INTRODUCTION The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) biological drugs has dramatically improved the prognosis of these patients. However, a third of the treated patients do not respond to this therapy. Thus, the search for biomarkers of clinical response to these agents is currently highly active. Our… (More)
PURPOSE In our series of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), we sought to establish the relationship between the preoperative prediction using the Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy Success Score (ETVSS) and the postsurgical success rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS This descriptive analytical study comprised 50 pediatric patients who underwent 58 ETV… (More)
This paper presents an automatic modulation classifier for electronic warfare applications. It is a pattern recognition modulation classifier based on statistical features of the phase and instantaneous frequency. This classifier runs in a real time operation mode with sampling rates in excess of 1 Gsample/s. The hardware platform for this application is a… (More)
Granular activated carbon, GAC, modified by oxidation with H 2 O 2 and NaClO aqueous solutions and heat treatment at 900 °C. The N 2 adsorption isotherms at −196 °C and SEM and FTIR results were used to characterize the properties of the prepared ACs. Textural parameters such as BET surface area and pore volumes were assessed by gas adsorption. The BET… (More)
The aim of this work was to analyze the number and distribution of circulating monocytes, and of their CD14+highCD16−, CD14+highCD16+ and CD14+lowCD16+ subset cells, in treatment-naive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to determine their value in predicting the clinical response to methotrexate (MTX) treatment. This prospective work investigated… (More)
The dHDL language has been defined to improve hardware design productivity. This is achieved through the definition of a better reuse interface (including parameters, attributes and macroports) and the creation of control structures that help the designer in the hardware generation process.
This work proposes an encapsulation scheme aimed at simplifying the reuse process of hardware cores. This hardware encapsulation approach has been conceived with a twofold objective. First, we look for the improvement of the reuse interface associated with the hardware core description. This is carried out in a first encapsulation level by improving the… (More)