Anika Buchholz

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Competing risks analysis considers time-to-first-event ('survival time') and the event type ('cause'), possibly subject to right-censoring. The cause-, i.e. event-specific hazards, completely determine the competing risk process, but simulation studies often fall back on the much criticized latent failure time model. Cause-specific hazard-driven simulation(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Ischemic strokes with motor deficits lead to widespread changes in neural activity and interregional coupling between primary and secondary motor areas. Compared with frontal circuits, the knowledge is still limited to what extent parietal cortices and their interactions with frontal motor areas undergo plastic changes and might(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is one of the key factors causing cardiovascular diseases. A substantial proportion of treated hypertensive patients do not reach recommended target blood pressure values. Shared decision making (SDM) is to enhance the active role of patients. As until now there exists little information on the effects of SDM training in(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is one of the key factors causing cardiovascular diseases which make up the most frequent cause of death in industrialised nations. However about 60% of hypertensive patients in Germany treated with antihypertensives do not reach the recommended target blood pressure. The involvement of patients in medical decision making fulfils not(More)
BACKGROUND Prognostic factors and prognostic models play a key role in medical research and patient management. The Nottingham Prognostic Index (NPI) is a well-established prognostic classification scheme for patients with breast cancer. In a very simple way, it combines the information from tumor size, lymph node stage and tumor grade. For the resulting(More)
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