Cryopreserved allograft tissues are now standard materials for the reconstructive cardiac surgeon. Since publication of the first edition ("Cardiac Reconstructions with Allograft Valves") in 1989, the field has progressed dramatically with increased clinical use of cardiovascular allograft tissues, with the development of new surgical techniques, and with advances in the understanding of the fundamentals of valve transplantation biology and cryopreservation. As a result, over two-thirds of the present volume represents new material. Fifty-six authors bring their expertise to thirteen comprehensive, lavishly illustrated sections which discuss the principles of the use of homograft valves, major clinical series of homograft valves for both left and right ventricular outflow tracts, cryopreserved allograft tissue for cardiac reconstruction, cell biology of heart valve leaflets, cryobiology of heart valve preservation, morphological, biochemical, and explant pathology studies of allograft heart valves, allograft valve banking, as well as detailed explanation of surgical techniques for valve and root methods for left and right ventricular outflow tract reconstructions, the Ross operation and variants, and complex reconstructions. A final section presents potential future directions for the field. Over 400 illustrations, created expressly for this book, depict the surgical techniques from the perspective of the surgeon standing at the operating table. All surgeons performing pediatric and/or adult valve replacements and reconstructive cardiac surgeries will benefit from the described methods. Cardiothoracic residents and cardiologists will also find the text useful. It will provide the surgeon with an enhanced understanding of the biological and material properties of allografts and increased familiarity with the range of surgical techniques applicable for the use of these valves, particularly in the successful management of challenging cardiac reconstructions.
This volume contains Raymond J. Carroll's research and commentary on its impact by leading statisticians. Each of the seven main parts focuses on a key research area: Measurement Error, Transformation and Weighting, Epidemiology, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Regression for Independent Data, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Regression for Dependent Data, Robustness, and other work. The seven subject areas reviewed in this book were chosen by Ray himself, as were the articles representing each area. The commentaries not only review Ray's work, but are also filled with history and anecdotes. Raymond J. Carroll's impact on statistics and numerous other fields of science is far-reaching. His vast catalog of work spans from fundamental contributions to statistical theory to innovative methodological development and new insights in disciplinary science. From the outset of his career, rather than taking the "safe" route of pursuing incremental advances, Ray has focused on tackling the most important challenges. In doing so, it is fair to say that he has defined a host of statistics areas, including weighting and transformation in regression, measurement error modeling, quantitative methods for nutritional epidemiology and non- and semiparametric regression.
Most Australians know of Simpson and his donkey, who became heroes
at Gallipoli, even among the Turkish forces. Few know where the donkey
came from, or what happened to him after World War I. Or that another
man carried on rescuing the wounded with the donkey after Simpson died.
This is the story of a small unassuming donkey. It's also the story
of Gallipoli, of Jack Simpson, and New Zealander stretcher-bearer
Richard Henderson, who literally took up the reins after Simpson's
death. Exhaustively researched, it gives a new depth to our
understanding of this story of Anzac heroism.
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
This volume represents the refereed proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing (MCQMC 2000) which was held at Hong Kong Baptist Uni- versity from November 27 to December 1, 2000. The program of this con- ference was arranged by a committee consisting of Kurt Binder (Univer- sitat Mainz), Kai-Tai Fang (Hong Kong Baptist University, co-chair), Rus- sel Caflisch (University of California at Los Angeles), George S. Fishman (University of North Carolina), Masanori Fushimi (Nanzan University), Paul Glasserman (Columbia University), Fred J. Hickernell (Hong Kong Baptist University), Pierre L'Ecuyer (Universite de Montreal), Harald Niederreiter (National University of Singapore, co-chair), Art B. Owen (Stanford Univer- sity), Ian H. Sloan (University of New South Wales), Jerome Spanier (Clare- mont Graduate University), Yuan Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences), and Henryk Wozniakowski (Columbia University and University of Warsaw). The local arrangements were in the hands of an organizing committee compris- ing Wai-Yan Cheng (City University of Hong Kong), Kai-Tai Fang (Hong Kong Baptist University, co-chair), Minggao Gu (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Fred J. Hickernell (Hong Kong Baptist University, co-chair) , Irwin King (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Yue-Kuen Kwok (Hong Kong Uni- versity of Science and Technology), Li-Zhi Liao (Hong Kong Baptist Univer- sity), and Lei-Han Tang (Hong Kong Baptist University).
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