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‘Revolutionary’ algorithms underestimate risk to patients

Machine learning algorithms hailed as game-changers in healthcare can significantly underestimate the level of risk to patients, according to University of Manchester researchers. The study, which compared 12 families of popular machine learning models to three standard statistical models for predicting a person’s risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, is published in the British […]

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‘Revolutionary’ algorithms underestimate risk to patients

Machine learning algorithms hailed as game-changers in healthcare can significantly underestimate the level of risk to patients, according to University of Manchester researchers. The study, which compared 12 families of popular machine learning models to three standard statistical models for predicting a person’s risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, is published in the British […]

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Machine learning helps predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetes patients

People suffering from type 2 diabetes are much more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease. This is, of course, very sad and health professionals cannot predict which patients will develop heart conditions and which ones will avoid them. Now scientists from the University of Sydney used machine learning to develop a model, which can help […]

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Machine learning helps predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetes patients

People suffering from type 2 diabetes are much more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease. This is, of course, very sad and health professionals cannot predict which patients will develop heart conditions and which ones will avoid them. Now scientists from the University of Sydney used machine learning to develop a model, which can help […]

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Blood test could identify COVID-19 patients at risk of ‘cytokine storm’ hyperinflammation

Southampton researchers have identified a blood profile that could help identify COVID-19 patients at greatest risk of deterioration and direct them towards trials of specific treatments that could modify their immune systems’ responses. A new study jointly led by Professor Tom Wilkinson and Dr Tristan Clark of the University of Southampton, has shown a blood […]

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Improved survival after obesity operation in patients with previous myocardial infarction

In the current study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Örebro University and Uppsala University examined the risk of additional myocardial infarction and early death in people with severe obesity and a previous infarction who subsequently underwent metabolic surgery. By cross-referencing the quality registries SOReg (Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Registry) and SWEDHEART (for people who have suffered myocardial […]