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The Universidad Católica del Uruguay Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga is a private university in Uruguay opened in 1985 . It was the only private university in the country for 11 years until 1996. It is named after Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga.Its main campus is located in Montevideo and 2 other campuses in Maldonado and Salto. Wikipedia.


This paper analyzes some aspects of the third sector’s involvement process in the provision of public social services. Using evidence garnered in previous research based on in-depth interviews, I offer elements toward an assessment of the consequences this process has produced not only in terms of the gains and losses it has produced for social policy, but also for the very identity and constitutive characteristics of the third sector. The evidence hereby compiled strengthens skepticism toward the hypothesis that sees a transformative potential in the role of the third sector in social policy in Latin America. This skepticism arises from issues detected by involved actors themselves and that are linked to the weakness of the sector as a whole. © 2015, International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University. Source


Pardo A.,Catholic University of Uruguay
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

In this work we comment the results presented in [1] regarding a random sampling approach of the Non Local Means (NLM) image denoising filter with respect to computational cost and denoising performance. We will show that although the approach is novel and mathematically revealing, the computation cost of the approach is higher, and the PSNR lower, compared to the classical version. Furthermore, we will present a probabilistic model to evaluate the performance of different versions of NLM and tune its parameters. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Source


Gehrke S.A.,From the Biotecnos Research Center | Gehrke S.A.,Catholic University of Uruguay
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery | Year: 2014

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the present study were to measure the implant stability quotient (ISQ) values at 3 different time points after the surgical insertion and to determine whether the time of osseointegration differs in the maxilla and mandible.MATERIALS AND METHODS: To measure implant stability, resonance frequency analysis (RFA) was performed in 44 patients (40 women, 4 men) with a total of 100 Implacil De Bortoli implants; the patients were divided into 2 groups: group 1, implants in the maxilla (22 in the anterior maxilla and 37 in the posterior maxilla); and group 2, implants in the mandible (41 posterior mandibles). Using RFA, implant stability was measured immediately after implant placement to assess the immediate stability (time 1) and at 90 (time 2) and 150 (time 3) days.RESULTS: Overall, the mean (SD) ISQ was 63.3 (6.63) (95% confidence interval [CI], 39–79) for time 1, 70.5 (6.32) (95% CI, 46–88) for time 2, and 73.5 (6.03) (95% CI, 58–88) for time 3. In group 1, the mean (SD) ISQ was 61.8 (6.56) (95% CI, 39–79) for time 1, 68.8 (5.19) (95% CI, 57–83) for time 2, and 72.3 (5.91) (95% CI, 58–85) for time 3. In group 2, the mean (SD) ISQ was 65.5 (6.13) (95% CI, 44–75) for time 1, 72.9 (7.02) (95% CI, 46–88) for time 2, and 75.3 (5.80) (95% CI, 60–88) for time 3.CONCLUSIONS: The stability of the implants placed in the maxilla and mandible showed a similar evolution in the ISQ values and, consequently, on osseointegration; however, the implants in the mandible presented superior values at all time points. © 2014 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD. Source


Dodel M.,Catholic University of Uruguay
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Year: 2016

The purpose of this study is to investigate the determinants of governmental online services' use. Extensive digital divide literature's findings show that the chances of using online services - governmental in this case- vary extremely from one population group to another. Consequently, the groups that already accumulate several socioeconomic and digital advantages are the ones with considerably higher chances to enjoy the benefits of online services, thus perpetuating the rich-get-richer circle of inequalities. This document tries to present empirical evidence about this phenomenon in Latin America, using a nationally representative sample of 15 years and older Uruguayan Internet users, based on the World Internet Project + Uruguay 2013 survey. A binary logistic model regressing the chances of having ever used online governmental services is developed, taking into account stratification and digital divide hypotheses. Findings show that socioeconomic status (highest education level achieved, and adult ages), digital divide variables (more years since started using the Internet and daily frequency of use) and ownership of electronic means of payment are strong predictors of e-services' use. Simulations are developed to demonstrate how diverse ideal type-like Internet users have strikingly different probabilities of engaging with online governmental services. The document ends discussing the role of public policies to reduce the regressive externalities of e-government investments in a context of high social and digital stratification, presenting some of the initiatives the Uruguayan government has already developed to promote digital inclusion as good study cases. © 2016 ACM. Source


Gehrke S.A.,Catholic University of Uruguay | Neto H.L.,University of Sao Paulo | Mardegan F.E.C.,University of Sao Paulo
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Year: 2013

We have compared the results of the external irrigation technique with those of a double irrigation technique with continuous intermittent movement. Maximum thermal measurements were made in the cortical part of 10 samples of bovine ribs during osteotomy to simulate the preparation of a surgical bed for the installation of dental implants at a depth of 10 mm. Twenty specimens were drilled for each group: external irrigation and continuous movement (control group 1, CG1); external irrigation and intermittent movement (control group 2, CG2); double irrigation and continuous movement (test group 1, TG1); and double irrigation and intermittent movement (test group 2, TG2). The double irrigation technique gave significantly better results regardless of the drilling movement used. Thermal increases between samples was 19.2% in group CG1, 10.4% in CG2, 5.4% in TG1, and 3.4% in TG2. The double irrigation technique produced a significantly smaller increase in temperature in the cortical bone during both types of drilling (p = 0.001), which illustrated its greater efficiency compared with that of the external irrigation technique. © 2013 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Source

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