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Since the identification of the first case of Hantavirus infection in Chile in 1995, a great advance in the knowledge of the disease natural history has occurred. There is evidence to suppose that the infection by Andes virus in suburban areas of Argentina and Chile, whose natural reservoir is Oligoryzomys longicaudatus, has been present but unidentified(More)
  • Renato Mertens, Francisco Valdés, +7 authors Magaly Valdebenito
  • 2003
BACKGROUND The natural history of aneurysms ends in rupture and death. In 1990 the first endovascular exclusion of an aneurysm, using an endoluminal graft implanted through the femoral arteries was performed. More recently, the same procedure has been used for aneurysms of the thoracic aorta. AIM To report our experience with endovascular treatment of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and characteristics of the smoking habits of primary healthcare workers in Iquique, Chile. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study through a survey of all personnel working in primary health care in Iquique, Chile. METHODS The following variables were investigated: biodemographical characteristics and aspects of smoking,(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) usually undergo progressive dilatation and eventually may rupture, complication that carries a high mortality rate. If certain clinical conditions, like operative risk and aortic diameter are met, all patients should be considered for surgical repair. Analysis of our results with the surgical treatment of asymptomatic AAA(More)
Traumatic rupture of the aorta has a near 80% mortality. Most patients die on the site of the accident. Conventional surgical repair of these lesions has a high morbidity and mortality, generally associated to the severity of associated lesions. Over the last decade, endovascular treatment has become an effective therapeutic alternative. We report a 40(More)
INTRODUCTION Very few studies describe the demographic and social profile of epilepsy in vulnerable low-income populations. METHODS Observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study prospectively recording data from all patients diagnosed with epilepsy who attended a specialist neurology consultation between January and March 2014. Data were analysed(More)
BACKGROUND Dissections that involve the ascending aorta are classified as type A, regardless of the site of the primary intimal tear, and all other dissections as type B. Type B dissections can have fatal ischemic and hemorrhagic complications. In the chronic state, dilatation and rupture can be mortal. Endovascular surgery is a therapeutic alternative,(More)
BACKGROUND Anticoagulation is the treatment of choice for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Occasionally this treatment is contraindicated or fails to prevent PE. In these patients, inferior vena caval (IVC) interruption is indicated and insertion of a filter is the most commonly performed procedure. AIM To report the experience with(More)
The traditional treatment of traumatic lesions of the aortic arch branches requires extended surgical exposures, not exempt of morbidity and mortality. Over the last decade, devices that allow a minimally invasive treatment, have been developed. The vessel can be repaired without direct exposure, using an endovascular procedure. We report three patients(More)