Edith Ángel-Muller

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AIMS To determine the incidence of congenital toxoplasmosis in Colombian newborns from 19 hospital or maternal child health services from seven different cities of five natural geographic regions (Caribbean, Central, Andean, Amazonia and Eastern). MATERIALS AND METHODS We collected 15,333 samples from umbilical cord blood between the period of March 2009(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare ertapenem therapy with piperacillin-tazobactam therapy for the management of acute pelvic infections. METHODS In a multicenter, double-blind study, 412 women with acute pelvic infection were assigned to one of two strata, namely obstetric/postpartum infection or gynecologic/postoperative infection, and were then randomized to(More)
OBJECTIVE Follistatin (FST) is a regulator of the biological activity of activin A (Act A), binding and blocking it, which could contribute to the modulation of its pro-inflammatory activity during pregnancy. We sought to investigate, in this nested case-control study, FST serum levels during normal pregnancy and correlate it with the FST profile in(More)
The anaerobic bacteria (AB) are between the most numerous microorganisms (mo) that constitute the flora of the female genital tract, so they can participate in the etiology of obstetric and gynecologic infections (OGI). The objective of this study was to investigate the frequency of AB isolations and the clinical characteristics of the anaerobic infections(More)
BACKGROUND HIV and congenital syphilis are major public health burdens contributing to substantial perinatal morbidity and mortality globally. Although studies have reported on the costs and cost-effectiveness of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for syphilis screening within antenatal care in a number of resource-constrained settings, empirical evidence on(More)
This paper reviews the case of a patient who underwent a cesarean surgery and re-entered with an oral way intolerance, postprandial emesis, abdominal pain and clear-fluid exit from surgical wound. After possible bladder injury and secondary chemistry peritonitis, the patient was taken to surgery where the diagnosis was confirmed, and the correction of(More)
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