Extracting Propagation Patterns from Bacterial Culture Data in Medical Facility
In this paper, we formulate propagation patterns as the pairs of records in the same bacterial culture occurring within a fixed span in bacterial culture data. Then, we design the exhaustive search algorithm to extract all of the propagation patterns from bacterial culture data based on the extended principle of the 2-dimensional career map to determine whether two records in bacterial culture data belong to the same bacterial culture or the different ones. In particular, we focus on infectious propagation patterns, in which two patients are not identical, and they are in the same room and/or treated by the same physician. Finally, we give the experimental results to extract all of the propagation patterns and analyze them.
KeywordsPropagation Pattern Bacterial Culture Streptococcus Pneumoniae Enterococcus Faecium Candida Glabrata
The authors would like to thank anonymous referees of TSDAA 2015 for valuable comments to revise the previous version.
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