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Hyperexcitability of the central nervous system (CNS) has been suggested to play an important role in the chronic pain experienced by osteoarthritis (OA) patients. A systematic review following PRISMA guidelines was performed to evaluate the existing evidence from the literature related to the presence of central sensitization (CS) in patients with(More)
  • R Torres
  • 1997
Ecuador's national campaign to reduce maternal mortality seeks the participation of public and private health institutions, international organizations, the mass media, and the community at large. The plan is supported by several national and international accords. The province of Esmeraldas, with its elevated maternal mortality, will receive particular(More)
Hispanic status is often misclassified on cancer incidence report forms and death certificates. Hispanic cases or decedents are erroneously classified as non-Hispanic because of insufficient information to confirm ethnicity. Spanish surnames have been used as a means to correct for such error. Take a moment to review the following list of surnames and(More)
Six Ecuadorian political figures and physicians were interviewed on their opinions concerning the problems of the health sector and possible solutions. Ecuadorians anticipate that installation of the National Assembly will lead to diagnosis and reform of societal ills. Health has not been a high priority of political leaders. Only 10% of the population(More)
BACKGROUND Apart from the cranio-cervical flexion test and the deep neck flexor endurance test, evidence related to reliability of cervical movement control dysfunction tests is lacking. OBJECTIVES This study investigated the inter- and intra-tester reliability of a battery of cervical movement control dysfunction tests and the effect of clinician(More)
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