María Soledad Matus

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OBJECTIVE To review the most relevant articles regarding environmental pediatrics, its potential effects on health, and especially its advances in prevention. SOURCES A literature search was conducted using MEDLINE/PubMed and SciELO databases. Articles from 1990 to 2010 were reviewed, in addition to book chapters related to environmental pediatrics. (More)
BACKGROUND "Children with special health care needs" (CSHCN) is a novel definition for pediatric patients with chronic diseases, adopted by the Chilean Pediatric Society in 2008. As life expectancy in Chile increases, prevalence of CSHCN is progressively growing, leading to higher health costs. AIM To describe the epidemiological profile and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections (NIs) represent an important public health issue, being associated with high morbidity, mortality and costs. OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors of NIs in a cohort of hospitalized pediatric patients, with emphasis in children with special health care needs (CSHCN). PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied patients hospitalized in(More)
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