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Vessel Crowd Movement Pattern Mining for Maritime Traffic Management

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The goal of maritime traffic management is to provide a safe and efficient maritime environment for different type of vessels facilitating port logistics and supply chain business. However, current maritime traffic management mainly relies on the massive individual vessel’s data for decision making. Lack of macro-level understanding of vessel crowd movement around port challenges maritime safety and traffic efficiency. In this paper, we describe a spatio-temporal data mining method to discover crowd movement patterns of vessels from their short-term history data. The method first captures vessels’ crowd movement features by building vessels’ tracklets with their speed and location. A movement vector clustering algorithm is developed to find different travel behaviors for different group of vessels. With nonparametric regression on the classified vessel movement vectors which represent the crowd travel behaviors, an overall vessel movement pattern can then be discovered. In this research, we tested real trajectory data of vessels near Singapore ports. Comparing with the actual massive vessel movement data, we found that this method was able to extract vessels’ crowd movement information. The hotspots on risk area in terms of vessel traffic and speed can be identified. The method can be used to provide decision-making support for maritime traffic management.

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Analysis on the Features of Acupuncture Recipes for Dysmenorrhea

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Objective: To analysis and extract the features of acupuncture recipes for dysmenorrhea.

Methods: By searching the major Chinese and English databases, we included the clinical literature with defined point-based recipes and analyzed the feature of those.

Results: (1) the most frequently selected points for dysmenorrhea in order were: San Yin Jiao(SP6), Guan Yuan (RN4), Zhong Ji (CV3), Qi Hai (CV6), Ci Liao (BL32), Di Ji (SP8), Shen Shu (BL23). (2) the major characteristics of point selection was combination of local points and distant points which located on Ren meridian and spleen meridian. (3) the major treatment methods were normal acupuncture, then acupuncture combined with moxibustion or auricular therapy, for the latter, were especially stressed and confirmed by many studies.

Conclusion: The acupuncture recipes for dysmenorrhea were usually made by consideration of combining local and distant points, utilizing multiple methods especially auricular therapy.

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Regular Expression Based Online Aided Decision Making Knowledge Base for Quality and Security of Food Processing

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With regard to the inefficient application of a food processing information system due to shortage of the knowledge acquisition measure and self-updating function of knowledge, a method of constructing an online aided decision making knowledge base for quality and security of food processing, based on regular expression, is discussed in the paper. Firstly, the method establishes an online aided decision making knowledge base for quality and security of food processing based on regular expression; and then an automatic knowledge inference engine is applied to update the knowledge in the base, combined with industry experts’ experience knowledge. Continuous deriving of food processing knowledge can be realized based on the inference engine. The research will greatly enhance the efficiency and applicability of obtaining knowledge from an online aided decision making system for quality and security of food processing.

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A Retrospective, Multi-Center, Post-Marketing Observational Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Ademetionine 1,4-Butanedisulfonate Injection (Transmetil®) Treatment in Chinese Patients with Intrahepatic Cholestasis Caused by Viral Hepatitis

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Obejective Ademetionine 1,4-butanedisulfonate [S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe)/Transmetil®, Abbott] has been available in China for more than 15 years, and it has been shown to reduce serum bilirubin and transaminase levels in viral hepatitis (VH) patients. However, no large-scale studies have focused on the impact of SAMe treatment regimen on reducing the serum total bilirubin (TBil) in VH patients with intrahepatic cholestasis (IHC). The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous SAMe (Transmetil®) treatment in reducing the serum TBil by 50%.

Methods This retrospective, multi-center, cross-sectional medical record review involved patients aged ≥18 years. Records of 1 280 hospitalized VH patients at 16 sites diagnosed with IHC who had received intravenous SAMe 1 000 mg or 2 000 mg q.d. for at least 7 days from January 1, 2006 to June 30, 2009, were screened and 905 records were randomly selected.

Results The safety set (SS) included 834 patients and the full analysis set 826 patients. TBil levels after 14 days injection treatment were available for 763 patients. TBil decreased ≥ 50% versus baseline after 14 days treatment in 288 (37.7%) patients (95% CI 34.3%, 41.2%). Twenty-nine non-serious adverse events (non-SAEs) were reported in 19 (2.3%) patients, and 29 SAEs were reported in 10 patients (1.2%). All adverse events (AEs) were considered unrelated to the study drug.

Conclusions This retrospective study shows that intravenous SAMe administration in VH patients with IHC is associated with significant reduction of TBil levels in more than 30% of patients 14 days after treatment initiation.

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