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A Standardized Mega-Biobank Phenomic Library From The Million Veteran Program

Often International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes are used as a proxy for clinical phenotypes, however their intended purpose is for billing, determining treatment, and statistics collection and therefore may not always be the best representation of phenotype. Initiatives...

Mapping Existing Biobank Data To EHR Common Data Model Not Clean Or Straightforward

The Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership Common Data Model (OMOP CDM) information synthesis approach transforms data contained within electronic health records (EHR) and other medical databases into a common format with a common terminology, vocabulary, and coding scheme. This should...

EU-CardioRNA COST Action Meetings Report Released

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST Association) runs an EU-funded programme that encourages researchers and innovators to create research networks called COST Actions. The EU-CardioRNA COST Action, launched in 2018, is intended to promote transcriptomics research in...

Vitamin D Status Did Not Predict COVID-19 Infection Risk In The UK Biobank

A recent meta-analysis of 25 clinical trials located in 15 countries conducted by the UK National Health Service (NHS), Institute for Health Research, indicated that vitamin D supplements reduced the risk of acute respiratory infection (ARI) from 42% to...

Genetic Associations With Tpe Of The Heart T-Wave Under Different Conditions In UK Biobank

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is an unexpected death due to heart failure which occurs rapidly, often within 1 hour of symptom presentation. In the vast majority of SCD cases there were no long term warning signs of risk. Globally,...

Making Associations With Dilated Cardiomyopathy Using MRI

Under the condition of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart becomes enlarged and cannot pump blood effectively, which can proceed to heart failure. It is the most common reason for heart transplantation. There are both extrinsic and genetic factors that...

Sleep Medicine Structured Clinical Documentation And Implementation Toolkit

Quality of sleep and disorders thereof have been difficult to quantitate in a comparable manner needed for investigation of effective interventions. Electronic health records (EHR/ EMRs), mobile devices and wearables could remove that barrier. An effective modern EHR should...

Associations Between Chemicals And Colorectal Cancer

Cancer is a disease that is influenced by both extrinsic and genetic factors. These factors can be protective or deleterious. Gene-extrinsic factor interactions could provide valuable insights into chemicals that are potentially protective or toxic. Suxia Han of Xi’an Jiaotong...

Biobank Study Of Multimorbidity In Type II Diabetics

Multimorbidity is common for people with type II diabetes (T2D) with around 85% suffering from other chronic conditions. Comorbidity could make it more difficult to maintain inadequate control of blood glucose leading to further complications of diabetes, such as...

Rare ANGPTL7 Variants Protect Against Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and may cause vision loss if not treated early enough. Higher than normal Intraocular pressure (IOP) is a known risk factor for glaucoma. Although...

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