Ciencias Médicas

CM. Webinars de la Academia Nacional de Medicina: Sindrome Post Covid-19. Maritza Durán, 19/11/2020

CientMed inicia hoy una nueva serie denominada, Webinars de la Academia Nacional de Medicina, con el objeto de contribuir a la difusión del conocimiento médico y científico de interés inmediato a la audiencia del Portal Digital de la Academia. En esta ocasión presentamos a la Dra. Maritza Durán una muy destacada internista al frente de …

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CM. Invitación al Simposio Virtual, Fronteras de la Ciencia. LXX Convención Anual de AsoVAC 2020.

Estimados colegas, profesores, estudiantes, amigos, y público en general: Nos complace invitarlos a participar en los eventos virtuales de Fronteras de la Ciencia (CDCH/APIU-UCV/SVM), en el marco de la LXX Convención Anual de AsoVAC 2020. El primer evento estará dedicado a los Premios Nobel: a. Medicina; b. Química y c. Física (Programa anexo). Martes 24 de …

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CM. The importance of evidence assessment: Reanalyzing a Meta-analysis on the effect of Prophylactic Amiodarone, on Mortality after Acute Myocardial Infarction and Congestive Heart Failure.

This article could also be named, The high risks of administering amiodarone to patients with acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure. The authors completed a commission of three parts series to explain with successive examples of known clinical importance, how our readers could find help to interpret the wealth of clinical studies that are …

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CM. Human babesiosis in western-Venezuela. Case Reports

CientMed introduces as an original article, its first report of human babesiosis in western-Venezuela, by a group of authors lead by Dr. Nestor Añez, from Universidad de Los Andes and the Hospital Universitario, at Mérida, Venezuela. The report admonishes all authorities and health-care givers with the following recommendations: 1. The fact that piroplasmosis (=babesiosis) in …

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CM. What is Evidence-based Medicine?

https://doi.org/10.47449/CM.2020.1.1.21 Today we introduce Questions and Answers, a new feature of CientMed that addresses key issues of current medical sciences. The author of this first note is Dr. Arturo Martí-Carvajal, a previous contributor to our journal, with longstanding experience in meta-analysis and systematic reviews. The short answer of this author to the above question is …

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CM. Annals of the National Academy of Medicine, Venezuela, 2020

Rafael Rangel-Aldao, Editor We are proud to present the first volume of Annals of the National Academy of Medicine, Venezuela, 2020, as an instrument of synthesis and rapid access to all scientific publications of our Academy, that is, to new journals such as CientMed, the special section Covid-19, as well as the most recent issues …

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CM. A brief note on Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis. A strategy to reduce wasted biomedical research

https://doi.org/10.47449/CM.2020.1.1.15 Professor Arturo Martí-Carvajal, from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Carabobo, Venezuela, is a long-standing academic with a distinguished career in clinical practice, teaching, and clinical research in Venezuela as well as in other important universities abroad. Here, we asked Dr. Marti-Carvajal, to give us a glimpse of systematic reviews and meta-analysis, both …

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CM. The role of overweight and obesity on severe Covid-19: the evidence and possible mechanisms of action

https://doi.org/10.47449/CM.2020.1.1.13 This commentary addresses three fundamental questions, 1) How solid is the evidence regarding obesity as a risk factor to Covid-19, in particular to the most serious form of the disease requiring hospitalization and mechanical ventilation? 2) What cellular and/or molecular mechanisms could explain a possible enhancement of the disease by obesity? 3) Given a …

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CM. Chagas Disease: The new realities revisit old paradigms

https://doi.org/10.47449/CM.2020.1.1.8 Walter Mosca, an experienced researcher from the Institute of Biomedicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, gives us an account of how the social changes of recent years in Venezuela, shifted the control of Chagas disease from the use of residual insecticides in rural and vulnerable dwellings to more intelligent measures addressed to urban houses. Professor …

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CM. Pregnancy as a risk factor to disease and the vertical transmission to the fetus, of a host of parasitic ailments

https://doi.org/10.47449/CM.2020.1.1.5 This article is a tour de force that reviews all the perils of pregnant women exposed to a myriad of parasites from our tropical regions in Latin America. The authors guide us to a host of conditions that favor numerous ailments of the most vulnerable population of our region, subjected as they are, to …

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