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Metabolic fingerprinting is a powerful tool for exploring systemic metabolic perturbations and potential biomarkers, thus may shed light on the pathophysiological mechanism of diseases. In this work, a new strategy of metabolic fingerprinting was proposed to exploit the disturbances of metabolic patterns and biomarker candidates of childhood obesity. Plasma(More)
By employing the simple but effective principle 'survival of the fittest' on which Darwin's Evolution Theory is based, a novel strategy for selecting an optimal combination of key wavelengths of multi-component spectral data, named competitive adaptive reweighted sampling (CARS), is developed. Key wavelengths are defined as the wavelengths with large(More)
Building a robust and reliable QSAR/QSPR model should greatly consider two aspects: selecting the optimal variable subset from a large pool of molecular descriptors and detecting outliers from a pool of samples. The two problems have the specific similarity and complementarity to some extent. Given a particular learning algorithm on a particular data set,(More)
BACKGROUND Reconstruction of the abdominal wall continues to be a challenging problem for plastic surgeons. Transposition of well-vascularized flap tissue is the most effective way to repair composite abdominal wall defects. We retrospectively reviewed the treatment of such patients and assessed the reconstructive technique using combination of an inlay of(More)
As a component of routine blood cell analyses, the quantity of neutrophils present is a proven predictor of morbidity and mortality in several clinical settings. However, whether episodes of acute kidney injury (AKI) are associated with higher neutrophil counts in vulnerable groups, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with hypertension, are(More)
Terpenoids in Ephedra were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and their pure mass spectra (MS) were obtained using chemometric methods. NIST library search and retention indices (RI) were applied in further identification. The major bottleneck is the ambiguous NIST MS library search results, therefore, we used a simple external(More)
The chemical composition of the essential oils and fatty acids among nine groups of Platycodi Radix in China was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Complicated components were resolved using chemometric methods. Simultaneously, the various features among heuristic evolving latent projections, selective ion analysis and alternative moving(More)
Eight triflavonoids, selagintriflavonoids A-H, were isolated from whole herbs of Selaginella doederleinii. The structures of compounds selagintriflavonoids A-C consisted of three naringenin units, whereas those of selagintriflavonoids D-H consisted of apigenin and two naringenin moieties. The structures and absolute configurations of the compounds were(More)
Neutral losses are a type of important variables in mass spectral interpretation. Since it is hard to calculate or extract neutral losses from mass spectra, they are usually discarded. In this study, dissimilarity analysis was employed to extract mass spectral characteristics for predicting branching degree of acyclic alkenes. The relationships between(More)
We have investigated the mapping of several deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEAP) vessels in each patient, the effect of tissue expansion on the variation in the diameter of the DIEAP vessel, and the clinical effect of repair of hand scars by applying a dilated DIEAP flap. From 2000 to 2009, we did some research on this flap using a Doppler(More)