South Florida Journal of Health <p>The <strong>South Florida Journal of Health (SFJH)</strong> is a scientific dissemination body in the health area, covering the sub-areas of Biological Sciences, Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine and its clinical specialties, Medicine and its surgical specialties, and other approaches in health and medicine. It is a <strong>quarterly publication</strong>, whose objective is to disseminate knowledge in the health field, through the publication of scientific articles that present original contributions, both empirical and theoretical.</p> <p>Edilson Antonio Catapan, is Editor-in-Chief of the South Florida Journal of Health.</p> <p><strong>ISSN: 2675-5467</strong></p> <p><strong>DOI prefix of SFJH: 10.46981</strong></p> Prof. Edilson Antonio Catapan, PhD en-US South Florida Journal of Health 2675-5467 Editorial <p>Editorial</p> Edilson Antonio Catapan Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-07-01 2022-07-01 3 3 209 209 Prevalence of the use and social acceptance of generic drugs <p>The objective of this study was to point out the prevalence of generic drug use and popular acceptance in the municipality of Itumbiara-GO, besides presenting the relationship between cost and benefit, efficacy and factors that influence user acceptance. The study consisted of a bibliographic and field study, through the application of a quantitative methodology, through a structured questionnaire that was applied and a group of 50 randomly selected people. It was verified that most of the group of interviewees has knowledge about generic drugs, as well as their low costs; but reported that they receive information from unreliable sources, which state that the generic medication does not have the same efficacy as a reference drug. The research also related that public policy actions development lives by the Ministry of Health and health professionals are mental foundations for the popularization of generic products. It was possible to conclude that the actions of dissemination and education by health agencies should be continuous, since they have the purpose of informing the community and thus, contributing to the promotion of health, especially, of the low-income population.</p> Vítor Simão da Silva Karina Santos Silva Vanessa Silva Miranda Nayane Lopes Ferreira Renata Vieira Chaves Gabriel Sérgio Eustáquio Lemos da Silva Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-07-07 2022-07-07 3 3 210 223 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-001 Glucopuncture para la Tendinopatía de Aquiles: una revisión descriptiva <p>Dado que las lesiones relacionadas con el deporte, como la tendinopatía del tendón de Aquiles, son frecuentes, es importante investigar nuevas modalidades de tratamiento que sean seguras, fáciles de aplicar y eficaces. En la última década, las inyecciones de glucosa al 5% han recibido más atención entre los clínicos. Lamentablemente, hasta ahora ningún ensayo clínico aleatorio de gran tamaño ha confirmado su eficacia. Este artículo invita a la comunidad médica a realizar más estudios científicos y clínicos para aclarar los posibles beneficios de las inyecciones locales de glucosa al 5% para la tendinopatía del tendón de Aquiles. El objetivo de introducir el término Glucopuntura es concienciar a los médicos de la interesante relación riesgo-beneficio de las inyecciones regionales de glucosa al 5%.</p> Arturo O’Byrne Jan Kersschot Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-07-08 2022-07-08 3 3 224 234 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-002 Trichoscopy of pemphigus vulgaris in remission. A tool for treatment-cessation decision making? Preliminary results <p>Background One of the controversies in the treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris (PV), is the time of treatment cessation. Scalp involvement is often the most stubborn to treatment body site and may reflect disease activity. Trichoscopy (Dermoscopy of scalp) features have not been studied in clinically “healthy-looking” skin of patients in full remission. Aims and Objectives To find out if there are any trichoscopy features in PV patients in clinical and immunologic remission, and accommodate treatment decision Methods The age and disease duration of&nbsp; 3 women with PV were correspondingly 62, 63, 55 and 5, 6, 15 years. Treatment at examination was 2,5 mg prednisone(Pr), for the last 22, 5 and 7 months. The 2nd patient was also taking 1 mg/kg/d of Azathioprine. Anti Desmoglein antibodies turned to negative since Oct/2017, Feb/2017, Sept/2015. Contact dermoscopy and hand lens X10 magnifier for clinical evaluation, were used. Results A red hue background, peripillar scales and tubular casts were observed by trichoscopy in the first 2 patients. Only peripilar scales on a small brown round area were the features in the 3rd patient. Treatment cessation was decided only in this patient, since casts observed in the other two patients, were considered as a consequence of outer root sheath acantholysis and a sign of disease activity Conclusions Areas of red hue skin background and movable cylindical scales (casts) around hair shafts may be observed, even in the absence of apparent scalp clinical involvement, in PV patients in remission. Since these features may drive physicians to treatment continuation, dermoscopy of the scalp is required in clinically “healthy-looking” PV patients, before a decision of treatment cessation is made. Future studies with greater number of patients, furtherly validated by long term disease course outcome, are needed</p> Sidiropoulos Theodoros Georgios Ch. Chaidemenos Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-07-08 2022-07-08 3 3 235 241 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-003 Giant hepatic amebic abscess in South Florida: a case report <p>Giant amebic liver abscesses are infrequent, and ever rarer in US hospitals. Herein, we describe a case presentation of a giant hepatic amebic abscess almost two years after endemic travel to Central America.</p> Nicolette Celia Issac Noel Sanchez de la Cruz Amit Sastry Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-08-11 2022-08-11 3 3 242 247 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-004 Overview of irradiation: advantages to foods of plant origin <p>The technology of food irradiation is gaining more attention around the world. This method is recognized by using ionising radiation in order to control foodborne pathogens, reduce microbial load and insect infestation, inhibit the germination of root crops, extend the durable life of perishable produce, and reduce plant-derived allergens. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), more than 50 countries have approved the use of irradiation for about 50 different types of food, and 33 are using the technology commercially. Despite the fact that irradiation has been used for decades for food disinfection that satisfies quarantine requirements in trade, health concerns over the consumption of irradiated food continue to attract attention. This low-cost method has the advantage that the organoleptic properties of irradiated foods are not altered, allowing, however, to increase their bioactivity and nutritional quality. This review focuses on the advantages of irradiation applied to foods of plant origin. With proper application, irradiation can be an effective means of eliminating and/or reducing microbial and insect infestations along with the foodborne diseases they induce, thereby improving the safety of many foods as well as extending shelf life.</p> Ana Cristina Mendes Ferreira da Vinha Carla Alexandra de Andrade Sousa e Silva Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-08-11 2022-08-11 3 3 248 262 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-005 Regular scientific paper reading as an approach to improve the outcome of bioinformatics teaching to graduate students of medical majors <p>Since the elucidation of the double helix structure of DNA molecule and its role of coding for genetic information, rapid progress of biomedical science including the sequencing of macromolecules in the living system has been witnessed.&nbsp; The technique has allowed the study field to evolve from single genes to genome in species.&nbsp; With demand of deposit and analysis of data obtained, a new science bioinformatics has been formed by integration of computer science and biology.&nbsp; Bioinformatics has found wide application in research of different disciplinary in medical science.&nbsp; To facilitate the grasp of its basic theory and practical application by the postgraduate students at the medical school, regular reading of relevant publications has been proposed as an approach to improve the quality of teaching, and its outcome has been evaluated by comparing the scores earned from the identical test papers.&nbsp; The students acquired the designed intervention had higher score in average statistically with p&lt;0.01.</p> Xiangning Zhang Jing Huang Longji Wu Zhi-Gang Huang Zhiwei He Hongbing Yu Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-08-15 2022-08-15 3 3 263 271 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-006 Cancer mortality in Chiapas women aged 15-44 years during 2016-2020: Cancer in Chiapas women of childbearing age <p>Introduction: Neoplasms are one of the leading causes of death worldwide, identifying trends in mortality is important for the establishment of prevention and diagnostic strategies in susceptible populations. Objective: To identify the main types of cancer in death women of reproductive ages in Chiapas, the socioeconomic factors, and mortality rates due to these causes. Materials and methods: Descriptive, retrospective cross-sectional, study, based on an analysis of national mortality databases. The universe corresponded to cancer deaths in Mexico during the period 2016-2020, the sample corresponded to cancer deaths in women in Chiapas aged 15 to 44 years in the same period. Results: 3.6% of deaths due to neoplasms in Mexico occurred in Chiapas (15,814). A total of 104 different types of cancer were registered in the state. The most frequent were malignant cervix tumors with 19.2% (n= 263), malignant breast tumor with 12.5% (n=171) and malignant stomach tumor with 9.1% (n=125). The specific mortality rate for cancer in the state in 2020 corresponded to 10.4 per 100,000 women. Conclusions: Cancer mortality at the state level has been maintained with minimal percentage differences each year (0.7%), but exceeds the projected at a national level. The most frequent types of cancer associated with deaths of women in Chiapas are cervical, breast, and stomach cancer.</p> Tomasa de los Angeles Jiménez Pirrón José Delfino Méndez Meneses Sonia Rosa Roblero Ochoa Zally Patricia Mandujano Trujillo Itzel Castro Padilla Victor Arturo Dichi Aguero Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 3 3 272 283 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-007 A new validated method for the quantification of Doxorubicin in plasma by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with application in pharmacokinetic studies: quantification of Doxorubicin by HPLC in pharmacokinetic studies <p>Doxorubicin (Dox) is a drug widely used in cancer chemotherapy. Dox is essential in the treatment of pediatric patients diagnosed with different types of cancer, including osteosarcoma (OS). Dox has been used clinically for more than 3 decades, but recently it has been recognized that the cytotoxic effect occurs by multiple mechanisms that have not yet been conclusively identified. Known risk factors for Dox include cumulative dose, younger age, concomitant use of some other antineoplastic agents, female gender, and increased dose intensity. For these reasons, it is important to develop and improve plasma quantification methods for this antineoplastic drug, with the idea that they are more easily usable in clinical practice and thus seek to improve the treatment of patients using Dox. The objective of the present study was to develop an economical, precise, rapid, and exact analytical method by HPLC for the determination of Dox for pharmacokinetic studies in pediatric patients. This method was successfully applied to study Dox chronopharmacokinetics in pediatric patients with osteosarcoma and thus evaluate its chronotoxicity.</p> J. Alonso Gándara-Mireles Ismael Lares-Asseff Ignacio Villanueva Fierro Leslie Patrón Romero Horacio Reyes Almanza Julio Cesar Ávila Grijalva Rosa G. Vargas José Luis Molina Marín Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-08-18 2022-08-18 3 3 284 298 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-008 Manejo multidisciplinario de paciente politraumatizado con fractura expuesta gustilo III-B de Fémur <p>Se presenta el caso de un paciente politraumatizado durante un accidente automovilístico quien presenta una fractura expuesta de femur izquierdo, un desforramiento perineal extenso y fractura de maléolo medial tobillo izquierdo. Paciente es manejado multidisciplinariamente logrando un adecuado control de daños y una satisfactoria resolución definitiva de sus lesiones en un segundo tiempo. Este trabajo presenta los detalles del caso y el tratamiento efectuado.</p> Nicolás Franulic Mandujano Carlos Torres Valenzuela Jose Laso Errazurriz Rodrigo Olivieri Huerta Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-09-09 2022-09-09 3 3 299 305 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-009 Incorporación de las nuevas tecnologías para la atención de la salud mental <p>La pandemia por Covid-19 genero temor, incertidumbre, ansiedad, depresión y duelos en la población mundial, lo que incremento las solicitudes de atención en salud mental de la población, ante la imposibilidad de dar la atención presencial el psicoanálisis adopto en casi todo el mundo la modalidad de atención on line. Actualmente vivimos una época permeada por las nuevas tecnologías, que posibilitan fuentes inconmensurables de información y comunicación instantánea, virtual y simultáneamente se realizan registros de los internautas. En pleno Siglo XXI, hay pocos espacios como la clínica psicoanalítica, que permiten darle soporte y escucha al sufrimiento y al deseo del sujeto. El psicoanálisis no escapa a estas nuevas tecnologías, en este trabajo se plantean distintas vicisitudes del llamado psicoanálisis online y diversas formas en que opera.</p> Blanca Leonor Aranda Boyzo Francisco Jesús Ochoa Bautista Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-09-09 2022-09-09 3 3 306 316 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-010 Sindemia y enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles, una perspectiva social y biológica <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>El término sindemia se refiere a la interacción entre dos o más enfermedades que potencian su carga de enfermedad al situarse a un contexto sociopolítico específico. Las sindemias ocurren en enfermedades infecciosas y en enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles, resultando en un aumento de la carga de la enfermedad. En los últimos años, el término se ha expandido de forma exponencial, evidenciando la importancia del origen social de las enfermedades y el estudio de las causas de este fenómeno multinivel. En el escenario actual, en donde el sistema de salud sido retado por la contingencia secundaria a la COVID-19, se hace necesario analizar la interacción de la situación geopolítica, la situación previa de salud y&nbsp;la pandemia.&nbsp; Finalmente, la pandemia por la COVID-19 merece ser considerada una sindemia, porque la evidencia demuestra que la forma grave de esta enfermedad es más frecuente en grupos sociales vulnerables y en personas con comorbilidades, con repercusiones inciertas a futuro.</p> Mariam Beatriz Posso-Paz Paula Alexandra Correa Ruiz Catalina Cáceres Ramírez Álvaro José Lora Mantilla Laura Alejandra Parra-Gómez Catalina Rocha-Lezama Paul Anthony Camacho Copyright (c) 2022 South Florida Journal of Health 2022-09-12 2022-09-12 3 3 317 327 10.46981/sfjhv3n3-011