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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo —or Santo Domingo Institute of Technology , is a private, coeducational, university in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It was founded on June 15, 1972, by a group of young professionals and is considered the best institute of technology in the country. Wikipedia.

Dominguez A.C.,Mount Sinai Saint Lukes Roosevelt HospitalNew York New York | Bittl J.A.,Ocala Heart Institute | El-Hayek G.,Mount Sinai Saint Lukes Roosevelt HospitalNew York New York | Contreras E.,Santo Domingo Institute of Technology | Tamis-Holland J.E.,Mount Sinai Saint Lukes Roosevelt HospitalNew York New York
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions | Year: 2015

Objectives: Evaluate the impact of aspiration thrombectomy (AT) during primary coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) on clinical outcomes. Background: AT during PCI for STEMI may improve microvascular reperfusion, but its impact on clinical outcomes has remained controversial. Methods: We searched Pubmed, EMBASE, Medline, Scopus, CENTRAL, and ClinicalTrials.gov databases on March 31, 2015 for randomized controlled trials that evaluated the use of AT with PCI compared with PCI alone for STEMI. The primary end point was all-cause mortality. Secondary end points included major adverse cardiac events (MACE, consisting of death, myocardial infarction, and target-vessel revascularization), recurrent myocardial infarction (MI), target-vessel revascularization (TVR), stent thrombosis and stroke. Results: Eighteen randomized controlled trials (n=21,501) fulfilled the inclusion criteria. A total of 10,544 patients were treated with AT and PCI, compared to 10,957 control patients. The use of AT was not associated with a significant decrease in all-cause mortality (RR 0.88; 95% CI 0.78-1.01; P=0.07), MACE (RR 0.93; 95% CI 0.86-1.00; P=0.06), recurrent MI (RR 0.97: 95% CI 0.81-1.17; P=0.77), TVR (RR 0.93; 95% CI 0.82-1.05; P=0.23), stent thrombosis (RR 0.84; 95% CI 0.66-1.07; P=0.17), or stroke (RR 1.35; 95% CI 0.86-2.11; P=0.19). Conclusions: Using the totality of evidence available through 2015, this meta-analysis failed to show that the routine use of aspiration thrombectomy in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction significantly reduces all-cause mortality, MACE, recurrent MI, TVR, or stent thrombosis. The role of aspiration thrombectomy in selected patients with angiographic evidence of large thrombus burden requires further clinical investigation. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Carreras C.,University of Exeter | Godley B.J.,University of Exeter | Leon Y.M.,Santo Domingo Institute of Technology | Hawkes L.A.,University of Exeter | And 4 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2013

Nesting by three species of marine turtles persists in the Dominican Republic, despite historic threats and long-term population decline. We conducted a genetic survey of marine turtles in the Dominican Republic in order to link them with other rookeries around the Caribbean. We sequenced a 740bp fragment of the control region of the mitochondrial DNA of 92 samples from three marine turtle species [hawksbill (n = 48), green (n = 2) and leatherback (n = 42)], and incorporated published data from other nesting populations and foraging grounds. The leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) in the Dominican Republic appeared to be isolated from Awala-Yalimapo, Cayenne, Trinidad and St. Croix but connected with other Caribbean populations. Two distinct nesting populations of hawksbill turtles (Eremochelys imbricata) were detected in the Dominican Republic and exhibited interesting patterns of connectivity with other nesting sites and juvenile and adult male foraging aggregations. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) has almost been extirpated from the Dominican Republic and limited inference could be made from our samples. Finally, results were compared with Lagrangian drifting buoys and published Lagrangian virtual particles that travelled through the Dominican Republic and Caribbean waters. Conservation implications of sink-source effects or genetic isolation derived from these complex inter-connections are discussed for each species and population. © 2013 Carreras et al.

Revuelta O.,University of Valencia | Leon Y.M.,Grupo Jaragua | Leon Y.M.,Santo Domingo Institute of Technology | Feliz P.,Grupo Jaragua | And 3 more authors.
ORYX | Year: 2012

Nesting by marine turtles in the Caribbean has declined considerably, mainly because of human exploitation, but there has previously been no monitoring in the Dominican Republic. We present the first detailed assessment of the status of marine turtle nesting in the country, based on surveys during 2006-2010. Nesting populations of hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata and leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea are of regional importance and the green turtle Chelonia mydas is still present, although nesting in low numbers. The two main nesting sites are within protected areas: the Jaragua National Park in the south-west, important for leatherback turtles (mean of 126 nests per season), and Del Este National Park on Saona Island in the south-east, principally for hawksbill turtles (mean of 100 nests per season). Comparison with historical data suggests all rookeries are profoundly reduced in size. Although the main nesting beaches are within protected areas, illegal egg-take and meat consumption continues there, and also elsewhere in the country. © 2012 Fauna & Flora International.

Hawkes L.A.,Bangor University | Hawkes L.A.,University of Exeter | Tomas J.,University of Valencia | Tomas J.,University of Exeter | And 8 more authors.
Marine Ecology Progress Series | Year: 2012

The advent of telemetry has improved knowledge of the spatio-temporal distribution of marine species of conservation concern. Among the sea turtles, the movements of the hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata are among the least well described. We tracked 10 adult female hawksbill turtles by satellite after nesting in the Dominican Republic (DR) and describe a dichotomy in patterns of movement: some (n = 2) turtles remained in the DR, while others migrated to waters off Honduras and Nicaragua (n = 5) and the Bahamas (n = 1). Transmitters on 2 turtles failed during migration, before they reached their final foraging grounds. We present results from long tracking durations for 3 turtles, including 3 entire remigration intervals, high-lighting foraging ground and nest-site fidelity. Threats to hawksbill turtles are not well documented for Nicaragua or neighbouring Honduras and represent a major information gap. We suggest that directing conservation efforts to regionally important foraging areas, such as those in Nicaragua, and strengthening national conservation in each nation with significant hawksbill nesting offers a clear way forward for the conservation of hawksbill turtles in the region. © Inter-Research 2012 · www.int-res.com.

Arroyo V.,Polytechnic University of Valencia | Cordero A.,Polytechnic University of Valencia | Torregrosa J.R.,Polytechnic University of Valencia | Vassileva M.P.,Santo Domingo Institute of Technology
International Journal of Computer Mathematics | Year: 2012

In recent years, high-order methods have shown to be very useful in many practical applications, in which nonlinear systems arise. In this case, a classical method of positional astronomy have been modified in order to hold a nonlinear system in its establishments (that in the classical method is reduced to a single equation). At this point, high-order methods have been introduced in order to estimate the solutions of this system and, then, determine the orbit of the celestial body. We also have implemented a user friendly application, which will allow us to make a numerical and graphical comparison of the different methods with reference orbits, or user defined orbits. Copyright © 2012 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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