A. Sarin

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We study the nature of sharing resources in distributed collaborations such as Grids and peer-to-peer systems. By applying the theoretical framework of the multi-person prisoner's dilemma to this resource sharing problem, we show that in the absence of incentive schemes, individual users are apt to hold back resources, leading to decreased system utility.(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in hemodialysis (HD) is a significant problem. We evaluated the prevalence and associations of HCV viremia in our HD patients. All patients undergoing maintenance HD at our center were tested for HCV RNA by PCR after written informed consent. Detailed history regarding age, sex, and duration of dialysis, frequency of(More)
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