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Contriving local orthopaedic oncology database: IIUM experience using filemaker pro

Goh, Kian Liang and Sharifudin, Mohd Ariff and Mohamed Amin, Mohamed Azril (2016) Contriving local orthopaedic oncology database: IIUM experience using filemaker pro. In: 11th Meeting of The Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumour Society, Singapore. (Unpublished)

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Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of creating and maintaining Orthopaedic oncology database using Filemaker Pro in the absence of centralised data collection system. Materials and Method: We created our database using FileMaker Pro Advanced in 2014 with the ability to capture multitude of information such as patient profile, history, clinical diagnosis and photos, investigations including photo-captured version of plain radiograph, CT, MRI and bone scan, biopsy results, list of surgery done and the surgical photos, records of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and current follow-ups. It has built-in capability to calculate Mirel's score, Tomita's score, MSTS score, etc. The database was powered by a Mac laptop while iPhone and iPad version of FileMaker Go were used to record patients' data which has the capability to snap photos or insert images right within the app. Results: Within a year, we successfully captured 70 patients' data, many with photos and follow-up. We also circumvented the problems of missing or untraceable records during follow-up as patients' information were easily accessible through the electronic database. Our aim of getting a snapshot of our work was successful as we had our local statistics regarding our patients and cases. Furthermore, we could present our data to our peers effortlessly through the contrived database. Conclusion: Database creation and maintenance with FileMaker Pro is fairly straightforward which could be done with minimal computing background. This system can be adapted by other similar institutions to improve their patient database management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 5929/50595
Uncontrolled Keywords: local, orthopaedic, oncology database, IIUM,filemaker pro
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Dr Kian Liang Goh
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 10:20
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 16:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50595

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