Suggested Minimum Data Set for Speech Therapy Centers Affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

Shahla Damanabi, Shawbo Abdolnejad, Gelavizh Karimi Abstract Background: The minimum data considered as a conceptual framework, based on the achievement of effectiveness indicators and it ensures to access of precise and clear health data. The aims of the present study were identified and proposed a data element set of speech therapy centers affiliated with Tabriz [...]

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MRI Findings of Talocalcaneal Coalition: Two Case Reports

Ayse Umul Abstract Introduction: Tarsal coalition is abnormal fusion of two or more tarsal bones and is a common cause of foot pain. There are osseous, cartilaginous and fibrous subtypes. Calcaneonavicular and talocalcaneal coalitions are more frequent. Radiography is the primary diagnostic tool, however CT and MRI are precious examinations for differential diagnosis of osseous [...]

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A Map for Clinical Laboratories Management Indicators in the Intelligent Dashboard

Zahra Azadmanjir, Mashallah Torabi, Reza Safdari, Maryam Bayat, Fatemeh Golmahi Abstract Introduction: management challenges of clinical laboratories are more complicated for educational hospital clinical laboratories. Managers can use tools of business intelligence (BI), such as information dashboards that provide the possibility of intelligent decision-making and problem solving about increasing income, reducing spending, utilization management and [...]

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Developing an Intelligent System for Diagnosis of Asthma Based on Artificial Neural Network

Behrouz Alizadeh, Reza Safdari, Maryam Zolnoori, Azadeh Bashiri Abstract Introduction: Lack of proper diagnosis and inadequate treatment of asthma, leads to physical and financial complications. This study aimed to use data mining techniques and creating a neural network intelligent system for diagnosis of asthma. Methods: The study population is the patients who had visited one [...]

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Those Responsible for Approving Research Studies Have Poor Knowledge of Research Study Design: a Knowledge Assessment of Institutional Review Board Members

Rahul Mhaskar, Elizabeth Barnett Pathak, Sarah Wieten, Thomas M. Guterbock, Ambuj Kumar, Benjamin Djulbegovic Abstract Background: Institutional Review Board (IRB) members have a duty to protect the integrity of the research process, but little is known about their basic knowledge of clinical research study designs. Methods: A nationwide sample of IRB members from major US [...]

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Family Medicine Education with Virtual Patients: a Qualitative Study

Monika Sobocan, Zalika Klemenc-Ketis Abstract Objectives: Virtual patients (VP) have been present within the medical education process for some time. Although they are assumed to be of great benefit for student learning, very little is know about student perception and outcomes of learning, especially during the pre-clerkship years. Therefore we have decided to investigate the [...]

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Scientific Production of Medical Universities in the West of Iran: a Scientometric Analysis

Masoud Rasolabadi, Shahnaz Khaledi, Fariba Khayati, Marya Maryam Kalhor, Susan Penjvini, Alireza Gharib Abstract Introduction: This study aimed to compare scientific production by providing quantitative evaluation of science output in five Western Iranian Medical Universities including Hamedan, Ilam, Kermanshah, Kurdistan and Lorestan University of Medical Sciences using scientometrics indicators based on data indexed in Scopus [...]

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