Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Search Results

Freeman, J., Prisman, E. and Prisman, E. (2014). "Intraoperative Risk Management of Hyperparathyroidism: Modeling and Testing the Parathyroid Hormones’ Evolution as a Mean Reverting Stochastic Processes", Operations Research for Health Care, 3(1), 7-14.

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Abstract This paper describes and validates a stochastic model (Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process) for parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. Rapid intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay supports the emergence of a minimally invasive approach to unilateral parathyroid exploration in the surgical treatment of hyperparathyroidism. The model’s goal is to verify whether a cure has been attained with excision of abnormal parathyroid tissue, based on intraoperative measurements, sparing the need for a bilateral exploration. The scarcity of PTH observations renders the classical methods of goodness-of-fit tests (GoFT) and cure criteria inadmissible or numerically challenging. The paper suggests a new approach to accomplish these goals given limited data. The GoFT strongly supports the model and consequently the induced cure criterion. This model will clarify the confusion in the literature regarding the required PTH decay representing a high likelihood of cure from hyperparathyroidism.