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School Choice of Computing Students: A Comparative Perspective from Two Universities  [PDF]
Rex P. Bringula, Ma. Ymelda C. Batalla, Shirley D. Moraga, Lester Dave R. Ochengco, Kyle N. Ohagan, Rolando R. Lansigan
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326161
Abstract: This descriptive study utilized a validated questionnaire to determine the profile of two sets of students and their level of consideration in deciding to enroll in their University. It also determined whether their level of consideration in deciding to enroll in their University significantly differed from each other. It was found out that most of the University of the East (UE) and National University (NU) respondents were male respondents taking up Information Technology. They did not have a home province, lived in Manila and Quezon City, lived in family-owned houses, belonged to a family with five family members, and travelled at least an hour in going to school through jeepneys. On the other hand, they were different in terms of family monthly income (most of the UE respondents belonged to a family with a higher family monthly income) and number of family members who studied in the University (most of the NU respondents had at least one member who studied in the same University). It was also noted that more than a quarter of NU respondents lived near their school. UE and NU respondents agreed that they considered nine and five, respectively, of the eleven institutional image indicators in deciding to enroll in the University. UE respondents had the highest consideration on Admission Process and Course Offering while NU respondents had the highest consideration on Scholarships and Grants. Test of difference between means revealed that the level of considerations of the respondents on the institutional image indicators significantly differed in nine out of the eleven indicators. Thus, the null hypothesis stating that there is no significant difference in the level of consideration of the respondents in deciding to enroll in the two Universities in terms of institutional image indicators is partially rejected. Conclusions, recommendations, and limitations of the study were also discussed.
Development of a Passive RFID Locator for Laboratory Equipment Monitoring and Inventory System
Jose Randy L. Velayo,Shirley D. Moraga,Ma. Ymelda C. Batalla,Rex P. Bringula
Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science , 2013,
Mapping the EQ-5D-5L Utility Scores: A Pilot Study in Orthopaedic Patients  [PDF]
Man Hung, Christine Cheng, Shirley D. Hon, Jerry Bounsanga
Open Journal of Orthopedics (OJO) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojo.2015.54010
Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the LE CAT, PROMIS PF CAT, Depression CAT, or Pain CAT can be used as a proxy for the EQ-5D-5L. Background: Patient-reported out-come measures have become vital tools for physicians to understand the effectiveness and value of treatment and care. Methods: This study was conducted in 2012 with 116 patients that took the EQ-5D-5L and a number of patient-reported outcome instruments in a university orthopaedic clinic. Regression analyses were conducted to predict EQ-5D-5L index scores from the LE CAT, PROMIS PF CAT, Depression CAT, and Pain CAT. Results: All predictors, separately or combined, significantly predicted the EQ-5D-5L index scores (p < 0.0001). The LE CAT was the best predictor; it alone accounted for 37% of the variability in the EQ-5D-5L. When combining patient-reported outcome measures, the best predicting model was the one consisting of the LE CAT, Depression CAT and Pain CAT; they explained for 43.9% of the variance in EQ-5D-5L. Conclusions: The findings provide encouraging news that the LE CAT, PF CAT, Depression CAT and Pain CAT can be used alone or in combination as a proxy for the EQ-5D-5L. Researchers have the options of using these patient-reported outcome measures for economic evaluations and medical intervention studies.
Concurso de Investigación SOCHIPE 2008
Revista chilena de pediatría , 2008,
Proteome scanning to predict PDZ domain interactions using support vector machines
Shirley Hui, Gary D Bader
BMC Bioinformatics , 2010, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-11-507
Abstract: We developed a PDZ domain interaction predictor using a support vector machine (SVM) trained with both protein microarray and phage display data. In order to use the phage display data for training, which only contains positive interactions, we developed a method to generate artificial negative interactions. Using cross-validation and a series of independent tests, we showed that our SVM successfully predicts interactions in different organisms. We then used the SVM to scan the proteomes of human, worm and fly to predict binders for several PDZ domains. Predictions were validated using known genomic interactions and published protein microarray experiments. Based on our results, new protein interactions potentially associated with Usher and Bardet-Biedl syndromes were predicted. A comparison of performance measures (F1 measure and FPR) for the SVM and published predictors demonstrated our SVM's improved accuracy and precision at proteome scanning.We built an SVM using mouse and human experimental training data to predict PDZ domain interactions. We showed that it correctly predicts known interactions from proteomes of different organisms and is more accurate and precise at proteome scanning compared with published state-of-the-art predictors.Many protein-protein interactions in eukaryotic signalling systems are mediated by conserved modular protein recognition domains, which are organized in different ways to form larger proteins. The PSD95/DlgA/Zo-1 (PDZ) domain is a protein recognition domain that is found in increasing abundance in yeast to metazoans with 250 encoded in the human genome [1]. They are often found in scaffolding proteins and interact with ion channels, adhesion molecules, and neurotransmitter receptors in signalling proteins to maintain cell polarity, facilitate signal coupling and regulate synaptic development [2]. Furthermore, studies have shown that the disruption of PDZ domain mediated interactions are associated with diseases such as human pap
Equilibrium in Classical Confucian “Economy”  [PDF]
Shirley Chan
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2012.22015
Abstract: In a modern economy, “equilibrium” means that supply and demand is equal. It is at this point that the allocation of goods and services is at its most efficient, this being because the amount of goods and the amount of goods in demand are equally balanced. The market equilibrium therefore is determined by supply and demand. This paper looks at the concept of “equilibrium” in some of the early Confucian texts and its possible implications in economic activities. In the Confucian context equilibrium, or what can be termed as the ultimate equilibrium, is to be understood in a broader sense where balances and harmony at different levels (e.g. individual and society) need to be sought in order to achieve a model of sustainable development. The ultimate equilibrium may provide an alternative approach to social welfare and economic prosperity creating universal harmony and better living for humans. In Confucian ideology, governing for the welfare of the people is not merely a question of increasing personal income and wealth; it requires implementation on a priority basis, taking into consideration the formation of an orderly society based on the enforcement of moral and ethical standards with the existence of a benevolent government which appropriates things according to the principles of harmony and order to achieve what can be termed as the “great equilibrium”—equilibrium that is not simply defined by balanced economic forces as in modern economic theory; but rather is used to suggest an ideal state of harmony in self fulfilment and socio-political order through incentives and by appropriate means.
Ipads versus Books  [PDF]
Yvonne Shirley
Creative Education (CE) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2018.91010
Abstract: During the past few years, technology such as iPads has been a growing trend in classrooms. Students are slowly being drawn away from text books and introduced to digital books on iPads. This study seeks to gain insights into the effectiveness of the implementation of technology in early childhood classrooms. To examine the effectiveness of using iPads for reading, this study addresses the following question: Do children comprehend more when reading from iPads? Ten kindergarten students participated in this study. Their reading comprehension scores when reading from iPads and books were collected within a two-week interval and then compared. After reading stories from iPads and books, students were asked comprehension questions from the DRA and their scores were recorded for each section of comprehension skills which included: previewing, retelling of events, character details, retelling using vocabulary, retelling with teacher’s support, reflections, and making connections. The data showed that nine out of ten students scored higher in reading comprehension when reading from iPads, and one student scored the same on both. This study suggests that more research on effective, appropriate, and intentional teaching with iPads and other technology in classrooms is needed to further examine the benefits and downfalls of using such devices in the field of education.
Supplementing transition cows with calcium propionate-propylene glycol drenching or organic trace minerals: implications on reproductive and lactation performances
Peralta,OA; Monardes,D; Duchens,M; Moraga,L; Nebel,RL;
Archivos de medicina veterinaria , 2011, DOI: 10.4067/S0301-732X2011000100009
Abstract: the aim of this study was to estimate the effect of the supplementation of a calcium propionate-propylene glycol drenching and a commercial organic trace mineral formulation (4-plex) on reproductive and lactation performances in cows during the post-partum period. in trial 1, lactating dairy cows (n = 37) were randomly assigned either to a calcium propionate-propylene glycol drenching (dr) or to a control (codr). both groups were treated at 12 h post-partum and at 30 dim. in trial 2, (n = 33) cows were treated with either a trace mineral (tm) formula or a placebo (cotm) daily from 12 h post-partum until 60 dim. blood samples were collected to evaluate calcium, phosphorus and non-esterified fatty acids serum levels. milk samples were obtained for fat, protein, somatic cell, and ketone bodies composition. liver biopsies were taken for zinc and copper content. estruses were detected using a heatwatch system and ovulations were estimated by detecting progesterone concentrations in milk samples. supplementation with dr resulted in higher (p < 0.05) concentrations of calcium compared to the control group. there were no differences in nefa, ketone bodies, milk yield, protein, fat and somatic cell count between treatment groups. supplementation of tm resulted in less (p < 0.0001) services per conception compared to cotm. thus, dr supplementation during post-partum was effective in increasing calcium in serum shortly after treatment; however, was not sufficient to induce other metabolic, reproductive or productive responses. daily trace mineral supplementation resulted in lower services required per conception; however, this supplementation showed no effect on other reproductive or productive variables.
Morbilidad postoperatoria en pacientes con hidatidosis hepática no complicada: Utilización de una propuesta de clasificación de complicaciones
Revista chilena de cirugía , 2010, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-40262010000400007
Abstract: background: surgery for hepatic hydatidosis is common in southern chile and it is important to know the rates of complications of the procedure. aim: to report the rates of postoperative complications in patients operated for uncomplicated hepatic hydatidosis. material and methods: prospective study of patients operated for uncomplicated hepatic hydatidosis between 1997 and 2008. the surgical techniques employed were total or partial peri cystectomies, or hepatic resection. results: one hundred sixteen patients aged 43 ± 17 years, 60% females, were included in the series. median cyst diameter was 15 cm. ten patients (8.6%) had complications. three patients had an atelectasis, two had an acute bronchitis, one had a urinary tract infection, two had surgical wound infections, one developed a residual cavity and one had an eventration. during a median follow up of 95 months, no patient died and one had a recurrence of the disease. conclusions: surgery for uncomplicated hydatidosis has a low rate of complications.
Aspectos clínico-quirúrgicos de la hidatidosis hepática, una zoonosis de creciente preocupación
Manterola D,Carlos; Moraga C,Javier; Urrutia B,Sebastián; ,;
Revista chilena de cirugía , 2011, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-40262011000600017
Abstract: hydatidosis is common in southern chile and it is usually located in the liver. the complications of surgical procedures for liver hydatidosis, which fluctuate from 11 to 86%, are superposed to the own complications of the disease. the frequency of surgical complications is associated with evolutionary complications of the cysts, the need to perform additional procedures to treat the disease in other simultaneous locations and previous surgical interventions for the disease. operative mortality is lower than 5%. the surgical treatment of hydatidosis is divided in four phases: isolation of the surgical zone, cyst evacuation, treatment of cyst complications and treatment of residual cavity. the conservative surgical procedures are marsupialization, cystostomy, posadas intervention and cystojejunostomy. surgical procedures involving resection are pericys-tectomy, subtotal cystectomy and liver resections. the role of laparoscopic surgery is still under evaluation.
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