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

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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; Pagni, F ...
Published in: Arch Pathol Lab Med
July 1, 2020

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.

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Arch Pathol Lab Med

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EISSN

1543-2165

Publication Date

July 1, 2020

Volume

144

Issue

7

Start / End Page

878 / 882

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Workflow
  • Social Media
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Research Design
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Pathology
  • Mediastinum
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • International Cooperation
 

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Lepe, M., Oltulu, P., Canepa, M., Wu, R. I., Deeken, A., Alex, D., … Jiang, X. S. (2020). #EBUSTwitter: Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 144(7), 878–882. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA
Lepe, Marcos, Pembe Oltulu, Mariana Canepa, Roseann I. Wu, Amy Deeken, Deepu Alex, Carme Dinares, et al. “#EBUSTwitter: Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study.Arch Pathol Lab Med 144, no. 7 (July 1, 2020): 878–82. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA.
Lepe M, Oltulu P, Canepa M, Wu RI, Deeken A, Alex D, et al. #EBUSTwitter: Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2020 Jul 1;144(7):878–82.
Lepe, Marcos, et al. “#EBUSTwitter: Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study.Arch Pathol Lab Med, vol. 144, no. 7, July 2020, pp. 878–82. Pubmed, doi:10.5858/arpa.2019-0297-OA.
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, Quintana LM, Roy-Chowdhuri S, Sanchez-Font A, Sansano I, Sauter J, Skipper D, Spruill LS, Torous V, Gardner JM, Jiang XS. #EBUSTwitter: Novel Use of Social Media for Conception, Coordination, and Completion of an International, Multicenter Pathology Study. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2020 Jul 1;144(7):878–882.

Published In

Arch Pathol Lab Med

DOI

EISSN

1543-2165

Publication Date

July 1, 2020

Volume

144

Issue

7

Start / End Page

878 / 882

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Workflow
  • Social Media
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Research Design
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Pathology
  • Mediastinum
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • International Cooperation