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Bacterial endocarditis is a preventable disease in most patients. It is a potentially fatal disease if left untreated. This article addresses issues related to bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis as related to lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and the recommendations of the American Heart Association.
Colorectal cancer is commonly found in adults aged greater than 50 years. The peak frequency occurs in the 6th to 7th decades and gradually declines in the 8th decade. This cancer is very unusual in young adults, the occurrence ranging from 1 to 17 percent of all cases of colon cancer. The prognosis for this disease in the young adult is reported to be… (More)
The nascent debate on corporate governance in India has tended to draw heavily on the large Anglo-American literature on the subject. This paper argues however that the corporate governance problems in India are very different. The governance issue in the US or the UK is essentially that of disciplining the management who have ceased to be effectively… (More)
The stochastic dynamics of interest rates is a crucial element in modern term structure theories and in the pricing of the various interest rate options which are embedded in bond issues today. International studies show that no model of these dynamics is valid worldwide. This paper studies the dynamics of the short term interest rate in India (the call… (More)
Government bonds are subject only to interest rate risk. However, corporate bonds are subject to credit risk in addition to interest rate risk. Credit risk subsumes the risk of default as well as the risk of an adverse rating change. Considerable work has been done in the US and other countries on credit rating migrations. However, there is little work done… (More)