Thomas Rabenstein

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Tree-based methods can be used to generate rules for prognostic classification of patients that are expressed as logical combinations of covariate values. Several splitting algorithms have been proposed for generating trees from survival data. However, the choice of an appropriate algorithm is difficult and may also depend on clinical considerations. By(More)
With the continuous increase of network capacities, video transmissions in medicine are becoming an effective tool for second opinion diagnosis, archiving and teaching environments. This study investigates video compression delay times and transmission impairments for different compression formats and describes the resulting picture qualities. For the(More)
BACKGROUND This is a review of endoscopic therapy in the setting of palliative management of patients suffering from esophageal cancer (EC). Unfortunately, many cases of EC present in a stage of disease in which curative therapy is not possible. The maintenance of quality of life includes the ability to swallow and of oral feeding, pain control, and the(More)
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