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RESEARCH
PUBLICATIONS

Research at CMU (Jan '23 onwards)
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Masters Thesis:

Analyzing Over and Under Prescribing of Medications in Multi-Morbid Patients: A Machine Learning Approach to Patient Safety via Medication Reconciliation

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A Review of Machine Learning Approaches in Dengue Fever​ (In progress)

A comprehensive review article exploring the existing machine learning methodologies employed in the study of Dengue Fever, covering various aspects including definition, etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and prognosis.

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Machine Learning for Screening Suicidal Ideation in Patients with

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (In progress)

*Forthcoming: Poster Presentation at AMIA Annual Summit 2023

Improving Medication Reconciliation Using Deep Learning Recommendation Systems

A proof-of-concept solution developed for the Patient Safety Fellowship Challenge, organised by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.​ The poster was presented at the Final Expo of the fellowship.

Amogh Ananda Rao, Patient Safety, Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Articles in Focus

Tennis Courts in the Human Body: A Review of the Misleading Metaphor in Medical Literature

Large surfaces in the human body are widely (and erroneously) likened to a tennis court in medical literature. This article deconstructs the discrepancies in this metaphor and provides an introduction to fractal geometry.

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Medical Diagnosis Reimagined as a Process of Bayesian Reasoning and Elimination

A mathematical perspective using Bayes reasoning of the age-old practice of diagnosing a patient with an example of Kartagener syndrome.

Clinical Research Publications
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Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte, Lymphocyte-to- Monocyte, and Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratios: Prognostic Significance in COVID-19

A cross-sectional study aimed at examining the prognostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte, lymphocyte-to-monocyte, platelet-to-lymphocyte, and mean platelet volume (MPV)-to-platelet count ratios in patients with COVID-19.

Prognosis of COVID-19: Red Cell Distribution Width, Platelet Distribution Width, and C-Reactive Protein

A cross-sectional study aimed to analyze the prognostic efficacy of red cell distribution width, platelet distribution width, and C-reactive protein in patients with COVID-19.

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Fractals: The Next Big Thing in Medicine

Fractals(or fractional dimensions) are a signature of chaotic, non-linear systems. Fractal geometry provides a new language to describe the roughness inherent to the structure and function of the human body.

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Dengue Fever: Prognostic Insights From a Complete Blood Count

Dengue fever is endemic in more than a hundred countries. This hospital-based, retrospective study aimed to investigate the value of a complete blood count (CBC) in determining the prognosis of dengue fever.

A Needle in the Fetal Brain: The Rare Role of Transabdominal Cephalocentesis in Fetal Hydrocephalus

A case report of a primigravida with term fetal hydrocephalus who underwent ultrasound-guided transabdominal cephalocentesis and subsequently delivered vaginally without any adverse perinatal outcomes.

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Insulin, Insulin Everywhere: A Rare Case Report of Rabson-Mendenhall Syndrome

A case report of a 19-year-old patient diagnosed with Rabson Mendenhall Syndrome, a rare autosomal recessive disorder wherein defective insulin receptor(INSR) gene causes severe insulin resistance.

Patients With Suicidal Patterns in the Emergency Room: A Clinical and Social Reflection

A hospital-based observational study of the clinical presentation and the social patterns of patients who presented to the Emergency Room with attempted suicide.

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How Does Aspartate Aminotransferase-to-Platelet Ratio Index (APRI) Hold Up in Predicting Adverse Outcomes and Prognosis among Patients with Chronic Liver Disease Compared to Other Liver Scoring Systems?

A comparative analysis of aspartate aminotransferase: platelet ratio index(APRI) with Child-Pugh-Turcotte(CTP) score, the model for end-stage liver disease(MELD) and MELD–sodium(Na), to forecast the clinical course of patients with chronic liver disease.

Effect of Haemodialysis on QTc in Newly Diagnosed Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

A prospective cohort study of fifty patients recently diagnosed with chronic kidney disease to analyze the effects of hemodialysis on corrected QT (QTc) intervals in the short run.

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Liver: Function and dysfunction in COVID-19

A cross-sectional study in a tertiary healthcare setting in the initial months of the pandemic to describe the clinical characteristics in patients of COVID-19 and investigate the gender difference with particular regard to liver impairment.

Relationship of Night time Blood Pressure with Urine Microalbumin Creatinine Ratio in Non-CKD Patients

A prospective study to examine the relationship between night-time blood pressure and urine microalbumin to creatinine ratio in patients with either type 2 diabetes mellitus or hypertension, without any evidence of renal damage.

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