Miguel de J. Ramírez

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OBJECTIVE Penile cancer has a predominantly lymphatic dissemination. Lymph nodes metastatic involvement conditions disease prognosis and inguinal lymph node dissection has both prognostic and therapeutic value. High and intermediate risk patients with non-palpable lymph nodes will benefit of a precise diagnosis by means of selective sentinel node biopsy(More)
Using a microcomputer system, 36 patients were continuously monitored with somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) following closed head injury. The mean duration of monitoring was five days. The patients' GCS scores at the start of monitoring ranged from 3-10. Mortality was 44%. Of 14 patients who had initial absence of SSEP activity after the N20 wave or(More)
The acute tumor lysis syndrome has been reported in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and rarely in other malignancies in association with the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy. We report a case of a young man with a large cell lymphoma in whom the acute tumor lysis syndrome developed in association with(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial translocation (BT) describes the passage of bacteria residing into the gastrointestinal tract, through the intestinal mucosa barrier to sterile tissues such as mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) and other organs. This phenomenon has not been thoroughly studied in patients with trauma to date, and an association between BT and postoperative(More)
Using recently developed panel unit root and panel cointegration tests and the Fully-Modified OLS (FMOLS) methodology, this paper estimates the impact of remittances on the economic growth of selected upper and lower income Latin American & Caribbean countries. Despite a large flow of remittances to the region, there have been relatively few empirical(More)
Using panel data, this paper tests whether foreign, public, and private capital have a positive and significant effect on aggregate output and labor productivity for Mexico during the 1960-2001 period. The richer information set made possible by the sectorial data enables this study to utilize the methodologically sound Agroup-mean@ Fully Modified Ordinary(More)
Notes: Center Discussion Papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussions and critical comments. I would like to thank Professor Gustav Ranis for reviewing this paper and Ms. Louise Danishevsky for her editorial assistance. Abstract Using panel data, this paper tests whether public and private capital have a positive and significant(More)