Manejo de la Meningitis Bacteriana

Patients with bacterial meningitis are usually treated by primary care and emergency medicine physicians at the time of initial presentation, often in consultation with infectious diseases specialists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons. In contrast to many other infectious diseases, the anti microbial therapy for bacterial meningitis is not always based on randomized, … [Read more...]

La presión por publicar afecta la calidad de la investigación

La producción de textos de investigación (los "papers" o "trabajos") son parte del leiv motiv de muchos estudiantes y profesionales del area de la salud. Los intereses son diversos, desde tener puntos para una beca (en los estudiantes) hasta ascender en la carrera profesional, pasando por el que deberia ser siempre, que es la intención de aportar al conocimiento científico, … [Read more...]

Campaña de Invierno

Como se habrán dado cuenta, empezaron los fríos, las lluvias y con esto, las enfermedades respiratorias. Esto es relevante, por que en Chile, a pesar de todos los esfuerzos, las enfermedades respiratorias sigues siendo la 3º causa de muerte en el país, llegando a ser en invierno la principal causa de hospitalización en los niños. Es por esto que durante los meses de invierno, … [Read more...]

Interpretación del Hemograma en Pediatría

"El hemograma es un examen relativamente simple y en algunas situaciones nos ayudaen la evaluación diagnóstica. Este examen entrega datos sobre hematocrito (Hto),concentración de la hemoglobina (Hb), concentración de hemoglobina corpuscularmedia (CHCM), volumen corpuscular medio (VCM), recuento de eritrocitos, leucocitosy plaquetas." Interpretación del Hemograma Ana Becker A. … [Read more...]

Primer Episodio Psicótico / Primer Brote Esquizofrénico: Tratamiento Farmacológico

"Schizophrenia is a debilitating disorder, which is usually chronic, and is one ofthe most devastating medical illnesses. Early and appropriate treatment withantipsychotics is an important strategy for patients with first-episode schizophre-nia. However, there are many possible safety issues for patients with schizophre-nia that should be considered and properly … [Read more...]

Primer Episodio Psicótico / Primer Brote Esquizofrénico

‘‘First-episode schizophrenia’’ is a clinical and research term that often is        used to emphasize the special issues that arise when working with this        patient population. Although the incidence rate of first-episode schizo-phrenia makes this population a relatively small percentage of a usual clinicalcaseload, it is a critically important time for the future of the … [Read more...]

Trastorno Obsesivo-Compulsivo: Guia Clinica

"The patient has a general sense that something terrible may occur if a particular ritual isnot performed, and the failure to perform a ritual may lead immediately to severe anxietyor a very uncomfortable, nagging feeling of incompleteness. In addition to checking andwashing rituals, patients with OCD often present with persistent intrusive thoughts, ex-treme slowness or … [Read more...]

Cefalea Tensional: Actualización y manejo clínico

"Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most common form of headache, and chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) is one of the most neglected and difficult types of headache to treat. The pathogenesis of TTH is multifactorial and  varies between forms and individuals.  " Cefalea Tensional (Tension-type Headache) Arnaud Fumal, Jean Schoenen Lancet Neurol 2008; 7: 70–83 … [Read more...]