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The basis of laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair (LTPR) of herniae rests upon the utilization of a prosthetic screen to cover hernia defects. Preperitoneal prosthetic screen interposition reproduces the effect of the inguinal shutter mechanism. In this 3-year longitudinal study, one surgeon performed 224 laparoscopic hernia repairs (LTPR) on(More)
  • M. Kavic
  • Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery
  • 1993
Ruptured duodenal peptic ulcer is a serious complication of ulcer disease that occurs in approximately 5% of cases and accounts for over 70% of deaths associated with peptic ulcer disease. This case report details the management of a 67-year-old male with a ruptured duodenal peptic ulcer who presented to the emergency room with acute onset of severe(More)
HIV testing plays a critical role in preventing the spread of the virus and identifying infected individuals in need of care. Voluntary counseling and testing centers (VCTs) not only conduct testing but they also provide counseling. Since a proportion of people who test negative for HIV on their previous visit will return for retesting, the frequency of(More)
Array-based, direct-sampling radio telescopes have computational and communication requirements unsuited to conventional computer and cluster architectures. Synchronization must be strictly maintained across a large number of parallel data streams, from A/D conversion, through operations such as beamforming, to dataset recording. FPGAs supporting(More)
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