How This Formula May Be the Best Way to Predict Disease Outcomes.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 18, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that a mathematical formula may predict the outcome and response of a patient’s prescribed treatment better than that patient’s doctor.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/how-this-formula-might-be-the-best-way-to-predict-disease-outcomes) notes, a research team has proven that their mathematical model for predicting treatment outcomes in cancer patients is better when compared with the conclusions drawn by experts in the field.
As the article, “How This Formula May Be the Best Way to Predict Disease Outcomes” reports, these researchers, looking at lung cancer in particular, used a mathematical model that compares a patient’s medical history with the available treatments and calculated—based on research and statistical information—a corresponding treatment model with the best chances for success.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that the researchers recruited lung cancer patients and their radiation oncologists. The oncologists were asked to predict the likelihood of patients who were suffering from shortness of breath or difficulty swallowing surviving for two years. They were to make these predictions after they had seen a patient for the first time and then again after a treatment plan was made. The researchers then compared these predictions with those made by a mathematical model.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article concludes, the researchers found that the mathematical model “substantially outperformed” the doctors’ predictions. This trial demonstrated that mathematical models are beneficial to predict a patient’s outcome—but the outcome will also depend on the treatments that a doctor prescribes.
(SOURCE: “Mathematical Models Out-Perform Doctors in Predicting Cancer Patients’ Responses to Treatment,” ScienceDaily web site, April 19, 2013; “Mathematical model measures Hidden
HIV,” ScienceDaily web site, May 8, 2013, last accessed May 10, 2013.)
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