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Admissibility of the Defendant’s Criminal Records at Trial  [PDF]
James B. Jacobs
Beijing Law Review (BLR) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/blr.2013.43015
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The jury trial, which is a hallmark of the Anglo-American adversary system, requires close attention to the evidence that it is permissible for the lay jurors to hear. No evidentiary issue has proved more contentious than the admissibility of witnesses’, especially defendants’, prior criminal history because of concern that the lay jurors might prejudicially infer present guilt from past criminality. This article explains the complex evidentiary rules for admitting criminal history to prove guilt and to impeach witness credibility. It suggests that inquisitorial trial procedure, which historically has been unconcerned that judges know about the defendant’s prior criminal history while they are determining present guilt may have to restrict admissibility of such evidence as lay juries become more common.

The Impact of Asset Price Bubbles on Credit Risk Measures  [PDF]
Michael Jacobs Jr.
Journal of Financial Risk Management (JFRM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jfrm.2015.44019
Abstract: This study presents an analysis of the impact of asset price bubbles on standard credit risk measures, including Expected Loss (“EL”) and Credit Value-at-Risk (“CVaR”). We present a styled model of asset price bubbles in continuous time, and perform a simulation experiment of a 2 dimensional Stochastic Differential Equation (“SDE”) system for asset value determining Probability of Default (“PD”) through a Constant Elasticity of Variance (“CEV”) process, as well as a correlated a Loss-Given-Default (“LGD”) through a mean reverting Cox-Ingersoll-Ross (“CIR”) process having a long-run mean dependent upon the asset value. Comparing bubble to non-bubble economies, it is shown that asset price bubbles may cause an obligor’s traditional credit risk measures, such as EL and CVaR to decline, due to a reduction in both the standard deviation and right skewness of the credit loss distribution. We propose a new risk measure in the credit risk literature to account for losses associated with a bubble bursting, the Expected Holding Period Credit Loss (“EHPCL”), a phenomenon that must be taken into consideration for the proper determination of economic capital for both credit risk management and measurement purposes.
Clear Cell Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Subtype  [PDF]
Armin Kamyab, Michael J. Jacobs
Journal of Cancer Therapy (JCT) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jct.2011.25091
Abstract: Introduction: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is generally divided into clear cell, papillary, and chromophobe subtypes. Clear cell papillary RCC is a recently described subtype. Case report: We report the case of a 42 year old female who was found on computed tomography scan of the abdomen to have a cyst which appeared to involve the right kidney. Pathology of the cyst wall revealed features consistent with a RCC, clear cell papillary type. Discussion: Clear cell papillary RCC are a recently described entity with less than 100 cases reported in the literature. Most cases in the literature have been associated with end-stage renal disease, however more case are being reported in patients without renal disease. Conclusion: Clear cell papillary RCC is a rare distinct entity in the spectrum of renal cell carcinoma. Based on the literature they appear to be clinically indolent tumors; however, more research is required to further characterize and prognosticate these rare tumors.
Retroperitoneal High Grade Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma as a Second Metachronous Neoplasm Following Intracranial Meningioma  [PDF]
Armin Kamyab, Michael John Jacobs
Journal of Cancer Therapy (JCT) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jct.2011.24070
Abstract: Introduction: Meningiomas and retroperitoneal sarcomas are two distinct rare tumors, with an incidence of 2 and 0.4 cases per 100,000 respectively. Case Report: We report the case of a 39 year old woman with a history of intracranial meningioma who was found two months later to have a large retroperitoneal sarcoma on CT scan after presenting to the emergency department complaining of abdominal pain. Pathologic evaluation was consistent with a high grade undifferentiated sarcoma. Discussion: It is highly unusual for a 39 year old otherwise healthy patient to present with two rare, seemingly unrelated tumors. It is our suspicion that there is a genetic component involved, however to date no association has been described in the literature between intracranial meningiomas and extracranial sarcomas. Conclusion: Besides being the first report of a retroperitoneal sarcoma occurring as a second metachronous neoplasm following an intracranial meningioma, we suspect that there is a genetic component involved. Further studies may indicate a genetic mutational link.
Addition of Metanx in pregabalin partial responders for painful diabetic neuropathy  [PDF]
Allen Mark Jacobs, Dunlei Cheng
Journal of Diabetes Mellitus (JDM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jdm.2013.33020
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Objective: To study the effect of addition of Metanx on burning parasthesias in patients with symptomatic diabetic neuropathy who had obtained only partial symptom resolution with pregabalin. Research design and methods: This was an open-label pilot study. There were 16 patients (7 males, 9 females) in the study group and 8 patients (3 males, 5 females) in the control group. A patient numeric rating scale (0 - 10) of neuropathy associated pain was obtained at baseline and at 20 weeks. The control group continued on a fixed dosage of pregabalin (Lyrica) without additional medication, while the study group was supplemented with Metanx (L-methylfolate, methylcobalamin, and pyridoxal 5- phosphate), in addition to being continued on a fixed dosage of pregabalin. Results: After 20 weeks, patients in the study group experienced greater pain relief compared to the control group, (87.5% vs. 25% respectively, p = 0.005). The average pain score reduction after 20 weeks in the study group was 3 compared to0.25 inthe control group (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Our study suggested that addition of Metanx may be used for the relief of pain in patients that have obtained only partial resolution of symptomatology from pregabalin.

Erratum to “Addition of Metanx in Pregabalin Partial Responders for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy”  [PDF]
Allen Mark Jacobs, Dunlei Cheng
Journal of Diabetes Mellitus (JDM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jdm.2014.43035
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Objective: To study the effect of addition of Metanx on burning parasthesias in patients with symptomatic diabetic neuropathy who had obtained only partial symptom resolution with pregabalin. Research design and methods: This was an open-label pilot study. There were 16 patients (7 males, 9 females) in the study group and 8 patients (3 males, 5 females) in the control group. A patient numeric rating scale (0 - 10) of neuropathy associated pain was obtained at baseline and at 20 weeks. The control group continued on a fixed dosage of pregabalin without additional medication, while the study group was supplemented with Metanx (a proprietary blend of bioactive B-vitamins), in addition to being continued on a fixed dosage of pregabalin. Results: After 20 weeks, significantly more patients in the study group experienced pain relief compared to the control group (87.5% vs. 12.5%, respectively, p =0.005). The average pain score reduction after 20 weeks in the study group was 3 compared to0.25 inthe control group (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Our study suggested that addition of Metanx may be used for the relief of pain in patients that have obtained only partial resolution of symptomatology from pregabalin.

The work of Daphne Hampson: The God talk of one feminist theologian
MM Jacobs
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2007,
Abstract: For almost all of human history both in ancient times and in modern contexts, talk about God has been mainly a male preserve. So closely has male God talk been associated by many with God's own voice, that it is still not commonly realized and acknowledged. With the rise of feminism, especially during recent decades, it has changed. In this article the work of Daphne Hampson, a British feminist theologian, is considered: Her definition and critique of Christianity, her view of the relation between the present and our Christian past, specifically with regard to God talk, her dealing with prominent aspects of the Christian belief system and her emphasis on taking seriously all available knowledge and our contemporary context in doing theology. In line with some current trends in God talk, such as a movement away from anthropomorphism, and in dialogue with Friedrich Schleiermacher, she formulates what she calls a “future theism”. HTS Theological Studies Vol. 63 (1) 2007: pp. 231-259
The problem of HIV-related lymphadenopathy: Lymphadenopathy is a common condition in patients with HIV infection
W Jacobs
Continuing Medical Education , 2010,
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Clinical significance of antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae
MR Jacobs
South African Medical Journal , 2002,
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Resensie: "Een stad, drie rooikoppe, sewe dae"
I Jacobs
Tydskrif vir letterkunde , 2013,
Abstract: Een stad, drie rooikoppe, sewe dae. Adeline en Lili Radloff. Pretoria: LAPA Uitgewers, 2012. 422 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7993-5515-4.
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