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Polymorphisms and resistance mutations in the protease and reverse transcriptase genes of HIV-1 F subtype Romanian strains.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of resistance mutations in the genome of HIV-1 F subtype strains isolated from Romanian antiretroviral (ARV) treatment-naïve patients and to assess theExpand
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A clearance model of refractory ceramic fibers (RCF) in the rat lung including fiber dissolution and breakage
Abstract A new model has been developed to describe the clearance and retention of kaolin refractory ceramic fibers (RCF) in the rat lung. Fiber dissolution, breakage and differential clearance wereExpand
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Clinical usefulness of HCV core antigen assay for the management of patients with chronic hepatitis C.
AIM The study aimed to evaluate the clinical utility of the chemiluminescent HCV core Ag test compared to viral load assessment in the management of patients with chronic hepatitis C. METHODS AExpand
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Deposition of Refractory Ceramic Fibers (RCF) in the Human Respiratory Tract and Comparison with Rodent Studies
A mathematical model has been developed to calculate the deposition of refractory ceramic fibers (RCF) in the human respiratory tract. For a typical size distribution of airborne RCF found in theExpand
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Respirable crystalline silica exposure associated with the installation and removal of RCF and conventional silica-containing refractories in industrial furnaces.
Installation and removal of conventional refractories and refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) in industrial furnaces may lead to occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica (including quartz,Expand
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Detection of Resistance to Second-Line Antituberculosis Drugs by Use of the Genotype MTBDRsl Assay: a Multicenter Evaluation and Feasibility Study
ABSTRACT The rate of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) has been steadily increasing in countries of the former USSR. The availability of rapid andExpand
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Detection of resistance to second-line antituberculosis drugs using the Genotype ® 1 MTBDR sl assay : a multi-center evaluation and feasibility study
Detection of resistance to second-line antituberculosis drugs using the Genotype® 1 MTBDRsl assay: a multi-center evaluation and feasibility study. 2 3 Olga Ignatyeva, Irina Kontsevaya, AlexanderExpand
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Refractory ceramic fibers: Fiber characteristics, potential health effects and clinical observations
ABSTRACT Refractory ceramic fibers (RCFs) are amorphous fibers that belong to a class of materials termed synthetic vitreous fibers (SVFs), also called man‐made mineral fibers (MMMFs), which includesExpand
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HEALTH EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO INDOOR FUNGI CASE STUDY - THE RESTORERS OF MURAL PAINTINGS
The majority of environmental problems in buildings are associated with the lack of maintenance, chronic neglect and building defects leading to water ingress, condensation and dampness in theExpand
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Class 1 integrons in drug-resistant E. coli and K. pneumoniae from blood stream infections Integronii de clas ă 1 la tulpinile de E. colii K. pneumoniae izolate din hemoculturii rezistente la
Objective. The aims of our study were to assess the presence of class 1 integrons in drug-resistant E. coli and K. pneumoniae from blood stream infections (BSI) and to analyze their association withExpand
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