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The urban environment from the health perspective: the case of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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The results indicated the coexistence of heavier disease burden for residents of urban areas where poverty and lack of effective public health policies may be modulating social health problems. Expand
A case-control study of microenvironmental risk factors for urban visceral leishmaniasis in a large city in Brazil, 1999-2000.
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Estimating microenvironmental risk factors for visceral leishmaniasis in urban and suburban areas and developing risk scores to characterize the household and the neighborhood may be useful to identify microenvironments within cities that place residents at greater risk of visceral leishingmaniasis. Expand
HIV Genotypes and Primary Drug Resistance Among HIV-Seropositive Blood Donors in Brazil: Role of Infected Blood Donors as Sentinel Populations for Molecular Surveillance of HIV
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Although subtype B remains the most prevalent genotype in all 4 areas, increasing rates of subtype C in Sao Paulo and F in Recife were documented relative to earlier reports. Expand
[Perceptions of primary health care among users and health professionals: a comparison of units with and without family health care in Central-West Brazil].
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The overall result did not show significant differences between perceptions of family health care facilities as compared to traditional primary care facilities, but perceptions of health professionals were consistently more favorable than those of users. Expand
Visceral leishmaniasis in large Brazilian cities: challenges for control.
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The article discusses the use of deltamethrin-impregnated dog collars and vaccines, with high expectations for impact on disease transmission, although no product currently available on the market has been fully evaluated, so that further studies are required. Expand
Beneficial effects of benznidazole in Chagas disease: NIH SaMi-Trop cohort study
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Patients previously treated with benznidazole had significantly reduced parasitemia, a lower prevalence of markers of severe cardiomyopathy, and lower mortality after two years of follow-up. Expand
Local food environment and fruit and vegetable consumption: An ecological study
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Positive characteristics of the food environment, as seen in the present study, may contribute to low FV consumption, suggesting the need for the development and consolidation of public policies aimed at creating healthy environments through built environment interventions that increase access to and consumption of healthy foods like FV. Expand
Benznidazole therapy for Chagas disease in asymptomatic Trypanosoma cruzi -seropositive former blood donors: evaluation of the efficacy of different treatment regimens.
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Despite elimination or significant reduction in parasitemia in patients with chronic Chagas disease who received benznidazole, there was no clinical difference between those who were treated for >60 days and those treated for a shorter duration. Expand
Quality of life in pre-adolescent children with sickle cell disease in Brazil
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The results suggest that QoL of this patient population varied according the health center even adjusted by sociodemographics characteristics, and additional training of health professionals in psychological and clinical support could directly reduce patient apprehension about the disease its clinical complications. Expand
Allelopathic potential of aqueous extracts of cover crops on the germination and development of Bidens pilosa
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The speed germination is the best indicator of allelopathic activity of cover crops on Bidens pilosa and increases with the increment of extracts concentration, of differents plants parts. Expand
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