Tracy C Roberts

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Here we focus on discrimination problems where the number of predictors substantially exceeds the sample size and we propose a Bayesian variable selection approach to multinomial probit models. Our method makes use of mixture priors and Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques to select sets of variables that differ among the classes. We apply our methodology to(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA levels were measured by quantitative-competitive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in weekly leukocyte samples from 50 renal transplant recipients, including 23 with symptomatic and 27 with asymptomatic CMV infection. Peak and week 4 CMV DNA levels were higher in symptomatic subjects (P = .07 and .02, respectively). In a logistic(More)
A nested multiplex PCR assay was designed for the simultaneous detection of Epstein-Barr virus and Toxoplasma gondii DNA from the cerebrospinal fluid of AIDS patients. T. gondii DNA was detected in 8 of 8 patients with Toxoplasma encephalitis and in 0 of 6 patients without toxoplasmosis, and Epstein-Barr virus DNA was found in 9 of 14 patients with central(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infectious titers and DNA levels were determined by quantitative shell vial culture and quantitative-competitive PCR with blood samples from 10 renal transplant recipients with active CMV infection. Blood samples were stored at either room temperature or 4 degrees C and were processed at intervals of 0, 6, 24, 48, and 72 h. All samples(More)
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