Agustín Madero

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BACKGROUND Tests to detect Helicobacter pylori antigens in feces for diagnosis of infection in children demonstrate controversial results. One novel and fast monoclonal test improves diagnostic accuracy in adults, but clinical evidence of its usefulness at pediatric age is insufficient to date. The objective of this work was to evaluate the diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological data on impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) based on a representative Mexican sample are not available; thus, the objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence and distribution of IFG and IGT, and to establish its relationship with obesity in Mexican adults. METHODS We performed a(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular (CV) risk factors are influenced by behavioral, cultural, and social factors, suggesting that acculturation plays a significant role in the emergency and growth of chronic disease. The objective of this study was to determine the relation between CV risk factors and the main components of acculturation, in Yaquis and Tepehuanos(More)
BACKGROUND Man-induced mortality of birds caused by electrocution with poorly-designed pylons and power lines has been reported to be an important mortality factor that could become a major cause of population decline of one of the world rarest raptors, the Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti). Consequently it has resulted in an increasing awareness of(More)
BACKGROUND Prehypertension (preHTN) increases the risk of developing hypertension. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of preHTN in the Mexican adult population and evaluate the association between hypomagnesemia and preHTN. METHODS This study was a 2-phase, population-based study. In the first phase, 4,272 Mexican adults (aged(More)
INTRODUCTION Endoscopic cholangiopancreatography (ECP) has an established role in the diagnostic and treatment of biliopancreatic diseases. It is performed in supine position, under intravenous sedation to avoid movements and discomfort of the patient. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety of anesthetic procedure in elderly and younger patients who underwent(More)
A study on the treatment of obese adolescents with the use of sibutramine in private practice is presented. Patients consisted of 24 boys and 43 girls with obesity (body mass index [BMI]>85th percentile sex-specific BMI for age and sex) ranging from 12 to 18 years of age. Patients were given sibutramine 10 mg per day for 6 months. With the last observation(More)
The present work was undertaken to obtain epidemiological data on the extent and distribution of Histoplasma capsulatum infections in the Chuscha and La Higuera areas. Skin test surveys of the human population with histoplasmin and paracoccidioidin were carried out in 40% of the permanent population of both localities, between 3 and 88 years old. It was(More)
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