Luis Medina

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Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease acquired through the inhalation of spores of Coccidioides spp., which afflicts primarily humans and other mammals. It is endemic to areas in the southwestern United States, including the San Joaquin Valley portion of Kern County, California, our region of interest (ROI). Recently, incidence of coccidioidomycosis, also(More)
The division of domestic work bears little resemblance to the ideals of rational specialization espoused in Becker's (1991) theory. Many sociologists explain this as a manifestation of 'doing gender'. We argue that a multiple equilibrium framework can help account for variations in couple specialization. The framework is dynamic, highlights the presence of(More)
The corrected Waterman-Truell model and the Elastodynamic Finite Integration Technique were used to analyze the ultrasonic wave dispersion in trabecular bones mimicking phantoms. A simple two-phase model of the trabecular bone is assumed; the trabeculae structure and the bone marrow. The phase velocity for frequencies within the range from 400kHz to 800kHz(More)
A caterpillar is a tree in which the removal of all pendant vertices makes it a path. Let d ≥ 3 and n ≥ 6 be given. Let Pd−1 be the path of d − 1 vertices and Sp be the star of p + 1 vertices. Let p = [p1, p2, ..., pd−1] such that p1 ≥ 1, p2 ≥ 1, ..., pd−1 ≥ 1. Let C (p) be the caterpillar obtained from the stars Sp1 , Sp2 , ..., Spd−1 and the path Pd−1 by(More)
Automated ultrasound breast imaging would overcome most of the limitations that precludes conventional hand-held echography to be an effective screening method for breast cancer diagnosis. If a three dimensional (3D) ultrasound dataset is acquired without manual intervention of the technician, repeatability and patient follow-up could be improved.(More)
In this work, we propose a reliability-aware energy minimization scheme that can satisfy the <i>window-constraints, i.e</i>., no more than <i>x</i><sub><i>i</i></sub> deadlines are missed in each nonoverlapped sequence of <i>y</i><sub><i>i</i></sub> jobs in real-time task &#964;<sub><i>i</i></sub>. The simulation reveals that our proposed techniques can(More)
A caterpillar is a tree in which the removal of all pendant vertices makes it a path. Let d ≥ 3 and n ≥ 6 be given. Let P d−1 be the path of d − 1 vertices and Sp be the star of p + 1 vertices. In this paper, the caterpillars in C and in S having the maximum and the minimum algebraic connectivity are found. Moreover, the algebraic connectivity of a(More)
1. As found by Sordelli and Mayer, agar adsorbed on bacteria produces agar-reacting antibodies in animals injected with these organisms. 2. False cross-agglutination and precipitin reactions can be produced in sera containing agar-reacting antibodies by organisms grown on agar. Zozaya's publication in this field (3) requires partial revision on this(More)