Michael Etter

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The link between affect, defined as the capacity for sentimental arousal on the part of a message, and virality, defined as the probability that it be sent along, is of significant theoretical and practical importance, e.g. for viral marketing. A quantitative study of emailing of articles from the NY Times (Berger and Milkman, 2010) finds a strong link(More)
Reports from a United States cohort of chronic hemodialysis patients suggested that weight loss, a decline in pre-dialysis systolic blood pressure, and decreased serum albumin may precede death. However, no comparative studies have been reported in such patients from other countries. Here we analyzed dynamic changes in these parameters in hemodialysis(More)
We present an online service with real-time monitoring of Wikipedia pages for companies and detects sentiment with respect to the edits, the companies and editors. It monitors the IRC stream, detects company-related articles using a small hand-built list and performs sentiment analysis using a sentiment-annotated word list. The system generates a report(More)
BACKGROUND Seasonal mortality differences have been reported in US hemodialysis (HD) patients. Here we examine the effect of seasons on mortality, clinical and laboratory parameters on a global scale. METHODS Databases from the international Monitoring Dialysis Outcomes (MONDO) consortium were queried to identify patients who received in-center HD for at(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to describe the experience of pediatric and young adult hemodialysis (HD) patients from a global cohort. METHODS The Pediatric Investigation and Close Collaborative Consortium for Ongoing Life Outcomes for MONitoring Dialysis Outcomes (PICCOLO MONDO) study provided de-identified electronic information of 3244 patients,(More)
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