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The Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations provides a neo-evolutionary model of the process of innovation that is amenable to measurement. Economic exchange, intellectual organization, and geographical constraints can be considered as different dynamics that interact in a knowledge-based economy as a complex system. Differentiation spans(More)
The distributed-genome hypothesis (DGH) states that pathogenic bacteria possess a supragenome that is much larger than the genome of any single bacterium and that these pathogens utilize genetic recombination and a large, noncore set of genes as a means of diversity generation. We sequenced the genomes of eight nasopharyngeal strains of Streptococcus(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is associated with a spectrum of symbiotic relationships with its human host from carriage to sepsis and is frequently associated with nosocomial and community-acquired infections, thus the differential gene content among strains is of interest. We sequenced three clinical strains and combined these data with 13 publically available(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of thalidomide-induced sinus bradycardia in an elderly man. CASE SUMMARY A 72-year-old white man, with transfusion-dependent refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts and hypertension treated with atenolol, was started on thalidomide 100 mg at bedtime. During the dose titration period (maximum dose 400 mg/d), his heart rate(More)
The number of no-shows has a significant impact on the revenue, cost and resource utilization for almost all healthcare systems. In this study we develop a hybrid probabilistic model based on logistic regression and empirical Bayesian inference to predict the probability of no-shows in real time using both general patient social and demographic information(More)
Appropriate cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical equipments (RMEs) in the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) are important to reduce healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) and person-to-person transmission. Currently, healthcare facilities utilize Standard Operating Procedures (SOP‟s) following manufacturer‟s instructions to guide(More)
End-tethered cationic polypeptide brushes of poly(L-lysine) (t-PLL) were combined with three anionic polymers, poly(acrylic acid) (PAA), poly(L-glutamic acid) (PLGA), and poly(L-aspartic acid) (PLAA), to form reversible polyelectrolyte complex films at surfaces at neutral pH. The polyelectrolyte complex formation was confirmed by an in situ zeta-potential(More)
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