M. Soltani Azad

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In the present study, the abilities of three classification methods of data mining namely artificial neural networks with feed-forward back propagation algorithm, J48 decision tree method and logistic regression analysis are compared in a medical real dataset. The prediction of malignancy in suspected thyroid tumour patients is the objective of the study.(More)
To diagnose the malignancy in thyroid tumor, neural network approach is applied and the performances of thirteen batch learning algorithms are investigated on accuracy of the prediction. Therefore, a back propagation feed forward neural networks (BP FNNs) is designed and three different numbers of neuron in hidden layer are compared (5, 10 and 20 neurons).(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to acquire knowledge about the factors affecting smartphone adoption for accessing information in medical settings in Iranian Hospitals. METHODS A qualitative and quantitative approach was used to conduct this study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 medical residents and interns in 2013 to identify determinant(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis remains world's leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. Fluorescence microscopy offers well-described benefits, comparing with brightfield microscopy, for the evaluation sputum smear samples for tuberculosis. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of fluorescence microscopy, using novel Light Emitting Diode (LED)(More)
Although early diagnosis of thyroid nodule type is very important, the diagnostic accuracy of standard tests is a challenging issue. We here aimed to find an optimal combination of factors to improve diagnostic accuracy for distinguishing malignant from benign thyroid nodules before surgery. In a prospective study from 2008 to 2012, 345 patients referred(More)
Introduction. Stroke is a type of nervous focal disorder that occurs suddenly because of acute vascular events. 113-149 out of 100000 persons (0.113-0.149%) face with stroke in Iran annually. This causes treatment costs and many disabilities. Recently, studies indicated that statins, as a class of drugs, could decrease the chance of stroke recurrence and(More)
In Indian subcontinent, all types of nasopharyngeal masses are rare. However, Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is not uncommon in Bangladesh. It is very important to differentiate malignant from benign lesions early in the disease process. In recent years, CT is the primary diagnostic screening modality for the detection of nasopharyngeal pathology. This cross(More)
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