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With available laparoscopic and endoscopic instruments/technology a standard radical sigmoid resection is feasible and safe using transvaginal minilaparoscopic-assisted natural orifice surgery (MA-NOS). The intervention was a transvaginal MA-NOS sigmoidectomy in a 78-year-old woman with a sigmoid adenocarcinoma. Maintaining triangulation the surgeon(More)
Low resolution satellite imagery has been extensively used for crop monitoring and yield forecasting for over 30 years and plays an important role in a growing number of operational systems. The combination of their high temporal frequency with their extended geographical coverage generally associated with low costs per area unit makes these images a(More)
Standard sleeve gastrectomy for the morbidly obese is feasible and safe using the hybrid transvaginal minilaparoscopic-assisted natural orifice surgery (MA-NOS) with available laparoscopic/endoscopic instruments and technology as illustrated by this technical report on a female patient. The intervention was a transvaginal sleeve gastrectomy in a 67-year-old(More)
Results in a series of 30 dogs subjected to tracheal resection and repair are described. The dogs were divided into three groups. Seven to ten rings of the trachea were resected and then were replaced by a prosthesis made of dura mater and stainless steel wire. Different aspects of the procedures for respiratory support in the three groups are evaluated, as(More)
We report a 57 year-old woman with a big partially cystic adrenal pheochromocytoma presenting with high fever and abdominal pain. Based on CT scan images and before knowing urinary catecholamines level, the diagnosis of sepsis secondary to an abscessed adrenal macrotumor was done. A diagnostic percutaneous fine-needle puncture and aspiration was done and(More)
Large search engines are complex systems composed by several services. Each service is composed by a set of distributed processing nodes dedicated to execute a single operation required to user queries. One of these services is in charge of computing the top-k document results for queries by means of a document ranking operation. This ranking service is a(More)
1 Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission, Via Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy 2 Institute for Surveying, Remote Sensing and Land Information, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Peter Jordan Strasse 82, A-1190 Vienna, Austria; E-Mail: clement.atzberger@boku.ac.at 3(More)
Focused crawlers are programs designed to download web pages which are relevant to specific topics. Using information gathered at running time, focused crawlers explore the web following promissory hyperlinks and fetching only pages which appear to be relevant. These crawlers are receiving increasing attention because they favor the construction of vertical(More)
We analyzed 43 women (61%) and 28 men (39%) surgically treated for carcinoid tumors from Jan/1975 to Dec/2011. Median age: 38 years (13-67). Typical carcinoid (TC) appeared in 63 (89%) patients, 8 (11%) suffered from atypical carcinoid (AC). Median follow-up: 4 years (1-24). TC stages were: IA = 33 (52%), IB = 10 (16%), IIA = 2 (3%), IIB = 2 (3%), IIIA = 12(More)