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BREAST CANCER: ITS PATHOLOGY REPORT

Scientific TecniScan, Editorial Board Dear Colleague, Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a life-changing situation; there are many emotional aspects to manage and information must be sought to learn about it.   Recently diagnosed men and women, their families and friends, need information that will provide different breast cancer treatments and prognosis options. The pathologies […]

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HIVES IN CHILDREN

by Roberto Rivera Magaña, M.D. INTRODUCTION Hives is one of the most frequent causes for doctors’ visits. The acute presentation is extremely common and possibly affects 10-20% of the population at some point in life. Hives are characterized by the appearance of raised skin injuries with an erythematosus aspect and the presence of itching is […]

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CODEPENDENCE

Lucrecia Castro de Polasek Psychotherapist This article refers to Julian’s mother, Beatriz, Lilian and so many other people who live with and suffer with a toxic substance user. It refers to codependents, those who are addicted to living with someone who is an alcohol, drug, work, food, betting or sex addict or live with neurotic […]

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¿WHAT IS EYE SURGERY WITH EXCIMER LASER?

Dr. Gonzalo Anzueto Ophthalmologist ¿WHAT IS LASER SURGERY TO CORRECT VISION PROBLEMS? It is a safe procedure that modifies the corneal curvature, remodeling it and allowing images to be focused in the retina in a permanent manner. Patients that previously used eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (farsightedness) or astigmatism now find […]

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PLASMA RICH IN PLATELETS

Dr. Héctor Nuila – Dr. Giovanni Figueroa Traumatology and Orthopedics ORTOTAL, S.A. Plasma rich in platelets (PRP) or Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) consists of a multi-factor and molecular approach that acts simultaneously in different cell types and the diverse mechanisms implicated in repairing damaged tissues, such as formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis), […]

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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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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD)

Dr. Luis Fernando Salguero Neurologist MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Dementia is a syndrome that causes a series of progressive disorders that affect memory, thought, behavior and the ability to perform daily activities. AD is the most common type of dementia. People with dementia and their families and friends, are affected in a personal, emotional and financial […]

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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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OSS Salvage Prosthesis for Bone Tumors

Dr. Guillermo Claverie FUNDAORTO Hospital Multimédica MIGUEL ANTONIO ARMIS HERNÁNDEZ, 29 years of age, consulted Fundación Guatemalteco Americana de Cirugía Ortopédica Avanzada (FUNDAORTO) (Guatemalan-American Foundation for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery) on March 13th, 2012. He had a history of having a big mass in the distal end of his right thigh involving the knee joint, which prevents […]

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Influenza A (H1N1), the last pandemic

Dr. Hugo Eduardo Pezzarossi Zelaya Specialized in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Director of Prevent (Medical Prevention Services S.A.) MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA During the month of March, 2009, cases of influenza started being reported, in Veracruz, Mexico, as well as in Southern California. Weeks later it was possible to establish that it was a variant […]

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RISK FACTORS TO DEVELOP BREAST CANCER

Dr. Hugo Raul Castro Salguero Medical oncologist [email protected] www.grupoangeles.org By definition, cancer consists of transformation of benign cells into malignant cells that grow in an autonomous and disorderly manner caused by mutation or alteration of a gene. Altered cells proliferate until forming a tumor in the form of a nodule of mass that in the […]

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MY NEWBORN’S SKIN LOOKS YELLOW, ¿WHAT CAN I DO DOCTOR?

Dr. Carlos Ernesto Scheel Alvarez Pediatrician Peonatologist At least half of babies born at due date have some jaundice (look yellow), and if they are premature the rate is even higher. Most of the time this is something physiological and temporary, and only in few occasions it is necessary to intervene.  Jaundice comes from bilirubin […]

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ANXIETY AND ITS MANIFESTATIONS

Dr. Sonia Melville Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Since one year ago, Luisa, a 40-year old woman, does not leave her house for fear to cross the streets, even those with little traffic as those in her neighborhood. When she does go out, she feels oppression in her chest, tachycardia, difficulty breathing, dizziness and fear […]

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Dental Care During Pregnacy

As it is important to maintain one´s weight, do moderate exercise and have other general health care during pregnancy, dental care is also important. Dr. Rafael Mejicano Diaz Oral Prosthodontics Specialist Centro Dental de Especialistas MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA At the time you become pregnant and after your first check-up with the gynecologist, it is important […]

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Children`s Oral Hygiene is not an easy task

Dr. Rafael Mejicano Diaz Dr. Mauricio Gutiérrez Solé Dr. Héctor David Ovando Dr. Alba Irene Cardona CENTRO DENTAL DE ESPECIALISTAS (SPECIALIST’S DENTAL CENTER) MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA   Parents must teach their children, by example, healthy habits that will allow them to have a healthy set of teeth during their whole life. The arrival of a baby […]

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Responsability of the Dentist in Integral Health

A lot more than a dental checkup “A tooth is worth more than a diamond”, Don Quijote de la Mancha Dr. Rafael Mejicano Día Dr. Mauricio Gutiérrez Solé CENTRO DENTAL DE ESPECIALISTAS MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA The human being is constituted by a series of physical and psychological aspects that must function in harmony for a […]

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Oral Rehabilitation

Dr. Rafael Mejicano Díaz Dr. Mauricio Gutiérrez Solé Dr. Hector David Ovando CENTRO DENTAL DE ESPECIALISTAS (SPECIALIST’S DENTAL CENTER) MULTIMEDICA VISTA HERMOSA Oral rehabilitation is something more than reconstruction of one, many, or all teeth in a patient. It is really building awareness in people about the importance of not having to reach this point, […]

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