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Teaching evaluations: class act or class action?

evaluations: class act or class action? Philip B. Stark Department of Statistics University of California, Berkeley National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the

Before reproducibility must come preproducibility

Instead of arguing about whether results hold up, let’s push to provide enough information for others to repeat the experiments, says Philip Stark.

Full-thickness skin graft vs. synthetic mesh in the repair of giant incisional hernia: a randomized controlled multicenter study

Purpose Repair of large incisional hernias includes the implantation of a synthetic mesh, but this may lead to pain, stiffness, infection and enterocutaneous fistulae. Autologous full-thickness skin graft as on-lay reinforcement has been tested in eight high-risk patients in a proof-of-concept study, with satisfactory results. In this multicenter randomized study, the use of skin...

Surgical Training and Standardised Management Guidelines Improved the 30-Day Complication Rate After Abdominoplasty for Massive Weight Loss

BackgroundAn increasing number of patients need reconstructive surgery after massive weight loss. The hypothesis was that surgical experience together with standardised management guidelines significantly decreases early complication rates after abdominoplasty for massive weight loss. The primary aim was to assess the 30-day complication rate after abdominoplasty following...

Giant ventral hernia—relationship between abdominal wall muscle strength and hernia area

Background Symptoms arising from giant ventral hernia have been considered to be related to weakening of the abdominal muscles. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the area of the abdominal wall defect and abdominal wall muscle strength measured by the validated BioDex system together with a back/abdominal unit. Methods Fifty-two patients with giant...

The Swine Flu Vaccine and Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Case Study in Relative Risk and Specific Causation

THE SWINE FLU VACCINE AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME: A CASE STUDY IN RELATIVE RISK AND SPECIFIC CAUSATION 0 Copyright © 2001 by David A. Freedman and Philip B. Stark This article is also available at

Freiburger Arbeitsunfallstudie (FAUST)

Im Rahmen der Freiburger Arbeitsunfallstudie wurden 408 Patienten nach schweren Arbeitsunfällen mit stationärer Behandlungspflicht prospektiv auf ihre unmittelbaren und langfristigen psychischen Reaktionen und Folgestörungen hin untersucht. Hinsichtlich des Untersuchungsdesigns und der Epidemiologie wird auf den Beitrag von Südkamp et al. in diesem Heft verwiesen. Im vorliegenden...

Freiburger Arbeitsunfallstudie (FAUST)

Kstler, Babette Rhrich, Philipp Niemeyer Abteilung fr Plastische und Handchirurgie (Prof. Dr. B. Stark): Bjrn Stark, Horst Zajonc, Beate Munder Unter Mitwirkung der Rekrutierungs- und Behandlungszentren

Molecular variants of the ATM gene in Hodgkin's disease in children

Ataxia telangiectasia is an autosomal recessive disease with a striking predisposition of lymphoid malignancies. ATM mutations have been reported in adult sporadic lymphoma and leukaemia. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible involvement of the ATM gene in the carcinogenesis of Hodgkin disease in children. Tumours were obtained from 23 patients and were subjected...

Minimal residual disease (MRD) analysis in the non-MRD-based ALL IC-BFM 2002 protocol for childhood ALL: is it possible to avoid MRD testing?

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