Publications by authors named "A Caminero"

115 Publications

The food, the bug, and the ugly: A recipe for food-induced gut pain.

Allergy 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Medicine, Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/all.15018DOI Listing
July 2021

Quality of Service Provision in Fog Computing: Network-Aware Scheduling of Containers.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Jun 9;21(12). Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Computer Science and Automatic Control, Computer Science Engineering Faculty, National Distance University of Spain (Dpto. de Informática y Automática, ETSI Ingeniería Informática, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED), E-28040 Madrid, Spain.

State-of-the-art scenarios, such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities, have recently arisen. They involve the processing of huge data sets under strict time requirements, rendering the use of cloud resources unfeasible. For this reason, Fog computing has been proposed as a solution; however, there remains a need for intelligent allocation decisions, in order to make it a fully usable solution in such contexts. In this paper, a network-aware scheduling algorithm is presented, which aims to select the fog node most suitable for the execution of an application within a given deadline. This decision is made taking the status of the network into account. This scheduling algorithm was implemented as an extension to the Kubernetes default scheduler, and compared with existing proposals in the literature. The comparison shows that our proposal is the only one that can execute all the submitted jobs within their deadlines (i.e., no job is rejected or executed exceeding its deadline) with certain configurations in some of the scenarios tested, thus obtaining an optimal solution in such scenarios.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s21123978DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8226730PMC
June 2021

Increased Bacterial Proteolytic Activity Detected Before Diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis.

Inflamm Bowel Dis 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

From the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

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June 2021

Risk perception and knowledge of COVID-19 in patients with celiac disease.

World J Gastroenterol 2021 Mar;27(12):1213-1225

Department of Medicine, Farncombe Family Digestive Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton L8S4K1, ON, Canada.

Background: We recently demonstrated that the odds of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in patients with celiac disease (CeD) is similar to that of the general population. However, how patients with CeD perceive their COVID-19 risk may differ from their actual risk.

Aim: To investigate risk perceptions of contracting COVID-19 in patients with CeD and determine the factors that may influence their perception.

Methods: We distributed a survey throughout 10 countries between March and June 2020 and collected data on demographics, diet, COVID-19 testing, and risk perceptions of COVID-19 in patients with CeD. Participants were recruited through various celiac associations, clinic visits, and social media. Risk perception was assessed by asking individuals whether they believe patients with CeD are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 when compared to the general population. Logistic regression was used to determine the influencing factors associated with COVID-19 risk perception, such as age, sex, adherence to a gluten-free diet (GFD), and comorbidities such as cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, and diabetes. Data was presented as adjusted odds ratios (aORs).

Results: A total of 10737 participants with CeD completed the survey. From them, 6019 (56.1%) patients with CeD perceived they were at a higher risk or were unsure if they were at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 compared to the non-CeD population. A greater proportion of patients with CeD perceived an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 when compared to infections in general due to their CeD (56.1% 26.7%, < 0.0001). Consequently, 34.8% reported taking extra COVID-19 precautions as a result of their CeD. Members of celiac associations were less likely to perceive an increased risk of COVID-19 when compared to non-members (49.5% 57.4%, < 0.0001). Older age (aOR: 0.99; 95%CI: 0.99 to 0.99, < 0.001), male sex (aOR: 0.84; 95%CI: 0.76 to 0.93, = 0.001), and strict adherence to a GFD (aOR: 0.89; 95%CI: 0.82 to 0.96, = 0.007) were associated with a lower perception of COVID-19 risk and the presence of comorbidities was associated with a higher perception of COVID-19 risk (aOR: 1.38; 95%CI: 1.22 to 1.54, < 0.001).

Conclusion: Overall, high levels of risk perceptions, such as those found in patients with CeD, may increase an individual's pandemic-related stress and contribute to negative mental health consequences. Therefore, it is encouraged that public health officials maintain consistent communication with the public and healthcare providers with the celiac community. Future studies specifically evaluating mental health in CeD could help determine the consequences of increased risk perceptions in this population.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v27.i12.1213DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8006100PMC
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