How doctors use data to save lives
A new study suggests that doctors can improve the lives of patients with cancer through the use of the data they collect.
According to the study, doctors can identify patients who are in the early stages of the disease and can offer them treatment to help improve their chances of survival.
The researchers found that doctors were able to identify patients with high levels of resistance to chemotherapy who were also likely to have a good prognosis.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that it’s possible to reduce a patient’s chances of dying by more than 70 percent by using the doctors’ personal data to help with treatments.
“The goal is to get the patient better as quickly as possible, even if that means sacrificing quality of life,” said study author Jia Zhang, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins University.
“There is a lot of interest in this field, but there are so many unknowns about how to make this data-driven approach work.
We’ve shown that we can do it.”
The researchers used data from more than 8,500 cancer patients who were diagnosed between 2006 and 2014 and who had been in the hospital for at least one year.
Researchers collected the patients’ medical records to determine how many chemotherapy doses were given and whether they received other therapies.
The patients were asked to describe their symptoms, including pain, fever, and swelling.
If they answered yes, doctors could ask them questions about their overall health.
“We knew the information was going to be very useful, but we wanted to see how we could use it to get a better picture of the patient,” Zhang said.
“If you have a cancer patient who has high resistance to the drug, they have very high mortality rates.
So we wanted the doctors to know what was happening, and we wanted them to get that information.”
The study found that the doctors could identify patients whose levels of chemotherapy resistance were lower than those of the general population, while patients with higher resistance had a significantly lower risk of dying.
“It’s really amazing how useful it can be,” said lead researcher Dr. Rachel Wasser, a senior author of the study.
“What you can do is say, ‘You have low resistance to this drug, but you have high resistance.
I can help you.
Here are the treatments that are helpful for you, and here are the things that are not.'”
Zhang said that the data could help doctors determine if there was a need for a second dose of chemotherapy.
“I think it’s an amazing idea to look at your cancer patient, and see if there is something we can improve with that data, or even if there are things that we could do that could save a life,” Zhang told NBC News.
“That’s what this is all about.
We’re trying to learn how to help patients who need to make that difficult choice.”