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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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Epidemiology of human rotavirus types 1 and 2 as studied by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
(The New England Journal of Medicine 299:1156-1161, 1978-11-23)
To determine the relative importance of two known serotypes of human rotavirus, we developed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to differentiate serotype-specific rotavirus antigen and antibody. Using this technic, we ...
Systems Analysis in Nutrition and Health Planning: Approximate Model Relating Birth Weight and Age to Risk of Deficient Growth
Análisis de sistemas en la planificación de salud y nutrición: un modelo aproximado que relaciona peso al nacer y edad, con riesgo de crecimiento deficiente
This paper summarizes the initial phase of an effort to develop semiquantitative methods for nutrition and health planning. The general approach is to utilize the methods of systems analysis and operations research where ...
Antenatal events and postnatal growth and survival of children in a rural Guatemalan village
(Annals of human biology, 1976, VOL. 3, NO. 4, 303-315, 1976-07-03)
The biological features of all pregnant women and newborn infants in a typical rural village of Guatemala have been studied from 1964 to the present; 458 pregnancies have been analysed. The mothers averaged 143'1 em in ...