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Mobile Clinical Decision Support System for Acid-base Balance Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendation

Mensur Mandzuka, Edin Begic, Dusanka Boskovic, Zijo Begic, Izet Masic Abstract Introduction: This paper presents mobile application implementing a decision support system for acid-base disorder diagnosis and treatment recommendation.Material and methods: The application was developed using the official integrated development environment for the Android platform (to maximize availability and minimize investments in specialized hardware) called [...]

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The Relationship Between Nephrolithiasis Risk with Body Fat Measured by Body Composition Analyzer in Obese People

Zohreh Bartani, Behzad Heydarpour, Ahmad Alijani, Masoud Sadeghi Abstract Background: Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) continues to be a major cause of morbidity and healthcare spending that visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue may associate with kidney stone formation. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between nephrolithiasis with visceral fat scale in obese people in Western Iran [...]

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Health ATMs in Saudi Arabia: A Perspective

Bakheet Aldosari Abstract Background: Health ATMs are terminals which are connected to a centrally located database storing patients’ electronic healthcare records (EHR). These machines are capable of collecting information in a far superior fashion than humans and are also able to rectify obsolete data in a manner that humans are generally not inclined to. Objectives: [...]

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Medical Informatics as Academic and Scientific Discipline in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Twenty-five Years of Experiences from Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo

Izet Masic Abstract This year is anniversary of 25 years from establishing the first Cathedra of Medical informatics at Bosnia and Herzegovinian universities (Figures 1, 2, 3). From long time this exam was one of basic in biomedical curricula, but during last 5 years it was changed and modified at different school years regarding modifying [...]

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Occupational Disease Registries–Characteristics and Experiences

Somayeh Davoodi, Khosro Sadeghniat Haghighi, Sharareh Rostam, Niakan Kalhori, Narges Shams Hosseini, Zeinab Mohammadzadeh, Reza Saftdari Abstract Introduction: Due to growth of occupational diseases and also increase of public awareness about their consequences, attention to various aspects of diseases and improve occupational health and safety has found great importance. Therefore, there is the need for [...]

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A Three-Phase Decision Model of Computer-Aided Coding for the Iranian Classification of Health Interventions (IRCHI)

Zahra Azadmanjir, Reza Safdari, Marjan Ghazisaeedi, Mehrshad Mokhtaran, Mohammad Esmail Kameli Abstract Introduction: Accurate coded data in the healthcare are critical. Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) is an effective tool to improve clinical coding in particular when a new classification will be developed and implemented. But determine the appropriate method for development need to consider the specifications [...]

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Role of MRI in Diagnosis of Ruptured Intracranial Dermoid Cyst

Sefedin Muçaj, Mehmet Sahin Ugurel, Kreshnike Dedushi, Naser Ramadani, Naim Jerliu Abstract Introduction: Intracranial dermoid cystic tumors account for >Full text PDF               >>Abstract               >>10.5455/aim.2017.25.141-144

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Comparison of Different Analgesic Techniques for Pain Relief During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: a Double-blind, Randomized Clinical Trial

Afsaneh Fouladi, Aria Soleimani Abstract Background: Most patients experience some degree of pain during extracorporeal shock waves lithotripsy (ESWL). Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of target-controlled infusion (TCI) of remifentanil or sufentanil and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with sufentanil or morphine for pain relief during ESWL. Materials and Methods: In [...]

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Honorary Fellows of the European Federation for Medical Informatics

Arie Hasman Abstract ...The book “Honorary fellows of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI)” of author Izet Masic is also a good introduction to EFMI. Although the title emphasizes the Honorary Fellows of EFMI the book does more. It describes the history and development of EFMI, its role and objectives, its working groups and [...]

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Impact of Gate 99mTc DTPA GFR, Serum Creatinine and Urea in Diagnosis of Patients with Chronic Kidney Failure

Rame Miftari, Adem Nura, Valdete Topciu-Shufta, Valon Miftari, Arbenita Murseli, Valdete Haxhibeqiri Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was determination of validity of 99mTcDTPA estimation of GFR for early detection of chronic kidney failure. Material and methods. There were 110 patients (54 males and 56 females) with kidney disease referred for evaluation of renal [...]

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