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AuthorQidwai, Uvais
AuthorShamim, Shahzad
AuthorRaquib, Farhana
AuthorEnam, Ather
Available date2009-12-29T10:29:59Z
Publication Date2007-11-24
Publication NameIEEE International Conference onSignal Processing and Communications 2007
CitationQidwai, U.; Shamim, M.S.; Raquib, F.; Enam, A., "Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) Prediction using Fuzzy Inference System (FIS)," Signal Processing and Communications, 2007. ICSPC 2007. IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.880-883, 24-27 Nov. 2007
AbstractIn this paper a fuzzy inference system (FIS) is presented to predict the level of risk for a class of patients to be needing a repeated surgery for the herniated lumber disc (or more commonly known as slipped disc). The FIS is based upon a clinical study that was conducted by a number of doctors at Aga Khan University Hospital in Pakistan with the objective that certain clinical measures can be used from the beginning to assist the physician in making a better risk estimate for the patient at hand. As such, over 90 clinical markers were collected through patients' surveys over a period of 5 years (2000-2004). The presented study utilizes a subset of 16 markers and has recommendation for 7 of these markers for a reasonably accurate risk prediction. A set of 11 rules has been established that constitute the mapped understanding from the physicians' heuristics. Such a system will be a very helpful tool for medical professionals for making quick risk assessment for a patient and will enable them to more accurately define the treatment for the same.
SubjectFuzzy Inference System
SubjectInference System
TitleFailed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) Prediction using Fuzzy Inference System (FIS)

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