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Patients newly admitted to rehabilitation centres are at high risk of colonization with multidrug-resistant bacteria because many of them have experienced prolonged stays in other healthcare settings and have had high exposure to antibiotics. We conducted a prospective study to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for colonization with(More)
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage among patients newly admitted to rehabilitation centres. It is a prospective study examining MRSA carriage on admission to seven rehabilitation wards in four countries. Risk factors for MRSA carriage were analysed using univariate(More)
Urban agglomerations continue to be defined primarily by spatial and demographic criteria which signal their position within the domestic and international urban networks. We consider that these criteria are overly static, and lack indicators of both the potential inherent in medium-sized cities, and the risks they are prone to. On the occasion of a(More)
An association between viral antigens, cytopathic effect (CPE) and viral titers in blood and lymphoid tissues suggests a direct CPE of Junin virus on the lymphopoietic organs of guinea pigs infected with 10(3) 50% lethal doses of the XJ prototype strain. After seven days of infection, all lymphoreticular organs had infectivity titers higher than those for(More)
To ''review the urban question'' in terms of sustainable development, the premise is formulated that improving infrastructures, equipment and services to preserve the natural and built urban environment is costly and generates expenses of all kinds—at economic and social levels. Without the introduction of equalisation mechanisms, these expenses will(More)
We investigated immunologic mechanisms and the role of complement in the pathogenesis of Argentine hemorrhagic fever, a disease caused by the Junin virus, a member of the arenavirus group. Total serum complement activity was reduced to 68 per cent of control values in patients with severe or moderate disease (P less than 0.001). C2, C3 and C5 values were(More)
Since the 1980s, the promotion of heritage values has gradually become a relevant issue for urban planning. Together with the emergence of new peripheries, inner-city areas and particularly old historic centres, affected by deterioration due to the recession of the last decades, have been the object of study and actions. Consequently, the need to turn the(More)