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Fuzzy One-Decision Making Model with Fuzzified Outcomes in the Treatment of Necrotizing Fasciitis
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9920-7946
Blekinge Sjukhuset, Blekinge County Hospital.
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of eTELEMED 2016 : The Eighth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine / [ed] Marike Hettinga et al., International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA), 2016, 145-152 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

By proposing a new approach to fuzzy decision making, we try to support the medical decision, concerning recommendations for the treatment with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). This treatment can be used for patients, suffering from necrotizing fasciitis. Due to the disease rarity, it sometimes is difficult for a physician to determine, if a single patient needs the treatment with HBO. We thus identify the decision with a linguistic variable, equipped with treatment recommendation levels. The choice of the appropriate level is based on values of clinical symptoms, found in the patient. To extract the optimal recommendation level for the treatment with HBO, we involve fuzzy set techniques in the decision model. In the paper, we mainly concentrate on designs of fuzzy sets, standing for clinical symptoms and recommendation levels. The levels act as the outcomes, dependent on the cumulative input of the patient’s clinical markers. Since the focus is laid on a parametric structure of the outcomes, then we can categorize the model as robust approach to algorithmic modeling of outcomes, being part of eHealth data records.

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International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA), 2016. 145-152 p.
, International journal on advances in life sciences, ISSN 2308-4359
Keyword [en]
fuzzy one-decision making, fuzzy sets, families of membership functions, s-functions, necrotizing fasciitis, treatment with hyperbaric oxygen
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Other Mathematics Other Clinical Medicine
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11844ISBN: 978-1-61208-470-1OAI: diva2:925294
eTELEMED 2016, Venice, Italy
Available from: 2016-05-01 Created: 2016-05-01 Last updated: 2016-09-20Bibliographically approved

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