The management of peptic ulcer disease usually implies an urgent surgical procedure with the need of a patient’s hospital admission. By predicting the length of hospital stay of patients, improvements can be made regarding the quality of services provided to patients. This paper focuses on using real data to identify patterns in patients’ profiles and surgical events, in order to predict if patients will...
Low Birth Weight (LBW) babies have a high risk of developing certain health conditions throughout their lives that affect negatively their quality of life. Therefore, a Decision Support System (DSS) that predicts whether a baby will be born with LBW would be of great interest. In this study, six different Data Mining (DM) algorithms are tested for five different scenarios. The scenarios combine informati...
Pregnancy is a period of changes. With all the information available and all the questions raised, it may also be an overwhelming period. Mobiles phones might be a solution for pregnant women to follow their pregnancy through Electronic Maternity Records (EMR). Therefore, this paper aims to propose an EMR to help women during their pregnancy. Firstly, the importance of Personal Health Records (PHRs) as w...
Atualmente, prevalecem, no contexto dos países que falam a língua portuguesa, várias definições do conceito de lusofonia. Esta nomenclatura possui diferentes interpretações conforme os diversos imaginários culturais e sociais dos países que compõem a CPLP (Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa). No caso de Angola, é sabido que o conceito de lusofonia nem sempre tem originado reações favoráveis, ...
The use of near surface mounted (NSM) FRP reinforcement has been proven to be a very promising technique for the strengthening of reinforced concrete (RC) structures in both flexure and shear. The application of NSM FRP to improve the torsional performance of RC structures is limited, however, and despite the many potential advantages this technique has never been applied to thin walled tubular RC me...
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