These proceedings describe new and changing concepts in Internal Medicine, particularly in areas such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Central Nervous System and Hypertension. New advances in the treatment of Hypertension and in the diagnosis of different Central Nervous System diseases have been made in the last years, and these proceedings feature new aspects in the treatment of arterial hypertension, new aspects of certain kidney diseases and diagnosis of neuroophthalmological diseases.
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Presidential symposium. Medicine of the XXI century.
The human genome project and its importance in clinical medicine (A.B. Falcón de Vargas). Prevention and health for the 21stI century (J.F. Oletta). Cardiovasular surgery in perspective (A. Bello). Clinical focus and patient management in the XXI century within the context of the advances in medicine (C.A. Moros-Ghersi).
Renal changes in secondary hypertension. A review (J.A. Pinto, I. Daboín). Renovascular and renal parenchymal arterial hypertension: clinical considerations (R.E. Vargas-Arenas). Experiences and controversies related to the endovascular treatment of renovascular hypertension (F. Tortoledo, L. Izaguirre, M.A. Tortoledo). Hypertension in the elderly: evidence-based management (L. Guevara-Matheus). Functional aspects of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and angiotensin II receptor AT1 blockers in arterial hypertension (F. Contreras et al.). Dopamine, hypertension and obesity (F. Contreras et al.). Use of calcium antagonists in hypertension (R. Hernández Hernández et al.).
Clinical-cytological study of thyroid nodule (J.Ayala-Landa, E.G. Pérez). Insulinemia: relation with obesity and high blood pressure (V.R. Omaira et al.).
Genetics aspects of cardiovascular diseases (A.B. Falcón de Vargas).
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (M. Prieto). Blunted hemodynamic and hormonal responses to tilt-test in patients with sickle-cell disease (E. Romero-Vecchione et al.).
Endothelial cells and acute rejection in organ transplantation: a review with emphasis on adhesion molecules (P. Clesca).
Ischemic-microvascular ocular motor nerves palsies: a 7-year experience of the neuro-ophthalmology Unit, Caracas Vargas Hospital (M. Ramella, R. Muci-Mendoza). Glomerular lesions in Venezuelan mestizos with human immunodeficiency virus infection (R.E. Vargas-Arenas et al.). Zincuria and zincemia in postmenopausal osteoporosis (F. Contreras et al.).
Index of authors.