08-2023: Assessing the FAIRness of databases on the EHDEN portal: A case study on two Dutch ICU databases

This study assesses the findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability (FAIR) of two intensive care databases that are made accessible on the EHDEN portal, an online browser for research databases. To assess these databases, two researchers applied the seventeen FAIRsFAIR metrics which were defined as minimal requirements for databases to be FAIR. The total scores achieved were 15.5 and 12.0 out of a maximum of 25. The main areas for development were the implementation of globally unique identifiers and standardizing linked metadata. Click here to learn more about this study.

Daniel Puttmann et al. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2023.105104

06-2023: Drug-related causes attributed to acute kidney injury and their documentation in intensive care patients

This study examined causes of drug-related acute kidney injury and their documentation during Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission. Among 8,124 ICU admissions in Amsterdam UMC (2015-2020), 542 (7%) experienced acute kidney injury and 102 (19% of 542) a drug-related acute kidney injury.  Clinical notes documented all drug-related cases (100%), while the allergy module (1%) and diagnosis codes (0%) were (almost) not utilized. To gain insights in drug-related acute kidney injury, both automated identification from clinical notes and structured documentation should be encouraged. Curious about this study? Read more here.

Rachel M Murphy  et al. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2023.154292


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