Sarah Atkinson

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BACKGROUND The potential benefits of corticosteroids for septic shock may depend on initial mortality risk. OBJECTIVE We determined associations between corticosteroids and outcomes in children with septic shock who were stratified by initial mortality risk. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of an ongoing, multi-center pediatric septic shock(More)
Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are remnants of exogenous retroviruses that have integrated into the nuclear DNA of a germ-line cell. Here we present the results of a survey into the ERV complement of Crocodylus porosus, the saltwater crocodile, representing 45 individuals from 17 sampling locations in the Northern Territory of Australia. These retroelements(More)
For the case of people desire to find the previously-seen painting but only have vague memory of the painting, we designed and built a mobile phone application to enable people to search for paintings by drawing rough color sketches. Three-phase memory studies -- with 15-minute delay, 1-week delay and 1-month delay -were conducted to explore if people could(More)
Although many researchers have studied the user behavior of using text-based information search engine, less is known about search pattern for mobile content-based image search. We developed a Query-by-Drawing (QbD) mobile application, and conducted a user study on it to explore the search behavior of painting search by drawing on the touchscreen phone.(More)
Wearable devices are trying to conquer the market and to enter the users' daily life. However, wearables show their limits when creating long-term engagement, which is crucial for helping the users to build healthy lifestyles that can accompany them during their lives. The main goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners that(More)
Behavioral patterns linked to physical activity and nutrition are established during adolescence and people tend to maintain them throughout their whole lives. Wearable life tracking devices might be a useful tool in order to achieve healthy lifestyles among teens. The objective of this study is to investigate what teens think of current wearable devices(More)