Prediction of Unexpected Emergency Room Visit after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urolithiasis - an Application of Artificial Neural Network in Hospital Information System

@article{Sun2006PredictionOU,
  title={Prediction of Unexpected Emergency Room Visit after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urolithiasis - an Application of Artificial Neural Network in Hospital Information System},
  author={Chi-cheng Sun and Polun Chang},
  journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={2006},
  pages={1113}
}
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for urolithiasis was developed for more than 30 years. It benefited most patients suffering from acute renal colic. The ESWL may be performed at outpatient based in most hospital in Taiwan. But the post-ESWL emergency room (ER) visits will be a painful experience for patient and the urologist,especially those patients visited ER immediately on the same day of ESWL. Though most guidelines for ESWL suggest the larger stone burden, the higher risk for… CONTINUE READING