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Three members of a family were found be suffering from lead poisoning of nonindustrial origin, the causative agent being the home-produced wine left to ferment in a glazed earthenware vat. The clinical and neurophysiological features are discussed in the light of similar cases in the literature. Correct diagnosis and early treatment of nonindustrial lead(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of oral hydration on the success rate of external cephalic version (ECV). DESIGN Randomized controlled and single-blind trial. SETTING Academic tertiary hospital with approximately 3,000 births annually. PARTICIPANTS One hundred sixty-four women at a gestational age of at least 37 weeks with breech-presenting fetuses(More)
African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most important and complex infectious diseases affecting pigs ( Sus scrofa ). The disease has been present in Sardinia, Italy, since 1978. Factors influencing the presence of the disease on the island are the presence of illegally bred pigs, uncontrolled movements of animals, and local traditions. Implementation of(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an important neglected zoonotic parasitic infection belonging to the subgroup of seven Neglected Zoonotic Disease (NZDs) included in the World Health Organization's official list of 18 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). CE causes serious global human health concerns and leads to significant economic losses arising(More)
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