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Table 2 Abbreviations

From: Would artificial neural networks implemented in clinical wards help nephrologists in predicting epoetin responsiveness?

Anaemia Management in dialysis patients in Switzerland AIMS
Renal units of the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Bellinzona, Switzerland EOC
AIMS and EOC data pooled AIMS EOC
Artificial neural network ANN
Linear regression LIN REG
Nephrologist NEPH
Sex SEX
Age AGE
Weight W
Diabetes mellitus DM
Cardiomyopathy CARDIO
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker treatment ACE/ARB
Haemoglobin HB
Creatinine a CREA
Blood urea nitrogen a BUN
Kt/V KTV
pH a PH
Phosphate a PO4
Ionized calcium a CA
Albumin a ALB
Ferritin FERR
Parathyroid hormone PTH
C reactive protein CRP
Iron intravenously IRON
Epoetin administration route subcutaneous vs. intravenous SC/IV
normalized mean squared error divided by the Pearson correlation coefficient NMSE/r
  1. a pre-dialysis values
  2. Summary of the abbreviations recurrent in the tables and figures