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  1. Competing causes of mortality in the elderly decrease the potential net benefit from colorectal cancer screening and increase the likelihood of potential harms. Individualized decision making has been recommen...

    Authors: Carmen L Lewis, Carol E Golin, Chris DeLeon, Jennifer M Griffith, Jena Ivey, Lyndal Trevena and Michael Pignone

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:54

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Over the past decade there has been a growing body of literature on how the Systematised Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) can be implemented and used in different clinical settings. Yet, for...

    Authors: Dennis H Lee, Francis Y Lau and Hue Quan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:53

    Content type: Research article

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  3. It is recognised as good practice to use qualitative methods to elicit users' views of internet-delivered health-care interventions during their development. This paper seeks to illustrate the advantages of co...

    Authors: Lucy Yardley, Leanne G Morrison, Panayiota Andreou, Judith Joseph and Paul Little

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:52

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Decision curve analysis (DCA) has been proposed as an alternative method for evaluation of diagnostic tests, prediction models, and molecular markers. However, DCA is based on expected utility theory, which ha...

    Authors: Athanasios Tsalatsanis, Iztok Hozo, Andrew Vickers and Benjamin Djulbegovic

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:51

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Australia has a comparatively high incidence of colorectal (bowel) cancer; however, population screening uptake using faecal occult blood test (FOBT) remains low. This study will determine the impact on screen...

    Authors: Carlene J Wilson, Ingrid HK Flight, Ian T Zajac, Deborah Turnbull, Graeme P Young, Stephen R Cole and Tess Gregory

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:50

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Feedback from service users will provide insight into opportunities for improvement so that performance can be optimised. In the context of a formative evaluation referring clinician and patient satisfaction w...

    Authors: Patricia Breen, Kevin Murphy, Geraldine Browne, Fiona Molloy, Valerie Reid, Colin Doherty, Norman Delanty, Sean Connolly and Mary Fitzsimons

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:49

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Formative evaluation is conducted in the early stages of system implementation to assess how it works in practice and to identify opportunities for improving technical and process performance. A formative eval...

    Authors: Patricia Breen, Kevin Murphy, Geraldine Browne, Fiona Molloy, Valerie Reid, Colin Doherty, Norman Delanty, Sean Connolly and Mary Fitzsimons

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:48

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Numerous studies examined factors in promoting a patient preference for active participation in treatment decision making with only modest success. The purpose of this study was to identify types of patients w...

    Authors: Sabine Loeffert, Oliver Ommen, Christine Kuch, Fueloep Scheibler, Andrej Woehrmann, Conrad Baldamus and Holger Pfaff

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:47

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Personal health records (PHRs) provide patients with access to personal health information (PHI) and targeted education. The use of PHRs has the potential to improve a wide range of outcomes, including empower...

    Authors: David Wiljer, Kevin J Leonard, Sara Urowitz, Emma Apatu, Christine Massey, Naa Kwarley Quartey and Pamela Catton

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:46

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Scoring systems are a very attractive family of clinical predictive models, because the patient score can be calculated without using any data processing system. Their weakness lies in the difficulty of associ...

    Authors: Gabriele Cevenini and Paolo Barbini

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:45

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The context of the current study was mandatory adoption of electronic clinical documentation within a large mental health care organization. Psychiatric electronic documentation has unique needs by the nature ...

    Authors: Yaron D Derman, Tamara Arenovich and John Strauss

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:44

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Tinnitus, the phantom perception of sound, is a frequent disorder that causes significant morbidity and treatment is elusive. A large variety of different treatment options have been proposed and from most of ...

    Authors: Michael Landgrebe, Florian Zeman, Michael Koller, Yvonne Eberl, Markus Mohr, Jean Reiter, Susanne Staudinger, Goeran Hajak and Berthold Langguth

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:42

    Content type: Correspondence

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  13. The future risk of heart disease can be predicted with increasing precision. However, more research is needed into how this risk is conveyed and presented. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of pr...

    Authors: Cherry-Ann Waldron, John Gallacher, Trudy van der Weijden, Robert Newcombe and Glyn Elwyn

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:41

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Osteoporosis affects over 200 million people worldwide, and represents a significant cost burden. Although guidelines are available for best practice in osteoporosis, evidence indicates that patients are not r...

    Authors: Monika Kastner, Jamy Li, Danielle Lottridge, Christine Marquez, David Newton and Sharon E Straus

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:40

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Water utilities continue to be interested in implementing syndromic surveillance for the enhanced detection of waterborne disease outbreaks. The authors evaluated the ability of sales of over-the-counter diarr...

    Authors: Michelle L Kirian and June M Weintraub

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:39

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Advances in generating genome-wide gene expression data have accelerated the development of molecular-based tumor classification systems. Tools that allow the translation of such molecular classification schem...

    Authors: Aiguo Li, Serdar Bozdag, Yuri Kotliarov and Howard A Fine

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:38

    Content type: Software

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  17. Influenza viruses cause seasonal outbreaks in temperate climates, usually during winter and early spring, and are endemic in tropical climates. The severity and length of influenza outbreaks vary from year to ...

    Authors: Stefan H Steiner, Kristina Grant, Michael Coory and Heath A Kelly

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:37

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Electronic medical records (EMRs) represent a potentially rich source of health information for research but the free-text in EMRs often contains identifying information. While de-identification tools have bee...

    Authors: Karen Tu, Julie Klein-Geltink, Tezeta F Mitiku, Chiriac Mihai and Joel Martin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:35

    Content type: Research article

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  19. We propose a novel framework for management of cancer survivorship: electronic patient Self-Assessment and Management (SAM). SAM is a framework for transfer of information to and from patients in such a way as...

    Authors: Andrew J Vickers, Talya Salz, Ethan Basch, Matthew R Cooperberg, Peter R Carroll, Foss Tighe, James Eastham and Raymond C Rosen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:34

    Content type: Correspondence

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  20. There have been no reports discussing which imaging procedures are truly necessary before treatment of endoscopically-diagnosed early gastric cancer (eEGC). The aim of this pilot study was to show which imagin...

    Authors: Eri Horisoko, Yoshito Tsushima, Ayako Taketomi-Takahashi, Mari Tokunaga and Keigo Endo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:33

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Managing change has not only been recognized as an important topic in medical informatics, but it has become increasingly important in translational informatics. The move to share data, together with the incre...

    Authors: Mary E Edgerton, William E Grizzle and M Kay Washington

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:32

    Content type: Correspondence

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  22. Clinical practice guidelines give recommendations about what to do in various medical situations, including therapeutical recommendations for drug prescription. An effective way to computerize these recommenda...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Vahid Ebrahiminia, Christine Riou, Brigitte Seroussi, Jacques Bouaud, Christian Simon, Stéphane Dubois, Antoine Butti, Gérard Simon, Madeleine Favre, Hector Falcoff and Alain Venot

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:31

    Content type: Research article

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  23. BioSense is the US national automated biosurveillance system. Data regarding chief complaints and diagnoses are automatically pre-processed into 11 broader syndromes (e.g., respiratory) and 78 narrower sub-syn...

    Authors: Jerome I Tokars, Roseanne English, Paul McMurray and Barry Rhodes

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:30

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Formulating a clinical information need in terms of the four atomic parts which are Population/Problem, Intervention, Comparison and Outcome (known as PICO elements) facilitates searching for a precise answer ...

    Authors: Florian Boudin, Jian-Yun Nie, Joan C Bartlett, Roland Grad, Pierre Pluye and Martin Dawes

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:29

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The Body Surface Potential Map (BSPM) is an electrocardiographic method, for recording and displaying the electrical activity of the heart, from a spatial perspective. The BSPM has been deemed more accurate fo...

    Authors: Raymond R Bond, Dewar D Finlay, Chris D Nugent and George Moore

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:28

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Patients with a prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay account for a disproportionate amount of resource use. Early identification of patients at risk for a prolonged length of stay can lead to qua...

    Authors: Andrew A Kramer and Jack E Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:27

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE) Program is a web-based program incorporating a comprehensive risk engine, care protocols, and clinical decision support to improve ambulatory diabetes care.

    Authors: Gary T Ko, Wing-Yee So, Peter C Tong, Francois Le Coguiec, Debborah Kerr, Greg Lyubomirsky, Beaver Tamesis, Troels Wolthers, Jennifer Nan and Juliana Chan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:26

    Content type: Technical advance

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  28. Syndromic surveillance systems can potentially be used to detect a bioterrorist attack earlier than traditional surveillance, by virtue of their near real-time analysis of relevant data. Receiver operator char...

    Authors: Kerry A McBrien, Ken P Kleinman, Allyson M Abrams and Lisa A Prosser

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:25

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Alzheimer's Disease (AD) affects a growing proportion of the population each year. Novel therapies on the horizon may slow the progress of AD symptoms and avoid cases altogether. Initiating treatment for the u...

    Authors: Nicolas M Furiak, Robert W Klein, Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Eric R Siemers, Eric Sarpong and Timothy M Klein

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:24

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In recent years, several primary care databases recording information from computerized medical records have been established and used for quality assessment of medical care and research. However, to be useful...

    Authors: Per Hjerpe, Juan Merlo, Henrik Ohlsson, Kristina Bengtsson Boström and Ulf Lindblad

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:23

    Content type: Research article

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  31. We are currently witnessing a significant increase in use of Open Source tools in the field of health. Our study aims to research the potential of these software packages for developing countries. Our experime...

    Authors: Cheick-Oumar Bagayoko, Jean-Charles Dufour, Saad Chaacho, Omar Bouhaddou and Marius Fieschi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:22

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Electronic prescribing is increasingly being used in primary care and in hospitals. Studies on the effects of e-prescribing systems have found evidence for both benefit and harm. The aim of this study was to i...

    Authors: Michelle Sweidan, Margaret Williamson, James F Reeve, Ken Harvey, Jennifer A O'Neill, Peter Schattner and Teri Snowdon

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:21

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The concept of risk thresholds has been studied in medical decision making for over 30 years. During that time, physicians have been shown to be poor at estimating the probabilities required to use this method...

    Authors: Michael V Boland and Harold P Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:20

    Content type: Technical advance

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  34. Work-related injuries in Australia are estimated to cost around $57.5 billion annually, however there are currently insufficient surveillance data available to support an evidence-based public health response....

    Authors: Kirsten McKenzie, Margaret A Campbell, Deborah A Scott, Tim R Discoll, James E Harrison and Roderick J McClure

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:19

    Content type: Research article

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  35. A common disclosure control practice for health datasets is to identify small geographic areas and either suppress records from these small areas or aggregate them into larger ones. A recent study provided a m...

    Authors: Khaled El Emam, Ann Brown, Philip AbdelMalik, Angelica Neisa, Mark Walker, Jim Bottomley and Tyson Roffey

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:18

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Although the use of the Internet for health purposes has increased steadily in the last decade, only a few studies have explored the information provided by the websites of health institutions and no studies o...

    Authors: Giovanni Maifredi, Grazia Orizio, Maura Bressanelli, Serena Domenighini, Cinzia Gasparotti, Eleonora Perini, Luigi Caimi, Peter J Schulz and Umberto Gelatti

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:17

    Content type: Research article

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  37. We present a potentially useful alternative approach based on support vector machine (SVM) techniques to classify persons with and without common diseases. We illustrate the method to detect persons with diabe...

    Authors: Wei Yu, Tiebin Liu, Rodolfo Valdez, Marta Gwinn and Muin J Khoury

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:16

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The identification of clinically relevant information enables improvement in user interfaces and in data management. However, it is difficult to identify what information is important in daily clinical care, a...

    Authors: Ricardo J Cruz-Correia, Jeremy C Wyatt, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro and Altamiro Costa-Pereira

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:15

    Content type: Research article

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  39. In computer supported outbreak detection, a statistical method is applied to a collection of cases to detect any excess cases for a particular disease. Whether a detected aberration is a true outbreak is decided ...

    Authors: Baki Cakici, Kenneth Hebing, Maria Grünewald, Paul Saretok and Anette Hulth

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:14

    Content type: Software

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  40. Long-distance ocean voyages may have substantial impacts on seamen's health, possibly causing malnutrition and other illness. Measures can possibly be taken to prevent such problems from happening through prep...

    Authors: Yunmei Lu, Yanhong Gao, Zhongbo Cao, Juan Cui, Zhennan Dong, Yaping Tian and Ying Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:13

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Whether early detection and treatment of prostate cancer (PCa) will reduce disease-related mortality remains uncertain. As a result, tools are needed to facilitate informed decision making. While there have be...

    Authors: Caroline S Dorfman, Randi M Williams, Elisabeth C Kassan, Sara N Red, David L Dawson, William Tuong, Elizabeth R Parker, Janet Ohene-Frempong, Kimberly M Davis, Alexander H Krist, Steven H Woolf, Marc D Schwartz, Mary B Fishman, Carmella Cole and Kathryn L Taylor

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:12

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The International Classification for Primary Care (ICPC) standard aims to facilitate simultaneous and longitudinal comparisons of clinical primary care practice within and across country borders; it is also us...

    Authors: Taxiarchis Botsis, Carl-Fredrik Bassøe and Gunnar Hartvigsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:11

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Health problem lists are a key component of electronic health records and are instrumental in the development of decision-support systems that encourage best practices and optimal patient safety. Most health p...

    Authors: Lise Poissant, Laurel Taylor, Allen Huang and Robyn Tamblyn

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:10

    Content type: Research article

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  44. DRG-systems are used to allocate resources fairly to hospitals based on their performance. Statistically, this allocation is based on simple rules that can be modeled with regression trees. However, the result...

    Authors: Thomas Grubinger, Conrad Kobel and Karl-Peter Pfeiffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:9

    Content type: Research article

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  45. A major challenge in designing useful clinical information systems in dentistry is to incorporate clinical evidence based on dentists' information needs and then integrate the system seamlessly into the comple...

    Authors: Mei Song, Heiko Spallek, Deborah Polk, Titus Schleyer and Teena Wali

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:7

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The Internet is a fundamental part of the daily life of adolescents, they consider it as a safe and confidential source of information on health matters. The aims is to describe the experience of Spanish adole...

    Authors: Jaime Jiménez-Pernett, Antontio Olry de Labry-Lima, Clara Bermúdez-Tamayo, Jose Francisco García-Gutiérrez and Maria del Carmen Salcedo-Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:6

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Potassium disorders can cause major complications and must be avoided in critically ill patients. Regulation of potassium in the intensive care unit (ICU) requires potassium administration with frequent blood ...

    Authors: Miriam Hoekstra, Mathijs Vogelzang, José T Drost, Marcel Janse, Bert G Loef, Iwan CC van der Horst, Felix Zijlstra and Maarten WN Nijsten

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:5

    Content type: Research article

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