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Data mining of digitized health records in a resource-constrained setting reveals that timely immunophenotyping is associated with improved breast cancer outcomes

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, September 2018
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Data mining of digitized health records in a resource-constrained setting reveals that timely immunophenotyping is associated with improved breast cancer outcomes
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BMC Cancer, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12885-018-4833-4
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Arturo López-Pineda, Mario F Rodríguez-Moran, Cleto Álvarez-Aguilar, Sarah M Fuentes Valle, Román Acosta-Rosales, Ami S Bhatt, Shruti N Sheth, Carlos D Bustamante


Organizations that issue guidance on breast cancer recommend the use of immunohistochemistry (IHC) for providing appropriate and precise care. However, little focus has been directed to the identification of maximum allowable turnaround times for IHC, which is necessary given the diversity of hospital settings in the world. Much less effort has been committed to the development of digital tools that allow hospital administrators to monitor service utilization histories of their patients. In this retrospective cohort study, we reviewed electronic and paper medical records of all suspected breast cancer patients treated at one secondary-care hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), located in western Mexico. We then followed three years of medical history of those patients with IHC testing. In 2014, there were 402 breast cancer patients, of which 30 (7.4% of total) were tested for some IHC biomarker (ER, PR, HER2). The subtyping allowed doctors to adjust (56.7%) or confirm (43.3%) the initial therapeutic regimen. The average turnaround time was 56 days. Opportune IHC testing was found to be beneficial when it was available before or during the first rounds of chemotherapy. The use of data mining tools applied to health record data revealed that there is an association between timely immunohistochemistry and improved outcomes in breast cancer patients. Based on this finding, inclusion of turnaround time in clinical guidelines is recommended. As much of the health data in the country becomes digitized, our visualization tools allow a digital dashboard of the hospital service utilization histories.

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Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Master 5 14%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 6%
Other 6 17%
Unknown 10 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 23%
Social Sciences 5 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 6%
Computer Science 2 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 6 17%
Unknown 11 31%

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