[Biom édica en PubMed Central®].
[Biomédica en PubMed Central®]. Biomedica. 2020 Dec 01;40(4):582-584 Authors: Gómez-Grosso LA PMID: 33275334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
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Atypical herpetic keratitis presenting as multifocal epithelial lesions.
Authors: Galvis V, Tello A PMID: 33275335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Complicaciones tromboemb ólicas asociadas con tuberculosis: reporte de un caso pediátrico].
[Complicaciones tromboembólicas asociadas con tuberculosis: reporte de un caso pediátrico]. Biomedica. 2020 Dec 02;40(4):587-593 Authors: Osorio N, Reyes MM Abstract La tuberculosis es una de las enfermedades infecciosas más comunes en el mundo. Aunque la mortalidad en niños es prácticamente nula cuando el diagnóstico y el tratamiento son oportunos, puede asociarse con complicaciones como la trombosis venosa profunda y la superficial a partir de la respuesta inflamatoria sistémica frente a la infección, lo que propicia la coagulación y ocas...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Intoxicaci ón escombroide secundaria al consumo de atún: presentación de un caso].
[Intoxicación escombroide secundaria al consumo de atún: presentación de un caso]. Biomedica. 2020 Dec 02;40(4):594-598 Authors: González MC, Díaz AC, Moncayo JG, Marín JA Abstract La intoxicación escombroide es ocasionada por el consumo de ciertos tipos de pescado (de la familia Scombridae), comúnmente el atún, los cuales acumulan grandes concentraciones de histamina cuando los procedimientos de refrigeración son inadecuados, ocasionando en quienes los consumen síntomas muy similares a los de una alergia alimentaria, por lo q...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Miasis intestinal humana por Eristalis tenax en un ni ño de la zona urbana del municipio de Policarpa, Nariño, Colombia].
[Miasis intestinal humana por Eristalis tenax en un niño de la zona urbana del municipio de Policarpa, Nariño, Colombia]. Biomedica. 2020 Dec 02;40(4):599-603 Authors: Dulce-Villarreal ÁF, Rojas-Bárcenas AM, Jojoa-Ríos JD, Gómez-Urrego JF Abstract La miasis se produce por la infestación con larvas de especies de moscas que afectan los tejidos u órganos de los vertebrados, incluido el ser humano. Puede clasificarse por caracterización entomológica o según el tropismo de las larvas en los tejidos. La miasis intestinal es poco fr...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Twins from different fathers: A heteropaternal superfecundation case report in Colombia.
Authors: Mogollón F, Casas-Vargas A, Rodríguez F, Usaquén W Abstract Heteropaternal superfecundation is an extremely rare phenomenon that occurs when a second ova released during the same menstrual cycle is additionally fertilized by the sperm cells of a different man in separate sexual intercourse. In August, 2018, the Grupo de Genética de Poblaciones e Identificación at Universidad Nacional de Colombia received a request to establish the paternity of a pair of male twins with genetic markers. The following analyses were performed: amelogenin gene, autosomal short tandem repeat (...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Hemorragia cerebral fatal despu és de una mordedura de serpiente Bothrops asper en la región del Catatumbo, Colombia].
[Hemorragia cerebral fatal después de una mordedura de serpiente Bothrops asper en la región del Catatumbo, Colombia]. Biomedica. 2020 Dec 02;40(4):609-615 Authors: Lizarazo J, Patiño R, Lizarazo D, Osorio G Abstract Las mordeduras de serpientes son un problema de salud pública en regiones tropicales y subtropicales del mundo. Ocurren, especialmente, en trabajadores rurales, y son una importante fuente de discapacidad y mortalidad. Se presenta el caso de un hombre de 59 años, agricultor de la región del Catatumbo (Colombia), quien sufrió la mordedura de ...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Adverse treatment outcomes in multidrug resistant tuberculosis go beyond the microbe-drug interaction: Results of a multiple correspondence analysis.
In this study, we describe the demographics, clinical characteristics, and factors associated with treatment outcomes in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients in Medellín, Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis using data from patients diagnosed with MDR-TB attending Hospital La María in Medellín, Colombia, for treatment between 2010 and 2015. Patients were categorized as having successful (cured) or poor (failure, lost to follow-up, and death) treatment outcomes. Associations between demographic, clinical factors, laboratory results, treatment outcomes,...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Cobertura y fidelidad de la prueba Xpert MTB/RIF ™ en un área de alta carga de tuberculosis pulmonar en Colombia].
Conclusiones. La cobertura de la prueba Xpert MTB/RIF™ en Cali es baja y su uso no responde a la priorización recomendada para su implementación. Se requieren estrategias para promover su uso adecuado, de manera que contribuya a la meta de poner fin a la tuberculosis. PMID: 33275342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Asociaci ón entre la discapacidad física y la incidencia de síntomas depresivos en adultos mayores mexicanos].
[Asociación entre la discapacidad física y la incidencia de síntomas depresivos en adultos mayores mexicanos]. Biomedica. 2020 Dec 02;40(4):641-655 Authors: Luna-Orozco K, Fernández-Niño JA, Astudillo-García CI Abstract Introducción. Las limitaciones funcionales asociadas con el proceso de envejecimiento pueden conducir al desarrollo de síntomas depresivos e incrementar la vulnerabilidad de los adultos mayores. Objetivo. Estimar la asociación entre la discapacidad física y la incidencia de síntomas depresivos clínicamen...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Normal pressure hydrocephalus: Diagnostic delay.
CONCLUSION: This study suggests the poor implementation of the protocols for evaluating patients with cognitive deficits and delays in the diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus. A small number of patients were identified as candidates for treatment. Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a potentially reversible clinical entity with the placement of a peritoneal ventricular shunt, but delays in diagnosis and treatment have deleterious consequences for patients and their families. PMID: 33275344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Validaci ón del puntaje de valoración de la gravedad de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica en población colombiana en un servicio de atención primaria].
Conclusiones. Se observó que el uso del COPDSS como cuestionario de valoración de la gravedad de pacientes con EPOC en Colombia tenía validez y confiabilidad adecuadas y que es de fácil aplicación en la atención primaria. PMID: 33275345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Evaluaci ón de tres PCR cuantitativas para la detección de leptospiras patógenas en animales domésticos en Nicaragua].
Conclusiones. El SYBR Green-A presentó un límite de detección bajo, en tanto que las tres técnicas evaluadas mostraron alta especificidad, en tanto que la TaqMan tuvo la mayor sensibilidad. PMID: 33275346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Caracterizaci ón bioquímica del veneno de la serpiente Bothrops roedingeri Mertens, 1942, y sus actividades edematógena, hemorrágica y miotóxica].
Conclusiones. El veneno de B. roedingeri tiene efectos hemorrágicos, edematógenos y miotóxicos locales, así como una elevada actividad de la PLA2, que sería responsable de los efectos miotóxico y edematógeno. También presentó actividad proteolítica, la cual podría afectar la coagulación, dada su capacidad para degradar el fibrinógeno y producir hemorragia por acción de las metaloproteasas. PMID: 33275347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Evaluaci ón de las características fisicoquímicas y de la actividad antimicrobiana del aceite del árbol de té contra Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes) ATCC 6919].
Conclusiones. Los resultados evidenciaron la gran calidad de este producto y su capacidad como agente antibacteriano contra C. acnes. Se deben hacer estudios con otros aislamientos del microorganismo provenientes de pacientes con acné vulgar para confirmar su actividad general y la de cada uno de sus componentes. PMID: 33275348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Estructura de comunidades en las redes sem ánticas de la investigación biomédica sobre disparidades en salud y sexismo].
Conclusiones. La evidencia científica indica que la disparidad por sexo sí importa para la calidad de la atención de muchas enfermedades, especialmente aquellas relacionadas con el sistema circulatorio. Sin embargo, aún se percibe un distanciamiento entre los factores médicos y los sociales que dan lugar a las posibles disparidades por sexo. PMID: 33275349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Caracterizaci ón molecular y fenotípica de aislamientos clínicos de Salmonella Typhimurium variante monofásica (1,4,[5],12:i:-) recuperados en Colombia].
Conclusiones. En el periodo de estudio, circuló en Colombia la variante monofásica de Salmonella Typhimurium relacionada con el clon europeo-español, y se registró ausencia total del operón fljAB. Los resultados evidenciaron cambios fenotípicos en los aislamientos provenientes de muestras de orina que sugieren adaptación en procesos invasivos. PMID: 33275350 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Factores asociados con la letalidad por neumon ía en una unidad de atención del paciente geriátrico agudo: una cohorte retrospectiva].
[Factores asociados con la letalidad por neumonía en una unidad de atención del paciente geriátrico agudo: una cohorte retrospectiva]. Biomedica. 2020 Dec 02;40(4):734-748 Authors: Quintero-González DC, Ocampo JM, Reyes-Ortiz CA Abstract Introducción. La neumonía es la principal causa de muerte por infección en el mundo y afecta principalmente a la población de adultos mayores. Objetivo. Determinar los factores de riesgo asociados con la letalidad a 30 días en pacientes con neumonía en una unidad de atención del paciente geri&...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Sensibilidad in vitro a benznidazol, nifurtimox y posaconazol de cepas de Trypanosoma cruzi de Paraguay].
Authors: Acosta N, Yaluff G, López E, Bobadilla C, Ramírez A, Fernández I, Escobar P Abstract Introducción. Trypanosoma cruzi, agente causal de la enfermedad de Chagas, exhibe una sustancial heterogeneidad fenotípica y genotípica que puede influir en las variaciones epidemiológicas y clínicas de la enfermedad, así como en la sensibilidad a los fármacos utilizados en el tratamiento. Objetivo. Evaluar la sensibilidad in vitro al benznidazol, el nifurtimox y el posaconazol de 40 cepas clonadas de T. cruzi de Paraguay, con distintos genotipos, hu&eac...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Enfoque local deliberativo de las controversias bio éticas: una oportunidad para la adecuada implementación de la tamización neonatal].
[Enfoque local deliberativo de las controversias bioéticas: una oportunidad para la adecuada implementación de la tamización neonatal]. Biomedica. 2020 Dec 02;40(4):764-778 Authors: Cifuentes R Abstract Introducción. Las características controversiales de la tamización neonatal influenciadas por consideraciones bioéticas hacen compleja su implementación. Colombia no es ajena a esta situación y las circunstancias locales complican el panorama. Objetivo. Determinar cómo se abordan en el contexto local las controversias bioéticas...
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[ Índices de evaluadores, autores y artículos 2020].
[Índices de evaluadores, autores y artículos 2020]. Biomedica. 2020 Dec 01;40(4):779-791 Authors: Biomédica CE PMID: 33275354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
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Latin American scientific research prorities for COVID-19 prevention and control
Authors: Cucunubá ZM PMID: 33152182 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Editorial note about SARS-CoV-2 in the pandemic era
Authors: Gómez LA PMID: 33152183 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Pandemic's glossary: The ABC of coronavirus concepts
Authors: Botero-Rodríguez F, Franco O, Carlos Abstract Currently, the world is facing the pandemic generated by SARS-CoV-2. There are no no pharmacological measures for the prevention or treatment of this infection and, so far, it has caused more than 4´880.000 confirmed cases and 322.000 deaths. The different strategies for the control of the disease that have been proposed involve the participation of different actors. Such participation, guided by legal guidelines based on public health measures, include containment, mitigation, physical isolation, and quarantine. As this is a populationbased proble...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Incidental findings of COVID-19 in F18-FDG PET/CT from asymptomatic patients with cancer in two healthcare institutions in Bogot á, Colombia
We present here F18-FDG PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography with 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-D-glucose), images with findings of COVID-19 from patients with different oncological conditions but no respiratory symptoms. PMID: 33152185 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 and rhinovirus/enterovirus co-infection in a critically ill young adult patient in Colombia
We report the case of a young adult patient with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2. We describe the identification of the virus and the clinical course, diagnosis, and treatment of the infection including her rapid clinical deterioration from the mild initial symptoms, which progressed to multilobar pneumonia requiring admission to the intensive care unit. This case highlights the importance of establishing a diagnosis based on the clinical findings and the patient’s history bearing in mind the possibility of gastrointestinal symptoms in addition to respiratory ones. Besides, the presence of risk factors should be inve...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Neonatal late-onset infection with SARS CoV-2
Authors: Baquero H, Venegas Martinez ME, Velandia Forero L, Neira Safi F, Navarro Lechuga E Abstract During the SARS COV-2 pandemic, the vast majority of infected patients are showing symptoms related to lung damage. At pediatric ages, especially newborns, symptoms from other organ systems without respiratory illness could make COVID-19 hard to diagnose. We are reporting three cases of newborns who were attended in the course of the mitigation phase in the emergency service of a maternal hospital in Barranquilla, Colombia, for high temperature and general compromised condition. During their clinical course, they de...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

COVID-19 in hemodialysis patients in Colombia: Report of seven cases
Authors: Aroca G, Vélez-Verbel M, Cadena A, Avendaño LG, Hernández S, Sierra A, Cabarcas O, Depine SÁ Abstract At the end of 2019, in Wuhan, China, the outbreak of a new coronavirus began and quickly spread throughout the world infecting and claiming thousands of lives. To date, certain comorbidities are known to be risk factors for unsatisfactory disease outcomes, but little has been reported regarding hemodialysis patients despite being a population at high risk of infection, complications, and death. Here we describe the clinical course, clinical manifestations and complications of CO...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Recommendations for the response against COVID-19 in migratory contexts under a closed border: The case of Colombia.
Authors: Fernández-Niño JA, Cubillos-Novella A, Bojórquez I, Rodríguez M Abstract Despite the positive response of Colombia's health system to the arrival of Venezuelan migrants, the new challenges that accompany the COVID-19 pandemic have triggered a closed-borders response that runs the risk of encouraging a negative view of migrants and increasing their health risks. This manuscript discusses the recommendations that could be proposed in the case of a country with limited resources such as Colombia to respond to the needs of the Venezuelan mixed migrant flows. PMID: 33152189 [PubM...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Epidemiology of self-care beyond the individual and the sanitary spheres
Authors: Moreno-Montoya J Abstract Amid the global pandemic crisis, international concern has centered on the control and prevention measures aimed at reducing the speed of the virus transmission while a more radical sanitary measure, such as vaccines, is achieved. Governmental and social efforts have had great impact on various sectors of society and their consequences have exceeded the sphere of health. This essay discusses the scope of specific measures in the sense of the appropriation of risk control measures and proposes the epidemiological method as an alternative that goes beyond the quantification of risks...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Telehealth in Colombia, challenges associated with COVID-19.
Authors: Figueroa LM Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a revolution of such magnitude that no aspect of human life will be the same from now on. The provision of health services and health education are not unrelated to this new normality imposed by the disease, and its consequences have been reflected in the need to use protocols and resources based on virtuality that most of us had not valued in their real dimension. Telehealth and telemedicine will be basic tools for professionals and teachers and it is our obligation to know them, apply them, and innovate to adapt to this reality. PMID: 33152191 ...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Chloroquine and its derivatives in the management of COVID-19: A scoping review
Conclusions: One small (n=26), non-randomized, and flawed clinical trial supports hydroxychloroquine use in patients with COVID-19. There is an urgent need for more clinical trial results to determine the effect and safety of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19. PMID: 33152192 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Performance of the Colombian surveillance system during the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid evaluation of the first 50 days
Conclusion: In general, the Colombian public health surveillance system fulfilled Benford’s law suggesting that there was quality in the data. Future studies comparing the performance of the departments and districts will improve the diagnosis of the Colombian surveillance system. PMID: 33152193 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Bibliometric evaluation of Latin American contributions on COVID-19
Conclusions: The results regarding the regional participation in the research on COVID-19 were relevant not only in relation to its quantity and exponential growth during the period analyzed but also in terms of its quality and excellence with a high rate of international collaboration and publications in important scientific journals, which besides their visibility, represent a considerable contribution to the research compared to the other geographical contexts. PMID: 33152194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
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Prognostic factors in hospitalized patients diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection, Bogot á, Colombia
Conclusions: The most important prognostic factors for mortality were being over 60 years of age, hypertension, diabetes, and cirrhosis, while for the development of severe disease they were chronic kidney disease with hemodialysis, NEWS2 with high risk at admission, increased levels of LDH and C reactive protein (CRP), and leukocytosis. PMID: 33152195 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Benchmarking of public health surveillance of COVID-19 in Colombia: First semester
Conclusion: We obtained the ranking of the departments regarding the quality of public health surveillance data. The best five departments can be case studies to identify the elements associated with good performance. PMID: 33152196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
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Performance of rapid IgM-IgG combined antibody tests in the occupational surveillance of COVID-19 in Colombian enterprises
Conclusion: Antibody rapid tests have a role in the diagnostic process of infection and they must be evaluated taking into account the moment of the epidemic, the type of test purchased, and the populations at risk since their results depend on the number of infections and cases. In the context of a health crisis, they can be optimized by organizing workers into “social bubbles” PMID: 33152197 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
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Isolation and characterization of an early SARS-CoV-2 isolate from the 2020 epidemic in Medell ín, Colombia
Conclusion: The evidence presented in this article confirms the first isolation of SARSCoV-2 in Colombia. In addition, it shows that this strain behaves in cell culture in a similar way to that reported in the literature for other isolates and that its genetic composition is consistent with the predominant variant in the world. Finally, points out the importance of viral isolation for the detection of neutralizing antibodies, for the genotypic and phenotypic characterization of the strain and for testing compounds with antiviral potential. PMID: 33152198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
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Citywide preparedness for a pandemic: A crosssectional survey of knowledge, attitudes, and practices about respiratory infection prevention in Bogot á, Colombia.
CONCLUSION: Healthcare worker leaders of infection control committees in Bogotá's ospitals have adequate knowledge about the prevention of seasonal respiratory viruses. There is a need for implementing urgent sick leave policies as a measure to prevent the spread of potential coronavirus infections in hospitals. PMID: 33152199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 and RT-PCR in asymptomatic patients: Results of a cohort of workers at El Dorado International Airport in Bogot á, 2020
Conclusion: We characterized the asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection in a cohort of workers. The identification of asymptomatic infected persons continues to be a challenge for epidemiological surveillance systems. PMID: 33152200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
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Effects of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on the nervous system. What can we expect from SARS -CoV-2?
Authors: Monroy-Gómez J, Torres-Fernández O Abstract Coronaviruses cause respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders in animals and humans. The current SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 infectious agent, belongs to a subgroup called betacoronavirus including the SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV responsible for epidemics in 2002 and 2012, respectively. These viruses can also infect the nervous system due to their affinity for the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) expressed in neurons and glial cells. Infections with SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and now SARS-CoV-2 also produce neurological signs such as acute cerebrovascu...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Ethical guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia
Authors: Rueda EA, Suárez E, Gempeler FE, Torregrosa L, Caballero A, Bernal D, Badoui N Abstract The pandemic caused by COVID19 is associated with an increase in the number of cases of cardiorespiratory arrest, which has resulted in ethical concerns regarding the enforceability of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as the conditions to carry it out. The risk of aerosol transmission and the clinical uncertainties about the efficacy, the potential sequelae, and the circumstances that could justify limiting this procedure during the pandemic have multiplied the ethical doubts on how to proceed in these case...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 sequencing: The technological initiative to strengthen early warning systems for public health emergencies in Latin America and the Caribbean
Authors: Álvarez-Díaz DA, Laiton-Donato K, Franco-Muñoz C, Mercado-Reyes M Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 is a public health problem on a scale unprecedented in the last 100 years, as has been the response focused on the rapid genomic characterization of SARS-CoV-2 in virtually all regions of the planet. This pandemic emerged during the era of genomic epidemiology, a science fueled by continued advances in next-generation sequencing. Since its recent appearance, genomic epidemiology included the precise identification of new lineages or species of pathogens and the reconstr...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Benchmarking of public health surveillance of COVID-19 in Colombia: First semester
Authors: Martínez JW, Martínez JC, Rincón DA, Salazar DA, Castrillón JD, Gómez MDP, Suárez OF, Vélez JP, Valencia ÁM, Gómez S, Rincón ÁM, Idrovo ÁJ, Moreno-Montoya J, Prieto-Alvarado FE PMID: 33152204 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
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Bibliometric evaluation of Latin American contributions on COVID-19
Authors: Forero-Peña DA, Camejo-Ávila NA, Carrión-Nessi FS, Gregorio-Chaviano O, Limaymanta CH, López-Mesa EK PMID: 33152205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - November 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Vacunas contra el SARS-CoV-2: ¿son una realidad para América Latina?]
[Vacunas contra el SARS-CoV-2: ¿son una realidad para América Latina?] Biomedica. 2020 Sep 01;40(3):424-426 Authors: Torres AG PMID: 33030819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[De curandis hominum morbis: una receta m édica del siglo XVIII para el sarampión y las viruelas en el Nuevo Reino de Granada].
[De curandis hominum morbis: una receta médica del siglo XVIII para el sarampión y las viruelas en el Nuevo Reino de Granada]. Biomedica. 2020 Sep 01;40(3):427-437 Authors: Lozano A, Martínez JC, Uribe J, Gómez A, Figueredo SA, Briceño I Abstract En el Archivo Histórico de la Biblioteca "Octavio Arizmendi Posada" de la Universidad de La Sabana, se encuentra una colección de más de un centenar de recetas médicas de finales del siglo XVIII donadas por el presbítero Cipriano Rodríguez Santa María, epónimo ...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Illustrated histopathological features of fatal dengue cases in Colombia.
Authors: Rivera JA, Rengifo AC, Parra EA, Castellanos JE, Caldas ML PMID: 33030821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

[Manifestaciones cl ínicas y evolución a largo plazo de tres casos de rosácea ocular atendidos en un hospital de alta especialidad del sureste de México].
[Manifestaciones clínicas y evolución a largo plazo de tres casos de rosácea ocular atendidos en un hospital de alta especialidad del sureste de México]. Biomedica. 2020 Sep 01;40(3):448-455 Authors: Xacur-García F, Díaz-Novelo R, Herrera-David L, Moreno-Arjona P, Méndez-Domínguez N Abstract La rosácea es una alteración cutánea crónica que se ha asociado con factores etiológicos inespecíficos y diversas manifestaciones sistémicas. La rosácea cutánea suele evolucionar a rosácea o...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research

Severe corneal burn due to the accidental application of salicylic acid packed in a plastic dropper bottle.
We report the case of a patient who mistakenly applied salicylic acid to the right eye after confusing it with an eye lubricant, which caused him a severe corneal burn. Fortunately, after aggressive medical and surgical management (including oxygen therapy and amniotic membrane grafting), the visual results were good. We suggest conducting educational campaigns and taking legislative measures in our country to avoid packaging corrosive substances in this type of dropper bottle to reduce the risk of accidental burns. PMID: 33030823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research