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MindMap | Evidence-Based Dentistry

Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) integrates the dentist’s clinical expertise, the patient’s needs and preferences, and the most current, clinically relevant evidence. All three are part of the decision-making process for patient care. (ADA) In this MindMap, you will have an overview of …

08-23-2014 | General | 0 comment Read More »

Health Informatics Vs. Health Information Management

Health Informatics Vs. Health Information Management

Health informatics and health information management are two interactive fields. Many thinks that they might be used interchangeably. In fact, both are two separate disciplines. Health informatics is an interdisciplinary field that primarily aims …

08-14-2014 | General | 0 comment Read More »

MindMap | Determining Diagnostic Test Quality

Determining Diagnostic Test Quality

Understanding the diagnostic quality of laboratory testing is essential for proper diagnosis. Sensitivity and specificity provide estimates of how well a particular test is. Positive and negative predictive values intend to measure the test …

07-20-2014 | General | 0 comment Read More »

Translational Research

Translational research refers to translate scientific findings into practical setting. It is classified into T1 and T2 researches. T1 research refers to apply findings from laboratory into clinical studies that involve human subjects and often defined as “bench-to-bedside”. T2 research …

07-14-2014 | General | 0 comment Read More »

Is MERS-CoV Dentophobic?

Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging pathogen that causes severe respiratory tract illness. All confirmed cases are linked to residence in or recent traveling to the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia reported the highest frequency …

07-08-2014 | General | 0 comment Read More »

Health Information Exchange Model and Standards

Health Information Exchange Model and Standards

Interoperability refers to the ability of two or more systems to share information and use shared information [1]. Health service authorities realized that health information has to be interoperable and easy to …

06-24-2014 | General | 1 comment Read More »

Personalized Medicine at Glance

Personalized Medicine

The ultimate goal of personalized medicine is to maximize the therapeutic benefits and minimize risks of adverse events. Studies suggested that genetic variability at the individuals’ level may influence the course of a disease and individual’s …

06-15-2014 | General | 0 comment Read More »

MindMap | Epidemiological Studies

Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the science that studies the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and informs policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying risk factors …

06-12-2014 | General | 0 comment Read More »

Mindmap | Gingival Retraction

Gingival displacement

Gingival displacement is an important procedure with fabricating indirect restorations. Gingival displacement is relatively simple and effective when dealing with healthy gingival tissues and when margins are properly placed a short distance into the sulcus. The …

06-04-2014 | General | 0 comment Read More »

Management of Chest Pain in Dental Clinics

Dental professionals should be equipped with knowledge and training to deal with medical emergencies as they may occur. Chest pain could be related to acute myocardial infarction, angina paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, gastroesophageal reflux, anxiety, and costochondritis [1,2]. Patient often …

05-17-2014 | General | 0 comment Read More »