Acta Informatica Medica (Acta Inform Med) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing original articles, professional articles, reviews, viewpoints, and case studies, covering issues in Medical and Health informatics.
The journal is the official organ of the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and published by the Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Issues are published quarterly in March, June, September, and December.
Specific scope of interests of the journal relates to System and System analysis, Medical documentation, Electronic health records, Clinical decision-making, Artificial intelligence, Expert systems, Science editing, E-learning in medicine, On-line biomedical databases, Information and Communication technologies, Health information systems.
Evidence-based articles reflecting progress of Medical informatics in Balkan and Mediterranean countries are prioritized.
ISSN: 0353-8109 (Print), ISSN: 1986-5988 (On-line)
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Interobserver Variability in Interpretation of Planar and SPECT Tc-99m-DMSA Renal Scintigraphy in Children
Nermina Beslic, Renata Milardovic, Amera Sadija, Lejla Dzananovic, Semra Cavaljuga Abstract Objective: This study objective was to evaluate interobserver agreement between individual pairs of three nuclear medicine physicians in interpretation [...]
Ibrahim Nasseh, Georges Aoun, Sayde Sokhn Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the anatomy of the nasopalatine canal in a Lebanese population using cone-beam computed tomography [...]
Effects of Treatment of Uterine Cervical Carcinoma Monitored by Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Sarajevo Experience
Amela Sofic, Azra Husic-Selimovic, Nermina Beslic, Azra Rasic, Dzenana Begic, Anja Tomic-Cica, Nejira Imsirevic Abstract Goal: The goal of this study was the determination of the effects in treatment of [...]
Reliability, Feasibility and Value of Ecography in Clinical-functional Results in Patients Affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: is There a Correlation?
Mattia Manni, Michele Bisaccia, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Andrea Schiavone, Luigi Meccariello, Steven James Mccabe, Olga Bisaccia, Cristina Ibáñez Vicente, Andrea Cappiello, Auro Caraffa Abstract Background: The aim of this study was [...]
Comparing the Electromyographic Features of the Masseter and Temporal Muscles in Patients with full Mouth Implant-supported FDPs and Natural Dentition
Mahdieh Seifi, Davood Nodehi, Ahmad Ghahramanloo, Zahra Ahmadi, Azade Farhangnia, Morteza Saedi, Hamid Reza Mozaffari, Roohollah Sharifi Abstract Background: Due to increasing demands for a full mouth implant reconstructions and [...]
Naser Ramadani, Kreshnike Dedushi, Serbeze Kabashi, Sefedin Mucaj Abstract Introduction: Study aim is to report the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) features of acute and chronic spontaneous spondylodiscitis. Case report: 57 [...]
Barcode Technology Acceptance and Utilization in Health Information Management Department at Academic Hospitals According to Technology Acceptance Model
Asghar Ehteshami Abstract Introduction: Nowdays, due to the increasing importance of quality care, organizations focuse on the improving provision, management and distribution of health. On one hand, incremental costs of [...]
The Most Influential Scientists in the Development of Medical informatics (16): John Anderson (1921-2002)
Izet Masic Abstract John Anderson, MD, MA BSc, MRCP, FRCP, was professor of medicine at King’s College Hospital Medical School. He was essentially an innovator and pioneered developments in metabolic [...]
Cardiac Structural and Functional Changes Evaluated by Transthoracic and Tissue Doppler Echocardiography in Adult Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Mojdeh Dabirian, Ghasem Janbabaei, Hossein Karami, Maryam Nabati, Mohsen Aarabi, Morteza Namazi, Hadi Darvishi-Khezri Abstract Background: One of the most common genetic blood disorders, resulting from inherited red blood cell [...]
Izet Masic Abstract Professor Mladen Petrovecki died on August 30th in 2016. He was born in Zagreb in 1960. Mladen graduated from high school in 1979 in Zagreb, Croatia, and [...]
Jasminka Djelilovic-Vranic, Vanja Basic-Kes, Merita Tiric-Campara, Edina Djozic, Jasmin Kulenovic Abstract Introduction: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)represents hemorrhage in the space between arachnoidea and pia mater, due to aneurysm burst, spontaneously or [...]
Comparative Analysis of Family Medicine Education and Exams at Cathedras of Family Medicine of Universities in Southeastern Europe – Splitska inicijativa, Sarajevo, 2017
Izet Masic, Olivera Batic Mujanovic, Maja Racic, Larisa Gavran, Kosana Stanetic, Merzika Hodzic, Milena Cojic, Ljiljana Cvejanov-Kezunovic, Aleksandar Stepanovic, Katarina Stavrikj, Zaim Jatic, Edita Cerny Obrdalj, Amra Zalihic, Ksenija Tusek-Bunc [...]
Correlation of Oxidative Stress Markers with Ultrasound and Cardiotocography Parameters with Hypertension Induced Pregnancy
Dragica Draganovic, Nenad Lucic, Dragica Jojic, Snjezana Milicevic Abstract Introduction: Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), especially preeclampsia, is a state of extremely increased oxidative stress (OS), due to decrease of antioxidant [...]
Advantages of T2 Weighted Three Dimensional and T1 Weighted Three Dimensional Contrast Medium Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Urography in Examination of the Child Population
Adnan Sehic, Fuad Julardzija, Sandra Vegar-Zubovic, Irmina Sefic-Pasic Abstract Aim: The aim of this study is to prove the advantages of combined use of T2 weighted three dimensional (T2 W [...]
23.07.2017. Journal follows ICMJE recommendations Duplicate Submission Authors should not submit the same manuscript, in the same or different languages, simultaneously to more than one journal. The rationale for this standard is the potential for [...]
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17.07.2017. Author instructions - Clinical Trial registration - http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/clinical-trial-registration.html
30.06.2017. New Issue of AIM - Volume 25(2); 2017 June
06.06.17. First issue of Acta Informatica Medica journal was published during wartime in Bosnia and Herzegovina (in 1993).
01.06.2017. Peer Review Process All manuscripts are considered to be confidential and they are peer reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. The corresponding author will be notified as soon as possible of the editor decision [...]
C. L. Meena, R. D. Meena, Rajani Nawal, V. K. Meena, Anju Bharti, L. P. Meena Abstract Background: Adverse cardiovascular effect of hypothyroidism has been identified in many studies. Early identification of patients with sub-clinical [...]
Adoption of the WHO Assessment Tool on the Quality of Hospital Care for Mothers and Newborns in Albania
Ehadu Mersini, Silvana Novi, Eduard Tushe, Maksim Gjoni, Genc Burazeri Abstract Aim: The aim of the adoption process of the Quality of hospital care for mothers and newborns babies, assessment tool (WHO, 2009) was to [...]
Nafija Serdarevic, Lejla Zunic Abstract Background: Cyclosporine has been shown effective drug in suppressing acute rejection in recipients of allograft organ transplants. Methods: The cyclosporine concentration of 96 blood samples was determined using CMIA (chemiluminesecent [...]
Edina Bilic Komarica, Zlatan Zvizdic Abstract Perforation of the colonic diverticulum is a common reason for emergency laparotomy, especially in older people but is rare in the younger population. While perforation of the sigmoid diverticulum [...]
Izet Masic Abstract Scientific publishing is the ultimate product of scientist work. Number of publications and their quoting are measures of scientist success while unpublished researches are invisible to the scientific community, and as such [...]