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OBJECTIVE To compare the immediate postoperative outcomes of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia undergoing Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HOLEP) with and without full anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy at the time of surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was performed on a series of consecutive patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND In many developing countries, private pharmacies play an important role in providing health information and services to local communities for common health issues. The aim of this study was to ascertain medium-term impact of educational interventions on knowledge and practice of pharmacy staff regarding management of childhood diarrhea in(More)
The classical capacity planning problem considers the determination of the initial capacity for a particular network of processes and the timing and size of the future expansions. The data used for such model are the forecasted demands and prices of raw material and products, as well as the utility costs. This paper expands the problem to consider the above(More)
The modality of choice in the surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia for large prostates has traditionally been open prostatectomy. Advances in minimally invasive techniques have begun to challenge this notion with advantages such as lower bleeding and transfusion rates and shorter hospital stay. In this case report, we illustrate the use of(More)
Robotic challenges like the Amazon Picking Challenge (APC) or the DARPA Challenges are an established and important way to drive scientific progress. They make research comparable on a well-defined benchmark with equal test conditions for all participants. However, such challenge events occur only occasionally, are limited to a small number of contestants,(More)
An important mission of JTAER is to maintain the high quality of the journal. This mission can be implemented into the following three objectives: (i) continuously improve the quality of the papers published in the journal, (ii) promote the quality of the review process, and (iii) increase the readership of the journal. While the editors and members of the(More)
Sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder affects more than 18 million Americans according to the National Sleep Foundation. The symptoms are chronic snoring and day time sleeping. Since people with sleep apnea are sleep deprived, they may suffer from various conditions such as difficulty in concentration, depression, irritability, heart arrhythmia,(More)
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