Times of analgesic efficacy of two drugs in the treatment of patients with renal-ureteral colic compared by survival models

Renourethral colic is a very painful clinical situation that requires a quick diagnosis and treatment. A study was done with patients who were administered two types of analgesics, and whose pain was measured through a visual analogue scale. Censored data results were obtained, considering the time...

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Main Authors: Reyes Velázquez, Luis, Ulín Montejo, Fidel, Pérez Chavez, Jorge Alejandro, Salinas Hernández, Rosa María, Torres López, Jorge Elías
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/matematica/article/view/17561
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13069
Summary: Renourethral colic is a very painful clinical situation that requires a quick diagnosis and treatment. A study was done with patients who were administered two types of analgesics, and whose pain was measured through a visual analogue scale. Censored data results were obtained, considering the time when the pain disappeared as the random variable. Maximum likelihood and survival analysis give useful methods to estimate the distribution and parametric functions for this variable. This study will allow a more effective, timely, lower cost and suitable medical treatment for patients.