Alejandro Lopez Valdes

Learn More
Compression has been an important part in image processing due to high amount of information contained within an image, reducing it has become a necessity specially in the medical field, where everyday a lot of studies have to be stored and transmitted for medical uses. Nowadays exists several compression methods, but they do not take into account the fact(More)
BACKGROUND The Miami VA Healthcare System serves veterans in three South Florida counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe, with an estimated veteran population of 175,000. To overcome geographical barriers and facilitate the access to nephrology clinics, we implemented provider-patient tele-nephrology using secured videoconferencing. METHODS A(More)
A cochlear implant (CI) can partially restore hearing in patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. Proper programming and evaluation of the CIs are key aspects determining success in the restoration of hearing for patients. Recent evidence suggests that cortical auditory evoked potentials, elicited via an unattended oddball paradigm, can(More)
BACKGROUND The high cost of cyclosporine A (CsA) is an impediment for low-income patients. Previous studies have used ketoconazole at doses between 200 and 400 mg/day to lower CsA consumption. METHODS Ketoconazole and CsA were administered prospectively to renal transplant patients. Patients treated historically with CsA were used as a reference group. At(More)
  • 1