About Belize Journal of Medicine
Belize Journal of Medicine (BJM) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish articles on research and experience in all topics of medicine, dentistry and public health. It is committed to presenting the best work, overlooked on many occasions, carried out in clinics and hospitals.
BJM has biannual frequency, it is bilingual (English and Spanish), and presents varied content. This allows authors to adjust their work to different formats in the sections of: Current reports, Reviews, Original papers, Short communications, Case reports, Flashbacks (recounts of medical history in Belize), Medical News, Letters to the editors, among others.
The printed version of BELIZE JOURNAL OF MEDICINE is distributed without cost to medical personnel, hospitals, clinics, libraries and is deposited in the Belize Archives and Records Service and the National Heritage Library, promoting and ensuring communication and exchange between health professionals.
The objective of BJM is to expand to medical doctors and health and educational institutions in Central America and the Caribbean to become a regional bilingual publication. BJM is furthermore committed to be available online for added dissemination and visibility. Its readership includes all medical personnel.
BJM, as it is an Open Access journal, is freely available online also. The information may be used responsibly and with proper attribution.
La historia de la medicina nos refiere las mayores catástrofes sanitarias acaecidas en el curso del desarrollo de la humanidad desde los tiempos bíblicos, con grandes epidemias, que se expandieron rápidamente por muchos territorios y causaron una elevada letalidad, con notable repercusión en la vida de los pueblos y la sociedad humana.
Viruses are the most common causes of respiratory infection, and causative agents of lower respiratory tract infections that vary according to patient age and immunity. The imaging findings of viral pneumonia are diverse and overlap with those of other non-viral infections and inflammatory conditions. Computed tomographic (CT) findings of viral pneumonia are diverse and may be affected by the immune status of the host and the underlying pathophysiology of the viral pathogen. Moreover, coinfection with bacteria is common, however, identification of the underlying viral pathogens may not always be easy.
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Biblat and Latindex
ISSN 2412-9305 (online)
ISSN 2225-8116 (paper)
BMDA The Belize Medical and Dental Association was formed in 1964 (the year in which Belize attained Internal Self-Government), but only attained legal footing in 1981 (the year of Belize’s Independence).
BC Editions is
a publishing house, created for the publication of the Belize Journal of Medicine and other medical literature.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Carlos Peraza MSc.
Dr. John Waight, Belize
Dr. Pedro Arriaga, Belize
Dr. Jorge L. Hidalgo, Belize
Dr. Edna Méndez Peraza, Belize
Dr. Ninfa Ken, Belize
Dr. José Moguel, Belize
Dr. Carlos Castañeda, Cuba-Ecuador
Dr. Rosa J. Chiroy Muñoz, Guatemala
Dr. Erwin González Maza, Guatemala
Luis Peraza, Pharmacist, Belize
Dr. Nidia Larrinaga
Dr. José Enrique Samos
Dr. Uldine Wright
Dr. Julio M. Díaz
Dr. Ingrid Sansorez
Dr. Rafael Samos
Dr. Jonelle Kuylen
Dr. José Salinas
Eloisa Le Riverend
Manuel G. Daza
Belize National Library Service
and Information System
Comisión de Educación Médica Continua
Colegio de Médicos
y Cirujanos de Guatemala