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Symmetry 2017, 9(8), 154; doi:10.3390/sym9080154

Simplified Neutrosophic Exponential Similarity Measures for the Initial Evaluation/Diagnosis of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Symptoms

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Shaoxing Second Hospital, 123 Yanan Road, Shaoxing 312000, Zhejiang, China
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Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Shaoxing University, 508 Huancheng West Road, Shaoxing 312000, Zhejiang, China
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Received: 24 July 2017 / Revised: 3 August 2017 / Accepted: 9 August 2017 / Published: 11 August 2017
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Abstract

When a physician carries out the clinical survey of a patient with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms to reach the initial evaluation/diagnosis of BPH, the existing initial evaluation method of BPH based on the international prostate symptom score (I-PSS) usually uses the objective evaluation/diagnosis method with crisp values without considering fuzzy information. However, this common evaluation/diagnosis method may lead to the loss of a great deal of useful incomplete, uncertain, and inconsistent information in the clinical survey and initial evaluation process of the BPH symptoms for a patient, resulting in an unreasonable evaluation and diagnosis distortion of the BPH symptoms. To overcome this drawback, this paper aims to propose new exponential similarity measures (ESMs) between simplified neutrosophic sets (SNSs), including single-valued neutrosophic ESMs and interval neutrosophic ESMs, and their initial evaluation/diagnosis method of the BPH symptoms with simplified neutrosophic information. Finally, two evaluation/diagnosis examples of the BPH symptoms are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness and rationality of the proposed method. View Full-Text
Keywords: benign prostatic hyperplasia; medical diagnosis; simplified neutrosophic set; single valued neutrosophic set; interval neutrosophic set; exponential similarity measure benign prostatic hyperplasia; medical diagnosis; simplified neutrosophic set; single valued neutrosophic set; interval neutrosophic set; exponential similarity measure
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Fu, J.; Ye, J. Simplified Neutrosophic Exponential Similarity Measures for the Initial Evaluation/Diagnosis of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Symptoms. Symmetry 2017, 9, 154.

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