Amanda Chavez

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One hundred and six dogs (61 males and 45 females) were examined for Echinococcus granulosus infection in a farming cooperative in the central highlands of Peru during November 1998. Canine echinococcosis was diagnosed using direct microscopic examinations of purged feces following arecoline purging and a coproantigen-detection enzyme-linked immunosorbent(More)
Arylsulfatase (ASA) enzyme deficiency is associated with metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), which is a hereditary myelin metabolic disease. It has been proposed that in alcoholic subjects with abnormal ASA, the accumulation of sulfatides may lead to demyelinization and generalized cerebral atrophy. ASA may be diminished in subjects with alcoholic cirrhosis(More)
Methods We conducted a retrospective case control study with patients admitted to University Hospital neurosurgical ICU in San Antonio, Texas from 2011-2013. Severe TBI was defined as patients who required intracranial pressure monitoring within 48 hours of admission. Patients less than 18 years of age, DVT on admission, pregnancy, chronic anticoagulation,(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have an increased risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but the risk of hemorrhage expansion with intracranial monitoring devices remains unknown. We sought to determine the safety of chemical DVT prophylaxis in severe TBI patients with invasive intracranial pressure monitors. METHODS We(More)
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