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Identifying the Factors Affecting Papers’ Citability in the Field of Medicine: an Evidence-based Approach Using 200 Highly and Lowly-cited Papers

Mousa Yaminfirooz, Farzaneh Raeesi Ardali Abstract Introduction: Nowadays, publishing highly-cited papers is important for researchers and editors. In this evidence-based study, the factors influencing the citability of published papers in the field of medicine have been identified. Material and Methods: 200 papers indexed in Scopus (in two groups: highly-cited and lowly-cited) ith 100 papers in [...]

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The Quest of Sagittal Balance Parameters and Clinical Outcome after Short Segment Spinal Fusion

Rami Alqroom Abstract Introduction: Sagittal imbalance leads to muscular distress and results in low back pain. Objectives: This study scrutinize the segmental impact of short spinal fusion on spinopelvic parameters and the global patient’s clinical outcome. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis evaluated 56-patients who underwent lumbar fusion surgery at Klinikum Dortmund, from July 2013 [...]

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Transvaginal Ultrasonography (TVU) at Ovarian Pain Caused by Benign Ovarian Lesions

Amela Sofic, Azra Husic-Selimovic, Vahidin Katica, Elma Jahic, Una Delic, Adnan Sehic, Fuad Julardzija Abstract Reserch goal: The aim of the research is to define the possibilities of TVU and the MRI in the diagnosis of the most common benign ovarian lesions which cause pevic pain. Patinets and methods: In study were included n=74 patients [...]

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The Most Influential Scientists in the Development of Medical Informatics (20): Robert S. Ledley (1926-2012)

Izet Masic Abstract Robert Steven Ledley (1926-2012) is one of the most influential Medical informatics scientists in the history of development of Medical informatics (1-3). Robert S. Ledley and his colleague Lee B. Lusted (1922-1994) wrote a seminal 1959 paper in Science that many people cite as the publication that launched the informatics field (Reasoning [...]

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Capabilities and Advantages of Cloud Computing in the Implementation of Electronic Health Record

Maryam Ahmadi, Nasim Aslani Abstract Background: With regard to the high cost of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), in recent years the use of new technologies, in particular cloud computing, has increased. The purpose of this study was to review systematically the studies conducted in the field of cloud computing. Methods: The present study was [...]

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Plagiarism in Scientific Publishing – the Issue of Patent Holder (War Between Developed and Undeveloped Countries) – Letter to Editor

Árpad Furka Abstract Since plagiarism is a very important issue in scientific publishing I read with interest the commented article of Izet Masic, published in Acta Informatica Medica journal. It is a question: are the intellectual properties of the authors fully protected? As the author writes in the Conclusion of his article “There is a [...]

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Proposing Electronic Health Record Usability Requirements Based on Enriched ISO 9241 Metric Usability Model

Mehrdad Farzandipour, Hossein Riazi, Monireh Sadeqi Jabali Abstract Introduction: System usability assessment is among the important aspects in assessing the quality of clinical information technology, especially when the end users of the system are concerned. This study aims at providing a comprehensive list of system usability. Methods: This research is a descriptive cross-sectional one conducted [...]

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Registry Data Coordinator (RDC): a Proper Accessible Strategy for Improving Road Traffic Injury (RTI) Hospital Based Trauma Registry Systems in Developing Countries and Low Income Countries

Zahra Meidani, Mehrdad Mahdian, Atefe Ayan, Mahdi Mohammadzade, Alimohammad Nickfarjam, Gholam Abbas Moosavi Abstract Introduction: Evidence suggested that a significant level of trauma mortality can be prevented using registry system. Aim: This study aimed to improve Kashan Hospital Based Trauma Registry System (KHBTRS) for Road Traffic Injury (RTI). Material and methods: After conducting focus group [...]

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Contrast Agents and Observing Patient Safety Programs in Radiology Departments in Kermanshah Province Hospitals in West of Iran

Fatemhe Amiri, Mohammad Rasoul Tohidnia, Somayeh Haydarizadi, Rasool Azmoonfar Abstract Introduction: Contrast agents play an important role in increasing the efficiency of diagnostic imaging techniques in the evaluation of vascular lesions, infections and tumors. Annually more than 70 million radiology tests performed using contrast agent materials in the world. Side effects of contrast agent can [...]

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The Framework of NICU-discharge Plan System for Preterm Infants in Iran: Duties, Components and Capabilities

Sedigheh Seyedfarajollah, Fatameh Nayeri, Sharareh R Niakan Kalhori, Marjan Ghazisaeedi, Leila Keikha Abstract Introduction: The development of comprehensive discharge plan system Not only, will facilitate the discharge process, increase staff and parent satisfaction, improve the care of preterm infants, also reduce the human error. Aim: to determine duties, components and capabilities of NICU discharge plan [...]

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