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BMJ 2022 04 27;377:o1053. Epub 2022 Apr 27.
Front Microbiol 2022 24;13:845572. Epub 2022 Feb 24.
Biosecurity and Public Health, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States.
Black swan events in infectious disease describe rare but devastatingly large outbreaks. While experts are skeptical that such events are predictable, it might be possible to identify the warning signs of a black swan event. Specifically, the initiation of an outbreak, key differentiating features could serve as alerts. Read More
J Med Internet Res 2022 02 9;24(2):e31146. Epub 2022 Feb 9.
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.
Background: Psychiatry has long needed a better and more scalable way to capture the dynamics of behavior and its disturbances, quantitatively across multiple data channels, at high temporal resolution in real time. By combining 24/7 data-on location, movement, email and text communications, and social media-with brain scans, genetics, genomics, neuropsychological batteries, and clinical interviews, researchers will have an unprecedented amount of objective, individual-level data. Analyzing these data with ever-evolving artificial intelligence could one day include bringing interventions to patients where they are in the real world in a convenient, efficient, effective, and timely way. Read More
Appl Clin Inform 2021 10 24;12(5):984-995. Epub 2021 Nov 24.
Mass General Brigham, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Objectives: Medication use in the perioperative setting presents many patient safety challenges that may be improved with electronic clinical decision support (CDS). The objective of this paper is to describe the development and analysis of user feedback for a robust, real-time medication-related CDS application designed to provide patient-specific dosing information and alerts to warn of medication errors in the operating room (OR).Methods: We designed a novel perioperative medication-related CDS application in four phases: (1) identification of need, (2) alert algorithm development, (3) system design, and (4) user interface design. Read More
Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2021 29;9:709462. Epub 2021 Sep 29.
Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary.
The recent coronavirus pandemic pointed out the vulnerability of humanity to new emerging infectious diseases. Experts warn that future pandemics may emerge more frequently with greater devastating effects on population health and the world economy. Although viruses are unable to propagate on lifeless surfaces, they can retain their infectivity and spread further on contact with these surfaces. Read More