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Open Access Fundoplication in chronic intractable cough
"... Background: Airway reflux is a common cause of chronic cough and this is often refractory to medical therapy. Surgery in the form of Nissen fundoplication has been highly successful in the treatment of the classic reflux symptoms of heartburn and dyspepsia. There is a paucity of data regarding respo ..."
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fundoplication. The average duration of preoperative cough was 8 years. Gastro intestinal symptoms were present in the majority. In 30 (64%) patients a positive response to treatment was recorded. Mild dysphagia or bloating was seen in 18 patients following surgery. Four patients needed repeat surgical
Solving SemiMarkov Decision Problems using Average Reward Reinforcement Learning
 Management Science
, 1999
"... A large class of problems of sequential decision making under uncertainty, of which the underlying probability structure is a Markov process, can be modeled as stochastic dynamic programs (referred to, in general, as Markov decision problems or MDPs). However, the computational complexity of the ..."
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of the classical MDP algorithms, such as value iteration and policy iteration, is prohibitive and can grow intractably with the size of the problem and its related data. Furthermore, these techniques require for each action the one step transition probability and reward matrices, obtaining which is often
Annealing between distributions by averaging moments
 In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26
, 2013
"... Many powerful Monte Carlo techniques for estimating partition functions, such as annealed importance sampling (AIS), are based on sampling from a sequence of intermediate distributions which interpolate between a tractable initial distribution and the intractable target distribution. The nearunive ..."
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Many powerful Monte Carlo techniques for estimating partition functions, such as annealed importance sampling (AIS), are based on sampling from a sequence of intermediate distributions which interpolate between a tractable initial distribution and the intractable target distribution. The near
Average Parameterization and Partial Kernelization for Computing Medians
 PROC. 9TH LATIN
, 2010
"... We propose an effective polynomialtime preprocessing strategy for intractable median problems. Developing a new methodological framework, we show that if the input instances of generally intractable problems exhibit a sufficiently high degree of similarity between each other on average, then there ..."
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We propose an effective polynomialtime preprocessing strategy for intractable median problems. Developing a new methodological framework, we show that if the input instances of generally intractable problems exhibit a sufficiently high degree of similarity between each other on average
Intractability Rate of Approximation Problem for Random Fields in Increasing Dimension
, 2006
"... The behavior of average approximation cardinality for dparametric random fields of tensor product type is investigated. It was shown in [5] that for given relative error level the approximation cardinality increases exponentially, as d → ∞, i.e. one observes the curse of dimensionality (intractabil ..."
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The behavior of average approximation cardinality for dparametric random fields of tensor product type is investigated. It was shown in [5] that for given relative error level the approximation cardinality increases exponentially, as d → ∞, i.e. one observes the curse of dimensionality
Peripheral Nerve Vein Wrapping For Intractable Lower Extremity Pain
"... Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of lower extremity peripheral nerve vein wrapping procedures in the management of patients with intractable lower extremity pain. The hypothesis was that nerve insulation through vein wrapping is effective in treating ..."
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Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of lower extremity peripheral nerve vein wrapping procedures in the management of patients with intractable lower extremity pain. The hypothesis was that nerve insulation through vein wrapping is effective in treating
Use of SAMC for Bayesian Analysis of Statistical Models with Intractable Normalizing Constants
, 2010
"... Bayesian analysis for the models with intractable normalizing constants has attracted much attention in recent literature. In this paper, we propose a new algorithm, the socalled Bayesian Stochastic Approximation Monte Carlo (BSAMC) algorithm, for this problem. BSAMC provides an online approximati ..."
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Bayesian analysis for the models with intractable normalizing constants has attracted much attention in recent literature. In this paper, we propose a new algorithm, the socalled Bayesian Stochastic Approximation Monte Carlo (BSAMC) algorithm, for this problem. BSAMC provides an on
Measuring the Reliability of the Average Estimated Variance
"... In this dissertation an attempt is made to provide tools for evaluating the reliability of decisions based on the AEV for model selection in the general linear model setting. criterion The traditional distribution theory approach to such an evaluation is shown to be intractable due to the complex na ..."
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In this dissertation an attempt is made to provide tools for evaluating the reliability of decisions based on the AEV for model selection in the general linear model setting. criterion The traditional distribution theory approach to such an evaluation is shown to be intractable due to the complex
Optimality of Myopic Sensing in Multichannel Opportunistic Access
, 2008
"... We consider opportunistic communication over multiple channels where the state (“good ” or “bad”) of each channel evolves as independent and identically distributed Markov processes. A user, with limited channel sensing and access capability, chooses one channel to sense and subsequently access (bas ..."
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(based on the sensed channel state) in each time slot. A reward is obtained whenever the user senses and accesses a “good ” channel. The objective is to design an optimal channel selection policy that maximizes the expected total (discounted or average) reward accrued over a finite or infinite horizon
Average Heights in Partially Ordered Sets
, 2014
"... Abstract Ranking of chemicals is an important step in risk assessments. The hazard of chemicals exerted on human or on environments is not directly measurable, instead a set of indicators serve as proxy for this purpose. This socalled multiindicator system is of high scientific value because it c ..."
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) ranks can be determined. This is why average heights are often called average ranks. The calculation of the needed average heights is most often computationally intractable and approximations are needed. The quality of the approximations cannot be checked because of the computational restrictions
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