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Haemodilution resulting from crystalloid priming of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit is one of the important reasons for blood transfusion in cardiac surgery, especially in patients with low body surface area (BSA). A prospective study was performed to investigate the technique of intraoperative blood donation (IAD) and retrograde autologous priming(More)
OBJECTIVE Advance care planning (ACP) can result in end-of-life care that is more congruent with patients' values and preferences. There is increasing interest in video decision aids to assist with ACP. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of video decision aids on patients' preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments (primary(More)
Identification of the presence of scaling in the river flow process has been a challenging problem in hydrology. Studies conducted thus far have viewed this problem essentially from a stochastic perspective, because the river flow process has traditionally been assumed to be a result of a very large number of variables. However, recent studies employing(More)
Software maintenance is one of the tedious as well as costly phases in the software development life cycle. It starts immediately after the software product is delivered to the customer and ends when the product is no longer in use. There are various activities carried out during software maintenance phase such as the addition of new features, deletion of(More)
We show that the hourly rainfall rate distribution can be described by a simple power law to a good approximation. We show that the exponent of the distribution in tropics is universal and is equal to 1.13 ±0.11. At higher latitudes the exponent increases and is found to lie in the range 1.3-1.6. It is well known that daily rainfall over a localized region(More)