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BACKGROUND Microscopic analysis of blood smears is currently the most frequently used method to measure parasitemias in experiments of drug efficacy in murine models of malaria. However, it is subjective and labour intensive, which preclude its utilization in large-scale evaluation programs. Flow cytometry is an alternative method, but due to the limited(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To study the influence of diet, anthropometrical measurements and neonatal and parental lipoprotein variables on lipoprotein concentrations at age 4. SUBJECTS AND METHOD 18 neonates with normal serum lipoprotein values (group 1), 19 neonates with high total cholesterol (TC) levels (group 2) and 21 neonates with normal TC but(More)
INTRODUCTION Children at risk for bleeding injuries are restricted from body contact during physical activity but current recommendations are based on expert opinion. AIM Evaluate high-speed digital video recording as an objective measure of body contact risk during physical activity. METHODS Observational study of physical activities among healthy(More)
Symbolic Data Analysis allow for the extension of Data Analysis to symbolic data, that is, more complex data structures than classical or monovalued data. Symbolic data are the symbolic descriptions given to individuals ω ∈ Ω associated to symbolic variables. For example, symbolic descriptions may be given by probability distributions, sets of categories or(More)
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