Mariela López Mendoza

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OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) multidimensional hand hygiene (HH) approach in Colombia, and analyze predictors of poor HH compliance. METHODS An observational, prospective, interventional, before-and-after study was conducted from May 2003 through September 2010 in(More)
Postmenopausal women enrolled in the Iowa portion of the postmenopausal estrogen/progestin interventions randomized clinical trial (n = 105) during 1989-1991 were studied for (i) the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in this older age population (ages 45-64), and (ii) the association between hormone replacement therapies (HRTs) and changes in(More)
Patients at a university voice disorder clinic diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia (SD, n = 68) or vocal fold paralysis (VFP, n = 57) reported vocal symptoms and adverse work outcomes in contrast to a nondisordered group (ND, n = 68). Patients with SD most frequently cited symptoms of effortfulness (57%) and weakness (54%), VFP cited hoarseness (70%) and(More)
Patients diagnosed with nodules (NO = 40) in a large university hospital clinic and an age-stratum matched nondiseased group (ND = 200) described adverse outcomes of vocal impairment on work and work-related communications. NOs were significantly more likely than NDs to report symptoms of hoarseness (73% vs. 26%), high-note difficulty (70% vs. 20%),(More)
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