Terrence Adam

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and metabolic syndrome represent significant risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study was to see how frequently metabolic syndrome occurred in patients with OSA and whether the presence of metabolic syndrome was correlated with age, sex, or severity of OSA. METHODS(More)
Automated approaches to measuring semantic similarity and relatedness can provide necessary semantic context information for information retrieval applications and a number of fundamental natural language processing tasks including word sense disambiguation. Challenges for the development of these approaches include the limited availability of validated(More)
The purpose of this study was to understand the factors which promoted the demand for iPads by physicians in two Emergency departments (ED) prior to a system wide implementation of an electronic medical record (EMR). A grounded theory design was employed and 14 semi-structured interviews conducted with ED physicians. Analysis of the interview transcripts(More)
The impact of implementing a Computerized Provider Order Entry System on ordering patterns is unknown. This study evaluated ordering patterns for CBC, ECG, chest x-ray, BMP, and cardiac enzymes in randomly selected chest pain patients in an adult Emergency Department pre- and post-implementation. The average number of orders documented was significantly(More)
Left atrial (LA) enlargement by 2-dimensional (2-D) echocardiography predicts adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria for LA enlargement are based on M-mode echocardiographic LA diameter, which is inferior to 2-D-derived LA volumes. This study compared established ECG criteria for LA enlargement with atrial volume obtained by(More)
Home monitoring is an effective tool that can be used to promote the health of lung transplant recipients, but only if the recipients transmit data to the healthcare team. This study examines the relationship of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale to adherence with home spirometry use. Form C of this scale was mailed to 139 eligible lung and(More)
OBJECTIVES The University of Minnesota has maintained a home monitoring program for over 10 years for lung and heart-lung transplant patients. A cost analysis was completed to assess the impact of home monitoring on the cost of post-transplant medical care. METHODS Clinical information gathered with the monitoring system includes spirometry, vital signs,(More)
The concept of the minimum dataset (MDS) is taking on an increasingly important role in healthcare. In the current environment of health information exchange and universal implementation of electronic health records, work related to the development of one specific type of MDS, the minimum clinical dataset (MCDS), is beginning to permeate the literature.(More)
This study addressed the effect of CPOE implementation on chest pain ordering patterns for patients in the emergency department. Retrospective order data was collected to assess the implementation. 300 randomly selected, time matched patients with a chief complaint of chest pain were selected in a before/after study. Patient demographics, treatment and(More)
Time and motion (T&M) studies provide an objective method to measure the expenditure of time by clinicians. While some instruments for T&M studies have been designed to evaluate health information technology (HIT), these instruments have not been designed for nursing workflow. We took an existing open source HIT T&M study application designed to evaluate(More)