WSES project on decision support systems based on artificial neural networks in emergency surgery.
Biffl, Walter L
Di Saverio, Salomone
Kelly, Michael Denis
World J Emerg Surg
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
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Litvin, A., Korenev, S., Rumovskaya, S., Sartelli, M., Baiocchi, G., Biffl, W. L., Coccolini, F., et al. (2021). WSES project on decision support systems based on artificial neural networks in emergency surgery.. World J Emerg Surg, 16 (1) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13017-021-00394-9
Funder: Università degli Studi di Brescia
The article is a scoping review of the literature on the use of decision support systems based on artificial neural networks in emergency surgery. The authors present modern literature data on the effectiveness of artificial neural networks for predicting, diagnosing and treating abdominal emergency conditions: acute appendicitis, acute pancreatitis, acute cholecystitis, perforated gastric or duodenal ulcer, acute intestinal obstruction, and strangulated hernia. The intelligent systems developed at present allow a surgeon in an emergency setting, not only to check his own diagnostic and prognostic assumptions, but also to use artificial intelligence in complex urgent clinical cases. The authors summarize the main limitations for the implementation of artificial neural networks in surgery and medicine in general. These limitations are the lack of transparency in the decision-making process; insufficient quality educational medical data; lack of qualified personnel; high cost of projects; and the complexity of secure storage of medical information data. The development and implementation of decision support systems based on artificial neural networks is a promising direction for improving the forecasting, diagnosis and treatment of emergency surgical diseases and their complications.
Artificial neural networks, Decision support system, acute pancreatitis, Bowel Obstruction, acute cholecystitis, Peptic Ulcer Bleeding, Acute Appendicitis, Emergency Surgery, Perforated Gastroduodenal Ulcers, Strangulated Hernias
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13017-021-00394-9
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/330020
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