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PedaBot is a new discussion scaffolding application designed to aid student knowledge acquisition, promote reflection about course topics and encourage student participation in discussions. It dynamically processes student discussions and presents related discussions from a knowledge base of past discussions. This paper describes the system and presents a(More)
Bacterial meningitis is a dreadful infectious disease with a high mortality and morbidity if remained undiagnosed. Traditional diagnostic methods for bacterial meningitis pose a challenge in accurate identification of pathogen, making prognosis difficult. The present study is therefore aimed to design and evaluate a specific and sensitive nested 16S rDNA(More)
Purpose of the study HIV-1-infected inmates have an increased prevalence of some particular comorbidities. However, the cardiovascu-lar risk(CVR) of this population has rarely been evaluated. Methods Cross-sectional study carried out among 216 male HIV-1 patients in prison. Patients were stratified according to age(<34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54 and >55(More)
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