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  1. Content type: Research article

    Every case of breast cancer is unique, and treatment must be personalized to incorporate a woman’s values and preferences. We developed an individually-tailored mobile patient education application for women w...

    Authors: Kirk D. Wyatt, Sarah M. Jenkins, Matthew F. Plevak, Marcia R. Venegas Pont and Sandhya Pruthi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:196

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Case-based reasoning is a proven method that relies on learned cases from the past for decision support of a new case. The accuracy of such a system depends on the applied similarity measure, which quantifies ...

    Authors: Christian Karmen, Matthias Gietzelt, Petra Knaup-Gregori and Matthias Ganzinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:195

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  3. Content type: Research article

    A pharmacogenomic clinical decision support tool (PGx-CDS) for thiopurine medications can help physicians incorporate pharmacogenomic results into prescribing decisions by providing up-to-date, real-time decis...

    Authors: Khoa A. Nguyen, Himalaya Patel, David A. Haggstrom, Alan J. Zillich, Thomas F. Imperiale and Alissa L. Russ

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:194

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Several heart failure (HF) risk models exist, however, most of them perform poorly when applied to real-world situations. This study aimed to develop a convenient and efficient risk model to identify patients ...

    Authors: Bo-yu Tan, Jun-yuan Gu, Hong-yan Wei, Li Chen, Su-lan Yan and Nan Deng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:193

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Enhancing the self-management capability of asthma patients can improve their level of asthma control. Although the use of mobile health technology among asthmatics to facilitate self-management has become a g...

    Authors: Zhifang Guan, Liu Sun, Qian Xiao and Yanling Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:192

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Chronic pain is one of the most common complaints of cancer patients. There are many pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities used for the treatment of pain. Nonetheless, non-pharmacologica...

    Authors: Ender Sir and Gül Didem Batur Sir

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:191

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Shared decision making (SDM) is a systematic approach aimed at improving patient involvement in preference-sensitive health care decisions. Choosing between surgical or non-surgical treatment for lumbar disc h...

    Authors: Stina Brogård Andersen, Mikkel Ø. Andersen, Leah Y. Carreon, Angela Coulter and Karina Dahl Steffensen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:190

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The inclusion of patient preferences (PP) in the medical product life cycle is a topic of growing interest to stakeholders such as academics, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) bodies, reimbursement agencies, ...

    Authors: Rosanne Janssens, Isabelle Huys, Eline van Overbeeke, Chiara Whichello, Sarah Harding, Jürgen Kübler, Juhaeri Juhaeri, Antonio Ciaglia, Steven Simoens, Hilde Stevens, Meredith Smith, Bennett Levitan, Irina Cleemput, Esther de Bekker-Grob and Jorien Veldwijk

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:189

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Many European countries have recently implemented national rare disease plans. Although the network is strengthening, especially on the macro and meso levels, patients still go a long way through healthcare sy...

    Authors: Ana Babac, Verena von Friedrichs, Svenja Litzkendorf, Jan Zeidler, Kathrin Damm and J.-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:188

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Sharing test results with patients via patient web portals is a new trend in healthcare. No research has been done examining patient web portal use with bone density test results. The objective of our study wa...

    Authors: Stephanie Edmonds, Yiyue Lou, Brandi Robinson, Peter Cram, Douglas W. Roblin, Nicole C. Wright, Kenneth Saag and Fredric D. Wolinsky

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:187

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  11. Content type: Research article

    An individualized approach using shared decision-making (SDM) and goal setting is a person-centred strategy that may facilitate prioritization of treatment options. SDM has not been adopted extensively in clin...

    Authors: Catherine H. Yu, Calvin Ke, Aleksandra Jovicic, Susan Hall and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:186

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of cardiac implantable electronic device infection (CIEDI) is low and usually belongs to the typical imbalanced dataset. We sought to describe our experience on the management of the imbalanced C...

    Authors: Xiang-Fei Feng, Ling-Chao Yang, Li-Zhuang Tan and Yi-Gang Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:185

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Manual coding of phenotypes in brain radiology reports is time consuming. We developed a natural language processing (NLP) algorithm to enable automatic identification of brain imaging in radiology reports per...

    Authors: Emily Wheater, Grant Mair, Cathie Sudlow, Beatrice Alex, Claire Grover and William Whiteley

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:184

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  14. Content type: Software

    Medical data sharing is a big challenge in biomedicine, which often hinders collaborative research. Due to privacy concerns, clinical notes cannot be directly shared. A lot of efforts have been dedicated to de...

    Authors: Md Nazmus Sadat, Md Momin Al Aziz, Noman Mohammed, Serguei Pakhomov, Hongfang Liu and Xiaoqian Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:183

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Kidney allocation is a multi-criteria and complex decision-making problem, which should also consider ethical issues in addition to the medical aspects. Leading countries in this field use a point scoring syst...

    Authors: Nasrin Taherkhani, Mohammad Mehdi Sepehri, Shadi Shafaghi and Toktam Khatibi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:182

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Health research apps often do not focus on usability as a design priority. This is problematic when the population of interest is disproportionately underrepresented as users of mobile apps, especially observe...

    Authors: Y. Quintana, D. Fahy, A. M. Abdelfattah, J. Henao and C. Safran

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:181

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The Grog Survey App is a visual and interactive tablet computer-based survey application. It has been shown to be an accurate and acceptable tool to help Indigenous Australians describe what they drink.

    Authors: KS Kylie Lee, James H. Conigrave, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Perry, Noel Hayman, Catherine Zheng, Mustafa Al Ansari, Michael Doyle, Robin Room, Sarah Callinan, Tanya Chikritzhs, Tim Slade and Katherine M. Conigrave

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:180

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Aponjon (meaning “near and dear ones”), a mobile phone-based mHealth service, customized voice messages for expectant (6–42 weeks pregnancy) and new mothers (1–52 weeks after delivery) for promotion of recommende...

    Authors: Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury, Shafayatul Islam Shiblee and Heidi E. Jones

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:179

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  19. Content type: Debate

    The collection of data and biospecimens which characterize patients and probands in-depth is a core element of modern biomedical research. Relevant data must be considered highly sensitive and it needs to be p...

    Authors: Florian Kohlmayer, Ronald Lautenschläger and Fabian Prasser

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:178

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  20. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original manuscript [1], the authors noted several errors in Table 1. Details of the requested corrections are shown below:

    Authors: Marcello Tonelli, Natasha Wiebe, Martin Fortin, Bruce Guthrie, Brenda R. Hemmelgarn, Matthew T. James, Scott W. Klarenbach, Richard Lewanczuk, Braden J. Manns, Paul Ronksley, Peter Sargious, Sharon Straus and Hude Quan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:177

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:31

  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Even though a high demand for sector spanning communication exists, so far no eHealth platform for nephrology is established within Germany. This leads to insufficient communication between medical providers a...

    Authors: L. Pape, N. Schneider, T. Schleef, U. Junius-Walker, H. Haller, R. Brunkhorst, N. Hellrung, H. U. Prokosch, B. Haarbrandt, M. Marschollek and M. Schiffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:176

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This study explores opinions and experiences of people with Parkinson’s disease (PwP) in Sweden of using self-tracking. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative condition entailing varied and changing s...

    Authors: Sara Riggare, Therese Scott Duncan, Helena Hvitfeldt and Maria Hägglund

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:175

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the effectiveness of audit and communication strategies to reduce diagnostic errors made by clinicians.

    Authors: Julie Abimanyi-Ochom, Shalika Bohingamu Mudiyanselage, Max Catchpool, Marnie Firipis, Sithara Wanni Arachchige Dona and Jennifer J. Watts

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:174

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  24. Content type: Technical advance

    Feelings of depression can be caused by negative life events (NLE) such as the death of a family member, a quarrel with one’s spouse, job loss, or strong criticism from an authority figure. The automatic and a...

    Authors: Jheng-Long Wu, Xiang Xiao, Liang-Chih Yu, Shao-Zhen Ye and K. Robert Lai

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:173

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) module is used in the hospital information system (HIS) for the purposes of managing appointments, patient admission, daily control of hospital beds, planning surger...

    Authors: Razieh Farrahi, Fatemeh Rangraz Jeddi, Ehsan Nabovati, Monireh Sadeqi Jabali and Reza Khajouei

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:172

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  26. Content type: Research article

    A substantial proportion of microbiological screening in diagnostic laboratories is due to suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs), yet approximately two thirds of urine samples typically yield negative cult...

    Authors: Ross J. Burton, Mahableshwar Albur, Matthias Eberl and Simone M. Cuff

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:171

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The increasing complexity and volume of clinical data poses a challenge in the decision-making process. Data visualizations can assist in this process by speeding up the time required to analyze and understand...

    Authors: Andres Ledesma, Niranjan Bidargaddi, Jörg Strobel, Geoffrey Schrader, Hannu Nieminen, Ilkka Korhonen and Miikka Ermes

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:170

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Identifying individuals who are unlikely to adhere to a physical exercise regime has potential to improve physical activity interventions. The aim of this paper is to develop and test adherence prediction mode...

    Authors: Mo Zhou, Yoshimi Fukuoka, Ken Goldberg, Eric Vittinghoff and Anil Aswani

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:169

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Electronic health records are now widely adopted in medical and behavioral health settings. While they have the potential to improve the quality of care, the research findings on their impact on clinical pract...

    Authors: Victoria Stanhope and Elizabeth B. Matthews

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:168

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Thrombophilia testing is frequently ordered in the inpatient setting despite its limited impact on clinical decision-making and unreliable results in the setting of acute thrombosis or ongoing anticoagulation....

    Authors: Henry Kwang, Eric Mou, Ilana Richman, Andre Kumar, Caroline Berube, Rajani Kaimal, Neera Ahuja, Stephanie Harman, Tyler Johnson, Neil Shah, Ronald Witteles, Robert Harrington, Lisa Shieh and Jason Hom

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:167

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  31. Content type: Technical advance

    The increasing use of common data elements (CDEs) in numerous research projects and clinical applications has made it imperative to create an effective classification scheme for the efficient management of the...

    Authors: Hye Hyeon Kim, Yu Rang Park, Kye Hwa Lee, Young Soo Song and Ju Han Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:166

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Most breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy are candidates for breast reconstruction. Deciding about breast reconstruction is complex and the preference-sensitive nature of this decision requires an appr...

    Authors: Jacqueline A. ter Stege, Leonie A. E. Woerdeman, Daniela E. E. Hahn, Martine A. van Huizum, Frederieke H. van Duijnhoven, Jacobien M. Kieffer, Valesca P. Retèl, Kerry A. Sherman, Arjen J. Witkamp, Hester S. A. Oldenburg and Eveline M. A. Bleiker

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:165

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Machine learning has been used extensively in clinical text classification tasks. Deep learning approaches using word embeddings have been recently gaining momentum in biomedical applications. In an effort to ...

    Authors: Jihad S. Obeid, Erin R. Weeda, Andrew J. Matuskowitz, Kevin Gagnon, Tami Crawford, Christine M. Carr and Lewis J. Frey

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:164

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  34. Content type: Research article

    To understand user needs, system requirements and organizational conditions towards successful design and adoption of Clinical Decision Support Systems for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) care built on top of computeriz...

    Authors: Giuseppe Fico, Liss Hernanzez, Jorge Cancela, Arianna Dagliati, Lucia Sacchi, Antonio Martinez-Millana, Jorge Posada, Lidia Manero, Jose Verdú, Andrea Facchinetti, Manuel Ottaviano, Konstantia Zarkogianni, Konstantina Nikita, Leif Groop, Rafael Gabriel-Sanchez, Luca Chiovato…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:163

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  35. Content type: Research article

    There is growing interest in sensor-based assessment of upper limb tremor in multiple sclerosis and other movement disorders. However, previously such assessments have not been found to offer any improvement o...

    Authors: David G. Western, Simon A. Neild, Rosemary Jones and Angela Davies-Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:162

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare professionals’ adherence to guidelines on child protection is not self-evident. This study assessed the effects of a computerised support tool on child healthcare professionals’ adherence to the sev...

    Authors: Annemieke A. J. Konijnendijk, Magda M. Boere-Boonekamp, Maria E. Haasnoot and Ariana Need

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:161

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Electronic health records (EHRs) are an elementary part of the work of registered nurses (RNs) in healthcare. RNs are the largest group of healthcare workers, and their experiences with EHRs and their informat...

    Authors: Tuulikki Vehko, Hannele Hyppönen, Sampsa Puttonen, Sari Kujala, Eeva Ketola, Johanna Tuukkanen, Anna-Mari Aalto and Tarja Heponiemi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:160

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) can cause patient harm. Between 46 and 90% of patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are exposed to potential DDIs (pDDIs). This rate is twice as high as patients on g...

    Authors: T. Bakker, J. E. Klopotowska, S. Eslami, D. W. de Lange, R. van Marum, H. van der Sijs, E. de Jonge, D. A. Dongelmans, N. F. de Keizer and A. Abu-Hanna

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:159

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Collective intelligence, facilitated by information technology or manual techniques, refers to the collective insight of groups working on a task and has the potential to generate more accurate information or ...

    Authors: Kate Radcliffe, Helena C. Lyson, Jill Barr-Walker and Urmimala Sarkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:158

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Patients generate large amounts of digital data through devices, social media applications, and other online activities. Little is known about patients’ perception of the data they generate online and its rela...

    Authors: Emily Seltzer, Jesse Goldshear, Sharath Chandra Guntuku, Dave Grande, David A. Asch, Elissa V. Klinger and Raina M. Merchant

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:157

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  41. Content type: Research

    The existing community-wide bodies of biomedical ontologies are known to contain quality and content problems. Past research has revealed various errors related to their semantics and logical structure. Automa...

    Authors: Muhammad Amith, Frank Manion, Chen Liang, Marcelline Harris, Dennis Wang, Yongqun He and Cui Tao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19(Suppl 4):152

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 4

  42. Content type: Research

    Padua linear model is widely used for the risk assessment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a common but preventable complication for inpatients. However, genetic and environmental differences between Western a...

    Authors: Yuqing Yang, Xin Wang, Yu Huang, Ning Chen, Juhong Shi and Ting Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19(Suppl 4):151

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 4

  43. Content type: Research

    Dietary supplements (DSs) are widely used. However, consumers know little about the safety and efficacy of DSs. There is a growing interest in accessing health information online; however, health information, ...

    Authors: Xing He, Rui Zhang, Rubina Rizvi, Jake Vasilakes, Xi Yang, Yi Guo, Zhe He, Mattia Prosperi, Jinhai Huo, Jordan Alpert and Jiang Bian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19(Suppl 4):150

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 4

  44. Content type: Research

    The aging population has led to an increase in cognitive impairment (CI) resulting in significant costs to patients, their families, and society. A research endeavor on a large cohort to better understand the ...

    Authors: Somaieh Goudarzvand, Jennifer St. Sauver, Michelle M. Mielke, Paul Y. Takahashi, Yugyung Lee and Sunghwan Sohn

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19(Suppl 4):149

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 4

  45. Content type: Introduction

    In this editorial, we first summarize the Third International Workshop on Semantics-Powered Data Analytics (SEPDA 2018) held on December 3, 2018 in conjunction with the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bi...

    Authors: Zhe He, Jiang Bian, Cui Tao and Rui Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19(Suppl 4):148

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 4

  46. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C affects about 3 % of the world’s population. In the United States, about 3.5 million have chronic hepatitis C, and it is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common indication for liver t...

    Authors: Jing Huang, Xinyuan Zhang, Jiayi Tong, Jingcheng Du, Rui Duan, Liu Yang, Jason H. Moore, Cui Tao and Yong Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19(Suppl 4):147

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 4

  47. Content type: Research article

    Imaging examinations, such as ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans, play key roles in healthcare settings. To assess and improve the quality of imaging diagnosis, we need t...

    Authors: Tao Zheng, Yimei Gao, Fei Wang, Chenhao Fan, Xingzhi Fu, Mei Li, Ya Zhang, Shaodian Zhang and Handong Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:156

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  48. Content type: Research article

    The potential for smartphones to revolutionize the way that medical doctors practice has become a reality, particularly in specialities where visual examination is a principal step in assessing a medical case,...

    Authors: Ali Jasem Buabbas, Prem Sharma, Adel Al-Abdulrazaq and Hashem Shehab

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:155

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Female BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers have an increased lifetime risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. Hence, they face the difficult decision of choosing a preventive strategy such as risk-reducing...

    Authors: Lisa Krassuski, Vera Vennedey, Stephanie Stock and Sibylle Kautz-Freimuth

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:154

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  50. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article

    Authors: Muhammad Naseer Bajwa, Muhammad Imran Malik, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Andreas Dengel, Faisal Shafait, Wolfgang Neumeier and Sheraz Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:153

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:136