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OBJECTIVES To identify blood lead predictors and the prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in firearm users of public security in Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed on 65 males. We obtained socio-occupational data and determined venous blood lead (blood (B), lead (Pb) - BPb), as well as neuropsychiatric symptoms using the(More)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an occupational tumor caused by asbestos exposure. In Mexico, as asbestos usage is not prohibited, an increase in the number of cases is expected. Asbestos exposure is ubiquitous due to the great amount of products in which it is present. Its carcinogenicity is caused as the inhaled asbestos fibers cannot be eliminated by(More)
BACKGROUND Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) evaluate the auditory pathway, and are a complementary test for tone audiometry in evaluating auditory diseases. The aim of the study was to determine BAEP mean latencies of waves and intervals, among healthy adults. METHODS Cross-sectional study, comprising 196 subjects, aged 16 to 65 years, without(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is associated with occupational and environmental exposure to asbestos. The incidence is expected to increase as the use of asbestos is not prohibited in many countries, such as in Mexico. We undertook this study to determine sensitivity, specificity, predictive values and likelihood ratios of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. This burden of disease is particularly high among healthcare workers. The aim of the study was to identify determinants that increase atherogenic index among healthcare workers. METHODS In 1,678 healthcare workers, cardiovascular risk factors were analyzed: body(More)
Latencias de los potenciales evocados auditivos del tallo Background: Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) evaluate the auditory pathway, and are a complementary test for tone audiometry in evaluating auditory diseases. The aim of the study was to determine BAEP mean latencies of waves and intervals, among healthy adults. Methods: Cross-sectional(More)
The Mexican Medical Movement from 1964-1965 constitutes an important event from the rising urban middle-class, besides it was the first time medical doctors claimed for fair working conditions. The background of this movement is the so-called Crisis of 1958, which included the Movements from the educators union, oil workers union, telegraph workers union(More)
Sharps injuries are one of the most frequent health-care related accidents. It is estimated globally that 35 million workers are at risk; in Mexico there is no data available for this type of injuries. They are associated with lack of training, instrument and procedure risk, fatigue and stress. The occupational distribution is nurses 45 %, technicians 20 %,(More)
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