Monica Zappa

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BACKGROUND Sporotrichosis is the most common subcutaneous mycosis in Rio de Janeiro. Histopathological examination reveals diffuse granulomatous and suppurative dermatitis, and the fungus is rarely identifiable in tissue. We describe the histopathological features of cutaneous sporotrichosis, and investigate the association between them and the lack of(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the clinical characteristics of blood culture-negative endocarditis (BCNE) and how it compares to those of blood culture-positive endocarditis (BCPE) cases and show how molecular tools helped establish the etiology in BCNE. METHODS Adult patients with definite infective endocarditis (IE) and having valve surgery were included. Valves(More)
BACKGROUND Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe disease. Pathogen isolation is fundamental so as to treat effectively and reduce morbidity and mortality. Blood and valve culture and histopathology (HP) are routinely employed for this purpose. Valve HP is the gold standard for diagnosis. OBJECTIVES To determine the sensitivity and specificity of(More)
BACKGROUND: In France, population based Breast cancer Screening Program (BSP) were implemented in various administrative areas. The "department" of Bas-Rhin was the first one to organize such a BSP in 1989. The target population is women aged 50 to 64 (80000 women). Every 2 years, one view screens, double reading, are proposed. A permanent communication(More)
We created a visual chat application for use during hazardous weather events. The application, NWSChat2, allows National Weather Service forecasters, media members, and storm trackers to communicate with each other, basing their conversation on a common shared radar map of the storm. Users can additionally annotate the map with ‘pins’ or draw notes with a(More)
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