M R Blanco Rodríguez

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Objective: Miscommunications between patients and providers can have serious consequences—especially where medications are concerned. Because oral anticoagulants are associated with preventable adverse events at disproportionately high rates, we used the model of anticoagulant care to examine the extent to which regimen discordance between patient and(More)
Objective: Despite the importance of clinician-patient communication for safe medication management, little is known about rates and predictors of medication miscommunication. Measuring rates of miscommunication, as well as differences between verbal and visual modes of assessment, can inform efforts to more effectively communicate about medications.(More)
We present an exceptional case of a patient with hemichorea of ischemic origin as a form of presentation of progressive systemic sclerosis. The neurologic complications, both central and peripheral, of this condition are considered infrequent and may be due to coexisting or iatrogenic factors, or may be a direct complication of progressive systemic(More)
INTRODUCTION Our objective was to evaluate the risk of stroke or vascular event recurrence in the Spanish population according to the Essen risk scale (ERS) and suggest modifications to improve its prediction sensitivity and specificity. METHODS Patients in the Real Action Guidelines in Stroke Care and Treatment Study (PRACTIC), a prospective registry of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the profile of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a comprehensive care centre in Bogota, Colombia. MATERIAL AND METHODS A descriptive-correlational study with a sample of patients who had attended the institution from 2003 to 2009. Demographic and clinical aspects were evaluated and a(More)
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