Elizabeth Rainwater

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BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to conduct a systematic review of studies reporting the frequency of neurocysticercosis (NCC) worldwide. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS PubMed, Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau (CAB) abstracts and 23 international databases were systematically searched for articles published from January 1, 1990 to June 1, 2008.(More)
Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) is associated with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles and is believed to contribute to antiatherogenic properties of HDLs. We assessed the determinants of PON1 activity variation using different substrates of the enzyme. PON1 activity in serum samples from 922 participants in the San Antonio Family Heart Study was assayed using a(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis (NCC) are poorly understood. This systematic review aims to estimate the frequencies of different manifestations, complications and disabilities associated with NCC. METHODS A systematic search of the literature published from January 1, 1990, to June 1, 2008, in 24 different electronic(More)
A systematic literature review of cystic echinoccocosis (CE) frequency and symptoms was conducted. Studies without denominators, original data, or using one serological test were excluded. Random-effect log-binomial models were run for CE frequency and proportion of reported symptoms where appropriate. A total of 45 and 25 articles on CE frequency and(More)
This study was conducted in Posse, a rural community in Goiàs, Brazil. Persons were recruited into the study through house-to-house sampling of all houses in the sampled area. Blood samples were collected for seropositivity assessments for Trypanosoma cruzi and an electrocardiogram was assessed using a portable system. The results demonstrate significant(More)
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