Supporting decisions in diabetic patients management through Case-Based retrieval

S. Montani, R. Bellazzi, L. Portinale, S. Fiocchi, G. D'Annunzio, M. Stefanelli

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In this paper we present a tool for the intelligent retrieval of past cases to support Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus patients therapy revision. This tool was designed for assisting physicians during periodical monitoring visits. Each case is represented through i) a collection of features that describe the patient's clinical state at the decision time, i.e. the control visit, ii) the decision taken in terms of therapy revision and iii) the outcome obtained on the metabolic control during the following monitoring period. A new case is first classified into a protypical monitoring situation, and then similar cases are retrieved and shown to the user. This tool is fully integrated in a Web-based distributed system for Diabetes Management, developed within in the EU project T-IDDM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event15th Congress on Medical Informatics Europe, MIE 1999 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: Aug 22 1999Aug 26 1999


Other15th Congress on Medical Informatics Europe, MIE 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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