Antonio Pardo

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— Low-cost tin oxide gas sensors are inherently non-specific. In addition, they have several undesirable characteristics such as slow response, nonlinearities, and long-term drifts. This paper shows that the combination of a gas-sensor array together with self-organizing maps (SOM's) permit success in gas classification problems. The system is able to(More)
—This paper describes a portable electronic nose based on embedded PC technology. The instrument combines a small footprint with the versatility offered by embedded technology in terms of software development and digital communications services. A summary of the proposed hardware and software solutions is provided with an emphasis on data processing. Data(More)
— Gas sensing systems based on low-cost chemical sensor arrays are gaining interest for the analysis of multicom-ponent gas mixtures. These sensors show different problems, e.g., nonlinearities and slow time-response, which can be partially solved by digital signal processing. Our approach is based on building a nonlinear inverse dynamic system. Results for(More)
BACKGROUND Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a prevalent mental health condition which is underestimated worldwide. This study carried out the cultural adaptation into Spanish of the 7-item self-administered GAD-7 scale, which is used to identify probable patients with GAD. METHODS The adaptation was performed by an expert panel using a conceptual(More)
The present study was undertaken in order to verify whether, and how, retinal functions are affected by subacute poisoning with organic mercury. Mercury acetate in various concentrations (0.025-0.25 mg/kg per day) was injected subcutaneously every second day to adult cats (N = 20) throughout a 2.5-4.0-week period. The electroretinogram (ERG) was recorded(More)
BACKGROUND A previous study has documented the reliability and validity of the Treatment Satisfaction with Medicines Questionnaire (SATMED-Q) in exploring patient satisfaction with medicines for chronic health conditions in routine medical practice, but the minimally important difference (MID) of this tool is as yet unknown. The objective of this research(More)
BACKGROUND It is widely accepted that oxidative stress is associated with the physiopathology of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In fact, it has been pointed out as a therapeutic target in T2DM. Fortunately, several papers have reported that long-term training programs improved the antioxidant system in young and adult diabetic rats. Accordingly, this study was(More)
In applied research as well as in clinical practice, it is common to evaluate the change that patients experience as a consequence of the treatment they receive. Various methods designed to evaluate this change are reviewed in this study. This review has focused on a specific aspect that has not been given proper attention: the false positive rate. For this(More)