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Data science methodologies

  1. Decision analytic models and meta-analyses often rely on survival probabilities that are digitized from published Kaplan–Meier (KM) curves. However, manually extracting these probabilities from KM curves is ti...

    Authors: Jasper Zhongyuan Zhang, Juan David Rios, Tilemanchos Pechlivanoglou, Alan Yang, Qiyue Zhang, Dimitrios Deris, Ian Cromwell and Petros Pechlivanoglou
    Citation: BMC Medical Research Methodology 2024 24:147
  2. Data is increasingly used for improvement and research in public health, especially administrative data such as that collected in electronic health records. Patients enter and exit these typically open-cohort ...

    Authors: Neil Cockburn, Ben Hammond, Illin Gani, Samuel Cusworth, Aditya Acharya, Krishna Gokhale, Rasiah Thayakaran, Francesca Crowe, Sonica Minhas, William Parry Smith, Beck Taylor, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar and Joht Singh Chandan
    Citation: BMC Medical Research Methodology 2024 24:144
  3. An electrocardiogram is a medical examination tool for measuring different patterns of heart blood flow circle either in the form of usual or non-invasive patterns. These patterns are useful for the identifica...

    Authors: Uzair Iqbal, Riyad Almakki, Muhammad Usman, Abdullah Altameem, Mubarak Albathan and Abdul Khader Jilani
    Citation: BMC Medical Research Methodology 2024 24:127
  4. Mediation analysis is a powerful tool to identify factors mediating the causal pathway of exposure to health outcomes. Mediation analysis has been extended to study a large number of potential mediators in hig...

    Authors: Weiwei Hu, Shiyu Chen, Jiaxin Cai, Yuhui Yang, Hong Yan and Fangyao Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Research Methodology 2024 24:125
  5. In contemporary society, depression has emerged as a prominent mental disorder that exhibits exponential growth and exerts a substantial influence on premature mortality. Although numerous research applied mac...

    Authors: Tumpa Rani Shaha, Momotaz Begum, Jia Uddin, Vanessa Yélamos Torres, Josep Alemany Iturriaga, Imran Ashraf and Md. Abdus Samad
    Citation: BMC Medical Research Methodology 2024 24:123
  6. Smoking is a critical risk factor responsible for over eight million annual deaths worldwide. It is essential to obtain information on smoking habits to advance research and implement preventive measures such ...

    Authors: Ali Ebrahimi, Margrethe Bang Høstgaard Henriksen, Claus Lohman Brasen, Ole Hilberg, Torben Frøstrup Hansen, Lars Henrik Jensen, Abdolrahman Peimankar and Uffe Kock Wiil
    Citation: BMC Medical Research Methodology 2024 24:114
  7. Outliers, data points that significantly deviate from the norm, can have a substantial impact on statistical inference and provide valuable insights in data analysis. Multiple methods have been developed for o...

    Authors: Jiaxin Cai, Weiwei Hu, Yuhui Yang, Hong Yan and Fangyao Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Research Methodology 2024 24:89