María C Apezteguía

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INTRODUCTION Intestinal parasitic infections have been reported in different regions of Argentina. Giardia intestinalis is recognized as "the national parasite". The aim of this work was to determine the prevalence of both intestinal parasites and G. intestinalis genotypes, as well as to analyze the clinical and epidemiological characteristics in(More)
The aim of this study was to relate personal data, socio-cultural and environmental characteristics, and the presence of symptoms/signs with the frequencies of Giardia spp. and Blastocystis hominis among a rural population in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Of the surveyed population (350), 3.7% were infected with only Giardia spp. or 22.9% with B.(More)
In all, 1,702 unselected pregnant women from the city of La Plata were tested for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and evaluated to determine GDM prevalence and risk factors. In women with GDM, we evaluated compliance with guidelines for GDM management, and perinatal complications attributable to GDM. GDM prevalence was 5.8%, and its risk factors were(More)
This study explores the effects of light maternal ethanol consumption during pregnancy on the appearance of minor malformations in neonates as well as on the contractile properties of their umbilical cord arteries (UCAs). Clinical external findings of newborns of women declaring light ethanol consumption during any period of their pregnancies(More)
BACKGROUND Antigen exposure is one of the major exogenous factors modulating human immunocompetence acquisition. Decline in family size and improvements in public health and hygiene in developed countries, may deprive the immune system of appropriate antigen input by diminishing infectious stimuli. Probiotics are a large group of microorganisms defined by(More)
The La Plata River, though severely contaminated by intestinal parasites through the discharge of tons of crude fecal material from a main sewage channel, nevertheless provides drinking water to two-thirds of La Plata, Argentina, after conventional purification at a processing plant. With intestinal parasitosis being endemic here, we investigated the(More)
AIM To evaluate the relationships between the personal, sociocultural, and environmental characteristics, and the presence or absence of symptoms with the detection of Enterobius vermicularis (E. vermicularis) in a population sample in our region (General Mansilla, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina), by individual and familiar analyses. METHODS E.(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is associated with a wide range of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. OBJECTIVE To establish an association between the nutritional status of 6-10 year old boys and girls and blood pressure. POPULATION AND METHODS A cross-sectional, analytical study was conducted in 6-10 year old schoolboys and schoolgirls. Outcome measures and(More)
Complexes of vanadyl(IV) with 4 monosaccharides and 5 disaccharides were tested in 2 osteoblast-like cell lines (MC3T3E1 and UMR106). Many complexes caused stimulation of UMR106 proliferation (120% basal) in the range of 2.5 to 25 micromol/L. In the nontransformed osteoblasts, some vanadyl-saccharide complexes stimulated the mitogenesis (115% basal) in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Bone mineral density (BMD) loss has been described in adult women in the 12-month postpartum period. However, little is known about the precise BMD pattern in adolescent mothers. The present study aimed to evaluate BMD in Argentinean adolescent mothers followed up during the 12-month postpartum period. DESIGN Analytical, prospective clinical(More)