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dc.contributor.authorTrusko, B.
dc.contributor.authorThorne, J.
dc.contributor.authorJabs, D.
dc.contributor.authorBelfort, R. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorDick, A.
dc.contributor.authorGangaputra, S.
dc.contributor.authorNussenblatt, R.
dc.contributor.authorOkada, A.
dc.contributor.authorRosenbaum, J.
dc.contributor.authorStandardization Uveitis Nomenclatu
dc.identifier.citationMethods of Information in Medicine. Stuttgart: Schattauer Gmbh-verlag Medizin Naturwissenschaften, v. 52, n. 3, p. 259-265, 2013.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Given the recent increased focus on evidence-based medicine, it is critical that diseases and syndromes have accurate and complete descriptions, including standardized and widely accepted terminologies. Standardizing these descriptions and terminologies is necessary to develop tools such as computerized data entry forms and classification criteria. This need is especially true for diseases that are relatively uncommon, such as uveitis.Objectives: To develop a standardized and internationally accepted terminology for the field of uveitis.Methods: the Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) Working Group (WG) is an international group of 79 uveitis experts from 18 countries and 62 clinical centers. Initial terminology was developed utilizing a modified green field approach, which was enhanced through web-based surveys and teleconferences via a modified Delphi technique. Terms were mapped provisionally into ontologic dimensions for each syndrome. the Working Group then met and utilized nominal group techniques as a formalized method of finalizing the mappings.Results: Mapping of terms into dimensions to describe 28 major uveitic diseases was confirmed using nominal group techniques (achieving super-majority consensus) for each of the diseases at a meeting of the entire WG.Conclusions: the SUN WG utilized an informatics-based approach to develop a standardized and internationally accepted terminology for the uveitides.en
dc.publisherSchattauer Gmbh-verlag Medizin Naturwissenschaften
dc.relation.ispartofMethods of Information in Medicine
dc.rightsAcesso aberto
dc.subjectClassification criteriaen
dc.subjectDelphi techniqueen
dc.subjectnominal group techniquesen
dc.subjectstandardized terminologyen
dc.titleThe Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) Project Development of a Clinical Evidence Base Utilizing Informatics Tools and Techniquesen
dc.contributor.institutionMt Sinai Sch Med
dc.contributor.institutionJohns Hopkins Univ
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Bristol
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Wisconsin
dc.contributor.institutionKyorin Eye Ctr
dc.contributor.institutionOregon Hlth & Sci Univ
dc.description.affiliationMt Sinai Sch Med, New York, NY 10029 USA
dc.description.affiliationJohns Hopkins Univ, Sch Med, Baltimore, MD USA
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Ophthalmol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Bristol, Bristol, Avon, England
dc.description.affiliationUniv Wisconsin, Madison, WI USA
dc.description.affiliationNEI, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA
dc.description.affiliationKyorin Eye Ctr, Tokyo, Japan
dc.description.affiliationOregon Hlth & Sci Univ, Portland, OR 97201 USA
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Ophthalmol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science

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