BACKGROUND The Nuss repair of pectus excavatum is a relatively new, minimally invasive surgical (MIS) alternative to the traditional open "Ravitch-type" operation. We have one of the larger single-center experiences to date, and we conducted this clinical study to evaluate our early experience, emphasizing initial outcome and technical modifications… (More)
INTRODUCTION Atypical insufficiency fractures of the femur in patients on long-term bisphosphonate therapy have been well described in recent literature. The majority of cases are associated with minimal or no trauma and occur in the subtrochanteric or diaphyseal region. CASE PRESENTATION We describe the case of a 76-year-old British Caucasian woman who… (More)
Effective mitigation of the Insider Threat in complex organizations is not simply a matter of 'fire-and-forget'. Thorough routines are required to minimize the chances of malicious insiders going undetected. While detecting policy violations and signatures of known-bad behavior are essential to a broader threat mitigation strategy, it is clear that… (More)
KEYWORDS Networked resources come and go, so problems can occur if the resources you have specified become unavailable when you are running your simulation. It would be helpful if your simulation could use the best resources available and determine what those resources are at runtime. Furthermore, it would be even better if you could take advantage of all… (More)
Nasu-Hakola syndrome is a hereditary cause of pathological fractures. Uniquely, patients also develop neuropsychiatric symptoms and signs. The disease is ultimately fatal. We propose a management strategy for pathological fractures in sufferers based on the stage of the disease.