José Luis Alfaro

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In the Yucatán Peninsula, spider monkeys Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis are generally found in two contrasting conditions: large tracts of conserved forest or small fragments surrounded by human populations. In the present study, we analyzed fecal cortisol levels of spider monkeys to investigate whether environmental conditions have an influence on stress;(More)
OBJECTIVE Tuberculosis (TB) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) undergoing treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents is commonly the result of reactivation of latent TB infection (LTBI); detection and treatment of LTBI is essential before treatment with anti-TNF agents. We reported previously that the tuberculin skin test (TST) is(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this paper is to assess the predictors of time-to-lupus renal disease in Latin American patients. METHODS Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients (n = 1480) from Grupo Latino Americano De Estudio de Lupus (GLADEL's) longitudinal inception cohort were studied. Endpoint was ACR renal criterion development after SLE diagnosis(More)
INTRODUCTION The long-term results of the Spanish Study Protocol SEOP-SO-95 for treatment of localised osteosarcoma of the extremities in children were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred consecutive patients under 18 years of age from 22 institutions were enrolled from January 1995 to December 2000. Immunohistochemical expression of p53,(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia or Watermelon stomach is a rare cause of chronic gastrointestinal bleeding, often presenting as a chronic iron deficiency anemia. This condition can be associated with some other diseases such as cirrhosis, autoimmune diseases and others. We report two patients treated with Argon Plasma Coagulation, a 68 years old(More)
This paper presents a model aimed at measuring intellectual capital as the potential knowledge of a country and apply it to the European Union. The method consists of activating accountable expenses, assumed to generate knowledge. In order to do so, efficiency indicators are used, derived from a summary of variables of structural, human and technological(More)
Hotelling T control chart is one of the most important chart used to statistical quality control in the manufacture processes. However, this chart is sensitive to the non normal data and therefore, must be modified to improve its behavior with this kind of data. In this paper, we propose two new alternatives charts based on change the usual mean and(More)
This article discusses the development, process, and impact of a mentoring group for family therapists of color. A within-group process for trainees of color in a predominantly White institution can provide a valuable resource for support, validation, empowerment, and collective action. The article examines how such mentoring promotes the effectiveness of(More)
Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic drug with a very low incidence of extrapyramidal effects, used in the treatment of schizophrenic patients refractory or intolerant to classical neuroleptics. Its use is limited due to the potential risk of producing agranulocytosis in 1 to 2% of patients. Despite the severity of this complication, the Federal Drug(More)