Jose Juan Torres

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Aphasia is a common result of stroke, affecting over one million Americans. Currently, intensive speech therapy is the mainstay of treatment, although its efficacy has been variable at best. Recent years have seen the emergence of non-invasive brain stimulation, specifically Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment options for neuromyelitis optica (NMO) are currently based on small retrospective case series and open label studies, ranging from 10 to 103 patients. OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and tolerability of azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate, and rituximab in patients with neuromyelitis optica. METHODS This is a(More)
While evidence suggests that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may facilitate language recovery in chronic post-stroke aphasia, individual variability in patient response to different patterns of stimulation remains largely unexplored. We sought to characterize this variability among chronic aphasic individuals, and to explore whether repeated(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue is a leading cause of morbidity throughout the tropics; however, accurate population-based estimates of mortality rates are not available. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We established the Enhanced Fatal Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance System (EFASS) to estimate dengue mortality rates in Puerto Rico. Healthcare professionals submitted(More)
OPINION STATEMENT Neurologic injury is a common complication of major cardiovascular procedures including coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, coronary valve replacement, and aortic aneurysm surgery. However, despite ongoing research in the field of neuroprotection, there are currently few pharmacologic and interventional options to effectively(More)
In familial and sporadic multiple system atrophy (MSA) patients, deficiency of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has been associated with mutations in COQ2, which encodes the second enzyme in the CoQ10 biosynthetic pathway. Cerebellar ataxia is the most common presentation of CoQ10 deficiency, suggesting that the cerebellum might be selectively vulnerable to low levels(More)
OBJECTIVE The pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) involves increased activity in corticostriatal circuits connecting the anterior cingulate cortex with other brain regions. The error-related negativity (ERN) is a negative deflection in the event-related potential after an incorrect response that is believed to reflect anterior cingulate(More)
Nephrolithiasis is a complex disease that results from a combination of factors related to both urine composition and kidney morphoanatomy. Development of calcium oxalate monohydrate papillary calculi is linked to initial subepithelial calcification of renal papilla. Progressive tissue calcification depends on preexisting injury and involves reactive oxygen(More)
  • Brian Leslie, Brian Mchugh, Roberto Landaru, Jose Torres, Hieu Nguyen, Prof Sergey Makarov +1 other
  • 2014
This Project is sponsored by The MITRE Corporation to develop an FPGA implementation of a Log Likelihood Ratio (LLR) soft decision demapper for a High Data Rate (HDR) modem. The main goal of this project is to add support for higher order modulation up to 32APSK for HDR and high bandwidth efficiency. Through preliminary research, several DVB-S2 soft(More)
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