Maria Eduarda Silva Mendes Rodrigues

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Clustering techniques are generally applied for finding unobvious relations and structures in data sets. In this paper, we propose a novel scalable hierarchical fuzzy clustering algorithm to discover relationships between information resources based on their textual content, as well as to represent knowledge through the association of topics covered by(More)
One hundred and seventeen children with pulmonary tuberculosis underwent treatment with a 6-month daily regimen of rifampin (15 mg/kg/day) and isoniazid (10 mg/kg/day). The criteria for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis were (1) clinical symptoms and signs in 93 children (79%), (2) history of direct contact with an adult with tuberculosis in 106(More)
Retrospective analysis of 982 renal transplants over 21 years (1981 to 2002) sought to evaluate the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB). This analysis included 74 patients: 30 with a past TB history, who had INH prophylaxis since the beginning of immunosuppression, and 44 who only became TB infected after receiving transplants. The diagnosis of TB was made by a(More)
The sweat test was performed by the method of Gibson and Cooke on 36 children with second and third degree malnutrition, aged from 2 months to 4 years. The results were compared with those from 32 healthy, well nourished controls in the same age range. Determinations were made of sodium and chloride concentrations, chloride/sodium ratio, and the sum of the(More)
Scientific knowledge evolution is mainly based on an effective dissemination of research results. The concept of Open Access gives us the theoretical foundation of a model for accessing scientific knowledge, free from the constraints of traditional publishing and technologically supported by the Internet. Institutional Repositories are information systems(More)
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