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Patients with malignant brain tumors and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities are at high risk of developing pulmonary embolism (PE). We developed a Markov model to compare the cost-effectiveness of two strategies to prevent PE in such patients: intra-vena-caval bird's nest filter (BNF) with anticoagulation versus anticoagulation alone.(More)
About 40% of the U.S. primary energy is consumed in the buildings. Therefore, to manage the energy consumption and its usages pattern, for instance, the U.S. state of California mandated Zero Net Energy buildings by 2020 for the residential sector (22% of the U.S. primary energy). Moreover, towards this goal, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies(More)
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