Rosana Massa

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In a randomized comparison of nevirapine or abacavir with zidovudine plus lamivudine, routine viral load monitoring was not performed, yet 27% of individuals with viral failure at week 48 experienced resuppression by week 96 without switching. This supports World Health Organization recommendations that suspected viral failure should trigger adherence(More)
Soybean seeds are non-sterile and their bacterial population interferes with the enumeration of beneficial bacteria, making it difficult to assess survival under different conditions. Within this context, the principal aims of this work were: (1) to improve a selective media for the enumeration of B. japonicum recovered from inoculated soybean seeds; (2) to(More)
Synthesis, spectroscopic and biological properties of new bis(3-arylimidazolidinyl-1)methanes are described. These compounds were synthesized by condensation reaction between N-arylethylenediamines and formaldehyde. Chemical structures were confirmed by means of their (1)H- and (13)C-NMR and mass spectroscopic data. Investigation of in vitro antimicrobial(More)
Whole-cell protein analysis was performed for differentiating 150 enterococcal isolates to the species level, which had previously been identified by extended phenotypic conventional tests. Whole-cell protein profile (WCPP) showed a high degree of similarity within species and comparison between species revealed important differences in band profiles. All(More)
In Africa, antiretroviral therapy (ART) is delivered with limited laboratory monitoring, often none. In 2003-2004, investigators in the Development of Antiretroviral Therapy in Africa (DART) Trial randomized persons initiating ART in Uganda and Zimbabwe to either laboratory and clinical monitoring (LCM) or clinically driven monitoring (CDM). CD4 cell counts(More)
We describe four isolates of Ng from men who have sex with men (MSM) patients that were able to grow in the abscense of CO2, as previously was described for N. gonorrhoeae ssp. kochii. These isolates were able to grow aerobically (without any added CO2) at 37 degrees C giving small colonies after 48 hs; two of them isolated from pharynx and urethra of one(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated phenotypic and genotypic resistance after 2 years of first-line therapy with two HIV treatment regimens in the absence of virological monitoring. METHODS NORA [Nevirapine OR Abacavir study, a sub-study of the Development of AntiRetroviral Therapy in Africa (DART) trial] randomized 600 symptomatic HIV-infected Ugandan adults (CD4(More)
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