Blanca Elsa Rivera-García

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BACKGROUND Nosocomial surgical-site infection (NSSI) after craniotomy is responsible for an increase in deaths and/or disabilities that affect quality of life. It is necessary to identify factors to be included in an index for their control. The aim of this study was to a) identify intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with NSSI after craniotomy and b)(More)
Stroke is considered a big public health problem in adults and older adults. Increased life expectancy is one of the greatest achievements of development; however it is also a great challenge because of the implications with regard to increasing chronic disease that it will lead complications such as stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of disability(More)
It has been identified that platelet glycoprotein IIIa PIA1/A2 polymorphism plays an important role in atherothrombotic disease such as myocardial infarction and stroke, but results remain controversial. Here, we investigated whether the PIA2 allele is associated with ST myocardial infarction or idiopathic ischemic stroke in young individuals in two(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals older than 60 years of age have multiple simultaneous diseases, for which the average number of medications is greater than five, leading up to 3% possibility of having an adverse reaction event. OBJECTIVE To detect potential drug-drug interactions (PDDIs) and report the average hospital stay for severity potential PPIs, in adults(More)
OBJECTIVE We undertook this study to determine the incidence of nosocomial surgical-site infections, apply the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) index, and describe the clinical and biochemical characteristics of patients prior to a first-time ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS). METHODS We conducted a cohort study for 1 year with patients(More)
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