Paloma Romero

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Thirty-five workers became ill after they entered a cauliflower field contaminated with residues of three different insecticides, the organophosphates oxydemeton-methyl (Metasystox-R) and mevinphos (Phosdrin), and a carbamate, methomyl (Lannate). One crew member was pregnant with a 4-week-old fetus. At birth, the 3200-g female infant had multiple cardiac(More)
A group of 31 lettuce harvesters exposed to the organophosphate pesticide mevinphos presented to a local emergency room with moderate cholinergic symptoms and eye and skin irritation, with 22 of the subjects (76%) reporting three or more symptoms. None had baseline cholinesterase values, and plasma cholinesterase activity for all but two workers was above(More)
Three groups of agricultural workers with a history of exposure to organophosphate pesticides were followed up to evaluate the utility of sequential postexposure cholinesterase analyses to confirm organophosphate intoxication in the absence of baseline cholinesterase values. Three or more cholinergic symptoms were reported by 50 of the 72 patients. Initial(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether indices derived from corneal topography could be used to differentiate between three populations at varying degrees of risk for presenting keratoconus, but otherwise unremarkable clinical appearance. METHODS Eighty subjects lacking clinical signs of keratoconus were divided into three groups according to their background.(More)
A group of 16 cauliflower workers poisoned by residues of the organophosphate insecticides mevinphos and phosphamidon was followed in weekly clinics with interviews and determinations of plasma and erythrocyte cholinesterase levels. None had preexposure baseline values. Although six had initial erythrocyte cholinesterase values within the laboratory normal(More)
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