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    Implementaci√≥n de un terminal terrestre para mitigar el transporte informal en la ciudad de Chancay ‚Äď Huaral ‚Äď Lima, 2018

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    La presente investigaci√≥n titulada: ‚ÄúImplementaci√≥n de un Terminal Terrestre para Mitigar el Transporte Informal en la ciudad de Chancay ‚Äď Huaral ‚Äď Lima, 2018‚ÄĚ, se realiz√≥ con el objetivo de identificar la relaci√≥n existente entre un terminal terrestre y el transporte informal. En forma espec√≠fica, busca dar soluci√≥n al actual sistema de transporte que se est√° desarrollando en la ciudad de manera informal y de qu√© manera la implementaci√≥n de un equipamiento adaptado a esta problem√°tica podr√° mitigar en gran medida la informalidad en este servicio. La presente investigaci√≥n es de tipo b√°sico, dise√Īo no experimental, descriptivocorrelacional, cuantitativa y pretende ser un aporte como medio informativo, sobre los niveles de informalidad en el transporte p√ļblico y de c√≥mo podr√≠a contrarrestarse con un equipamiento que adem√°s de cumplir con sus funciones espaciales, solucione principalmente un problema de car√°cter urbano. Para el procesamiento de datos se utiliz√≥ el SPSS, con una poblaci√≥n de 300 personas de la ciudad de Chancay, a los cuales se les entrevist√≥ acerca de la percepci√≥n que tienen sobre el transporte p√ļblico actual, obteniendo por medio del Alfa de Cronbach un nivel de confiabilidad de 0.916 para la variable 1: Terminal terrestre y 0.919 para la variable 2: Transporte informal, esto demuestra el conocimiento que tiene la poblaci√≥n sobre ambos temas, sin embargo pese a estos datos obtenidos, se descubri√≥ que los encuestados desconocen la relaci√≥n entre ambas variables, esto se vio reflejado en la prueba de rho de Spearman con 0,433 de correlaci√≥n entre ambas variables

    Reduction of cardiac imaging tests during the COVID-19 pandemic: The case of Italy. Findings from the IAEA Non-invasive Cardiology Protocol Survey on COVID-19 (INCAPS COVID)

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    Background: In early 2020, COVID-19 massively hit Italy, earlier and harder than any other European country. This caused a series of strict containment measures, aimed at blocking the spread of the pandemic. Healthcare delivery was also affected when resources were diverted towards care of COVID-19 patients, including intensive care wards. Aim of the study: The aim is assessing the impact of COVID-19 on cardiac imaging in Italy, compare to the Rest of Europe (RoE) and the World (RoW). Methods: A global survey was conducted in May‚ÄďJune 2020 worldwide, through a questionnaire distributed online. The survey covered three periods: March and April 2020, and March 2019. Data from 52 Italian centres, a subset of the 909 participating centres from 108 countries, were analyzed. Results: In Italy, volumes decreased by 67% in March 2020, compared to March 2019, as opposed to a significantly lower decrease (p < 0.001) in RoE and RoW (41% and 40%, respectively). A further decrease from March 2020 to April 2020 summed up to 76% for the North, 77% for the Centre and 86% for the South. When compared to the RoE and RoW, this further decrease from March 2020 to April 2020 in Italy was significantly less (p = 0.005), most likely reflecting the earlier effects of the containment measures in Italy, taken earlier than anywhere else in the West. Conclusions: The COVID-19 pandemic massively hit Italy and caused a disruption of healthcare services, including cardiac imaging studies. This raises concern about the medium- and long-term consequences for the high number of patients who were denied timely diagnoses and the subsequent lifesaving therapies and procedures

    Impact of COVID-19 on Diagnostic Cardiac Procedural Volume in Oceania: The IAEA Non-Invasive Cardiology Protocol Survey on COVID-19 (INCAPS COVID)

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    Objectives: The INCAPS COVID Oceania study aimed to assess the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on cardiac procedure volume provided in the Oceania region. Methods: A retrospective survey was performed comparing procedure volumes within March 2019 (pre-COVID-19) with April 2020 (during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic). Sixty-three (63) health care facilities within Oceania that perform cardiac diagnostic procedures were surveyed, including a mixture of metropolitan and regional, hospital and outpatient, public and private sites, and 846 facilities outside of Oceania. The percentage change in procedure volume was measured between March 2019 and April 2020, compared by test type and by facility. Results: In Oceania, the total cardiac diagnostic procedure volume was reduced by 52.2% from March 2019 to April 2020, compared to a reduction of 75.9% seen in the rest of the world (p<0.001). Within Oceania sites, this reduction varied significantly between procedure types, but not between types of health care facility. All procedure types (other than stress cardiac magnetic resonance [CMR] and positron emission tomography [PET]) saw significant reductions in volume over this time period (p<0.001). In Oceania, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) decreased by 51.6%, transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) by 74.0%, and stress tests by 65% overall, which was more pronounced for stress electrocardiograph (ECG) (81.8%) and stress echocardiography (76.7%) compared to stress single-photon emission computerised tomography (SPECT) (44.3%). Invasive coronary angiography decreased by 36.7% in Oceania. Conclusion: A significant reduction in cardiac diagnostic procedure volume was seen across all facility types in Oceania and was likely a function of recommendations from cardiac societies and directives from government to minimise spread of COVID-19 amongst patients and staff. Longer term evaluation is important to assess for negative patient outcomes which may relate to deferral of usual models of care within cardiology
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