Oscar H Del Brutto

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Country: Ecuador

Publications

  1. doi Neurocysticercosis in Western Europe: a re-emerging disease?
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Acta Neurol Belg 112:335-43. 2012
  2. doi Reduced percentage of neurocysticercosis cases among patients with late-onset epilepsy in the new millennium
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 114:1254-6. 2012
  3. doi Neurological complications of venomous snake bites: a review
    O H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Acta Neurol Scand 125:363-72. 2012
  4. ncbi Door-to-door survey of major neurological diseases in rural Ecuador--the Atahualpa Project: methodological aspects
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Atahualpa, Ecuador
    Neuroepidemiology 23:310-6. 2004
  5. ncbi Stroke in rural Ecuador: a three-phase, door-to-door survey
    O H Del Brutto
    Stroke Unit, Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Neurology 63:1974-5. 2004
  6. ncbi Epilepsy and neurocysticercosis in Atahualpa: a door-to-door survey in rural coastal Ecuador
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Epilepsia 46:583-7. 2005
  7. doi Changing pattern of neurocysticercosis in an urban endemic center (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    J Neurol Sci 315:64-6. 2012
  8. doi Neurocysticercosis among international travelers to disease-endemic areas
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    J Travel Med 19:112-7. 2012
  9. doi Stroke in rural coastal Ecuador: a community-based survey
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Int J Stroke 9:365-6. 2014
  10. doi Neurocysticercosis
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo and Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 121:1445-59. 2014

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Publications39

  1. doi Neurocysticercosis in Western Europe: a re-emerging disease?
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Acta Neurol Belg 112:335-43. 2012
    ..It is possible that some patients had acquired the disease as the result of contact with Taenia solium carriers coming from endemic countries. Much remains to be learned on the prevalence of neurocysticercosis in this region...
  2. doi Reduced percentage of neurocysticercosis cases among patients with late-onset epilepsy in the new millennium
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 114:1254-6. 2012
    ..To determine if the number of neurocysticercosis cases among patients with late-onset epilepsy has decreased over the past two decades...
  3. doi Neurological complications of venomous snake bites: a review
    O H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Acta Neurol Scand 125:363-72. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi Door-to-door survey of major neurological diseases in rural Ecuador--the Atahualpa Project: methodological aspects
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Atahualpa, Ecuador
    Neuroepidemiology 23:310-6. 2004
    ..Here, we describe the methodology of this field study that may be used as a model for the evaluation of neurological disorders in rural communities of developing countries...
  5. ncbi Stroke in rural Ecuador: a three-phase, door-to-door survey
    O H Del Brutto
    Stroke Unit, Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Neurology 63:1974-5. 2004
    ..Six of the 10 patients had hypertensive arteriolopathy (five with ischemic and one with hemorrhagic stroke). Additional work is needed to increase knowledge on stroke in developing countries...
  6. ncbi Epilepsy and neurocysticercosis in Atahualpa: a door-to-door survey in rural coastal Ecuador
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Epilepsia 46:583-7. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of epilepsy and the role of neurocysticercosis in the occurrence of epilepsy in Atahualpa...
  7. doi Changing pattern of neurocysticercosis in an urban endemic center (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    J Neurol Sci 315:64-6. 2012
    ..To confirm recent evidence suggesting a change in the pattern of disease expression of neurocysticercosis, manifested by a decreasing number of severe and recent infections...
  8. doi Neurocysticercosis among international travelers to disease-endemic areas
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    J Travel Med 19:112-7. 2012
    ....
  9. doi Stroke in rural coastal Ecuador: a community-based survey
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Int J Stroke 9:365-6. 2014
    ..Comparison of our findings with a previous survey performed in the same village showed an alarming increase in stroke prevalence (from 14.08‰ in 2003 to 31.15‰ in 2012, P = 0.03)...
  10. doi Neurocysticercosis
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo and Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 121:1445-59. 2014
    ..solium, including human carriers of the adult tapeworm, infected pigs, and eggs in the environment. ..
  11. ncbi Neurocysticercosis in a 2-year-old boy infected at home
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Pathog Glob Health 106:122-3. 2012
    ..Household contacts should always be investigated in children with neurocysticercosis. Proper identification and treatment of Taenia solium carriers will reduce the risk of further spread of the disease...
  12. ncbi Stroke following Bothrops spp. snakebite
    Aurelio Mosquera
    Department of Neurology, Luis Vernaza Hospital, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Neurology 60:1577-80. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence and subtypes of cerebrovascular complications of Bothrops spp. snakebites...
  13. ncbi Cardiovascular health status and metabolic syndrome in Ecuadorian natives/Mestizos aged 40 years or more with and without stroke and ischemic heart disease--an atahualpa project case-control nested study
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:643-8. 2014
    ..We conducted a population-based case-control study to assess which risk factors are associated with the occurrence of vascular events in natives/mestizos living in rural coastal Ecuador...
  14. doi Door-to-door survey of cardiovascular health, stroke, and ischemic heart disease in rural coastal Ecuador--the Atahualpa Project: methodology and operational definitions
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador Coordinating Center, The Atahualpa Project, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Int J Stroke 9:367-71. 2014
    ..Knowledge of the cardiovascular health status of the inhabitants will allow the implementation of policies directed to reduce the burden of stroke and cardiovascular diseases in the region...
  15. pmc Living alone and cardiovascular health status in residents of a rural village of coastal Ecuador (The Atahualpa Project)
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Environ Health Prev Med 18:422-5. 2013
    ..We conducted a population-based case-control study to assess the CVH status of Atahualpa residents-a rural village representative of Coastal Ecuador-according to their living arrangements...
  16. doi Characteristics of 478 very old neurologic outpatients evaluated over 20 years in Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Victor J Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Catholic University, Santiago de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Acta Neurol Belg 112:161-5. 2012
    ..Nowadays, distribution of neurologic symptoms and diseases in our population of very old neurologic patients is more similar to that reported from the developed world than it was 20 years ago...
  17. pmc Neurocysticercosis: a review
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:159821. 2012
    ..solium, including human carriers of the adult tapeworm, infected pigs, and eggs in the environment...
  18. ncbi Single parenchymal brain cysticercus: relationship between age of patients and evolutive stage of parasites
    Victor J Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Neurol Res 34:967-70. 2012
    ..Here, we attempted to determine whether patients with cysticercal granulomas are younger than those with other forms of parenchymal brain cysticercosis...
  19. pmc Cysticerci-related single parenchymal brain enhancing lesions in non-endemic countries
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    J Neurol Sci 319:32-6. 2012
    ..Review of case reports and case series of patients with single cysticercus granulomas in non-endemic countries to determine the characteristics of this form of neurocysticercosis in these regions...
  20. ncbi Neurocysticercosis
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 114:313-25. 2013
    ..In recent years, efforts have focused on transmission control and potential elimination in endemic regions. ..
  21. pmc Association between sleep quality and cardiovascular health: a door-to-door survey in rural Ecuador
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Environ Health Prev Med 19:234-7. 2014
    ..The aim of this door-to-door survey was to evaluate the association between sleep quality and cardiovascular health status in persons aged ≥40 years living in a village that is representative of rural Ecuador...
  22. ncbi Prevalence of Parkinson's disease in a rural village of coastal Ecuador. A two-phase door-to-door survey
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Acta Neurol Belg 113:253-6. 2013
    ..However, we noted an increase in PD prevalence when only carpenters were considered. Unsafe occupational exposure to toxic substances may counterbalance the apparently lower risk of PD in the non-industrialized world...
  23. doi Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its correlation with the cardiovascular health status in stroke- and ischemic heart disease-free Ecuadorian natives/mestizos aged ≥40 years living in Atahualpa: a population-based study
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador Electronic address
    Diabetes Metab Syndr 7:218-22. 2013
    ..We evaluated the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Atahualpa, a village representative of rural coastal Ecuador...
  24. doi Neurocysticercosis: new thoughts on controversial issues
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Curr Opin Neurol 26:289-94. 2013
    ..This review comments on the recent advances in the understanding of the controversial aspects of neurocysticercosis (NCC)...
  25. doi Changing profile of 7,519 neurologic outpatients evaluated over 20 years
    Victor J Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Catholic University, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Eur Neurol 68:381-90. 2012
    ..There is scarce information on the demographic profile and diseases affecting neurologic outpatients...
  26. doi Isolated brainstem cysticercosis: a review
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:507-11. 2013
    ..Review of patients with isolated brainstem cysticercus to outline the features of this form of neurocysticercosis...
  27. ncbi Meta-analysis: Cysticidal drugs for neurocysticercosis: albendazole and praziquantel
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Ann Intern Med 145:43-51. 2006
    ..Conflicting reports have caused controversy on whether cysticidal drugs modify the natural course of neurocysticercosis...
  28. doi Diagnostic criteria for neurocysticercosis, revisited
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Pathog Glob Health 106:299-304. 2012
    ..After 10 years of usage, this set has been proved useful in both, field studies, and hospital settings. Recent advances in neuroimaging and immune diagnostic methods have enhanced its accuracy for the diagnosis of NCC...
  29. doi Calcified neurocysticercosis among patients with primary headache
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Ecuador
    Cephalalgia 32:250-4. 2012
    ..The present study was undertaken to determine whether neurocysticercosis is more common among patients with primary headaches than in other neurological disorders...
  30. ncbi Intrasellar cysticercosis: a systematic review
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Acta Neurol Belg 113:225-7. 2013
    ..Prompt surgical resection is mandatory to reduce the risk of permanent loss of visual function. There seems to be no role for cysticidal drug therapy in these cases...
  31. ncbi Intramedullary cysticercosis of the spinal cord: a review of patients evaluated with MRI
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    J Neurol Sci 331:114-7. 2013
    ..Review of cases of intramedullary spinal cord cysticercosis diagnosed with MRI to outline the features and outcome of this overlooked form of presentation of neurocysticercosis...
  32. doi Neurological effects of venomous bites and stings: snakes, spiders, and scorpions
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 114:349-68. 2013
    ....
  33. doi Neurocysticercosis in infants and toddlers: report of seven cases and review of published patients
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo, and Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Pediatr Neurol 48:432-5. 2013
    ..The search must not be limited to family members, but also extended to domestic employees who are in daily contact with the children...
  34. pmc Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy in a venomous snake (Bothrops asper) bite victim
    Miguel E Delgado
    Intensive Care Unit, Hospital de Infectología Daniel Rodríguez Maridueña, Ministerio de Salud Publica, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:496-8. 2012
    ..This pathogenetic mechanism has also been implicated as the cause of cerebral infarctions in snake bite victims. Alternatively, the leukoencephalopathy might have been a complication of antivenom therapy...
  35. ncbi Neurocysticercosis
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Semin Neurol 25:243-51. 2005
    ....
  36. ncbi Indices of abdominal obesity may be better than the BMI to discriminate Latin American natives/mestizos with a poor cardiovascular status
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo, Ecuador Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador Electronic address
    Diabetes Metab Syndr 8:115-8. 2014
    ..e., the body mass index (BMI), could also be of value in ethnic groups phenotypically different than Whites...
  37. doi Is the rate of cerebral hemorrhages declining among stroke patients in South America?
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador School of Medicine, Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Int J Stroke 9:207-9. 2014
    ....
  38. doi Cardiovascular health status among Caribbean Hispanics living in Northern Manhattan and Ecuadorian natives/mestizos in rural coastal Ecuador: a comparative study
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    School of Medicine, Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo UEES, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    J Community Health 38:634-41. 2013
    ..These differences are likely related to a healthier lifestyle in a rural setting and provide insights for setting cardiovascular prevention priorities. ..
  39. ncbi A review of cases of human cysticercosis in Canada
    Oscar H Del Brutto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Can J Neurol Sci 39:319-22. 2012
    ..Review of human cysticercosis in Canada, to estimate the magnitude of the disease and to describe the pattern of disease expression in this country...