Development of an applicationfor individualized Warfarin treatment : Independent Project in Engineering Physics

University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för teknikvetenskaper; Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för teknikvetenskaper

Author: Jacob Hellman; Jonny Dahlberg; [2012]

Keywords: Warfarin; Waran; Java; Swing; Netbeans; KPD;

Abstract:

A problem with the widley usedanticoagulant medicine Warfarin hasalways been that the therapeutic dosevaries from person to person and thatthere has not been any methods toestimate individually-based dosingregimens. By using a new populationmodeldescribing the relationship betweenWarfarin dose and INR(internationalnormalized ratio) response fordifferent individuals based on their age,weight and genotypes, a user friendly,dose estimating program has beendeveloped in Java. The applicationestimates the INR given the individualparameters and dosing, but it's alsopossible to estimate the predicted dosegiven the desired INR. The applicationmakes it possible for others to take partof the model, and to give a moreindividualized Warfarin treatment inclinical practice.

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