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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198930/eugenics-in-buenos-aires-discourses-practices-and-historiography
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Diego Armus
Since the early 1990s, a series of studies underscored the overwhelming presence of positive eugenics in modern Argentina. These works emphasized the marginal role which discourse on eugenics took on violent methods for selection. In recent years, this point of view has shifted, emphasizing the conceptual viscosity of eugenics as well as the presence of negative eugenic discourses. This paper discusses these historiographic trends, and also dwells on the narratives that those perspectives articulated in relation to the question of sterilization and regulation of marriage of those who had tuberculosis in Buenos Aires during the first half of the twentieth century...
December 2016: História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198729/influence-of-land-or-water-exercise-in-pregnancy-on-outcomes-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ruben Barakat, Maria Perales, Yaiza Cordero, Mariano Bacchi, Michelle F Mottola
PURPOSE: To compare the cross-sectional results from three experimental studies conducted on land, in water, and mixed form (land + water) during pregnancy on maternal and newborn outcomes. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used to analyze the results of three randomized clinical trials in healthy pregnant women from Madrid (Spain) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Five hundred-sixty-eight pregnant women were recruited. For each of the studies, the number of women in the Exercise Group (EG) totalled 107 for Study I (land), 49 women for Study II (water), and 101 women for Study III (land + water)...
February 15, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187639/a-catalog-of-the-types-of-staphylinidae-insecta-coleoptera-deposited-in-the-museo-argentino-de-ciencias-naturales-buenos-aires-macn
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Axel O Bachmann, Mariana Chani-Posse, Mariel E Guala, Alfred F Newton
The type specimens (all current categories) of Staphylinidae deposited in this Museum are listed; names are recorded, most of them represented by name-bearing types (primary types). The specific and subspecific names are alphabetically ordered in a single list, followed by the generic names (and subgeneric ones, if they were stated) spelled as they were published; later combinations and/ or current binomina are mentioned insofar these are known to the authors. Two lists are added: 2. Specimens labeled as types of names not found in the literature and probably never published, or published as nomina nuda; and 3...
January 22, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178943/depression-in-sardinian-immigrants-in-argentina-and-residents-in-sardinia-at-the-time-of-the-argentinian-default-2001-and-the-great-recession-in-italy-2015
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Mauro Giovanni Carta, Michela Atzeni, Silvia D'Oca, Alessandra Perra, Ernesto D'Aloja, Maria Veronica Brasesco, Maria Francesca Moro, Luigi Minerba, Federica Sancassiani, Daniela Moro, Gustavo Mausel, Dinesh Bhugra
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to measure in two samples of Sardinian immigrants in Buenos Aires and representatives of the population in Sardinia the prevalence of depressive symptoms at the time of an economic crisis in Sardinia and to compare these results with those collected at the time of a similar crisis in Argentina more than 10 years before. METHODS: Observational study. The associations of Sardinian immigrants in Buenos Aires provided the lists of families of Sardinian origin...
February 8, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153273/field-based-application-of-developed-solid-phase-extraction-with-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-for-vanadium-speciation-analysis-of-groundwaters-from-argentina
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W A Al Rawahi, N I Ward
High levels of vanadium have been reported in groundwater (<0.05-5300μgL(-1) V) from different parts of Argentina, yet no detailed study of vanadium speciation has been performed. A highly selective strong anion exchange - solid phase extraction (SAX-SPE) method was used (in-situ) for vanadium speciation analysis of groundwater samples from La Pampa - LP (General San Martin and Eduardo Castex) and Buenos Aires - BA (San German) provinces in Argentina. In this method both vanadyl (V(IV)) and vanadate (V(V)) were trapped by the complexation with disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid on a pre-conditioned SAX cartridge...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144682/representation-of-people-s-decisions-in-health-information-systems-a-complementary-approach-for-understanding-health-care-systems-and-population-health
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Fernan Gonzalez Bernaldo de Quiros, Adriana R Dawidowski, Silvana Figar
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed: 1) to conceptualize the theoretical challenges facing health information systems (HIS) to represent patients' decisions about health and medical treatments in everyday life; 2) to suggest approaches for modeling these processes. METHODS: The conceptualization of the theoretical and methodological challenges was discussed in 2015 during a series of interdisciplinary meetings attended by health informatics staff, epidemiologists and health professionals working in quality management and primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, together with sociologists, anthropologists and e-health stakeholders...
February 1, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140307/-herpes-zoster-in-elderly-adults-in-a-community-hospital-in-buenos-aires-june-2013-may-2014
#7
Miriam Rozenek, Adriana Romani, Sandra Aronson, María Del Carmen Ramilo, Valeria Abellán, María Andrea Pérez, Luis Cámera
Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. Its main risk factor is increasing age and comorbidities. There are limited data on the characteristics of HZ in South America, especially in the elderly. We analyzed epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 340 patients over 60 years assisted for HZ, between June 2013 and May 2014. The average age was 74 years (60-100), 62% (210) had thoracic location; 75% (255) of the initial consultations were held in guards; 68% (143) had pain and vesicles, and 4% (14) only pain at baseline...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124308/preoperative-progressive-pneumoperitoneum-and-botulinum-toxin-type-a-in-patients-with-large-incisional-hernia
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J Bueno-Lledó, A Torregrosa, N Ballester, O Carreño, F Carbonell, P G Pastor, J Pamies, V Cortés, S Bonafé, J Iserte
PURPOSE: Combination of preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP) and botulinum toxin type A (BT) has not been previously reported in the management of large incisional hernia (LIH). METHODS: Observational study of 45 consecutive patients with LIH between June 2010 and July 2014. The diameters of the hernia sac, the volumes of the incisional hernia (VIH) and the abdominal cavity (VAC), and the VIH/VAC ratio were measured before and after PPP and BT using abdominal CT scan data...
January 25, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123669/-diagnosis-of-sleep-apnea-in-network-respiratory-polygraphy-as-a-decentralization-strategy
#9
Eduardo Borsini, Magali Blanco, Martin Bosio, Di Tullio Fernando, Glenda Ernst, Alejandro Salvado
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is diagnosed through polysomnography (PSG) or respiratory polygraphy (RP). Self-administered home-based RP using devices with data transmission could facilitate diagnosis in distant populations. The purpose of this work was to describe a telemedicine initiative using RP in four satellite outpatient care clinics (OCC) of Buenos Aires Hospital Británico Central (HBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: OCC technicians were trained both in the use of RP...
July 2016: Sleep Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121683/interstage-assessment-of-remnant-liver-function-in-alpps-using-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-prediction-of-posthepatectomy-liver-failure-and-introduction-of-the-hiba-index
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Matteo Serenari, Carlos Collaud, Fernando A Alvarez, Martin de Santibañes, Diego Giunta, Juan Pekolj, Victoria Ardiles, Eduardo de Santibañes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate interstage liver function in associating liver partition and portal vein occlusion for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) using hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HBS) and whether this may help to predict posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF). BACKGROUND: ALPPS remains controversial given the high rate of liver-related mortality after stage 2. HBS combined with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) accurately estimates future liver remnant function and may be useful to predict PHLF...
January 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108211/user-centered-design-improves-the-usability-of-drug-drug-interaction-alerts-experimental-comparison-of-interfaces
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Daniel R Luna, Daniel A Rizzato Lede, Carlos M Otero, Marcelo R Risk, Fernán González Bernaldo de Quirós
Clinical Decision Support Systems can alert health professionals about drug interactions when they prescribe medications. The Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires in Argentina developed an electronic health record with drug-drug interaction alerts, using traditional software engineering techniques and requirements. Despite enhancing the drug-drug interaction knowledge database, the alert override rate of this system was very high. We redesigned the alert system using user-centered design (UCD) and participatory design techniques to enhance the drug-drug interaction alert interface...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076342/knowledge-beliefs-and-attitudes-report-on-patient-care-and-safety-in-undergraduate-students-validating-the-modified-apsq-iii-questionnaire
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Ezequiel García Elorrio, Dolores Macchiavello, Viviana Rodriguez, Yael Catalano, Giuliana Corna, Josefina Dahinten, Marina Ontivero
INTRODUCTION: Patient safety aims to achieve healthcare free of damage. The World Health Organization indicates that this objective is achieved through communication, analysis, and prevention of adverse events in patients. Organizational culture has been identified as one of the main factors for interventions aimed to reduce medical errors; and an essential component of safety culture is the attitude of health professionals towards medical error. Attitudes can be improved through appropriate education in biomedical careers but its inclusion in Argentina is scarce...
December 20, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066863/assessing-equity-in-the-provision-of-primary-healthcare-centers-in-buenos-aires-province-argentina-a-stochastic-frontier-analysis
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Florencia Arnaudo, Fernando Lago, Valentina Viego
BACKGROUND: Unequal access to healthcare between individuals or populations does not imply the existence of inequities as it must be controlled for differences in need. This is usually done either via direct or indirect standardization methods. OBJECTIVE: We study the degree of equity in the availability of public primary healthcare centers between the 134 municipalities of the Buenos Aires province (Argentina) with a novel application of an existing statistical tool...
January 9, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035267/patterns-of-population-structure-at-microsatellite-and-mitochondrial-dna-markers-in-the-franciscana-dolphin-pontoporia-blainvillei
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María Constanza Gariboldi, Juan Ignacio Túnez, Mauricio Failla, Marta Hevia, María Victoria Panebianco, María Natalia Paso Viola, Alfredo Daniel Vitullo, Humberto Luis Cappozzo
The franciscana dolphin, Pontorporia blainvillei, is an endemic cetacean of the Atlantic coast of South America. Its coastal distribution and restricted movement patterns make this species vulnerable to anthropogenic factors, particularly to incidental bycatch. We used mitochondrial DNA control region sequences, 10 microsatellites, and sex data to investigate the population structure of the franciscana dolphin from a previously established management area, which includes the southern edge of its geographic range...
December 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006861/outdoor-air-pollution-and-risk-for-kidney-parenchyma-cancer-in-14-european-cohorts
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Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Marie Pedersen, Massimo Stafoggia, Gudrun Weinmayr, Zorana J Andersen, Claudia Galassi, Johan Sommar, Bertil Forsberg, David Olsson, Bente Oftedal, Norun H Krog, Gunn Marit Aasvang, Andrei Pyko, Göran Pershagen, Michal Korek, Ulf De Faire, Nancy L Pedersen, Claes-Göran Östenson, Laura Fratiglioni, Mette Sørensen, Kirsten T Eriksen, Anne Tjønneland, Petra H Peeters, H B As Bueno-de-Mesquita, Michelle Plusquin, Timothy J Key, Andrea Jaensch, Gabriele Nagel, Bernhard Föger, Meng Wang, Ming-Yi Tsai, Sara Grioni, Alessandro Marcon, Vittorio Krogh, Fulvio Ricceri, Carlotta Sacerdote, Enrica Migliore, Ibon Tamayo, Pilar Amiano, Miren Dorronsoro, Ranjeet Sokhi, Ingeborg Kooter, Kees de Hoogh, Rob Beelen, Marloes Eeftens, Roel Vermeulen, Paolo Vineis, Bert Brunekreef, Gerard Hoek
Several studies have indicated weakly increased risk for kidney cancer among occupational groups exposed to gasoline vapors, engine exhaust, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other air pollutants, although not consistently. It was the aim to investigate possible associations between outdoor air pollution at the residence and the incidence of kidney parenchyma cancer in the general population. We used data from 14 European cohorts from the ESCAPE study. We geocoded and assessed air pollution concentrations at baseline addresses by land-use regression models for particulate matter (PM10 , PM2...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986199/direct-medical-costs-of-chronic-urticaria-in-a-private-health-organization-of-buenos-aires-argentina
#16
Claudio Alberto Salvador Parisi, Carla Ritchie, Natalia Petriz, Christian Morelo Torres
BACKGROUND: Scarce studies address the issue of resource consumption and direct health care costs of patients diagnosed with adult-onset chronic urticaria (CU). OBJECTIVES: To estimate medical resource consumption and direct health care costs of affected patients in a private health maintenance organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with adult-onset CU (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code 708...
December 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983748/-for-me-it-was-a-key-moment-of-therapy-corrective-experience-from-the-client-s-perspective
#17
Andrés Roussos, Malena Braun, Julieta Olivera
Despite recent attempts to develop a consensus definition, questions still remain as to what constitutes corrective experiences (CEs) in psychotherapy and how clients perceive them. This qualitative study assessed clients' first person accounts of CEs associated with their own treatment-related changes. Participants were 8 clients in private psychotherapy in Buenos Aires. Treatment, by therapists from diverse theoretical backgrounds, varied from 4 to 24 months. The Patients' Perceptions of Corrective Experiences in Individual Therapy interview protocol was used to assess clients' perceptions of CEs at posttreatment...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982201/incidence-and-prevalence-of-clinically-relevant-pituitary-adenomas-retrospective-cohort-study-in-a-health-management-organization-in-buenos-aires-argentina
#18
Patricia Fainstein Day, Monica Graciela Loto, Mariela Glerean, María Fabiana Russo Picasso, Soledad Lovazzano, Diego Hernán Giunta
Objectives: The main purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence rate and prevalence of clinically relevant pituitary adenomas (PAs) within the Hospital Italiano Medical Care Program (HIMCP), a well-defined population of 150,000 members living in the urban and suburban area of the city of Buenos Aires. We defined clinically relevant PAs as those associated with endocrine dysfunction and/or mass effect. Subjects and methods: A retrospective open cohort study was conducted, including all members of the HIMCP over 18 years old, with active memberships during the period of the study, from January 1st 2003, to January 1, 2014...
November 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959842/-hiv-1-resistance-to-antiretroviral-drugs-in-pregnant-women-from-buenos-aires-metropolitan-area
#19
Inés Zapiola, Diego Cecchini, Silvina Fernández Giuliano, Marina Martínez, Claudia Rodríguez, María Belén Bouzas
The study aimed to determine the prevalence of antiretroviral resistance associated mutations in HIV-1 infected pregnant woman treated in Buenos Aires metropolitan area (period 2008-2014). A total of 136 women with viral load = 500 copies/ml were included: 77 (56.6%) were treatment-naïve and 59 (43.4%) were antiretroviral-experienced patients either with current (n: 24) or previous (n = 35) antiretroviral therapy. Genotypic baseline resistance was investigated in plasma of antiretroviral-naïve patients and antiretroviral-experienced patients...
2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959839/-disseminated-histoplasmosis-in-patients-with-aids-buenos-aires-2009-2014
#20
Adriana G López Daneri, Alicia Arechavala, Cristina A Iovannitti, María Teresa Mujica
A retrospective study was carried out on 171 cases of disseminated histoplasmosis diagnosed in HIV/AIDS patients during the period 2009-2014. Although HIV diagnosis rates remained stable over the study period, a sensible increase in the number of histoplasmosis cases was observed in the last three years. Disseminated histoplasmosis was prevalent in males with an average age of 37.8 years. At diagnosis, only 54/171 (31.6%) were receiving HAART, and CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts ranged from 4 to 264 cells/upsilon...
2016: Medicina
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