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Eduardo Adiel Landrove-Escalona, Eduardo Antonio Hernández-González, Débora Mitjans-Hernández, Daniela Avila-Díaz, Annier Jesús Fajardo Quesada Hector Julio Piñera-Castro, Fidel Jesús Moreno-Cubela Juan Miguel Lima Rodriguez, Jhossmar Cristians Auza-Santiváñez, Raydel Guerra-Chagime, Diego Ernesto Suárez López Mario Javier Garces Ginarte, Eduardo Adiel Landrove-Escalona, Fidel Jesús Moreno-Cubela, Roxana Toledo del Yano Maria Carla Fernández Delgado, Julio Alberto Ramírez Mendoza, Alejandro Luis Cisnero Piñero Alejandro Luis Cisnero Piñeiro, Maria Carla Fernández Delgado, Julio Alberto Ramírez Mendoza Claudia Diaz-de la Rosa, Luis Enrique Jiménez-Franco, Roxana Toledo del Llano, Emilio Vega-Cardulis, Ofelia Cardulis-Cárdenas Luis Enrique Jiménez-Franco, Claudia Diaz de la Rosa, Yuleydi Alcaide Guardado Marcos A Gil Oloriz, Carlos Roche Beltrán, Carlos M Campos Sánchez José Alberto Chombo-Jaco, Sonia Erlinda Mori-Salazar, Enrique Abel Teves-Espinoza, Pompeyo Gabriel Asca-Agama, José Luis Aguilar-Cruzado, Iris Katherine Gonzales-Figueroa, Antony Paul Espiritu-Martinez, Dora Amalia Mayta-Huiza, Fabrizio del Carpio-Delgado, Rafael Romero-Carazas Gleddys Gallardo-Pons, Osvaldo Cabrera-Torres, Marcos Alejandro Cabrera-Gallardo, Juana Rivera-Alonso Judit Figueira-Teuly, Carlos Jesús Canova-Barrios, Marcelo Garrido, Vivian Boyardi, Aldo Oviedo, Paola Corvalán Rafael Romero-Carazas, Amarelys Román-Mireles, Tania Quiroz-Quesada, José Gregorio Mora-Barajas, Yta Zunilda Olortegui-Cristóbal, Segundo Víctor Sánchez-Ramírez, Freddy Antonio Ochoa-Tataje, Marilyn Villanueva-Batallanos, Consuelo del Pilar Clemente-Castillo, Roque Juan Espinoza-Casco José Niazoa, Ariel Pérez-Galavís, Misael Ron, Carmen Rodríguez-Martínez, Wendy Cardoza Emmanuel Zayas-Fundora, Emmanuel Cesar Vázquez-Ortiz Yanina Estefanía Belén Xammar, Lorena Djament Kahuana Sandy Rojahn Carlos Jesús Canova-Barrios, Carlos Oscar Lepez, Gabriela Manzitto, Analía Ortigoza Iliana Artiles Olivera, María Josefa Peralta González, Dianelys Martínez Paz, Llanelys Peralta Castellón Iliana Artiles Olivera, María Josefa Peralta González, Grizly Meneses Placeres, Gretel Álvarez Ledesma Rafael Romero-Carazas, José Gregorio Mora-Barajas, Marilyn Villanueva-Batallanos, David Hugo Bernedo-Moreira, Iván Apaza Romero, Margarita Jesús Ruiz Rodríguez, Amarelys Román-Mireles, Roque Juan Espinoza-Casco, Rubens Houson Pérez-Mamani, Abrahan Braulio Santos-Maldonado César Ullón Sonia Meneses Martínez, Sergio Tobón Tobón, Aracelli del Carmen Gonzales-Sánchez, Gabriela López-Quesada, Rafael Romero-Carazas Javier Gonzalez-Argote, Telmo Raul Aveiro-Róbalo Paula Carolina Carrizo Dwi Novia Al Husaeni, Dwi Fitria Al Husaeni, Asep Bayu Dani Nandiyanto, Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi Gleddys Gallardo-Pons, Osvaldo Cabrera-Torres, Marcos Alejandro Cabrera-Gallardo, Juana Rivera-Alonso Fernando Ledesma, Beltrán Enrique Malave González Eduardo Alejandro Pincay Alcívar, Carlos Matute Bravo Rolando Eslava Zapata, Edixon Chacón Guerrero, Edgar Gómez Ortiz, Johanna Mogrovejo Andrade Esteban Rodríguez Torres, Carlos Alberto Gómez Cano, Verenice Sánchez Castillo Carlos Oscar Lepez, Kumiko Eiguchi Ibraheem Khalil Ibraheem Mohammed Hussein Thwaini Alfredo Javier Pérez Gamboa, Carlos Alberto Gómez Cano, Verenice Sánchez Castillo Ivan Fernando Figueroa Pelaez Maria Eduarda Santos Luna Carlos Oscar Lepez, Kumiko Eiguchi David José Pérez Reyes, Roberto Lardoeyt Ferrer, Martha Sonia Robaina Castellanos Lorran Nobre Da Silva, Marcelo Adrian Estrin Marina Stopa Couto, Marcelo Adrián Estrin Jose Ignacio Robaina Castillo William Castillo-González, Carlos Oscar Lepez, Mabel Cecilia Bonardi Matias Orsetti, Yamila Bertolini, Andrea Fabiana Villaalta, Fernanda Creo, Patricia Santillan ,

Published: October 12, 2022

Contents

2022-11-02 Original
Bibliometric analysis of the Cuban Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery between 2017 and 2021

Introduction: scientific publication in the field of neurology and neurosurgery plays an important role in the development of Cuban biomedical sciences, so it is necessary to study its research activity.
Objective: to characterize the scientific output of the Cuban Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery between 2017 and 2021.
Method: bibliometric, descriptive and cross-sectional study of the articles published in the RCNNC between 2017 and 2021. The universe consisted of 96 articles. The Productivity Index and Price index were used. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.
Results: original articles predominated (31,25 %); 100 % of the articles were written in Spanish. A total of 258 authors were reported, with a predominance of multiple authorship. The first author of 65,62 % of the articles was a man. The 74,60 % of the authors were small producers, with no reports of large research producers. The country with the highest number of signatories was Cuba (n=206) and the most productive institution was the International Center for Neurological Restoration (60 signatories). A total of 3 123 references were used, of which 2 529 were in English. The Price Index was between 0,00 and 0,45.
Conclusions: original articles, written in Spanish and multi-authored, constituted the core of the journal's production. Male authors and small producers led the scientific output. There was a marked editorial and institutional endogamy. Bibliographic references in English were the most common, as well as a low Price Index.

By Eduardo Adiel Landrove-Escalona, Eduardo Antonio Hernández-González, Débora Mitjans-Hernández, Daniela Avila-Díaz, Annier Jesús Fajardo Quesada

2022-11-15 Original
Productivity, Collaboration and Impact of Cuban Scientific Research on Parkinson's Disease in Scopus

Introduction: Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world. This fact, in addition to the role of Scopus as a high-quality bibliometric data source, Cuba’s privileged position among Latin American countries in terms of neuroscientific output, and the absence of bibliometric studies on Parkinson’s disease in this context motivated the present study.
Objective: to evaluate the productivity, collaboration, and impact of Cuban scientific research on Parkinson’s disease indexed in Scopus between 2012 and 2021.
Methods: a descriptive bibliometric study was performed on 84 articles that had at least one author with a Cuban institutional affiliation. Indicators of productivity, collaboration and impact were used.
Results: the highest output corresponded to the journals Neuroscience and Behavioral Sciences (5 documents each). Parkinsonism and Related Disorders led in terms of number of citations (NC=201) and average number of citations per paper (ANC=67). The year with the highest productivity was 2019 (Ndoc=13). Articles represented 69 % of the documents. Of the 11 most productive authors, 6 were major producers and only one of them is Cuban. The top funding sponsor was Medicinska Forskningsrådet. The Subramanyan’s index was 98,8. The top contributing country was Spain (Ndoc = 25). International collaboration was the most common (79,8 %). The publications reached 1 592 citations. The h-index was 22.
Conclusions: the scientific output was scarce, tended to be in quantitative decline, had few major Cuban producers, presented a high rate of international collaboration, and achieved a notable scientific impact.

By Hector Julio Piñera-Castro, Fidel Jesús Moreno-Cubela

2022-11-23 Original
Cuban Scientific Production on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Scopus (2019-2021)

Introduction: health research is a key link in scientific development. Research in intensive care medicine is essential to improve medical care, generate new treatments, reduce mortality and save resources.
Aim: to characterize Cuban scientific production in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Scopus between 2019 and 2021.
Method: an observational, descriptive, bibliometric study of articles with Cuban authorship published in Scopus between 2019 and 2021 that responded to the areas Emergency Medicine and Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine was carried out. SciVal was used to obtain and analyze the data.
Results: 18 articles were published and 184 citations were received, with an average of 2.33 and 3.67 articles per year for the areas Emergency Medicine and Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine respectively; the percentage of excellence was 60 and 37.5 % respectively. For both areas, international collaboration predominated. The most productive author was DrC. Frank Daniel Martos-Benítez and the institution was the Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico "Hermanos Ameijeiras" (Ndoc=4, Authors=8, Ncit=33).
Conclusions: there is a discreet increase in the annual scientific production when compared to previous periods, which was centered in first and second quartile journals. Collaboration, especially international collaboration, was shown to be standard in publication.

By Juan Miguel Lima Rodriguez, Jhossmar Cristians Auza-Santiváñez, Raydel Guerra-Chagime, Diego Ernesto Suárez López

2022-12-20 Original
Visibility and impact of the scientific production on cranial nerve teaching and learning published in Scopus

Introduction: the study of the nervous system constitutes a generally tricky element for students of the basic cycle of medical sciences, being content of particular interest the teaching-learning process of the cranial nerves.
Objective: to describe the visibility and impact of scientific production in Scopus on teaching-learning of the cranial nerves.
Method: a bibliometric analysis of the articles on teaching-learning of the cranial nerves was carried out in the Scopus database between 2017 and 2021. Production, visibility, and impact variables were studied, such as the number of documents and citations and the impact of weighted citations.
Results: 64 articles were published, with a production peak in 2019 (25%; n=16). The articles received 282 citations, of which 30.6% correspond to 2017. The highest weighted citation impact value was reported in 2017 (1.3). 13.3% of the articles were written in international collaboration, and 7.2% had sole authorship. The national collaborative works presented a higher average number of citations per publication (4.9; n=163) and a better impact index of weighted citations (1.14).
Conclusions: a low scientific production on teaching-learning of the cranial nerves was found, with a tendency to decrease, with a predominansce of multiple authorship, mainly national and institutional. A low-impact index of the publications was found according to their citations.

By Mario Javier Garces Ginarte, Eduardo Adiel Landrove-Escalona, Fidel Jesús Moreno-Cubela, Roxana Toledo del Yano

2022-12-17 Original
Characterization of the scientific output on lithium batteries through SciVal topic analysis

Introduction: in the context of the depletion of fossil fuels and the threat of climate change, countries are betting on a change in the energy paradigm, where lithium-ion batteries are at the technological frontier and their production has become widespread in recent decades.
Objective: to characterize the scientific output on lithium-ion batteries by analyzing SciVal topics.
Method: bibliometric study on the scientific output published in Scopus concerning lithium batteries between 2017 and 2021. SciVal was used to analyze articles clustered in the topic "Lithium-ion Batteries; Lithium Ion; Electrodes". Production, citation and collaboration indicators were determined.
Result: 98 articles were published in this topic, where the most productive year in papers and citations was 2017 (%Ndoc=25,51 %; %Ncit=46,53). 65,3 % of the articles were registered in the area "Materials Science" and 51 % within the area "Chemistry". 2 % of the articles were found in the top 1 % of the most cited articles, 27,5 % presented international collaboration. China (Ndoc=64), Japan (Ndoc=)20 and the United States (Ndoc=8) concentrated most of the scientific output, with China Three Gorges University being the most productive institution (Ndoc=11).
Conclusions: the scientific output on lithium batteries was mainly concentrated in first quartile journals, with articles in the areas of materials science and chemistry. There was a high rate of international collaboration, however, a low University - Company collaboration.

By Maria Carla Fernández Delgado, Julio Alberto Ramírez Mendoza, Alejandro Luis Cisnero Piñero

2022-11-24 Original
Trends in scientific production in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering area in Scopus between 2017 and 2021

Introduction: industrial and manufacturing engineering focuses on designing, improving, and optimizing production systems and companies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, quality, and profitability of companies.
Objective: to characterize the scientific production in Scupus in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering research area between 2017 and 2021.
Method: an observational, descriptive, and bibliometric analysis of the articles published in Scopus in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering research area between 2017 and 2019. SciVal was used as a metric tool based on the data collected from Scopus to analyze the area based on indicators of production citation and collaboration.
Result: 357,310 articles were published in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering research area, where 21% responded equally to the Environmental Sciences area, 18.7 to Energy, and 17.8% to the Computer Science area. The most productive themes were the topics T.1114 (n= 3285) and T.3401 (n=1883). 41.1% of the articles presented only institutional collaboration. According to the percentile based on the CiteScore, 49.2% of the articles were published in Q1 journals. The Chinese Academy of Sciences was the most productive institution (5,853).
Conclusions: scientific production in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering area was characterized by increasing trends in volume and decreasing citations, as well as by transdisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, and international and national collaboration. The articles were primarily published in high-impact journals.

By Alejandro Luis Cisnero Piñeiro, Maria Carla Fernández Delgado, Julio Alberto Ramírez Mendoza

2022-12-26 Original
Trends, collaboration and impact of Latin American scientific production in anesthesiology and pain medicine in Scopus and Web of Science

Introduction: The advancement of Anesthesiology depends to a large extent on scientific dissemination; developed countries present greater scientific production; In Latin America, the performance of bibliometric analyzes on the behavior of research in the specialty is imposed.
Objective: to describe the trends, collaboration and impact of Latin American scientific production in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine indexed in Scopus and Web of Science between 2012 and 2021.
Method: A metric analysis of the information was carried out on the articles published in the Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine research area in Scopus and Web of Science. 2,386 articles from Web of Science and 4,876 from Scopus were analyzed; Metric indicators were studied (Number of documents; percentage of documents; citations; types of collaboration; quartiles; journals; year of publication; country; institutions; author and H Index).
Results: 2021 was the year with the highest volume of articles (12.96%). The most productive country was Brazil. The Mexican Journal of Anesthesiology obtained the highest publication frequency (935 articles). The University of São Paulo published 476 articles between 2012-2021. Carrillo-Esper R stood out with 86 articles. Brazil reached a higher frequency of documents in journals in all quartiles. 30.4% was national collaboration.
Conclusions: The Latin American scientific production in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine behaved according to economic development, the number of scientific journals and related lines of research, institutional support and national collaboration.

By Claudia Diaz-de la Rosa, Luis Enrique Jiménez-Franco, Roxana Toledo del Llano, Emilio Vega-Cardulis, Ofelia Cardulis-Cárdenas

2022-12-24 Original
Transforming Scientific Events with Information Management: The Case of the Virtual Health Convention Center

Introduction: The Virtual Health Convention Center is dedicated to offering services related to scientific events. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the province of Cienfuegos has promoted several virtual activities, with the aim of maintaining the scientific momentum in the region.
Objective: This study aims to characterize the scientific events carried out through the Virtual Health Convention Center.
Methods: An observational, descriptive, quantitative-qualitative, cross-sectional, descriptive study was carried out. Six scientific events were examined in their entirety. The variables considered included: the scientific events held, the design and style of presentation of the papers, the category of the event according to its scope, modality and type, the central theme and year of the event, the number of papers presented, the participants, the comments and authors, the origin of the participants, and the types of research. Descriptive statistics were used for the analysis.
Results: Six events were held that addressed highly relevant topics. The CovidCien2021 event stood out with 592 participants (49.04%). The province of Cienfuegos stood out with 496 delegates (41.09%). The most common research had three authors, with 104 papers (27.80%). The CovidCien2021 event also stood out with 174 researches (46.52%); bibliographic reviews were the most predominant. A total of 3293 comments were registered. A unique design was adopted for the submission of accepted papers on the event platforms.
Conclusions: The use of virtual environments for the development of scientific activities has increased in popularity. These offer a higher rate of participation and presentation of papers, as well as the implementation of a unique and distinctive design in their development.

By Luis Enrique Jiménez-Franco, Claudia Diaz de la Rosa, Yuleydi Alcaide Guardado

2022-12-27 Original
Trends in health telematics and telemedicine services

Telemedicine has experienced a great expansion in recent years, with the inclusion of technological advances achieved on the network communications, artificial intelligence, wireless sensors networks, Internet of things, microprocessors, smartphones, cloud computing, among others novel technological solutions. The deployment of this technological advances converges on dissimilar healthcare telematics services systems, more complex by day, like telemonitoring, metaverse, telesurgery, telestroke, among others that provide more efficient and more close to human interaction solutions. The results of its application in different medical specialties have been excellent, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are open paths to research in order to solve the challenges that telemedicine faces in the actual context, to improve the implied technologies, and to continue to penetrate medical services. The exploitation of the advantages that telemedicine offers in the future must consider the correct use of technologies, information secure and reliable management, emerging technologies inclusion, and the development of solutions in the context of each country. This work accosts a bibliographical review regarding telematic services and the different technologies supporting telemedicine in the world in last years, pointing out its strengths, more recent trends and projections.

By Marcos A Gil Oloriz, Carlos Roche Beltrán, Carlos M Campos Sánchez

2022-11-15 Original
Empowering Peruvian Microenterprises in the face of Industry 4.0: A Forward Outlook and Strategic Pathways

Objetive: this article analyzes the possible future of Peruvian microenterprises for the year 2030 for their insertion into the Industrial 4.0.
Methods: the research will be based on a mixed, descriptive, prospective, non-experimental, longitudinal approach. The sampling will be based on stratified sampling theories based on criteria, where the sample will be divided into two moments: the first moment will consist of the incorporation of 25 Peruvian micro-companies of the commercial sector that constitute the same business line. Consequently, for the qualitative approach, 5 experts belonging to these organizations will be considered. The Environmental Scanning technique was used for the key variables, the Delphi survey where the validated and prioritized variables were taken into consideration and the Peter Schwats axes were used to identify future process scenarios; and finally, for the construction of the future, the IGO matrix for trend analysis will be used.
Results: understanding the current context in which Peruvian microenterprises operate, as well as the variety of future scenarios, was feasible thanks to the prospective technique used to investigate their prospects in 2030.
Conclusions: many Peruvian microenterprises face difficulties of low productivity and low competitiveness, which hampers their ability to contribute to the country's economic and social development.

By José Alberto Chombo-Jaco, Sonia Erlinda Mori-Salazar, Enrique Abel Teves-Espinoza, Pompeyo Gabriel Asca-Agama, José Luis Aguilar-Cruzado, Iris Katherine Gonzales-Figueroa, Antony Paul Espiritu-Martinez, Dora Amalia Mayta-Huiza, Fabrizio del Carpio-Delgado, Rafael Romero-Carazas

2022-11-22 Original
Bibliometric analysis of the scientific output on autism spectrum disorders

Introduction: the transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of the teams for the care of patients with autism spectrum disorders means that scientific production is broad and covers several areas of knowledge.
Objective: to characterize the scientific output on autism spectrum disorders in Spanish language in the Scopus database between 2013 and 2022.
Methods: a bibliometric study of the scientific output on autism spectrum disorders published in Spanish in Scopus between 2013 and July 2022 was carried out. The study universe consisted of 365 articles. Productivity and impact indicators were used. SciVal and Vosviewer were used.
Results: 365 articles were published in Spanish, with a predominance of research articles (n=278). There was an increase in scientific output with a decrease in the number of citations. Forty-eight percent of the articles were published in Q2 journals and 33,3 % in Q4 journals, with the Revista de Neurología being the most productive (Ndoc=64). National authorship accounted for 41,6 % of the articles and 7,1 % with international collaboration. Spain (Ndoc=230) was the most productive country and the most productive institution was the University of Valencia (Ndoc=28).
Conclusions: although there was an increase in the number of articles, the scientific output on autism spectrum disorders published in Spanish-language journals in Scopus was low, centered mainly on original articles. A high percentage of articles were published in journals in the first quartiles; the most productive journals and institutions belonged mostly to Spain.

By Gleddys Gallardo-Pons, Osvaldo Cabrera-Torres, Marcos Alejandro Cabrera-Gallardo, Juana Rivera-Alonso

2022-12-12 Original
Quality of clinical nursing records in the rooming-in area

Introduction: Nursing clinical records represent an area of growing interest for the improvement of health care, given its impact on continuity of care and patient safety; however, despite its importance, few studies have been conducted to analyze the level of compliance with the quality characteristics of this in joint hospitalization services.
Objective: To evaluate the quality of nursing records in the joint hospitalization area (mother-child pair) of a public health institution in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Method: Observational, descriptive, cross-sectional and quantitative study. 344 records selected by simple random sampling were evaluated. A comparison grid of 57 items grouped into six dimensions was implemented. The instrument has a Cronbach's alpha of 0.70.
Results: The records analyzed were mostly made by women, nursing technicians and in the late shift. The quality criteria were met by 58.13%, and the nursing record of the data of the postpartum women showed a higher level of compliance (64.81%) compared to that of the newborns (50.17%).
Conclusion: The global level of compliance with the quality criteria of the registry was found to be less than optimal, and the quality was associated with the professional's level of training and the shift in which it was completed. The recording of nursing diagnoses and the patients' reactions to the care provided proved to be the most important elements for their intervention.

By Judit Figueira-Teuly, Carlos Jesús Canova-Barrios, Marcelo Garrido, Vivian Boyardi, Aldo Oviedo, Paola Corvalán

2022-12-15 Original
LinkedIn chatbot and advertising growth of the professional profile in administration

Objetive: the present study aimed to determine how the use of the LinkedIn chatbot is related to the advertising growth of the professional profile of business administration students in Tacna 2023.
Methods: it was a quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive and correlational study. The sample included 154 businessmen, and a survey was applied to collect information, consisting of 22 items. According to the results, 46% of the students use LinkedIn chatbot, in addition, 43% indicated that there is an advertising growth.
Results: the value obtained was Rho= 0.960, indicating a perfect positive correlation between LinkedIn chatbot usage and advertising growth. As for the dimensions, the correlation was: experience (0.973), usefulness (0.954) and reach (0.924).
Conclusions: it is concluded that there is a significant correlation between the use of LinkedIn chatbot and advertising growth of the professional profile of business administration students in Tacna - 2023.

By Rafael Romero-Carazas, Amarelys Román-Mireles, Tania Quiroz-Quesada, José Gregorio Mora-Barajas, Yta Zunilda Olortegui-Cristóbal, Segundo Víctor Sánchez-Ramírez, Freddy Antonio Ochoa-Tataje, Marilyn Villanueva-Batallanos, Consuelo del Pilar Clemente-Castillo, Roque Juan Espinoza-Casco

2022-12-21 Original
Teleworking and Health in Times of Pandemic from the Perception of the Administrative Staff of a Pharmacy

Objective: It addressed the experience of teleworkers in a pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic, through the analysis of the social representations present in the discourse of their stories, in terms of organizational elements, conditions and work environment such as Self-perceived health in the exercise of their work.
Methods: It was carried out from the post-positivist paradigm, qualitative approach, hermeneutic phenomenological method, exploratory-descriptive level. It had the contributions of three teleworkers, for which an in-depth individual interview was applied to them, which allowed us to reveal how these teleworkers carried out the different work activities in conjunction with domestic and care tasks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Results: The analysis of their speeches evidenced the little planning, organization and training that the organization provided to these teleworkers, who did not have ergonomic real estate; with uncomfortable working conditions and environment, long working hours, domestic and work activities overlapped. In addition, self-perceiving ailments such as tendonitis, neck pain, low back pain and back pain; dry eye syndrome and blurred vision; overweight and sedentary lifestyle; anxiety, isolation, demotivation and conflicts related to work-family interaction.
Conclusion: The lack of organization for teleworking generates inadequate conditions and harmful effects on health. Therefore, employer organizations must be able to implement teleworking under adequate organizational principles, conditions and environment and thus preserve the health of this group of workers.

By José Niazoa, Ariel Pérez-Galavís, Misael Ron, Carmen Rodríguez-Martínez, Wendy Cardoza

2022-12-15 Original
Visibility of Latin American scientific production on cognitive neurosciences

Introduction: cognitive neuroscience is the convergence of two disciplines, neuroscience and cognitive psychology, which have provided information on the material bases of the cognitive and emotional processes of human behavior. There are currently few records of bibliometric studies on Latin American scientific production in cognitive neuroscience in SCOPUS. Objective: to describe the behavior of the Latin American scientific production on cognitive neuroscience in SCOPUS in the years 2012 to 2022.
Methods: a bibliometric, observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out on the behavior of the scientific production in Latin America on cognitive neuroscience in SCOPUS. A search was made of the data offered by Scimago Journal & Country Rank on the publications, from the “Neurosciences” area, “Latin America” region and “Cognitive Neurosciences” category. It used the descriptive statistic.
Results: a total of 3717 documents were published. 2022 was highlighted as the year with the largest number of published documents (514). A total of 55,107 appointments were made in this period, with the highest number of appointments being made in 2016 (9,225). A total of 10,538 self-citations were made and citations per document reached their highest values in 2015 (3,685). Brazil prevailed with an h index of 98.
Conclusions: the Latin American scientific production in SCOPUS on cognitive neurosciences, during the 10 years studied, was high and growing, which predicts great results in this branch for years to come and is satisfactory considering the thousands of questions that arise every day and concern this area of knowledge.

By Emmanuel Zayas-Fundora, Emmanuel Cesar Vázquez-Ortiz

2022-12-23 Original
Is the SCRIPT an useful tool to assess clinical reasoning ability in medical students?

Background: Numerous investigations indicate that the way of evaluating knowledge exerts a substantial influence on the change in the learning styles of students. Both the training of future professionals and their evaluation must be considered as one of the fundamental pillars on which the teaching-learning process must be based. The valid and reliable evaluation of clinical reasoning during the medical training process is essential. Determining which assessment method is the most useful for assessing clinical reasoning ability in medical students is not an easy task.
Methods: An explanatory, observational, cross-sectional study with a prospective approach will be carried out. A SCRIPT test will be carried out on the students of the last year of the Medicine career, in order to measure the reliability, validity, educational impact and acceptability of said method.
Results: Evaluations were carried out on a total of 81 students.59.3% were women and 40.7% were men. The general average of all those surveyed, taking into account deferrals, is 7.41. After having uploaded the data obtained and giving the corresponding score to each answer, according to the value designated by the experts, we have obtained a Cronbach's Alpha of 0.33.
Conclusion: The results obtained in this study, although the authors propose a minimum of 20 clinical vignettes, were not the expected. Both the utility and the reliability of the SCRIPT tests are not sufficient by themselves to allow a correct evaluation of clinical analysis in medical students. We believe it is necessary that clinical reasoning be evaluated in an integrated, longitudinal, and coherent manner, using multiple evaluation methods and periodic and constructive feedback.

By Yanina Estefanía Belén Xammar, Lorena Djament

2022-12-25 Original
Scientific production of the Universidad Abierta Interamericana: Bibliometric analysis in the Scopus database

Background: The tension between teaching and research in higher education institutions arises from two different processes: the massification of access to it and the increase in social expectations regarding its research.
Methods: A descriptive bibliometric study was conducted based on the application of a set of indicators. Documents indexed in the Scopus database published between 2012 and 2021 were included, regardless of type.
Results: The results of the analysis of the 336 documents, which represent the total scientific production of the Inter-American Open University in the period from 2012 to 2021, reveal a significant growth in academic production, with an increase of 336%. The Inter-American Open University has demonstrated a wide scientific production in various thematic areas according to the categorization in Scopus. It stands out especially in Medicine, with 158 published documents, which represents 47% of the total number of documents of the university. 27.7% of the documents have been produced in international collaboration, which demonstrates the active participation of the university in research networks at a global level.
Conclusion: The Inter-American Open University has experienced a remarkable growth in its scientific production during the period studied, reflecting its continued commitment to research and the advancement of knowledge. These findings highlight its commitment to the generation and dissemination of knowledge, as well as the importance of collaboration and the impact of research on the scientific community.

By Kahuana Sandy Rojahn

2022-12-23 Original
Research and scientific publication in nursing in Argentina

Throughout the years, Nursing has aimed to establish a robust body of knowledge that positively impacts professional practice in the areas of healthcare, education, and administration. Despite this, Argentina has shown limited research development within the field, highlighting the need for a detailed analysis to serve as a diagnosis for designing and implementing strategies to enhance national indicators of scientific production. This study explored nursing research output from 1996 to 2021 in the SCImago Journal & Country Ranking (SJR) database and compared it with other countries in the region. Additionally, the undergraduate and postgraduate education in Argentina was analyzed. The findings revealed that Argentina's nursing scientific production ranks fifth in Latin America, with Brazil being the leading country, producing almost 15 times more than Argentina. The predominant research categories are Nutrition and Dietetics, followed by Miscellaneous and Advanced Nursing. An upward trend in international collaboration was observed, reaching 60.66% in 2021. Methodology of Research constitutes 10.31% of the total curriculum hours, and there is only one specific doctoral program in Nursing in the country. The overall doctoral graduation rate (across all disciplinary and related training axes) ranges between 3-7%. In conclusion, Argentina's scientific output has been increasing in recent years; however, challenges persist in training qualified research personnel, particularly in scientific writing and data analysis. This is linked to a shortage of faculty with postgraduate training and research experience, as well as a limited curriculum time to cover methodological contents.

By Carlos Jesús Canova-Barrios, Carlos Oscar Lepez, Gabriela Manzitto, Analía Ortigoza

2022-12-03 Original
Formative Evaluation and Information Management: alternative pedagogical support to teachers in the Information Sciences career

The objective of this work is to improve the educational practice of evaluation from the use of strategies, whose formative function promotes a reflexive pedagogical accompaniment in the teaching work in the Information Sciences career. It is consistent with the action methodology, with the application of methods and techniques for the collection of information, the diagnosis of teachers during the pedagogical accompaniment and the application of some formative evaluation strategies, which encourage a change in their teaching practice and pedagogical accompaniment. It was necessary to reorient the pedagogical practice in relation to how to evaluate, achieve learning and accompany the teacher. The contribution lies in the need to unlearn and relearn practical innovations, so that they can explain differently what it means to evaluate in order to teach and learn.

By Iliana Artiles Olivera, María Josefa Peralta González, Dianelys Martínez Paz, Llanelys Peralta Castellón

2022-12-24 Original
Challenges in the quality of the university library service: a case study

The study proposes a set of actions to improve the quality of services in the University Library of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science of the Central University "Marta Abreu" of Las Villas. From a mixed approach with the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, opportunities for improvement in the Library service are identified. Key variables are defined: management, communication, human resources, physical and technological infrastructure. Subsequently, a diagnosis is made, and the main opportunities are stated, which were used for the conformation of actions by variables for the improvement of the quality of the services in the library. In contemporary higher education management models and systems, there is a marked orientation towards quality and its management from a holistic viewpoint, as well as considering the availability of timely and updated information in the service of the organizational units as a key factor to achieve the quality levels aspired to. The logical sequence followed for the achievement of the objective showed its feasibility by allowing to obtain a set of actions that, when applied, had a positive impact on the quality of library services.

By Iliana Artiles Olivera, María Josefa Peralta González, Grizly Meneses Placeres, Gretel Álvarez Ledesma

2022-12-22 Original
Information management in the area of occupational health and safety for the prevention of occupational accidents in companies

Objective: to analyze the culture and control of occupational health and safety management to reduce occupational accidents among workers in companies in the city of Juliaca-Puno, 2022.
Methods: a non-experimental transectional design was used, based on a quantitative, basic and descriptive methodology. The sample consisted of 200 workers to whom a questionnaire was applied. As for the statistical data analysis, SPSS V.26 software was used.
Results: the predominant economic activity is commerce (59%), with activities in the administrative area (53%). In addition, safety and hygiene induction was 61.5%, knowledge of occupational hazards 57%, induction in the handling of machinery and equipment 70.5%, safe working environment 55.5%, while training on industrial safety and hygiene 61.5% and control measures or sanctions for non-compliance 46.5%, are applied some.
Conclusions: The culture and control of occupational health and safety management for the prevention of occupational hazards in companies in Juliaca are insufficient, due to the lack of greater training, compliance and control to promote occupational health and safety where people are exposed to various risks.

By Rafael Romero-Carazas, José Gregorio Mora-Barajas, Marilyn Villanueva-Batallanos, David Hugo Bernedo-Moreira, Iván Apaza Romero, Margarita Jesús Ruiz Rodríguez, Amarelys Román-Mireles, Roque Juan Espinoza-Casco, Rubens Houson Pérez-Mamani, Abrahan Braulio Santos-Maldonado

2022-12-26 Original
Analysis of the effectiveness of the first cycle of permethrin 5% in pediatric patients with scabies

The goals of treatment are eradication of the mites from the infected individual, prevention of spread of scabies to other individuals, relief of associated itching, and recognition and treatment of complications. Treatment generally includes everyone in the household, even if they have no symptoms: symptoms can take 4-6 weeks to develop after a person is infested. Scabies is most commonly treated with 5% permethrin dermal cream. The objective of this paper was to describe factors associated with treatment response and effectiveness of a first course of 5% permethrin in a pediatric population with scabies. An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective, cross-sectional study was carried out through the study of medical records from a primary health care center in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The study period will include records from January 2020 to September 2022. The study population will consist of pediatric patients receiving care at the center and diagnosed with scabies. This study identified that breastfeeding is not a factor associated with response to treatment, however, a history of scabies is a risk factor for both the development of the disease as well as a factor delaying symptom remission. A low rate of non-response to the first course of treatment with permethrin 5% was identified, which implies an acceptable effectiveness of this treatment for the management of scabies, together with hygienic-sanitary measures.

By César Ullón

2022-11-26 Original
Training projects, Virtual Education and Pandemic by COVID-19: from opportunity analysis to strategic decision making

During the Covid-19 pandemic, higher education went from face-to-face to virtual for more than two years in Mexico. During this time, various strategies and approaches were tested, but the progress regarding the level of implementation in the training projects is unknown. That is why the purpose of this study was to determine the level of application of training projects in virtual education. The qualitative approach of documentary review was used as a methodology, observing 25 didactic plans, corresponding to the same number of university teachers. A socioformative analytical rubric was used, which allowed determining the level of performance, achievements and areas of opportunity. In this regard, it was found that the level of progress, in general, was between low and medium for the various indicators. The elements with the best advances in project work were: the identification of the curricular elements, the organization of activities in sequence and the formative evaluation, without reaching high levels. The worst addressed aspects, on the other hand, were: the organization of the students, the approach to a problem of the context and the resources. In future research, it is suggested to increase the sample and carry out extensive quantitative analyses.

By Sonia Meneses Martínez, Sergio Tobón Tobón, Aracelli del Carmen Gonzales-Sánchez, Gabriela López-Quesada, Rafael Romero-Carazas

2022-11-20 Original
World trends in health science student publications

Background: The training and promotion of new researchers as an essential contribution in the construction of science is now a crucial aspect in higher education.
Aim: To characterize communication patterns and impact of medical science student scientific output worldwide.
Methods: A bibliometric study was carried out on student scientific output in health sciences, using the Scopus database. It was defined as "article with student participation" those in which at least one author who declared in his affiliation to be a student of one of the careers in health sciences (Medicine, Dentistry or Nursing) appeared.
Results: Were retrieved 21162 documents, 94.77% were original, followed by reviews (8.25%) and letters (5.30%). The most productive region was the Middle East. The Biomedical categories prevailed in the study, headed by Medicine.
Conclusions: The pattern of student scientific communication at a global level is characterized by a tendency to increase scientific output with a high leadership of authors from the Middle East and North America. These results reflect the rise of the scientific student movement in recent years, in terms of raising the scientific quality of graduates of health sciences careers.

By Javier Gonzalez-Argote, Telmo Raul Aveiro-Róbalo

2022-11-11 Original
Impact of an intervention on the surface of cellular telephones in a hospital in Salta

Introduction: Cell phones, especially those used by healthcare personnel, have high levels of bacterial contamination, including multidrug-resistant nosocomial pathogens, posing a significant risk of disease transmission in hospital and community settings. Studies reveal that these often uncleaned and widely used devices can be a major source of cross-infection.
Methods: In this observational, quasi-experimental epidemiological study, we analyzed bacterial contamination on cell phones of healthcare personnel (N=80) in three stages: pre-intervention, intervention and post-intervention. An educational strategy, monitoring of cleanliness, hand hygiene and use of glass bottles was implemented, and the results of the swabs before and after the intervention, carried out between March and April 2022, were compared.
Results: The study analyzed the presence of germs in cell phones of health personnel in two phases, obtaining a total of 240 samples. A high prevalence of Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa was observed in the screens and cases, and cleaning and disinfection strategies were implemented that achieved an improvement of more than 90% in the reduction of germs, demonstrating that cell phones can be controllable sources of infection with appropriate measures.
Conclusion: The intervention was successful, highlighting the importance of improving hygiene, cleanliness and safety culture in the use of cell phones by healthcare personnel.

By Paula Carolina Carrizo

2022-12-01 Original
Introducing ASEAN Journal of Science and Engineering Education: A Bibliometric Analysis Study for Understanding Internationalization

The research objective is to analyze the internationalization and social impacts of publications in the ASEAN Journal of Science and Engineering Education (AJSEE) using bibliographic data from 2021 to 2022 using Publish or Perish, VOSviewer, and R Studio based on the Google Scholar database. This study shows the success rate of the AJSEE for internationalization. AJSEE has a homogeneous scope in the field of science and technology education only. AJSEE could become a medium for cooperation among international countries, which is not only limited to Asian countries. This research is expected to be a reference for researchers who will publish their articles in the science and technology education area. In addition, this research is expected to provide motivation and increase the enthusiasm of local researchers in ASEAN to conduct research, especially in the field of science and engineering education.

By Dwi Novia Al Husaeni, Dwi Fitria Al Husaeni, Asep Bayu Dani Nandiyanto, Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi

2022-12-26 Original
Trends in the scientific production on attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder

Introduction: bibliometrics is a valuable tool in the analysis of trends in scientific production, as well as for making decisions for the publication of scientific articles.
Objective: to identify trends in scientific production on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Scopus.
Method: observational, descriptive, bibliometric study of articles published on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder between 2018 and 2022 in the Scopus database. A search strategy was used to obtain the data. Several indicators of productivity, visibility and impact were studied.
Results: a total of 21620 articles were published; the most productive years were 2021 and 2022 (n=4960). 74,33 % of the articles were original and 96,42 % were published in English language. 12249 were published in all open access, the most productive area was Medicine (n=14903). The most productive journals were Journal Of Attention Disorders (n=826) and Frontiers In Psychiatry (n=372), the countries were United States (n=8085) and United Kingdom (n=2307), and the institutions were King's College London (n=618) and Harvard Medical School (n=598).
Conclusions: there was a growing scientific production on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Scopus, mainly focused on original articles, with English as the main writing language. The subject area Medicine and open access predominated. The core of the scientific production was constituted by the United States and the United Kingdom, with their institutions and journals being the most productive.

By Gleddys Gallardo-Pons, Osvaldo Cabrera-Torres, Marcos Alejandro Cabrera-Gallardo, Juana Rivera-Alonso

2022-12-21 Reviews
Bibliometric indicators and decision making

The publication analysis of scientific articles, a fundamental link in the research process, has become the standard unit that allows the quality of the knowledge-generating process and its impact on the scientific environment to be qualified. This article describes the general aspects of the relationship between bibliometric studies and decision-making. Data about scientific activities is increasingly being used to govern science. Once individually designed for their specific context and carried out by peers, research evaluations are now routine and metric-based. The problem is that the assessment went from being based on an expert assessment to relying on these metrics. The opportunity to apply bibliometric techniques is valuable when making decisions that imply redirecting all research-development plans and selecting leaders capable of coordinating projects to generate technological and financial resources.

By Fernando Ledesma, Beltrán Enrique Malave González

2022-12-27 Reviews
Electronic technology in journalistic communication processes

This review plans to present an important study on the formation of the communication process derived from technology that provides an important tool in updating knowledge to a new era or technology for journalists with a rebound from the traditional towards electronic digitization. The link to the communication process will converge between them. It is of such importance, for the derivation of this investigative topic, to reach the point of analogical objectivity like electronics, to besiege in instance the power of tension that a connection system towards postmodern virtuality and the prolonged technology of the networks. In this written theoretical fragment, a development produced by conceptualizations such as effects, links, processes, that electronic technology affects, will be expanded, indicating precisely what various authors refer to, and likewise refuting with their own arguments in debate the analog and postmodern journalist that are part of the paradigms provided by the applied sciences of digitization. Compacting in the study, the motivation and transformation of the professional journalist when communicating adequately to a determined audience in digital and traditional media, thus configuring positive and negative effects that influence the communication expert to intervene and persuade the intended objective.

By Eduardo Alejandro Pincay Alcívar, Carlos Matute Bravo

2022-11-30 Reviews
Decision-making in organizations: process and strategies

Introduction: The decision-making process of organizational leaders is being affected by the dynamics of the changing environment, which requires the management of useful information from the internal and external environment to understand the market, globalization, and society in general.
Objective: The purpose of this work was to review the processes and tools used by organizations in decision-making.
Method: A bibliographic review of scientific articles on decision-making available in the Scopus database was carried out. The study was approached from the hermeneutic-interpretative approach, which suggests that academic texts can be analyzed from Analytical Induction.
Results: It was shown that the decision-making process allows intelligent decisions based on the use of organizational, human, or technological tools to implement strategies that promote the use of resources in the complex environment in which organizations are immersed.
Conclusions: Organizations must evolve along with the constant changes brought by globalization and technologies, especially the large volumes of information available on the Internet and social networks, in addition to artificial intelligence. Innovative solutions to day-to-day problems must be encouraged in the organizational culture so that the work team contributes to the execution of the strategies chosen to solve problems and to make sure that the decisions made by the organizational leaders are the best ones.

By Rolando Eslava Zapata, Edixon Chacón Guerrero, Edgar Gómez Ortiz, Johanna Mogrovejo Andrade

2022-12-02 Reviews
Management information systems and their impact on business decision making

Introduction: management information systems currently play a crucial role in optimizing, filtering, and transforming information, which is essential for making wise decisions in companies.
Objective: to describe the importance of information systems in the organizational ecosystem of companies.
Methods: a document review of articles in the Scopus database was conducted to examine the influence of management information systems on decision-making in the business sector.
Results: after a meticulous selection process, a total of 20 documents were analyzed. These documents were segmented in Scopus publishers as follows: Springer (5), Taylor & Francis (5), Elsevier (5), and Wiley (5). A thematic synthesis process was employed, and the most relevant information was coded and described.
Conclusions: the results show that management information systems constitute a fundamental link in making wise decisions in the business sector, since they exponentially facilitate data access and control, which are subsequently used and classified as less relevant, relevant, or highly relevant information. Additionally, these systems optimize real working time, leading to a considerable increase in efficiency and effectiveness factors in companies.

By Esteban Rodríguez Torres, Carlos Alberto Gómez Cano, Verenice Sánchez Castillo

2022-11-13 Reviews
Labor market insertion, management and training by competencies: a current view in the Argentine context

University management by nursing schools should be oriented to facilitate the labor insertion of their graduates by evaluating the efficiency of the training system, determining whether the final competencies of the nursing student are at the level required in the labor practice, allowing the identification of real learning needs. Within the framework of the information and knowledge society and the social demands regarding professional practices, the meaning of education based on the Napoleonic model that sustains a conception based on the thought of training for the world of work, thus the academy is linked to produce adjustments of the curricular designs to respond in a macro-educational way to the socio-cultural determinations and at the same time to create added value in the profile of the graduates. The objective of this panoramic review is to analyze the professional competencies of nursing graduates and their relationship with labor market insertion, with special emphasis on the Argentine context. Encouraging the inclusion of more nurses, through labor and educational policies and incentives for university professional training, may be a first step to reduce labor intensity and improve the quality of care. In addition, promoting the demands of this group of workers in the unions that represent them, providing greater visibility for their demands in order to improve their labor rights, is also an important step on this path.

By Carlos Oscar Lepez, Kumiko Eiguchi

2022-12-22 Reviews
Enhancing Intrusion Detection Systems using Ensemble Machine Learning Techniques

The increasing usage of the Internet has also brought about the risk of network attacks, leading to the need for effective intrusion detection systems. This chapter aims to fill the gap in literature by conducting a comprehensive review of 55 relevant studies conducted from 2000 to 2007, focusing on the use of machine learning techniques for intrusion detection. The reviewed studies are compared based on the design of their classifiers, the datasets used in their experiments, and other experimental setups. Single, hybrid, and ensemble classifiers are examined, and their achievements and limitations are discussed. The chapter provides a thorough evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of using machine learning for intrusion detection and suggests future research directions in this field. In conclusion, this chapter addresses the need for a comprehensive review of machine learning techniques in intrusion detection. It provides insights into classifier design, dataset selection Other experimental details an assessment of the use of machine learning for intrusion detection is presented, and recommendations for future studies are suggested.

By Ibraheem Khalil Ibraheem

2022-12-23 Reviews
Anomaly Detection in Network Traffic using Machine Learning for Early Threat Detection

Due to advances in network technologies, the amount of people using networks is rising rapidly. This has resulted in a large amount of transmission information being generated and moved across the network. However, this data is vulnerable to attacks and intrusions. To prevent network intrusions, security measures must be implemented, which can detect anomalies and identify potential threats. Network security researchers and labs have done extensive research in network security. The purpose of this study was to perform a noninvasive inspection to give a large general mechanism on recent advances in abnormality detection. The study reviewed recent research published in the past five years, which examined new technologies and potential future opportunities in anomaly detection. The literature review focused specifically on anomaly detection systems used in network traffic. This included various applications such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Internet of Things (IoT), High Performance Computing, Industrial Control Systems (ICS), and Software Defined Networking (SDN) environments. The review concludes by highlighting several unresolved issues that need to be addressed in order to improve anomaly detection systems.

By Mohammed Hussein Thwaini

2023-09-24 Reviews
Decision making in university contexts based on knowledge management systems

Introduction: knowledge management constitutes a fundamental process for decision-making, hence its importance in complex and competitive contexts.
Objective: Analyze the importance of knowledge management in decision making for the improvement of higher education institutions.
Methods: a literature review oriented to thematic analysis of the field of study was implemented.
Results: the data analyzed suggest the need for new studies to achieve a better understanding of the relationship between decision making and knowledge management in higher education institutions, as well as showing the importance of achieving integrated systems to achieve better internal linkage. and external.
Conclusions: Knowledge management constitutes a key process for informed decision-making and facilitates the improvement of internal processes and positioning in the context and labor markets.

By Alfredo Javier Pérez Gamboa, Carlos Alberto Gómez Cano, Verenice Sánchez Castillo

2022-12-20 Systematic reviews or meta-analyses
Patient Identification in the Prevention of Errors and Adverse Events: A Systematic Review

Introduction: When it comes to patient safety, physicians make efforts to avoid any harm that may be caused to the patient during treatment or therapy, which is an important aspect of healthcare. Patient identification plays a crucial role in the healthcare system and involves several steps to ensure patient safety. This helps to address deficiencies and prevent medical errors and/or adverse events. Objectives: To describe the scientific evidence regarding correct patient identification as a factor in reducing adverse events and medical errors. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted in Scopus, Web of Science, and Pubmed. Conclusions: Labeling and/or double verification systems for patients or samples in hospital settings resulted in a significant decrease in patient identification errors. However, due to the small sample size of the studies found, standardization is necessary for future meta-analyses or recommendations with a higher level of evidence. The importance of accurate patient identification in the healthcare setting was highlighted, and strategies to improve patient identification accuracy and reduce patient identification errors were presented.

By Ivan Fernando Figueroa Pelaez

2022-12-24 Systematic reviews or meta-analyses
Can we administer Acetazolamide in patients with heart failure? A systematic review

Introduction: Heart failure (HF) is a clinical syndrome characterized by a variety of symptoms and signs due to structural and/or functional abnormalities of the heart leading to decreased heart rate, cardiac output and/or increased intracardiac pressures. Studies suggest that acetazolamide could improve the efficacy of ASA diuretics, which could lead to improved natriuresis and diuresis.
Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of acetazolamide in improving congestion symptoms in patients with Heart Failure.
Methods: A systematic review will be carried out, following the PRISMA methodology, which will include a search in Pubmed, Scopus, Web of Science databases without time restriction.
Results: 5 studies were included, of which 4 were clinical trials.
Conclusions: After comprehensive and detailed analysis of the included studies, we found limited evidence suggesting that the use of acetazolamide may be effective in the treatment of heart failure, especially as additional or complementary therapy to other treatments. However, it is important to keep in mind that the results of the pilot studies are limited and that more research is required to fully evaluate the efficacy and safety of acetazolamide in the treatment of heart failure. The use of acetazolamide in patients with heart failure may be controversial and requires careful evaluation of clinical risks and benefits before it is considered as a treatment.

By Maria Eduarda Santos Luna

2022-11-17 Systematic reviews or meta-analyses
Managerial vision of the professional competencies of nursing graduates and their relationship with job placement

The problem of competency-based training necessarily implies understanding its conceptual nature, understood as the ability to use knowledge, skills and personal, social and methodological abilities in work or study situations and in professional and personal development. The foundations of professional practice emanate from nursing theories, the relevance of basic social values, educational preparation, motivation, autonomy, sense of commitment, sense of community and the code of ethics. A systematic review was carried out using PRISMA methodology, 687 references were found, and 63 articles were finally included. The proposal developed in reference to the training instances within the academic environment in the framework of the nursing degree program and, in particular, the competencies that are developed within the curriculum and the acquisition of knowledge required for the performance of the graduate in the labor scenarios of professional practice, in relation to the profile, demands and institutional needs in which the nursing degree graduates are inserted. The perspective of this article was analytical in nature, and in turn contributes knowledge in terms of intellectual production and consolidates a report that represents an advance in the visibility of the situations that arise within the nursing discipline in our local context.

By Carlos Oscar Lepez, Kumiko Eiguchi

2022-12-16 Systematic reviews or meta-analyses
Contribution of genetic factors in the occurrence of breast cancer in cuban women

Introduction: Breast cancer is a disease of multifactorial etiology, where genetic factors and environmental factors are involved, in Cuba it constitutes the second cause of mortality in women "however" it is not known what the risk of a woman is developing it attributable to genetic predisposition, limiting an effective genetic counseling.
Objective: To identify the preferential clustering of breast cancer in relatives of cases with respect to the population and to analyze the genetic contribution in people with breast cancer attended at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology (INOR).
Methods: We conducted an analytical study of cases and nested neighborhood controls in a dynamic cohort. The sample consisted of 66 cases and 132 controls. The genetic contribution was studied through the tools of genetic epidemiology.
Results: there was a preferential clustering of this disease in families that, in the population, genetic factors defined the familial prevalence of breast cancer in the relatives of the cases and there was an increasing tendency to suffer the disease as the proportion of genes to be shared increases.
Conclusion: the preferential aggregation of breast cancer is identified and the contribution of genetic factors in the appearance of this disease in women attended at INOR is analyzed, showing that a person has three times more risk of suffering breast cancer attributable to the history of this disease in second-degree relatives.

By David José Pérez Reyes, Roberto Lardoeyt Ferrer, Martha Sonia Robaina Castellanos

2022-12-02 Systematic reviews or meta-analyses
Cholestasis gravidarum in women in the second and third trimester of gestation, clinical and specific pharmacological treatment and its benefits. An evidence-based approach

Introduction: Cholestasis gravidarum is a syndrome that usually occurs in pregnant women in the second or third trimester of gestation and ends in the puerperium. It is clinically characterized by the presence of predominantly nocturnal pruritus that is initially palmo-plantar and then generalized. With alterations in liver function with or without jaundice and elevated serum bile acid levels, biochemical cholestasis is classified as mild to moderate severity.
Objective: Diagnostic methods and pharmacological treatment approaches that provide the best results for these patients.
Methods: Systematic review using the terms MESH (cholestasis of pregnancy) that generated 2597 results.
Results: 28 papers were analyzed in more detail, of which 12 papers were finally selected for the final analysis. Treatment: Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), a beta epimer of chenodeoxycholic acid, is a bile acid more polar than primary bile acids, with substantial choleretic and other multiple chemoprotective effects. The mechanism of action is not completely understood, but studies have shown that after treatment there is a reduction in total serum bile acids in both maternal and cord serum and a qualitative change in the serum bile acid pool. When compared with all controls, UDCA was also found to be associated with a decrease in the incidence of preterm birth, neonatal respiratory distress, and the number of neonatal admissions to intensive care units.
Conclusions: The treatment of cholestasis gravidarum is oral administration of ursodeoxycholic acid is effective and safe in the treatment of patients with cholestasis gravidarum.

By Lorran Nobre Da Silva, Marcelo Adrian Estrin

2022-12-24 Systematic reviews or meta-analyses
Is there a relationship between gliflozins and acute pancreatitis? Evidence-based analysis

Background: Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas with the possibility of presenting severe complications. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease, the cause of a large part of global morbidity and mortality. Approximately 90% of patients with diabetes suffer from type II diabetes. Several studies were carried out in this regard, and with fairly large samples in quantitative terms. Within the treatment of type II diabetes there are hypoglycemic agents, of which there is a group called gliflozins or also inhibitors of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2is) such as canagliflozin and empagliflozin.
Methods: A systematic review of the literature available in databases such as PubMed was carried out, carrying out specific investigations to identify case reports of acute pancreatitis associated with the use of gliflozin. For this, an exhaustive reading of all the available articles was carried out.
Results: Of the 4 articles analyzed, the average incidence of pancreatitis in patients who used gliflozin was 0.38%.
Conclusion: We conclude that it is not possible to establish a causal relationship between the use of gliflozin and acute pancreatitis.

By Marina Stopa Couto, Marcelo Adrián Estrin

2022-12-20 Short communications
Identifying promising research areas in health using bibliometric analysis

The increasing complexity and evolution of health research have led to the need to identify niches and potential research areas to drive innovation and improve results in medical care. Bibliometric analyzes provide an objective and quantitative tool to assess scientific production, impact and trends in the health field. Developing a strategy to find niches or potential research areas in the field of health based on bibliometric analysis helps to identify opportunities to advance scientific knowledge and improve the population's quality of life. Its use is expected to strengthen the competitive position of research institutions and positively impact medical care and public health.

By Jose Ignacio Robaina Castillo

2022-12-22 Short communications
Chat GPT: a promising tool for academic editing

Academic editing is a crucial task to ensure the quality and accuracy of scientific works. However, reviewing and editing large amounts of text can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Artificial intelligence-based language models, such as Chat GPT, have proven to be useful in detecting and correcting grammatical errors, improving the coherence and clarity of text, and generating additional content. The purpose of this communication is to explore the potential of Chat GPT as a tool for academic editing. The potential of Chat GPT as a tool for academic editing includes its ability to process large amounts of text and understand the structure of language, allowing for error detection, writing quality improvement, translation, summarization, data analysis, and identifying emerging trends. It should be noted that language models like Chat GPT have the potential to transform academic editing and improve the quality of scientific works. However, some limitations and challenges that must be addressed to fully harness the potential of this emerging technology were identified, and scientific editors should be aware of its limitations.

By William Castillo-González, Carlos Oscar Lepez, Mabel Cecilia Bonardi

2022-12-10 Short communications
Management of operational activities at the Regional Human Milk Collection Center: an analysis from the perspective of local intervention strategies and information systems

The purpose of the creation of the Human Milk Donation Network is to function as a device for knowledge and interaction between actors at different provincial, regional and municipal levels, to revalue and empower the figure of the community promoter, administrative and childcare worker as part of the health team, each in his/her role, raising awareness among the population of the importance of milk donation, strengthening promotion and increasing the number of donors, jointly elaborating (central, regional and municipal teams) local intervention strategies and establishing and integrating the information system. The objective of this paper was to describe the experience on the implementation of the Human Milk Collection Center that contributes to increase the volume of human milk for pasteurization in the human milk bank, in the HZGA Prof. Dr. Ramon Carrillo of Ciudadela in the month January to March 2022. Between the two hospital institutions, the Human Milk Bank of the HZGA San Martin de La Plata and the Breastfeeding Center of the HZGA Prof. Dr. Ramon Carrillo de Ciudadela, an effective chain of support for breastfeeding has been activated, through the Health Service Network modality, with the objective of contributing to the increase of pasteurized human milk. With this purpose, safe strategies have been promoted, which promote donation and increase the number of human milk donors, a coordinated work has been propitiated that guarantees equity of access to human milk and equal opportunities for premature or critical newborns who require pasteurized milk, when there is not enough milk from the mother's own milk, donated milk is the best alternative.

By Matias Orsetti, Yamila Bertolini, Andrea Fabiana Villaalta, Fernanda Creo, Patricia Santillan

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