Entity

Time filter

Source Type

United States

Campbell T.C.,SAGES | Mistry Z.S.,RDD application | Gorelick-Feldman G.N.,RDD application | Hodanics C.J.,RDD application | And 2 more authors.
Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory) | Year: 2014

After the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, the Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, a division of the U.S. Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC-GEIS), asked the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to develop a system that would allow for easier collection and visualization of respiratory disease data collected from their worldwide laboratories. As part of the Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) program, APL developed the Respiratory Disease Dashboard (RDD) as a secure Internet-accessible database with user-friendly entry, analysis, and visualization of infectious disease laboratory data. Global AFHSC-GEIS laboratories, as well as other partner laboratories in various countries, use RDD to submit their weekly respiratory disease laboratory data to AFHSCGEIS; RDD also serves as their central repository for these data. © 2014 by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Source


Campbell T.C.,SAGES | Hodanics C.J.,OE | Mistry Z.S.,OE | Poku A.M.,OE | And 7 more authors.
Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory) | Year: 2014

Electronic biosurveillance systems can improve the timeliness of public health data collection, aid in the early detection of disease outbreaks, and enhance situational awareness. As part of the Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) program, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) developed an open-source software tool called OpenESSENCE. OpenESSENCE provides "out-of-the-box" web-based data entry, analysis, and reporting that may significantly improve global disease surveillance, including surveillance in a wide range of resource-limited settings. Local health clinics have recognized that this new technology may help their countries comply with the World Health Organization revised International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) and prevent or mitigate disease outbreaks. This article briefly reviews OpenESSENCE and describes updates made during the last 2 years. © 2014 by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Source


Sanchez A.,SAGES | Sanchez A.,Central University of Venezuela | Rodriguez O.,Central University of Venezuela | Davila H.,Central University of Venezuela | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Robotic Surgery | Year: 2011

We present a case of a 32-year-old female patient with the diagnosis of gallstone disease and choledocholithiasis. Prior to in vivo surgery, we practiced the critical steps of the procedure using a proposed inert training model. We performed a robot-assisted laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, obtaining one stone. The operating time was 140 min (console time: 120 min) with no complications during the procedure. The patient was discharged 2 days after the operation. Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery of the common bile duct is a safe and effective procedure and seems to have some benefits over conventional laparoscopic surgery. © 2010 Springer-Verlag London Ltd. Source


Smith C.D.,SAGES | MacFadyen B.V.,Georgia Regents University
Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques | Year: 2010

Congress and others have called into question the propriety of relationships between professional medical associations (PMAs) and industry. These relationships are critical to the continued development of new and better devices and procedures for patients. Better guidelines are needed to help guide these relationships. Overrestrictive regulatory oversight risks overconstraint of these relationships and hindrance to medical progress. Copyright © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. Source


Feighner B.H.,SAGES | Campbell T.C.,SAGES | Katz A.T.,Bio Threat Awareness Systems Group | Wojcik R.A.,Bio Threat Awareness Systems Group | And 4 more authors.
Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory) | Year: 2014

Disease surveillance, the foundation of public health practice, is undergoing a revolution driven by advances in information technology. The past 15 years have seen vast improvements in the collection, analysis, visualization, and reporting of public health data. Resource-limited countries have lagged behind because of challenges in information technology infrastructure and public health resources. The Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) is a collection of modular, open-source software tools designed to meet the challenges of electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings. Individual SAGES tools may be used in concert with existing surveillance applications or en masse for an end-to-end biosurveillance capability. This flexibility allows for the development of an inexpensive, customized, and sustainable disease surveillance system. The ability to rapidly assess anomalous disease activity may lead to more efficient use of limited resources and better compliance with World Health Organization International Health Regulations. © 2014 by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Source

Discover hidden collaborations