A New Measurement Equivalence Technique Based on Latent Class Regression as Compared with Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes

Jamshid Jamali, Seyyed Mohammad Taghi Ayatollahi, and Peyman Jafari Abstract Background: Measurement equivalence is an essential prerequisite for making valid comparisons in mental health questionnaires across groups. In most methods used for assessing measurement equivalence, which is known as Differential Item Functioning (DIF), latent variables are assumed to be continuous. Objective: To compare a new [...]

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Radiological Findings of Michel Aplasia

Ayse Umul, Hakan Demirtas, and Ahmet Orhan Celik Abstract Introduction: Congenital abnormalities of the inner ear is the most common cause of neurosensory hearing loss. Michel inner ear deformity is a rare developmental anomaly refers to the total aplasia of the inner ear. It is caused by developmental arrest of otic placode early during the [...]

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Usefulness of Total PSA Value in Prostate Diseases Diagnosis

Alden Prcic, Edin Begic, and Mustafa Hiros Abstract Introduction: Analysis of total value of prostate specific antigen (PSAT), with the unavoidable digital rectal examination (DRE) is the basis of prostate cancer detection. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the specificity and sensitivity of the total value of PSAT in the diagnosis of [...]

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Mobile Phone Based System Opportunities to Home-based Managing of Chemotherapy Side Effects

Somayeh Davoodi, Zeinab Mohammadzadeh, and Reza Safdari Abstract Objective: Applying mobile base systems in cancer care especially in chemotherapy management have remarkable growing in recent decades. Because chemotherapy side effects have significant influences on patient's lives, therefore it is necessary to take ways to control them. This research has studied some experiences of using mobile [...]

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One Year Follow-Up After Veriflex Phakic Intraocular Lenses Implantation for Correction of Myopia

Melisa Ahmedbegovic Pjano, Alma Biscevic, Senad Grisevic, Ajla Pidro, Mirko Ratkovic, Maja Bohac, Amila Alikadic Husovic, Refet Gojak Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate visual and refractive outcomes after Veriflex phakic intraocular lenses (pIOL) implantation in moderately myopic eyes as well as postoperative complications. Methods: This prospective clinical study included 40 [...]

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Investigation of the Impact of Extracting and Exchanging Health Information by Using Internet and Social Networks

John Pistolis, Stelios Zimeras, Kostas Chardalias, Zoe Roupa, George Fildisis, and Marianna Diomidous Abstract Introduction: Social networks (1) have been embedded in our daily life for a long time. They constitute a powerful tool used nowadays for both searching and exchanging information on different issues by using Internet searching engines (Google, Bing, etc.) and Social [...]

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Semantic-Web Architecture for Electronic Discharge Summary Based on OWL 2.0 Standard

Shahram Tahmasebian, Mostafa Langarizadeh, Marjan Ghazisaeidi, and Reza Safdari Abstract Introduction: Patients' electronic medical record contains all information related to treatment processes during hospitalization. One of the most important documents in this record is the record summary. In this document, summary of the whole treatment process is presented which is used for subsequent treatments and [...]

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Conceptual Framework for Developing a Diabetes Information Network

Hossein Riazi, Mostafa Langarizadeh, Bagher Larijani, and Leila Shahmoradi Abstract Objective: To provide a conceptual framework for managing diabetic patient care, and creating an information network for clinical research. Background: A wide range of information technology (IT) based interventions such as distance learning, diabetes registries, personal or electronic health record systems, clinical information systems, and [...]

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Documentation of Medical Records in Hospitals of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in 2014: a Quantitative Study

Benyamin Mohseni Saravi, Zolaykha Asgari, Hasan Siamian, Ebrahim Bagherian Farahabadi, Alimorad Heidari Gorji, Nima Motamed, Mohammad Fallahkharyeki, Ramin Mohammadi Abstract Introduction: Documentation of patient care in medical record formats is always emphasized. These documents are used as a means to go on treating the patients, staff in their own defense, assessment, care, any legal proceedings [...]

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Echocardiographic Assessment of Ischaemic Mitral Regurgitation, Mechanism, Severity, Impact on Treatment Strategy and Long Term Outcome

Nabil Naser, Alen Dzubur, Zumreta Kusljugic, Katarina Kovacevic, Mehmed Kulic, Sekib Sokolovic, Ibrahim Terzic, Ilirijana Haxihibeqiri-Karabdic, Zorica Hondo, Snjezana Brdzanovic, and Sanja Miseljic Abstract Introduction: The commonest mitral regurgitation etiologies are degenerative (60%), rheumatic post-inflammatory, 12%) and functional (25%). Due to the large number of patients with acute MI, the incidence of ischaemic MR is [...]

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