Anemia Management developed using System Dynamics

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Gene Bellinger
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Anemia Management developed using System Dynamics

Post by Gene Bellinger » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:54 pm

Mayo Clinic Doctors Team with System Dynamics Practitioners to Deliver Low Cost Personalized Care For the Management of Anemia Among Dialysis Patents

There are millions of patients worldwide who receive dialysis therapy for the treatment of End Stage Renal Disease. Because the kidneys of these patients cannot produce erythropoietin, the vast majority require the administration of synthetic form of the hormone. Erythropoietin, Iron, Folate, and Vitamin B12 interact dynamically with the process of red blood cell production. Imbalances among these “system variables” can lead to anemia as well as blood clotting and stroke. This two part video describes how a system dynamics model was used to create personalized dosing regimens for erythropoietin. Part 1 describes the model, part 2 describes the substantial improvements in patent quality of life and significantly reduced costs we have obtained. Mayo doctors are quoted as saying the novel approach used in this project “applies not just to this application, but to all of medicine” and “this approach has the potential to revolutionize medicine”. Please take a look at both parts. Your comments and ideas are most welcome.

* Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtJgB2T4PDo
* Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEejbhjzzYU

Please direct questions to Jim Rogers at jlr007@charter.net

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