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Questions tagged [data]

Questions relating to data as evidence for claims made.

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Machine learning for medical image scanning

I'm searching for a topic of interest in the domain of machine learning and computer vision. More specifically, researching can computer vision be applied to classify medical image scans and/or ...
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What factors besides age and genetics influence the prevalence of Alzheimer's?

What factors have been identified to account for the projected increase in Alzheimer's reported by the Alzheimer's Association? In particular they note: An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ...
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What are the expected variances of blood pressure readings on home monitors?

For a long time I've noticed that if I take my blood pressure a second time, the readings vary especially for the systolic reading. If I don't like the reading, I just take it again (recording both). ...
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What is the quantitative relationship between free T4 and TSH?

I am looking for quantitative data regarding the relationship between free T4 levels and TSH levels in normal thyroid function and treated hypothyroid. The feedback loop means that if all is ...
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Why is Clostridium difficile toxin A + B outdated in snomed?

I'm looking at the new version of the Snomed dictionary and the concept 707993000 Clostridium difficile toxin A + B (substance) is deactivated (and outdated) since version 20170731. Can anybody ...
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Is Kiwi low or high fructose?

It's ridiculous: on some websites I see info that it is low fructose and on the other it is high fructose (not even moderate). Here for example it goes as high in fructose. And here it goes as low. ...
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Numerical information about variables in prostate cancer data

This question seems to be weird at first glance but I think this is the appropriate place to ask. I'm studying Prostate data by Stamey et. al., (1989), data to examine the correlation between the ...
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Where to find data on age-distributed exercise frequency?

I am now looking for some data on exercise frequency, only the strenuous/aerobic ones, and apparently it is quite hard to find data across different age groups. Hence I wonder whether there is some ...
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In what format does your practice send patient records to individuals who request it in electronic format?

I am currently a student studying at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology looking to develop a new medium for patients to manage their health records. My biggest question for you all is in what ...
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Data on “perfect use” vs “typical use” of contraceptives?

Different kinds of contraceptives have different yearly failure rates depending on whether the user of the contraceptive follows all the proper procedures for the contraceptive ("perfect use"), or ...
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Why are the majority of patients with Edwards Syndrome females?

There is a larger incidence of female patients with Trisomy 18 that occurs mostly because of non-disjunction in the meiosis of oocytes. Why does this happen?
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Are systemwide treatment statistics collected in any countries?

It would seem that constant universal aggregation of treatment data, including all diagnoses made (and how they were made) and all treatments used (drugs, amounts, therapies, even diet) would offer ...
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Is there an official public list of US physicians?

Where do Healthgrades and Vitals get their physician list from? Is there a publicly available central repository?
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Is there a database for the drug formulation?

I am interested in the antibody formulation (e.g. concentration, salts, pH, excipients, etc.). I wonder if there is a database for that?
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Database with diseases and symptoms?

Is there a database with diseases and symptoms? I imagine something like being able input symptoms and getting a list of appropriate diseases?
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How can I quickly know whether a medical treatment is supported by evidence?

Griffin, Robert, Yeonwoo Lebovitz, and Rebecca English. Transforming Clinical Research in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities: Workshop Summary. National Academies Press, 2010. Harvard (...
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What is the cheapest or more accessible way to measure day-to-day hormonal activity variation on a patient? [closed]

Let's say I have 24/7 access to a patient and I would like to record a complete profile of his/her hormonal activity throughout a period of time. I'm interested in the raw data. I want tons of ...