Carlos Orozco

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) commonly complain of fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, daytime sleepiness and diminished quality of life. The study objective was to assess sleep quality in POTS patients using wrist actigraphy. DESIGN Prospective study with control group. METHODS Patients with POTS (n = 36) and healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) induces disabling chronic orthostatic intolerance with an excessive increase in heart rate on standing, and many patients with POTS have low blood volume. Increasing blood volume is a promising approach to this problem. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that desmopressin (DDAVP) will attenuate the tachycardia(More)
Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is characterized by excessive increases in heart rate (HR) upon standing. Previous studies have shown that standing HR decreases over time in POTS patients given placebo. We hypothesized that this reduction is due to cardiovascular physiological alteration, as opposed to psychological benefit from perceived therapy. To(More)
The health of coral reef communities has been decreasing over the last 50 years, due the negative effects of human activities combined with other natural processes. We present documentation of a White Plague Disease (WPD) outbreak in the Serrana Bank, an isolated Western Caribbean atoll with presumably inexistent pollutant inputs from local human(More)
Bioerosion of branched corals was assessed in a fringing reef (Playa Blanca) and a patch reef (Gorgonilla) of Gorgona Island in the tropical eastern Pacific. Cylinder-shaped experimental units (EUs), made from branches of Pocillopora spp., were set 50 cm above the sea bottom for 6, 12 and 18 mo in Playa Blanca (4 zones: Back Reef, Reef-Flat Crest, Reef(More)
This article presents the first results of using an Augmented Reality (AR) tool, designed to support tutoring sessions in multi-variate calculus. The tool is used either in a face-to-face setting in which the instructor and the students are collocated or in a distance setting, in which the instructor and students are physically in remote places. The tool(More)
Long-term monitoring data provide a basis to recognize changes in coral reef communities and to implement appropriate management strategies. Unfortunately, coral reef dynamics have been poorly documented at any temporal scale in the Southern Caribbean. Through the "National Monitoring System of Coral Reefs in Colombia" (Spanish acronym: SIMAC), we assessed(More)
We present an approach to anomaly detection based on the construction of a Hidden Markov Model trained on processor workload data. Based on processor load measurements, a HMM is constructed as a model of the system normal behavior. Any observed sequence of processor load measurements that is unlikely generated by the HMM is then considered as an anomaly. We(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) commonly complain of fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, daytime sleepiness, and diminished quality of life. The study objective was to assess objective sleep quality in POTS patients using overnight polysomnography. METHODS We studied 16 patients with POTS and 15 healthy control subjects(More)
The objective of the present paper is to illustrate the use of the commercially available mathematical package MAPLE and other computer software for educational purposes. The problem chosen to illustrate the use of the software is the problem of forced vibrations of an elastic plate. The presentation of the topic is made in a simple manner to make it(More)