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This study describes the vocal development of infants born with very low birth weights (VLBW). Samples of vocalizations were recorded from three groups of infants when they were 8, 12 and 18 months of age: preterm VLBW infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), preterm VLBW infants without BPD, and healthy full-term infants. Infants with BPD produced(More)
Recently it has been found that the presence of homozygous arginine polymorphism at codon 72 of p53, represents a significant risk factor in the development of HPV-associated cervical cancer. The incidence of cervical carcinoma is persistently very low in Israeli Jewish women for unknown reasons. The incidence among those of North African origin is(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the distribution of first- and second-trimester maternal serum markers in twin pregnancy with and without pre-eclampsia. METHODS One-hundred and forty-four twin and 109 unaffected singleton pregnancies were recruited from the same institution. First- and second-trimester maternal blood samples were stored and measured retrospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION Leprosy is a regional problem of public health in the Argentine Republic. It has seen a continuous decrease of the prevalence in the last 10 years, with value is about 0.17/10000 citizen and the detection rate is constant about 0.10/10000 citizen. Even the death rate is low, its importance is given for the physicals, socials, permanents and the(More)
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