This paper is based on a framework  for a formalization of measures of comparison of fuzzy objects. The purpose is to describe the behaviour of measures of comparison within a given family in order to facilitate the choice of a particular measure. It can be done owing to the discrimination power of a measure.
BACKGROUND The end of life for cancer patients is the ultimate stage of the disease, and care in this setting is important as it can improve the wellbeing not only of patients, but also the patients' family and close friends. As it is a matter of profoundly personal concerns, patients' perception of this phase of the disease is difficult to assess and has… (More)
BACKGROUND Considerable variation in intravenous 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) metabolism can occur due to the wide range of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme activity, which can affect both tolerability and efficacy. The oral fluoropyrimidine tegafur-uracil (UFT) is an effective, well-tolerated and convenient alternative to intravenous 5-FU. We… (More)