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- 1Beatty, Jessica A
- 1Bostick, Geoffrey Paul
- 1C. Jeffrey, S. Campbell, A. Krajacic, H. El-Hakim
- 1Cruz, J.A.
- 1El-Sayed, Suheil
- 1Heydari, Maysam
- 2Department of Computing Science
- 1Department of Biochemistry
- 1Department of Mechanical Engineering
- 1Department of Public Health Sciences
- 1Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
- 1Medical Sciences- Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
The experience of pain is multidimensional. Biological, psychological and social factors combine to inform the experience of pain. This bio-psychosocial view has become popular given shortcomings of the pervasive medical model in accounting for pain persistence in conditions such as whiplash...
Machine learning is a branch of artifi cial intelligence that employs a variety of statistical, probabilistic and optimization techniques that allows computers to “learn” from past examples and to detect hard-to-discern patterns from large, noisy or complex data sets. This capability is...
Carotid atherosclerosis is responsible for 15-25% of the nearly 8 million first-ever ischemic strokes that occur each year worldwide. This proportion has remained constant over the past three decades, thus suggesting that some patients with carotid atherosclerosis currently receive suboptimal...
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the developed world. The disease results from the combined effects of genetic, environmental, reproductive and lifestyle risk factors. Germline DNA variations identified thus far by linkage and genome-wide association studies (GWASs) account...
Identifying Prognostic Factors for Adverse Outcomes in Adults with Bacteremic Pneumococcal PneumoniaDownload
Bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia (BPP) is a severe form of invasive pneumonia that continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet large-scale studies identifying prognostic factors for adverse outcomes in patients with BPP is significantly lacking. Furthermore,...
Investigation of BCL-2 interacting killer (BIK) as a breast cancer biomarker and its role in failed apoptosisDownload
Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer-associated deaths in women worldwide. It can be broadly classified into estrogen receptor (ER) positive or -negative subtypes which form the basis of treatment. Despite the therapeutic advancements, more than half a million women annually succumb to...
While it is very difficult to diagnose/prognosis psychiatric disorders reliably, especially in early course, such early diagnosis/prognosis is critical for producing an effective treatment. This necessity has motivated many researchers to apply machine learning approaches to high-dimensional...
Slurry transport is a key material handling technology in a number of industries. In oilsands ore transport, slurry pipelining also promotes conditioning to release and aerate bitumen prior to separation. Reliability of slurry transport pipelines is a major ongoing problem for operating companies...
Pain coping is the purposeful effort people use to manage and minimize the negative impacts of pain. The scientific literature on pain coping conceptualizes its role in recovery as a reciprocal interactive process of psychological, social, and biological factors. The objective of this...
This thesis addresses the challenge of prognosis, in terms of survival prediction, for patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumors. Glioblastoma is the most malignant brain tumor, which has a median survival time of no more than a year. Accurate assessment of prognostic factors is critical...