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Methodologies are built upon fundamental assumptions (called paradigms) which are rarely questioned within a respective community. When applying a methodology without being aware of these assumptions we risk accepting wrong conclusions (abduction risk). Therefore this paper proposes that the development of valuable simulation models strongly depends on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate a fully automated and modified APACHE II score calculation exclusively based on routine data supplied by patient data management system, the ICUData, and to assess the predictive performance of this score using analysis of discrimination and calibration at an operative ICU. METHOD SQL scripts (calculation programs) were developed(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate a treatment protocol with repeated transarterial-chemoembolisation (TACE) downsizing before MR-guided laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) using different chemotherapeutic combinations in patients with unresectable colorectal cancer (CRC) liver metastases. METHODS Two hundred and twenty-four patients were included in the(More)
Residual values are considered of major importance for an automotive product/brand in various aspects. They are believed to have a major influence on attributes such as: new car sales, pricing options, buyback risk, and image perception. The presented paper refers to a work in progress model developed for the analysis of residual values in the automotive(More)
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