Liliana Escobar

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In 2005 the government of Chile passed comprehensive health reform. The law mandated coverage by public and private health insurers for selected medical interventions related to fifty-six priority diseases and conditions. This paper presents previously unpublished evidence on various consequences of the reform. It also presents a first, partial evaluation(More)
This paper analyzes the rationale for, and costs associated with, the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Latin America and the Caribbean. It also estimates the magnitude of potential health gains. The results suggest that lymphatic filiariasis, onchocerciasis, and trachoma can be feasibly and affordably eliminated by 2020, at a(More)
The objective of the current study is to investigate the role of the nicotinic receptor β4 subunit in the antidepressant activity of bupropion. Wild-type (β4+/+) and knockout (β4-/-) mice were intraperitoneally administered with normal saline (control) or bupropion (40mg/kg) daily for the first two weeks. Forced swim tests were performed on day 1 to(More)
BACKGROUND Brucellosis is a disease of worldwide public health and economic importance. Successful control is based on knowledge of epidemiology and strains present in an area. In developing countries, most investigations are based on serological assays. This study aimed at investigating a dairy herd experiencing abortions in order to establish within-herd(More)
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