Alejandro Rendon

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SETTING A tuberculosis clinic associated with a university hospital in Monterrey, Mexico, an urban community with high tuberculosis incidence. OBJECTIVE To determine the diversity of DNA fingerprint patterns and the extent of drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients who attended the clinic. DESIGN Isolates of M. tuberculosis(More)
OBJECTIVE To apply a case-finding strategy in Mexico to identify chronic airway obstruction among individuals with risk factors and/or symptoms compatible with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIAL AND METHODS Individuals aged ≥ 40 years with known risk factors and/or symptoms compatible with COPD were referred for an interview and(More)
INTRODUCTION Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Increasing evidence shows that physical exercise is beneficial for motor and non-motor symptoms of PD, and animal models suggest that it may help slow progression of disease. METHODS Using a randomized delayed-start design, 31 patients were randomized to an early start group(More)
Introduction: Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Increasing evidence shows that physical exercise is beneficial for motor and non-motor symptoms of PD, and animal models suggest that it may help slow progression of disease. Methods: Using a randomized delayed-start design, 31 patients were randomized to an early start group(More)
UNLABELLED The use of echocardiography, whilst well established in cardiology, is a relatively new concept in critical care medicine. However, in recent years echocardiography's potential as both a diagnostic tool and a form of advanced monitoring in the critically ill patient has been increasingly recognised. In this series of Critical Care Echo Rounds, we(More)
OBJECTIVE Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been established as an alternative therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are unfit for the surgical aortic valve replacements. Pre and periprocedural imaging for the TAVR procedure is the key to procedural success. Currently transesophageal echocardiography (TOE), including real-time(More)
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