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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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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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