Eduardo Vélez

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BACKGROUND Biological lung volume reduction (BLVR) using biological reagents to remodel and shrink damaged regions of lung has previously been accomplished in sheep with experimental pulmonary emphysema. This report summarizes the initial clinical experience including a 3-month follow-up using this technique in humans. METHODS An open-label phase 1 trial(More)
We report a case of a previously healthy 41-year-old man who was admitted for progressive dyspnea and cough, which culminated in respiratory failure, shock, and death. Lung and muscle biopsy results were consistent with interstitial lung disease secondary to polymyositis. Polymyositis and dermatomyositis are rare autoimmune diseases that primarily affect(More)
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development The use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge (ATK) has been characterized by lack of regulation and unfair benefit sharing. This picture began to change only in 1993, when the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came into force recognizing national sovereignty over genetic(More)
A 65-year-old white woman was seen because of 2 episodes of mild hemoptysis complicating a persistent cough. Her medical history was positive for 8 years of mild shortness of breath and an indirect exposure to asbestos. Her review of systems was unremarkable and physical examination showed normal vital signs and blood oxygen saturation of 97% on room air.(More)
Papers prepared in this series are not formal publications of the World Bank. They present preliminary and unpolished results of country analysis or research that is circulated to encourage discussion and comment; any citation and use of this paper should take account of its provisional character. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in(More)
Quality of education is a determining factor in a nation’s competitiveness. In order to compete globally, Mexico will have to raise its standards beyond its current low achievement. Several innovations at federal and state levels have been developed to raise the quality of basic education through teachers’ professional training, new learning presence in(More)
JEL Codes I20 and I28 Quality of education is a determining factor in competitiveness. In order to globally compete, Mexico would have to raise its standards beyond its current low achievement. Several innovations at Federal and state levels have been developed to raise the quality of basic education. One example is Carrera Magisterial (CM), which is a(More)
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