Rodolfo Soto

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Percutaneous balloon angioplasty has been found to be useful for the treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic arterial stenosis. Nonetheless, an ongoing risk of this procedure is arterial dissection, which increases the hazards of acute closure, stroke, and restenosis. Stenting of the intracranial vasculature recently has been shown to be feasible in a(More)
This paper presents three different ways of addressing the binding problem in different brain areas: generic neocortex, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex. None of these approaches involve the popular mechanism of temporal synchrony. The first two involve conjunctive representations that bind by ensuring that different neural units are activated for(More)
Computed tomography (CT) imaging is the most appropriate diagnostic tool to confirm suspected left colonic diverticulitis. However, the utility of CT imaging goes beyond accurate diagnosis of diverticulitis; the grade of severity on CT imaging may drive treatment planning of patients presenting with acute diverticulitis. The appropriate management of left(More)
Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients. The cornerstones in the management of complicated IAIs are timely effective source control with appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Empiric antimicrobial therapy is important in the management of(More)
Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference on acute diverticulitis was held during the 3rd World Congress of the WSES in Jerusalem, Israel, on July 7th, 2015. During this consensus conference the guidelines(More)
Models of learning and performing by exploration assume that thesemantic similarity between task descriptions and labels on displayobjects (e.g., menus, tool bars) controls in part the users searchstrategies. Nevertheless, none of the models has an objective wayto compute semantic similarity. In this study, Latent SemanticAnalysis (LSA) was used to compute(More)
The aim was to study postpartum follicular population dynamics in Brahman cows in the Mexican humid tropics and under different stocking rates. Lactating adult cows (n = 104) grazed native grammas (Paspalum spp., Axonopus spp.) under two stocking rates: 2.8 (high) or 1.7 (low) cows/ha. Follicle numbers and their size (millimetres) were measured by ovarian(More)
This work introduces non-parametric regression and neural network models for forecasting the in®ll drilling ultimate oil recovery from reservoirs in San Andres and Clearfork carbonate formations in West Texas. Development of the oil recovery forecast models helps understand the relative importance of dominant reservoir characteristics and operations(More)
OBJECTIVE Early weaning from mechanical ventilation is one of the primary goals in managing critically ill patients. There are various techniques and measurement parameters for such weaning. The objective of this study was to describe the practices of ventilatory weaning in adult intensive care units in the city of Cali. METHODS A survey of 32 questions(More)