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BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated that many patients with acute type A aortic dissection (AD) have aortic diameters of <55 mm at presentation, prompting discussion of lowering the prophylactic surgical guidelines. However, risk of dissection at these smaller diameters is poorly defined. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to understand the(More)
VLSI technology has made possible the integration of massive number of components (processors, memory, etc.) into a single chip. In VLSI design, memory and processing power are relatively cheap and the main emphasis of the design is on reducing the overall interconnection complexity since data routing costs dominate the power, time, and area required to(More)
I N 1952, HINSON, MOON AND PLUMMER’ described three patients with an “allergic” form of pulmonary aspergillosis. Subsequently, other physicians from England have confirmed their findings.24 Except for the presence of aspergillus in sputum and evidence of hypersensitivity to aspergillus by skin tests, bronchial tests and precipitins, these patients very(More)