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Clinical and manometric results of Delorme's operation and sphincteroplasty were assessed retrospectively in patients undergoing this procedure for fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. A series of 33 patients (11 males, 22 females; aged 18-83 years, mean 59) with external rectal prolapse were treated by Delorme's operation between 1989 and 1996. Mean(More)
—We consider strategies for the lossy transmission of a zero mean Gaussian source over a 2×2 MIMO channel with Rayleigh fading. The source is represented either using a single description or a multiple description code, depending on each strategy characteristic. Performance is evaluated using normalized expected distortion at the receiver, as a function of(More)
We consider strategies for the lossy transmission of a zero mean Gaussian source over multiple channels. In one strategy, we employ single description coding of the source and duplicate this description over two independent channels. We also consider optimal, no excess joint rate, and no excess marginal rate multiple description coding over two independent(More)
We consider strategies for the lossy transmission of a zero-mean memoryless Gaussian source over a 2times2 Rayleigh faded MIMO system with transmitter side information. The first strategy uses repetition coding, where the same symbol is duplicated over the two transmit antennas in two consecutive time slots. The second strategy employs the Alamouti scheme,(More)
—We consider strategies for the lossy transmission of a zero mean Gaussian source over multiple channels. In one strategy, we employ single description coding of the source and duplicate this description over two independent channels. We also consider optimal, no excess joint rate, and no excess marginal rate multiple description coding over two independent(More)
The development of a fistulous tract from the gallbladder is associated with gallstones in 90% of cases. Cholecystocolic fistula (CCF) accounts for 10 to 20% of all enteric biliary fistulas. The conventional treatment advocated is cholecystectomy and closure of the fistulous communication. In this report a case of a patient whose only complaint was severe(More)
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