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Moreno J.,University Anahuac | Cueto-Garcia J.,Hospital ABC
Revista Mexicana de Angiologia | Year: 2016

Background. Chronic venous ulcers (CVU) produce persistent and most annoying symptomatology in patients and unfortunately, currently there is not an effective topical product or treatment that improves healing nor the quality of life of affected patients superior to the old gold standard treatment namely the use of external venous compression and simple dressings. Objective. To evaluate the effect in reduction of the ulcer size with the topical application of a polymer polysacharide with zinc oxide (PPOZ). Material and methods. A controlled randomized comparative clinical study was done in patients with CVU to evaluate the effect in reduction of the area of the ulcer comparing it at the start and after eight weeks of treatment using venous compression plus the topical application of PPOZ compared to the control group treated only with venous compression and simple dressings. Results. Topical treatment with PPOZ plus venous compression produced a smaller average area size of the ulcer compared to the control group after eight weeks of treatment (p = 0.0377) additional to a greater percentage reduction of the size of the ulcer (p = 0.0189) compared to the control group. This effect was more pronounced in the ulcers with areas > 20 cm2 Conclusions. PPOZ is an effective therapeutic option in the treatment of CVU showing efficacy in the reduction of the ulcer size of 63.1% and healing greater than 50% of the ulcer area after eight weeks of treatment.

Castanon-Gonzalez J.A.,University Anahuac
Revista medica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social | Year: 2016

In this paper we share some reflections regarding the care process in the emergency medical services, as well as some of the challenges with which these fundamental services deal. We highlight the increasing amount of patients and the complexity of some of the clinical cases, which are some of the causes that lead to the overcrowding of these services.En el presente artículo se presentan algunas reflexiones sobre el proceso de atención en los servicios de urgencias médicas, así como algunos de los retos que enfrentan estos componentes fundamentales del sector salud de nuestro país. Se hace énfasis en el creciente volumen y la complejidad de los casos atendidos en estos servicios, lo cual contribuye a su saturación.

Lobaina A.L.,University Anahuac
2015 International Conference on Computing Systems and Telematics, ICCSAT 2015 | Year: 2015

Communications and transmissions tend increasingly to be digital, because of this television signals are leaving transmit with analog standards. For this reason, it is important to teach and analyze the necessary information to implement the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). In this case we are going to focus on the ATSC (Advance Television System Committee) standard, which is what Mexico has adopted. The aim of this article is to present a new method of practical teaching for the Radio-communication area in general and particularly the matter "Digital Television" so the student can understand and analyze the different stages of coding, modulation, transmission and reception of the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) through Software Defined Radio (SDR). To develop Software Defined Radio (SDR) and follow the trend towards digital transmissions, there are some devices that implement various communication protocols, including UMTS, GSM, WIFI, Bluetooth, etc. With this we have been developed projects of free software such as GNU Radio and USRP software. GNU Radio can operate as a Simulator or with the computer sound card. © 2015 IEEE.

Kuri S.E.R.,University Anahuac | Islas V.P.,University Anahuac | Caceres C.F.,University Anahuac
Health and Addictions / Salud y Drogas | Year: 2017

Objective. This study aimed to identify the main barriers to the social reintegration of female who completed a residential treatment for alcohol and other drugs abuse and dependence. Method. It was carried out a study based on individual in-depth and focused interviews, to ten women who completed their short or median stay residential treatment in Guadalajara, Acapulco and Monterrey CIJ internment units. Results. The main barriers identified during the reintegration process are: 1) Concern of being stigmatized, with two categories: by transgressing the precepts of the female and the maternal roles 2) Couple relationships, with four categories: Co-dependent relationships, breakdown of the relationship, drug abuse of the partner and dissatisfaction 3) performance of the maternal role, including: loss of the maternal role; difficulties in recovering the maternal role; and, pregnancy and maternity 4) Identity problems, with two categories: body image and drug abuse; and, identity and drug abuse 5) Impairment of family relationships, with two categories: loss of confidence and unsolved old conflicts; 6) Inequities in social support 7) Freedom vs. Control, including: rehabilitative process and loss of freedom; patterns of family control; and, employment and autonomy. Conclusion. It was confirmed the need to develop reintegration programs differentiated by gender. © Health and Addictions 2017.

OBJECTIVE: To review the most recent literature and determine if major changes in pregnancy and fetal development, generated by maternal hypothyroidism can be avoided with early diagnosis, if an early screening test is useful and if hormone replacement therapy is beneficial. CONCLUSIONS: It is sufficiently demonstrated the importance of thyroid hormone throughout pregnancy; events that are generated from the beginning are crucial to define complications and abnormalities in the fetus and pregnancy. Today, clinical suspicion and tests available for diagnosis are inadequate and not very accurate. New technologies need to be accessible and less complicated and more studies are needed to determine whether hormone replacement therapeutic intervention (levothyroxine) makes a difference and prevent complications in fetal, neonatal and pregnancy health development. © 2016, Asociacion Mexicana de Ginecologia y Obstetricia. All rights reserved.

Polanco C.,University Anahuac | Polanco C.,Autonomous University of the State of Morelos | Buhse T.,Autonomous University of the State of Morelos | Samaniego J.L.,University Anahuac | Gonzalez J.A.C.,University Anahuac
Acta Biochimica Polonica | Year: 2013

This paper presents a mathematical-computational toy model based on the assumed dynamic principles of prebiotic peptide evolution. Starting from a pool of amino acid monomers, the model describes in a generalized manner the generation of peptides and their sequential information. The model integrates the intrinsic and dynamic key elements of the initiation of biopolymerization, such as the relative amino acid abundances and polarities, as well as the oligomer reversibility, i.e. fragmentation and recombination, and peptide self-replication. Our modeling results suggest that the relative amino acid abundances, as indicated by Miller-Urey type electric discharge experiments, played a principal role in the early sequential information of peptide profiles. Moreover, the computed profiles display an astonishing similarity to peptide profiles observed in so-called biological common ancestors found in the following three microorganisms; E. coli, M. jannaschii, and S. cereviasiae. The prebiotic peptide fingerprint was obtained by the so-called polarity index method that was earlier reported as a tool for the identification of cationic amphipathic antibacterial short peptides.

Polanco C.,University Anahuac | Buhse T.,Autonomous University of the State of Morelos | Samaniego J.L.,University Anahuac | Castanon-Gonzalez J.A.,University Anahuac
Acta Biochimica Polonica | Year: 2013

Antimicrobial peptides occupy a prominent place in the production of pharmaceuticals, because of their effective contribution to the protection of the immune system against almost all types of pathogens. These peptides are thoroughly studiedby computational methods designed to shed light on their main functions. In this paper, we propose a computational approach, named the Polarity Profile method that represents an improvement to the former Polarity Index method. The Polarity Profile method is very effective in detecting the subgroup of antibacterial peptides called selective cationic amphipathic antibacterial peptides (SCAAP) that show high toxicity towards bacterial membranes and exhibit almost zero toxicity towards mammalian cells. Our study was restricted to the peptides listed in the antimicrobial peptides database (APD2) of December 19, 2012. Performance of the Polarity Profile method is demonstrated through a comparison to the former Polarity Index method byusing the same sets of peptides. The efficiency of the Polarity Profile method exceeds 85% taking into account the false positive and/or false negative peptides.

Figueroa-Lara A.,Security Innovation | Gonzalez-Block M.A.,University Anahuac | Alarcon-Irigoyen J.,Health Policy and Program Design
PLoS ONE | Year: 2016

Background: Chronic diseases (CD) are a public health emergency in Mexico. Despite concern regarding the financial burden of CDs in the country, economic studies have focused only on diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Furthermore, these estimated financial burdens were based on hypothetical epidemiology models or ideal healthcare scenarios. The present study estimates the annual expenditure per patient and the financial burden for the nine most prevalent CDs, excluding cancer, for each of the two largest public health providers in the country: the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). Methods: Using the Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey 2012 (ENSANUT) as the main source of data, health services consumption related to CDs was obtained from patient reports. Unit costs for each provided health service (e.g. consultation, drugs, hospitalization) were obtained from official reports. Prevalence data was obtained from the published literature. Annual expenditure due to health services consumption was calculated by multiplying the quantity of services consumed by the unit cost of each health service. Results: The most expensive CD in both health institutions was chronic kidney disease (CKD), with an annual unit cost for MoH per patient of US$ 8,966 while for IMSS the expenditure was US$ 9,091. Four CDs (CKD, arterial hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and chronic ischemic heart disease) accounted for 88% of the total CDs financial burden (US$ 1.42 billion) in MoH and 85% (US$ 3.96 billion) in IMSS. The financial burden of the nine CDs analyzed represents 8% and 25% of the total annual MoH and IMSS health expenditure, respectively. Conclusions/Significance: The financial burden from the nine most prevalent CDs, excluding cancer, is already high in Mexico. This finding by itself argues for the need to improve health promotion and disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment to ensure CD primary and secondary prevention. If the status quo remains, the financial burden could be higher. © 2016 Figueroa-Lara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Weber Sanchez A.,University Anahuac
Gaceta Mexicana de Oncologia | Year: 2016

Understanding the ethical nature of informed consent enhances the quality of care, improves the physician-patient relationship, and clinical practice, especially in Oncology.To appreciate patients as individuals and respect their essence as a unique living being endowed with intelligence and free will, a fact that gives them dignity, is essential to this process. This entails responsibilities for both the doctor and the patient in a respectful partnership based on confidence, which has the informed consent as one of its highlights, understood as the free acceptance of a patient to decide about a therapeutic or diagnostic procedure, after being informed of it by the physician. This goes beyond recognising patient freedom to accept medical treatment, and is a giant step in the evolution of the relationship between them that transcends and surpasses old visions.This review is about historical and legal aspects, and a reflection about why and how to perform this part of the clinical process as a continuous dialogue between physician and patient, which is definitely an art that must be cultivated and contributes to the ethics of the informed consent within the special challenges of Oncology. © 2016 Sociedad Mexicana de Oncología.

Fermon S.,University Anahuac | Zaga I.H.,University Anahuac | Alvarez Melloni D.,University Anahuac
Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia | Year: 2015

Objective To describe the results of the meibomian gland probing as a treatment of severe posterior blepharitis. Methods Prospective, longitudinal study of patients with signs and symptoms of severe posterior blepharitis, who were treated with meibomian gland probing in Centro Oftalmológico Interlomas (CENOFI). A total of 16 patients were included, 62.5% female and 32.5% male, diagnosed with severe posterior blepharitis. Treatment was performed in one eye. The time of rupture of the tear film was evaluated, using a subjective scale of 0-10 photophobia, the improvement in pain and visual acuity was measured before the procedure, and at one week and 6 months after. Results All the patients showed a statistically significant improvement in all 4 variables al 6 months. There were no complications. Discussion The dysfunction of the meibomian glands is a common reason for ophthalmology consulting. The study describes the results obtained by performing an intraductal survey, which was shown to be safe and effective in 100% of the sample. Conclusions It can be concluded from this study that meibomian gland probing is an effective and promising treatment for blepharitis resistant to conservative treatment. © 2013 Sociedad Española de Oftalmología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

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