Genomes and Genes
Summary: The geographic area of Latin America in general and when the specific country or countries are not indicated. It usually includes Central America, South America, Mexico, and the islands of the Caribbean.
Publications300 found, 100 shown here
- The neglected tropical diseases of Latin America and the Caribbean: a review of disease burden and distribution and a roadmap for control and eliminationPeter J Hotez
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, DC, USA
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e300. 2008..eliminated in the Caribbean and transmission of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis could be eliminated in Latin America. However, the highest disease burden NTDs, such as Chagas disease, soil-transmitted helminth infections, and ..
- Control of visceral leishmaniasis in latin america-a systematic reviewGustavo A S Romero
Nucleo de Medicina Tropical, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e584. 2010..control in the Americas where transmission is zoonotic? We reviewed the evidence on VL control strategies in Latin America-diagnosis, treatment, veterinary interventions, vector control-with respect to entomological and clinical ..
- Current epidemiological trends for Chagas disease in Latin America and future challenges in epidemiology, surveillance and health policyAlvaro Moncayo
Academia Nacional de Medicina, Bogota, Colombia
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:17-30. 2009..Many well-known research institutions in Latin America were key elements of a worldwide network of laboratories that carried out basic and applied research ..
- Survey of infections due to Staphylococcus species: frequency of occurrence and antimicrobial susceptibility of isolates collected in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Western Pacific region for the SENTRY Antimicrobial SurveillancD J Diekema
Medical Microbiology Division, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
Clin Infect Dis 32:S114-32. 2001..Staphylococcus species (CoNS) were referred by SENTRY-participating hospitals in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Western Pacific region. S...
- The impact of Chagas disease control in Latin America: a reviewJ C P Dias
Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou, FIOCRUZ, Belo Horizonte, MG, 30190 002, Brasil
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 97:603-12. 2002Discovered in 1909, Chagas disease was progressively shown to be widespread throughout Latin America, affecting millions of rural people with a high impact on morbidity and mortality...
- Caesarean delivery rates and pregnancy outcomes: the 2005 WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health in Latin AmericaJose Villar
UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Lancet 367:1819-29. 2006..Our aim was to assess the association between caesarean delivery and pregnancy outcome at the institutional level, adjusting for the pregnant population and institutional characteristics...
- Contemporary causes of skin and soft tissue infections in North America, Latin America, and Europe: report from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program (1998-2004)Gary J Moet
JMI Laboratories, North Liberty, IA 52317, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:7-13. 2007..9%) compared with Latin America (29.4%) and Europe (22.8%). Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. increased in Europe (4...
- Biogeographic areas and transition zones of Latin America and the Caribbean islands based on panbiogeographic and cladistic analyses of the entomofaunaJuan J Morrone
Museo de Zoología Alfonso L Herrera, Departamento de Biologia Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, Mexico DF, Mexico
Annu Rev Entomol 51:467-94. 2006..The Andean region, which harbors insect taxa with close relatives in the Austral continents, comprises three subregions: Central Chilean, Subantarctic, and Patagonian...
- Discovery of markers of exposure specific to bites of Lutzomyia longipalpis, the vector of Leishmania infantum chagasi in Latin AmericaClarissa Teixeira
Vector Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e638. 2010..Though some proteins are immunogenic and have potential as markers of vector exposure, their identity and vector specificity remain elusive...
- Mortality during the first year of potent antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1-infected patients in 7 sites throughout Latin America and the CaribbeanSuely H Tuboi
Projeto Praça Onze, Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:615-23. 2009Although nearly 2 million people live with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean, mortality rates after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have not been well described.
- Increased resistance to first-line agents among bacterial pathogens isolated from urinary tract infections in Latin America: time for local guidelines?Soraya S Andrade
Laboratório Especial de Microbiologia Clínica, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, 04025 010 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:741-8. 2006..Bacteria isolated from patients with CA-UTI in Latin America showed limited susceptibility to orally administered antimicrobials, especially for TMP/SMX and ..
- Explaining health differences between men and women in later life: a cross-city comparison in Latin America and the CaribbeanMaria Victoria Zunzunegui
Médecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Soc Sci Med 68:235-42. 2009..A more integrated understanding of how sex and gender act together to influence health and function in old age needs consideration of additional biological and social factors...
- Relation between the global burden of disease and randomized clinical trials conducted in Latin America published in the five leading medical journalsPablo Perel
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 3:e1696. 2008..non communicable diseases and injuries account for the majority of death and disability-adjusted life years in Latin America. We analyzed the relationship between the global burden of disease and Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) ..
- Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Latin AmericaManuel Guzmán-Blanco
Centro Medico de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
Int J Antimicrob Agents 34:304-8. 2009..However, in Latin America, resources for monitoring the changing epidemiology of MRSA remain limited...
- Child feeding practices are associated with child nutritional status in Latin America: innovative uses of the demographic and health surveysMarie T Ruel
International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI, Washington, DC 20006, USA
J Nutr 132:1180-7. 2002..The data available in DHS data sets can thus be used effectively to create a composite child feeding index and to identify vulnerable groups that could be targeted by nutrition education and behavior change interventions...
- West Nile virus activity in Latin America and the CaribbeanNicholas Komar
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PO Box 2087, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522, USA
Rev Panam Salud Publica 19:112-7. 2006..West Nile virus (Flavivirus: Flaviviridae; WNV) has spread rapidly throughout the Caribbean Basin since its initial detection there in 2001. This report summarizes our current knowledge of WNV transmission in tropical America...
- Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Latin America and its association with sub-clinical carotid atherosclerosis: the CARMELA cross sectional studyJorge Escobedo
Medical Research Unit on Clinical Epidemiology, Mexican Social Security Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
Cardiovasc Diabetol 8:52. 2009Metabolic syndrome increases cardiovascular risk. Limited information on its prevalence in Latin America is available...
- Worldwide burden of COPD in high- and low-income countries. Part II. Burden of chronic obstructive lung disease in Latin America: the PLATINO studyA M B Menezes
Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:709-12. 2008..Five Latin American cities: São Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santiago, Chile; Caracas, Venezuela...
- A piscirickettsiosis-like syndrome in cultured Nile tilapia in Latin America with Francisella spp. as the pathogenic agentM J Mauel
Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Post Office Box 197, Stoneville, Mississippi 38776, USA
J Aquat Anim Health 19:27-34. 2007In 2004, cultured Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus in several Latin America farms began to succumb to a disease similar to the piscirickettsiosis-like syndrome previously reported in tilapia in Taiwan and the United States...
- Protocol-based treatment for children with cancer in low income countries in Latin America: a report on the recent meetings of the Monza International School of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (MISPHO)--part IIScott C Howard
International Outreach Program and Department of Hematology Oncology, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, USA
Pediatr Blood Cancer 48:486-90. 2007..Despite the use of all-trans-retinoic acid during induction for acute promyelocytic leukemia, the incidence of fatal hemorrhage remains unacceptably high...
- Trends in antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial pathogens isolated from patients with bloodstream infections in the USA, Canada and Latin America. SENTRY Participants GroupD J Diekema
Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242, USA
Int J Antimicrob Agents 13:257-71. 2000..infections (BSI) due to bacterial pathogens were reported from SENTRY hospitals in Canada, the USA and Latin America. Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and coagulase-negative staphylococcus (CoNS) were the most common ..
- Burden and trends of type-specific human papillomavirus infections and related diseases in the latin america and Caribbean regionD Maxwell Parkin
Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Vaccine 26:L1-15. 2008..anogenital region, oral cavity and pharynx) in terms of incidence and mortality, for the countries of the Latin America and Caribbean region...
- Risk factors for human papillomavirus exposure and co-factors for cervical cancer in Latin America and the CaribbeanMaribel Almonte
Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Vaccine 26:L16-36. 2008The incidence of cervical cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is among the highest in the world...
- Obesity trends in Latin America: transiting from under- to overweightR Uauy
Universidad de Chile, Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos INTA, Casilla 138 11, Santiago, Chile
J Nutr 131:893S-899S. 2001b>Latin America is undergoing a rapid demographic and nutritional transition. A recent WHO/PAHO survey on obesity in the region revealed an increasing trend in obesity as countries emerge from poverty, especially in urban areas...
- Demographic and health conditions of ageing in Latin America and the CaribbeanAlberto Palloni
Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin, 1180 Observatory Drive, Room 4412, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Int J Epidemiol 31:762-71. 2002
- Determinants of child morbidity in Latin America: a pooled analysis of interactions between parental education and economic statusLaurel E Hatt
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Soc Sci Med 62:375-86. 2006..We pool 12 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and nine Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS) from Latin America, creating two large databases...
- The health and economic impact of dengue in Latin AmericaJaime R Torres
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas 1041 A, Venezuela
Cad Saude Publica 23:S23-31. 2007In the last two decades, all countries in the tropical regions of Latin America have experienced marked increases in the incidence of both classic dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever...
- Current status of human rabies transmitted by dogs in Latin AmericaMaria Cristina Schneider
Veterinary Public Health Unit, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC 20037 2895, USA
Cad Saude Publica 23:2049-63. 2007..Samples sent for rabies testing represent 0.05% of the estimated canine population (range: 0.001 to 0.2%). The countries are quite close to achieving the goal...
- Rabies transmitted by vampire bats to humans: an emerging zoonotic disease in Latin America?Maria Cristina Schneider
Veterinary Public Health and Zoonoses, Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization, Washington, DC 20037 2895, United States of America
Rev Panam Salud Publica 25:260-9. 2009Human rabies transmitted by vampire bats reached new heights in Latin America in 2005. A total of 55 human cases were reported in several outbreaks, 41 of them in the Amazon region of Brazil...
- Antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings 1996 to 2006: patient characteristics, treatment regimens and monitoring in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin AmericaOlivia Keiser
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Trop Med Int Health 13:870-9. 2008..To describe temporal trends in baseline clinical characteristics, initial treatment regimens and monitoring of patients starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings...
- The future of Chagas disease controlChris J Schofield
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Trends Parasitol 22:583-8. 2006....
- Epidemiologic situation of human rabies in Latin America in 2004M C Schneider
Epidemiol Bull 26:2-4. 2005
- [Understanding snake venoms: 50 years of research in Latin America]Jose Maria Gutierrez
Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Facultad de Microbiologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Rev Biol Trop 50:377-94. 2002..the chemical composition and the mechanism of action of toxins present in the venoms of snakes distributed in Latin America. Venom proteins involved in neurotoxicity, coagulopathies, hemorrhage and muscle necrosis are discussed, ..
- Understanding the burden of epilepsy in Latin America: a systematic review of its prevalence and incidenceJorge G Burneo
Epilepsy Programme, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ont, Canada N6A 5A5
Epilepsy Res 66:63-74. 2005..Because epidemiological and clinical characteristics of epilepsy vary by region, it is important to know the peculiarities of epilepsy in this area of the American continent...
- Survey of bloodstream infections due to gram-negative bacilli: frequency of occurrence and antimicrobial susceptibility of isolates collected in the United States, Canada, and Latin America for the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program, 1997D J Diekema
Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242, USA
Clin Infect Dis 29:595-607. 1999..organisms were reported from SENTRY hospitals in Canada (8 sites), the United States (30 sites), and Latin America (10 sites)...
- Indigenous health in Latin America and the CaribbeanRaul A Montenegro
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Facultad de Psicologia, Cordoba, Argentina
Lancet 367:1859-69. 2006..We look briefly at the current state of Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region with over 400 different indigenous groups and a total population of 45 to 48 ..
- Cataract in Latin America: findings from nine recent surveysHans Limburg
International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Rev Panam Salud Publica 25:449-55. 2009To review recent data on blindness and low vision due to cataract in Latin America.
- [National health research systems in Latin America: a 14-country review]Jackeline Alger
Instituto de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Parasitología Antonio Vidal, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Rev Panam Salud Publica 26:447-57. 2009..Instituting good NHRS governance/management is of utmost importance to how efficiently ministries of health, other government players, and society-at-large can tackle health research...
- Stability, distribution and use of antivenoms for snakebite envenomation in Latin America: report of a workshopJose Maria Gutierrez
Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Facultad de Microbiologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, 1000 San José, Costa Rica
Toxicon 53:625-30. 2009..of antivenom stability and distribution, and the training of health staff in the correct use of antivenoms in Latin America were discussed in a workshop held at Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Costa Rica, in September 16-19, 2008, under ..
- Snakebite-induced acute kidney injury in Latin AmericaFábia M Oliveira Pinho
Department of Medicine, Catholic University of Goias, Goiania, Brazil
Semin Nephrol 28:354-62. 2008There are 4 genera of venomous snakes in Latin America: Bothrops, Crotalus, Lachesis, and Micrurus. Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been reported consistently after Bothrops and Crotalus envenomations...
- Divergence between sympatric rice- and maize-infecting populations of Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA from Latin AmericaA D González-Vera
DANAC Fundación para la Investigación Agrícola, Laboratorio de Protección Vegetal, San Javier, Yaracuy Universidad Central de Venezuela, Facultad de Agronomia, Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela
Phytopathology 100:172-82. 2010ABSTRACT The basidiomycetous fungus Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG)-1 IA is a major pathogen in Latin America causing sheath blight (SB) of rice...
- Obesity trends and determinant factors in Latin AmericaJuliana Kain
Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Cad Saude Publica 19:S77-86. 2003Obesity rates have increased markedly in Latin America, especially during the last 10-15 years, becoming a public health problem in most countries...
- [Sex education and HIV prevention: an evaluation in Latin America and the Caribbean]Lisa M DeMaria
Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Rev Panam Salud Publica 26:485-93. 2009To present, through an evaluation in Latin America and the Caribbean, the current regulatory and curricular landscape of sexuality and HIV prevention in the school setting, and contrast it with sexual behaviors as reported by demographic ..
- Capacity-building in family health: innovative in-service training program for teams in Latin AmericaYves Talbot
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 263 McCaul St, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON M5T 1W7, Canada
Can Fam Physician 55:613-3.e1-6. 2009..OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM To implement a model of in-service training in primary health care for interdisciplinary teams of primary health care professionals from Brazil and Chile...
- The north and south of candidemia: Issues for Latin AmericaArnaldo Lopes Colombo
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Drugs Today (Barc) 44:1-34. 2008..The different distribution profiles of Candida species underlying candidemia seen in Latin America, North America, Canada and Europe, along with the emergence of antifungal drug resistance, make it essential ..
- First report of plasmid-mediated qnrA1 in a ciprofloxacin-resistant Escherichia coli strain in Latin AmericaMariana Castanheira
Laboratório ALERTA, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Rua Pedro de Toledo, 781 6o Andar, Sao Paulo, SP, and Unidade de Microbiologia, Serviço de Patologia Clínica, Hospital de Clinicas, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:1527-9. 2007..This is the first report of a qnrA-carrying isolate in a Latin American country...
- Physical activity interventions in Latin America: a systematic reviewChristine M Hoehner
Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:224-233. 2008..Community Guide) have not been systematically examined or applied in developing countries such as those in Latin America. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the current evidence base concerning interventions to ..
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and body mass index in five Latin America cities: the PLATINO studyMaria Montes de Oca
Servicio de Neumonologia, Hospital Universitario de Caracas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Piso 8, Los Chaguaramos, 1030 Caracas, Venezuela
Respir Med 102:642-50. 2008..We examined characteristics by BMI categories in the total and COPD populations in five Latin-American cities, and explored the factors influencing BMI in COPD...
- Congestive heart failure in Latin America: the next epidemicLuz A Cubillos-Garzón
Heart Failure Council, Colombian Society of Cardiology, Bogota, Colombia
Am Heart J 147:412-7. 2004..Properly conducted clinical and epidemiologic studies are needed to identify, implement, and evaluate preventive strategies that are likely to succeed within the specific context of LAC...
- Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis B virus in Latin AmericaRodolfo H Campos
Catedra de Virologia, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
J Clin Virol 34:S8-S13. 2005..Genotypes F and H are considered indigenous to Latin America. The most prevalent genetic group of Central and South America, genotype F, is subdivided into two subtypes ..
- Understanding the factors associated with differences in caesarean section rates at hospital level: the case of Latin AmericaMonica Taljaard
Ottawa Health Research Institute and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:574-81. 2009As in many other regions of the world, caesarean section (CS) rates in Latin America are increasing...
- Efficacy and safety of an oral live attenuated human rotavirus vaccine against rotavirus gastroenteritis during the first 2 years of life in Latin American infants: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III studyAlexandre C Linhares
Instituto Evandro Chagas, Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde, Ministry of Health, Belem, Para, Brazil
Lancet 371:1181-9. 2008..We therefore aimed to assess the 2-year efficacy and safety of an oral live attenuated human rotavirus vaccine for prevention of severe gastroenteritis in infants...
- Recommendations for cervical cancer prevention in Latin America and the CaribbeanNubia Munoz
Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Bogota, Colombia
Vaccine 26:L96-L107. 2008Cervical cancer control in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has been, and remains, a priority and a major public health challenge...
- Cardiometabolic disease in latin america: the role of fetal programming in response to maternal malnutritionPatricio Lopez-Jaramillo
Dirección de Investigaciones de la Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia y de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Santander UDES, Bucaramanga, Colombia
Rev Esp Cardiol 62:670-6. 2009b>Latin America is experiencing an epidemic of cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes mellitus...
- Cataract surgery rates in latin america: a four-year longitudinal study of 19 countriesVan C Lansingh
Fundacion Vision, Asuncion, Paraguay, Fundacion Hugo Nano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness VISION 2020 LA office, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ophthalmic Epidemiol 17:75-81. 2010..To collect cataract surgery rates data in 19 Latin American countries over a 4-year period as data published to date have been limited...
- [Health systems reform and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: lessons from the 1980s and 1990s]Celia Almeida
Departamento de Administração e Planejamento em Saúde, Escola Nacional de Saude Publica, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21041 210, Brasil
Cad Saude Publica 18:905-25. 2002This essay proposes a review of the issues of equity and reform in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of changes in recent decades, emphasizing the discussion of health systems reform...
- Traffic accidents scar Latin America's roadsBarbara Fraser
Lancet 366:703-4. 2005
- Twenty-five years of research on medicinal plants in Latin America: a personal viewJoão B Calixto
Department of Pharmacology, Centre of Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario, Trindade, 88049 900 Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
J Ethnopharmacol 100:131-4. 2005....
- Epidemic of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the CaribbeanChristian F Rueda-Clausen
Int J Cardiol 125:111-2. 2008
- Management of the nontoxic multinodular goiter in Latin America: comparison with North America and Europe, an electronic surveyLeandro Arthur Diehl
Servico de Endocrinologia, Centro de Ciencias da Saude, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Avenue Robert Koch 60, Londrina, Parana, Brazil 86 038 350
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:117-23. 2005..Levothyroxine therapy is less used by LATS than by ATA or ETA members, and a more aggressive therapeutic strategy is generally preferred by members of LATS and ETA compared with ATA...
- Factors and outcomes associated with the induction of labour in Latin AmericaG V Guerra
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
BJOG 116:1762-72. 2009To describe the prevalence of labour induction, together with its risk factors and outcomes in Latin America.
- Clinical profile of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in a non-endemic setting: immigration and Chagas disease in Barcelona (Spain)Jose Munoz
Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Acta Trop 111:51-5. 2009Chagas disease is no longer limited to Latin America and is becoming frequent in industrialised countries in Europe and United States.
- Cross-national burden of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle EastDeborah L Hoffman
Pfizer, Inc, New London, Connecticut, USA
Pain Pract 9:35-42. 2009..Study sample is: 401 patients (163 in Asia, 110 in Latin America and 128 in the Middle East), mostly female (61%) (+/- standard deviation, SD), age of 57 +/- 10 years...
- Epidemiology of osteoporosis in Latin America 2008Gregorio Riera-Espinoza
UNILIME, Universidad de Carabobo, IVSS, Valencia, Venezuela
Salud Publica Mex 51:S52-5. 2009Osteoporosis is a growing disease in Latin America, rates of fractures actually in LA are quite similar to the ones in Southern Europe and slightly lower than USA and Northern Europe...
- Dissemination of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 sequence type 8 lineage in Latin AmericaJinnethe Reyes
Molecular Genetics and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit, Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia
Clin Infect Dis 49:1861-7. 2009..Recently, a variant of the MRSA USA300 clone emerged and disseminated in South America, causing important clinical problems...
- A framework for evaluating community-based physical activity promotion programmes in Latin AmericaThomas L Schmid
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Physical Activity and Health Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop K 46, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Promot Educ 13:112-8. 2006..Activity Evaluation Handbook could be easily adapted for use in culturally diverse communities, especially in Latin America. This paper describes a 6-step evaluation process and provides the full set of recommendations from the Rio de ..
- Treatment of mucosal leishmaniasis in Latin America: systematic reviewValdir Sabbaga Amato
Infectious and Parasitic Clinic, Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:266-74. 2007..The aim of this study is to determine the best drug management for treatment of ML in Latin America based on the best studies offered by the medical literature...
- Determinants of human papillomavirus vaccine acceptability in Latin America and the CaribbeanJennifer L Winkler
PATH, Seattle, WA, USA
Vaccine 26:L73-9. 2008..HPV) vaccines provide promise as a key component of future cervical cancer prevention programs in the Latin America and the Caribbean region...
- Survey data for the study of aging in Latin America and the Caribbean: selected studiesRebeca Wong
University of Maryland, USA
J Aging Health 18:157-79. 2006..of the data collection studies that can assist researchers in examining population aging processes in the Latin America and Caribbean region with an emphasis on cross-national comparisons, including the population of Mexican ..
- [Characterization of invasive isolates of S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, and N. meningitidis in Latin America and the Caribbean: SIREVA II, 2000-2005]Jean Marc Gabastou
Area de Tecnología y Prestación de Servicios de Salud, Unidad de Medicamentos Esenciales, Vacunas y Tecnologías en Salud, Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud, Quito, Ecuador
Rev Panam Salud Publica 24:1-15. 2008..antibiotics of the circulating strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Neisseria meningitidis circulating in Latin America and the Caribbean from 2000-2005. Potential coverage by conjugate vaccines was evaluated.
- Major depressive disorder in Latin America: the relationship between depression severity, painful somatic symptoms, and quality of lifeRodrigo A Munoz
University of San Diego, CA, USA
J Affect Disord 86:93-8. 2005....
- Prevalence of dementia in Latin America: a collaborative study of population-based cohortsRicardo Nitrini
Department of Neurology, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Int Psychogeriatr 21:622-30. 2009Dementia is becoming a major public health problem in Latin America (LA), yet epidemiological information on dementia remains scarce in this region...
- Population normative data for the 10/66 Dementia Research Group cognitive test battery from Latin America, India and China: a cross-sectional surveyAna Luisa Sosa
National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
BMC Neurol 9:48. 2009....
- Interethnic variability and admixture in Latin America--social implicationsFrancisco M Salzano
Departamento de Genetica, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Caixa Postal 15053, 91501 970 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Rev Biol Trop 52:405-15. 2004..The right to equal opportunity should be strictly respected. Biological inequality has nothing to do with the ethical principle that someone's position in a given society should be an accurate reflection of her/his individual ability...
- Asthma in Latin America: a public heath challenge and research opportunityP J Cooper
Centro de Investigaciones FEPIS, Quininde, Esmeraldas Province Ecuador
Allergy 64:5-17. 2009..Asthma in Latin America is associated particularly with underprivileged populations living in cities but remains relatively rare in ..
- The growing burden of dengue in Latin AmericaRoberto Tapia-Conyer
Carso Health Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
J Clin Virol 46:S3-6. 2009The re-emergence and subsequent failure to control dengue in Latin America provides a compelling illustration of the clinical, political and socio-economic challenges to eradicating dengue across the world...
- Tuberculosis and airflow obstruction: evidence from the PLATINO study in Latin AmericaA M B Menezes
Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Eur Respir J 30:1180-5. 2007..Among females, the unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios were 2.3 and 1.7, respectively. In conclusion, history of tuberculosis is associated with airflow obstruction in Latin American middle-aged and older adults...
- Perceived barriers and benefits to cervical cancer screening in Latin AmericaI Agurto
Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Prev Med 39:91-8. 2004....
- Prevention, control, and elimination of neglected diseases in the Americas: pathways to integrated, inter-programmatic, inter-sectoral action for health and developmentJohn C Holveck
Area of Health Surveillance and Disease Management, Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization, Washington DC 20037, USA
BMC Public Health 7:6. 2007In the Latin America and Caribbean region over 210 million people live below the poverty line. These impoverished and marginalized populations are heavily burdened with neglected communicable diseases...
- Molecular characterization of invasive serogroup Y Neisseria meningitidis strains isolated in the Latin America regionRaquel Abad
Reference Laboratory for Meningococci, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ctra Majadahonda Pozuelo, Km2, 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
J Infect 59:104-14. 2009To improve the understanding of serogroup Y invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Latin America, particularly IMD molecular epidemiology; 166 Y serogroup isolates received at the National Reference Laboratories of Argentina, Brazil, ..
- Programmes, resources, and needs of HIV-prevention nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Africa, Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the CaribbeanJ A Kelly
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
AIDS Care 18:12-21. 2006..nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in 75 countries in Africa, Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean...
- Melasma in Latin America: options for therapy and treatment algorithmT Cestari
University of Rio Grande do Sul, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 23:760-72. 2009..To examine approaches to therapy for melasma in Latin Americans and to propose treatment algorithms for patients with mild, moderate and severe melasma...
- Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in Latin America and the CaribbeanR E Isturiz
Departamento de Medicina, Centro Medico de Caracas, Venezuela
Infect Dis Clin North Am 14:121-40, ix. 2000..and mortality, constituting one of the most rapidly expanding and re-emerging infectious disease problems in Latin America. In less than 20 years, the region has transformed itself from hypoendemic to hyperendemic, while serotype ..
- Review of recent surveys on blindness and visual impairment in Latin AmericaHans Limburg
International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Br J Ophthalmol 92:315-9. 2008To review recent data on prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment in Latin America.
- Child mental health in Latin America: present and future epidemiologic researchCristiane Duarte
Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo Escola Paulista de Medicina, Brazil
Int J Psychiatry Med 33:203-22. 2003This report reviews population studies of child and adolescent mental health carried out in Latin America over the past 15 years...
- Eight thousand years of economic and political history in Latin America revealed by anthropometryB Bogin
Department of Behavioural Sciences, University of Michigan Dearborn, 48128, USA
Ann Hum Biol 26:333-51. 1999..Economic decline and political unrest in Guatemala since 1978 is associated with a significant decline in the mean stature of 10- and 11-year-old children from families from very high, moderate, and very low socioeconomic status...
- Research on health inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: bibliometric analysis (1971-2000) and descriptive content analysis (1971-1995)Naomar Almeida-Filho
Instituto De Saude Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil
Am J Public Health 93:2037-43. 2003..We also found remarkable diversity in research designs, however, along with strong consideration of ecological and ethnographic methods absent in other research traditions...
- Barriers to generalizability of health economic evaluations in Latin America and the Caribbean regionFederico Augustovski
Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria Servicio de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pharmacoeconomics 27:919-29. 2009..Therefore, a legitimate question for policy makers in Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) is to what extent HEEs conducted in industrialized economies and in LAC are ..
- Resistance trends of Acinetobacter spp. in Latin America and characterization of international dissemination of multi-drug resistant strains: five-year report of the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance ProgramMaria Cristina Bronharo Tognim
Laboratório Especial de Microbiologia Clínica, Disciplina de Doencas Infecciosas e Parasitarias, Universidade Federal de São Paulo SP, CEP 04025 010, Brazil
Int J Infect Dis 8:284-91. 2004..isolates collected from Latin American medical centers as part of the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program and also to evaluate the dissemination of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter spp. strains in the region...
- Cost-effectiveness of measles elimination in Latin America and the Caribbean: a prospective analysisArnab Acharya
Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Falmer Brighton, UK
Vaccine 20:3332-41. 2002..In 1994, the Americas set a goal of interrupting indigenous measles transmission from the Western Hemisphere by 2000. To accomplish this goal, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) developed an enhanced measles vaccination strategy...
- Lutzomyia longipalpis and the eco-epidemiology of American visceral leishmaniasis, with particular reference to Brazil: a reviewRalph Lainson
Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belem, PA, Brazil
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 100:811-27. 2005..Although effective control measures in foci of the disease will diminish the number of canine and human infections, the presence of such an enzootic in a variety of native animals will render the total eradication of AVL unlikely...
- Cervical cancer screening programs in Latin America and the CaribbeanRaul Murillo
Division of Research and Public Health, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
Vaccine 26:L37-48. 2008b>Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have a significant burden of cervical cancer...
- The epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea in Latin America. Anticipating rotavirus vaccinesErin M Kane
Viral Gastroenteritis Section, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Rev Panam Salud Publica 16:371-7. 2004To assess the disease burden and characterize the epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea in Latin America.
- Mandatory second opinion to reduce rates of unnecessary caesarean sections in Latin America: a cluster randomised controlled trialFernando Althabe
Latin American Center for Perinatology, Pan American Health Organization, WHO, Montevideo, Uruguay
Lancet 363:1934-40. 2004b>Latin America has a high rate of caesarean sections...
- Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in Latin America and the Caribbean: a regional analysisAnushua Sinha
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey 07090, United States of America
Rev Panam Salud Publica 24:304-13. 2008In Latin America and the Caribbean, routine vaccination of infants against Streptococcus pneumoniae would need substantial investment by governments and donor organizations...
- The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among the elderly of seven cities in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Health Wellbeing and Aging (SABE) ProjectALBERTO BARCELO
Pan American Health Organization, 525 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037 2895, USA
J Aging Health 18:224-39. 2006..To examine the relation of diagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM) to the level of education and body mass index (BMI) among the elderly of seven cities using data from SABE...
- [Breast cancer trends in Latin America and the Caribbean]Rafael Lozano-Ascencio
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301, 5th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Salud Publica Mex 51:s147-56. 2009..Breast cancer is currently the most significant cause of death from malignancies in Latin American women, including cervical cancer...
- Funding of pilot projects in Latin America: a tool for capacity building in occupational health researchSarah A Felknor
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225 0186, USA
Int J Occup Environ Health 12:408-14. 2006..Funding pilot research projects in developing countries is an effective, practical, and useful tool for training new investigators in research techniques and developing collaborative relationships among countries...
- High prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in urban Latin America: the CARMELA StudyJ Escobedo
Medical Research Unit on Clinical Epidemiology, Mexican Social Security Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
Diabet Med 26:864-71. 2009..The Cardiovascular Risk Factor Multiple Evaluation in Latin America (CARMELA) study was designed to estimate the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, impaired fasting glucose and ..
- Leading countries in mental health research in Latin America and the CaribbeanDenise Razzouk
Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Sao Paulo SP, Brazil
Rev Bras Psiquiatr 29:118-22. 2007..The objective of this paper is to describe the development of mental health research in Latin American and the Caribbean countries from 1995 to 2005...
- [Toxicological and immunological aspects of scorpion venom (Tytius pachyurus): neutralizing capacity of antivenoms produced in Latin America]Jacqueline Barona
Programa de Ofidismo Escorpionismo, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
Biomedica 24:42-9. 2004..The results allow to conclude that T. pachyurus venom is neutralized efficiently by anti-scorpion antivenoms produced in México and Brasil...
- Latin American Center for Malaria Research and ControlSOCRATES HERRERA VALENCIA; Fiscal Year: 2013..is a comprehensive project designed to establish an international Center of Excellence for Malaria Research in Latin America (CLAIM) composed of multiple public and private research centers from the endemic countries, the USA and ..
- Regulation of the Vibrio cholerae intestinal exit planANISIA J SILVA BENITEZ; Fiscal Year: 2010..RELEVANCE: Cholera continues to cause seasonal outbreaks in highly populated regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This disease is caused by Vibrio cholerae of serogroups O1 and O139 which are transmitted person-to-person by ..
- Biopsychosocial Determinants of Adolescent Obesity/Cardiovascular RiskSheila Gahagan; Fiscal Year: 2012The prevalence of adolescent obesity is high in the U.S., and in Latin America. While dramatic environmental changes in the food and physical environment are associated with increased risk, there continues to be inadequate understanding ..
- NICHD INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC PEDIATRIC &MATERNAL HIV STUDIES COORDINATING CTRCAROL NESEL; Fiscal Year: 2013..Network, currently composed of 25 domestic sites in 13 states and territories and 9 international sites in Latin America, plus a Data Coordinating Center (DCC)...
- Rational Development of Anti-Trypanosoma Cruzi DrugsMichael H Gelb; Fiscal Year: 2013..Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease, is widespread in Latin America and causes cardiomyopathy and pathological dilations of the gastrointestinal tract...
- K777 for treatment of Chagas Disease: IND-enabling Studies and IND SubmissionRobert Don; Fiscal Year: 2012DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chagas disease remains a major health problem in Latin America due to lack of an effective preventative vaccine and inadequate treatments post-infection...
- Substituting Brown Rice for White Rice: Effect on Diabetes Risk Factors in IndiaMohan Viswanathan; Fiscal Year: 2012..The long-term goal is to develop a multi-center nutritional-intervention in India, China, Africa and Latin America to create sustainable diabetes prevention strategies through improving carbohydrate quality...
- Training in Environmental Health to Reduce Chronic Disease in Latin AmericaPhilip J Landrigan; Fiscal Year: 2013..of Community and Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is to train health professionals in Latin America to implement research and service programs that identify, treat and prevent chronic disease of environmental ..
- Research Training Prog in Reproductive Biol & Med for Latin American ScientistsJohn E Nestler; Fiscal Year: 2010..jointly offer translational research training in reproductive biology to junior scientists from throughout Latin America. Potential trainees will submit applications to the University of Chile, which will be responsible for ..
- Catalytic Antibody-Based Vaccine For Weight LossAMANDA LEE GARNER; Fiscal Year: 2010..States, overweight and obesity is significantly on the rise in developing nations such as China, India and Latin America representing a global public health crisis...
- Geographically robust rapid assay for T. cruzi infectionSYAMAL X RAYCHAUDHURI; Fiscal Year: 2010..cruzi) infections. T. cruzi is transmitted via blood transfusions, is prevalent in Latin America, and is the causative agent for fatal chagas disease...
- Novel Tetravalent Vaccines for Dengue VirusROBERT GERALD WHALEN; Fiscal Year: 2013..in the continental United States, it is endemic in Puerto Rico, and in many popular tourist destinations in Latin America and Southeast Asia...
- Targeted screening for Taenia solium tapewormsSETH E O'NEAL; Fiscal Year: 2011..In Latin America, over 400,000 people of all ages and socioeconomic classes have symptomatic NCC...
- Alum-absorbed subunit vaccine to prevent intestinal amebiasisDavid M Lyerly; Fiscal Year: 2012..dose and food and water-bone transmission, and an important cause of diarrhea in children in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The candidate vaccine antigen is the LecA domain of the E...
- Chagas Disease Confirmatory AssayAndrew Levin; Fiscal Year: 2009..The disease is endemic in 21 countries in Latin America in which over 100 million people are at risk of infection, and is responsible for an annual loss of roughly $6...
- Cinema Smoking and Youth Smoking in Latin AmericaJames Thrasher; Fiscal Year: 2013..The study will build capacity for such research and begin to formulate culturally relevant policies to control these important risk factors. ..
- Confirmatory Immunoblot Test for Chagas'DiseaseANDREW E LEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2013..which affects over 10 million people living in tropical regions of the Americas, is endemic in 21 countries in Latin America in which over 100 million people are at risk of infection, and is responsible for an annual loss of roughly $6...
- Retrotranslocation of cholera toxin AI-chain from ER ot cytosol and cell responseJin Ah Cho; Fiscal Year: 2010..Cholera remains prevalent in many parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America and outbreaks can occur in areas affected by natural disasters, wars and famines .
- Examining Human Behavior in Dengue Prevention Efforts in Iquitos, PeruVALERIE ANDREA PAZ-SOLDAN; Fiscal Year: 2013..of birth and upbringing, as a research assistant professor and to direct Tulane's Health Office for Latin America. Three years ago I found my niche as a social scientist working on dengue prevention, but I need training and ..
- Vaccines for the Treatment of Opiate AddictionKim D Janda; Fiscal Year: 2013..related to intravenous drug use has risen dramatically in Eastern Europe, Asia, Iran, North Africa, and in Latin America. It has been noted that there is less than 20% coverage of the IDUs who receive HIV treatment and care in ..
- Community-based Participatory Research: A Tool to Advance Cookstove InterventionsMAGGIE LYNN CLARK; Fiscal Year: 2013..The research team will build upon previous studies in Latin America that have focused on identifying and validating appropriate field techniques for exposure and health ..
- Pathogenesis of Trypanosoma cruzi infectionRoberto Docampo; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Morbidity and mortality associated with Chagas disease in Latin America exceed better-known conditions such as malaria, tuberculosis, or AIDS. Millions of people are affected by this trypanosomiasis...
- Crossing Borders: HIV and Substance use at the Gateway to North AmericaKimberly C Brouwer; Fiscal Year: 2013..Since the HIV epidemic in most of Latin America is still concentrated, there is a critical window of opportunity to prevent transition to a generalized ..
- Rapid Label-Free Detection of Acute Promyelocytic LeukemiaLydia L Sohn; Fiscal Year: 2012..In Latin America, where APL is the most frequent subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the mortality rate is significantly ..
- Head and Neck Cancer Risk Prediction ModelYuan Chin Amy Lee; Fiscal Year: 2013..INHANCE) Consortium reported that tobacco and alcohol use account for a large proportion of cases in Latin America (83%) and Europe (84%) but only 51% of head and neck cancer (HNC) cases in the United States...
- Characterization of Potassium Channels in the Human Parasite Trypanosoma CruziVeronica Jimenez; Fiscal Year: 2012..Endemic in Latin America, it is one of the leading causes of congestive heart failure in the world...
- Global Health Partnership at UCSD and SDSUSteffanie Strathdee; Fiscal Year: 2009..positioned to offer a Global Health research and training program that is focused on border health and Latin America. Our participating faculty has expertise spanning a broad range of disciplines in Global Health, including ..
- Improving blood safety and HIV testing in Brazil: a randomized controlled trialTHELMA THEREZINHA GONCALEZ; Fiscal Year: 2013..Because our study is integrated into the routine donation system of the largest blood bank in Latin America, results can immediately change donor screening policies and the intervention has feasible scale-up elsewhere ..
- Trypanosoma cruzi Antioxidant Systems, Virulence and Parasite Persistence in ChagRafael Radi; Fiscal Year: 2013..Chagas disease caused by the parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi remains a major public health concern in Latin America and is now spreading worldwide. At the chronic stage, the disease is commonly fatal...
- Transcriptome profiling of Trypanosoma cruzi and its host cellNajib M El-Sayed; Fiscal Year: 2012..As a leading cause of heart failure in Latin America, Chagas'disease represents a public health problem of exceptional importance in endemic countries as well ..
- Obesity, Muscle Strength, and Disability in Older Mexican Americans and Elders frSoham Al Snih; Fiscal Year: 2010..S.) and elders from Latin America and the Caribbean...
- Point-of-care immunoassay for diagnosis of histoplasmosis in HIV/AIDSSean Bauman; Fiscal Year: 2012..is a common and life-threatening fungal infection among patients with HIV/AIDS in the United States and Latin America. Incidence rates in HIV/AIDS can be >20%, with mortality rates >30% in resource-limited countries where ..
- Early Detection of Congenital Chagas DiseaseRobert H Gilman; Fiscal Year: 2013..An estimated 8 million persons have lifelong T. cruzi infection in Latin America. Approximately 5% of T...
- Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and allergic diseases in childrenIsabelle Romieu; Fiscal Year: 2012..In Latin America and Mexico, these diseases also constitute a major public health problem...
- H. pylori ancestral haplotype a gastric cancer risk determinant in Latin AmericaDouglas Morgan; Fiscal Year: 2013..Gastric cancer has a marked geographic variability, with high incidence areas including Latin America and eastern Asia, which affords the opportunity for accelerated scientific investigation and focused ..
- Genome wide association study of breast cancer subtype and survival in LatinasLaura Fejerman; Fiscal Year: 2013..4 we will genotype 192 SNPs (previously confirmed or suggestive variants) in 600 Argentine cases from the US-Latin America Cancer Research Network study...
- Improving Food Security and Nutrition to Promote ART Adherence in Latin AmericaHomero Martinez; Fiscal Year: 2010b>Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second most affected region in the world by HIV/AIDS...
- Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Global Health Fellows (VECDor)Sten H Vermund; Fiscal Year: 2013..diverse, well-funded research sites in Africa (Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda), Asia (India, China, Vietnam), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico), and the Caribbean (Haiti)...
- Effects of Climate Change on Cholera Dynamics and PredictionShafiqul Islam; Fiscal Year: 2010..within a predictive cholera-climate model for three different regions (South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America) of the world...
- Global gene expression analysis of Trypanosoma cruzi under hyperosmotic stressRoberto Docampo; Fiscal Year: 2012..that can also be transmitted by blood transfusion and is the leading cause of congestive heart failure in Latin America. Our goal is to find ways of interfering with Trypanosoma cruzi metabolic pathways as a strategy of ..
- Advances in Plasmodium Vivax Malaria ResearchJane M Carlton; Fiscal Year: 2013..vivax is responsible for a significant proportion of global disease, and half of all malaria cases in Latin America and Asia. Despite recent recognition that the overall burden, economic impact, and severity of P...
- 9th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology: Jaw Development SymposiumRichard A Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2010..There has not been an equivalent scientific meeting of this kind or magnitude in Latin America. Thus, the Jaw Symposium and the ICVM-9 in general will offer an unparalleled forum for the establishment of ..
- Health Conditions among Elderly in Latin AmericaALBERTO B PALLONI; Fiscal Year: 2013..determinants of health status and disability of elderly populations in Mexico, and in seven capital cities of Latin America (Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay);to identify determinants of health and ..
- Ethics of research in Latin American countries. Advanced ProgramFERNANDO S LOLAS; Fiscal Year: 2012..of research ethics and the incorporation of responsible conduct of research to scientific training in Latin America. The program of studies and curriculum development is explicitly oriented towards anthropological analysis, ..
- Vaccinology in the Tropics: Vaccines in a Globalized World ConferenceARLENE ESTELLA CALVO; Fiscal Year: 2012..During the last decade, vaccine research in tropical countries in Asia, Australia, Africa and Latin America has developed exponentially and has created an impact on global disease epidemiology...
- Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in Latin AmericaNancy A Carney; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Latin America is three times the international average. Worldwide, TBI is the leading cause of death and disability among children and adolescents...
- PEDIATRIC AND MATERNAL HIV STUDIES COORDINATING CENTERCAROL NESEL; Fiscal Year: 2010..HIV Clinical Trial Network (NICHD Network), have expanded to include international clinical trials sites in Latin America and the Caribbean...
- CHADSS: Chagas Disease Scan StudyJamary Oliveira-Filho; Fiscal Year: 2013..a parasitic infection affecting an estimated 18 million individuals and a major cause of heart failure in Latin America. Chagas disease conveys stroke risk through two established mechanisms: structural cardiac disease and chronic ..
- PEDIATRIC AND MATERNAL HIV STUDIES COORDINATING CENTERCAROL NESEL; Fiscal Year: 2012..HIV Clinical Trial Network (NICHD Network), have expanded to include international clinical trials sites in Latin America and the Caribbean...
- PEDIATRIC AND MATERNAL HIV STUDIES COORDINATING CENTERCAROL NESEL; Fiscal Year: 2011..HIV Clinical Trial Network (NICHD Network), have expanded to include international clinical trials sites in Latin America and the Caribbean...
- PEDIATRIC AND MATERNAL HIV STUDIES COORDINATING CENTERCAROL NESEL; Fiscal Year: 2009
- Characterization of Potassium Channels in the Human Parasite Trypanosoma CruziVeronica Jimenez; Fiscal Year: 2013..Endemic en Latin America, it is one of the leading causes of congestive heart failure in the world...
- Structural Behavioral HIV Prevention for Male Sex Workers in PeruAngela M Bayer; Fiscal Year: 2013..As a global health researcher who specializes in the sociocultural dimensions of sexual health in Latin America, is fully bilingual and has lived and worked in Peru for the past eight years, I am in a unique position to ..
- Population-Based Studies in Hispanics: Methodological Issues in Cancer ResearchERICK LEONARDO SUAREZ; Fiscal Year: 2011....
- Immuno-Neuropathogenic mechanisms of HIV-1 clade B and C InfectionSamikkannu Thangavel; Fiscal Year: 2013..North America, Canada, Brazil, Western Europe and Australia whereas clade C is found specifically in Africa, Latin America, China, India and Nepal...
- The Role of Trypanosome Calcium Signaling in Parasite Virulence and TransmissionBrian T Emmer; Fiscal Year: 2010..cruzi infects an estimated 8-11 million people in Latin America and another 100,000 in the United States...
- Metabolomics-based discovery of small molecule biomarkers for noninvasive dengueBarry J Beaty; Fiscal Year: 2013..A dramatic increase in severe dengue disease (DEN) in Latin America in the last decade is of grave concern;30% of cases are now diagnosed as severe dengue virus (DENV) infections...
- Cancer Control Research Training Summer InstituteGRAHAM A contact COLDITZ; Fiscal Year: 2010..2% of the population living In poverty and one of the highest poverty levels In Latin America, Guatemala's Infrastructure makes disease surveillance and research a challenge...
- Latin America Treatment &Innovation Network in Mental Health (LANTIN-MH)Paulo Rossi Menezes; Fiscal Year: 2013..abstract_text> ..
- HTS assay for the intracellular stages of T. cruzi, the vector of Chagas diseaseJuan Engel; Fiscal Year: 2009..Approximately 25% of the population in Latin America is at risk of acquiring this infection...
- Florida Node Alliance of the Drug Abuse Clinic Trials NetworkJose Szapocznik; Fiscal Year: 2013..We have a total of 48 CTPs in the FNA. FNA also has a major commitment to expanding CTN benefits to Latin America including mentoring and training the emerging Mexico CTN Node...
- International Latino Research Partnership (ILRP)Margarita Alegria; Fiscal Year: 2013..our focus to Latino migrants because economic opportunities have moved unprecedented numbers of migrants from Latin America to host countries like Spain and the US...
- Sterol Biosynthesis in Trypanosomatid ParasitesFrederick Buckner; Fiscal Year: 2004..causes serious morbidity, Chagas disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and is endemic in over 20 countries in Latin America. An estimated 16-18 million persons are chronically infected and at risk for developing life threatening ..
- ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA GENOME PROJECTBrendan Loftus; Fiscal Year: 2002..histolytica is a protozoan parasite that causes tens of millions of cases of dysentery and liver abscess in Latin America, Africa and Asia...
- Frontiers in Developmental Biology: Concepts, Techniques and Model OrganismsEric Wieschaus; Fiscal Year: 2009..be the second major collaborative training event between the Society for Developmental Biology and LASDB in Latin America, with the participation of distinguished scientists and top students from the United States (15) and Latin ..
- Azithromycin Combination Therapy in Resistant MalariaCharles Knirsch; Fiscal Year: 2000..malaria to standard antimalarial drugs is a major and growing threat to public health in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Chloroquine treatment is now rarely effective. The usual replacement, Fansidar, is already losing efficacy...
- AZITHROMYCIN TREATMENT FOR DRUG-RESISTANT MALARIAJonathan Berman; Fiscal Year: 2000..malaria to standard antimalarial drugs is a major and growing threat to public health in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Pregnant women and young children bear the brunt of this disease...
- Intervenable Host Leishmania (Viannia) InteractionsDIANE MCMAHON PRATT; Fiscal Year: 2009DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Dermal leishmaniasis is widely distributed throughout Latin America, where Leishmania of the Viannia subgenus predominate...
- Multidisciplinary approaches to emerging global health issuesHALA AZZAM; Fiscal Year: 2007..research programs in Africa, the Middle-East, South Asia, Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Latin America dispersed through all of its 6 schools (Medicine, Law, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work Schools) that ..
- RECOMBINANT TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI PROTEIN VACCINESLOUIS KIRCHHOFF; Fiscal Year: 1991..This illness is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Latin America, and little progress has been made in controlling transmission of the causative agent to humans...