Lourdes A. Medina

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How poor are participants of development projects in the Philippines? This paper uses the 2002 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey to construct an easy-to-use, objective poverty scorecard that estimates the likelihood that a participant has income below the national poverty line. The scorecard uses 10 simple indicators that field workers can quickly collect(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy based on platinum is the standard treatment for unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Liposomal doxorubicin (LD) consists of pegylated phospholipid vesicles that encapsulate doxorubicin-enhancing liposome deposition in the tumour. We evaluated the toxicity profile and anti-tumour activity of cisplatin plus LD in(More)
In this paper, we investigate the impact of product, company context and regulatory environment factors for their potential impact on medical device development (MDD). The presented work investigates the impact of these factors on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision time for submissions that request clearance, or approval to launch a medical(More)
In this paper we present the application of Simulation for Predictive Control (SimPC) as a decision making tool for improvement of non-automated distribution centers (DCs). SimPC is focused on determining the viability of a given truck-dock assignment schedule, including arrival times and dock assignments for inbound and outbound trucks. SimPC also serves(More)
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