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On adaptive estimation
Abstract Point estimates that are weighted averages of other estimates are considered. They are adaptive because the weights are also functions of the sample observations.In particular, the weightsExpand
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Serum bilirubin levels in the U.S. Population: Gender effect and inverse correlation with colorectal cancer
Bilirubin, the primary end product of heme catabolism, is a key marker of liver and hematological disorders, and important cytoprotective properties have been ascribed to this bile pigment. The ThirdExpand
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Effect of outliers and nonhealthy individuals on reference interval estimation.
BACKGROUND Improvement in reference interval estimation using a new outlier detection technique, even with a physician-determined healthy sample, is examined. The effect of includingExpand
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Higher levels of basal serial CSF cortisol in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.
OBJECTIVE Results of basal peripheral cortisol measures in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been variable. The authors' goal was to measure CSF cortisol concentrations, which more accuratelyExpand
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Reference intervals: an update.
  • P. Horn, A. Pesce
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Clinica chimica acta; international journal of…
  • 1 August 2003
Reference intervals serve as the basis of laboratory testing and aid the physician in differentiating between the healthy and diseased patient. Standard methods for determining the reference intervalExpand
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A robust approach to reference interval estimation and evaluation.
We propose a new methodology for the estimation of reference intervals for data sets with small numbers of observations or for those with substantial numbers of outliers. We propose a predictionExpand
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Adverse events related to extraoperative invasive EEG monitoring with subdural grid electrodes: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
Implantation of subdural grids and invasive electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring is important to define the ictal‐onset zone and eloquent cortex in selected patients with medically refractoryExpand
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The association of posttraumatic stress disorder and metabolic syndrome: a study of increased health risk in veterans
BackgroundThere is accumulating evidence for a link between trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and diminished health status. To assess PTSD-related biological burden, we measuredExpand
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Cerebrospinal fluid neuropeptide Y in combat veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder
Accruing evidence indicates that neuropeptide Y (NPY), a peptide neurotransmitter, is a resilience-to-stress factor in humans. We previously reported reduced cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) NPYExpand
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Childhood predictors of adult type 2 diabetes at 9- and 26-year follow-ups.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether pediatric office measures (waist circumference, body mass index [BMI], systolic [SBP] and diastolic [DBP] blood pressure, and parental diabetes) and laboratory measuresExpand
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