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  1. ncbi Physical partner abuse during pregnancy: a risk factor for low birth weight in Nicaragua
    Eliette Valladares
    Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Obstet Gynecol 100:700-5. 2002
  2. pmc Trends in patterns of dengue transmission over 4 years in a pediatric cohort study in Nicaragua
    Angel Balmaseda
    Departamento de Virologia, Centro Nacional de Diagnostico y Referencia, Ministry of Health, Nicaragua
    J Infect Dis 201:5-14. 2010
  3. ncbi Impact of accessible sexual and reproductive health care on poor and underserved adolescents in Managua, Nicaragua: a quasi-experimental intervention study
    Liesbeth E Meuwissen
    Instituto CentroAmericano de la Salud, Managua, Nicaragua
    J Adolesc Health 38:56. 2006
  4. ncbi Distribution and ecological aspects of Rhodnius pallescens in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and their epidemiological implications
    Rodrigo Zeledon
    Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:75-9. 2006
  5. ncbi Epidemic leptospirosis associated with pulmonary hemorrhage-Nicaragua, 1995
    R T Trevejo
    Centers for Disease Control, Epidemiology Program Office, Managua, Nicaragua
    J Infect Dis 178:1457-63. 1998
  6. ncbi Differences in dengue severity in infants, children, and adults in a 3-year hospital-based study in Nicaragua
    Samantha Nadia Hammond
    Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:1063-70. 2005
  7. ncbi Decreased kidney function of unknown cause in Nicaragua: a community-based survey
    Cecilia Torres
    Research Centre on Health, Work and Environment, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua at León, Leon, Nicaragua
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:485-96. 2010
  8. ncbi Can a comprehensive voucher programme prompt changes in doctors' knowledge, attitudes and practices related to sexual and reproductive health care for adolescents? A case study from Latin America
    Liesbeth E Meuwissen
    Department of General Practice, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 11:889-98. 2006
  9. ncbi Eradicating diseases: The effect of conditional cash transfers on vaccination coverage in rural Nicaragua
    Tania Barham
    University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Economics and Institute of Behavioral Science, 483 UCB, Boulder, CO 80304 0483, USA
    J Health Econ 28:611-21. 2009
  10. ncbi Aetiology and resistance patterns of community-acquired pneumonia in León, Nicaragua
    A J Matute
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, UNAN, Leon, Nicaragua
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 28:423-7. 2006

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  1. ncbi Physical partner abuse during pregnancy: a risk factor for low birth weight in Nicaragua
    Eliette Valladares
    Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Obstet Gynecol 100:700-5. 2002
    ..To assess whether being physically abused during pregnancy increases the risk of a low birth weight (LBW) infant...
  2. pmc Trends in patterns of dengue transmission over 4 years in a pediatric cohort study in Nicaragua
    Angel Balmaseda
    Departamento de Virologia, Centro Nacional de Diagnostico y Referencia, Ministry of Health, Nicaragua
    J Infect Dis 201:5-14. 2010
    ..Dengue is the most prevalent mosquito-borne viral disease in humans and a major urban public health problem worldwide...
  3. ncbi Impact of accessible sexual and reproductive health care on poor and underserved adolescents in Managua, Nicaragua: a quasi-experimental intervention study
    Liesbeth E Meuwissen
    Instituto CentroAmericano de la Salud, Managua, Nicaragua
    J Adolesc Health 38:56. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate a competitive voucher program intended to make sexual and reproductive health care (SRHC) accessible to adolescents from disadvantaged areas of Managua...
  4. ncbi Distribution and ecological aspects of Rhodnius pallescens in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and their epidemiological implications
    Rodrigo Zeledon
    Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:75-9. 2006
    ..The opportunity was also used to establish whether R. prolixus, a vector present in some areas of Nicaragua, has been introduced in recent years into Costa Rica with Nicaraguan immigrants...
  5. ncbi Epidemic leptospirosis associated with pulmonary hemorrhage-Nicaragua, 1995
    R T Trevejo
    Centers for Disease Control, Epidemiology Program Office, Managua, Nicaragua
    J Infect Dis 178:1457-63. 1998
    In October 1995, epidemic "hemorrhagic fever," without jaundice or renal manifestations, was reported in rural Nicaragua following heavy flooding; 2259 residents were evaluated for nonmalarial febrile illnesses (cumulative incidence, 6...
  6. ncbi Differences in dengue severity in infants, children, and adults in a 3-year hospital-based study in Nicaragua
    Samantha Nadia Hammond
    Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:1063-70. 2005
    ..with laboratory-confirmed dengue virus (DEN) infections presenting to three hospitals in major urban centers in Nicaragua were recruited from 1999 to 2001...
  7. ncbi Decreased kidney function of unknown cause in Nicaragua: a community-based survey
    Cecilia Torres
    Research Centre on Health, Work and Environment, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua at León, Leon, Nicaragua
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:485-96. 2010
    End-stage kidney disease overwhelms health services in Central America. We determined prevalences of decreased kidney function in distinct populations in the most affected region of Nicaragua.
  8. ncbi Can a comprehensive voucher programme prompt changes in doctors' knowledge, attitudes and practices related to sexual and reproductive health care for adolescents? A case study from Latin America
    Liesbeth E Meuwissen
    Department of General Practice, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 11:889-98. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether participation in a competitive voucher programme designed to improve access to and quality of sexual and reproductive health care (SRH-care), prompted changes in doctors' knowledge, attitudes and practices...
  9. ncbi Eradicating diseases: The effect of conditional cash transfers on vaccination coverage in rural Nicaragua
    Tania Barham
    University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Economics and Institute of Behavioral Science, 483 UCB, Boulder, CO 80304 0483, USA
    J Health Econ 28:611-21. 2009
    ..effect of a demand incentive, a conditional cash transfer program, in improving vaccination coverage in rural Nicaragua. Double-difference estimates show the program led to large increases in vaccination coverage, and these resulted ..
  10. ncbi Aetiology and resistance patterns of community-acquired pneumonia in León, Nicaragua
    A J Matute
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, UNAN, Leon, Nicaragua
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 28:423-7. 2006
    ..aetiology, bacterial resistance and risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the region of León, Nicaragua. During the period from July 2002 to January 2005, all consecutive patients with signs and symptoms suggestive ..
  11. ncbi Infectious diseases and natural disasters: the effects of Hurricane Mitch over Villanueva municipal area, Nicaragua
    N Campanella
    Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Public Health Rev 27:311-9. 1999
    A three month relief operation for the 25,303 people living in the municipal area of Villanueva, Nicaragua, hit by Hurricane Mitch, was carried out jointly by the staff of an international non-government organization and an Italian ..
  12. ncbi Free-living Acanthamoeba and Naegleria spp. amebae in water sources of León, Nicaragua
    Byron Leiva
    Departamento de Microbiologia y Parasitologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, Leon, Nicaragua
    Rev Biol Trop 56:439-46. 2008
    ..on these organisms in developing countries and so far no information on their presence is available from Nicaragua. The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of potentially pathogenic Acanthamoeba spp...
  13. pmc The Nicaraguan pediatric dengue cohort study: study design, methods, use of information technology, and extension to other infectious diseases
    Guillermina Kuan
    Centro de Salud Sócrates Flores Vivas, Barrio Monseñor Lezcano, Managua, Nicaragua
    Am J Epidemiol 170:120-9. 2009
    ..In 2004, the Pediatric Dengue Cohort Study was established in Managua, Nicaragua, to study the natural history and transmission of dengue in children...
  14. ncbi Evaluation of the World Health Organization's family planning decision-making tool: improving health communication in Nicaragua
    Young Mi Kim
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs, Baltimore, MD 21202 4024, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 66:235-42. 2007
    ..This study investigates the DMT's impact on health communication in Nicaragua.
  15. ncbi The psychosocial context of young adult sexual behavior in Nicaragua: looking through the gender lens
    Manju Rani
    Center for Communications Programs, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 29:174-81. 2003
    Understanding the nature and magnitude of gender differences in sexual norms among young adults in Nicaragua, and how these differences affect sexual behavior, is important for the design of reproductive health programs.
  16. ncbi Resistance of uropathogens in symptomatic urinary tract infections in León, Nicaragua
    A J Matute
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, UNAN, León L, Nicaragua
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 23:506-9. 2004
    Management of urinary tract infections (UTI) in Central America and especially Nicaragua, is complicated by the lack of knowledge about the antibiotic resistance of uropathogens...
  17. ncbi Pathways to suicidal behaviour among adolescent girls in Nicaragua
    A Herrera
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, León University, Leon, Nicaragua
    Soc Sci Med 62:805-14. 2006
    ..This study explores the motives and processes related to suicidal behaviour among young girls in Nicaragua. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted with eight girls aged between 12 and 19 admitted to hospital ..
  18. ncbi Chlamydia trachomatis infections in Nicaragua: preliminary results from a competitive voucher scheme to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS among sex workers
    A C Gorter
    Instituto CentroAmericano de la Salud ICAS, Managua, Nicaragua
    Drugs Today (Barc) 42:47-54. 2006
    A donor-supported competitive voucher scheme in Nicaragua provides prevention and treatment services for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS to high-risk populations such as sex workers and their partners and clients...
  19. pmc Fluid intake and decreased risk for hospitalization for dengue fever, Nicaragua
    Eva Harris
    University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 6350, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1003-6. 2003
    In a hospital and health center-based study in Nicaragua, fluid intake during the 24 hours before being seen by a clinician was statistically associated with decreased risk for hospitalization of dengue fever patients...
  20. ncbi Children creating core properties of language: evidence from an emerging sign language in Nicaragua
    Ann Senghas
    Department of Psychology, Barnard College of Columbia University, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Science 305:1779-82. 2004
    ..Thus, children naturally possess learning abilities capable of giving language its fundamental structure...
  21. ncbi Sympatric speciation in Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fish
    Marta Barluenga
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Nature 439:719-23. 2006
    ..in a young and small volcanic crater lake in Nicaragua. Our study includes phylogeographic, population-genetic (based on mitochondrial DNA, microsatellites and ..
  22. pmc Does a competitive voucher program for adolescents improve the quality of reproductive health care? A simulated patient study in Nicaragua
    Liesbeth E Meuwissen
    Instituto CentroAmericano de Salud, Postal 2234, Managua, Nicaragua
    BMC Public Health 6:204. 2006
    ..This study evaluates the impact and sustainability of a competitive voucher program on the quality of SRH care for poor and underserved female adolescents and the usefulness of the simulated patient (SP) method for such evaluation...
  23. ncbi Determinants of cervical cancer screening in a poor area: results of a population-based survey in Rivas, Nicaragua
    P Claeys
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 7:935-41. 2002
    ..To obtain baseline information for designing a community-based intervention programme aimed at increasing the cervical cancer screening coverage of women most at risk...
  24. ncbi [Prevalence of dental caries in 6-12-year-old schoolchildren in Leon, Nicaragua]
    Miriam del Socorro Herrera
    Facultad de Odontologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, Leon, Nicaragua
    Gac Sanit 19:302-6. 2005
    To determine the prevalence of caries, deft and DMFT indices (sum of decay, messing, and filling tooth in primary and permanent dentition), and the Significant Caries Index (SiC) in scholars from Leon, Nicaragua.
  25. ncbi Nicaragua tightens up abortion laws
    Jill Replogle
    Lancet 369:15-6. 2007
  26. ncbi Sex, condoms, gender roles, and HIV transmission knowledge among adolescents in León, Nicaragua: implications for HIV prevention
    A Manji
    Bain and Company, Boston, United States
    AIDS Care 19:989-95. 2007
    ..A population-based cross-sectional survey was conducted among 246 adolescents in León, Nicaragua, where there is reason for concern about a rise in HIV infections...
  27. ncbi Counseling tools alone do not improve method continuation: further evidence from the decision-making tool for family planning clients and providers in Nicaragua
    Dawn S Chin-Quee
    Family Health International, Health Services Research Division, Durham, NC 27713, USA
    Contraception 76:377-82. 2007
    ..This tool has been tested in several countries and been shown to improve the quality of counseling for family planning clients...
  28. ncbi Post-civil war adaptation and need in Managua, Nicaragua
    Frederick L Ahearn
    Catholic University of America, NCSSS, Washington, DC 20064, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 36:401-15. 2004
    ....
  29. ncbi Utilization of maternal health care services in the department of Matagalpa, Nicaragua
    Lindsey Ann Lubbock
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Hubert Department of Global Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 24:75-84. 2008
    ..To better understand the individual and community factors and perceptions that influence women's health care-seeking behaviors during pregnancy in order to increase women's utilization of maternal health services...
  30. pmc Occupational injuries identified by an emergency department based injury surveillance system in Nicaragua
    R Noe
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Inj Prev 10:227-32. 2004
    To identify and describe the work related injuries in both the formal and informal work sectors captured in an emergency department based injury surveillance system in Managua, Nicaragua.
  31. ncbi Evolution in the resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to anti-tuberculosis drugs in Nicaragua
    L Chacon
    Departamento de Micobacterias, Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico y Referencia CNDR, Ministerio de Salud MINSA, Managua, Nicaragua
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:62-7. 2009
    b>Nicaragua, a country where the DOTS strategy has been successfully implemented since 1984.
  32. ncbi Building social capital in post-conflict communities: evidence from Nicaragua
    Nancy E Brune
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:885-93. 2009
    ..to evaluate interventions designed to improve the levels of social capital in post-conflict communities in Nicaragua and to relate those increases to health and governance issues...
  33. pmc High dengue case capture rate in four years of a cohort study in Nicaragua compared to national surveillance data
    Katherine Standish
    Sustainable Sciences Institute, Managua, Nicaragua
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e633. 2010
    ..factors to national-level data, we estimate that the incidence of confirmed pediatric dengue throughout Nicaragua ranged from 300 to 1000 cases per 100,000 persons...
  34. ncbi [Mental health systems in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua: results of a WHO-AIMS evaluation]
    Jorge Jacinto Rodríguez
    Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud, Unidad de Salud Mental, Abuso de Sustancias y Rehabilitación, PAHO, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 22:348-57. 2007
    The authors evaluated the mental health systems of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, using a group of select indicators...
  35. ncbi Validation of a job aid to rule out pregnancy among family planning clients in Nicaragua
    John Stanback
    Family Health International, Health Services Research, PO Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, United States of America
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 23:116-8. 2008
    ..In 2005, during a randomized trial of oral contraceptive users in Nicaragua, we assessed a job aid endorsed by the World Health Organization to help providers exclude pregnancy among ..
  36. ncbi [Gender based violence: knowledge and attitudes of health care providers in Nicaragua]
    Rosibel de Los Angeles Rodríguez-Bolaños
    Centro de Investigación en Sistemas de Salud, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
    Salud Publica Mex 47:134-44. 2005
    ....
  37. ncbi Respiratory health effects and immunological response to Thermoactinomyces among sugar cane workers in Nicaragua
    Luciano Romeo
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Occupational Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    Int J Occup Environ Health 15:249-54. 2009
    ..Priority must be given to a surveillance and exposure prevention program for workers employed in sugar cane production and processing...
  38. ncbi Measuring dimensions of social capital: evidence from surveys in poor communities in Nicaragua
    Andrew David Mitchell
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:50-63. 2007
    ..of household-level social capital indicators as well as selected civic and health behaviors in the context of Nicaragua. The sample of respondents was drawn from 6 communities and interviews were conducted with 482 heads of ..
  39. pmc Tackling tuberculosis patients' internalized social stigma through patient centred care: an intervention study in rural Nicaragua
    Jean Macq
    Ecole de Santé Publique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 8:154. 2008
    We report a patient-centered intervention study in 9 municipalities of rural Nicaragua aiming at a reduction of internalized social stigma in new AFB positive tuberculosis (TB) patients diagnosed between March 2004 and July 2005.
  40. ncbi Nonfatal unintentional injuries in children aged <15 years in Nicaragua
    Maria de Lourdes Martinez T
    Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, UNAN Leon, Nicaragua
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 17:3-11. 2010
    ..nonfatal unintentional injuries among children aged <15 years treated in four emergency departments (EDs) in Nicaragua. The 2004 Injury Surveillance System included all cases of injuries that attended the four hospital EDs (n = 37,..
  41. ncbi The seroprevalence of Taenia solium cysticercosis among epileptic patients in León, Nicaragua, as evaluated by ELISA and western blotting
    F Bucardo
    Departamento de Microbiologia y Parasitologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, Leon, Nicaragua
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 99:41-5. 2005
    ..As few data on this problem in Nicaragua exist, the seroprevalence of antibodies reacting with antigens from T...
  42. ncbi Short report: assessment of the World Health Organization scheme for classification of dengue severity in Nicaragua
    Angel Balmaseda
    Departamento de Virologia, Centro Nacional de Diagnostico y Referencia, Ministerio de Salud, Managua, Nicaragua
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:1059-62. 2005
    ..We found that strict application of the WHO criteria fails to detect a significant number of patients with severe manifestations of dengue, especially in adults...
  43. ncbi Suicide intent among parasuicide patients in Nicaragua: a surveillance and follow-up study
    Trinidad Caldera
    Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health, Leon, Nicaragua
    Arch Suicide Res 11:351-60. 2007
    This study examines suicide intent among parasuicide patients in a low-income country, Nicaragua, with special reference to gender patterns and future suicidal behavior...
  44. ncbi Community case management of childhood illness in Nicaragua: transforming health systems in underserved rural areas
    Asha George
    Community Based Approaches, Policy and Evidence Unit, Health Section, Programme Division, UNICEF, Three UN Plaza H 8, New York, NY 10017, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:99-115. 2009
    ..data, in order to assess programmatic results, limitations, and lessons learned in implementing CCM in Nicaragua. We found that CCM increases the use of curative services by poor children with pneumonia, diarrhea, or ..
  45. pmc Pediatric norovirus diarrhea in Nicaragua
    Filemon Bucardo
    Department of Microbiology, University of Leon, UNAN Leon, Nicaragua
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2573-80. 2008
    ..surveillance program, a total of 542 stool samples were collected between March 2005 and February 2006 in León, Nicaragua. NoV was detected in 12% (65/542) of the children; of these, 11% (45/409) were in the community and 15% (20/133) ..
  46. ncbi Association between pentavalent rotavirus vaccine and severe rotavirus diarrhea among children in Nicaragua
    Manish Patel
    Viral Gastroenteritis Section, MS A47, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 301:2243-51. 2009
    ..b>Nicaragua introduced RV5 in 2006, providing the first opportunity to assess the association between vaccination and ..
  47. ncbi Candies in hell: women's experiences of violence in Nicaragua
    M Ellsberg
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Soc Sci Med 51:1595-610. 2000
    The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of domestic violence against women in León, Nicaragua. A survey was carried out among a representative sample of 488 women between the ages of 15-49...
  48. pmc Violence against women increases the risk of infant and child mortality: a case-referent study in Nicaragua
    Kajsa Asling-Monemi
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Bull World Health Organ 81:10-6. 2003
    To investigate the impact of violence against mothers on mortality risks for their offspring before 5 years of age in Nicaragua.
  49. ncbi Shifts of rotavirus g and p types in Nicaragua--2001-2003
    Felix Espinoza
    Department of Microbiology, University of Leon, Leon, Nicaragua
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:1078-80. 2006
    The present study reports the diversity of rotavirus strains circulating in León, Nicaragua during three years...
  50. ncbi High seroprevalence of antibodies against dengue virus in a prospective study of schoolchildren in Managua, Nicaragua
    Angel Balmaseda
    Departamento de Virologia, Centro Nacional de Diagnostico y Referencia, Ministerio de Salud, Managua, Nicaragua
    Trop Med Int Health 11:935-42. 2006
    To investigate the incidence of dengue virus (DENV) infection in Nicaragua, a 2-year prospective study was conducted in schoolchildren 4-16 years old in the capital city of Managua...
  51. ncbi Genetic susceptibility to symptomatic norovirus infection in Nicaragua
    Filemon Bucardo
    Department of Microbiology, University of Leon, Nicaragua UNAN León
    J Med Virol 81:728-35. 2009
    ..we have investigated if histo-blood group antigens can predict susceptibility to diarrhea caused by NoV in Nicaragua, Central America, and if this can be reflected in antibody-prevalence and titer to NoV among individuals with ..
  52. ncbi The cost-effectiveness of a competitive voucher scheme to reduce sexually transmitted infections in high-risk groups in Nicaragua
    Josephine Borghi
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Policy Plan 20:222-31. 2005
    ..This paper assesses the cost-effectiveness of a competitive voucher scheme in Managua, Nicaragua aimed at high-risk groups, who could redeem the vouchers in exchange for free STI testing and treatment, health ..
  53. ncbi Prevalence of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli in children from León, Nicaragua
    Samuel Vilchez
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua UNAN, Leon, Nicaragua
    J Med Microbiol 58:630-7. 2009
    Diarrhoeal disease is a public health problem worldwide, mostly affecting children in developing countries. In Nicaragua, diarrhoea is the second greatest cause of infant mortality...
  54. ncbi Overdiagnosis of Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar in Nicaragua: a microscopic, triage parasite panel and PCR study
    Byron Leiva
    Microbiology and Tumorbiology Center, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Arch Med Res 37:529-34. 2006
    Based on stool microscopy, an E. histolytica/E. dispar prevalence of 18.6% was found in León, Nicaragua about 10 years ago. Since then, new non-microscopic methods have been developed to discriminate between pathogenic E...
  55. ncbi Assessing the stigma of tuberculosis
    J Macq
    Ecole de Santé Publique, Département Politiques et Systèmes de Santé, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Psychol Health Med 11:346-52. 2006
    ..of a qualitative and quantitative assessment of TB stigma, which has been done in one specific project in Nicaragua. As a whole, we illustrate the variety of TB stigma in terms of domains, consequences, determinants and methods ..
  56. ncbi Characterization of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culcidae) production sites in urban Nicaragua
    Samantha N Hammond
    Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Med Entomol 44:851-60. 2007
    ..Diptera: Culcidae), pupal surveys were conducted in selected neighborhoods of two major cities in Nicaragua. In León, 833 houses were visited in July and September 2003, corresponding to the beginning and middle of the ..
  57. ncbi Uptake of rotavirus vaccine and national trends of acute gastroenteritis among children in Nicaragua
    Maribel Orozco
    Ministerio de Salud, Managua, Nicaragua
    J Infect Dis 200:S125-30. 2009
    In October 2006, a new rotavirus vaccine was introduced in Nicaragua and was available free to all age-eligible children. We assessed vaccine uptake and trends in acute gastroenteritis (AGE) to assess vaccine impact.
  58. ncbi Parasuicide in a low-income country: results from three-year hospital surveillance in Nicaragua
    Trinidad Caldera
    Department of Mental Health, University of León UNAN, Nicaragua
    Scand J Public Health 32:349-55. 2004
    A study was undertaken to assess the incidence of parasuicide in Nicaragua, to identify groups at risk, and to describe the characteristics of parasuicides, such as methods used and seasonal and diurnal patterns.
  59. ncbi Suicidal expressions among young people in Nicaragua: a community-based study
    Andrés Herrera Rodríguez
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, León University, Leon, Nicaragua
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:692-7. 2006
    Suicidal behaviour is a major public health problem among adolescents. In Nicaragua as well as in most other countries, young people aged 15-24 have the highest rate of attempted suicide according to hospital records...
  60. ncbi Sustainable transfer of biotechnology to developing countries: fighting poverty by bringing scientific tools to developing-country partners
    Josefina Coloma
    Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1 Barker Hall 422, Berkeley, CA 94720 7354, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1136:358-68. 2008
    ..For 20 years, the Sustainable Sciences Institute has built scientific capacity in developing countries to recognize, prevent, and respond to the threats posed by disease...
  61. ncbi Perceived quality of reproductive care for girls in a competitive voucher programme. A quasi-experimental intervention study, Managua, Nicaragua
    Liesbeth E Meuwissen
    ICAS Managua, Nicaragua
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:35-42. 2006
    ....
  62. ncbi Clinical, epidemiologic, and virologic features of dengue in the 1998 epidemic in Nicaragua
    E Harris
    Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 63:5-11. 2000
    ..1998, a hospital- and health center-based surveillance system for dengue was established at selected sites in Nicaragua to better define the epidemiology of this disease...
  63. ncbi Attitudinal and relational factors predicting the use of solar water disinfection: a field study in Nicaragua
    Anne Marie Altherr
    Faculte de Psychologie et des Sciences de l Education, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Health Educ Behav 35:207-20. 2008
    ..These results suggest that promotion activities should aim at creating a positive attitude, for example, by choosing a promoter that is able to inspire confidence in the new technology...
  64. ncbi Quantitative assessment of the benefits of specific information technologies applied to clinical studies in developing countries
    William Avilés
    Sustainable Sciences Institute, Managua, Nicaragua
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:311-5. 2008
    ..system (GIS), and barcode and fingerprint scanning, to streamline a pediatric dengue cohort study in Managua, Nicaragua. Quantitative data was obtained to assess the actual contribution of each technology in relation to processing ..
  65. ncbi Promotion of condom use in a high-risk setting in Nicaragua: a randomised controlled trial
    M Egger
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Lancet 355:2101-5. 2000
    In Latin America, motels rent rooms for commercial and non-commercial sex. We investigated the impact of providing health-education material and condoms on condom use in Managua, Nicaragua.
  66. ncbi Improvement in hospital indicators after changes in dengue case management in Nicaragua
    Crisanta Rocha
    Unidad de Infectología, Hospital Infantil Manuel del Jesús Rivera, Managua, Nicaragua
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:287-92. 2009
    ..consultation with colleagues in Thailand, changes in management of hospitalized dengue cases were introduced in Nicaragua, including oral rather than intravenous (IV) fluids upon admission, continuous monitoring of clinical and ..
  67. ncbi Malaria control in Nicaragua: social and political influences on disease transmission and control activities
    R Garfield
    School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Lancet 354:414-8. 1999
    ..In Nicaragua, an alternative strategy, based on frequent local epidemiological assessments and community participation, was ..
  68. pmc Mutated G4P[8] rotavirus associated with a nationwide outbreak of gastroenteritis in Nicaragua in 2005
    Filemon Bucardo
    Department of Microbiology, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Leon, Nicaragua
    J Clin Microbiol 45:990-7. 2007
    ..and March 2005, one of the largest national recorded outbreaks of severe acute gastroenteritis occurred in Nicaragua, affecting >or=64,000 individuals and causing >or=56 deaths, predominantly in children under 5 years of age...
  69. ncbi Efficacy of virosome hepatitis A vaccine in young children in Nicaragua: randomized placebo-controlled trial
    Orlando Mayorga Pérez
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leon, Nicaragua
    J Infect Dis 188:671-7. 2003
    ..double-blind trial of a single dose of a virosome-formulated, aluminum-free inactivated HAV vaccine in Nicaragua, 274 children (age range, 1...
  70. pmc Integration of information technologies in clinical studies in Nicaragua
    William Avilés
    Sustainable Sciences Institute, Managua, Nicaragua
    PLoS Med 4:1578-83. 2007
  71. ncbi The Midas cichlid species complex: incipient sympatric speciation in Nicaraguan cichlid fishes?
    Marta Barluenga
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Ecol 13:2061-76. 2004
    ..The Midas cichlid species complex (Amphilophus citrinellus, labiatus, zaliosus) from several crater lakes in Nicaragua fits several of the key characteristics of a sympatric speciation model. In particular, in A...
  72. ncbi Violence against pregnant women: prevalence and characteristics. A population-based study in Nicaragua
    Eliette Valladares
    Health and Demography Research Centre, Faculty of Medical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Leon, Nicaragua
    BJOG 112:1243-8. 2005
    This study aims to estimate the prevalence and characteristics of partner abuse during pregnancy as well as to investigate associated social factors in León, Nicaragua.
  73. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and bioaccumulative hydroxylated PBDE metabolites in young humans from Managua, Nicaragua
    Maria Athanasiadou
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 116:400-8. 2008
    ..We also set out to investigate whether hydroxylated metabolites, which not hitherto have been found retained in humans, could be detected...
  74. ncbi Prevalence of HIV and syphilis in pregnant women in Leon, Nicaragua
    Carlijn E L Hoekstra
    Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:522-5. 2006
    ..of HIV and syphilis and to identify risk factors among pregnant women visiting antenatal clinics in León, Nicaragua. During February to April 2004, blood samples from pregnant women were collected after written consent had been ..
  75. ncbi Biologic and genetic characteristics of Toxoplasma gondii isolates in free-range chickens from Nicaragua, Central America
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Building 1001, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 142:47-53. 2006
    ..This is the first report of genetic characterization of T. gondii isolates from Nicragua, Central America...
  76. ncbi Dominance of Giardia assemblage B in León, Nicaragua
    Marianne Lebbad
    Department of Parasitology, Mycology and Environmental Microbiology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, SE 171 82 Solna, Sweden
    Acta Trop 106:44-53. 2008
    Giardiasis is a major problem in León, Nicaragua, yet despite this no data are available regarding the prevalence of different Giardia genotypes in this area...
  77. ncbi Nutritional status and associated factors in children aged 0-23 months in Granada, Nicaragua
    K Sakisaka
    Department of Health Policy and Planning, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Public Health 120:400-11. 2006
    b>Nicaragua is one of two low-income countries in the Latin Americas. The objectives of this study were to clarify the nutritional status of children aged 0-23 months and to identify the associated factors in rural Nicaragua.
  78. pmc Wife abuse among women of childbearing age in Nicaragua
    M C Ellsberg
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Umea University, Sweden
    Am J Public Health 89:241-4. 1999
    This study measured the prevalence, frequency, and severity of physical wife abuse and its risk factors in León, Nicaragua.
  79. ncbi Persistent organochlorine pollutants in children working at a waste-disposal site and in young females with high fish consumption in Managua, Nicaragua
    Steven N Cuadra
    Faculty of Medical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Managua
    Ambio 35:109-16. 2006
    ..The most abundant component was 4,4'-DDE, but at levels still lower than those reported in children from malarious areas with a history of recent or current application of 4,4'-DDT for vector control...
  80. pmc The effect of poverty, social inequity, and maternal education on infant mortality in Nicaragua, 1988-1993
    R Pena
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autonoma, Leon, Nicaragua
    Am J Public Health 90:64-9. 2000
    This study assessed the effect of poverty and social inequity on infant mortality risks in Nicaragua from 1988 to 1993 and the preventive role of maternal education.
  81. ncbi Incidence of acute pesticide poisonings in Nicaragua: a public health concern
    M Corriols
    Karolinska lnstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 66:205-10. 2009
    ..To estimate the cumulative incidence rate of acute pesticide poisoning in the year 2000 among Nicaraguan subjects over 15 years of age...
  82. ncbi Informing the TB suspect for sputum sample collection and communicating laboratory results in Nicaragua: a neglected process in tuberculosis case finding
    Jean Macq
    Ecole de Santé Publique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    Salud Publica Mex 47:303-7. 2005
    To assess the patient information process before sputum sample collection, the quality of sputum sample and transmission of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) examination results to TB suspects, in three local areas of Nicaragua.
  83. ncbi Psychological impact of the hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua in a one-year perspective
    T Caldera
    Department of Psychiatry, , Nicaragua
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:108-14. 2001
    ..post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD and of post-traumatic symptoms among people afflicted by hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua and at identifying risk factors for PTSD symptoms 6 months following a disaster...
  84. ncbi Contracting for health services: an evaluation of recent reforms in Nicaragua
    William Jack
    Department of Economics, Georgetown University, Washington DC 20057, USA
    Health Policy Plan 18:195-204. 2003
    b>Nicaragua has embarked on a reform of the way in which publicly provided medical care is organized and financed...
  85. ncbi Rama midwifery in eastern Nicaragua
    Felix G Coe
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, 85 Lawler Road, West Hartford, CT 06117 2697, United States
    J Ethnopharmacol 117:136-57. 2008
    Rama midwives in eastern Nicaragua use a wide array of plants in providing health care to women and infants. In this study, I document the use of medicinal plants by Rama midwives on the island of Rama Cay in eastern Nicaragua...
  86. ncbi Outbreak of rotavirus gastroenteritis with high mortality, Nicaragua, 2005
    Juan Jose Amador
    Ministerio de Salud, Managua, Nicaragua
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 23:277-84. 2008
    We investigated a nationwide outbreak of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in Nicaragua in children under 5 years old, leading to many consultations, hospitalizations, and deaths...
  87. pmc Developing public health management training capacity in Nicaragua
    E McEwan
    CARE International, Managua, Nicaragua
    Am J Public Health 91:1586-8. 2001
    ..and Relief Everywhere (CARE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Initiative in Nicaragua is distinctive in its focus on developing a cadre of in-country trainers whose aim is to equip frontline public ..
  88. pmc Women's strategic responses to violence in Nicaragua
    M C Ellsberg
    Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:547-55. 2001
    To describe the responses of women in León, Nicaragua to partner abuse and identify contextual factors associated with the use of certain coping mechanisms and the likelihood of permanent separation.
  89. ncbi Uncovering and responding to needs for sexual and reproductive health care among poor urban female adolescents in Nicaragua
    Liesbeth E Meuwissen
    Netherlands Institute for Health Service Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 11:1858-67. 2006
    ..vouchers providing free-of-charge access to SRH care at 19 primary care clinics were distributed in Managua, Nicaragua. These vouchers substantially increased the use of services, demonstrating that many adolescents are willing to ..
  90. ncbi External quality assurance for cervical cytology in developing countries. Experience in Peru and Nicaragua
    Micol Salvetto
    Institute for Health Sector Development, 27 Old Street, London EC1V 9HL, U K
    Acta Cytol 48:23-31. 2004
    ..b>Nicaragua and Peru have been experimenting with an external quality assurance system adapted from the Scottish and ..
  91. ncbi Comparison of gastropod mollusc (Apogastropoda: Hydrobiidae) habitats in two crater lakes in Nicaragua
    Jeffrey K McCrary
    College of Natural Resources Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Rev Biol Trop 56:113-20. 2008
    ..may perform an important role in the transmission of an emergent ocular pathology among fishes in Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua. This disease emerged after an introduction of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and the subsequent loss of Chara ..
  92. ncbi Snakebite ethnopharmacopoeia of eastern Nicaragua
    Felix G Coe
    University of Connecticut, 85 Lawler Road, West Hartford, CT 06117 2697, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 96:303-23. 2005
    Results of an ethnopharmacognostic study of snakebite treatments in eastern Nicaragua are presented. Data and specimens were collected during several years of field studies...
  93. ncbi Private and public determinants of child nutrition in Nicaragua and Western Honduras
    Vincent David
    ESA Consultores, AP Postal 4227, Tegucigalpa, M D C, Honduras
    Econ Hum Biol 2:457-88. 2004
    ..of community fixed effects, for two data sets: the first one is from a 2001 nationwide household survey in Nicaragua while the second set was collected in the Western regions of Honduras in 2002, as part of an evaluation process ..
  94. ncbi The Global Fund and tuberculosis in Nicaragua: building sustainable capacity?
    Katrina M Plamondon
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
    Can J Public Health 99:355-8. 2008
    ..of the study was to explore and provide feedback on local stakeholders' experiences with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) as it related to capacity building for tuberculosis (TB) services in Nicaragua.
  95. pmc Prevalence and seasonality of influenza-like illness in children, Nicaragua, 2005-2007
    Aubree Gordon
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7354, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:408-14. 2009
    ..To better understand influenza in Nicaragua, we performed a prospective 2-year cohort study of influenza-like illness (ILI) involving 4,276 children, 2-11 ..
  96. pmc Performance of an influenza rapid test in children in a primary healthcare setting in Nicaragua
    Aubree Gordon
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e7907. 2009
    ..Influenza is major public health threat worldwide, yet the diagnostic accuracy of rapid tests in developing country settings is not well described...
  97. ncbi Application of guidelines on preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis in León, Nicaragua
    J van Disseldorp
    Department of Medicine Division of Acute Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 64:411-6. 2006
    To determine adherence to the guideline for preoperative antibiotic use in Nicaragua.
  98. ncbi An exploration of the social stigma of tuberculosis in five "municipios" of Nicaragua to reflect on local interventions
    Jean Macq
    ESP ULB, Health Policy and Systems, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Health Policy 74:205-17. 2005
    ..Our study aims at exploring this social stigma in five local health systems of Nicaragua, prior to implementing interventions to reduce it.
  99. ncbi Treatment of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphomas in a country with limited resources: results of the first national protocol in Nicaragua
    F Baez
    Pediatric Hemato Oncology, Department Manuel De Jesus Rivera, La Mascota Hospital, Managua, Nicaragua
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:148-52. 2008
    ..the results of a protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) conducted in Nicaragua in the context of an international collaborative program...
  100. ncbi Ultrasound measurement of gallbladder wall thickening as a diagnostic test and prognostic indicator for severe dengue in pediatric patients
    James A Colbert
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:850-2. 2007
    ..features of thrombocytopenia and elevated hematocrit/hemoconcentration, in children with suspected dengue in Nicaragua. We demonstrate that gallbladder wall thickening serves as a clinically relevant diagnostic test and prognostic ..
  101. ncbi Characteristics of non-fatal injuries in Leon, Nicaragua - 2004
    Victoria Espitia-Hardeman
    The Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 14:69-75. 2007
    ..article describes the epidemiology of injuries collected in the Injury Surveillance System in Leon Hospital in Nicaragua. A total of 6659 persons were treated for injuries in 2004...

Research Grants22

  1. Fitness and Virulence of Dengue Virus in the Context of Changing Host Immunity
    Eva Harris; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..dynamics of DENV and identify all examples of clade replacement in both endemic (Viet Nam) and emergent (Nicaragua) populations...
  2. Impact of an Indoor Stove Intervention on Indicators of Cardiorespiratory Health
    Jennifer L Peel; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..recently completed data collection for a cook stove intervention study in 123 households in a semi-rural area of Nicaragua. Here we propose to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the previously collected data, and add a new laboratory ..
  3. Community-based Participatory Research: A Tool to Advance Cookstove Interventions
    MAGGIE LYNN CLARK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The candidate's post-doctoral research conducting a multiyear stove intervention in Nicaragua and doctoral research experience conducting a cross-sectional cook stove study in Honduras is directly relevant ..
  4. H. pylori ancestral haplotype a gastric cancer risk determinant in Latin America
    Douglas Morgan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The PI maintains a parallel epidemiology infrastructure in neighboring coastal Nicaragua, with relatively low incidence rates...
  5. Determinants of protection and enhancement of dengue infection/disease in vivo
    Eva Harris; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of anti- DENV Abs in human infections in our long-term prospective cohort and hospital-based studies in Nicaragua in separate work...
  6. Metabolomics-based discovery of small molecule biomarkers for noninvasive dengue
    Barry J Beaty; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..collected serum specimens available from the high-quality pediatric DEN hospital-based and cohort studies in Nicaragua, will begin to characterize the SMBs and metabolic pathways involved, will investigate the efficacy for D&P ..
  7. Characterization of 3rd &4th dengue virus infections in a pediatric cohort study
    ANGEL LAZARO BALMASEDA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..ICIDR influenza cohort and existing infrastructure from previous and ongoing NIH-supported studies in Managua, Nicaragua, to extend the Pediatric Dengue Cohort Study (PDCS), now arguably the longest running continuous cohort in the ..
  8. Epidemiology, transmission, and phylogenetics of influenza in a tropical country
    Eva Harris; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Collaboration of Infectious Disease Research (ICIDR) program consisting of two related studies in Managua, Nicaragua: a prospective cohort study of the epidemiologic features of influenza in children and a study of the household ..
  9. A GEOHealth hub for agriculture and informal work in Nicaragua: - Nicaragua
    Aurora Aragon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with 67% percent of its workforce engaged in the informal economy, consisting of the self-employed (excluding professionals and ..
  10. Epidemiology and Transmission of Influenza in Nicaragua
    Aubree L Gordon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Career Development Plan: Dr. Gordon will conduct vital research on the epidemiologic features of influenza in Nicaragua, a tropical country...
  11. Preliminary Effectiveness Analysis of Universal Rotavirus Immunization, Nicaragua
    SYLVIA IRENE BECKER-DREPS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..in reducing primary care visits among children for rotavirus diarrhea at eight primary care centers in Leon, Nicaragua. In Aim 2, we will characterize the genotypes among all rotavirus-positive stool samples collected in Aim 1 and ..
  12. Substance Abuse and Health Vulnerability: Colombian Refugees in Ecuador
    Michele G Shedlin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and modifications needed for employing research strategies and instruments utilized in similar research in Nicaragua and among Hispanic immigrant communities of New York to explore drug use and STI/HIV risk among Colombian ..
  13. From Spontaneous Sign Systems to Sign Language
    SUSAN J GOLDIN-MEADOW; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In Nicaragua not only do some homesigners continue to use their gesture systems into adulthood, but 30 years ago large ..
  14. SCORE Program at the University of the Incarnate Word
    Sara Kerr; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Sara Kerr and Dr. Chad McHugh will study the zoonotic cycle of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the U.S. and Nicaragua by investigating interactions between Leishmania mexicana, Lutzomyia spp, and Neotoma spp. (2) Dr...
  15. Home sign: Effects of development and family interaction
    Marie Coppola; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..fostering homesign complexity, I propose to directly compare the homesigns of young deaf children aged 3 to 5 in Nicaragua with the adolescent and adult homesigners I have previously studied in the United States, using identical ..
  16. Drug Use and HIV Risk in Nicaragua
    Michele Shedlin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..exploratory study addressing factors related to the drug use and HIV nexus, a direction new to HIV research in Nicaragua where the relationship between drug use and HIV is not yet programmatically or politically recognized...
  17. GENERATIONAL EFFECTS--PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE
    HOWARD SCHUMAN; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..the previous face-to-face interview; and a series of basic replications in a number of other countries (including Lithuania, the Russian Republic, Japan, and Nicaragua), which differ greatly in history and culture from the United States.
  18. INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS IN NURSING HOMES
    Barbara Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  19. Prophylactic Ibuprofen: Effect on IUD Continuation Rates
    David Hubacher; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In the US, ibuprofen may help spur renewed interest in the most cost effective and efficacious reversible contraceptive method available. ..
  20. Strengthening social capital to reduce youth violence
    Trudy Harpham; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The project enables cross-fertilization of research on youth violence between US, European and institutions in the South, which has been limited to date. ..