Research Into Spinal Deformaties 1

Author: J. A. Sevastik
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9789051993080
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this book the results of current multidisciplinary research on different aspects of spine deformities as the etiology, the pathogenesis, the pathomechanism, the three-dimensional imaging of the spine and back, the biomechanics and kinematics of the normal and deformed spine, as well as the conservative and surgical treatment of these conditions are presented by world's most prominent researchers in the different fields of the topic.

Encyclopedia of Health Economics

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Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123756790
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Encyclopedia of Health Economics offers students, researchers and policymakers objective and detailed empirical analysis and clear reviews of current theories and polices. It helps practitioners such as health care managers and planners by providing accessible overviews into the broad field of health economics, including the economics of designing health service finance and delivery and the economics of public and population health. This encyclopedia provides an organized overview of this diverse field, providing one trusted source for up-to-date research and analysis of this highly charged and fast-moving subject area. Features research-driven articles that are objective, better-crafted, and more detailed than is currently available in journals and handbooks Combines insights and scholarship across the breadth of health economics, where theory and empirical work increasingly come from non-economists Provides overviews of key policies, theories and programs in easy-to-understand language

Linear Models with R Second Edition

Author: Julian J. Faraway
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439887349
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Hands-On Way to Learning Data Analysis Part of the core of statistics, linear models are used to make predictions and explain the relationship between the response and the predictors. Understanding linear models is crucial to a broader competence in the practice of statistics. Linear Models with R, Second Edition explains how to use linear models in physical science, engineering, social science, and business applications. The book incorporates several improvements that reflect how the world of R has greatly expanded since the publication of the first edition. New to the Second Edition Reorganized material on interpreting linear models, which distinguishes the main applications of prediction and explanation and introduces elementary notions of causality Additional topics, including QR decomposition, splines, additive models, Lasso, multiple imputation, and false discovery rates Extensive use of the ggplot2 graphics package in addition to base graphics Like its widely praised, best-selling predecessor, this edition combines statistics and R to seamlessly give a coherent exposition of the practice of linear modeling. The text offers up-to-date insight on essential data analysis topics, from estimation, inference, and prediction to missing data, factorial models, and block designs. Numerous examples illustrate how to apply the different methods using R.

Regressions the Age Regression Collection

Author: Eric Filler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781521134672
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of age regressions stories features both men and women becoming little girls.Photobomb: A woman finds herself going back in time each time her picture is taken. Will the next picture of her be the last?Carousel: A woman discovers a carnival ride with the power to make her younger, but there's a horrible price to be paidCoven: A coven of powerful witches is turned into powerless little girls by a child with unlimited abilitiesMy Daughter Changed Me Into Her Baby Sister: When a neglectful father's daughter wishes for a baby sister, he's the one who makes her wish come trueFrom Man of the House to Playing House: A warehouse accident gives an old man a new lease on life--as a young Hispanic girlHelp, I Changed Myself Into a Little Girl: A machine meant to change violent criminals into helpless little girls backfires on its operatorMy Wife Changed Me Into Her Little Girl: A woman tired of her lazy husband changes him into an adorable little girl to become the next Little Bo-Peep mascotFrom Premed to Preschool: Rival premed students become sisters when a lab accident changes them into little girlsThe Curse of Tabla Diabla: A woman with the power of a demon decides to start a new family by changing two young women into her little daughters, but what happens when the demon demands one of them as a sacrifice?Wicked Game: When the world is plunged into the Dark Ages again by an evil witch, a man tries to stop her, but ends up being changed into a little servant girl who is now the pawn in a game for the witch's amusement

Attack of the Mutant Goosebumps 25

Author: R. L. Stine
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545910412
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Realizing that he has become lost in a strange part of town, Skipper Matthews, a ravenous comic book collector who's favorite character is an evil super-villain, discovers a building just like the secret headquarters of his idol.

Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E Book

Author: Shlomo Melmed
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437736009
Format: PDF, Docs
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The latest edition of Williams Textbook of Endocrinology edited by Drs. Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, and Henry M. Kronenberg, helps you diagnose and treat your patients effectively with up-to-the minute, practical know-how on all endocrine system disorders. Comprehensive yet accessible, this extensively revised 12th Edition updates you on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, thyroid disease, testicular disorders, and much more so you can provide your patients with the most successful treatments. Find scientific insight and clinical data interwoven in every chapter, reflecting advances in both areas of this constantly changing discipline, and presented in a truly accessible format. You’ll also access valuable contributions from a dynamic list of expert authors and nearly 2.000 full-color images to help you with every diagnosis. This title has everything you need to manage any and all the clinical endocrinopathies you may encounter. Rely on the one reference that integrates rapidly evolving basic and clinical science in a cohesive, user-friendly format, definitively addresses every topic in the field, and has remained a standard for more than half a century. Update your know-how and skills to diagnose and treat your patients most effectively with exhaustively revised content on diabetes, metabolic disease, thyroid cancer, fertility problems, testicular problems, weight issues, and much more. Apply reliable guidance on endocrine conditions of growing interest like hypothyroidism and testicular disorders, with dedicated new chapters that expound on the latest research findings. Overcome any clinical challenge with comprehensive and easy-to-use coverage of everything from hormone activity, diagnostic techniques, imaging modalities, and molecular genetics, to total care of the patient. Apply the latest practices with guidance from expert authors who contribute fresh perspectives on every topic.

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: Robert Collie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317826310
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gain scientific and theological insight into OCD! The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Pastoral Care for the Road to Change delivers a provocative and stimulating discussion that is meant to inspire new areas of inquiry on this subject. As an OCD sufferer, pastoral counselor, mental health student, or professional, you will reach a new understanding of a complex condition that can destroy the day-to-day lives of its victims. The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder explores the connection between religion and OCD from many different perspectives. You will explore case studies of OCD with religious connections through interviews, diagnosed symptoms, and discussion of the history of religious figures who suffered with OCD. The book also provides a reference list of organizations that focus on OCD, as well as Web sites and Internet addresses devoted to assisting caretakers and helping sufferers. The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder will increase your knowledge of: the evolution of humans and animals in relation to personality development and the obsessive-compulsive disorder church leaders with the obsessive-compulsive disorder brain development and biology and their links to the obsessive-compulsive disorder quality of life issues for sufferers, pastors, and caregivers group therapy for OCD sufferers, including personal stories of OCD in connection with faith and religion neurobiological perspectives on theological issues The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder brings you insightful new research into this complex mental illness, and will assist you in understanding and helping people who suffer from OCD.

The Happiest Baby on the Block

Author: Harvey Karp
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553393235
Format: PDF
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"A completely revised and updated second edition of one of the most popular and bestselling parenting books of all time, by America's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp. Harvey Karp, M.D. shares his groundbreaking approach to calming your new baby's crying and transforming your infant into the happiest baby on the block! His highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: 1. Create the Fourth Trimester: How to re-create the womblike atmosphere your newborn baby still yearns for. 2. Find the Calming Reflex: An "off switch" all babies are born wtih, which quickly soothes fussing and crying. 3. Use the 5 S's: Five easy methods to turn on your baby's amazing calming reflex. 4. Apply the Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S's to calm even colicky babies. THOROUGHLY REVISED SECOND EDITION"--

Statistical Learning with Sparsity

Author: Trevor Hastie
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498712177
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discover New Methods for Dealing with High-Dimensional Data A sparse statistical model has only a small number of nonzero parameters or weights; therefore, it is much easier to estimate and interpret than a dense model. Statistical Learning with Sparsity: The Lasso and Generalizations presents methods that exploit sparsity to help recover the underlying signal in a set of data. Top experts in this rapidly evolving field, the authors describe the lasso for linear regression and a simple coordinate descent algorithm for its computation. They discuss the application of l1 penalties to generalized linear models and support vector machines, cover generalized penalties such as the elastic net and group lasso, and review numerical methods for optimization. They also present statistical inference methods for fitted (lasso) models, including the bootstrap, Bayesian methods, and recently developed approaches. In addition, the book examines matrix decomposition, sparse multivariate analysis, graphical models, and compressed sensing. It concludes with a survey of theoretical results for the lasso. In this age of big data, the number of features measured on a person or object can be large and might be larger than the number of observations. This book shows how the sparsity assumption allows us to tackle these problems and extract useful and reproducible patterns from big datasets. Data analysts, computer scientists, and theorists will appreciate this thorough and up-to-date treatment of sparse statistical modeling.