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Mining Balance Disorders′ data for the development of Diagnostic Decision Support Systems

In this work we present the methodology for the development of the EMBalance diagnostic Decision Support System (DSS) for balance disorders. Medical data from patients with balance disorders have been analysed using data mining techniques for the development of the diagnostic DSS. The proposed methodology uses various data, ranging from demographic characteristics to clinical examination, auditory and vestibular tests, in order to provide an accurate diagnosis. The system aims to provide decision support for general practitioners (GPs) and experts in the diagnosis of balance disorders as well as to provide recommendations for the appropriate information and data to be requested at each step of the diagnostic process.

By T.P. Exarchos, G. Rigas, A. Bibas, D. Kikidis, C. Nikitas, F.L. Wuyts, B. Ihtijarevic, L. Maes, M. Cenciarini, C. Maurer, N. Macdonald, D.-E. Bamiou, L. Luxon, M. Prasinos, G. Spanoudakis, D.D. Koutsouris, D.I. Fotiadis

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.


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