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BACKGROUND Insulin resistance has been associated with metabolic and hemodynamic alterations and higher cardio metabolic risk. There is great variability in the threshold homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) levels to define insulin resistance. The purpose of this study was to describe the influence of age and gender in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent cardiovascular risk factor. The knowledge of prevalence in general population may help to early detection of CKD and prevent or delay its progression. METHODS Sociodemographic, baseline characteristics, and CKD prevalence (measured by centralized serum creatinine and MDRD equation) were evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major social health problem because of the aging of the population, the high incidence of diabetes mellitus, and the epidemic of silent CKD resulting from inadequate diagnosis of early chronic renal insufficiency METHODS The sociodemographic, baseline characteristics and CKD prevalence measured by the(More)
Stochastic models are widely used in some fields of Language Technology. Dialogue systems are one interesting application in Language Technology. In recent years, the stochastic modelling approach of dialogue systems has gained interest. These stochastic models are estimated from a set of annotated dialogues. The definition of the set of labels to annotate(More)
PURPOSE Information about healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) in critically ill patients is scarce. METHODS This prospective study compared clinical presentation, outcomes, microbial etiology, and treatment of HCAP, community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and immunocompromised patients (ICP) with severe pneumonia admitted to 34 Spanish ICUs. RESULTS A(More)
BACKGROUND The ANSWER study aims to identify risk factors leading to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in a Spanish incident haemodialysis population. This paper summarizes the baseline characteristics of this population. METHODS A prospective, observational, one-cohort study, including all consecutive incident haemodialysis patients from(More)
AIMS To describe the distribution of HOMA-IR levels in a general nondiabetic population and its relationships with metabolic and lifestyles characteristics. METHODS Cross-sectional study. Data from 2246 nondiabetic adults in a random Spanish population sample, stratified by age and gender, were analyzed. Assessments included a structured interview,(More)
In this work, we present an approach to take advantage of confidence measures obtained during the recognition and understanding processes of a dialog system, in order to guide the behavior of the dialog manager. Our approach allows the system to ask the user for confirmation about the data which have low confidence values associated to them, after the(More)
BACKGROUND The U.S. Navy is considering the installation of telemedicine equipment on more than 300 ships. Besides improving the quality of care, benefits would arise from avoiding medical evacuations (MEDEVACs) and returning patients to work more quickly. Because telemedicine has not yet been fully implemented by the Navy, we relied on projections of(More)