Objectives The purpose of this study was to check whether the classification of the individual’s Body Mass Index (BMI) could be predicted by analyzing the voice data constructed at the Korean medicine data center (KDC) using machine learning.
Methods In this study, we proposed a convolutional neural network (CNN)-based BMI classification model. The subjects of this study were Korean adults who had completed voice recording and BMI measurement in 2006-2015 among the data established at the Korean Medicine Data Center. Among them, 2,825 data were used for training to build the model, and 566 data were used to assess the performance of the model. As an input feature of CNN, Mel-frequency cepstral coefficient (MFCC) extracted from vowel utterances was used. A model was constructed to predict a total of four groups according to gender and BMI criteria: overweight male, normal male, overweight female, and normal female.
Results & Conclusions Performance evaluation was conducted using F1-score and Accuracy. As a result of the prediction for four groups, The average accuracy was 0.6016, and the average F1-score was 0.5922. Although it showed good performance in gender discrimination, it is judged that performance improvement through follow-up studies is necessary for distinguishing BMI within gender. As research on deep learning is active, performance improvement is expected through future research.
Objectives The purpose of this case study was to investigate the effects of Jowiseungcheong-tang on edema after chemotherapy for advanced rectal cancer with lung metastasis in a 51-year-old female patient.
Methods A 51-year-old Korean female patient diagnosed with advanced rectal cancer with lung metastasis was treated with Jowiseungcheong-tang. The treatment was executed two times everyday from March 13th to September 8th of 2021 except for the chemotherapy period. Clinical improvement was evaluated with Numeric Rating Scale.
Results After the treatment, the patient showed improvement in Numeric Rating Scale and she no longer complained of edema after the chemotherapy.
Conclusion The results suggest the Jowiseungcheong-tang may be an effective additional treatment for edema after chemotherapy in a patient with advanced rectal cancer with lung metastasis.
Objective The case report showed that sudden hearing loss and tinnitus after trigeminal schwannoma surgery were improved with Yeoldahansotang-gamibang.
Method The patient was diagnosed with Taeeumin interior heat (Ganyeol) disease based on the original symptoms of Taeeumin. He was treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment. Puretone audiometry (PTA), speech audiometry, tinnitus handicap inventory (THI) and the original symptoms were investigated before and after the treatment.
Results Right side PTA score was significantly reduced, speech audiometry was improved in speech reception threshold (SRT), word recognition score (WRS) and most comfortable level (MCL) and THI score decreased from 40 to 0, which showed normalizing hearing function. And the patient revealed improvements in sleeping, digestion, stooling, perspiration and facial sensation after treatment.
Conclusion This study suggests that Yeoldahansotang-gamibang is effective on sudden hearing loss and tinnitus after surgery by correcting the imbalanced energy of Taeeumin.
Objectives The purpose of this case study was to report a patient with Post COVID-19 syndrome treated with Seunggeumjowi-tang based on Sasang Constitutional Medicine.
Methods The patient was hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and was suffering with post from COVID-19 syndrome such as fatigue and loss of appetite after discharge. The patient was diagnosed as Taeeumin and treated with Seunggeumjowi-tang. The progress was evaluated with the global assessment scale (GAS).
Results and Conclusions Fatigue and anorexia were significantly improved, and other symptoms were restored as before. This case shows the possibility of Sasang Constitutional medication treatment for the sequelae of COVID-19.
Objectives This study was aimed to report a significant improvement of chronic diarrhea patient, diagnosed as ‘Taeeum type liver heat-lung dryness pattern’ based on Sasang medicine.
Methods The patient had treatment with Sasang constitutional medicine. The treatment was executed three times everyday from August 27th to September 3rd and two times everyday from September 3rd to September 16th of 2021. Clinical improvement was evaluated with Bristol stool form scale, the degree of abdominal discomfort and nausea compared to the day of hospitalization and the number of defecations and nocturia per day.
Results The symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and nausea were improved. The number of night urination was decreased from 3-4 times to once a night.
Conclusion After the treatment with Sasang constitutional medicine, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nausea and the general condition of the patient also improved.
Objectives This study was aimed to report significant improvement of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treated by Cheongsimyeonja-tang and acupuncture treatment in Taeeumin.
Methods Patient who has GERD was treated with herbal medicine and acupunture from June 15 to July 6. Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale (GSRS) was used to observe changes of digestive symptoms.
Results After treatment, the GSRS of the patient improved from 4.8 to 2.6. Also, the patient's symptoms of sore throat, cough, phlegm and bowel sound were reported to be improved after treatment.
Conclusions This study shows that Cheongsimyeonja-tang might be effective in Taeeumin type patient’s GERD.
Objective We report a case about a Soyangin patient with diabetic neuropathy. His symptoms were alleviated with Sasang Constitutional medicine.
Methods A Soyangin patient with diabetic neuropathy was treated by herbal medicine, acupuncture, pharmacopuncture according to Sasang Constitutional Medicine. The progress was evaluated with numerical rating scale(NRS) and blood sugar test(BST).
Results Sasang Constitutional Medicine seems to be effective for the symtoms of the patient with diabetic neuropathy in this case.
Conclusions This case study shows that Sasang Constitutional Medicine may be an effective treatment for Soyangin's diabetic neuropathy.