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OBJECTIVE To describe the technical feasibility and usefulness of extrahepatic biliary stone removal by balloon sphincteroplasty and occlusion balloon pushing. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen patients with extrahepatic bile duct stones were included in this study. Endoscopic stone removal was not successful in 13 patients, and two patients refused the(More)
Managers' pay duration and voluntary disclosures. (2014). FARS midyear meeting. Abstract In this paper, we examine the effect of managers' pay duration on firms' voluntary disclosures. Pay duration refers to the average period that it takes for managers' annual compensation to vest. We hypothesize and find that pay duration can incentivize managers to(More)
2 Acknowledgments Above all else, my thesis is a testament of the support of so many people in my life. First and foremost, I am grateful for the advice and support of my dissertation committee: John Core (co-chair), Rodrigo Verdi, and Joe Weber (co-chair). It is difficult to overstate my gratitude to them for the enormous amount of time that they spent in(More)
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