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  1. Breast cancer (BC) is an important reason for mortality rates in Somalian women. In Somalia, many women are late in applying to the hospital for the diagnosis of BC. Breast self-examination (BSE) is considered...

    Authors: Şeyma Zehra Altunkurek and Samira Hassan Mohamed
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:326
  2. In the hospital environment, to achieve an optimum level of operations and service, it is necessary to develop adequate inventory management system. Stocks can be managed, amongst other ways, through inputs cl...

    Authors: Amanda G. de Assis, Ana Flávia A. dos Santos, Lucas A. dos Santos, João F. da Costa, Marco Antonio L. Cabral and Ricardo P. de Souza
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:325
  3. Using information technology (IT) for purposes such as patient education and disease prevention and management is effective when patients are ready to use it. The objective of this study was to determine the r...

    Authors: Raana Younesi Tabas, Leila Ahmadian, Mahnaz Samadbeik, Anahita Arian and Arefeh Ameri
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:324
  4. Clinical decision aids may support shared decision-making for screening mammography. To inform shared decision-making between patients and their providers, this study examines how patterns of using an EHR-inte...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Rachel Kornfield, Ellie Fan Yang, Elizabeth Burnside, Jon Keevil and Dhavan V. Shah
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:323
  5. The pivot and cluster strategy (PCS) is a diagnostic reasoning strategy that automatically elicits disease clusters similar to a differential diagnosis in a batch. Although physicians know empirically which di...

    Authors: Daiki Yokokawa, Kazutaka Noda, Yasutaka Yanagita, Takanori Uehara, Yoshiyuki Ohira, Kiyoshi Shikino, Tomoko Tsukamoto and Masatomi Ikusaka
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:322
  6. The introduction of information technology was one of the key priorities for policy-makers in health care organisations over the last two decades due to the potential benefits of this technology to improve hea...

    Authors: Haitham A. Alzghaibi and Hayley A. Hutchings
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:321
  7. Models that can effectively represent structured Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) are central to an increasing range of applications in healthcare. Due to the sequential nature of health data, Recurrent Neu...

    Authors: Andre Vauvelle, Paidi Creed and Spiros Denaxas
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:320
  8. Diagnostic statements for pituitary adenomas (PAs) are complex and unstandardized. We aimed to determine the most commonly used elements contained in the statements and their combination patterns and variation...

    Authors: Jingya Zhou, Xiaopeng Guo, Lian Duan, Yong Yao, Yafei Shang, Yi Wang and Bing Xing
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:319
  9. In recent years, neuroimaging with deep learning (DL) algorithms have made remarkable advances in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders. However, applying DL in different medical domains is usually chal...

    Authors: Amira Soliman, Jose R. Chang, Kobra Etminani, Stefan Byttner, Anette Davidsson, Begoña Martínez-Sanchis, Valle Camacho, Matteo Bauckneht, Roxana Stegeran, Marcus Ressner, Marc Agudelo-Cifuentes, Andrea Chincarini, Matthias Brendel, Axel Rominger, Rose Bruffaerts, Rik Vandenberghe…
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22(Suppl 6):318

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 6

  10. Usability is a key factor affecting the acceptance of mobile health applications (mHealth apps) for elderly individuals, but traditional usability evaluation methods may not be suitable for use in this populat...

    Authors: Qiuyi Wang, Jing Liu, Lanshu Zhou, Jing Tian, Xuemei Chen, Wei Zhang, He Wang, Wanqiong Zhou and Yitian Gao
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:317
  11. When designing a treatment in orthodontics, especially for children and teenagers, it is crucial to be aware of the changes that occur throughout facial growth because the rate and direction of growth can grea...

    Authors: Gonzalo A. Ruz, Pamela Araya-Díaz and Pablo A. Henríquez
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:316
  12. Named entity recognition (NER) of electronic medical records is an important task in clinical medical research. Although deep learning combined with pretraining models performs well in recognizing entities in ...

    Authors: Peng Chen, Meng Zhang, Xiaosheng Yu and Songpu Li
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:315
  13. The standard configuration’s set of twelve electrocardiogram (ECG) leads is optimal for the medical diagnosis of diverse cardiac conditions. However, it requires ten electrodes on the patient’s limbs and chest...

    Authors: Sofia C. Beco, João Ribeiro Pinto and Jaime S. Cardoso
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:314
  14. Chronic conditions place a considerable burden on modern healthcare systems. Within New Zealand and worldwide cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects a significant proportion of the population and it is the leadi...

    Authors: William Hsu, James R. Warren and Patricia J. Riddle
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:313
  15. Acute pancreatitis (AP) with critical illness is linked to increased morbidity and mortality. Current risk scores to identify high-risk AP patients have certain limitations.

    Authors: Lei Yuan, Mengyao Ji, Shuo Wang, Xinyu Wen, Pingxiao Huang, Lei Shen and Jun Xu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:312
  16. Drug closed-loop management reflects the level of hospital management and pharmacist service. It is a challenge for hospital pharmacists to realize the whole-process closed-loop management of drugs in hospital...

    Authors: Kunxuan Wei, Xuhua Xie, Tianmin Huang, Yiyu Chen, Hongliang Zhang, Taotao Liu and Jun Luo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:311
  17. Nursing information systems embedded with standardized nursing language and clinical decision support have been increasingly introduced in health care settings. User experience is key to the adoption of health...

    Authors: Yue Zhai, Zhenghong Yu, Qi Zhang, Wei Qin, Chun Yang and Yuxia Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:310
  18. Machine learning (ML) algorithms have been trained to early predict critical in-hospital events from COVID-19 using patient data at admission, but little is known on how their performance compares with each ot...

    Authors: Aaron W. Sievering, Peter Wohlmuth, Nele Geßler, Melanie A. Gunawardene, Klaus Herrlinger, Berthold Bein, Dirk Arnold, Martin Bergmann, Lorenz Nowak, Christian Gloeckner, Ina Koch, Martin Bachmann, Christoph U. Herborn and Axel Stang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:309
  19. In healthcare there is a call to provide cost-efficient and safe care. This can be achieved through evidence-based practice (EBP), defined as the use of evidence from research, context, patient preferences, an...

    Authors: Renate Ranegger, Simon Haug, Janine Vetsch, Dieter Baumberger and Reto Bürgin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:308
  20. Gliomas are among the most typical brain tumors tackled by neurosurgeons. During navigation for surgery of glioma brain tumors, preoperatively acquired static images may not be accurate due to shifts. Surgeons...

    Authors: Manoj Kumar, Santosh Noronha, Narayan Rangaraj, Aliasgar Moiyadi, Prakash Shetty and Vikas Kumar Singh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:307
  21. In healthcare area, big data, if integrated with machine learning, enables health practitioners to predict the result of a disorder or disease more accurately. In Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is import...

    Authors: Siti Fairuz Mohd Radzi, Mohd Sayuti Hassan and Muhammad Abdul Hadi Mohd Radzi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:306
  22. The association of patent foreman ovale (PFO) and cryptogenic stroke has been studied for years. Although device closure overall decreases the risk for recurrent stroke, treatment effects varied across differe...

    Authors: Dongling Luo, Ziyang Yang, Gangcheng Zhang, Qunshan Shen, Hongwei Zhang, Junxing Lai, Hui Hu, Jianxin He, Shulin Wu and Caojin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:305
  23. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a heterogeneous disease with different responses to targeted therapies due to various factors, and the treatment effect differs significantly between individuals. Personalize medical...

    Authors: Jing Xiang, Hanbing Xu, Suresh Pokharel, Jiqing Li, Fuzhong Xue and Ping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 21(Suppl 11):369

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 11

  24. High dimensionality in electronic health records (EHR) causes a significant computational problem for any systematic search for predictive, diagnostic, or prognostic patterns. Feature selection (FS) methods ha...

    Authors: Ali Ebrahimi, Uffe Kock Wiil, Amin Naemi, Marjan Mansourvar, Kjeld Andersen and Anette Søgaard Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:304
  25. With the development of current medical technology, information management becomes perfect in the medical field. Medical big data analysis is based on a large amount of medical and health data stored in the el...

    Authors: Yuchen Zheng, Zhenggong Han, Yimin Cai, Xubo Duan, Jiangling Sun, Wei Yang and Haisong Huang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:303
  26. The early detection and management of uncontrolled cardiovascular risk factors among prediabetes patients can prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Prediabetes increases the risk of CVD, which is a leading cau...

    Authors: Daniel M. Saman, Clayton I. Allen, Laura A. Freitag, Melissa L. Harry, JoAnn M. Sperl-Hillen, Jeanette Y. Ziegenfuss, Jacob L. Haapala, A. Lauren Crain, Jay R. Desai, Kris A. Ohnsorg and Patrick J. O’Connor
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:301
  27. The SI-CURA project (Soluzioni Innovative per la gestione del paziente e il follow up terapeutico della Colite UlceRosA) is an Italian initiative aimed at the development of artificial intelligence solutions to d...

    Authors: Marco Chierici, Nicolae Puica, Matteo Pozzi, Antonello Capistrano, Marcello Dorian Donzella, Antonio Colangelo, Venet Osmani and Giuseppe Jurman
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22(Suppl 6):300

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 6

  28. Achieving healthy ageing has become the only way for China to alleviate the pressure of ageing, especially in rural areas. However, the factors affecting the health of rural older adults are numerous and compl...

    Authors: Jian Wu, Yucheng Chen, Zengwen Wang, Guoheng Hu and Chen Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:299
  29. Upon the discovery of ovarian cysts, obstetricians, gynecologists, and ultrasound examiners must address the common clinical challenge of distinguishing between benign and malignant ovarian tumors. Numerous ty...

    Authors: Shih-Tien Hsu, Yu-Jie Su, Chian-Huei Hung, Ming-Jer Chen, Chien-Hsing Lu and Chih-En Kuo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:298
  30. The electroencephalography (EEG) signal carries important information about the electrical activity of the brain, which may reveal many pathologies. This information is carried in certain waveforms and events,...

    Authors: Natheer Khasawneh, Mohammad Fraiwan and Luay Fraiwan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:297
  31. The development of technological applications in clinical research, such as electronic informed consent (eIC), is on the rise. The involvement of end users throughout the design process of eIC is of utmost imp...

    Authors: Evelien De Sutter, Stef Verreydt, Koen Yskout, David Geerts, Pascal Borry, An Outtier, Marc Ferrante, Corinne Vandermeulen, Nele Vanmechelen, Bart Van der Schueren and Isabelle Huys
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:296
  32. Critical values are commonly used in clinical laboratory tests to define health-related conditions of varying degrees. Knowing the values, people can quickly become aware of health risks, and the health profes...

    Authors: Guodong Wei, Xinxin Di, Wenrui Zhang, Shijia Geng, Deyun Zhang, Kai Wang, Zhaoji Fu and Shenda Hong
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:295
  33. The last few decades have seen the approval of many new treatment options for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS), as well as advances in diagnostic methodology and criteria. These developments have ...

    Authors: Fianne L. P. Sips, Francesco Pappalardo, Giulia Russo and Roberta Bursi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22(Suppl 6):294

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 6

  34. Due to advancements in medicine and the elderly population’s growth with various disabilities, attention to QoL among this age group is crucial. Early prediction of the QoL among the elderly by multiple care p...

    Authors: Maryam Ahmadi and Raoof Nopour
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:293
  35. Stroke is the main leading cause of long-term disabilities in the world. This protocol will be implemented for a study to evaluate the effects of an Android-based self-care application on patients with stroke.

    Authors: Hamidreza Tadayon, Mehrdad Farzandipour, Ehsan Nabovati, Hossein Akbari and Seyed Ali Masoud
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:292
  36. Technology-based approaches during pregnancy can facilitate the self-reporting of emotional health issues and improve well-being. There is evidence to suggest that stress during pregnancy can affect the foetus...

    Authors: Sara Balderas-Díaz, María José Rodríguez-Fórtiz, José Luis Garrido, Mercedes Bellido-González and Gabriel Guerrero-Contreras
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22(Suppl 4):291

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 4

  37. Epilepsy is the fourth-most common neurological disorder, affecting an estimated 50 million patients globally. Nearly 40% of patients have uncontrolled seizures yet incur 80% of the cost. Anti-epileptic drugs ...

    Authors: Gavin T. Kress, Fion Chan, Claudia A. Garcia and Warren S. Merrifield
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:290
  38. With the availability of several similar medical devices performing the same function, choosing one for reimbursement is not easy, especially if purchased for a large number of patients. The objective of this ...

    Authors: Baher Elezbawy, Ahmad Nader Fasseeh, Bertalan Németh, Mary Gamal, Mariam Eldebeiky, Remonda Refaat, Amr Taha, Shimaa Rabiea, Marwa Abdallah, Soha Ramadan, Hasnaa Noaman, Amany Bahaa Eldin, Hossam Mostafa, Sara Nouh, Asmaa Zaki, Mohamed Abdelrahman…
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:289
  39. Hospital readmissions for pneumonia are a growing concern in the US, with significant consequences for costs and quality of care. This study developed the rule-based model and other machine learning (ML) model...

    Authors: Yinan Huang, Ashna Talwar, Ying Lin and Rajender R. Aparasu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:288
  40. The tendency of amyloid-β to form oligomers in the blood as measured with Multimer Detection System-Oligomeric Amyloid-β (MDS-OAβ) is a valuable biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease and has been verified with hep...

    Authors: Young Chul Youn, Hye Ryoun Kim, Hae-Won Shin, Hae-Bong Jeong, Sang-Won Han, Jung-Min Pyun, Nayoung Ryoo, Young Ho Park and SangYun Kim
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:286
  41. Asthma is a prevalent chronic disease that is difficult to manage and associated with marked disparities in outcomes. One promising approach to addressing disparities is shared decision making (SDM), a method ...

    Authors: Thomas Ludden, Katherine O’Hare, Lindsay Shade, Kelly Reeves, Charity G. Patterson and Hazel Tapp
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:285
  42. The sensitivity of RT-PCR in diagnosing COVID-19 is only 60–70%, and chest CT plays an indispensable role in the auxiliary diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia, but the results of CT imaging are highly dependent on...

    Authors: Ju Luo, Yuhao Sun, Jingshu Chi, Xin Liao and Canxia Xu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:284
  43. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 pushed the online health-care communities (OHCs) into the public eye in China. However, OHCs is an emerging service model, which still has many problems such as lo...

    Authors: Dixuan Ren and Baolong Ma
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:283
  44. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is a widely used, device-based therapy for patients with left ventricle (LV) failure. Unfortunately, many patients do not benefit from CRT, so there is potential value i...

    Authors: Anamul Haque, Doug Stubbs, Nina C. Hubig, Francis G. Spinale and William J. Richardson
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:282
  45. The purpose of this study was to evaluate HIV/AIDS mobile applications using the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) and rate the features of these applications using the new tool called the Feature-based Applicati...

    Authors: Ahmad Raeesi, Reza Khajouei and Leila Ahmadian
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:281
  46. length of stay (LOS) is the time between hospital admission and discharge. LOS has an impact on hospital management and hospital care functions.

    Authors: Mehrnoosh Eskandari, Amir Hossein Alizadeh Bahmani, Heydar Ali Mardani-Fard, Iman Karimzadeh, Navid Omidifar and Payam Peymani
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:280
  47. To confront the serious challenge of antimicrobial resistance, using clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) standardizing the prescription behavior is vital. However, the overall mechanisms remains largely unknow...

    Authors: Junbin Huang, Wenbin Liu and Yimin Huang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:279
  48. Outliers and class imbalance in medical data could affect the accuracy of machine learning models. For physicians who want to apply predictive models, how to use the data at hand to build a model and what mode...

    Authors: Jianxiang Tang, Xiaoyu Wang, Hongli Wan, Chunying Lin, Zilun Shao, Yang Chang, Hexuan Wang, Yi Wu, Tao Zhang and Yu Du
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:278

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