A. Medina Benítez

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SETTING Buenaventura, Colombia. OBJECTIVE To assess whether antituberculosis drug resistance was generated by poor management or community transmission. DESIGN Treatment-failure and new tuberculosis (TB) patients identified between May 1997 and June 1998 were interviewed and their treatment histories reviewed. Bacteriologic testing, including drug(More)
INTRODUCTION Increasing survival of preterm newborns and current care deficits result in high rates of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), affecting patients with higher birth weight (BW) and gestational age (GA) than those at developed countries; unusual cases (UC) and missed opportunities (MO) are reported. OBJECTIVE To describe epidemiology of ROP during(More)
INTRODUCTION Retinopathy of prematurity may lead to partial loss of vision and blindness; laser photocoagulation is the elective treatment, but universal access to it is not yet guaranteed in Argentina. OBJECTIVES To estimate prevalence of children requiring laser for retinopathy, their clinical and demographic characteristics, place of origin and place(More)
We conducted a retrospective analysis of the clinical presentation and the computed tomographic (CT) and ultrasound (US) findings in six episodes of hepatosplenic brucelloma in five patients. In four episodes, the diagnosis was based on clinical history, serology, and characteristic imaging findings. In the other two episodes in the same patient, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain dome idea of the characteristics of the population attended at a Family Planning Clinic (FPC) in a Health Centre, attempting to find the coverage and performance of the Clinic. DESIGN Retrospective descriptive study, which analysed 403 cases between July 1986 and December 1990. SITE. Family Planning Clinic in the "Huerta de la Reina"(More)
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