Accession Number : AD0784129

Title :   Pattern Recognition Analysis of Shock Trauma Data and Its Application to Army Problems,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD BIOMEDICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sacco,W. J. ; Golfarb,M. A. ; Cowley,R. A. ; Copes,W. S.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Physiological and biochemical measurements taken from severely injured patients have been analyzed by mathematicians, with medical expertise provided by physicians. The initial objectives of the study were: to refine a set of physiological and biochemical parameters (profile) which would characterize the state of severely injured patients; to delineate good and poor prognosis regions in the state space; and to evaluate the change in patient state over time (trajectory). This paper describes a measure of 'patient distance' from normality or homeostasis. This measure can be used for prognosis purposes, for evaluating the effect of therapies and for estimating the level of care provided by various institutions. Application of these analyses to Army problems are also discussed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Pattern recognition, *Medical services, *Military medicine, Trauma, Wounds and injuries, Patients, Survival(Personnel), Recovery, Profiles, Biochemistry, Physiology

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE