Clinical Analysis of the Diagnostic Classification of Geriatric Disorders

  • Giacomo Patrizi
  • Gregorio Patrizi
  • Luigi Di Cioccio
  • Claudia Bauco
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 7)


The aim of this chapter is to present a classification algorithm and its application to an initial set of 156 patients afflicted with dementia syndromes and classified by clinicians in the categories of probable Alzheimer, possible Alzheimer or vascular dementia pathologies. It will be shown that the diagnoses of dementia patients by this method is very accurate, and that the classification criteria can be transformed into suitable clinical factors, which can then be interpreted by clinicians. This formal implementation suggests that recent research on the general diagnosis of dementia can be confirmed.


Linear Discriminant Analysis Diagnostic Classification Vascular Dementia Clinical Analysis Alport Syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giacomo Patrizi
    • 1
  • Gregorio Patrizi
    • 2
  • Luigi Di Cioccio
    • 3
  • Claudia Bauco
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Statistica, Probabilità e Statistiche ApplicateUniversità degli Studi “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze ChirurgicheUniversità degli Studi “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  3. 3.Area Dipartimentale GeriatricaASL FrosinoneFrosinoneItaly
  4. 4.Unita Operativa GeriatriaOspedale “G. De Bosis”CassinoItaly

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