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Understanding the categorization of human diseases is critical for reliably identifying disease causal genes. Recently, genome-wide studies of abnormal chromosomal locations related to diseases have mapped >2000 phenotype-gene relations, which provide valuable information for classifying diseases and identifying candidate genes as drug targets. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical features of metabolic acidosis and pneumonia frequently overlap in young diarrheal children, resulting in differentiation from each other very difficult. However, there is no published data on the predictors of metabolic acidosis in diarrheal children also having pneumonia. Our objective was to evaluate clinical predictors of metabolic(More)
Mining patterns from electronic health-care records (EHR) can potentially lead to better and more cost-effective treatments. We aim to find the groups of ICD-9 diagnosis codes from EHRs that can predict the improvement of urinary incontinence of home health care (HHC) patients and are also interpretable to domain experts. In this paper, we propose two(More)
There has been a dramatic increase in the quantity, quality, and types of advanced biomedical information available to individuals and their medical providers. These types of data include, but are not limited to, cell process information provided by DNA microarrays and RNA seq, genetic information in the form of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs),(More)
BACKGROUND Lack of breast feeding is associated with higher morbidity and case-fatality from both bacterial and viral etiologic diarrheas. However, there is very limited data on the characteristics of non-breastfed infants attending hospital with diarrheal illnesses caused by common bacterial and viral pathogens. Our objective was to assess the impact of(More)
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) continues to have a high mortality. Currently, there are no biomarkers that provide reliable prognostic information to guide clinical management or stratify risk among clinical trial participants. The objective of this study was to probe the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) proteome to identify proteins that(More)
Recent advances in high throughput data collection and imaging technologies have resulted in the availability of diverse biomedical datasets that capture complementary information pertaining to the biological processes in an organism. Biomarkers that are discovered by integrating such datasets obtained from case-control studies have the potential to(More)
Sepsis incidents have doubled from 2000 through 2008, and hospitalizations for these diagnoses have increased by 70%. The use of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment; however, the effectiveness of the SSC guidelines in preventing complications for this population is unclear. The overall purpose of this(More)
INTRODUCTION High Risk Medication Regimen (HRMR) scores are weakly predictive of hospital readmissions for elderly home health care patients. HRMR is composed of three elements related to drug risks: polypharmacy (number of medications); Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIM) known to be harmful to the elderly; and the Medication Regimen Complexity(More)