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OBJECTIVE The objective in our study was to examine baseline and other characteristics associated with survival in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in Japan. METHODS Three hundred and fourteen patients with an adjudicated diagnosis of mesothelioma were examined. Survival was evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier method with the log-rank test. The Cox(More)
BACKGROUND In some populations, complete shifts in the genotype of the strain of measles circulating in the population have been observed, with given genotypes being replaced by new genotypes. Studies have postulated that such shifts may be attributable to differences between the fitness of the new and the old genotypes. METHODS We developed a stochastic(More)
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