Cystic fibrosis cloud database: An information system for storage and management of clinical and microbiological data of cystic fibrosis patients

  • Prieto C
  • Palau M
  • Martina P
  • et al.
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© 2015 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología. The epidemiological and clinical management of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients suffering from acute pulmonary exacerbations or chronic lung infections demands continuous up dating of medical and microbiological processes associated with the constant evolution of pathogens during host colonization. In order to monitor the dynamics of these processes, it is essential to have expert systems capable of storing and subsequently extracting the information generated from different studies of the patients and microorganisms isolated from them. In this work we have designed and developed an on-line database based on an information system that allows to store, manage and visualize data from clinical studies and microbiological analysis of bacteria obtained from the respiratory tract of patients suffering from cysticfibrosis. The information system, named Cystic Fibrosis Cloud database is available on the http://servoy.infocomsa.com/cfc database site and is composed of a main database and a web-based interface, which uses Servoy’s product architecture based on Java technology. Although the CFC database system can be implemented as a local program for private use in CF centers, it can also be used, updated and shared by different users who can access the stored information in a systematic, practical and safe manner. The implementation of the CFC database could have a significant impact on the monitoring of respiratory infections, the prevention of exacerbations, the detection of emerging organisms, and the adequacy of control strategies forlung infections in CF patients.

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Prieto, C. I., Palau, M. J., Martina, P., Achiary, C., Achiary, A., Bettiol, M., … Bosch, A. (2016). Cystic fibrosis cloud database: An information system for storage and management of clinical and microbiological data of cystic fibrosis patients. Revista Argentina de Microbiologia, 48(1), 27–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ram.2015.11.002

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