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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738154/modifying-surface-chemistry-of-metal-oxides-for-boosting-dissolution-kinetics-in-water-by-liquid-cell-electron-microscopy
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Yue Lu, Jiguo Geng, Kuan Wang, Wei Zhang, Wenqiang Ding, Zhenhua Zhang, Shaohua Xie, Hongxing Dai, Fu-Rong Chen, Manling Sui
Dissolution of metal oxides is fundamentally important for understanding mineral evolution and micromachining oxide functional materials. In general, dissolution of metal oxides is a slow and inefficient chemical reaction. Here, by introducing oxygen deficiencies to modify the surface chemistry of oxides, we can boost the dissolution kinetics of metal oxides in water, as in situ demonstrated in a liquid environmental transmission electron microscope (LETEM). The dissolution rate constant significantly increases by 16-19 orders of magnitude, equivalently a reduction of 0...
July 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737972/identifying-health-information-technology-needs-of-oncologists-to-facilitate-the-adoption-of-genomic-medicine-recommendations-from-the-2016-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-omics-and-precision-oncology-workshop
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Kevin S Hughes, Edward P Ambinder, Gregory P Hess, Peter Paul Yu, Elmer V Bernstam, Mark J Routbort, Jean Rene Clemenceau, John T Hamm, Phillip G Febbo, Susan M Domchek, James L Chen, Jeremy L Warner
At the ASCO Data Standards and Interoperability Summit held in May 2016, it was unanimously decided that four areas of current oncology clinical practice have serious, unmet health information technology needs. The following areas of need were identified: 1) omics and precision oncology, 2) advancing interoperability, 3) patient engagement, and 4) value-based oncology. To begin to address these issues, ASCO convened two complementary workshops: the Omics and Precision Oncology Workshop in October 2016 and the Advancing Interoperability Workshop in December 2016...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734113/openice-medical-device-interoperability-platform-overview-and-requirement-analysis
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David Arney, Jeffrey Plourde, Julian M Goldman
We give an overview of OpenICE, an open source implementation of the ASTM standard F2761 for the Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) that leverages medical device interoperability, together with an analysis of the clinical and non-functional requirements and community process that inspired its design.
July 22, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732721/assessing-a-single-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-for-human-leukocyte-antigen-typing-protocol-for-interoperability-as-performed-by-users-with-variable-experience
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Manish J Gandhi, Deborah Ferriola, Curt Lind, Jamie L Duke, Anh Huynh, Anna Papazoglou, Kate Mackiewicz, Mette Christiansen, Wei Dong, Susan Hsu, Dawn Thomas, Brittany Schneider, Erin Pierce, Jane Kearns, Malek Kamoun, Dimitri Monos, Medhat Askar
BACKGROUND: A simplified protocol for HLA-typing -by NGS, developed for use with the Illumina MiSeq, was performed by technologists with varying NGS experience to assess accuracy and reproducibility. METHODS: Technologists from six laboratories typed the same 16 samples at HLA-A, B, C, DRB1, and DQB1. The protocol includes long range PCR, library preparation, and paired-end 250bp sequencing. Two indexing strategies were employed: locus-specific indexing whereby each locus was tagged uniquely and sample-specific indexing whereby all 5 loci for a sample were pooled prior to library preparation...
July 18, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731430/neuroimaging-feature-terminology-a-controlled-terminology-for-the-annotation-of-brain-imaging-features
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Anandhi Iyappan, Erfan Younesi, Alberto Redolfi, Henri Vrooman, Shashank Khanna, Giovanni B Frisoni, Martin Hofmann-Apitius
Ontologies and terminologies are used for interoperability of knowledge and data in a standard manner among interdisciplinary research groups. Existing imaging ontologies capture general aspects of the imaging domain as a whole such as methodological concepts or calibrations of imaging instruments. However, none of the existing ontologies covers the diagnostic features measured by imaging technologies in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, the Neuro-Imaging Feature Terminology (NIFT) was developed to organize the knowledge domain of measured brain features in association with neurodegenerative diseases by imaging technologies...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716376/improving-the-safety-of-health-information-technology-requires-shared-responsibility-it-is-time-we-all-step-up
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Dean F Sittig, Elisabeth Belmont, Hardeep Singh
In 2011, an Institute of Medicine report on health information technology (IT) and patient safety highlighted that building health-IT for safer use is a shared responsibility between key stakeholders including: "vendors, care providers, healthcare organizations, health-IT departments, and public and private agencies". Use of electronic health records (EHRs) involves all these stakeholders, but they often have conflicting priorities and requirements. Since 2011, the concept of shared responsibility has gained little traction and EHR developers and users continue to attribute the substantial, long list of problems to each other...
July 14, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709690/municipal-solid-waste-system-analysis-through-energy-consumption-and-return-approach
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Tihomir Tomić, Daniel Rolph Schneider
Inappropriate waste management and poor resource efficiency are two of the biggest problems which European Union is trying to solve through Landfill Directive, Waste Framework Directive and Circular Economy Package by increasing recycling and reuse and reducing waste disposal. In order to meet set goals, new European Union member states must quickly change national legislature and implement appropriate solutions. In the circumstances of strong EU resource and energy dependence, decision makers need to analyse which of the considered waste management systems leads to higher overall benefits ie...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708067/enhanced-handover-decision-algorithm-in-heterogeneous-wireless-network
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Radhwan Mohamed Abdullah, Zuriati Ahmad Zukarnain
Transferring a huge amount of data between different network locations over the network links depends on the network's traffic capacity and data rate. Traditionally, a mobile device may be moved to achieve the operations of vertical handover, considering only one criterion, that is the Received Signal Strength (RSS). The use of a single criterion may cause service interruption, an unbalanced network load and an inefficient vertical handover. In this paper, we propose an enhanced vertical handover decision algorithm based on multiple criteria in the heterogeneous wireless network...
July 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706440/reliability-of-an-integrated-ultrasound-and-stereophotogrammetric-system-for-lower-limb-anatomical-characterisation
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Frederick Greatrex, Erica Montefiori, Thomas Grupp, Josef Kozak, Claudia Mazzà
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity analysis for preoperative total knee and hip arthroplasty routines can increase surgery success rate and hence reduce associated costs. Current tools are limited by being invasive, limited to supine analysis, or too expensive. This study aimed to propose and validate a device, OrthoPilot®, based on the combined use of a stereophotogrammetric and ultrasound system which can in vivo and noninvasively measure varus/valgus, flexion/extension, femur and tibia torsion, and femur and tibia lengths...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701813/towards-a-new-generation-of-agricultural-system-data-models-and-knowledge-products-information-and-communication-technology
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Sander J C Janssen, Cheryl H Porter, Andrew D Moore, Ioannis N Athanasiadis, Ian Foster, James W Jones, John M Antle
Agricultural modeling has long suffered from fragmentation in model implementation. Many models are developed, there is much redundancy, models are often poorly coupled, model component re-use is rare, and it is frequently difficult to apply models to generate real solutions for the agricultural sector. To improve this situation, we argue that an open, self-sustained, and committed community is required to co-develop agricultural models and associated data and tools as a common resource. Such a community can benefit from recent developments in information and communications technology (ICT)...
July 2017: Agricultural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696857/use-of-radiology-procedure-codes-in-health-care-the-need-for-standardization-and-structure
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Kenneth C Wang, Jigar B Patel, Bimal Vyas, Michael Toland, Beverly Collins, Daniel J Vreeman, Swapna Abhyankar, Eliot L Siegel, Daniel L Rubin, Curtis P Langlotz
Radiology procedure codes are a fundamental part of most radiology workflows, such as ordering, scheduling, billing, and image interpretation. Nonstandardized unstructured procedure codes have typically been used in radiology departments. Such codes may be sufficient for specific purposes, but they offer limited support for interoperability. As radiology workflows and the various forms of clinical data exchange have become more sophisticated, the need for more advanced interoperability with use of standardized structured codes has increased...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696480/a-picture-is-worth-1-000-words-the-use-of-clinical-images-in-electronic-medical-records
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Angela C Ai, Francine L Maloney, Thu-Trang Hickman, Allison R Wilcox, Harley Ramelson, Adam Wright
OBJECTIVE: To understand how clinicians utilize image uploading tools in a home grown electronic health records (EHR) system. METHODS: A content analysis of patient notes containing non-radiological images from the EHR was conducted. Images from 4,000 random notes from July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 were reviewed and manually coded. Codes were assigned to four properties of the image: (1) image type, (2) role of image uploader (e.g. MD, NP, PA, RN), (3) practice type (e...
July 12, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694847/arete-candidate-gene-prioritization-using-biological-network-topology-with-additional-evidence-types
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Artem Lysenko, Keith Anthony Boroevich, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda
BACKGROUND: Refinement of candidate gene lists to select the most promising candidates for further experimental verification remains an essential step between high-throughput exploratory analysis and the discovery of specific causal genes. Given the qualitative and semantic complexity of biological data, successfully addressing this challenge requires development of flexible and interoperable solutions for making the best possible use of the largest possible fraction of all available data...
2017: BioData Mining
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694792/context-is-everything-harmonization-of-critical-food-microbiology-descriptors-and-metadata-for-improved-food-safety-and-surveillance
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Emma Griffiths, Damion Dooley, Morag Graham, Gary Van Domselaar, Fiona S L Brinkman, William W L Hsiao
Globalization of food networks increases opportunities for the spread of foodborne pathogens beyond borders and jurisdictions. High resolution whole-genome sequencing (WGS) subtyping of pathogens promises to vastly improve our ability to track and control foodborne disease, but to do so it must be combined with epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and other health care data (called "contextual data") to be meaningfully interpreted for regulatory and health interventions, outbreak investigation, and risk assessment...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684663/a-spatial-data-infrastructure-for-environmental-noise-data-in-europe
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Andrej Abramic, Alexander Kotsev, Vlado Cetl, Stylianos Kephalopoulos, Marco Paviotti
Access to high quality data is essential in order to better understand the environmental and health impact of noise in an increasingly urbanised world. This paper analyses how recent developments of spatial data infrastructures in Europe can significantly improve the utilization of data and streamline reporting on a pan-European scale. The Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE), and Environmental Noise Directive (END) described in this manuscript provide principles for data management that, once applied, would lead to a better understanding of the state of environmental noise...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684387/sharing-annotated-audio-recordings-of-clinic-visits-with-patients-development-of-the-open-recording-automated-logging-system-orals-study-protocol
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Paul J Barr, Michelle D Dannenberg, Craig H Ganoe, William Haslett, Rebecca Faill, Saeed Hassanpour, Amar Das, Roger Arend, Meredith C Masel, Sheryl Piper, Haley Reicher, James Ryan, Glyn Elwyn
BACKGROUND: Providing patients with recordings of their clinic visits enhances patient and family engagement, yet few organizations routinely offer recordings. Challenges exist for organizations and patients, including data safety and navigating lengthy recordings. A secure system that allows patients to easily navigate recordings may be a solution. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project is to develop and test an interoperable system to facilitate routine recording, the Open Recording Automated Logging System (ORALS), with the aim of increasing patient and family engagement...
July 6, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682264/ngs-fc-a-next-generation-sequencing-data-format-converter
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Chunjiang Yu, Wentao Wu, Jing Wang, Yuxin Lin, Yang Yang, Jiajia Chen, Fei Zhu, Bairong Shen
With the widespread implementation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, millions of sequences have been produced. A lot of databases were created to store and organize the high-throughput sequencing data. Numerous analysis software programs and tools have been developed over the past years. Most of them use specific formats for data representation and storage. Data interoperability becomes a crucial challenge and many tools have been developed to convert NGS data from one format to another. However, most of them were developed for specific and limited formats...
July 3, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679903/evaluation-of-standards-for-access-control-enabling-phr-s-federation
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Alexander Mense, Philipp Urbauer, Stefan Sauermann
The adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile applications in the healthcare may transform the healthcare industry by offering better disease tracking and management as well as patient empowerment. Unfortunately, almost all of these new systems set up their own ecosystem and to be really valuable for the care process they need to be integrated or federated with user managed access control services based on international standards and profiles to enable interoperability. Thus, this work presents the results of an evaluation of available specifications for federated authorization, based on a set of basic requirements...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679896/creating-xml-php-interface-for-ban-interoperability
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Vasileios Fragkos, Konstantinos Katzis, Georgios Despotou
Recent advances in medical and electronic technologies have introduced the use of Body Area Networks as a part of e-health, for constant and accurate monitoring of patients and the transmission as well as processing of the data to develop a holistic Electronic Health Record. The rising global population, different BAN manufacturers and a variety of medical systems pose the issue of interoperability between BANs and systems as well as the proper way to propagate medical data in an organized and efficient manner...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670133/skin-toxicity-evaluation-in-patients-treated-with-cetuximab-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-new-tool-for-more-accurate-comprehension-of-quality-of-life-impacts
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Michele De Tursi, Marinella Zilli, Consiglia Carella, Matteo Auriemma, Maria Nadia Lisco, Marta Di Nicola, Giuseppe Di Martino, Clara Natoli, Paolo Amerio
OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness of evaluation of the severity of epidermal growth-factor receptor inhibitor (EGFRI)-associated dermatological toxicities remains a topic of debate. This study was designed to assess the correlation between quality of life (QoL) and severity of dermatological toxicity, evaluated using the National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI-CTCAE) and our novel scale, the Eruption Scoring System (ESS), in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) patients treated with first-line chemotherapy combined with cetuximab...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
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