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Public health implications of low birth weight
The present paper interpets the significance of anthropometric data of newborns from a typical Indian village of Guatemala and from the general population of Costa Rica. A good correlation exists between a deficient fetal ...
Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Breastfeeding Intervention in a Transitional Population
(Holme, T., Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for International Cooperation in Science., & World Health Organization. (1981). Acute enteric infections in children: New prospects for treatment and prevention : proceedings of the third Nobel conference. Amsterdam: Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press., 1981)
Diarrheal disease is a main cause of weight loss and growth faltering and stunting in rural children living under low socioeconomic conditions, and diarrhea is one of the most important events precipitating severe ...
Effect of infection on food intake and the nutritional state: perspectives as viewed from the viIlage
Data from a prospective study of a Guatemalan village population revealed an exceedingly high force of infection which may affect nutrition and growth from gestation onward. Maternal morbidity was higher and fetal antigenic ...
Viral infections during pregnancy and in early life
There is evidence that fetal antigenic stimulation and intrauterine infection is much more frequent in developing rural populations than in industrialized societies. A similar contrast is observed for postnatal intestinal ...
Infections and infectious diseases in a malnourished population: a long-term prospective field study
The importance of infectious disease and its role in the shaping of the history of mankind has been recognized since Biblical times. Pestilences were recorded in many classical books, while most religions developed ...
Survival and Physical Growth in Infancy and Early Childhood Study of Birth Weight and Gestational Age in a Guatemalan Indian Village
Many factors contribute independently or jointly to the cause and pathogenesis of low birth weight. Attempts to identify these factors in a given population, however, are usually unsuccessful, and conclusions ...
Diarrhea associated with rotavirus in rural Guatemala: a longitudinal study of 24 infants and young children
(The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 28(2):325-328. 1979, 1979-03)
A population of 24 infants and young children followed prospectively during the first 3 years of life was studied for the occurrence of rotavirus infection by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to detect virus in ...
(Diseases of children in the Subtropics and Tropics. Jelliffe DB, Stanfield JP, ed. 3d edition. London, Edward Arnold, 1978. p. 492-498, 1978)
Shigecllosis is an infectious disease caused by Shigellae, which are bacilli with capacity to invade the mucosa of the colon and less frequently the ileum. The disease occurs spora-dically and in epidemics with mild to ...
Infección en la mujer embrazada y su influencia en el producto de la concepción
(Aspectos Perinatales del Parto Prematuro. Althabe, O. y R. Schwarcz (editores), El Ateneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, pp. 199-213, 1978, 1978)
La mujer embarazada está sujeta a una serie de cambios de tipo nutricional, bioquímico, metabólico y endocrinológico. Durante el embarazo, estos procesos pueden permanecer sin alteración o bien ser aumentados o suprimidos ...
Infection and Low Birth Weight in a Developing Country
A Study in an Indian Village of Guatemala
Infection and Low Birth Weight in a Developing Country A Study in an Indian Village of Guatemala
(Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(5):558-561, 1975)
The causes of fetal growth retardation and premature delivery are not well defined. Although diet, smoking, maternal weight and height, and social class can be correlated with the size of the fetus, the relative contribution ...