Jiménez Castellanos, Ana and Fernández, Izaskun and Pérez del Rey, David and Viejo de Diego, Elisa and Díez, Francisco Javier and García de Kortázar, Xabier and García Remesal, Miguel and Maojo Garcia, Victor Manuel and Cobo Sánchez de Rojas, Antonio and Pozo Guerrero, Francisco del
Patient-based Literature Retrieval and Integration: A Use Case for Diabetes and arterial Hypertension.
In: "International Conference on Health Informatics", 26/01/2011 - 29/01/2011, Roma, Italia.
Specialized search engines such as PubMed, MedScape or Cochrane have increased dramatically the visibility of biomedical scientific results. These web-based tools allow physicians to access scientific papers instantly. However, this decisive improvement had not a proportional impact in clinical practice due to the lack of advanced search methods. Even queries highly specified for a concrete pathology frequently retrieve too many information, with publications related to patients treated by the physician beyond the scope of the results examined. In this work we present a new method to improve scientific article search using patient information. Two pathologies have been used within the project to retrieve relevant literature to patient data and to be integrated with other sources. Promising results suggest the suitability of the approach, highlighting publications dealing with patient features and facilitating literature search to physicians.