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Modeling the effectiveness of treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis with UPPAAL

Stouten, Thomas (2024) Modeling the effectiveness of treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis with UPPAAL.

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Abstract:Clinical trials are necessary to measure the effectiveness of newly developed treatment protocols. This is no different for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. To ease the process of developing a new protocol, we aimed to make a credible patient model in UPPAAL that is able to react on newly developed treatment protocols. A tool to easily create these protocols in a format that UPPAAL supports is developed alongside the models, as well as a "run-time application" in which a medical professional can load the patient and the protocol model, resulting in a prediction of the effectiveness of said protocol. This research goes no further than creating a discussion tool to show that creating and using such models are a viable option for the general patient population, but that it will require much more research before actual usage for specific patients is possible and credible. This means that applying those models to real patients in order to decide the best course of action is not the goal of this research and will not be endorsed by the developer.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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