Jeffrey D. Blume

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INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE Although metal baseball bats are widely believed to outperform wood bats, there are few scientific studies which support this. In a batting cage study, Greenwald et al. found that baseballs hit with a metal bat traveled faster than those hit with a wood bat, but the factors responsible for this difference in bat performance remain(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) is diagnosed based on postoperative serum creatinine change, but AKI models have not consistently performed well, in part due to the omission of clinically important but practically unmeasurable variables that affect creatinine. We hypothesized that a latent variable mixture model of postoperative serum creatinine change(More)
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