Romeo Rodriguez

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Ninety-five patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP) who were > or = 65 years of age were studied prospectively. A definite pathogen was identified in 37 cases (38.9%) and was most commonly Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, or another gram-negative bacillus. The overall death rate was 40%. Eighty-three patients required(More)
We examined rubella vaccination trends, rubella surveillance, and disease patterns for the Americas, Mexico, and the United States, to evaluate the impact of hemispheric rubella control on rubella elimination in the United States during 1997-2004. In 1997, 130,375 rubella cases were reported in the Americas, with 38,042 reported in Mexico. Over the next 7(More)
Solid and papillary epithelial tumor of the pancreas occurs mainly in young women and its main characteristic is the appearance of an abdominal mass which progressively increases in size. The radiologic, surgical and pathological correlation shows that it is a tumor of low grade malignancy with a favorable prognosis, after therapy and according to the(More)
The authors review the penile ultrasound records of 47 patients referred from the Urology Service with a diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction. The pear systolic and and diastolic pressures were measured every 5 minutes for 30 minutes after the intracavernous injection of 60 mg of Papaverine, as well as the diameter of the cavernous arteries before and after(More)
Duplex ultrasonography (DUS) has shown high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It is now considered the initial procedure of choice for the evaluation of this entity because of its advantages (low cost, non invasiveness, no need for contrast media, no ionizing radiation) and because of the possibility of(More)
Of 1776 sonograms done on 1312 patients with sector real time equipment, 923 done on 670 patients were selected because of suspected peri and intraventricular cerebral hemorrhage. The studies demonstrated hemorrhage in only 117 patients. It was possible to follow 107 patients and in 6.8 the hemorrhage was grade I, in 14 children it was grade II, in 19 it(More)
The clinical records of 18 children were studied, between 15 and 60 days old. They were hospitalized due to vomiting and diagnosis of suspected pyloric hypertrophic stenosis (PHS). The sonography confirmed the diagnosis in 8 children, by the thickening of the muscular layer and enlargement of the pyloric canal. The surgery (pyloromyotomy) ratified the(More)