Juan Carlos Briceño

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A viable blood substitute is still of great necessity throughout the world. Perfluorocarbon-based oxygen carriers (PFCOCs) are emulsions that take advantage of the high solubility of respiratory gases in perfluorocarbons (PFCs). Despite attractive characteristics, no PFCOC is currently approved for clinical uses. Some PFCOCs have failed due to secondary(More)
In this work, a temperature predictor has been designed and implemented based on different series of meteorological data. The prediction is built by an artificial neural network multilayer perceptron, using 5 samples as window size of meteorological data. Besides, the floating point algorithm was evaluated, reaching a mean square error of 0.35, meaning a(More)
Eleven goats (mean weight, 69 +/- 16 kg) underwent 5 hrs of normothermic nonpulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) using as priming fluid either a Ringer's based crystalloid priming solution (CP, n = 5) of a hyperosmolar oxyreplete hemosubstitute (HS, n = 6). The HS contained 20% w/v perfluorocarbon (perfluorodecalin), its osmolarity was 800-900 mOsm/1, and(More)
The roller pump is the most common pumping device used in extracorporeal circulation (ECC). The interaction between the roller and tubing causes tubing spallation. Spallation has been associated with complications in ECC. Previous spallation studies present mixed results, including a decrease in the number of circulating particles. The objective of this(More)
We describe several in vitro experiments showing evidence that pulsatile flow hemodialysis enhances ultrafiltration volume and molecular clearance as compared with steady flow hemodialysis. A new pulsatile pump and a conventional roller pump were compared using different hollow fiber dialyzers and a simulated blood solution containing urea, aspartame and(More)
In biometrics research, the periocular region has been regarded as an interesting trade-off between the face and the iris, particularly in unconstrained data acquisition setups. As in other biometric traits, the current challenge is the development of more robust recognition algorithms. Having investigated the suitability of the ‘elastic graph matching’(More)
To evaluate a perfluorocarbon based oxygen carrier (Oxyfluor), a porcine model of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) was implemented. Swine (30 kg) were subjected to 2 h of normothermic CPB using Oxyfluor (OF group, n = 8) or Ringer's lactate (RL group, n = 13) as the prime. Mean arterial pressure (MAP) was kept at 50 mm Hg, flow rate at 80 ml x min(-1) x kg(-1),(More)
The present work presents a biometric identification system for hand shape identification. The different contours have been coded based on angular descriptions forming a Markov chain descriptor. Discrete Hidden Markov Models (DHMM), each representing a target identification class, have been trained with such chains. Features have been calculated from a(More)
Conserving earth's biodiversity for future generations is a fundamental global task, where automated recognition of pollen species by means of computer vision represents a highly prioritized issue. This work focuses on analysis and classification stages. The morphological details of the contour are proposed as pollen grains discriminative features. The(More)