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Analysis of the Quality of Life after an Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy: A Business Intelligence Approach

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Analysis of the Quality of Life after an Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy: A Business Intelligence Approach
— Primary hyperhidrosis, a disorder characterized by an excessive sweating, has been treated by endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. As a consequence of the surgery, patients improved their overall quality of life. Their day-by-day activities are not affected, or are less affected, by this disorder, and their emotional state verifies a significant improvement, from a situation of shame and self-punishing to what we could say a normal life. This paper presents the analysis of the quality of life of 227 patients that were treated by an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. The study was based on the use of business intelligence technologies, which allowed the storage, the analysis and the reporting of all the relevant findings. In technological terms, this paper illustrates the database and data analysis developments needed in a specific healthcare application domain. For data storage, a data mart was designed addressing the relevant attributes. For data analysis, on-line analytical process...
Diana Goncalves, Maribel Yasmina Santos, Jorge Cru
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where DBKDA
Authors Diana Goncalves, Maribel Yasmina Santos, Jorge Cruz
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