Paulina Torres

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dose received by chest x-rays in neonatal care with thermoluminescent dosimetry and to determine the level of exposure where the quantum noise level does not affect the diagnostic image quality in order to reduce the dose to neonates. In pediatric radiology, especially the prematurely born children are highly(More)
The aim of this work was to determine the chemical, technological and in vitro antioxidant properties of co-products from the industrialisation of some tropical exotic fruits, such as mango, pineapple, guava and passion fruit, and to evaluate their potential use as dietary fibre sources for food enrichment. Proximate compositions were determined, as well as(More)
The purpose of this preliminary study was to investigate the advantages of the time-frequency analysis through the Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT) compared to classical Fourier analysis using the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) in arterial pressure signals from anesthetized mongrel dogs before and during standardized hemorrhages. Systemic arterial pressure(More)
The Ku70/80 heterodimer is central to non-homologous end joining repair of DNA double-strand breaks and the Ku80 gene appears to be essential for human but not rodent cell survival. The Ku70/80 heterodimer is located at telomeres but its precise function in telomere maintenance is not known. In order to examine the role of Ku80 beyond DNA repair in more(More)
BACKGROUND Eleven percent of hospitalized patients experience drug-drug interactions (DDIs), elevating morbidity, mortality and health care costs. Polypharmacy is very common in intensive care units (ICUs), increasing the risks of drug adverse events (AEs). AIM To assess DDIs in ICU patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective study conducted in the ICU(More)
UNLABELLED The effect on ventilatory function of fixation of a flail segment in internal (FIP) and external (FEP) position and oxygen administration was studied in an experimental flail chest with pleural indemnity. Variations of tidal volume (TV), respiratory rate (RR), minute volume (MV), and arterial blood gases are reported. These parameters were(More)
Using a basic representation of dynamic systems, arterial blood pressure pulsation is converted into quasi-periodic orbits with the purpose of transforming a periodic phenomena into a cyclical one by plotting the pressure p(t) versus its first derivative dp/dt. This elementary mathematical procedure made it possible to evaluate the variability of the(More)
1. In order to obtain a seasonal profile of LH, three adult male pudu (Pudu puda, Molina) were sampled monthly from the saphenous vein for a period of one year. 2. A significant circannual variation of plasma LH levels was detected with an average peak value (1.77 ng/ml) recorded in February and nadir concentrations (0.19 ng/ml) observed in November. 3. The(More)
BACKGROUND In the context of the search for cost-efficient treatments, Ulmo (Eurcyphia cordifolia) honey is an excellent alternative for treating burn wounds and could have a profound medical, social, and economic impact. Ascorbic acid is an enzymatic co-factor necessary for the synthesis of collagen and the proliferation of fibroblasts and has been(More)