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  1. The review of pharmacotherapy can be conceptualized as a service in which the drugs used by the patient are reviewed to control the risks as well as to improve the results of the drug therapy, detecting, solvi...

    Authors: Clávison Martinelli Zapelini, Dayani Galato, Graziela Modolon Alano, Karina Saviatto de Carvalho Martins, Silvana Cristina Trauthman, Alessandra Soares, Fabiana Schuelter-Trevisol and Daisson José Trevisol
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:172
  2. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most prevalent mental health problems. Patients with GAD have unmet needs related to the information received about their disorder, its treatments and their par...

    Authors: Ramos-García Vanesa, Perestelo-Pérez Lilisbeth, Rivero-Santana Amado, Peñate Castro Wenceslao, Duarte-Díaz Andrea, Álvarez-Pérez Yolanda, Martín-Trujillo María del Mar, Del Cura-González María Isabel and Serrano-Aguilar Pedro
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:171
  3. Building a large-scale medical knowledge graphs needs to automatically extract the relations between entities from electronic medical records (EMRs) . The main challenges are the scarcity of available labeled ...

    Authors: Chunming Yang, Dan Xiao, Yuanyuan Luo, Bo Li, Xujian Zhao and Hui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:169
  4. Continues positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a gold standard treatment for moderate to severe cases of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). The present research aimed to describe the analysis, design, and ev...

    Authors: Shokoufeh Aalaei, Mahnaz Amini, Mohammad Reza Mazaheri Habibi, Hadi Shahraki and Saeid Eslami
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:168
  5. A disease severity classification system is widely used to predict the survival of patients admitted to the intensive care unit with different diagnoses. In the present study, conventional severity classificat...

    Authors: Farzad Mirzakhani, Farahnaz Sadoughi, Mahboobeh Hatami and Alireza Amirabadizadeh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:167
  6. Predictors of subsequent events after Emergency Medical Services (EMS) non-conveyance decisions are still unclear, though patient safety is the priority in prehospital emergency care. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Jani Paulin, Akseli Reunamo, Jouni Kurola, Hans Moen, Sanna Salanterä, Heikki Riihimäki, Tero Vesanen, Mari Koivisto and Timo Iirola
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:166
  7. Almost eight children per 1000 live births are expected to have a congenital heart defect globally. The seven most critical congenital heart conditions that cause severe compromise on the patient’s quality and...

    Authors: Sumaya Al Zarouni, Noor Majed Al Mheiri, Kalthoom Al Blooshi, Yousif Al Serkal, Neema Preman, Sadaf Ahsan Naqvi and Yasir Khan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:165
  8. Lack of attention to end-users' requirements and preferences may lead to the failure of health information technology (IT) interventions. Identifying users’ needs for designing a mobile application can lead to...

    Authors: Fatemeh Falahati-Marvast, Andrew D. Pucker, Fateme Alipour, Jamileh Farokhzadian and Leila Ahmadian
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:164
  9. Insomnia is common in breast cancer survivors (BCS), affecting an estimated 30–50% of the 3.8 million BCS in the US. Insomnia is associated with health consequences for cardiometabolic and immune systems, neur...

    Authors: Claire M. Starling, Daniel Greenberg, Eric Zhou, Daniel Lewin, Allison S. Morrow, Daniel Lieberman, Callen Shaw and Hannah Arem
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:163
  10. Mobile applications (apps) may provide family caregivers of people with chronic diseases and conditions with access to support and good information. However, thorough understanding of how these apps meet the m...

    Authors: Katharina Bidenko and Sabine Bohnet-Joschko
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:162
  11. Deep learning (DL) models are highly vulnerable to adversarial attacks for medical image classification. An adversary could modify the input data in imperceptible ways such that a model could be tricked to pre...

    Authors: David Rodriguez, Tapsya Nayak, Yidong Chen, Ram Krishnan and Yufei Huang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22(Suppl 2):160

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 2

  12. In a sudden cardiac arrest, starting CPR and applying an AED immediately are the two highest resuscitation priorities. Many existing mobile applications have been developed to assist users in locating a nearby...

    Authors: Gaurav Rao, Vijay Mago, Pawan Lingras and David W. Savage
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22(Suppl 2):159

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 2

  13. Meta-analyses aggregate results of different clinical studies to assess the effectiveness of a treatment. Despite their importance, meta-analyses are time-consuming and labor-intensive as they involve reading ...

    Authors: Faith Wavinya Mutinda, Kongmeng Liew, Shuntaro Yada, Shoko Wakamiya and Eiji Aramaki
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:158
  14. There are differences of opinion regarding the selection of the most practical usability evaluation method among different methods. The present study aimed to compare two expert-based evaluation methods in ord...

    Authors: Mehrdad Farzandipour, Ehsan Nabovati and Monireh Sadeqi Jabali
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:157
  15. Sepsis is one of the most life-threatening circumstances for critically ill patients in the United States, while diagnosis of sepsis is challenging as a standardized criteria for sepsis identification is still...

    Authors: Hanyin Wang, Yikuan Li, Andrew Naidech and Yuan Luo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22(Suppl 2):156

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 2

  16. Opioid use disorder (OUD) has become an urgent health problem. People with OUD often experience comorbid medical conditions. Systematical approaches to identifying co-occurring conditions of OUD can facilitate...

    Authors: Yiheng Pan and Rong Xu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22(Suppl 2):155

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 2

  17. Poor quality routine data contributes to poor decision-making, inefficient resource allocation, loss of confidence in the health system, and may threaten the validity of impact evaluations. For several reasons...

    Authors: Nigusu Getachew, Bereket Erkalo and Muluneh Getachew Garedew
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:154
  18. Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and autism, is significantly underdiagnosed in the general population. Diagnosing FXS is challenging due to the heterogeneit...

    Authors: Arezoo Movaghar, David Page, Murray Brilliant and Marsha Mailick
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:152
  19. Accurate data collection of healthcare-related adverse events provides a foundation for quality and health system improvement. The International Classification of Diseases for Mortality and Morbidity Statistic...

    Authors: Cathy A. Eastwood, Shahreen Khair and Danielle A. Southern
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 21(Suppl 6):380

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 6

  20. In many hospitals, operating theatres are not used to their full potential due to the dynamic nature of demand and the complexity of theatre scheduling. Theatre inefficiencies may lead to access block and dela...

    Authors: Hamed Hassanzadeh, Justin Boyle, Sankalp Khanna, Barbara Biki and Faraz Syed
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:151
  21. Hypertension is the fifth chronic disease causing death worldwide. The early prognosis and diagnosis are critical in the hypertension care process. Inspired by human philosophy, CBR is an empirical knowledge r...

    Authors: Ping Qi, Fucheng Wang, Yong Huang and Xiaoling Yang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:149
  22. We aim to develop and test performance of a semi-automated method (computerized query combined with manual review) for chart abstraction in the identification and characterization of surveillance radiology ima...

    Authors: Catherine Byrd, Ureka Ajawara, Ryan Laundry, John Radin, Prasha Bhandari, Ann Leung, Summer Han, Stephen M. Asch, Steven Zeliadt, Alex H. S. Harris and Leah Backhus
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:148
  23. Knowledges graphs (KGs) serve as a convenient framework for structuring knowledge. A number of computational methods have been developed to generate KGs from biomedical literature and use them for downstream t...

    Authors: Jacqueline Peng, David Xu, Ryan Lee, Siwei Xu, Yunyun Zhou and Kai Wang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22(Suppl 2):147

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 2

  24. Adverse drug events (ADEs) can be prevented by deploying clinical decision support systems (CDSS) that directly assist physicians, via computerized order entry systems, and clinical pharmacists performing medi...

    Authors: Christian Skalafouris, Jean-Luc Reny, Jérôme Stirnemann, Olivier Grosgurin, François Eggimann, Damien Grauser, Daniel Teixeira, Megane Jermini, Christel Bruggmann, Pascal Bonnabry and Bertrand Guignard
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:146
  25. It is well known that decision aids can promote patients’ participation in decision-making, increase patients’ decision preparation and reduce decision conflict. The goal of this study is to explore the effect...

    Authors: Sitong Wang, Qingwen Lu, Zhixia Ye, Fang Liu, Ning Yang, Zeya Pan, Yu Li and Li Li
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:145
  26. To improve the treatment of painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) and associated co-morbidities, a better understanding of the pathophysiology and risk factors for painful DPN is required. Using harmoni...

    Authors: Georgios Baskozos, Andreas C. Themistocleous, Harry L. Hebert, Mathilde M. V. Pascal, Jishi John, Brian C. Callaghan, Helen Laycock, Yelena Granovsky, Geert Crombez, David Yarnitsky, Andrew S. C. Rice, Blair H. Smith and David L. H. Bennett
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:144
  27. Research shows that people with stable angina need decision support when considering elective treatments. Initial treatment is with medicines but patients may gain further benefit with invasive percutaneous co...

    Authors: Emma Harris, Dwayne Conway, Angel Jimenez-Aranda, Jeremy Butts, Philippa Hedley-Takhar, Richard Thomson and Felicity Astin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:143
  28. Prognostic models that are accurate could help aid medical decision making. Large observational databases often contain temporal medical data for large and diverse populations of patients. It may be possible t...

    Authors: Jenna Marie Reps, Ross D. Williams, Martijn J. Schuemie, Patrick B. Ryan and Peter R. Rijnbeek
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:142
  29. The rapid growth in the complexity of services and stringent quality requirements present a challenge to all healthcare facilities, especially from an economic perspective. The goal is to implement different s...

    Authors: Teresa Angela Trunfio, Arianna Scala, Cristiana Giglio, Giovanni Rossi, Anna Borrelli, Maria Romano and Giovanni Improta
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:141
  30. Proper utilization of health data has paramount importance for health service management. However, it is less practiced in developing countries, including Ethiopia. Therefore, this study aimed to assess routin...

    Authors: Amanuel Benti Abdisa, Kifle Woldemichael Hajito, Dawit Wolde Daka, Meskerem Seboka Ergiba, Asaye Birhanu Senay, Ketema Lemma Abdi and Muluemebet Abera Wordofa
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:140
  31. The COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed healthcare systems with severe shortages in hospital resources such as ICU beds, specialized doctors, and respiratory ventilators. In this situation, reducing COVID-19 readmis...

    Authors: Mostafa Shanbehzadeh, Azita Yazdani, Mohsen Shafiee and Hadi Kazemi-Arpanahi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:139
  32. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication after cardiac surgery. We derived and internally validated a Machine Learning preoperative model to predict cardiac surgery-associated AKI of any severity and c...

    Authors: Yelena Petrosyan, Thierry G. Mesana and Louise Y. Sun
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:137
  33. A new coding feature introduced with ICD-11, the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), is postcoordination, which supports combining (linking) two or more codes into a cluster th...

    Authors: Kristy Mabon, Olafr Steinum and Christopher G. Chute
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 21(Suppl 6):379

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 6

  34. Optimal intervals between repeat colonoscopies could improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. We evaluated: (a) concordance between clinician and guideline recommended colonoscopy screening intervals in Winn...

    Authors: Leigh Anne Shafer, Gayle Restall, Alexandria Simms, Eugene Lee, Jason Park and Harminder Singh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:136
  35. To improve cancer care in Indiana, a telementoring program using the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model was introduced in September 2019 to promote best-practice cancer prevention, screen...

    Authors: Zheng Z. Milgrom, Tyler S. Severance, Caitlin M. Scanlon, Anyé T. Carson, Andrea D. Janota, Terry A. Vik, Joan M. Duwve, Brian E. Dixon and Eneida A. Mendonca
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:135
  36. Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding is a chronic international issue that is associated with adverse treatment outcomes. Accurate forecasts of future service demand would enable intelligent resource allocat...

    Authors: Jalmari Tuominen, Francesco Lomio, Niku Oksala, Ari Palomäki, Jaakko Peltonen, Heikki Huttunen and Antti Roine
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:134
  37. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has progressed from a short list of causes of death to become the predominant classification of human diseases, syndromes, and conditions around the world. Th...

    Authors: Christopher G. Chute and Can Çelik
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 21(Suppl 6):378

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 6

  38. One of the most prevalent complications of Partial Nephrectomy (PN) is Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), which could have a negative impact on subsequent renal function and occurs in up to 24.3% of patients undergoin...

    Authors: Teddy Lazebnik, Zaher Bahouth, Svetlana Bunimovich-Mendrazitsky and Sarel Halachmi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:133
  39. The healthcare sector poses many strategic, tactic and operational planning questions. Due to the historically grown structures, planning is often locally confined and much optimization potential is foregone.

    Authors: Neele Leithäuser, Dennis Adelhütte, Kristin Braun, Christina Büsing, Martin Comis, Timo Gersing, Sebastian Johann, Arie M. C. A. Koster, Sven O. Krumke, Frauke Liers, Eva Schmidt, Johanna Schneider, Manuel Streicher, Sebastian Tschuppik and Sophia Wrede
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:132
  40. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant morbidity and mortality. To mitigate its spread, members in the general population were prompted to apply significant behavioral changes. This required an effective...

    Authors: Susanne Georgsson and Tommy Carlsson
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:131
  41. People with moderate to severe depression in pregnancy must weigh potential risks of untreated or incompletely treated depression against the small, but uncertain risks of fetal antidepressant drug exposure. C...

    Authors: Neesha Hussain-Shamsy, Sarah Somerton, Donna E. Stewart, Sophie Grigoriadis, Kelly Metcalfe, Tim F. Oberlander, Carrie Schram, Valerie H. Taylor, Cindy-Lee Dennis and Simone N. Vigod
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:130
  42. Patients and their loved ones often report symptoms or complaints of cognitive decline that clinicians note in free clinical text, but no structured screening or diagnostic data are recorded. These symptoms/co...

    Authors: Robert B. Penfold, David S. Carrell, David J. Cronkite, Chester Pabiniak, Tammy Dodd, Ashley MH Glass, Eric Johnson, Ella Thompson, H. Michael Arrighi and Paul E. Stang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:129
  43. Authors: Paul Sabharwal, Jillian H. Hurst, Rohit Tejwani, Kevin T. Hobbs, Jonathan C. Routh and Benjamin A. Goldstein
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:128

    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:84

  44. To describe and evaluate a clinical decision support system (CDSS) for empirical antibiotic therapy using a systematic framework.

    Authors: H. Akhloufi, H. van der Sijs, D. C. Melles, C. P. van der Hoeven, M. Vogel, J. W. Mouton and A. Verbon
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:127
  45. Nowadays, patients have access to all types of health information on the internet, influencing their decision-making process. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region consists of 22 countries with an est...

    Authors: Zahraa Jasem, Zainab AlMeraj and Dari Alhuwail
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:126
  46. Epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS) and depression are long term, central nervous system disorders which have a significant impact on everyday life. Evaluating symptoms of these conditions is problematic and typ...

    Authors: J. A. Andrews, M. P. Craven, A. R. Lang, B. Guo, R. Morriss and C. Hollis
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2022 22:125

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