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STUDY OBJECTIVES Pocket hematoma is a common complication after pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Thus, we investigated the influence of patient comorbidity, implantation strategy, operator experience, antiplatelet therapy, and anticoagulation therapy on hematoma rate. DESIGN Between 1990 and 2002, a total of 3,164(More)
OBJECTIVE An open therapeutic trial was conducted in patients with Bell's palsy. Results were compared with data in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1997 and 2000, 76 patients with Bell's palsy were treated with intravenous methylprednisolone (2 mg/kg/day) and acyclovir (5-10 mg/kg/8 hours) for 7 days. Treatment was initiated in all patients(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Imaging takes an increasing place in the follow-up of patients who have undergone surgery for cholesteatoma, with computed tomography (CT) as the first line imaging technique. However, in case of complete opacity of the tympanomastoid cavities, CT is not able to differentiate residual cholesteatoma from postoperative scar tissue. The(More)
In this retrospective study, the influence of preoperative risk factors on mortality and morbidity after pulmonary surgery is analysed. Sixty-five consecutive pulmonary resections are studied and compared with data from the literature. Age and lung function abnormalities are well known risk factors but a severe selection minimizes their negative effects: a(More)
The pseudotumoral feature of radial scar cause considerable diagnostic problems mammographically and at the extemporaneous examination. From a series of 28 cases, the authors confront their experience with classical mammographic data and emphasize: the difficulty in analysing the central area of the radiating structure, the possibility of glandular(More)
In this paper, we introduce a sparse direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation algorithm for sensor arrays presenting multiple scales of spatial invariance. We exploit the Khatri-Rao structure of the over-complete steering vector dictionary, corresponding to this array geometry, in order to devise a computationally efficient sparse estimation approach. This(More)
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