Gustavo Rodríguez Gómez

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BACKGROUND Several studies indicate that quality of life (QoL) is impaired in middle aged women. Assessment of QoL using a single validated tool in Latin American climacteric women has not been reported to date at large scale. OBJECTIVE The Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) was used to assess QoL among middle aged Latin American women and determine factors(More)
In a double-blind comparison of haloperidol and mesoridazine in the treatment of 39 recently hospitalized schizophrenic patients, the two drug treatment groups showed comparable antipsychotic effects, though they did differ in side effects in expected manners. Analysis of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale to calculate an index of dysphoric response(More)
BACKGROUND Although sleep disturbances are common during female mid-life, few studies have described in detail the prevalence of this problem and related risk factors. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of sleep disturbances in mid-aged women using validated tools. Assessment of determinants capable of influencing the prevalence of insomnia and poor(More)
The objective of this study was to assess adherence of HIV-1-infected patients who started treatment in the pre-HAART era and to determine variables associated with better adherence, including relevant attitudes and beliefs. This is a cross-sectional study enrolling patients who had received antiretroviral therapy for >or=10 years. Adherence was evaluated(More)
In this work, by using the local node refinement technique proposed by Behrens and Iske (2002) and Behrens et al. (2001), and a quad-tree type algorithm (Berger and Jameson, 1985; Keats and Lien, 2004), we built a global refinement technique for Kansa's unsymmetric collocation approach. The proposed scheme is based on a cell by cell data structure, which by(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the age at menopause (AM) in Latin America urban areas. DESIGN A total of 17,150 healthy women, aged 40 to 59 years, accompanying patients to healthcare centers in 47 cities of 15 Latin American countries, were surveyed regarding their age, educational level, healthcare coverage, history of gynecological surgery, smoking habit,(More)
INTRODUCTION Abancay is located at 2,395 m.a.s.l. in the Peruvian Andean Region. It is a hyperendemic area for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection, where 7% of the deaths are caused by acute and chronic hepatitis infections. In 1991, a pilot immunization program against HBV infection was started to control the incidence of(More)
BACKGROUND The standard approach for survival analysis of the elderly population is to define the survival time as the elapsed time from entry into the study until death, and to adjust by age using stratification and regression procedures. However, the interest is in the study of the aging process and the risk factors related to it, not in the use of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine vasomotor symptom (VMS) prevalence, duration, and impact on quality of life in middle-aged women using a validated menopausal tool. METHODS The Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and an itemized questionnaire containing personal sociodemographic data were used to examine 8,373 women aged 40 to 59 years from 22(More)
Non-missile low velocity penetrating brain injuries are unusual among civilian population. They show specific characteristics different from missile wounds. In this paper we describe a rare case of self-inflicted penetrating head trauma by electric drill. We document neuroimaging studies and review the management concerning this pathology. To our knowledge,(More)