Dominik Brammen

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OBJECTIVES The patient's presenting complaint guides diagnosis and treatment in the emergency department, but there is no classification system available in German. The Canadian Emergency Department Information System (CEDIS) Presenting Complaint List (PCL) is available only in English and French. As translation risks the altering of meaning, the(More)
OBJECTIVES In our department, we have been using an Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) for five years. In this study, we tested to what extent data extracted from the AIMS could be suitable for the supervision and time-management of operating rooms. METHODS From 1995 to 1999, all relevant data from 103,264 anesthetic procedures were routinely(More)
OBJECTIVE In anesthesia and intensive care logistic regression analysis are often used to generate predictive models for risk assessment. Strictly seen only independent variables should be represented in such prognostic models. Using anesthesia-information-management-systems a lot of (depending) information is stored in a database during the preoperative(More)
The development of medical research networks within the framework of translational research has fostered interest in the integration of clinical and biological research data in a common database. The building of one single database integrating clinical data and biological research data requires a concept which enables scientists to retrieve information and(More)
BACKGROUND A number of developments have been made in computerized patient data management systems (PDMSs), making them of interest to medical and nursing staff as a means of improving patient care. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the capability of a PDMS to record and provide drug-administration data and to investigate whether the PDMS may(More)
Emergency rooms of hospitals provide care to a lot of patients and have great impact on their outcome, so researching the quality of care seems important. Research using registries has yielded impressive results in other areas of medicine. However centralized data-storage has its pitfalls, especially regarding data privacy. We therefore drafted an IT(More)
Komplikationen und Komorbiditäten sind im deutschen DRG-System als Nebendiagnosen kodierbar und können erlösrelevant sein. Mit der vorliegenden Arbeit sollen anhand von intraoperativen Medikamentengaben anästhesiologische Nebendiagnosen identifiziert und durch Neugruppierung der Fälle ökonomisch bewertet werden. Retrospektiv wurden für das Jahr 2008 alle(More)
Within surgical departments, a large amount of antibiotics is used for perioperative prophylaxis. Despite the existence of several guidelines and recommendations for administering antibiotic prophylaxis, mistakes still do occur and have an unknown impact on outcome severity. Based on the electronic anaesthesia records of 4304 patients undergoing defined(More)