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2023

Other Subjects > Biomedicine
Subjects > Engineering
Subjects > Nutrition
Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Projects I+D+I
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Projects I+D+I
Cerrado Inglés CLINICALSIM is a capability building project targeted to Angola Higher Education Institutions with the aim of improving the practical training of nurses. Nurses are in the focus of health challenges in Angola and they are highly demanded in healthcare, meanwhile their practical competencies are considered as a critical issue. The consortium pursues filling the gap in practical skills (decision-making, interpersonal skills, human nutrition) and promoting HEIs social commitment. We will take advantage of simulation suites and multimedia digital tools to deploy experiential learnings and to promote a Community Service/Service-Learning into the universities. The experiential learning will take place in three different scenarios: simulation suites, digital multimedia and real patients. A reflective practice methodology with a debriefing process will be followed. In the context of Service-Learning, we also introduce the social aim of CLINICALSIM and we appoint special considerations to individuals with socio-economic obstacles and health problems and the promotion of better nutrition habits. CLINICALSIM es un proyecto de desarrollo de capacidades dirigido a las Instituciones de Educación Superior (IES) de Angola con el objetivo de mejorar la formación práctica de los profesionales de la enfermería. Este colectivo se encuentra en el centro de los retos sanitarios en Angola y es muy solicitado en la asistencia sanitaria, mientras que sus competencias prácticas se consideran una cuestión crítica. El consorcio pretende llenar el vacío existente en las habilidades prácticas (toma de decisiones, habilidades interpersonales, nutrición humana) y promover el compromiso social de las IES. Se aprovecharán las suites de simulación y las herramientas digitales multimedia para desplegar aprendizajes experienciales y promover un Servicio Comunitario/Aprendizaje-Servicio en las universidades. El aprendizaje experiencial se llevará a cabo en tres escenarios diferentes: salas de simulación, multimedia digital y pacientes reales, siguiendo una metodología de práctica reflexiva con un proceso de debriefing. En el contexto del Aprendizaje-Servicio, también se introduce el objetivo social de CLINICALSIM y se nombran consideraciones especiales a individuos con obstáculos socioeconómicos y problemas de salud y la promoción de mejores hábitos de nutrición. metadata UNSPECIFIED mail UNSPECIFIED (2023) CLINICALSIM: Clinical simulation practice-based learning in nursing. Repositorio de la Universidad.

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Agriculture is an important sector that plays an essential role in the economic development of a country. Each year farmers face numerous challenges in producing good quality crops. One of the major reasons behind the failure of the harvest is the use of unscientific agricultural practices. Moreover, every year enormous crop loss is encountered either by pests, specific diseases, or natural disasters. It raises a strong concern to employ sustainable advanced technologies to address agriculture-related issues. In this paper, a sustainable real-time crop disease detection and prevention system, called CROPCARE is proposed. The system integrates mobile vision, Internet of Things (IoT), and Google Cloud services for sustainable growth of crops. The primary function of the proposed intelligent system is to detect crop diseases through the CROPCARE -mobile application. It uses Super-Resolution Convolution Network (SRCNN) and the pretrained model MobileNet-V2 to generate a decision model trained over various diseases. To maintain sustainability, the mobile app is integrated with IoT sensors and Google Cloud services. The proposed system also provides recommendations that help farmers know about current soil conditions, weather conditions, disease prevention methods, etc. It supports both Hindi and English dictionaries for the convenience of the farmers. The proposed approach is validated by using the PlantVillage dataset. The obtained results confirm the performance strength of the proposed system. metadata Garg, Garima and Gupta, Shivam and Mishra, Preeti and Vidyarthi, Ankit and Singh, Aman and Ali, Asmaa mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, aman.singh@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2023) CROPCARE: An Intelligent Real-Time Sustainable IoT System for Crop Disease Detection Using Mobile Vision. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. p. 1. ISSN 2372-2541

Article Subjects > Nutrition Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are at substantially higher risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and IBD-associated CRC accounts for roughly 10-15% of the annual mortality in IBD patients. IBD-related CRC also affects younger patients if compared with sporadic CRC, with a 5-year survival rate of 50%. Regardless of medical therapies, the persistent inflammation state characterizing IBD raises the risk for precancerous changes and CRC, with additional input from several elements including genetic and environmental risk factors, IBD-associated comorbidities, intestinal barrier disfunction, and gut microbiota modifications. It is well known that nutritional habits and dietary bioactive compounds can influence IBD-associated inflammation, microbiome abundance and composition, oxidative stress balance, and gut permeability. In addition, in the last years, results from broad epidemiological and experimental studies have associated certain foods or nutritional patterns with the risk of colorectal neoplasia. Here we review the possible role of nutrition in the prevention of IBD-related CRC, focusing specifically on human studies. In conclusion it emerges that nutritional interventions based on healthy, nutrient-dense dietary patterns characterized by a high intake of fiber, vegetables, fruit, Omega-3 PUFAs, and low amount of animal proteins, processed foods and alcohol, combined with probiotic supplementation have the potential of reducing IBD-activity and preventing the risk of IBD-related CRC through different mechanisms, suggesting that targeted nutritional interventions may represent a novel promising approach for the prevention and management of IBD-associated CRC. metadata Cassotta, Manuela and Cianciosi, Danila and De Giuseppe, Rachele and Navarro-Hortal, Maria Dolores and Diaz, Yasmany Armas and Forbes-Hernández, Tamara Yuliett and Tutusaus, Kilian and Pascual Barrera, Alina Eugenia and Grosso, Giuseppe and Xiao, Jianbo and Battino, Maurizio and Giampieri, Francesca mail manucassotta@gmail.com, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, kilian.tutusaus@uneatlantico.es, alina.pascual@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, maurizio.battino@uneatlantico.es, francesca.giampieri@uneatlantico.es (2023) Possible role of nutrition in the prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease-related colorectal cancer: a focus on human studies. Nutrition. p. 111980. ISSN 08999007

Article Subjects > Biomedicine
Subjects > Engineering
Subjects > Nutrition
Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Obesity and overweight has increased in the last year and has become a pandemic disease, the result of sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets rich in sugars, refined starches, fats and calories. Machine learning (ML) has proven to be very useful in the scientific community, especially in the health sector. With the aim of providing useful tools to help nutritionists and dieticians, research focused on the development of ML and Deep Learning (DL) algorithms and models is searched in the literature. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) protocol has been used, a very common technique applied to carry out revisions. In our proposal, 17 articles have been filtered in which ML and DL are applied in the prediction of diseases, in the delineation of treatment strategies, in the improvement of personalized nutrition and more. Despite expecting better results with the use of DL, according to the selected investigations, the traditional methods are still the most used and the yields in both cases fluctuate around positive values, conditioned by the databases (transformed in each case) to a greater extent than by the artificial intelligence paradigm used. Conclusions: An important compilation is provided for the literature in this area. ML models are time-consuming to clean data, but (like DL) they allow automatic modeling of large volumes of data which makes them superior to traditional statistics. metadata Ferreras, Antonio and Sumalla Cano, Sandra and Martínez-Licort, Rosmeri and Elío Pascual, Iñaki and Tutusaus, Kilian and Prola, Thomas and Vidal Mazón, Juan Luis and Sahelices, Benjamín and de la Torre Díez, Isabel mail UNSPECIFIED, sandra.sumalla@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, inaki.elio@uneatlantico.es, kilian.tutusaus@uneatlantico.es, thomas.prola@uneatlantico.es, juanluis.vidal@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2023) Systematic Review of Machine Learning applied to the Prediction of Obesity and Overweight. Journal of Medical Systems, 47 (1). ISSN 1573-689X

2022

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés The Information Centric Networking (ICN) is a future internet architecture to support efficient content distribution in a vehicular environment. In-network caching in ICN provides a realistic solution for vehicular communication due to storage of content replicas inside network vehicles. However, the challenge still exists while caching content replicas in resource constraint vehicles ( such as limited power and cache capacity) to minimize the communication latency. To address the above mentioned challenge, this paper proposes EPC - an ICN based Energy efficient Placement of Content chunk that fits well in a vehicular environment. The proposed resource management strategy mainly aims to reduce the content fetching delay by caching content replicas towards the network edge router. The EPC strategy decides on placement of content chunks on each vehicle by jointly considering residual power of current vehicle, local popularity of content, and caching gain. The EPC supports efficient utilization of network available resources by allowing only vehicles with their residual power greater than threshold to perform chunk caching and hence, further offers reduced content duplication in the whole network. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme is evaluated in Icarus- an ICN simulator for analyzing the performance of ICN caching and routing strategies. The EPC outperforms various state of the art caching strategies approximately by 30% when gets evaluated in terms of offered cache hit ratio, content retrieval delay, and the average number of hops utilized for fetching the requested content. metadata Gupta, Divya and Rani, Shalli and Singh, Aman and Rodrigues, Joel J. P. C. mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, aman.singh@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2022) ICN Based Efficient Content Caching Scheme for Vehicular Networks. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1524-9050

Other Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Projects I+D+I
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Projects I+D+I
Cerrado Español La línea de actividad científico-técnica que se propone se titula “Observatorio 5G“ y está orientada a generar conocimiento en el ámbito de las nuevas redes de telecomunicaciones y servicios asociados al estándar tecnológico de quinta generación para redes móviles de banda ancha (5G). El despliegue de la quinta generación de tecnologías de telefonía móvil, conocida como 5G, está protagonizado por la necesidad de conseguir que las diferentes compañías fabricantes consigan implantar sus estándares a nivel internacional. A diferencia de las tecnologías de 3G y 4G donde era necesario un despliegue masivo para dar servicio a cuanto mayor número posible de población, la tecnología 5G se basa en el concepto de despliegues particulares, con soluciones críticas mediante soluciones ad-hoc. Por ello, es importante tanto la creación de un potente ecosistema 5G así como que el mismo contemple a los emprendedores y pequeñas empresas que será quienes creen los servicios que solucionen los problemas concretos de las industrias sobre esta nueva tecnología. La tecnología 5G será una realidad en breve. Por ello, se requiere realizar acciones que permitan que los países lideren su implantación de una manera sólida, ordenada y consensuada permitiendo una ventaja competitiva tanto a nivel gubernamental como industrial para desarrollar un ecosistema adecuado del despliegue de 5G. Para poder dar soluciones en tres ámbitos de actuación (Coordinación de Proyectos; Regulación y Legislación; e Innovación, Emprendimiento y Estandarización) se propone analizar la creación de un Observatorio 5G. El objetivo general del presente proyecto es elaborar un estudio que permita analizar la factibilidad de la creación de un Observatorio 5G. Para ello, será necesario identificar las grandes líneas maestras que deben ser comunes a un observatorio según las singularidades de cada territorio. En particular, nuestro interés será identificar oportunidades alrededor de lo que denominábamos “innovación y ecosistema 5G”, es decir, oportunidades que se puedan abrir especialmente: - Para la creación de un ecosistema científico-técnico que comparta la capacidad de Innovación mediante la tecnología 5G (Universidades, Centros Tecnológicos, Centros de I+D de las empresas, etc.). - Para la generación de conocimiento con el mundo científico y académico que permita adaptar la formación del talento para tener en cuenta las necesidades futuras en base a la tecnología. - Crear sinergias desde el ecosistema de innovación con el ecosistema de emprendimiento que favorezca la creación de nuevas empresas y productos para liderar el mercado. - Generar capacitaciones y formación continua. metadata UNSPECIFIED mail UNSPECIFIED (2022) Observatorio 5G. Repositorio de la Universidad. (Unpublished)

Article Subjects > Biomedicine
Subjects > Nutrition
Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Cactus has been used in traditional folk medicine because of its role in treating a number of diseases and conditions. Prickly pear fruit is an excellent source of secondary metabolites (i.e., betalains, flavonoids, and ascorbic acid) with health-promoting properties against many common human diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, rheumatic pain, gastric mucosa diseases and asthma. In addition, prickly pears are potential candidates for the development of low-cost functional foods because they grow with low water requirements in arid regions of the world. This review describes the main bioactive compounds found in this fruit and shows the in vitro and some clinical studies about the fruit of most important cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) and its relationship with some chronic diseases. Even though a lot of effort have been done to study the relationship between this fruit and the human health, more studies on Opuntia ficus-indica could help better understand its pharmacological mechanism of action to provide clear scientific evidence to explain its traditional uses, and to identify its therapeutic potential in other diseases. metadata Armas Diaz, Yasmany and Machì, Michele and Salinari, Alessia and Mazas Pérez-Oleaga, Cristina and Martínez López, Nohora Milena and Briones Urbano, Mercedes and Cianciosi, Danila mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, cristina.mazas@uneatlantico.es, nohora.martinez@uneatlantico.es, mercedes.briones@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Prickly pear fruits from "Opuntia ficus-indica" varieties as a source of potential bioactive compounds in the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 15 (4). pp. 581-592. ISSN 1973798X

Article Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Network slicing is expected to be critical in the deployment of 5G mobile networks and systems. On top of a single physical infrastructure, the technology enables operators to operate several virtual networks. As the 5G commercialization was recently deployed, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) will drive network slicing. In this article, we present an overview of SDN in 5G, and the motivation, role, and market growth of network slicing. We then discuss usage scenarios of SDN in network slicing for 5G. The proposed architecture comprises the three usage scenarios: enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) provides the support to varying types of services used; ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) provides a certain class of applications such as higher bandwidth, high definition video streaming, mobile TV, and so on; massive machine type communications (mMTC) throws light on the types of services used to connect huge numbers of devices. Finally, challenges and solutions based on network slicing in 5G are presented. metadata Babbar, Himanshi and Rani, Shalli and AlZubi, Ahmad Ali and Singh, Aman and Nasser, Nidal and Ali, Asmaa mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, aman.singh@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2022) Role of Network Slicing in Software Defined Networking for 5G: Use Cases and Future Directions. IEEE Wireless Communications, 29 (1). pp. 112-118. ISSN 1536-1284

2021

Other Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Projects I+D+I
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Projects I+D+I
Cerrado Español "La actividad de I+D que se propone se orienta a desarrollar un módulo informático que permita la gestión indexada del material audiovisual que puede complementar al contenido en las revistas digitales. Además, se crea un sistema de métricas empleando tecnologías de inteligencia de negocio (business intelligence). Los objetivos específicos de la actividad de I+D son: 1. Definir un estándar adecuado para definir los metadatos relacionados con recursos audiovisuales contenidos y gestionados por una plataforma digital de una revista científica o editorial. 2. Desarrollar una solución para crear un canal de consulta de recursos audiovisuales (artículos y revistas) contenidos en una plataforma digital. 3. Construir un prototipo experimental que incluya la funcionalidad de la gestión indexada del recurso audiovisual. 4. Proponer un sistema de métricas empleando tecnologías relacionadas con la inteligencia de negocio (business intelligence) a partir de las estadísticas que se generan en el sistema. " metadata UNSPECIFIED mail mls@devnull.funiber.org (2021) DIGI: Desarrollo de un prototipo digital para la gestión de recursos audiovisuales. Repositorio de la Universidad. (Unpublished)

Other Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Projects I+D+I
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Projects I+D+I
Cerrado Español La línea de actividad científico-técnica está orientada a explorar nuevas formas de desarrollo de software y arquitecturas que puedan ser extensibles a sistemas de gestión en el ámbito de la educación. El objetivo general del proyecto es evaluar la implantación de aplicativos informáticos de gestión por medio de una arquitectura de microservicios. Objetivos específicos: 1- Diseñar una arquitectura de software basada en microservicios incluyendo la definición de las herramientas de desarrollo e infraestructuras necesarias. 2- Desarrollar un módulo para la gestión curricular en el ámbito académico. 3- Desarrollar un módulo-componente para cuadros de mando integral aplicables a diferentes dominios de aplicación. 4- Evaluar los resultados obtenidos en los prototipos implantados, la metodología empleada, la arquitectura propuesta de microservicios y la infraestructura utilizada. A través del presente proyecto, se espera incrementar el nivel de actividad innovadora, en particular en los campos de: arquitectura de microservicios, microservicios multi-dominio. Algunos de los resultados esperados son: arquitectura de microservicios y novedosa estrategia de desarrollo en la organización, mejora productiva en el proceso de desarrollo de soluciones TIC, mejora en los procesos de gestión académica. metadata UNSPECIFIED mail UNSPECIFIED (2021) Desarrollo experimental de una arquitectura de microservicios aplicada a la gestión académica. Repositorio de la Universidad. (Unpublished)

Article Subjects > Psychology Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Many earlier studies conducted on sports betting and addiction have examined sports betting in the context of gambling and have not taken into account the specific motivations of sports betting. Therefore, the effects of motivational elements of sports betting on sports betting addiction risk are unknown. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of motivation factors specific to sports betting on sports betting addiction. Accordingly, three linked studies were conducted. Firstly, to determine sports betting motivations “Sports Betting Motivation Scale (SBMS)” developed and validated. Secondly, to determine the risks of sports betting addiction “Problem Sports Betting Severity Index (PSBSI)” was adapted from Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI). Finally, the third study examined effects of the sports betting motivations on sports betting addiction risk. Study one (n=281), study two comprised (n=230), and the final study comprised (n=643) sports fans who bet on sports regularly for 12 months with different motivations. The findings demonstrate that the SBMS appears to be a reliable and valid instrument for assessing sports betting motivations. Also, the findings provided PSBSI validity for the use of the Turkish and sports betting adapted version of PGSI. As a result of the main research, “make money,” “socialization,” and “being in the game” motivations were found to be positive predictors of sports betting addiction risk, while “fun” motivation was a negative predictor. The motivations “recreation/escape,” “knowledge of the game,” and “interest in sport” were found not to be significant predictors of the risk of sports betting addiction. metadata Gökce Yüce, Sevda and Yüce, Arif and Katırcı, Hakan and Nogueira-López, Abel and González-Hernández, Juan mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, abel.nogueira@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED (2021) Effects of Sports Betting Motivations on Sports Betting Addiction in a Turkish Sample. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

Article Subjects > Biomedicine Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés Fasting, caloric restriction and foods or compounds mimicking the biological effects of caloric restriction, known as caloric restriction mimetics, have been associated with a lower risk of age-related diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer and cognitive decline, and a longer lifespan. Reduced calorie intake has been shown to stimulate cancer immunosurveillance, reducing the migration of immunosuppressive regulatory T cells towards the tumor bulk. Autophagy stimulation via reduction of lysine acetylation, increased sensitivity to chemo- and immunotherapy, along with a reduction of insulin-like growth factor 1 and reactive oxygen species have been described as some of the major effects triggered by caloric restriction. Fasting and caloric restriction have also been shown to beneficially influence gut microbiota composition, modify host metabolism, reduce total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lower diastolic blood pressure and elevate morning cortisol level, with beneficial modulatory effects on cardiopulmonary fitness, body fat and weight, fatigue and weakness, and general quality of life. Moreover, caloric restriction may reduce the carcinogenic and metastatic potential of cancer stem cells, which are generally considered responsible of tumor formation and relapse. Here, we reviewed in vitro and in vivo studies describing the effects of fasting, caloric restriction and some caloric restriction mimetics on immunosurveillance, gut microbiota, metabolism, and cancer stem cell growth, highlighting the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying these effects. Additionally, studies on caloric restriction interventions in cancer patients or cancer risk subjects are discussed. Considering the promising effects associated with caloric restriction and caloric restriction mimetics, we think that controlled-randomized large clinical trials are warranted to evaluate the inclusion of these non-pharmacological approaches in clinical practice. metadata Pistollato, Francesca and Forbes-Hernández, Tamara Y. and Calderón Iglesias, Rubén and Ruiz Salces, Roberto and Elexpuru Zabaleta, Maria and Dominguez Azpíroz, Irma and Cianciosi, Danila and Quiles, José L. and Giampieri, Francesca and Battino, Maurizio mail francesca.pistollato@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, ruben.calderon@uneatlantico.es, roberto.ruiz@uneatlantico.es, maria.elexpuru@uneatlantico.es, irma.dominguez@unini.edu.mx, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2021) Effects of caloric restriction on immunosurveillance, microbiota and cancer cell phenotype: Possible implications for cancer treatment. Seminars in Cancer Biology. pp. 45-57. ISSN 1044-579X

Article Subjects > Psychology Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés In recent decades, perfectionism has generated growing interest from the scientific community in understanding exercise addiction, due to the explicative contributions offered its characteristics that can make individuals more susceptible to unhealthy and compulsive exercise. There have been limited studies of such constructions in sports contexts. With the purpose of identifying the most relevant evidence on the constructs in sports contexts, the main links between perfectionism and exercise addiction in athletes were described. Taking into account the principles established by the PRISMA and AMSTAR statements for the qualitative and quantitative description of findings in systematic reviews, a compendium of original articles in English, French and Spanish published on the Web of Science electronic platforms and databases is presented, Scopus, ProQuest, MEDLINE and EBSCO-HOST, and included major resources such as PSY Articles, PsycINFO, LWW, ERIC, SportDISCUS, PubMed, ERIC, Dialnet, PubMed, ISOC, the Cochrane Library and Google Scholar. Of the 754 articles identified, only 22 met the established inclusion criteria. Finally, the relationship between exercise addiction and perfectionism, and the risk function of certain personality traits, such as narcissism, in this association is confirmed. metadata González-Hernández, J. and Nogueira-López, Abel and Zangeneh, M. and López-Mora, C. mail UNSPECIFIED, abel.nogueira@uneatlantico.es, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED (2021) Exercise Addiction and Perfectionism, Joint in the Same Path? A Systematic Review. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

Other Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Projects I+D+I
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Projects I+D+I
Cerrado Español El proyecto de investigación que se pretende llevar a cabo se refiere a la “Formación práctica mediante la aplicación de tecnologías basadas en entornos virtuales, aumentados e inmersivos“, y está orientado a una investigación que nos permita aplicar tecnologías de la información para simular entornos reales que son útiles en el ámbito de la educación y en concreto pretendemos innovar en los sistemas de evaluación que permitan a los docentes emplear estos entornos digitales. Las plataformas y medios digitales están cada vez más presentes en la sociedad y por ende en las organizaciones empresariales. Los profesionales de la educación no son ajenos a esta situación y se aprovechan de estas tecnologías y a la vez se enfrentan al reto de adaptarse de manera constante al avance tecnológico y a las repercusiones que tiene en su desempeño. En este ámbito, el desarrollo de las plataformas digitales para aprendizaje se ha visto impulsado por la confluencia de múltiples factores entre los cuales se destaca el avance tecnológico, la disponibilidad de dispositivos, las nuevas generaciones de nativos digitales. La formación e-learning es un ejemplo del auge de estas plataformas digitales pero todavía nos encontramos tecnologías más avanzadas como la realidad virtual, tecnologías inmersivas, Internet de las Cosas, etc. que también tienen o tendrán cabida en el entorno educativo. Nuestro proyecto nace con el objetivo de aportar valor a este escenario alrededor de los conocidos como entornos virtuales. Desde el sector educativo universitario, se ha sabido ver la oportunidad de la aplicación de estas técnicas a los procesos formativos del alumnado, inicialmente desde las ramas de la ingeniería que se dedicaban al propio desarrollo de estas tecnologías, y posteriormente desde las disciplinas más afines al aprendizaje cognitivo humano como pueden ser la Psicología o la Pedagogía que buscan evaluar estas técnicas respecto a otras metodologías más clásicas presentes en la Educación. Sin embargo, como se puede extraer de diversos artículos científicos que aplican estas modalidades para la educación, persisten carencias para que los docentes de cualquier área/disciplina dispongan de herramientas lo suficientemente intuitivas para crear los entornos virtuales para simular los entornos profesionales de su especialidad. El diseño de herramientas para docentes (T. Budai, 2019), ayudaría a evitar estas barreras de entrada para extender su uso. Por otro lado, aunque las publicaciones que aplican este tipo de tecnologías a la enseñanza (N. Pellas, 2020), la formación profesional (H. B. Andersson, 2020), o incluso a aprendizajes cognitivos (E. Rho, 2020), consideran que son muy positivas desde el punto de vista pedagógico (H. Ardiny, 2018), se reclama una necesidad en cuanto a establecer unas métricas y metodologías de evaluación apropiadas al proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje (A. Dengel, 2018), (A. Christopoulos, 2019). En algunos casos se habla la gran asignatura pendiente, que es el tema de la evaluación. Cuando los docentes intentan implementar instrumentos de evaluación basados en entornos digitales, encuentran dificultades para hallar el equilibrio entre la evaluación, la metodología y el uso de los nuevos medios. Ante este escenario, el proyecto pretende diseñar y desarrollar un entorno virtual experimental para la educación práctica universitaria con énfasis en el sistema de evaluación del proceso de aprendizaje y el control de calidad. metadata UNSPECIFIED mail UNSPECIFIED (2021) IMMERSIVE TECH: Formación práctica mediante la aplicación de tecnologías basadas en entornos virtuales, aumentados e inmersivos. Repositorio de la Universidad. (Unpublished)

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Other Subjects > Comunication Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Projects I+D+I
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Projects I+D+I
Cerrado Español Actualmente, las redes sociales se han convertido en una potente herramienta de comunicación y divulgación tanto científica, como informativa. Sin embargo, el potencial de las redes sociales se dirige básicamente hacia el público general y joven y desde los mercados de retail, moda,.. mientras que existe una oportunidad para aprovechar las redes sociales para científicos y así también plantear nuevos formatos digitales para las revistas científicas. El proyecto pretende llevar a cabo una innovación en la empresa, teniendo en cuenta que el campo de las redes sociales dentro del ámbito científico está escasamente desarrollado (Academia, Researchgate, Mendeley..) y todo ello transfiriendo el conocimiento desde un grupo de investigación universitario. metadata UNSPECIFIED mail UNSPECIFIED (2020) El rol de las redes sociales en el ámbito científico. Repositorio de la Universidad. (Unpublished)

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Cerrado Español 1- Gestionar online el proceso de revisión de contenidos recibidos y gestionarlo a distancia, contando con usuarios que se conectan al sistema de forma online y aportan sus valoraciones a través de la misma plataforma. En este caso se trata de facilitar un flujo de trabajo entre los diferentes participantes en el proceso (director de revista, editor en jefe, editor y revisor), de forma que puedan optimizar su productividad y trabajar de forma asincrónica sobre unos mismos contenidos editoriales y siguiendo un proceso homogéneo de acuerdo a nuestros procedimientos. 2- Automatizar determinados procesos de revisión de contenidos. En concreto, habíamos considerado de interés mejorar el proceso de revisión del formato de los artículos recibidos gracias a un software basado en inteligencia artificial. Teniendo en cuenta que los artículos científicos tienen una estructura y contenidos normalizados, pensamos que era posible automatizar algunos elementos de la revisión preliminar de contenidos. 3- Disponer de una solución para la fidelización de autores-revisores generando automáticamente certificados de participación como revisores de artículos científicos. Teniendo en cuenta la dificultad de lograr la participación de revisores científicos, y como parte del sistema de fidelización, se propuso una innovación en la plataforma, que permite generar de forma automática un auto-certificado para los revisores. 4- Estudiar la aplicación de los metadatos, las plataformas multilingües y las de e-commerce para distribución de contenidos. En este caso, lo que se hizo fue solicitar unos estudios de vigilancia tecnológica relacionados con: - Estándares internacionales para la creación de metadatos que nos permitan indexar de la mejor manera posible nuestros contenidos. - Estándares para plataformas multilingües que nos fueran de aplicación para crear un sistema de gestión de contenidos multi-idioma enlazado con los procesos de traducción. - Plataformas de e-commerce adaptadas a la distribución de contenidos electrónicos que nos permitiesen monetizar determinados contenidos y venderlos en Internet. metadata UNSPECIFIED mail UNSPECIFIED (2020) Estudios de vigilancia tecnológica y proyecto piloto para revista electrónica. Repositorio de la Universidad. (Unpublished)

2017

Other Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Projects I+D+I
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Projects I+D+I
Cerrado Español El objetivo principal del proyecto es el desarrollo de un conjunto de tecnologías digitales estandarizables que permitan a la empresa crear una API (Application Programming Interface) de interconexión entre una revista científica y entidades externas, como pueden ser bibliotecas universitarias y otros intermediarios de recursos de información. En síntesis, las principales innovaciones del proyecto son: la creación de un formato estándar de intercambio de datos para los artículos científicos, monetizar la difusión de contenidos científicos en un formato B2B, la implementación de una nueva funcionalidad para la plataforma OJS inexistente en el mercado, así como facilitar el intercambio de datos y acceso a la información entre plataformas. metadata UNSPECIFIED mail UNSPECIFIED (2017) TICartículo: Tecnologías de intercambio de datos de artículos científicos. Repositorio de la Universidad.

Other Subjects > Teaching Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Projects I+D+I
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Ibero-american International University > Research > Projects I+D+I
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Projects I+D+I
Cerrado Inglés El e-learning como modalidad de enseñanza-aprendizaje introduce especificidades en cuanto a las funciones y competencias docentes: nuevos entornos de aprendizaje suponen nuevos enfoques para entenderlos, diseñarlos y gestionarlos. La empresa MLSJOURNALS pretende desarrollar una nueva línea de servicios para Universidades dentro del campo de las competencias docentes para la cual requiere de un profesional del campo de la psicología y la docencia. La presente actividad de I+D aporta a la empresa un conocimiento sistematizado y basado en la evidencia, para describir el perfil de competencias docentes para la formación universitaria en entornos virtuales de aprendizaje. Con ello, la empresa pretende aportar un nuevo servicio que dé respuesta a esta necesidad en el mercado universitario, enfocándose a dos objetivos principales: 1. Describir el conjunto de competencias - que integran conocimientos, habilidades y actitudes- que deben reunir los profesores universitarios para la docencia a través de Entornos Virtuales de Aprendizaje. 2. Descubrir la relación existente entre el perfil competencial de los profesores y los resultados logrados en el proceso de enseñanza – aprendizaje. metadata UNSPECIFIED mail UNSPECIFIED (2017) VIRTUALAP: Competencias docentes para la formación universitaria en un entorno virtual de aprendizaje. Repositorio de la Universidad.

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Isoflavones Effects on Vascular and Endothelial Outcomes: How Is the Gut Microbiota Involved?

Isoflavones are a group of (poly)phenols, also defined as phytoestrogens, with chemical structures comparable with estrogen, that exert weak estrogenic effects. These phytochemical compounds have been targeted for their proven antioxidant and protective effects. Recognizing the increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), there is a growing interest in understanding the potential cardiovascular benefits associated with these phytochemical compounds. Gut microbiota may play a key role in mediating the effects of isoflavones on vascular and endothelial functions, as it is directly implicated in isoflavones metabolism. The findings from randomized clinical trials indicate that isoflavone supplementation may exert putative effects on vascular biomarkers among healthy individuals, but not among patients affected by cardiometabolic disorders. These results might be explained by the enzymatic transformation to which isoflavones are subjected by the gut microbiota, suggesting that a diverse composition of the microbiota may determine the diverse bioavailability of these compounds. Specifically, the conversion of isoflavones in equol—a microbiota-derived metabolite—seems to differ between individuals. Further studies are needed to clarify the intricate molecular mechanisms behind these contrasting results.

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Deep Learning Approaches for Image Captioning: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Potential

Generative intelligence relies heavily on the integration of vision and language. Much of the research has focused on image captioning, which involves describing images with meaningful sentences. Typically, when generating sentences that describe the visual content, a language model and a vision encoder are commonly employed. Because of the incorporation of object areas, properties, multi-modal connections, attentive techniques, and early fusion approaches like bidirectional encoder representations from transformers (BERT), these components have experienced substantial advancements over the years. This research offers a reference to the body of literature, identifies emerging trends in an area that blends computer vision as well as natural language processing in order to maximize their complementary effects, and identifies the most significant technological improvements in architectures employed for image captioning. It also discusses various problem variants and open challenges. This comparison allows for an objective assessment of different techniques, architectures, and training strategies by identifying the most significant technical innovations, and offers valuable insights into the current landscape of image captioning research.

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Analyzing patients satisfaction level for medical services using twitter data

Public concern regarding health systems has experienced a rapid surge during the last two years due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Accordingly, medical professionals and health-related institutions reach out to patients and seek feedback to analyze, monitor, and uplift medical services. Such views and perceptions are often shared on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Twitter is the most popular and commonly used by the researcher as an online platform for instant access to real-time news, opinions, and discussion. Its trending hashtags (#) and viral content make it an ideal hub for monitoring public opinion on a variety of topics. The tweets are extracted using three hashtags #healthcare, #healthcare services, and #medical facilities. Also, location and tweet sentiment analysis are considered in this study. Several recent studies deployed Twitter datasets using ML and DL models, but the results show lower accuracy. In addition, the studies did not perform extensive comparative analysis and lack validation. This study addresses two research questions: first, what are the sentiments of people toward medical services worldwide? and second, how effective are the machine learning and deep learning approaches for the classification of sentiment on healthcare tweets? Experiments are performed using several well-known machine learning models including support vector machine, logistic regression, Gaussian naive Bayes, extra tree classifier, k nearest neighbor, random forest, decision tree, and AdaBoost. In addition, this study proposes a transfer learning-based LSTM-ETC model that effectively predicts the customer’s satisfaction level from the healthcare dataset. Results indicate that despite the best performance by the ETC model with an 0.88 accuracy score, the proposed model outperforms with a 0.95 accuracy score. Predominantly, the people are happy about the provided medical services as the ratio of the positive sentiments is substantially higher than the negative sentiments. The sentiments, either positive or negative, play a crucial role in making important decisions through customer feedback and enhancing quality.

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Mediterranean Diet and Sleep Features: A Systematic Review of Current Evidence

The prevalence of sleep disorders, characterized by issues with quality, timing, and sleep duration is increasing globally. Among modifiable risk factors, diet quality has been suggested to influence sleep features. The Mediterranean diet is considered a landmark dietary pattern in terms of quality and effects on human health. However, dietary habits characterized by this cultural heritage should also be considered in the context of overall lifestyle behaviors, including sleep habits. This study aimed to systematically revise the literature relating to adherence to the Mediterranean diet and sleep features in observational studies. The systematic review comprised 23 reports describing the relation between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and different sleep features, including sleep quality, sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and insomnia symptoms. The majority of the included studies were conducted in the Mediterranean basin and reported a significant association between a higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet and a lower likelihood of having poor sleep quality, inadequate sleep duration, excessive daytime sleepiness or symptoms of insomnia. Interestingly, additional studies conducted outside the Mediterranean basin showed a relationship between the adoption of a Mediterranean-type diet and sleep quality, suggesting that biological mechanisms sustaining such an association may exist. In conclusion, current evidence suggests a relationship between adhering to the Mediterranean diet and overall sleep quality and different sleep parameters. The plausible bidirectional association should be further investigated to understand whether the promotion of a healthy diet could be used as a tool to improve sleep quality.

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Exploring factors influencing the severity of pregnancy anemia in India: a study using proportional odds model

Pregnancy-associated anemia is a significant health issue that poses negative consequences for both the mother and the developing fetus. This study explores the triggering factors of anemia among pregnant females in India, utilizing data from the Demographic and Health Survey 2019–21. Chi-squared and gamma tests were conducted to find out the relationship between anemia and various socioeconomic and sociodemographic elements. Furthermore, ordinal logistic regression and multinomial logistic regression were used to gain deeper insight into the factors that affect anemia among pregnant women in India. According to these findings, anemia affects about 50% of pregnant women in India. Anemia is significantly associated with various factors such as geographical location, level of education, and wealth index. The results of our study indicate that enhancing education and socioeconomic status may serve as viable approaches for mitigating the prevalence of anemia disease developed in pregnant females in India. Employing both Ordinal and Multinominal logistic regression provides a more comprehensive understanding of the risk factors associated with anemia, enabling the development of targeted interventions to prevent and manage this health condition. This paper aims to enhance the efficacy of anemia prevention and management strategies for pregnant women in India by offering an in-depth understanding of the causative factors of anemia.

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Iffat Ara Talin mail , Mahmudul Hasan Abid mail , Md Abdus Samad mail , Irma Dominguez Azpíroz mail irma.dominguez@unini.edu.mx, Isabel de la Torre Diez mail , Imran Ashraf mail , Abdullah-Al Nahid mail ,

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