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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now thought to be the most common liver disease worldwide. Cardiovascular complications are a leading cause of mortality in NAFLD. Fructose, a common nutrient in the westernized diet, has been reported to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk, but its impact on adolescents with NAFLD is not well(More)
With the advancement of distributed sensing technologies, abundant data are generated in rolling processes. While these data contain rich information about the process and product, it is a challenging task to develop a systematic method to model the relationship between process and product quality variables for quality improvements. This paper addresses(More)
BACKGROUND Combination therapy with ezetimibe/simvastatin (E/S) and extended-release niacin (N) has been reported to be safe and efficacious in concomitantly reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in hyperlipidemic patients at high risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular events. This analysis(More)
Spectral clustering algorithm has proved be more effective than most traditional algorithms in finding clusters. However, its high computational complexity limits its effect in actual application. This paper combines the spectral clustering with MapReduce, through evaluation of sparse matrix eigenvalue and computation of distributed cluster, puts forward(More)
  • Shuai Luo, Hongyue Sun, Qingyun Ping, Ran Jin, Zhen He, S L +5 others
  • 2016
Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) are promising technologies to convert organic compounds in wastewater to electrical energy through a series of complex physical-chemical, biological and electrochemical processes. Representative BES such as microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have been studied and advanced for energy recovery. Substantial experimental and modeling(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has emerged as the major pediatric chronic liver disease, and it is estimated to affect more than one third of obese children in the U.S. Cardiovascular complications are a leading cause of increased mortality in adults with NAFLD and many adolescents with NAFLD already manifest signs of subclinical atherosclerosis(More)
b In conventional profile monitoring problems, profiles for products or process runs are assumed to have the same length. Statistical monitoring cannot be implemented until a complete profile is obtained. However, in certain cases, a single profile may require several days to generate, so it is important to monitor the profile trajectory to detect(More)
In preclinical studies of fructose-induced NAFLD, endotoxin appears to play an important role. We retrospectively examined samples from three pediatric cohorts (1) to investigate whether endotoxemia is associated with the presence of hepatic steatosis; (2) to evaluate postprandial endotoxin levels in response to fructose beverage in an acute 24-hour feeding(More)