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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351254/bridge-structure-deformation-prediction-based-on-gnss-data-using-kalman-arima-garch-model
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Jingzhou Xin, Jianting Zhou, Simon X Yang, Xiaoqing Li, Yu Wang
Bridges are an essential part of the ground transportation system. Health monitoring is fundamentally important for the safety and service life of bridges. A large amount of structural information is obtained from various sensors using sensing technology, and the data processing has become a challenging issue. To improve the prediction accuracy of bridge structure deformation based on data mining and to accurately evaluate the time-varying characteristics of bridge structure performance evolution, this paper proposes a new method for bridge structure deformation prediction, which integrates the Kalman filter, autoregressive integrated moving average model (ARIMA), and generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH)...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350398/use-of-computational-functional-genomics-in-drug-discovery-and-repurposing-for-analgesic-indications
#2
Jörn Lötsch, Dario Kringel
The novel research area of functional genomics investigates biochemical, cellular, or physiological properties of gene products with the goal of understanding the relationship between the genome and the phenotype. These developments have made analgesic drug research a data-rich discipline mastered only by making use of parallel developments in computer science, including the establishment of knowledge bases, mining methods for big data, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence, (Table ) which will be exemplarily introduced in the following...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350136/ecologic-features-of-plague-outbreak-areas-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-2004-2014
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Aaron Aruna Abedi, Jean-Christophe Shako, Jean Gaudart, Bertrand Sudre, Benoit Kebela Ilunga, Stomy Karhemere Bi Shamamba, Georges Diatta, Bernard Davoust, Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, Renaud Piarroux, Martine Piarroux
During 2004-2014, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared 54% of plague cases worldwide. Using national data, we characterized the epidemiology of human plague in DRC for this period. All 4,630 suspected human plague cases and 349 deaths recorded in DRC came from Orientale Province. Pneumonic plague cases (8.8% of total) occurred during 2 major outbreaks in mining camps in the equatorial forest, and some limited outbreaks occurred in the Ituri highlands. Epidemics originated in 5 health zones clustered in Ituri, where sporadic bubonic cases were recorded throughout every year...
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349905/would-you-like-to-add-a-weight-after-this-blood-pressure-doctor-discovery-of-potentially-actionable-associations-between-the-provision-of-multiple-screens-in-primary-care
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Sumeet Kalia, Michelle Greiver, Xu Zhao, Christopher Meaney, Rahim Moineddin, Babak Aliarzadeh, Eva Grunfeld, Frank Sullivan
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVE: Guidelines recommend screening for risk factors associated with chronic diseases but current electronic prompts have limited effects. Our objective was to discover and rank associations between the presence of screens to plan more efficient prompts in primary care. METHODS: Risk factors with the greatest impact on chronic diseases are associated with blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference, glycaemic and lipid levels, smoking, alcohol use, diet, and exercise...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349670/working-longer-than-9-to-5-are-there-cardiometabolic-health-risks-for-young-australian-workers-who-report-longer-than-38-h-working-weeks
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Amy C Reynolds, Romola S Bucks, Jessica L Paterson, Sally A Ferguson, Trevor A Mori, Nigel McArdle, Leon Straker, Lawrence J Beilin, Peter R Eastwood
PURPOSE: The average Australian working week in middle-aged and older workers exceeds government recommendations. Long working weeks are associated with poor health outcomes; however, the relationship between long working weeks and health in young Australian workers is unknown. METHODS: Data were drawn from the 22-year follow-up of the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study in Perth, Western Australia. Information was available from 873 young adults about working hours per week, shift work and sleep duration...
January 18, 2018: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347951/health-related-quality-of-life-among-healthy-elderly-iranians-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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Sogand Tourani, Masoud Behzadifar, Mariano Martini, Aidin Aryankhesal, Masood Taheri Mirghaed, Morteza Salemi, Meysam Behzadifar, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurement in elderly people can provide appropriate information for an optimal management of physical/mental conditions. The main objective of the present study was to quantitatively assess the HRQoL among healthy elder Iranian individuals as measured by the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, both overall and at the level of each its single component/domain. METHODS: This study was designed as a systematic review and meta-analysis, following the "Preferred Reporting Results of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses" (PRISMA) guidelines...
January 18, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347892/pilot-study-on-the-use-of-data-mining-to-identify-cochlear-implant-candidates
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Jedidiah J Grisel, Erin Schafer, Anne Lam, Terry Griffin
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this pilot study was to determine the clinical utility of data-mining software that screens for cochlear implant (CI) candidacy. METHODS: The Auditory Implant Initiative developed a software module that screens for CI candidates via integration with a software system (Noah 4) that serves as a depository for hearing test data. To identify candidates, patient audiograms from one practice were exported into the screening module. Candidates were tracked to determine if any eventually underwent implantation...
January 19, 2018: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346327/enhanced-isotopic-ratio-outlier-analysis-iroa-peak-detection-and-identification-with-ultra-high-resolution-gc-orbitrap-ms-potential-application-for-investigation-of-model-organism-metabolomes
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Yunping Qiu, Robyn D Moir, Ian M Willis, Suresh Seethapathy, Robert C Biniakewitz, Irwin J Kurland
Identifying non-annotated peaks may have a significant impact on the understanding of biological systems. In silico methodologies have focused on ESI LC/MS/MS for identifying non-annotated MS peaks. In this study, we employed in silico methodology to develop an Isotopic Ratio Outlier Analysis (IROA) workflow using enhanced mass spectrometric data acquired with the ultra-high resolution GC-Orbitrap/MS to determine the identity of non-annotated metabolites. The higher resolution of the GC-Orbitrap/MS, together with its wide dynamic range, resulted in more IROA peak pairs detected, and increased reliability of chemical formulae generation (CFG)...
January 18, 2018: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346288/application-of-computational-intelligence-to-improve-education-in-smart-cities
#9
Everton Gomede, Fernando Henrique Gaffo, Gabriel Ulian Briganó, Rodolfo Miranda de Barros, Leonardo de Souza Mendes
According to UNESCO, education is a fundamental human right and every nation's citizens should be granted universal access with equal quality to it. Because this goal is yet to be achieved in most countries, in particular in the developing and underdeveloped countries, it is extremely important to find more effective ways to improve education. This paper presents a model based on the application of computational intelligence (data mining and data science) that leads to the development of the student's knowledge profile and that can help educators in their decision making for best orienting their students...
January 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342920/asbestos-consumption-in-mongolia-1996-2014
#10
Naransukh Damiran, Arthur Frank
Asbestos is still used in Mongolia in the energy and construction sectors, among others. However, limited data is available on asbestos consumption and asbestos-related disease in Mongolia. The purpose of this paper is to present the available information on the importation of asbestos into Mongolia. We used data on annual asbestos imports between 1996 and 2014 from Mongolian Customs Statistics and the National Council on Toxic and Hazardous Substances Affairs. The uses of this material are also presented with respect to chrysotile alone...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342897/replication-strategy-for-spatiotemporal-data-based-on-distributed-caching-system
#11
Lian Xiong, Liu Yang, Yang Tao, Juan Xu, Lun Zhao
The replica strategy in distributed cache can effectively reduce user access delay and improve system performance. However, developing a replica strategy suitable for varied application scenarios is still quite challenging, owing to differences in user access behavior and preferences. In this paper, a replication strategy for spatiotemporal data (RSSD) based on a distributed caching system is proposed. By taking advantage of the spatiotemporal locality and correlation of user access, RSSD mines high popularity and associated files from historical user access information, and then generates replicas and selects appropriate cache node for placement...
January 14, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342841/mir-3189-3p-mimics-enhance-the-effects-of-s100a4-sirna-on-the-inhibition-of-proliferation-and-migration-of-gastric-cancer-cells-by-targeting-cfl2
#12
Yue Bian, Junfu Guo, Linlin Qiao, Xiuju Sun
GDF15 is a downstream gene of S100A4. miR-3189 is embedded in the intron of GDF15-and coexpressed with it. miR-3189-3p functions to inhibit the proliferation and migration of glioblastoma cells. We speculated that S100A4 might regulate miR-3189-3p to affect its function in gastric cancer cells. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) showed that miR-3189-3p expression was significantly downregulated in MGC803 cells after S100A4 knockdown. Overexpression of miR-3189-3p significantly inhibited the proliferation and migration of the cells...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342271/melodi-mining-enriched-literature-objects-to-derive-intermediates
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Benjamin Elsworth, Karen Dawe, Emma E Vincent, Ryan Langdon, Brigid M Lynch, Richard M Martin, Caroline Relton, Julian P T Higgins, Tom R Gaunt
Background: The scientific literature contains a wealth of information from different fields on potential disease mechanisms. However, identifying and prioritizing mechanisms for further analytical evaluation presents enormous challenges in terms of the quantity and diversity of published research. The application of data mining approaches to the literature offers the potential to identify and prioritize mechanisms for more focused and detailed analysis. Methods: Here we present MELODI, a literature mining platform that can identify mechanistic pathways between any two biomedical concepts...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341109/the-prescribable-drugs-with-efficacy-in-experimental-epilepsies-pde3-database-for-drug-repurposing-research-in-epilepsy
#14
Shayeeshan Sivapalarajah, Mathangi Krishnakumar, Harry Bickerstaffe, YikYing Chan, Joseph Clarkson, Alistair Hampden-Martin, Ahmad Mirza, Matthew Tanti, Anthony Marson, Munir Pirmohamed, Nasir Mirza
OBJECTIVE: Current antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have several shortcomings. For example, they fail to control seizures in 30% of patients. Hence, there is a need to identify new AEDs. Drug repurposing is the discovery of new indications for approved drugs. This drug "recycling" offers the potential of significant savings in the time and cost of drug development. Many drugs licensed for other indications exhibit antiepileptic efficacy in animal models. Our aim was to create a database of "prescribable" drugs, approved for other conditions, with published evidence of efficacy in animal models of epilepsy, and to collate data that would assist in choosing the most promising candidates for drug repurposing...
January 17, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340786/in-silico-identification-and-experimental-validation-of-amino-acid-motifs-required-for-the-rho-of-plants-gtpase-mediated-activation-of-receptor-like-cytoplasmic-kinases
#15
Dézi Bianka Lajkó, Ildikó Valkai, Mónika Domoki, Dalma Ménesi, Györgyi Ferenc, Ferhan Ayaydin, Attila Fehér
Several amino acid motifs required for Rop-dependent activity were found to form a common surface on RLCKVI_A kinases. This indicates a unique mechanism for Rho-type GTPase-mediated kinase activation in plants. Rho-of-plants (Rop) G-proteins are implicated in the regulation of various cellular processes, including cell growth, cell polarity, hormonal and pathogen responses. Our knowledge about the signalling pathways downstream of Rops is continuously increasing. However, there are still substantial gaps in this knowledge...
January 16, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340649/optic-nerve-regeneration-after-crush-remodels-the-injury-site-molecular-insights-from-imaging-mass-spectrometry
#16
David T Stark, David M G Anderson, Jacky M K Kwong, Nathan Heath Patterson, Kevin L Schey, Richard M Caprioli, Joseph Caprioli
Purpose: Mammalian central nervous system axons fail to regenerate after injury. Contributing factors include limited intrinsic growth capacity and an inhibitory glial environment. Inflammation-induced optic nerve regeneration (IIR) is thought to boost retinal ganglion cell (RGC) intrinsic growth capacity through progrowth gene expression, but effects on the inhibitory glial environment of the optic nerve are unexplored. To investigate progrowth molecular changes associated with reactive gliosis during IIR, we developed an imaging mass spectrometry (IMS)-based approach that identifies discriminant molecular signals in and around optic nerve crush (ONC) sites...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340066/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-sdc1-overexpression-in-breast-cancer
#17
Xiangrong Cui, Xuan Jing, Qin Yi, Chunlan Long, Jie Tian, Jing Zhu
Background: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among global women, and its early diagnosis and treatment are very urgent. Syndecan-1 (SDC1) is a heparin sulfate proteoglycan, which has been linked with the prognosis and treatment response in a various tumor type. To investigate whether SDC1 can serve as a prognostic indictor in breast cancer, bioinformatic analyses were performed in the present study. Methods: SDC1 expression was assessed using Oncomine analysis...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339332/human-perturbation-increases-the-fluxes-of-dissolved-molybdenum-from-land-to-ocean-the-case-of-the-jiulong-river-in-china
#18
Deli Wang, Shuimiao Lu, Nengwang Chen, Minhan Dai, Céline Guéguen
Rivers contribute a substantial amount of trace metals including molybdenum (Mo) into the oceans. The driving forces controlling the riverine fluxes of dissolved metals still remain not fully understood. Our study then investigated the spatial variations of dissolved metals including molybdenum in a typically human perturbed river, the Jiulong River (JR), China. The aim of the study is to elucidate the relevance of anthropogenic perturbation on the fluxes of dissolved metals such as molybdenum from land to ocean...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339274/geochemical-sources-of-metal-contamination-in-a-coal-mining-area-in-chhattisgarh-india-using-lead-isotopic-ratios
#19
Avijit Das, Subhra Sarita Patel, Rajeev Kumar, K V S S Krishna, Saikat Dutta, Manik Chandra Saha, Siladitya Sengupta, Dipayan Guha
A geochemical study of the trace metals and lead isotopic ratios of soil and sediments in Korba, Chhattisgarh, India is presented here for the first time. Korba, the nation's 'power hub' is also the fifth among its eighty-eight most critically polluted industrial hotspots. A very high mean concentration (in mg kg-1) of V (308), Cr (567), Mn (3442), Co (92), Cu (218), Zn (426), Pb (311), Th (123) and U (32) characterized the sediments of the studied area with mean Igeo values of the trace metals ranging from -2...
January 8, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336958/prehospital-emergencies-in-illegal-gold-mining-sites-in-french-guiana
#20
Gérald Egmann, Pierre Tattevin, Renaud Palancade, Matthieu Nacher
INTRODUCTION: Illegal gold mining is flourishing in French Guiana, existing outside the law due to both the high cost of gold mining permits and the challenges of law enforcement within the Amazon forest. We report the characteristics of, and the medical responses to, medical emergencies in illegal gold mining sites. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of all medical emergencies reported from illegal gold mining sites to the centralized call office of SAMU 973 from 1998 through 2000 and from 2008 through 2010...
January 11, 2018: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
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