Marelys L. García

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Queues at emergency rooms (ER) are prioritized based on the patient's sickness level. As a consequence, patients with low priority frequently have to wait excessively long. At Mercy Hospital, we began to study means by which such time would be reduced, without putting in jeopardy the life of critical patients. As an initial effort, we studied the flow of(More)
Excess length of hospital stays and associated costs were assessed in patients hospitalized in the department of general and digestive surgery who acquired nosocomial infections. A prospective study of matched infected-uninfected patients nested in a cohort was used to estimate the length of the hospital stay of infected patients. Matched controls were(More)
PURPOSE To assess the sensitivity, specificity, and reliability of peroxidase labeled lectin staining in the diagnosis of fungal keratitis in an experimental rabbit model. METHODS Fungal keratitis by Candida albicans, Aspergillus fumigatus, and Fusarium solani was induced in rabbits. WGA-peroxidase staining of 660 corneal sections was performed. Fungal(More)
2,400 dentate adults (15 to 65 yr), representative of rural and urban areas of all twelve regions of the Philippines, were screened for their periodontal treatment needs using the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN). The distribution pattern of CPITN scores for the criteria, healthy, gingival bleeding (on probing), calculus, 4-5 mm and 6(More)
INTRODUCTION The diagnosis of patients with cognitive deterioration or dementia requires a global approach in which the neuropsychological examination is a key piece. As part of the GERMCIDE study (Group for the Study and Multicenter Registry of Incident Cases of Dementia in Spain), a protocol was designed that included an assessment of the different(More)
1. Introduction and motivation This paper describes a tool which provides feedback on transcription attempts. Phonemic transcription is one of the requirements of many phonetics and phonology and even general linguistics courses at university level. Transcription of one's native language is a useful mechanism for raising awareness of the sound system and(More)
On-time delivery of the paper is critical in the newspaper industry since it is directly related to the quality of service; therefore, it enhances or damages sales. This study was focused on determining the means to meet required delivery times, and in identifying ways to improve it, so that there is a lower probability of failure. A simulation model was(More)
Simulation modeling has been widely used to study many aspects of FMS design, planing and control. Yet, simulation modeling still offers other capabilities that are proven to be effective for the on-line control of FMS. An example of it is the training of neural nets off-line, so that it will later control the decision making process when the FMS is in(More)
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