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Women’s participation in pap smear screening in a developing country: evidence for improving health systems
Introduction: Every year about 83,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the Americas. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has one of the highest incidence and mortality rates from cervical cancer in the world. ...
Enterococci as a key parameter for water quality index: Purires River, Costa Rica
This study used the Canadian Water Quality Index (CWI) to characterize water sampled at three points within the Purires River micro basin, Costa Rica. The first sampling point is located in a high zone with domestic ...
Retiro de medicamentos antineoplásicos en un hospital nacional en Costa Rica
Antineoplastic medication pick-up rates in a Costa Rican national hospital
Objetivo: Analizar los porcentajes de dosis retiradas de medicamentos oncológicos no incluidos en la Lista Oficial de Medicamentos según el servicio médico prescriptor y la vía de administración del fármaco, en un ...
Specific Mutations in the PB2 Protein of Influenza A Virus Compensate for the Lack of Efficient Interferon Antagonism of the NS1 Protein of Bat Influenza A-Like Viruses
Recently, two new influenza A-like viruses have been discovered in bats, A/little yellow-shouldered bat/Guatemala/060/2010 (HL17NL10) and A/flat-faced bat/Peru/033/2010 (HL18NL11). The hemagglutinin (HA)-like (HL) and ...
Detection of Dirofilaria immitis and other arthropod-borne filarioids by an HRM real-time qPCR, blood-concentrating techniques and a serological assay in dogs from Costa Rica
Background: Canine filarioids are important nematodes transmitted to dogs by arthropods. Diagnosis of canine filariosis is accomplished by the microscopic identification of microfilariae, serology or PCR for filarial-DNA. ...
Modulation of the Susceptibility of Human Erythrocytes to Snake Venom Myotoxic Phospholipases A2: Role of Negatively Charged Phospholipids as Potential Membrane Binding Sites
Cerrophidion (Bothrops) godmani myotoxins I (CGMT-I) and II (CGMT-II), Asp-49 and Lys-49 phospholipases A(2) (PLA2s), which drastically differ in enzymatic activity, were devoid of direct hemolytic effects on erythrocytes ...
Tamizaje de retinopatía diabética en diabéticos tipo 2 en un área de salud del área metropolitana
(Acta Médica Costarricense 44(4): p. 69-73, 2002-04)
Justificación: La Diabetes Mellitus tipo 2 es una enfermedad de alta prevalencia en el país; alrededor de 130,000 costarricenses la padecen. Sus complicaciones tienen gran impacto en la autonomía de estas personas. Una de ...
Isolation and molecular characterization of Acanthamoeba and Balamuthia mandrillaris from combination shower units in Costa Rica
Free living amoebae (FLA) are ubiquitous protozoa, which may behave as parasites under certain conditions. Four genera are recognized as causal agents of infections in humans and animals: Naegleria, Sappinia, Acanthamoeba ...
First Report of the Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Rickettsia amblyommii and Rickettsia felis in Central America
During 2010, 15 adult ticks, identified as Amblyomma cajennense, were collected from horses in Cahuita and Turrialba districts, whereas 7 fleas, identified as Ctenocephalides felis, were collected from a dog in San Jose ...