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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551930/-laboratory-tests-and-radiological-imaging-diagnostic-tools-that-share-information-and-can-be-functionally-integrated
#1
Michael Mayer
In spite of apparent disparity between the specialties of radiological imaging, pathology and laboratory analysis, the medical diagnostic information that these sources provide have a lot in common and can be effectively utilized by sharing quantitative and qualitative results through modern information technology processes. Informaticsbased integration of radiological imaging, digital images of anatomical and molecular pathology and clinical laboratory results enables earlier, more sensitive and precise diagnosis, resulting in the more efficient treatment of patients...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550999/process-mining-routinely-collected-electronic-health-records-to-define-real-life-clinical-pathways-during-chemotherapy
#2
Karl Baker, Elaine Dunwoodie, Richard G Jones, Alex Newsham, Owen Johnson, Christopher P Price, Jane Wolstenholme, Jose Leal, Patrick McGinley, Chris Twelves, Geoff Hall
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in the use of routinely collected electronic health records to enhance service delivery and facilitate clinical research. It should be possible to detect and measure patterns of care and use the data to monitor improvements but there are methodological and data quality challenges. Driven by the desire to model the impact of a patient self-test blood count monitoring service in patients on chemotherapy, we aimed to (i) establish reproducible methods of process-mining electronic health records, (ii) use the outputs derived to define and quantify patient pathways during chemotherapy, and (iii) to gather robust data which is structured to be able to inform a cost-effectiveness decision model of home monitoring of neutropenic status during chemotherapy...
July 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549287/unconventional-energy-resources-in-a-crowded-subsurface-reducing-uncertainty-and-developing-a-separation-zone-concept-for-resource-estimation-and-deep-3d-subsurface-planning-using-legacy-mining-data
#3
Alison A Monaghan
Over significant areas of the UK and western Europe, anthropogenic alteration of the subsurface by mining of coal has occurred beneath highly populated areas which are now considering a multiplicity of 'low carbon' unconventional energy resources including shale gas and oil, coal bed methane, geothermal energy and energy storage. To enable decision making on the 3D planning, licensing and extraction of these resources requires reduced uncertainty around complex geology and hydrogeological and geomechanical processes...
May 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548922/development-of-ergonomics-audits-for-bagging-haul-truck-and-maintenance-and-repair-operations-in-mining
#4
Patrick G Dempsey, Jonisha Pollard, William L Porter, Alan Mayton, John R Heberger, Sean Gallagher, Leanna Reardon, Colin G Drury
The development and testing of ergonomics and safety audits for small and bulk bag filling, haul truck, and maintenance and repair operations in coal preparation and mineral processing plants found at surface mine sites is described. The content for the audits was derived from diverse sources of information on ergonomics and safety deficiencies including: analysis of injury, illness, and fatality data and reports; task analysis; empirical laboratory studies of particular tasks; field studies and observations at mine sites; and maintenance records...
May 26, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546646/canaries-in-a-coal-mine-what-the-killings-of-journalists-tell-us-about-future-repression
#5
Anita R Gohdes, Sabine C Carey
An independent press that is free from government censorship is regarded as instrumental to ensuring human rights protection. Yet governments across the globe often target journalists when their reports seem to offend them or contradict their policies. Can the government's infringements of the rights of journalists tell us anything about its wider human rights agenda? The killing of a journalist is a sign of deteriorating respect for human rights. If a government orders the killing of a journalist, it is willing to use extreme measures to eliminate the threat posed by the uncontrolled flow of information...
March 2017: Journal of Peace Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545124/cornet-assigning-function-to-networks-of-co-evolving-residues-by-automated-literature-mining
#6
Tom van den Bergh, Giorgio Tamo, Alberto Nobili, Yifeng Tao, Tianwei Tan, Uwe T Bornscheuer, Remko K P Kuipers, Bas Vroling, René M de Jong, Kalyanasundaram Subramanian, Peter J Schaap, Tom Desmet, Bernd Nidetzky, Gert Vriend, Henk-Jan Joosten
CorNet is a web-based tool for the analysis of co-evolving residue positions in protein super-family sequence alignments. CorNet projects external information such as mutation data extracted from literature on interactively displayed groups of co-evolving residue positions to shed light on the functions associated with these groups and the residues in them. We used CorNet to analyse six enzyme super-families and found that groups of strongly co-evolving residues tend to consist of residues involved in a same function such as activity, specificity, co-factor binding, or enantioselectivity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544480/obesity-as-a-risk-factor-for-developing-functional-limitation-among-older-adults-a-conditional-inference-tree-analysis
#7
Feon W Cheng, Xiang Gao, Le Bao, Diane C Mitchell, Craig Wood, Martin J Sliwinski, Helen Smiciklas-Wright, Christopher D Still, David D K Rolston, Gordon L Jensen
OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk factors of developing functional decline and make probabilistic predictions by using a tree-based method that allows higher order polynomials and interactions of the risk factors. METHODS: The conditional inference tree analysis, a data mining approach, was used to construct a risk stratification algorithm for developing functional limitation based on BMI and other potential risk factors for disability in 1,951 older adults without functional limitations at baseline (baseline age 73...
May 24, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544476/usefulness-of-a-decision-tree-model-for-the-analysis-of-adverse-drug-reactions-evaluation-of-a-risk-prediction-model-of-vancomycin-associated-nephrotoxicity-constructed-using-a-data-mining-procedure
#8
Shungo Imai, Takehiro Yamada, Kumiko Kasashi, Masaki Kobayashi, Ken Iseki
OBJECTIVES: Several publications concerning decision tree (DT) analysis in medical fields have recently demonstrated its usefulness for defining prognostic factors in various diseases. However, there are minimal reports on the predictors of adverse drug reactions. We attempted to use DT analysis to discover combinations of multiple risk factors that would increase the risk of nephrotoxicity associated with vancomycin (VCM). To demonstrate the usefulness of DT analysis, we compared its predictive performance with that of multiple logistic regression analysis...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542369/trends-in-spatial-patterns-of-heavy-metal-deposition-on-national-park-service-lands-along-the-red-dog-mine-haul-road-alaska-2001-2006
#9
Peter N Neitlich, Jay M Ver Hoef, Shanti D Berryman, Anaka Mines, Linda H Geiser, Linda M Hasselbach, Alyssa E Shiel
Spatial patterns of Zn, Pb and Cd deposition in Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR), Alaska, adjacent to the Red Dog Mine haul road, were characterized in 2001 and 2006 using Hylocomium moss tissue as a biomonitor. Elevated concentrations of Cd, Pb, and Zn in moss tissue decreased logarithmically away from the haul road and the marine port. The metals concentrations in the two years were compared using Bayesian posterior predictions on a new sampling grid to which both data sets were fit. Posterior predictions were simulated 200 times both on a coarse grid of 2,357 points and by distance-based strata including subsets of these points...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542318/predicting-congenital-heart-defects-a-comparison-of-three-data-mining-methods
#10
Yanhong Luo, Zhi Li, Husheng Guo, Hongyan Cao, Chunying Song, Xingping Guo, Yanbo Zhang
Congenital heart defects (CHD) is one of the most common birth defects in China. Many studies have examined risk factors for CHD, but their predictive abilities have not been evaluated. In particular, few studies have attempted to predict risks of CHD from, necessarily unbalanced, population-based cross-sectional data. Therefore, we developed and validated machine learning models for predicting, before and during pregnancy, women's risks of bearing children with CHD. We compared the results of these models in a large-scale, comprehensive population-based retrospective cross-sectional epidemiological survey of birth defects in six counties in Shanxi Province, China, covering 2006 to 2008...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542007/uranium-mining-and-norm-in-north-america-some-perspectives-on-occupational-radiation-exposure
#11
Steven H Brown, Douglas B Chambers
All soils and rocks contain naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM). Many ores and raw materials contain relatively elevated levels of natural radionuclides, and processing such materials can further increase the concentrations of naturally occurring radionuclides. In the U.S., these materials are sometimes referred to as technologically-enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM). Examples of NORM minerals include uranium ores, monazite (a source of rare earth minerals), and phosphate rock used to produce phosphate fertilizer...
July 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541529/statistical-algorithms-improve-accuracy-of-gene-fusion-detection
#12
Gillian Hsieh, Rob Bierman, Linda Szabo, Alex Gia Lee, Donald E Freeman, Nathaniel Watson, E Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, Julia Salzman
Gene fusions are known to play critical roles in tumor pathogenesis. Yet, sensitive and specific algorithms to detect gene fusions in cancer do not currently exist. In this paper, we present a new statistical algorithm, MACHETE (Mismatched Alignment CHimEra Tracking Engine), which achieves highly sensitive and specific detection of gene fusions from RNA-Seq data, including the highest Positive Predictive Value (PPV) compared to the current state-of-the-art, as assessed in simulated data. We show that the best performing published algorithms either find large numbers of fusions in negative control data or suffer from low sensitivity detecting known driving fusions in gold standard settings, such as EWSR1-FLI1...
May 24, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540449/epidermoid-cysts-are-a-characteristic-feature-of-intrapancreatic-but-not-of-extrapancreatic-accessory-spleens
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Kenichi Hirabayashi, Misuzu Yamada, Hirotaka Kono, Atsuko Hadano, Aya Kawanishi, Yumi Takanashi, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Toshio Nakagohri, Tetsuya Mine, Naoya Nakamura
Accessory spleens (ASs), ectopic splenic tissue at intrapancreatic and extrapancreatic sites, rarely contain epidermoid cysts. Our aim was to analyze the incidence of epidermoid cysts in ASs and perform an immunohistochemical analysis of its epithelial lining. We included in the study 148 ASs from 135 patients, for which pathological data were available. Eleven were intrapancreatic ASs (IPASs) and 137 were extrapancreatic ASs (EPASs). Six of the eleven (55%) IPASs contained epidermoid cysts, but they were not detected in EPASs...
May 24, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539606/sesamefg-an-integrated-database-for-the-functional-genomics-of-sesame
#14
Xin Wei, Hao Gong, Jingyin Yu, Pan Liu, Linhai Wang, Yanxin Zhang, Xiurong Zhang
Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) has high oil content, a small diploid genome and a short growth period, making it an attractive species for genetic studies on oilseed crops. With the advancement of next-generation sequencing technology, genomics and functional genomics research of sesame has developed quickly in the last few years, and large amounts of data have been generated. However, these results are distributed in many different publications, and there is a lack of integration. To promote functional genomics research of sesame, we collected genetic information combined with comprehensive phenotypic information and integrated them in the web-based database named SesameFG...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539115/quad-phased-data-mining-modeling-for-dementia-diagnosis
#15
Sunjoo Bang, Sangjoon Son, Hyunwoong Roh, Jihye Lee, Sungyun Bae, Kyungwon Lee, Changhyung Hong, Hyunjung Shin
BACKGROUND: The number of people with dementia is increasing along with people's ageing trend worldwide. Therefore, there are various researches to improve a dementia diagnosis process in the field of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) technology. The most significant issue is that the evaluation processes by physician which is based on medical information for patients and questionnaire from their guardians are time consuming, subjective and prone to error. This problem can be solved by an overall data mining modeling, which subsidizes an intuitive decision of clinicians...
May 18, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539083/patient-length-of-stay-and-mortality-prediction-a-survey
#16
Aya Awad, Mohamed Bader-El-Den, James McNicholas
Over the past few years, there has been increased interest in data mining and machine learning methods to improve hospital performance, in particular hospitals want to improve their intensive care unit statistics by reducing the number of patients dying inside the intensive care unit. Research has focused on prediction of measurable outcomes, including risk of complications, mortality and length of hospital stay. The length of stay is an important metric both for healthcare providers and patients, influenced by numerous factors...
May 2017: Health Services Management Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538728/the-sunflower-genome-provides-insights-into-oil-metabolism-flowering-and-asterid-evolution
#17
Hélène Badouin, Jérôme Gouzy, Christopher J Grassa, Florent Murat, S Evan Staton, Ludovic Cottret, Christine Lelandais-Brière, Gregory L Owens, Sébastien Carrère, Baptiste Mayjonade, Ludovic Legrand, Navdeep Gill, Nolan C Kane, John E Bowers, Sariel Hubner, Arnaud Bellec, Aurélie Bérard, Hélène Bergès, Nicolas Blanchet, Marie-Claude Boniface, Dominique Brunel, Olivier Catrice, Nadia Chaidir, Clotilde Claudel, Cécile Donnadieu, Thomas Faraut, Ghislain Fievet, Nicolas Helmstetter, Matthew King, Steven J Knapp, Zhao Lai, Marie-Christine Le Paslier, Yannick Lippi, Lolita Lorenzon, Jennifer R Mandel, Gwenola Marage, Gwenaëlle Marchand, Elodie Marquand, Emmanuelle Bret-Mestries, Evan Morien, Savithri Nambeesan, Thuy Nguyen, Prune Pegot-Espagnet, Nicolas Pouilly, Frances Raftis, Erika Sallet, Thomas Schiex, Justine Thomas, Céline Vandecasteele, Didier Varès, Felicity Vear, Sonia Vautrin, Martin Crespi, Brigitte Mangin, John M Burke, Jérôme Salse, Stéphane Muños, Patrick Vincourt, Loren H Rieseberg, Nicolas B Langlade
The domesticated sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., is a global oil crop that has promise for climate change adaptation, because it can maintain stable yields across a wide variety of environmental conditions, including drought. Even greater resilience is achievable through the mining of resistance alleles from compatible wild sunflower relatives, including numerous extremophile species. Here we report a high-quality reference for the sunflower genome (3.6 gigabases), together with extensive transcriptomic data from vegetative and floral organs...
May 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537337/relationship-between-sensory-perception-and-frailty-in-a-community-dwelling-elderly-population
#18
S Somekawa, T Mine, K Ono, N Hayashi, S Obuchi, H Yoshida, H Kawai, Y Fujiwara, H Hirano, M Kojima, K Ihara, H Kim
BACKGROUND: Aging anorexia, defined as loss of appetite and/or reduced food intake, has been postulated as a risk factor for frailty. Impairments of taste and smell perception in elderly people can lead to reduced enjoyment of food and contribute to the anorexia of aging. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between frailty and taste and smell perception in elderly people living in urban areas. DESIGN: Data from the baseline evaluation of 768 residents aged ≥ 65 years who enrolled in a comprehensive geriatric health examination survey was analyzed...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536942/lrrc25-plays-a-key-role-in-all-trans-retinoic-acid-induced-granulocytic-differentiation-as-a-novel-potential-leukocyte-differentiation-antigen
#19
Weili Liu, Ting Li, Pingzhang Wang, Wanchang Liu, Fujun Liu, Xiaoning Mo, Zhengyang Liu, Quansheng Song, Ping Lv, Guorui Ruan, Wenling Han
Leukocyte differentiation antigens (LDAs) play important roles in the immune system, by serving as surface markers and participating in multiple biological activities, such as recognizing pathogens, mediating membrane signals, interacting with other cells or systems, and regulating cell differentiation and activation. Data mining is a powerful tool used to identify novel LDAs from whole genome. LRRC25 (leucine rich repeat-containing 25) was predicted to have a role in the function of myeloid cells by a large-scale "omics" data analysis...
May 23, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536089/smart-devices-for-older-adults-managing-chronic-disease-a-scoping-review
#20
REVIEW
Ben Yb Kim, Joon Lee
BACKGROUND: The emergence of smartphones and tablets featuring vastly advancing functionalities (eg, sensors, computing power, interactivity) has transformed the way mHealth interventions support chronic disease management for older adults. Baby boomers have begun to widely adopt smart devices and have expressed their desire to incorporate technologies into their chronic care. Although smart devices are actively used in research, little is known about the extent, characteristics, and range of smart device-based interventions...
May 23, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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