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A company frequently decides on location and design for new facilities in a sequential way. However, for a fixed number of new facilities (in this study we restrict ourselves to the case of two new facilities), the company might improve its profit by taking its decisions for all the facilities simultaneously. In this paper a profit maximization problem is(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate women's satisfaction and tolerance of hysteroscopic sterilization. DESIGN Prospective analysis of case series. SETTING Gynecology department in a teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) A total of 1,630 women who underwent hysteroscopic sterilization by placement of Essure microinserts (Conceptus, Inc., Mountain View, CA) from January 2003(More)
Individual items of flow in a telecommunications or a transportation network may need to be separated by a minimum distance or time, called a “headway”. If link dependent, such restrictions in general have the effect that the minimum time path for a “convoy” of items to travel from a given origin to a given destination will depend on the size of the convoy.(More)
After 857 women with Essure system inserted for tubal obstruction as a method of sterilization in an outpatient setting, insertion is achieved in close to 99% of the women. Physician described the procedure as very difficult in 15% of the cases, mainly due to anatomical tubal anomalis or tubal spasm, and women felt highly satisfied in all cases.