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OBJECTIVE Extracardiac conduit Fontan procedure has some theoretical advantages over other types of Fontan procedures, such as optimized flow dynamics, a lower frequency of arrhythmias, and technical ease of procedure. However, lack of growth potential and thrombogenicity of the artificial conduit is the main concern and can possibly lead to reoperation for(More)
We examined the usefulness of the modified single-patch technique for the surgical management of complete atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD). Sixty-one patients undergoing total correction for complete AVSD from January 1997 to December 2006 were classified to the modified single-patch technique group (18 patients) and the classical one-/two-patch(More)
OBJECTIVE Primary repair of aortic arch obstructions and associated cardiac anomalies is a surgical challenge in neonates and infants. Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest prolongs myocardial ischemia and might induce cerebral and myocardial dysfunction. METHODS From March 2000 to December 2005, 69 neonates or infants with aortic arch anomaly underwent(More)
Subaortic stenosis (SAS) in a single ventricle leads to myocardial hypertrophy and compromises Fontan results. Moreover, controversy exists concerning the optimal surgical strategy for relieving SAS. We have applied pulmonary artery banding (PAB) before the Damus–Kaye–Stansel procedure (DKS), and here we analyze factors that influence systemic ventricular(More)
Primary meningeal melanomatosis is a rare, aggressive variant of primary malignant melanoma of the central nervous system, which arises from melanocytes within the leptomeninges and carries a poor prognosis. We report a case of primary meningeal melanomatosis in a 17-year-old man, which was diagnosed with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) PET/CT, and post(More)
This paper introduces the development of a distributed air-defense engagement simulation model based on data distribution service (DDS). To design and develop effectively, system developers need a high-resolution engagement simulation including complex engineering-level models and operational scenario models. Increasing the resolution of the model results(More)
This paper considers the basic economic order quantity (EOQ) model when all parameters, such as the demand rate, the ordering cost, and the inventory holding cost, are uncertain, and furthermore, their probability information is also unknown. To address the uncertainty, we adopt a robustness-based approach. In this approach, each unknown parameter is(More)
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