Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study.

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    • Affiliation:
      Department of Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
      Department of Pathology, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
      Department of Pathology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence
      Department of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia
      Department of Pathology, Summa Health Systems, Akron, Ohio
      Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
      Patologia, Vall d'Hebron Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
      Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
      Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey--New Jersey Medical School, Newark
      Centre de Biologie, University of Lille, Lille, France
      Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
      Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
      Patologia, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Navarra, Spain
      Department of Pathology, University of Milano Biocca, Monza, Italy
      Patologia, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
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    • Abstract:
      * Context.--Social media sites are increasingly used for education, networking, and rapid dissemination of medical information, but their utility for facilitating research has remained largely untapped. Objective.--To describe in detail our experience using a social media platform (Twitter) for the successful initiation, coordination, and completion of an international, multi-institution pathology research study. Design.--Following a tweet describing a hitherto-unreported biopsy-related histologic finding in a mediastinal lymph node following endobronchial ultrasound--guided transbronchial needle aspiration, a tweet was posted to invite pathologists to participate in a validation study. Twitter's direct messaging feature was used to create a group to facilitate communication among participating pathologists. Contributing pathologists reviewed consecutive cases of mediastinal lymph node resection following endobronchial ultrasound--guided transbronchial needle aspiration and examined them specifically for biopsy site changes. Data spreadsheets containing deidentified data and digital photomicrographs of suspected biopsy site changes were submitted via an online file hosting service for central review by 5 pathologists from different institutions. Results.--A total of 24 pathologists from 14 institutions in 5 countries participated in the study within 143 days of study conception, and a total of 297 cases were collected and analyzed. The time interval between study conception and acceptance of the manuscript for publication was 346 days. Conclusions.--To our knowledge, this is the first time that a social media platform has been used to generate a research idea based on a tweet, recruit coinvestigators publicly, communicate with collaborating pathologists, and successfully complete a pathology study.
    • Journal Subset:
      Allied Health; Biomedical; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • ISSN:
      0003-9985
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 7607091
    • Publication Date:
      20200704
    • Publication Date:
      20200706
    • DOI:
      10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA
    • Accession Number:
      144343478
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LEPE, M. et al. Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, [s. l.], v. 144, n. 7, p. 878–882, 2020. DOI 10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144343478. Acesso em: 28 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lepe M, Oltulu P, Canepa M, et al. Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 2020;144(7):878-882. doi:10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA
    • APA:
      Lepe, M., Oltulu, P., Canepa, M., Wu, R. I., Deeken, A., Alex, D., Dinares, C., Doxtader, E. E., Fitzhugh, V. A., Gibier, J.-B., Jain, D., Janaki, N., Jelinek, A., Labiano, T., L’Imperio, V., Michael, C., Mukhopadhyay, S., Pagni, F., Panizo, A., & Pijuan, L. (2020). Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 144(7), 878–882. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lepe, Marcos, Pembe Oltulu, Mariana Canepa, Roseann I. Wu, Amy Deeken, Deepu Alex, Carme Dinares, et al. 2020. “Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study.” Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 144 (7): 878–82. doi:10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA.
    • Harvard:
      Lepe, M. et al. (2020) ‘Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study’, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 144(7), pp. 878–882. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lepe, M, Oltulu, P, Canepa, M, Wu, RI, Deeken, A, Alex, D, Dinares, C, Doxtader, EE, Fitzhugh, VA, Gibier, J-B, Jain, D, Janaki, N, Jelinek, A, Labiano, T, L’Imperio, V, Michael, C, Mukhopadhyay, S, Pagni, F, Panizo, A & Pijuan, L 2020, ‘Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study’, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, vol. 144, no. 7, pp. 878–882, viewed 28 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lepe, Marcos, et al. “Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study.” Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, vol. 144, no. 7, July 2020, pp. 878–882. EBSCOhost, doi:10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lepe, Marcos, Pembe Oltulu, Mariana Canepa, Roseann I. Wu, Amy Deeken, Deepu Alex, Carme Dinares, et al. “Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study.” Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 144, no. 7 (July 2020): 878–82. doi:10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lepe M, Oltulu P, Canepa M, Wu RI, Deeken A, Alex D, et al. Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine [Internet]. 2020 Jul [cited 2020 Sep 28];144(7):878–82. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144343478