April 18, 2014: iDASH External Webinar; Razvan Bunescu

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Blood Glucose Level Prediction using Physiological Models and Support Vector Regression Razvan Bunescu Ohio University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Abstract: Patients with diabetes must continually monitor their blood glucose levels and adjust insulin doses, striving to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. Blood glucose levels that deviate from the normal range can lead to serious short-term and long-term complications. An automatic...

4/3/2014 iDASH Informatics Open Access Journal Club

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HUGO: Hierarchical mUlti-reference Genome cOmpression for aligned reads Pinghao Li, Xiaoqian Jiang, Shuang Wang, Jihoon Kim, Hongkai Xiong, Lucila Ohno-Machado J Am Med Inform Assoc doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002147 Xiaoqian Jiang and Shuang Wang Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of California San Diego The proposed method produced a compression ratio in the range 0.5–0.65, which corresponds to 35–50% storage savings based on experimental datasets. The proposed...

March 6, 2014. Informatics Journal Club; Caitanya Shivade

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A review of approaches to identifying patient phenotype cohorts using electronic health records Shivade C, Raghavan P, Fosler-Lussier E, Embi PJ, Elhadad N, Johnson SB, Lai AM. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Mar 1;21(2):221-30. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001935. Epub 2013 Nov 7. Chaitanya Shivade The Ohio State University We observe that there is a rise in the number of studies associated with cohort identification using electronic medical records. Statistical analyses or machine...

3/3/14 Special External Webinar: Cardiac Atlas Project

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Cardiac Atlas Project Alistair Young School of Medicine, University of Auckland Andrew McCulloch University of California San Diego Abstract: Cardiac malformations are the most common type of birth defect. Improvements in the management of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) have resulted in >90% of those born with CHD now able to survive into early adulthood. In the U.S. alone, there are more adults with CHD (~1 million individuals) than children. Many of these patients...

Live/Work Org Strategies

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A look at the Creative Economy and its effect on the rising income gap. Deeper look at California Live/Work organizations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego and the strategies that each live/work org is using to combat this gap

2/21/14 iDASH External Webinar; Jane Burns

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How genetic and genomic analysis are leading to new therapies in Kawasaki disease Jane Burns UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Abstract: Our first genetic studies of Kawasaki disease (KD) began in 1998 when we found a skewed distribution of two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of TNF? that were potentially implicated in increased gene expression. These early observations inspired a small clinical trial of pentoxifylline, a modulator of TNF?...