Mexican Journal of Medical Research https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR <p>The Mexican Journal of Medical Research is the official medical research publication of the Área Académica de Medicina, Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud (ICSa) at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH). The journal covers all the latest important developments in health sciences in the areas of experimental, clinical and epidemiological research. The Mexican Journal of Medical Research is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical cases in all areas of medical research. Manuscripts published in the journal are free of charge to authors.</p> Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo en-US Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2007-5235 Title https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3789 Mario I. Ortíz Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 Editorial Board https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3790 Mario I. Ortíz Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 Disclaimer https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3791 Mario I. Ortíz Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 Editorial https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3792 Mario I. Ortíz Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 Aims and scope, multidisciplinary journal and guide for authors https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3793 Mario I. Ortíz Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 The Importance of Mental Health in the Mexican Public Health System https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3794 <p>The concept of mental illness has been hidden behind a curtain of stigma and dislike for a long time. The magnitude, suffering and burden in terms of disability and costs for individuals, families and society in general are overwhelming and do not correspond with the resources devoted to their research and attention. This document refers the importance of mental health within public health in Mexico. The presence of these mental disorders in society is reaching alarming figures and the forecasts indicate that they will increase. It is vital to highlight three main axes in the development of strategies that seek direct intervention in the population: prevention, hospitalization and social reintegration. It requires a great human and political will along with a great commitment of all health professionals to achieve a real change within the health system in Mexico regarding mental health.</p> Landy Pimentel Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 1 6 10.29057/mjmr.v7i13.3794 World Health Organization Strategies to Reduce Smoking https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3795 <p>Today, tobacco is a serious public health problem considered a risk factor in chronic diseases and its complications. Tobacco habit is a risk factor completely modifiable, so it is important to quit this bad habit at all ages. Due to tobacco epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the Monitor, Protect, Offer, Warn, Enforce and Raise (MPOWER) Brochures and the importance of the use of social marketing as a tool of educational communication to transmit health information clearly, and promote healthy lifestyles, reinforce knowledge, attitudes or behaviors.</p> Nadia Aguilar Castro Eduardo Hernández Martínez Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 7 11 10.29057/mjmr.v7i13.3795 Bioactive Compounds and Antihypertensive Activity of Extracts of Hibiscus sabdariffa L https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3796 <p>Introduction: systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) is the main risk factor for the developing of cardiovascular disease, which the leading cause of death worldwide. One of the best ways to control blood pressure (BP) levels is the combination of lifestyle changes and drug therapy. However, pharmacotherapy is expensive and produces adverse reactions. Thus, it is necessary to find cheap, safe and effective alternative treatments. Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (HS) is a plant that is traditionally used in some countries to treat SAH, which has given rise to various investigations to determine their compounds and their antihypertensive activity. Aim: the present article aims at reviewing the reports that support the antihypertensive activity of extracts from HS in animal and human models Conclusions: the information collected from scientific literature suggests that HS extracts have antihypertensive effects in animals and humans, especially in early stages; however, more studies in advanced stages of hypertension are needed.</p> Perla Yuridia Montes-Rubio Héctor Enrique Fabela-Illescas Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 12 18 10.29057/mjmr.v7i13.3796 Quality in the Attention of Patients with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Hiv): Actions Carried Out by Colombia and Mexico https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3797 <p>The quality of care for people diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has been managed for years with a reductionist vision regarding what the user requires. In terms of health care, there is a good or bad attention regarding the diagnosis, ignorance, stigma associated with it, the system, low training of the health provider, etc. This article aims at reviewing from a literature perspective the different actions that Colombia and Mexico have carried out in relation to the health care of these users and if there are advances over the years or if the same practices that generate low quality care to these users are still adopted.</p> Kenny P. Ramírez-Camargo Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 19 24 10.29057/mjmr.v7i13.3797 Elder Abandonment in Mexico: Unattended public health problem https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/3798 <p>Aging is occurring at a speed higher than that experienced historically by the developed countries. Older population will grow three times faster than the growth rate of the total population. The largest increases will happen in countries that do not now show the highest percentages of people over the age of 60, as in the case of Brazil, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. However, in countries like Honduras and Paraguay this population grows at higher rates with respect to other countries. Public health in Mexico and Latin America faces the challenge of reforming health systems in a way that they can face a double burden of disease, represented by the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and their complications, in addition to the persistence of transferable infectious diseases and those associated with nutritional problems. For this reason, the perception of abandonment of the older adults, it is appropriate to define some concepts implicit in the sociodemographic characteristics that are reflected in the statistics of each Latin American country and especially in Mexico, because their population pyramid is increasing with this age-specific disease, generating that due to multiple economic and physical consequences, among others, abandonment becomes a consequence frequently neglected.</p> Aura Cristina Gómez-Cardenas Copyright (c) 2019 Mexican Journal of Medical Research 2019-01-05 2019-01-05 7 13 25 29 10.29057/mjmr.v7i13.3798