Fabrício Mendonça

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Medical records are crucial resources for every aspect of healthcare practice. The amount and complexity of the information they bear require the use of automation. In this paper we propose a method for separating and classifying the information available in medical records, drawing on Karl Popper philosophical theories. We test this method by using(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hemodynamic response to airway stimuli is a common phenomenon and its management is important to reduce the systemic repercussions. The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of intravenous magnesium sulfate versus lidocaine on this reflex hemodynamics after laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. METHODS This(More)
The activities of organizing knowledge recorded in texts and obtaining knowledge from human experts – the knowledge acquisition process – are essential for scientific development. In this article, we propose methodological steps for knowledge acquisition, which have been applied to the construction of biomedical ontologies. The methodological steps are(More)
Ontologies has been widely used in the formal description of scientific knowledge, as well in the practice of the conceptual modeling. Considering the description of scientific knowledge, several ontologies has been proposed in the biomedical domain. This article describes an ongoing research in the domain of blood transfusion, presenting the construction(More)
This paper describes a proposal for building an ontology in the multimedia description domain, in the context of the center for teaching and research in the Social Sciences and Contemporary History (CPDOC) from the FGV. It also presents the results from a state-of-art review study of the multimedia and controlled vocabularies available, and its relation(More)
JUSTIFICATION AND OBJECTIVES Patients affected by gynecological or gastrointestinal tract neoplasms that evolve to peritoneal carcinomatosis experience a significant drop in their quality of life, high morbidity and short survival times with currently available chemotherapeutic schemes. The surgical treatment based on cytoreduction and the employment of(More)
Introduction and Background: Intravenous lidocaine has been increansingly used as pain treatment in anesthesiology. The aim of this study was to review the scientific literature on the use of lidocaine for perioperative analgesia, a recent technique and still under study to demonstrate its clinical implications. Methodology: Data were derived from MD(More)
This paper describes a case study conducted within the domain of blood transfusion aiming at non-exhaustively extraction of candidate terms for an ontology of human blood. The process involved both the construction of a corpus and its automatic processing, and the retrieval of specialized terms. As our main result, we have obtained candidate medical terms(More)
The use of ontologies enables one to organize, to make explicit and to share knowledge about a certain domain. This article describes a case study in the domain of blood transfusion, in which we have developed an ontology about human blood components. As an ongoing research, we present the partial results obtained with the proposed ontology.