Victoria Dickinson

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This paper investigates the accrual anomaly in 17 international equity markets and assesses whether similar factors (theories) explain variation in the accrual anomaly. The results of country specific analysis indicate that the accrual anomaly is a global anomaly. Inconsistent with the accrual anomaly being due to a global systematic risk factor I find that(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We predicted that practitioners could identify injectate spread in a model of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block. METHODS Both novices and experts in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block were asked to recognize the spread of local anesthetic in a gelatin ultrasound phantom. In a blinded and randomized fashion, these(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the effect of regular use of nutritional supplements on serum vitamin C levels in a multivariable regression model, taking into account other dietary and demographic variables which may affect nutritional status. METHODS We analyzed NHANES II data for subjects age 3 to 74. Analysis was limited to regular supplement(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of performing routine fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) for microdeletions of chromosome 22q11 when karyotyping fetuses with increased nuchal translucency. DESIGN This was a prospective observational study carried out over an 18-month period. Fetal karyotyping by chorionic villus sampling was offered to 5429 women(More)
Prospective, active surveillance for Rocky Mountain Spotted fever (RMSF) was undertaken in two North Carolina counties for the years 1979-1981. Appropriate age, sex, and geographically matched controls were compared with the serologically confirmed cases of disease. Patients who were suspected of having infection, but were shown not to have RMSF, were also(More)
This study explored the prediction that cases with anterior communicating artery (ACoA) syndrome will exhibit deficits in higher-level language production and comprehension. A 65-year-old adult male with a history of ACoA syndrome was tested on higher-level linguistic tasks. The patient's performance on discourse comprehension. discourse production, and(More)
A study of Rickettsia rickettsii was conducted in Rowan, Cabarrus, and Granville counties, North Carolina in an attempt to define the prevalence of endemic infection in this area. Serum samples were obtained from 1,976 healthy persons and tested by indirect hemagglutination for detectable antibodies to R. rickettsii. Of this group, 568 (28.7%) had(More)
We examine whether short-term financial reporting objectives related to executive compensation and employment horizons affect managers’ decisions to undertake accelerated share repurchases (ASRs) versus open market repurchases (OMRs). In an ASR, the firm repurchases borrowed shares and simultaneously enters into a forward contract with an investment bank.(More)