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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Echo-state networks (ESN) are part of a group of reservoir computing methods and are basically a form of recurrent artificial neural networks (ANN). These methods can perform classification tasks on time serie...

    Authors: T Verplancke, S Van Looy, K Steurbaut, D Benoit, F De Turck, G De Moor and J Decruyenaere

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Computerized ICUs rely on software services to convey the medical condition of their patients as well as assisting the staff in taking treatment decisions. Such services are useful for following clinical guide...

    Authors: Femke Ongenae, Femke De Backere, Kristof Steurbaut, Kirsten Colpaert, Wannes Kerckhove, Johan Decruyenaere and Filip De Turck

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:3

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Electronic clinical decision support (CDS) is increasingly establishing its role in evidence-based clinical practice. Considerable evidence supports its enhancement of efficiency in e-Prescribing, but some con...

    Authors: Chee Peng Hor, James M O'Donnell, Andrew W Murphy, Timothy O'Brien and Thomas JB Kropmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:2

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Current public concern over the spread of infectious diseases has underscored the importance of health surveillance systems for the speedy detection of disease outbreaks. Several international report-based mon...

    Authors: Hutchatai Chanlekha, Ai Kawazoe and Nigel Collier

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:1

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems have been introduced to reduce medication errors, increase safety, improve work-flow efficiency, and increase medical service quality at the moment of prescript...

    Authors: Bahlol Rahimi, Toomas Timpka, Vivian Vimarlund, Srinivas Uppugunduri and Mikael Svensson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:52

    Content type: Research article

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  14. To investigate the feasibility, the ease of implementation, and the extent to which community health workers with little experience of data collection could be trained and successfully supervised to collect da...

    Authors: Mark Tomlinson, Wesley Solomon, Yages Singh, Tanya Doherty, Mickey Chopra, Petrida Ijumba, Alexander C Tsai and Debra Jackson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:51

    Content type: Technical advance

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  15. Peru has a concentrated HIV epidemic with an estimated 76,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV). Access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) expanded between 2004-2006 and the Peruvian National Institu...

    Authors: Patricia J García, Javier H Vargas, Patricia Caballero N, Javier Calle V and Angela M Bayer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:50

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Early detection of colorectal cancer through timely follow-up of positive Fecal Occult Blood Tests (FOBTs) remains a challenge. In our previous work, we found 40% of positive FOBT results eligible for colonosc...

    Authors: Hardeep Singh, Lindsey Wilson, Laura A Petersen, Mona K Sawhney, Brian Reis, Donna Espadas and Dean F Sittig

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:49

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The use of routine hospital data for understanding patterns of adverse outcomes has been limited in the past by the fact that pre-existing and post-admission conditions have been indistinguishable. The use of ...

    Authors: Terri J Jackson, Jude L Michel, Rosemary Roberts, Jennie Shepheard, Diana Cheng, Julie Rust and Catherine Perry

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:48

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Men with prostate cancer are often challenged to choose between conservative management and a range of available treatment options each carrying varying risks and benefits. The trade-offs are between an improv...

    Authors: Salimah H Meghani, Christopher S Lee, Alexandra L Hanlon and Deborah W Bruner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:47

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The objective of this feasibility study was to gain insight into occupational physicians' (OPs) and employees' use of, and attitudes towards, 'Snelbeter' (Get Well Fast), a new web-based counselling program fo...

    Authors: Tanja de Jong, Judith Heinrich, Birgitte M Blatter, Johannes R Anema and Allard J van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:46

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The analysis of pelvic CT scans is a crucial step for detecting and assessing the severity of Traumatic Pelvic Injuries. Automating the processing of pelvic CT scans could impact decision accuracy, decrease th...

    Authors: Simina Vasilache, Kevin Ward, Charles Cockrell, Jonathan Ha and Kayvan Najarian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9(Suppl 1):S8

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  21. Early detection of outdoor aerosol releases of anthrax is an important problem. The Bayesian Aerosol Release Detector (BARD) is a system for detecting releases of aerosolized anthrax and characterizing them in...

    Authors: Aurel Cami, Garrick L Wallstrom and William R Hogan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9(Suppl 1):S7

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  22. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) has been proven to be useful for studying brain functions. However, due to the existence of noise and distortion, mapping between the fMRI signal and the actual neu...

    Authors: Soo-Yeon Ji, Kevin Ward and Kayvan Najarian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9(Suppl 1):S6

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  23. Publication databases in biomedicine (e.g., PubMed, MEDLINE) are growing rapidly in size every year, as are public databases of experimental biological data and annotations derived from the data. Publications ...

    Authors: Paul Breimyer, Nathan Green, Vinay Kumar and Nagiza F Samatova

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9(Suppl 1):S5

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  24. Accurate analysis of CT brain scans is vital for diagnosis and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Automatic processing of these CT brain scans could speed up the decision making process, lower the co...

    Authors: Wenan Chen, Rebecca Smith, Soo-Yeon Ji, Kevin R Ward and Kayvan Najarian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9(Suppl 1):S4

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  25. Capturing accurate and machine-interpretable primary data from clinical encounters is a challenging task, yet critical to the integrity of the practice of medicine. We explore the intriguing possibility that t...

    Authors: Jeffrey G Klann and Peter Szolovits

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  26. Traumatic pelvic injuries are often associated with severe, life-threatening hemorrhage, and immediate medical treatment is therefore vital. However, patient prognosis depends heavily on the type, location and...

    Authors: Rebecca Smith, Kayvan Najarian and Kevin Ward

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9(Suppl 1):S2

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  27. Digital mammography is one of the most promising options to diagnose breast cancer which is the most common cancer in women. However, its effectiveness is enfeebled due to the difficulty in distinguishing actu...

    Authors: Sejong Yoon and Saejoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9(Suppl 1):S1

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  28. This article [1] has been retracted because the Editors are unable to ensure the scientific veracity of the findings or the ethical conduct of the authors despite an extensive investigation.

    Authors: Hui-Chuan Shih, Pesus Chou, Chi-Ming Liu and Tao-Hsin Tung

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:45

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:34

  29. Advances in technology and the scientific understanding of disease processes are presenting new opportunities to improve health through individualized approaches to patient management referred to as personaliz...

    Authors: Gregory J Downing, Scott N Boyle, Kristin M Brinner and Jerome A Osheroff

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:44

    Content type: Debate

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  30. There are few studies that examine the processes that interdisciplinary teams engage in and how we can design health information systems (HIS) to support those team processes. This was an exploratory study wit...

    Authors: Craig E Kuziemsky, Elizabeth M Borycki, Mary Ellen Purkis, Fraser Black, Michael Boyle, Denise Cloutier-Fisher, Lee Ann Fox, Patricia MacKenzie, Ann Syme, Coby Tschanz, Wendy Wainwright and Helen Wong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:43

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The DREAM Project operates within the framework of the national health systems of several sub-Saharan African countries and aims to introduce the essential components of an integrated strategy for the preventi...

    Authors: Andrea Nucita, Giuseppe M Bernava, Michelangelo Bartolo, Fabio Di Pane Masi, Pietro Giglio, Marco Peroni, Giovanni Pizzimenti and Leonardo Palombi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:42

    Content type: Correspondence

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  32. Combining multiple databases with disjunctive or additional information on the same person is occurring increasingly throughout research. If unique identification numbers for these individuals are not availabl...

    Authors: Rainer Schnell, Tobias Bachteler and Jörg Reiher

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:41

    Content type: Technical advance

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  33. People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should use DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) within the first three months of symptoms in order to prevent irreversible joint damage. However, recent studies...

    Authors: Linda C Li, Paul Adam, Anne F Townsend, Dawn Stacey, Diane Lacaille, Susan Cox, Jessie McGowan, Peter Tugwell, Gerri Sinclair, Kendall Ho and Catherine L Backman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:40

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Routine surveillance of disease notification data can enable the early detection of localised disease outbreaks. Although hidden Markov models (HMMs) have been recognised as an appropriate method to model dise...

    Authors: Rochelle E Watkins, Serryn Eagleson, Bert Veenendaal, Graeme Wright and Aileen J Plant

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:39

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The use of electronic health records (EHRs) to support the organization and delivery of healthcare is evolving rapidly. However, little is known regarding potential variation in access to EHRs by provider type...

    Authors: Margo C Orchard, Mark J Dobrow, Lawrence Paszat, Hedy Jiang and Patrick Brown

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:38

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The penetration rate of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in health care is increasing. However, many different EHR-systems are used with varying ePrescription designs and functionalities. The aim of the ...

    Authors: Lina Hellström, Karolina Waern, Emelie Montelius, Bengt Åstrand, Tony Rydberg and Göran Petersson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:37

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The early identification of influenza outbreaks has became a priority in public health practice. A large variety of statistical algorithms for the automated monitoring of influenza surveillance have been propo...

    Authors: David Conesa, Antonio López-Quílez, Miguel Ángel Martínez-Beneito, María Teresa Miralles and Francisco Verdejo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:36

    Content type: Software

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  38. Health information technology (HIT) may improve health care quality and outcomes, in part by making information available in a timelier manner. However, there are few studies documenting the changes in timely ...

    Authors: Naomi S Bardach, Jie Huang, Richard Brand and John Hsu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:35

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The first step in practising Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) has been described as translating clinical uncertainty into a structured and focused clinical question that can be used to search the literature to as...

    Authors: Keith Lloyd, Matteo Cella, Michael Tanenblatt and Anni Coden

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:34

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Exchange of Electronic Health Record (EHR) data between systems from different suppliers is a major challenge. EHR communication based on archetype methodology has been developed by openEHR and CEN/ISO. The ex...

    Authors: Rong Chen, Gunnar O Klein, Erik Sundvall, Daniel Karlsson and Hans Åhlfeldt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:33

    Content type: Research article

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  41. This paper presents the rationale for designing and implementing the next-generation of public health information systems using grid computing concepts and tools. Our attempt is to evaluate all grid types incl...

    Authors: Catherine J Staes, Wu Xu, Samuel D LeFevre, Ronald C Price, Scott P Narus, Adi Gundlapalli, Robert Rolfs, Barry Nangle, Matthew Samore and Julio C Facelli

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:32

    Content type: Debate

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  42. Data protection is important for all information systems that deal with human-subjects data. Grid-based systems – such as the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) – seek to develop new mechanisms to faci...

    Authors: Frank J Manion, Robert J Robbins, William A Weems and Rebecca S Crowley

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:31

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Currently ambulatory patients break one in four tablets before ingestion. Roughly 10% of them are not suitable for splitting because they lack score lines or because enteric or modified release coating is dest...

    Authors: Renate Quinzler, Simon PW Schmitt, Maria Pritsch, Jens Kaltschmidt and Walter E Haefeli

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:30

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Many hospital departments have implemented small clinical departmental systems (CDSs) to collect and use patient data for documentation as well as for other department-specific purposes. As hospitals are imple...

    Authors: Eivind Vedvik, Aksel H Tjora and Arild Faxvaag

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:29

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Clinical guidelines carry medical evidence to the point of practice. As evidence is not always available, many guidelines do not provide recommendations for all clinical situations encountered in practice. We ...

    Authors: Massoud Toussi, Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Philippe Le Toumelin and Alain Venot

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:28

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The outcome of patients with bacteraemia is influenced by the initial selection of adequate antimicrobial therapy. The objective of our study was to clarify the influence of different crude data correction met...

    Authors: Ojan Assadian, Magda Diab-Elschahawi, Athanasios Makristathis, Alexander Blacky, Walter Koller and Klaus-Peter Adlassnig

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:27

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Newborn screening, which identifies inherited disorders and sometimes carrier status, will increasingly involve health professionals in the provision of appropriate information and support to children and thei...

    Authors: Fiona Ulph, Ellen Townsend and Cris Glazebrook

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:26

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Revised consensus sepsis definitions have been published in 2003. The present study was performed to compare the prevalence of different stages of sepsis and ICU mortality rates and find out the case mix withi...

    Authors: Manfred Weiss, Markus Huber-Lang, Michael Taenzer, Karl Traeger, Juergen Altherr, Martina Kron, Birgit Hay and Marion Schneider

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:25

    Content type: Research article

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