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BACKGROUND The improved survival of subjects with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been accompanied by an increased prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Epidemic of CKD among those with HIV has not yet been evaluated in multiple tertiary hospitals in Japan. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2011 at Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome(More)
We present a versatile argumentation system in which various auxiliary features for argumentation are incorporated. They are not only for extending the underlying argumentation system, LMA: the Logic of Multiple-valued Argumentation, but also for promoting our understanding of argumentation processes. We in particular present some very new and unique(More)
Ordered attribute grammars (OAGs for short) are a useful class of attribute grammars (AGs). For some attribute grammars, even though they are not circular, OAG circularity test reports that they are not ordered and fails to generate attribute evaluators because some approximation introduces circularities(called type 3 circularities in this paper). First we(More)
BACKGROUND Intratumoral human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) heterogeneity of gastric cancer can be an obstacle to accurate HER2 assessment. Serum HER2, concentrations of the HER2 extracellular domain shed into the bloodstream, has a potential to compensate HER2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) but has not been scrutinized in gastric cancer. This study(More)
AIM To investigate the therapeutic effects of triple therapy combining lafutidine with clarithromycin and amoxicillin on H pylori infection and the resolution of gastroesophageal symptoms after eradication. METHODS We conducted a randomized, multicenter, open-label controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of a triple therapy of lafutidine,(More)
Argumentation is a leading principle both founda-tionally and functionally for agent-oriented computing where reasoning accompanied by communication plays an essential role in agent interaction. We constructed a simple but versatile neural network for neu-ral network argumentation, so that it can decide which argumentation semantics (admissible, stable,(More)
We investigated a mildly hemorrhagic patient with factor X (FX) deficiency to identify the nature of his defect by comprehensive analyses. A 42-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital for uncontrolled gingival hemorrhage. His FX activity based on prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and FX antigen were <1, 6.5(More)