Roberto M. Rodríguez

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STUDY OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to determine the incidence of complications from thoracentesis performed under ultrasound guidance by interventional radiologists in a tertiary referral teaching hospital; (2) to evaluate the incidence of vasovagal events without the use of atropine prior to thoracentesis; and (3) to evaluate(More)
The watersheds method is a powerful segmentation tool developed in mathematical morphology. In order to prevent its over-segmentation, in this paper, we present a new strategy to obtain robust markers for segmentation of blood vessels from malignant tumors. For this purpose, we introduced a new algorithm. We propose a two-stage segmentation strategy which(More)
The present prospective study was designed to determine the prevalence of pleural effusion at approximately 28 days after cardiac surgery and their subsequent course. This consecutive case study included 389 patients; 312 had only coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) surgery, 37 had both valve and CABG surgery, and 40 had only valve surgery. Chest(More)
8 cases of dementia associated with cortical Lewy bodies are dealt with, that were diagnosed in 1993 in examinations for dementia, using the Nottingham's clinical criteria. They make up 15.4% of primary degenerative dementias diagnosed in this examination. All developed a predominantly cortical dementia with variable bradiphrenia and a parkinsonian syndrome(More)