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  • Profile of necessary thyroid tests in a Colombian university hospital

    • Abstract: Introduction: There are no clear clinical guidelines for requesting thyroid tests in hospitalized patients. The necessity and profile of requested tests in hospitalized patients at the San Vicente Foundation University Hospital were evaluated. Methods: This retrospective study included patients over 14 years of age who were nonpregnant and hospitalized at the Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación. A total of 351 records were evaluated in the clinical history system, six necessity groups were defined: categories 1 to 4 were considered necessary test requests, and 5 and 6 were considered unnecessary test requests. Demographic and clinical variables were recorded. Quantitative statistical variables were evaluated with the Mann-Whitney U test, and qualitative variables were evaluated with Pearson's chi square and Fisher's tests. Results: Normal values were obtained for 67% of the measured thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), 80% of the measured thyroxine (T4) and 53% of the measured triiodothyronine (T3). The most frequent abnormality in TSH was an elevation, observed in 24% of tests, the most frequent abnormality for free T4 (T4L) was a decline, observed in 11.5% of tests, and the most frequent abnormality for T3 was an elevation, as observed in 27% of tests. TSH ≤ 0.1 was found in 3.5% and ≥ 20 in 3.9% of tests. Of the 60 patients with elevated TSH, 75% had values between 5 and 9.99 mUI/mL; 11.5% had T4L values ≤ 0.7 ng/dL, and 8.6% had T4L values ≥ 1.48. In total, 95% of T4L measured in the unnecessary category was normal. Conclusions: Requests for necessary thy3roid tests during hospitalization should be improved. An initial approach is proposed only with TSH. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1057).Resumen Introducción: se carece de guías clínicas claras para la solicitud de pruebas tiroideas en pacientes hospitalizados. Se evaluó el nivel de pertinencia y tipos de perfil solicitados en pacientes hospitalizados en el Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación. Métodos: estudio retrospectivo en pacientes mayores de 14 años, no gestantes, hospitalizados en el Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación. Se evaluaron 351 registros en el sistema de historia clínica, se definieron seis grupos de pertinencia, las categorías 1 a 4 se consideraron como pertinente, y la 5 y 6 como solicitudes de pruebas no pertinentes. Se registraron variables demográficas y clínicas. Las variables estadísticas cuantitativas fueron evaluadas con la prueba U Mann-Whitney, las variables cualitativas con chi2 Pearson y Estadístico de Fisher. Resultados: se obtuvieron valores normales en 67% de las TSH medidas, en 80% de las T4 y el 53% de las T3. La anormalidad más frecuente de la TSH fue elevación en 24%, para la T4 libre fue su reducción en 11.5% y para la T3 elevación en 27%. Se encontró TSH ≤ 0.1 en 3.5% y ≥ 20 en 3.9%. De los 60 pacientes con TSH elevada el 75% están entre 5 y 9.99 mUI/mL. La T4L ≤ de 0.7 ng/dL fue 11.5% y ≥ 1.48 en 8.6%. El 95% de las T4L medidas en la categoría no pertinente fueron normales. Conclusiones: se debe mejorar la pertinencia de solicitud de pruebas tiroideas en hospitalización. Se propone abordaje inicial solo con TSH. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1057).
       
  • Dyslipidemia and its relationship with thyroid disease in farmers in the
           coffee-growing zone

    • Abstract: Introduction: Free thyroxine (T4), free triiodothyronine thyroid (T3) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) are recognized as regulators of lipid synthesis, mobilization and degradation. Objective: To find a relationship between dyslipidemia and thyroid disease in an adult population. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 819 individuals. TSH, free T4, total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides (TG) were measured. Results: The general population showed normal TC, normal LDL-C, low HDL-C, and elevated TG. The prevalence of dyslipidemia was as follows: elevated TC 31.9%, HDL-C <40 mg/dL 57.9%, elevated LDL-C 24.3% and TG ≥200 mg/dL 26%. The prevalence of TSH ≥4.6 mIU/L was 8.1%. The prevalence of overt hypothyroidism was 1.2%, and that of subclinical hypothyroidism was 6.7%. The prevalences of elevated TC in individuals with overt hypothyroidism and normal thyroid levels were 50.0% and 31.6%, respectively. However, in those with subclinical hypothyroidism, the prevalences were 43.6% and 31.0% (p=0.04) for elevated TC and 40.0% and 23.2% (p=0.006) for elevated LDL-C. A significant relationship was found between TSH ≥4.6 mIU/L and elevated TC (OR=1.9, p=0.01) and elevated LDL-C (OR=2.5, p=0.001); the frequency of elevated LDL-C was 2.2 times greater in people with subclinical hypothyroidism than in people with normal TSH levels. Conclusion: Given agricultural workers' particular socioeconomic conditions and access to the health system, it is important to design screening programs for biomarkers that allow early detection of changes in thyroid hormones, TSH and lipid profiles to provide this population with preventive interventions to reduce morbimortality due to cardiovascular events (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1094).Resumen Introducción: tiroxina libre (T4L), triyodo tironina libre (T3L) y hormona estimulante del tiroides (TSH), se reconocen como reguladoras de síntesis, movilización y degradación de lípidos. Objetivo: encontrar una relación entre dislipidemias y enfermedad tiroidea en una población adulta. Métodos: este fue un estudio de corte transversal, en 819 individuos. Se midieron TSH, T4L, colesterol total (CT), colesterol en lipoproteínas de baja densidad (C-LDL), colesterol en lipopro-teínas de alta densidad (C-HDL) y triglicéridos (TG). Resultados: la población general mostró CT, C-LDL normales, C-HDL bajo y TG elevados. La prevalencia de dislipidemia fue: CT elevado 31.9%, C-HDL < 40 mg/dL 57.9%. C-LDL alto 24.3% y TG ≥200 mg/dL, 26%. La frecuencia de TSH ≥ 4.6 mIU/L fue 8.1%. La prevalencia de hipotiroidismo manifiesto fue de 1.2% y la de hipotiroidismo subclínico de 6.7%. La prevalencia de CT elevado en individuos con hipotiroidismo manifiesto y en normales fue de 50.0% y 31.6% respectivamente. Mientras en hipotiroidismo subclínico fue de 43.6% y 31.0% p: 0.04 para CT (elevado); 40.0% y 23.2% p: 0.006 para C-LDL elevado. Se encontró relación significativa entre TSH ≥4.6 mIU/L con CT elevado (OR 1.9 p 0.01) y C-LDL elevada (OR 2.5 p: 0.001); la frecuencia de C-LDL elevado fue de 2.2 veces en personas con hipotiroidismo subclínico con relación a personas con niveles normales de TSH. Conclusión: en los trabajadores del agro, por sus particulares condiciones socioeconómicas y de acceso al sistema de salud, es importante diseñar programas de tamizaje de biomarcadores que permitan avizorar de manera precoz cambios en las hormonas tiroideas, TSH y perfil lipídico, para realizar intervenciones de prevención secundaria que contribuyan a la disminución de la morbimortalidad por eventos cardiovasculares. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1094).
       
  • Peripheral artery disease and oxidative stress in patients in a program
           for preventing complications of diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia

    • Abstract: Introduction: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is mainly caused by atherosclerosis but also involves hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia, which trigger oxidative stress and lead to vascular damage. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of PAD in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and/or prediabetes and/or dyslipidemia, to identify some risk factors and to establish whether urinary levels of 8-isoprostane-f2α (an oxidative stress marker) are elevated in patients with PAD. Design: A cross-sectional, nonprobabilistic, convenience sampling study Materials and methods: The sample included 146 patients with DM2 and/or prediabetes and/ or dyslipidemias from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Risk factors, symptoms related to PAD, ankle-brachial index measurement and biochemical variables (HbA1c%, fasting blood glucose, lipid profile, creatinine and albuminuria) were recorded. Urine levels of 8-isoprostane-f2α were determined by ELISA. The 8-iso-PGF2α/creatine concentration were analyzed using the statistical package R. Risk factors were compared using ANOVA/ Kruskal-Wallis. ROC curves were generated to analyze the discriminant power of the biomarkers. The joint analysis of laboratory results and risk factors was performed using multivariate logistic regressions. Results: PAD was identified in 10 diabetic patients. Risk factors were smoking, dyslipidemia, poor metabolic control, overweight or obesity. There was no evidence of increased urinary 8-isoprostane-f2α in these subjects. Conclusions: A low prevalence of PAD was found in subjects with DM2. There was no evidence of increased 8-isoprostane-f2α measured by ELISA in patients with PAD. The extension of the study with different markers of oxidative stress and the use of other techniques is recommended (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1257).Resumen Introducción: la enfermedad arterial periférica (EAP) es causada principalmente por aterosclerosis e intervienen la hiperglucemia y dislipidemia que desencadenan estrés oxidativo y daño vascular. Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de EAP en pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DM2) y/o prediabetes y/o dislipidemias, así como algunos factores de riesgo; también, establecer si los niveles urinarios de 8-isoprostano-f2α (marcador de estrés oxidativo) están elevados en pacientes con EAP. Diseño: estudio de tipo transversal, no probabilístico, de conveniencia. Material y métodos: la muestra comprendió 146 pacientes con DM2 y/o prediabetes y/o dislipidemias de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Se registraron factores de riesgo, síntomas relacionados con EAP, medida índice tobillo-brazo y variables bioquímicas (HbA1c%, glucemia basal, perfil lipídico, creatinina y albuminuria). Se determinaron niveles en orina de 8-isoprostano-f2α por ELISA. Los resultados de la concentración de 8-iso-PGF2α/creatinuria se analizaron mediante el paquete estadístico R. La comparación de factores de riesgo se analizó mediante ANOVA/Kruskal-Wallis. Se generaron curvas ROC para analizar el poder discriminante del biomarcador. El análisis conjunto de resultados de laboratorios y de factores de riesgo se realizó mediante regresiones logísticas multivariantes. Resultados: se evidenció prevalencia de EAP en 10 pacientes diabéticos. Como factores de riesgo se encontraron: fumar, dislipidemia, mal control metabólico, sobrepeso u obesidad. No se evidenció aumento del 8-isoprostano-f2α urinario en estos sujetos. Conclusiones: se encontró baja prevalencia de EAP en los sujetos con DM2. No se evidenció aumento del 8-isoprostano-f2α medido por ELISA en pacientes con EAP. Se recomienda ampliar el estudio con diferentes marcadores de estrés oxidativo y uso de otras técnicas. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1257).
       
  • Characterization of kidney transplant patients with expanded criteria
           donors

    • Abstract: Introduction: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with chronic kidney disease; however, the number of donors is insufficient, and waiting lists grow exponentially each year. Transplantation from expanded criteria donors benefits a significant number of patients, improving their survival when compared to those who remain on dialysis. The objective of this study is to describe the characteristics of patients who have received transplants from expanded criteria donors and their renal function at the first and third years after transplantation. Methods: A descriptive observational study was conducted. Patients older than 18 years who received transplants from an expanded criteria donor were chosen between 2007 and 2015. Results: Of a total of 227 patients analyzed, 18 received transplants from an expanded criteria donor. The recipients were 59.5 years old (37-79) and had spent 22.4 months on the waiting list (2.6-77.8) and 4.5 years on dialysis (0.5-18.4). The donors' age was 61 years (50-73). Graft survival at one year was 88.9%; at three years, it was 80%. A total of 11.1% of the patients presented acute cellular rejection at one year, and the average glomerular filtration rate at the first and third years was 58.4 mL/min/1.73 m2. Conclusion: Patients who received transplants from expanded criteria donors have good kidney graft function at three years, with graft and patient survival, similar to that reported for patients who received transplants from standard criteria donors (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/ 10.36104/amc.2019.1185).Resumen Introducción: el trasplante renal es el tratamiento de elección para pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica, sin embargo, el número de donantes es insuficiente y las listas de espera crecen exponencialmente cada año. El trasplante con donante de criterios expandidos beneficia a un número importante de pacientes, mejorando su supervivencia al compararlos con los que permanecen en diálisis. El objetivo de este estudio es describir las características de pacientes trasplantados con donantes de criterios expandidos y su función renal al primer y tercer año del trasplante. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo observacional. Se eligieron pacientes mayores de 18 años trasplantados con donante de criterios expandidos entre 2007 y 2015. Resultados: de un total de 227 pacientes analizados, 18 fueron trasplantados con donante de criterios expandidos. Los receptores tenían 59.5 años (37-79), tiempo en lista de espera de 22.4 meses (2.6-77.8), tiempo en diálisis de 4.5 años (0.5-18.4). La edad del donante fue 61 años (50-73). La supervivencia del injerto al año fue 88.9% y a los tres años de 80%. El 11.1% de los pacientes presentaron rechazo celular agudo al año y el promedio de la tasa de filtración glomerular al primer y tercer año fue de 58.4 mL/min/1.73m2 Conclusión: los pacientes trasplantados con donante de criterios expandidos tienen una buena función del injerto renal a tres años, con supervivencia del injerto y del paciente, similar a la reportada con donante con criterio estándar. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.n85).
       
  • Literature and cinema in the training of doctors and medical humanities

    • Abstract: The use of literature and cinema to teach human values to medical students creates very important conceptual elements in the academic framework of medical humanities. Literary and film narratives allow students to generate an ethical, historical and epistemological reflection on the perspectives of medical practice and the doctor-patient relationship. In addition, it fosters in the students manifestations of solidarity, empathy and recognition of the human suffering of the sick. This article shows different thematic orientations and specific works that can help create and develop undergraduate courses in medical curricula. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1274).Resumen La utilización de la literatura y el cine para la enseñanza de valores humanistas a los estudiantes de medicina crea elementos conceptuales de gran importancia en el marco académico de las humanidades médicas. Las narrativas literarias y cinematográficas permiten generar en los alumnos una reflexión ética, histórica y epistemológica ante las perspectivas de la práctica médica y la relación médico-paciente. Además, estimula en ellos las manifestaciones de solidaridad, empatía y reconocimiento del sufrimiento humano de los enfermos. En este artículo se muestran distintas orientaciones temáticas y obras específicas que pueden servir a la creación y desarrollo de cursos de pregrado en los currículos de medicina. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1274).
       
  • Acquired hemophilia in an elderly person

    • Abstract: Acquired hemophilia is a rare but highly fatal hemostatic disorder that occurs predominantly in elderly people. It is a disorder secondary to the development of specific autoantibodies directed against coagulation factor VIII. It is characterized by potentially fatal gastrointestinal, pulmonary, retroperitoneal, soft tissue or intracranial hemorrhages, so it requires early diagnoses and effective treatments. The present case is of a 78-year-old man with sudden onset gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with ecchymosis and hematomas in soft tissues, with the complication of a laryngeal hematoma. He had a prolonged partial thromboplastin time (PTT), elevated factor VIII levels and elevated factor VIII inhibitorst. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1207).Resumen La hemofilia adquirida es un trastorno hemostásico poco frecuente pero altamente fatal que se presenta predominantemente en personas ancianas. Es un trastorno secundario al desarrollo de autoanticuerpos específicos dirigidos contra el factor de coagulación VIII. Se caracterizan por debutar hemorragias potencialmente fatales a nivel gastrointestinal, pulmonar, retroperitoneal, de tejidos blandos o intracraneal, por lo que requiere diagnósticos tempranos y tratamientos eficaces para su tratamiento. El presente caso es de un hombre de 78 años con hemorragia gastrointestinal asociado a equimosis y hematomas de aparición súbita en tejidos blandos y como complicación presenta hematoma laríngeo, con tiempo parcial de protrombina (PTT) prolongado, niveles de factor VIII elevados y niveles de inhibidor de factor VIII elevados. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1207).
       
  • Reversible vasoconstriction syndrome Study and management proposal

    • Abstract: Reversible vasoconstriction syndrome is a group of clinical-radiological alterations that are characterized by severe sudden-onset headaches and reversible multifocal narrowing of the cerebral arteries. Most patients do not present with focal neurological deficit, although it can be seen in a small group, associated with cerebral edema, stroke or seizures. It is considered to be a benign process that causes disability and death in a minority of patients. The term 'reversible vasoconstriction syndrome' has been proposed to unify a variety of clinical syndromes which are similar, but have different etiologies, and have originated various eponyms. The apparently low frequency of reversible vasoconstriction syndrome and the way it presents make it a diagnostic challenge in the emergency room, and it may go unnoticed without an adequate medical history. A case probably related to the use of isometeptene is presented. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1213)Resumen El síndrome de vasoconstricción reversible es un grupo de alteraciones clínico-radiológicas que se caracterizan por cefaleas intensas de inicio brusco y estrechamiento multifocal reversible de las arterias cerebrales. La mayoría de los pacientes no presentan déficit neurológico focal, aunque puede verse en un grupo reducido asociándose con edema cerebral, ataque cerebrovascular o convulsiones. Es considerado un proceso benigno, en pocos casos originan discapacidad y muerte en una minoría de pacientes. El término de síndrome de vasoconstricción reversible se ha propuesto para unificar a una variedad de síndromes clínicos similares, pero de etiología diferentes y han originados diversos epónimos. La aparente baja frecuencia del síndrome de vasoconstricción reversible y su forma de presentación hace que se convierta en un reto diagnóstico en los servicios de urgencias y puede pasar desapercibido si no se tiene una historia clínica adecuada. Presentamos un caso probablemente relacionado al uso de isometepteno. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1213)
       
  • Eccrine cell tumor with natural evolution

    • Abstract: Eccrine cell carcinoma constitutes a group of rare skin malignancies which are slow-growing but highly invasive. A case of multiple skin lesions with multifocal involvement, concluding with the histopathological documentation of this condition, is presented. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1203).Resumen El carcinoma de células ecrinas constituye un grupo de neoplasias raras de la piel, de crecimiento lento pero altamente invasor. Se presenta un caso de lesiones cutáneas múltiples con compromiso multifocal que concluye con la documentación histopatológica de esta condición. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1203).
       
  • Herpes virus infection and the Tzanck test

    • Abstract: Eccrine cell carcinoma constitutes a group of rare skin malignancies which are slow-growing but highly invasive. A case of multiple skin lesions with multifocal involvement, concluding with the histopathological documentation of this condition, is presented. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1203).Resumen El carcinoma de células ecrinas constituye un grupo de neoplasias raras de la piel, de crecimiento lento pero altamente invasor. Se presenta un caso de lesiones cutáneas múltiples con compromiso multifocal que concluye con la documentación histopatológica de esta condición. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1203).
       
  • Hepatojugular reflux

    • Abstract: Eccrine cell carcinoma constitutes a group of rare skin malignancies which are slow-growing but highly invasive. A case of multiple skin lesions with multifocal involvement, concluding with the histopathological documentation of this condition, is presented. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1203).Resumen El carcinoma de células ecrinas constituye un grupo de neoplasias raras de la piel, de crecimiento lento pero altamente invasor. Se presenta un caso de lesiones cutáneas múltiples con compromiso multifocal que concluye con la documentación histopatológica de esta condición. (Acta Med Colomb 2019; 44.
      DOI :https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2019.1203).
       
 
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