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This article empirically studies the phenomenon of stalking and its victims by utilizing a random sample of college students at a large public University. The study found that 25% of the women and 11% of the men had been stalked at some point in their lives and that six percent were currently being stalked. Additionally, the study found that the majority of(More)
INTRODUCTION The National Board of Health, Denmark in 1997 published guidelines for reporting of pathology data and the Danish Pathology Register (DPR) was established. CONTENT DPR contains patient, pathology, and workload data. VALIDITY AND COVERAGE All records are subject to error tracing. The DPR covers all pathology data in Denmark. CONCLUSION The(More)
During 1981-1985, 417 cases of breast cancer were seen at the Department of Human Pathology, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. During this period, 8041 cases of cancer were reported. Cancer of the breast accounted for 5% of all malignancies in Kenya and only second in number to cancer of the cervix. The incidence rate in females was 1.08 per(More)
Five observers each examined 20 jaundiced patients, recording clinical signs and symptoms on a form which also gave the definitions used for the study. The balanced design of the study allowed examination for order effects, but none were found, except for a tendency for agreement on indicants with more than two categories to improve as the study progressed.(More)
During approximately 2 years 106 clinical and routine laboratory parameters were obtained from each of 500 jaundiced patients consecutively admitted to the surgical and medical departments in a hospital covering a third of the hospital admissions in the city of Copenhagen. The patients were classified mainly by morphological criteria (397 patients) or the(More)
Diagnostic histological and cytological specimens are routinely stored in pathology department archives. These biobanks are a valuable research resource for many diseases, particularly if they can be linked to high quality population-based health registries, allowing large retrospective epidemiological studies to be carried out. Such studies are of(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate and compare the application of different genetic programming (GP) based intelligent methodologies for the construction of rule-based systems in two medical domains: the diagnosis of aphasia's subtypes and the classification of pap-smear examinations. MATERIAL Past data representing (a) successful diagnosis of aphasia's subtypes(More)
Extensive clinical and clinical chemical information was collected from 1002 consecutive jaundiced patients. Initial selection of variables based on Chi 2-tests or Mann-Whitney U-test allowed the removal of 64 of the 107 variables originally collected. A further selection of variables was carried out using a modified version of Bayes' rule thus reducing the(More)
This paper demonstrates two methodologies for the construction of rule-based systems in medical decision making. The first approach consists of a method combining genetic programming and heuristic hierarchical rule-base construction. The second model is composed by a strongly-typed genetic programming system for the generation of fuzzy rule-based systems.(More)