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ince the early 1990s, hedge funds have become an increasingly popular asset class. The amount invested globally in hedge funds rose from approximately $50 billion in 1990 to approximately $1 trillion by the end of 2004.1 And because these funds characteristically use substantial leverage, they play a far more important role in the global securities markets(More)
  • David C. Bojanic, Rajiv Kashyap, +7 authors Carmen Ka-Man Cheuk
  • 2000
Means-end theory is used to develop a framework to investigate consumer perceptions of value and satisfaction. The research objective of the study was to assess the impact of product performance and service design on customer perceptions of value and satisfaction. The study was conducted in a non-commercial foodservice setting. The augmented product was(More)
Iatrogenic injury to the supra-diaphragmatic inferior vena cava (IVC) is uncommon, but can lead to a potentially complicated situation. Injury to the IVC is encountered usually during re-operative and congenital surgery, but can occur during the course of routine cardiac surgery as well. Depending on the mechanism, injury may involve the anterior or(More)
Abstract: This paper presents an approach for speech enhancement based on the Bayesian estimator. The cost function in logarithmic domain of the Bayesian estimator is weighted by psychoacoustically motivated speech distortion measure. This weighted cost function exploits the generalized Gamma distributed speech priors under speech presence probability. The(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of diabetes in the population of patients presenting with coronary artery disease continues to rise. The aim of this study was to assess whether high Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) was associated with adverse outcomes in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS A retrospective observational study on(More)
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