Sensors, Vol. 22, Pages 9206: A Systematic Review of Structural Health Monitoring Systems to Strengthen Post-Earthquake Assessment Procedures
Avilés Structural health monitoring (SHM) is vital to ensuring the integrity of people and structures during earthquakes, especially considering the catastrophic consequences that could be registered in countries within the Pacific ring of fire, such as Ecuador. This work reviews the technologies, architectures, data processing techniques, damage identification techniques, and challenges in state-of-the-art results with SHM system applications. These studies use several data processing techniques such as the wavelet transform, the fast Fourier transform, the Kalman filter, and different technologies such as the Intern...
Source: Sensors - November 26, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian L ópez-Castro Ana Gabriela Haro-Baez Diego Arcos-Aviles Marco Barreno-Riera Bryan Land ázuri-Avilés Tags: Review Source Type: research

A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Self-Medication Patterns during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ecuador
Conclusions: A significant percentage of over-the-counter (OTC) and legal drug use was found to persist after the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings highlight the effects that alternative forms of information sources other than medical personnel can have on drug consumption and self-medication practices.PMID:36422217 | DOI:10.3390/medicina58111678 (Source: Medicina (Kaunas))
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - November 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fabi án Arias Juan S Izquierdo-Condoy Patricio Naranjo-Lara Ver ónica Alarcón Paulina Bonilla Elizabeth Erazo Sarah J Carrington Esteban Ortiz-Prado Source Type: research

A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Self-Medication Patterns during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ecuador
Conclusions: A significant percentage of over-the-counter (OTC) and legal drug use was found to persist after the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings highlight the effects that alternative forms of information sources other than medical personnel can have on drug consumption and self-medication practices.PMID:36422217 | PMC:PMC9698278 | DOI:10.3390/medicina58111678 (Source: Medicina (Kaunas))
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - November 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fabi án Arias Juan S Izquierdo-Condoy Patricio Naranjo-Lara Ver ónica Alarcón Paulina Bonilla Elizabeth Erazo Sarah J Carrington Esteban Ortiz-Prado Source Type: research

A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Self-Medication Patterns during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ecuador
Conclusions: A significant percentage of over-the-counter (OTC) and legal drug use was found to persist after the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings highlight the effects that alternative forms of information sources other than medical personnel can have on drug consumption and self-medication practices.PMID:36422217 | PMC:PMC9698278 | DOI:10.3390/medicina58111678 (Source: Medicina (Kaunas))
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - November 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fabi án Arias Juan S Izquierdo-Condoy Patricio Naranjo-Lara Ver ónica Alarcón Paulina Bonilla Elizabeth Erazo Sarah J Carrington Esteban Ortiz-Prado Source Type: research

A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Self-Medication Patterns during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ecuador
Conclusions: A significant percentage of over-the-counter (OTC) and legal drug use was found to persist after the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings highlight the effects that alternative forms of information sources other than medical personnel can have on drug consumption and self-medication practices.PMID:36422217 | PMC:PMC9698278 | DOI:10.3390/medicina58111678 (Source: Medicina (Kaunas))
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - November 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fabi án Arias Juan S Izquierdo-Condoy Patricio Naranjo-Lara Ver ónica Alarcón Paulina Bonilla Elizabeth Erazo Sarah J Carrington Esteban Ortiz-Prado Source Type: research

A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Self-Medication Patterns during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ecuador
Conclusions: A significant percentage of over-the-counter (OTC) and legal drug use was found to persist after the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings highlight the effects that alternative forms of information sources other than medical personnel can have on drug consumption and self-medication practices.PMID:36422217 | PMC:PMC9698278 | DOI:10.3390/medicina58111678 (Source: Medicina (Kaunas))
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - November 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fabi án Arias Juan S Izquierdo-Condoy Patricio Naranjo-Lara Ver ónica Alarcón Paulina Bonilla Elizabeth Erazo Sarah J Carrington Esteban Ortiz-Prado Source Type: research

A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Self-Medication Patterns during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ecuador
Conclusions: A significant percentage of over-the-counter (OTC) and legal drug use was found to persist after the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings highlight the effects that alternative forms of information sources other than medical personnel can have on drug consumption and self-medication practices.PMID:36422217 | PMC:PMC9698278 | DOI:10.3390/medicina58111678 (Source: Medicina (Kaunas))
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - November 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fabi án Arias Juan S Izquierdo-Condoy Patricio Naranjo-Lara Ver ónica Alarcón Paulina Bonilla Elizabeth Erazo Sarah J Carrington Esteban Ortiz-Prado Source Type: research

Cancer incidence and mortality in Quito: information to monitor cancer control policies
CONCLUSION: The information presented by the PBCR of Quito serves as a reference for the prognosis of cancer in the country and as a baseline for its control. Actions are urgently required to strengthen cancer prevention and promotion strategies.PMID:36415599 | PMC:PMC9651078 | DOI:10.25100/cm.v53i1.4929 (Source: Cancer Control)
Source: Cancer Control - November 23, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Patricia Cueva Wilmer Tarupi Henry Caballero Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening among under-screened women in Cuenca, Ecuador: the perspectives of women and health professionals
Cervical cancer screening is a cost-effective method responsible for reducing cervical cancer-related mortality by 70% in countries that have achieved high coverage through nationwide screening strategies. How... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bernardo Vega Crespo, Vivian Alejandra Neira, Jos é Ortíz Segarra, Andrés Andrade, Gabriela Guerra, Stalin Ortiz, Antonieta Flores, Lorena Mora, Veronique Verhoeven, Ana Gama, Sónia Dias, Bo Verberckmoes, Heleen Vermandere, Kristien Michelsen and Oliv Tags: Research Source Type: research

Sensors, Vol. 22, Pages 8985: Statistical Analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 on PM2.5 Concentrations in Downtown Quito During the Lockdowns in 2020
ntalvo In this paper, a comparative analysis between the PM2.5 concentration in downtown Quito, Ecuador, during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the previous five years (from 2015 to 2019) was carried out. Here, in order to fill in the missing data and achieve homogeneity, eight datasets were constructed, and 35 different estimates were used together with six interpolation methods to put in the estimated value of the missing data. Additionally, the quality of the estimations was verified by using the sum of squared residuals and the following correlation coefficients: Pearson’s r, Kendall’s...
Source: Sensors - November 20, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Wilmar Hernandez Francisco Jos é Arqués-Orobón Vicente Gonz ález-Posadas Jos é Luis Jiménez-Martín Paul D. Rosero-Montalvo Tags: Article Source Type: research

Changing epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in South America: a report from the South American liver research network
CONCLUSION: We report dramatic changes in the epidemiology of HCC in South America over the last decade, with a substantial increase in NAFLD-related HCC. HBV-related HCC still occurs at a much younger age when compared to other causes.PMID:36400386 | DOI:10.1016/j.aohep.2022.100876 (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - November 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Marina Farah Chimaobi Anugwom Javier Diaz Ferrer Estefania Liza Baca Angelo Z Mattos Jo ão Pedro P Possebon Marco Arrese Jhon Prieto Domingo Balderramo Enrique Carrera Jose D Debes Source Type: research

Changing epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in South America: A report from the South American liver research network
CONCLUSION: We report dramatic changes in the epidemiology of HCC in South America over the last decade, with a substantial increase in NAFLD-related HCC. HBV-related HCC still occurs at a much younger age when compared to other causes.PMID:36400386 | DOI:10.1016/j.aohep.2022.100876 (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - November 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Marina Farah Chimaobi Anugwom Javier Diaz Ferrer Estefania Liza Baca Angelo Z Mattos Jo ão Pedro P Possebon Marco Arrese Jhon Prieto Domingo Balderramo Enrique Carrera Jose D Debes Source Type: research

Changing epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in South America: A report from the South American liver research network
CONCLUSION: We report dramatic changes in the epidemiology of HCC in South America over the last decade, with a substantial increase in NAFLD-related HCC. HBV-related HCC still occurs at a much younger age when compared to other causes.PMID:36400386 | DOI:10.1016/j.aohep.2022.100876 (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - November 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Marina Farah Chimaobi Anugwom Javier Diaz Ferrer Estefania Liza Baca Angelo Z Mattos Jo ão Pedro P Possebon Marco Arrese Jhon Prieto Domingo Balderramo Enrique Carrera Jose D Debes Source Type: research