Self-organizing maps (SOM) have become a commonly-used cluster analysis technique in data mining. However, SOM are not able to process incomplete data. To build more capability of data mining for SOM, this study proposes an SOM-based fuzzy map model for data mining with incomplete data sets. Using this model, incomplete data are translated into fuzzy data,… (More)
BACKGROUND Although clinical experience suggests that patients with diabetes mellitus are more susceptible to several types of infections, the overall scope of pneumonia in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN) has received little attention. METHODS This was a prospective observational cohort study in… (More)
[This corrects the article on p. 327 in vol. 6, PMID: 26617530.].
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) caused by renal fibrosis is an important public health concern. It is therefore necessary to understand the molecular pathogenesis of renal fibrosis in order to develop novel therapeutic strategies. KLF4 is the most extensively studied factor among the various members of the Krüppel-like factor (KLF) family of zinc… (More)
The AT motif-binding factor (ATBF1) not only interacts with protein inhibitor of activated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) (PIAS3) to suppress STAT3 signaling regulating embryo early development and cell differentiation, but is required for early activation of the pituitary specific transcription factor 1 (Pit1) gene (also known… (More)
BACKGROUND Periodontal disease is common among adults and is associated with an increasing risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). We aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of CKD in patients with periodontal disease in China. METHODS In the current cross-sectional study, patients with periodontal disease were included from Guangdong… (More)
To simplify the 3D color head mesh ,it is more important to keep the boundary and quality of the heads sense organs including eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth. In this paper, we present a novel mesh simplification algorithm based on region segmentation. The algorithm can be divided into two stages: segmentation and simplification. After the automatic… (More)