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Warfarin is the most frequently prescribed oral anticoagulant worldwide. Due to its narrow therapeutic index and inter-patient variability in dose requirement, this drug has been considered an ideal target for personalised medicine. Several warfarin dosing algorithms have been proposed to tailor the warfarin dosage in the European, Asian and(More)
WS-Agreement is a language and protocol designed for creating service-level agreements (SLAs) based on initial offers, and for monitoring those offers at runtime. The definition of WS-Agreement protocol is very general and does not contemplate the possibility of changing an agreement at runtime. This paper presents extensions of the WS-Agreement(More)
Background.  Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an underappreciated cause of pediatric liver disease, most frequently acquired by vertical transmission (VT). Current guidelines that include the option of screening infants for HCV RNA at 1-2 months are based on data prior to current real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based testing. Previous studies have(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is currently the fifth most common solid tumor worldwide and the third leading cause of cancer related deaths. Several studies have shown that the tumor suppressor gene p16INK4A is frequently downregulated by aberrant methylation of the 5'-cytosine-phosphoguanine island within the promoter region. AIM To find out(More)
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