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Global and regional burden of hospital admissions for severe acute lower respiratory infections in young children in 2010: a systematic analysis
Summary Background The annual number of hospital admissions and in-hospital deaths due to severe acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in young children worldwide is unknown. We aimed to estimateExpand
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Increase in numbers of beta-lactam-resistant invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae in Brazil and the impact of conjugate vaccine coverage.
A comprehensive investigation of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae was carried out in Brazil as part of the programme of the national epidemiological surveillance system. The investigation providedExpand
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Prevalence and risk factors for nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae among adolescents.
Data on the prevalence of pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage and its risk factors among adolescents are scarce. The aim of this study was to provide such information. A cross-sectional,Expand
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Effect of 10-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine on Pneumonia among Children, Brazil
Pneumonia is most problematic for children in developing countries. In 2010, Brazil introduced a 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) to its National Immunization Program. To assess theExpand
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Household survey of dengue infection in central Brazil: spatial point pattern analysis and risk factors assessment.
Urban dengue fever is now considered a major public health threat in most American countries. A household survey was conducted in the city of Goiania in central Brazil in 2001 to assess prevalence ofExpand
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Molecular Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus in Infants Attending Day Care Centers in Brazil
ABSTRACT Investigations regarding Staphylococcus aureus carriage among Brazilian children are scarce. We evaluated the determinants of S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) nasalExpand
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Prevalence and risk factors for HBV infection among street youth in central Brazil.
PURPOSE A seroprevalence survey was carried out among 496 street adolescents from 9 to 20 years old in central Brazil to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) markers, as well as to assessExpand
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Carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children in Brazil.
The extent of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in Brazilian infants is largely unknown. We evaluated the presence of MRSA nasopharyngeal (NP) carriage in 686 childrenExpand
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Molecular epidemiology of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus carriage in neonates admitted to an intensive care unit in Brazil
BackgroundNasal colonization with coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) has been described as a risk factor for subsequent systemic infection. In this study, we evaluated the genetic profile ofExpand
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Short report: benznidazole efficacy among Trypanosoma cruzi-infected adolescents after a six-year follow-up.
Data from a six-year follow-up of Trypanosoma cruzi-infected adolescents enrolled in a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial of benznidazole showed successful chemotherapy in 64.7% (95% confidenceExpand
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