Reinaldo Luis Menéndez Capote

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8 patients with paludism diagnosis due to Plasmodium vivax and deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase that should receive antipaludism radical treatment with primaquine were studied. It was determined that 87.5% of the patients presented hemolysis but its relation with the enzymatic activity was not significant (p > 0.05). 50% of the patients could(More)
A controlled double-blind trial was conducted with the participation of 80 adult volunteers of both sexes, who were randomly divided into groups of 40 individuals each one. The case-base study received the vaccine and the control group was administered placebo to know the safety, the behaviour of reactogenicity, and to star the immunogenicity studies of the(More)
Forty Cuban patients affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), belonging to Group IV, assisted during a year at the Pedro Kourí Tropical Medicine Institute, are reported. Pneumocystis carinii, cryptosporidiosis, mucocutaneous herpes simplex, oral candidiasis and multidermatoma herpes zoster were the most commonly found infections. Other(More)
This paper reports on 2 hemolytic serious reactions in 2 Arabian patients because of the use of primaquine as presumptive antimalarial treatment given in Cuba to all travellers from countries where malaria is endemic. Taking into account the non-existence of imported malaria cases in travellers from the Arab-world since more then 15 years and the frequency(More)
INTRODUCTION HIV infection in young people is one of the main health problems at the present time, with significant mortality and morbidity indexes and considerable costs. OBJECTIVE to identify the level of knowledge, the sources of information and the behaviours of young students at high school in order to take educational actions that raise their(More)
The severe malarial forms are the main cause of admission to ICU in the majority of African countries, therefore, a cross-sectional descriptive trial was carried out in Meditex Clic in Luanda (January-December 2004) to evaluate the organs mostly affected and how the level of parasitemia influence them. Seriously-ill patients aged over 18 years, with Apache(More)
A study was made on 49 patients, carriers of sexual forms of Plasmodium falciparum, verified through thick smear tests, who received 45 and 90 mg of primaquine base in different schedules selected at random. None of the employed schedules proved better than the traditional one of 45 mg base in a unique dose, although the schedule of 45 mg on the first and(More)
This paper reports a case of acute purulent rhinitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in a HIV/AIDS patient seen at the Hospitalization Center of "Pedro Kourí" Tropical Medicine Institute. The clinical findings were fever, severe purulent rhinorrea and affected general condition. Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated with standard and advanced diagnosis(More)
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