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METHODS of Information in Medicine, Volume 49, Issue 6 – eTOC

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Toward Effective Concept Representation in Decision Support to Improve Patient Safety
T. Y. Leong
(1) Medical Computing Laboratory, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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From Clinical Practice Guidelines to Computer-interpretable Guidelines: A Literature Overview
Review Article
A. Latoszek-Berendsen (1), H. Tange (1), H. J. van den Herik (2), A. Hasman (3)
(1) Caphri School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands; (2) TiCC, Tilburg Centre for Cognition and Communication, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands; (3) KIK, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Towards a Traceable Clinical Guidelines Application: A Model-driven Approach
Original Article
E. Domínguez (1), B. Pérez (2), M. Zapata (1)
(1) Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; (2) Department of Mathematics and Computation, University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain

The Nested Structure of Cancer Symptoms: Implications for Analyzing Co-occurrence and Managing Symptoms
Original Article
(with Online Supplementary Material)
S. K. Bhavnani (1, 2, 3), G. Bellala (4), A. Ganesan (4), R. Krishna (5), P. Saxman (2), C. Scott (1, 4), M. Silveira (6), C. Given (7)
(1) Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; (2) Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; (3) currenty at Institute for Translational Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA; (4) Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; (5) Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; (6) Health Services Research and Development, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; (7) Department of Family Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Tortuosity in Movement Paths Is Related to Cognitive Impairment: Wireless Fractal Estimation in Assisted Living Facility Residents
Original Article
W. D. Kearns (1), V. O. Nams (2), J. L. Fozard (3)
(1) Department of Aging and Mental Health, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA; (2) Department of environmental Sciences, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada; (3) School of Aging Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

Special Topic GMDS 2009
K.-H. Jöckel (1)
(1) Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany
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A Data Protection Scheme for Medical Research Networks: Review after Five Years of Operation
Special Topic: GMDS 2009
K. Helbing (1), S. Y. Demiroglu (1), F. Rakebrandt (1), K. Pommerening (2), O. Rienhoff (1), U. Sax (1, 3)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics, University Medical Center, Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany; (2) Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University Medical Center, Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany; (3) Information Technology, University Medical Center, Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany

Use of Logistic Regression for Developing Risk-adjusted Quality Indicators in Nursing
Special Topic: GMDS 2009
M. Kutschmann (1), D. Renner (2), B. Fischer (1)
(1) Department of Medical Biometry, BQS Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, Düsseldorf, Germany; (2) Agency for Quality in Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Intervention Effects in the Case of Heterogeneity between Three Subgroups: Assessment within the Framework of Systematic Reviews
Special Topic: GMDS 2009
G. Skipka (1), R. Bender (1)
(1) Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Cologne, Germany

Blinded Sample Size Reestimation with Negative Binomial Counts in Superiority and Non-inferiority Trials
Special Topic: GMDS 2009
T. Friede (1), H. Schmidli (2)
(1) Abteilung Medizinische Statistik, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; (2) Statistical Methodology, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland

The Performance of Conditional Tests for Family Data in Associated Regions Derived from GWAS
Special Topic: GMDS 2009
B. H. Greene (1), H. Schäfer (1)
(1) Institute for Medical Biometry and Epidemiology, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany

Evaluating Strategies for Marker Ranking in Genome-wide Association Studies of Complex Traits
Special Topic: GMDS 2009
A. Scherag (1), J. Hebebrand (2), H.-E. Wichmann (3, 4), K.-H. Jöckel (1)
(1) Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany; (2) Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany; (3) Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany; (4) Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Institute of Medical Data Management, Biometrics and Epidemiology, Chair of Epidemiology, Munich, Germany

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