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[COI] CT#8 Drug Information Needed for Test Case Query

From: <helen.chen@agfa.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:34:23 -0400
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
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As a minimal requirement to get the test case working In the CT#8 [1], we 
need to identify the following drug information.  I did some text search 
in your Medicaiton_DE.txt [2] file and found some examples of drug names 
under each category

1. Metfomin, Insulin secretagogue, or Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
drug names: Metformin, Repaglinide, Gliclazide, Glipizide, Acarbose, 
2. Insulin therapy
drug names: Aimsco Insulin Syringe,
3. Rosiglitazone or Proglitazone
drug names: Avandia, Actos 
4. corticosteriods treatment
drug names: Prelone, Medrol, Deltasone, Kenalog, etc
5.  weightloss drugs
drug names: Xenical, Meridia, Tenuate, Tepanil, Adipex-P, Fastin, 
Phentermine HCl , etc
6. nonsteroidal anti-inlammatory drugs
drug names: Ibuprogen, Naproxen Sodium , Diclofenac Potassium, Diclofenac 
Sodium, etc 
7. anticoagulants
drug names: Coumadin, Plavix, Heparin, etc
8. uricosuric medication
drug names: Benuryl, Benemid, Probalan, Anturane

Your Medication.DE file seems to contain drug name and package 
information, but as you can see, there is no "drug" class relationship 
that represents the above relationship.  I doubt we can find such 
categorization relationship in RxNorm. 

For the demonstration purpose, we can construct a small "drug" ontology to 
cover the above concepts and drug names. 

But the ideal way is to use an existing and well developed drug ontology 
for this purpose. 

Does anyone on the list know such ontology?

Kind Regards,

[2] http://www.w3.org/2008/04/DiabeticPatientsDataSet/Medication_DE.txt

Helen Chen | Agfa HealthCare
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