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Since wasting and malnutrition are common problems in patients with renal failure, it is important to develop techniques for the longitudinal assessment of nutritional status. This paper reviews available methods for assessing the nutritional status; their possible limitations when applied to uremic patients are discussed. If carefully done, dietary intake(More)
PURPOSE Erlotinib, a small molecule inhibitor of the tyrosine kinase (TK) domain of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), increases survival of advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients who failed standard chemotherapy (Phase III study). We evaluated whether erlotinib is also effective at an early stage of primary lung tumorigenesis in a(More)
Linux distributions often include package management tools such as apt-get in Debian or yum in RedHat. Using information about package dependencies and conflicts, such tools can determine how to install a new package (and its dependencies) on a system of already installed packages. Using off-the-shelf SAT solvers, pseudo-boolean solvers, and Integer Linear(More)
PURPOSE Erlotinib hydrochloride is a small molecule inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). EGFR is over-expressed in primary brain tumors and solid tumors that metastasize to the central nervous system. We evaluated the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pharmacokinetics of erlotinib and its active metabolite OSI-420 after an intravenous(More)
Large software systems are typically composed of multiple layers, written in different languages and loosely coupled using a string-based interface. For example, in modern web-applications, a server written in Java communicates with a database back-end by passing in query strings. This widely prevalent approach is unsafe as the analyses developed for the(More)
— This study is part of a project which investigates computational principles which underlie perception and representation of architectural streetscape character. Some of the principles can be associated with fundamental concepts in brain theory and Gestalt psychology. For the experimental analysis streetscapes were represented by sequences of digital(More)
Peritonitis is a well-recognized complication of chronic peritoneal dialysis. However, in many instances the etiology of the peritonitis remains obscure despite intensive evaluation. Recent reports have suggested that pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis occurs with increased incidence in chronic hemodialysis patients. We report the first three cases(More)
Participating in insurgency is almost always physically risky, raising questions about what motivates people to do so. Political economy theories of crime, insurgency, and rebellion posit some opportunity cost constraint so that the net value of participation must be at least as good as the next best option (Iyengar 2008; Bueno de Mesquita forthcoming).(More)