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through solving semi-infinite programming problems, bounds on the probability
of safely reaching a desired level of wealth on a finite horizon,
when an investor starts with an optimal mean-variance financial investment
strategy under a non-negative wealth restriction.
Post menopausal bleeding is one of the most common conditions referred to gynaecology departments. Up to 5% of these women are found to have malignant, or pre-malignant lesions, with early detection and investigation being crucial for curative treatment. We report on the case of a 73-year-old women referred for having regular menses since 14 years of age and discuss the current investigation and management of post menopausal bleeding.
The three most common variations of Fitts’
index of difficulty are the Fitts formulation, the Welford formulation, and the
Shannon formulation. A recent paper by Hoffmann  critiqued the three and concluded that
the Fitts and Welford formulations are valid and that the Shannon formulation is
invalid. In this paper, we challenge Hoffmann’s position regarding the Shannon
formulation. It is argued that
the issue of validity vs. invalidity is ill-conceived, given that Fitts’ law is
a “model by analogy” with no basis in human motor control. The relevant questions
are of utility: Does a model work? How well? Is it useful? Where alternative formulations
exist, they may be critiqued and compared for strengths and weaknesses, but validity
is an irrelevant construct. In a reanalysis of data from Fitts’ law experiments,
models built using the Shannon formulation are (re)affirmed to be as good as, and
generally better than, those built using the Fitts or Welford formulation.
This article explores the historical, philosophical, curricular, and practical methods of the Japanese auto-biographical method, “seikatusu tsuzurikata” and its implementation in a US elementary school. Seikatsu tsuzurikata is a progressive form of journaling that “provokes students to ‘objectively’ observe the reality surrounding them in terms of their own senses without any intervention of anyone else’s authority”, by writing essays “reflecting on their social situation” (Asanuma, 1986: pp. 153, 155). Part of life writing’s central philosophy is that students are not required to participate. For students who engaged in life writing, several benefits resulted, according to their teachers. However, we found that students had great difficulty articulating their social and emotional worlds because this kind of reflective work was uncomfortable and foreign to students who were subjected to teacher-driven, “content”, and “standards based” instruction. This article concludes by exploring the possibility of connecting life writing with social-emotional learning (SEL).
Objectives: The Solyx System
was developed to be easier and safer to use than other slings. It was the
objective of this study to retrospectively assess the long-term safety and
efficacy of the SolyxTM SIS Sling System. Methods: After IRB approval and informed consent, chart reviews
with follow up phone questionnaires of 69 subjects implanted with the Solyx
Sling were collected at 2 sites. All of the patients had SUI and had urethral
hypermobility with a q-tip test of >30 degrees. All subjects underwent
surgery from 12/2008 to 01/2010 with a mean follow up of 43 months (range 39 -49).
Subjects included in this data collection had a mean age of 67 years (range 30
-87). The dominant type of incontinence within the study patients was SUI while
17/69 (25%) of the subjects also had a component of urge incontinence. 38/69
(55%) of study patients had concomitant procedures. Results: Long-term Solyx results showed 64/69 (93%) of patients
were subjectively dry by questionnaire and were satisfied with their outcome.
63/69 (91%) would have the procedure again. There were 4 cases of denovo urge
incontinence and 2 reports of transient retention. There were no serious
adverse events including no bladder, bowel, vessel or nerve perforations and no
erosions or extrusions. No pain was reported that was attributed to the
implant. Conclusions: Chart
review with follow phone questionnaires indicated that the Solyx Sling was a
safe, efficacious and less-invasive option for patients requiring SUI surgery
and that these results were sustainable for an average of 43 months.
Short Retraction Notice
The paper does not meet the standards of \"Food and Nutrition Sciences\".
This article has been retracted to straighten the academic record. In making this decision the Editorial Board follows COPE's Retraction Guidelines. The aim is to promote the circulation of scientific research by offering an ideal research publication platform with due consideration of internationally accepted standards on publication ethics. The Editorial Board would like to extend its sincere apologies for any inconvenience this retraction may have caused.
Editor guiding this retraction: Prof. Dr. Alessandra Bordoni (EiC of FNS)
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