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Listeria monocytogenes, an uncommon foodborne pathogen, is increasingly recognized as a cause of life-threatening disease. A marked increase in reported cases of listeriosis during 1998 motivated a retrospective nationwide survey of the infection in Israel. From 1995 to 1999, 161 cases were identified; 70 (43%) were perinatal infections, with a fetal(More)
There is an increasing interest by health care providers, not only in the effectiveness of cancer treatments, but also in patients' quality of life (QOL). The objective of the present study is to validate the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) Version 2 as a measure of the QOL in a sample of 140 Uruguayan patients with cancer of varied(More)
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