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Re: Aggregating Epidemiological Study Findings

From: Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:14:38 +0000
Cc: <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
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To: "Bulusu, Vijay" <Vijay.Bulusu@pfizer.com>
Hi Vijay & all,

So essentially, you'd like to aggregate single-visit epidemiological studies? And this paper [1] is just an example?

It seems like you'd need to identify the factors of interest--e.g. disease, selection criteria, research questions--and aggregate on those. Someone who actually does metaanalyses would be more aware of what factors are relevant/important.

It seems like a reasonable use case!


[1] That URL didn't work, but I found the paper here:

On 30 Nov 2011, at 15:45, Bulusu, Vijay wrote:

> I was just informed that the link below requires a logon. Here is additional information about this article.
> Journal: The Journal of International Medical Research
> Title: Prevalence of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy among patients with diabetes mellitus in the middle east region
> Authors: S Jambart (Saint-Joseph University and Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon), Z Ammache (Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon), F Haddad (King Hussein Medical Center, Jordan), A Younes (Private Practice, Amman, Jordan), A Hassoun (Dubai Diabetes Center, Dubai, UAE), K Abdalla (Alexandria University, Egypt), C Abou Selwan (Pfizer Inc, Dubai, UAE), N Sunna (Pfizer Inc, Dubai, UAE), D Wajsbrot (Pfizer Inc, Dubai, UAE), E Youseif (Pfizer Inc, Dubai, UAE)
> Website: http://www.jimronline.net/
> URL: http://www.jimronline.net/content/fullpdf.asp?ArticleID=1601
> From: Bulusu, Vijay 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:16 AM
> To: 'public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org'
> Subject: Aggregating Epidemiological Study Findings
> Team HCLS,
> I was recently asked if there is a way to aggregate epidemiological study findings (such as the one mentioned in the publication listed below) in a computationally accessible way (Linked Data, Semantic Web etc.).
> Any ideas/thoughts?
> http://www.jimronline.net/content/fullpdf.asp?ArticleID=1601
> Could this potentially be a use case?
> Regards,
> Vijay.
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