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Multi-Criteria Analysis in the Decision-Making Approach for the Linear Ordering of Urban Transport Based on TOPSIS Technique

The effects of urban transport are highly concerning. The rapid urbanization and motorization in smart cities have a huge impact on sustainability. The goal of the paper is to analyse the smart cities selected, in terms of the urban transport. This paper presents an overview of research works pub...
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Is manual drawing of region of interest to measure fractional anisotropy a reliable method of determining white matter integrity? Medial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy model

In patients with Medial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (MTLE), more severe impairment in the ipsilateral than the contralateral hemisphere white matter tracts, including Superior Longitudinal Fasciculus (SLF), are demonstrated on diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Many clinicians and researchers conclude tha...
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Free-run electromyography assisted interlaminar endoscopic lumbar disckectomy at L4L5 and L5S1 under general anesthesia

Introduction: Interlaminar Endoscopic Lumbar Disckectomy has been found to offer symptomatic alleviation comparable to open disckectomy while reducing blood loss, postoperative discomfort, complications, hospital stay, and narcotic use. General anesthesia decreases intraoperative stress, but surge...
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Semantic Pattern Detection in COVID-19 Using Contextual Clustering and Intelligent Topic Modeling

The COVID-19 pandemic is the deadliest outbreak in our living memory. So, it is the need of hour to prepare the world with strategies to prevent and control the impact of the pandemic. In this paper, a novel semantic pattern detection approach in the COVID-19 literature using contextual clusteri...
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Subnational variations in electricity access and infant mortality: Evidence from Ghana

Objectives: The study investigated the relationship between electricity access and infant mortality at the sub- national level in Ghana, controlling for correlates such as birth interval, children living with both parents, women’s education, and income distribution. Methods: The study employed ...
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Addressing privacy concerns for mobile and wearable devices sensors: Small-group interviews with healthy adults and cancer survivors

Objective: Mobile and wearable sensor technology is increasingly common and accessible. The aim of this study was to explore individuals' perceptions and acceptability of mobile and wearable sensors, as well as concerns. Methods: Purposive sampling was used to recruit non-patient adults (n = 22) a...
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UK women smokers' experiences of an age-progression smoking cessation intervention: Thematic analysis of accounts

Objectives Appearance-related interventions to promote healthy behaviour have been found effective to communicate health risks. The current study aimed to explore women smokers' experiences of age-progression software showing the effects of smoking on the face. Methods A qualitative design was imple...
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Self-growth, wellbeing and volunteering - Implications for social prescribing: A qualitative study

Volunteering - the giving of time and support, without expectation of payment, for the good of others, a community or organization – may bring about benefits to health and wellbeing. Formal volunteering may be considered as part of a social prescription to which link workers may refer patients. Th...
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Predictors associated with low-risk women’s pre-labour intention for intrapartum pain relief: a cross-sectional study

Background Pregnant women have preferences about how they intend to manage labour pain. Unmet intentions can result in negative emotions and/or birth experiences. Objective To examine the antenatal level of intention for intrapartum pain relief and the factors that might predict this intention. ...
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Persons’ experiences of having hypertension: An interview study

Background among the 1–1.5 billion persons with hypertension globally only, 20–30% have controlled blood pressure (BP). The most important problem identified is non-adherence to treatment, i.e., failure to change lifestyle and to take prescribed medication. Knowledge about the reasons for this i...
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