Sandra Morales

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The algorithm proposed in this paper allows to automatically segment the optic disc from a fundus image. The goal is to facilitate the early detection of certain pathologies and to fully automate the process so as to avoid specialist intervention. The method proposed for the extraction of the optic disc contour is mainly based on mathematical morphology(More)
The potential of aerosol phage therapy for treating lung infections has been demonstrated in animal models and clinical studies. This work compared the performance of two dry powder formation techniques, spray freeze drying (SFD) and spray drying (SD), in producing inhalable phage powders. A Pseudomonas podoviridae phage, PEV2, was incorporated into(More)
The algorithm proposed in this paper allows to segment the optic disc from a fundus image. The goal is to facilitate the early detection of certain pathologies and to fully automate the process so as to avoid specialist intervention. The method used for the extraction of the optic disc contour is based on a variant of the watershed transformation, the(More)
This study aimed to develop inhalable powders containing phages active against antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa for pulmonary delivery. A Pseudomonas phage, PEV2, was spray dried into powder matrices comprising of trehalose (0-80%), mannitol (0-80%) and l-leucine (20%). The resulting powders were stored at various relative humidity (RH)(More)
In this paper, a probability density function of object contours based on the stochastic watershed transform is carried out. The watershed transform produces an over-segmentation of the image due to noise, illumination problems, low contrast, etc., because each regional minimum of the image gives place to a region in the output image. To solve this problem,(More)
The analysis of retinal blood vessels provides useful information for medical diagnosis of several diseases such as cardiovascular risk or diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy. These diseases affect retinal vessels so that an abnormal calibre of veins or arteries could indicate the presence of some of them. So, before analysing vessel calibres, it is(More)
As Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has taken an important role in foreign language teaching and learning, not only is concrete data about the usefulness of technologymediated environments for these purposes necessary, but also how the learning process is improved in such environments when learner training for CALL. The objective of this paper is(More)
This paper investigates discrimination capabilities in the texture of fundus images to differentiate between pathological and healthy images. For this purpose, the performance of local binary patterns (LBP) as a texture descriptor for retinal images has been explored and compared with other descriptors such as LBP filtering and local phase quantization. The(More)
The goal of the software proposed in this paper is to assist ophthalmologists in diagnosis and disease prevention, helping them to determine cardiovascular risk or other diseases where the vessels can be altered, as well as to monitor the pathology progression and response to different treatments. The performance of the tool has been evaluated by means of a(More)