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Table 5 The importance of input variable for the best ANN model (Model 3 with 9 parameters) using validation dataset

From: Predicting the serum digoxin concentrations of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit through an artificial neural network

 ImportanceNormalized Importance
Dose/kg per dose0.13863.9%
TBW0.216100%
PMA0.18585.6%
PH0.08237.8%
CHF0.06630.7%
VSD0.06630.6%
Captopril0.12557.7%
Furosemide0.05023.3%
Ibuprofen0.07132.7%
  1. Final model includes the following variables: dose/kg per dose, TBW total body weight; PMA postmenstrual age; PH pulmonary hypertension; CHF Congestive heart failure; VSD Ventricular septal defect, with captopril, with furosemide, with ibuprofen