For health care, the patient was injured but no more than the specific source of pain can not find or can not describe the pain intensity is more difficult, which makes the diagnosis, assessment and treatment difficult. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers are developing an appropriate solution has the potential to bring medical services to help enhance the sales of the relevant OEM manufacturers.
Researchers are examining the development of a through functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) and support vector machine (SVM), to provide information without the patient\\ s case to determine more precisely the source of pain and intensity of the feasibility of diagnostic equipment. Such a tool will enhance the physician\\ s diagnosis and treatment.
Here is the current challenge for researchers and potential opportunities to explain, published in academic journals PlosOne on.
With severe cognitive or communicative disorders patients – such as the intensive care unit patients or elderly people with dementia – may not provide their own valid information about pain. For such patients, there is not much way to determine the presence or absence of pain. Although there are methods to determine the behavior (such as assessment of facial expressions, voice, body movements), but for action by the paralysis and other diseases affecting the patient may also fail. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a physical-based and do not need to communicate with the patient\\ s pain assessment tools.
Project has not ushered in a breakthrough, but researchers have made some promising results and have begun to medical institutions, hospitals, patients consulting field outlook for this equipment. In addition to helping direct users away, the pain clinic tools for OEM manufacturers and manufacturers of semiconductors and magnetic materials opportunities.
Stanford University researchers demonstrated in a series of highly accurate experimental pain Discovery (up to 80%), and concluded: \"Through fMRI and SVM could not communicate with the test case of those Discovery pain conditions.\" Researchers believe that the next job is to further experiments in the clinic environment.
Successfully reproduce the experimental results not only for the patient, also on the medical device manufacturers to help. Everyone wants to get rid of pain is a common problem, unfortunately, to determine the source of the problem to ensure that the effect is often very difficult to diagnose. Researchers know that people are the source of pain physicians are generally asked not give specific answers, so I hope to develop a tool to solve such problems.