Predicting postoperative nausea and vomiting with the application of an artificial neural network.

  title={Predicting postoperative nausea and vomiting with the application of an artificial neural network.},
  author={S Y Peng and K C Wu and Jhi Joung Wang and Jiin Haur Chuang and Sifeng Peng and Yeur Hur Lai},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={98 1},
BACKGROUND Several medications have proved to be useful in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). However, routine antiemetic prophylaxis is not cost-effective. We evaluated the accuracy and discriminating power of an artificial neural network (ANN) to predict PONV. METHODS We analysed data from 1086 in-patients who underwent various surgical procedures under general anaesthesia without antiemetic prophylaxis. Predictors used for ANN training were selected by computing the value… CONTINUE READING
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