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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a major impact on patient health and health system resources. The prevalence of kidney disease is increasing, with Manitoba being one of the provinces in Canada with the highest per capita rate of CKD and end stage renal disease (Anonymous, Canadian organ replacement register annual report: treatment of end-stage organ(More)
Quantitative data obtained by means of design-based stereology can add valuable information to studies performed on a diversity of organs, in particular when correlated to functional/physiological and biochemical data. Design-based stereology is based on a sound statistical background and can be used to generate accurate data which are in line with(More)
This paper concerns function spaces with varying smoothness and is a self-contained part of [8]. We define the spaces B S,s 0 p (R n), where the function S : x → s(x) is negative and determines the smoothness pointwise. First we prove basic properties and then use different wavelet decompositions to get information about local smoothness behavior. The main(More)
I derive the term structure of short selling costs using the put-call parity relationship. The shape of the term structure is determined by informed investors' beliefs of when negative information will enter the market and correct the overpricing. I show that forward costs predicts future costs and stock returns, consistent with the expectations hypothesis(More)
Irradiation followed by bone marrow transplantation (BM-Tx) is a frequent therapeutic intervention causing pathology to the lung. Although alveolar epithelial type II (AE2) cells are essential for lung function and are damaged by irradiation, the long-term consequences of irradiation and BM-Tx are not well characterized. In addition, it is unknown whether(More)
PURPOSE Stabilization and replacement of ribs is still a challenge, because most available systems for intramedullary and extramedullary fixation are less than perfect. We present our experience with a modified device, which compensates for several disadvantages in other methods. DESCRIPTION Originating from the Strasbourg Thoracic Osteosyntheses System(More)
This paper deals with the approximation of d-dimensional tensors, as discrete representations of arbitrary functions f (x 1 ,. .. , x d) on [0, 1] d , in the so-called Tensor Chain format. The main goal of this paper is to show that the construction of a Tensor Chain approximation is possible using Skeleton/Cross Approximation type methods. The complete(More)
  • Maria Kasch, Asani Sarkar, +17 authors Erik Theissen
  • 2011
paper presents preliminary findings and is being distributed to economists and other interested readers solely to stimulate discussion and elicit comments. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and are not necessarily reflective of views at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve System. Any errors or omissions are(More)