Carlos Donoso Rojas

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BACKGROUND Delirium is an important problem especially in older medical inpatients. OBJECTIVE The authors asked whether delirium and its duration are associated with higher mortality in a 3-month follow-up period. METHOD In this prospective cohort study, inpatients age 65 and older were assessed every 48 hours with the Confusion Assessment Method. (More)
BACKGROUND Recent reports highlight the incursion of community-associated MRSA within healthcare settings. However, knowledge of this phenomenon remains limited in Latin America. The aim of this study was to evaluate the molecular epidemiology of MRSA in three tertiary-care hospitals in Medellín, Colombia. METHODS An observational cross-sectional study(More)
BACKGROUND Internet access has grown markedly in Latinos during the past decade. However, there have been no Internet-based physical activity interventions designed for Latinos, despite large disparities in lifestyle-related conditions, such as obesity and diabetes, particularly in Latina women. The current study tested the efficacy of a 6-month culturally(More)
FIGURES Figure 1. Pathways of lead from the environment to humans Figure 2. Blood lead levels associated with adverse health effects 4 Figure 3. Percentage of blood lead levels (BLLs) ≥10 µg/dL, by distance from the Met-Figure 4. Percent of children with elevated BLL (>10 ug/dL) by distance of residence from Smelter in children less than 72 months of age(More)
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