Jing-Yun Carey Fan

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of Ranson, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II), Balthazar CT and pancreatitis outcome prediction (POP) scoring systems in predicting the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). METHODS A total of 253 consecutive patients with SAP, admitted into West China Hospital of Sichuan University from(More)
The classical S-bit parity two-class pattern classification problem can be solved by a multilayer perceptron (MLP) with only H = [(B+1)/2] hidden nodes. By our "symmetric" arguments, we show the following: (1) H hidden nodes may consist of one "linear" and (H-1) binary-valued step-functions (i.e., McCulloch-Pitts neurons) for a facile solution (of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the risk factors for severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) complicated by pancreatic encephalopathy (PE). METHODS Clinical data from 255 patients with SAP from January 2005 to December 2006 were reviewed. Thirty-one SAP patients had PE, and 224 SAP patients did not. Clinical characteristics of SAP patients in both PE group and non-PE group(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore risk factors and infection characteristics of secondary pancreatic infection in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). METHODS A clinical data of 49 patients with secondary pancreatic infection in severe acute pancreatitis (SPI group)were matched with 49 patients without infection in severe acute pancreatitis (NSPI group) between January(More)
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