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BACKGROUND Infectious diseases present a potentially substantial yet undefined burden on the health of the adult Azerbaijani population. Efforts to quantify this burden in Azerbaijan are currently based almost exclusively on passive disease surveillance, and therefore hinge on the health utilization practices of the population. Understanding the prevalence(More)
A representative, two-stage probability sampling design was used to select 40 villages in northern Azerbaijan with populations of <500 people to screen for evidence of prior infection with Francisella tularensis. Informed consent was provided, and samples were obtained from 796 volunteers and tested for the presence of immunoglobulin G antibodies using(More)
Analysing the diagnosis and treatment of 100 patients with combined injuries of the organ of vision and orbital zone of the face provided clinical features of lesions in peace-time or battle accidents. Battle accidents were found to be prognostically worse for visual functions. The use of immunotherapy for inflammatory complications of a traumatic process(More)
A total of 100 patients with combined injuries of the organ of vision and eye appendages, inflicted in peacetime and under war conditions, were examined. The clinical picture of combined injuries in the wounds inflicted at the battlefield (gunshot and resultant from mine explosions) and of traffic, communal, criminal, and occupational injuries was studied(More)
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