Jose-Miguel Yamal

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IMPORTANCE There is limited information about the effect of erythropoietin or a high hemoglobin transfusion threshold after a traumatic brain injury. OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of erythropoietin and 2 hemoglobin transfusion thresholds (7 and 10 g/dL) on neurological recovery after traumatic brain injury. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND As part of a program project to evaluate emerging optical technologies for cervical neoplasia, we performed fluorescence and reflectance spectroscopic examinations of patients with abnormal Papanicolaou smears. Biopsy specimens were taken from each area and measured optically, and study pathologists performed qualitative histopathologic readings.(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate whether women who deliver small babies due to preterm birth or growth restriction have excess risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes later in life. METHODS Eight years after pregnancy, we estimated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components in a cohort study of women with prior preterm (preterm birth before 37(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine, first, the accuracy with which radiologists reading posteroanterior chest radiographs differentiate whether a central venous line is in the superior vena cava or the azygos vein and, second, the circumstances in which radiologists may omit the lateral view to determine the position of a central venous(More)
The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) was a randomized, double-blind, practice-based, active-control, comparative effectiveness trial in 33,357 high-risk hypertensive participants. ALLHAT compared cardiovascular disease outcomes in participants initially treated with an angiotensin-converting enzyme(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The BEST-MSU study (Benefits of Stroke Treatment Delivered Using a Mobile Stroke Unit) is a comparative effectiveness trial in patients randomized to mobile stroke unit or standard management. A substudy tested interrater agreement for tissue-type plasminogen activator eligibility between a telemedicine vascular neurologist and(More)
OBJECTIVE It is assumed that memory has a role to play in repeated radiologic observation studies. The main objective of this study was to examine this assumption and evaluate the effect that memory may have on receiver operating characteristic (ROC) methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS A two-center observer study was performed with a total of 24 experienced(More)
The purpose of this work was to investigate the potential of the normalized axial-shear strain area (NASSA) feature, derived from axial-shear strain elastograms (ASSE), for breast lesion classification of fibroadenoma and cancer. This study consisted of previously acquired in vivo digital radiofrequency data of breast lesions. A total of 33 biopsy-proven(More)
Testing emerging technologies involves the evaluation of biologic plausibility, technical efficacy, clinical effectiveness, patient satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness. The objective of this study was to select an effective classification algorithm for optical spectroscopy as an adjunct to colposcopy and obtain preliminary estimates of its accuracy for the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Faster treatment with intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) is likely to improve outcomes. Optimizing prehospital triage by mobile stroke units (MSUs) may speed treatment times. The Benefits of Stroke Treatment Delivered Using a Mobile Stroke Unit (BEST-MSU) study was launched in May 2014 using the first MSU in the(More)