Roberto Espinosa

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PURPOSE The goal of this in vitro study was to identify the topographical features of the enamel surface deproteinized and etched with phosphoric acid (H3PO4) compared to phosphoric acid alone. MATERIALS AND METHOD Ten extracted lower first and second permanent molars were polished with pumice and water, and then divided into 4 equal buccal sections(More)
BACKGROUND Ionizing radiation has been shown to reduce neointimal formation after balloon angioplasty in experimental models of restenosis. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of intracoronary radiation therapy (ICRT) after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) for preventing restenosis in human(More)
During the last 22 months, a total number of 85 tracheostomies have been performed in our ICU, 40 of which have been surgical, and 45 percutaneous to patients under mechanical ventilation. This period has coincided with the learning process of the technique of percutaneous tracheostomy by our staff. The choice of the type of tracheostomy was not taken at(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Despite prominent neurological symptoms reported in Takayasu arteritis (TA), a complete evaluation of the cerebral circulation has not been consistently performed. The purpose of this study is to describe MR angiography (MRA), color Doppler flow imaging, and transcranial Doppler (TCD) findings in the extracranial and intracranial(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the intra- and interobserver reproducibility of musculoskeletal ultrasonography (US) in detecting inflammatory shoulder changes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and to determine the agreement between US and the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire, using(More)
INTRODUCTION Presentation of adenocarcinoma of the prostate as an intracranial metastasis is uncommon. This metastasis tends to be seen in the sphenoid bone, and in this case it is difficult to differentiate radiologically from a meningioma. Because this cancer is treatable, the differential diagnosis must be resolved as soon as possible. CLINICAL CASE A(More)
A 31-year-old woman with nephronophthisis received a cadaveric kidney transplant, and was immunosuppressed with cyclosporine, azathioprine and steroids. Twelve days after transplant a biopsy showed acute rejection with vascular damage. She was treated with 3 pulses of methylprednisolone and change of immunosuppression to mycophenolate mofetil and(More)
Citizens demand more and more data for making decisions in their daily life. Therefore, mechanisms that allow citizens to understand and analyze linked open data (LOD) in a user-friendly manner are highly required. To this aim, the concept of Open Business Intelligence (OpenBI) is introduced in this position paper. OpenBI facilitates non-expert users to (i)(More)
UNLABELLED THE AIM of this study was to analyze the pulp behavior 17 hemisectioned primary second mandibular molars, exposed into the oral environment. The mesial crown and root portions were extracted after 8 months and analyzed histologically. RESULTS The cardinal signs such as pain, sensitivity and necrosis were not found in any of these teeth with the(More)