Lege Artis Medicinae

[Current topics in modern health informatics]


JUNE 20, 2016

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2016;26(05-06)

[Development in technology - significant improvement in calculatory and storage capacities of computers - enable such calculation- and data-intensive applications, which were merely theoretical possibilities, even just a decade ago. Selected fields and methods of medical informatics are discussed in the article. Informatics methods became by now essential to biomedical research, drug discovery and development, and healthcare. Furthermore, the article presents a modern mobile information source application, developed in Hungary, which is aimed at supporting the activities and know-how of professionals in drug development and clinical research.]



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[Providing optimal nutrition to infants and toddlers is a critical issue for both parents and experts. Besides the quality and quantity of food, indications of feeding behaviour such as feeding method and acceptance by the child are also crucial when determining feeding issues. The development of self-feeding is a significant part of the healthy somatomental development of a toddler between the age of 0-3 years. Efficient treatment of infants and toddlers with feeding disorders is often challenging in clinical practice. These symptoms frequently appear together with additional behaviour disorders, therefore functional reasons have to be taken into consideration in such cases. Due to the complexity of manifestations, applying tools beyond me­dical competence and involvement of special related professions are necessary. The general diagnostic systems of BNO-10 (International Classification of Diseases) and DSM-V (Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) which are also applied in our country cannot be used appropriately for clear classification of early childhood feeding disorders and for examination of their backgrounds. DC:0-3R (Diagnostic Classi­fication of Mental Health and Develop­men­tal Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood- Zero to Three), generally used in Anglo-Saxon countries, can be considered as a complex diagnostic system. Using the DC:0-3R classification system (1), we will present six types of feeding disorders affecting children between the age of 0-36 months in which organic and functional origins have been examined as well. In our article we argue for the complex, psychosomatic interpretation and treatments of early childhood feeding disorders.]

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