The algorithm uses Structured Query Language to identify AAA cases, controls, and excludes from the Electronic Medical Record. AAA cases were defined as meeting at least one of three criteria: had a AAA repair procedure (Case Type 1), had at least one vascular clinic encounter with a diagnosis of ruptured AAA (Case Type 2), or had at least two vascular clinic encounters with a diagnosis of unruptured AAA (Case Type 3).
Carotid artert atherosclerosis disease (CAAD) is measured in cases and controls by both structured data, including ICD diagnosis codes, and quantitative measurements of carotid stenosis based on doppler and other imaging technologies.
The phenotype algorithm includes typical eMERGE pseudo code for implementing the structured data components of the algorithm, as well as a portable natural language processing (NLP) system used to extract percent stenosis measurements from imaging reports.
A pheontype defining patients with strong evidence of having been diagnosed with colorectal cancer (cases) and patients who clearly do not have such diagnoses (controls). This phenotype is being used for sequencing studies. The only NLP involved in this phenotype is a very simple string search applied to pathology reports.
Herpes zoster, also known as zoster or shingles, is caused by a virus called varicella zoster virus (VZV). Initial infection with the virus causes chickenpox. After chickenpox resolves the virus continues to resides in certain nerve cells. It may remain latent for many years. It may also re-activate, many years later, and cause shingles which is a painful skin rash. How the virus remains latent in the body is not well understood.
The KPWA/UW-led ovarian/uterine cancer phenotype has been validated at Mayo Clinic, the secondary phenotype development site. Validation results at both the primary and secondary sites were strong and the phenotype is ready for network wide implementation. The pseudo code document posted 11/30/2017 is correct as is and should be used by network sites for phenotype implementation. A validated data dictionary of covariates for this phenotype will be added to PheKB by 2/15/2018, but sites are encouraged to begin implementing the phenotype algorithm now.
This algorithm describes the ongoing resistant hypertension algorithm used in eMERGE, which was a network phenotype within the eMERGE-I and eMERGE-II sites.