Ciencias Médicas

CM. Human babesiosis in western-Venezuela. Case Reports

https://doi.org/10.47449/CM.2020.1.1.25 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) …

CM. Human babesiosis in western-Venezuela. Case Reports Leer más »

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 …

CM. What is Evidence-based Medicine? Leer más »

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

CM. Chagas Disease: The new realities revisit old paradigms Leer más »

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 …

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

CM. Chagas disease in Venezuela: from neglected to re-emerging infection. A critical review.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47449/CM.2020.1.1.1 This paper reviews the epidemiological status of Chagas disease in Venezuela from its discovery to current time, as well as its efect on the aflicted people. We also do a critical analysis of the unknown prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi, the lack of state policies for its control as a national priority, the inadequately …

CM. Chagas disease in Venezuela: from neglected to re-emerging infection. A critical review. Leer más »

CM. Entrevista al Dr. Horacio Vanegas F., Nuevo Individuo de Número de la Academia Nacional de Medicina.

https://doi.org/10.47449/CM.2020.1.1.4 Rafael Rangel-Aldao, Editor de CientMed El 30 de julio pasado, en un acto solemne, el Dr. Horacio Vegas F. asumió la posición de Individuo de Número, Sillón XL, de la Academia Nacional de Medicina, cuyo predecesor fue el insigne académico Juan José Puigbó, precursor de la cardiología en Venezuela, quien a su vez sucedió …

CM. Entrevista al Dr. Horacio Vanegas F., Nuevo Individuo de Número de la Academia Nacional de Medicina. Leer más »

CM. El riesgo cardio-metabólico en Venezuela. Publicaciones internacionales de autores y coautores venezolanos de Barquisimeto, Mérida y Caracas. 07/08/2020

Rafael Rangel-Aldao, Editor de CientMed Introducción La lección más importante de la pandemia Covid-19 consiste en la necesidad de enfocar las soluciones como partes de un sistema con múltiples interacciones que se retroalimentan entre sí para lograr eficacia e inteligencia y salir de la crisis, así como para optimizar la atención de salud hacia el …

CM. El riesgo cardio-metabólico en Venezuela. Publicaciones internacionales de autores y coautores venezolanos de Barquisimeto, Mérida y Caracas. 07/08/2020 Leer más »

CM. El SARS-CoV-2 se extendió a través de la frontera colombo-venezolana. Preprint. 23/07/2020

Dr. Alberto Paniz Mondolfi y colaboradores. «Presentamos los primeros genomas del SARS-CoV-2 de Venezuela, así como una instantánea del panorama epidemiológico del SARS-CoV-2 en la región fronteriza colombo-venezolana. Secuenciamos y reunimos genomas virales a partir de ARN total extraído de muestras clínicas nasofaríngeas (NP), mediante una batería de análisis personalizada basada en referencias. Los tres …

CM. El SARS-CoV-2 se extendió a través de la frontera colombo-venezolana. Preprint. 23/07/2020 Leer más »