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Peter Corbett described a new algorithm , Row-Diagonal Parity (RDP), for protection against double failures and described its application to RAID. The RDP algorithm uses a simple parity scheme based on EX-OR operations. Each data block belongs to one row-parity set and one diagonal parity set. In a simple RDP array, there are p + 1 disks. The stripes across(More)
Row-Diagonal Parity (RDP) is a new algorithm for protecting against double disk failures. It stores all data unencoded, and uses only exclusive-or operations to compute parity. RDP is provably optimal in computational complexity, both during construction and reconstruction. Like other algorithms, it is optimal in the amount of redundant information stored(More)
OBJECTIVE We review our experience with the use of the plate and screw method of fixation in the treatment of 160 patients with atlantoaxial instability during a 14-year period at our center. We previously described this method of fixation in 1994. METHODS Between 1988 and 2001, 160 patients with atlantoaxial instability were treated with the use of a(More)
Our experience with 30 cases of atlanto-axial dislocation, over the period of 3 years and 9 months, is described. A modified plate and screw method of fixation of the lateral masses of the atlas and axis was successfully used in these cases. The technical aspects and merits of the method, wherein a 100% union rate was achieved, with no morbidity, mortality,(More)
The study was carried out to determine the safe site of entry and the appropriate trajectory of the screw implantation in the lateral masses of atlas (Cl) and axis (C2) during their fixation using the plate and screw technique. Fifty dried specimens of atlas and axis vertebrae were studied. Various dimensions of the lateral masses were quantitatively(More)
OBJECTIVE We analyzed the data for a series of 14 patients with primary Ewing's sarcomas of the cranium who were treated since 1985. Our aim was to assess the long-term outcomes and the selection of appropriate treatment methods. METHODS The patients were reviewed with respect to their clinical presentations, treatment, and outcomes. Computed tomographic(More)
Fiber dissection techniques were used to study the limbic system, in particular the Papez circuit. The course, length and anatomical relations of the structures that make up the Papez circuit were delineated. Ten previously frozen and formalin-fixed cadaveric human brains were used, and dissected according to the fiber dissection techniques of Klingler et(More)
OBJECTIVE Using a fiber-dissection technique, our aim is to study the fiber bundles of the optic radiation. We focused on the course, the length, anatomical relations with lateral ventricle and the relevance of these finding during surgery in the region. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five previously frozen and formalin-fixed cadaveric human brains were used. The(More)
BACKGROUND Medulloblastoma has recently been found to consist of 4 molecularly and clinically distinct subgroups: WNT, Sonce hedgehog (SHH), Group 3, and Group 4. Deregulated microRNA expression is known to contribute to pathogenesis and has been shown to have diagnostic and prognostic potential in the classification of various cancers. METHODS Molecular(More)
RAID triple parity (RTP) is a new algorithm for protecting against three-disk failures. It is an extension of the double failure correction Row-Diagonal Parity code. For any number of data disks, RTP uses only three parity disks. This is optimal with respect to the amount of redundant information required and accessed. RTP uses XOR operations and stores all(More)