Pedro Ortiz

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Two protocols were tested to assess anticonvulsant efficacy and drug concentrations after intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) continuous valproic acid (VPA) infusion, as compared with acute injections in the kindling epilepsy model. Protocol 1: amygdala-kindled rats were injected via intraperitoneal (i.p.) and i.c.v. routes with varying doses of VPA and tested(More)
Automatic detection of persuasion is essential for machine interaction on the social web. To facilitate automated persuasion detection, we present a novel microtext corpus derived from hostage negotiation transcripts as well as a detailed manual (codebook) for persuasion annotation. Our corpus , called the NPS Persuasion Corpus, consists of 37 transcripts(More)
BACKGROUND Fascioliasis and paragonimiasis are widespread foodborne trematode diseases, affecting millions of people in more than 75 countries. The treatment of choice for these parasitic diseases is based on triclabendazole, a benzimidazole derivative which has been suggested as a promising drug to treat pregnant women and children. However, at the moment,(More)
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