Mario Veloso

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This study was undertaken with the aim of evaluating inter- and intraobserver variation on the pathophysiological interpretation of individual electromyographic (EMG) tests on muscles and nerve segments. Seven physicians from 6 European EMG laboratories independently interpreted 81 EMG studies comprising 735 muscle tests and 726 tests on nerve segments.(More)
The quality of the EMG examination might be improved by standardization. However, knowledge about interlaboratory differences in the performance of the EMG examination is a prerequisite for standardization. The aim of this study was to describe differences in EMG techniques used and number of muscles and nerves examined per patient at 6 European EMG(More)
This paper describes the current status of the utilisation of clinical practice guidelines (protocols) in the ESTEEM project as one form of the clinical quality assurance procedures considered in the project. The performance of electrodiagnostic studies, in terms of which types of conclusions need to be inferred during the examination plan, is briefly(More)
In Europe, North America and elsewhere, growing interest has focussed on evidence-based healthcare systems, incorporating the deployment of practice guidelines, as a field of application for health telematics. The clinical benefit and technical feasibility of common European approaches to this task has recently been demonstrated. In Europe it is likely(More)
This paper reports an experience of computerising a clinical guideline for the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). The guideline, designed by the European NIDDM Policy Group is being used in a National Programme for Diabetes supported by the Portuguese Ministry of Health, who is keen to supporting its widespread use by general(More)
From the prospective multi-center evaluation study of the decision support system KANDID, significant variations were revealed in local epidemiology, local examination techniques, local preferred examination protocols, and local diagnostic criteria among seven European EMG laboratories. A clinical network of eight Electromyographic (EMG) centers has, due to(More)
Shared decision making (SDM) is concerned with patient involvement into medical decisions and chronic conditions such as Multiple sclerosis (MS), with only partially effective treatments leading to potential severe side effects, conflicting evidence, and uncertain evidence on outcomes, constitute a typical condition for SDM. As treatment options increase(More)
ESTEEM is an AIM project which is primarily concerned with how to develop, integrate and clinically test knowledge-based systems for electromyography (EMG) in order to get them generally acceptable, useful and applicable into disseminated clinical routines. A medical workstation entitled the 'EMG-Platform' on which different kinds of application modules(More)