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O. Larichev, A. Asanov, Y. Naryzhny, S. Strahov "ESTHER – expert system for the diagnostics of acute drug poisoning"

In recent years, Russia has experienced a large number of cases of acute narcotic intoxication,and there is a lack of qualified specialists capable of forming proper diagnosis of intoxication. Therefore, this study was aimed at developing an expert system for diagnostics of poisonings caused by overdose or misuse of widespread medicines. These drugs are available in every family, and it is very easy to exceed the critical dosage that could lead to death. According to some estimates, about half of all poisoning triggered by improper use of medicines.

this article presents the basic concepts of an expert system for Toxicological help (Esther). The most common drugs were combined into 19 groups according to similarities in the diagnosis and treatment of poisoning. Includes more than 60 clinical signs used in the diagnosis of intoxications. This system was specifically designed for use only clinical signs of poisoning for use in ambulances and hospitals of small towns, where accurate laboratory tests do not exist.

the System simulates the reasoning of a specialist in toxicology. Ideas presented the method of constructing a knowledge base. Detailed discussion and the architecture of an expert system.

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