Roberto H Valverde

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Long-term care services include a broad range of services that meet the needs of frail older people and other adults with functional limitations. Long-Term care services provided by paid, regulated providers are a significant component of personal health care spending in the United States. This report presents descriptive results from the first wave of the(More)
Long-term care services provided by paid, regulated providers are an important component of personal health care spending in the United States. This report presents the most current national descriptive results from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), which is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center(More)
Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited mental retardation in humans, with an estimated prevalence of about 1 in 4000 males. Although several observations indicate that the absence of functional Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP) is the underlying basis of Fragile X syndrome, the structure and function of FMRP are currently unknown.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We describe emergency department (ED) visits in which the patient arrived by ambulance and estimate the frequency of and reasons for ambulance diversion. Using information on volume of transports and probabilities of being in diversion status, we estimate the number of patients for whom ED care was delayed because of diversion practices. (More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate infection prevalence and explore associated risk factors in nursing home (NH) residents, individuals receiving home health care (HHC), and individuals receiving hospice care. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Nationally representative samples of 1,174 U.S. NHs in the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) and 1,036 U.S. HHC and(More)
Somatic embryogenesis in pejibaye or peach palm (Bactris gasipaes H.B.K.) was induced from callus derived from in vitro cultured shoot tips of young field-grown plants using a modified Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with 5 mg L−1 of N6-benzyladenine (BA) and 0.06 mg L−1 of picloram for three months in the dark; this was followed by an additional(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents national estimates on home health care patients and discharged hospice care patients. Information on characteristics, length of service, medical diagnoses, functional limitations, service use, advance care planning, and emergent and hospital care use are presented for home health care patients and hospice care discharges. A(More)
OBJECTIVE This report presents national estimates on differences in the use of home health care between men and women aged 65 years and over. METHODS Estimates are based on data from the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. RESULTS In the United(More)
The design of protein-peptide interactions has a wide array of practical applications and also reveals insight into the basis for molecular recognition. Here, we present the redesign of a tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR) protein scaffold, along with its corresponding peptide ligand. We show that the binding properties of these protein-peptide pairs can be(More)