Carolina Perez-Torres

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OBJECTIVES To compare the postoperative mortality of our hospital to that of others. PATIENTS AND METHOD Retrospectively, we studied patients who died after surgery in 1994, defining postoperative mortality as death occurring in the hospital after surgery. The variables studied were age, sex, preoperative disease, ASA, type of surgery, anesthetic(More)
BACKGROUND It has been found that the cholesterol and triglyceride values are higher in preeclampsia than in normal pregnancy, even though it is unclear whether these levels are related to the severity. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between dyslipidemia and severity in preeclampsia. METHODS Comparative cross-sectional study in 200(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of ondansetron administered during cardio-pulmonary bypass surgery, in terms of mean arterial pressure, systemic vascular resistance and venous system capacitance. PATIENTS AND METHOD Twenty patients scheduled for non coronary cardiac surgery were randomly assigned to 2 groups. The study group received 4 mg ondansetron during(More)
PURPOSE To design and construct a "mouse jig" device that would allow for irradiation of the mouse brain with a clinical Varian 6 MeV Linear Accelerator. This device must serve as a head immobilizer, gaseous anesthesia delivery, and radiation bolus concurrently. METHODS The mouse jig was machined out of nylon given that it is inexpensive, easy to machine,(More)
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