José Rodrigues Coura

Summary

Affiliation: Rio de Janeiro
Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. ncbi Chagas disease. What is known and what should be improved: a systemic review
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 45:286-96. 2012
  2. ncbi Risks of endemicity, morbidity and perspectives regarding the control of Chagas disease in the Amazon Region
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 107:145-54. 2012
  3. ncbi A critical review on Chagas disease chemotherapy
    José Rodriques Coura
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Av Brasil 4365, 21045 900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 97:3-24. 2002
  4. ncbi A new challenge for malaria control in Brazil: asymptomatic Plasmodium infection--a review
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21040 900, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:229-37. 2006
  5. ncbi Chagas disease: what is known and what is needed--a background article
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, 21045 900, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:113-22. 2007
  6. ncbi Epidemiological and control aspects of schistosomiasis in Brazilian endemic areas
    J R Coura
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Av Brasil 4365, 21045 900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 99:13-9. 2004
  7. ncbi Present situation and new strategies for Chagas disease chemotherapy: a proposal
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro 21040 360, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:549-54. 2009
  8. ncbi Epidemiology, control and surveillance of Chagas disease: 100 years after its discovery
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:31-40. 2009
  9. ncbi Chagas disease: 100 years after its discovery. A systemic review
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Acta Trop 115:5-13. 2010
  10. ncbi [Transmission of chagasic infection by oral route in the natural history of Chagas disease]
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 39:113-7. 2006

Collaborators

  • José Borges-Pereira
  • Maria José Conceição
  • Rodolfo Devera
  • O Fernandes
  • Simone Ladeia Andrade
  • Carlos Eduardo Tosta
  • Walter A Eyer-Silva
  • João Paulo Cantalice Filho
  • Izilda Curado
  • Erika Martins Braga
  • Virginia Torres Schall
  • Gerhard Wunderlich
  • Elisa Cupolillo
  • Iran Mendonça da Silva
  • A Jansen
  • João Carlos Pinto Dias
  • Patricia Azambuja
  • Eloi S Garcia
  • Martha Cecília Suárez-Mútis
  • Marcio Neves Boia
  • Simone Ladeia-Andrade
  • Sergio Salles Xavier
  • Eric Vinaud de Melo
  • Lucia Maria Brum-Soares
  • S S Santos
  • Marcelo Urbano Ferreira
  • Filipe Anibal Carvalho-Costa
  • Fernando Campos Sodré
  • Angela Cristina Verissimo Junqueira
  • Alessandra Queiroga Gonçalves
  • Martha C Suarez-Mútis
  • Jacenir Reis Dos Santos-Mallet
  • Teodardo José Marcano
  • C J Carvalho-Moreira
  • C R Bonvicino
  • Pedro Viñas Albajar
  • A Junqueira
  • José Rodriques Coura
  • M B A Mendonça
  • Walfredo da Costa
  • E R de Lemos
  • A M Moraes
  • Cristiano Lara Massara
  • Andréa Silvestre de Sousa
  • Inez Ribeiro Costa
  • João Marcos Bemfica Barbosa Ferreira
  • Nelson Ferreira Fé
  • Wilson Alecrim
  • Eduardo César Faria
  • Maria Esther de Carvalho
  • Gustavo Albino Pinto Magalhães
  • Beatriz Elena Porras-Pedroza
  • Antonio Walter Ferreira
  • Edward Felix Silva
  • Edna Maria Pires
  • João da Costa Viana
  • Patricia Cuervo
  • Melissa da Silva Bastos
  • Fabiana M S Leoratti
  • Sandra L Moraes-Avila
  • Kézia Katiani Gorza Scopel
  • Ana Lucia L Oliveira
  • Angela C V Junqueira
  • Teruo Ito de Moraes
  • Ana Lucia S Sousa
  • Pedro Albajar Vinas
  • Vitor Laerte Pinto
  • Liège M Abreu Carvalho
  • Andréa Silvestre Sousa
  • Cristiane Cruz Lamas
  • Marcelo Rosadinski Lyra
  • Julise B Gross
  • Ezequias Baptista Martins
  • W M Oelemann
  • Elkin Hernan Bermúdez-Aza
  • Carlos José de Carvalho Moreira
  • Zelia Andrade
  • Teresa Cristina Monte Gonçalves
  • Anastácio Morgado
  • Mariano Brasil Terrazas
  • Sônia Velihovetchi Laredo
  • I B Otazu
  • H N Seuanez
  • M S Gonzalez
  • F C Almeida
  • F F Nascimento
  • C B Mello
  • J P Boubli
  • M C D Spata
  • B Zingales

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi Chagas disease. What is known and what should be improved: a systemic review
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 45:286-96. 2012
    ..Finally, we raise the need for to create a new initiative for controlling Chagas disease in the Gran Chaco, which involves parts of Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay...
  2. ncbi Risks of endemicity, morbidity and perspectives regarding the control of Chagas disease in the Amazon Region
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 107:145-54. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi A critical review on Chagas disease chemotherapy
    José Rodriques Coura
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Av Brasil 4365, 21045 900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 97:3-24. 2002
    ....
  4. ncbi A new challenge for malaria control in Brazil: asymptomatic Plasmodium infection--a review
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21040 900, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:229-37. 2006
    ..If a mean of 25% is taken for the asymptomatic infection caused by Plasmodium sp. in the Amazon region of Brazil, malaria control will be difficult to achieve in that region with the measures currently utilized for such control...
  5. ncbi Chagas disease: what is known and what is needed--a background article
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, 21045 900, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:113-22. 2007
    ..Several acute cases have been reported from Amazon region most of them by T. cruzi I, Z3, and a hybrid ZI/Z3. We conclude this article presenting the ten top Chagas disease needs for the near future...
  6. ncbi Epidemiological and control aspects of schistosomiasis in Brazilian endemic areas
    J R Coura
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Av Brasil 4365, 21045 900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 99:13-9. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi Present situation and new strategies for Chagas disease chemotherapy: a proposal
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro 21040 360, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:549-54. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi Epidemiology, control and surveillance of Chagas disease: 100 years after its discovery
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:31-40. 2009
    ..These measures should be complemented by surveillance and primary, secondary and tertiary care...
  9. ncbi Chagas disease: 100 years after its discovery. A systemic review
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Acta Trop 115:5-13. 2010
    ..The epidemiological and control characteristics of Chagas disease vary according to each country's ecological conditions and health policies...
  10. ncbi [Transmission of chagasic infection by oral route in the natural history of Chagas disease]
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 39:113-7. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi Chagas disease in the Brazilian Amazon: IV. a new cross-sectional study
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Brasil
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 44:159-65. 2002
    ..8% of them had a positive serology for T. cruzi infection. Electrocardiographic alterations were shown in 9.3% of the seropositives and in 11.9% of the seronegative cases. This was considered not statistically significant...
  12. ncbi Emerging Chagas disease in Amazonian Brazil
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Dept of Tropical Medicine, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Trends Parasitol 18:171-6. 2002
    ..cruziZ3/Z1 ASAT--are present. It appears that T. cruzil has an extant capacity for genetic exchange. Attention is also drawn to the risk of domestic endemicity, in addition to the tasks facing the disease control authorities...
  13. ncbi Chronic phase of Chagas disease: why should it be treated? A comprehensive review
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 106:641-5. 2011
    ....
  14. ncbi Specific schistosomiasis treatment as a strategy for disease control
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 105:598-603. 2010
    ..We conclude that specific treatment of schistosomiasis reduces the prevalence of infection in the short-term and the morbidity due to schistosomiasis in medium to long-term time frames, but does not help to control disease transmission...
  15. ncbi [Morbidity of Chagas disease among autochthonous patients from the Rio Negro microregion, State of Amazonas]
    Lucia Maria Brum-Soares
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 43:170-7. 2010
    ..A seroepidemiological and clinical study was conducted on 152 autochthonous individuals living in the district of Barcelos, State of Amazonas, to evaluate the seroprevalence of Chagas infection and morbidity of Chagas disease...
  16. ncbi Age-dependent acquisition of protective immunity to malaria in riverine populations of the Amazon Basin of Brazil
    Simone Ladeia-Andrade
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:452-9. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that the continuous exposure to hypo- or mesoendemic malaria may induce significant anti-parasite and anti-disease immunity in native Amazonians...
  17. ncbi Cross-sectional study defines difference in malaria morbidity in two Yanomami communities on Amazonian boundary between Brazil and Venezuela
    Teodardo José Marcano
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Av Brasil 4365, 21045 900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 99:369-76. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi [Prevalence of left ventricular aneurysms among chronic Chagas disease patients from two areas in the State of Piauí, Brazil]
    José Borges-Pereira
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Avenida Brasil 4365, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 40:521-6. 2007
    ..These results show that there was low prevalence of left ventricle aneurysms among patients from João Costa and high concentration of thrombi among patients from São João do Piauí...
  19. ncbi Mass treatment for intestinal helminthiasis control in an Amazonian endemic area in Brazil
    Marcio Neves Boia
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Departamento de Medicina Tropical, IOC, FiocruzRJ, Brasil
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 48:189-95. 2006
    ..However, governmental plans for public health, education and urban infrastructure are essential for the sustained reduction of prevalences of those infections...
  20. ncbi [Chronic chagasic cardiopathy in the Rio Negro, Amazon State. Report of three new autochthonous cases confirmed by serology, clinical examination, chest X-rays, electro and echocardiography]
    Sergio Salles Xavier
    Instituto de Pesquisa Clinica Evandro Chagas, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 39:211-6. 2006
    ..These are the first autochthonous cases of chronic Chagasic cardiomyopathy from the Brazilian Amazon state with echocardiographic pattern suggestive of Chagas' disease...
  21. ncbi Cross sectional study reveals a high percentage of asymptomatic Plasmodium vivax infection in the Amazon Rio Negro area, Brazil
    Martha C Suarez-Mútis
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 49:159-64. 2007
    ..Only one 12 year old girl presented a positive thick blood smear for P. vivax. This is the first description of asymptomatic Plasmodium infection in this area studied...
  22. ncbi Should Trypanosoma cruzi be called "cruzi" complex? a review of the parasite diversity and the potential of selecting population after in vitro culturing and mice infection
    Rodolfo Devera
    Departmento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21045 900, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 98:1-12. 2003
    ..The interaction of the different infecting clones of the cruzi complex and the human host will determine the morbidity of the disease...
  23. ncbi [Seroprevalence of Chagas disease infection in the State of Piauí, 2002]
    José Borges-Pereira
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 39:530-9. 2006
    ..0% to 1.9%), which was indicative of the efficacy of the vector control measures implemented between 1975 and 2002...
  24. ncbi Naturally acquired antibodies to merozoite surface protein (MSP)-1(19) and cumulative exposure to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in remote populations of the Amazon Basin of Brazil
    Simone Ladeia-Andrade
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, 21045 900 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:943-51. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi [Evaluation of the thick smear in a field condition in a malaria endemic area in the Middle Region of Rio Negro, Amazon]
    Martha Cecília Suárez-Mútis
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz da Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 39:495-7. 2006
    ..05). In areas of asymptomatic infection, improvement in the sensibility of thick smears by increasing the number of microscopic fields read or using other more accurate diagnostic malaria techniques alone or in combination is fundamental...
  26. pmc Morbidity of Chagas heart disease in the microregion of Rio Negro, Amazonian Brazil: a case-control study
    José Rodrigues Coura
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 108:1009-13. 2013
    ..The echocardiogram was altered in 22.6% of the seropositive individuals and in 8.5% of the seronegative individuals. ..
  27. ncbi [Changes in the epidemiological pattern of malaria in a rural area of the middle Rio Negro, Brazilian Amazon: a retrospective analysis]
    Martha Cecília Suárez-Mútis
    Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Av Brasil 4365, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21045 900, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 23:795-804. 2007
    ..vivax from 24% to 35% (all these differences were statistically significant, with p < 0.05). The changes in the epidemiological pattern of malaria in the Padauiri area will be further elucidated through prospective studies...
  28. ncbi A thirty years follow-up study on Schistosomiasis mansoni in a community of Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Maria José Conceição
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias, Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941 590 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:1007-9. 2007
    ..2% in 1984, 27.3% in 1994, and 19.4% in 2003, while the index of hepatosplenomegaly were respectively 5.8%, 2.8%, 2.3% and 1.3%. The maintenance of high prevalence and severity of clinical forms are probably related to reinfection...
  29. ncbi [Emmanuel Dias: the principal architect of the fight against Chagas disease in the Americas]
    João Carlos Pinto Dias
    Centro de Pesquisa Rene Rachou, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, MG
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 41:502-4. 2008
    ..Dias was recently said to be the scientist who had had the all-time greatest impact on this trypanosomiasis...
  30. ncbi Chagas disease: from bush to huts and houses. Is it the case of the Brazilian Amazon?
    J R Coura
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 94:379-84. 1999
    ..cruzi antibodies. A strong correlation of seroreactivity with the contact of gatherers of piaçava fibers with wild triatomines could be evidenced...
  31. ncbi Fungal flora of the digestive tract of 5 species of triatomines vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, Chagas 1909
    A M Moraes
    Departamento de Micologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil
    Mycopathologia 151:41-8. 2001
    ..Among the isolated fungi, we found species that are recognized as entomopathogenic and pathogenic for humans and animals...
  32. ncbi Night and crepuscular mosquitoes and risk of vector-borne diseases in areas of piassaba extraction in the middle Negro River basin, state of Amazonas, Brazil
    Martha Cecília Suárez-Mútis
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil, 21045 900
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:11-7. 2009
    ..The diversity of insects found reveals the receptivity of the area towards a variety of diseases facilitated by the presence of vectors involved in the transmission of Plasmodium, arboviruses and other infectious agents...
  33. ncbi Effect of a participatory educational program on primary school teachers' knowledge of malaria
    Martha Cecília Suárez-Mútis
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 45:931-7. 2011
    ..To describe a participatory educational program for building up knowledge on malaria among primary school teachers in a highly endemic city...
  34. ncbi Tuberculosis and intestinal parasitism among indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon region
    Marcio Neves Boia
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 43:176-8. 2009
    ..35.4% for Entamoeba histolyticaD dispar and 33.3% vs. 10.7% for Giardia lamblia). It is concluded that tuberculosis and intestinal parasitism are frequent in these communities, thus requiring control measures and better medical care...
  35. ncbi Human study and experimental behavior of Schistosoma mansoni isolates from patients with different clinical forms of schistosomiasis
    Maria José Conceição
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Post Graduation, Clementino Fraga Filho Hospital, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Acta Trop 108:98-103. 2008
    ....
  36. ncbi Morphobiological aspects of Rhodnius brethesi Matta, 1919 (Hemiptera:Reduviidae) from the Upper and Middle Negro River, Amazon region of Brazil: I - scanning electron microscopy
    Jacenir Reis Dos Santos-Mallet
    Departamento de Entomologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FiocruzRio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 100:915-23. 2005
    ....
  37. ncbi [Dilated cardiomyopathy in patients with chronic chagasic infection: report of two fatal autochthonous cases from Rio Negro, State of Amazonas, Brazil]
    Pedro Viñas Albajar
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, R J, Brasil
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 36:401-7. 2003
    ..An in situ PCR was positive for Trypanosoma cruzi...
  38. ncbi [Biodemes of Trypanosoma cruzi strains isolated from humans from three endemic areas in Minas Gerais State]
    Rodolfo Devera
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 35:323-30. 2002
    ..It was not possible to establish a relationship between the biodeme strain and the severity of the disease in the patients...
  39. ncbi Spotted fever in Brazil: a seroepidemiological study and description of clinical cases in an endemic area in the state of São Paulo
    E R de Lemos
    Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 65:329-34. 2001
    ..Twenty-two (4.2%) of these samples demonstrated titers > or = 1:64. The results indicate that Brazilian spotted fever is endemic within this region of Brazil...
  40. ncbi Two main clusters within Trypanosoma cruzi zymodeme 3 are defined by distinct regions of the ribosomal RNA cistron
    M B A Mendonça
    Departamento de Medicina Tropical and Departamento de Imunologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    Parasitology 124:177-84. 2002
    ..This study shows that the rDNA cistron allows the definition of 2 distinct subclusters in Z3 isolates...
  41. pmc Evaluation of three commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for diagnosis of Chagas' disease
    W M Oelemann
    Institute of Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    J Clin Microbiol 36:2423-7. 1998
    ..Depending on the area under investigation, the three commercial kits produced specificity values between 93.3 and 100.0%, sensitivity values between 97.7 and 100%, and accuracies ranging from 93.6 to 100.0%...
  42. ncbi In vivo and in vitro metacyclogenesis tests of two strains of Trypanosoma cruzi in the triatomine vectors Triatoma pseudomaculata and Rhodnius neglectus: short/long-term and comparative study
    C J Carvalho-Moreira
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Av Brasil 4365, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 21045 RJ, Brazil
    Exp Parasitol 103:102-11. 2003
    ..neglectus than in T. pseudomaculata...
  43. pmc A comparative cross-sectional study on the prevalence and morbidity of schistosomiasis in a community in northeastern Brazil (1979-2010)
    Eric Vinaud de Melo
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 109:340-4. 2014
    ..4%, 3% and 2.6% for Types I, II and III, respectively. In 1979, 6.07% of the Biomphalaria glabrata specimens (the intermediate host in this area) excreted cercariae, where in 2010 only 1.27% of the specimens caught excreted the parasite. ..
  44. ncbi The use of the antifungal agent miconazole as an inhibitor of Blastocystis hominis growth in Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar cultures
    Alessandra Queiroga Gonçalves
    Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias, Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 49:201-2. 2007
    ..hominis from cultures of E. histolytica/E. dispar, thereby maintaining the integrity of the trophozoites of the amebas. Nystatin presented low efficacy (33.3%)...
  45. ncbi The genetic diversity of Brazilian Trypanosoma cruzi isolates and the phylogenetic positioning of zymodeme 3, based on the internal transcribed spacer of the ribosomal gene
    S S Santos
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Avenida Brazil 4365, Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP 21045 900, Brazil
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:755-64. 2002
    ..The results of the subsequent phylogenetic analysis confirmed the presence of the two major groups of T. cruzi and showed that zymodeme 3, a third iso-enzymatic sub-group, is closer to T. cruzi I than to T. cruzi II...
  46. ncbi Morphologic, karyotypic, and molecular evidence of a new form of Chiropotes (primates, pitheciinae)
    C R Bonvicino
    Genetics Division, Diretoria de Pesquisa, Instituto Nacional de Cancer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Am J Primatol 61:123-33. 2003
    ..israelita. This species, C. s. chiropotes, and C. s. utahicki are allopatric. Pelage coloration, karyotype, and molecular analysis strongly indicate that C. chiropotes, C. utahicki, and Chiropotes israelita deserve species status...