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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Acute iodine excess in newborns can cause hypothyroidism, but there are limited data on the effects of iodine excess on thyroid function in older infants. The aim of this study was to measure the effects of chronic excess iodine intake on thyroid function in 6-24-month-old infants. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, infants (n=696) in(More)
Birth asphyxia is one of the common causes of mortality and morbidity in neonates and the incidence is 2-9 per 1,000 live borns. The present work is a retrospective hospital based observational study. Babies born at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal during the period from April 2002 to April 2003 with gestational age >or=37 weeks with(More)