Conocimiento, aplicación y difusión de los resultados de la investigación clínica: el caso de la encefalopatía portosistémica.

Translated title of the contribution: Knowledge, application, and diffusion of results of clinical research: the case of porto-systemic encephalopathy

F. Vargas Vorackova, O. Campollo Rivas, M. Uribe Esquivel, F. López Jiménez, E. Cervera Ceballos

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The objectives of this survey were to evaluate the medical knowledge, acceptance and application of research results, and to identify the main sources of information in our environment. Portal-systemic encephalopathy (PSE) was the specific health problem addressed. Three hundred seventy-seven attendants to the National Mexican Gastroenterology Week (december 14-19, 1991) were surveyed. The results point out: 1) Gaps in PSE knowledge, since 30% or more incorrect answers were obtained for some PSE manifestations and therapeutic measures; 2) A persistent use of measures with doubtful efficacy, which is exemplified by the regular use of neomycin by (80%) of the respondents, 3) frequent influence of the availability of therapeutic measures (68%), as the satisfaction with therapeutic response (66%) on PSE treatment patterns, and 4) important role of continuing education courses and/or scientific meetings (> 66%) and medical journals (> 57%) as sources of information.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
JournalRevista de gastroenterología de México
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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