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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445914/clinical-significance-of-intraluminal-contrast-enhancement-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cervical-artery-dissection-a%C3%A2-black-blood-mri-study
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Eva Coppenrath, Olga Lenz, Nora Sommer, Nina Lummel, Jennifer Linn, Karla Treitl, Fabian Bamberg, Maximilian Reiser, Thomas Pfefferkorn, Tobias Saam
Purpose Recent studies have suggested that intraluminal thrombi show contrast enhancement on carotid black-blood T1w MRI. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of intraluminal contrast enhancement (iCE) regarding symptom status in patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissection (sCAD). Methods 33 consecutive patients (19 men) with sCAD received a brain MRI (DIFF, T2w, T2*w, FLAIR) and a multi-sequence 3T-MRI with fat-saturated high-resolution black-blood T1w-sequences pre- and post-contrast, contrast-enhanced MR angiography and TOF images of carotid and vertebral arteries...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442578/multicentre-non-interventional-study-to-assess-the-profile-of-patients-with-uncontrolled-rhinitis-prescribed-a-novel-formulation-of-azelastine-hydrochloride-and-fluticasone-propionate-in-a-single-spray-in-routine-clinical-practice-in-the-uk
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Glenis Scadding, David Price, Tariq El-Shanawany, Shahzada Ahmed, Jaydip Ray, Ravishankar Sargur, Nirmal Kumar
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were (1) to characterise the type of patient prescribed MP-AzeFlu (Dymista, a novel formulation of azelastine hydrochloride, fluticasone propionate and excipients in a single spray) in real life in the UK and physicians' reasons for prescribing it and (2) to quantify the personal and societal burden of allergic rhinitis (AR) in the UK prior to MP-AzeFlu prescription. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This multicentre, non-interventional study enrolled patients (n=193) with moderate-to-severe AR and acute symptoms who were eligible to receive treatment with MP-AzeFlu according to its licensed indications...
April 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429664/alternative-causes-of-myocardial-ischemia-in-women-an-update-on-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-vasospastic-angina-and-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
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Bina Ahmed, Mark A Creager
Although coronary obstruction due to atherosclerosis is the most common cause of myocardial ischemia, a significant proportion of patients have myocardial ischemia in the absence of obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD). This finding is more common among women and alternative causes can mediate myocardial ischemia. Abnormalities in vascular structure, alterations in coronary vasomotion and dysfunction of the coronary microcirculation can all cause ischemia in the absence of obstructive CAD due to atherosclerosis...
April 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424437/-the-effects-of-coronary-artery-disease-severity-on-left-atrial-deformation-parameters-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Arzu Kalaycı, Can Yücel Karabay, Onur Taşar, Servet İzci, Çetin Geçmen, Vecih Oduncu, İbrahim Akın İzgi, Cevat Kırma
OBJECTIVES: Aim of the present study was to investigate correlation between left atrial (LA) deformation parameters assessed using 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and complexity of coronary artery disease according to SYNTAX score (SXscore) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD). STUDY DESIGN: Total of 60 moderate-risk SCAD patients (40 men, 20 women) who underwent coronary angiography and 30 healthy controls were included...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383849/-myocardial-infarction-on-spontaneous-coronary-dissection-caused-by-fibromuscular-dysplasia
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L Jackers, L Davin, B Falque, M Magnée, L Piérard
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is a non-traumatic and non-iatrogenic separation of the coronary arterial wall. Although uncommon, it should be suspected in any young patient with acute myocardial infarction especially without risk factor of cardiovascular disease. Early coronary angiography is essential in the diagnosis of SCAD. Fibromuscular dysplasia is a rare cause of SCAD, particularly encountered in young women. This is a nonatherosclerotic and noninflammatory vascular disease. Fibromuscular dysplasia may cause stenosis, aneurysm, dissection and / or occlusion of arteries...
October 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374236/novel-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-a-patient-with-short-chain-acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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Chiplunkar, Parayil Sankaran Bindu, Madhu Nagappa, Bobby Baby Panikulam, Hanumanthapura R Arvinda, Periyasamy Govindaraj, M M Srinivas Bharath, Narayanappa Gayathri, J N Jessiena Ponmalar, Pavagada S Mathuranath, Sanjib Sinha, Arun B Taly
Reports on magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with short chain acyl -Coenzyme A dehydrogenase (SCAD) deficiency, an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the acyl-Coenzyme A dehydrogenase (ACADS), are limited. Many asymptomatic carriers of ACAD variants have also been described necessitating careful evaluation of clinical and biochemical findings for an accurate diagnosis. Here we report a an infant with short chain acyl -Coenzyme A dehydrogenase (SCAD) deficiency diagnosed based on the characteristic biochemical findings and confirmed by genetic testing...
April 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369708/estimating-time-varying-directed-gene-regulation-networks
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Yunlong Nie, LiangLiang Wang, Jiguo Cao
The problem of modeling the dynamical regulation process within a gene network has been of great interest for a long time. We propose to model this dynamical system with a large number of nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs), in which the regulation function is estimated directly from data without any parametric assumption. Most current research assumes the gene regulation network is static, but in reality, the connection and regulation function of the network may change with time or environment...
March 29, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331925/biological-effects-of-ticagrelor-over-clopidogrel-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Gianluca Campo, Francesco Vieceli Dalla Sega, Rita Pavasini, Giorgio Aquila, Francesco Gallo, Francesca Fortini, Elisabetta Tonet, Paolo Cimaglia, Annamaria Del Franco, Gabriele Pestelli, Alessandro Pecoraro, Marco Contoli, Cristina Balla, Simone Biscaglia, Paola Rizzo, Roberto Ferrari
Patients with SCAD and concomitant COPD are at high risk of cardiovascular adverse events, due to chronic inflammation, responsible of endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress and heightened platelet reactivity (PR). The objective of this randomised clinical trial was to test if ticagrelor is superior to clopidogrel in improving endothelial function in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) and concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Forty-six patients with SCAD and COPD undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly assigned to receive clopidogrel (n=23) or ticagrelor (n=23) on top of standard therapy with aspirin...
March 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329022/annexin-a1-in-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-its-association-with-inflammatory-status-and-glucocorticoid-sensitivity
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Ida Bergström, Anna K Lundberg, Simon Jönsson, Eva Särndahl, Jan Ernerudh, Lena Jonasson
Annexin A1 (AnxA1) is a key player in resolution of inflammation and a mediator of glucocorticoid actions. In atherosclerotic tissue, increased expression of AnxA1 has been associated with protective plaque-stabilizing effects. Here, we investigated the expression of AnxA1 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Blood was collected from 57 patients with stable CAD (SCAD) and 41 healthy controls. We also included a minor group (n = 10) with acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322211/prey-species-of-franciscana-pontoporia-blainvillei-as-paratenic-hosts-of-helminths
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Tony Silveira, Mariana H Remião, Ricardo B Robaldo, Kaio Freitas, Ana Luísa S Valente
The distribution of franciscana Pontoporia blainvillei Gervais & d'Orbigny, 1884, is restricted to the estuarine and coastal waters of the southwestern Atlantic. The diet of this dolphin is composed of fishes, squids, and shrimps, many of which harbor helminths that may infect franciscana. Larval forms of the trematode Synthesium pontoporiae and the acanthocephalan Bolbosoma turbinella have been recorded in franciscana; however, they have not yet been identified in any of the prey species of this cetacean. We evaluated 3 components of the diet of franciscana as possible transmission sources of parasitiasis...
March 21, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320687/12-months-outcomes-after-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-data-from-the-european-multicentre-ghost-eu-extended-registry
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Boris Schnorbus, Jens Wiebe, Davide Capodanno, Salvatore Brugaletta, Salvatore Geraci, Julinda Mehilli, Azeem Latib, Maciej Lesiak, Christoph Jensen, Alessio Mattesini, Thomas Münzel, Piera Capranzano, Carlo Di Mario, Christoph Naber, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Antonio Colombo, Giuseppe Caramanno, Manel Sabate, Corrado Tamburino, Holger Nef, Tommaso Gori
AIMS: We report on the mid-term outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and compare with those of patients with stable coronary artery disease (sCAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: 1477 patients underwent implantation of one or more BVS (Absorb BVS; Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) at 11 European centers and were included in the GHOST-EU registry...
March 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318654/safety-and-efficacy-of-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Federico Conrotto, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Enrico Cerrato, Antonio Fernandez Ortiz, Nieves Gonzalo, Carlos Macaya, Corrado Tamburino, Marco Barbanti, Martijn van Lavieren, Jan J Piek, Robert J Applegate, Azeem Latib, Maria Teresa Spinnler, Raffaella Marzullo, Mario Iannaccone, Marco Pavani, Gabriele Crimi, Rossella Fattori, Alessandra Chinaglia, Patrizia Presbitero, Ferdinando Varbella, Fiorenzo Gaita, Javier Escaned
AIMS: Given the different pathogenesis, use of drug eluting stent (DES) in patients with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection SCAD may delay the healing of the dissected vessel. Aim of our study was to compare the safety and the efficacy of DES vs. bare metal stent (BMS) in a cohort of patients who underwent stenting for SCAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients with SCAD between January 1995 and August 2014 were retrospectively identified in 12 centers and included...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293424/application-of-penalized-linear-regression-methods-to-the-selection-of-environmental-enteropathy-biomarkers
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Miao Lu, Jianhui Zhou, Caitlin Naylor, Beth D Kirkpatrick, Rashidul Haque, William A Petri, Jennie Z Ma
BACKGROUND: Environmental Enteropathy (EE) is a subclinical condition caused by constant fecal-oral contamination and resulting in blunting of intestinal villi and intestinal inflammation. Of primary interest in the clinical research is to evaluate the association between non-invasive EE biomarkers and malnutrition in a cohort of Bangladeshi children. The challenges are that the number of biomarkers/covariates is relatively large, and some of them are highly correlated. METHODS: Many variable selection methods are available in the literature, but which are most appropriate for EE biomarker selection remains unclear...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281736/optimal-antiplatelet-pharmacotherapy-guided-by-bedside-genetic-or-functional-testing-in-elective-pci-patients-a-pilot-study-onside-test-pilot
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Lukasz Koltowski, Mariusz Tomaniak, Daniel Aradi, Zenon Huczek, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Janusz Kochman, Sylwia Gajda, Paweł Balsam, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy is recommended after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) patients; however, still one-third of patients do not obtain adequate platelet inhibition that may result in increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of the ONSIDE TEST study is to evaluate the clinical impact of point-of-care genotyping- and platelet function-based personalized dual antiplatelet strategies in SCAD individuals undergoing PCI...
March 10, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244197/clinical-presentation-of-patients-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Christina Luong, Andrew Starovoytov, Milad Heydari, Tara Sedlak, Eve Aymong, Jacqueline Saw
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequent but important cause of myocardial infarction (MI) especially in younger women. However, the clinical presentation and the acuity of symptoms prompting invasive management in SCAD patients have not been described. Understanding these presenting features may improve SCAD diagnosis and management. METHODS: We reviewed SCAD patients who were prospectively followed at the Vancouver General Hospital SCAD Clinic...
February 28, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239450/erratum-to-scaling-up-strategies-of-the-chronic-respiratory-disease-programme-of-the-european-innovation-partnership-on-active-and-healthy-ageing-action-plan-b3-area-5
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J Bousquet, J Farrell, G Crooks, P Hellings, E H Bel, M Bewick, N H Chavannes, J Correia de Sousa, A A Cruz, T Haahtela, G Joos, N Khaltaev, J Malva, A Muraro, M Nogues, S Palkonen, S Pedersen, C Robalo-Cordeiro, B Samolinski, T Strandberg, A Valiulis, A Yorgancioglu, T Zuberbier, A Bedbrook, W Aberer, M Adachi, A Agusti, C A Akdis, M Akdis, J Ankri, A Alonso, I Annesi-Maesano, I J Ansotegui, J M Anto, S Arnavielhe, H Arshad, C Bai, I Baiardini, C Bachert, A K Baigenzhin, C Barbara, E D Bateman, B Beghé, A Ben Kheder, K S Bennoor, M Benson, K C Bergmann, T Bieber, C Bindslev-Jensen, L Bjermer, H Blain, F Blasi, A L Boner, M Bonini, S Bonini, S Bosnic-Anticevitch, L P Boulet, R Bourret, P J Bousquet, F Braido, A H Briggs, C E Brightling, J Brozek, R Buhl, P G Burney, A Bush, F Caballero-Fonseca, D Caimmi, M A Calderon, P M Calverley, P A M Camargos, G W Canonica, T Camuzat, K H Carlsen, W Carr, A Carriazo, T Casale, A M Cepeda Sarabia, L Chatzi, Y Z Chen, R Chiron, E Chkhartishvili, A G Chuchalin, K F Chung, G Ciprandi, I Cirule, L Cox, D J Costa, A Custovic, R Dahl, S E Dahlen, U Darsow, G De Carlo, F De Blay, T Dedeu, D Deleanu, E De Manuel Keenoy, P Demoly, J A Denburg, P Devillier, A Didier, A T Dinh-Xuan, R Djukanovic, D Dokic, H Douagui, G Dray, R Dubakiene, S R Durham, M S Dykewicz, Y El-Gamal, R Emuzyte, L M Fabbri, M Fletcher, A Fiocchi, A Fink Wagner, J Fonseca, W J Fokkens, F Forastiere, P Frith, M Gaga, A Gamkrelidze, J Garces, J Garcia-Aymerich, B Gemicioğlu, J E Gereda, S González Diaz, M Gotua, I Grisle, L Grouse, Z Gutter, M A Guzmán, L G Heaney, B Hellquist-Dahl, D Henderson, A Hendry, J Heinrich, D Heve, F Horak, J O' B Hourihane, P Howarth, M Humbert, M E Hyland, M Illario, J C Ivancevich, J R Jardim, E J Jares, C Jeandel, C Jenkins, S L Johnston, O Jonquet, K Julge, K S Jung, J Just, I Kaidashev, M R Khaitov, O Kalayci, A F Kalyoncu, T Keil, P K Keith, L Klimek, B Koffi N'Goran, V Kolek, G H Koppelman, M L Kowalski, I Kull, P Kuna, V Kvedariene, B Lambrecht, S Lau, D Larenas-Linnemann, D Laune, L T T Le, P Lieberman, B Lipworth, J Li, K Lodrup Carlsen, R Louis, W MacNee, Y Magard, A Magnan, B Mahboub, A Mair, I Majer, M J Makela, P Manning, S Mara, G D Marshall, M R Masjedi, P Matignon, M Maurer, S Mavale-Manuel, E Melén, E Melo-Gomes, E O Meltzer, A Menzies-Gow, H Merk, J P Michel, N Miculinic, F Mihaltan, B Milenkovic, G M Y Mohammad, M Molimard, I Momas, A Montilla-Santana, M Morais-Almeida, M Morgan, R Mösges, J Mullol, S Nafti, L Namazova-Baranova, R Naclerio, A Neou, H Neffen, K Nekam, B Niggemann, G Ninot, T D Nyembue, R E O'Hehir, K Ohta, Y Okamoto, K Okubo, S Ouedraogo, P Paggiaro, I Pali-Schöll, P Panzner, N Papadopoulos, A Papi, H S Park, G Passalacqua, I Pavord, R Pawankar, R Pengelly, O Pfaar, R Picard, B Pigearias, I Pin, D Plavec, D Poethig, W Pohl, T A Popov, F Portejoie, P Potter, D Postma, D Price, K F Rabe, F Raciborski, F Radier Pontal, S Repka-Ramirez, S Reitamo, S Rennard, F Rodenas, J Roberts, J Roca, L Rodriguez Mañas, C Rolland, M Roman Rodriguez, A Romano, J Rosado-Pinto, N Rosario, L Rosenwasser, M Rottem, D Ryan, M Sanchez-Borges, G K Scadding, H J Schunemann, E Serrano, P Schmid-Grendelmeier, H Schulz, A Sheikh, M Shields, N Siafakas, Y Sibille, T Similowski, F E R Simons, J C Sisul, I Skrindo, H A Smit, D Solé, T Sooronbaev, O Spranger, R Stelmach, P J Sterk, J Sunyer, C Thijs, T To, A Todo-Bom, M Triggiani, R Valenta, A L Valero, E Valia, E Valovirta, E Van Ganse, M van Hage, O Vandenplas, T Vasankari, B Vellas, J Vestbo, G Vezzani, P Vichyanond, G Viegi, C Vogelmeier, T Vontetsianos, M Wagenmann, B Wallaert, S Walker, D Y Wang, U Wahn, M Wickman, D M Williams, S Williams, J Wright, B P Yawn, P K Yiallouros, O M Yusuf, A Zaidi, H J Zar, M E Zernotti, L Zhang, N Zhong, M Zidarn, J Mercier
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13601-016-0116-9.].
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224974/differences-in-outcomes-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-managed-by-cardiologists-versus-noncardiologists-results-from-the-international-prospective-clarify-registry
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Zofia Parma, Philippe G Steg, Nicola Greenlaw, Roberto Ferrari, Ian Ford, Kim Fox, Jean-Claude Tardif, Joao Morais, Marco A Gamba, Stefan Kääb, Michał Tendera For The Clarify Investigators
INTRODUCTION    Clinical outcomes of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) may differ between those primarily managed by cardiologists versus noncardiologists. OBJECTIVES    Our main objective was to analyze the clinical outcomes of outpatients with stable CAD in relation to the specialty of the managing physicians. PATIENTS AND METHODS    We studied 32 468 outpatients with stable CAD included in the CLARIFY registry, with up to 4 years of follow‑up data. Cardiologists provided medical care in 84...
January 20, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218398/changes-in-left-ventricular-function-after-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Christopher Franco, Andrew Starovoytov, Milad Heydari, G B John Mancini, Eve Aymong, Jacqueline Saw
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous healing of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) recovery is frequently observed clinically. However, LVEF on presentation and follow-up imaging has not been described. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that LV dysfunction improves at follow-up after initial SCAD presentation. METHODS: We included patients with nonatherosclerotic SCAD prospectively followed at Vancouver General Hospital, who had baseline assessment of LVEF and wall-motion abnormality (WMA) during their index presentation...
March 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213360/circulating-endothelial-microparticles-and-mir-92a-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Yuchen Zhang, Junjun Cheng, Fang Chen, Changyan Wu, Junmeng Zhang, Xuejun Ren, Yu Pan, Bin Nie, Quan Li, Yu Li
Microparticles (MPs) and miRNAs have been shown to play important roles in coronary artery disease (CAD) by monitoring endothelial dysfunction. The present study aims to investigate the diagnostic value of endothelial MPs (EMPs) and miRNAs (miR-92a or miR-23a) as biomarkers in distinguishing patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) from those with CAD. Plasma samples from 37 patients with AMI, 42 patients with stable CAD (SCAD), and 35 healthy adults were collected for investigation in the present study...
April 28, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199352/nearest-shrunken-centroids-via-alternative-genewise-shrinkages
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Byeong Yeob Choi, Eric Bair, Jae Won Lee
Nearest shrunken centroids (NSC) is a popular classification method for microarray data. NSC calculates centroids for each class and "shrinks" the centroids toward 0 using soft thresholding. Future observations are then assigned to the class with the minimum distance between the observation and the (shrunken) centroid. Under certain conditions the soft shrinkage used by NSC is equivalent to a LASSO penalty. However, this penalty can produce biased estimates when the true coefficients are large. In addition, NSC ignores the fact that multiple measures of the same gene are likely to be related to one another...
2017: PloS One
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