Expert review of medical devices
The process for licensing and reimbursement is broadly similar but less stringent than that for drugs. It allows the adoption of medical devices without individual comprehensive assessment.
Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research
Sensors (Basel, Switzerland)
Successful transmission of online multimedia streams in wireless multimedia sensor networks (WMSNs) is a big challenge due to their limited bandwidth and power resources. The existing WSN protocols are not completely appropriate for multimedia communication. The effectiveness of WMSNs varies, and it depends on the correct location of its sensor nod...
Statistics in medicine
Often in food safety and bio-surveillance it is desirable to estimate the probability that a contaminant or a function thereof exceeds an unsafe high threshold. The probability or chance in question is very small. To estimate such a probability, we need information about large values. In many cases, the data do not contain information about exceedi...
Statistical methods in medical research
In testing for non-inferiority or superiority in a single arm study, the confidence interval of a single binomial proportion is frequently used. A number of such intervals are proposed in the literature and implemented in standard software packages. Unfortunately, use of different intervals leads to conflicting conclusions. Practitioners thus face ...
Briefings in functional genomics
Massively parallel sequencing allows efficient determination of genomic sequences and intra-host polymorphisms for viruses. However, the sequencing depth that guarantees safe interpretation of the observed data is unclear. We demonstrated that 10-fold genome coverage may allow safe genome assembly, and 1000-fold coverage is required to obtain relia...
Review of Network Economics
The UK Government has proposed national roaming to ensure that consumers may use rival networks in areas where their own operator does not offer (network) coverage (these are known as partial not-spots). The proposed policy aimed at increasing the likelihood of callers being able to make and receive calls. While this may raise a number of concerns ...