Ricardo Bernztein

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UNLABELLED Bronchiolitis is a serious public health problem generating a great demand at the primary care level. OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency of diagnosis of and prescription for bronchiolitis at the primary care level in Argentina; and to estimate variability in clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective observational study based on(More)
BACKGROUND In the last decades, a sustained increment of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) production in the world has been accompanied by a growing concern about their quality. Many studies related to quality assessment of guidelines produced in High Income Countries were published; however, evidence on this topic is scarce in Low and Middle Income(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the direct and indirect cost of iron deficiency (ID) and iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) in Argentina and compare it with the cost of a prevention and treatment program. METHODS Analysis of a prior scenario to gage the relative cost-benefit of an IDA prevention and treatment program for all low-income children and expectant mothers(More)
UNLABELLED Community acquired pneumonia in children remains an important cause of childhood deaths throughout the world that can be prevented by the use of antibiotics and access to medical care. Both were reduced in 2001 when Argentina suffered a severe social crisis. Among the responses to the crisis, the Remediar Program provided free essential medicines(More)
The objective has been to identify the different etiologies and elaborate a diagnostic and therapeutical methodology for patients with chronic cough. During one year we studied prospectively 83 patients with persistent cough of daily appearance with an evolution of four or more weeks and no previous etiologic diagnosis. We worked on three diagnostic (D)(More)
En la década de 1980 surgieron evidencias, a partir de estudios realizados en pacientes adultos asmáticos, de que la hiperreactividad bronquial se debía a un proceso inflamatorio crónico que afectaba las vías aéreas. Desde entonces, uno de los objetivos en el cuidado del paciente asmático fue establecer el diagnóstico y el tratamiento tempranos para(More)
UNLABELLED Iron deficiency and anemia have a very high prevalence and serious consequences for infants and pregnant women. Since late 2002, the Remediar Program provided free iron to the vulnerable population. Question arises whether free provision favors access to the drug. OBJECTIVES To describe the iron prescription frequency at the primary care level(More)
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