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Endometriosis, a disease that may produce infertility

Dr. Juan Francisco Solís Bercián Medical Director Santa María Clinic Center Specialized in Reproductive Medicine MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Endometriosis is a common disorder that affects woman during her reproductive life, which occurs when the tissue lining the uterine cavity grows out of it. This tissue can grow in superficial small “patches” (known as implants), in […]

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Abdominal Angiostrongylosis

Dr. Luis Felipe Asteguieta Arana MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Abdominal Angiostrongylosis is an atropozoonosis caused by a nematode of the superfamily Metastrongyloidea denominated Angiostrongylus costaricensis. From its original description by Morera and Céspedes in 1967, its epidemiology, life cycle, clinical manifestations and treatment have been gradually comprehended. In Costa Rica it is a public health problem, […]

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Nutritional Advice to Improve Fertility

Dr. Juan Francisco Solís Bercian Gynecologist MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA One of the most frequently asked questions to fertility specialists is: What changes in my diet can I make to improve my fertility? There are only a few strictly scientific studies about the subject. One of the most complete, took advantage of the great scale study […]

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Triphasic tomography for known hepatic tumoral lesion characterization

Dra. Claudia Oliveros Dr. Otto David Orellana Chacón Dr. Marco Antonio Cabrera Objectives: Evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity of the triphasic helicoidal tomography, to differentiate benign hepatic tumoral lesions from the malignant. Methods: The study was performed in the tomography department of Centro de Diagnóstico Tecniscan de Guatemala, from January to July, 2012.  Triphasic helicoidal tomographies […]

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Bullying

Dr. Luis Hernández Bocaletti Medical Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychology of Children, Teenagers and Adults. MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Bullying (also known as school harassment) is any form of psychological, verbal or physical abuse generated repeatedly among students. Frequently, the dominant type of violence is the emotional type and is found primarily in school classrooms. Protagonists […]

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Endobronchial Ultrasound in Pediatric Pneumology

Dr. Mauricio González Pediatric Pneumologist MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA The Endobronchial Ultrasound with Transbronchial Needle Aspiration procedure (EBUS–TBNA) is a new technology that allows sampling of the lung periphery as well as of the mediastinum and pulmonary hilum in a less invasive manner. There are two types of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) used in clinical practice: radial to locate peripheral pulmonary […]

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Potential Lesions Associated with Excessive Subtalar Pronation

Luis Rodil Peralta Clinical Orthopodologist MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA  During hyperpronation the astralagus is forced to adduce and plantarflex in excess, while the calcaneus simultaneously is everted (A). These actions markedly affect the calcaneo-navicular ligament and the plantar capsule of the scaphoid-astralagus articulation. With time, these exaggerated movements tend to provoke pathological hypermobility in such structures. Additionally the […]

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New Advances in Surgery- Mini Laparascopic Surgery

Dr. Miguel Martínez Noack Dr. Rodrigo Zepeda Herman MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA The use of laparoscopic surgery was introduced in Guatemala in the 90’s, and it came to revolutionize the treatment of many surgical diseases that previously required large incisions with a long recuperation period. The first procedures done were operations of the gallbladder and appendix; […]

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Age related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Julio Armando Anguiano Peña Dra. Peggy Chang Ophthalmologist MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye […]

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Dr. Ezra De León Arias Gastroenterology, Liver, Motility, and Endoscopy MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Definition Diffuse and irreversible alteration of the liver’s structure caused by fibrosis and the regeneration nodes, which reduces the functional hepatic mass and alters the intrahepatic vascularization. Its consequences are hepatic failure and portal hypertension with its complications. Clinical and analytical data […]

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Advances in Complete Artroplasty on the Knee and Hip

Dr. Guillermo Claverie D. Orthopedic Surgeon MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Complete arthroplasty on the hip and knee has become the most successful surgery around the world, and Guatemala is no exception. It is a surgery that is constantly being innovated with new metals as well as new sterilization techniques on the plastics that are used. This […]

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¿What is hand Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery?

Dr. Gustavo Arnoldo López Paz Hand Surgery – Microsurgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedics MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Why look for a surgeon specialized in the hand and upper limb? Since the II World War, Professor Sterlin Bunnel brought together a team of specialists, including traumatologists, orthopedists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, and rehabilitation physicians, to create the first […]

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Aneurysmal Bone Cyst (primary vertebral tumor)

Dr. Juan Pablo De León Palacios Spine Surgeon MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Male Patient, 19 years old. Systems engineering student Reason for Consultation: Cervical pain 2 months after surgery performed by another institution, with progressive limitation of movement, and failed surgery in 2 previous occasions. History: Resection of cervical spine tumor 2 months ago (2nd), Resection of […]

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Teenage Acne or Acne Vulgaris

Dra. Deyanira Sáenz de Villanueva Dr. Carlos Villanueva Ochoa Dermatologists MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA It is the most common skin disease, it is characterized by chronic inflammation of the pilosebaceous unit, it affects most teenagers and it tends to disappear as a person becomes closer to turning 20 years old, although occasionally it lasts longer. This […]

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