andWolfgang Banzhaf

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This paper describes the user acceptance of an anaesthesia information management system at the University Hospital in Giessen, Germany, after 5 yr of routine use. METHODS A questionnaire with 75 items was distributed to all anaesthesiologists and anaesthetic nurses of the Department of Anaesthesiology. The questions were answered(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis whether it is easily possible to transfer and apply the methods of data extraction and analysis of a performed study to a data pool of a different medical centre using the same type of Anaesthesia Information Management System (AIMS). For this purpose the objective of a study in cardiac anaesthesia,(More)
Risk predictors and scoring systems are commonly used in medicine to provide a reliable and objective estimation of disease prognoses, probability of adverse events and outcome. Furthermore, they were designed to classify severity of illness or the course of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and to perform a risk stratification for scientific studies(More)
Biological and artificial evolutionary systems exhibit varying degrees of evolvability and different rates of evolution. Such quantities can be affected by various factors. Here, we review some evolutionary mechanisms and discuss new developments in biology that can potentially improve evolvability or accelerate evolution in artificial systems. Biological(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess whether or not the information on progression of illness and therapeutic interventions included in a computerized SOFA (Sequential Organ Failure Assessment) score and derived measures (maximum SOFA, total maximum SOFA and delta SOFA) influences the correlation with length of stay (LOS) at an operative(More)
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