Mauricio Restrepo

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OBJECTIVES This study explores several factors potentially associated with reduced fecundability among women working in cut flowers production. METHODS A cross-sectional study of first pregnancies was undertaken in 47 Colombian floriculture companies. Two thousand and eighty-five women were interviewed regarding potential reproductive, lifestyle and work(More)
Covering based rough sets are a generalization of classical rough sets, in which the traditional partition of the universe induced by an equivalence relation is replaced by a covering. Many definitions have been proposed for the lower and upper approximations within this setting. In this paper, we recall the most important ones and organize them into(More)
Many different proposals exist for the definition of lower and upper approximation operators in covering-based rough sets. In this paper, we establish relationships between the most commonly used operators, using especially concepts of duality, conjugacy and adjointness (also referred to as Galois connection). We highlight the importance of the adjointness(More)
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have a higher incidence rate of tuberculosis and a more frequent extrapulmonary involvement than the general population. We present 2 SLE patients who developed gastrointestinal tuberculosis complicated with intestinal perforation, a rare but serious complication that could be confused with lupus-associated(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To understand the clinical spectrum of cocaine-levamisole-induced vasculitis. Worldwide recreational drug consumption is high among the adult population from various social strata. The use of cocaine with levamisole, a frequently added antiparasitic diluent, favors the manifestations of vasculitic lesions, especially in the skin. RECENT(More)
Covering based Rough Sets are an important generalization of Rough Set Theory. Basically, they replace the partition generated from an equivalence relation by a covering. In this context many approximation operators can be defined [16, 26, 27, 28, 34]. In this paper we want to discover relationships among approximation operators defined from neighborhoods.(More)
Our aim was to characterize glomerular monocytes (Mo) infiltration and to correlate them with peripheral circulating Mo subsets and severity of lupus nephritis (LN). Methods. We evaluated 48 LN biopsy samples from a referral hospital. Recognition of Mo cells was done using microscopic view and immunohistochemistry stain with CD14 and CD16. Based on the(More)