Gema Ramírez

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By the time Machine Translation Summit X is held in September 2005, our group will have released an open-source machine translation toolbox as part of a large government-funded project involving four universities and three linguistic technology companies from Spain. The machine translation toolbox, which will most likely be released under a GPL-like license(More)
BACKGROUND Glioblastomas occur infrequently in children, and the prognosis is better than for glioblastomas seen in adults. Aggressive treatment is justified in pediatric patients. OBSERVATIONS We present the case of a 6-year-old child with malignant posterior temporal glioma treated with surgery, radiotherapy, local chemotherapy with carmustine wafers,(More)
To the Editor: Different therapeutical approaches have been reported for secondary extramedullary plasmacytoma (EP) with poor outcomes. Among the novel antimyeloma agents, whereas thalidomide has demonstrated no efficacy for EP (1–5), bortezomib has demonstrated antitumoral effect in multiple myeloma (MM) relapsing with extramedullary spread (6–10). Some(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical features and management of the largest reported series to date of patients with diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN). DESIGN Observational case series. METHODS The charts of all patients coded as having DUSN in a vitreoretinal clinic in Caracas, Venezuela between July 1979 and August 2000 were(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of and risk factors for proliferatative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) in eyes with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment but no previous vitreoretinal surgery. DESIGN Observational case series. METHODS Prospective study. SETTING A private vitreoretinal clinic in Caracas, Venezuela. STUDY POPULATION 119 eyes of 119 patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively analyze the clinical presentation, treatment, and outcomes of children with Wilms tumor (WT) and intravascular extension who were treated at a single institution. A retrospective review was conducted of medical records of all children with Wilms tumor and intravascular extension treated at Virgen del Rocio(More)
OBJECTIVE To report for the first time a case series of vitreoretinal pathologic conditions after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and to determine its incidence. DESIGN Case series. PARTICIPANTS Five refractive surgeons and 29,916 eyes that underwent surgical correction of ametropia (83.2% were myopic) ranging from -0.75 to -29.00 diopters (D;(More)
Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP) is a serious coagulopathy with severe thrombocytopenia (<10,000/mm³) that occurs in the presence of an enlarging vascular tumor such as kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE) and tufted angioma (TA). The natural history and treatment of these lesions remain controversial. The authors report a KHE case and a TA case that(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of intraocular pressure (IOP) and needle diameter on the amount of reflux after intravitreous bevacizumab injection. METHODS Prospective randomized interventional study. Twelve New Zealand white rabbits weighing approximately 2.5 to 3.5 kg each were randomized 1:1 to group 1 or group 2. Bevacizumab stained with trypan(More)
PURPOSE To report the characteristics and frequency of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for the correction of myopia in a large case series. SETTING Private practices, Caracas, Venezuela. METHODS Five refractive surgeons and 31 739 myopic eyes that had surgical correction of a mean myopia of -6.01(More)