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Advances in Medical Education and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
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Advances in Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Advances in Microbial Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Molecular Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Molecular Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Parkinson's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Phytomedicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Regenerative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment     Open Access  
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Traditional Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Laboratory Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine     Open Access  
African Journal of Trauma     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AJOB Empirical Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AJSP: Reviews & Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aktuelle Ernährungsmedizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Al-Azhar Assiut Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Qadisiah Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alerta : Revista Científica del Instituto Nacional de Salud     Open Access  
Alexandria Journal of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Alpha Omegan     Full-text available via subscription  
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Althea Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Biomedical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Biomedicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Chinese Medicine, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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American Journal of Managed Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Medical Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Medicine Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
American Journal on Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
American medical news     Free   (Followers: 3)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Amyloid: The Journal of Protein Folding Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anales de la Facultad de Medicina     Open Access  
Anales de la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguay     Open Access  
Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analgesia & Resuscitation : Current Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anatolian Clinic the Journal of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Anatomica Medical Journal     Open Access  
Anatomical Science International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Anatomy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anatomy Research International     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ankara Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Mecmuası     Open Access  
Annales de Pathologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annals of African Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Anatomy - Anatomischer Anzeiger     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Bioanthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Annals of Biomedical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Clinical Hypertension     Open Access  
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Annals of Family Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Annals of Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine     Open Access  
Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Medicine and Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Medicine and Surgery Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Medicine and Surgery Protocols     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Musculoskeletal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Nigerian Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine     Open Access  
Annals of Saudi Medicine     Open Access  
Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annals of the RussianAacademy of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annual Reports in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Annual Review of Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Anthropological Review     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Antibiotics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Antibodies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Antibody Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antibody Technology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antibody Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuradhapura Medical Journal     Open Access  
Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Apparence(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Applied Clinical Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applied Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Arab Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arabian Journal of Scientific Research / المجلة العربية للبحث العلمي     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Clinical Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives Medical Review Journal / Arşiv Kaynak Tarama Dergisi     Open Access  
Archives of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology     Open Access  
Archives of Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Medical and Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Medical Laboratory Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Medicine and Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Organ Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Pulmonology and Respiratory Care     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Renal Diseases and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Trauma Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archivos de Medicina (Manizales)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ArgoSpine News & Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Arquivos de Medicina     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ars Medica : Revista de Ciencias Médicas     Open Access  
ARS Medica Tomitana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Arterial Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Artificial Organs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ASHA Leader     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Family Medicine Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Trials : Nervous System Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)

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Applied Medical Informatics
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.106
Number of Followers: 14  

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ISSN (Print) 1224-5593 - ISSN (Online) 2067-7855
Published by SRIMA Publishing House Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Evaluation of the Nurses’ Level of Knowledge Regarding Hand Hygiene and
           Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Survey

    • Authors: Viorica NEDELCU, Mariana ZAZU, Doina Carmen MAZILU, Corina VERNIC, Ioana Marina GRINŢESCU
      Pages: 53 - 61
      Abstract: The level of knowledge on hand hygiene (HH) and healthcare associated infections (HAI) directly influences the medical staff’s practice of HH and the rate of HAI. Continuous Medical Education (CME) is an important way of improving knowledge, increasing HH compliance and reducing HAI rates. The aim of the study was to asses the nurses’ knowledge regarding HH and HAI in order to identify their educational needs. In February-June 2018, a study was conducted, which included nurses participating in an educational program on HAI management theme. A questionnaire with 25 items from the following 6 specific areas: ”HAI”, ”HH”, ”Disinfection and sterilization”, ”Standard precautions and transmission-based precautions”, ”Accidental exposure to biological products” and ”The management of medical waste” was used to assess the knowledge. A total of 236 nurses were included in the study. The average score of the group was 8.38+1.03. There were identified 3 important specific areas where nurses encountered problems in identifying the right answer: ”HAI”, ”HH”, ”Disinfection and sterilization”. 67,8% of the nurses had inadequate knowledge of HH and HAI prevention, and 39% of the nurses had an insufficient level of knowledge, which may be a potential barrier to HAI prevention. Identifying specific areas where nurses have knowledge deficits facilitates the development of a CME strategy centered on the nurses’ educational needs.
      PubDate: 2020-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Psychosocial Risk Factors of Elective Abortion: A Structural Equation
           Modelling Approach

    • Authors: Mirela FRANDEȘ, Iulia Anca BOTA, Diana Maria ANASTASIU-POPOV, Diana LUNGEANU
      Pages: 63 - 68
      Abstract: Introduction: In Romania, although the number of elective abortions (EAB) has decreased, the percentage is still quite high, given the large variety of contraceptive methods and their ease of use. The principal factors that influence the decision of EAB are family, education, and income. Our study aimed to determine to what extent the psychosocial factors had an influence on EAB. Material and Methods: A sociological survey-based study was conducted, including women who presented for abortion on request during the period 2015-2018 at the "Bega" University Clinic of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Timişoara. The study investigated the degree of information and the use of contraceptive methods at the moment of pregnancy’s termination request. The extracted latent constructs were women’s general perception of abortion, emotional involvement regarding the pregnancy, relationship and family context, knowledge about the abortion’s consequences, and social status. A structural equation model of EAB was derived, describing the direct (and indirect) effects among latent variables. Results: The EAB model showed significantly adequate fit (χ2(45)=382.262, GFI (Goodness-of-fit index) =0.91, CFI (Comparative Fit Index) =0.951, RMSEA (Root Mean Square Error of Approximation) =0.03, and p<0.001). The model also showed adequate fit with significant indirect effects on EAB of general perception of abortion (β=1.132, p=0.004), emotional involvement regarding the pregnancy (β=0.036, p=0.492), knowledge about abortion consequences (β=0.184, p=0.001), relation and family context (β=0.268, p=0.034), and social status (β=0.061, p=0.422). Conclusions: Results support the use of structural equation modeling for investigating the moderating and mediating effects, while simultaneously measuring latent constructs. Also, results showed that five main factors have an influence on EAB.
      PubDate: 2020-06-02
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Automated Identification of Red Blood Cells in Optical Microscope Images
           of Blood Smears Using Various Color Segmentation Methods

    • Authors: Samer I. AWAD, Rula G. ABDALLAT, Othman A. SMADI, Thakir D. ALMOMANI, Salah M. ALZGHOUL
      Pages: 69 - 82
      Abstract: The identification and counting of red blood cells (RBCs) in microscopic blood images can provide useful information concerning the health of patients. Software-based cell counting has the advantages of objectivity, speed, and convenience over the manual method. Most of the automated RBC counting techniques in literature employed the grayscale or the green component of the red-green-blue (RGB) color images of blood smears. This work focuses on comparing the effect of using different color layers on the performance of software-based RBC counting. Ten color layers were extracted from different color models of blood smear images along with the grayscale conversion. Two comparisons were made: a comparison of contrast and a comparison of RBC counting performance using 52 blood smear images. The RBC contrast in the magenta layer of the cyan-magenta-yellow-key (CMYK) color model was at least 230% higher than that in the other layers. Additionally, our results indicated that using the magenta layer can provide better RBC counting performance when compared to the green, grayscale, and key layers with the p-values of p=0.0283, p<0.0001, and p<0.0001, respectively.
      PubDate: 2020-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • A Cross-Sectional Survey on Medical Learning Applications Used by
           Undergraduate Medical Students in Cluj-Napoca

    • Authors: Arian ABDULKHALIQ, Konstantinos STASSOS, Mariam HAJI-HASSAN, Sorana D. BOLBOACĂ
      Pages: 83 - 94
      Abstract: Introduction: This study explores the utility of and attitude towards medical learning applications (MLAs) among undergraduate students of medicine in Cluj-Napoca and the use of these apps in finding solutions to five case-based medical scenarios. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional design using an online survey was conducted between June 8th and July 19th, 2019. The English/Romanian students were personally invited to participate in the survey via social media platforms (Facebook/WhatsApp student groups). A three-section questionnaire was developed to anonymously collect demographic data, study habits and the answers to the five case-based medical scenarios. Results: Ninety-three students between the age of 19 and 50 (median 24 years) participated. Most of the responding students (81.7%) were in the clinical years of study and studied up to 3 hours per day (67.7%). The use of MLAs ≥2 hours per day is reported by 18.3% of respondents. The MLAs were mainly used for studying throughout the semester (69.1%); 30.9% of the students used MLAs only for their exam preparation. The top-three MLAs were ‘AMBOSS’ (30/93), ‘Medscape’ (9/93) and ‘Dr. Najeeb Lectures’ (6/93). In around half of the cases, the students paid for the MLA (46.4%). The maximum obtainable score (6 points) in the clinical cases was reached only by 3 students without significant differences between the scores of those students who used or did not use resources (MLAs, books, other) to find the case solutions (Mann-Whitney test P=0.594, median of correct answers = 3 for both groups) or between the scores of those who used or did not use MLAs for learning (P=0.594, median of correct answers = 3 for both groups). Conclusion: One third of the participating students used MLAs but this is not reflected in the number of correctly answered clinical cases.
      PubDate: 2020-06-02
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • A Novel Framework for Accurate Segmentation of Brain Tumor Using Multiple
           Kernel Fuzzy Clustering Algorithm

    • Authors: Praylin Selva Blessy SELVARAJ ASSLEY, Helen Sulochana CHELLAKKON
      Pages: 95 - 106
      Abstract: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the prominent imaging techniques for assessment of brain tumor progression. Intensity inhomogeneity, partial volume effect (PVE) and diverse nature of tumor render a challenging task for automatic segmentation of brain tumors from MR images. Existing MRI brain tumor segmentation methods focus one or two of the above mentioned challenges. We aimed to present a framework for automatic brain tumor segmentation that effectively tackles all major challenges. In the proposed framework, first the intensity inhomogeneities in the MRI images are corrected using an Enhanced Homomorphic Unsharp Masking algorithm. Following intensity inhomogeneity correction, features are extracted. Finally, the extracted features are fused and clustered using Multiple Kernel FCM (MKFCM) clustering algorithm. The MKFCM clustering algorithm employed in the proposed framework overcomes the PVE and form more generalized clusters, thus proved to be effective for images with diverse tumor shape. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed framework, it is compared with four other clustering algorithms using different validation measures.
      PubDate: 2020-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Development of Graph-Based Algorithm for Differentiating
           Pathophysiological Conditions

    • Authors: Satoshi IWAI, Tomohiro MITANI, Jin HAYAKAWA, Emiko SHINOHARA, Takeshi IMAI, Yoshimasa KAWAZOE, Kazuhiko OHE
      Pages: 107 - 117
      Abstract: Aim: Clinical diagnostic decision support systems, which use pathophysiological information to improve diagnostic accuracy, have historically required knowledge of various relations between pathophysiological states to handle complex cases. Developing a knowledge model centered on pathophysiological functions instead of pathophysiological states may reduce this unwieldiness. Materials and Methods: In this study, such a knowledge model is provided by a modified and generalized factor graph, the pathophysiological query (PPQ) graph. A PPQ algorithm that automatically suggests possible pathological conditions of patients in the form of PPQ graphs is also developed. To evaluate the model and the algorithm, a computer software that processes the PPQ algorithm and PPQ graph, which represent the acid-base regulatory functions, was developed. Four case reports were considered, and up to two-time points, used as evaluation data points, were selected for each case. The software was used to obtain the diagnoses suggested by the PPQ model, which were then compared to diagnoses formulated by three physicians. Results: The output acquired by the proposed method was in accordance with the diagnosis of the physicians in three out of the five cases. Conclusion: The PPQ model may be a valuable diagnostic tool for suggesting differential pathological conditions to physicians in complex cases.
      PubDate: 2020-06-23
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Usability Evaluation of Hospital Information System: A Cross-Sectional
           Study

    • Authors: Saeid Hosseini TESHNIZI, Jahanpour ALIPOUR, Mohammad Hosein Hayavi HAGHIGHI
      Pages: 118 - 125
      Abstract: Introduction: Hospital information system (HIS) is software that collects, gathers, retrieves, and publish data and information and Usability evaluation result in objectives achievement. This study aimed to evaluate HIS usability in educational hospitals of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) in Shiraz, Iran. Material: The study conducted from February to April 2017 and the population comprised 689 users of 7 HISs in 7 hospitals of SUMS. The data collected using a questionnaire according to Isometric 9241-110 with a 5-point Likert scale. Results: The highest and lowest subscales of usability belong to the Conformity with user expectations and Self-descriptiveness, respectively. Except for the Suitability for individualization (p=0.156) and Suitability for learning (p=0.197), other subscales were significantly different between hospitals (p<0.05). Conclusions: The total system’s usability was evaluated above medium and users more focused on task-related items and less noted technical features.  
      PubDate: 2020-06-23
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2020)
       
 
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