Manuela Rodrigues

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A dipstick assay, based on Leishmania infantum antigen, for the rapid detection of Leishmania-specific antibodies in canine serum samples was developed and evaluated. After determination of optimal dipstick test conditions, test performance was compared with two existing serological tests, i.e., the direct agglutination test (DAT) and the fast agglutination(More)
OBJECTIVES Assessment and management of symptoms exhibited by infants can be challenging, especially at the end-of-life, because of immature physiology, non-verbal status, and limited symptoms assessment tools for staff nurses to utilize. This study explored how nurses observed and managed infant symptoms at the end-of-life in a neonatal intensive care(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological investigations on Toxoplasma gondii infection have found a significant association between human toxoplasmosis and consumption of raw or undercooked meat. The present study aimed to characterize genotypes of T. gondii in 20 cattle, 40 sheep, 15 goats and 16 pigs from the North of Portugal. METHODS Nested PCR amplified the(More)
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