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In the field of databases, time management at different levels of granularity has been an issue for several years, for instance when dealing with clinical information from different databases using different time units, dealing with natural language expressions, or when dealing with temporal uncertainty. A temporal data model is proposed to manage the(More)
The need to manage temporal information given at different levels of granularity or with indeterminacy is common to many application areas. Among them, we focus on clinical data management. Different time granularities and indeterminacy are also needed in querying temporal databases. In this paper, we describe GCH-OSQL (Granular Clinical History-Object(More)
In a multi-speciality rehabilitation centre, where child neuropsychiatrists, neurologists, physical rehabilitators, psychologists, nurses, therapists and other health care professionals actively care for patients, the moment will arrive when information security takes high priority on the chief medical officer (CMO) agenda. This has happened at the La(More)
We approach the need of representing by powerful graphical user-interface the granularity of the temporal clinical information. In this work we present some contributions, to suitably display such temporal clinical information. The graphical representation relies on a temporal clinical data model able to manage data having different granularities.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate controlled evidence on the efficacy of distance medicine technologies in clinical practice and health care outcome. DATA SOURCES Systematic electronic database and manual searches (1966-1996) were conducted to identify clinical trial reports on distance medicine applications. STUDY SELECTION Three eligibility criteria were applied:(More)
Many clinics are interested to use software packages in daily practice, but lack of integration of such packages seriously limits their scope. In practice this often entails switching between programs and interrupting the run of an individual program. A multi-task approach would not solve this problem as it would not eliminate the need to input the same(More)
HyperCare is a prototype of a decision support system for essential hypertension care management. The medical knowledge implemented in HyperCare derives from the guidelines for the management of mild hypertension of the World Health Organization/International Society of Hypertension, and from the recommendations of the United States Joint National Committee(More)
Statistical and clustering analyses of gene expression results from high-density microarray experiments produce lists of hundreds of genes regulated differentially, or with particular expression profiles, in the conditions under study. Independent of the microarray platforms and analysis methods used, these lists must be biologically interpreted to gain a(More)
There is a need for managing temporal clinical information given at different levels of granularity. Different time granularities are also needed in querying clinical databases. In this paper, we describe GCH-OSQL (Granular Clinical History--Object Structured Query Language), an object-oriented temporally-oriented extension of SQL. GCH-OSQL is based on an(More)
Phenotype analysis is commonly recognized to be of great importance for gaining insight into genetic interaction underlying inherited diseases. However, few computational contributions have been proposed for this purpose, mainly owing to lack of controlled clinical information easily accessible and structured for computational genome-wise analyses. We(More)