We’re still playing with LLMs and and it’s going interestingly. We’re moving away from a chatbot approach (like ChatGPT) and have started exploring the use of these on our clickstream data. We took the NICE guideline Acute heart failure: diagnosis and management and asked ChatGPT to analyse all the search terms used to find the document (in our sample this was 40 separate searches) and to suggest related concepts. It reported:

These search terms are related to the topic of heart failure, its diagnosis, and management, as well as related conditions such as acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary edema. Specific medications like Sodium nitroprusside and interventions like Percutaneous coronary intervention and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) are also mentioned.

Related search terms could include:

  • Cardiac biomarkers
  • Echocardiogram
  • B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Diuretics
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Myocardial infarction (MI)
  • Chest pain
  • Smoking cessation
  • Pain management

It is important to note that seeking medical advice from a healthcare professional is always recommended for proper diagnosis and treatment.

It’s interesting, but is it useful?

I also took a load of documents related to pregnancy and UTI and asked ChatGPT to find the most popular and look for themes. It reported:

The most popular documents appear to be:

  • Interventions for preventing recurrent urinary tract infection during pregnancy (appears multiple times)
  • Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy (Treatment) (appears multiple times)
  • Treatments for symptomatic urinary tract infections during pregnancy (appears multiple times)

The themes that emerge from the list of documents include:

  • Urinary tract infections during pregnancy, including their prevention, treatment, and recurrence
  • Guidelines and recommendations for the management of UTIs in adults, particularly uncomplicated cases
  • Bacterial infections during pregnancy, including Group B Streptococcal Bacteriuria and sepsis
  • Azoospermic males and their work-up
  • Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.

The popular articles look good, less convinced by the themes (azoospermic males?)

One to reflect on and if you have any ideas what we could look at, please let us know: jon.brassey@tripdatabase.com.