Carolina Maldonado Martins Vidal

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In order to determine the baseline knowledge of stroke among population (terminology, signs and symptoms, risk factors (RF) and attitude) to select the best target and message, prior to educational campaigns, a structured interview using close-ended questions was conducted by neurologists among 1000 users of several Primary Health Centers around our(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study were to describe acute care of ischemic stroke patients and adherence to performance measures, as well as the outcomes of these events, in a sample of patients treated in public hospitals in Chile. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of patients with ischemic stroke from a sample of seven public(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and model changes in the cervical cancer mortality trend in Chile between 1990 and 2009 in order to contribute to the design of health policies on cervical cancer. METHODS The study analyzed deaths from cervical cancer in Chile between 1990 and 2009. The cases were identified by the codes ICD-9 180 and ICD-10 C-53. The population at(More)
Research from the United States suggests that Latin American immigrant and refugee women are one of the groups most greatly impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV) and associated mental health consequences including higher rates of depression than women from other ethno-racial groups. In Canada, little is known about the experience of IPV and mental(More)
BACKGROUND Chile has the highest mortality rate for gallbladder cancer in the Andean region. The areas most affected by this cancer are found in southern Chile. OBJECTIVE To describe the mortality rate trends for gallbladder cancer in the Araucanía region between 2004 and 2014. METHODS Ecological observational descriptive study. The cases were(More)
INTRODUCTION Lack of awareness of warning signs of stroke is a factor that contribute to late patient arrival to the emergency department. OBJECTIVE The goal of this pilot study was to determine the baseline knowledge of stroke among the population (terminology, signs-symptoms, risk factors and attitude) prior to educational campaigns. PATIENTS AND(More)
It was possible to isolate several strains of Micromonospora sp. from waters of Rio Reconquista. They all were filamentous bacteria with lateral spores, highly resistant to Cr(III) and another heavy metal cations. All these strains were able to grow on naphthalene-2-sulphonate as sole carbon source in a mineral medium. The biodegradation of the xenobiotic(More)
Food fortification may be carried out to improve the health status of consumers. In this study, peanut skins were added at 1.3, 1.8, and 2.5% to cookies to increase their polyphenol content. Insoluble fiber was increased by up to 52%. In addition, total phenolic content and the corresponding antioxidant capacities also increased as evidenced by increases of(More)
BACKGROUND The parent's ability to obtain, process, and understand important oral health information (i.e., their oral health literacy) is directly related to their child's oral health status. AIM To assess the relationship between oral literacy demands placed on parents by dentists and parents' understanding of dental information given to them. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of caries and identify the associated factors among children aged 2 and 4 years in southern Chile. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in a random sample of 2,987 children. Dental examinations were performed in all participating children and a self-administered survey was administered to their primary(More)