Silvia Milena Flórez

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OBJECTIVE We conducted a pilot screening program to define the prevalence of non-syndromic deafness and establish the frequency of mutations in the GJB2 gene (Cx26) in a population of children with congenital deafness in Bogotá, Colombia. METHOD From a cohort of 731 children in 8 institutions for the deaf, we identified 322 (44%) with presumed(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the validity and reliability of the 13-figure images scale (13-CS) and Standard Figural Stimuli (SFS) for the evaluation of body images in adolescent students from Bucaramanga. METHODS A probabilistic sample with 189 students was evaluated with the two scales. Two weeks later, the valuation together with the size, weight, percentage(More)
A screening program to detect Waardenburg syndrome (WS) conducted between 2002 and 2005, among 1,763 deaf individuals throughout Columbia identified 95 affected individuals belonging to 95 families, giving a frequency of 5.38% of WS among the institutionalized deaf population. We confirmed the clinical diagnosis of WS in the 95 propositi and, through the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to establish a new approach to improve detection of deafness due to rubella. METHODS Colombian institutes for the deaf were visited by a medical team to perform in all enrolled individuals an ophthalmological examination with emphasis in fundus eye by a retina specialist. In cases where ocular alterations compatible(More)
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