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The choice of the best-suited statistical distribution for modeling data is not a trivial issue. Unless a sound theoretical background exists for selecting a particular distribution, one will usually resort to testing various candidates and select a distribution based on its fit to the observed data. While this is a legitimate strategy, it is more objective(More)
BACKGROUND The results following open revision surgery following a failed arthroscopic Bankart procedure are not well documented. PURPOSE To evaluate the results of patients with a failed arthroscopic Bankart repair treated with a traditional, open Bankart repair. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS Thirty patients (28 male and 2(More)
BACKGROUND Reference interval estimation is an important issue in clinical laboratories. Present methods are based either on data transformation or on non-parametric approaches. METHODS We present a new technique based in a family of statistical distributions known as GS-distributions that provide a suitable model for continuous unimodal variables. We(More)
The GS-distribution is a family of distributions that provide an accurate representation of any unimodal univariate continuous distribution. In this contribution we explore the utility of this family as a general model in survival analysis. We show that the survival function based on the GS-distribution is able to provide a model for univariate survival(More)
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which permits the noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction of the article in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this article without the permission of the Author(s). For reprints and permission queries, please visit SAGE's Web site at Objective: To evaluate subjective and(More)
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