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Some living kidney donors incur economic consequences as a result of donation; however, these costs are poorly quantified. We developed a framework to comprehensively assess economic consequences from the donor perspective including out-of-pocket cost, lost wages and home productivity loss. We prospectively enrolled 100 living kidney donors from seven… (More)
BACKGROUND Bracing is the most efficient non-surgical method of treatment for idiopathic scoliosis patients with 25-45° curvature according to Cobb. The aim of the present study was to assess compliance of idiopathic scoliosis patients with medical instructions concerning the time patients should spend wearing orthopedic braces, patients' self-perceived… (More)
Remark: Each paper appears in a single entry below (journal and conference versions of the same paper appear in the same entry). Graphs with tiny vector chromatic numbers and huge chromatic numbers. A previous version under the name " Oblivious channels " appeared in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2006, 2739-2743.
Orthopaedic implants are manufactured to the highest degree of precision by some of the most precise machines known to man and inserted into patients by some of the most imprecise methods known. Computer assisted systems aim to overcome this dichotomy by improving the planning and implementation of orthopaedic surgery. This can be achieved by providing the… (More)