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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 ...
Comparison between IgG and F(ab′)2 polyvalent antivenoms: neutralization of systemic effects induced by Bothrops asper venom in mice, extravasation to muscle tissue, and potential for induction of adverse reactions
Whole IgG and F(ab′)2 equine-derived polyvalent (Crotalinae) antivenoms, prepared from the same batch of hyperimmune plasma, were compared in terms of neutralization of the lethal and defibrinating activities induced by ...
Cambios en el patrón electroforético del veneno de cascabela muda (Lachesis muta stenophrys) durante el almacenamiento bajo diferentes condiciones
Liquid and lyophilized samples of Lachesis muta venom were stored at different temperatures and for different periods of time, and analyzed by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) and immunoelectrophoresis. Only slight ...
N-Formyl-Perosamine Surface Homopolysaccharides Hinder the Recognition of Brucella abortus by Mouse Neutrophils
Brucella abortus is an intracellular pathogen of monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, and placental trophoblasts. This bacterium causes a chronic disease in bovines and in humans. In these hosts, the bacterium also ...
Post-exercise Rehydration: Potassium-rich Drinks vs. Water and a Sports Drink
Rehidratación post-ejercicio: bebidas con alto contenido de potasio vs. agua y una bebida deportiva
Fluid retention, thirst quenching, tolerance, and palatability of different drinks were assessed. On four different days, 12 healthy, physically active volunteers (24.4 ± 3.2 years old, 74.75 ± 11.36 kg body mass (mean ± ...
Isolation from a polyvalent antivenom of antibodies to a myotoxin in Bothrops asper snake venom
Antibodies against Bothrops asper rmyotoxin were purified from a polyvalent antivenom by affinity chromatography . These antibodies neutralized most of the myotoxic activity of crude B. asper venom, as judged by histologic ...
Dissociation of enzymatic and pharmacological properties of piratoxins-I and -III, two myotoxic phospholipases A2 from Bothrops pirajai snake venom
Piratoxins (PrTX) I and III are phospholipases A2 (PLA2s) or PLA2 homologue myotoxins isolated from Bothrops pirajai snake venom, which also induce myonecrosis, bactericidal activity against Escherichia coli, disruption ...
Rehidratación oral en Costa Rica
(Revista de la Sociedad Venezolana de Gastroenterología 36(1):81-84, 1982-03)
Alrededor de 1963 reinaba una anarquía en los hospitales de Costa Rica en cuanto a la rehidrataci6n intravenosa para tratar la diarrea severa. Las normas existentes fueron revisadas entonces por el Dr. Rodrigo Loría Cortés ...