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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936067/external-validation-of-the-rotterdam-computed-tomography-score-in-the-prediction-of-mortality-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jose D Charry, Jesus D Falla, Juan D Ochoa, Miguel A Pinzón, Jorman H Tejada, Maria J Henriquez, Juan Pablo Solano, Camilo Calvache
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health problem. It is a pathology that causes significant mortality and disability in Colombia. Different calculators and prognostic models have been developed to predict the neurological outcomes of these patients. The Rotterdam computed tomography (CT) score was developed for prognostic purposes in TBI. We aimed to examine the accuracy of the prognostic discrimination and prediction of mortality of the Rotterdam CT score in a cohort of trauma patients with severe TBI in a university hospital in Colombia...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931365/predictive-value-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-their-inhibitors-for-mortality-in-septic-patients-a-cohort-study
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Sergio Serrano-Gomez, Gabriel Burgos-Angulo, Daniela Camila Niño-Vargas, María Eugenia Niño, María Eugenia Cárdenas, Estephania Chacón-Valenzuela, Diana Margarita McCosham, Juan Sebastián Peinado-Acevedo, M Marcos Lopez, Fernando Cunha, Antonio Pazin-Filho, Ramses Ilarraza, Richard Schulz, Diego Torres-Dueñas
PURPOSE: Over 170 biomarkers are being investigated regarding their prognostic and diagnostic accuracy in sepsis in order to find new tools to reduce morbidity and mortality. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their inhibitors have been recently studied as promising new prognostic biomarkers in patients with sepsis. This study is aimed at determining the utility of several cutoff points of these biomarkers to predict mortality in patients with sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multicenter, prospective, analytic cohort study was performed in the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga, Colombia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930498/molecular-and-morphological-characterization-of-a-brazilian-lineage-of-plasmodium-novyella-unalis-in-turdus-spp-passeriformes-of-the-atlantic-forest-with-remarks-on-new-hosts-and-high-genetic-variation
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Raquel Tostes, Roberto Júnio Pedroso Dias, Luísa de Oliveira, Marcus Vinicius Xavier Senra, Carlos Luiz Massard, Marta D'Agosto
Plasmodium spp. are haemosporidian protozoans that alternate their live cycles between bloodsucking Culicidae dipterans and vertebrate hosts (mammals, reptiles and birds). In birds, these parasites are the causative agents of the so called avian malaria, a disease associated with considerable declines and extinctions in the avifauna in different geographical regions. In this work, we applied a multidisciplinary approach, light microscopy and cytochrome oxidase b (cyt b) gene sequence analysis for characterization of Plasmodium found in association with wild birds of the genus Turdus, collected in Atlantic forest fragments of southeastern Brazil...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928341/the-pursuit-of-healthier-communities-through-a-community-health-medical-education-program
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Francisco Lamus-Lemus, Camilo Correal-Muñoz, Erwin Hernandez-Rincon, Natalia Serrano-Espinosa, Clara Jaimes-deTriviño, Diana Diaz-Quijano, Juan Gabriel García-Manrique
BACKGROUND: Distinct periods in the community health undergraduate medical program at the University of La Sabana (Colombia) were identified in its evolution from 1999 to 2013. We describe each period and explain the succesion of changes toward improvement. METHODS: An ordered review of the community health program was constructed based on the retrospective recollection, classification, and analysis of information from document archives and interviews with participants...
May 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927285/impact-of-a-basal-bolus-insulin-regimen-on-metabolic-control-and-risk-of-hypoglycemia-in-patients-with-diabetes-undergoing-peritoneal-dialysis
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Ana María Gómez, Santiago Vallejo, Freddy Ardila, Oscar M Muñoz, Álvaro J Ruiz, Mauricio Sanabria, Alfonso Bunch, Elly Morros, Laura Kattah, Maira García-Jaramillo, Fabián León-Vargas
INTRODUCTION: Clinical interventional studies in diabetes mellitus usually exclude patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). This study evaluates the impact of an educational program and a basal-bolus insulin regimen on the blood glucose level control and risk of hypoglycemia in this population. METHODS: A before-and-after study was conducted in type 1 and type 2 DM patients undergoing PD at the Renal Therapy Services (RTS) clinic network, Bogota, Colombia. An intervention was instituted consisting of a three-month educational program and a basal-bolus detemir (Levemir, NovoNordisk) and aspart (Novorapid, NovoNordisk) insulin regimen...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926583/influence-of-attitudes-and-behavior-of-milkers-on-the-hygienic-and-sanitary-quality-of-milk
#6
Oscar David Múnera-Bedoya, Laerte D Cassoli, Paulo F Machado, Mario Fernando Cerón-Muñoz
Recognizing how human behaviors affect the milk process can be useful to understand variations in hygienic and sanitary parameters in bulk tank milk. Furthermore, this knowledge could be used to design management programs that guarantee milk quality, favoring the optimization of such processes. Forty-six milkers from the same number of dairy farms in Antioquia province (Colombia) were interviewed to establish the main factors associated to milk quality. Technical knowledge, motivations, and behavior of the personnel and its effect on hygienic and sanitary quality of milk were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924305/erratum-is-colombia-a-violent-country
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[This corrects the article on p. 9 in vol. 48, PMID: 28559640.].
June 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924304/nedocs-vs-subjective-evaluation-%C3%A2-is-the-health-personnel-of-the-emergency-department-aware-of-its-overcrowding
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Mauricio Garcia-Romero, Claudia Geraldine Rita-Gáfaro, Jairo Quintero-Manzano, Anderson Bermon Angarita
INTRODUCTION: An emergency department (ED) is considered to be "overcrowded" when the number of patients exceeds its treatment capacity and it does not have the conditions to meet the needs of the next patient to be treated. This study evaluates overcrowding in the emergency department of a hospital in Colombia. OBJECTIVE: To compare the objective NEDOCS scale with a subjective evaluation by ED health staff in order to evaluate the differences between the two. METHODS: The NEDOCS scale was applied and a subjective overcrowding survey was administered to the medical staff and the charge nurse on duty 6 times per day (6:00 a...
June 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923475/chemical-and-nano-mineralogical-study-for-determining-potential-uses-of-legal-colombian-gold-mine-sludge-experimental-evidence
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Nazly E Sánchez-Peña, José L Narváez-Semanate, Daniela Pabón-Patiño, Javier E Fernández-Mera, Marcos L S Oliveira, Kátia da Boit, Bernardo F Tutikian, Tito J Crissien, Diana C Pinto, Iván D Serrano, Claudia I Ayala, Ana L Duarte, José D Ruiz, Luis F O Silva
The present study is focused on the chemical and nano-mineralogical characterization of sludge from gold mine activities, in order to put forward diverse solution alternatives, where lack of knowledge has been found. The sample was collected from "La Estrella" mine of Suarez, located in Department of Cauca, south-west Colombia. The sludge micro-structure and chemical composition were analyzed using a high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) equipped with a dispersive X-ray detector (EDS). X-ray diffraction technique was employed to identify the mineralogical phases present in the sludge...
August 26, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923090/mapping-occurrence-of-taenia-solium-taeniosis-cysticercosis-and-areas-at-risk-of-porcine-cysticercosis-in-central-america-and-the-caribbean-basin
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Uffe Christian Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Fortune Sithole, Ziqi Wang, Arve Lee Willingham
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to map the occurrence of Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis at national level within Central America and the Caribbean basin, and to map the distribution of porcine cysticercosis at first-level administrative subdivision level (department level) and the porcine population at risk. This zoonotic parasite is believed to be widely endemic across most of Latin America. However, there is little information readily available for Central America and the Caribbean basin...
September 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922404/eco-epidemiological-analysis-of-rickettsial-seropositivity-in-rural-areas-of-colombia-a-multilevel-approach
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Juan C Quintero V, Luis E Paternina T, Alexander Uribe Y, Carlos Muskus, Marylin Hidalgo, Juliana Gil, Astrid Vanessa Cienfuegos G, Lisardo Osorio Q, Carlos Rojas A
Rickettsiosis is a re-emergent infectious disease without epidemiological surveillance in Colombia. This disease is generally undiagnosed and several deadly outbreaks have been reported in the country in the last decade. The aim of this study is to analyze the eco-epidemiological aspects of rickettsial seropositivity in rural areas of Colombia where outbreaks of the disease were previously reported. A cross-sectional study, which included 597 people living in 246 households from nine hamlets in two municipalities of Colombia, was conducted from November 2015 to January 2016...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921621/-but-we-want-to-work-the-movement-of-child-workers-in-peru-and-the-actions-for-reducing-child-labor
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Isidro Maya Jariego
The program Edúcame Primero (Educate Me First) is an evidence-based practice for eradicating child labor that has been applied with positive results in Colombia, Peru, and several Central American countries. In this article, we describe the difficulties of implementing the program in two poor areas of Lima (Peru) between 2014 and 2016. Specifically, we discuss three ethical challenges faced during the implementation of the program: (a) the existence of a movement of working children that defends the right of children to work; (b) the polarization of some community-based associations and government institutions on how to deal with the problems of working children; and (c) the use of network indicators in the evaluation of the community's level of cohesion...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918144/short-communication-molecular-epidemiology-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-differs-between-countries
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J Reyes, M Chaffer, Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Lecompte, Javier Sánchez, Ruth N Zadoks, Natasha Robinson, Ximena Cardona, N Ramírez, G P Keefe
Group B Streptococcus or Streptococcus agalactiae continue to be challenging for milk quality programs in countries with emerging dairy industries, such as Colombia, where high prevalence has been reported. Molecular typing of isolates is needed to understand the variability and epidemiology of this pathogen and to develop effective control and eradication programs. We characterized the molecular profile of Strep. agalactiae isolated from cows with subclinical mastitis in 21 Colombian dairy herds and measured diversity within and between herds using multilocus sequence typing...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915811/strategies-for-the-quality-assessment-of-the-health-care-service-providers-in-the-treatment-of-gastric-cancer-in-colombia
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María Del Pilar Villamil, David Barrera, Nubia Velasco, Oscar Bernal, Esteban Fajardo, Carlos Urango, Sebastian Buitrago
BACKGROUND: While, at its inception in 1993, the health care system in Colombia was publicized as a paradigm to be copied across the developing world, numerous problems in its implementation have led to, what is now, an inefficient and crisis-ridden health system. Furthermore, as a result of inappropriate tools to measure the quality of the health service providers, several corruption scandals have arisen in the country. This study attempts to tackle this situation by proposing a strategy for the quality assessment of the health service providers (Entidades Promotoras de Salud, EPS) in the Colombian health system...
September 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914749/raised-frequency-of-microcephaly-related-to-zika-virus-infection-in-two-birth-defects-surveillance-systems-in-bogot%C3%A3-and-cali-colombia
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Paula Hurtado-Villa, Angie K Puerto, Salomé Victoria, Gloria Gracia, Lesly Guasmayán, Patricia Arce, Gilberto Álvarez, Esperanza Blandón, Nubia Rengifo, Jorge A Holguín, Alexander Durán, Ignacio Zarante
Zika virus infection during pregnancy is now known to cause congenital microcephaly and severe brain defects. In 2016, rates of microcephaly appeared to start increasing around May, peaking in July, and declining through December. The occurrence of microcephaly appears to have increased nearly 4-fold in 2 large cities in Colombia, concurrently with the reported Zika virus epidemic in the country.
October 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913166/anisakidae-nematodes-isolated-from-the-flathead-grey-mullet-fish-mugil-cephalus-of-buenaventura-colombia
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Jenniffer Alejandra Castellanos, Andrés Ricardo Tangua, Liliana Salazar
Anisakiasis is a parasitic infection caused by larval stages of nematodes of the genus Anisakis, Pseudoterranova and Contracaecum, of the Anisakidae family. The lifecycle of these nematodes develops in aquatic organisms and their final hosts are marine mammals. However, humans can act as accidental hosts and become infected with infective stage larvae (L3) by consuming raw or undercooked fish or shellfish carrying the parasite. Of this group of parasites, the genus Anisakis is the most studied: its presence in humans is associated with non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms or allergic responses that can trigger anaphylactic shock...
December 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912838/phylogenomics-of-colombian-helicobacter-pylori-isolates
#17
Andrés Julián Gutiérrez-Escobar, Esperanza Trujillo, Orlando Acevedo, María Mercedes Bravo
BACKGROUND: During the Spanish colonisation of South America, African slaves and Europeans arrived in the continent with their corresponding load of pathogens, including Helicobacter pylori. Colombian strains have been clustered with the hpEurope population and with the hspWestAfrica subpopulation in multilocus sequence typing (MLST) studies. However, ancestry studies have revealed the presence of population components specific to H. pylori in Colombia. The aim of this study was to perform a thorough phylogenomic analysis to describe the evolution of the Colombian urban H...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911064/cancer-mortality-predictions-for-2017-in-latin-america
#18
G Carioli, C La Vecchia, P Bertuccio, T Rodriguez, F Levi, P Boffetta, E Negri, M Malvezzi
Background: From most recent available data, we predicted cancer mortality statistics in selected Latin American countries for the year 2017, with focus on lung cancer. Materials and methods: We obtained death certification data from the World Health Organization and population data from the Pan American Health Organization database for all neoplasms and selected cancer sites. We derived figures for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910557/vogt-koyanagi-harada-syndrome-in-a-group-of-patients-in-two-ophthalmology-referral-centers-in-bogot%C3%A3-colombia
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Carol L Guayacán, Brahyan Galindo-Mendez, Alejandra de-la-Torre
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical presentation of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome in a group of patients in Colombia. METHODS: Retrospective review of 2638 medical records of patients with uveitis in two centers during 17 years. RESULTS: A total of 25 patients with uveitis were diagnosed with VKH syndrome (0.95%), 23 patients were included in the data analysis (0.87%), 78.3% females, and mean age of diagnosis was 37 years (SD ± 29)...
September 14, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905324/the-diatraea-complex-lepidoptera-crambidae-in-colombia-s-cauca-river-valley-making-a-case-for-the-geographically-localized-approach
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G Vargas, L A Lastra, G D Ramírez, M A Solís
The sugarcane stem borers Diatraea saccharalis (Fabricius) and D. indigenella Dyar & Heinrich are common pests of sugarcane crops in Colombia's Cauca river valley (CRV). In 2012, however, D. tabernella Dyar was recorded for the first time in northern CRV and just 1 year later, D. busckella Dyar & Heinrich was detected, also for the first time, in central CRV. The Diatraea outbreak in the CRV was studied, its distribution and population in the region was analyzed, and levels of larval parasitism were observed...
September 13, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
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