Title

Web Accessible Pharmaceutical Database

Presenter Information

David Madsen

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Computer Engineering

Research Advisor

Stanley, R. Joe

Advisor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program; DERMVIS Research Group

Abstract

Currently, drug reactions account for at least seven percent of all hospital admissions worldwide (1). Additionally, potential adverse drug reactions occur in at least 3.7% of all hospitalized patients (2). Post-marketing drug surveillance data is the main source of safety data worldwide. It was post-marketing data that led to withdrawal of a number of drugs that were associated with severe and fatal drug reactions. This information can be found in the Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS) and MedWatch, which are difficult to access and quickly understand by physicians. Creating a website accessible from a computer or mobile device will display the data on adverse drug interaction trends using visual information, such as graphs, and would assist with drug surveillance. Using methods like rolling averages will help identify the adverse effect for a particular drug. Since this database is maintained voluntarily the quality of information is poor. This is the main obstacle in obtaining results.

Biography

David is a junior at Missouri S&T majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Physics. This is Madsen’s first year in the OURE and DERMVIS and has assisted in PhD research. Madsen has had clinic and intern/co-op experience with small and large companies. He has participated with Missouri S&T Robotics Competition Team. Madsen will graduate in May, 2012 and will peruse a Masters.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Ozark Room

Presentation Date

06 Apr 2011, 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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Web Accessible Pharmaceutical Database

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Currently, drug reactions account for at least seven percent of all hospital admissions worldwide (1). Additionally, potential adverse drug reactions occur in at least 3.7% of all hospitalized patients (2). Post-marketing drug surveillance data is the main source of safety data worldwide. It was post-marketing data that led to withdrawal of a number of drugs that were associated with severe and fatal drug reactions. This information can be found in the Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS) and MedWatch, which are difficult to access and quickly understand by physicians. Creating a website accessible from a computer or mobile device will display the data on adverse drug interaction trends using visual information, such as graphs, and would assist with drug surveillance. Using methods like rolling averages will help identify the adverse effect for a particular drug. Since this database is maintained voluntarily the quality of information is poor. This is the main obstacle in obtaining results.