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Estimating an EQ-5D population value set: the case of Japan.
Quality adjustment weights for quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) are available with the EQ-5D Instrument, which are based on a survey that quantified the preferences of the British public. However,Expand
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International survey on willingness-to-pay (WTP) for one additional QALY gained: what is the threshold of cost effectiveness?
Although the threshold of cost effectiveness of medical interventions is thought to be 20 000- 30 000 UK pounds in the UK, and $50 000-$100 000 in the US, it is well known that these values areExpand
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Evidence‐based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The Japan Society of Hepatology 2013 update (3rd JSH‐HCC Guidelines)
The 3rd version of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hepatocellular Carcinoma was revised by the Japan Society of Hepatology, according to the methodology of evidence‐based medicine, which wasExpand
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Japanese population norms for preference-based measures: EQ-5D-3L, EQ-5D-5L, and SF-6D
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study was to measure the population norms for the Japanese versions of preference-based measures (EQ-5D-3L, EQ-5D-5L, and SF-6D). We also considered the relationsExpand
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Efficient Knowledge Distillation from an Ensemble of Teachers
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We show that with knowledge distillation, information from multiple acoustic models like very deep VGG networks and Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) models can be used to train standard convolutional neural network (CNN) acoustic models. Expand
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Comparison of Value Set Based on DCE and/or TTO Data: Scoring for EQ-5D-5L Health States in Japan.
BACKGROUND The valuation study of the five-level version of the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L) involved composite time trade-off (cTTO) and a discrete choice experiment (DCE). TheExpand
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Rationale and Descriptive Analysis of Specific Health Guidance: the Nationwide Lifestyle Intervention Program Targeting Metabolic Syndrome in Japan
Aim: All health insurers in Japan are mandated to provide Specific Health Checkups and Specific Health Guidance (SHG) focusing on metabolic syndrome (MetS) in middle-aged adults, beginning in 2008;Expand
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Japanese Population Norms for Preference-Based Measures: Eq-5d-3l, Eq-5d-5l, And Sf-6d.
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A monoclonal antibody against very late activation antigen-4 inhibits eosinophil accumulation and late asthmatic response in a guinea pig model of asthma.
Preferential eosinophil accumulation is a characteristic of airway inflammation in asthma. Although little is known about its mechanism, recent in vitro observations suggest that the very lateExpand
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