Ignacio F. Rúa

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The structure of additive multivariable codes over F4 (the Galois field with 4 elements) is presented. The semisimple case (i.e., when the defining polynomials of the code have no repeated roots) is specifically addressed. These codes extend in a natural way the abelian codes, of which additive cyclic codes of odd length are a particular case. Duality of(More)
BACKGROUND We developed a protocol combining 5 cost-effective strategies to determine whether elective carotid endarterectomy (CEA) could be performed safely without adversely affecting well-established low morbidity and mortality rates and with significant hospital cost savings. METHODS Between April 1, 1995, and December 31, 1996, 109 of 141 patients(More)
We review different group based algorithms for matrix multiplication and discuss the relations between the combinatorial properties of the used group and the complexity of these algorithms. We introduce a variant of an algorithm based on the ideas exposed in [4] well-adapted for experimentation. Finally we show how this approach can also be used for matrix(More)
PURPOSE Arm and lesser saphenous veins (ALSVs) are generally considered to be the best alternative for infrapopliteal arterial bypass grafts when greater saphenous vein is not available. The need for additional incisions and repositioning of the patient, along with occasional use of general anesthesia for arm vein harvesting, led to our perception that the(More)
PURPOSE To determine early and late outcomes of transluminal endografting (TE) in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), stratified by predicted risk of procedure-related mortality with conventional operation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in consecutive risk-stratified AAA patients undergoing TE at a not-for-profit(More)
We retrospectively analyzed if distal anastomotic adjunctive arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) improved patency rates of prosthetic bypasses to infrapopliteal arteries. Between July 1, 1991 and June 30, 1996, we performed 43 polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) bypasses to infrapopliteal (19 peroneal, 13 anterior tibial, 11 posterior tibial) arteries. All bypasses(More)
PURPOSE In an effort to minimize costs and patient discomfort, we determined whether duplex ultrasound (DU) could selectively replace preoperative arteriography performed in the radiology suite to diagnose failing arterial bypass grafts (FABs) constructed of autogenous vein. METHODS Between January 1, 1994, and December 31, 1996, we treated 106 FABs.(More)
Previous reports have suggested "short" focal stenoses in peripheral vein grafts (PVGs), namely less than 2 cm long, can be successfully balloon dilated with good long-term patency rates. We questioned if enthusiasm for balloon angioplasty of these lesions in failing PVGs is warranted. Between August 1, 1993 and December 31, 1996, we performed balloon(More)