Carsten M Sorensen

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The International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering (FAME) is a private foundation created in 1996 at the initiative of 21 leading partners of the finance and technology community together with three Universities of the Lake Geneva Region Fame is about research, doctoral training, and executive education with " interfacing " activities(More)
A four-part program was implemented in order to control the rising cost of prophylactic antibiotics: limiting the number of cephalosporins on formulary; prohibiting the use of third- and most second-generation cephalosporins for prophylaxis; using a special order form to designate use as empiric, therapeutic, or prophylactic; and mandatory discontinuance of(More)
PURPOSE The management of lower pole kidney stones is controversial. We examined whether lower pole caliceal anatomy could predict the success of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of primary lower pole kidney stones 20 mm. or less. MATERIALS AND METHODS From December 1997 to June 2001, 246 adults with a single, 20 mm. or less radiopaque lower pole(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the efficacy of 0.05% betamethasone cream for the treatment of pre-pubertal labial adhesions. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 19 children with labial adhesions who were treated with betamethasone cream from 6/2001 to 3/2003. Children were treated with 1 to 3 courses of twice-daily 0.05% betamethasone cream for 4 to(More)
Since the findings of Yü and Gutman [1], the hyperuricosuric calcium stone former is a unique clinical entity. While an impressive number of clinical and epidemiologic studies implicate hyperuricosuria in calcium stone formation, the exact physicochemical mechanism by which uric acid affects calcium oxalate crystallization has not been proven. Allopurinol(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the patterns of urodynamic studies (UDS) use among community urologists. Much controversy exists with regard to the need and indications for UDS in the clinical evaluation of urinary incontinence (UI) and voiding dysfunction (VD). METHODS A one-page questionnaire containing 11 questions was mailed to urologists practicing in the(More)
This paper discusses how the very rapid innovation in mobile platforms within a digital infrastructure challenges the traditional analysis of the revenue business model used by mobile telecom operators. The authors discuss how these mobile platforms have a more dynamic approach to digital innovation, hence they are able to shift business model strategies at(More)
PURPOSE We compared the impact of intravenous sedation versus general anesthesia on the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From November 1997 to May 1998, 295 patients with a single renal or upper ureteral radioopaque stone of less than 2 cm. were treated with the Doli 50 lithotriptor (Dornier Medical Systems,(More)
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