John R Villarreal

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of perioperative beta blockers on recurrence and overall survival after non-small cell lung cancer surgery. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Academic medical center. MEASUREMENTS The medical records of patients with stage 1, 2, and 3a non-small cell lung cancer were divided into three different groups: those(More)
The effect of administration of aprotinin, a serine esterase inhibitor capable of inactivating kallikrein, on the extent and severity of acute myocardial ischemic injury and subsequent necrosis, was studied in 25 patients. Another group of 25 patients who did not receive aprotinin served as a control group.We administered 100,000 kallikrein inhibitor units(More)
Intracranial arteritis is a well-known complication of cerebral cysticercosis. The aim of this study was to explore the possible role of transcranial Doppler (TCD) in the evaluation of cysticercotic arteritis in 9 patients with subarachnoid cysticercosis and stroke. Arteritis of main basal vessels was detected by TCD in 7 of 10 arterial lesions that were(More)
The association between neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and poor long-term outcomes in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been demonstrated in numerous studies. The benefit of perioperative administration of anti-inflammatory drugs on these outcomes has not been well established. Our aim in this retrospective study was to investigate the(More)
One hundred children, ranging in ages from a month to a year, with acute diarrhea who were treated at home following the basic standard recommendations, were studied. In order to prevent dehydration, half of the children were given oral solution (OS) containing the concentrated official formula in packets (group A), and the remaining half was given a(More)
BACKGROUND Regional anesthesia has anti-inflammatory effects. Recent studies suggest that regional anesthesia might improve the survival of patients with cancer. We hypothesized that the use of a scalp block (SB) during craniotomy for glioblastoma (GB) decreases the postoperative systemic and local inflammatory response and extend their survival. METHODS(More)
The laser-induced fluorescence spectra (both fluorescence excitation and dispersed fluorescence) of jet-cooled 1,3-benzodioxan along with its ultraviolet absorption spectra have been recorded and analyzed in order to determine the vibrational quantum levels in both the ground and S(1)(pi,pi(*)) electronic excited states. A detailed energy map of the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess whether the use of intraoperative opioids is associated with poor recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) after lung cancer surgery. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Academic hospital. SUBJECTS Patients with laryngeal primary or recurrent laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma who had surgery. INTERVENTIONS(More)
2,4,7-Trioxa[3.3.0]octane (247TOO) is an unusual bicyclic molecule which can exist in four different conformational forms which are determined by the directions of the two ring- puckering motions. The vibrational assignments of 247TOO have been made based on its infrared and Raman spectra and theoretical density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The two(More)
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