Luis Felipe Zegarra

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of a point-of-care (POC) syphilis test when used in urban Bolivian maternity hospitals. METHODS We tested 8892 pregnant women for syphilis using the Abbott Determine Syphilis TP rapid POC test and rapid plasma reagin (RPR) in the laboratory of four large urban maternity hospitals where national statistics reported a(More)
OBJECTIVES To perform the psychometric validation of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) in patients with erectile dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective case series to evaluate the validity and the reliability of the scale. RESULTS More than 90 % of experts considered that the IIEF questions evaluated the domains and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of Bixa Orellana (BO) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) presenting moderate lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). MATERIALS AND METHODS It is a prospective double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study. One thousand four hundred and seventy eight patients presenting moderate LUTS associated to BPH(More)
We read with interest the article by Kulchavenya and Kholtobin on urogenital tuberculosis (UGTB) [Kulchavenya and Kholtobin, 2015], in which the authors provide information about unusual UGTB cases. While the authors claim that they have carried out a systematic review of the topic, we completely disagree with that statement. Systematic reviews represent(More)
BACKGROUND Genitourinary tuberculosis is the third most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Diagnosis is difficult because of unspecific clinical manifestations and low accuracy of conventional tests. Unfortunately, the delayed diagnosis impacts the urinary tract severely. Nucleic acid amplification tests yield fast results, and among these, new(More)
Objective: This study aims to determine surgical complications and graft outcome in children undergoing renal transplantation at Cayetano Heredia National Hospital (CHNH). Materials and Methods: A case study series focused on the incidence of surgical complications and graft outcome in pediatric patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who underwent(More)
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