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  • Conferencia Online: El futuro de la profesión odontológica: Un análisis ante el COVID-19

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    El Dr. Rodrigo Salazar nos habla sobre las consideraciones odontológicas del presente y como se debe actuar y pensar para en el futuro. Resumen: Valorar la atención odontológica, gestión del staff, manejo de proveedores (uso adecuado de insumos), seguros y sistemas financieros. Consideraciones ante COVID-19, evaluadas de manera holística, elaborando planeamientos estratégicos, con la capacidad de producir y adaptarse a un nuevo contexto como rol de prestador de servicios, investigadores, empresarios/emprendedores y educadores.
  • Actualización en Covid-19: interpretación de evidencia científica para le manejo médico y escenarios posibles

    Vásquez-Garagatti, Raúl (2020-06-12)
    Segunda conferencia internacional de actualización en COVID-19, brindada por el Dr. Raúl Vásquez-Garagatti. El conferencista una mirada general de la evidencia recientemente publicada para del manejo del paciente crítico con COVID-19.
  • Tumores del Sistema Nervioso Central en niños y adolescentes, cuándo y dónde?

    Morales La Madrid, Andrés (2020-06-11)
    El Dr. Andrés Morales La Madrid revisa una serie de casos clínicos de pacientes con tumores del sistema de nervioso central, enfatizando el diagnóstico y la terapéutica. Además, resalta el trabajo interprofesional en salud para el manejo efectivo de este tipo de pacientes.
  • Conferencia online: Realizando una residencia Odontológica en EE. UU.

    Zegarra, Hugo (2020-05-21)
    El Dr. Hugo Zegarra Residente, Advanced Education in General Dentistry UCONN Health explica su experiencia para llegar a realizar su residencia médica en EE. UU.
  • Conferencia online: El Rol del Terapeuta Físico en la rehabilitación del paciente con COVID-19

    Mondragón Macías, Luis Alberto (2020-04-16)
    EL Lic. Luis Alberto Mondragón Macías, Profesional de Terapia respiratoria por el CONALEP de México y la Lic. Rossmary Haydee Matta Hoyos, Especialista en Fisioterapia del Centro Médico Naval nos imparten sus conocimientos y experiencias sobre los retos del terapeuta físico en el tratamiento a pacientes con COVID-19 durante la pandemia mundial.
  • Proceso para postular a la residencia en USA

    Parra Del Riego, Ángela; Cerna, Renato (2020-04-07)
    Conferencia sobre los procesos a realizar para aplicar a la residencia médica en Estados Unidos, brindada por los Doctores y ex-alumnos Angela Parra del Riego y Renato Cerna. Los conferencistas buscan guiar y motivar a los estudiantes a postular a la residencia en un país con una de las mejores educaciones médicas.
  • Actualización en COVID-19: Manejo del Paciente Crítico

    Vásquez-Garagatti, Raúl (2020-04-06)
    Conferencia internacional de actualización del manejo del paciente crítico con COVID-19, brindada por el Dr. Raúl Vásquez-Garagatti. El conferencista brinda una mirada integral al origen, epidemiología, diagnóstico y tratamiento de esta enfermedad enmarcada en la coyuntura global.
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  • Covid-19 and the social determinants of health

    Hill, Sarah (2020-03-27)
    Los expertos en salud pública han enfatizado durante mucho tiempo la importancia de los determinantes sociales de la salud, es decir, las condiciones en que las personas viven, trabajan e interactúan entre sí, y su influencia en la salud. La rápida propagación de Covid- 19 ha llevado a muchos gobiernos e instituciones a tomar medidas drásticas para reducir el riesgo de transmisión viral y la consiguiente carga de salud pública. Sin embargo, en muchos contextos, estas medidas de emergencia se llevan a cabo después de años de baja inversión en servicios públicos, lo que hace que las poblaciones y los sistemas de salud sean más vulnerables a los desafíos agudos; y los aspectos de la respuesta de emergencia (incluidas las reducciones dramáticas en el contacto social y la participación en el mercado laboral) probablemente comprometerán aún más los determinantes más amplios de la salud. / Esta conferencia explorará la relación entre la emergencia de Covid-19 y los determinantes sociales de la salud, abordando la cuestión de si las respuestas estatales pueden a largo plazo causar más daño que el coronavirus. También consideraremos si la emergencia actual crea oportunidades para una reorientación política que prioriza la salud y la sostenibilidad sobre el crecimiento económico.
  • Conociendo el Sistema de Residencia en EE. UU. y España

    Morales, Andrés (2020-01-22)
    Conversatorio dirigido a estudiantes de diferentes niveles del programa medicina, que desean conocer rutas de acceso a residentados en EE. UU. y España.
  • Medical Education in Infectious Diseases. Using Smartphone Apps for Active Learning

    Valdez, Luis; Gray, Andrea; Ramos, Gaston; Siu, Hugo (Oxford University Press, 2017)
    Background Active Learning using smartphone technology can be implemented as a tool for teaching medical students (MS) and residents (Rs). The use of technology would increase participation and enhance student learning by engaging them in solving ID clinical case scenarios. Our objective was to describe the methods used and to share the opinions of the users of such active learning methods. Methods The smartphone applications used were Socrative and WhatsApp. We used Socrative during the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) ID course for MS in two different ways. In selected lectures (4 of 32), teacher paced questions were asked based on clinical scenarios related to the topic reviewed, and by voluntary homework questionnaires (student paced). At the British American Hospital (BAH) Medicine Department (MS and Rs) Socrative was used similarly: during some noon lectures (teacher paced questions) and during the baseline MS exam and Rs mid-year exam and voluntary homework questions (student paced). WhatsApp is currently used at the BAH with questions send from Monday to Friday. MS /Rs answer individually via WhatsApp to the mentor in charge. The right answer is given the next day. Questions using WhatsApp deal with recent cases seen at the Wards or in the outpatient clinic, and are designed so that the MS/Rs must do quick literature searches in order to provide the right answer. Results Forty-one MS/Rs answered the survey on Socrative use, 25 of 48 (52%) of UPC MS and 16 (89%) MS/Rs from the BAH. Forty (97%) believed using Socrative had influenced their learning and all but 2 believed it promoted participation from the class. 36 (87.8%) would like to have Socrative used in other lectures and 35 (85%) in other courses. Only one person voted against Socrative use in courses or lectures. With regards to WhatsApp use 16 MS/Rs from BAH answered the survey. Six had used before WhatsApp as a teaching tool. All felt the methodology was useful for learning and promoting reading and would recommend this methodology to promote learning on a student paced way. Conclusion Socrative and WhatsApp can be used for teaching ID through MS/Rs smartphones. Most MS/Rs who were surveyed recommended the use of such methods in their education.
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  • Fascioliasis in schoolchildren in the inter andean valley of Cajamarca, Peru

    Rodriguez Ulloa, Claudia; Rivera-Jacinto, Marco; Hobán Vergara, Cristian; Del Valle Mendoza, Juana Mercedes; Ortiz Oblitas, Pedro (WAAVP 2015, 2015-08)
    Fascioliasis, caused by Fasciola hepatica, is a public health problem in Peru, especially in schoolchildren. Prevalence rates in livestock are over 80% in dairy cattle reared in the Andean valley of Cajamarca, Peru. The present investigation aimed to determine the prevalence of F. hepatica infection in schoolchildren and the main risk factors involved in its presentation. Two hundred and seventy schoolchildren nine years old and over from primary public institutions from the district of Los Baños del Inca (Cajamarca) were included in the investigation. Questionnaires were applied to parents and children and fecal samples were taken and evaluated using the rapid sedimentation technique. Blood samples were also collected and analyzed. Seventeen fecal samples were positive to F. hepatica eggs, giving a prevalence of 6.3% (95% CI 3.21 - 9.38). Significant differences were found with origin of the child, history of intestinal parasitism, and the habit of chewing grass (p< 0.05). The rural origin (OR 4.8, 95% CI: 1.53-15.08) and the habit of chewing grass (OR 3.26, CI: 95% 1.07 - 9.96) were the most likely risk factors associated with the acquisition of infection. The leukocyte count of infected children varied between 3900 and 10580 cells /mm3 (mean ± SD = 6458.3 ± 2080.3). Thirty three percent of children positive to F. hepatica eggs presented eosinophilia. We conclude that the prevalence of human fascioliasis in the district of Los Baños del Inca is at the mesoendemic level and rurality provides conditions for acquiring the infection.
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  • SciELO Citation Index: Una buena iniciativa pero aún no confiable, el caso del dominio peruano (2002-2014)

    Pacheco Mendoza, Josmel; Mayta-Tristan, Percy; Milanes Guisado, Yusnelkis (XVI Congreso Científico Internacional CNIC 2015, 2015-06)
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  • High prevalence of Bordetella pertussis in severe acute respiratory infections in hospitalized children under 5 years in Lima, Peru

    Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2015-11-18)
    Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years worldwide. Bordetella pertussis is a highly contagious bacterium that can cause serious illness, and approximately half of infected infants less than 1 year old are hospitalized. Also, pertussis immunization series is not completed until six months of age, leaving young infants vulnerable to pertussis. In Peru, pertussis is an increasing health problem despite immunization efforts, and the role of B. pertussis in ARI is unknown. We determined the prevalence of B. pertussis among children under 5 years old admitted to Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia in Lima with diagnosis of ARI between Jan-2009 and Dec 2010. Epidemiological and clinical features were collected, and presence of B. pertussis was determined by PCR (pertussis toxin and IS481 gene). A total of 596 nasopharyngeal samples among children under 5 years were analyzed. In 114 (19.1%) samples were positive for B. pertussis. 32.5% of sample positive to B. pertussis were diagnosed as viral pneumonia at diagnosis. Importantly, 71.9% of cases were under 12 months of age and 58.8% have been contact with other ARI infected people. Significant differences in clinical symptoms between the total ARI cases and B. pertussis cases were not found. The most frequent symptoms in B. pertussis cases were fever (100%), rhinorrhea 78%, cough 71.9% and respiratory distress 60.5%. One child died due to the infection. B. pertussis cases showed a seasonal distribution with peaks during the months March June and November. This study shows the high prevalence of B. pertussis in infants who were hospitalized due to severe acute respiratory infections in Lima, Peru. Epidemiologic surveillance programs for B. pertussis are essential in the future in Peru
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  • Direct blood analysis of Bartonella bacilliformis Multi Locus Sequence Typing in patients with Oroya’s fever during a Peruvian outbreak

    Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2015-11-18)
    The bacteria Bartonella bacilliformis is the etiological agent of Carrion’s disease, which is a neglected poverty-related disease, affecting Mountain Andean valleys of Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. This disease, in absence of treatment presents a high mortality during the acute phase, called Oroya’s Fever. The second phase is characterized by the development of dermal eruptions, known as “Peruvian wart”. This bacterium is a fastidious slow growing microorganism, being difficult and cumbersome to culture and isolate from clinical sources. Then, the available data about phylogenetic relationship in clinical samples are really scarce, but suggesting high variability. The aim of the study was to perform direct blood analysis of B. bacilliformis Multi Locus Sequence Typing (MLST), a genotyping tool, in patients with Oroya fever during an outbreak. The present study demonstrate that the direct blood MLST PCR is a technique useful in the phylogenic characterization of this fastidious microorganism endemic from Andean regions. In this study, we demonstrate that the outbreak of Oroya’s fever was caused by closely related Sequence Typing (ST) microorganisms and, additionally, new STs have been described.
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  • Identification of new antigen candidates of Bartonella bacilliformis

    Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2015-11-18)
    Bartonella bacilliformis is the aetiological agent of Carrion's disease, an overlooked illness with a lethal febrile stage and a benign warty phase. Its endemic in Andean areas, mainly affecting Peru, but also reported in Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Chile.
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  • 7 datos sobre la Enfermedad de Carrión

    Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2015-08-20)
    Endémica de los valles andinos de Perú, Ecuador y Colombia, la enfermedad de Carrión, si no es tratada, resulta fatal entre el 44% y el 88% de los casos.
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  • Carrion’s Disease: diagnostic and antibody levels in a northern endemic area of Peru

    Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, 2015-08-13)
    The objective of this study was to compare 2 different techniques used in Peru for diagnostic and evaluate the antibody titters for B. bacilliformis in inhabitants of both post-outbreak and one established endemic area.
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  • Prevalencia de Haemophilus influenzae en lactantes hospitalizados menores de 1 año en Perú

    Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Asociación Panamericana de Infectología, 2015-08-13)
    Las infecciones respiratorias agudas (IRAs) constituyen una de las cinco primeras causas de morbilidad y mortalidad a nivel mundial. Una bacteria causante de infecciones respiratorias agudas, principalmente en niños menores de 5 años es Haemophilus influenzae tipo b. “Se estima que provoca por lo menos tres millones de casos de enfermedad grave al año y alrededor de 86.000 de funciones, la mayor parte se registra en países en desarrollo”.El objetivo fue identificar Haemophilus influenzae tipo b en lactantes menores de 1año hospitalizados con diagnóstico de infección respiratoria aguda y presencia de tos coqueluchoide.
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  • Infectious agents, Leptospira spp. and Bartonella spp., in blood donors from Cajamarca, Peru

    Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (2015-08-13)
    In blood banks the sought for a series of relevant pathogens able to be transmitted by blood transfusions is widely implemented; however the presence of a series of pathogens in blood bank donations remained understudied. This is the case of some bacteria such as Leptospira spp. or Bartonella spp. Bartonella species are bloodborne, re-emerging organisms, capable of causing prolonged infections in animals and humans. Meanwhile, Leptospirosis is recognised as an emerging public health problem worldwide. Both infections are considered neglected tropical diseases.
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