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An Adminstrative Data Merging Solution For Dealing With Missing Data In A Clinical Registry: Adaptation To ICD-9 to ICD-10Download
Background: We have previously described a method for dealing with missing data in a prospective cardiac registry initiative. The method involves merging registry data to corresponding ICD-9-CM administrative data to fill in missing data 'holes'. Here, we describe the process of translating our...
Biology of Caloptilia fraxinella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) on ornamental green ash, Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Oleaceae)Download
Abstract: The ash leaf cone roller, Caloltilia firaxinella (Ely), is a leaf-mining moth that has recently become a significant pest of horticultural ash, Fraxinus L., species in communities throughout the western prairie provinces of Canada. The study examines the spatial and temporal within-host...
Survival data is mostly analyzed using Cox proportional hazards model to identify factors associated with survival time of patients. However recently random survival forest (RSF), a non-parametric method for ensemble estimation constructed by bagging of classification trees for survival data, is...
The purpose of this work was to further understand nutritional status, especially body weight and composition, during colorectal cancer progression. Population-based studies of colorectal cancer patients were conducted using administrative health data (primary and co-morbid diseases,...
Copresentation of antigen and ligands of Siglec-G induces B cell tolerance independent of CD22
Differentiation of self from nonself is indispensable for maintaining B cell tolerance in peripheral tissues. CD22 and Siglec-G (sialic acid-binding Ig-like lectin G) are two inhibitory coreceptors of the BCR that are implicated in maintenance of tolerance to self Ags. Enforced ligation of CD22...
Industrial development, including geophysical exploration and mining, has increased use of explosives in and near fish habitat. To protect fish and their incubating eggs, Canadian blasting guidelines contain maximum allowable limits for overpressure and peak particle velocity (PPV). Although many...
Blasting in or near water can negatively affect fish. In Canada, there are maximum allowable limits for blasting-induced overpressure (100 kPa) and peak particle velocity (PPV; 13 mm/s) to protect fish and their incubating eggs, respectively. No studies, however, have related PPVs from blasting...
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...
Life History Strategies in Extreme Environments: Comparative Demography of Arctic and Alpine PtarmiganDownload
Abstract: Arctic and alpine habitats are extreme environments characterized by short breeding seasons, cold temperatures, limited food availability, and potentially high predation rates. Stringent ecological conditions are likely to have important consequences for the evolution of life history...
Local and regional demography in a migratory forest songbird and effects of forest management intensityDownload
The numerical response of forest birds to habitat alteration has been well documented in North America, but the underlying demographic processes driving these changes remain largely unknown. Among species sensitive to such alterations, the Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) shows one of the largest...