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Tumors of the abdominal wall excised with inadequately wide margins have a high local recurrence rate. The surgeon's fear of iatrogenic defects of the abdominal wall should not outweigh the need for wide resection margins to prevent tumor recurrence when excising primary and secondary malignancies. Appropriate monobloc excision of abdominal wall(More)
Hürthle cell tumors of the thyroid are uncommon neoplasms that generate considerable controversy regarding the correct clinicopathologic criteria for determining which lesions require aggressive surgical management and which lesions require conservative therapy. The neoplasms range from benign tumors that disappear spontaneously to tumors with widespread(More)
With the pervasive presence of computers has come a variety of legal questions arising from the use of this technology. Although a number of these have been addressed both by commentators and the courts, one area has so far received little attention: liability for misdiagnosis by a computerized expert system. We adopt the view that because of the nature of(More)
Until recently, in United States federal courts the standard for the admissibility of any scientific evidence was whether it was based on generally accepted methodology. " Generally accepted " in turn usually meant in practice " published in a peer-reviewed journal ". Thus it was the opinion of other experts that determined the validity of the methodology.(More)
It included a report on the 1997–98 new doctoral recipients and salary data on faculty members in four-year colleges and universities., is a slight increase over the previous year's final count of 1,174, continuing last year's gradual increase. The number (and proportion) of 1997–98 doctoral recipients who were female rose slightly to 306 (24.8%) after last(More)
  • Kinda Remick Priestley, Douglas Faires, +5 authors James Lewis
  • 2002
This report presents a statistical profile of recipients of doctoral degrees awarded by departments in the mathematical sciences at universities in the United States during the period July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2001. It includes a preliminary analysis of the employment of 2000–01 doctoral recipients and a demographic profile summarizing characteristics(More)
The role of a statistician working in a legal setting requires careful attention to data, methodology, and conclusions. Cooperation with the litigator and communication to the trier of fact are key in determining whether statistical evidence will be admitted and be effective in the variety of legal contexts in which it plays an important role. Guidelines(More)