Mark Digiovanni

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Jester is a WWW-based system that allows users to retrieve jokes based on their ratings of sample jokes. Our emphasis is on a new principal component analysis (PCA) and clustering-based linear time collaborative filtering algorithm for efficient and effective personalized information retrieval. Let m be the number of users in the database (currently over(More)
The biliary excretion and metabolism of ciprofloxacin was studied in 25 hospitalized patients: 19 undergoing routine cholecystectomy and 6 with indwelling biliary drainage catheters. An intravenous dose of 200 mg of ciprofloxacin given 2.5 to 3.0 h prior to cholecystectomy resulted in concentrations in common duct bile, gallbladder bile, and gallbladder(More)
1. INRODUCTION Jester 2.0 is a WWW-based system that allows users to retrieve jokes baaed on their ratings of sample jokes. It predicts the humor preferences of a user and presents a set of jokes that the user might find " funny ". The heart of the recommendation scheme is a new principal component analysis (PCA) and clustering-based linear time(More)
One of the most severe complications of laparoscopic tubal sterilization is bowel burns, although they often go undetected at the time of laparoscopy. Controversy remains over whether these injuries are caused directly by operator error or indirectly from a hot oviduct's or instrument's inadvertently touching and burning the intestine. A study was performed(More)
BACKGROUND A 14-year-old accidentally inserted a slim fit tampon into her urethra. Such a case could occur again in young teenagers who otherwise have never inserted a tampon and especially have yet to see a gynecologist for their first gynecologic examination. CASE Accidental insertion of a slim fit tampon into the urethra by a 14-year-old necessitated(More)
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