Explaining anomalous responses to treatment in the Intensive Care Unit

Moss, L. , Sleeman, D., Booth, M., Daniel, M., Donaldson, L., Gilhooly, C., Hughes, M., Sim, M. and Kinsella, J. (2009) Explaining anomalous responses to treatment in the Intensive Care Unit. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5651, pp. 250-254. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02976-9_36)

[img] Text
25440.pdf

597kB

Abstract

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides treatment to critically ill patients. When a patient does not respond as expected to such treatment it can be challenging for clinicians, especially junior clinicians, as they may not have the relevant experience to understand the patient’s anomalous response. Datasets for 10 patients from Glasgow Royal Infirmary’s ICU have been made available to us. We asked several ICU clinicians to review these datasets and to suggest sequences which include anomalous or unusual reactions to treatment. Further, we then asked two ICU clinicians if they agreed with their colleagues’ assessments, and if they did to provide possible explanations for these anomalous sequences. Subsequently we have developed a system which is able to replicate the clinicians’ explanations based on the knowledge contained in its several ontologies; further the system can suggest additional explanations which will be evaluated by the senior consultant.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Booth, Dr Malcolm and Gilhooly, Dr Charlotte and Sleeman, Prof Derek and Daniel, Malcolm and Hughes, Dr Martin and Sim, Malcolm and Moss, Miss Laura and Kinsella, Professor John
Authors: Moss, L., Sleeman, D., Booth, M., Daniel, M., Donaldson, L., Gilhooly, C., Hughes, M., Sim, M., and Kinsella, J.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publisher:Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISSN:0302-9743
ISSN (Online):1611-3349
Published Online:13 July 2009
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
First Published:First published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5651:250-254
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record