Robert ElDabaje

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SUMMARY The accuracy of Bayesian phylogenetic inference using molecular data depends on the use of proper models of sequence evolution. Although choosing the best model available from a pool of alternatives has become standard practice in statistical phylogenetics, assessment of the chosen model's adequacy is rare. Programs for Bayesian phylogenetic(More)
Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic population in the United States and type 2 diabetes is a major health burden in this population, but little effort has been made to study the prevalence of diabetic vertebral fragility in Latinos. We performed a cross-sectional study to determine vertebral fracture prevalence in a hospital-based population of South(More)
Compared to early-stage melanoma when surgical excision is possible, metastatic disease continues to offer a much grimmer prognosis as traditional chemotherapy treatment regimens offer relatively little survival benefit. This has led to changes in treatment approaches over the preceding two decades as contemporary methods for the treatment of advanced or(More)
Chest radiotherapy continues to play an important role in the treatment of breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and other malignancies. Subsequent cardiac injury has been described involving essentially all structures of the heart, with most radiation-induced injury being progressive in nature. Our understanding over the multifactorial etiology and(More)
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