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Microcomputer applications in pathology research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4006449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a study of over 700 cases of uveal melanoma on file in the Department of Pathology of Wills Eye Hospital, a low-cost microcomputer using commercially available software (without modification) was used to: word process and edit this manuscript, create a patient file storage and retrieval system including the ability to create subfiles, merge files, and interchange file types, plot data points in several different graphic formats, transcribe and store information from microscopic tissue sections containing intraocular melanomas, and solve complex equations including statistical analysis. The results showed that over 150 different ophthalmologists contributed specimens to this data base. The mean age of the patients studied was 57 years and the tumors were evenly distributed according to sex and laterality of the eye. This study illustrates the feasibility of using a low-cost microcomputer and commercially available software in the study of a large patient data base.
L A Donoso; R Folberg; L E Magargal; P Dixon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Computers and biomedical research, an international journal     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0010-4809     ISO Abbreviation:  Comput. Biomed. Res.     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-06     Completed Date:  1985-08-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100331     Medline TA:  Comput Biomed Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  244-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hospital Records
Middle Aged
Uveal Neoplasms
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