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Vol 12, No 6 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-12-11
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Bayesian analysis in diagnosing origins of elevated blood pressure

Łukasz J. Krzych
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2008;12(6):401-407.

open access

Vol 12, No 6 (2008)
Artykuły redakcyjne
Published online: 2008-12-11

Abstract

Bayesian analysis is a statistical method that is alternative for traditionally implemented ‘frequentist approach’. Bayes’ theorem is a formula that shows how existing and subjective beliefs are modified by objective results of diagnostic tests. From mathematical point of view, Bayes’ theorem states that the probability of outcome occurrence after new information is obtained, called a posteriori probability, depends directly on an a priori probability and the value of likelihood ratio associated with a given test result. Bayesian analysis may be successfully used in everyday clinical practice, also in relation to diagnosis of origins of secondary hypertension. Then, it is based on the results of various diagnostic procedures, including signs and symptoms of the disease, lab findings and imaging techniques. This paper describes usefulness of bayesian analysis in diagnosis of elevated blood pressure values resulting from primary aldosteronism and renal artery stenosis.

Abstract

Bayesian analysis is a statistical method that is alternative for traditionally implemented ‘frequentist approach’. Bayes’ theorem is a formula that shows how existing and subjective beliefs are modified by objective results of diagnostic tests. From mathematical point of view, Bayes’ theorem states that the probability of outcome occurrence after new information is obtained, called a posteriori probability, depends directly on an a priori probability and the value of likelihood ratio associated with a given test result. Bayesian analysis may be successfully used in everyday clinical practice, also in relation to diagnosis of origins of secondary hypertension. Then, it is based on the results of various diagnostic procedures, including signs and symptoms of the disease, lab findings and imaging techniques. This paper describes usefulness of bayesian analysis in diagnosis of elevated blood pressure values resulting from primary aldosteronism and renal artery stenosis.
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Keywords

bayesian theorem; arterial hypertension; primary aldosteronism; renal artery stenosis

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Title

Bayesian analysis in diagnosing origins of elevated blood pressure

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 12, No 6 (2008)

Pages

401-407

Published online

2008-12-11

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2008;12(6):401-407.

Keywords

bayesian theorem
arterial hypertension
primary aldosteronism
renal artery stenosis

Authors

Łukasz J. Krzych

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