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Effectiveness of biosimilar drugs in the treatment of renal anemia: A case series.

Patricia Muñoz Ramos, Yohana Gil Giraldo, Vicente Álvarez Chiva, Borja Quiroga,

Patients with chronic kidney disease usually have anemia secondary to an erythropoietin deficit. The emergence of biosimilar drugs of erythro-poiesis-stimulating agents ensures broader access to these treatments. This study analyzes the effectiveness of an epoetin α biosimilar drug in chronic kidney disease patients with anemia. This observational retrospective study enrolled ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(9):e8474]

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Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health.

Lukoye Atwoli, Abdullah H Baqui, Thomas Benfield, Raffaella Bosurgi, Fiona Godlee, Stephen Hancocks, Richard Horton, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Carlos Augusto Monteiro, Ian Norman, Kirsten Patrick, Nigel Praities, Marcel Gm Olde Rikkert, Eric J Rubin, Peush Sahni, Richard Smith, Nicholas J Talley, Sue Turale, Damián Vázquez,

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[2021, 21(8):e8444]

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Impact of COVID-19 induced lockdown on physical activity and sedentary behavior among university students: A systematic review.

Paola Andrea Rivera, Bojan Luc Nys, Fabián Fiestas,

<h4>Background</h4>The COVID-19 pandemic has entailed a significant socio-economic impact on various layers of the population. In many countries, attempts to control viral dissemination involved lockdown measures that limited citizens' overall mobility and professional and leisure activities.<h4>Objective</h4>This systematic review investigates the impact of COVID-19-induced lockdowns on university student physical activity and ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(8):e8456]

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Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of mothers with COVID-19 and their neonates: vertical transmission.

Amalia Guadalupe Vega-Fernández, Betty María Zevallos-Vargas, Fiorella Del Pilar Flores-Figueroa, Juan Carlos Holguín-Plasencia, Luis Martín Galois Centeno-Fuentes, Silvia Antonia Ayquipa-Gil, Ramón Alberto Lescano-Alva, Karla Patricia Arrasco-Castro, Hubert Alberto Alvarado-Herrera, William Robert Zafra-Alegre, Edgar Jaime Idrogo-Cayotopa, Cristian Pierre Reyes-Carranza, Leyla Kathy Ramírez-Gamarra, Jakelina Glenda Peña-Estrella, Angelica María Pardo-Carrasco, Susana Andrea Suárez-Rebaza,

<h4>Introduction</h4>COVID-19 disease can affect women at any stage of pregnancy, and newborns could become infected with SARS-CoV-2 through vertical or horizontal transmission.<h4>Objective</h4>To determine clinical and epidemiological characteristics of mothers with COVID-19, associated neonatal outcomes, and to evaluate SARS-CoV-2 vertical transmission.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted an observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study. We included all mothers ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(7):e8454]

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Psychometric validation of the Peruvian version of a short scale to assess psychological violence in health professionals: A cross-sectional study.

Luis Fidel Abregú Tueros, Yefry Joel Galván Huaroc, Cármen K Gonzáles Dimas, Gloria E Cruz Gonzáles,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to adapt a Peruvian version of the brief scale to assess psychological violence in health professionals (EVP-salud), exploring its validity and reliability properties.<h4>Methods</h4>We made a cross-sectional study of psychometric evaluation conducted between January 2019 and February 2020. It involved the voluntary and anonymous participation of 316 health ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(7):e8452]

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Clinical characteristics and sociodemographic factors associated with COVID-19 infection in pregnant women in a maternal and children's public hospital.

Yda Rodriguez Huaman, Pavel J Contreras, Michelle Lozada-Urbano,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe the clinical characteristics and sociodemographic factors associated with COVID-19 among pregnant women in a maternal and children's hospital in Lima, Peru.<h4>Methods</h4>Quantitative observational study. The population under study consisted of pregnant women who attended an emergency room and had a COVID-19 test. These women were assessed for age, gestational ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(7):e8442]

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Survival analysis of patients with heart failure in the Ecuadorian Andean population.

Alvaro Francisco Gudiño-Gomezjurado, René Buitrón-Andrade,

<h4>Introduction</h4>In western countries, it is estimated that one to two people per 100 adults have heart failure. In Latin America, and particularly in Ecuador, few studies have assessed survival in this disease. For this reason, this study aimed to determine survival and prognostic factors based on clinical and socio-demographic characteristics.<h4>Methods</h4>We ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(7):e8440]

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[[Proceedings of the VI Chilean Congress Of Public Health and VIII Chilean Congress Of Epidemiology]].

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[2021, 21(S2):SP01-SP146]

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Development and validation of an instrument to evaluate medical students' lifestyle.

Jhony de la Cruz Vargas, Daniel Orejón, Luis Roldan, Lucy Correa-López, Alonso Soto,

<h4>Introduction</h4>It is required to have validated instruments in health science students that identify unhealthy habits and assess the impact of educational interventions and programs aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the validity and reliability of an instrument to measure medical students' lifestyles.<h4>Methods</h4>A lifestyle questionnaire was developed using the Delphi ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(7):e8434]

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Healthy sustainable food patterns and systems: a planetary urgency.

Mariane Lutz,

Food choice impacts human health and planetary sustainability. The feeding patterns that reduce risk factors for noncommunicable diseases and various mortality causes are recognized as healthy eating habits. The average world population is far from reaching these habits due to the lack of access to healthy foods and a high ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(7):e8436]

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How to interpret diagnostic tests.

Ignacio Pérez, Iara Yamila Taito-Vicenti, Catalina Gracia González-Xuriguera, Cristhian Carvajal, Juan Víctor Ariel Franco, Cristóbal Loézar,

Healthcare professionals make decisions in a context of uncertainty. When making a diagnosis, relevant patient characteristics are categorized to fit a particular condition that explains what the patient is experiencing. During the diagnostic process, tools such as the medical interview, physical examination, and other complementary tests support this categorization. These ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(7):e8432]

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[Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Research in the Health Sciences and the 2nd International Seminar on Nutrition and Food Security, Ambato, Ecuador].

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[2021, 21(S1):CS01-CS25]

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Introduction to network meta-analysis for evidence synthesis.

Catalina Gracia González-Xuriguera, Laura Vergara-Merino, Luis Garegnani, Luis Ortiz-Muñoz, Nicolás Meza,

This article belongs to a collaborative methodological series of narrative reviews about biostatistics and clinical epidemiology. The goal is to present basics concepts concerning the systematics reviews of multiple treatments comparisons with network meta-analysis. For clinical ques-tions with several therapeutic alternatives to be compared, the central question is how to ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(6):e8315]

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Service-learning: experience of teacher-tutors in the nursing career.

Jessica Godoy-Pozo, Daniela Águila Bustamante, Tania Rivas Valenzuela, Jesús Sánchez Güenul, Mónica Illesca-Pretty, Elizabeth Flores González, Alejandro Hernández Díaz, Tatiana Victoriano Rivera,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The learning process demands appropriate and effective strategies. Furthermore, the service-learning methodology implies significant challenges for both the student and the teacher-tutor.<h4>Objective</h4>To reveal the experience of community-based teacher-tutors work with nursing students from the Austral University of Chile, using the service-learning methodology.<h4>Method</h4>Descriptive and exploratory qualitative research through an intrinsic case ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(6):e8218]

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Pulmonary rehabilitation for COVID-19: A living systematic review protocol.

Stefanie Arce Pardo, Shuheng Lai, Luis Ortiz-Muñoz, Rocío Bravo-Jeria, Francisca Verdugo-Paiva, Gabriel Rada, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>This living systematic review aims to provide a timely, rigorous and continuously updated summary of the evidence available on the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in the treatment of patients with COVID-19.<h4>Design</h4>This is the protocol of a living systematic review.<h4>Data sources</h4>We will conduct searches in the L·OVE (Living OVerview of Evidence) ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(6):e8224]

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[Entering a new decade: The Journal leaps forward with revamped platforms and renewed editorial processes].

Vivienne C Bachelet,

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[2021, 21(5):e8247]

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Clinical and tomographic characterization of patients with interstitial lung disease at the Trujillo Regional Teaching Hospital, Peru.

Luis Alejandro Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Luis Alberto Concepción-Urteaga, Julio Santos Hilario-Vargas, Jorge Luis Cornejo-Portella, Oscar Nieri Alquizar-Horna,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the main clinical and tomographic characteristics of patients with diffuse interstitial lung disease at Trujillo Regional Teaching Hospital.<h4>Methods</h4>Case series. Tomographic examinations and clinical data were obtained from patients with interstitial pulmonary disease who attended the pulmonology service of Trujillo Regional Teaching Hospital. The information collected was recorded and ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(5):e8221]

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Physical activity and sedentary behavior in medical students at a Peruvian public university.

Ademir Janampa-Apaza, Tessy Pérez-Mori, Lindsay Benites, Kelly Meza, Joseph Santos-Paucar, Rushmely Gaby-Pérez, Iván Francia-Romero, Juan Morales,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Studies show a high prevalence of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior among university students. However, the relationship between physical activity and sedentary behavior in medical students is unknown.<h4>Objectives</h4>To determine the prevalence of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and related factors among medical students at a public university.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted an analytical cross-sectional ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(5):e8210]

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Factors associated with mortality in patients hospitalized with COVID-19: A prospective cohort in a Peruvian national referral hospital.

Miguel A Vences, Juan J Pareja-Ramos, Paula Otero, Liz E Veramendi-Espinoza, Melissa Vega-Villafana, Julissa Mogollón-Lavi, Eduardo Morales-Romero, Josseline Olivera-Vera, Carol Meza, Lucía J Salas-Lazo, Andy Triveño, Renzo Marín-Dávalos, Ricardo Carpio Rodriguez, Jessica H Zafra-Tanaka,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To describe and assess clinical characteristics and factors associated with mortality in adult patients with COVID-19 admitted to a national referral hospital in Peru.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a prospective cohort study that included hospitalized patients older than 18 years with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection diagnosis. Patients with a ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(6):e8231]

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Characteristics of the coronavirus disease 2019: A review of emerging literature.

Rocío Fuentes-Aspe, Sayén Huaiquilaf-Jorquera, María-José Oliveros, Álvaro Soto,

<h4>Background</h4>The 2019 coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) spread rapidly around the world. The extent and ultimate effect are still unclear, as it is an ongoing and constantly evolving pandemic.<h4>Aims</h4>To compile the literature and synthesize in Spanish-Latin American language the available international information describing the etiological, pathophysiological, epidemiological and management aspects of ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(5):e8206]

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Autologous serum compared to artificial tear drops for dry eye disease.

Franco Manzur Yarur, Gonzalo Ordenes, Andrea Cruzat,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Dry eye is one of the most common ocular surface disorders. Although artificial tear drops therapy is the most widely used treatment, it has recently been suggested that autologous serum could be a beneficial alternative treatment for this disorder, but its use is controversial.<h4>Methods</h4>We searched in Epistemonikos, the largest database ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(5):e8213]

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Update on immunotherapy for renal cancer.

Rodrigo Canales Rojas,

In the last decade, the development of immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, with the potential for dramatic changes in the therapeutic landscape. Nivolumab, a monoclonal antibody inhibitor of transmem-brane programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), was approved as monotherapy in 2015 ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(5):e8202]

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Bacteremia due to Ralstonia mannitolilytica: A report of the first case in Peru.

Giancarlo Pérez Lazo, Wilmer Silva Caso, Adriana Morales Moreno, Fernando Soto Febres, Liliana Morales Castillo, Hugo Jove Químper, Juana Del Valle Mendoza, Miguel Angel Aguilar Luis, Ronald Aquino Ortega,

The first report of Ralstonia mannitolilytica bacteremia in Peru is presented. The patient was a pediatric cancer patient with a long-term central venous access device. For the diagnosis, the MicroScan Walk Away 96 automated system was used. 16S rDNA was amplified by conventional PCR, and the bacterial genus and species ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(4):e8200]

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What we know and dont know on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

Ignacio Silva-Ayarza, Vivienne C Bachelet,

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, has had an enormous impact on public health worldwide due to its rapid spread and pandemic behavior, challenges in its control and mitigation, and few therapeutic alternatives. In this review, we summarize the pathophysiological ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(4):e8198]

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A qualitative study on the elderly and accessibility to health services during the COVID-19 lockdown in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Part 2.

Candela Agustina Loza, German Baez, Rodrigo Valverdi, Pedro Pisula, Julieta Salas Apaza, Vilda Discacciati, Mariano Granero, Ximena Salomé Pizzorno, Juan Víctor Ariel Franco,

<h4>Introduction</h4>On March 19, 2020, a mandatory lockdown was imposed in Argentina due to the global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.<h4>Objectives</h4>To explore the elderlys healthcare experiences during the lockdown and the problems that may have arisen regarding accessibility to the healthcare system and emerging adaptations to medical care.<h4>Methods</h4>We coded the data using ... Read more >>

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[2021, 21(4):e8192]

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