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A dopamine transporter gene functional variant associated with cocaine abuse in a Brazilian sample.
The dopamine (DA) transporter DAT1 is a major target bound by cocaine in brain. We examined the influence of functional genetic variants in DAT1 on cocaine addiction. Repeat polymorphisms, includingExpand
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Human papillomavirus DNA detection in male sexual partners of women with genital human papillomavirus infection.
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in the male partners of HPV-infected women, assess the concordance of the viral group in the infected pair, define the mostExpand
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HIV-infected pregnant women have greater adherence with antiretroviral drugs than non-pregnant women
The objective of the study was to evaluate the influence of pregnancy on the level of adherence with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, in a prospective cohort of 72 pregnant women and 79 non-pregnantExpand
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High prevalence of hepatitis C infection in a Brazilian prison: identification of risk factors for infection.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes infectious hepatitis worldwide. It is transmitted mainly by blood products and sharing of intravenous paraphernalia during illicit drug use. High prevalence rates haveExpand
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Nosocomial bloodstream infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae: impact of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production on clinical outcome in a hospital with high ESBL prevalence
BackgroundThe frequency of ESBL producing Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections (BSI) is high in Brazilian hospitals, however little is known regarding what role, if any, resistance plays inExpand
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Genetic Diversity and HIV‐1 Incidence Estimation Among Cocaine Users in São Paulo, Brazil
Summary: We describe HIV‐1 incidence and the prevalence of genetic subtypes among cocaine users in São Paulo, Brazil. A cross‐sectional HIV‐1 survey was carried out among 839 current cocaine usersExpand
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Association study of dopamine D2 and D3 receptor gene polymorphisms with cocaine dependence
Genetic factors play a role in the vulnerability to cocaine dependence. The reinforcing properties of cocaine are related to the dopaminergic system, and, in particular, the dopamine receptors haveExpand
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The biological meaning of anti-HBC positive result in blood donors: relation to HBV-DNA and to other serological markers.
In order to assess the potential risk of anti-HBc-positive blood donors for post-transfusional hepatitis and to investigate whether other HBV serological markers are capable of identifying theExpand
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Tradução e validação de um questionário de avaliação de qualidade de vida em AIDS no Brasil
OBJETIVO: Traduzir para portugues brasileiro, adaptar culturalmente e avaliar as propriedades psicometricas (validade e confiabilidade) de um questionario de qualidade de vida (HIV/AIDS-TargetedExpand
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