Learn More
PURPOSE The first prospective randomized study to compare the safety and short-term efficacy of monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), bipolar TURP, and photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) using GreenLight high-performance system 120W laser in patients who presented with benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). PATIENTS AND(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The optimal management method of lower caliceal calculi is still undefined. We performed a prospective randomized comparison to evaluate safety and efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and flexible ureteroscopy (RIRS) for lower caliceal calculus ≤2 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between December 2011 and January 2012, 195 patients with(More)
Though the importance of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) is well recognized in academic literature, concerns have often been expressed about the status of CIOs and their waning influence. In fact, not all firms choose to have Chief Information Officers (CIOs)as a part of their top management teams. This research investigates whether CIO presence/absence(More)
RFID technology has attracted the attention of several businesses and experts worldwide. Given the potential benefits of RFID such as efficient inventory, streamlined supply chain, reduced stock outs and cost reductions, several retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target have decided to adopt RFID technologies. They have also mandated their suppliers to adopt(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Variceal bleeding increases morbidity and mortality among patients with noncirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH). Blockers of β-adrenergic receptor signaling and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) have been used to prevent recurrence of bleeding, based on data from cirrhotic patients. We compared the efficacy and safety of the β-blocker(More)
Credit card fraud costs consumers and the financial industry billions of dollars annually. However, there is a dearth of published literature on credit card fraud detection. In this study we employed transaction aggregation strategy to detect credit card fraud. We aggregated transactions to capture consumer buying behavior prior to each transaction and used(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A prospective randomized study was performed comparing miniperc and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for treatment of radiopaque 1 to 2 cm lower caliceal renal calculi in children to evaluate safety and efficacy of these procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pediatric patients (<15 years) with a single radiopaque lower caliceal renal stone 1(More)
The study was carried out in 25 mentally retarded children and compared with equal number of normal children. They were subjected to detailed psychiatric evaluation and dental examination. The dental anomalies were corroborated with cephalometric analysis of lateral cephalograms. It was concluded that all mentally retarded children had some dental(More)