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Several developing economies have recently introduced conditional cash transfer programs, which provide money to poor families contingent on certain behavior, usually investments in human capital, such as sending children to school or bringing them to health centers. The approach is both an alternative to more traditional social assistance programs and a(More)
The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings,(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS With the aim of knowing the etiology of aseptic meningitis (pleocytosis in LCR with negative bacterial culture and positive or negative virus culture or without pleocytosis with viral culture in positive LCR), 48 children attending the Emergency Department of our hospital from June to December, 1995 were prospectively studied.(More)
Large vessel vasculitis and particularly Temporal Arteritis are systemic diseases that may affect the aorta and its major branches, mainly involving extra cranial branches of the carotid artery. We report a 72-year-old man presenting with weight loss, fever and malaise. Positron emission computed tomography (PET CT) showed an extensive inflammation of the(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective study was performed to know the clinical and microbiologic aspects of community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia in adult patients admitted to a general hospital from 1990-1992. METHODS AND RESULTS The medical records of 55 patients, aged 20-86 years (man age: 58 year) were reviewed. Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated from(More)
Bronchoalveolar washout was performed in 130 patients with pneumonia during a period of 28 months. Microbiological investigation involved common bacteria, Legionella, fungi, viruses (Cytomegalovirus, herpes, RSV), Mycobacterium, and Pneumocystis carinii. Infection HIV was present in 75% of patients. The remaining patients had malignant diseases or severe(More)
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