eMERGE Northwestern Group

Ovarian/Uterine Cancer (OvUtCa)

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.


PhEMA BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) cases

This is PhEMA (Phenotype Execution Modeling Architecture, projectphema.org)'s implementation of the following BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) case algorithm from the following BPH case and control algorithm on PheKB:


Artifacts for this phenotype, inc. an HQMF representation, a KNIME workflow that can run against an i2b2 instance, and a snapshot of the PhAT graphical representation, are posted on GitHub:


SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) using SLICC (Systemic Lupus Internation Collaborating Clinics) Criteria

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease that can affect many parts of the body including skin, lungs, brain, heart, kidneys, joints, and blood vessels. SLE presentation can vary significantly between patients. Because of this, it can be challenging to identify a patient as having SLE. Between 300,000 and 2,000,000 people in the US are estimated to have SLE. Determination of an exact number of people affected is challenging as the disease is difficult to identify given the diverse presentations and the length of time it may take for symptoms to appear.

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