Ana Cecilia Ortiz

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Rubella virus infection is typically diagnosed by the identification of rubella virus-specific immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies in serum, but approximately 50% of serum samples from rubella cases collected on the day of rash onset are negative for rubella virus-specific IgM. The ability to detect IgM in sera and oral fluids was compared with the ability to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of postpartum women aged 15-49 in Peru who are susceptible to rubella, in order to help address strategies to eliminate rubella and to prevent congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in the country. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted during March and April 2003 in six main regional hospitals, in the three(More)
Resumen El presente documento plantea una propuesta para la comprensión e intervención de la salud sexual y reproductiva de los adolescentes en el marco del desarrollo a escala humana, específicamente para aquellos que pertenecen a la comunidad académica de los grados 10 y 11 de las instituciones educativas. En este artículo se propone la creación de un(More)
OBJECTIVE Proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) deficiency protects against cartilage degradation in experimental osteoarthritis (OA). The wider impact of this pathway upon OA-associated pathologies such as osteophyte formation and pain is unknown. Herein, we investigated early temporal bone and cartilage changes in experimental OA in order to further(More)
BACKGROUND Rubella during pregnancy can cause serious fetal abnormalities and death. Peru has had integrated measles/rubella surveillance since 2000 but did not implement congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) surveillance until 2004, in accordance with the Pan American Health Organization recommendations for rubella elimination. The article describes the(More)
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