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AIMS To evaluate retrospectively the outcome of laparoscopic fundoplication in a cohort of patients with typical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-two patients with typical symptoms of GERD, who were operated for laparoscopic Nissen's fundoplication from March 2001 to August 2008, were studied. The study was(More)
The ability to forecast market share remains a challenge for many managers especially in dynamic markets, such as the telecommunications sector. In order to accommodate the unique dynamic characteristics of the telecommunications market, we use a multi-component model, called MSHARE. Our method involves a two-phase process. The first phase consists of three(More)
Telerehabilitation is defined as the provision of rehabilitation services remotely through the use of telecommunication technologies [Russ07]. The main benefactors of this type of technology include rural or remote communities, individuals that are unable to travel and those that require long term care that can be at least in part administered remotely.(More)
AIMS To evaluate retrospectively the outcome of laparoscopic fundoplication in a cohort of patients with typical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six patients with typical symptoms of GERD, from March 2001 to November 2009, were studied. The study was limited to patients with positive findings on upper GI(More)
The persuasiveness of a health recommendation, among other things, is a function of the cost of engaging in the recommended behavior--such as money, time, effort, and discomfort--and the response-efficacy, defined as the likelihood that adherence to the recommendation would lead to the desired goal. This research investigates how cost and response-efficacy(More)
Although the advent of laparoscopic fundoplication has increased both patient and physician acceptance of antireflux surgery, it has become apparent that the laparoscopic approach is associated with an increased risk of some complications and as well as the occurrence of new complications specific to this approach. One such complication occurred in our(More)
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