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One of the challenges of humanitarian organizations is that there exist limited decision technologies that fit their needs. It has also been pointed out that those organizations experience coordination difficulties with volunteers willing to help. The purpose of this paper is to help address those challenges through the development of a decision model to(More)
Disagreement persists about the superiority of Reagan and Ng's method over that of Broders' for the histologic grading of squamous carcinoma of the cervix. Uncertainty about the predictive value and reproducibility of any of the grading methods prompted a comparison of factors previously suggested as indicating the biologic behavior for cervical squamous(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has increased with the obesity pandemic. We analyzed the transcriptional profiles of subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and phenotypes and functional characteristics of adipocyte tissue macrophages (ATMs), in obese patients undergoing bariatric(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o The Northridge earthquake of 1994 displaced almost 10,000 families and destroyed major transportation infrastructure within Southern California, and Hurricane Katrina created the largest national housing crisis since the Dust Bowl of 1930, destroying over 300,000 homes and leaving over one million people seeking shelter. Numerous(More)
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