P B Montecinos

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The aim this work was to assess and compare the achievements of medical students, subjected to problem based learning methodology. The information and comprehension categories of Bloom were tested in 17 medical students in four different occasions during the physiopathology course, using a multiple choice knowledge test. There was a significant improvement(More)
In a longitudinal study, a sample of 16 first year medical students of Universidad de La Frontera medical school was selected initially. The sample was stratified in two groups according to the academic results obtained at the end of the first semester. The aim of the study was to determine if the exposure to a traditional teaching methodology during 5(More)
BACKGROUND Patients in chronic hemodialysis have a high mortality due to cardiovascular diseases. AIM To study cardiovascular risk factors and nutritional status in a group of patients in maintenance hemodialysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Body mass index, blood pressure, serum levels of totals cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and albumin were(More)
The differences existing in learning approaches of students belonging to four different classes of a traditional school of medicine in Temuco (Chile) were evaluated. Those students were being exposed to the same curricular experience, but they were in different stages of medical training by this time. At the moment of the study they were at the end of the(More)
Up-regulation of the glomerular expression and the activity of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF) have been identified as an early pathogenic event for the progression of diabetic nephropathy. Currently, however the mediators are not yet clearly recognized. In this study we identified all four adenosine receptor (AR) subtypes, i.e. A(1), A(2A),(More)
In experimental animals, restriction of caloric intake is associated to a decreased incidence in the number and size of both spontaneous and induced tumors. Epidemiologic evidence of a similar effect in humans is not conclusive. However, some dietary recommendations regarding calories, protein and fiber content may be made in order to help prevent cancer(More)
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