Petersson and Hans Åhlfeldt
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:37
  35. Popular predictive models for estimating morbidity probability after heart surgery are compared critically in a unitary framework. The study is divided into two parts. In the first part modelling techniques an...

    Authors: Gabriele Cevenini, Emanuela Barbini, Sabino Scolletta, Bonizella Biagioli, Pierpaolo Giomarelli and Paolo Barbini
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:36
  36. Different methods have recently been proposed for predicting morbidity in intensive care units (ICU). The aim of the present study was to critically review a number of approaches for developing models capable ...

    Authors: Emanuela Barbini, Gabriele Cevenini, Sabino Scolletta, Bonizella Biagioli, Pierpaolo Giomarelli and Paolo Barbini
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:35
  37. We propose a simple new method for estimating progression of a chronic disease with multi-state properties by unifying the prevalence pool concept with the Markov process model.

    Authors: Hui-Chuan Shih, Pesus Chou, Chi-Ming Liu and Tao-Hsin Tung
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:34

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  38. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis patients in resource-poor settings experience large delays in starting appropriate treatment and may not be monitored appropriately due to an overburdened laboratory system, d...

    Authors: Joaquin A Blaya, Sonya S Shin, Martin JA Yagui, Gloria Yale, Carmen Z Suarez, Luis L Asencios, J Peter Cegielski and Hamish SF Fraser
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:33
  39. When using a conventional relational database approach to collect and query data in the context of specific clinical studies, a study with a new data set usually requires the design of a new database and entry...

    Authors: Angeliek C Venema, Astrid M van Ginneken, Marcel de Wilde and Ad JJC Bogers
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:31
  40. The measurement of processes and outcomes that reflect the complexity of the decision-making process within specific clinical encounters is an important area of research to pursue. A systematic review was cond...

    Authors: France Légaré, David Moher, Glyn Elwyn, Annie LeBlanc and Karine Gravel
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:30
  41. Time series data are increasingly available in health care, especially for the purpose of disease surveillance. The analysis of such data has long used periodic regression models to detect outbreaks and estima...

    Authors: Camille Pelat, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Benjamin J Cowling, Fabrice Carrat, Antoine Flahault, Séverine Ansart and Alain-Jacques Valleron
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:29
  42. Time series methods are commonly used to detect disease outbreak signatures (e.g., signals due to influenza outbreaks and anthrax attacks) from varying respiratory-related diagnostic or syndromic data sources....

    Authors: Peter F Craigmile, Namhee Kim, Soledad A Fernandez and Bema K Bonsu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:28
  43. Numerous methods for classifying brain tumours based on magnetic resonance spectra and imaging have been presented in the last 15 years. Generally, these methods use supervised machine learning to develop a cl...

    Authors: Greg M Reynolds, Andrew C Peet and Theodoros N Arvanitis
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:27
  44. General Practitioners and community nurses rely on easily accessible, evidence-based online information to guide practice. To date, the methods that underpin the scoping of user-identified online information n...

    Authors: Annette F Street, Kathleen Swift, Merilyn Annells, Roger Woodruff, Terry Gliddon, Anne Oakley and Goetz Ottman
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:26
  45. Personally controlled health records (PCHRs), a subset of personal health records (PHRs), enable a patient to assemble, maintain and manage a secure copy of his or her medical data. Indivo (formerly PING) is a...

    Authors: Kenneth D Mandl, William W Simons, William CR Crawford and Jonathan M Abbett
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:25
  46. Internet tools, cell phones, and other information and communication technologies are being used by HIV-positive people on their own initiative. Little is known about the perceptions of HIV-positive people tow...

    Authors: Walter H Curioso and Ann E Kurth
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:24
  47. Decision analysis techniques can be applied in complex situations involving uncertainty and the consideration of multiple objectives. Classical decision modeling techniques require elicitation of too many para...

    Authors: Haiwen Shi and James Lyons-Weiler
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:23

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