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OBJECTIVE To determine the factors associated with mortality in a hospitalised cohort of infants in Asmara, Eritrea. DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional review of all 2006 admissions to a specialised neonatal intensive care unit. Data on gestational age (prematurity), age at presentation, birth weight, gender, mode of delivery, Apgar score, maternal age,(More)
In this paper, we consider techniques for disseminating dynamic data—such as stock prices and real-time weather information—from sources to a set of repositories. We focus on the problem of maintaining coherency of dynamic data items in a network of cooperating repositories. We show that cooperation among repositories— where each repository pushes updates(More)
Correctness of SQL queries is usually tested by executing the queries on one or more datasets. Erroneous queries are often the results of small changes or mutations of the correct query. A mutation Q $$'$$ ′ of a query Q is killed by a dataset D if Q(D) $$\ne $$ ≠ Q $$'$$ ′ (D). Earlier work on the XData system showed how to generate datasets that kill all(More)
BACKGROUND Transport of premature infants incurs transfer-related morbidity, including intraventricular hemorrhage, a contributing factor to cerebral palsy. The force transmitted to the neonate during transport as a consequence of motion may be implicated in the increased morbidity in this population. Morbidity may occur via direct concussive force to a(More)
OBJECTIVE Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccination is recommended for adults who are in contact with infants who are younger than 12 months and in the NICU. The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine administration to parents in a tertiary care, level III NICU and to(More)
The focus of our work is to design and build a dynamic data distribution system that is coherence-preserving, i.e. the delivered data must preserve associated coherence requirements (the user-specified bound on tolerable imprecision) and resilient to failures. To this end, we consider a system in which a set of repositories cooperate with each other and the(More)
Many web users monitor dynamic data such as stock prices, real-time sensor data and traffic data for making on-line decisions. Instances of such data can be viewed as data streams. In this paper, we consider techniques for creating a resilient and efficient content distribution network for such dynamically changing streaming data. We address the problem of(More)
OBJECTIVE Infants who are younger than 6 months and have influenza demonstrate significant morbidity and mortality. Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine is indicated for parents and household contacts of these infants; however, the influenza vaccination rate in this population is estimated at 30%. The objective of this study was to determine the(More)