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Acta Medica Colombiana
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  • Clinical investigation in human beings in Colombia

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  • Behavior of high sensitivity Troponin I levels in patients with chronic
           kidney disease stage 5 on hemodialysis*

    • Abstract: Resumen Introducción: los pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica (ERC) tienen mayor prevalência de elevación de troponina, incluso en ausencia de síndrome coronario agudo. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el comportamiento de la troponina I ultrasensible en pacientes con ERC antes y después de una sesión de hemodiálisis. Diseño: pseudoexperimento. Metodología: se incluyeron pacientes mayores de 18 años con ERC estadio 5 en hemodiálisis. Pacientes con condición cardiaca activa, uso de dispositivo cardiaco, intervención coronaria percutánea o historia de cirugía cardiaca se excluyeron del estudio. Los valores de troponinas superiores al percentil 99° fueron considerados positivos antes de la hemodiálisis y una elevación de más del 20% fue considerada positiva de acuerdo con la definición universal de infarto de miocardio. Todos los pacientes firmaron un consentimiento informado. Resultados: se incluyeron 33 pacientes con edad promedio de 56 años. Un paciente presentó troponina elevada antes (3%) y dos pacientes la elevaron después de la diálisis (6%). No hubo diferencias estadísticas entre ambos grupos (p-valor 0.8506). El mismo paciente que aumentó la troponina antes la elevó posdiálisis, lo que significa que sólo un paciente elevó troponina durante la sesión de hemodiálisis. Conclusión: se encontró una baja incidencia de troponina I anormal en pacientes con ERC en hemodiálisis con una diferencia no significativa de elevación asociada a la diálisis. No hubo relación con comorbilidades. Estos resultados demuestran la importancia de interpretar las elevaciones de troponina como una condición de riesgo sin considerar su elevación como consecuencia de su enfermedad renal. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 210-214). Introduction: patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a higher prevalence of troponin elevation, even in the absence of acute coronary syndrome. The objective of this study was to evaluate the behavior of ultrasensitive troponin I in patients with CKD before and after a hemodialysis session. Design: pseudoexperiment. Methodology: patients older than 18 years with stage 5 CKD in hemodialysis were included. Patients with active heart condition, cardiac device use, percutaneous coronary intervention or history of cardiac surgery were excluded from the study. Troponin values above the 99th percentile were considered positive before hemodialysis and an elevation of more than 20% was considered positive according to the universal definition of myocardial infarction. All patients signed an informed consent. Results: 33 patients with an average age of 56 years were included. One patient presented high troponin before (3%) and two patients had it elevated after dialysis (6%). There were no statistical differences between the two groups (p-value 0.8506). The same patient with increased troponin before, elevated it after dialysis, which means that only one patient raised troponin during the hemodialysis session. Conclusion: a low incidence of abnormal troponin I was found in patients with CKD on hemodialysis with a non-significant difference in elevation associated with dialysis. There was no relationship with comorbidities. These results demonstrate the importance of interpreting troponin elevations as a risk condition without considering its elevation as a consequence of kidney disease. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 210-214).
       
  • Oxygen saturation / fraction of inspired oxygen as a predictor of
           mortality in patients with exacerbation of COPD treated at the Central
           Military Hospital*

    • Abstract: Resumen Introducción: la validez de la relación saturación arterial de oxígeno y fracción inspiratória de oxígeno (SaO2/FiO2), calculada por oximetría de pulso y por gases arteriales en pacientes con exacerbación de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (E-EPOC) a la altitud de Bogotá no son conocidos, los pacientes con EPOC pueden presentar alteraciones en el intercambio de gases que pueden empeorar con los episodios de broncoespasmo, obtener valores de la SaO2 por oximetría y FiO2 puede brindar información valiosa sobre el curso de la exacerbación. Objetivo: determinar la validez de la relación SaO2/FiO2 calculada por oximetría de pulso y por gases arteriales con relación a los desenlaces de ventilación mecánica (VM) y mortalidad a siete y 30 días. Métodos: se realizó un estudio de cohorte prospectivo con análisis de prueba diagnóstica calculando los puntajes DECAF, BAP-65, CURB-65, gases arteriales y oximetría de pulso al ingreso de pacientes con E-EPOC, se evaluó el desenlace de mortalidad a los siete y 30 días de ingreso y el requerimiento de VM durante su hospitalización, se calculó la relación SaO2/FiO2 utilizando la SaO2 obtenida en los gases arteriales y de manera independiente la relación SaO2/FiO2 con la SaO2 obtenida por oximetría de pulso, con los datos obtenidos se calculó los valores de sensibilidad (S), especificidad (E), valor predictivo positivo (VPP), valor predictivo negativo (VPN), razón de verosimilitud positiva (LR+), razón de verosimilitud negativa (LR-) y área bajo la curva de características operativas del receptor (ACOR). Resultados: se analizaron 462 E-EPOC, el requerimiento de VM fue de 14.3% y mortalidad a 30 días de 5.71%, la sensibilidad de la relación SaO2/FiO2 calculada por oximetría de pulso para desenlace de VM fue de 84.6% (IC95%:75-94.2), especificidad 42% (IC95%:37- 47), VPP: 19.6% (IC95%:14.8-24.4), VPN: 94.3% (IC95%:90.5-98), LR+: 1.46 (IC95%:1.28-1.67), LR: 0.37(IC95%:0.20-1.67), ACOR: 0.779% (IC95%:0.711-0.847) p<0.0001, la sensibilidad de relación SaO2/FiO2 por gases arteriales para VM fue de 83% (IC95%:73.2-92.9), especificidad 57% (IC95%:51.9-62.2), VPP: 24.8% (IC95%:18.8-30.7), VPN: 95.2% (IC95%:92.2-98.2), LR+: 1.94 (IC95%:1.65-2.27), LR-: 0.30 (IC95%:0.17-0.51), ACOR: 0.799% (IC95%:0.737-0.861) p<0.0001, la sensibilidad de la relación SaO2/FiO2 por oximetría para desenlace de mortalidad tiene una sensibilidad del 76.8% (IC95%:58.8-95), especificidad de 39.2% (IC95%:34.4-43.9), VPP: 7.1% (IC95%:3.9-10.3), VPN: 96.5% (IC95%:93.5-99.5), LR+: 1.26 (IC95%:1.01-1.58), LR-: 0.59 (IC95%:0.29-1.20), ACOR: 0.689% (IC95%:0.568-0.810) p<0.0001, la sensibilidad de la relación SaO2/FiO2 por gases arteriales para mortalidad fue de 80.8% (IC95%:63.7-97.8), especificidad 53.2% (IC95%:48.3-58), VPP: 9.6% (IC95%:5.5-13.8), VPN: 97.8% (IC95%:95.7-99.9), LR+: 1.73 (IC95%:1.39-2.14), LR-: 0.36 (IC95%:0.16-0.80), ACOR: 0.732% (IC95%:0.617-0.846) p<0.0001. Conclusión: los valores de SaO2/FiO2 calculados por oximetría y por gases arteriales pueden ser útiles para predecir desenlaces de VM y mortalidad en pacientes con exacerbación de la EPOC. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 215-223). Introduction: the validity of the ratio arterial oxygen saturation and inspiratory oxygen fraction (SaO /FiO2), calculated by pulse oximetry and by arterial gases in patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (E-COPD) at the altitude of Bogotá are not known. Patients with COPD can present alterations in gas exchange that can worsen with bronchospasm episodes. Obtaining values of SaO2 by oximetry and FiO2 can provide valuable information on the course of the exacerbation. Objective: to determine the validity of the SaO2/ iO2 ratio calculated by pulse oximetry and by arterial gases in relation to mechanical ventilation (VM) outcomes and mortality at seven and 30 days. Methods: a prospective cohort study with diagnostic test analysis was performed, calculating DECAF, BAP-65, CURB-65, arterial blood gas and pulse oximetry scores on admission of patients with E-COPD, and the outcome of mortality was evaluated at seven and 30 days of admission and the MV requirement during hospitalization; the SaO2/FiO2 ratio was calculated using the SaO2 obtained in the arterial gases and independently the SaO2/FiO2 ratio with the SaO2 obtained by pulse oximetry. With the data obtained, the values of sensitivity (S), specificity (E), positive predictive value (VPP), negative predictive value (NPV), positive likelihood ratio (LR +), negative likelihood ratio (LR-) and low area the operating characteristics curve of the receiver (ACOR) were calculated. Results: 462 E-COPD were analyzed; the MV requirement was 14.3% and 30-day mortality of 5.71%, the sensitivity of the SaO2/FiO2 ratio calculated by pulse oximetry for MV outcome was 84.6% (95% CI : 75-94.2), specificity 42% (95% CI: 37-47), PPV: 19.6% (95% CI: 14.8-24.4), NPV: 94.3% (95% CI: 90.5-98), LR +: 1.46 (95% CI : 1.28-1.67), LR: 0.37 (95% CI: 0.20-1.67), ACOR: 0.779% (95% CI: 0.711-0.847) p <0.0001, sensitivity of SaO2/FiO2 ratio for arterial blood gases for MV was 83% (95% CI: 73.2-92.9), specificity 57% (95% CI: 51.9-62.2), PPV: 24.8% (95% CI: 18.8-30.7), NPV: 95.2% (95% CI: 92.2-98.2), LR +: 1.94 (IC95%: 1.65-2.27), LR-: 0.30 (IC95%: 0.17-0.51), ACOR: 0.799% (IC95%: 0.737-0.861) p <0.0001, the sensitivity of the SaO2/FiO2 ratio by oximetry for outcome of mortality has a sensitivity of 76.8% (95% CI: 58.895), specificity of 39.2% (95% CI: 34.4-43.9), PPV: 7.1% (95% CI: 3.9-10.3), NPV: 96.5% (95% CI : 93.5-99.5), LR +: 1.26 (IC95%: 1.01-1.58), LR-: 0.59 (CI 95%: 0.29-1.20), ACOR: 0.689% (IC95%: 0.568-0.810) p <0.0001, the sensitivity of the SaO2/FiO2...
       
  • Eruptive seborrheic keratosis and its association with gastrointestinal
           cancer

    • Abstract: Resumen Introducción: se ha propuesto la existencia de asociación entre queratosis seborreica eruptiva y algunas neoplasias malignas. Sin embargo, la evidencia acerca de esto es pobre: tres estudios europeos de casos y controles cuyos resultados no la apoyan. El objetivo del estudio es evaluar en población colombiana la existencia o no de esta asociación. Material y métodos: estudio de 130 casos y 260 controles pareados por edad y sexo en mayores de 18 años entre pacientes con cáncer gastrointestinal o pancreatobiliar (casos) u hospitalizados por otras razones no oncológicas (controles) en el Hospital Universitario de Santander, Bucaramanga (Colombia). A todos los pacientes se les realizó examen cutáneo minucioso, incluyendo dermatoscopia, para identificar la presencia y tiempo de evolución de queratosis seborreica en zonas cubiertas por ropa. Resultados: la prevalencia de queratosis seborreica entre los casos fue 26.9% (IC95% 19.5-35.4) y de 15.4% (IC95% 11.2-20.4) entre los controles (OR 1.94, IC95% 1.17-3.19). Siete pacientes con cáncer presentaban la queratosis seborreica en los seis meses previos al diagnóstico de la neoplasia (5.3%, IC95% 2.2-10.8) frente a ninguno entre los pacientes control (0.0%, IC95% 0.0-1.4; p<0.001); tres de ellos tenían 20 o más lesiones de menos de seis meses de aparición (2.3% de los casos, IC95% 0.5-6.6) frente a ninguno entre los controles (p=0.014). Discusión: este estudio trata de subsanar las debilidades de los únicos tres estudios previos que exploran la asociación entre queratoris seborreica y cáncer mediante la rigurosa selección de pacientes, la inclusión de pacientes con cáncer de un solo sistema corporal y un proceso estricto para evaluar las lesiones cutáneas con dermatoscopia. Esto permite concluir que en pacientes colombianos con cáncer gastrointestinal hay mayor frecuencia de queratosis seborreica y de queratoris seborreica eruptiva que en personas de igual edad y sexo sin cáncer. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 224-229). Introduction: the association between eruptive seborrhoeic keratosis and some malignant neoplasms has been proposed. However, the evidence about this is poor: three European case-control studies whose results do not support it. The objective of the study is to evaluate the existence or not of this association in the Colombian population. Material and methods: study of 130 cases and 260 matched controls for age and sex in patients over 18 years of age among patients with gastrointestinal or pancreatobiliary cancer (cases) or hospitalized for other non-oncological reasons (controls) at the University Hospital of Santander, Bucaramanga (Colombia). All patients underwent meticulous skin examination including dermatoscopy, to identify the presence and time of evolution of seborrheic keratosis in areas covered by clothing. Results: the prevalence of seborrheic keratosis among the cases was 26.9% (95% CI 19.5-35.4) and 15.4% (95% CI 11.2-20.4) among the controls (OR 1.94, 95% CI 1.17-3.19). Seven patients with cancer presented seborrheic keratosis in the six months prior to the diagnosis of neoplasia (5.3%, 95% CI 2.2-10.8) compared to none among control patients (0.0%, 95% CI 0.0-1.4, p <0.001); three of them had 20 or more lesions less than six months of onset (2.3% of cases, 95% CI 0.5-6.6) compared to none among controls (p = 0.014). Discussion: this study tries to correct the weaknesses of the only three previous studies that explore the association between seborrheic keratosis and cancer by rigorous selection of patients, the inclusion of cancer patients from a single body system and a strict process to evaluate the skin lesions with dermatoscopy. This allows concluding that in Colombian patients with gastrointestinal cancer there is a greater frequency of seborrheic keratosis and eruptive seborrheic keratosis than in people of the same age and sex without cancer. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 224-229).
       
  • The elderly with diabetes and associated factors

    • Abstract: Resumen Objetivo: conocer el autorreporte de diabetes en la población de adultos mayores de la ciudad de Bogotá y su asociación con variables sociodemográficas, del estado de salud y medidas antropométricas. Diseño: estudio observacional y poblacional de corte transversal analítico. Marco de referencia: datos del estudio SABE (Encuesta de Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento) Bogotá, Colombia. Participantes: mil novecientos noventa y nueve personas de 60 años o más de Bogotá, Colombia. Mediciones: variables sociodemográficas, enfermedades, hábitos, actividad física, tratamiento, evaluación cognitiva y afectiva, estado funcional y medidas antropométricas. Se realizaron análisis bivariados y multivariados con el paquete estadístico SAS (versión 9.4). Resultados: las personas tenían edad promedio de 71.2 ±8.0 y 62% eran mujeres; el 17.5% autorreportó diagnóstico de diabetes. En el análisis multivariado, la diabetes estuvo asociada con la presencia de hipertensión (OR = 1.62 95% intervalos de confianza IC = 1.20-1.18), catarata (OR = 1.71 95% IC = 1.24-2.36) y con perímetro abdominal aumentado (OR = 1.03 95% IC = 1.021.04). También estuvo asociada con una menor fuerza de agarre (OR = 0.98 95% IC = 0.96-0.99). Conclusión: la prevalencia de DM según autorreporte en Bogotá se encuentra en 17.5% de la población encuestada y representa una de las prevalencias más altas dentro de las ciudades latinoamericanas y del Caribe en donde se llevó a cabo el estudio SABE. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 230-236). Objective: to know the self-report of diabetes in the elderly population of the city of Bogotá and its association with sociodemographic variables, health status and anthropometric measures. Design: population-based observational analytical cross-sectional study. Reference frame: data from the SABE study (Health, Well-being and Aging Survey) Bogotá, Colombia. Participants: one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine people aged 60 or more from Bogotá, Colombia. Measurements: sociodemographic variables, diseases, habits, physical activity, treatment, cognitive and affective evaluation, functional status and anthropometric measurements. Bi-varied and multivariate analyzes were performed with the statistical package SAS (version 9.4). Results: patients had an average age of 71.2 ± 8.0 and 62% were women; 17.5% made self-report diagnosis of diabetes. In the multivariate analysis, diabetes was associated with the presence of hypertension (OR = 1.62 CI 95% confidence intervals = 1.20-1.18), cataract (OR = 1.71 IC 95% = 1.24-2.36) and increased abdominal circumference (OR = 1.03 IC 95% = 1.02-1.04). It was also associated with lower grip strength (OR = 0.98 95% IC = 0.96-0.99). Conclusion: the prevalence of DM according to self-report in Bogotá is found in 17.5% of the surveyed population and represents one of the highest prevalence in the Latin American and Caribbean cities where the SABE study was carried out. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 230-236).
       
  • Introducing Dr. Roberto Esguerra Gutiérrez

    • Abstract: Resumen Objetivo: conocer el autorreporte de diabetes en la población de adultos mayores de la ciudad de Bogotá y su asociación con variables sociodemográficas, del estado de salud y medidas antropométricas. Diseño: estudio observacional y poblacional de corte transversal analítico. Marco de referencia: datos del estudio SABE (Encuesta de Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento) Bogotá, Colombia. Participantes: mil novecientos noventa y nueve personas de 60 años o más de Bogotá, Colombia. Mediciones: variables sociodemográficas, enfermedades, hábitos, actividad física, tratamiento, evaluación cognitiva y afectiva, estado funcional y medidas antropométricas. Se realizaron análisis bivariados y multivariados con el paquete estadístico SAS (versión 9.4). Resultados: las personas tenían edad promedio de 71.2 ±8.0 y 62% eran mujeres; el 17.5% autorreportó diagnóstico de diabetes. En el análisis multivariado, la diabetes estuvo asociada con la presencia de hipertensión (OR = 1.62 95% intervalos de confianza IC = 1.20-1.18), catarata (OR = 1.71 95% IC = 1.24-2.36) y con perímetro abdominal aumentado (OR = 1.03 95% IC = 1.021.04). También estuvo asociada con una menor fuerza de agarre (OR = 0.98 95% IC = 0.96-0.99). Conclusión: la prevalencia de DM según autorreporte en Bogotá se encuentra en 17.5% de la población encuestada y representa una de las prevalencias más altas dentro de las ciudades latinoamericanas y del Caribe en donde se llevó a cabo el estudio SABE. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 230-236). Objective: to know the self-report of diabetes in the elderly population of the city of Bogotá and its association with sociodemographic variables, health status and anthropometric measures. Design: population-based observational analytical cross-sectional study. Reference frame: data from the SABE study (Health, Well-being and Aging Survey) Bogotá, Colombia. Participants: one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine people aged 60 or more from Bogotá, Colombia. Measurements: sociodemographic variables, diseases, habits, physical activity, treatment, cognitive and affective evaluation, functional status and anthropometric measurements. Bi-varied and multivariate analyzes were performed with the statistical package SAS (version 9.4). Results: patients had an average age of 71.2 ± 8.0 and 62% were women; 17.5% made self-report diagnosis of diabetes. In the multivariate analysis, diabetes was associated with the presence of hypertension (OR = 1.62 CI 95% confidence intervals = 1.20-1.18), cataract (OR = 1.71 IC 95% = 1.24-2.36) and increased abdominal circumference (OR = 1.03 IC 95% = 1.02-1.04). It was also associated with lower grip strength (OR = 0.98 95% IC = 0.96-0.99). Conclusion: the prevalence of DM according to self-report in Bogotá is found in 17.5% of the surveyed population and represents one of the highest prevalence in the Latin American and Caribbean cities where the SABE study was carried out. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 230-236).
       
  • Clinic and science with humanitarianism and ethics

    • Abstract: Resumen Objetivo: conocer el autorreporte de diabetes en la población de adultos mayores de la ciudad de Bogotá y su asociación con variables sociodemográficas, del estado de salud y medidas antropométricas. Diseño: estudio observacional y poblacional de corte transversal analítico. Marco de referencia: datos del estudio SABE (Encuesta de Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento) Bogotá, Colombia. Participantes: mil novecientos noventa y nueve personas de 60 años o más de Bogotá, Colombia. Mediciones: variables sociodemográficas, enfermedades, hábitos, actividad física, tratamiento, evaluación cognitiva y afectiva, estado funcional y medidas antropométricas. Se realizaron análisis bivariados y multivariados con el paquete estadístico SAS (versión 9.4). Resultados: las personas tenían edad promedio de 71.2 ±8.0 y 62% eran mujeres; el 17.5% autorreportó diagnóstico de diabetes. En el análisis multivariado, la diabetes estuvo asociada con la presencia de hipertensión (OR = 1.62 95% intervalos de confianza IC = 1.20-1.18), catarata (OR = 1.71 95% IC = 1.24-2.36) y con perímetro abdominal aumentado (OR = 1.03 95% IC = 1.021.04). También estuvo asociada con una menor fuerza de agarre (OR = 0.98 95% IC = 0.96-0.99). Conclusión: la prevalencia de DM según autorreporte en Bogotá se encuentra en 17.5% de la población encuestada y representa una de las prevalencias más altas dentro de las ciudades latinoamericanas y del Caribe en donde se llevó a cabo el estudio SABE. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 230-236). Objective: to know the self-report of diabetes in the elderly population of the city of Bogotá and its association with sociodemographic variables, health status and anthropometric measures. Design: population-based observational analytical cross-sectional study. Reference frame: data from the SABE study (Health, Well-being and Aging Survey) Bogotá, Colombia. Participants: one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine people aged 60 or more from Bogotá, Colombia. Measurements: sociodemographic variables, diseases, habits, physical activity, treatment, cognitive and affective evaluation, functional status and anthropometric measurements. Bi-varied and multivariate analyzes were performed with the statistical package SAS (version 9.4). Results: patients had an average age of 71.2 ± 8.0 and 62% were women; 17.5% made self-report diagnosis of diabetes. In the multivariate analysis, diabetes was associated with the presence of hypertension (OR = 1.62 CI 95% confidence intervals = 1.20-1.18), cataract (OR = 1.71 IC 95% = 1.24-2.36) and increased abdominal circumference (OR = 1.03 IC 95% = 1.02-1.04). It was also associated with lower grip strength (OR = 0.98 95% IC = 0.96-0.99). Conclusion: the prevalence of DM according to self-report in Bogotá is found in 17.5% of the surveyed population and represents one of the highest prevalence in the Latin American and Caribbean cities where the SABE study was carried out. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 230-236).
       
  • Exogenous Cushing's syndrome and adrenal insufficiency related to
           consumption of alternative medicinal product

    • Abstract: Resumen La insuficiencia adrenal es una endocrinopatía cuya principal causa se debe a la deficiencia en la producción de hormona adrenocorticotrópica, generalmente explicada por factores iatrogénicos y en menor número de casos al defecto primario de la glándula adrenal (enfermedad de Adisson). Su diagnóstico y la búsqueda de una etiología específica es muy importante, dado las implicaciones a largo plazo que conlleva por necesidad de suplencia hormonal, manejo en condiciones críticas, riesgo de muerte y compromiso de la actividad laboral. Presentamos el caso de una mujer quien consultó por ganancia excesiva de peso, signos de hipercortisolismo e hipertensión, se documentó una probable fuente exógena de esteroides, encontrando un cortisol sérico suprimido. Dos años antes estaba recibiendo artrivid PLUS, un producto natural para el manejo del dolor articular. Después de suspender ésta medicación presentó síntomas compatibles con insuficiencia adrenal, requiriendo el reinicio de prednisolona, con mejoría clínica y logrando su desmonte gradual posterior. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 243-246). Adrenal insufficiency is an endocrinopathy whose main cause is due to the deficiency in the production of adrenocorticotropic hormone, usually explained by iatrogenic factors and in a smaller number of cases to the primary defect of the adrenal gland (Adisson's disease). Diagnosis and the search for a specific etiology is very important, given the long-term implications involved by the need of hormone replacement, management in critical conditions, risk of death and the compromise of work activity. The case of a woman who consulted for excessive weight gain, signs of hypercortisolism and hypertension, is presented. A probable exogenous source of steroids was documented, finding a suppressed serum cortisol. Two years before she was receiving artrivid PLUS, a natural product for joint pain management. After stopping this medication, she presented symptoms compatible with adrenal insufficiency, requiring the resumption of prednisolone, with clinical improvement and achieving its subsequent gradual removal. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 243-246).
       
  • Castleman's disease "the great imitator"

    • Abstract: Resumen La insuficiencia adrenal es una endocrinopatía cuya principal causa se debe a la deficiencia en la producción de hormona adrenocorticotrópica, generalmente explicada por factores iatrogénicos y en menor número de casos al defecto primario de la glándula adrenal (enfermedad de Adisson). Su diagnóstico y la búsqueda de una etiología específica es muy importante, dado las implicaciones a largo plazo que conlleva por necesidad de suplencia hormonal, manejo en condiciones críticas, riesgo de muerte y compromiso de la actividad laboral. Presentamos el caso de una mujer quien consultó por ganancia excesiva de peso, signos de hipercortisolismo e hipertensión, se documentó una probable fuente exógena de esteroides, encontrando un cortisol sérico suprimido. Dos años antes estaba recibiendo artrivid PLUS, un producto natural para el manejo del dolor articular. Después de suspender ésta medicación presentó síntomas compatibles con insuficiencia adrenal, requiriendo el reinicio de prednisolona, con mejoría clínica y logrando su desmonte gradual posterior. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 243-246). Adrenal insufficiency is an endocrinopathy whose main cause is due to the deficiency in the production of adrenocorticotropic hormone, usually explained by iatrogenic factors and in a smaller number of cases to the primary defect of the adrenal gland (Adisson's disease). Diagnosis and the search for a specific etiology is very important, given the long-term implications involved by the need of hormone replacement, management in critical conditions, risk of death and the compromise of work activity. The case of a woman who consulted for excessive weight gain, signs of hypercortisolism and hypertension, is presented. A probable exogenous source of steroids was documented, finding a suppressed serum cortisol. Two years before she was receiving artrivid PLUS, a natural product for joint pain management. After stopping this medication, she presented symptoms compatible with adrenal insufficiency, requiring the resumption of prednisolone, with clinical improvement and achieving its subsequent gradual removal. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 243-246).
       
  • Necrotizing fasciitis'

    • Abstract: Resumen La insuficiencia adrenal es una endocrinopatía cuya principal causa se debe a la deficiencia en la producción de hormona adrenocorticotrópica, generalmente explicada por factores iatrogénicos y en menor número de casos al defecto primario de la glándula adrenal (enfermedad de Adisson). Su diagnóstico y la búsqueda de una etiología específica es muy importante, dado las implicaciones a largo plazo que conlleva por necesidad de suplencia hormonal, manejo en condiciones críticas, riesgo de muerte y compromiso de la actividad laboral. Presentamos el caso de una mujer quien consultó por ganancia excesiva de peso, signos de hipercortisolismo e hipertensión, se documentó una probable fuente exógena de esteroides, encontrando un cortisol sérico suprimido. Dos años antes estaba recibiendo artrivid PLUS, un producto natural para el manejo del dolor articular. Después de suspender ésta medicación presentó síntomas compatibles con insuficiencia adrenal, requiriendo el reinicio de prednisolona, con mejoría clínica y logrando su desmonte gradual posterior. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 243-246). Adrenal insufficiency is an endocrinopathy whose main cause is due to the deficiency in the production of adrenocorticotropic hormone, usually explained by iatrogenic factors and in a smaller number of cases to the primary defect of the adrenal gland (Adisson's disease). Diagnosis and the search for a specific etiology is very important, given the long-term implications involved by the need of hormone replacement, management in critical conditions, risk of death and the compromise of work activity. The case of a woman who consulted for excessive weight gain, signs of hypercortisolism and hypertension, is presented. A probable exogenous source of steroids was documented, finding a suppressed serum cortisol. Two years before she was receiving artrivid PLUS, a natural product for joint pain management. After stopping this medication, she presented symptoms compatible with adrenal insufficiency, requiring the resumption of prednisolone, with clinical improvement and achieving its subsequent gradual removal. (Acta Med Colomb 2017; 42: 243-246).
       
 
 
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