Nathan Kuchta

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In this paper, we investigate the benefits and challenges of integrating history into a near-real-time monitoring system; and present a general purpose continuous monitoring engine, called Moirae, that supports this integration. Moirae is designed to enable different types of queries over live and historical data. In particular, Moirae supports (1) queries(More)
One hundred six pancreaticoduodenectomies, including 10 cases done for benign disease were reviewed, retrospectively, and 51 factors analyzed. There is a significant difference in survival based upon final pathologic diagnosis. Five-year survivals were 0% for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, 38% for duodenal carcinoma, 24% for CBD caracinoma, 30% for(More)
Ten cases of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) performed for benign disease are reported with all patients alive and well at an average of 7.5 years. A review of the English literature reveals that 52 patients have had a PD for benign disease in which a carcinoma had originally been suspected (incidence of 1%) with an overall surgical mortality of 9.6%. Three(More)
The results of this prospective clinical study have demonstrated a low rate of false-positive abdominal sonographic findings in patients undergoing routine studies the seventh day after abdominal surgical procedures. It is concluded that any intraperitoneal fluid collection detected by ultrasound examination in a patient postoperatively demonstrating signs(More)
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