Jessica González

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This paper describes Team Caltech’s technical approach and current progress towards developing new technologies to enable it to compete in and win the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Our primary technical thrusts are are three areas: (1) mission and contingency management for autonomous systems; (2) distributed sensor fusion, mapping and situational awareness;(More)
Hürthle cells may be found in fine-needle aspirates of the thyroid (FNATs) from Hürthle cell tumors (HCTs) and nonneoplastic Hürthle cell lesions, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis and goiter. To differentiate the characteristic cytomorphologic features from these lesions, the authors studied 38 surgically excised Hürthle cell lesions of the thyroid.(More)
Evans blue (EB) dye extravasation has been used as a reliable and objective parameter of the increased vascular permeability of an allergic conjunctivitis experimental rat model that closely mimics human ocular allergy. Five male Wistar rats, previously immunized (Group 1), had DL-dithiothreitol (DTT) applied topically to one eye 15 min prior to topical(More)
UNLABELLED Breast-feeding is the preferred method of infant nutrition. Its role in preventing childhood asthma is controversial. OBJECTIVE Determine whether breastfeeding protects against the development of bronchial asthma in children. METHODS A survey was answered by parents of children less than 18 years of age attending a Pediatric clinic at Cidra,(More)
Caregivers of cancer survivors face many burdens that often require treatment by mental health professionals. One intervention, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, aims to help individuals change the ways in which they relate to their thoughts rather than changing their thoughts. In this manuscript, we discuss the use and adaption of mindfulness-based(More)
BACKGROUND The American Joint Committee on Cancer 7th edition (AJCC-7) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) staging criteria for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) have not been validated in immunosuppressed patients. OBJECTIVE To compare the AJCC-7 and BWH staging systems for cSCCs in immunosuppressed patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
Cases of metabolic alkalosis are divided into susceptible or resistant to treatment with sodium chloride, depending on the response to it. The resistant cases present with high urinary excretion of chloride, and are secondary to tubular disease or use of diuretics. Included among the sensitive cases are, vomiting, cystic fibrosis and low intake. Two infants(More)
BACKGROUND Many cases of psoriasis begin in adolescence. The affected adolescents face the combined physical and psychosocial challenges of their disease-free peers with the added complexity of a visible disease. OBJECTIVE To review the impact of psoriasis on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) in adolescents as compared to their peers with other(More)