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Mining acute stroke patients’ data using supervised machine learning

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences - 7th International Conference, MACIS 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
Volume10693 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319724522
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Dec 2017
Event7th International Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences, MACIS 2017 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 15 Nov 201717 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10693 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences, MACIS 2017


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Analysis of data for identifying patterns and building models has been used as a strong tool in different domains, including medical domains. In this paper, we analyse the registry of brain stroke patients collected over fifteen years in south London hospitals, known as South London Stroke Register. Our attempt is to identify the similar patterns between patients’ background and living conditions, their cognitive ability, the treatments they received, and the speed of their cognitive recovery; based on which most effective treatment can be predicted for new admitted patients. We designed a novel strategy which takes into account two different approaches. First is to predict, for each of the potential intervention treatments, whether that particular treatment would lead to recovery of a new patient or not. Second is to suggest a treatment (treatments) for the patient based on those that were given to the patients who have recovered and are most similar to the new patient. We built different classifiers using various state of the art machine learning algorithms. These algorithms were evaluated and compared based on three performance metrics, defined in this paper. Given that time is very crucial for stroke patients, main motivation of this research work is identifying the most effective treatment immediately for a new patient, and potentially increase the probability of their cognitive recovery.

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