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Skip graphs are a novel distributed data structure, based on skip lists, that provide the full functionality of a balanced tree in a distributed system where resources are stored in separate nodes that may fail at any time. They are designed for use in searching peer-to-peer systems, and by providing the ability to perform queries based on key ordering,(More)
The present work is a prospective, observational, hospital based study on 100 sero positive cases of dengue infection, admitted to Dhaka Children Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh during the period 2000 -2001. The patients were in the age group 8 months to 14 years with a mean age of 8.3 years. The serological tests were performed by rapid strip test. Primary(More)
In this paper, we explore the use of domain-independent and domain-specific ontologies to find matching service descriptions. The domain-independent relationships are derived using an English thesaurus after tokenization and part-of-speech tagging. The domain-specific ontological similarity is derived by an inference on the semantic annotations associated(More)
One of the principal problems in Information Lifecycle Management is to align the business value of data with the most cost-effective and appropriate storage infrastructure. In this paper, we present ACE: a framework of tools for ILM, that classifies data and storage resources, and generates a data placement plan for informed utilization of the available(More)
Poisoning is a common preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Most of the poisoning in children less than 5 years of age is accidental. Objective of the study was to study the clinical profile and outcome of childhood poisoning and intoxication. This was a retrospective study done in patients who were admitted in pediatric wards and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the maternal and neonatal risk factors for neonatal sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is prospective case control study, conducted on the neonates up to 7 days of life with a diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. There were 100 cases of neonatal sepsis and 100 control cases. The neonates in the case and control groups were evaluated for(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. OBJECTIVE The aim of study was to evaluate the efficacy of Zinc supplementation in treatment of severe pneumonia in hospitalized children. DESIGN/METHODS A double blind randomized, placebo- controlled clinical trial conducted at a tertiary care centre of a teaching hospital.(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The present study was under taken to determine the spectrum, clinical profile and outcome of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) admitted to a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective, observational hospital based study conducted during January 2006 to December 2006. Out of 14461 admissions, 84(More)