María Estela Chávez-Delgado

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Recently, numerous guide chambers for the treatment of injured nerves made up of different biomaterials have been designed, capable of hosting living cells or carrying neurotrophic or neuroactive substances to be directly released to the injured tissue. In this study, chitosan prostheses containing neurosteroids (progesterone and pregnenolone) were used for(More)
Biodegradable nerve guides have represented new treatment alternatives for nerve repairing. They are gradually biodegradable, exert biological effects directly to the injured nerve, and act as drug- or cell-delivery devices. Furthermore, progesterone (PROG) has been demonstrated to promote injured peripheral nerve regeneration. In this study, it was(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Polygenic or multifactorial inheritance of chronic disorders (MICD) contribute to irreversible cochleovestibular impairment. Our aim was to determine the type and degree of cochleovestibular dysfunction (CVD) in patients with MICD. METHODS Cross-sectional. We studied 385 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, systemic arterial(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and incidence of delirium using the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) in hospitalized elderly patients in the geriatric department of IMSS General Hospital No. 89, at Guadalajara, Jalisco. METHODS Between May and October 2005, a descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted with patients older than 60 years that(More)
BACKGROUND the morbidity and mortality in surgery of gallbladder and biliary tract (SGBT) in the geriatric patient define the prognostic. The aim was to describe the perioperative and immediate post-operative complications of the geriatric patient undergoing SGBT. METHODS A cross-sectional study with control group in patients older than 60 years was done.(More)
OBJECTIVE to know the etiology, topography, degree of hearing loss and coexisting morbidity in outpatient otorhinolaryngology service at Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Guadalajara, Jalisco. METHODS descriptive and transversal study of 393 patients older than 12 years, were studied during 12 months. They were sent to the otorhinolaryngology service(More)
Intestinal duplications are very uncommon congenital malformations located in the mesenteric edge of the small bowel, particularly in the ileum. Over 60% of the patients become symptomatic during the first year of life whereas the remainder demonstrates symptoms at school age or adulthood. The wide spectrum of symptoms and unspecific signs frequently(More)
BACKGROUND The main postoperative complications after tonsillectomy are due to bleeding, and effective hemostasis may lead to a reduction of overall postoperative morbidity. This study was undertaken to determine the efficacy and safety of a novel kaolin-based hemostatic dressing in tonsillectomy. METHODS A pilot, single-blind, open label study was(More)
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