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16 de Abril     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Adversity and Resilience Science : Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AJOB Empirical Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Akademika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 299)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Suicide Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales     Open Access  
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Medicine and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria Práctica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 5)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Biosafety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biosalud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Boletin Médico de Postgrado     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
British Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Saúde     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Carta Comunitaria     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CASUS : Revista de Investigación y Casos en Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
CES Salud Pública     Open Access  
Child and Adolescent Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia & Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia y Salud Virtual     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contact (CTC)     Open Access  
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuaderno de investigaciones: semilleros andina     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de la Escuela de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen ÖKZ     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Design for Health     Hybrid Journal  
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diversity and Equality in Health and Care     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Diversity of Research in Health Journal     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drogues, santé et société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ensaios e Ciência : Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
EsSEX : Revista Científica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios sociales : Revista de alimentación contemporánea y desarrollo regional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics & Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EUREKA : Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
F&S Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
FASEB BioAdvances     Open Access  
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Food Hydrocolloids for Health     Open Access  
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Frontiers of Health Services Management     Partially Free   (Followers: 9)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestão e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Advances in Health and Medicine     Open Access  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Health Annual Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Health Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health and Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)

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  • Oral biofilms and their consequences in dental caries and periodontal
           disease

    • Authors: Michelle Morón
      Abstract:   Background: The mouth is the gateway to total body well-being, which is why the oral microbiome influences the general health of an individual. The presence of microorganisms has a continuous development, oral bacteria evolved to form biofilms on the hard surfaces of the teeth and in soft tissues that often contain multiple bacterial species producing oral pathologies such as dental caries and periodontal disease. with daily oral hygiene, fluorine, arginine and probiotics. Methods: A review of scientific articles in English and Spanish was carried out in scientific databases using words combined with the keywords: oral bioflm, oral biofilm caries and periodontitis, biofilms periodontitis and dental caries. Conclusions: When the oral biofilm is not controlled, it will develop an imbalance in the oral microbiota, developing dental caries and periodontal disease.  
      PubDate: 2021-08-17
       
  • Perception of knowledge regarding the use of personal protection elements
           for COVID-19 in colombian healthcare workers.

    • Authors: Alexander Trujillo, Sandra Ximena Jaramillo, Juan Manuel Pérez-Agudelo
      Abstract: Background: Poor knowledge about the use of personal protection elements against COVID-19 can increase the contagion between health workers and patients. The objective of the study was to determine the perception of knowledge and sources of information on the use of personal protection elements against COVID-19 among health professionals in Colombia and the source of supply of these elements. Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was carried out using a survey instrument directed at Colombian health professionals between March 29 and May 2, 2020. The data were collected online using Google Forms and were subjected to descriptive statistical procedures and relational for categorical and numerical variables. A value of p (α) <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: 779 responses were obtained from health professionals from 48 cities in Colombia. Most said they had adequate knowledge about the use of personal protection elements, however, 39.4% said they had inadequate knowledge, 25.3% were uncertain about which elements to use according to their degree of exposure and 10.8 % said they did not have personal protection elements. There was a statistically significant association between the type of employment relationship and the perception of the degree of education in the use of personal protection elements (p = 0.001, X2 = 21.7). Conclusions: Measures should be taken to improve the training and provision of personal protection elements among health professionals who attend the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia.
      PubDate: 2021-08-04
       
  • The relative caregiver of people with schizophrenia: surcharge and life
           quality, in psychiatric institutions

    • Authors: Zuleima Cogollo Milanes, Ladini Sunanda Hernandez Bello
      Abstract: Background:  People suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, are mainly cared by relatives, who have taken an "informal care", which sometimes generates overload and cause deterioration in their life quality. The Objective of this study is to establish the association of surcharge and life quality in relative caregivers of people with schizophrenia in two private psychiatric institutions in Cartagena. Methods:  A cross-sectional observational study was designed, 127 informal caregivers of people diagnosed with schizophrenia aged between 18 and 65 years participated in the study. To evaluate the surcharge, the Zarit test was used and for the life quality the Ruíz and Baca questionnaire was applied. To estimate the associations we used the Spearman correlation coefficient and Chi2 tests with a confidence level of 95% and values of p> 0.05. Results:  The 78.7% of the informal caregivers were women, belonging to stratum 1, 39.4%, 44.1% with high school education; the prevalence of intense surcharge was 40.2%. It was observed that all caregivers had good social support, 76.4 were satisfied with the work they do and the 79.5% perceived a good quality of life. There was no association between surcharge and life quality, Chi square 0.14 and p> 0.05. Conclusions:  There was no association between overload and quality of life of informal caregivers of people with schizophrenia, the majority of caregivers present intense overload.
      PubDate: 2021-08-02
       
  • Teleneuropsychology: Instituto Neurológico de Colombia´s experience
           during confinement measure by covid-19, 2020

    • Authors: Santiago Montaña Luque, Juan Lopera Vásquez , Danicza Martínez Morales , Julián Carvajal Castrillón, Luz M. Galeano Toro, María T. Rueda Nobmann, Ángela M. García-Giraldo, Luz Dey Garzón Giraldo, Yaira Arias Ramírez, Damaris De La Torre Salazar, Luisa Fernanda Carmona Castaño, María Clara Jaramillo Jiménez, Paula Pérez Restrepo, Margarita María Castrillón Taba, Adrián Uribe Lopera, Carolina Yibirín Peinado, Carolina Moreno Carrillo, Luis Méndez Barrera, Natalia Torres Bustamante, Amelia Vélez Córdoba, Erika Andrea Madrid Loaiza, Lukas Pizano Cardona, Diana Dávila Plata, Esteffanía Vergara Góez1, Natalia Botero Guerra, Alejandra Arboleda Ramirez
      Abstract: Background: The absence of specific treatments for the COVID 19 has promoted the design of strategies in public health to reduce the transmission rate and decrease the mortality from the virus. Colombian government decreed a mandatory quarantine that started on march 24, 2020. This measure became an opportunity for the implementation of telehealth in order to continue the provision of health services. The Neuropsychological division of the Instituto Neurologico de Colombia (INDEC), decided to establish a neuropsychology patient care service using telehealth and telecare. Methods: this article will set out the details of this experience considering and describing administrative, informatics, clinical, logistical, ethical and legal aspects. Results and Conclusions: this modality of work, in a neuropsychological unit, reveals that is possible to capitalize on the maturity that has been reached in the clinical, technological and administrative field to created fast transformations that respond accordingly to the actual needs.
      PubDate: 2021-07-23
       
  • Effects of processing, storage time, and tissue volume in the retrieval
           and quality of RNA and the expression level of RNU6

    • Authors: Ines Benedetti, Laura De León, Niradiz Reyes
      Abstract: Background: Molecular analyses of tumor RNA expression have become widely used both for research and clinical purposes. Tumoral tissue preservation is a critical step to ensure accuracy of molecular-based diagnostics, for which, formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues represent a valuable source of clinical samples. MicroRNAs are ideal biomarkers in FFPE-tissues, in whose expression evaluation RNU6 is one of the genes used as a normalizer. Our aim was to determine, in FFPE tissue samples, the effects of length of storage and corresponding volume of each studied sample, on the RNA retrieval, quality and concentration, as well as their correlation to the expression level of RNU6. Methods: Fifty tissue blocks with a mean length of tissue storage of 30 months (SD=±12.07, 95% CI= 27.4-34.3). were included. Total RNA was isolated, absorbance and concentrations were determined and correlated with length of storage and volume of tissue. RT-qPCR for RNU6 was performed and their Ct results were correlated to the same parameters. Results: There was a direct correlation between the concentration and quality of the obtained RNA, and an inverse correlation between the tissue storage time and the RNA quality. The volume of tissue studied was not correlated with the RNA quality or concentration. The RNA quality and the length of tissue storage directly correlated to the RNU6 expression level, while RNA concentration and the volume of tissue studied did not affect it. Conclusions: There is an association between longer FFPE tissue storage time with lower RNA quality and lower RNU6 expression level.
      PubDate: 2021-07-21
       
  • Dyke Davidoff Masson Syndrome Clinical Radiological Aspects: Case Report

    • Authors: Luis Carlos Avellaneda, Luis E. Castro, Ledmar J. Vargas R
      Abstract: Background: Dyke Davidoff Masson syndrome (DDM) is a rare entity. This syndrome has a variable clinical presentation from mild to severe cases, which is why it constitutes a diagnostic challenge at an early age and for treating personnel. However, within the characteristic findings, these patients may present with hemiparesis, facial asymmetry, seizures, mental retardation and cerebral hemiatrophy in neuroimaging. Case Report: 17-year-old patient with a history of epilepsy under medical management, admission to the emergency room due to a 3-day picture of headache, emesis, phonophobia and focal symptoms, for which a cranial tomography was performed, which shows characteristic findings of this syndrome. Discussion: DDM syndrome is a pathology little described in the medical literature, with a variable presentation in its symptoms. This can debut both in adulthood and at an early age. However, so far no predisposition has been found according to sex or the affected hemisphere. The diagnosis is based on findings from the physical examination and imaging studies that serve to confirm the diagnosis. Management for this syndrome is symptomatic and aims to improve the quality of life of patients. Conclusions: The case of a patient with late onset of symptoms, without relevant perinatal history and tomographic findings compatible with said syndrome is presented. DDM syndrome is a rare entity with a variable clinical presentation from mild to severe cases, which is why it constitutes a diagnostic challenge at an early age and for treating personnel.
      PubDate: 2021-07-19
       
  • Temporary prediction of the number of fatalities due to traffic accidents
           in Texas in the context of a random probabilistic walk

    • Authors: Javier Oswaldo Rodríguez Velásquez, Signed Esperanza Prieto Bohórquez, Rubén Ernesto Caycedo Beltrán, Sandra Catalina Correa Herrera, Ribká Soracipa Muñoz, Javier Jattin Balcázar, John Alexander Muñoz
      Abstract: Background: Road traffic injuries are currently considered as an epidemic given the burden of morbimortality that is reported worldwide by this cause, which makes mandatory to forecast its behavior. Considering the above, it is seek to confirm the predictive capacity of a method that predicts the value of fatalities due to traffic accident lesions applied in the context of Texas, USA for the year 2015 by means of a probabilistic random walk. Methods: Texas’ annual number of fatalities from road traffic injuries reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were analyzed in analogy to the probabilistic random walk to obtain a prediction for 2015. Results: it was observed that the behavior of this variable is compatible with the one analyzed by probabilistic random walk, which allowed to apply this methodology and obtain a prediction for 2015 with a success of 96.3 % with respect to the official value reported. Conclusions: probabilistic random walk predicts the behavior of apparently random variables along time with high precision, which allows to apply this method as a public health surveillance tool by complementarily evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to reduce the fatalities from road traffic injuries.
      PubDate: 2021-07-19
       
  • Plagiarism, its detection and how to prevent it in the medical literature

    • Authors: Miguel Urina
      Abstract: Since ancient times, plagiarism in the medical scientific literature has been the worst scourge that threatens the truth that research produces. Its appearance, despite all efforts to avoid it, encourages to strengthen and reflect on the preventive measures to discourage this practice. In this article, a review is conducted based on the PubMed-indexed systematic reviews carried out in the last 30 years with the aim of studying plagiarism in the world literature. Also, the types of plagiarism that may exist, their definitions, and the tools and strategies for detection and prevention are presented. The control of plagiarism requires the combined action of education, detection, and prevention.
      PubDate: 2021-07-19
       
  • Prevalence of neonatal hearing loss in the population treated at the
           Orinoquia Regional Hospital: Neonatal Auditory screening study

    • Authors: Sandra Yaneth Leguizamón, Lorena García Agudelo, Henob Espejo Laiton, Liliana Agudelo Ariza, Gustavo Enrique Núñez Hernández, Ledmar Jovanny Vargas Rodríguez
      Abstract: Introduction: Neonatal hearing loss is one of the most frequent congenital sensory defects in pediatrics. The prevalence ranges from 1 per 1000 live births with severe hearing loss and increases to 6 per 1000 when mild, moderate and severe hearing loss are taken into account. Methodology: An observational, descriptive study was carried out, where newborns were included between March 1, 2017 and July 23, 2018 at the Orinoquía Regional Hospital, which underwent hearing tests based on national protocols.The database was registered in Excel version 2013 and analyzed with the statistical program SPSS version 22. Results: 3448 were screened that were born in the study period. 51% were male; 80.3% of the study cohort came from urban areas. 2% were born preterm. 4% of the mothers had a history of abortion. The prevalence of neonatal hearing loss was 3.53% (95% CI 2.92 - 4.15). Conclusions: The prevalence of neonatal hearing loss in newborns in the Orinoquía regional hospital was 3.53%, where some were exposed to risk factors such as hospitalization in an intensive care unit related to problems during delivery, consumption of ototoxic drugs, infections in utero, family history of hearing loss,
      prematurity, among others.
      PubDate: 2021-06-25
       
  • Lifestyles and nutritional status in adolescents of an educational center
           in Vélez Santander, 2019

    • Authors: Carlos-Augusto Poveda Acelas, Dana Carolina Poveda Acelas
      Abstract: Background: Adolescence is a key period of life in the acquisition of lifestyles. Globally, risk factors have been found in adolescents such as smoking, drug use, physical inactivity, excess weight and poor eating habits that could affect the health status of individuals. The objective of this study was describe by sex the lifestyles and nutritional status of adolescents in an educational center in Vélez Santander. Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study, conducted in an educational center of Vélez Santander in april, may and june of 2019. The lifestyles were evaluated by means of the fantastic questionnaire. The nutritional status, an anthropometric assessment was carried out that involved taking weight and height, meanwhile. Results: 3.8 per cent of teenage girls and 5.5 per cent of teenagers had unhealthy lifestyles. Regarding the nutritional status, 64.1% of teenage girls and 65.8% of teenagers were found to have an adequate BMI/Age. In relation to lifestyles and sex, significant differences were found in the variables: physical activity, eating, fruits, and vegetables, consumption of salt, sugar and junk food, caffeinated drinks, sleeping well and wearing a seat belt (p<0,05). Conclusions: It is necessary to promote healthy lifestyles in adolescents, through a diet abundant in fruits and vegetables, physical activity, decrease alcohol and tobacco consumption, with the aim of ensuring a good nutritional and health status of minors.
      PubDate: 2021-06-21
       
  • Lean methodology application in the redesign and implementation of
           non-face-to-face flow systems

    • Authors: Rafael Gómez Rojas, Manuel Álvarez del Castillo, Xavier Gironés García, Pilar Doretto, Marina Mateu Capell
      Abstract: Background: The aim of the present project was to simplify complex circuits that increase the cost of healthcare processes due to the large number of associated administrative procedures by applying Lean methodology and process reengineering. This study was conducted in the outpatient area of Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Martorell, in Barcelona. Methods: This quantitative, pre-experimental, analytical, retrospective study was based on the conceptual model of structure, process and outcomes proposed by Avedis Donabedian and reviewed the main healthcare circuits and administrative procedures affecting users. Lines of action were established, such as a review of healthcare circuits and circuit redesign by applying reduction of time cycles and resource optimizationDescribe briefly the main methods or treatments applied; Results: The review revealed that the processes showing the greatest benefit were hospital admissions, with a 53% reduction in admitting time, preoperative assessment, which, by creating a single assessment, reduced the time for scheduling distinct tests and patient travel by 75%, and planning of surgery, outpatient visits and diagnostic tests, which reduced the time incurred by patients by 100% since, on leaving the consultation, they returned home without having to return to the appointments desk. Conclusions: Lean methodology can be successfully used to streamline administrative circuits, reduce queues and waiting times and to implement non-face-to-face care, thus significantly enhancing patient care.
      PubDate: 2021-06-18
       
  • Sexual dysfunctions in women with type 2 diabetes, prevalence and
           characterization, in the Eje Cafetero, Colombia, 2015-2018

    • Authors: Franklin José Espitia De La Hoz
      Abstract: Background: The deterioration of sexual functioning in women is one of the main complications of diabetes. Materials and methods: an observational study that analyzed the sexual function of 417 participants. Women over 18 years of age with type 2 diabetes, sexually active in the last 6 weeks, residing in the Eje Cafetero (Colombia) were included. They were recruited from the external consultation, in three private clinics. The Female Sexual Function Index validated in Spanish was carried out. Socio-demographic variables, sexual and reproductive health history, sexual behavior, frequency of global sexual dysfunction, and type of sexual dysfunction were measured. Descriptive statistics of the information were performed. Results: The mean age was 35.19 ± 8.76 years. The prevalence of sexual dysfunction in all the participants was 77.93%. The Female Sexual Function Index score in affected women was 22.59 ± 8.43 points. Sexual difficulties characterized sexual desire (77.93%), lubrication (74.58%) and arousal (73.1%). 41.48% had one sexual dysfunction, 26.85% two and 31.65% 3 or more sexual dysfunctions, with a median of 3 sexual dysfunctions per woman. Conclusions: in women from the Coffee Region with type 2 diabetes, there is a high prevalence of sexual dysfunctions, which exceeds half of the population; characterized mainly by disorders of desire and lubrication. Immediate interventions are urgently needed in order to establish an adequate diagnostic and therapeutic plan.
      PubDate: 2021-06-17
       
  • Evolution of the nutritional status of a zero to two-year-old child
           population in Bogotá

    • Authors: Ana Yibby Forero Torres, Gina Emely Morales Sandoval, Jenny Alexandra Hernández Montoya, Jhon Jairo Romero Romero
      Abstract: Introduction: The first 2 years of life are a window of opportunity to obtain adequate growth and development of children, for this reason it was proposed to analyze the evolution of the
      nutritional status by anthropometric indicators in a child population benefiting from a
      comprehensive care program for children early childhood from birth to two years of age, to
      contribute to the early detection of nutritional disorders and strengthen the prevention and timely treatment of malnutrition. Methods: Descriptive longitudinal study with a sample of 142 boys and girls from 0 to 24 months of age. An analysis of each anthropometric indicator (height for age, weight for age, weight for height and body mass index) and denomination with a 95% confidence interval was performed. Results: 47.9% were boys and 52.1% girls from 0 to 2 years old. Prevalence of delay in taller height (18.3%) at 2 months, age-appropriate height greater than 57% in all measurements. Global and acute malnutrition greater than 1.4% and 0.7% respectively. Risk of overweight with the highest value (19.7%) at 12 and 18 months. Conclusion: Malnutrition is a problem that affects this child population from birth, however, it is
      also important to highlight that both the risk of malnutrition and that of overweight are relevant
      in monitoring the nutritional status of this population.
      PubDate: 2021-06-16
       
  • CISOL: el dispositivo de cierre para sonda nasogástrica tipo Levin, en un
           estudio aleatorio controlado que evalúa su efectividad y seguridad

    • Authors: Carmen Ofelia Narváez Eraso, Edison Viveros Villada
      Abstract: Background: The Levin-type nasogastric tube is indicated for gastric decompression, but due to its economic cost it is used to feed and administer medications in patients who cannot do it by themselves; its proximal end does not have a closure system. The study determined the effectiveness and safety of a device (Cisol), specially created for the proximal closure of the Levin-type nasogastric tube for adults compared to the conventional device (syringe). Methods: Study of experimental design, randomized of preventive type applied outside the clinical context, through which the effectiveness and safety of both devices were estimated and compared taking into account as markers: their weight, size and shape. Results: According to the evaluation of the participants, Cisol is considered effective and safe for the proposed purposes since its weight, size and shape would significantly favor patient comfort and handling compared to the syringe. Conclusions: The new CISOL design is safe to use, and has the potential to reduce risks related to traction and overweight at the proximal end of the probe, as well as contributing to patient comfort. The effectiveness and safety of the CISOL device differs from the effectiveness and safety of the conventional device (syringe) used to close the Levin catheter.
      PubDate: 2021-04-29
       
  • Characterization of patients with a diagnosis of hip dysplasia younger
           than 1 year treated at the regional hospital of Sogamoso

    • Authors: Julián Fernando Camargo-Ramírez, Cesar David López-Vanegas , Dylan Julián Araque-García, Mónica Viviana Ramírez-Cifuentes, Nicolay Jacobo Garzón-Martínez, Ledmar J. Vargas Rodríguez
      Abstract: Background: Hip dysplasia includes a wide spectrum of alterations where the acetabulum and proximal femur are not in their normal anatomical position. This manuscript aims to characterize patients with a diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hips treated at a hospital in Boyacá.
      Methods: Observational, descriptive, retrospective and cross-sectional study. Pediatric
      patients with CDD (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip) treated between 2015 and 2016 were included. Results: A higher proportion was found in the female sex with 66.88% (103 patients), with birth between 37 and 40 weeks of gestation determined by date of last maternal menstruation, an estimated weight of 2500 to 4000 grams in 71.43%, 75.32% were first-time mothers, 85.71% presented breech presentation. It was identified that 1.3% (2 patients) had a diagnosis of Down syndrome, 3.3% (5 patients) with congenital torticollis, and 2% of metatarsus adductus (3 patients), genu recurvatum was found in 3.1% of patients. cases (6 patients). Conclusion: We can conclude in this way that there are multiple factors that are associated with the presence or not of this pathology, starting with a genetic background, going through a history related to pregnancy and finally, it is important to take into account that this pathology may be
      the indicative of other orthopedic diseases or genetic alterations.
      PubDate: 2021-04-05
       
  • Persistence of impulsivity in an adolescent with Borderline Personality
           Disorder

    • Authors: Andrea Rangel
      Abstract: Adolescence is a period of transition and changes where borderline personality traits can influence the manifestations of a depressive illness. Adolescents may present dysphoric features and extreme sensitivity to rejection, which can sometimes culminate in self-harm. The thoughtless and explosive behaviors are a group of impulsive acts whose purpose is to choose immediate and short responses as well as to select the most likely options regardless they are less rewarding, which represents a high risk for suicide. The pathogenesis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) involves interactions between genetic, biological and environmental factors, resulting in fluctuations in mood, impulsivity, and cognitive dysfunctions. This is the case of an adolescent with major depressive disorder and BPD after numerous unsuccessful therapeutic regimens, including Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers, achieves improvement after medication with amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant. There is no specific drug for treatment. The multidimensional nature of the factors involved makes drug management complex. Psychotherapeutic treatment is essential to modulate some target symptoms.  
      PubDate: 2021-03-24
       
  • Characteristics of patients with recurrence of ulcer due to chronic venous
           insufficiency in patients

    • Authors: Adriana Patricia Bulla Silva, Nataly Johana Espitia Suárez, Diana Carolina Vargas Quintero, Ledmar Jovanny Vargas Rodríguez
      Abstract: Background: Chronic venous disease is a pathology derived from anatomical or functional alterations of the venous system. The objective of this study was to determine the characteristics of patients with recurrence of ulcer due to chronic venous disease in users of the clinical wound program of a tertiary hospital in Tunja. Methods: A descriptive, retrospective and cross-sectional study was carried out in the period 2017 to 2019, which included patients older than 18 years of age with a diagnosis of vascular ulcer due to chronic venous disease. Results: The prevalence of recurrence was 15.7%. The mean age of the participants was 65 years, where 72.7% were women and 77.3% of the participants lived alone. Hypertension (72.7%) and overweight (45.5%) were the comorbidities that occurred with the highest frequency. The lower limb most affected was the left with 68.2%. People spent 50.9 minutes a day with the limb elevated and 6.6 hours a day in a standing position. Conclusions: The prevalence of ulcer recurrence due to chronic venous disease in the present study is lower than that reported in the literature, where the female population, 65 years of age, is affected, associated with multiple comorbidities such as overweight, malnutrition, smoking, dyslipidemia, among others. It most frequently affects the lower left limb and the most commonly used procedures are surgical (varicosafenectomy) and medium and high pressure compression therapy. Based on this study, other institutions are invited to evaluate wound management programs in order to analyze the impact and learn about this population group.
      PubDate: 2021-03-23
       
  • Youth and cardiovascular health: What risk factors should we take into
           account to intervene'

    • Authors: Ivan David Lozada-Martinez, Maria Paz Bolaño-Romero
      Abstract: Background: Acute myocardial infarction is currently the leading cause of early mortality worldwide, with an increase in the incidence and prevalence of this entity in recent years among younger people, specifically, those under 40 years of age. The presence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in young adults has the same prediction of mortality from atherosclerotic coronary artery disease compared to older adults. Methods: A non-systematic review of the literature was carried out, using search terms such as "Cardiovascular Risk" and "Youth", as well as synonyms, which were combined with the operators "AND" and "OR", in the databases PubMed, ScienceDirect, Embase, EBSCO, and MEDLINE. Results: It is necessary to recognize and mitigate the presence of risk factors in young adults in a systematic and precise manner, not only focusing on the group of traditional factors (smoking, dyslipidemia, central obesity, arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemic/hypersodic diet, irregular or no physical activity), of which smoking and dyslipidemia have shown the greatest negative impact, but also emerging factors (chronic stress, consumption of energy drinks, consumption of psychoactive substances), the most important of which is the consumption of psychoactive substances, with cocaine as a key factor. Conclusions: The fact that cardiometabolic diseases are disproportionately increasing in incidence, presenting at younger and younger ages, makes it necessary to change the actual approach observed in day-to-day clinical practice.
      PubDate: 2021-03-17
       
  • Ischemic Stroke as a Complication of Cryptococcal Meningitis: A case
           report

    • Authors: Jennifer Katherine Guio Rodríguez, Ledmar Jovanny Vargas Rodríguez, Dania Fabiola Pérez Gómez, Edwar Jassir Rozo Ortíz, Javier Orlando Barón Barón
      Abstract: Background: Cryptococcosis is a systemic mycosis caused by the Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii complex, capable of generating cerebrovascular accidents (CVA). Case Report: A 53-year-old man attended due to a clinical picture of 1 week of evolution consistent with unquantified febrile peaks associated with diarrheal stools with mucus and blood, emetic episodes of lyenteric content, asthenia, and vertiginous sensation. Blood cultures plus lumbar puncture with isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans were ordered. Later, he presented episode of neurological targeting, for which brain images were taken that suggested an ischemic event towards the juxtaventricular white matter adjacent to the knee of the corpus callosum on the right side. Discussion: Ischemic stroke is an unknown finding in patients with meningeal Cryptococcosis. It is a complication of the acute phase and its mechanism may be related to infectious vasculitis. Infectious diseases of the CNS are differential diagnosis of stroke that present with fever.
      PubDate: 2021-03-16
       
  • The diary of field as educational/reflective strategy in practice surgical
           nursing

    • Authors: Claudia Patricia Bonilla Ibañez, Madeleine Cecilia Olivella Fernández, Clara Victoria Bastidas Sánchez
      Abstract: Background: The field diary is a tool for the evaluation of student learning in areas of health, not only of the processes or procedures performed on patients but those integral aspects for personal training. Methods: Descriptive, qualitative study was conducted between 2018 and 2019 with 54 students of VII semester nursing program in the surgery department of a tertiary hospital in the city of Ibague, to whom he handed a format field diary to fill each day according to the daily allowance. The information was analyzed in ATLAS Ti software version 6. Results: the data were classified in a semantic network with 5 categories: Acquisition of skills and reinforcement of concepts, concept field practice, AutoCorrect, reflections of care, attitudes of teachers and health workers. Conclusions: Students believe that this tool is important to assess their practice and suggest it be used in other learning spaces can identify and describe the related aspects with not only the procedures but with aspects related to the practice field, accompaniment teachers, support staff service, among others.
      PubDate: 2021-02-23
       
  • Heart rate variability of male versus female track cyclists during an
           incremental test

    • Authors: Javier Porras Alvarez, Mariana Catalina Puerta Guarin, Fernando Javier Ávila Correa
      Abstract: Introduction: This study shows the differences in heart rate variability (HRV) between men and women professional cyclists, during a maximal incremental test. Objective: To evaluate HRV in professional male and female track cyclists during a maximum incremental test of 12 min. Methods: 18 professional cyclists competing in track events participated, 7 women age: 22 ± 5.9 years; years of training 5.8 ± 2.9 and 11 men age: 21.4 ± 4.4 years; years of training 6.7 ± 3.3. The incremental test for men started with 100 watts and 50 watt increments up to 300 watts, then 20 watt increments, every 2 minutes, pedaling cadence 75-90 rpm. Women started with 50 watts, 50 watt increments up to 200 watts, then 20 watt increments, every 2 minutes, pedaling cadence 65-80 rpm. Results: First stage, there was no significant difference in HRV between the groups. Second stage, RMSSD was significantly higher in women. Third stage, LF/HF was significantly higher in men. Fourth to sixth stage, there was no significant difference in HRV. During the first minute of recovery, there was no significant difference in HRV. Conclusions: During an incremental test in speed-trained cyclists, significant differences were observed in HRV but at different exercise intensities between men and women. On the other hand, at the same intensity of exercise there are no significant differences in HRV, as in the first minute of recovery. This indicates that the evaluation of HRV where men and women are included, the incremental test protocol must be exactly the same.
      PubDate: 2021-02-19
       
  • Factors associated with cocaine smoking in students at Santa Marta,
           Colombia

    • Authors: Adalberto Campo-Arias, Remedios Milagros Daza-Fragozo, Carmen Cecilia Caballero-Domínguez
      Abstract: Background: Cocaine smoking is in the second place of illegal substance use among Colombian adolescents; however, there is little information about its associated factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed for which participated in highschool students between 13 and 17 years. Crude and adjusted associations were calculated for cocaine smoking. Results: A group of 1,462 adolescent students (M=14.4 years, SD=0.8) participated in the research, 60.3% were females, and 55.3% studied in the tenth grade. A total of 40 students (2.7%) reported lifetime cocaine smoking. Cocaine smoking was associated with lifetime cannabis smoking (OR=8.34, 95%CI 3.70-18.80), lifetime cigarette smoking (OR=7.96, 95%CI 2.96-21.43), risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (OR=2.43, 95%CI 1.20-4.95), and studying in the tenth grade (OR=2.38, 95%CI 1.14-4.98). Conclusions: Cannabis and cigarette smoking are the main variables associated with lifetime cocaine smoking among high-school adolescents from Santa Marta, Colombia. It is necessary to explore other factors associated with cocaine smoking in adolescent students  
      PubDate: 2021-02-15
       
  • Nursing professional perspective on the grieving process in oncological
           situations. A study from grounded theory

    • Authors: Aura Alicia Valbuena, Lorena Chaparro-Diaz
      Abstract:   Background: This article discusses what the process experienced by nursing professionals is like having to face care situations in death stages and the grief of people with cancer. Objective: To understand the grief oncology process from nurse’s perspective in a group to Bogotá, Colombia. Methods: Qualitative study, based on grounded theory. The information was collected in in-depth interviews with 7 nurses specialized in cancer care, from public hospitals in Bogotá D.C; Results: 5 categories were found that describe how nurses live a grieving process from the moment they recognize themselves and their reality, feel defeated, act for a good death, learn from the losses and transcend to from multiple losses. Conclusions: A substantive theory called “Resignifying death and mourning to empower my NURSE I” was derived, allowing the conclusion of the hypothetical existence of 5 profiles: Novice, impotent, human, reflexive and leading nurse
      PubDate: 2021-01-25
       
  • Craniofacial bone defects characterization with tridimensional
           reconstruction software and CAD/CAM technology

    • Authors: Diana Carolina Navarro León, Genny Liliana Meléndez Flórez, Clara Isabel López Gualdrón
      Abstract: Introducción: Analizar y describir las características óseas en pacientes con defectos óseos cráneo-faciales complejos, utilizando un software de reconstrucción tridimensional. Determinar la utilidad y aplicabilidad en el planeamiento y tratamiento quirúrgico de los pacientes. Métodos: Se realizó muestreo poblacional de pacientes con defectos óseos cráneo-faciales complejos tomando datos de historia clínica y tomografías computarizadas, determinando las características físicas y densitométricas de los huesos y realizando el análisis diagnóstico y planeación de tratamiento. Se realizó recolección de datos y posterior análisis usando el software Stata 12.0, cuantitativo y cualitativo, demostrando significancia estadística con prueba de chi2. Resultados: Se recolectó información de 50 pacientes de los cuales el 70% correspondían a hombres, la edad promedio fue de 37 años, la causa más frecuente fue traumática secundaria a accidente de tránsito, el hueso comprometido en la mayoría de los pacientes fue la mandíbula y el tamaño del defecto llego a ser hasta de 234 mm. El análisis de los pacientes con software de reconstrucción tridimensional permitió crear un algoritmo de enfoque diagnóstico y tratamiento. Se muestran algunos casos. Conclusiones: La utilidad de la implementación de tecnología CAD/CAM en el manejo de reconstrucciones óseas cráneo-faciales está demostrada, representan un alto costo para el paciente y el sistema de salud. Es posible mediante la implementación de software gratuitos y el trabajo multidisciplinario con servicios como biomedicina, diseño industrial e ingenierías, aplicar esta tecnología en pacientes, aprovechando sus beneficios en la reconstrucción de defectos complejos así como disminuyendo sus costos
      PubDate: 2021-01-25
       
 
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