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The action description languages B and C have significant common core. Nevertheless, some expressive possibilities of B are difficult or impossible to simulate in C, and the other way around. The main advantage of B is that it allows the user to give Prolog-style recursive definitions, which is important in applications. On the other hand, B solves the(More)
Given the growing interest in appropriateness criteria from lawmakers, the media, payers, and others, future criteria will be called " Appropriate Use Criteria " to better reflect the important role the criteria play in identifying appropriate use of medical technology and procedures. The coronary revascularization document has maintained the former title,(More)
Action languages are formal models of parts of natural language that are designed to describe effects of actions. Many of these languages can be viewed as high level notations of answer set programs structured to represent transition systems. However, the form of answer set programs considered in the earlier work is quite limited in comparison with the(More)
Current management of ventricular septal defect (VSD) after myocardial infarction (MI) is aimed at improving left ventricular (LV) performance by afterload reduction as a means of hemodynamic stabilization or shunt control. The current investigation was undertaken to determine whether primary manipulation of right venticular (RV) performance by afterload(More)
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