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Nazar Zaki, Chandana Tennakoon
BACKGROUND: There are a large number of biological databases publicly available for scientists in the web. Also, there are many private databases generated in the course of research projects. These databases are in a wide variety of formats. Web standards have evolved in the recent times and semantic web technologies are now available to interconnect diverse and heterogeneous sources of data. Therefore, integration and querying of biological databases can be facilitated by techniques used in semantic web...
October 2, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
Melvin C Makhni, Paul J Park, Jesus Jimenez, Comron Saifi, Jon-Michael Caldwell, Alex Ha, Bianca Figueroa-Santana, Ronald A Lehman, Mark Weidenbaum
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Because of the limited and confidential nature of most legal data, scarce literature is available to physicians about reasons for litigation in spine surgery. To optimally compensate patients while protecting physicians, further understanding of the medicolegal landscape is needed for high-risk procedures such as spine surgery. Based on these, surgeons can explore ways to better protect both their patients and themselves. PURPOSE: To characterize the current medicolegal environment of spine surgery by analyzing a recent dataset of malpractice litigation...
June 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
David Vearrier, Michael I Greenberg
CONTEXT: Clinical toxicologists may be called upon to determine the appropriateness of medical monitoring following documented or purported exposures to toxicants in the occupational, environmental, and medical settings. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE database using the Ovid(®) search engine for the following terms cross-referenced to the MeSH database: ("occupational exposures" OR "environmental exposures") AND ("physiologic monitoring" OR "population surveillance")...
November 2017: Clinical Toxicology
Katelyn M Godin, Sharon I Kirkpatrick, Rhona M Hanning, Jackie Stapleton, Scott T Leatherdale
School breakfast programs are widespread and serve varying objectives regarding youth health promotion. Evidence-based guidelines for breakfast programs may be important in maximizing their effectiveness related to student outcomes, yet it is unclear what is available in Canada. A systematic review was conducted to identify and compare Canadian guidelines related to breakfast programs. Data sources included grey literature databases, customized search engines, targeted websites, and content expert consultations...
June 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
Anna C Lawson McLean, Aaron Lawson McLean, Rolf Kalff, Jan Walter
OBJECTIVE: Google is the most popular search engine, with about 100 billion searches per month. Google Trends is an integrated tool that allows users to obtain Google's search popularity statistics from the last decade. Our aim was to evaluate whether Google Trends is a useful tool to assess the public's interest in specific neurosurgical topics. METHODS: We evaluated Google Trends statistics for the neurosurgical search topic areas "hydrocephalus," "spinal stenosis," "concussion," "vestibular schwannoma," and "cerebral arteriovenous malformation...
June 2016: World Neurosurgery
Neil R Smalheiser, Can Lin, Lifeng Jia, Yu Jiang, Aaron M Cohen, Clement Yu, John M Davis, Clive E Adams, Marian S McDonagh, Weiyi Meng
BACKGROUND: Individuals and groups who write systematic reviews and meta-analyses in evidence-based medicine regularly carry out literature searches across multiple search engines linked to different bibliographic databases, and thus have an urgent need for a suitable metasearch engine to save time spent on repeated searches and to remove duplicate publications from initial consideration. Unlike general users who generally carry out searches to find a few highly relevant (or highly recent) articles, systematic reviewers seek to obtain a comprehensive set of articles on a given topic, satisfying specific criteria...
2014: Health Information Science and Systems
D Saparova, J Belden, J Williams, B Richardson, K Schuster
BACKGROUND: Federated medical search engines are health information systems that provide a single access point to different types of information. Their efficiency as clinical decision support tools has been demonstrated through numerous evaluations. Despite their rigor, very few of these studies report holistic evaluations of medical search engines and even fewer base their evaluations on existing evaluation frameworks. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a federated medical search engine, MedSocket, for its potential net benefits in an established clinical setting...
2014: Applied Clinical Informatics
Jun Yang, Keri Hall, Azizeh Nuriddin, Diane Woolard
CONTEXT: The potential for hepatitis B and C virus (HBV/HCV) transmission in nail salons and barbershops has been reported, but a systematic review has not been conducted. These businesses are regulated by state cosmetology or barbering boards, but adequacy of sanitary requirements has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: To conduct literature review to assess risk for HBV/HCV transmission in nail salons and barbershops and to evaluate sanitary requirements in HBV/HCV prevention in these businesses in 50 states and District of Columbia...
November 2014: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
Alexander Klotz, Abdoulaye Harouna, Andrew F Smith
UNLABELLED: The aim of this research was to conduct a thorough review on the literature of tuberculosis in Canada and the Province of Quebec. To achieve this aim, an exhaustive literature review of tuberculosis in the Province of Quebec was undertaken. Data was collected with the goal of creating an epidemiological and public health evidence base to forecast the spread of tuberculosis. A keyword search strategy was used to find relevant articles from the peer-reviewed literature using the electronic search engine PubMed and a search of other relevant federal and provincial government databases...
June 15, 2012: Journal of Public Health Research
Gholam Reza Samadzadeh, Tahereh Rigi, Ali Reza Ganjali
BACKGROUND: Surveying valuable and most recent information from internet, has become vital for researchers and scholars, because every day, thousands and perhaps millions of scientific works are brought out as digital resources which represented by internet and researchers can't ignore this great resource to find related documents for their literature search, which may not be found in any library. With regard to variety of documents presented on the internet, search engines are one of the most effective search tools for finding information...
2013: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors & Addiction
Marco D Huesch, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Jason N Doctor
OBJECTIVES: Publicly available hospital quality reports seek to inform consumers of important healthcare quality and affordability attributes, and may inform consumer decision-making. To understand how much consumers search for such information online on one Internet search engine, whether they mention such information in social media and how positively they view this information. SETTING AND DESIGN: A leading Internet search engine (Google) was the main focus of the study...
2014: BMJ Open
Stephen J Bright, Brian Bishop, Robert Kane, Ali Marsh, Monica J Barratt
BACKGROUND: Having first appeared in Europe, synthetic cannabis emerged as a drug of concern in Australia during 2011. Kronic is the most well-known brand of synthetic cannabis in Australia and received significant media attention. Policy responses were reactive and piecemeal between state and federal governments. In this paper we explore the relationship between media reports, policy responses, and drug-related harm. METHODS: Google search engine applications were used to produce time-trend graphs detailing the volume of media stories being published online about synthetic cannabis and Kronic, and also the amount of traffic searching for these terms...
May 2013: International Journal on Drug Policy
Earl Lane, Becky Ham
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April 27, 2012: Science
Bernard Gibaud, Gilles Kassel, Michel Dojat, Bénédicte Batrancourt, Franck Michel, Alban Gaignard, Johan Montagnat
This paper describes the design of the NeuroLOG middleware data management layer, which provides a platform to share heterogeneous and distributed neuroimaging data using a federated approach. The semantics of shared information is captured through a multi-layer application ontology and a derived Federated Schema used to align the heterogeneous database schemata from different legacy repositories. The system also provides a facility to translate the relational data into a semantic representation that can be queried using a semantic search engine thus enabling the exploitation of knowledge embedded in the ontology...
2011: AMIA ... Annual Symposium Proceedings
Fethiye Sinem Karipcin, Amjad Hossain, John Y Phelps
PURPOSE: Review of the legal and ethical basis for reproductive endocrinologists to refuse ovulation induction to patients with diminished ovarian reserve. METHODS: The Lexis-Nexis search engine was used to perform a legal review pertaining to refusal of treatment. Ethical opinions of medical organizations were also reviewed. RESULTS: Federal antidiscrimination laws provide legal recourse for patients with diminished ovarian reserve who are denied ovulation induction...
November 2011: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Philip Jones, David Binns, Conor McMenamin, Craig McAnulla, Sarah Hunter
The InterPro BioMart provides users with query-optimized access to predictions of family classification, protein domains and functional sites, based on a broad spectrum of integrated computational models ('signatures') that are generated by the InterPro member databases: Gene3D, HAMAP, PANTHER, Pfam, PIRSF, PRINTS, ProDom, PROSITE, SMART, SUPERFAMILY and TIGRFAMs. These predictions are provided for all protein sequences from both the UniProt Knowledge Base and the UniParc protein sequence archive. The InterPro BioMart is supplementary to the primary InterPro web interface (http://www...
2011: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
M Teresa Marques Novo, Andrea Soares-Costa, Antonia Q L de Souza, Ana Carolina M Figueira, Gustavo C Molina, Carlos A Palacios, Claudia R Kull, Izabel F Monteiro, Paulo H Baldan-Pineda, Flavio Henrique-Silva
A practical course was given to undergraduate biology students enrolled in the elective course "Introduction to Genetic Engineering" at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), São Paulo, Brazil. The goal of the course was to teach current molecular biology tools applied to a real research situation that could be reported by the students themselves. The purpose was to produce a plant recombinant protein and demonstrate a heretofore unreported biological activity. Cystatins, natural inhibitors of cysteine proteases, were proposed for these studies...
January 2005: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Juan Antonio Vizcaíno, Florian Reisinger, Richard Côté, Lennart Martens
The Proteomics Identifications Database (PRIDE, ) provides users with the ability to explore and compare mass spectrometry-based proteomics experiments that reveal details of the protein expression found in a broad range of taxonomic groups, tissues, and disease states. A PRIDE experiment typically includes identifications of proteins, peptides, and protein modifications. Additionally, many of the submitted experiments also include the mass spectra that provide the evidence for these identifications...
2011: Methods in Molecular Biology
Michael Zalis, Mitchell Harris
The integration of electronic medical record (EMR) systems into clinical practice has been spurred by general consensus and recent federal incentives and is set to become a standard feature of clinical practice in the US. We discuss how the addition of advanced search capabilities to the EMR can improve the radiologist's ability to integrate contextual data into workflows associated with both for diagnostic and interventional procedures.
August 2010: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Richard L Bradshaw, Susan Matney, Oren E Livne, Bruce E Bray, Joyce A Mitchell, Scott P Narus
The Federated Utah Research and Translational Health e-Repository (FURTHeR) is a Utah statewide informatics platform for the new Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Utah. We have been working on one of FURTHeR's key components, a federated query engine for heterogeneous resources, that we believe has the potential to meet some of the fundamental needs of translational science to access and integrate diverse biomedical data and promote discovery of new knowledge. The architecture of the federated query engine for heterogeneous resources is described and demonstrated...
November 14, 2009: AMIA ... Annual Symposium Proceedings
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