Glenn Ford

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate: (1) the effectiveness of wireless handheld computers for online information retrieval in clinical settings; (2) the role of MEDLINE in answering clinical questions raised at the point of care. DESIGN A prospective single-cohort study: accompanying medical teams on teaching rounds, five internal medicine residents used and evaluated(More)
A commercial OCR system is a key component of a system developed at the National Library of Medicine for the automated extraction of bibliographic fields from biomedical journals. This 5-engine OCR system, while exhibiting high performance overall, does not reliably convert very small characters, especially those that are in italics. As a result, the "(More)
Clinicians increasingly use handheld devices to support evidence-based practice and for clinical decision support. However, support of clinical decisions through information retrieval from MEDLINE(R) and other databases lags behind popular daily activities such as patient information or drug formulary look-up. The objective of the current study is to(More)
This paper discusses the performance of a system for extracting bibliographic fields from scanned pages in biomedical journals to populate MEDLINE®, the flagship database of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and heavily used worldwide. This system consists of automated processes to extract the article title, author names, affiliations and abstract,(More)
PubMed on Tap is a testbed system that supports search of and retrieval from the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE® database from a PDA. The goal of the PubMed on Tap project is to discover and implement design principles for point-of-care delivery of clinical support information. The project explores user interface issues, information content and(More)
An essential stage in any text extraction system is the manual verification of the printed material converted by OCR. This proves to be the most labor-intensive step in the process. In a system built and deployed at the National Library of Medicine to automatically extract bibliographic data from scanned biomedical journals, alternative means were(More)
We conducted an unbiased metagenomics survey using plasma from patients with chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis C, autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and patients without liver disease (control). RNA and DNA libraries were sequenced from plasma filtrates enriched in viral particles to catalog virus populations. Hepatitis(More)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, are poorly understood disorders affecting the intestinal tract. The current model for disease suggests that genetically susceptible patients develop intolerance to gut microflora, and chronic inflammation develops as a result of environmental insults. Although interest has mainly(More)
The increasing prevalence of multimedia and research data generated by scientific work affords an opportunity to reformulate the idea of a scientific article from the traditional static document, or even one with links to supplemental material in remote databases, to a self-contained, multimedia-rich interactive publication. This paper describes our concept(More)
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