[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: To select the best interestingness measure appropriate for evaluating the correlation between Chinese medicine (CM) syndrome elements and symptoms, 60 objective interestingness measures were selected from different subjects. Firstly, a hypothesis for a good measure was proposed. Based on the hypothesis, an experiment was designed to evaluate the measures. The experiment was based on the clinical record database of past dynasties including 51 186 clinical cases. The selected data set in this study had 44 600 records. Cold and heat were selected as the experimental CM syndrome elements. Three indicators calculated according to the distances between two CM syndrome elements were obtained in the experiment and combined into one indicator. The Z score, ϕ-coefficient, and Kappa were selected from 60 measures after the experiment. The Z score and ϕ-coefficient were selected according to subjective interestingness. Finally, the ϕ-coefficient was selected as the best measure for its low computational complexity. The method introduced in this paper may be used in other similar territories.
Article · Oct 2011 · Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: To simplify the TCM pattern of the zang-fu organs.
A database of zang-fu syndromes was established. The relationship between the zang-fu syndromes was analyzed by means of frequency analysis, association rule, and phi-coefficient correlation.
The six zang-fu organs of the heart, liver, spleen, lung, kidney, and stomach prove to be the main components of the zang-fu pattern. The large intestine, small intestine, gallbladder, bladder, triple energizer, and pericardium have strong association and positive correlation with the above-mentioned six zang-fu organs, and their clinical symptoms can all be included into the symptoms of these six zang-fu organs.
The traditional TCM pattern of six-zang and six-fu can be simplified into five-zang and one-fu.
Article · Jun 2011 · Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Based on the 4,067 descriptions about fever in the medical records of the well-known Chinese medicine physicians throughout the ages, 19 different clinical features of fever are summarized as follows: chilly fever, high fever, low fever, dull fever, bones fever, alternating chills and fever, tidal fever, head fever, face fever, chest fever, back fever, abdomen fever, waist fever, palms and soles fever, lower extremity fever, afternoon fever, evening fever, postpartum fever, and menstrual fever. Although, some of these fever features have not be paid close attention to in Western medicine, stage-division and classification about fever in Western medicine deserve to be used by Chinese medicine for reference.
Article · Dec 2010 · Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine