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This study compares gender differences regarding knowledge, practice, and symptoms of intoxication when handling pesticides in farming. Data were gathered in La Paz County, Bolivia, in 2008 and 2009. Poor knowledge on safe handling, hazardous working practices, and use of very toxic pesticides were seen. Being a female and having a low educational level(More)
BACKGROUND Pesticides are of concern in Bolivia because of increasing use. Frequent intoxications have been demonstrated due to use of very toxic pesticides, insufficient control of distribution and sale and little knowledge among farmers of protective measures and hygienic procedures. METHOD Questionnaires were applied and blood tests taken from 81(More)
Helicobacter pylori is a recently identified microorganisms which is thought to be the causing agent of the peptic acid disease in children as well as in adults. It is currently accepted that frequent relapses of this illness in spite of an adequate treatment can be associated to the faulty eradication of this bacteria. This article outlines the(More)
This is a report on the metabolic consequences derived from widely using a parenteral nutrition scheme in Peru. That scheme was in disagreement with internationally accepted principles. Its lack of capacity to achieve anabolism is demonstrated. Enteral and parenteral nutrition schemes that clearly achieve anabolism are shown as well as the notorious(More)
We report two cases of Dowling-Degos' disease, one affecting the vulvovaginal semimucose, and one associated to a terminal malignant neoplasia. We remark the importance of this knowledge in order to distinguish it from malignant acanthosis nigricans or other patterns of melanosis or lentiginosis when located within mucose or semimucose, specially at the(More)
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) refers to the sum of the functional alterations that are the result of a critical reduction in the length of the intestine, which in the absence of adequate treatment, presents as chronic diarrhea, chronic dehydration, malnutrition, weight loss, nutriment and electrolyte deficiency, along with a failure to grow that is present(More)
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