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  • Oral health-related quality of life in native and immigrant populations in the PELFI study in Spain 

    Agudelo Suárez, Andrés A.; Vivares Builes, Annie M.; Muñoz Pino, Natalia; Martínez Martínez, José Miguel; Reid, Alison; Ronda Pérez, Elena (2019-05-21)
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    Quality of life and its relationship to oral health is an important consideration in the determinants of health of vulnerable groups. The aim of this study is to assess oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and its ...
  • Public entities driven robotic innovation in urban areas 

    Puig-Pey Clavería, Ana María; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Casanovas Garcia, Josep (2017-03)
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    Cities present new challenges and needs to satisfy and improve lifestyle for their citizens under the concept “Smart City”. In order to achieve this goal in a global manner, new technologies are required as the robotic ...
  • Scoping review on interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines in health research 

    Blanco de Tena Davila, David; Altman, D.G.; Moher, David; Boutron, Isabelle; Kirkham, Jamie; Cobo Valeri, Erik (2019-05-01)
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    Objectives The goal of this study is to identify, analyse and classify interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines in order to obtain a wide picture of how the problem of enhancing the completeness of reporting ...
  • A text-mining approach to assess the failure condition of wind turbines using maintenance service history 

    Blanco Martínez, Alejandro; Marti Puig, Pere; Gibert, Karina; Cusidó Roura, Jordi; Sole Casals, Jordi (2019-05-23)
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    Detecting and determining which systems or subsystems of a wind turbine have more failures is essential to improve their design, which will reduce the costs of generating wind power. Two of the most critical failures, the ...
  • Effectiveness of a new one-hour blood pressure monitoring method to diagnose hypertension: a diagnostic accuracy clinical trial protocol 

    González de Paz, Luis; Kostov, Belchin Adriyanov; Alvira Balada, Maria del Carme; Colungo, Cristina (2019-05-01)
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    Introduction 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is the gold standard diagnostic method for hypertension, but has some shortcomings in clinical practice while clinical settings often lack sufficient devices ...
  • Does evidence support the high expectations placed in precision medicine? A bibliographic review 

    Cortés Martínez, Jordi; González Alastrué, José Antonio; Medina, María Nuncia; Vogler, Markus; Vilaró Pacheco, Marta; Elmore, Matthew; Senn, Stephen John; Campbell, Michael J.; Cobo Valeri, Erik (2018-01-09)
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    Background: Precision medicine is the Holy Grail of interventions that aretailored to a patient’s individual characteristics.  However, the conventional design of randomized trials assumes that each individual benefits  ...
  • The stratified p-center problem 

    Albareda Sambola, Maria; Martínez Merino, Luisa I.; Rodríguez Chía, Antonio Manuel (2019-08-01)
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    This work presents an extension of the discrete p-center problem. In this new model, called Stratified p-Center Problem (SpCP), the demand is concentrated in a set of sites and the population of these sites is divided into ...
  • Differences in eye health, access to eye care specialists and use of lenses among immigrant and native-Born Workers in Spain 

    Seguí Crespo, Mari Mar; Cantó Sancho, Natalia; Reid, Alison; Martínez Martínez, José Miguel; Ronda Pérez, Elena (2019-04-01)
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    Latin American immigrants make up 49% of the total immigrant population in Spain, yet little is known about their eye health. The aim of this study is to determine if there are differences in self-perceived eye health, ...
  • A log-ratio biplot approach for exploring genetic relatedness based on identity by state 

    Graffelman, Jan; Galván Femenía, Iván; de Cid, Rafael; Barceló Vidal, Carles (2019-04-24)
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    The detection of cryptic relatedness in large population-based cohorts is of great importance in genome research. The usual approach for detecting closely related individuals is to plot allele sharing statistics, based on ...
  • Bayesian model selection for the study of Hardy-Weinberg proportions and homogeneity of gender allele frequencies 

    Puig Oriol, Xavier; Ginebra Molins, Josep; Graffelman, Jan (2019-05-29)
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    Standard statistical tests for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium assume the equality of allele frequencies in the sexes, whereas tests for the equality of allele frequencies in the sexes assume Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium. This ...
  • Which method to use? An assessment of data mining methods in Environmental Data Science 

    Gibert, Karina; Izquierdo Sebastián, Joaquín; Sànchez-Marrè, Miquel; Hamilton, Serena H.; Rodriguez Roda, Ignasi; Holmes, Geoffrey (Elsevier, 2018-12)
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    Data Mining (DM) is a fundamental component of the Data Science process. Over recent years a huge library of DM algorithms has been developed to tackle a variety of problems in fields such as medical imaging and traffic ...
  • Comparative Study of The Finishing Effects Imparted by Enzymatic Treatments Applied to Undyed and Dyed Wool Fabrics 

    Riva Juan, Ascensión; Prieto Fuentes, María Remedios; Algaba Joaquín, Inés María; Lis Arias, Manuel José (2019-05)
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    The use of enzymes in the finishing of wool fabrics could be an alternative to the traditional finishing with chemicals. The main objective is to obtain some finishing processes that are more environment-friendly than the ...

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