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  1. pmc Periurban Trypanosoma cruzi-infected Triatoma infestans, Arequipa, Peru
    Michael Zachary Levy
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1345-52. 2006
  2. pmc High HIV and ulcerative sexually transmitted infection incidence estimates among men who have sex with men in Peru: awaiting for an effective preventive intervention
    Jorge Sanchez
    Investigaciones Medicas en Salud, Lima, Peru
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:S47-51. 2009
  3. pmc Heterotrophic Archaea dominate sedimentary subsurface ecosystems off Peru
    Jennifer F Biddle
    Pennsylvania State Astrobiology Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3846-51. 2006
  4. ncbi Community-based therapy for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Lima, Peru
    Carole Mitnick
    Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:119-28. 2003
  5. pmc Sexual role and transmission of HIV Type 1 among men who have sex with men, in Peru
    Steven M Goodreau
    Center for AIDS and STD and Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:S147-58. 2005
  6. ncbi Prokaryotic community composition and biogeochemical processes in deep subseafloor sediments from the Peru Margin
    Gordon Webster
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3YE, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 58:65-85. 2006
  7. pmc Influenza-like illness sentinel surveillance in Peru
    V Alberto Laguna-Torres
    US Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru
    PLoS ONE 4:e6118. 2009
  8. pmc Malaria reemergence in the Peruvian Amazon region
    J Aramburú Guarda
    Loreto Department of Public Health, Iquitos, Peru
    Emerg Infect Dis 5:209-15. 1999
  9. ncbi Validation and abbreviation of an HIV stigma scale in an adult spanish-speaking population in urban Peru
    Molly F Franke
    Partners In Health, Boston, MA, 02199, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:189-99. 2010
  10. ncbi Identification of 5 types of Cryptosporidium parasites in children in Lima, Peru
    L Xiao
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Infect Dis 183:492-7. 2001

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  1. pmc Periurban Trypanosoma cruzi-infected Triatoma infestans, Arequipa, Peru
    Michael Zachary Levy
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1345-52. 2006
    In Arequipa, Peru, vectorborne transmission of Chagas disease by Triatoma infestans has become an urban problem...
  2. pmc High HIV and ulcerative sexually transmitted infection incidence estimates among men who have sex with men in Peru: awaiting for an effective preventive intervention
    Jorge Sanchez
    Investigaciones Medicas en Salud, Lima, Peru
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:S47-51. 2009
    ..In the Andean Region, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) are most prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM), but incidence estimates and associated factors have never been prospectively assessed...
  3. pmc Heterotrophic Archaea dominate sedimentary subsurface ecosystems off Peru
    Jennifer F Biddle
    Pennsylvania State Astrobiology Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3846-51. 2006
    ..Our study provides clues about the metabolic functionality of two cosmopolitan groups of uncultured Archaea...
  4. ncbi Community-based therapy for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Lima, Peru
    Carole Mitnick
    Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:119-28. 2003
    ..We evaluated the results of community-based therapy for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in a poor section of Lima, Peru.
  5. pmc Sexual role and transmission of HIV Type 1 among men who have sex with men, in Peru
    Steven M Goodreau
    Center for AIDS and STD and Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:S147-58. 2005
    ..use of a deterministic model incorporating bidirectional transmission and data from a cohort study of MSM in Lima, Peru, to demonstrate the potential effects of role segregation on the trajectory of the HIV-1 epidemic...
  6. ncbi Prokaryotic community composition and biogeochemical processes in deep subseafloor sediments from the Peru Margin
    Gordon Webster
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3YE, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 58:65-85. 2006
    ..compositions of Bacteria and Archaea were investigated in deep, sub-seafloor sediments from the highly productive Peru Margin (ODP Leg 201, sites 1228 and 1229, c...
  7. pmc Influenza-like illness sentinel surveillance in Peru
    V Alberto Laguna-Torres
    US Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru
    PLoS ONE 4:e6118. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Malaria reemergence in the Peruvian Amazon region
    J Aramburú Guarda
    Loreto Department of Public Health, Iquitos, Peru
    Emerg Infect Dis 5:209-15. 1999
    Epidemic malaria has rapidly emerged in Loreto Department, in the Peruvian Amazon region. Peru reports the second highest number of malaria cases in South America (after Brazil), most from Loreto...
  9. ncbi Validation and abbreviation of an HIV stigma scale in an adult spanish-speaking population in urban Peru
    Molly F Franke
    Partners In Health, Boston, MA, 02199, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:189-99. 2010
    ..study was to validate the Spanish version of the Berger HIV Stigma Scale in an urban Spanish-speaking population in Peru and create a valid and reliable abridged version of the scale...
  10. ncbi Identification of 5 types of Cryptosporidium parasites in children in Lima, Peru
    L Xiao
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Infect Dis 183:492-7. 2001
    ..Contrary to common belief, novel Cryptosporidium species and C. parvum genotypes can infect HIV-negative children...
  11. ncbi Randomized, double-blind clinical trial of topical imiquimod 5% with parenteral meglumine antimoniate in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Peru
    C Miranda-Verastegui
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1395-403. 2005
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  12. ncbi Frequency of human toxocariasis in a rural population from Cajamarca, Peru determined by DOT-ELISA test
    William H Roldán
    Seccion de Parasitologia, Instituto de Medicina Tropical Daniel A Carrión, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Callao, Peru
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 51:67-71. 2009
    The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of human toxocariasis in Cauday district, Cajamarca, Peru, using a dot-ELISA test. From June to October 2005, a total of 256 adult subjects were studied...
  13. pmc Detection of CTX-M-type beta-lactamase genes in fecal Escherichia coli isolates from healthy children in Bolivia and Peru
    Lucia Pallecchi
    Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare, Sezione di Microbiologia, Universita di Siena, Siena, Italy
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:4556-61. 2004
    ..children from four different urban areas of Latin America, two in Bolivia (Camiri and Villa Montes) and two in Peru (Yurimaguas and Moyobamba). Ceftriaxone-resistant E...
  14. pmc First-line therapy for human cutaneous leishmaniasis in Peru using the TLR7 agonist imiquimod in combination with pentavalent antimony
    Cesar Miranda-Verastegui
    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e491. 2009
    ..We evaluated if pentavalent antimony (an anti-parasitic drug) combined with imiquimod (an immunomodulator) was more effective than pentavalent antimony alone in patients who had not previously been treated...
  15. ncbi Parasite risk factors for stunting in grade 5 students in a community of extreme poverty in Peru
    Martin Casapia
    Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica, Iquitos, Peru
    Int J Parasitol 36:741-7. 2006
    ..A survey was conducted in 1074 grade 5 children (mean age 10 years) from 17 schools in Belen, Peru, a community of extreme poverty. Prevalence of underweight and stunting were 10.5 and 34...
  16. pmc Access, use and perceptions regarding Internet, cell phones and PDAs as a means for health promotion for people living with HIV in Peru
    Walter H Curioso
    School of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:24. 2007
    ..Little is known about the perceptions of HIV-positive people towards these technologies in Peru. The purpose of this paper is to report on perceptions towards use of information and communication technologies as ..
  17. pmc Tuberculosis mortality, drug resistance, and infectiousness in patients with and without HIV infection in Peru
    Vivian Kawai
    Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Lima, Peru
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:1027-33. 2006
    ..Furthermore, early and rapid tuberculosis drug-susceptibility testing and infection control are required so that MDRTB can be appropriately treated early enough to reduce mortality and transmission...
  18. ncbi Fecal contamination of drinking water within peri-urban households, Lima, Peru
    William E Oswald
    Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina, y Agricultura A B PRISMA, Lima, Peru
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:699-704. 2007
    We assessed fecal contamination of drinking water in households in 2 peri-urban communities of Lima, Peru. We measured Escherichia coli counts in municipal source water and, within households, water from principal storage containers, ..
  19. pmc Handheld computers for self-administered sensitive data collection: a comparative study in Peru
    Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz
    School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:11. 2008
    ..The goal of this study is to evaluate the quality of sexual behavior data collected with handheld computers in comparison with paper-based questionnaires...
  20. pmc Syndromic management and STI control in urban Peru
    Jesse L Clark
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Program in Global Health, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e7201. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the potential utility of syndromic management as a public health strategy to control STI transmission in high-risk populations in urban Peru.
  21. ncbi Low prevalence and increased household clustering of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in high altitude villages in Peru
    Susan Olender
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 68:721-7. 2003
    ..two high altitude villages (3,340 meters [10,960 feet] and 3,500 meters [11,480 feet]) and three sea-level sites in Peru. High altitude villages had lower TST-positive prevalence rates (5.7% and 6...
  22. pmc A retrospective analysis of the change in anti-malarial treatment policy: Peru
    Holly Ann Williams
    Malaria Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Mail Stop F 60, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Malar J 8:85. 2009
    ..Selecting a replacement drug is only one issue in this process. There is a paucity of literature describing successful malaria treatment policy changes to help guide control programs through this process...
  23. ncbi Parasite and maternal risk factors for malnutrition in preschool-age children in Belen, Peru using the new WHO Child Growth Standards
    Martin Casapia
    Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica, Urbanización Jardin 27, Iquitos, Peru
    Br J Nutr 98:1259-66. 2007
    ..To target interventions for preschool-age children in a community of extreme poverty in Peru, we conducted a household survey between October 2005 and January 2006 to determine the prevalence of malnutrition ..
  24. ncbi Intimate partner violence and risk for depression among postpartum women in Lima, Peru
    Alfredo Gomez-Beloz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7236, USA
    Violence Vict 24:380-98. 2009
    A cross-sectional study of 2,317 women who delivered at Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal, Lima, Peru, was carried out to evaluate risk of depression in relation to maternal experience with intimate partner violence (IPV) before and ..
  25. pmc Rapid dissemination and diversity of CTX-M extended-spectrum beta-lactamase genes in commensal Escherichia coli isolates from healthy children from low-resource settings in Latin America
    Lucia Pallecchi
    Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare, Sezione di Microbiologia, Universita di Siena, Policlinico Santa Maria alle Scotte, Siena, Italy
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:2720-5. 2007
    A survey carried out in 2005 among members of a healthy population of children living in Bolivia and Peru revealed that fecal carriage of Escherichia coli strains resistant to expanded-spectrum cephalosporins was remarkably increased ..
  26. ncbi The sequelae of political violence: assessing trauma, suffering and dislocation in the Peruvian highlands
    Duncan Pedersen
    McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 67:205-17. 2008
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  27. pmc Risk factors for antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli carriage in young children in Peru: community-based cross-sectional prevalence study
    Henry D Kalter
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Rm E 8132, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:879-88. 2010
    ..surveys and Escherichia coli cultures of children, mothers' hands, household animals, and market chickens in Peru. Among 522 children with a positive stool culture, by log-binomial regression, using "any antibiotic" and 1-14 (..
  28. pmc Avian influenza in wild birds, central coast of Peru
    Bruno M Ghersi
    Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:935-8. 2009
    ..wild birds in South America, we collected and tested environmental fecal samples from birds along the coast of Peru, June 2006-December 2007...
  29. ncbi Clinical and parasite species risk factors for pentavalent antimonial treatment failure in cutaneous leishmaniasis in Peru
    Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Clin Infect Dis 46:223-31. 2008
    ..Knowledge of factors influencing treatment outcome is essential for successful management...
  30. ncbi Pre-Columbian population dynamics in coastal southern Peru: A diachronic investigation of mtDNA patterns in the Palpa region by ancient DNA analysis
    Lars Fehren-Schmitz
    Johann Friedrich Blumenbach Department of Zoology and Anthropology, Historical Anthropology and Human Ecology, University of Goettingen, Germany
    Am J Phys Anthropol 141:208-21. 2010
    ..successive archaeological sites in the Palpa region, the Paracas Peninsula, and the Andean highlands in southern Peru. The sampling strategy allowed a diachronic analysis in a time frame from approximately 800 BC to 800 AD...
  31. ncbi High fascioliasis infection in children linked to a man-made irrigation zone in Peru
    J Guillermo Esteban
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Burjassot, Valencia
    Trop Med Int Health 7:339-48. 2002
    ....
  32. pmc Metagenomic signatures of the Peru Margin subseafloor biosphere show a genetically distinct environment
    Jennifer F Biddle
    Astrobiology Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10583-8. 2008
    ..the subject of debate in terms of the composition of its microbial inhabitants, particularly on sediments from the Peru Margin...
  33. ncbi Environmental factors as determinants of malaria risk. A descriptive study on the northern coast of Peru
    J P Guthmann
    Infectious and Tropical Disease Department, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England
    Trop Med Int Health 7:518-25. 2002
    We conducted a series of studies on the northern Pacific coast of Peru to determine environmental risk factors for malaria. We report in this paper the results of both a descriptive study of incidence and a prevalence survey of malaria...
  34. pmc Decline in sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine-resistant alleles after change in drug policy in the Amazon region of Peru
    Zhiyong Zhou
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne and Enteric Diseases, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:739-41. 2008
    ..Microsatellite analysis showed that the dhfr and dhps alleles are of common origin...
  35. ncbi HIV-1, sexually transmitted infections, and sexual behavior trends among men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru
    Jorge Sanchez
    Asociation Civil Impacta Salud y Educacion, Av Grimaldo Del Solar 805, Lima 18, Peru
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:578-85. 2007
    To assess and estimate trends in HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru.
  36. pmc Age-related susceptibility to infection with diarrheagenic Escherichia coli among infants from Periurban areas in Lima, Peru
    Theresa J Ochoa
    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1694-702. 2009
    ..Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli strains are being recognized as important pediatric enteropathogens worldwide. However, it is unclear whether there are differences in age-related susceptibility to specific strains, especially among infants...
  37. pmc Chagas disease, migration and community settlement patterns in Arequipa, Peru
    Angela M Bayer
    Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e567. 2009
    ..However, in marginal communities near the city of Arequipa, Peru, urban transmission cycles have become established...
  38. pmc The effect on cardiovascular risk factors of migration from rural to urban areas in Peru: PERU MIGRANT Study
    J Jaime Miranda
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:23. 2009
    Mass-migration observed in Peru from the 1970s occurred because of the need to escape from politically motivated violence and work related reasons...
  39. pmc Cryptosporidium species and subtypes and clinical manifestations in children, Peru
    Vitaliano A Cama
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1567-74. 2008
    ..we studied a 4-year longitudinal birth cohort of 533 children in Peru. A total of 156 infection episodes were found in 109 children. Data from first infections showed that C...
  40. pmc Internet as a tool to access high-risk men who have sex with men from a resource-constrained setting: a study from Peru
    M M Blas
    Unit of STD and HIV, School of Public Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Av Honorio Delgado 430 Urb Ingenieria, Lima 31 Peru Apartado 4314
    Sex Transm Infect 83:567-70. 2007
    In Peru, current interventions in high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) reach a limited number of this population because they rely solely on peer education...
  41. ncbi Bodyweight gain to predict treatment outcome in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Peru
    F Krapp
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Lima, Peru
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:1153-9. 2008
    Tuberculosis control programmes of two health care centres in the central rainforest of Peru.
  42. ncbi Characteristics of the spatial pattern of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti, in Iquitos, Peru
    Arthur Getis
    Department of Geography, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182 4493, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:494-505. 2003
    ..of Aedes aegypti and the containers in which they develop in two neighborhoods of the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru. Four variables were examined: adult Ae...
  43. ncbi Temporal and geographic patterns of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) production in Iquitos, Peru
    Amy C Morrison
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 41:1123-42. 2004
    ..6,000 houses, 10 separate times, between January 1999 and August 2002 in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru. We quantified the number of containers positive for Ae...
  44. ncbi Adult size and distribution of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) associated with larval habitats in Iquitos, Peru
    Jennifer R Schneider
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Med Entomol 41:634-42. 2004
    ..breeding container characteristics in relation to size and abundance of Aedes aegypti larvae and pupae in Iquitos, Peru, and compared these with the size of resulting adult females...
  45. ncbi Isolation of viruses from mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) collected in the Amazon Basin region of Peru
    M J Turell
    Virology Division, U S Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1425 Porter St, Fort Detrick, MD 21702 5011, USA
    J Med Entomol 42:891-8. 2005
    As part of a comprehensive study on the ecology of arthropod-borne viruses in the Amazon Basin region of Peru, we assayed 539,694 mosquitoes captured in Loreto Department, Peru, for arboviruses...
  46. ncbi Chagas disease transmission in periurban communities of Arequipa, Peru
    Natalie M Bowman
    Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Peru
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1822-8. 2008
    Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi infection, is an urban problem in Arequipa, Peru, and the epidemiology of Chagas disease is likely to be quite different in this area, compared with in rural zones.
  47. ncbi Potential use of pyriproxyfen for control of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Iquitos, Perú
    Moises Sihuincha
    Laboratorio Referencial, Dirección de Salud, Iquitos, Peru
    J Med Entomol 42:620-30. 2005
    ..We review the literature on the environmental and human health effects of this compound and discuss its potential for use as a mosquito control agent in the field...
  48. ncbi Chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium vivax malaria in Peru
    Trenton K Ruebush
    Office of the Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:548-52. 2003
    ..To investigate the possibility of chloroquine-resistant P. vivax in Peru, we conducted 28-day in vivo drug efficacy trials at three sites in the Amazon region and one site on the northern ..
  49. ncbi Land-use allocation protects the Peruvian Amazon
    Paulo J C Oliveira
    Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Science 317:1233-6. 2007
    ..Although the region shows recent increases in disturbance and deforestation rates and leakage into forests surrounding concession areas, land-use policy and remoteness are serving to protect the Peruvian Amazon...
  50. ncbi Molecular characterisation of Trypanosoma rangeli strains isolated from Rhodnius ecuadoriensis in Peru, R. colombiensis in Colombia and R. pallescens in Panama, supports a co-evolutionary association between parasites and vectors
    D A Urrea
    Laboratorio de Investigaciones en Parasitología Tropical, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Tolima, A A No 546, Ibague, Colombia
    Infect Genet Evol 5:123-9. 2005
    ..characterisation of strains of Trypanosoma rangeli isolated from naturally infected Rhodnius ecuadoriensis in Peru, from Rhodnius colombiensis, Rhodnius pallescens and Rhodnius prolixus in Colombia, and from Rhodnius pallescens in ..
  51. ncbi HIV, syphilis and heterosexual bridging among Peruvian men who have sex with men
    Stephen Tabet
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    AIDS 16:1271-7. 2002
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  52. pmc Personal digital assistants to collect tuberculosis bacteriology data in Peru reduce delays, errors, and workload, and are acceptable to users: cluster randomized controlled trial
    Joaquin A Blaya
    Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 13:410-8. 2009
    ..The PDA- and paper-based systems were evaluated based on processing times, frequency of errors, and number of work-hours expended by data collectors...
  53. ncbi Optimization of microculture and evaluation of miniculture for the isolation of Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions in Peru
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, and Tropical Diseases Unit, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:847-52. 2008
    ..Consecutive patients who came to the Leishmaniasis Clinic, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, were enrolled...
  54. ncbi Reasons for choosing dentistry as a career: a study involving male and female first-year students in Peru
    E Bernabe
    Departamento de Odontologia Social, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Eur J Dent Educ 10:236-41. 2006
    ..to 75 first-year students registered at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. The questionnaire comprised 16 items grouped into four categories (economic, professional, vocational and personal ..
  55. ncbi The epidemiology of intestinal microsporidiosis in patients with HIV/AIDS in Lima, Peru
    Caryn Bern
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:1658-64. 2005
    ..The 2 most common genotypes, Peru-1 and Peru-2, were not associated with significant increases in chronic diarrhea; other genotypes were associated ..
  56. ncbi Randomized, double-blind, phase III, pivotal field trial of the comparative immunogenicity, safety, and tolerability of two yellow fever 17D vaccines (Arilvax and YF-VAX) in healthy infants and children in Peru
    Vivian E Belmusto-Worn
    U S Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:189-97. 2005
    ..double-blind, phase III yellow fever (YF) vaccine trial among 1,107 healthy children in Sullana in northern Peru. The safety and efficacy (by measurement of geometric mean neutralizing antibody titer responses) were determined ..
  57. pmc Natural ventilation for the prevention of airborne contagion
    A Roderick Escombe
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e68. 2007
    ..Natural ventilation may offer a low-cost alternative. Our objective was to investigate the rates, determinants, and effects of natural ventilation in health care settings...
  58. ncbi Molecular identification of Echinococcus isolates from Peru
    Pedro L Moro
    Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Parasitol Int 58:184-6. 2009
    Genetic variations in tapeworms causing cystic echinococcosis in Peru were investigated...
  59. ncbi Occupational transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to health care workers in a university hospital in Lima, Peru
    J Alonso-Echanove
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, and Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:589-96. 2001
    ..active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) was detected in 44 health care workers (HCWs) at a university hospital in Lima, Peru. To further assess the magnitude of the outbreak and determine risk factors for occupational Mycobacterium ..
  60. pmc Human metapneumovirus, Peru
    Gregory C Gray
    University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:347-50. 2006
    ..Twelve specimens (2.3%) were positive by multiple assays. Six specimens yielded HMPV isolates. Four of the 6 isolates were of the uncommon B1 genotype...
  61. ncbi The influence of climate on the epidemiology of bartonellosis in Ancash, Peru
    E Chinga-Alayo
    Department of Internal Medicine, John H Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County, 1900 W Polk, 15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60612 9985, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 98:116-24. 2004
    ..The study site was Ancash and its province Carhuaz, Peru. Time-series cross-correlation analysis was used to assess the association between bartonellosis and climate ..
  62. pmc Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children in Peru
    Marie E Wang
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:900-3. 2009
    ..Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) after initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has not been widely studied in children, especially in resource-poor settings...
  63. ncbi Evaluating program effects on institutional delivery in Peru
    Michael J McQuestion
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Population and Family Health Sciences, 615 N Wolfe Street, E 4142, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Policy 77:221-32. 2006
    ..The national maternal and child health insurance, or SMI Program, provided delivery care coverage to Peru's poorest households beginning in 1998...
  64. ncbi [Influence of socio-cultural context on risk perception and negotiation of protection among poor homosexual males on the Peruvian coast]
    Ximena Salazar
    Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Cad Saude Publica 22:2097-104. 2006
    ..among homosexual men that have adopted a female gender identity, living in low-income barrios of Lima and Trujillo, Peru. Risk perception is analyzed on the socio-cultural plane, allowing one to explain the limited negotiating capacity ..
  65. pmc Trichomonas vaginalis infection and associated risk factors in a socially-marginalized female population in coastal Peru
    Segundo R Leon
    Laboratorio de Salud Sexual, Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima 31, Peru
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2009:752437. 2009
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  66. ncbi Human toxocariasis: a seroepidemiological survey in the Amazonian city of Yurimaguas, Peru
    William H Roldán
    Departamento de Microbiologia Medica, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 52:37-42. 2010
    ..the seroprevalence of the infection by Toxocara in the general population of the Amazonian city of Yurimaguas, Peru. From March to August 2008, a total of 300 subjects were sampled and tested by means of a Toxocara ELISA-IgG test...
  67. pmc Increasing resistance in commensal Escherichia coli, Bolivia and Peru
    Alessandro Bartoloni
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:338-40. 2008
  68. ncbi Clinical characteristics of patients in Peru with human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1-associated tropical spastic paraparesis
    E Gotuzzo
    Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Clin Infect Dis 39:939-44. 2004
    Human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is associated with tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP). Peru is an area of endemicity for HTLV-1.
  69. ncbi Psychosocial impact of poverty on antiretroviral nonadherence among HIV-TB coinfected patients in Lima, Peru
    Sonya Shin
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic) 7:74-81. 2008
    ..Tuberculosis and HIV coinfection poses unique clinical and psychosocial complexities that can impact nonadherence to highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART)...
  70. ncbi Economic intensification and degenerative joint disease: life and labor on the postcontact north coast of Peru
    Haagen D Klaus
    Behavioral Science Department, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah 84058, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 139:204-21. 2009
    This study tests the hypothesis that the colonial economy of the Lambayeque region of northern coastal Peru was associated with a mechanically strenuous lifestyle among the indigenous Mochica population...
  71. ncbi Planorbidae, lymnaeidae and physidae of Peru (Mollusca: Basommatophora)
    W Lobato Paraense
    Departamento de Malacologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, 21045 900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 98:767-71. 2003
    In the course of several trips to Peru I had the opportunity of collecting topotypic specimens of Biomphalaria andecola (Orbigny, 1835), B. helophila (Orbigny, 1835), B...
  72. ncbi The prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder among adult earthquake survivors in Peru
    Javier B Cairo
    Division of Infectious Disease, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 4:39-46. 2010
    ..To estimate the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to assess the relationships between PTSD and demographic and disaster-related factors...
  73. ncbi Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for superoxide dismutase-excreted antigen in diagnosis of sylvatic and Andean cutaneous leishmaniasis of Peru
    Clotilde Marín
    Instituto de Biotecnologia, Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:55-60. 2009
    ..The SODe ELISA may be useful in endemic areas for discriminative assays between patients with different forms of leishmaniases and those with other clinical conditions...
  74. pmc Utility of the Determine Syphilis TP rapid test in commercial sex venues in Peru
    P E Campos
    Unidad de Epidemiologia, Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual y SIDA, Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Sex Transm Infect 82:v22-5. 2006
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  75. ncbi Orthodontic treatment need in Peruvian young adults evaluated through dental aesthetic index
    Eduardo Bernabé
    Department of Social Dentistry, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Angle Orthod 76:417-21. 2006
    ..This cross-sectional study was conducted at the University Dental Clinic of a private university in Lima, Peru. A total of 267 freshmen (from 16 to 25 years old) were randomly selected from a pool of 780 students...
  76. pmc Genetic diversity and structure of managed and semi-natural populations of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) in the Huallaga and Ucayali Valleys of Peru
    Dapeng Zhang
    USDA ARS PSI SPCL, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Bldg 050, Rm 100, BARC W, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Ann Bot 98:647-55. 2006
    ..A small fraction of the diversity has been collected and maintained as an ex-situ germplasm repository in Peru. However, incorrect labelling of accessions and lack of information on genetic diversity have hindered efficient ..
  77. ncbi The national response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Peru: accomplishments and gaps--a review
    Carlos F Caceres
    Unit of Health, Sexuality and Human Development, School of Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:S60-6. 2009
    In Peru, after the first case of AIDS was reported in 1983, nearly 20,000 AIDS cases have been notified to date and between 20,000 and 79,000 persons are estimated to be living with HIV...
  78. ncbi A molecular biologic study of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in HIV-infected patients in Lima, Peru
    Irshad M Sulaiman
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 50:591-6. 2003
    ..distribution of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in HIV-infected patients who visited two government hospitals in Lima, Peru from January 2000 through March 2003. Microsporidia were detected by microscopy in 105 (3.9%) of 2,672 patients...
  79. ncbi The partial sequencing of the genomic RNA of a UK isolate of Pepino mosaic virus and the comparison of the coat protein sequence with other isolates from Europe and Peru
    R A Mumford
    Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York, UK
    Arch Virol 146:2455-60. 2001
    ..This analysis shows that all the tomato isolates share over 99% identity, but only between 96-97% identity with the Peruvian pepino isolate...
  80. pmc Scale-up of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis laboratory services, Peru
    Sonya S Shin
    Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:701-8. 2008
    ..Hurdles included logistics, coordinating with policy, competing interests, changing personnel, communications, and evaluation. Operational research guided laboratory scale-up and identified barriers to effective capacity building...
  81. pmc Assessing and maximizing the acceptability of global positioning system device use for studying the role of human movement in dengue virus transmission in Iquitos, Peru
    Valerie A Paz-Soldan
    International Health and Development Department, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:723-30. 2010
    ..Fifteen focus group discussions stratified by sex, age, and motherhood status were conducted in 2008 in Iquitos, Peru. All participants said they would accept using a GPS unit for study purposes for 2-4 weeks...
  82. pmc Dengue virus serotype 4, northeastern Peru, 2008
    Brett M Forshey
    US Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima and Iquitos, Peru
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1815-8. 2009
    In 2008, dengue virus serotype 4 (DENV-4) emerged in northeastern Peru, causing a large outbreak and displacing DENV-3, which had predominated for the previous 6 years...
  83. pmc Management of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Peru: cure is possible
    Cesar A Bonilla
    Ministry of Health, Lima, Peru
    PLoS ONE 3:e2957. 2008
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  84. ncbi The health benefits of social mobilization: experiences with community-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness in Chao, Peru and San Luis, Honduras
    Thomas Harkins
    Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC, USA
    Promot Educ 15:15-20. 2008
    ..of the community component of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy in Chao, Peru (2001 to 2004) and San Luis, Honduras (2003 to 2005)...
  85. ncbi Semen quality and reproductive sex hormone levels in Peruvian pesticide sprayers
    Sandra Yucra
    Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Int J Occup Environ Health 12:355-61. 2006
    ..These findings provide further evidence that occupational exposures to OP pesticides adversely affect semen quality and sex hormones...
  86. ncbi Natural Plasmodium infections in Anopheles darlingi and Anopheles benarrochi (Diptera: Culicidae) from eastern Peru
    Carmen Flores-Mendoza
    Entomology Department, US Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Unit 3800 APO AA 34031
    J Med Entomol 41:489-94. 2004
    ..Welch) and Plasmodium vivax (Grassi & Feletti), has reemerged as a significant public health disease issue in Peru, especially in forested areas in the eastern part of the country...
  87. ncbi O3:K6 serotype of Vibrio parahaemolyticus identical to the global pandemic clone associated with diarrhea in Peru
    Ana I Gil
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Av La Molina 1885, Lima 12, Peru, AP 18 091, Lima 18, Peru
    Int J Infect Dis 11:324-8. 2007
    To determine if the Vibrio parahaemolyticus O3:K6 global pandemic clone has spread into Peru.
  88. pmc Impact of two interventions on timeliness and data quality of an electronic disease surveillance system in a resource limited setting (Peru): a prospective evaluation
    Moises A Huaman
    US Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 9:16. 2009
    ..As data quality and timeliness are attributes that improve outbreak detection capacity, we assessed the effect of two interventions on such attributes in Alerta, an electronic disease surveillance system in the Peruvian Navy...
  89. ncbi Psychometric and cognitive validation of a social capital measurement tool in Peru and Vietnam
    Mary J De Silva
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:941-53. 2006
    ..The Young Lives (YL) study includes quantitative measures of caregiver's social capital in four countries (Vietnam, Peru, Ethiopia, and India) using a short version of the Adapted Social Capital Assessment Tool (SASCAT)...
  90. pmc Tuberculosis skin testing, anergy and protein malnutrition in Peru
    T F Pelly
    Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Lima, Peru
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:977-84. 2005
    ..Malnutrition and intestinal parasites cause immunosuppression. This may cause false-negative tuberculin skin tests (TST) and failure to identify tuberculosis (TB) infection...
  91. pmc Cultural adaptation of birthing services in rural Ayacucho, Peru
    Sabine Gabrysch
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
    Bull World Health Organ 87:724-9. 2009
    Maternal mortality is particularly high among poor, indigenous women in rural Peru, and the use of facility care is low, partly due to cultural insensitivities of the health care system.
  92. pmc DNA-level diversity and relatedness of Helicobacter pylori strains in shantytown families in Peru and transmission in a developing-country setting
    Phabiola M Herrera
    Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3912-8. 2008
    ..In the present study, we compared the genotypes of H. pylori from members of shantytown households in Peru to better understand the transmission of H. pylori in developing-country settings. H...
  93. ncbi Economic burden of neurocysticercosis: results from Peru
    Yogesh Rajkotia
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:840-6. 2007
    ..This study aimed to assess the treatment costs and productivity losses associated with NCC in Peru. NCC patients were identified through retrospective chart analysis...
  94. pmc Spatial and temporal dynamics of dengue fever in Peru: 1994-2006
    G Chowell
    School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1667-77. 2008
    SUMMARYThe weekly number of dengue cases in Peru, South America, stratified by province for the period 1994-2006 were analysed in conjunction with associated demographic, geographic and climatological data...
  95. ncbi Medicinal plants from the Yanesha (Peru): evaluation of the leishmanicidal and antimalarial activity of selected extracts
    Céline Valadeau
    IFEA UMIFRE 17 CNRS MAEE, Casilla 18 1217, Lima, Peru
    J Ethnopharmacol 123:413-22. 2009
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  96. pmc Targeted screening strategies to detect Trypanosoma cruzi infection in children
    Michael Z Levy
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 1:e103. 2007
    ..Vector control campaigns disrupt transmission of T. cruzi, but without timely diagnosis, children infected prior to vector control often miss the window of opportunity for effective chemotherapy...
  97. ncbi Quantification of microbial communities in near-surface and deeply buried marine sediments on the Peru continental margin using real-time PCR
    Axel Schippers
    Section Geomicrobiology, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Stilleweg 2, 30655 Hannover, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 8:1251-60. 2006
    ..a comparative quantitative microbial community analysis in near-surface and deeply buried marine sediments from the Peru continental margin...
  98. ncbi Antibodies against desmoglein 1 in healthy subjects in endemic and nonendemic areas of pemphigus foliaceus (fogo selvagem) in Peru
    Alex G Ortega Loayza
    Clinical Research Institute, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
    Int J Dermatol 45:538-42. 2006
    ..In Peru, no studies have been published on the seroprevalence of antibodies against desmoglein 1 in healthy subjects from ..
  99. pmc Risk factors for the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men infected with HIV in Lima, Peru
    J L Clark
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 10833 LeConte Avenue, CHS 37 121, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 84:449-54. 2008
    ..infections (STIs), the frequency of sexual risk behaviours, and the relation between knowledge of HIV infection status and sexual risk behaviour among men who have sex with men (MSM) infected with HIV attending an STI clinic in Peru.
  100. ncbi A new clade of hepatitis B virus subgenotype F1 from Peru with unusual properties
    Markus von Meltzer
    Abteilung fur Virologie, Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Hygiene, Universitat Rostock, Schillingallee 70, D 18057, Rostock, Germany
    Virus Genes 37:225-30. 2008
    ..We analysed nine sera from HBV carriers from Peru. Using the small hepatitis B surface protein HBs, all samples could be grouped to genotype F...
  101. ncbi Standard short-course chemotherapy for drug-resistant tuberculosis: treatment outcomes in 6 countries
    M A Espinal
    World Health Organization, Communicable Diseases Programme, Ave Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    JAMA 283:2537-45. 2000
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Research Grants68

  1. THE ETHICS OF POST-CONFLICT AND POST-DISASTER DNA IDENTIFICATION
    Sarah Wagner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..post-9/11 New York City, post-Katrina Louisiana, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Guatemala, Iraq, Peru, South Africa, and post-tsunami Thailand. This phase will also examine the U.S...
  2. Latin American Center for Malaria Research and Control
    SOCRATES HERRERA VALENCIA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..CLAIM would initially bring together field sites from Colombia, Peru, Panama and Guatemala, and has plans to further include sites from Ecuador and Honduras and possibly other endemic ..
  3. Triggers of Abruptio Placentae - A Case Crossover Study of an Ischemic Placental
    Michelle A Williams; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of AP by conducting a large multi-center epidemiologic study of AP in Lima, Peru. We will use the self-matched case-crossover design to evaluate the acute effects of: 1) maternal smoking and ..
  4. Persisting Grand Mal and Myoclonic Seizures in JME including Veterans
    Antonio V Delgado-Escueta; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Aim 1a) Screen for new mutations in myoclonin1/EFHC1 in 442 recruited/available human JME index cases (65 from Peru, 120 from Brazil, 137 from LA, and 100 Veterans in LA) and 1,000 controls and confirm the two stages of epilepsy ..
  5. Role of surface proteins in sand fly colonization by Bartonella bacilliformis
    Michael F Minnick; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..e., lower altitudes and more diverse habitats) of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. The at-risk population is estimated at 1.7 million people in a 56,000 square-mile area of S. America...
  6. Treating cutaneous leishmaniasis by radio-frequency induced heat (RFH) therapy
    Abhay R Satoskar; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We propose to perform this trial in India, Ethiopia, Peru and Guatemala because infections in these regions are caused by different Leishmania species, and they represent ..
  7. Heterologous abs from llama and chicken egg yolk to prevent rotavirus diarrhea
    Linda J Saif; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..as well as regional micro-economies for Argentina or other poorer developing countries of South America (Peru, Bolivia, etc) engaged in Camelid production...
  8. International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health
    NELSON K STEENLAND; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Indoor air pollution is a particular problem in both Chile and Peru where large numbers of people lack effective stoves and frequently burn wood for heating and cooking...
  9. Characterization of wild-type and mutant initiation/elongation complexes in Esche
    Carlos Bustamante; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..tuberculosis using Atomic Force Microscopy and Optical Tweezers "This research will be done primarily in Peru at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in collaboration with Daniel G. Guerra, as an extension of NIH Grant No...
  10. Human T Cell Immunology of Plasmodium Vivax Malaria
    Anthony P Cannella; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..as a public health problem, mostly in Oceania but occasional cases have been reported elsewhere including in Peru. Alternative strategies for preventing and reducing the human burden of malaria are imperative...
  11. Fogarty Global Health Fellows Coordinating Center
    CHARLES MICHAEL VAN DER HORST; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Swaziland, Uganda (2), Zambia), Asia (Bangladesh, China (3), India, Thailand) and South America (Argentina, Brazil, Peru). Our proposal focuses on more advanced trainees, regional partnerships, multilayered mentoring...
  12. Targeted screening for Taenia solium tapeworms
    SETH E O'NEAL; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..areas, and 2) to increase population-based research capacity around neurologic disorders in rural regions of Peru. In this R21 grant, we begin with a feasibility study of targeted screening as a control strategy, and by ..
  13. Examining Human Behavior in Dengue Prevention Efforts in Iquitos, Peru
    VALERIE ANDREA PAZ-SOLDAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and community level, and have been producing steadily since the culmination of my PhD, when I moved back to Peru, my country of birth and upbringing, as a research assistant professor and to direct Tulane's Health Office ..
  14. Tulane-Xavier Minority Training in International Health
    Richard A Oberhelman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Research opportunities include studies of pediatric tuberculosis in Peru, interventions to reduce maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in Argentina, Chagas disease in Mexico, ..
  15. Development and Testing of Human Brucellosis Diagnostics in an Endemic Country
    Joseph M Vinetz; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Our access to populations in Peru with a high incidence of brucellosis, both in the endemic and outbreak settings, will allow us to address these ..
  16. Development of a live, genetically-attenuated cholera vaccine prototype that coul
    JORGE ANTONIO BENITEZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Several live genetically attenuated cholera vaccine strains such as Peru-15 and V...
  17. UAB Public Health / Biomedical Research Training Program
    PAULINE EVADNE JOLLY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of Health (North-East and Western Regions), Jamaica;and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) Lima, Peru. Trainees will receive pre-departure training and post-training follow-up from UAB Faculty Mentors...
  18. Epidemiology of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Peru
    Mercedes C Becerra; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..tuberculosis in a high tuberculosis-burden area in Peru. A better understanding of the epidemiology and natural history of MDR tuberculosis in a high-exposure population ..
  19. A Small Animal Model for Viscerotropic Disease to Improve Yellow Fever Vaccine
    KATHERINE D RYMAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..3 per 100,000 vaccinees. However, in October 2007, an incidence of 9 per 100,000 was reported in Peru. This alarming rate of serious adverse events is causing regulatory authorities to re-evaluate the ..
  20. Chronic disease clinical epidemiology training in guatemala and peru
    Charles C Branas; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  21. Host Genetic Susceptibility and Immune Responses to Norovirus Infections
    HOONMO LEE KOO; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..responses to NoV gastroenteritis in a large (n = 600) prospective cohort of US travelers to Mexico, India, or Peru. Our longterm goals are to: 1) to define important genetic determinants of susceptibility and mechanisms of host ..
  22. High throughput NAPPA-proteoimmunomics and Vibrio cholerae vaccine development
    Edward T Ryan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..vaccines who have received killed oral whole cell cholera vaccine (WC-rBS) or live oral attenuated cholera vaccine Peru-15, comparing immunoproteomic responses to those correlating with protection from cholera...
  23. Structural Behavioral HIV Prevention for Male Sex Workers in Peru
    Angela M Bayer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..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 make significant contributions to the prevention of HIV and ..
  24. Lactoferrin for prevention of sepsis in infants
    Theresa J Ochoa; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..a randomized placebo-controlled double blind study in premature infants <2000 gm in Neonatal Units in Lima, Peru to determine whether bovine lactoferrin prevents the first episode of late-onset sepsis...
  25. Naturally occurring human antibodies to alphavirus infection
    Christopher F Basler; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will obtain blood from a unique population of individuals from endemic areas of alphavirus transmission in Peru who have been definitively diagnosed with recent VEE or MAY virus infection...
  26. Innovative Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Airborne Infection Control
    Edward A Nardell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our physician trainees will test this approach at a large general hospital in Lima, Peru that has carefully monitored TB cases among its workers over the years...
  27. Measuring Entomological Risk for Dengue
    THOMAS WALLACE SCOTT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru where we have over 6 years of Ae...
  28. Impact of Fascioliasis among Children in the Peruvian Highlands
    MIGUEL MAURICIO CABADA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..we intend to perform a comprehensive evaluation of anemia and nutrition among children in the southern highlands of Peru. Through cross-sectional studies a large number of children will be screened for fascioliasis, anemia and ..
  29. Exploiting pathogen-induced cell death to create disease resistant plants:R01GM05
    Jean T Greenberg; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..One of the most important crops in Andean countries (Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador) is the potato...
  30. Peruvian/Brazilian Amazon Center of Excellence in Malaria
    Joseph M Vinetz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..vivax (~80% of cases) but also by P. falciparum (~20%) of cases will be studied: Acre, Brazil;Iquitos, Peru;and Madre de Dio/Puerto Maldonado, Peru...
  31. Latin America Treatment &Innovation Network in Mental Health (LANTIN-MH)
    Paulo Rossi Menezes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..intervention will be tested in primary care clinics in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in secondary care clinics in Lima, Peru. Pilot studies will take place in Guatemala, Colombia and Ecuador. 2...
  32. Phase II clinical trial of stage specific treatment of cystic echinococcosis (Ech
    Thomas Junghanss; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..clinical trial of stage-specific treatment of cystic Echinococcosis (EchinoTrial) and to select the trial sites in Peru. The main study is a pragmatic randomised controlled trial to determine the efficacy, safety and relapse rate of ..
  33. Genetic susceptibility to gastric cancer in Latin America
    Eduardo M Tarazona-Santos; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..clinical data and DMA samples of 860 gastric adenocarcinoma patients and 860 controls, 500 matched pairs from Lima (Peru) and 360 matched pairs from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)...
  34. AIDS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND RESEARCH PROGRAM
    Carey Farquhar; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..During the last 15 years, training efforts have focused on 4 target countries, Kenya, Peru, Mozambique, and Thailand, and 96% of trainees from these countries have returned to their home countries where ..
  35. Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases (STH) and Deworming
    WILFREDO MARTIN CASAPIA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These diseases are highly endemic in the Amazon region of Peru where the proposed Tropical Medicine Center will be situated...
  36. Harvard School of Public Health MHIRT Training Program Grant
    Michelle A Williams; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..working on collaborative research projects with investigators in countries including Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, the Republic of Georgia, Vietnam, and Thailand...
  37. Inter-American Training for Innovations in Emerging Infectious Diseases
    Richard A Oberhelman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..To begin to address this need, a consortium of universities and organizations in the United States, Peru, and Argentina will establish an Inter-American Research Training Program for Innovative Approaches to Emerging ..
  38. Randomonized controlled trial-lactoferrin prevention of diarrhea in children
    THOMAS GEORGE CLEARY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Infants who are 12-24 months of age living in the District of Independencia, Lima, Peru will be eligible for enrollment...
  39. The gender specific prevalence of multiple strain genital HSV-2 infection
    Anna Wald; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These include samples from women and men from the US and sub-Saharan Africa, and men from Peru. HIV seropositive persons are included both in the US and African samples...
  40. Pilot Study of Skills-Building as HIV Prevention for Male Sex Workers in Peru
    Thomas J Coates; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..There is recent research in Peru on the prevalence and incidence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among possible bridge ..
  41. The ecology and epidemiology of Chagas disease in urban and rural communities
    CESAR GABRIEL NAQUIRA; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Southern Peru is a prime example: delays in implementing control measures, massive rural to urban migration, and densely situated ..
  42. Northern/Pacific Universities Global Health Research Training Consortium
    JOSEPH RAYMOND ZUNT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Washington) and partnerships with universities and research institutions in six countries (Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Peru, China and Thailand)...
  43. HPV persistence: An overlooked consequence of helminth infection?
    Patti E Gravitt; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..prevalence and burden of multiple infections in women aged 25-45 years in low and high helminth endemic regions of Peru. We will also compare the distribution of cervical Th1/Th2/Treg cytokines in HPV positive vs...
  44. Genetic Susceptibility to Asthma and Indoor Air Pollution in Peru
    Nadia N Hansel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Lima). The investigators have a unique opportunity to leverage resources and answer important questions regarding the epigenomic and inflammatory mechanisms underlying the adverse health effects of traffic-related PM exposure. ..
  45. Syphilis: Translating technology to understand a neglected epidemic
    Carlos F Caceres; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and incidence in certain high risk populations, affecting more than 20% of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Peru. Syphilis is also an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, and is associated with an increased risk ..
  46. OPTIMIZING HIV/TB MANAGEMENT IN THE HAART ERA
    Gail Shor Posner; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..will permit the challenges facing our target countries (Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Peru) to be addressed...
  47. Training in International Maternal and Child Health
    Joanne Katz; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..clinic and population-based activities in countries such as Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Zanzibar, Uganda, Ethiopia, Peru, and Guatemala...
  48. NIDA Epidemiology Training Program: ICOHRTA
    JAMES CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..universities are Michigan State University (MSU) and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) of Lima, Peru. The MSU Principal Investigator, James C...
  49. P. falciparum Pathways and Pathology: RBC Invasion in the Peruvian Malaria Cohort
    OraLee H Branch; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..P. falciparum emerged in the Amazon Jungle city of Peru, Iquitos, in 1994, and since 1998 it has been sustained in low transmission...
  50. Measuring Cultural Variation
    ROBERT TURNER BOYD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..research on cultural variation and transmission mechanisms at two field sites, Yasawa Island, Fiji and Huatasani, Peru, for a number of years...
  51. Minority Health and Health Disparties International Research Training Program
    Robert S Pozos; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. MBRS, McNair, MARC) continue to support the students. Major SDSU-MHIRT sites are in Australia, Ghana, Mexico, Peru, and Taiwan (Republic of China). In the last three years the SDSU-MHIRT program has served 46 trainees...
  52. Development and Evaluation of a Novel Diagnostic Test for Active Tuberculosis
    Nira Pollock; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..development, she will evaluate the new test by integrating testing into an established clinical study of TB in Peru, run by Partners in Health...
  53. Drug Discovery for Mental Disorders: Preclinical Studies of Peruvian Botanicals
    ABRAHAM JAIME VAISBERG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..obtained will help to further understand the traditional medicine conceptualization of mental disorders in Peru. Previous studies have led us} to collect information on the traditional use of plants for the treatment of mental ..
  54. Planning a Strategic HIV Population Science Training Grant in Peru
    Carlos F Caceres; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Project Summary/Abstract Peru is affected by a concentrated HIV epidemic, in which men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) are most affected...
  55. Randomized Trial of High-Dose Rifampin in Patients with New Smear-Positive TB
    Carole D Mitnick; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..study will evaluate the potential of high doses of rifampin (RIF) to shorten treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in Peru and Brazil...
  56. Veterinarian Training in Zoonotic Diseases in Developing Countries
    ARMANDO EMILIANO GONZALEZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..veterinarians in epidemiology and public health, both in Lima as well as in the underserved areas in rural areas of Peru, especially the Andean region, train a cadre of professionals, strengthen local institutions, and enhance research ..
  57. Growth recovery, schooling and cognitive achievement: Evidence from four cohorts
    KIRK ALLEN DEARDEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In Peru, for example, 37% of children who were stunted at age 12 (16) mo were not stunted at age 5 y...
  58. Launching a salt substitute to reduce blood pressure at the population level-Peru
    Robert H Gilman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..e. Peru) will require region-specific approaches that run in parallel with national strategies...
  59. Clinical Evaluation of Polarized Light Assisted Colposcopy
    Daron G Ferris; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..abnormal cervical cytologic abnormality or other indication for colposcopy at sites in Augusta, Georgia and Cusco, Peru. Cervical biopsies will be taken during unpolarized and polarized light colposcopy...
  60. Predicting Risk of Human Leptospiros by Environmental Surveillance
    Joseph M Vinetz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..renal carriage in prospective, observational, population- based cohort studies in urban and rural areas of Iquitos, Peru;2) To quantify, identify and determine the local distribution of infectious Leptospira in likely environmental ..
  61. Mathematical Techniques for Control of Epidemic Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission
    Michael Zachary Levy; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In addition to tutorial-based training in the United States, entomologic and clinical research will be conducted in Peru in coordination with a research grant awarded by the Fogarty International Center to Dr...
  62. Expedited Partner Therapy and STI Control for MSM in Peru
    Thomas J Coates; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Our recent data from urban Peru has identified prevalences of rectal and pharyngeal gonorrhea and chlamydia ranging from 5-20%...
  63. MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY OF OROPOUCHE VIRUS
    Alan Barrett; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Brazil in 1961 and there have been more than 30 additional outbreaks of ORO fever in the Amazon Basin of Brazil and Peru, and from the Isthmus of Panama...
  64. CONTRACEPTION, BREASTFEEDING, AND THE USE OF HEALTH CARE
    JOSEPH POTTER; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..and Health Surveys (DHS) recently conducted in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, the proposed research will undertake a comparative assessment of the contextual determinants of contraceptive ..
  65. GENETIC AND ECOLOGIC DIFFERENTIATION OF MALARIA VECTORS
    LEON LOUNIBOS; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..in the Anopheles nuneztovari sister group which includes known or suspected vectors of human malaria in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Suriname, Brazil and Bolivia...
  66. UAB Framework Program for Global Health
    John Ehiri; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Ukraine, Univ. of West Indies, Jamaica, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru, Univ...
  67. Buildiing Research Ethics Capacity in Peru and the US
    Jesus Gonzalez; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The development, and institutionalization, of research ethics is at a relatively early stage in Peru. This process has been stimulated, in part, by the requirements of US collaborative projects...
  68. NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial (Russia)
    ANTON SOMLAI; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Prevention Trial is a two-arm randomized, community-level trial being conducted in five countries--China, India, Peru, Russia, and Zimbabwe...