Rosana P Díaz

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For the first time, sleep was studied in a representative of the order of Sirenia. Slow wave sleep occupied 27%, and paradoxical sleep 1% of the total recording time in the Amazonian manatee. Trichechus inunguis. The circadian rhythmicity of sleep was pronounced. During the sleep period, the manatee woke up for a short time for each respiratory act.(More)
GB virus C (GBV-C; also called hepatitis G virus) is a common cause of infection associated with prolonged survival among HIV-infected individuals. The prevalences of GBV-C viremia vary widely in different studies, and there has been poor agreement among different laboratories performing GBV-C RNA detection in quality control studies. To determine the(More)
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection and quantification of human immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgA, and IgM antibodies against Brucella melitensis 16M by using lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and native hapten (NH) as antigens is described. The results obtained with the LPS ELISA were compared with the results of the NH ELISA. A good(More)
Cervical cancer is the second-most prevalent cancer in young women around the world. Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), especially high-risk HPV types (HR-HPV), is necessary for the development of this cancer. HPV-DNA detection is increasingly being used in cervical cancer screening programs, together with the Papanicolau smear test. We evaluated(More)
Beehive products could be powerful monitors of pesticide residues originating in agroecosystems during production cycles. Their ready availability provides enough samples to perform analytical determinations, but their chemical complexity makes residue analysis a real challenge. Taking advantage of the plasticity of QuEChERS coupled to LC-MS/MS, validated(More)
The principal objective of this investigation was to analyze the association between diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and the presence of aortic valve sclerosis (AVS). For this study we used results from 1000 consecutive outpatients (473 males), older than 50 years of age (average 67.6 years), that had been examined with Doppler(More)
A case of Gaucher's disease with pulmonary involvement occurred. Numerous Gaucher cells were seen in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid on two occasions in a girl with Gaucher's disease and respiratory symptoms. The Gaucher cells resembled macrophages with eccentric, small, oval nuclei but were distinguished by their abundant cytoplasm with the(More)
We treated 7 patients with membranous urethral strictures secondary to fractures of the pelvis with pubectomy and termino-terminal anastomosis of the urethra. All patients are free of catheters and urinary tract infection. The surgical technique provided good exposure of the membranous urethra because the incision of the pubis was wide. None of the patients(More)