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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The Most Influential Scientist in the Development of Medical informatics (17): Eugene Garfield

Izet Masic Abstract Eugene Garfield (1925-2017) is an American scientist, one of the founders of bibliometrics and scientometrics (1-3). He received a PhD in Structural Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. Dr. Garfield was the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), which was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He founded the ISI [...]

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs) of Occipital Region in Patients with Schizophrenia and Migraine Headache

Gorana Sulejmanpasic, Senad Drnda Abstract Aim: To examine the morphologic variations of occipital sulci patterns in patients with schizophrenia and migraine haeadache regarding gender and laterality as well as damage of visual pathway in patients with schizophrenia using magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) and visual evoked potentials (VEPs). Methods: This study included 80 patients and brain [...]

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Prof Jana Zvarova, PhD (1943–2017)

Izet Masic Abstract On July 5th passed away academician professor Jana Zvarova, one of pioneers and one of most influential Medical informatics scientist and expert in Europe and in the world. Professor Jana Zvarova was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. After graduating in mathematics in 1965 at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in [...]

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Developing the Medication Reminder Mobile Application “Seeb”

Sakineh Saghaeiannejad-Isfahani, Asghar Ehteshami, Ebtesam Savari, Ali Samimi Abstract Introduction: Today, the structure of comprehensive health care emphasizes self-care more than therapy. Medication therapy is a strong instrument for therapy received through the health setting, especially in medication area. Error in medication administration has produced different problems and they cost billions of dollars every year. [...]

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Exclusion of Non-English Speakers in Published Emergency Medicine Research – A Comparison of 2004 and 2014

Micheal Brodeur, John Herrick, Jose Guardioloa, Peter Richman Abstract Background: Non-English speakers (NES) as a proportion of the United States population have steadily increased in recent years. There remains substantial risk of excluding NES from research. Objective: To assess whether the percentage of emergency medicine (EM) studies that exclude Non-English speakers from participation has changed [...]

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Comparison of Results of Measurement of Dimensions of the Placed Dental Implants on Cone Beam Computed Tomography with Dimensions of the Producers of the Implants

Merisa Repesa, Amela Sofic, Selma Jakupovic, Selma Tosum, Lejla Kazazic, Almir Dervisevic Abstract Introduction:  One of the most frequently used method for scanning patients with indication for dental implantation in dentistry is cone beam computed tomography. Implantation, CBCT imaging and implant programme are inevitable when planning a successful replacement of lost teeth. CBCT offers exact [...]

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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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