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Quantification of Hepatic Blood Flow Using a High-Resolution Phase-Contrast MRI Sequence With Compressed Sensing Acceleration

Hadrien A. Dyvorne, Ashley Knight-Greenfield, Cecilia Besa, Nancy Cooper, Julio Garcia-Flores, Thomas D. Schiano, Michael Markl, Bachir Taouli
2015 American Journal of Roentgenology  
Purpose-To evaluate the performance of a high spatial resolution 2D phase-contrast (PC) MRI technique accelerated with compressed sensing for portal vein (PV) and hepatic artery (HA) flow quantification  ...  Quantitative analysis yielded mean velocity, flow and vessel area for PV and HA, and arterial fraction. PC techniques were compared using Wilcoxon test and Bland-Altman statistics.  ...  The HA was assessed only when the main HA was parallel to the PV.  ... 
doi:10.2214/ajr.14.12597 pmid:25714279 pmcid:PMC4341958 fatcat:cuxms7qnxne5tij3uyrq3d7gki

Physiotherapy versus placebo or no intervention in Parkinson's disease

Claire L Tomlinson, Smitaa Patel, Charmaine Meek, Clare P Herd, Carl E Clarke, Rebecca Stowe, Laila Shah, Catherine M Sackley, Katherine HO Deane, Keith Wheatley, Natalie Ives
2013 The Cochrane library  
Indirect comparisons of the different physiotherapy interventions revealed no evidence that the treatment effect differed across physiotherapy interventions for any of the outcomes assessed.  ...  We used tests for heterogeneity to assess for differences in treatment effect across these different physiotherapy interventions. We identified 39 trials with 1827 participants.  ...  A significant improvement of 2 cm was also noted in the Functional Reach Test, but this is somewhat lower than the MCIC of 9 cm and 7 cm for forward and backward Functional Reach Test (Steffen 2008).  ... 
doi:10.1002/14651858.cd002817.pub4 pmid:24018704 pmcid:PMC7120224 fatcat:o4lb5zehjnal3hq5gxsh2jbfy4

The Relationship Between State and District Content Standards:Issues of Alignment, Influence and Utility

Elizabeth Dutro, Sheila Valencia
2004 Education Policy Analysis Archives  
path of influence between the two, and the role of high-stakes tests in state and districts reform efforts.  ...  We explore implications for the future of content standards as the cornerstone of standards-based reform and argue that states must promote district ownership and expand accountability if state content  ...  We interviewed Pat, a high level state administrator who had been working on issues of language arts curriculum and assessment for more than 10 years.  ... 
doi:10.14507/epaa.v12n45.2004 fatcat:lnoxc3tmwjhy5cilqv2sgvsrva

Implementing parallel spreadsheet models for health policy decisions: The impact of unintentional errors on model projections

Stephanie L. Bailey, Rose S. Bono, Denis Nash, April D. Kimmel, Dena L. Schanzer
2018 PLoS ONE  
Our objective was to illustrate, through a methodologic case study analysis, the impact of unintentional errors on model projections by implementing parallel model versions.  ...  We calculated the impact of unintentional errors as the percentage difference in model projections between model versions with and without unintentional errors, using +/-5% difference to define a material  ...  We also assessed the impact of errors for outcomes along the HIV care continuum (i.e., total number HIV-infected, diagnosed and linked to care, receiving ART, retained in care prior to ART and retained  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0194916 pmid:29570737 pmcid:PMC5865740 fatcat:2qzl5m5wvfennb5p4bfw2ew2au

Improving the Sustainability Effectiveness of Traditional Arts and Crafts Using Supply–Demand and Ordered Logistic Regression Techniques in Taiyuan, China

Bo Zhu, Si-Qi Tian, Chien-Chih Wang
2021 Sustainability  
For every 1% increase in the policy measure, the odds ratio of a sequential price increase is 1.04 times the original value, and the odds ratio of a sequential improvement in the manufacturing of arts  ...  Consequently, enhancing and objectively assessing the sustainable value of traditional arts and crafts has assumed importance in developing tourism strategies.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su132111725 fatcat:u45zq2b2kvg5rj57cqgbdrcxxa

EVIDENCE FOR NATUROPATHIC AND YOGIC INTERVENTIONS TO AUGMENT THE EFFECTS OF ART CARE AS AN ADJUVANT THERAPY- A PARALLEL MATCHED CONTROL STUDY

Sriloy M Pradeep MK Nair
2016 Zenodo  
Conclusion: The improved levels of CD4 cells in the intervention group suggests that naturopathy and yoga can augment the efficiency of ART care and can be safely prescribed to PLWHA and prescribed as  ...  Aim: The present study, a parallel matched control study to was designed to compare the efficacy of naturopathic and yogic interventions as an adjuvant therapy with standard Antiretroviral Therapy (ART  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge Prof. (Dr) K. Satya Lakshmi, Director NIN, Pune, Ministry of AYUSH, Dr. Athulya, RMO, HIV Sanatorium Panchagani, Dr. Poonam Lahoti and Dr.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2538458 fatcat:h6k2ing6rzevvl6opasimbrxuq

SATR-DL: Improving Surgical Skill Assessment and Task Recognition in Robot-assisted Surgery with Deep Neural Networks [article]

Ziheng Wang, Ann Majewicz Fey
2018 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society   pre-print
Meanwhile, we explore the use of ensemble in classification at the trial level, where the SATR-DL outperforms state-of-the-art performance by achieving accuracies of 0.960 and 1.000 in skill assessment  ...  Conclusion: This study highlights the potential of SATR-DL to provide improvements for an efficient data-driven assessment in intelligent robotic surgery.  ...  Furthermore, we compare the overall performance of SATR-DL model with that of state-of-the-art methods in both surgical skill assessment and training recognition, as shown in Table II .  ... 
doi:10.1109/embc.2018.8512575 pmid:30440742 arXiv:1806.05798v1 fatcat:fztuixegcfdn5jiup3dpyp3q2e

Edge-aided virtual view rendering for multiview video plus depth

Suryanarayana M. Muddala, Mårten Sjöström, Roger Olsson, Sylvain Tourancheau, Atilla M. Baskurt, Robert Sitnik
2013 Three-Dimensional Image Processing (3DIP) and Applications 2013  
Subjective test results showed preference to different methods depending on media content, and the test could not demonstrate a significant difference between the proposed method and state-of-the-art methods  ...  Objective metrics demonstrated an advantage of the proposed method for most investigated media contents.  ...  and those from the state-of-the-art methods.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2004116 dblp:conf/3dica/MuddalaSOT13 fatcat:onds6zjeyfdrzkzpclvcng7wqu

Automatic construction of parallel portfolios via algorithm configuration

Marius Lindauer, Holger Hoos, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Torsten Schaub
2017 Artificial Intelligence  
the application and hard combinatorial category of the 2012 SAT Challenge.  ...  In this work, we demonstrate how effective parallel solvers for propositional satisfiability (SAT), one of the most widely studied NP-complete problems, can be produced automatically from any existing  ...  (aqw), the 2013 state of the art in parallel SAT solving.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.artint.2016.05.004 fatcat:a5l2vbuhknhonijksbt7advnom

Art therapy and music reminiscence activity in the prevention of cognitive decline: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Rathi Mahendran, Iris Rawtaer, Johnson Fam, Jonathan Wong, Alan Prem Kumar, Mihir Gandhi, Kenny Xu Jing, Lei Feng, Ee Heok Kua
2017 Trials  
This pilot study explores the feasibility of using art therapy and music reminiscence activity to improve the cognition of community living elderly with mild cognitive impairment.  ...  Assessments will be done at baseline, three months, and nine months, and include neuroimaging to measure cerebral changes and neuropsychological tests to measure for changes in cognition.  ...  The funding organization provided a lump sum funding for research and does not review any research protocols. Availability of data and materials Not applicable.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13063-017-2080-7 pmid:28701205 pmcid:PMC5508683 fatcat:5kc67aqvnve2dj26xuezhjz4yi

Genetic mouse embryo assay: improving performance and quality testing for assisted reproductive technology (ART) with a functional bioassay

Rebecca S. Gilbert, Brandy Nunez, Kumi Sakurai, Thomas Fielder, Hsiao-Tzu Ni
2016 Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology  
Growing concerns about safety of ART on human gametes, embryos, clinical outcomes and longterm health of offspring require improved methods of risk assessment to provide functionally relevant assays for  ...  The one-cell mouse embryo assay (MEA) is the most widely used for development and quality testing of human ART products; however, concerns exist due to the insensitivity/variability of this bioassay which  ...  Acknowledgement The authors thank Kai Xuan and others at the UC Irvine Transgenic Mouse Facility for their expertise in handling the mice and retrieving the embryos used in these studies.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12958-016-0149-x pmid:27009109 pmcid:PMC4806453 fatcat:ycye6mladnbsroycxsbitcje4i

The Effectiveness of Pictorial Aesthetics Based on Multiview Parallel Neural Networks in Art-Oriented Teaching

Liang Gang, Gao Weishang, Bai Yuan Ding
2021 Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience  
How to effectively improve the effectiveness of art teaching has always been one of the hot topics concerned by all sectors of society.  ...  Especially, in art teaching, situational interaction helps improve the atmosphere of art class. However, there are few attempts to quantitatively evaluate the aesthetics of ink painting.  ...  Conflicts of Interest e authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest regarding this work.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/3735104 pmid:34471406 pmcid:PMC8405336 fatcat:sah5s4hj6ffsxmwwsma6wdewwq

Page 805 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 91, Issue 3 [page]

2004 Psychological Abstracts  
The state-of-the-art in healthcare decision modeling can be improved through learning from other practices.  ...  The present state-of- the-art in healthcare decision modeling is often inadequate to properly assess these decisions. METHODS.  ... 

Leveraging Automated Unit Tests for Unsupervised Code Translation [article]

Baptiste Roziere, Jie M. Zhang, Francois Charton, Mark Harman, Gabriel Synnaeve, Guillaume Lample
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We found that fine-tuning an unsupervised model with this filtered data set significantly reduces the noise in the translations so-generated, comfortably outperforming the state-of-the-art for all language  ...  In particular, for Java → Python and Python → C++ we outperform the best previous methods by more than 16 rate by more than 35  ...  In particular, we improve the state of the art for translating between Java, Python and C++ by an average of 12.6% Computational Accuracy (CA@1), corresponding to an average relative improvement of 25.5%  ... 
arXiv:2110.06773v2 fatcat:pmuy47dqlraolmqj2oxyip2vwm

Introduction and evaluation of a 'pre-ART care' service in Swaziland: an operational research study

David Burtle, William Welfare, Susan Elden, Canaan Mamvura, Joris Vandelanotte, Emily Petherick, John Walley, John Wright
2012 BMJ Open  
The authors also thank the Swaziland National AIDS Programme, ICAP and the Lubombo Regional Health Management Team for their support.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acknowledge the staff of GSH who both implemented this intervention and supported the evaluation, in particular Dr Petros (Senior Medical Officer), Mrs Dumsile Simelane  ...  Comparisons between outcomes in groups were examined between the groups using c 2 tests and a comparison of performance indicators using c 2 tests for differences in proportions and KruskaleWallis test  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000195 pmid:22422913 pmcid:PMC3307034 fatcat:lal6tou3zvcdvhs6hk7oawuosu
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