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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Medical Data Mining


Need recent evidence based medicine try Curehunter.com. They also have a dictionary. Which actually is a Mesh browser not a real dictionary. Dr Shock tryed Electroconvulsive therapy but no luck. Typing in a disease delivers an extensive report. Not for free. Davidrothman.net has some pictures of it as well.

The engine you are accessing online right now computes: 121,000 drug and biological agent data points X 11,600 diseases X 15,000,000 peer-reviewed research articles X several hundred thousand additional variables of Gene, Protein, Enzyme, Hormone, Growth Factor, Ligand, Kinase, Receptor, Inhibitor and other important small biologically active molecules.

The CureHunter Engine essentially defines the Clinical Outcome in cross-comparable numerical weights for all successful agents and allows discovery clustering and pattern finding that illuminate both pathogeneses and cures.


Tried it for depression. It delivers:

1. Key Drugs and Agents for Major Depressive Disorder

2. Diseases Related to Major Depressive Disorder

3. Key Therapies for Major Depressive Disorder

You can get a report in PDF with updates for a year for 24 dollars. Physicians can use it for free but only US physicians so Dr Shock can't use it. I can't check the information on depression.

CureHunter Patient-Physician Summary Reports collect in 1 single document all the medications ever reported in the US National Library of Medicine—1949 to the present—to be effective against your target disease. After the CureHunter data mining engine extracts the key scientific evidence supporting a drug's usage, a series of statistical analyses are carried out and the clinical performance of all drugs is computed.



1 comment:

Rick Knowles said...

Dr Shock,

As one of the engineering team behind Curehunter, I'd like to explain the reason for the "US physicians only for free" comment.

In order to give free access to the right people during the beta-period, we need to be able to confirm the physician status of users who claim to be doctors. In the US the physician's DEA number is a simple mechanism for validating this, but other countries have differing systems - more than we are ready to deal with just yet.

If you can contact us with the details of your non-US physician's national accreditation number etc, we'll be happy to grant full physician access for the duration of the beta-period, on the obvious condition that we will validate the supplied credentials at some later date.

Apologies for any confusion, and thanks for blogging about Curehunter.

Regards,

Rick Knowles