Use of simple laboratory features to distinguish the early stage of severe acute respiratory syndrome from dengue fever. Pancharoen C. Hemodynamic profiles of patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever during toxic stage: an echocardiographic study. To the Editor: West Nile virus (WNV; genus Flavivirus; family Flaviviridae) has been perpetuating in North… (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the budgetary impact of switching from screen-film mammography to full-field digital mammography in a population-based breast cancer screening program. METHODS A discrete-event simulation model was built to reproduce the breast cancer screening process (biennial mammographic screening of women aged 50 to 69 years) combined with the… (More)
We consider a setting in which two players must take a single action. The analysis is done within a private values model in which (i) the players'preferences over actions are private information, (ii) utility is non-transferable, (iii) implementation is Bayesian and (iv) the welfare criterion is utilitarian. We characterize an optimal monotonic allocation… (More)
A theorem of Lusin is proved in the non-ordered context of JB *-triples. This is applied to obtain versions of a general transitivity theorem and to deduce refinements of facial structure in closed unit ballls of JB *-triples and duals.
We use a Global VAR model to study spillovers from the Bank of Japan's quantitative and qualitative easing (QQE) on emerging Asia. 1 Our main result is that, despite an appreciation of their currencies vis-à-vis the yen, the impact on emerging Asia's GDP tended to be positive and significant. Our results suggest that the positive effect of QQE on… (More)
BACKGROUND To determine the prevalence of smoking and analyze associated factors in a cohort of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in Spain between 2006 and 2013. METHODS Multicenter, cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study using a national database of TB patients, using logistic regression to calculate odds ratios (OR) and confidence… (More)