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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Habib Hajimolahoseini, Javad Hashemi, Saeed Gazor, Damian Redfearn
OBJECTIVE: In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm to extract the active intervals of intracardiac electrograms during atrial fibrillation. METHODS: First, we show that the characteristics of the signal waveform at its inflection points are prominent features that are implicitly used by human annotators for distinguishing between active and inactive intervals of IEGMs. Then, we show that the natural logarithm of features corresponding to active and inactive intervals exhibits a mixture of two Gaussian distributions in three dimensional feature space...
March 1, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Seokho Kang
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus are generally under continuous long-term medical treatment based on anti-diabetic drugs to achieve the desired glucose level. Thus, each patient is associated with a sequence of multiple records for prescriptions and their efficacies. Sequential dependencies are embedded in these records as personal factors so that previous records affect the efficacy of the current prescription for each patient. In this study, we present a patient-level sequential modeling approach utilizing the sequential dependencies to render a personalized prediction of the prescription efficacy...
February 23, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Xin Li, Jin Wang, Richard Y K Fung
During the appointment booking process in out-patient departments, the level of patient satisfaction can be affected by whether or not their preferences can be met, including the choice of physicians and preferred time slot. In addition, because the appointments are sequential, considering future possible requests is also necessary for a successful appointment system. This paper proposes a Markov decision process model for optimizing the scheduling of sequential appointments with patient preferences. In contrast to existing models, the evaluation of a booking decision in this model focuses on the extent to which preferences are satisfied...
February 23, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Luca Anselma, Luca Piovesan, Bela Stantic, Paolo Terenziani
Temporal information plays a crucial role in medicine. Patients' clinical records are intrinsically temporal. Thus, in Medical Informatics there is an increasing need to store, support and query temporal data (particularly in relational databases), in order, for instance, to supplement decision-support systems. In this paper, we show that current approaches to relational data have remarkable limitations in the treatment of "now-relative" data (i.e., data holding true at the current time). This can severely compromise their applicability in general, and specifically in the medical context, where "now-relative" data are essential to assess the current status of the patients...
February 20, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Stuart E Lacy, Stephen L Smith, Michael A Lones
Despite having notable advantages over established machine learning methods for time series analysis, reservoir computing methods, such as echo state networks (ESNs), have yet to be widely used for practical data mining applications. In this paper, we address this deficit with a case study that demonstrates how ESNs can be trained to predict disease labels when stimulated with movement data. Since there has been relatively little prior research into using ESNs for classification, we also consider a number of different approaches for realising input-output mappings...
February 20, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Ying Shen, Kaiqi Yuan, Daoyuan Chen, Joël Colloc, Min Yang, Yaliang Li, Kai Lei
BACKGROUND: The available antibiotic decision-making systems were developed from a physician's perspective. However, because infectious diseases are common, many patients desire access to knowledge via a search engine. Although the use of antibiotics should, in principle, be subject to a doctor's advice, many patients take them without authorization, and some people cannot easily or rapidly consult a doctor. In such cases, a reliable antibiotic prescription support system is needed. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study describes the construction and optimization of the sensitivity and specificity of a decision support system named IDDAP, which is based on ontologies for infectious disease diagnosis and antibiotic therapy...
February 9, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Angelo Costa, Jaime Andres Rincon, Carlos Carrascosa, Paulo Novais, Vicente Julian
The elderly population is increasing and the response of the society was to provide them with services directed to them to cope with their needs. One of the oldest solutions is the retirement home, providing housing and permanent assistance for the elderly. Furthermore, most of the retirement homes are inhabited by multiple elderly people, thus creating a community of people who are somewhat related in age and medical issues. The ambient assisted living (AAL) area tries to solve some of the elderly issues by producing technological products, some of them dedicated to elderly homes...
February 6, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Obada Al Zoubi, Mariette Awad, Nikola K Kasabov
Recent technological advances in machine learning offer the possibility of decoding complex datasets and discern latent patterns. In this study, we adopt Liquid State Machines (LSM) to recognize the emotional state of an individual based on EEG data. LSM were applied to a previously validated EEG dataset where subjects view a battery of emotional film clips and then rate their degree of emotion during each film based on valence, arousal, and liking levels. We introduce LSM as a model for an automatic feature extraction and prediction from raw EEG with potential extension to a wider range of applications...
January 20, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Juan Albino Mendez, Ana Leon, Ayoze Marrero, Jose M Gonzalez-Cava, Jose Antonio Reboso, Jose Ignacio Estevez, José F Gomez-Gonzalez
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this research is the design and implementation of a new fuzzy logic tool for automatic drug delivery in patients undergoing general anesthesia. The aim is to adjust the drug dose to the real patient needs using heuristic knowledge provided by clinicians. A two-level computer decision system is proposed. The idea is to release the clinician from routine tasks so that he can focus on other variables of the patient. METHODS: The controller uses the Bispectral Index (BIS) to assess the hypnotic state of the patient...
January 5, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Mohammad-Parsa Hosseini, Dario Pompili, Kost Elisevich, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh
Real-time detection of seizure activity in epilepsy patients is critical in averting seizure activity and improving patients' quality of life. Accurate evaluation, presurgical assessment, seizure prevention, and emergency alerts all depend on the rapid detection of seizure onset. A new method of feature selection and classification for rapid and precise seizure detection is discussed wherein informative components of electroencephalogram (EEG)-derived data are extracted and an automatic method is presented using infinite independent component analysis (I-ICA) to select independent features...
January 3, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
V Schetinin, L Jakaite, W Krzanowski
Health care practitioners analyse possible risks of misleading decisions and need to estimate and quantify uncertainty in predictions. We have examined the "gold" standard of screening a patient's conditions for predicting survival probability, based on logistic regression modelling, which is used in trauma care for clinical purposes and quality audit. This methodology is based on theoretical assumptions about data and uncertainties. Models induced within such an approach have exposed a number of problems, providing unexplained fluctuation of predicted survival and low accuracy of estimating uncertainty intervals within which predictions are made...
December 21, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Milad Moradi, Nasser Ghadiri
Automatic text summarization tools help users in the biomedical domain to acquire their intended information from various textual resources more efficiently. Some of biomedical text summarization systems put the basis of their sentence selection approach on the frequency of concepts extracted from the input text. However, it seems that exploring other measures rather than the raw frequency for identifying valuable contents within an input document, or considering correlations existing between concepts, may be more useful for this type of summarization...
January 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
M Saifur Rahman, Md Khaledur Rahman, M Kaykobad, M Sohel Rahman
The Golgi Apparatus (GA) is a key organelle for protein synthesis within the eukaryotic cell. The main task of GA is to modify and sort proteins for transport throughout the cell. Proteins permeate through the GA on the ER (Endoplasmic Reticulum) facing side (cis side) and depart on the other side (trans side). Based on this phenomenon, we get two types of GA proteins, namely, cis-Golgi protein and trans-Golgi protein. Any dysfunction of GA proteins can result in congenital glycosylation disorders and some other forms of difficulties that may lead to neurodegenerative and inherited diseases like diabetes, cancer and cystic fibrosis...
January 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Wajid Mumtaz, Mohamad Naufal B Mohamad Saad, Nidal Kamel, Syed Saad Azhar Ali, Aamir Saeed Malik
BACKGROUND: The abnormal alcohol consumption could cause toxicity and could alter the human brain's structure and function, termed as alcohol used disorder (AUD). Unfortunately, the conventional screening methods for AUD patients are subjective and manual. Hence, to perform automatic screening of AUD patients, objective methods are needed. The electroencephalographic (EEG) data have been utilized to study the differences of brain signals between alcoholics and healthy controls that could further developed as an automatic screening tool for alcoholics...
January 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Hirenkumar Nakawala, Giancarlo Ferrigno, Elena De Momi
Surgical training improves patient care, helps to reduce surgical risks, increases surgeon's confidence, and thus enhances overall patient safety. Current surgical training systems are more focused on developing technical skills, e.g. dexterity, of the surgeons while lacking the aspects of context-awareness and intra-operative real-time guidance. Context-aware intelligent training systems interpret the current surgical situation and help surgeons to train on surgical tasks. As a prototypical scenario, we chose Thoracentesis procedure in this work...
January 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Yassaman Kazemi, Seyed Abolghasem Mirroshandel
The high morbidity rate associated with kidney stone disease, which is a silent killer, is one of the main concerns in healthcare systems all over the world. Advanced data mining techniques such as classification can help in the early prediction of this disease and reduce its incidence and associated costs. The objective of the present study is to derive a model for the early detection of the type of kidney stone and the most influential parameters with the aim of providing a decision-support system. Information was collected from 936 patients with nephrolithiasis at the kidney center of the Razi Hospital in Rasht from 2012 through 2016...
December 11, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Peter Haddawy, A H M Imrul Hasan, Rangwan Kasantikul, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Patiwat Sa-Angchai, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Pratap Singhasivanon
Targeted intervention and resource allocation are essential for effective malaria control, particularly in remote areas, with predictive models providing important information for decision making. While a diversity of modeling technique have been used to create predictive models of malaria, no work has made use of Bayesian networks. Bayes nets are attractive due to their ability to represent uncertainty, model time lagged and nonlinear relations, and provide explanations. This paper explores the use of Bayesian networks to model malaria, demonstrating the approach by creating village level models with weekly temporal resolution for Tha Song Yang district in northern Thailand...
December 11, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Heng Li, Xiaofan Su, Jing Wang, Han Kan, Tingting Han, Yajie Zeng, Xinyu Chai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Current retinal prostheses can only generate low-resolution visual percepts constituted of limited phosphenes which are elicited by an electrode array and with uncontrollable color and restricted grayscale. Under this visual perception, prosthetic recipients can just complete some simple visual tasks, but more complex tasks like face identification/object recognition are extremely difficult. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate and apply image processing strategies for optimizing the visual perception of the recipients...
November 9, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Jing Liu, Songzheng Zhao, Gang Wang
With the development of Web 2.0 technology, social media websites have become lucrative but under-explored data sources for extracting adverse drug events (ADEs), which is a serious health problem. Besides ADE, other semantic relation types (e.g., drug indication and beneficial effect) could hold between the drug and adverse event mentions, making ADE relation extraction - distinguishing ADE relationship from other relation types - necessary. However, conducting ADE relation extraction in social media environment is not a trivial task because of the expertise-dependent, time-consuming and costly annotation process, and the feature space's high-dimensionality attributed to intrinsic characteristics of social media data...
October 27, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Milad Yousefi, Moslem Yousefi, Ricardo Poley Martins Ferreira, Joong Hoon Kim, Flavio S Fogliatto
Long length of stay and overcrowding in emergency departments (EDs) are two common problems in the healthcare industry. To decrease the average length of stay (ALOS) and tackle overcrowding, numerous resources, including the number of doctors, nurses and receptionists need to be adjusted, while a number of constraints are to be considered at the same time. In this study, an efficient method based on agent-based simulation, machine learning and the genetic algorithm (GA) is presented to determine optimum resource allocation in emergency departments...
October 17, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
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