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Mission. To accessibly present interesting topics and original research in clinical sciences by means of procedures and digital technology which are friendly for authors, reviewers, and the reader.
Vision. To create a forum to discuss relevant topics and to spread out the original clinical research produced in Latin America. In that way, we will foster the development of high-quality research and publication in Latin-America in order to make visible the expertise and evidence our clinicians all over the world.
Objective. To be an effective and state-of-the-art tool for spreading Latin American original research with the best visibility, availability, and legibility that will ensure an increase in the number, quality and citation of the Latin American region. Based on that, our journal will contribute to improve the comprehension of basic concepts for the use of the latest diagnosis and treatment resources.
Latin American Journal of Clinical Sciences and Medical Technology is an international, Open Access magazine, which continuously publishes articles in Spanish and in English, and it is spread out online and in printed versions. It is a scientific, academic tool focused on original Latin-American research, as well as on subjects of interest that will undoubtedly enrich the continuing medical education in the aforementioned geographical area.

Oncoguía de leucemia linfocítica crónica

Nidia Zapata-Canto, Jorge Torres-Flores, Ramiro Espinoza-Zamora, Magaly Álvarez-Sekely, Sindy Gutiérrez-Chavarría, Maricruz Morales-De Azcué, Zuluay Bautista-Ocampo, Verónica Bravo-Villa, Patricia Baz-Gutiérrez, Jorge García-Méndez, Beda Islas-Muñoz, Pamela Báez-Islas, Ernesto Calderón-Flores, Roberto Ovilla-Martínez, Myrna Candelaria, Martha Alvarado-Ibarra

El diagnóstico de la leucemia linfocítica crónica (LLC) incrementa con la edad. Desconocemos su incidencia en México. Algunos factores de riesgo para desarrollar LLC son la predisposición familiar, la linfocitosis monoclonal, historia previa de cáncer y, probablemente, algunas infecciones. El diagnóstico se realiza con una historia clínica completa, exploración física y exámenes de laboratorio, entre ellos, estudios citogenéticos. La elección del tratamiento dependerá de la edad, estado funcional, comorbilidades, alteraciones citogenéticas, estadio clínico. En esta Oncoguía de leucemia linfocítica crónica se incluyen los criterios para iniciar tratamiento, así como los fármacos aprobados internacionalmente y en nuestro país. Asimismo, incluimos los criterios de respuesta al tratamiento y las recomendaciones de tratamiento de soporte.

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Papel del científico en América Latina y el Caribe: promover la cultura de publicación entre los jóvenes

Gilberto Castañeda Hernández, Edgar López-López

Uno de los principales objetivos de la ciencia es desarrollar nuevo conocimiento. Sin embargo, éste no sólo debe generarse, también debe comunicarse. Es decir, no publicar nuestros resultados es equivalente a nunca haberlos generado. En este sentido, la publicación de resultados es una de las principales labores y responsabilidades del científico. Existen múltiples razones para hacerlo1, por ejemplo:

  • Promover el avance y aplicación de un nuevo conocimiento
  • Generar un efecto positivo (directo o indirecto) en la sociedad
  • Recibir otros beneficios relacionados con la mejora de la trayectoria académica, profesional y personal de cada autor
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Attainment of Best Practice Recommendations and Late Complications of Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Fernando Lavalle-González, Maricela Vidrio-Velázquez, Rutila Castañeda-Limones, Paloma Almeda-Valdés, Liz Toapanta-Yanchapaxi, Ana Ochoa-Guzmán, Erwin Chiquete

Background: There is a need for information on the current practices of diabetes management to take some actions and improve the attainment of therapeutic goals. Objective. We aimed to describe the attainment of therapeutic targets and late complications of patients with type 1 (T1D) and type 2 (T2D) diabetes mellitus. Material and Methods. In the fourth wave of the International Diabetes Management Practices Study, 1,966 Mexican patients were analyzed (T1D: n=157, 8%; T2D: n=1809, 92%). The cross-sectional phase regarding metabolic profile, current complications, and management are analyzed. Results. Out of T1D patients, 77.6% received insulin alone, and 27.4% had insulin and oral glucose-lowering drugs (OGLD, mostly metformin). Out of T2D patients, 63% received OGLD exclusively (mostly metformin), 4.3% insulin alone, 30.4% OGLD, and insulin, and 2% were on a diet and exercise exclusively. Only 19.7% T1D and 35.9% T2D patients had HbA1c <7% (p=0.01), and only 5.0% of T1D and 3.9% of T2D met the combined therapeutic target of HbA1c <7% + BP <130/80 mmHg + LDL <100 mg/dl. Late diabetes-related complications occurred in 42.7% of T1D and 52.8% of T2D patients, mostly microvascular disease. Macrovascular complications were more frequent in patients with T2D, as compared with T1D (36.8% vs. 16.4%, p<0.001). The number of late complications increased steadily with disease duration, more pronounced in patients with T2D. Conclusions. This study evidences substantial lags in the attainment of clinical goals of patients with diabetes mellitus. There are noticeable differences in the achievement of current therapeutic targets between patients with T1D and T2D in a sample of the Mexican practice.

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Latin American Journal of Clinical Sciences and Medical Technology,
Año 1, No. 1, octubre, 2019 es una publicación contínua editada por Vesalio S.C.; http://www.lajclinsci.com/    Editor responsable: Gilberto Castañeda Hernández.    Reserva de Derechos al Uso Exclusivo: 04-2019-062013242000-203; ISSN: 2683-2291; ambos otorgados por el Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor.    Responsable de la última actualización de este número, Web Master Hunahpú Velázquez Martínez,
Calle San Luis Potosí #182-1, Col. Roma, Alcaldía Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06700, Ciudad de México; teléfono: 55 64 40 41    Fecha de última modificación, 30 de marzo de 2020.
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All Rights Reserved® 2019

Latin American Journal of Clinical Sciences and Medical Technology,
Año 1, No. 1, octubre, 2019 es una publicación contínua editada por Vesalio S.C.; http://www.lajclinsci.com/    Editor responsable: Gilberto Castañeda Hernández.    Reserva de Derechos al Uso Exclusivo: 04-2019-062013242000-203; ISSN: 2683-2291; ambos otorgados por el Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor.    Responsable de la última actualización de este número, Web Master Hunahpú Velázquez Martínez,
Calle San Luis Potosí #182-1, Col. Roma, Alcaldía Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06700, Ciudad de México; teléfono: 55 64 40 41    Fecha de última modificación, 30 de marzo de 2020.